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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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07 June 2016

Uncommon Commentary #506: As a Boxer, He Was More of a Mutt!

When “Muhammad Ali”, i.e., Cassius Clay—It’s rather ironic that he discarded his baptismal name, which he shared with a Nineteenth-Century abolitionist, and adopted a name that he shared with a Nineteenth-Century ruler of Egypt, who was a slaver—proclaimed “I am the greatest”, he ought to have added the word “egotist” to the end of his statement. (He was also a hypocrite who based his refusal to serve in the military on the pretext that his Muslim religion forbad violence, even though he was a professional fighter.)