best/worst corporate logos

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I don't get the appeal of Starbucks.
     


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    I guess if the burnt taste of their beans doesn't turn you off...

    Awesome. Guess I'm not the only one. They have a special Starbucks coffee at the Uni. I got some once by mistake, and was charged more for the privilege. Couldn't believe people paid more for that...

    ~ Huntsman
     


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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I remember listening on the radio when a high-level employee of Starbucks was bragging about how they were going to take over Italy....gotta love the unmitigated arrogance of such a statement.[​IMG]

    koji
     


  5. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Like little green and black toadstools they are slowly colonizing Paris. As they are at least as expesnive as French cafes I wonder if it's the tourists and expats keeping them going.
     


  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I don't get the appeal of Starbucks.

    I only patronize Segafredo.
     


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    I hope Italians smoke them out. Literally.
     


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    This revulsion of Starbucks fascinates me. If you don't like their coffee don't go there. But clearly other people do like it. You act as if they are coming into new markets and torching their competitors' shops.

    bob
     


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    But they are in Italy.

    We must subvert society.
     


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    [​IMG]
     


  11. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    This revulsion of Starbucks fascinates me. If you don't like their coffee don't go there. But clearly other people do like it. You act as if they are coming into new markets and torching their competitors' shops. bob
    I think the main problem I have with Starbucks is as I stated before, the oversaturation of the market. Less than half a mile from my house, there is a strip mall with perhaps 12 stores facing the street. Two of them are Starbucks. That seems a bit much. I also get irritated at the people who proudly order the most extravagent and complex coffee drink they can think of. Half-caf skinny Double Mocha Tall Extra Squirt of Chocolate Lots of Whipped Cream No Lid Two Stir Straws Extra TLC NonFat Milk at 160 Degrees Shaken Not Stirred To Go with a demitasse of soy. (BTW I know someone who orders this, he has it printed on his business card to expedite the ordering process, I think its mostly a joke, but he drinks like four or five a week...) Starbucks makes a decent sweet drink IIRC, but their straight espresso always tastes burnt. I can't bring myself to drink a caramel macchiato, so I usually get straight shots or americanos, and they usually aren't very good. This is why I only go to Starbucks once or twice a year, if that. Back on track, I really like the logo.
     


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    What is a frapuchino?

    Why is it considered stylish for high school/college students to sit in a Starbucks?

    Why is it considered "intellectual?"
     


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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    What is a frapuchino?

    Why is it considered stylish for high school/college students to sit in a Starbucks?

    Why is it considered "intellectual?"


    Ask the oracle.

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    tiger02 Militarist

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    Why is it considered "intellectual?"
    It's not so much the sitting in Starbucks, as it is the meeting professors or working on group projects or having random conversations with a stranger who is probably more intelligent than you. My small college town had two small local coffeeshops, one with that kind of vibrant culture and one where you could go and sit in quiet with a good coffee. Starbucks came senior year and I was gratified to see that they stole zero business from the local places.

    Tom
     


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    This revulsion of Starbucks fascinates me. If you don't like their coffee don't go there. But clearly other people do like it. You act as if they are coming into new markets and torching their competitors' shops.

    bob


    The practically do that, from what I've noticed in several cities.

    koji
     


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