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March 19, 2005

Thing-in-a-Bag

P27057_500

Hey, I didn't name it: that's what the company selling it calls it.

They advertise it as a cat toy:

    Will occupy curious felines with hours of fascinating fun.

    Crazy bag moves and makes noise.

    Strong enough to withstand claws and bites.

Runs on 3 AA batteries (not included).

Made of Tyvek (the same stuff those thin white FedEx envelopes you simply cannot tear open are made from).

Was $19.98, now reduced to $14.98 here (item # 23086).

Better hurry — at this price they won't last long.

As I look at this device, it occurs to me that it might offer me the same "hours of fascinating fun."

Better put in for one now before I post this.

Done.

March 19, 2005 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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I don't know why but this story reminded me of this passage from the recent WSJ opinion piece.

"Ronald Reagan used to say, in the early days of the abortion debate, when people would argue that the fetus may not really be a person, he'd say, "Well, if you come across a paper bag in the gutter and it seems something's in it and you don't know if it's alive, you don't kick it, do you?" No, you don't."
-Peggy Noonan
http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/?id=110006442

Posted by: Bobcat Goldwaithe | Mar 19, 2005 5:29:50 PM

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