with a glossy coat and good teeth',
aptly describes the four legged
entrants of Crufts,
the world-famous dog show.
It describes even better their owners.
The description also fits
the human entrants of every
rigged popular music reality
where the sponsors win the most.
The dogs as victims of freakish
breeding and over pampering
deserve some sympathy, much more
than their talent show equivalents.
The most tragic element of both
entertainments is the audience
who passively accept such