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More than a year ago, I firmly recommended the web comic, "Dr. McNinja". Since that time, I've enjoyed so many of the tri-weekly pages. The humor, art and story lines have all been exceptional.
I've purchased a couple of hilarious T-shirts from the website, to give as gifts. My best friend describes his T-shirt as "my favorite shirt".
Between episodes, the creators of "Dr. McNinja" publish one-page guest comics. The guest comics use the characters from "Dr. McNinja", but are written and drawn by guest artists. They are seldom very interesting or creative, but it gives the creators a chance for a vacation, their colleague admirers a chance to show their appreciation for Dr. McNinja.
On Friday, all of this exceptionality came to a grinding halt. A guest comic was published which was openly supportive of Adolph Hitler, and openly anti-semitic. It was so shocking, so revolting and so surprising that I had to read it four or five times to make sure I wasn't "missing something".
I did email the creators of "Dr. McNinja" and ask for an explanation. I don't see what explanation is possible, but I felt I should give them the opportunity.
I'll post any follow-up response from the creators here. Until then, please DO NOT patronize these talented, hilarious, energetic and fundamentally evil people.
There's nothing funny about Hitler and there's nothing funny about genocide. The Holocaust is not entertainment.
After one day and two strongly worded emails, the Nazi comic page has been taken down. The only explanation the authors gave was "We didn't notice" which is so laughable it isn't funny.
It's very reassuring to know that there was enough pressure applied to get the material removed. I have archived the offending page if anyone needs to see it for any reason, just let me know via email. I've purposely omitted any direct links in this post. That's the kind of publicity which these racists do not deserve.
Well, I am back in beautiful Portland. My wife, step-daughter, son, and I are living in Forest Heights near my wife's sister. Forest Heights has a shuttle bus that runs out to the transit center,so it's easy for me to get downtown.
My advisor told me to write the first draft of my proposal --- he said to me that I had made a lot more progress than he realized. He commented my presentation was "non-standard, but we can fix that." I am hoping to be done soon.
Portland is great. My only complaint is that my apartment is at the bottom of a big hill (small mountain?). This really makes amateur radio difficult. I brought a qrp rig (ft817) from Israel along with a portable vertical antenna (ventenna hfp). Those and my automatic antenna tuner (ldg z-11 pro) should get me on the air from just about any park in the area.
I'll report on my success.
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