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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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27 February 2012

Uncommon Commentary #247: A New Meaning for the Term "Atomic Clock"

The world is right to have concern over the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran—It would be nice if we had enough concern over this threat to take serious action against it, as opposed to the tired approach of using economic sanctions, which have never worked versus anyone and won't work now—but there is a geostrategic question that we perhaps ought to ask in regard to another Near Eastern state whose name begins with "I": If, as is thought true, Israel possesses nuclear weapons, how much longer will it be before this country is forced to use them vs. its increasingly antagonistic neighbors, who have so great an advantage in both manpower and "conventional" ordnance?