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Are you a Betty or a Veronica? 

Betty & Veronica Digest #183

In the opening story of the June 2008 Betty & Veronica Digest Magazine, the longtime rivals for Archie's affections become mutually unwilling mirror images.  Betty's defense?  "Don't look at me like that!  I just bought it, I didn't manufacture it!"  Even the end of the school day fails to bring relief, as the girls stomp off to a pep rally -- in identical cheerleader uniforms. 

It may look like a children's comic book, but for my USD $2.49, it's a pretty sophisticated commentary on originality and social conformity.  After all, true wisdom comes from recognizing that all of life is just a reiteration of high school