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In the Loop: April 17, 2008 Archive

Is your diet Republican or Democrat?

Posted at 10:00 AM on April 17, 2008 by Sanden Totten (4 Comments)

groceries.jpgYou vote what you eat?

That's what some analysts are saying. The New York Times dished up this article about how marketers are looking at what people buy and how they vote. Now this isn't hard science (duh) but here are some of their findings:

"Snacks that skew McCain are Sun Chips and PowerOne bars. Clinton snacks are Newman's Own pretzels and the Luna Bar. Obama snackers would prefer Kettle Chips and the vegan Lara Bar. Cereals fall this way: Fiber One, McCain. Kashi GoLean, Clinton. Bear Naked Granola, Obama."

Bear Naked Granola? I wanted Obama to tell me: "Yes we can have cookies for breakfast! Yes we can have Cookie Crisp!"

Another interesting note - Obama supporters, known for their embrace of different cultures and ideas, apparently "intensely dislike vanilla wafers." Too traditional? Too boring? What do you think?

Oh, and it seems I drink like a Republican (red wine and bourbon) rather than a Democrat (white wine and gin). What about you?

(Photo by ShutterCat7 via Creative Commons)

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"To gently ease the Red Tail on into eternity..."

Posted at 4:08 PM on April 17, 2008 by Jeff Horwich

One more great Northwest Airlines eulogy for you. This one comes alllllll the way from Japan, and listener Betsy Anderson.

Betsy's father has worked for Northwest for 25 years, and her poem reflects a genuine affection for the airline -- even though we might not have loved the red tail every moment.

It's pretty short -- just over a minute. Give it a listen:

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The poem is read by our MPR colleague Joette Poehler. Here's a download link.

Here are the other creative listener eulogies we've put up so far:

A great commentary from Terri Bly that manages to be both sincere and tongue-in-cheek all at once.

"Airplane to the Sea," a song parody from listener Chris Kemp.

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