Since there is nothing that I like to do more than play around with pandas, I thought I would make excellent use of my time and design a logo for my roll of honor posts. As you know ( or are about to be informed if you’ve just tuned in to the Panda Chronicles), I award the Roll of Honor to people that I feel have made a contribution to the field of Panda Satire. These awards are highly subjective and have no cash value (sorry) but you can sleep well at night knowing that YOU have aided me in my quest to make “Panda Satire” a household word.
Today’s Roll of Honor winner is the person who really started my quest for world panda satire domination. I can’t believe it took me this long to recognize him for his unwitting contribution to panda satire, but hey, what’s time to a panda? (Yes, I know I already used that line, but there is no joke that I won’t beat into the ground, given half a chance.) Will James Fallows come on down and claim his award?
Ok, I know you are all sitting there, grumbling and whispering to one another, “Isn’t he, like, a serious journalist? Doesn’t he write for the Atlantic Monthly and other serious publications?” Yes and yes, but one of his serious articles for the A.M. was about one of the panda ranches in China (the Wolong Reserve, I believe). This article started me on my road to panda-holism. There. So now you know whose fault this whole thing is.
Congratulations, and thanks, Mr. Fallows.
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Bob T. Panda