People Will Eat Dog Food Before They'll Cancel HBO

How are you cutting back during the Great Recession? Well, if you're like most Americans, you're probably eating crappier food but still watching a lot of TV. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll suggests as much, at least.

The poll also proved that consumer confidence is finally leveling off after plummeting for months and months, but whatever. Mostly we care about the sad little statistic that more people were willing to cut back on things like travel, activities, and, yes, even groceries than those who are willing to scale back on their cable and cell phone packages. I mean, I guess all things considered, sitting at home not using gas and eating an off-brand French bread toaster pizza probably does even out the premium On Demand every-sport-ever cable packages so many of us enjoy.

And, hey. At least education was the last thing to go. Progress!