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Cathy the Comic Strip Retires

Cathy, the cartoon strip about a neurotic, calorie-counting, historically single lady (who actually got married in 2005), will end its 34-year run this October. In the future, will women who wear unflattering sweaters and occasionally discuss the fat content of ice cream with their cats, still, in moments of self-deprecation, refer to themselves as Cathys? Or will this reference die with the strip? And, should the strip end with Cathy's death, is it going to be a collapsing shoe closet, poisonous chocolate, a mother-hired hit man, complicated technology, or a pack of domesticated cats that do her in? [CNN]