‘Dumb’-ing Down Starbucks?

“I’ll take a Dumb Venti, please.”

Never in my life would I have imagined that customers could order that beverage – proudly – at a coffee shop bearing the Starbucks logo. But here’s the thing: Starbucks isn’t the one selling it.

What I’m about to say is no joke – comedian Nathan Fielder recently opened “Dumb Starbucks Coffee” in Los Angeles! In addition to dumb iced coffee, dumb tea (you get the picture), customers were treated (or subjected) to Dumb Norah Jones Duets CDs.

The whole thing is a bit distasteful, if you ask me.

Alas, long lines and creative (albeit questionable) marketing couldn’t keep the stunt going. The shop was closed down last week for not having a permit.

Craving more details? Check out this Daily News story.