Skip to comments.Starbucks Holiday Cup Resembles Guy Fawkes, Occupy Wall Street Symbol
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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Oh, ffs . . . can we find something more serious to be offended about . . . ?
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.
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.
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.
But other than all that, it’s ~completely~ identical.
IT’S A SIGN!
Wishful thinking on the part of Gothamist.
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.
Close, but so is a REAL nutcracker.
It’s the winking Starbucks nutcracker, that’s all.
March of the Toy Soldiers....been around for ages...Christmas tradition.
"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!
It's his metrosexual brother!
...and if it's a cup of Cappuccino, would it be steam punk?
When they showed an OWS "person" running around in one, we thought it was a Vlad the Impaler mask at first.
That’s a pretty standard looking face for a holiday nutcracker.
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?
Uhh... I think he was joking.
People probably need to remember their sarcasm /tag.
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