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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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14 March 2013

Uncommon Commentary #330: UC #329 Follow-Up

I concluded the previous uncommon commentary by writing "Let's just hope that he[Bill Clinton]'s the only President Clinton we'll ever have", but I wasn't quite sincere in that expression.  I've no doubt that Hillary [sic] would be a failure as president, but would that matter after eight years of Obama?  Even should a Republican take office in 2017, the most that he would be able to accomplish would be to slow down the rate at which the USA destroys itself.  Ronald Reagan was perhaps the only truly great president in US history, but even he didn't solve this country's fundamental problems, the foremost of which being what Reagan and others have regarded as its major strength: our obsolescent political system.