Seven Deadly Glasses

Via BoingBoing:

Hamilton Designs in England is advertising a new line of wine glasses inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins. According to their ad copy:

Each glass encapsulates a sin, which is revealed through the ritual of drinking. The ‘7 Deadly Glasses’ are about celebrating passion and encouraging the user to be sinful in a theatrical fashion.

I’m not sure how spilling wine on yourself demonstrates the sin of Envy (bottom left in the picture above), but the site is worth a visit, especially if you’re a fan of the sort of product that is so expensive its web site does not even bother trying to sell it to you.

Since I have your attention, I’d like to ask you, my readers, if anyone knows of a good mnemonic for the Seven Deadly Sins. I’ve always used the castaways on Gilligan’s Island, but this year’s crop of freshmen were so unfamiliar with the show that now the Seven Deadly Sins are their mnemonic for remembering who the castaways on Gilligan’s Island were.*

*The correspondence between castaways and sins was intentional on the part of the show’s creator. The island is the world, and each week they try to escape it, but fail due to one of the sins, usually Gilligan’s Sloth. I’m not sure which sin the Harlem Globetrotters were, though.

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  • Isaac

    Maybe the Envy wineglass is supposed to make you envious of people whose shirts aren’t wine-stained.

  • Bring out your dead

    After spending far too many minutes trying to guess which glass was which, I visited the site. Okay, mystery solved. Next mystery. . . who hosts this sort of cocktail party? The steampunk crowd? Wait, wait — Anne Rice uses these at book signings, right?

  • Eaquae Legit

    A few of them might be familiar with the anime/manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, in which the personified Deadly Sins are the villains. Also useful for introducing Hermes Trismegistus and the scholarly magic tradition!

  • the boogeyman’s wife

    maybe the envy is supposed to make you look like you were drooling? jealous/wanting = drooling?

  • MiddleEvil

    envy = wanting what you can’t have?

    Just a suggestion. I’m willing to be wrong, but that’s because I’m slothful and/or gilliganesque, depending upon your pop culture reference.

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