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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 May 2013

Uncommon Commentary #344: Kermit the Toad

It's hard to feel that justice has been done in the case of infanticide Kermit Gosnell, who has been sentenced only to life imprisonment despite being found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder (and on hundreds of lesser charges).  The life expectancy of a male in this country is currently 75.94 years, and so, should the 72-year-old Gosnell survive until the mean age of death, he will effectively serve a total of under four years in prison for the three of his thousands of murders for which he's actually been convicted.  Since I consider it appropriate to let the punishment fit the crime, I would, if I had the power to do this, and at the risk of being accused of cruelty, have the prisoner executed using the same method that he used to kill those babies: cutting through the neck with scissors.