Rubes by Leigh Rubin


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  1. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    I surely miss Rhino Lager. Unavailable here in the Philippines.

  2. robolt

    robolt said, almost 4 years ago

    Rhino whine.

  3. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Thank goodness for Viagra, or that rhino would have lost that horn long ago.

  4. PICTO

    PICTO said, almost 4 years ago

    @J. Short

    Shouldn’t he have visited the vet after 4 hours?

  5. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, let it down: it puts your horn in a good position and your mouth close to the grass.

  6. David Bethke

    David Bethke GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I went and tried “What is the weight of a rhino’s head?” at It said 1000 kilograms, or close to 2000 pounds. Looks like the author did his research! :D

  7. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 4 years ago

    @J. Short

    It doesn’t matter — they still do! There was a recent “National Geographic” article about it. Some cultures prefer the organic product. Not that they are the only offenders, but the Chinese are very bad about it.
    Even rhinos in protected areas are poached. In some parks, the horns are sawed off to remove the temptation.

  8. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    You know the horns are actually tightly compressed hairs; that’s some serious mousse.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 4 years ago

    @J. Short

    Yes, isn’t it strange what fancies people take, that the horns will cure, among other things, impotence? Must be a sympathetic magic kind of thing — like makes like. Viagara is the aphrodisiac that works, sought for milennia. Take a few cases of that back in time, and you would have wealth and influence beyond compare.
    It’s a pity that all the large animals,elephants, tigers, rhinos, and bears, for example, will disappear because of superstitious medical beliefs.
    Where there’s money involved, that’s what will happen. Can you blame poor people for taking advantage? And likely, the people who do the actual killing will get the smallest amount of money.
    There are cartels for whom poached animal parts are big money. The killings are well planned and executed oftentimes with assault weapons. Many people in power are corrupt, and that’s why it won’t stop.
    A big thing now is to harvest “Bush Meat,” that is, wild animal flesh instead of slaughtering domesticated animals. Even primates are eaten, which is dangerous because of the potential to pass along diseases.
    Eventually, everything bigger than mice will pass through human digestive systems. Maybe even cockroaches and ants.
    Didn’t mean to depress you or to preach. That’s just the way things are probably going to be.

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