Category Archives: the essential pandaness of being

Canadian Pandas are still on the move!

Don’t you hate packing to move? I know I do. What to take…what to leave…what to toss…what to donate? And when you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a Torch Bear, well! I know what I’d rather do!

Don’t forget your Mr. Bun, Yip!

Packing is such a chore! And a surprise visit from a friend can make it go so much faster!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Thanks to all who have already gotten their copies of the lates Panda Chronicles book! Get yours today!

Do we REALLY want to review 2017?

I didn’t think so.

The Panda Chronicles Year in Review. (NOT)

In fact, not only was as bad as we thought it would be, it was worse.

Clap Louder
Bob T Panda

There seems to be some confusion on the Torch Bears

I know the clues were very subtle (only one of the Torch bears had visible eyelashes and there was only a tiny fragment of the Canadian flag) so it’s not particularly surprising that many people thought that Six and Sebben were the torch bears! They are much too small to go off around the world with out their mommee!

Hopefully, this toon will make things more clear!

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

On a sad note, I just discovered that one of my long time supporters and readers passed away on Christmas Eve.  Sandy was one of my first regular readers and commenters. She supported all of my Kickstarter projects, including the 2017 one to send me to China. I looked forward to her comments. she always had an appreciative and funny comment about my ‘toons.

I was devastated to learn she had been diagnosed with ALS (known as Lou Gherig’s disease) sometime in the summer. I know her family and friends will miss her warmth, her humor, her festive photos she took of her schnauzers for every holiday. It’s not fair and I don’t like this one bit. This is probably not the time to say that I have a list of people the world would not miss, but there it is. Sandy, from whatever plane you now exist, I hope you’ll shine some light on us and help us find our way. And I hope where ever you are, you are surrounded by pandas and maybe a terrier or two. Not to mention the actual Mehitabel.

This one was originally written for my friend Jude, but it is for Sandy too.

Panda on!

Bob T Panda

It’s a whole new year out there…

Hey! Did ya miss me?

It’s another new year out there and I’m hoping that some form of sanity will return to the world at large. Of course, I don’t have a whole lot of faith that it will, but you can be very sure of one thing: that I will keep sharing panda satire with you every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. If that isn’t the definition of insanity, I don’t know what is.

But I’m not just fiddling while Rome burns…

Your comments and messages that I’ve received over the last year + have confirmed what I hoped was true. That having something to laugh with helps, and even when I’m commenting on some of the dire news of the day, I can almost always find something a little bit funny in it.

So shut up and post some panda satire, already!!!! Okay! Okay!

new year

I couldn’t resist.

Viva le Pandas!
Bob T Panda

And a Happy(er) New Year

Hey!

This is a bonus ‘toon, because you have all been such good panda cubs. On this first day of the new year, let me tell you how much I value you all! I love that you not only read my ‘toons, but you create whole dialogs between the pandas we know and love, on Facebook and Twitter and know the voices and personas I’ve given their panda satire counterparts. I love that you send me cookies and panda presents and cards. I love that you check to see I’m okay when a natural (or unnatural) disaster happens in my area.

But mostly, just thank you for being here and embracing and believing what I do here. It makes me just a bit schmoopy every time you tell me my panda humor has helped you through the day.

May olde acquaintance be forgot…

Keep panda-ing on.
Forever Bob T

God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Bears: Day 24: 31 Days of Pandas

Well, I was going to wait until tomorrow to share this ‘toon’s tune with you, but Mr. Badger pointed out that Christmas Eve is the time more associated with singing Christmas carols, so, in order to encourage you to add this parody of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen to your repertoire, I share it here, both in the ‘toon (which is abbreviated both by space and by the fact that the 4th verse came to me after I’d already drawn the ‘toon) and in the unabridged text so you can print out the words and share it with your caroling friends!

Huzzah! Strike up the band and sing along…

Oh curse ye vile trumpy men,
You’re causing me dismay,
The world went dark, I lost all hope
On last election day.
What you don’t like you call fake news, the truth has gone astray,

Oh tidings of treason and greed
Treason and greed,
Oh, tidings of treason and greed.

Oh curse ye vile trumpy men,
The western world’s appalled.
While you distract the Congress acts
to impoverish us all.
You sold us out for Putin’s power
and you come when he calls…

Oh tidings of treason and greed,
Treason and greed,
Oh, tidings of treason and greed.

Oh curse ye vile trumpy men,
Your reign is going to fail.
In time your crimes will all come out
No matter how you flail
Bob Mueller’s going to find the truth
and you will go to jail…

Oh tidings of treason and greed,
Treason and greed,
Oh, tidings of treason and greed.

Oh curse ye vile trumpy men
Your heartlessness astounds.
When taking healthcare from the poor
Your joy it knows no bounds,
and white supremacists and nazis are the friends you found…

Oh tidings of treason and greed,
Treason and greed,
Oh, tidings of treason and greed.

You’re welcome.

And now, sing along with the panda kindergarten!

Oh tidings of treason and greed. (To the tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)

Tune in tomorrow for the next episode of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations!

Be the bear
Bob T Panda

 

 

101 Bebe Panda-Nation part 3

Uh oh. The villain of the piece has arrived. Babette de Panda: international panda of mystery! (She may be French!) Fortunately, she was able to fit us into her busy schedule, because when there is evil that needs to be done, no one does it better than Babette! Get ready for the next episode of 101 Bebe Panda-Nation part 3!

Wait, Pinky! Don’t answer that door!

Babette can talk anyone into anything.

And in other news…the 2018 Pandamonium Convention of panda lovers is happening! If you think maybe you need to take a trip to Pan-Diego next spring, why not make it in the company of 59 other panda fans? The plans are made, the dates are set…if you are thinking that this might be fun,  check out the Convention Facebook page here.

If this tickles your panda fancy, email the address listed on the image or contact me via the contact form and I’ll send you to the right place.

In honor of the upcoming convention festivities, all of my 31 days of pandas extra posts will be from the collected ‘toons about the Wu Self, famed resident of the San Diego Zoo!

Or you could, you know, get your own copy of Book 4 of The Panda Chronicles: The Book of Wu.

Panda On
Bob T Panda

A little late but not (entirely) forgotten

Yes, yes, it’s Fabulous Furry Friday, but what with the American Thanksgiving holiday, I was so busy in the kitchen that I never had time to prepare todays encore presentation post. Never fear, I am here now, and here are some toons from the way back machine to cheer your weekend.

I know I ran this one already, but it is appropriate to the day, don’t cha know?

pass the beans!

While we’re thinking of food…

‘Tis the Season!

Bob, Bob, Bob…when will you ever learn?

And a Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to you all!

Last Supper, Cupcakes, DaVinci

The REAL lost Leonardo painting….

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

All Pandas Eve and a Scary Story

I am fortunate to live in the rainy Northwest, rather than fire swept California. My heart and good wishes go out to the thousands of people who have lost their homes and businesses from the fires that spread across northern California last week. Those who have known me for a long time know I have my own fire story, which happened 22 years ago last month. It was a scary event. I don’t know that I ever truly processed what happened, but I was traumatized for a long time.

I recently stumbled on the account of one man’s recent brush with fire in the California disaster. But this account was done in comics form, as he is a graphic novelist/comics artist. Here it is, in case you’d like to take a look. I hope someday I can do as well with my own story.

But meanwhile, we have another kind of scary story to tell!

scary

Ha ha! That Pinky is so clever!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

…In Which Ping Ping Comes to Live at the Panda House

Everyone who is a fan of Winnie the Pooh stand up and wave your hands in the air. Huzzah! Remember when Kanga and Roo, and then Tigger first came to live in the enchanted forest? “Why has he come, and when is he leaving?” were questions that were bandied about by Certain Intolerant Inhabitants of the forest. (italics courtesy of A A Milne) It’s not all that different at the panda house and I’m pretty sure you might have a very good idea who might feel that way.

Exactly.

Let’s look in at the Panda House to see who has arrived now…

panda house

Be careful Ping Ping! The Panda House might not be…um…completely safe.

I’m still working on adding all my trip notes and pictures to the site, but re-entry to the real world is taking longer, with more moving parts than I had planned for.  Regardless, I hope to get some more posts and pictures posted on the Pandatastic Voyage page this week! Stay tuned!

I also used my entire back log of stored ‘toons while I was in China, so I am slowly starting to do an extra ‘toon here and there so that I am NEBBER late with your weekly ‘toons, because I’m just that kind of bear!

We’ll have more from Ping Ping later this week, as well as the exciting conclusion of A Halloween Carol, starring the junior pandas of the Panda Chronicles! Stay tuned!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda