Episode 11: Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse!

If you think being an endangered species is a piece of cake, (Hey! Did someone say CAKE????) you’ve got your head on backwards. And there is no one who is so endangered as someone who is Pinky’s little brother! Yep, we’re talking about Bubba, who has slipped beneath the table (with a plate of cuppycakes, along with his faithful toys, General Bub and Banky Pig.

And with only two days until Bubba’s actual birthday, it is only fitting that he emerges from under the table and shows himself to be the hero of this fractured fairy tale.

You wanna talk about endangered? I’ll show you endangered!!!!

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The hero of our tale emerges…

Pinky says: BTW, tomorrow is solar eclipse day, so just a reminder, don’t look at it with unprotected eyes! You don’t want to go blind and miss all the rest of my ‘toons for all eternity, right? (It is all about ME after all!)

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Let’s get ready for Bubba’s (Pinky: and PINKY’S!) Birthday Season!

Oh yes, it is panda birthday season now and it’s in full swing! But two of the stars of panda birthday season have birthdays in just a few more days. Last Friday we saw some of Pinky’s greatest moments and now it is Bubba’s turn!

But first, we have just returned from secret talks in an undisclosed location!

Can you guess where?

Oh Canada
We think you’re really swell
Meanwhile south of you
We are so ashamed
We’ve really gone to hell

Oh Canada
Your country’s very grand
The premier he fights
For diversity
A panda in each hand!

Oh Canada
Your Premier’s really cute
In a kilt he rocks,
Even on the beach,
And in a formal suit!

Oh Canada
We had a real good time
And now that global warming’s here
You make some real good wine!

Oh Canada
The US is a dump
We look longingly
Cross the border cause
You don’t have Donald Trump

But now, let’s get the birthday season rolling!

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

Feed me, Mama!

And how did Pinky manage to hack into my computer again?

Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

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As true today as it ever was…

Coffee tastes better in a Bubba mug…

You knew Mommee was going to get angry, didn’t you?

Of course, you can read ALL of Bubba’s (Pinky: and Pinky’s!!!!!) ‘toons in Book 7 of The Panda Chronicles: Don’t call mee boo boo!

The seventh book of The Panda Chronicles Series

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

The Poot Has Hit the Fan!

Oh my! What is going to happen now? This is getting kind of scary and I know I am going to get all kinds of flack for this, because I have put those adorable little munchkins, Six and Sebben in the path of Pinky’s ire, (not to mention her magical wand!!!!) But can you blame me? I mean this is a fairy tale for crying out loud! If there is a wicked witch, there has to be a handsome prince who comes and saves the day, right? Or in the case of Wonder Woman, a really kick-ass goddess warrior who comes right up against evil and attempts (and maybe even succeeds) to vanquish it!  Oh Poot on you Pinky! Your evil plan will NEBBER succeed!

Or will it? Did you really think I would give away the ending already?

She who must be obeyed…

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

And Just When You Thought it Was Safe …

…to relax, maybe have a bootini, and yes, a cuppycake or two, just when you thought, What could possibly go wrong…you hear the doors start to open. The room seems to swim and go just the teeniest bit dark. And just when you thought it was safe to enjoy a social event without a certain someone getting her little Wonder Woman panties in a twist…

Just when you thought it was safe ….

just when you thought it was safe

Ruh Roh…

Oh yeah. The goldfish. Well, anyone can make a mistake like that, right, Mei?

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Let’s catch our breath for a minute…

Oh my! Was anyone else having heart palpitations after that last episode of Being Endangered is Such a Curse? I know I was! I think Pinky was really, really, REALLY mad! But maybe today’s Fabulous Furry Friday roundup of classic Panda Chronicles cartoons will calm her down a bit and give everyone a chance to catch our breath and mebbee have a cuppycake. Because we are entering Pinky (and Bubba’s) birthday season, so now we get to revisit some of Pinky’s (and Bubba’s) greatest hits. Huzzah! And there are so many to choose from!!!!

Let’s get on with the show! Break time is over!

Pinky tests her powers…. This will always be one of my favorites!

And of course, who could forget when Pinky got her magical wand?

National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear

oops.

Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo

Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…

Mr Wu tries to take charge

Uh oh. All is not well in Pandyland!

Bao bao changes panda cub gender

Pinky is VERY powerful. Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr Wu.

Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions

You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….

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Pinky answers difficult questions from the press in her own way.

Never say “No” to a Pinky!

It is really hard not to laugh at a misbehaving Pinky. I know, I know…I am a terrible influence on her! Okay, one more and then next week it is Bubba’s turn for the spotlight. (Pinky: well, Bubba needs me to help him!)

Oh dear….are you going to leave her there?

Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday for the next exciting episode of Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse!!! And next week’s Fabulous Furry Friday we will feature Bubba, okay?

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

And Now, the Moment You’ve Been Waiting for…

Okay, not THAT  moment…not the moment when… oh heck. I don’t want to ruin the suspense! what kind of person…um…panda would I be if I told you what was going to happen one or two episodes from now? I mean, don’t you just hate when you are watching a TV series for the first time, and some smarty pants who already binge watched it on Netflix blurts out what’s going to happen in the episode you haven’t watched yet? You were waiting for the exact right moment to watch that episode, and now it’s RUINED!!!!

You might as well be waiting for Godot, but instead you’re going to get…

…baby pandas! You’re getting baby pandas!!!!

Whew! Big sigh of relief. But don’t relax just yet…Bwahahahahaha!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Don’t look now ….

It’s hard not to have that looking over your shoulder, don’t open that door!!!!!! moment like you get when you watch one of those scary movies. The innocent protagonists are having this brief reprieve where they don’t think that evil is going to come crashing down on them, but…before you know it… So don’t look now …just enjoy the party…

We know that Pinky is not going to be content staying home, feeding the fish, and hanging out with the red pandas.

Don’t look now …just DON’T LOOK!!!!

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We’re not looking….

The tension is just about un-BEAR-able!!!!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

The Panda is Political

You know the saying, “The Personal is Political?” You can add to that “All Art is Political” because making art, at it’s core is a political act, no matter your subject matter. Some might even say subversive. If you don’t believe me, look up the paintings of Artimesia Ghentileschi and tell me these paintings don’t make a powerful political statement.

Not that I am putting panda satire, or even my serious paintings in the same technical class as Ghentileschi. But you know…just to make the point…

In celebration of our temporary victory on retaining healthcare for the many that gained access to it through the Affordable Care Act, I thought I’d share some of our more political ‘toons in this Friday’s round up.  Is it too much to hope that the R’s and D’s will now work together and make access to healthcare better and more affordable? I’m such an optimist.

But now, here are pandas at their most political!

Are you now, or have you ever been a panda?

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Pinky’s career as a spokes panda and icon begins, with a different president.

Remember how it all began????

It is too much to BEAR!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Today is a good day to be the bear.

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Just don’t call Bob a loser. He feels bad enough already.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

“This is not a loser tail!!!!!”

Poof!

cat came back

Is it just my imagination or does Mittens look even more crazed than before?

I have to say, it’s a little frightening to see how close the satire comes to what has actually been happening.  Stay tuned, folks. I think the bumpy ride is far from over.

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

 

You know where this is going, don’t you?

Oh yeah…just look up fairy tales 101, in your guide to children’s literature handbook. Although, of course, Grimm’s fairy tales in their original form would give any one nightmares, not just children.

You know how this story line goes: Big party/royal christening/panda naming day is happening but the evil fairy/witch/panda princess is not invited because of past misdeeds/evil intentions.  Evil fairy/witch/panda princess shows up anyway, chaos ensues, fair princess(es) are saved by gallant prince/knight/guy just walking by that turns out to be a deposed prince.

Yada,Yada, Yada.

Meanwhile, let’s see who has arrived at the naming day party…

You know where this is going, don’t you?

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse

I hope y’all didn’t eat too much cake yesterday at Mr. Wu’s Birthday Party! We are ready to continue our story, so don’t touch that dial! Here comes the next episode of Being Endangered is Such a Curse!!!!

Wait, what is dis consequences thingie you is talking about?

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Pinky: Why do I always have to do all the hard stuff?

Panda On!
Bob T Panda