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[#] Thu Dec 01 2016 15:11:18 EST from Shazam

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Is that like a designated driver? But instead of being the one at the bar who stays sober, you're the one in an apocalypse who survives? 



[#] Fri Dec 02 2016 14:44:03 EST from Ladyhawke

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Wed Nov 30 2016 09:02:46 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
I don't know what a Designated Survivor is but he/she/it/them can keep theirs; I just want one of my own.

LOL, it's a Keifer Southerland TV show.  Premise is that the State House was blown up during the State of the Union so the entire executive branch - Southerland - and most of the Congress has been lost.  Southerland (HUD Secretary) was the Designated Survivor held at an alternate location and becomes President and needs to rebuild US Gov't and get the states to play ball with him.



[#] Thu Dec 08 2016 16:01:19 EST from Shazam

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....Oh! Ok, well, that also sounds interesting.



[#] Tue Dec 13 2016 08:28:46 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Sounds interesting, but I'll bet there were actual explosives there. What I want is to be able to blow up anything, anywhere, at any time, without the need to plant explosives first. This requires a genie, not a demolition expert.

Don't like how a football game is going? *click* **BOOM**

Pesky communist moves into the neighborhood? *click* **BOOM**

They put a Starbucks where there used to be a Dunkin Donuts? *click* **BOOM**

SOTU 2017? *click* **BOOM** (That would be a very small targeted explosion)


I also want a tree that grows marshmallows, so I can toast them over a campfire without having to take the extra step of putting a marshmallow on a stick first.

[#] Thu Dec 15 2016 12:22:51 EST from mo

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BOFH **click** !!BOOM!!!!!!!!! <Budha_Smile>

 



[#] Thu Dec 15 2016 12:23:54 EST from mo

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Buddha forgives typos!



[#] Fri Dec 16 2016 14:10:37 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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Dunkin Donuts coffee is disgusting. Sorry. I'd rather drink McDonald's coffee....
Their donuts are fine.

But we really need Tim Horton's here, eh.

[#] Fri Dec 16 2016 19:19:31 EST from zooer

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[#] Fri Dec 30 2016 09:08:14 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Or even Krispy Kreme.  There aren't enough of them here.  But the point is, I want to be able to blow up any Starbucks at any time without having to plant explosives first.  Explosions are good.  Explosions in places where bitter coffee is served by bitter people are even better.  Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go toast some marshmallows.



[#] Sat Dec 31 2016 08:54:30 EST from zooer

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They closed a bunch of them in the early 2000s.  I blame the Mrs ChimpyMcBushitler, I remember the first lady complaining about eating too many sugary carbohydrates and then within six months several closed in Palm Beach and Broward Co.   I believe several throughout the country closed as well, I think that is when the Buffalo store closed.

 



[#] Tue Jan 03 2017 08:40:22 EST from Haven

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After reading up on it, I think Krispy Kreme suffered more from upper management at a corporate level concentrating on making the corporation profitable at the expense of their franchisees.   After their IPO it looks like they grew too quickly, allowed too many franchisees to be too close to each other, and signed deals to steal sales from those franchisees (Gas station & Supermarket sales), which was good for corporate, but made it so people wouldn't want to be a Krispy Kreme franchisee.   

As a comparison, Dunkin Donuts didn't have the same issues at the same time, and saw increases in sales, where Krispy Kreme saw decreases in sales.   

Though it seems that since 2007 there has a been a turn around, and they are growing slowly.   In 2016 Krispy Kreme was purchased and taken private.  So that might be  a good thing.  We will have to see.  



[#] Tue Jan 03 2017 12:36:39 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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So what you're saying is that a lot of franchises went simsalapoof!

[#] Wed Jan 04 2017 17:59:32 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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I like Starbucks. It's their politics I hate. Dunkin' serves swill. Even McDonalds serves better coffee.

[#] Thu Jan 05 2017 14:00:00 EST from LoanShark

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Yeah, McDonalds has diversified their coffee... Dunkin is OK only when you're in a loads of milk & sugar mood.

[#] Wed Jan 11 2017 10:55:48 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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McDonald's used to have fast food grade coffee but when they rebranded it as "Premium Roast" there really was a switch to a higher quality product.
But I only patronize fast food chains that don't fire their entire accounting department and replace them with H1B's ... so no McDonald's for me.

I still think that Dunkin Donuts coffee is eminently more drinkable than the ultra-bitter stuff served at Hitlerbucks. But that's my particular taste.

[#] Wed Jan 11 2017 15:15:10 EST from Ladyhawke

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See, now you're just moving into heresy land.....  Dunkin Hitler is no where close as tasty and full bodied as Starbucks coffee.....which takes far less sugar and milk to enjoy.



[#] Wed Jan 11 2017 16:01:32 EST from zooer

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[#] Wed Jan 11 2017 18:23:26 EST from Ladyhawke

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Her take is amusing, if a bit rabid!

But here, I'll share one back:

https://consumerist.com/2007/06/22/confessions-of-a-starbucks-barista/



[#] Thu Jan 12 2017 17:55:07 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Keeping with the spirit of the moment... Starbucks is "fake coffee"

[#] Thu Jan 12 2017 19:55:22 EST from Shazam

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I saw for sale and bought for my father's wife a cold brewer coffee thingie. I think it works by putting in coffee (real coffee not the instant stuff) and putting in cold water and sitting it in the fridge overnight. I was waiting for her to use it, so I could go find out if I would like something like that, but she hasn't gotten around to using it. So it looks like she's not too interested, but I told her it's supposed to be less acidic than regular brewed coffee, or cause less heartburn, or something.