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Yeah, Dumb Starbucks. But what does it mean?

by John Rabe and Kevin Ferguson | Off-Ramp

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Nathan Fielder, host of Comedy Central's "Nathan for You" show, announced the show was behind the mysterious appearance of a "Dumb Starbucks" outlet in Los Feliz. Kevin Ferguson/ KPCC

Who knows why Nathan Fielder fronted the Dumb Starbucks that popped up in Los Feliz last weekend, drew huge lines, and gave away coffee until the LA County Department of Public Health shut it down.

I'm sure we'll find out how it plays into Fielder's Comedy Central tv show very soon. And perhaps Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson will make the cut, if there's video of him bothering the baristas last weekend for their owner's info.

But meantime, there's another - more interesting - question. Why were people so intrigued, I mean beyond the free coffee and a souvenir cup?  Listen to the audio for our answers, and please leave your own below in the comments.

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