Tuesday, October 25, 2005

it's the beans

The folks over at Starbucks should really wake up and smell the coffee.

Apparently they will soon begin serving their customers cups with a line from Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life printed on them. "You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense."

Regardless of what the Exorcist thinks of this lame Evangelical paraphrasing of St. Augustine, he certainly doesn't need to have it emblazoned on his morning coffee. As if it weren't enough paying $4.50 for a hot drink in a paper cup - and even the Exorcist has been lured in off the street by the enticing aroma of the neighboorhood Starbucks - now we have to tolerate their philosophizing?

Last summer they ran an equally inane quote from an equally shallow source that said, "My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long."

Please. You've already tricked us into paying crazy money for a cup of coffee. Allow us to drink it in peace. We want your brew, not your ridiculous ideas.

So shut up and drip already.