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Rex in Regno suo superiores habet Deum et Legem.

The King in his Realm hath two superiors: God and the Law. -- Henry Care (1646-1688) on English liberties and the Magna Carta


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Help a SooperMexican

UPDATE 9/15/11: Sorry to be so remiss in taking so long to provide an update, but it took a few days for SooperMexican to get back into his apartment and find that it had weathered the storm far better than expected. I, on the other hand, should have reported back much sooner. Lo siento.

Turns out that he received less than a foot of water. That still took out a fair number of books on lower shelves and other personal possessions. All the carpeting throughout the joint is still being removed. It also taught him a lesson (that he will likely soon forget) not to leave stuff he loves lying around on the floor. All in all, some heartbreaking losses, but plenty still left with which to carry on.

Others in his area did not fare nearly as well as he, and were left without critical supplies for days. Therefore, Soop took some of his recent t-shirt sale proceeds and padded it with some of his own stash to purchase baby supplies for flood victims and passed them on to a church for delivery to the most needy.


Our friend SooperMexican has most likely lost all his possessions, including all his artwork, due to the 100-year-record flooding in the Northeast. At this point it is only “most likely” because many roads in the area have been flooded and washed out, preventing him from getting home. However, with the news reports of the historic levels of the flooding and the riverside location of his home, it will take a miracle for anything to survive.

Soop is only asking for prayers. However, I suggest visiting his “Buy My Stuff” page, where you can indeed purchase a non-waterlogged t-shirt or object featuring his cartoons (for which he receives a small percentage). Or if you are feeling generous, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Give Me Money” button to make a 100% direct donation to him.

I’m sure the proud SooperMexy will to want to kill me when he sees this unauthorized request. But you can tell him you are just making your Mexy Reparations—or ask him to pass along the bucks to needy neighbors if he gets more than he needs.