Make: Projects – “You Have Just Been Poisoned” Pint Glass

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Make: Projects – “You Have Just Been Poisoned” Pint Glass

Fans of Patrick McGoohan’s classic BBC spy series The Prisoner will recognize this gimmick from Episode 15, “The Girl Who Was Death.” It’s a pint glass with words etched on the bottom (in authentic “Village” font) that appear line-by-line as the liquid is imbibed. My version is the closest reproduction of the original I could achieve.

I have an old friend who is a rabid fan of the show, and I made her a set of four of these as a gift for her most recent birthday. The stencil art is attached to the project as a PDF, and is available in other popular vector formats from Thingiverse.

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24 thoughts on “Make: Projects – “You Have Just Been Poisoned” Pint Glass

  1. Anonymous says:

    funny! cuz its true!!! 

    well, if your beverage contained alcohol anyway :)

    1. Anonymous says:

      Noooo!
      I though alcohol was a preservative ;)

      1. Anonymous says:

        Also true! 

        Gets rid of the weak brain cells so it effectively preserves the strong ones!

  2. Kimo Tichgelaar says:

    How can you make sure people hold them right-side up and not get “Poisoned  Been Just Have You” (only upside-down)?

    1. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      Well, you could use a mug instead of a glass, and choose the orientation of the mug handle with respect to the text based on whether the person using the mug is right- or left-handed…

  3. Kimo Tichgelaar says:

    How can you make sure people hold them right-side up and not get “Poisoned  Been Just Have You” (only upside-down)?  They might think Yoda has just poisoned them…

  4. Matt Richardson says:

    Awesome project! I’m definitely adding this to my list of things to try. Thanks for the write up, Sean!

  5. Trey Smith says:

    Sean, awesome job!!! I would love to buy a couple of sets of these for friends if you ever make any more.

    1. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      Thanks, Trey, quite belatedly, for your interest.  I did finally manage to get a run of these etched and they are available here:

      http://www.etsy.com/listing/76104876/you-have-just-been-poisoned

    2. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      Thanks, Trey, quite belatedly, for your interest.  I did finally manage to get a run of these etched and they are available here:

      http://www.etsy.com/listing/76104876/you-have-just-been-poisoned

      1. Trey Smith says:

        Awesome! Ordered two to start with. May get more… Thanks!

      2. Trey Smith says:

        Awesome! Ordered two to start with. May get more… Thanks!

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