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Just one quick note this morning...

I got a bunch of emails yesterday wondering why I quoted Ricardo Montalban from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in my comment about the dispute between Starbucks and Kraft Foods over the latter’s representation of Starbucks’ coffee business to food retail:

Y’think that at odd moments, Howard Schultz stands in his office, looking out the window, thinking of Kraft, and muttering, “From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.”

For the record, I wasn’t quoting Khan. I was quoting from “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville. As was Khan, as he looked for final revenge against James T. Kirk.

“Moby Dick” has a character named...Starbuck.

Okay, maybe it was a stretch.

But I was feeling literary.

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