Image by Realitychek78 via FlickrOrange County Register columnist Frank Mickadeit is fulfilling the fantasies of media-bashers everywhere. Mickadeit has taken up residence in the Santa Ana Zoo, and is streaming his two-day experience as a caged primate over the Internet.
Mickadeit calls his exhibit "Columinist in a Cage: columnist horribilis in his Natural Environment," according to a report in Editor & Publisher magazine. His next door neighbor is a crested capuchin monkey.
No complaints from PETA yet. Clearly, the idea well has run dry for this columnist to engage in such a gimmick. "TUOL" fears in today's news media climate, more newspaper columnists may seek shelter in zoos to avoid extinction.