Category Archives: panda history

the earliest appearance of the panda kindergarten

While the panda kindergarten rallies for the next attack on Bob and Mehitabel, I thought that folks who had discovered the Panda Chronicles more recently would enjoy seeing the kindergarteners in earlier, more innocent times.  Of course this was a different group of panda kindergarteners and perhaps they were better behaved in general.  It’s so hard to tell with pandas.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

It’s That Time of Year Again…..

Did I mean holiday time? Noooooooo!  I meant the time of year when I congratulate myself on how funny I am and pick out my favorite cartoon of the past year.  I’t’s really kind of difficult this year, because I’ve been sooooooooo funny, and done more cartoons than I have in year’s past.  The panda kindergarten has pushed their way in and taken a much bigger role, and the introduction of Babette de Panda has changed the dynamic in the panda-sphere.  So, here is my favorite cartoon storyline for the year.  I’d love to hear what your favorite is. No really.  I’m listening.

wheel of pandas 1

wheel of pandas 2

I’d also like to mention that this is my 200th post!  Hurrah!

Be the Bear!

Bob (I’m waiting to hear which cartoons you liked best) T. Panda

Panda History

Just how did pandas arrive on an island in the north Puget Sound?  We, at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire provide for your edification, our theory of how this occurred. We repeat, this is a theory and is not to be construed as fact.

We’d also like to thank the “mysterious donor” to the Institute, of this beoooteeful banner which now graces our international headquarters.

Isn’t it splendid?

More panda fun is in the works and will be posted “soon.”

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

PS: there is still time to get a 30 Days of Pandas poster from Cafe Press Pandyland store! See link to the right in the Panda Commerce division before Christmas.  What could be better than pandas under the tree!

They’re here! They’re Here! The Scottish Pandas Arrive at last!

We have been waiting for this day for so long, (never mind that in the real world it happened a week ago, but still…) the pandas arrive in Scotland.  The ZooNooz reporting team would have been there to meet them, but for a slight communications mix up.

Scottish pandas, heathrow airport

A big thanks to all of you who have been visiting The Panda Chronicles.  Your brain is officially now on pandas.

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda

They’re here! They’re Here! The Scottish Pandas Arrive at last!

We have been waiting for this day for so long, (never mind that in the real world it happened a week ago, but still…) the pandas arrive in Scotland.  The ZooNooz reporting team would have been there to meet them, but for a slight communications mix up.

Scottish pandas, heathrow airport

A big thanks to all of you who have been visiting The Panda Chronicles.  Your brain is officially now on pandas.

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda

Get ready for the Scottish Pandas! The saga continues!

I know, that in reality the pandas “Sweetie” and “Sunshine” have already arrived in Britain, but as usual, I’m a tardy bear.  So here is the first episode of the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire’s version of the events that are unfolding in Scotland.

Also, Babette has been posing for photos everywhere!  Stay tuned for new outfits and photos of our favorite bears about town.

pandair flight of the scottish pandas

Also, a brush with fame to report.  The image of the 30 days of Pandas poster (available from Pandyland at Cafepress) appeared in an ad for Cafe Press on The Daily What’s page with a video of ….ooo get ready…MISERY BEAR!!!!!!!!!!  Our hero!  Check out our Pandyland link on the right.  But really, Misery Bear is our personal hero. Check out M.B. too.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

 

Get ready for the Scottish Pandas! The saga continues!

I know, that in reality the pandas “Sweetie” and “Sunshine” have already arrived in Britain, but as usual, I’m a tardy bear.  So here is the first episode of the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire’s version of the events that are unfolding in Scotland.

Also, Babette has been posing for photos everywhere!  Stay tuned for new outfits and photos of our favorite bears about town.

pandair flight of the scottish pandas

Also, a brush with fame to report.  The image of the 30 days of Pandas poster (available from Pandyland at Cafepress) appeared in an ad for Cafe Press on The Daily What’s page with a video of ….ooo get ready…MISERY BEAR!!!!!!!!!!  Our hero!  Check out our Pandyland link on the right.  But really, Misery Bear is our personal hero. Check out M.B. too.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

 

30 days- 30 Pandas…day 2

I have to admit I get this little thrill when my days visitors edge (or zoom) past 24.  Thanks to all the new subscribers, past subscribers, current subscribers…

Mehitabel:  “Would you please just shut up and put another post up?”  OK, OK….

Here is day 2 of 30 days – 30 pandas.  It’s fun so far!

So, just to set everyone’s mind at ease, the panda on the lower right has a bottle of Bamboo Soda, and not a beer!  This is after all Po’s panda kindergarten classmates who are throwing a party in honor of his birthday.  The panda kindergarten is naughty enough without being drunk besides!

I was recently reading a new-ish book by one of my major influences in the humor genre.  I am of course, referring to Dave Barry.  That’s DAVE BARRY for all you search engines out there.  Heck he’s famous…he could spare a few readers who accidentally come here instead of DAVE BARRY’S website.  He is one of the few humor writers that no matter how many times I read his essays, I laugh so hard stuff shoots out my nose.  It is for this reason that I could never read his work on line, as I don’t want to ruin my computer keyboard.  When I used to fax my cartoons to my local picture framing shop, (note: this was before I had a blog or even a computer, and I had to follow all my friends around with large stacks of cartoons and demand that they read them before I would let them go about their day) my favorite story was when Catherine (my framer with the fax machine) told me milk squirted out her nose because she laughed so hard when she read one of my cartoons.  To quote DAVE BARRY, “I am not making this up.”  Sometime after that, they got rid of their fax machine (coincidence? You be the judge…) so I had to get a computer and start this blog.

Miss Demure Restraint was obviously paying attention and reading the entire post, ahem….not mentioning any names here…and noticed that in the section on 7 facts my readers may not know about me, I revealed that I am :

a) not a panda

and

b) not a boy panda

While technically these things are true, I hope you all will continue to indulge me as I write with the voice of my inner panda, who happens to be named “Bob”.  I don’t know how this happened. It just did, so let’s just go with that.  Besides, if a person says something that’s mean or kind of snotty or insulting, it is seen by some people as an example of bad behavior. But, if a panda says it,  “Hey! What’s the big deal.  He’s pretty smart for a panda!”

Being endangered means never having to say you’re sorry.

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda

The real me!

Will Scotland Be Brave in the face of the Panda Kindergarten?

Nobody expects the Panda Kindergarten!  Or was that the Spanish Inquisition?  No matter.  While the tune Scotland the Brave runs through my head, the Panda Kindergarten continues to get ready for Tian Tian and Yang Guang‘s arrival.  Bagpipes Beware!  What next? MacBear, or should I say, The Scottish Cartoon?

The Scottish pandas

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Bob T Panda

Alas, Poor Chi Chi, I Knew Her…

Yes, panda fans, it’s time for the Scottish Play…er…cartoon I mean.  Here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire we never miss the opportunity to make fun of current events in the panda world.   Well, actually, we’ll make fun of anything, whether it’s about pandas or not.  The return of pandas to Great Britain for the first time in almost 40 years is an event to be celebrated!  ( My panda historian friends will correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that Chi Chi, who lived at the London Zoo from 1958 until her death in 1972, was the last panda who lived in Great Britain.

The Scottish Cartoon

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda