Bad Reporter by Don Asmussen

Bad Reporter

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  1. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, almost 2 years ago

    All sad. All true.

  2. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That’s a meaty ore.

  3. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 2 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    There’s another way you can get lower prices: increase efficiency. The Model T wasn’t cheaper than its competitors because it was of lower quality; it was cheaper because of improved manufacturing techniques.

  4. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 2 years ago

    Someone on NPR pointed out that horsemeat is arguably better for you than beef; it’s lower in fat and what fat there is has a more healthful fatty acid profile.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    The IKEA furniture shouldn’t be alive but many times it is. So they have to “kill” it again. Doesn’t always permanently take though.

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @prrdh

    “Someone on NPR pointed out that horsemeat is arguably better for you than beef; it’s lower in fat and what fat there is has a more healthful fatty acid profile.”


    I have no reason to doubt that, but it’s beside the point. For many people, eating horse is emotionally akin to eating dog; it’s just not done. (I’ve knowingly eaten horsemeat and had no problem, but I’d only eat dog if I were so hungry that “choice” wasn’t a factor).


    From a legal standpoint, of course the main issue is “Truth in Labeling.” If you want to sell horsemeat for human consumption you have to call it horsemeat, and you can’t use “But nobody would BUY it if we call it what it is” as an excuse.

  7. ujean

    ujean said, almost 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    Don’t forget, some of the horsemeat they are finding is not fit for human or maybe even animal consumption. “Bute” a common painkiller, is being found in the meat.

  8. androgenoide

    androgenoide said, almost 2 years ago

    @prrdh

    I wonder if horse meat would still be better if they were fed/fattened like cows… Some years ago the FDA suggested that there would be fewer e. coli outbreaks if cattle were just grass fed for a few days before slaughter instead of coming straight from the feedlot. The suggestion doesn’t appear to have affected common practices in the industry, though.

  9. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    Actually, with the exception of the British and Irish, most (Gentile) Europeans enjoy or at least tolerate horsemeat, and so do many Asians; the Japanese even have horsemeat ice cream. The United States used to export it until a court order shut down the last horse slaughterhouse in 2007. Slaughtering of horses was reauthorized in 2011 but I don’t know if there are any facilities that have taken advantage of the lifting of the ban.

  10. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 2 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    The point is not the difference in quality between the Model T and the other cars you mention; it’s the difference in price between the Tin Lizzie and other cars of equal quality.
    Besides, I don’t consider ‘quality’ something that exists on some Platonic plane; I see it as existing within a context of purpose and circumstance. To a farmer in 1908, a Model T would be of higher quality than a Packard. He didn’t need gasoline for it; it would run on his homemade ethanol. The vanadium steel in the axles and suspension would hold up on the roads he used much more reliably than the conventional metal in the Packard. And the purpose to be served by the car was to get him to town and back, not to impress his neighbors, which he wouldn’t be able to do with a fancier car anyway, not having servants to keep the leather oiled and the body waxed and certainly not having the time to do it himself.
    As for what consumers and manufacturers want ‘today’, it’s what they’ve always wanted: more for less. The main difference between then and now is that then more people didn’t expect it as a basic ‘human right’.

  11. thjelmstad

    thjelmstad said, almost 2 years ago

    The problem is – look closely – those are cow legs, not horse legs

    Horse leg – note no dewclaw, hooves not split

    Cow Leg – has dewclaw, split hooves

    Wyowiz

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