Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for November 10, 1985
Elmont: Me,em.....me, me! A $2.1 trillion deficit is insanity! Every baby born today starts life $9,870 in debt! Man: Boring! So what else is new? Elmont: It's..it's... Man: Excuse me, could I make a suggestion? I've noticed you've been relying on some pretty dry statistics in your commentaries. I think you should spice them up. Keep your basic message, but mix in a little gossip celebrity items, stuff like that. I think your audience will appreciate it! Elmont: Olivia-Newton John's baby will start life $9,870 in debt! Man: Hey hear that? Fascinating!