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?
Wed Nov 30 2016 09:02:46 PM EST from IGnatius T FoobarI 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.
....Oh! Ok, well, that also sounds interesting.
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.
BOFH **click** !!BOOM!!!!!!!!! <Budha_Smile>
Buddha forgives typos!
Their donuts are fine.
But we really need Tim Horton's here, eh.
Tim Horton's closed a lot of US stores?
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, McDonalds has diversified their coffee... Dunkin is OK only when you're in a loads of milk & sugar mood.
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.
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.
I am just going to leave this here.
Her take is amusing, if a bit rabid!
But here, I'll share one back:
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.