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Monday, February 1, 2021

Joe Biden rolls up his sleeves

(The Guardian)
Joe Biden illustration by Chris Riddell

The Twelve Labors of Hercules

1. Eliminate the Nemean Lion
2. Kill the Lernean Hydra
3. Capture the Golden Hind
4. Capture the Erymanthian Boar
5. Clean the Stables of King Augeas in a day
6. Annihilate the Stymphalian Birds
7. Capture the Cretan Bull
8. Return the Mares of Diomedes
9. Obtain the Belt of Hippolyta
10. Obtain the Cattle of Geryon
11. Steal the Golden Apples from the Garden of Hesperides
12. Must take Cerberus captive
= The Herculean Tasks for Biden

1. Beat the Orangutan Trump
2. Drain the Republican Swamp
3. Stop the Pandemic
4. Abolish the Death Penalty
5. Redraft the Bill of Immigration
6. Let the many hapless detainees go
7. Tackle the Chinese Dragon
8. Neutralise the Russian Putin
9. Destroy the Nuclear Program of Iran
10. Solve the Change of Climate
11. Delete the North Korean Leader
12. Ban the *bleep* boloney, the bile
13. Stay alive effectually
Anagram: Julian Lofts
Illustration: Chris Riddell

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