Friday, August 09, 2013

Today is "Go Armed to Starbucks Day." Really.

Yes, Dear Readers, just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier, I note that today is Go Armed to Starbucks Day. From the linked article:

"Gun owners across America plan to on Friday [today, August 9th] go armed to Starbucks outlets when getting their morning (noon and evening) coffee, as part of an “I Love Guns and Coffee” campaign, and a show of appreciation to the coffee giant for letting customers pack heat when it accords with state law."


I suppose it's better than the utter lunacy of allowing people to carry loaded weapons into bars, but it's just a matter of degree ... I'm not sure I'd like to be sitting next to someone on a jittery caffeine high with a big iron on his hip*.

Perhaps Starbucks ought to go all in ... if it really wants to honor gun owners, it could rename its drink sizes for the day in honor of gun lovers: instead of "tall," "grande," or "venti," you could order a ".22 caliber," ".38 caliber," or "44 magnum."

So, if you're planning to stop by Starbucks today for your cup of joe, be sure to wear your best casual kevlar vest, and check your common sense at the door.

Have a good day. See you tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday.


* With apologies to Marty Robbins.


eViL pOp TaRt said...

What a dumb idea -- I should be used to it, butstill surprised.

Big Sky Heidi said...

There's not much about guns around here lately. I'm not sorry.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

This makes stupid look good.

Randomly Rachel said...

Guns at Starbuck's greatly raises the stakes for a barista using decaf by mistake.

Mike said...

Does Papa John's own Starbucks?

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

At least the crowd at the Booby Bungalow goes unarmed. I think.