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The Panda Olympics are Coming!

Granted, they will not be hosting the Winter Olympics in Beijing until 2022, by which time we could all be dead, but we are so excited that the pandas get another chance to compete! Of course some sort of panda-like mascot has been selected for the 2022 Olympics. Predictably, some have criticized the Olympic committee for “lack of creativity” in choosing a panda as the mascot. To this we say: WHAT ARE YOU FREAKIN’ NUTS???? IT’S A PANDA! OF COURSE THEY CHOSE A PANDA! GET A GRIP!

In honor of this momentous honor for pandas, let’s look back on Panda Olympics past! Huzzah! It’s a double dose of pandas because we REALLY need them!

another boring rerun

Did the Torch Bears take a wrong turn????

This cartoon is one of Bob’s earliest appearances!

The Pandas first attempt at Olympic Glory!

Never underestimate the power of a good “fart joke”

We would like to point out that there were NO TORCH BEARS near the Cathedral of Notre Dame when it caught on fire.

Love the hobby horse on a spring (inspired by a REAL photo of a REAL panda on one.

Sochi Winter Olympics, Pandas

I keep hearing the song “bears on the Run” going through my head…the ski run, that is!

Uh oh! has there been Russian tampering with the selection of the Torch Bears?

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

Hey! What are you two doing up on top of the ski jump?

Let Pinky be Pinky!

Skate faster, Boo boo!

Four pandas are better than two.

The world swoons….

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Also, if you had on your Impeachment Bingo™️ Card, “Conspired on a recorded phone call with a foreign leader to influence election,” mark your card for triple points!

31 Days of Pandas: Year in Review: January 2018

Welcome to our first Year in Review post, where we look back at my favorite ‘toons from each month this year.

Let’s spin the wheel and see what we were thinking about last January….

new year

I couldn’t resist.

Since it is January, I imagine Pinky has been given a resolution or two, (by her mom)  in hopes she will be a better panda this year.

resolutions

Pinky: “rules are for other pandas.”

Of course, being an Olympic year, the super secret selection of this year’s Torch Bears had everyone guessing!

Uh oh! has there been Russian tampering with the selection of the Torch Bears?

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

Of course the pandas had lots of practicing to do before the big event…

Hey! What are you two doing up on top of the ski jump?

Let Pinky be Pinky!

Alas…we were in for yet another year of life in the regime of “President” Mittens. Really, It couldn’t get worse, could it? Oh, yeah…it could.

Clear as mud!

Join us tomorrow as we look back on February 2018’s favorite ‘toons! See ya then!

Panda On!
Fa-la-la-la-la
Bob T Panda

The 2018 Olympics May Be Over, But the Spirit of Competition Lives On!

Okay. Don’t laugh. But I really have mastered the art of cookie balancing. Using Archway’s Windmill Almond cookies, my current record is 23 seconds to nibble a straight edge at the bottom of the cookie, and balance it on edge so that it stands for 10 seconds or more. Go ahead. You try it if you think it’s so easy. I’ll wait.

Coming soon to an Olympic competition near you!

And now…going for the gold!!!

In other feats of athletic competition, I was working outside yesterday, trimming an out of control Lonicera Baggerson’s Gold (kind of looks like a boxwood, for you non-gardeners) and I had a little six inch piece of branch. Rather than walk over to the trash can where I was putting cuttings to dump in one of my many compost piles, I threw it (left handed!!!- I am right handed) from about 15 feet and sunk the shot perfectly. Am I ready for an award winning sporting career or what?!?! First, cookie balancing and now this!!!! Huzzah!

Viva Les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

Fresh from his triumph when he was named Cubby of the Year of the Universe in the Giant Panda Global awards, The one, the only, the curly furred pink baby panda who has taken France by storm…the entire world has fallen like dominoes in the wake of his unresidabel cuteness. Yes, I’m talking about…

The one, the only, BEBE MAURICE!!!!!!

The world swoons….

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE! Oui?

See being the bear!
Bob T Panda

Double the Pandas, double the fun…

How can Pinky compete against this????!!!!????!!!

Of course both sets of the Cublanta panda twins had to come up with a crowd pleasing program for the Winter Olympics! Who knew that they would come up with such a brilliant routine?

Four pandas are better than two.

And in other news, (from an undisclosed location) shock ways have been going around the world since the Global Panda Awards finished their voting period and Pinky did not win. Anything. Oh the pain, the pain, the pain.  I can’t even.

Pandas shall overcome,
Bob T Panda

But We’re Not IN the Real World, Are We?

Yes, in the real world, the winter Olympics will be just about over…the cheering, the crying, winners and losers, all celebrating how sports can bring about whirled peas. Or world peace. Take your pick. But here in Pandyland, the Olympics are just getting going, the Torch Bears have arrived to light the torch (more on that later) and Hockey practice has begun.

Um..did you let Pinky have one of those stick things to hit stuff with?

Skate faster, Boo boo!

Viva Les pandas!
Bob T Panda

The Olympics start TONIGHT!!!!

And in honor of the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics, we thought Fabulous Furry Friday should take a look back at previous Panda-Olympic doings. Fun, huh?

Well, let’s get on with the show!

Sochi Winter Olympics, Pandas

I keep hearing the song “bears on the Run” going through my head…the ski run, that is!

Maybe they have a point…

See, What did I tell you?

This cartoon is one of Bob’s earliest appearances!

The Pandas first attempt at Olympic Glory!

‘and for the record, it’s just “giant slalom.” It’s not just for pandas.’

Pandas using performance enhancing substances? Say it isn’t so!

And don’t forget! Pinky’s new book is OUT! get it HERE!!!

Clap Louder!
Bob T Panda

Pinky says Buy my book!””

Pardon our technical difficulties

Oh Cwap! I screwed up!

I really, really thought that I had set up a post for Sunday, but the weekend was kind of busy, and all I can say is that my brain was obviously overloaded and…I just forgot. Or to be more accurate, I thought I had done it, but I didn’t. So…does that qualify as a technical difficulty? I throw myself on Pinky’s mercy! Fortunately, I have not been hauled off by the authorities for inappropriate humor, so there’s that! and now you get a little giggle on Monday evening!

I’ve heard through the Twidder grapevine that Pinky is writing her own state of the Union (or “Uniom”) address and just between you and me, I think Pinky’s address will be much more fun, interesting, and coherent than He Who Must Not Be Named’s address. Are people taking bets as to whether he will stay on script (using his petulant, somewhat whiny “I’m reading someone else’s words because mommee said I had to” voice) or blast off into an incoherent rant?

I hope someone will tell me because I will not be watching.

Let Pinky be Pinky!

Thanks to everyone who emailed me or sent me a twidder message to make sure I was okay. I really love you guys! You make this crazy situation our country is in more bearable. (Bearable, get it?) Thank you for being here.

Viva Les pandas!
Bob T Panda

And don’t forget! Pinky’s new book is out there and ready to come home with you! Huzzah!

Right now #216 in Books> Graphic Novels & Comics!!!!

And Now, From an Undisclosed Location …

It just wouldn’t do to have unauthorized persons (or pandas!) spy on the practice sessions that Team Panda is holding to make sure they are ready to go for the gold! The pandas have a long history (well, since 2008) of competing in the Olympics, and this year is no different.  And now, from an undisclosed location …

Team Panda Goes for the GOLD!!!!!!

Hey! What are you two doing up on top of the ski jump?

Interestingly enough, We just watched the movie about Eddie the Eagle, the young British man who was so fixated about competing in the winter olympics, that he, through great resolve and personal pain and difficulty, managed to train in ski jumping, and while he didn’t come close to winning, it was a very inspiring story about following a dream. It’s out on video, so watch it if you get the chance.

Viva les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Okay, Now REALLY announcing the Torch Bears

Sorry for the false anticipation, for leading you on, leading you astray. Wait a minute! I’m proud to lead you astray, in a good pandy sort of way, of course! Today I am REALLY going to reveal who the Torch Bears for 2018 are! Honest! But first (OOOO! I KNEW she was going to do this!!!!) If you haven’t read my latest fractured fairy tale over on The Whidbey island Arts Council blog, you should do it NOW.

And now, without any further ado about nothing, Here are the TORCH BEARS!!!!

Uh oh! has there been Russian tampering with the selection of the Torch Bears?

Viva Les Pandas
Bob T Panda