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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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02 May 2012

Uncommon Commentary #260: Did I Say "If"? I Meant "When" I Rule the World

On the topic of whether sale of alcoholic beverages should be licit on Sunday, the key word is not "alcoholic" but "Sunday"; with a few obvious exceptions, nothing ought to be sold on the Lord's Day, since such financial transactions violate the Fourth Commandment (or the Third, if you're a Lutheran or a Roman Catholic).  If I ruled the world, people would be prohibited from conducting business on their Sabbath, and so Jews (including those only nominally Jewish) would be permitted to buy and sell on Sunday but not from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, and Christians (including, as with Jews, those who don't live their ostensible religion) would be allowed to do so on any day but Sunday.  Avowed pagans and atheists would not be a factor, because there wouldn't be any.