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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  2. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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  3. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    Yes here is my idea for you to make more money.

    Why don't I just write a few programs and give them to microsoft.

    :disgust1:
     
  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    How about seving coffee that actually tastes good for a change??
     
  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    They have a LOOOOOONG way to go before their coffee is drinkable. :disgust1:
     
  6. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Go the Hooters route...replace all the snotty "barisstas" (WTH does that mean any way?) with hot girls in short shorts and tight shirts.
    That would take your mind off paying $11 for a Grande cup of Crappyhalffoamanywaygottawaitanhourforitbuttheyputyournameonthecupsoitscooldrink that some what resembles coffee.
     
  7. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    What a novel idea! A coffee shop that focuses on coffee, what will they think of next?
     
  8. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Among other things, they need not burn their coffee.
     
  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    People need the energy drinks to stay awake while waiting in line for coffee. :rimshot:

    Credit: Conan O'Brien
     
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    UiUiUiUi Turbo Monkey

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    sorry starbucks should just fade into oblivion.
     
  12. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Spokane is full of little coffee shacks staffed by hot girls. We used to call them boobs and beans.
     
  13. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Yea, but the distribution system for a Starbucks/Hooters hybrid is much larger then cowgirl coffee.

    I for one hate Star****s. I went into one for the first time in a couple years a few weeks back, couldn't hold my self together long enough to get a cup of coffee from the barrista. This kid was so emo, so snot nosed, I wanted to rip him over the counter and feed him every square inch of the counter tops. I'm real happy you aren't happy working for crap wages for a whoremongering corporation that would reduce you into your essential elements and sell you as part of a natural coffee product if it would raise their share price a fraction of a cent, but don't take your crap out on me kiddo.

    After about two minutes of his voice I had to leave to avoid catching another assault and battery charge.
     
  14. loosecannon

    loosecannon Monkey

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    Starbucks=crap...
    Dunkin Donuts=Holy crap my mouth is doing jumping jacks good.
     
  15. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    dunkin' donuts coffee is the equivalent of used crankcase oil. it's utterly devoid of any aesthetical value.
     
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    sunnerbeanmtb Monkey

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    I would rather support the mom and pop shops who have been around since coffee was invented than give my hard earned $10 to some corporate princess sitting at his onyx desk drinking something other than Starbucks
     
  17. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I would rather pay $1.50 for a cup of coffee.

    <edit> My morning coffee comes from Plaid Pantry and the coffee hut dude out front gives me the stink eye every morning while I wait for the bus.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Like this?

     
  19. ridiculous

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    heres an idea if im standing in one starbucks, i shouldn't be able to see another starbucks.
     
  20. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I like coffee and I'm not real picky:

    Starbucks
    Dunkin Donuts
    Tim Hortons
    any bagel shop
    7 Eleven and the like
    the fufu mom and pop place
    gas stations/mini marts
    gorcery stores

    If they're brewing, I'm buying.
     
  21. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    IOU 1 rep+
     
  22. xy9ine

    xy9ine Turbo Monkey

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    on robson st in vancouver there's 2 starbucks across the street from each other. not sure how that happened. both seem to be doing thriving business, alas. they're a blight on the city & do a disservice to the noble coffee bean.

    on a bright note, one was taken out a few weeks ago in a suspicious explosion. so many more to go...

     
  23. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    dunkin' donuts is doubly egregious in this aspect.
     
  24. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    I still don't understand why people hate on Starbucks so much...D
     
  25. vtjim

    vtjim Beware of Milo & Otis

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    Starbucks coffee is ok, but their to go cups are horrible. Every time I get one they leak all over the place and the lids REFUSE to stay on. It's the absolute worst cup/lid combo I've ever used.

    So I don't buy Starbucks.

    Dunken Donuts on the other hand makes great coffee. I don't get how someone could NOT like it.
     
  26. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    The way they moved in and took over around here sucked. I liked Coffee People and they got shut down, then bought out.

    The fact there were 6 in a 4 block radius from my downtown office was a bit much, too. If they would have opened in areas that NEEDED a coffee shop, I could understand. But to open up next door or across the street from an existing shop is just bad business mojo to me.
     
  27. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    i think its because they followed in starbucks footsteps. They (SB)originally did the ones across the street from each other in houston as a study of convenience. Apparently some people are not willing to cross streets anymore.
     
  29. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    They drive out local coffee shops and serve undrinkable swill. It's a goddam travesty. If they served decent coffee it would be tolerable.
     
  30. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i think DD's tend to be in more suburban/car-dominated areas, whereas charbucks are more urban/pedestrian.
     
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    Why did this take so long?



     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    ok I understand what both of you are saying but still...they wouldn't be in business if people didn't frequent them...so I don't really buy them shutting down all the "mom and pop" stores....they must be doing something right because whenever I see one it's always full of customers...D
     
  34. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    here's my idea: get better lawyers

    now, $12/share seems a bit high.
     
  35. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    $10/share was my buy in but now... I think Ill wait till $2-$3...

    Pick up a thousand shares at ze bottom.. could be the next Apple...
     
  36. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    You think a company that makes slightly better coffee like Dunkin Donuts will invest in them to bring them out of the brink and they'll start to make good coffee just like Apple was saved by Microsoft:brows:

    http://ecoustics-cnet.com.com/MS+to+invest+150+million+in+Apple/2100-1001_3-202143.html

    Some people say MS has made 18 billion with that investment in Apple...
     
  37. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    $tinkle thinks they are ripe for a takeover by P&G perhaps..
     
  38. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Pepsico might be more logical especially with a partnership already in place.
     
  39. ATOMICFIREBALL

    ATOMICFIREBALL DISARMED IN A BATTLE OF WITS

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    OH, they are getting into the energy bevereges. Gee,i can't wait to go sit there to sip on my $6.75 can of Red Bull.
     
  40. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    $/share