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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Shit’s in the P-I

posted by on January 30 at 9:19 AM

This just in…

Density kills cats!

As Seattle’s population grows, there are the obvious changes. Then there are subtler ones, such as: With more cars to hit pets and more people to steal them, do you let the cat out?

Go read all… 750 words… of this… nonstory.

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i guess they scooped the weekly.

Posted by wf | January 30, 2007 9:31 AM

Was the ferret Cienna's?

Posted by giantladysquirrels | January 30, 2007 9:37 AM

Didn't scoop us, wf. We were all over the lost ferret story weeks ago. Good to have competition, though. That PI is keeping us on our toes.

Also, those Buster people are dedicated -- I've seen posters from downtown to Montlake.

Posted by j | January 30, 2007 9:54 AM

The cats get out and dig holes in our yard and shit in them. Then they kill a few songbirds, just for fun. Then they mysteriously go missing....

Posted by Fnarf | January 30, 2007 10:07 AM

What about cats who leave their cig buts on the sidewalks? It's a subtle yet growing problem!

Posted by postergirl | January 30, 2007 10:10 AM

"John Koenig, Buster's owner, said he let the cat -- a gray and white tabby with black stripes -- go in and out of their house near Group Health on 15th Avenue East."
Mr. Murakami, I smell a Pulitzer!

Posted by m. Hertzmann | January 30, 2007 10:12 AM

As the city grows the publications here act more and more like Seattle is a shitty little town. Missing cats and cigarette butts? WTF?
Maybe the PI and Weekly should (instead of closing) move to Strathaven PA.

Posted by lisa R. | January 30, 2007 10:20 AM

Owner negligence kills pets.

That sentence was more accurate and useful than that piece of "journalism" you posted. How sad.

Posted by Gomez | January 30, 2007 10:31 AM

#7: Hilarious.

What fool editor is giving these crap assignments to Kery Murakami? He used to do real news. I mean, human interest stuff is fine as a category (I read it all the time), but it can be done in a more interesting/daring way.

Posted by hee | January 30, 2007 10:59 AM

thanks for ruining my 15 minutes of fame, Dan.

(dave, the guy who found the ferret)

Posted by dave | January 30, 2007 12:00 PM


Posted by Jonathan | January 30, 2007 12:26 PM

erm... to clarify; i meant linked, not posted. i.e. I'm attacking him, not you, Dan.

Posted by Gomez | January 30, 2007 1:50 PM

Not to defend the article's worthiness, but I'm always amazed at how much effort The Stranger puts into criticizing the Times and the P-I and the Weekly. I suppose that's the whole point of being "alternative" (bashing the other big bad papers), but it gets old. In fact, it got old several years ago. Maybe you should take your own advice and find something useful and constructive to write about...?

Posted by dave | January 30, 2007 2:20 PM

Well, Dave, of the 27 posts up today -- which include breaking news about state government, naked pics of Harry Potter, the two best things on YouTube this month, appalling news reports of rape and racism, straw polls and links to North America's first adult baby daycare center -- two are about the other papers in town.

Please go check out other papers in other cities. They tend to write about each other, slam each other, critique each other. It's an important function -- no, it's a duty. Writers and editors at papers run around screaming at other people and institutions about their shortcomings and screwups. If papers don't do the same to each other, who will?

The bloggers, you're probably screaming. And... this... is... our... blog.

Posted by Dan Savage | January 30, 2007 3:08 PM

I'm not sure it's as much of a two-way street as you make it out to be, but maybe I've just missed all of the Stranger-bashing articles in the P-I lately.

Posted by dave | January 30, 2007 3:55 PM

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