Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Starbucks tea frappuccinos

this prob won't be the Best Blog Item Ever Written, but at least it'll be a blog item posted (rather than the desert this place has been ... very bizzy lately), and it is, of course, about starbucks: namely, new Pomegranate and Tangerine Frappuccinos made w/ fruit juice & Tazo tea. officially, frappuccinos should be coffee-based; if it's fruit, call it a $#!& smoothie. but they can't call it a smoothie cuz smoothie implies a certain degree of healthfulness i.e. fruit etc, and these are really just juice & ice. which makes them no less welcome - fruit-ish is an ok alternative to the usual coffee/dairy, and anything thick & icy is good. and lookit sbux, jumping on the pom wagon. really they could call it a slurpee but that name's already taken. (sbux vets might recall that they kinda had these last yr in mango & citrus flavors.) meanwhile, also new at sbux: Iced Cafe con Leche, made w/ coffee, syrup & whole milk


Hey, sorry to bog this item down w/ activist stuff but TODAY the Senate Commerce Committee is debating Net neutrality. If you're not up on it, here's a good summary. Make a quick call to these slacker senators and ask them to support Internet freedom via the Snowe-Dorgan Amendment:

Chairman Ted Stevens (Alaska): 202-224-3004
AZ Sen John McCain 202-224-2235. AR Sen Mark Pryor 202-224-2353. FL Sen Bill Nelson 202-224-5274. NJ Sen Frank Lautenberg 202 224 3224. LA Sen David Vitter 202 224-4623. MS Sen Trent Lott 202-224-6253. MT Sen Conrad Burns 202-224-2644. NE Sen. Ben Nelson 202-224-6551. NV Sen John Ensign 202-224-6244. NH Sen John Sununu 202-224-2841. OR Sen Gordon Smith 202-224-3753. SC Sen Jim DeMint 202 224-6121. TX Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison 202-224-5922. VA Sen George Allen 202-224-4024. WV Sen John Rockefeller 202-224-6472.

14 Comments:

At June 27, 2006 9:28 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I'd give the Tangerine a go adn the Iced Cafe con Leche as well.

 
At June 27, 2006 10:09 AM, Anonymous co-worker said...

Now, see, I'll go first for the Pomegranate. I'm on that bandwagon, too!

 
At June 27, 2006 12:56 PM, Anonymous Dick Cheney said...

Damn it, TG. Stop telling people to call their Senators over this issue. It is completely within the authority of the Executive Branch -- more specifically, the President (and maybe the Vice President)) -- to decide which websites you visit and which ones you can't.

 
At June 27, 2006 1:01 PM, Anonymous don rumsfeld said...

Get her home address, Dick.

 
At June 27, 2006 1:08 PM, Anonymous Dick Cheney said...

Already have it. You should know better than that, Rummy.

 
At June 27, 2006 1:57 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I was excited to hear that sbux had decided to join the porn industry -- until I found out it had something to do with pomegranates. I am steadfastly against the use of fruit in pornographic material. I don't care if they're organic or not.

 
At June 27, 2006 3:15 PM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

I see your point when it comes to pineapples. And I have no use for kiwi. But I think an exception has to be made for bananas. Bananas and cucumbers.

 
At June 27, 2006 8:07 PM, Anonymous anonymous said...

It's obvious no one appreciates your endless Starbucks promotion OR your political postings. Time to go back to the bubble-headed food trivia for which you are famous.

 
At June 27, 2006 8:29 PM, Anonymous dick cheney said...

Hey, anonymous. You ain't so anonymous. Get a life, or you'll be spending time in Guantanamo, too.

 
At June 28, 2006 4:16 AM, Anonymous Marvo said...

I thought pomegranate wouldn't last very long as the flavor of the month, but I was wrong. I'm waiting for a pomegranate energy drink or a real 7-11 pomegranate Slurpee.

 
At June 28, 2006 9:36 AM, Anonymous Loves company said...

ms.ery, ms.ery, where art thou?

 
At June 28, 2006 10:29 AM, Anonymous abbie hoffman said...

T.G. I applaud your attempts to rouse up the rabble! Get these lazy do-nothings off your blog, girl!

 
At June 29, 2006 11:52 AM, Anonymous Dick Cheney said...

Don't say I never give you "scoops" or "exclusives," TG.

You heard it hear first ...

Effective immediately the President (and maybe the Vice President) exercises his (and maybe our) authority to dissolve the Supreme Court of the United States. Those guys wouldn't know the law if it fell in their laps!

Go fuck yourselves, Breyer, Ginsburg, Kennedy, Souter and Stevens. And Roberts ... what the hell good are you if you can't blackmail two of them to rule on the side of Presidential (and maybe Vice Presidential) Authority?

 
At July 07, 2006 9:05 AM, Anonymous Rhea said...

I tried the pomegranate drink at Starbucks and to me it tasted like a melted popsicle. Too sweet! And I got it for free as I have a friend who works there.

 

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