An Embarrassment of Pandas

Ever since I learned that the collective noun for pandas is “an embarrassment of pandas” I have looked for an excuse to use it here. Of course I learned this on the internet, so, I am not entirely certain that this is correct, but since I couldn’t find anything else* I decided to go with this and hope for the best.

  • I did find the term “a cupboard of pandas”, but since this was in the entirely facetious book, 101 Facts About Pandas, which, among other “facts” classified pandas as a species of walnut, I decided that “cupboard” was probably not correct.

But no matter! One thing that we can be absolutely certain of, is that Pinky will embarrass her mother at any opportunity, especially in public in front of large numbers of people!

An Embarrassment of Panda (Mothers)

Never fear, Pinky has a cunning plan!

Never fear, Pinky has a cunning plan!

Bubba is getting entirely too comfortable with having an opinion that is not Pinky’s.

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

35 thoughts on “An Embarrassment of Pandas

  1. Teresa

    Pinky tears break my heart !! poor princess, it was her big day … no, I don’t feel good about those cartoons where li’l one cries :-(((
    #Vote4Pinky #Pinky4Presydent

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Now, you KNOW that Pinky gets over these things very quickly, and quite frankly, falling for her tears onlY makes her behave more badly the next time. Have no doubt, Pinky will bounce back very (very) soon.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Who do you think will be bear enough to stand up to Pinky? She has her daddee wrapped around her little paw!

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  2. Winky Cat

    Awww, so sweet, Bubba introducing Banky Pig to General Bun! Looks like they will be good friends, as well as great companions to Bubba. Can’t wait to see what adventures the three of them have!

    As Pinky’s cubpaign manager, me hab no comment on what happened at da Cubvention. Busy planning the “Pinky 4 Presydent” Cubvention Tour!

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      1. Winky Cat

        {Shhh, it’s a combo vacation for da whole Tian-Xiang family, belated Bear-day celebration for Pinky, Bubba & Daddee & cubpaign tour for Pinky! Remember how much fun we had on last year’s beach trip? Dis will be ebben bigger ’cause we’re hitting multiple beach areas. Stay tuned for more details!}

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          A vacay? Oh boy! I can hardly wait. Meanwhile, I’m pretty sure that Tai’s present to Bubba is on the way!

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          1. Winky Cat

            YES, we all need a vacay! Mark your calendar for mid-September, still great weather, less crowds. Maybe Tai can send Bubba someting beach related for da trip!

          2. Panda in Chief Post author

            He is…um…trying to find a bathing suit for Bubba. Maybe something very stretchy.

  3. Billie Johnson

    I found a bamboo of pandas as well as an embarrassment of pandas and a cupboard of pandas. I think a fluff of pandas would be good. A giggle of pandas? A snuffling of pandas?

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I like a snuffling of pandas! Although Mei (who has retired to a dark room with an ice pack on her hear and a pitcher of bambootinis,) would say that an embarrassment is exactly right.

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  4. Keri Lynn Kelley

    I just noticed that Tai Shan Bought Pinky the wand what did he get Bei Bei? Seems like he has been busy or something and notice Mom has to ground Pinky cause Tian is too wrapped around her finger

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      That is an excellent question! I don’t know what Tai has gotten Bei Bei as a first birthday present. I will certainly look into this excellent question.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Pinky always thinks she is in the right and can’t believe anything that does not appear to be to her immediate benefit. Thus, she can’t believe that a president should have to be nice to their little brother.

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  5. Jayelle (@GreenEyedLilo)

    Bubba is sooooo adorable in this! (I’ll bet Pinky disagrees, though!) I know Pinky uses her tears to her advantage, especially with Daddee, so I’m not going to feel too bad for her. She’s still more mature and better behaved than certain human candidates and their staff.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      True on all counts. Including the part about her being better behaved than certain human candidates. ?

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    2. Winky Cat

      ‘Zactly, Auntie Jayelle, and she is still a cubbie! Da human candidates are grown-a$$ folks dat act like toddlers!

      Sooo agree about Bubba, me just want to hug him, and Banky and General Bun.

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      1. Panda in Chief Post author

        What has the state of politics come to when humans act worse than cubbie pandas? I think I need to go to bed until November, so I hear less of the shenanigans.

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  6. Cyndi

    Big brother Tai used to love his EZ Bake Oven (see Linda McCoy’s drawings for all the EZ Bake episodes!) Perhaps Tai can send him one so he can make his own cuppycakes wif fwosting . . . . . more fwosting.

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  7. Gina Koo

    I don’t like it that a group of pandas is called an “embarrassment”. I mean, is that any way to treat a national icon?
    How cute is Bubba in introducing Banky Pig to General Bun! He’s so happy that he has one more playmate, so happy that he had to agree with Mama Mei and annoy Pinky. What a cheeky cub he’s growing up to be 😉

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      You are not alone in not liking “embarrassment of pandas.” What with the internet, who can even be sure if that is what it really is?
      Bubba has such a good nature, but with a sister like Pinky, he has had to get a little cheeky in his own defense. Poor Mei. Keeping the peace in the onslaught of Pinky-ness is no easy task.

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  8. Sue Marquez Coad

    I for one commiserate with poor Pinky, her tears r real & everyone is being mean to her !! But Pinky is made of sturdy stuff & will bounce back & her detractors will be sorry !! Pinky4President !! Vote4Pinky !!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Oh dear…you know you are only going to encourage more histrionics from Pinky by supporting her tantrums. Is that what you want?…Oh wait…yes, her tantrums are much more entertaining than well behaved pandas all the time. Bubba can keep his halo, although he is starting to stand up for himself, and that may lead to more bears behaving badly.

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  9. Marti

    Love it… and love the english language for some of its quirkiness. A dazzles of zebras, a shiver of sharks, an ostentation of peacocks. It was only whilst learning German that I discovered the collective noun thing was an english thing. There is no equivalent for herd, gaggle, flock in German (and probably many other languages, but I haven’t researched that yet)

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Wow! I really didn’t know that. English is such a quirky language. And who doesn’t love “an ostentation of peacocks”? I think Pinky may want to appropriate that one!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Yes, now that he is one, he will be held more accountable…or were you referring to a “poofing” kind of time out! Oh, that would be dastardly! I don’t know if Mei would ever forgive her, even if it wasn’t permanent.

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