I know everyone is against various corporate businesses coming into town, but aren't these people trying to make a
living, too? What if it's a local person who owns Starbucks and just pays money to the Starbucks corporation for a
franchise? Doesn't McDonald's pay money on the land it sits on, thus giving money to the town? Are you capable of
explaining this to me?
We applaud your open-minded approach, but having worked next to the highly secretive new "coffee shop" since it
started construction, we've observed some pretty shady dealings. Not only are the new owners not local, they're not
even human. With our own eyes, we've seen windowless vans block our parking spots to unload armies of little green
men who file inside to assemble barista robots. It appears that Starbucks is a front for the seedy underbelly of the
Plutonian Mafi,a and they have chosen Durango as their next target. One up at a time, they're planning to take over
Duhn Duhn DUHN!
So if you dare to order your $25 half-caf, non-fat, light whip, triple mocha latte with chocolate sprinkles on the
side, consider that you may become godfather Cheney's next minion in the Plutonian Mafia's campaign for "galacDick"
- Partners in the resistance
(and drinking locally), Divers
What is up with hippies and the militant and shallow attitude toward music? I try to turn my friend onto cool stuff,
and he doesn't care. Yet he says he's into "sooo much cool music." You like the Yonder Mountain String Band, then
listen to Bill Monroe. He won't. You like Medeski Martin and Wood? Here's some groove-oriented Miles Davis. Not
interested. You like Widespread Panic? Listen to The Band. NO. Hippies are musical morons with limited taste. Holteen
Diver: The Flying Burrito Sisters from Nini's
Facts: I'm out of facts, their advice, however, is fairly sound.
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Man, did we ever tell you about the time we rode a fattie roller coaster through Panic's inner soul? It was, like,
wiiild! Their music, like, speaks its truth through John Bell. He's like an angel bro, like God or something. We sold
dank grilled cheese sandwiches all last summer just to get a glimpse of his shining inner grace.You gotta try it
sometime, man. But seriously, dude, the other day we were just mindin' our own down by the river when the eerie tones
of Portishead reached our ears. It was like ice on the spine man, crazy beautiful. We started to wonder maybe music
is in the ear of the beholder?
- Still going to all three shows,
I have recently re-kindled a relationship with an old girlfriend. I'm not sure if this is a wise move or not, it
seems like we are riding on the waves of passion from long ago, and I'm wondering if something like this can last.
What do you think?
Maggie, aka Bree (we know it's you),
We're sorry to have to say this so publicly, you've left us no choice. It was over for us when we helped you move out
of your house and spotted an empty Starbucks cup in your trash. And then you moved to Arkansas so you couldn't go to
all three shows. It was fun while it lasted, but stale passion is not our gig.
- Together again,