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Starbucks Holiday Cup Resembles Guy Fawkes, Occupy Wall Street Symbol
The Gothamist ^ | 11/05/11 | Yankee

Posted on 11/05/2011 6:54:44 PM PDT by Yankee

Is it pure coincidence that this year's Starbucks holiday cup features a Nutcracker bearing an uncanny resemblance to the iconic Guy Fawkes mask? Or is this is some radical graphic designer's way of sticking it to the Man. Of course, it could also be Starbucks' way of commodifying some of that Occupy Wall Street magic. Because what could be more punk than drinking coffee from a chain restaurant in a disposable cup referencing a 17th century religious nut!

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Good! I needed a reason to never buy another overpriced, muddy, bitter cup of liquid crap again.


1 posted on 11/05/2011 6:54:46 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Yankee.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 6:57:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Yankee

Oh, ffs . . . can we find something more serious to be offended about . . . ?


3 posted on 11/05/2011 6:57:51 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Yankee

Actually, I think it is a coincidence. This is a classic “Nutcracker” face, and this cup would have been designed many moons ago.

Also, the OWS folks hate Starbucks. Especially since it won’t give them free lattes. It is a business, after all.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 6:58:57 PM PDT by livius
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To: Yankee

No. I think this should be placed under tinfoil alert. I remember last year during the world cup people claimed that the logo on the soccer balls resemble the 0.

1. The beard is not the same
2. The eyebrows are not the same.
3. The eyes are not the same.
4. the mustashe is not the same.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 6:59:44 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Yankee

Looks like every other stupid nutcracker, to me.

I think they’d love to *believe* Starbucks is suicidal enough to support the destruction of multi-billion dollar businesses.

What a delusional mob of tantrum throwing air-wasters.

Lemme know when “Guy Fawkes” shows up on a Taco Bell tortilla.

:)


6 posted on 11/05/2011 7:00:56 PM PDT by Salamander (And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies, who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL


7 posted on 11/05/2011 7:01:23 PM PDT by Salamander (And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies, who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Perdogg

But other than all that, it’s ~completely~ identical.

IT’S A SIGN!

;D


8 posted on 11/05/2011 7:02:58 PM PDT by Salamander (And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies, who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Perdogg

Wishful thinking on the part of Gothamist.


9 posted on 11/05/2011 7:05:52 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Salamander

10 posted on 11/05/2011 7:15:25 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Yankee

Nah, that’s just the face of a Nutcracker. They’re all over the place, this time of year. The ‘Vendetta’ mask is much more sinister looking.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 7:16:25 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Yankee

Close, but so is a REAL nutcracker.

12 posted on 11/05/2011 7:23:22 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Yankee
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13 posted on 11/05/2011 7:28:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Yankee

It’s the winking Starbucks nutcracker, that’s all.


14 posted on 11/05/2011 7:40:22 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Yankee

March of the Toy Soldiers....been around for ages...Christmas tradition.


15 posted on 11/05/2011 7:42:23 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: cripplecreek

Charlie Chaplin?


16 posted on 11/05/2011 8:27:37 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Yankee
You think THATS bad, take a gander at the other side!

"Let's rediscover why we're best friends"? With a picture of a dog in a bondage outfit humping a guy? Look how he's enjoying the perversion! Clearly Starbucks is promoting bestiality! BOYCOTT STARBUCKS!

17 posted on 11/05/2011 8:36:24 PM PDT by stormer
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To: 1rudeboy
OMG!

It's his metrosexual brother!

They're everywhere!

18 posted on 11/05/2011 9:08:08 PM PDT by Salamander (And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies, who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Because what could be more punk than drinking coffee from a chain restaurant in a disposable cup referencing a 17th century religious nut!

...and if it's a cup of Cappuccino, would it be steam punk?

19 posted on 11/05/2011 9:12:24 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: SuziQ
The ‘Vendetta’ mask is much more sinister looking.

When they showed an OWS "person" running around in one, we thought it was a Vlad the Impaler mask at first.

20 posted on 11/05/2011 9:16:29 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: Yankee

That’s a pretty standard looking face for a holiday nutcracker.


21 posted on 11/05/2011 10:39:42 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: stormer
You need to get a BDG!! (Big D**m Grip) Where the heck is your mind; continually in the gutter?

What I see is a snowman, wearing a sweater, and on his head is a hat with a long tail. He's sliding on his belly on the ground, and it Looks as though he might have skates on his feet, so he could have fallen while skating. On his back is a dog, in a mask and long scarf, who jumped on his back and is along for the ride.

Now, isn't that a much more pleasant interpretation?

22 posted on 11/06/2011 4:09:31 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Uhh... I think he was joking.

People probably need to remember their sarcasm /tag.


23 posted on 11/06/2011 9:03:54 PM PST by rikkir (Political office should be a sacrifice, not a reward. Do your service and GO HOME!)
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