A mysterious new coffee shop opened in Los Angeles this weekend calling itself “Dumb Starbucks,” drawing hordes of curious customers who were told the café is a functional coffee shop legally classified as an art gallery in order to avoid violating Starbucks’ copyright. What do you think?


“The height of artistic expression is calling things dumb.”

Amy Goode • Systems Analyst

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“You mean all you have to do to steal something is put the word ‘dumb’ in front of it?”

Matthew Adams • Bakery Assistant

“Oh, I get it!”

Tony O’Donovan • Furniture Restorer

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