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torstan
10-31-2010, 01:26 PM
Here's an idea I've been playing with for a while. Rep to the first person to figure out what the dots are - and the clue's in the title.

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tilt
10-31-2010, 02:46 PM
eh.. .bars and coffeshops? :)

Gallifreyan
10-31-2010, 03:00 PM
I'm with tilt that it could be nightclubs or bars, maybe it has something to do with the dot's colors?

RjBeals
10-31-2010, 03:07 PM
I go with clubs/bars - not coffee shops.

tilt
10-31-2010, 05:47 PM
I don't know how New York is, but since it never sleeps - people gotta need a lot of coffee ;) ... I remember a friend from Seattle though, visiting Copenhagen. When he first came over (he stayed in Cph a year) he found it interesting that people could walk around at night without being stopped by the police and asked what they were doing *lol* ... we told him that the normal way to "party" was going from place to place as the old one closed and the new ones opened - ending up at a breakfast-bar where you could have some eating with your beer, before going home to crash ;)

Aval Penworth
10-31-2010, 06:09 PM
Starbucks?

torstan
10-31-2010, 06:53 PM
Aval gets half the rep - but what's the other colour (that might just be a US thing so it might be unfair).

Aval Penworth
10-31-2010, 11:10 PM
Hmm, there might be that many Duane Reade Pharmacies. Oh is it Dunkin' Donuts?

torstan
10-31-2010, 11:42 PM
And you're spot on - Dunkin it is. Interesting to see the demographics on that one. There are clear Dunkin vs Starbucks districts.

tilt
11-01-2010, 03:12 AM
hmmm I believe Starbucks is a coffee shop - even though I don't drink coffee and the only starbucks in denmark is in the airport (where I don't frequent *lol*) ;) ... don't know dunkin donuts - do they only sell donuts? should we get on in Denmark? *lol*

Steel General
11-01-2010, 08:12 AM
Dunkin' Donuts - sells more than just donuts (but they have really good donuts), they recently expanded out into the breakfast sandwich market (like all the other fast food chain) :)

tilt
11-01-2010, 08:16 AM
hmmm... everybody is doing what everybody else is doing... reminds me suddenly of an old stalone movie... "after the franchise wars all restaurants are Taco Bells" *lol*

Steel General
11-01-2010, 08:17 AM
Ahh...Demolition Man with Wesley Snipes & Sandra Bullock...

tilt
11-01-2010, 08:22 AM
yeah.. thats the one... ... couldn't remember the title... do remember Sandra of course

Redrobes
11-01-2010, 09:07 AM
Its funny that we all watch the Simpsons and Homer eating donuts all the time but in the UK they are pretty boring. Then I took a trip to the US and was introduced to Dunkin Donuts and it made everything a whole lot clearer. We have a couple of similar localized franchises here now but I have yet to see the one called Dunkin here. I think this is odd since were inundated with McD's. I still think there's a huge scope for trading some food stuffs over the pond. When I went there, the US was almost absent of good cheese for example and it was all like yellow sludge or plain cheddar type. Its like in France where they have great cheese but not being able to get proper toast to put it on without it being a croque monsieur.

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hmmm I believe Starbucks is a coffee shop - even though I don't drink coffee and the only starbucks in denmark is in the airport (where I don't frequent *lol*) ... don't know dunkin donuts - do they only sell donuts? should we get on in Denmark? *lol*

the only starbucks... like you have just the one !? Theyre missing a trick there then. Have you see South Park where every second shop turns into a Harbucks... Theres a street in the local city where there is a starbucks on either side just so you don't have to cross over. Theyre like a virus.

torstan
11-01-2010, 09:53 AM
Thankfully the chese ssue has been dealt with. There are some great cheeses here now - local parmesan and feta and great imported french bries and camemberts.

By NYU there was a time when there was a Starbucks 1 block (and in sight of) another Starbucks. Thankfully one closed and is now a coffee shop run by the local film school.

Steel General
11-02-2010, 09:38 AM
Starbucks is a plague on mankind and should be eradicated off the face off the planet! :D