Yes, that is a sock monkey plate. An astronaut sock monkey plate. It is part of a sock monkey tea set. If your eyes haven't already fallen out of your head, ponder this: a video podcast featuring yours truly and Juan Pedro the Sock Monkey casually discussing current events and/or unicorns while sipping on tea. Best idea ever? I thought so. Stay tuned.
P.S. Fifty bonus points to the first person to correctly identify and post a link to what I'm referencing in the title of this blog post.