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Old Jun 10th 2008, 9:58 pm
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I just finished a Tim Horton’s medium Ice Cappuccino© and was sorely disappointed; I should stick to café-made ice caps. It then dawned on me, as I drizzled up the last artificially flavoured geometrically perfect ice-crystals, that the only thing that TH has going for it is the pleasant service. The coffee, doughnuts, muffins, et. al. are utter shite. Has anyone else had a similar revelation? The opening lyrics of Frank Zappa's Muffin Man also came to mind:

The muffin man is seated at the table in the laboratory of the utility muffin
Research kitchen... reaching for an oversized chrome spoon he gathers an
Intimate quantity of dried muffin remnants and brushing his scapular aside
Procceds to dump these inside of his shirt...
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Old Jun 10th 2008, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by dthomas View Post
I just finished a Tim Horton’s medium Ice Cappuccino© and was sorely disappointed; I should stick to café-made ice caps. It then dawned on me, as I drizzled up the last artificially flavoured geometrically perfect ice-crystals, that the only thing that TH has going for it is the pleasant service. The coffee, doughnuts, muffins, et. al. are utter shite. Has anyone else had a similar revelation? The opening lyrics of Frank Zappa's Muffin Man also came to mind:

The muffin man is seated at the table in the laboratory of the utility muffin
Research kitchen... reaching for an oversized chrome spoon he gathers an
Intimate quantity of dried muffin remnants and brushing his scapular aside
Procceds to dump these inside of his shirt...
Am I wrong or does Frank Zappa suck
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Old Jun 10th 2008, 10:08 pm
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Am I wrong or does Frank Zappa suck
You are wrong, I'm afraid to say. Frank Zappa does not suck.
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Old Jun 10th 2008, 10:09 pm
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I just finished a Tim Horton’s medium Ice Cappuccino© and was sorely disappointed; I should stick to café-made ice caps. It then dawned on me, as I drizzled up the last artificially flavoured geometrically perfect ice-crystals, that the only thing that TH has going for it is the pleasant service. The coffee, doughnuts, muffins, et. al. are utter shite. Has anyone else had a similar revelation? The opening lyrics of Frank Zappa's Muffin Man also came to mind:

The muffin man is seated at the table in the laboratory of the utility muffin
Research kitchen... reaching for an oversized chrome spoon he gathers an
Intimate quantity of dried muffin remnants and brushing his scapular aside
Procceds to dump these inside of his shirt...
Cave cibum, valde malus est
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Or utter shite!
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Or utter shite!
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Cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.
Tell that to the majority of voters in Alberta.
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Has anyone else had a similar revelation?
Revelation?

Like chowing-down at Rotten Ronnies and being thoroughly surprised that it's shite?
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the only thing that TH has going for it is the pleasant service.
Are you sure you were at Tim Hortons?
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Pleasant service?
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The one and only thing I have found to be good at Tim Hortons is the Honey Crueller timbits otherwise known as little puff balls of yum in our house. Would I go out of my way to get them though? NO!
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Personally, I find franchises like Tim Horton's to be "ubiquitous-mould-injected-plastic-American-culture" and "platudinous Canadiana/Americana".

But then I am just a simple good ol' prairie boy...

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Timmies may not be perfect but every time I head back to the UK I have to take tins of coffee, fresh timbits and travel mugs for the relatives. Sadly, upon arriving I am barely given a hug n kiss . It`s all about the timbits and making some coffee. Oh and if you think that`s sad ... I have a cousin who travelled 2.5 hrs on the train from Belfast to Dublin because Spar have a Tim Hortons counter and she fancied a boston cream donut
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