Wednesday, October 10

Baby, Where'd You Get Your Four Questions From?

I got my Four Questions from my mama!

Q. What is Dave wearing?
A. Dave's wearing a dark red polo shirt and khakis. He wishes he were also wearing a pith helmet, mostly because it's fun to say "pith helmet."

Q. How does Dave feel today?
A. Dave feels smooth, with a big, bold, full-bodied blend of Asian and Pacific flavors accented with rare, aged Indonesian beans. He's a favorite we look forward to this time of year. Wait, no -- that's not Dave. That's Starbucks' Anniversary Blend.

Q. What are the factors affecting Dave's mood today?
A. Dave can't always get what he wants, but if he tries sometimes he finds he can get what he needs.

Q. What's with all the musical references?
A. Dave's all about the music this week! He's very impressed with Radiohead, the massive British band that's bypassing the major labels and selling its latest album directly to people as a digital download through its Web site. Radiohead says fans can set their own price for the album, which is an absolutely fascinating proposition and an amazing experiment in music retailing. Dave paid £5, which is roughly $10. That's much less than people pay for a CD on the High Street in the UK, but it's what US customers pay for an album on iTunes or for a new release at a big box retailer like Best Buy. So, on this side of the Atlantic, Dave is paying the market rate, but on the other side of the pond, Dave is a massive cheapskate.

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