Ahem….didn’t mean to go all SHOUTYCAPS on you, but these are disquieting times, are they not? So, while we catch up in Pandyland Studios on all sorts of things, let’s have another episode of Name That Personality Disorder, the *new* game show that everyone (okay, well, me, anyway) is talking about!
And we know who is the most disordered personality ever, don’t we? DON’T WE???????????
Next to Mittens, we all look pretty normal, don’t we?
Bob T Panda
For those of you who have access to the top secret page, there is a new update!
A couple of weeks ago, a story hit the news: an anchorman misremembered or misspoke or what ever you want to call it, but anyway, he claimed he did something that didn’t happen. Since then a few other news show hosts and politicians have joined in with their own versions of revisionist histories. Here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, we are hardly in a position to cast the first (if any) stones, as our memory is hardly what it used to be.
Bob has his own journalistic follies to contend with.
Those of you who have been following the exploits of Bob and the panda kindergarten for some time know that I am exceedingly fond of real news stories that either feature pandas or can be subverted to somehow be about pandas, even when they are not.
Are you following all that?
Anyway, our first story comes to us courtesy of alert readers Sarajane Eppley and Karen Willie, who both alerted me to this story about pandas’ relationship with themselves, or more accurately their reflections in mirrors. BBC Earth brings us this story about a peculiar panda particular!
This is a job for panda satire!
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is that handsome panda I see before me?
Thanks again to Karen and Sarajane for alerting me to this story. Tune in on Wednesday for another story of pandas in the news!
As you know, I am particularly fond of “making it up as I go” and the “planning” for 31 days of pandas is no exceptions. So the panda and cake theme will continue tomorrow (while I narrow down the choices for a non-contoversial “F” word). I had already decided that at least one day a week I would post a full (NEW!) cartoon, starring the full Panda Chronicles cast, including Mehitabel, of course!
The idea for this cartoon is rooted in reality, as while on a recent trip, I was watching TV while following the news of Hurricane Sandy and the last days of the presidential election. A 5 second clip of panda toddlers at one of the panda ranches flashed on the screen, and I spent the next…um..well a while… waiting for the pandas to return…
Sigh….they never did.
It is a very good thing I don’t have regular access to television!
* We would like to point out that even though the English Channel is NOT the sea, exactly, it is a large, scary body of water, especially for 2 small bears in a leaky boat, the SS Tipandic.
Finally we had time to rescue the torch bears, so that we could get on with the Olympics (before they are over in real life.) So, without further much ado about pandas, here they are, the 2012 Torch Bears!
Tune in next week for more panda olympic coverage!
Be the (slightly soggy, but still cuppycake obsessed) Bear!
We could hardly keep Babette‘s feet on the ground, once she realized that, not ONLY has she been nominated for best panda in a short feature film, (Your Brain on Pandas: The Movie) but that she would lead the Panda Krew in the All Panda Fat Tuesday celebration in New Orleans! We apologize that our footage of the festivities was unavailable yesterday, but it seems that we had some technical difficulties which prevented us from showing the film yesterday. Without any further delay, Here is:
Those who know me, know that my stance on housekeeping is unfortunately more like Bob’s than like Mehitabel’s. Even so, I am addicted to shows on decorating on HGTV (or would be if I had a TV….good thing I don’t) and used to watch “This Old House” when Bob (!) Vila was the host. I thought that this would be an excellent theme to harvest a few cartoons from before people run away screaming.
By the way, you still have time to enter the “Dress up Babette de Panda and photograph her somewhere” contest. Go to the December 2nd post to get your printable Babette de Panda paper doll and her first outfit. There are 3 more outfits that have been featured here in the past few weeks, or make your own outfit for Babette! Post your pictures on Bob T. Panda’s Facebook page! Win valuable prizes!
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?