One friend of mine asked me if I drink coffee. Yes, I do. But I do not spend 4 dollars or so in a paper cup filled of God knows what I am drinking, or fancy beverages. When I can drink my own stuff and do it almost for free. Read about the most known coffee house in the USA, and some parts of America and Europe. That is: Starbucks!
The Symbol Is Used For:
A classy-looking figure to put on the coffee chain’s sign and cups.
We always thought it was Heather Graham holding up two striped bass.
But the Symbol Actually Means:
Obsession, addiction and death.
If you’re familiar with the Starbucks logo, it’s probably because, statistically, you are inside a Starbucks right now. If you’re not familiar with Starbucks, that’s because you’re a hypothetical person created just so we could give this paragraph a satisfying structure.
Either way, you may not have realized that the woman in their green label with the perky breasts and weird twin-fishtail deal going on is a siren from Greek mythology.
Her crotch has three handlebar mustaches, which means she may have Roosevelt blood.
According to the Starbucks blog, she was chosen as the logo because Starbucks was looking for a nautical theme to capture the spirit of Seattle. Remember that this was back in 1971, when Seattle was known for sailing and seaports instead of grunge rock, rain and hipsters.
In mythology, sirens are consistently seen as a personification of the ocean — and that’s not a good thing. They’re brutal sociopaths who murder you by being attractive. According to scholars, they would sing an “irresistibly sweet” song that “lapped both body and soul in[to] a fatal lethargy.” Sailors who crossed paths with a siren would become so obsessed that they would crash into the rocks and die.
Though we like to think they were actually trying to run them over because the sirens played nothing but old Zeppelin covers.
Much in the same way that countless people have been seduced by the lure of overpriced coffee, buying cup after cup until they finally succumb, buying an Apple laptop and spending the rest of their lives at one of those tiny tables, joining the other broken victims.
You are drinking coffee, but your money is being channeled to a group of some people worshiping earthly and terrestrial deities. Pagan idolatry and who knows what type of people getting rich with our habits.
we must begin to worry about where our money goes. We buy things to give our paychecks to companies that give us things that we do not need, but because those are announced in an advertising campaign with lights, colors and with the participation of great artists, we are caught in beverage with prices they want. Let’s open our eyes and leave what hurts us: to us, or our wallets.