Sunday, January 4, 2009

From inside a dying industry

Marc Charisse writes:

"When newspaper circulation declines, puppies pay," a headline in the online Los Angeles Times declared the other day.

Turns out donations of old newspapers - used to line cages at a Downey, Calif., animal shelter - are down and the newspaper's pet reporter was blaming the decline of print circulation. She was pleading with her readers online (no irony there) to bring their paper newspapers to their local shelter instead of recycling them.

Oh well, they don't wrap fish in newspapers anymore, so it's nice to know someone will still miss us when we're gone.

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