The Blood Burst from My Eyes and My Liver Curl[ed] Up and Turn[ed] Black
Kate G. Harvard-Radcliffe '82 riffs on Matt Yglesias '03 and his fear of being thought a Starbucks person. She almost makes me wish I were going to our 25th reunion (I'm not: things are simply too crazy around here):
Kate G. on Matthew Yglesias Is Insecure!: Well, I don't know what kind of person it makes me--actually I do, I'm intolerant--but the last stupid "as I see it" cup from Starbucks which I saw online attacking Darwin for social Darwinism and eugenics made the blood burst from my eyes and my liver curl up and turn black.
But it did cause me to blast off a furious letter to Starbucks about the vapidity and idiocy of their choices which, infamously, include Jonah Goldberg as a "person" whose "viewpoint" an actual human being is supposed to want to know. I got back a letter explaining that they were trying to recreate a kind of 17th century coffee house milieu and I was welcome to try to join the fun and discuss my opinions on their web site. Unable to imagine frequenting any kind of `17th century coffee house in which Jonah Goldberg would have been allowed in other than a floor sweeping capacity I declined.
Luckily there are lots of other better coffee shops in my area and I never have to resort to Starbucks anymore. But I think they may actually geographically segregate the cups because I've only seen a few of the more objectionable ones by right wing trust fund babies.
"But I think they may actually geographically segregate the cups because I've only seen a few of the more objectionable ones by right wing trust fund babies."
Wow, that is just a perfect "the calculating evil of corporations" rumor. It demands to be mongered!