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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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24 March 2012

Miscellaneous Musing #44

If we can demote Pluto from the status of a planet, why not Europe from that of a continent?  My proposed boundary between the peninsula (or subcontinent) of Europe and the remainder of Asia runs from the Baltic Sea to the Courland Lagoon to the Neman River to the Shchara River to Vygonovskoe Lake to the Oginsky Canal to the Yaselda River to the Pripet River to the Dnieper River to the Dnieper Estuary to the Black Sea (whence it would follow the current boundary between Europe and Asia Minor, the latter of which really ought to be known as Anatolia—but that's the subject of another geographical musing).