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(Independent)   Starbucks attacked over pastry plagiarism after local chain claims they stole the 'duffin.' Claims appear to have merit, as if the idea had come from Starbucks originally, it would have been burned   (independent.co.uk) divider line 36
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2013-10-10 12:10:10 PM  
I thought all of the food at Starbucks was plastic.
 
2013-10-10 12:10:11 PM  
In before Starbucks burns their coffee snob
 
2013-10-10 12:12:28 PM  
The second sentence of that headline was . . . difficult.
 
2013-10-10 12:13:34 PM  
Change the farking name, you moron.
 
2013-10-10 12:15:15 PM  
Their version of the duffin is probably only one quarter as filled as the original, tastes like it was baked twice as long, and costs three times as much.
 
2013-10-10 12:15:33 PM  

Anayalator: I thought all of the food at Starbucks was plastic.


It's inconceivable that a coffee shop could have such terrible bagels.
 
2013-10-10 12:16:13 PM  

justtray: In before Starbucks burns their coffee snob


It's not snobbery, it's having functioning tastebuds and a disdain for "dark" (read: burned) roasts.

I tried to like their coffee, but when they "Bold" everything by mixing in their burnt beans, it's just not possible,
 
2013-10-10 12:16:20 PM  
Somebody got cross over hot buns?
 
2013-10-10 12:18:42 PM  

RKTeuthis: justtray: In before Starbucks burns their coffee snob

It's not snobbery, it's having functioning tastebuds and a disdain for "dark" (read: burned) roasts.

I tried to like their coffee, but when they "Bold" everything by mixing in their burnt beans, it's just not possible,


Way to prove his point.
 
2013-10-10 12:18:50 PM  
Well they did do a google search so they should be good.
 
2013-10-10 12:19:48 PM  
From my partially completed FARK GED in trademark law I understand that folks who used the word/term prior to the trademark filing get to keep using that term, it's just that other competitors are prevented from adopting it.

True?
 
2013-10-10 12:20:38 PM  

Target Builder: From my partially completed FARK GED in trademark law I understand that folks who used the word/term prior to the trademark filing get to keep using that term, it's just that other competitors are prevented from adopting it.

True?


Totally true.
 
2013-10-10 12:20:47 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: justtray: In before Starbucks burns their coffee snob

It's not snobbery, it's having functioning tastebuds and a disdain for "dark" (read: burned) roasts.

I tried to like their coffee, but when they "Bold" everything by mixing in their burnt beans, it's just not possible,

Way to prove his point.


right, because not liking something is snobbery, got it.
 
2013-10-10 12:24:31 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Just sittin' by the campfire, drinking my venti mocha.
 
2013-10-10 12:26:30 PM  

Target Builder: From my partially completed FARK GED in trademark law I understand that folks who used the word/term prior to the trademark filing get to keep using that term, it's just that other competitors are prevented from adopting it.

True?


Depends.

It's not like a single word like "duffin" as in "donut-muffin" is so mind-bendingly unique and impossible to imagine that two people couldn't think of it independently.

It depends how similar the actual pastries are.
 
2013-10-10 12:26:59 PM  
Dough!
 
2013-10-10 12:27:54 PM  

RKTeuthis: the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: justtray: In before Starbucks burns their coffee snob

It's not snobbery, it's having functioning tastebuds and a disdain for "dark" (read: burned) roasts.

I tried to like their coffee, but when they "Bold" everything by mixing in their burnt beans, it's just not possible,

Way to prove his point.

right, because not liking something is snobbery, got it.


Isn't that the very definition of snobbery?

Someone who isn't a snob wouldn't be picky about eating/drinking something based on the taste/brand/company but would rather be fine and content with anything.
 
2013-10-10 12:30:28 PM  
"It's like saying we trademarked the word fairy cake and we're going to let this one person make fairy cakes because they've come up with it. But everyone else, well, we're going to f*** them over."

I like this gal.  She's a straight talker.  I hope she prevails.
 
2013-10-10 12:32:18 PM  
Never been in a Tarbucks. Couldn't care ..
 
2013-10-10 12:32:57 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Target Builder: From my partially completed FARK GED in trademark law I understand that folks who used the word/term prior to the trademark filing get to keep using that term, it's just that other competitors are prevented from adopting it.

True?

Depends.

It's not like a single word like "duffin" as in "donut-muffin" is so mind-bendingly unique and impossible to imagine that two people couldn't think of it independently.

It depends how similar the actual pastries are.


The other question is, whether "duffin" was used as the common name of the item, before the trademark application. If it was, the trademark is void. You cannot trademark a common name by itself. It would be like trying to trademark the term "chocolate" by itself.
 
2013-10-10 12:33:26 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: justtray: In before Starbucks burns their coffee snob

It's not snobbery, it's having functioning tastebuds and a disdain for "dark" (read: burned) roasts.

I tried to like their coffee, but when they "Bold" everything by mixing in their burnt beans, it's just not possible,

Way to prove his point.

right, because not liking something is snobbery, got it.

Isn't that the very definition of snobbery?

Someone who isn't a snob wouldn't be picky about eating/drinking something based on the taste/brand/company but would rather be fine and content with anything.


Wait wait wait.. you're saying that consuming something based on TASTE is snobbery?!

Are you fine and content with a mouthful of shiat?
 
2013-10-10 12:33:59 PM  

SansNeural: "It's like saying we trademarked the word fairy cake and we're going to let this one person make fairy cakes because they've come up with it. But everyone else, well, we're going to f*** them over."

I like this gal.  She's a straight talker.  I hope she prevails.


Isn't that pretty much exactly how the EU's PDO system works?
 
2013-10-10 12:37:09 PM  

RKTeuthis: the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: justtray: In before Starbucks burns their coffee snob

It's not snobbery, it's having functioning tastebuds and a disdain for "dark" (read: burned) roasts.

I tried to like their coffee, but when they "Bold" everything by mixing in their burnt beans, it's just not possible,

Way to prove his point.

right, because not liking something is snobbery, got it.

Isn't that the very definition of snobbery?

Someone who isn't a snob wouldn't be picky about eating/drinking something based on the taste/brand/company but would rather be fine and content with anything.

Wait wait wait.. you're saying that consuming something based on TASTE is snobbery?!

Are you fine and content with a mouthful of shiat?


[wellthatescalatedquickly.jpg]

Already comparing Starbucks' coffee to feces, are we?

And you're trying to convince me that you're not a coffee snob?

/actually, some people pay alot of money for the shiat
 
2013-10-10 12:43:12 PM  
the_vegetarian_cannibal:

Someone who isn't a snob wouldn't be picky about eating/drinking something based on the taste/brand/company but would rather be fine and content with anything.

Wait wait wait.. you're saying that consuming something based on TASTE is snobbery?!

Are you fine and content with a mouthful of shiat?

[wellthatescalatedquickly.jpg]

Already comparing Starbucks' coffee to feces, are we?

And you're trying to convince me that you're not a coffee snob?

/actually, some people pay alot of money for the shiat


Yeah that's EXACTLY what I'm doing.

or not.

I'm saying that we avoid consuming things that taste bad. That was merely the most easily understood example of what is almost universally considered bad tasting by humans.

Anyhow, you're either a troll or stupid. Either way, meh.
 
2013-10-10 12:44:20 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: justtray: In before Starbucks burns their coffee snob

It's not snobbery, it's having functioning tastebuds and a disdain for "dark" (read: burned) roasts.

I tried to like their coffee, but when they "Bold" everything by mixing in their burnt beans, it's just not possible,

Way to prove his point.

right, because not liking something is snobbery, got it.

Isn't that the very definition of snobbery?

Someone who isn't a snob wouldn't be picky about eating/drinking something based on the taste/brand/company but would rather be fine and content with anything.

Wait wait wait.. you're saying that consuming something based on TASTE is snobbery?!

Are you fine and content with a mouthful of shiat?

[wellthatescalatedquickly.jpg]

Already comparing Starbucks' coffee to feces, are we?

And you're trying to convince me that you're not a coffee snob?

/actually, some people pay alot of money for the shiat


You're pretty full of shiat, so I can see why you're so defensive.
 
2013-10-10 12:53:34 PM  

RKTeuthis: the_vegetarian_cannibal:

Someone who isn't a snob wouldn't be picky about eating/drinking something based on the taste/brand/company but would rather be fine and content with anything.

Wait wait wait.. you're saying that consuming something based on TASTE is snobbery?!

Are you fine and content with a mouthful of shiat?

[wellthatescalatedquickly.jpg]

Already comparing Starbucks' coffee to feces, are we?

And you're trying to convince me that you're not a coffee snob?

/actually, some people pay alot of money for the shiat

Yeah that's EXACTLY what I'm doing.

or not.

I'm saying that we avoid consuming things that taste bad. That was merely the most easily understood example of what is almost universally considered bad tasting by humans.

Anyhow, you're either a troll or stupid. Either way, meh.


This scintillating exchange aside, try the blonde roast. It's not as gut wrenchingly burnt as the rest of their overpriced shiat.
 
2013-10-10 12:56:31 PM  

RKTeuthis: I'm saying that we avoid consuming things that taste bad. That was merely the most easily understood example of what is almost universally considered bad tasting by humans.


Someone who isn't a snob wouldn't think that Starbucks tasted bad, or at least not enough to overdramatically compare it to a "mouthful of shiat." If Starbucks really was that bad and unappealing to everyone, you would think that they'd be out of business. And yet most everyday people still drink it without giving it a second thought. When most people are able to tolerate something while you aren't, they're not the ones with the problem.


appraisals: You're pretty full of shiat, so I can see why you're so defensive.


Heh. The coffee snobs that are passionate enough about this topic to throw out insults think i'm the one that's being defensive.
 
2013-10-10 12:58:19 PM  
the_vegetarian_cannibal:

Already comparing Starbucks' coffee to feces, are we?

And you're trying to convince me that you're not a coffee snob?

/actually, some people pay alot of money for the shiat


Poop Coffee seems a bit high brow for Starbucks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak
 
2013-10-10 12:58:23 PM  
Meh, just wait till they try my world famous muffcake.
 
2013-10-10 01:01:51 PM  
all i could think of while reading the headline-
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/ooh look, a shiny!
 
2013-10-10 01:08:17 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: RKTeuthis: I'm saying that we avoid consuming things that taste bad. That was merely the most easily understood example of what is almost universally considered bad tasting by humans.

Someone who isn't a snob wouldn't think that Starbucks tasted bad, or at least not enough to overdramatically compare it to a "mouthful of shiat." If Starbucks really was that bad and unappealing to everyone, you would think that they'd be out of business. And yet most everyday people still drink it without giving it a second thought. When most people are able to tolerate something while you aren't, they're not the ones with the problem.


appraisals: You're pretty full of shiat, so I can see why you're so defensive.

Heh. The coffee snobs that are passionate enough about this topic to throw out insults think i'm the one that's being defensive.


I don't care much about coffee, I'm just saying you're full of shiat. Tough.
 
2013-10-10 01:15:29 PM  
On the two sides of the poo flinging Internet dick debate between people biatching about things, this type is the worst.
 
2013-10-10 01:16:26 PM  
I tolerate coffee, at best.

Starbucks is still vile, artificially sweetened ass juice from a burning homeless man.
 
2013-10-10 01:42:50 PM  
Is a duffin a donut shoved up a puffin's ass or a muffin shoved up a duck's ass?

puffinpalooza.com
www.writerscafe.org

Or is it the freakish hybrid spawn of both, like a tur-duck-en, only oilier.
 
2013-10-10 02:28:32 PM  
I'm going to market one of these, but I'm going to call it the Muffnut.
 
2013-10-10 06:05:56 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: If Starbucks really was that bad and unappealing to everyone, you would think that they'd be out of business. And yet most everyday people still drink it without giving it a second thought.


Most people don't go to Starbucks for coffee, they go there for 500+ calorie coffee-flavored milkshakes.
 
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