This blog was launched
on March 30, 2011.
Happy birthday to us.
announces its first
The Bert mug. Striking, no?
A classic collector’s item in toilet-bowl white with the iconic visage of the inimitable Bert etched in jungle-rot green. Oh, okay. It’s an ordinary coffee mug with a monkey cartoon on it. But it’s free. And we promise you’ll be the only person you know who has one.
The Bert Mug has many uses:
To enter the contest, just:
(1) Sign up for the Monkeytraps mailing list by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
(2) In that same email, suggest a caption for the Bert Mug having something to do with control addiction.
It can be serious or funny, poignant or pungent, clean or dirty, silly or profound. For example:
All I want is total control.
Is that a banana in your pocket?
I control, therefore I am.
Hey, that’s not the reality I ordered.
Entries will be judged according to what makes the judges laugh loudest, cry hardest, think deepest, or experience instant remission of all codependent symptoms.
Just kidding. Send whatever you think sounds cute.
Therapist, writer, cartoonist, codependency theorist, and co-author of Monkeytraps.
Inner monkey, career codependent, co-author of Monkeytraps, and the mug’s poster boy.
Bert’s wife, soon to appear in a series of “Bert’s Therapy” couples sessions. She asked to participate in this contest, and Bert can’t say no to her. (Should give you an idea of what the couples sessions will be like.) Refused to be sketched for this post (“With this hair? Are you insane?”).
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!
TELL YOUR FAMILY!!
GET THE LEAD OUT!!
THIS MEANS YOU!!