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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

 
Frisky Business

Last Sunday's Doonesbury took a shot at the blogosphere, portraying bloggers as impoverished cat-food-eating malcontents. The Volokh Conspiracy's Jim Lindgren has the story.

(One hopes that Northwest University is paying him enough that he doesn't have to limit his grocery shopping to the pet food aisle.)

Actually the strip slurs more than just bloggers. With all the dollar stores out there, how many poor people have to resort to buying pet food? With macaroni and cheese at four boxes for a dollar, who needs cat food? Even at a regular grocery stores you can find dirt-cheap lunchmeat such as bologna or cotto salami that costs less than its equal weight in Friskies. And ramen - don't forget the ramen. Depending on where you shop, you can get 4 or even 6 three-ounce bags for a dollar. I ate a lot of that stuff when I was an impoverished college student.

Oh, one more thing. By weight dog food costs less than cat food. Man's best friend, indeed.




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