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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.

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22 March 2011

Uncommon Commentary #165

I've just learned that in late February, in the Tajoura district of Libya's capital, there took place the funeral for a man killed in clashes with government loyalists.  Graffiti in the area read "Tajoura is free," "Down to [presumably an error for "with"] the dog," and, most notably: "Gaddafi, you Jew."  The third of those inscriptions doesn't prove that opponents of the regime generally share the author's opinion of Jews, but it does hint that (at least many of) the rebels may be more-objectionable characters than what we in the USA, with our overly simplistic world view, tend to assume they must be; see here.  Sometimes there are no "good guys."