BTW, nntp//rss gives you the option of serving the entries as text, html, or multipart-alternative. Historically, HTML in newsgroup posts has been the work of Satan, but since you're not posting anything, it's actually a pretty nice way to read feeds. Mozilla's much-maligned Mail/News client does an excellent job with this stuff, really.
Two friends were out drinking when suddenly one lurched backward off his
barstool and lay motionless on the floor.
“One thing about Jim,” the other said to the bartender, “he sure
knows when to stop.”