Yes, that is Starbuck (Dirk Benedict) and Stabuck (Katee Sackhoff) at Starbucks.


Given teh ‘monkey’s near lifetime affiliation with Starbucks I’m contractually obligated to share with you this cute little animated commercial spreading the holiday cheer.

12 Days of Sharing


This past weekend a Starbucks customer finally had enough with the company’s lingo and had to be escorted out by the police when she refused to use the exact phrase “without butter or cheese” when ordering a multigrain bagel. Did the woman overreact by going ballistic on a Stabucks employee? Most definitely, but you could say the same for the barista who could have instantly diffused the situation by simply selling her a bagel. Me, I’m all for anyone telling Starbucks (and any other brand) to stick it when they attempt to create their own language in an attempt to seem cool, hip, or cutting-edge. So, to celebrate that thought, here’s this clip of Role Models on the subject of a venti large cup of coffee.

No, large means large


The Onion’s AV Club and Starbucks have teamed up for a 25 band covers project in which each band gets to pick one of 25 covers, with each subsequent band choosing from the remainder (I can’t wait to see who gets stuck with The Beach Boys’ Kokomo), but first out of the gate was Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, who tackled Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”:

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists cover Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

If the rest of them are even half as good as this, it’ll be a CD I will happily pick up.