An epic battle across space and time can now take place over your dinner table with our TARDIS vs Dalek salt and pepper shaker set!
These collectible ceramic shakers are a must for every Doctor Who fan.
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The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to
Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless
Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the
assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the
question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)
Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by
selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent
III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at
More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in
New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling
the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.