Category Archives: Torch Bears

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Vintage Panda Olympics!

Baaaa Baaa Ba Ba Ba Baaaa Baa Ba ba ba baaa Ba ba ba bubbuabuh ba BAAAAAAHHHH! (that was the Olympic theme song, if you missed it!)

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!
Going for the …um…chocolate chip.

I’m hoping to have some new Panda-O-Lympic ‘toons for you this week! We shall see, won’t we?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

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.


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!
Bob T Panda

Canadian Pandas are on the move!

So sad for Toronto, but happy happy for those of us living west of the Rockies! Er Shun, Da Mao, and Yip and Jip are coming our way! (I’m already formulating plans to go see them! The Canadian pandas are on the move!!! But what about Bubba? And what about their panda world honor of being the Torch Bears?

What about THAT???????

It’s a good thing that Pinky taught Bubba how to use Skype!

And what about Unka Justin? Will he be able to find them?

Panda on!
Bob T Panda


Cue the Torch Bears!

As we prepare to launch another stellar performance in the Panda Olympics, we have a few more encore antics from the Torch Bears! As you may recall from several years ago, the torch bears attempted to replace their torches with something that would look sort of “torchy” from a distance, because they had…um…sold the torches on eBay before they actually lit the Olympic flame.

Oopsie. That could have happened to anyone!!!!

But before we have a visit with the torch bears, here’s a link to my latest post for The Whidbey Island Arts Council. It’s a modern retelling of Cinderella, to get folks in the mood for an event on the island next week: The Bohemian Ball. The story is a bit long, but I hope you’ll read it and that you enjoy it! Cheers. And if you’re on or near Whidbey Island next Thursday, maybe you’ll put on your dancing shoes, fire up the magic carriage, and party like a panda! (Author’s disclosure: There are no pandas in this story, but there is a cat)

Now….Cue the Torch Bears!!!!

Pandanastics star, PO of Atlanta Zoo, practices for the Olympics, while the Torch Bears continue their around the world journey. Where will they turn up next? Note: this ‘toon was written before Pinky poofed Po and the Meihems into becoming girls.

torch bears, money, selling olympic torch

but now what will they do when they get to the Olympics?…..stay tuned!

Wait…what little Paris incident???…Oh…this one…

Never underestimate the power of a good “fart joke”

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this story!

Oh, those Torch bears!

In other VERY IMPORTANT news, the proof copy of The Pinky Defense is on it’s way, so I hope to be able to have My Pinky’s new book available by the end of the month. And remember, Mitten’s definitely does not want you to buy this book! You know what to do!

Viva Les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Oh My Goodness, I forgot it was Fabulous Furry Friday!

See what happens when I try to get some actual work done?  I forget all about my duty to provide and perpetrate panda satire upon the world.  What was I thinking?

While the nation still waits for someone to turn the NZ panda cam back on, you can relax, sit back, and get a dose of panda satire to get you through the weekend.  I shall now dive into the archives, and see what looks funny this evening.

"You are right and Wu is wrong...I'll never do it again, mommy."

“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.” Perhaps Mr Wu should have thought of this before he shut down the government.

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this story!

I just heard tell that the 2014 Winter Olympics are right around the corner, and that means this years torch bears will be back in action!

The secret lives of the wild panda!

Recent reports of the continuing survival of Tao tao, an actual panda, raised in a semi wild area and released to the wild, is alive and well, and adjusting to life as a wild panda.

Well, till next week when we return with more from the Twinkies and princess Pinky, not to mention the next installment of Mr Wu’s adventure, buy lots of my books and be the bears!

Bob T. Panda



And now, finally, really, THE TORCH BEARS RESCUE AT SEA*

* 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!

Bob T. Panda