Um yeah, maybe because we never heard about it? Seriously, you’d think that having the first U.S. case of a mad cow-infected animal would have been at least a topic of discussion. And I’m not saying it’s a local conspiracy to keep quiet on the subject, because clearly at least one local media outlet was reporting on the story. But this certainly didn’t percolate up to a point where anyone I know was talking about it. So I guess if the Austin Chronicle doesn’t report on it, I don’t hear about it until it hits the Google News homepage. This points out a problem with the current state of my media saturation and the filtration I’ve imposed to maintain my sanity. Makes me wonder what else I’m missing that is potentially going to make me go insane and die.