Starbucks for Dummies

Starbucks for Dummies

This appears to be a contagion. Yesterday Quick Takes noted that a “Burger King” had opened in Pittsburgh that was serving its burgers in brown paper bags and fries in Dixie cups. If that wasn’t enough to persuade devotees of the fast food chain that something was amiss, the unorthodox signage outside the restaurant was a tip-off to the fact this BK was a fake.

In contrast the signage and even the logo outside a Starbucks Coffee in a Los Angeles neighborhood are of a piece with the other retail outlets in the chain … except for the word dumb:

Starbucks

The Hollywood Reporter reports there’s no word on who’s behind the project, but who cares: The coffee and pastries are free:

Alongside a non-functioning cash register, CD’s like “Dumb Nora Jones Duets” [sic] and “Dumb Jazz Standards” are stocked.


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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