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May. 21st, 2004

04:44 pm - Shrek 2

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...is terrific! It's hilarious and fun and very nice-looking.

And there was one joke that I found especially funny, and I don't think telling it will spoil anything: There's a scene with a bunch of people running screaming out of Farbucks (the fairy-tale version of Starbucks)... and they run across the street into another Farbucks!

We have that in Houston! Two Starbuckses across the street from each other, in River Oaks.

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From:keeper1st
Date:May 21st, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
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In this small town of Morgan Hill it exists too. They opened a Starbucks, then two months later, opened another one in the Safeway across the street.

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From:shell524
Date:May 21st, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Oohh, but the Houston instance is particularly rare. It's two actual Starbucks across from each other. Neither is in a grocery store! It's creepy. :p
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From:chocorisu
Date:May 21st, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
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On Robson in downtown Vancouver we have two Starbucks on opposite corners of an intersection. And they're both often completely full.
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From:growf
Date:May 21st, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC)
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Four Starbuckses. On a quarter-mile stretch of one street. In London, England. And it's not even Central London!
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From:growf
Date:May 21st, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
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Here, a quick and dirty map. The area shown is 500m x 500m.

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From:catwoman69y2k
Date:May 21st, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)

I have always wondered

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Did the man in the empty building across from the starbucks, look to the starbucks and then to his kids saying "I think Im gonna build a starbucks right here"

In San Francisco there is a starbucks 2 doors down on the same side of the street from a starbucks.

I swear the double starbucks things must be for a neighborhood where a lot of alzhiemers patients live.
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From:catwoman69y2k
Date:May 21st, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)

Heheh

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Yeah I noticed that too.

I was wondering if you could tell me how does Pixar get away with the little digs at Disney. I mean in the first shrek they did that and for some reason there was nothing Disney could do about it.

-Kat
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 21st, 2004 04:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Heheh

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Shrek and Shrek 2 were made by Pacific Data Images, not Pixar, for Dreamworks, not Disney.

(Although before the movie, I saw a trailer for Pixar's next big movie, The Incredibles!)
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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 21st, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
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The humor people rave about in "Shrek" almost always strikes me as unoriginal, if not unduly repulsive. And I don't think I can bring myself to see a movie where the donkey and dragon produce offspring.

I don't know what's wrong with me.
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From:xakko
Date:May 21st, 2004 06:39 pm (UTC)
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Does Lewis Black know they're stealing his material?

Or is it homage, with some fairy tale denizen cursed with no short term memory going, "Gee, that coffee hit the spot... oh look, a Farbucks! I could really go for a cup o' joe...."
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From:wbwolf
Date:May 21st, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC)

The Hit Jam of 1936!

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Who is Lewis Black? Singer? Comedian? Whatnot?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 21st, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)

Re: The Hit Jam of 1936!

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Apoplectic comedian, often seen on The Daily Show. He's got an album called "The End of the Universe" in which he mentions a place in Houston where there are two Starbucks across the street from each other. He postulates that this spot is the end of the universe, because it defies the laws of time and space.

Also he speculates that the people who would need such a thing are Alzheimer's patients, who will immediately forget they've just had coffee, look across the street, and decide to have some coffee. (I know the real reason, though; it's for busy yuppies who can't be bothered to make a U-turn and can't stand the thought of the Starbucks being on the WRONG side of the street!)
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From:strredwolf
Date:May 21st, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Washington DC, Dupont Circle area. Two Starbucks across the street from each other. Just make sure you take the southern entrance out of the DC Metrorail off of that stop on the RedLine, and you can't miss it.
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From:akseawolf
Date:May 22nd, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
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I suppose thats similar to why you often see two gas stations right across the street from each other. But then Starbucks doesn't really have any large national chains to compete with besides themselves...

I wonder if both stores are WiFi hotspots and what would happen if you stood between them (out of the way of traffic) with a WiFi laptop?
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