Can We Give the Mermaid a Break, Please?

Before all you naysayers, Debbie Downers and crowdsourcers persist in your badmouthing of the new Starbucks logo that headquarters took the wraps off of two weeks ago—and hell knows there are plenty of you—I’d like to stick my neck out here and call for a moment of reflection. Perhaps you can sit back with your Venti Latte as you read this because I suspect (to use the author of “Why the new Starbucks logo frightens me” editorial in the Washington Post last week as just one example) that plenty of you maniacal tweeters and angry Facebook updaters are Starbucks addicts to begin with.