Some of us can still recall the 1970s, when the economy was in the toilet, joblessness was the No. 1 concern and distrust of anything coming out of Washington, D.C., was at an all-time high.
The media is those days were filled with stories about the dire measures the suddenly new poor were undertaking merely to survive. This was especially true of senior citizens and those tossed out of work. Turns out Iggy Pop was not the only one living on dog food. And so, a tinge of nostalgia shot through former Disco Dans who caught the following headline on ocregister.com: “Free Pet Food for Jobless and Seniors.”
Let's hope it's the moist variety 'cause grammy and home-builder Bob choke on the dry.
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.