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Kirkham’s “Crass Rat” Wrong on Bacon-Bits

I was rather disturbed by the comic written by Lara D. Kirkham, on the topic of Judaism, that appeared in The Tech [“The Crass Rat,” September 10].

I thought the strip was inaccurate and misleading with respect to bacon-bits. The vast majority of people would think of “Bac-o’s”-style products when they hear “bacon-bits,” not of actual crumpled bacon.

The strip makes it sound like bacon-bits should be avoided by all devout Jews. I guess Kirkham missed the fact that bacon-bits are actually made with soya flour, and contain no bacon. Her cartoon was no better than the unfounded vegetarian attacks on bacon-bits or even shrimp-flavored ramen noodles.

I think that The Tech should have better review of the comic strips it publishes; Kirkham’s comic is a disgrace to hard-working bacon-bits manufacturers everywhere.

Robert J. Ragno G