Proving once again my truism that small people fight small battles, a group billing itself as “The Resistance” is protesting Starbucks’ current use of it’s original logo.
Now, the retro logo looks to me like a topless pregnant woman hoisting two giant (or Venti, in Starbucks speak) coconut shrimp. In fact, it reminds me of a recurring dream I used to have when I was single…but I digress. The head of the Resistance insists that:
“[The logo] has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute,” Mark Dice, founder of the group, said in a news release. “Need I say more? It’s extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves Slutbucks.”
First of all, anybody in America who calls themselves “The Resistance” deserves an open-handed pimp slap. Resistance, in its proper context, is used for people who oppose fascist regimes at great risk to life and limb. Kids, having an unpopular opinion does not automatically make you a rebel or a hero. Can we all handle this?
Secondly, what are they resisting? A logo? Wow, way to take a stand there, Bonhoeffer.
Personally, I can think of a lot of other things that merit “resistance” if we use the term like they are.
- Starbucks prices, and those ubiquitous clowns who spend their entire day at Starbucks writing the next great American novel on their laptops.
- Geico, for continuing with those stupid Caveman ads long after the not-that-funny-to-begin-with joke has run its course.
- The price of gas
- Michael Bay movies
- Country radio
- Fat, hairy people in speedos
- The word “awesome”
You get the picture. What about you, gentle reader? What do you think merits “resistance” in our popular culture?