Economic analysis aside, Starbucked is also full of cocktail-party-worthy tidbits. Who knew, for example, that a Canadian man sued Starbucks because a “faulty toilet seat smashed his penis against the bowl”? Or that a gentleman’s club in Seoul, South Korea, capitalized on its name recognition by calling itself “Starbutts”?
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
At the New York Observer, Adelle Waldman reviews Taylor Clark's Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce and Culture: