Is this really news?
There aren't more important things happening in the world--you know, like the problems in Burma, the genocide in Sudan, the fact that Hillary just voted to call Iran and terrorist state and thus open a possible door to declaring war on them.
When I turn to the NY Times each morning for my daily dose of important headlines, I don't really except to see an eloquent, elegiac account of the death of Flower.
Yes. I understand that Meerkats are adorable. Even Nazi Meerkats are adorable:
I even understand that the massive response to Flower's death might constitute some sort of cultural event that scholars twenty years from now will evoke as some sort of postmodern existential phenomenon.
I maybe heartless and unfeeling for saying this, but WTF? This is what the NY Times calls news?