Study: Starbucks Foot Traffic Down 6.8% After "All Homeless Bums Are Welcome to Shoot Up In Our Bathrooms" Policy

Woke/broke: The cycle accelerates.

Foot traffic was most reduced at Starbucks located close to a homeless shelter, and less reduced the further the store was placed from a homeless shelter.

Academics from the University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management and Boston College Carroll School of Management, in collaboration with SafeGraph, released a comprehensive research study that revealed Starbucks visits declined 6.8%, relative to nearby restaurants and cafes, after the company changed to an open bathroom policy.

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Key Findings from the study:

The decline was 84% larger for stores near homeless shelters

The policy also led to fewer citations for public urination nearby store locations, but had no effect on other similar public order crimes

Individuals visiting a Starbucks reduced the amount of time they spent in the store by 4.2%

More affluent customers reduced their visits more, but black and white customers were equally deterred

The study indicates the potential loss in sales when a store goes from providing for customers only, to credible potential customers, to those with no prospect of being customers. More importantly, allocating these resources to non-paying members of the public can have outsized effects on sales by deterring paying customers. The cost is actually lost sales, not just the possible additional staffing costs to keep the bathrooms clean.


Comics Matter had an interesting point, comparing the loss of business at Starbucks and the flops of Terminator and Charlie's Angels: #Woke companies keep chasing "phantom customers" while alienating actual customers.

In the case of Starbucks, they're letting homeless bums sit in the limited number of chairs and thus deterring paying customers from entering.

In Hollywood, and at #Woke Marvel Comics, they're alienating the audience they actually have but which they openly despise -- older men with traditional notions of "male gender roles," often white -- in order to market all of their books to the audience they wish they could have, non-white girls and women and members of the LGBT alphabet soup.

Did the makers of Terminator: Dark Fate think that the usual audience for a Terminator movie would enjoy a heavy-handed racial revenge murder fantasy featuring a Hispanic Terminator killing scores of ICE agents and Border Patrol officers?

They couldn't have though that -- but they thought the phantom audience of #Woke young minorities would love it.

And most girls and women and most members of the LGBT alphabet soup do not like stories which are mostly about combat.

They're intentionally trolling and outright insulting the actual customer base, in order to curry favor with a broke-ass sad-losers-on-Twitter phantom customer base.

A phantom customer base that never becomes real.

The actual audience for this fare departs, and the phantom audience never comes to replace it.

But they do get Retweets from #Woke racists and sexists on Twitter -- which, unfortunately, are not a valuable commodity which can be exchanged for cash.

But they continue to prioritize their businesses towards accumulating huge piles of meaningless Twitter "You Go Girl" affirmations while deprioritizing actual sales to actual customers.

And then they wonder why they're losing money and market share.

But hey -- one day, those Twitter retweets are going to be worth their weight in gold.

(Spoiler: electronic messages have no weight at all, or a subatomic weight if you count electrons, and therefore their weight in gold is either zero or practically zero. I mean, electrons have so little mass that they're routinely assumed to be zero even when calculating the weight of mere protons and neutrons in a single atomic nucleus. But enjoy your hoard of Twitter Affirmation Wealth, gals!)

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1 6.8 not enough

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 18, 2019 02:48 PM (vEIlU)

2 now that they allow the homeless in the bathrooms that we pay for, i have the urge to pee on the floor of the bathroom

Posted by: Avi at November 18, 2019 02:49 PM (kSq2k)

3 Why go where the smell of pee and unbathed people are?

Starbucks sells in Costco and other stores now. They even have shops set up in grocery stores. Or use their drive thru if they have one.

I haven't stepped in a Starbucks in years.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 18, 2019 02:49 PM (vEIlU)

4 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 02:50 PM (q80AH)

5 Fuk Starbucks in the ass with broken glass

Posted by: Mr. Banks at November 18, 2019 02:50 PM (OqFGD)

6 "Unexpectedly," right?

Posted by: Lizzy at November 18, 2019 02:50 PM (bDqIh)

7 Get a new syringe with a winofrappe.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at November 18, 2019 02:50 PM (Vy7tf)

8 Surprised it is not more?

Of course, how many people go into Starbucks if they have a drive thru?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 02:50 PM (ycWCI)

9 (Spoiler: electronic messages have no weight at all, or a subatomic weight if you count electrons, and therefore their weight in gold is either zero or practically zero.)

Thanks Mr. Roethlisberger.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at November 18, 2019 02:51 PM (C+We0)

10 6.8%.

You gotta pump those numbers up. Those are rookie numbers!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 18, 2019 02:51 PM (x2wJm)

11 >>>Starbucks sells in Costco and other stores now. They even have shops set up in grocery stores. Or use their drive thru if they have one.


I have always disliked Starbucks.

By the way, the Costco dark blend, the one with the rasberrry/reddish purple cover on the k-cups, is really good, and it costs like 37 bucks for 120 of them.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 02:51 PM (PbpT7)

12 The decline in their foot traffic wouldn't have anything to do with their coffee tasting like ass would it?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 18, 2019 02:52 PM (N39Ws)

13 Well, if they had bothered asking us we could have told them this was a mistake. . .

On the upside, I bet the makers of Narcan have made some great money off of Starbucks, seeing as their employees now need to keep it handy for the odd bathroom OD crisis.

Posted by: Public Libraries in major cities at November 18, 2019 02:52 PM (bDqIh)

14 A phantom customer base that never becomes real.



These idjits are told non-stop that lgbabc are 40% of the population.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at November 18, 2019 02:52 PM (Vy7tf)

15 11
I have always disliked Starbucks.

By the way, the Costco dark blend, the one with the rasberrry/reddish purple cover on the k-cups, is really good, and it costs like 37 bucks for 120 of them.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 02:51 PM (PbpT7)

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Coffee is dirt, but apparently good for you.

I'll take whatever, black, and wait until it's cool enough for me to slurp down in one gulp.

Free coffee at work helps.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 02:52 PM (q80AH)

16 14 A phantom customer base that never becomes real.



These idjits are told non-stop that lgbabc are 40% of the population.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at November 18, 2019 02:52 PM (Vy7tf)

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"All of Hillary Clinton's fans will come out to see our Terminator movie!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 02:53 PM (q80AH)

17 They couldn't have though that -- but they thought the phantom audience of #Woke young minorities would love it.

Woke folks want free stuff. Buy a theater ticket?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 18, 2019 02:53 PM (vEIlU)

18 Some of those SJWs wish they had less mass.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 02:53 PM (Ejm1K)

19 akkkshually, depending on the memory device, there may not even be electrons involved, just baby fuses that are either broke or whole, or pieces of iron moved ... ah whatever.

It's just like the NFL alienating its male base to court the coveted female sports fan who loves (1) lots of penalties and (2) everything in pink.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (FEQY4)

20 "Pacific Bold" is the costco blend I mean.

The other ones, Breakfast Blend and medium bold, are decent, but I go through the Pacific Bold ones the fastest, and I have to ration them.

BTW, I love Dunkin Donuts coffee. *BUT*, I have never liked Dunkin Donuts coffee made at home, using Dunkin Donuts ground coffee or the k-cups.

Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone have any ideas why Dunkin Donuts kinda sucks when I make it at home?

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (PbpT7)

21 $.18/cup. Probably better value than what for starbucks, $10?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (ycWCI)

22 Woke consumers are like the mythical "Chinese market" that companies were always chasing, and were willing to accommodate the demands of the Chinese government in order to gain access to.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (wCmLp)

23 "Foot traffic was most reduced at Starbucks located close to a homeless shelter, and less reduced the further the store was placed from a homeless shelter."

Wow, what a mystery! I'm going to just guess it's because of racism.

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (eAZVt)

24 Donald Trump something something burn muh business to the ground.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (j3npP)

25 Dutch Bros. or bust (assuming you have them in your part of the land). There are other places to get your over-sweetened coffee.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (ujg0T)

26 K cups hurt the environment. You are supposed to chew the coffee berries raw and wash them down with your own urine.

Posted by: Greta T at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (OqFGD)

27 26 K cups hurt the environment. You are supposed to chew the coffee berries raw and wash them down with your own urine.
Posted by: Greta T at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (OqFGD)

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Needs at least one HOW DARE YOU?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 02:55 PM (q80AH)

28 I can't ever stop buying bags of Dunkin Donuts coffee or boxes of the k-cups, and I also can never stop being surprised that it's just not the same as DD from the store.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 02:55 PM (PbpT7)

29 Think of the positives! They're keeping a sizeable number of hobos fed, sheltered and off the street during business hours. It's truly heartwarming to see them selflessly sacrificing their coffee business to become America's Largest chain of Homeless Shelters.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 18, 2019 02:55 PM (WU8si)

30 I hate Starbucks with the intensity of 1,000 sun's
Dutch Bros FTW!

Posted by: the Butcher at November 18, 2019 02:55 PM (DIosY)

31 On the other hand, shouldb't foot traffic not be the metric they are looking at but in store sales?

Foot traffic could be being bolstered by the warm, safe restrooms to use your own heroin.

Starbucks needs to come out with it's own line of Heroin and hypodermics. They could make up fun Italian like names.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 02:55 PM (ycWCI)

32 3 Why go where the smell of pee and unbathed people are?

Starbucks sells in Costco and other stores now. They even have shops set up in grocery stores. Or use their drive thru if they have one.

I haven't stepped in a Starbucks in years.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 18, 2019


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There's a Starcluck's in the Target I go to in the suburbs. WiFi and everything. They're overpriced and their coffee is dull, so I usually don't have coffee there.

My writing group meets at Barnes and Noble, and we usually sit in the Starcluck's area. By that time of the evening I've had dinner and don't want coffee, so they see no money from me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (Ejm1K)

33 a hispanic revenge fantasy against ICE?

This is the modern version of Fredrick Zoeller's glorious stand in Nations Pride, eh?

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (FEQY4)

34 >>>26 K cups hurt the environment. You are supposed to chew the coffee berries raw and wash them down with your own urine.


How dare you!

Posted by: Greta the Gimp at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (PbpT7)

35 ain't this about a DAMN shame?

not.

pass the popcorn

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (J1R3A)

36 A lot of the Targets in our area have remodeled Starbucks out of their stores - some replacing with liquor, others self-serve snack areas. Yet to see self serve liquor however.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (Xvo1a)

37

In related news after his weekend workout Colin Crapperdick was offered the starting barista job at Starbucks

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (Un9AW)

38 20 "Pacific Bold" is the costco blend I mean.

The other ones, Breakfast Blend and medium bold, are decent, but I go through the Pacific Bold ones the fastest, and I have to ration them.

BTW, I love Dunkin Donuts coffee. *BUT*, I have never liked Dunkin Donuts coffee made at home, using Dunkin Donuts ground coffee or the k-cups.

Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone have any ideas why Dunkin Donuts kinda sucks when I make it at home?

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (PbpT7)

The Costco coffee has a brand name? I get the 3 pound dark roast it's awesome coffee and it's always in the 8-9 dollar range. Can't beat it. Looking at it now it's the usual Kirkland Signature in house name. No idea who really makes it though. Could be Starbucks.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (j3npP)

39 >>> Did the makers of Terminator: Dark Fate think that the usual audience for a Terminator movie would enjoy a heavy-handed racial revenge murder fantasy featuring a Hispanic Terminator killing scores of ICE agents and Border Patrol officers?

They hate the audience they have, but the audience they desire has friend zoned them.

Hollywood = hateful incels. Involuntary celibates from success.

Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (hvf9s)

40 But they continue to prioritize their businesses towards accumulating huge piles of meaningless Twitter "You Go Girl" affirmations while deprioritizing actual sales to actual co.

they don't care, the end justifies the means, they believe

they more you see it, the more you will accept it - always their goals

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 18, 2019 02:57 PM (vEIlU)

41 They hate the audience they have, but the audience they desire has friend zoned them.

Hollywood = hateful incels. Involuntary celibates from success.
Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (hvf9s)

Oooh. That's a perfect way to put it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 18, 2019 02:57 PM (x2wJm)

42 No shit, Sherlock..

I actually noticed less people in the few Starbucks I go to - which is not really that often any longer.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 18, 2019 02:57 PM (so+oy)

43 I am at the Starbucks in the nearby grocery store right now, but lately I've been going to Scooters for coffee and 85C for tea.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at November 18, 2019 02:57 PM (CgcXa)

44 Being in IT and drinking coffee in gallons, I mix a K-Cup of Gloria Jeans Raspberry Chocolate Lava with a k-cup of a Donut Shoppe Medium blende

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 18, 2019 02:57 PM (N39Ws)

45 Giving in to peer pressure to be woke is as dumb for businesses as it is for teenagers.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 18, 2019 02:57 PM (hLRSq)

46 22 Woke consumers are like the mythical "Chinese market" that companies were always chasing, and were willing to accommodate the demands of the Chinese government in order to gain access to.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (wCmLp)

To be fair, that's because every single one of those companies sells a 10-20% stake in themselves to Tencent...

Posted by: Allie at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (sm6Pk)

47 Starbucks tastes like burnt coffee sitting in a pot for a few extra hours.
ill take Dunkin Donuts

Posted by: Avi at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (kSq2k)

48 Once the population learns the rules, they will obey.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (YslsA)

49 >>They couldn't have though that -- but they thought the phantom audience of #Woke young minorities would love it.

And most girls and women and most members of the LGBT alphabet soup do not like stories which are mostly about combat.

- - -


How about HBO's "Watchmen" series?
We watched out of curiosity (not readers of the source material) and lasted about 1 1/4 episodes. Woke, black policewoman and her almost entirely black, masked police force fight KKK, in a cultural battle that originated from a long ago Tulsa, OK massacre/race war. Alrighty!



Why not air this back to back with all those "Purge" movies and tv episodes and then agitate for a race war openly? That'll bring in the female viewers for sure!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (bDqIh)

50 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (9gDA7)

51 Apparently Old Navy is under new white supremacist management. Look at all the white faces here.

https://tinyurl.com/ vhsek62


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (pw+jk)

52 My writing group meets at Barnes and Noble, and we usually sit in the Starcluck's area. By that time of the evening I've had dinner and don't want coffee, so they see no money from me.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (Ejm1K)


I'd get a hot cocoa!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (vEIlU)

53 ace I've never had a problem with DD coffee at home, on the occasions I've bought it. Drip? Or K cups? I only do drip [or French press, or pour-overs, which are drip really] - when I'm not doing Vietnamese, or Turkish.


As with beer, I am lucky to like all kinds, unlike many here it seems, so s-bucks is fine [tho price is not, thus not often]. "Craft" roasteries are a mini-boom here now, so I've usually got some of that on hand, when I can get it for a discount.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 02:59 PM (QDnY+)

54 85 [degrees] C[elcius], that is. It's a Chinese-American chain.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at November 18, 2019 02:59 PM (CgcXa)

55 I took my elderly mom shopping over the weekend and I wanted coffee as I followed her around. They had an in store Starbucks.

I went without.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 02:59 PM (9gDA7)

56 Sorry remove space after last /.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 18, 2019 02:59 PM (pw+jk)

57 Only Starbucks I spend money on is a box of holiday blend k-cups from Costco once a year. Never understood the $5-8 cup of coffee.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019 02:59 PM (Xvo1a)

58 How about HBO's "Watchmen" series?
We watched out of curiosity (not readers of the source material) and lasted about 1 1/4 episodes. Woke, black policewoman and her almost entirely black, masked police force fight KKK, in a cultural battle that originated from a long ago Tulsa, OK massacre/race war. Alrighty!



Why not air this back to back with all those "Purge" movies and tv episodes and then agitate for a race war openly? That'll bring in the female viewers for sure!
Posted by: Lizzy at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (bDqIh)


The Man in the High Castle decided to go SJW in the final season. The radical black communists were the heroes, and America was an evil racist nation full of murderous whites that deserved to be destroyed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 18, 2019 03:00 PM (wCmLp)

59 Gotta love capitalism at work. Maby Howie should run for President after all.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...very bummed but this too shall pass at November 18, 2019 03:00 PM (JRHyo)

60

Ha! Fuck You whitey! I feel affirmed!

Posted by: Woke Beach of Color at November 18, 2019 03:00 PM (csn2q)

61 Funny you should mention it but a week ago I traveled from the shore to downtown Phila for an early conference, got there too early and had to use the bathroom. I bought a double espresso and had to wait outside the only bathroom for 20+ minutes while a guy shot up. He eventually did get everything together and leave with ratty old shopping bags. I thought discretion the better part of valor and decided not to contract Hepatitis or worse. The Starbucks effectively does not have a safe, functioning bathroom for paying, coffee drinking customers anymore - just a heroin den adjacent to espresso machines.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at November 18, 2019 03:00 PM (ssz2a)

62 >>>ace I've never had a problem with DD coffee at home, on the occasions I've bought it. Drip? Or K cups? I only do drip [or French press, or pour-overs, which are drip really] - when I'm not doing Vietnamese, or Turkish.

I don't do pour over, I dunno, maybe that makes it work?

It's not that DD coffee is awful at home. It's just not particuarly good and not worth the premium price.

But I love it when I get it at the actual store.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:00 PM (PbpT7)

63 22 Woke consumers are like the mythical "Chinese market" that companies were always chasing, and were willing to accommodate the demands of the Chinese government in order to gain access to.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 18, 2019 02:54 PM (wCmLp)

Oh, the Chinese Market exists. There's more Chinese making 15-30K/year than there are people in America. The myth is that the Chinese are going to let anyone outside of China cash in without getting a Mafia level cut. The Chinese Communist Party operates on graft, and there's a whole lot of them that need to be paid.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at November 18, 2019 03:00 PM (jp0Bv)

64 My teenager like the "Electric Buzz" K-cups from Trader Joe's. I'm fine with Maxwell House French Roast.

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:01 PM (eAZVt)

65 Dance with the one that brung ya'? Pfft. I'm going after the tease.

Posted by: Hollywoke at November 18, 2019 03:01 PM (6eEQ+)

66 Is Black Rifle Coffee not good? Love their advertisements on Youtube and Matt Best affiliation. They're far from being being politically correct.

Posted by: JROD at November 18, 2019 03:01 PM (qjyU5)

67 21 $.18/cup. Probably better value than what for starbucks, $10?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019


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I buy either WM's French Roast, $3.88 for 10 oz., or a coffee-with-chicory brand from a local chain grocery, $4.88 for the same. Since I use 4-5 teaspoons a day, it takes me a while to use that up. Let's say 20 days, shall we? At the higher price, that's .24/day, divided by 4 cups, so .06/cup.

Funny, that's about what diners used to charge for coffee, between a nickel and a dime per cup. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:01 PM (Ejm1K)

68 Only Starbucks I spend money on is a box of holiday blend k-cups from Costco once a year. Never understood the $5-8 cup of coffee.
Posted by: jhawk90


The easiest thing to re-gift?

A Starbucks gift card.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:01 PM (pGfNT)

69 (Spoiler: electronic messages have no weight at all, or a subatomic
weight if you count electrons, and therefore their weight in gold is
either zero or practically zero. I mean, electrons have so little mass
that they're routinely assumed to be zero even when calculating the weight of mere protons and neutrons in a single atomic nucleus. But enjoy your hoard of Twitter Affirmation Wealth, gals!)


We measure them in MilliKohns, the same Unit of Measurement of Stoopid, which replaced the Bozon some years ago.

What they don't have is any substance in this or any other universe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 18, 2019 03:01 PM (HaL55)

70 i wonder what the numbers are for stores not near a shelter, but that have a high number of free range vagrants, which would be most of them near me?

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 18, 2019 03:02 PM (J1R3A)

71 what if - and I'm just spitballin' here - what if the social benefits of lining up behind this kind of madness exceeds the financial benefits of doing the financially prudent thing?

Meaning: if you're in the senior leadership of Company X you are probably doing pretty well. You're never going to miss a meal, your kids go to good schools, etc.

What you may NOT have is the 'social wealth' that you want. But you can gain that social wealth with the right kind of virtue signaling, the kind that earn you plaudits from the good people, the right sort of folk. The intelligentsia/glitterati and such.

So...while the rest of us think "doing this makes no sense. It will result in decreased traffic, lower share price, etc."...we're not evaluating risk/reward in the same way as those making the decisions.

In other words "Get Woke, Go Broke" is true but it misses the point of what motivates the people making these decisions.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at November 18, 2019 03:02 PM (+LeMa)

72 Starbucks is also doing countless communities a favor by exposing trendy white girls and wine moms to the harsh realities of urban homelessness up close and personal.

I'll support Starbuck's efforts by continuing to not enter any of their stores, leaving more room for those who need it most, the homeless.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 18, 2019 03:02 PM (WU8si)

73 Just say no to physics

Posted by: G marks the spot at November 18, 2019 03:02 PM (GXoKW)

74 >>>66 Is Black Rifle Coffee not good? Love their advertisements on Youtube and Matt Best affiliation. They're far from being being politically correct.


people tell me it's good.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:02 PM (PbpT7)

75 66 Is Black Rifle Coffee not good? Love their advertisements on Youtube and Matt Best affiliation. They're far from being being politically correct.
Posted by: JROD at November 18, 2019 03:01 PM (qjyU5)



Oh, they are great. it's just that they don't have shops.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:03 PM (ujg0T)

76 I'd be curious to see other potential causal factors. The YUGE decline in foot traffic around homeless shelters (and probably encampments, but that wasn't discussed in the excerpts) is pretty damning, but most Starbucks aren't in those places. A drop-off of 100% in those locations probably shouldn't move the needle for Starbucks foot traffic overall.

So I am curious about what else is going on. It could be something like a sympathy strike ("this doesn't happen at my Starbucks, but this policy is asinine and I'm not going regardless") but I would doubt that the boycott was that big. Maybe it is. I suspect there are probably a lot of other factors in the overall decline - like competition (Dunkin Donuts, the improving McCafe product line at McDonald's, shifting to other upper-middle eateries like Panera (which if my local one is indication, has lots of affluent people in droves), and who knows who else), changing tastes, etc.

I am glad to see the prime targets around homeless populations are being driven down so far that any reasonable company would cancel the location.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 18, 2019 03:03 PM (I2dne)

77 Wouldn't be a pisser if DD paid those two Philly guys to squat in Starbucks and cause a ruckus?

Posted by: asking for a friend at November 18, 2019 03:03 PM (m/Gc2)

78 So math is a no-go, but chemistry is A-ok?

Noted.

*begins altering all mathy comments to chem*

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 18, 2019 03:03 PM (ayFCE)

79 If you want to replicate the flavor of DD coffee at home, simply make ten cups of any other coffee, pour it into a saucepan on hi, and boil until reduced to a few tablespoons. Add that to your mug and fill the rest with mule piss. Cream and Sugar to taste.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 18, 2019 03:03 PM (AURKQ)

80 57 Only Starbucks I spend money on is a box of holiday blend k-cups from Costco once a year. Never understood the $5-8 cup of coffee.
Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019


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I fail to comprehend the $2.50 cup of coffee. But then I am notoriously frugal. (Some might say "cheap" --)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:03 PM (Ejm1K)

81 Is Black Rifle Coffee not good? Love their advertisements on Youtube and Matt Best affiliation. They're far from being being politically correct.
Posted by: JROD at November 18, 2019 03:01 PM (qjyU5)
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It's very good - and very strong.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019 03:03 PM (Xvo1a)

82 Bought a latte from Starbucks about 15 years ago and it tasted like shit. Never went back.

Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:03 PM (Pzzpr)

83 I got free food.
I got free housing.
I got free healthcare.
I got free cell phone.
I got free college tuition.

You motherfukers are oppressing me!

Posted by: Woke Beach of Color at November 18, 2019 03:04 PM (csn2q)

84 "black and white customers were equally deterred"


... before the days of color tv

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 18, 2019 03:04 PM (XzVUd)

85 >>>79 If you want to replicate the flavor of DD coffee at home, simply make ten cups of any other coffee, pour it into a saucepan on hi, and boil until reduced to a few tablespoons. Add that to your mug and fill the rest with mule piss. Cream and Sugar to taste.


Nah that's Starbucks' bag, baby. I never have a bad cup of DD.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:04 PM (PbpT7)

86 My writing group meets at Barnes and Noble, and we usually sit in the Starcluck's area. By that time of the evening I've had dinner and don't want coffee, so they see no money from me.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (Ejm1K)

To be fair, the cafes in B&N aren't Starbucks, they just serve Starbucks coffee.

Posted by: josephistan at November 18, 2019 03:04 PM (Izzlo)

87 I pick my coffee in the AM by location. I go to the most convenient place and I expect most people do that.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (cEsBM)

88 Comics Matter had an interesting point, comparing the loss of business at Starbucks and the flops of Terminator and Charlie's Angels: #Woke companies keep chasing "phantom customers" while alienating actual customers.

That's been a problem for a while now with comics, for example. There are unreached customer bases and you need to find new people to replace the aging comic book fan, but they are looking in all the wrong places. The crayola-haired wokestress and fay transgenderd boi is not going to be interested incomics no matter what you publish. They're not reading much of anything but texts and tweets.

The principle of expanding your audience is rock solid, they're just doing it all wrong.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (KZzsI)

89 anyone remember what movie this line is from:

Regarding a missing wife:

Police Detective: Perhaps... your wife met someone...? Maybe a... lover, perhaps?

Angered Husband: You're talking about my wife. You're thinking of your own.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (PbpT7)

90 Social media is not real life. How long before people learn this. Real life means real relationships. (that is why AOS is more real than the vast majority of places online) Twitter sucks ass and FB is not far behind. Relationships matter. Vapor and mists of liberal commie progressives do not matter.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (0OmEj)

91 47 Starbucks tastes like burnt coffee sitting in a pot for a few extra hours.
ill take Dunkin Donuts
Posted by: Avi at November 18, 2019 02:58 PM (kSq2k)
-------

I've been partial to Perkins coffee.

Posted by: WisRich at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (G0vdT)

92 In other words "Get Woke, Go Broke" is true but it misses the point of what motivates the people making these decisions.
Posted by: tachyonshuggy at November 18, 2019 03:02 PM (+LeMa)

I think that argument is pretty much a given and can be extended to all of the different companies that go 'woke.' The counter argument is that you cannot live of social cachet and these companies are destroying themselves.

Which I am not sure is true. If ALL of the companies go woke, what are your options?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (ycWCI)

93 If I wanted burnt coffee, I would have my ball and chain make it. Substantially cheaper, and no needles or feces to step in.


Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (YslsA)

94 JROD - "They're far from being being politically correct."


LOL - yeah, that's one way to put it! Hilarious stuff. Did you see Best has a book out?


BlackRifle videos are fantastic. Envy their access to machine gunz, up to M2.


Coffee's good too.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (QDnY+)

95 i like coffee still, but it no longer likes me.

bad things happen when i drink it, and i'm well over my lifetime quota for public embarrassment.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (J1R3A)

96 >>> The Man in the High Castle decided to go SJW in the final season. The radical black communists were the heroes, and America was an evil racist nation full of murderous whites that deserved to be destroyed.

How do they justify Japan? Asians hypnotized by the evil white nazis?

Sad to hear. I had planned to marathon that series when it finished. Maybe I'll watch something else.

Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (hvf9s)

97 Black Rifle coffee is very good.
Not cheap, but very good.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (w7KSn)

98 I blend my own coffee, make a pot of drip, put it in a thermos, and drink it all day.


Costs me roughly $1.00 bucks per pot.


Anyone paying Starbucks prices for a single cup of burnt coffee is a moneybags lunatic.


Plus they hate you, like really, really hate you.


Why give these goofs any of your hard earned money?

Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (43qa7)

99 #Woke companies keep chasing "phantom customers" while alienating actual customers.

On that note, Chik-Fil-A announced they will no longer support the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; because some gay people had the sadfeelz

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (O7MnT)

100 "A phantom customer base that never becomes real."
With a lot of this stuff I wonder whether the woke corporations are actually working for the favor of a woke customer base rather than considering those people and their outsized influence a sort of "negative customer base" like antimatter. They may not buy any more of your product if you cater to their worldview, but you might prevent them from turning their destructive gaze your way. It may just be a sort of camouflage both externally and internally (these corps all have in-house political officers in some nonsense diversity and inclusion wing).

Posted by: Alec Leamas at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (ssz2a)

101 I pick my coffee in the AM by location.


I do too. It's called "programming the coffee pot." It's ridiculous to pay for coffeeshop coffee everyday.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (nRWPy)

102 I give Starbucks foot traffic almost everyday. It's located in my grocery store , Randall's .

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (Q5ALd)

103 Is Black Rifle Coffee not good? Love their advertisements on Youtube and Matt Best affiliation. They're far from being being politically correct.


people tell me it's good.
Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:02 PM (PbpT7)


It's good. They don't roast the beans until there's an order to fill, so it's fresher than most. I had two bags of Just Black in my Keureg and liked it just fine.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (9gDA7)

104 That's too bad

love scooping the free wifi

park in front and don't even go in

Posted by: REDACTED at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (rpxSz)

105 Dunkins is basic coffee, not great, not bad. Starbucks is overpriced burnt coffee, I cannot understand why people line up to buy it so readily. McDonald's actually has good coffee, oddly enough

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (KZzsI)

106 By the way, the Costco dark blend, the one with the rasberrry/reddish purple cover on the k-cups, is really good, and it costs like 37 bucks for 120 of them.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 02:51 PM (PbpT7)
..........

plus you get 6 of hILLRY's books attached.

Posted by: wth at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (v0R5T)

107 OT - I did accept the offer from my company to WFH 4 days a week and make the trek up to North Jersey on Mondays. I can still look for work, and still get my severance if I don't find a new job by the time this extension ends in February.

Posted by: josephistan at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (Izzlo)

108 74 >>>66 Is Black Rifle Coffee not good? Love their advertisements on Youtube and Matt Best affiliation. They're far from being being politically correct.

people tell me it's good.
Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019


*
*

I might splurge on a bag of their extra dark roast this Christmas. But $15.99 for 12 ounces is a bit much.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (Ejm1K)

109 >>>i like coffee still, but it no longer likes me.

bad things happen when i drink it, and i'm well over my lifetime quota for public embarrassment.

...

I don't have that, but I did hit an age, sometime before I almost turned 29, when having more than two cups of coffee made me too jittery to even work comfortably.

Here's a question:

HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

110 85 >>>79 If you want to replicate the flavor of DD coffee at home, simply make ten cups of any other coffee, pour it into a saucepan on hi, and boil until reduced to a few tablespoons. Add that to your mug and fill the rest with mule piss. Cream and Sugar to taste.


Nah that's Starbucks' bag, baby. I never have a bad cup of DD.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:04 PM (PbpT7)

Heh... Starbuck's is even worse than that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (AURKQ)

111
On that note, Chik-Fil-A announced they will no longer support the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; because some gay people had the sadfeelz
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (O7MnT)


That is a very strange and horrible decision by them.

WTF?

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (9gDA7)

112 On that note, Cuck-Fil-A announced they will no longer support the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; because some gay people had the sadfeelz
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (O7MnT)

FIFY.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (WU8si)

113 *drops trou*

*takes huge dump on floor*

Posted by: Town drunk at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (GRTpy)

114 "I fail to comprehend the $2.50 cup of coffee. But then I am notoriously frugal. (Some might say "cheap" --)"


A couple of years ago I was trying to save as much money as possible so we could put 20% down on our new house so I cut out my morning trip to Starbucks and started bringing my own lunch. It was amazing how much I spending on those things. Plus, I now prefer my Newman's coffee from the Keurig.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (OD2ni)

115 I'm shocked its not down more than that. I cant tell you the last time I saw somebody drinking Starbucks. Local coffee shops, yes. Starbucks no fucking way.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (sU5UX)

116 Sad to hear. I had planned to marathon that series when it finished. Maybe I'll watch something else.
Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (hvf9s)


Thanks for the warning. They can go f-themselves.

The Crown season 3 came out yesterday, it's good.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (nRWPy)

117 Arbuckles Coffee. The coffee that won the west.

Still comes with the peppermint stick like in the old days.

arbucklecoffee.com

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (pGfNT)

118 Nah that's Starbucks' bag, baby. I never have a bad cup of DD.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:04 PM (PbpT7)


This.

If you got bad coffee from DD, you should try another store. Even the DD's in Airports are good.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (9gDA7)

119 I drink Yuban. Get a 42.5 oz plastic jug that last us about 2 months for $7.99 in California. It taste rich and I trade out creamers or even have multiples of flavored creamers. I'm happy with that and never been happy with Starcucks... for$8 a coffee.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (pw+jk)

120 "So...while the rest of us think 'doing this makes no sense. It will result in decreased traffic, lower share price, etc.' ...we're not evaluating risk/reward in the same way as those making the decisions."

Their personal social status is in conflict with the success of the public business. They should be sued for, whatever it's called...

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (eAZVt)

121 By the way, the Costco dark blend, the one with the rasberrry/reddish purple cover on the k-cups, is really good, and it costs like 37 bucks for 120 of them.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 02:51 PM

That's what we get. Hard to beat.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (U7cQ/)

122 Nah that's Starbucks' bag, baby. I never have a bad cup of DD.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:04 PM (PbpT7)
+++++++++++
I was talking with a guy at Starbuck's corporate (totally unrelated topic) and finally heard a reasonable answer to the "why is your coffee bad?" question. I have heard lots of reasons that didn't make sense - primarily that they have a huge supply chain and over-roasting makes that easier (but McDonald's, Dunkin, etc. don't have that problem and are in the same situation).

He told me that it is because of what they sell. Starbucks doesn't sell much actual coffee, but they sell a ton of coffee-themed candy (like the Frapachinno, sweet mochas, etc.). In order for coffee flavor to come through in those drinks *at all,* the coffee input needs to be bitter and incredibly strong - far more so than you would want for an actual cup of coffee.

Dunno if it's true, but it's the first explanation I heard that made even a little bit of sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (I2dne)

123 The "homeless" problem is not a "homeless" problem,. It's a mental health problem. Back in the old days, the cops in upstanding towns and cities would run any bums out of town on a rail. Or they were locked up in mental asylums or jails. Then folks decided this was cruel (which it was) and decided to change the laws so you couldn't round up and lock away insane homeless people anymore. But they went too far with this, so the authorities aren't allowed/don't have the resources allocated to get these people off the street and get them someplace where they can get help, and now we have the problem we have today, which is mentally sick homeless people roaming the country that nobody knows what to do with. It's sad.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (iAwUQ)

124 The Left is doing its level best to kill the economy, aren't they? Even if it's something of a mirage, we are living in a Trump miracle.

Posted by: ... at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (SmoWR)

125 ace: "Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone have any ideas why Dunkin Donuts kinda sucks when I make it at home?"

No idea. But if you really like coffee, buy a little coffee grinder and a Mr. Coffee (for about $30.00 total) and grind your coffee beans fresh (or small batches) and make it as weak or strong as you want. Ground beans lose flavor and go stale pretty quickly. Whole, fresh beans preserve better and you'll get a fuller flavor profile.

Once you go fresh ground beans, you never go back. You also save a lot of money compared to OTC fare.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (6eEQ+)

126 107: good stuff. Get it in writing.

Posted by: Town drunk at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (GRTpy)

127 HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?
Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

Try some green tea.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (ycWCI)

128 When did Emily Ratajkowski turn into a rat?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (sU5UX)

129 you know what I like? to be panhandled coming and going when getting a cup of joe

Posted by: x at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (nFwvY)

130 But then I am notoriously frugal. (Some might say "cheap" --)"


Yeah, me too. I swear that's why my husband loves me. Boobs and scottish "frugality."

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (nRWPy)

131 Which I am not sure is true. If ALL of the companies go woke, what are your options?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (ycWCI)

Gardening thread's on Sunday.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (AURKQ)

132 The real Watchmen died with Rorschach on the frozen tundra.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (1XNk8)

133 I quit going into Starbucks after they fired the barista with the giant tits.

Posted by: wth at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (v0R5T)

134 The Crown season 3 came out yesterday, it's good.
Posted by: dagny


Awesome. But without Claire Foy.

She WAS the Queen, imho.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (pGfNT)

135 I'd heard Black Rifle *does* have stores, but can't find evidence thereof online.


The 511 stores sell their coffee - natural fit. Amazing. One kind of rock-climbing pants evolves into a whole line of clothes and gear for police/security/military. Only still use the original pants, they're great.


Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (QDnY+)

136 Hey, if you don't come to my Starbucks, who am I gonna throw this bucket of runny shit on??


...Nutsy...

Posted by: Bruce at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (vd8XM)

137 HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?
Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

above your bed, install a shelf and set a jar on it

Oh, wait

Posted by: REDACTED at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (rpxSz)

138 @94 rhomboid-Thank You For My Service, yeah I need to check it out. Love the video he put out for it. If someone can link it, people should check it out. Funny stuff.

Posted by: JROD at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (qjyU5)

139 On that note, Chik-Fil-A announced they will no longer support the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; because some gay people had the sadfeelz
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (O7MnT)

I suppose I'll take my business to someplace that doesn't bend over to the gheys.

Posted by: Surfperch, heading for the nearest In-N-Out Burger at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (WU8si)

140 The best part of wakin' up,is hobo in your cup...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (wtvvX)

141 435 That's a good guess if true. I was wondering if it came from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The pelican that saved them from the ice was killed with a crossbow by the captain.
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:00 PM (yRAFu)

I thought that was an Albatross? Or did he whack a pelican, too?
---------------------
What's the difference between an albatross and a pelican?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (yRAFu)

142 The Crown season 3 came out yesterday, it's good.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (nRWPy)



On Netflix? I really did like that series, although I suspect many American audiences need a Cliff's Notes of British History to get all of it.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (ujg0T)

143 On that note, Chik-Fil-A announced they will no longer support the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; because some gay people had the sadfeelz
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 18, 2019 03:06 PM (O7MnT)

Well no. That is NOT what they announced. The said that their pledges to those 2 Institutions have been fully paid and they are going to concentrate their future giving elsewhere (education, homelessness and hunger) and by the way it is not a huge amount, only 8 million if I read it correctly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (cEsBM)

144 86 My writing group meets at Barnes and Noble, and we usually sit in the Starcluck's area. By that time of the evening I've had dinner and don't want coffee, so they see no money from me.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 02:56 PM (Ejm1K)

To be fair, the cafes in B&N aren't Starbucks, they just serve Starbucks coffee.
Posted by: josephistan at November 18, 2019


*
*

I didn't know that. I've purchased coffee and cookies from them on occasion; I just don't do it on writing group nights.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (Ejm1K)

145 HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?
Posted by: ace


Welcome to adulthood.
Also, don't trust a fart after 50.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (pGfNT)

146 >>>No idea. But if you really like coffee, buy a little coffee grinder and a Mr. Coffee (for about $30.00 total) and grind your coffee beans fresh (or small batches) and make it as weak or strong as you want. Ground beans lose flavor and go stale pretty quickly. Whole, fresh beans preserve better and you'll get a fuller flavor profile.

maybe I'll try that.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (PbpT7)

147 133 I quit going into Starbucks after they fired the barista with the giant tits.
Posted by: wth at November 18, 2019 03:09 PM (v0R5T)

Good call.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (ycWCI)

148 ........plus guns and boobs.

Posted by: JROD at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (qjyU5)

149 "I suppose I'll take my business to someplace that doesn't bend over to the gheys.
Posted by: Surfperch, heading for the nearest In-N-Out Burger"


I prefer businesses that bend over!!

Posted by: Mayor Pete at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (OD2ni)

150 >>> The Crown season 3 came out yesterday, it's good.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (nRWPy)

Woot! Good to hear Dagny. I was nervous about them replacing Claire Foy as Queen Lizzy until I learned Olivia Coleman was taking over. Adored her in Broadchurch. Excited to watch it!!

Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (hvf9s)

151 HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?
Posted by: ace

depends

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (x2wJm)

152 127 HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?

Where it's legal, a 95% CBD/5% THC blend works for me. Knocks me out so cold I don't even wake up to pee. And the tiny amount of THC won't get you high. No morning side effects either.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (1XNk8)

153 A 6.8% decline is small price to pay if you don't actually have to pay for it ... which the Woke Managers/Executives at Woke Mega-Corporations usually don't.

It mostly comes out of shareholder value rather than manager/executive pay.

Starbucks is a special case in that the whatever hit to corporate bottom line, getting the "Starbucks is Racist" headlines to go away was worth it to its CEO since he had fantasies of winning the US Presidency.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (hdzef)

154 123 The "homeless" problem is not a "homeless" problem,. It's a mental health problem. Back in the old days, the cops in upstanding towns and cities would run any bums out of town on a rail. Or they were locked up in mental asylums or jails. Then folks decided this was cruel (which it was) and decided to change the laws so you couldn't round up and lock away insane homeless people anymore. But they went too far with this, so the authorities aren't allowed/don't have the resources allocated to get these people off the street and get them someplace where they can get help, and now we have the problem we have today, which is mentally sick homeless people roaming the country that nobody knows what to do with. It's sad.
Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (iAwUQ

Yep. It's easier to have grandma sequestered away in a nursing home than it is to get a drug-addled bum off the street.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (Vy7tf)

155 Chik-Fil-A announced they will no longer support the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; because some gay people had the sadfeelz

Yeah this is not going to be a positive decision for CFA, their food isn't THAT good.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (KZzsI)

156 About 10 years ago the band NOFX had a documentary on their tour, and there's a scene where they're in South Africa to play a show. They got excited beforehand thinking their audience would be black and were lamenting afterwards that it was all white. Ace is spot on, these woke entities are after the audience they wish they had rather than who they appeal to.

Posted by: Ryan at November 18, 2019 03:12 PM (zQ/6s)

157 True story... last year while on a ski club trip to CO, we stopped at a shopping center outside Denver. for groceries.. wanted to get coffee and use the bathroom at a Starbucks in the center... but opened bathroom door and saw SOMEONE SHIT IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM. Was so fucking disgusted and got the hell out of that Starbucks.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 18, 2019 03:12 PM (Xqo6t)

158 Because the left is all about 'progress', it fails to learn from the past. This is why leftists can destroy even the most successful nations because it refuses to learn from past successes and failures.

Posted by: IanDeal at November 18, 2019 03:12 PM (vgGyZ)

159 That they dropped the two Christian based charities is bad PR in my opinion. They should have continued with one or the other of the two until next year so it didn't look like they were caving to LBGT demands.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 18, 2019 03:12 PM (Q5ALd)

160 I have been grinding my own for many years, the only downside is that any coffee I don't make myself tastes pretty bad.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 18, 2019 03:12 PM (YslsA)

161 >>HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?

Posted by: ace a

CPAP

Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:12 PM (Pzzpr)

162 I like Chik-fil-A sangwiches too. So I also tried to bargain away what happened today.

Nope. They caved. For no good reason. Accept it.

Posted by: Doley at November 18, 2019 03:12 PM (g/h6+)

163 The Crown season 3 came out yesterday, it's good.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (nRWPy)


The Thomas Crowne Affair, by contrast, was an incredibly shitty movie.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (9gDA7)

164 I only donate to Salvation Army. My dollar goes to almost 92 cents to where it is meant to go.
How many fag organizations, if any, even help the poor of our country? And if there are some I bet 3 cents out of a dollar goes to the real problem.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (pw+jk)

165 Speaking of SJW insanity did you know this week is trans awareness week? My LinkedIn feed is full of it including how to make your trans employees feel better by not saying mean words like men or women but instead saying people or persons.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (zkFz1)

166 153 A 6.8% decline is small price to pay if you don't actually have to pay for it ... which the Woke Managers/Executives at Woke Mega-Corporations usually don't.

It mostly comes out of shareholder value rather than manager/executive pay.

Starbucks is a special case in that the whatever hit to corporate bottom line, getting the "Starbucks is Racist" headlines to go away was worth it to its CEO since he had fantasies of winning the US Presidency.
Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (hdzef)



I suspect one of those "Market Timer" types could make a mint if he could alert his subscribers exactly when to short sell one of those suddenly "Woke" company stocks.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (ujg0T)

167 I've been going to Scooters

Scooting is a sign of worms.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (i0wNm)

168 ace: "HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?"

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE ACE HASN'T WORN DIAPERS BEFORE.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (6eEQ+)

169 "HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?"

This happened to me when I got Type 1 Diabetes. Always thirsty, and always had to pee. I hope that's not the case here.

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (eAZVt)

170 160 I have been grinding my own for many years,
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 18, 2019 03:12 PM (YslsA)

same

Posted by: Emma Watson at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (x2wJm)

171 Wow...

Basic business - cater to your clientele.

Not the hobo who smells of piss and is looking at you weird.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (bfAee)

172 Anyone ever try the expensive coffee the tree cat shits out? Gack!

Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (Pzzpr)

173 The Crown season 3 came out yesterday, it's good.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (nRWPy)



The Thomas Crowne Affair, by contrast, was an incredibly shitty movie.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (9gDA7)

===
Not the first one with Steve McQueen. It was quite good.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (pw+jk)

174 How to sleep ok:

Get exercise

Drink 2 oz of scotch or some reasonable alternative in the evening after dinner

Do not drink anything else except, perhaps a little water after 7pm

Go to bed at the same time every night

Take 3 5mg gummy things of melatonin

No wanky wanky

Posted by: MJ at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (gAMkn)

175 1 6.8 not enough

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 18, 2019 02:48 PM (vEIlU)


It's a start.

I wonder, are there any comparable 'studies' about the decline in the SciFi book market? I do know that the value of a Hugo Award, in terms of it getting me to buy a particular book, has dropped to at least zero.

In fact, it's a negative selling point now for me. But is it widespread?

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (Z4rgH)

176 No idea. But if you really like coffee, buy a little coffee grinder and a Mr. Coffee (for about $30.00 total) and grind your coffee beans fresh (or small batches) and make it as weak or strong as you want. Ground beans lose flavor and go stale pretty quickly. Whole, fresh beans preserve better and you'll get a fuller flavor profile.

Once you go fresh ground beans, you never go back. You also save a lot of money compared to OTC fare.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at November 18, 2019 03:08 PM (6eEQ+)
+++++++++++++
Seconded. If you're willing to spend a bit more, get a burr grinder and keep it a little bit course (better flavor transfer into the final product in my experience) and, if you really want to shoot the moon and don't care about programmability but want your coffee made quickly and well, pick up a home version of the Bunn commercial coffee maker (I think they run about a hundred bucks). Brews a pot in about three minutes.

It's all about what you put into it in terms of the coffee. The green-label Costco coffee (bean) is actually decent and is comparatively good value.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (I2dne)

177 "The Thomas Crowne Affair, by contrast, was an incredibly shitty movie.
Posted by: Sponge"


Yeah but at least Rene Russo showed her boobies. So it has that going for it.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (OD2ni)

178
Where it's legal, a 95% CBD/5% THC blend works for me. Knocks me out so cold I don't even wake up to pee. And the tiny amount of THC won't get you high. No morning side effects either.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 18, 2019 03:11 PM (1XNk8


Just don't go looking for a job, or have a job that drug tests.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (9gDA7)

179 electrons have so little mass that they're routinely assumed to be zero even when calculating the weight of mere protons and neutrons in a single atomic nucleus.

Q: Photons and electrons, particle or wave?

A: So easy to see. It's two, two, two states in one!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (e1mEI)

180
Fran is a regular at Starbucks. We've replaced her regular Sumatra Blend with dark hobo urine. Let's see if she notices.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 18, 2019 03:15 PM (Xs85z)

181 just a reminder that with Chick Fil A, all of the restaurants are owned by individual franchisees who may locally support whoever they want. This is just the corporate office, and on that it has always amused me that corporations think they gain anything by "charitable giving". Give that money to your shareholders, then let THEM give it to who they want.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 18, 2019 03:15 PM (Kpl3J)

182 I have never liked sbux coffee, way too bitter for my taste. So I will continue not buying their shit as I have done my entire adult life.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 18, 2019 03:15 PM (zkFz1)

183 The absolute best part of my retirement is not having to listen to some pole smoker across my desk tell me about his latest love quest while writing me a check

Posted by: REDACTED at November 18, 2019 03:15 PM (rpxSz)

184 These analysts missed the point - all of the revenue from the bums buying six dollar coffees!

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 18, 2019 03:15 PM (YslsA)

185 "but opened bathroom door and saw SOMEONE SHIT IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM."

Democrats really are disgusting. I avoid them if at all possible.

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:15 PM (eAZVt)

186 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE ACE HASN'T WORN DIAPERS BEFORE.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (6eEQ+)

I am betting he wore them a while ago, Ben.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:16 PM (ycWCI)

187 Yeah but at least Rene Russo showed her boobies. So it has that going for it.
Posted by: Benji Carver at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (OD2ni)


That being the ONLY benefit of that steaming pile of San Francisco street poopie.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:16 PM (9gDA7)

188 Civet coffee, all the 'smart' set like Potato Stetler drink it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:16 PM (bfAee)

189 Here's a question:



HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?


1-800-Catheters-R-Us. Operators are standing by...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 18, 2019 03:16 PM (HaL55)

190 Oh yeah, ace, I assumed you were grinding beans fresh at home. Much better. Turkish and Vietnamese comes ground, you could do it at home but would take a burr grinder for the Turkish anyway.


Don't think the s-bucks explanation above tracks with corporate history. Their line-up, for years, had few/none of the candy concoctions where they have their highest margins. Wasn't til more than a decade after global expansion that they added a lot of those [Italian style drinks were always part of the line-up, but that's just milk].


ace, answer is easy. Catch a cheap flight to Rome or Milan, explore their coffee bars, see what you like. Coffee, I mean.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 03:16 PM (QDnY+)

191 141 435 That's a good guess if true. I was wondering if it came from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The pelican that saved them from the ice was killed with a crossbow by the captain.
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:00 PM (yRAFu)

I thought that was an Albatross? Or did he whack a pelican, too?
---------------------
What's the difference between an albatross and a pelican?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019


*
*

In the poem, it was an albatross. I suppose they were thought by sailors to be good luck, and the narrator shot one and cursed the ship.

What's the difference between an albatross and a pelican? An albatross wouldn't be caught dead in Louisiana!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:16 PM (Ejm1K)

192 I only donate to Salvation Army. My dollar goes to almost 92 cents to where it is meant to go.
How many fag organizations, if any, even help the poor of our country? And if there are some I bet 3 cents out of a dollar goes to the real problem.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (pw+jk)
+++++++++++++++
My one rebellion at work is this. I live the Salvation Army and I give to them. My company does matching donations to any 501(c)3. When it's time for my Christmastime donation, I get my woke-ass company to match me to the Salvation Army. A good organization gets more money and I get a small rebellion. Win win.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (I2dne)

193 133-Good thing they fired her. She shouldn't have had those big tits loose in Starbucks, Very unsanitary:

https://tinyurl.com/rzbgof7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (WI7YS)

194 SBUX has figured out a quick fix for their suburban locations: they're closing the walk-in locations in favor of drive-thru.

The drive-thrus are also walk-ins, however they are located in dedicated strip or "town center" type malls so not a vagrant magnet.

Posted by: kallisto at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (DJFLF)

195 Watch as Starbucks learns the fine art of f*cking yourself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (YI5ey)

196 The Thomas Crowne Affair, by contrast, was an incredibly shitty movie.
Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (9gDA7)

I quite enjoyed it.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (Q5ALd)

197 Here's a question:

HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?
Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

all these suggestions, when the answer is so simple.

Depends undergarments for men.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (Kpl3J)

198 187 Yeah but at least Rene Russo showed her boobies. So it has that going for it.
Posted by: Benji Carver at November 18, 2019 03:14 PM (OD2ni)

That being the ONLY benefit of that steaming pile of San Francisco street poopie.
Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:16 PM (9gDA7)



And someone else mentioned the late Steve McQueen. Now I have this image in my head of a "Bullitt" remake with a San Francisco chase through homeless poop.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (ujg0T)

199 And Fran picked....the dark Hobo piss in mug. Sorry Fran, no commercial for you today!

Posted by: The Taste Tester at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (GRTpy)

200 By the way the biggest chunck of CFA's charitable giving was to the Salvation Army for their summer camps for Black Kids. 1.5 million. So another reason for blacks to hate gays

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (cEsBM)

201 Expect another round of outrage by Dem's, Foggy Bottom, and anti-Semites but I repeat myself.

Pompeo set to reverse decades-old U.S. position that Israeli settlements are illegal.

Posted by: WisRich at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (G0vdT)

202 Fran is a regular at Starbucks. We've replaced her regular Sumatra Blend with dark hobo urine. Let's see if she notices.
===
It is just a little bit more piquant than the normal burnt coffee.

Posted by: Fran a Woke and Broke Starbucks Drinker at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (pw+jk)

203 The last time I was in a starbucks, Bill Clinton was still President.

I didn't miss much.

Posted by: portlandon at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (+oR7L)

204 BRCC is coffee. It is decent. They are branding as hip but non-woke, and that works for them.

My personal experience has not been awesome - I got some of their CAF (caffeinated as fuck) and while it was indeed CAF it was, to my taste, harsh. Maybe to you its good. But for me, the viral videos don't outweigh the taste, and asking 2x the cost of other K-cups its bad ROI. For me.

Plus I got off of I95 near Savannah to go to their coffee shop but couldnt find it. The next time I came through there I paid closer attention to the signs and was able to figure out I had to go a couple miles down the road (to the 9-Line factory) to get there. It was a Saturday, they opened at 8, and it was 740 and I had another 400 miles to drive. So it just didn't work out. That isn't their fault. But, yeah, it just hasn't clicked for me.

Posted by: blaster at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (9VeU0)

205 For some reason, this jingle just popped in my head:

588-2300 Empire!

WTF?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (ycWCI)

206 153 A 6.8% decline is small price to pay if you don't actually have to pay for it ... which the Woke Managers/Executives at Woke Mega-Corporations usually don't.

------------

it's an average across stores, with stores near homeless shelters seeing a bigger decline.

but I agree, woke HR sjw corporations don't care about profit, just punishing nonbelievers.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (FEQY4)

207 San Francisco chase through homeless poop

Well that will definiately ruin the traction... particularly when going down hill

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (bfAee)

208 Ewell Gibbons says hot water run through burnt grain is a great way to start the day!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (e1mEI)

209
HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?


Stay out of ketosis?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (nRWPy)

210 There were times in the past where you could make money from insulting your customer base - like Don Rickles. The difference is that he was "inclusive" in his insulting - all were fair game and it was all in fun. The #woke crowd actually despises their audience. Starbucks is pushing customers to use their app to order and then come and pick it up with little interaction with the baristas, and they're trying out stores where you can only buy coffee through their app. The customer is the enemy, a necessary evil to make money #woke.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (6h9W9)

211 And someone else mentioned the late Steve McQueen. Now I have this image in my head of a "Bullitt" remake with a San Francisco chase through homeless poop.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (ujg0T)


The body count would be huge as every pedestrian is killed by cars spinning out of control and flinging human feces everywhere.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (9gDA7)

212 Expect another round of outrage by Dem's, Foggy Bottom, and anti-Semites but I repeat myself.

Pompeo set to reverse decades-old U.S. position that Israeli settlements are illegal.
Posted by: WisRich at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (G0vdT)

Yeah just saw that. Will have to read up on that but yes, there will be screaching from the left in 3..2...1

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (cEsBM)

213 Oh, they are great. it's just that they don't have shops.

Posted by: Curmudgeon
>>Local Gun Store sells it here. Co-worker swears by it.

Posted by: FrodoB,
not the rider
of the white otter, man at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (754s8)

214 196 The Thomas Crowne Affair, by contrast, was an incredibly shitty movie.
Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (9gDA7)

I quite enjoyed it.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (Q5ALd)

The original TC Affair is, I think, one of the best movies of the 60's. The remake, not so much. Give me Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway every time!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (Kpl3J)

215 193 133-Good thing they fired her. She shouldn't have had those big tits loose in Starbucks, Very unsanitary:

https://tinyurl.com/rzbgof7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 18, 2019 03:17 PM (WI7YS)

Fen has learned to rickroll.

Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (O+iVW)

216 177 "The Thomas Crowne Affair, by contrast, was an incredibly shitty movie.
Posted by: Sponge"


Yeah but at least Rene Russo showed her boobies. So it has that going for it.

=========

whaaaaaaaaaaa?

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (FEQY4)

217 "On that note, Chik-Fil-A announced they will no
longer support the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes; because some gay people had the sadfeelz


Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo"


Huge mistake. The LGBT mob will not forgive them and only demand more concessions and actual contributions to their NGO's while at the same time they will start to piss-off their regular customers, especially the Christian ones who will start to abandon them. They have not gone full Woke but are starting the process like Boy Scouts did years ago and has nearly ruined them.

Posted by: Ripley at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (MxEKc)

218 Well no. That is NOT what they announced. The said that their pledges to those 2 Institutions have been fully paid and they are going to concentrate their future giving elsewhere (education, homelessness and hunger) and by the way it is not a huge amount, only 8 million if I read it correctly
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:10 PM (cEsBM)
----------
Yeah this isn't quite the woke-pocolypse then. Good grief people.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (Xvo1a)

219 Is sbux cool among the yuutes? Im asking seriously. Seems like it would be one of those places where icky boomers go, since they are the ones who can afford $7 muffins not 21 year old Gender Studies majors.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (zkFz1)

220 http://bit.ly/2KxCNn2
******
BREAKING: Over 100 Arrests Made in Florida Human Trafficking Bust - News Breaking LIVE

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (BqBId)

221 That they dropped the two Christian based charities is bad PR in my opinion. They should have continued with one or the other of the two until next year so it didn't look like they were caving to LBGT demands.
Posted by: Easy Andy


It's been 7 years. How many years are enough?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (pGfNT)

222 The guys who run Starbucks or Chik-fil-A or Sony or whatever don't care about profits. They're rich regardless. They do care about their wives getting invited to the right parties, and their kids getting into Harvard, and getting a lifetime free pass for their debauchery or outright illegality. Second-class citizens don't get that stuff any more. That's what drives this.

Posted by: Doley at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (g/h6+)

223 The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans.

Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (Pzzpr)

224 Yeah this isn't quite the woke-pocolypse then. Good grief people.
Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (Xvo

They shouldn't have dropped them both at the same time and could have avoided this negative publicity.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (Q5ALd)

225 I don't even like the people IN LINE at Starbucks. That's also the reason I don't go to Trader Joes. They annoy me.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (nRWPy)

226 All the new woke capitalists are going to start paying dividends to their shareholders in social credits

Posted by: Sock Monkey...very bummed but this too shall pass at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (JRHyo)

227 588-2300 Empire!



WTF?
>>Flooring?Empire.. Today!

Posted by: FrodoB,
not the rider
of the white otter, man at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (754s8)

228 The new position on West Bank "settlements" is also a direct slap to the Fredo's admin fucking of Israel in the UN as it left Office

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (cEsBM)

229 Just like the gentry class GOP destroyed the Republican brand chasing voters who do not exist--the mythical fiscal conservative/ social liberal.

They delivered multiple concessions to the social liberals in exchange for fiscal promises to be delivered later.

Or, as here: a coherent plot and entertaining action

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (k81AA)

230 Lotsa truth to why 222 said.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (zkFz1)

231 NGU, CFA exec told an interviewer that as they expand into new markets, they need to clarify "who they are". Will bet you a dollar this is exactly what it smells like. That one phrase is dispositive - that he even used it is pathetic.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (QDnY+)

232 "Did the makers of Terminator: Dark Fate think that the usual audience for a Terminator movie would enjoy a heavy-handed racial revenge murder fantasy featuring a Hispanic Terminator killing scores of ICE agents and Border Patrol officers?"

They're no longer writing for a US audience, but for a global audience, one that exists only inside their heads. A lot of nuances and cultural references are lost in translation anyway, so they don't have time for subtlety.

Posted by: PG at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (KsebD)

233 "588-2300 Empire!
WTF?"

This must be one of the most memorable jingles in history. They didn't need the area code, since everyone was in 312 (except me).

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (eAZVt)

234 It all comes down to Public Accommodations and Freedom of Association.

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (W+w2W)

235 >>>
CPAP

Posted by: Galil a

why would CPAP help with that?

Also I have CPAP.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (PbpT7)

236 Think about the people who are largely on Twitter. The loudest voices. You know, those buffoons who respond to the presidents Tweets like they really matter. Meanwhile, after the average person reads it they punch themselves in the face.

These people are representative of, wait for it, Twitter. They don't represent reality as the window licking, anus fiddlers in Hollywood believes.

Want to make a good movie or actually serve your customers? Figure out what the fuck they want you wankers. Not the 24/7 posting, I have no life and don't really matter in the larger scheme of things mouth breathers on Twatter tell you.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (F73W5)

237 174 How to sleep ok:

Get exercise

Drink 2 oz of scotch or some reasonable alternative in the evening after dinner

Do not drink anything else except, perhaps a little water after 7pm

Go to bed at the same time every night

Take 3 5mg gummy things of melatonin

No wanky wanky

Posted by: MJ at November 18, 2019


*
*

I take exception to the last. Always helped me sleep. (And still does)

As for the melatonin, it might well work, but some users have reported strange and disturbing dreams. I had several when I tried melatonin. (Of course I turned them into short story ideas. Never waste an inspiration.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (Ejm1K)

238 227 588-2300 Empire!
WTF?
>>Flooring?Empire.. Today!
Posted by: FrodoB, not the rider of the white otter, man at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (754s

It's all fun and games until The Empire Calls Back.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (Kpl3J)

239 It seems that a primary characteristic of progressivism, and a primary problem with progressivism, is the separation of consequences from actions. Here the mere fact that I chose a criminal lifestyle engaging in crimes on a regular basis should in no way allow coffee shops to discriminate against me as an habitual criminal. Even my leftist sister up in Washington state was offended by the Seattle ordinance recently found constitutional by the Washington State Supreme Court that landlords must rent on a first come, first serve basis and no criminal history checks or such allowed. She seemed to think that this would increase the homelessness problem by decreasing the number of people willing to be landlords. I told her that she was beginning to sound like a Republican.

Worse, why do Shifty Schiffhead and Nanzi Pelosi engage in this coup-like behavior? Because they know that there will be no consequences for their lies and violations of civil rights.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (+y/Ru)

240 SOMEONE SHIT IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM.

-----

Everyone is critic.

Posted by: Tommy Wiseau at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (Izzlo)

241 What's ironic about Starbucks "woke" position is that it is contrary to its original business model. The founder said Starbucks was not selling coffee, they were selling "an experience."

Apparently dirty heroin needles and SRO for the paying clientele is an experience many choose not to pay for.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (hKi6n)

242 but I agree, woke HR sjw corporations don't care about profit, just punishing nonbelievers.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 18, 2019 03:18 PM (FEQY4)


I'm really wondering if it's simply because these companies are too damn big to feel a pinch, or if some other company under the umbrella can help offset any pain. I'm old enough to remember when the bottom line, bean counters and shareholders had a say in how a capitalist corporation ran itself. I believe the whole idea was profitability.


Also gotta wonder if SSRI's have a small hand in the need for constant strokes.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (Z1ykJ)

243 228 The new position on West Bank "settlements" is also a direct slap to the Fredo's admin fucking of Israel in the UN as it left Office

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (cEsBM)

What happened?

Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (O+iVW)

244 San Francisco chase through homeless poop

Well that will definiately ruin the traction... particularly when going down hill
Posted by: Anna Puma


Just in time for Christmas!
Grand Theft Auto-San Francisco
On XBox and Playstation.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (pGfNT)

245 The wandering albatross has the largest known wingspan of any living bird, at times reaching nearly 12 feet.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (yRAFu)

246 Slow news day Gorn, why has though forsaken me?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (1CjJc)

247 240 SOMEONE SHIT IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM.

-----

Everyone is critic.
Posted by: Tommy Wiseau at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (Izzlo)

Ok. I laughed out loud.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (ycWCI)

248 "That they dropped the two Christian based charities is bad PR in my opinion."

I think their support of Christianity has been a huge part of their success. Have they lost their minds!?

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (eAZVt)

249 This must be one of the most memorable jingles in history. They didn't need the area code, since everyone was in 312 (except me).
Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (eAZVt)


They're nationwide now. The jingle here is 800 588 2300...EMPIRE!!!!!

But it's the same dude with the glasses that I remember from my childhood in the Chitcago area.....

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (9gDA7)

250 >>>223 The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans.

without googling, I would bet $1000 US that the civit is actually a Kind of Weasel.

Literally every animal where people are like "It's a kind of strange cat" turns out to be a weasel.

The fisher cat, for example, is a weasel.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (PbpT7)

251 HOW DO I GO BACK TO SLEEPING WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO PEE EVERY HOUR?
..........

sleep in the bathtub.

Posted by: wth at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (v0R5T)

252 225 I don't even like the people IN LINE at Starbucks. That's also the reason I don't go to Trader Joes. They annoy me.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (nRWPy)

agree, didn't know if i was the only one...

Posted by: Caliban at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (qEujL)

253 And most girls and women and most members of the LGBT alphabet soup do not like stories which are mostly about combat.

*points wildly*

I TOLD ALL Y'ALL THAT I WAS THE SPECIALEST SNOWFLAKE EVAH IN THE HISTORY OF EVAH BUT DID YOU LISTEN? NO! NO, YOU DID NOT!

I'm so awesome, go Team Me.

*bounds off to fall up some stairs*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (mf5HN)

254 Yeah but at least Rene Russo showed her boobies. So it has that going for it.


Yes. They were the very best parts of that movie.

Mmmm, Renee Russo...BRB.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (HaL55)

255 229 Just like the gentry class GOP destroyed the Republican brand chasing voters who do not exist--the mythical fiscal conservative/ social liberal.

They delivered multiple concessions to the social liberals in exchange for fiscal promises to be delivered later.

Or, as here: a coherent plot and entertaining action
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (k81AA)



Above all, from Family disintegration to the AIDS epidemic to transgendered bathrooms to allowing junkies in Starbuck's restrooms, we are beginning to learn that "Social" issues have very real fiscal implications.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (ujg0T)

256 >>235
>>>

CPAP



Posted by: Galil a



why would CPAP help with that?



Also I have CPAP.

Posted by: ace

My respiratory doc told me that using a CPAP at night would cut down on my pee trips. He was right. Something to do with metabolism.

Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (Pzzpr)

257 GTA-SF

The cops really get mad when you plow through all the Google-droids lined up at Starbucks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (bfAee)

258 246 Slow news day Gorn, why has though forsaken me?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (1CjJc)

NO KILL I

Posted by: THE HORTA, LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (ycWCI)

259 Comics Matter had an interesting point, comparing the loss of business at Starbucks and the flops of Terminator and Charlie's Angels: #Woke companies keep chasing "phantom customers" while alienating actual customers.

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I'm old enough to remember when companies wanted to figure out ways to appeal to customers who DIDN'T previously purchase their products.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (WZv3r)

260 223 The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans.
Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (Pzzpr)

African Civets. Viverrids.

Posted by: Allie at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (sm6Pk)

261 227 588-2300 Empire!

WTF?
>>Flooring?Empire.. Today!
Posted by: FrodoB,
not the rider
of the white otter, man at November 18, 2019


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In the '80s, WGN ran Empire commercials featuring their front man, the balding fellow with the mustache. To this day their spots, animated now, use his likeness. Was he the owner or CEO or something?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (Ejm1K)

262 243
228 The new position on West Bank "settlements" is also a direct slap to
the Fredo's admin fucking of Israel in the UN as it left Office

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (cEsBM)

What happened?


Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (O+iVW)

Some people did some things.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (1CjJc)

263 This is the kind of thing that happens when someone disconnects from the real world. Either by believing social media is the real world, or by hiring consultants to tell you what the world thinks.

It is laziness on an industrial scale. These corporate heads don't know their customers anymore. Same can be said of most politicians.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (YslsA)

264 This is just the corporate office, and on that it has always amused me that corporations think they gain anything by "charitable giving".

Cough... tax deduction... cough cough

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (O7MnT)

265 "No wanky wanky

Posted by: MJ at November 18, 2019 "

Spend time with your significant other doing the naughty. Burns more calories.

Skip the alcohol. It's a stimulant

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (F73W5)

266 Speaking of Albatross.....

https://youtu.be/rKPicUnsPPg

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (9gDA7)

267 It seems that a primary characteristic of progressivism, and a primary problem with progressivism, is the separation of consequences from actions.

We took the consequences just fine. And would do it again.

Posted by: The GOP after the Tea Party Wave at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (W+w2W)

268 I'm so awesome, go Team Me.

*bounds off to fall up some stairs*
Posted by: alexthechick


Empress, go to bing.com.
You'll enjoy the homepage.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (pGfNT)

269 I'm so fucking old, I can remember going to the original Starbucks in Seattle

my hiking bud like Tea

I always hiked in a couple quarts of J&B

well, one

my bud hike in the other

for a guy who hiked in a gitzo, whats another few pounds

Posted by: REDACTED at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (rpxSz)

270 Watch out for the stapler Empress.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (bfAee)

271 15mgs of melatonin?!?! How are you not stoned the next morning and day?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (sU5UX)

272 260 223 The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans.
Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (Pzzpr)

African Civets. Viverrids.
Posted by: Allie at November 18, 2019


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They used to do some pretty good pr0n in the '80s and '90s, man.

Oh. Wait. That was Vivid. Never mind.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (Ejm1K)

273 253 *points wildly*

I TOLD ALL Y'ALL THAT I WAS THE SPECIALEST SNOWFLAKE EVAH IN THE HISTORY OF EVAH BUT DID YOU LISTEN? NO! NO, YOU DID NOT!

I'm so awesome, go Team Me.

*bounds off to fall up some stairs*
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (mf5HN)

==========

It just means you don't have some of the defects common in the female gender.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (q80AH)

274 All I can imagine is that these Woketeers think that they can outlast us. They'll persist in offering nothing but woke entertainment, and they think that eventually we'll cave because we'll be so starved for what they produce that we'll submit to the harangues and lectures just to get the latest superhero movie or whatever. As they're aware that other entertainment options exist, they devote a lot of their time to trying to choke off alternatives by deplatforming their competition, and now they're even trying to erase the past as much as they can. Disney is now talking about re-editing past films and obliterating songs and lines that conflict with modern goodthink. It's a quixotic quest, but these people are delusional.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (mfdVh)

275 The new position on West Bank "settlements" is also a direct slap to the Fredo's admin fucking of Israel in the UN as it left Office

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:21 PM (cEsBM)

What happened?
Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (O+iVW)


In the final days of the Obama administration, the U.S. allowed the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution declaring the settlements a flagrant violation of international law.

The new US Position:

U.S. repudiates a 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are inconsistent with international law.

The Trump administration views the opinion, the basis for long-standing U.S. opposition to expanding the settlements, as a distraction and believes any legal questions about the issue should be addressed by Israeli courts

Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law has not advanced the cause of peace, Pompeo says in the draft. The hard truth is that there will never be a judicial resolution to the conflict, and arguments about who is right and who is wrong as a matter of international law will not bring peace.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (cEsBM)

276 Woke consumers are like the mythical "Chinese market" that companies were always chasing, and were willing to accommodate the demands of the Chinese government in order to gain access to.

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Or the mythical natural Republican illegal aliens whose votes the RINOs are chasing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (+y/Ru)

277 When I started using CPAP and added O2 I've slept through the night without getting up. Every night. (with some notable exceptions for neuropathy). Sleep apnea is brutal. Note I'm fat and have central sleep apnea as well. Nero diseases suck ass. The CPAP has been a gift from god. If you think you have even slight Sleep apnea get a sleep study done. It changed my life.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (0OmEj)

278 NO KILL I

Posted by: THE HORTA, LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES at November 18, 2019


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LOL

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (Ejm1K)

279 I think their support of Christianity has been a huge part of their success. Have they lost their minds!?



Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (eAZVt)


As far as I know, Salvation Army is one of the last of its kind, an actual charity that lifts people up. That's pretty depressing, and it sure as hell isn't going to make a whit of difference in the perception of the company. Don't start feeding the crying crocodile you idiots.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (Z1ykJ)

280 186 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE ACE HASN'T WORN DIAPERS BEFORE.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 18, 2019 03:13 PM (6eEQ+)

I am betting he wore them a while ago, Ben.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:16 PM (ycWCI)

Does an Ewok poop in the woods? From the git-go?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (e1mEI)

281 Reason number 4,501,206 that Rex Tillerson was a turd and Trump should have fired him a couple of months in...

He opposed the move of the Embassy to Jeruslaem.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (Boy/L)

282 "San Francisco chase through homeless poop"

Instead of the hubcaps flying off, they can have poop splashing towards the camera, as the cars race through it.

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (eAZVt)

283 Empress, go to bing.com.
You'll enjoy the homepage.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (pGfNT)



I all caps texted Bander this morning that Bing loves me and he replied that he knew what it was without having to look.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (mf5HN)

284
I'm so awesome, go Team Me.

*bounds off to fall up some stairs*
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (mf5HN)


With those tits, don't you just bounce right back up on your feet?

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:27 PM (9gDA7)

285 So Chik-Fil-A finally bent the knee to Big Anus. That's great. Just fantastic.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 18, 2019 03:27 PM (NWiLs)

286 People who wear pelican tattoos, however, know that these birds carry deep spiritual significance. In Ancient Egypt, the pelican was associated with death and the afterlife. ... Whatever that beautiful, large-beaked bird means to you, a pelican tattoo will cement your faith.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:27 PM (yRAFu)

287 271 15mgs of melatonin?!?! How are you not stoned the next morning and day?
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (sU5UX)

As I understand it, Melatonin is one of those chemicals that requires a specific dosage to take effect. Too much does nothing, too little does nothing. IIRC something like 10-15 micrograms or mcg.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:27 PM (ycWCI)

288 In NYC I would rather shit my pants than go in some of those SB bathrooms. A bunch of them have actually closed their bathrooms, er well their broken. Even the employees don't want to drop their drawers in there.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 18, 2019 03:27 PM (F73W5)

289 Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law has not advanced the cause of peace, Pompeo says in the draft. The hard truth is that there will never be a judicial resolution to the conflict, and arguments about who is right and who is wrong as a matter of international law will not bring peace.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:26 PM (cEsBM)

Middle East Peace will be established not by who is right, but by who is left.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 18, 2019 03:27 PM (J+mig)

290 223 The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans.
Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (Pzzpr)

"This coffee tastes like shit."

Posted by: Caliban at November 18, 2019 03:27 PM (qEujL)

291 >>> Yeah this isn't quite the woke-pocolypse then. Good grief people. Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019 03:19 PM (Xvo1a)

If people are overreacting, I think it's understandable. I agree more facts need to come out. But we know the left, how they operare. The left is a social parasite, infecting every wholesome thing it touches. So the idea that Chik-fil-a is not a huge prize for them, and with enough pressure it might one day succumb, is not a crazy one.

Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 03:28 PM (hvf9s)

292 I'd like a triple shot mochiatto w/ cinnamon and sprinkles ...

and a side of streetshitter, m' kay !

Posted by: Lloyd Fubeesh at November 18, 2019 03:28 PM (f6tGE)

293 CFA's food is worth eating but not worth going to eat it.

Posted by: Sam's Johnson at November 18, 2019 03:28 PM (m/Gc2)

294 Worse, why do Shifty Schiffhead and Nanzi Pelosi engage in this
coup-like behavior? Because they know that there will be no
consequences for their lies and violations of civil rights.


This is a situation that needs to change, radically. Progs don't fear the voters. Perhaps they should start doing so.

There are laws that prevent the oppression of Constitutional rights. We need to dust them off and start using them with wild abandon on the Leftards.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 18, 2019 03:28 PM (HaL55)

295 What happened?

Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (O+iVW)

Some people did some things.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (1CjJc)

... to a chicken.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 18, 2019 03:28 PM (AURKQ)

296 The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans.
Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (Pzzpr)

"This coffee tastes like shit."
Posted by: Caliban


Pro tip: wash the crap off first.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:28 PM (pGfNT)

297 295 What happened?

Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:22 PM (O+iVW)

Some people did some things.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 18, 2019 03:24 PM (1CjJc)

... to a chicken.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 18, 2019 03:28 PM (AURKQ)

=========

"It was a pig!"
-LBJ

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:28 PM (q80AH)

298 >>285
So Chik-Fil-A finally bent the knee to Big Anus. That's great. Just fantastic.

Posted by: Insomniac a

They have disappointed me.

Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (Pzzpr)

299 "I don't even like the people IN LINE at Starbucks. That's also the reason I don't go to Trader Joes. They annoy me.
Posted by: dagny,"


I'm a convert to Trader Joe's. That and Fresh Market. It is a great store. The one near me is very well staffed so never a line.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (OD2ni)

300 272 260 223 The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans.
Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (Pzzpr)

I've always been a curious person

my curiosity stops here

Posted by: REDACTED at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (rpxSz)

301 http://bit.ly/2KxCNn2

******

BREAKING: Over 100 Arrests Made in Florida Human Trafficking Bust - News Breaking LIVE

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (BqBId)

I like the other headline on that page better. "Rhino poacher trampled to death by elephants and eaten by Lions" Heh...

Posted by: Timon at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (dKm4U)

302 without googling, I would bet $1000 US that the civit is actually a Kind of Weasel.

Literally every animal where people are like "It's a kind of strange cat" turns out to be a weasel.

The fisher cat, for example, is a weasel.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:23 PM (PbpT7)



This is accurate but unnecessary. ALL animals are weasels. This is known.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (9CkBG)

303 Hugely disappointed in Chick-Fil-A for folding. As Churchill said, "this is the first bitter taste." They'll regret this when next list of demands come in.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (Boy/L)

304 "These corporate heads don't know their customers anymore. Same can be said of most politicians."

Apparently they spend all day on twitter.

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (eAZVt)

305 "You have disappointed me for the last time Admiral Ossel."

Darth Nader.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (bfAee)

306 285 So Chik-Fil-A finally bent the knee to Big Anus. That's great. Just fantastic.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 18, 2019 03:27 PM (NWiLs)



I like that one. I remember when Obergefell_v._Hodges and like decisions came out the The Rule Of Law has been replaced by The Rule Of The Anus.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:30 PM (ujg0T)

307 It's lefties in these companies kissing ass, trading favors, being incestuous and getting promoted. They are the ones making these decisions. They aren't trying to make money, or being pressured by twitter.

They are solely responsible, inflicting a personal vision of the world on all of us as revenge for being subjected to things that most other people like (eg heterosexuality, criminals facings justice) for their whole life. They think those visions are the reason why so many people like those things. They don't understand that these old media *reflect* society rather than create it.

This is their version of "doing something" while every other aspect of their life is full of misery and of people who have "done them wrong". This is their power. Their proof that they are right and everyone else is wrong. Worst of all, in their mind, the failure to make money actually proves them correct, and they double down.

Posted by: ... at November 18, 2019 03:30 PM (SmoWR)

308 304 "These corporate heads don't know their customers anymore. Same can be said of most politicians."

Apparently they spend all day on twitter.
Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (eAZVt)

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C-suite executives should demand that all metrics in their companies that rely on social media should be axed. Especially the C-suit at Twitter.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:30 PM (q80AH)

309 If you're not constantly celebrating two hairy dudes having anal sex then you don't deserve to spend money at a fast food restaurant.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (WZv3r)

310 Sponge, one of the good things about The Rack is it serves as a handy weeble wobble self righting device.


It just means you don't have some of the defects common in the female gender.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (q80AH)


I do self identify as about 80% boy so there you go.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (mf5HN)

311 chick fil a is dead to me.

I like Cane's better anyway.

Posted by: overit at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (sI15f)

312 Did someone say Big Anus?

Have I got a surprise for you.
!

Posted by: Matt Lauer at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (umhUb)

313
I like the other headline on that page better. "Rhino poacher trampled to death by elephants and eaten by Lions" Heh...


Posted by: Timon

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Is he expected to recover?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (DfC7R)

314 267 It seems that a primary characteristic of progressivism, and a primary problem with progressivism, is the separation of consequences from actions.

We took the consequences just fine. And would do it again.
---------------
There are two forms of progressivism; Teddy Roosevelt and Woody Wilson. Teddy wanted to prevent any business or organization from getting too big to preserve the Jeffersonian ideal. Woody wanted to preserve big finance as 'too big to fail' in order to finance the Jeffersonian ideal. Today's progressive wishes to kill the Jeffersonian ideal to receive their annual stipend.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (yRAFu)

315 Now I dislike the Chick fil a waffle thingamajigs even more.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (Q5ALd)

316 NASCAR,Walmart,sooner or later they all bend.Probably because they hire more and more left until the company is full left

Posted by: steevy at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (KNsKs)

317 Darth Nader.


Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:29 PM (bfAee)


The Corvair was a pretty cool car actually.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (Z1ykJ)

318 Well best be going, need to replace battery in vehicle.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (bfAee)

319 Wait. Is "weasel" now a term for strange pussy? I want to get the nomenclature right.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (F73W5)

320 Hugely disappointed in Chick-Fil-A for folding. As Churchill said, "this is the first bitter taste." They'll regret this when next list of demands come in.

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And the people they are trying to woo will literally eat them last.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (WZv3r)

321 I do self identify as about 80% boy so there you go.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (mf5HN)

*does math in head*

Seems a bit low when factoring in Rack...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (ycWCI)

322 The people in the line at my Trader Joe's are actually another reason to go.


Incredibly hot college coeds. One new checker, too, could be Miss Thailand. Incredibly beautiful.


And all of you delicate sorts are missing one of the best seasonal special items in human history - their turkey and stuffing-flavored potato chips.


Almost as delicious as Miss Thailand.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (QDnY+)

323 310 It just means you don't have some of the defects common in the female gender.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:25 PM (q80AH)

I do self identify as about 80% boy so there you go.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (mf5HN)

=========

I got Dolley to watch Some Like it Hot the other day.

We finally talked about it last night and all she could mention was Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe. I mean, she's pretty much naked with clothes on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (q80AH)

324 Yesterday was World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims. Our next President of the United States, Elizabeth "Two Dogs" Warren thoughtfully tweeted:

"Traffic violence kills thousands and injures even more Americans every year. On World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims, I'm sending my love to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. It's time to #EndTrafficViolence."

There is on one possible response from Hordians - "You can pry this Vespa from my cold, dead hands!"

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (petwK)

325 Whenever I go to Starbucks I get a kick out of watching the dope-heads with upteen tattoos, body piercings, nose rings, ear plugs, ratty clothes, rainbow hair colors with partially shaved heads ... looks like a clown car collided head-on with a jewelry store display.

The customers can also be some strange looking birds.

Posted by: MaDuece at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (0dmP2)

326 The 3 local Starbucks, one has a drive thru. Nearby the DD's all have drive thru's and usually a line. Not as bad a CFA, but still lots of people use the drive thru. Starbucks, woke people don't use drive thru's?

Posted by: Colin at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (g1CyX)

327 311 chick fil a is dead to me.

I like Cane's better anyway.
Posted by: overit at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (sI15f)

I do not get Canes. Their sauce is not bad- and their chicken seems to only be about the dipping sauce.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (ycWCI)

328 Oh geez, it's even more woke than I figured:
"The messaging for women and girls [in this movie] is not so
dissimilar to the messaging of the TV show," Cantillon said. "Which is:
Women can do anything if they're given the opportunity, and they're
stronger when they work together."
But the message of women's empowerment and feminism rings differently in the wake of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements.
"This
story is about a whistleblower who is not supported and believed in her
job," Banks said. "And to me, this is partly a story about a woman who
turns to a group of women who say, 'We believe you and support you and
we'll help you.' And I think that's really powerful. And there are
really great men helping as well."



Uh, I watched Charlies Angels in the 70's and I, just an elementary school kid, got that theme of the show was: "Detective shows are fun but wouldn't it be more fun it the detectives were't Jim Rockford types, but instead young babes who go undercover in bikinis, run after bad guys while braless and stuff?"

Posted by: Lizzy at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (bDqIh)

329 I'll make my own coffee and fry my own chicken sandwiches.

Posted by: vrf at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (L8qt4)

330 "I do self identify as about 80% boy so there you go.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (mf5HN)"

Which parts? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (F73W5)

331 Uhm Clutch, go watch Hardware Wars

"You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss five bucks goodbye."

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (bfAee)

332 chick fil a is dead to me.

I like Cane's better anyway.
Posted by: overit


Without their dipping sauce, Cane's, Lane's and Zaxby's are tasteless.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (pGfNT)

333 296 The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans.
Posted by: Galil at November 18, 2019 03:20 PM (Pzzpr)

"This coffee tastes like shit."
Posted by: Caliban


Pro tip: wash the crap off first.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019


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For that price, it better come pre-washed.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:34 PM (Ejm1K)

334 NASCAR,Walmart,sooner or later they all bend.Probably because they hire more and more left until the company is full left
Posted by: steevy at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (KNsKs)


NASCAR will bend to anything they think will put butts in seats. They're dying faster than Sandra Fluke's legs opening at a fraternity mixer.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:34 PM (9gDA7)

335

"They couldn't have though that -- but they thought the phantom audience of #Woke young minorities would love it."

How can they possibly be this stupid...it seems contradictory to the usual rapacious greed of the filthy scumbags who run Hollywood.

Are they that rich that they play this losely with hundreds of millions?

I mean Star Warts, that has have to have lost billions already. Costs a billion to make the movie, and they don't make that back, spent 6 billion on the IP alone...

Bob Iger is a fucking moron.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 18, 2019 03:34 PM (ikxxu)

336 I do self identify as about 80% boy so there you go.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM


Height-wise, perfectly understandable.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 18, 2019 03:34 PM (petwK)

337 For all those disappointed Chik-Fil-Aers, do what I do, get yourself an new meat hammer and pound the shit out of your schnitzel and serve it on a bun.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:34 PM (yRAFu)

338 >>> CFA's food is worth eating but not worth going to eat it.

Hate shakes are ambrosia from the gods. I somehow managed not to cheat on keto and got no peach shakes this summer. One of hardest things I gave up. Avoiding their peppermint shakes this winter might be an impossible task, we'll see.

Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 03:34 PM (hvf9s)

339 Did someone say Big Anus?

Have I got a surprise for you.
!
Posted by: Matt Lauer at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM


Don't look behind you, skippy.

Posted by: The otters at November 18, 2019 03:34 PM (ejd/p)

340 I think that if these people ever got off Social Media they'd realize that the Gay/Woke Mafia doesn't actually exist outside of Portlxnd, San Franxisco and Brooklxn.

Posted by: garrett at November 18, 2019 03:34 PM (0/eGj)

341 Without their dipping sauce, Cane's, Lane's and Zaxby's are tasteless.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (pGfNT)


And I find Cane's dipping sauce disgusting. My daughter likes it, however.

I'm a Chicken Express guy myself.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:35 PM (9gDA7)

342 Chapter X
It has been generations since anyone gave a shit. On the galaxy's edge, an interstellar garbage scow piloted by a diverse force of rebels, robots, and muppets with even more diverse pronouns and sexual proclivities flees its core viewership in search of . . . The Phantom Audience.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 18, 2019 03:35 PM (H5knJ)

343 Love the "Big Anus" moniker. Think of the headlines:

"Big Anus to take on Boy Scout gay ban"

"Big Anus coming to Washington to protest restrictions on condoms"

"Big Anus files suit to stop nuns from being Catholic"

"Big Anus endorses Hilary Clinton"

Posted by: Caliban at November 18, 2019 03:35 PM (qEujL)

344 Oh, and Xheattle.

Posted by: garrett at November 18, 2019 03:35 PM (0/eGj)

345 I'm a Chicken Express guy myself.
Posted by: Sponge


For the chicken livers only.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:35 PM (pGfNT)

346 I like the other headline on that page better. "Rhino poacher trampled to death by elephants and eaten by Lions" Heh...




Posted by: Timon

=====
Is he expected to recover?


Partially.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 18, 2019 03:35 PM (HaL55)

347 237 174 How to sleep ok:

Get exercise

Drink 2 oz of scotch or some reasonable alternative in the evening after dinner

Do not drink anything else except, perhaps a little water after 7pm

Go to bed at the same time every night

Take 3 5mg gummy things of melatonin

No wanky wanky

Posted by: MJ at November 18, 2019,

You forgot turkey drumstick for dinner.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 18, 2019 03:35 PM (e1mEI)

348 In the '80s, WGN ran Empire commercials featuring their front man, the balding fellow with the mustache. To this day their spots, animated now, use his likeness. Was he the owner or CEO or something?

Nope, he was the guy that wrote the ad. And then starred in it.

Elmer Lynn Hauldren (1922-2011)

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (7s3Gx)

349 Anyone heard Katherine Herridge reporting ?


hard to hear from the basement

Posted by: REDACTED at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (rpxSz)

350 Stock market: "So, store traffic is down 6.8% because you cater to losers?"

Starbucks: "No, no, no, no, no, no. Yes, losers are our target market. But it's just that now our appeal has become more selective."

Posted by: Roy at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (hr2+k)

351
I got Dolley to watch Some Like it Hot the other day.

We finally talked about it last night and all she could mention was Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe. I mean, she's pretty much naked with clothes on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (q80AH)

You might say she's naked under her clothes?

Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (O+iVW)

352 The Corvair was a pretty cool car actually.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (Z1ykJ)


It was, however, dangerous.

I drove one once. It was a manual, and I was going into an off ramp, and pushed in the clutch to downshift and the dang thing went sideways on me.

Got the next gear and released the clutch and back on track.

Scared the shit out of me.

Posted by: blaster at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (9VeU0)

353 Turns out that taking all the differences and personalities out of racing at the same time you have phantom yellow flags to tighten every race up for a dramatic TV finish EVERY SINGLE TIME will kill all interest in the thing.

Gosh, who could've imagined such an end result?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (WZv3r)

354 Cane's sauce is just remoulade. It's been around forever.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (1ISKN)

355 I do not get Canes. Their sauce is not bad- and their chicken seems to only be about the dipping sauce.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (ycWCI)
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They make what - 3 items? Chicken fingers, fries and toast = lines around the building.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (Xvo1a)

356 @322 rhomboid-+1on the Trader Joes checkers. Between TJ's and Sprouts plenty of eye candy. God I love being single.

Posted by: JROD at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (qjyU5)

357 For the chicken livers only.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:35 PM (pGfNT)


I love their tenders and the Red Serendipity Salt is the shizznit.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (9gDA7)

358
Get exercise

Drink 2 oz of scotch or some reasonable alternative in the evening after dinner

Do not drink anything else except, perhaps a little water after 7pm

Go to bed at the same time every night

Take 3 5mg gummy things of melatonin

No wanky wanky

Posted by: MJ at November 18, 2019,


Yeah...see...none of those things appeal to me. I'll stick with my pharmaceuticals.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (9CkBG)

359 I'm amused at how "get over it, it's just chicken" has now turned into a complete soap-opera betrayal arc...

I mean, I blame the asshole leftist gaystapo bastards for making things that way...

but i still find it amusing.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (AURKQ)

360 351
I got Dolley to watch Some Like it Hot the other day.

We finally talked about it last night and all she could mention was Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe. I mean, she's pretty much naked with clothes on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (q80AH)

You might say she's naked under her clothes?
Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (O+iVW)

===========

https://tinyurl.com/tczu27k

No, I mean her clothes are more affectation than reality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (q80AH)

361 The Corvair was a pretty cool car actually.
------------------
The 69 Monza GT was special.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (yRAFu)

362 Galil: "The tree cat is actually a Civit. People drink coffee from its turd beans."

And some people like to put 24k gold flakes on their decorative cakes. I guess spending a mint on anything makes it taste better.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (6eEQ+)

363 The Corvair was a piece of shit. Also, ugly.

Posted by: garrett at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (0/eGj)

364 322 The people in the line at my Trader Joe's are actually another reason to go.

Incredibly hot college coeds. One new checker, too, could be Miss Thailand. Incredibly beautiful.

And all of you delicate sorts are missing one of the best seasonal special items in human history - their turkey and stuffing-flavored potato chips.

Almost as delicious as Miss Thailand.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019


*
*

Beautiful coeds? Not at my suburban Trader Joe's. It's most aging Boomers and Millennials, emphasis on "aging." So are the clerks, unfortunately. But they're nice and not sullen, which is a refreshing change from clerks, aka "people standing behind registers," at other businesses.

But I'll have to try those chips!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (Ejm1K)

365 Guthries > ___________

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:38 PM (WZv3r)

366 Get out and start a high cardio routine. Work on your breathing both during the workout and when you're resting. Ensure you challenge yourself and push as hard as is reasonable.

Avoid the CPAP and sleep problems.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 18, 2019 03:38 PM (F73W5)

367 Although that's probably just because I haven't had it in 20 years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:38 PM (WZv3r)

368 I want a fast food chain that serves Cajun Food. And not just the dishes everyone knows. A Fried pork chop sandwich is awesome.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 18, 2019 03:38 PM (Q5ALd)

369 You might say she's naked under her clothes?
Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (O+iVW)

===========

https://tinyurl.com/tczu27k

No, I mean her clothes are more affectation than reality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (q80AH)

Practically looks like body paint.

Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:38 PM (O+iVW)

370 The Corvair was a piece of shit. Also, ugly.

Posted by: garrett at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (0/eGj)


It's a good thing GM left off that $5 sway bar so it was able to kill people effectively, keeping up GM's standards accordingly.

Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:38 PM (9gDA7)

371 I wonder if I can get woke elitist leftwards to love chitlins.

If you don't love chitlins, you're racist!

I think I've got a winner.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (1ISKN)

372 And some people like to put 24k gold flakes on their decorative cakes. I guess spending a mint on anything makes it taste better.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel


Some people like gold flakes in their schnapps.
Go figure.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (pGfNT)

373 369 https://tinyurl.com/tczu27k

No, I mean her clothes are more affectation than reality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (q80AH)

Practically looks like body paint.
Posted by: Someguy at November 18, 2019 03:38 PM (O+iVW)

=========

I know, right?

Billy Wilder had a thing for buxom blondes, and he found one of the best.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (q80AH)

374 "I drove one once. It was a manual, and I was going into an off ramp, and pushed in the clutch to downshift and the dang thing went sideways on me."

Like a 911. Trailing throttle oversteer!

Posted by: Chris M at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (eAZVt)

375 One new checker, too, could be Miss Thailand. Incredibly beautiful.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM


It's a trap!!!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (ejd/p)

376 It's a good thing GM left off that $5 sway bar so it was able to kill people effectively, keeping up GM's standards accordingly.

-

They couldn't figure out a way to make it block both the battery and windshield wiper fluid reservoir filler.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (WZv3r)

377 My new way to determine bad neighborhood is McDonald's has a sharps disposal and locks on their bathrooms. Just turn and run. You can fix leaking pee but not stabby blood.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (e1mEI)

378 "Almost as delicious as Miss Thailand.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 "

So what you're saying is I'm the only person who gets the 60 year old hippy chick with no deodorant and unshaven armpits at checkout.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (F73W5)

379 There is an episode of the old Charlie's Angels where they meet a their male counterparts with the Charlie type played by Barara Stanwyk I think it was.

Posted by: steevy at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (KNsKs)

380 I'm amused at how "get over it, it's just chicken" has now turned into a complete soap-opera betrayal arc...

I mean, I blame the asshole leftist gaystapo bastards for making things that way...

but i still find it amusing.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 18, 2019 03:36 PM (AURKQ)
---------
I mean if it's true they gave and from now on they're giving differently, ok I guess? I didn't know they gave to SA yesterday. I'll still give to them. We'll see how it plays out b/c it's never enough but...eh.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (Xvo1a)

381 I got Dolley to watch Some Like it Hot the other day.

We finally talked about it last night and all she could mention was Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe. I mean, she's pretty much naked with clothes on.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (q80AH)


Heh. The first time I watched it with the Good Ex Boyfriend, he blurted out SHE'S NAKED! I laughed and said no no no technically there's some mesh with spangles on it.

That movie has the greatest last line in all moviedom.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (mf5HN)

382 >>> I got Dolley to watch Some Like it Hot the other day.
We finally talked about it last night and all she could mention was Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe. I mean, she's pretty much naked with clothes on.

Love that film. Something for everyone! And yes, that one lounge dress she wears leaves NOTHING to the imagination, hah.

It's like jello on springs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxZMIexxvFs

Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (hvf9s)

383 JROD I'm not single, so all those discreet drooling/gawking skills honed over the decades come in very handy.


And with our late dry heat wave, the pool has become a challenge to those skills. My gawd. Very few kids swim laps, but ogling them after I do, while they work on their future skin cancer, is almost as aerobic.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (QDnY+)

384 I had hate chicken today. Two lines stretching out to 59 frontage, then single past and blocking Jack in the Box and through the intersection on the corner.

8 minutes total from stopping on the frontage to exit. Probably twenty cars in front of my side of the line. Might be a record.

Posted by: DanMan at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (XTiHL)

385 370 The Corvair was a piece of shit. Also, ugly.

Posted by: garrett at November 18, 2019 03:37 PM (0/eGj)

It's a good thing GM left off that $5 sway bar so it was able to kill people effectively, keeping up GM's standards accordingly.
Posted by: Sponge at November 18, 2019 03:38 PM (9gDA7)

[br[
Wasn't Bob McNamara involved in that as well? You know, the guy with $5 million dollar Phantoms bombing $500 bamboo bridges.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (ujg0T)

386 381
Heh. The first time I watched it with the Good Ex Boyfriend, he blurted out SHE'S NAKED! I laughed and said no no no technically there's some mesh with spangles on it.

That movie has the greatest last line in all moviedom.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (mf5HN)

=========

"Nobodies' perfect."

I prefer, "Shut up and deal" from The Apartment, personally.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (q80AH)

387 "In the '80s, WGN ran Empire commercials featuring their front man, the balding fellow with the mustache. To this day their spots, animated now, use his likeness. Was he the owner or CEO or something?

Nope, he was the guy that wrote the ad. And then starred in it.

Elmer Lynn Hauldren (1922-2011)
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent,"


My brother tells a funny story about running into the actor from the Crazy Eddie commercials back in the 80's at the Meadowlands (racetrack). He got pissed at my bro and friends for yelling repeatedly "Hey Crazy Eddie"

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (OD2ni)

388 332 chick fil a is dead to me.

I like Cane's better anyway.
Posted by: overit


Without their dipping sauce, Cane's, Lane's and Zaxby's are tasteless.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019 03:33 PM (pGfNT)

Zaxby's sucks. Never had the other two.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (NWiLs)

389 Seems an odd time to announce you are done supporting the Salvation Army. They are just kicking off their Red Kettle Campaign for the holidays. Seems cruel to me.

I don't see how Chick Fil A avoids a major backlash and boycott. I remember when conserves came out like crazy to support them several years ago when they were getting blasted. They will likely experience the reverse now.


Posted by: Quint at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (n13/j)

390 I did actually start a business plan with a friend that obviously , we eventually dropped. It was a semi fast food joint that sold carnival food.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (Q5ALd)

391 I have been 29 long enough that the annual check- up may include certain indignities. Apparently, when the Doc asks "How many times a night do you get up to pee?" and you answer "none, unless i have a beer too close to bedtime", you get to avoid it.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (DfC7R)

392 O/T but relevant...

Chick filled a has caved to the ABC community. Will no longer donate to Christian organizations. I have already called to let them know my family will no longer do business there. Your move.

Posted by: Roper at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (CT3ao)

393 Can you imagine a Covair with today's four cyclinder horsepower? Talk about fun.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (yRAFu)

394 Chick fil a *

Posted by: Roper at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (CT3ao)

395 Zaxby's salads are good. Overpriced, but good.

Their ice is the best reason for the restaurant to exist, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (WZv3r)

396 I want the Horde's opinion on Hey Mickey.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (q80AH)

397 Cardio is much easier if you can run, ride a bike, or even walk longer distances. Me? I need my CPAP. Unfortunate Neuro disease sucks ass.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (0OmEj)

398 It was a semi fast food joint that sold carnival food.

NOW WITH AUTHENTIC CARNY SMELL.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (Boy/L)

399 To demonstrate how foolish this "no buy" policy is... my buddies went and combined 3 tables together in the middle of a starbucks and proceeded to play a full 3 hour long game of Warhammer 40,000 on them. Loudly.

Necrons vs. Imperial Guard. Much Carnage of the bloody and oily bits.

Posted by: Defenestratus at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (9V81o)

400 One new checker, too, could be Miss Thailand. Incredibly beautiful.
........

That be two dollah more.

Posted by: Thai Checker at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (v0R5T)

401 >>> That movie has the greatest last line in all moviedom.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:39 PM (mf5HN)

It does! 100% agree.

Posted by: LizLem at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (hvf9s)

402 345 I'm a Chicken Express guy myself.
Posted by: Sponge


For the chicken livers only.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 18, 2019


*
*

Reminds me of a great line in The Cheyenne Social Club:

Shirley Jones: "And Pauline has trouble with her liver. She needs $500 for an operation."

James Stewart: "$500 for a liver?"

Shirley: "Well, that's what the doctor says. He's a big-time doctor from back East with a lot of letters after his name."

Stewart: "I don't care what kind of letters he's got. $500 for a liver? That's more than I've ever paid for a good horse!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (Ejm1K)

403 Can you imagine a Covair with today's four cyclinder horsepower? Talk about fun.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (yRAFu)

--

With modern driving electronics to prevent ass-ending the thing? Yep.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - You don't stop lawlessness by obeying the law but by enforcing it at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (WZv3r)

404 Covair also had that fan belt that did a 90 degree turn. I guess it worked, but it sure looked funny.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (1ISKN)

405 No wanky wanky



Posted by: MJ at November 18, 2019,




Well that's right out.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (1CjJc)

406 >>One new checker, too, could be Miss Thailand. Incredibly beautiful.


That's a dude.

Posted by: Roy at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (hr2+k)

407 396 I want the Horde's opinion on Hey Mickey.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (q80AH)

I've heard he's so fine he blows Toni Basil's mind, but I can only go by her word on the subject.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 18, 2019 03:42 PM (NWiLs)

408 Practically looks like body paint.

Hubba hubba...

Also, "Emerson."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (HaL55)

409 Will no longer donate to Christian organizations.

Yeah NO- That is not clear what so ever in the anouncement and articles.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (cEsBM)

410 >>It's a good thing GM left off that $5 sway bar so it was able to kill people effectively, keeping up GM's standards accordingly.


You are not thinking Long Term, son.
Sure. We kill a few people.

But that $5 we saved is multiplied by the hundreds of Corvairs we sold!

Posted by: GM Exec at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (0/eGj)

411 Off topic rant

What is the appeal of Sean Hannity? I tune in and he's hawking an insane, inane rapper who identifies as Christian hobnobbing with the least Christian "pastor" in America.

Posted by: Kazi at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (0x00j)

412 "Nobodies' perfect."

I prefer, "Shut up and deal" from The Apartment, personally.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (q80AH)

======
My favorite is: "It's NOT Over!!" from Phantasm 2.

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (GaIMc)

413 Yep, everybody falls for the Thai ladyboy at least once.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (1ISKN)

414 Chick filled a has caved to the ABC community. Will no longer donate to Christian organizations.

Uggh. I wish there was some actual clarification as to what they said because that doesn't sound like what they said.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (WI7YS)

415 Nood.

Posted by: Flyguy at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (3sOO0)

416 66 Is Black Rifle Coffee not good? Love their advertisements on Youtube and Matt Best affiliation. They're far from being being politically correct.

Im sure Im late to the party but yes, their coffee is awesome.

Posted by: Lowfibass at November 18, 2019 03:44 PM (ujwI/)

417 Zaxby's sucks. Never had the other two.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (NWiLs)
+++++++++++++
Bojangles.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 18, 2019 03:44 PM (I2dne)

418 I want the Horde's opinion on Hey Mickey.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM


So fine it blows my mind.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 18, 2019 03:44 PM (ejd/p)

419 381 I got Dolley to watch Some Like it Hot the other day.

We finally talked about it last night and all she could mention was Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe. I mean, she's pretty much naked with clothes on.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:32 PM (q80AH)

Heh. The first time I watched it with the Good Ex Boyfriend, he blurted out SHE'S NAKED! I laughed and said no no no technically there's some mesh with spangles on it.

That movie has the greatest last line in all moviedom.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019


*
*

For comedies, yes. For dramas or action movies, I nominate The Terminator as having the greatest last line ever.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:44 PM (Ejm1K)

420 @372 rickb223-worst hangover of my life was a New Years that I thought I'd be clever and drink a bottle of Goldenschlager to see if I'd poop out gold flakes the next day. Of course I was already plastered when I came up with that idea. Long story short, no flakes in my bm's.

Posted by: JROD at November 18, 2019 03:44 PM (qjyU5)

421 "Nobodies' perfect."

I prefer, "Shut up and deal" from The Apartment, personally.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:40 PM (q80AH)


Also a cromulent choice.

Apparently in Some Like It Hot, Marilyn could not remember her line when she was opening drawers in one scene so they taped a note with the line in the drawer.

She then opened the wrong drawer.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:44 PM (mf5HN)

422 The great thing about all these #GoWokeGoBroke stories is it saves me SO MUCH MONEY. The last time I went to see a movie was Avengers: Infinity War, and that was more for the sake of closure than anything else. All I see coming to the cinema in the near and distant future is a vast, celluloid wasteland of preachy bullshit and vapid hot air. My wallet is very happy.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 18, 2019 03:45 PM (rP4OC)

423 I like the other headline on that page better. "Rhino poacher trampled to death by elephants and eaten by Lions" Heh...




Posted by: Timon

=====
Is he expected to recover?


Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 18, 2019 03:31 PM (DfC7R)

Well they did find some pieces of his clothing...and what was left of his head so I'd say the odds of a full recovery are somewhat slim.

Posted by: Timon at November 18, 2019 03:45 PM (dKm4U)

424 My favorite is: "It's NOT Over!!" from Phantasm 2.

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (GaIMc)

================

My favorite is from The Princess Bride. You have to see the movie to find out what it is.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 18, 2019 03:45 PM (IttZ7)

425 411 Off topic rant

What is the appeal of Sean Hannity? I tune in and he's hawking an insane, inane rapper who identifies as Christian hobnobbing with the least Christian "pastor" in America.

Posted by: Kazi at November 18, 2019 03:43 PM (0x00j)



There are many paths to Conservatism. Remember when Muhammad Ali, nee Cassius Clay, was a foaming at the mouth radical leftist? And he ended up a Republican.

On that note, I actually met the late Eldridge Cleaver once. He was still kind of gonzo to the end, but right of center gonzo.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 18, 2019 03:45 PM (ujg0T)

426 I prefer, "Shut up and deal" from The Apartment, personally.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019


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TJM, you'd probably like my Man from U.N.C.L.E. fan fiction story in which Bud and Fran are the innocent characters. Someone is trying to kill Bud, and Solo and Illya have to keep them alive. I play off that line in the course of the story.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 18, 2019 03:46 PM (Ejm1K)

427 421
Also a cromulent choice.

Apparently in Some Like It Hot, Marilyn could not remember her line when she was opening drawers in one scene so they taped a note with the line in the drawer.

She then opened the wrong drawer.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:44 PM (mf5HN)

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Wilder then put it in every drawer, and she still flubbed the line.

It's really too bad that she was dumber than a box of rocks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 03:46 PM (q80AH)

428 Josephistan, it sounds like you work for a shady bag o' dicks. They'll fit right in Northern NJ.

Posted by: Regular joe at November 18, 2019 03:48 PM (6/uwW)

429 89 anyone remember what movie this line is from:

Regarding a missing wife:

Police Detective: Perhaps... your wife met someone...? Maybe a... lover, perhaps?

Angered Husband: You're talking about my wife. You're thinking of your own.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 03:05 PM (PbpT7)

The movie is Frantic with Harrison Ford.... directed by the child rapist Roman P. It was a decent movie....

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at November 18, 2019 03:49 PM (nEmT7)

430 Fenelon, I posted a link to the actual CFA statement in the Nood.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 18, 2019 03:50 PM (mf5HN)

431 StarWokes can go f themselves. I'm deep in Blue territory and competitors are picking up the slack. Cafe Nero which is big in Europe has expanded recently in my area, they are pretty much a cafe and nothing else. Food's better than StarWokes.Panera's coffee sucks. Fortunately I am in the land of Dunks so that is no problem.

Posted by: Jon at November 18, 2019 03:50 PM (pMIXM)

432 Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at November 18, 2019 03:41 PM (0OmEj)
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I need Maxillofacial surgery on Jaw & sinuses & Nose & my breathing will be 4 times better. I tried the CPAP 30 years ago with 1st sleep study & that was a no go

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 18, 2019 03:50 PM (BqBId)

433 My favorite line is when Redlegs talks about how doing good has no end, and old toothless granny just laughs.

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 18, 2019 03:51 PM (W+w2W)

434 I want the Horde's opinion on Hey Mickey.


Hey Mickey was a novelty song in the 80s by Toni Basil, nee Antonia Basilotta, who was also a minor actress.

She walked around with her shirt off in Greasers' Palace and showed full, very full, wall to wall bush in a 60s dance video.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 18, 2019 03:52 PM (gd9RK)

435 Serious question about the whole "go woke go broke" meme.

Does anybody ever lose any money as a result of the whole "go woke" thing? I do understand that movies bomb and studios fail to make money, but corporations are not actually people. Does any actual live human being ever suffer a loss of income as a result of "going woke"? Hollywood moguls and woke act-x-rs are still making a ton of money despite all these bombs. Corporate executives at these woke corporations are still pulling down mega-salaries and mega-bonuses, despite losses of income. So my serious question is whether any real, tangible humans suffer income loss from woke-ness? In Hollywood, and in corporate boardrooms, it looks to me like the answer is no. Money keeps pouring in from other woke corporations and woke foundations to offset the loss of actual money from actual consumers. Am I wrong?

OK, please go back to your normal programming.

Posted by: Theo at November 18, 2019 03:55 PM (bWR5k)

436 Chick-fil-A's claim that they are going to start focusing on homelessness, hunger and the poor doesn't even make any sense. What do they think Salvation Army does?

Posted by: girldog at November 18, 2019 04:04 PM (SJiiM)

437 >>>Apparently in Some Like It Hot, Marilyn could not remember her line when she was opening drawers in one scene so they taped a note with the line in the drawer.

She then opened the wrong drawer.

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I just heard that Marlon Brando was either so drunk or so not-bothering in Superman that all of his lines were written on pieces of paper in his eyeline.

Okay, that's no big deal. But here's the kicker: He had one piece of paper taped to the face of the actress playing his wife, Lara or whatever. So that he could read his lines to her, right off of her face.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 04:05 PM (PbpT7)

438 437 I just heard that Marlon Brando was either so drunk or so not-bothering in Superman that all of his lines were written on pieces of paper in his eyeline.

Okay, that's no big deal. But here's the kicker: He had one piece of paper taped to the face of the actress playing his wife, Lara or whatever. So that he could read his lines to her, right off of her face.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 04:05 PM (PbpT7)

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Food, not even once, eh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 18, 2019 04:07 PM (q80AH)

439 ace, Pacific Bold is good stuff, it's been my go-to for years. Well, when I'm not drinking like a Viking...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 18, 2019 04:10 PM (onUG0)

440 I live in Los Angeles County. (For my sins.) There's a Starbucks pretty near my home. It's become a hangout for an increasingly large number of transients, most of them quite openly buying/selling/using drugs. Not long ago, one of them died of an OD right in front of the place. I have no idea how many actual paying customers they're getting, but I can't believe they're not losing business.

Posted by: Undine at November 18, 2019 04:10 PM (qq+1a)

441 Okay, that's no big deal. But here's the kicker: He had one piece of paper taped to the face of the actress playing his wife, Lara or whatever. So that he could read his lines to her, right off of her face.

Posted by: ace at November 18, 2019 04:05 PM (PbpT7)


Supposedly he had an agreement with the director of The Score not to shoot him below the waist. At one point he suspected the agreement was being violated, so he started shooting without his pants. The director denies it, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 18, 2019 04:17 PM (wGeit)

442 >Chick filled a has caved to the ABC community. Will no longer donate to Christian organizations.

>>Uggh. I wish there was some actual clarification as to what they said because that doesn't sound like what they said.
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The actual claim from the interview article is that they'll donate to Christian charities, "but not ones that are anti-LGBTQ." We already know the Salvation Army doesn't pass the test.

Posted by: Doley at November 18, 2019 04:18 PM (g/h6+)

443 The Starbucks near my parents' house is always filled with people clacking away on their laptops. There's no place for anyone else to sit, homeless or not. These people sit there for hours and hours, not interacting with anyone else and not buying anything. If not for people coming in, buying coffee, and leaving that place couldn't possibly make money.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 18, 2019 04:20 PM (wGeit)

444 They are no longer donating to The Salvation Army, or The Fellowship of Chrstian Athletes, both Christian orgs, because the gays don't like them.

Posted by: Roper at November 18, 2019 04:24 PM (CT3ao)

445 You have to wonder if the real plan with the woke money 'losing' movies is just a public money laundering scheme ya know?

How it it really any different than paying Big Ears or Bill "Buddy of Epstein" Clinton for their 'thoughts' when they get half a million for a 30 minute speech.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at November 18, 2019 04:50 PM (O8SrN)

446 "I just heard that Marlon Brando was either so drunk or so not-bothering in Superman that all of his lines were written on pieces of paper in his eyeline.

Okay, that's no big deal. But here's the kicker: He had one piece of paper taped to the face of the actress playing his wife, Lara or whatever. So that he could read his lines to her, right off of her face.

Posted by: ace "

There was a Dick Van Dyke show that featured that very same gag! It was "The Young Surgeons" where he's playing a doctor and finds out just before filming that he'd learned the wrong part, and instead of easy reaction shots, he's got pages of difficult medical jargon he has to recite. They end up writing his lines on his palms, fingers, cigarettes and even the face of the actor sharing the scene with him. It starts at about 17:45 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKY7FkBLeo

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at November 18, 2019 05:51 PM (mfdVh)

447 >the audience they wish they could have, non-white girls and women and members of the LGBT alphabet soup

Where's the + you BIGOT?

Posted by: justaguy at November 18, 2019 07:15 PM (cLB+r)

448 I switched to 7-11 coffee: they have a good coffee bar with various flavors and different creamers sweeteners, and you can give them a phone number and get ANY size for a dollar.
And the seventh, I believe, is free. Can't beat that deal with a stick!

Posted by: Beverly at November 18, 2019 07:31 PM (r3fIZ)

449 I bet woke Charlie's Angels isn't genderswap Charlie's Angels, even though the woke thing to do is to genderswap all the things... Obviously not all. Women are still more or less women (though some might be trans) but men? They must be done away with.

Posted by: DaveM at November 18, 2019 08:16 PM (WWC3Y)

450 Flatulence from the legendary Grassy Knoll?

Posted by: klaftern at November 21, 2019 02:45 PM (RuIsu)

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