Via Slashdot, this guy has visited about 4135 Starbucks locations around the globe. He’s got a serious problem, though (aside from his craptastic site design)–Starbucks opens 10 new stores a week. I wasn’t able to locate why he’s doing it, aside from the obvious (and very impressive) media coverage. Hang on, I did locate the FAQ, which reads ‘because someone already climbed Mt. Everest, and I don’t like the cold anyhow.’
While he does say that he drinks coffee at each location, he doesn’t say what else he does. I couldn’t embark on a project like this without planning some ritual at each location, like taking a Polaroid of a barista or complaining and seeing how I was treated. This immediately reminded me of this very funny man’s odyssey to meet 52 of his namesakes.
While we’re talking about massive coffee corps, I see that Starbucks may be getting into the music business soon. This ain’t no innocuous rack of jazz CDs on the counter, either.