Sunday, December 28, 2003


Doug Grow has upped the ante (and don't click on that link unless you've already registered with the Strib or are willing to do so now. Besides, the print-version headline alone really says it all: "Dog's plight tugs heartstrings worldwide.")

Now that each of the three main combatants has weighed in, I fear that the sentimentality competition among the Strib's teeming stable of bleeding-heart columnists, first identified by the Elder at Fraters, is entering a new and downright frightening stage. I can't help but think of the climax of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, when Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef array themselves around the tinkling music box, eyes darting and fingers twitching, for the final shootout to determine who gets the loot.

Kate, Nick, Doug: please, we beg of you! Nothing good can come of this! Drop your pens and stop this madness now, before it's too late!


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