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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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07 May 2011

Uncommon Commentary #178: The Navy SEALs Bin Laden's Doom

You may have noticed that the US Government's attempts at giving the story of the raid that killed bin Laden contained some slight discrepancies [rhetorical understatement], which, ominously, boost the credibility of the accusation that we assassinated the Terror tycoon.  Considering who did the explaining, e.g., Obombast, White House Press Secretary Jay Blarney—I mean, Carney—&c., it's unsurprising that this effort was botched, but much confusion also resulted from the fact that transmission between SEALs and heels was lost for the final "period of almost 20 or 25 minutes."  Why, instead of bungling the narrative by speaking of things that they knew next-to-nothing about, didn't they simply admit that they hadn't adequate information?  It's impossible to know, but it could well be that to make such a concession would've meant acknowledging that President Egobama (a play on "ego" and "Obama") was not fully in control of the situation.