My Fun Dunkin’ Donuts Morning
Fun Dunkin’ Donuts morning for me. And I didn’t even have a donut.
Woke up to a story in the Post by Justin Rocket Silverman and Holly Sanders about these guys:
Clever idea. Buskers who’d rather you take the buck you woulda thrown ’em and go buy yourself breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts with it, instead. No worries, Dunkin’s payin’ these guys (and many other street musicians) $20/hour to play music and drive to retail.
Thought it was cool so I sent it to my group for morning inspiration, then I roamed around New York trying to find buskers. Couldn’t find any so I looked on the web for some. Couldn’t find any. BUT… I did find something better. What looks to be the longest user generated homage to a brand in the history of the democracy of technology:
That’s what led me to this guy Steve. The world’s biggest Dunkin Donuts fan, by far. Founder of DunkinDonutsFans.com.
This has got to be the greatest microsite ever. Pure D&D love. A place for Steve to blow kisses to his favorite donuts, and a place for those who feel the same to upload videos professing their love for D&D. Too good to be true?
Well, Steve hasn’t updated his site (or its corresponding myspace page) since January, so I figured this was another clever Dunkin Donuts campaign that ended in, well, January.
Until I read the closest thing Steve’s got to a legal defense:
This web site is not affiliated with Dunkin Donuts in any way. I am not employed with Dunkin Donuts either. Nothing on this web site should be construed as a message from Dunkin Donuts themselves. I do my absolute best to respect things like trademarks and copyright issues as well.
And then I checked out “Steve’s” other blogs, most of which concern his love for the state of Colorado.
So now I’m back to believing that Steve is “real” and acting of his own volition.
Does all this make me want a donut? No, I wanted one anyway. But it does mean now I gotta track down Steve and give him a call.
June 17, 2009 at 10:45 pm
thanks- now i'm hungry. thanks a lot.
June 19, 2009 at 11:07 am
> then I roamed around New York trying to find buskers
you have too much time on your hands
June 23, 2009 at 11:21 am
thanks for posting this — i work at dunkin donuts and we didnt make this, it's not an ad. i think we should hire this d+d fan. anybody know him? im sure my bosses (or our lawyers) already called him. hopefully we were nice…
June 30, 2009 at 12:54 pm
why doesn't MTV have people that do this and why don't they find a way for them to have a voice on the channel?
January 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm
that latte is soo fake for a second you got me thinking that it was reall now can i have some.lol
January 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm
i wish that latte was reall. That would be soo sick