For fun, irony, silent protest or indeed a silent scream for help – a mug to use in a place where you might feel “assimilated”, absorbed.
(For non-Trekkies: This Star Trek Borg cube is based on the storyline of the Borg – a collective of beings who share one hive-like mind. They live in a huge square holding space vehicle with only a basic docking station each.)
The purveyors of this choice piece of geekery, ThinkGeek describe it in their usual tongue-in-cheek way:
“As you know, a fully-assimilated drone has no need for food or water. No need for sustenance of any kind – only energy to maintain its implants.
Unfortunately, since you are separated from the Collective and your human physiology is asserting itself, you may be required to take in nutrients if you do not have ready access to an alcove. That is why we have provided you with a Star Trek Borg Cube Mug during your time away. It will remind you of “home” during your time with Specie
s 5618, as well as provide you with any energy your human physiology may demand for its biological functions. We recommend you partake of caffeine, a molecule which synthesizes in a particularly effective way with humans’ cellular chemistry. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE”
VALUE ADDED free fashion advice from this blog ,& ….as it’s always tricky to drink from a square shaped mug without a cascading waterfall effect down your chin…. possibly more decorous to use for drinking cool liquids via a straw. Especially if you have a beard. And if you are the boss, in an important business meeting.