I have been quiet in my political posts, lately. Me ignoring the far left and far right bullcrap has been cathartic.

But, I just read a Newsweek article that has put me in a position where venting is my best option. Newsweek says that the Unicorn Frappuccino represents everything that is wrong with America. I argue that Starbucks as a whole is a more accurate representation. It is the mother ship to the hipster, entitled, crybaby, why-can’t-I-get-a-job-with-my-bachelor’s-in-modern-American-literature-to-pay-for-my-six-years-of-college, I-will-disrupt-society-because-I don’t-agree Americans.

As its clientele are those who want to pay $5 for a cup of coffee to be seen at a “cool” place, it has to cater to them. If you really want to better America, get a job to pay off your student debt and move out of your mommy’s basement. Here’s my suggestion: Invest six months in a good trade school and learn to weld, cut off your man bun, shave that beard (you don’t deserve to wear it), take off those pansy pink ears, stop marching every time you don’t get your way (because with a full-time job and the regular disappointments of life you won’t have time anyway) and start working for a living. You will soon realize that you can actually get unlimited coffee for $1.50. And yes, you can get wi-fi at Denny’s too.

Rant over.

Kevin Lipps


(17) comments


Well said Kevin


Let me caveat my post. I only do this if I happen to encounter them while out and about. I'm not out circling the neighborhood stalking iPhone addicts.

One more rant. I can't stand to see people out to dinner with their kids and all of them are on their phones. I was at Ledos once and there were 5 adults and 6 kids sitting together. The adults chatted with each other at one of the table, while every single kid was on a phone at the other end. Drives me crazy, especially when I hear the videos or games they're playing. It is so rude.

My wife and I don't let our daughter bring her devices into a restaurant, or into other people's homes on social visits.


No matter how many years I worked for FDA and other government agencies, I have never liked "kawfeee." Not my first choice.


Oh. Now I have to ask my daughter what a Unicorn Frap is.


No, here it is, Deb
From rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches to unicorn hot chocolate, this magical culinary club has another member: the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino.

The base is a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup that's mixed with a sweet pink powder. Then it's blended together and poured into a cup that has a layer of sour blue syrup. The finishing touches are vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue topping.


I like it. Here's my rant. I beep my horn at all the kids crossing the street after school with their phones glued to their faces. The reactions from the ones that can hear the horn through their headphones is priceless. So cathartic. I do it hoping they'll learn to cross the street while paying attention.


So you are the one that honks. [beam]


I'm the tough love crossing guard.


Are you one of the kids, Gary? [innocent]


Only in my mind.


If you want to be a welder when you grow up, you can learn it in the FCPS CTC program. http://www.fcps.org/academics/HS-Career-and-Technology-Education.cfm


To pay $5 for a cup of coffee, I would have to be desperate.


We define "desperate" differently, that's all. I bet "Starbucks" and "desperate" occur in the same sentence multiple times every day. How else to explain its existence.


[thumbup][thumbup] Good letter.


Kevin -you should have keep your cool and not written a letter full of stereotypes and misleading characterizations.


My thoughts exactly [lol] he comes off like a giant man-baby


Yeah but a guilty-fun read

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