If you haven’t seen it on the news or read about it in USA Today, then I’m glad to bring you this coffee story. It’s Dumb Starbucks. It’s not a derogatory remark, it’s the coffee shop in L.A that was giving away free coffee this past weekend.
And, they serve real Dumb Starbucks coffee
And here is their “legal explanation for why they aren’t worried about being “Dumb”.
Of course, as they say, ” By adding the word ‘dumb’, we are technically “making fun” of Starbucks”. It is their position that their “coffee shop” should be categorized as a work of parody art like Weird Al Yankovic making fun of a Michael Jackson song when he sang “Eat it” instead of “Beat it”.
Dumb Starbucks advises its customers not to worry about trademark issues. They tell the customers in this posted letter, “that’s for our lawyers to worry about. All you need to do is enjoy our delicious coffee”.
Starbucks has issued a statement that they are not affiliated with Dumb Starbucks. I am guessing that they will be issuing a cease and desist letter to stop this operation. I am sure this story will continue.
DID YOU KNOW that a milliion dollars weighs about a metric ton. Hence the expression “a ton of money”.
And for pic o’ day, a dog’s analysis of getting fat: