View Full Version : Starbucks and the Stars and Bars
10-02-2009, 08:31 AM
Starbucks has a new add out for some kind of instant(!) coffee that they test on various groups--karate students, people who look like their pets, etc. and yes, Civil War re-enactors. As ads go, it's fairly clever and somewhat humorous.
What's interesting is that there's a Confederate soldier in the background waving the First National flag ("the Stars and Bars"), not the battle flag. So, they must be re-enacting the First Battle of Manassas.
10-02-2009, 08:46 AM
http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15685 This is currently being discussed, and of course 1st Manassas (or Bull Run for our northern pards) was not the only battle that flag was seen at...
10-02-2009, 04:18 PM
Oops...didn't see the other thread on the subject.
And yes, I know that First Manassas/Bull Run wasn't the only engagement where the First National was used. My comment was meant to be sarcastic, which I guess didn't come across, as in: "They must be re-enacting First Manassas" (har har) [meaning they were too PC to use the battle flag in their commercial.]
10-21-2009, 10:32 PM
VIA is not worth putting a fire out with. If no one could tell the difference than Starbucks made up a batch of really bad coffee to do a comparison with.
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