about "The Best Comic Strip Ever!"

The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

The Best Comic Strip Ever!

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30 January 2011

Uncommon Commentary #148: Perhaps "MTV" Stands for "Moronic Television"

MTV originally was infamous for showing salacious and vacuous videos, which rôle has (according to the latest information that I possess, which, admittedly, is not very up-to-date) largely been filled by its evil emanation MTV3; MTV itself, which pioneered the vapid "reality" trend in television with its The Real World, now seems to devote itself chiefly to similar programming, the newest example of which is the lewd (and otherwise unwholesome) Skins. This series may soon be canceled; if so, good riddance to it, but this chapter in the sordid history of MTV confirms it as what I on the Doman Domain hereby officially pronounce it to be: the worst network on (free or basic-cable) television, ever.