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(Bangkok Post)   Comedian finds out that he can't open a coffee shop called Starbucks, even if he puts the word "Dumb" above the top. Especially in LA without a valid public health permit   ( divider line
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2014-02-11 10:11:45 AM  
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"By adding the word 'dumb,' we are legally allowed to use the coveted Starbucks name and logo because we've fulfilled the minimum requirements to be considered a parody under US law."

Some people think that stupid is the same thing as funny.

Mr Fielder said he plans to open a second location in Brooklyn, New York.

They *may* not sure him for the first time.  They may figure "He learned his lesson".  But I guarantee, if he tries it again, they'll file every lawsuit they can think of.  And I'm pretty sure they can afford a ton of lawyers, who they will then fill with caffeine.
2014-02-11 01:35:50 PM  
1 vote:
I stood in line for 90 minutes on a Sunday morning, got some free coffee, got interviewed by the LA Times, met some cute girls who appreciate dumb jokes, and now I'm selling my extra cup on eBay to someone even dumber than I for $100+, so a waste of time? I'd say not.
2014-02-11 12:23:40 PM  
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Inflatable Rhetoric: frepnog: he opened a coffee shop, called it dumb starbucks, and serves coffee.

how is that a parody, exactly?  i mean if he served cups of smashed beaver, MAYBE that would be parody.

/parody laws do not in any way cover this stupidity.

He should have done it like Colbert.

Super Bowl --> Superb Owl


Patron saint of fast-food espresso beverages.
2014-02-11 12:03:52 PM  
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2014-02-11 08:01:23 AM  
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CipollinaFan: phrawgh: That's not funny.

Neither was Nathan for You.

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