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What is he up to?


They want to build a highway on the Serengeti. Now I for one, don't think they should come along with the earthmovers and the dozers, to wreck an iconic landscape. It's part of the great migration routes, that for millions of years, the wildebeast, the zebra and other grazers have followed for generations. They follow the rains year in year out, forever on the move in search of new grazing. They have to compete with other grazers, human settlement, poachers and of course the predators that are always waiting for the weak and the aged. That's how the cycle of life works or so it used to.

If it was a cartoon Serengeti, then those folks who are planning to chop it up for a highway, are figuring on moving on it, they might have a problem. First of all they'd have to get through the wall of hacked off elephants, that would be stationed across the entire Serengeti. Four wheel drives would end up looking like a pizza and that's just for starters....
Then, there'd be an army of Bush pigs like this unsavory looking sod, just itching to do some serious tyre slashing, somewhere along the way to the Bush Pig's Night Club Bouncer's Convention. Now, if you're one of those executives that own the road construction company and you have one of those real fancy top of the line SUV wagons, I'd be thinking twice about trying to mow this nasty mean old bush pig down. He's mean enough to wipe the grin off that well plastic surgery altered executive mug.

At every entry point there would be constrictors like Alexander who doesn't take bribes. All that stash would then be sent to a secret Swiss bank account to fund the wildlife rangers the elephants employed to catch the poachers out.

And of course we would need our mad bomber zebra Zek onto the case to keep those illegal mining companies out. So watch out you highway builders my cartoon animal army will be ready and waiting on the Cartoon Serengeti to fight back.

The Take Your Filthy Hands off my Serengeti! President


  1. I know what you mean man.

    There was a hill top
    where I used to see,
    all of my life's possibilities in front of me.
    Four decades later,
    I returned to see
    that none of it, would ever be.

    The Delaware River meanders gracefully down to the sea by journeying through the magnificently forested hills of The Catskills Mountains first. A lonesome train track follows it's meanderings, also heading south to the sea. I was 14 years old when I first climbed Seminary Hill and saw this splendid sight.

    There was a 30-foot statue of Jesus Christ on a cross high up on Seminary Hill. The image was ghostly against blackening skies, even more so during lightning storms. The Castle-like Seminary was spread out over the level acreage at the bottom of The Hill.

    Below the Seminary, lies the Town Of Callicoon and The Delaware River. I went way out of my way on a sunny day, about 6 or 7 years ago, to return to Seminary Hill, but I never anticipated the subsequent flood of emotions that resulted from looking down that river valley... and all of those years... again.

    Quite accidentally, not long after my return to Seminary Hill, a former seminarian from my class was put in touch with me, and even though we were once very close friends, I couldn't place him when we met again. He had none of the looks, characteristics, or mannerisms of the person that I once knew. He was kind enough to bring me up to date regarding fellow mates and such, but as he talked, I looked into his unfamiliar eyes and felt like I was back up on Seminary Hill, again... searching for the guy that I once knew.


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