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We beg your pardon, but we are going to prolong the election season

Today is the 6th of November, which means that all of you in the US of A should be getting ready  to (or have already) cast your ballot in this presidential election.   We would not presume to tell you who to vote for (well we could, but if you don’t agree with us you wouldn’t  llisten anyway. 

As we have been on vacation, we did not finish all our election cartoons before we left, so we here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire ask your indulgence in allowing us to EXTEND the season with a few more election themed cartoons. we’re almost positive it will be worth it. 

 

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Your Brain On Pandas

Like Spring says, the community that comes from doing a Kickstarter project is a little awe inspiring. Support comes from so many unexpected sources. Be the Bear!

Are you playwright enough?

Bob T., Lady MacBear, and the panda kindergarten are honored to be rooting for you to write all 31 of these plays. We can hardly stay in our seats…or on our swings or our little horsies.

New Growth

I’ve known Vicky and Tom for 4 or 5 years at least. They are hard-working, supportive of their community and make fabulous cheese. We all talk about supporting small, family farms. This is a chance to put our money where our mouth is. I hope you will do this (or I might have to send the panda kindergarten to your house.

It was 40 years ago Today….

Did you know that it was 40 years ago today that the Nixon Pandas arrived at the National Zoo? I thought not.  Recently, as a result of the Freedom of Information Act, transcripts of communications between pandas have come to light.  Of course, this was in the days before email existed, so the discovery of these documents is quite exciting as well as unexpected. We now bring you the transcripts, known as The Panda Chronicles.  (Now you know where we got our name.)

April 16, 1972: from the diary of Hua Mu, secretary of the Council of Pandas:

Well I am just fit to be tied.  We had a big meeting last night to vote on which pandas were going to travel to Washington DC, but when the meeting started, it turned out that it had already been decided. I was so disappointed!  I thought for sure I was going to get to go.  After all, my great-great-great auntie on my mother’s father’s second cousin’s side of the family was none other than Su-Lin, the first panda to travel to America (and ride in a taxi!).

It turns out that Tsing Tsing was a political crony of none other than Richard M. Nixon, and they had worked out the deal while Nixon was in China, behind all the other pandas’ backs.  Well, of course if Tsing got to go, Ling-Ling would be selected as his traveling companion.  I have it on GOOD authority that Tsing Tsing had a couple other girlfriends that really wanted to go, but Ling Ling stamped her little paws and whispered something in Tsing’s ear that he didn’t repeat, but he just said his mind was made up and that Ling Ling would accompany him to DC.  I’m not sure that anyone else knew that this was a permanent relocation, except for Tsing, who always had his paw in the cookie jar.

I hope he knows what he’s doing.  Those personal appearances can be very tiring.

Well, time for bed, more tomorrow!

Be the bear!

Bob T. Panda!

It’s Daylight LosingTime (a week late, but hey, what’s time to a panda?)

Trying to teach the panda kindergarten complicated concepts like daylight savings time and daylight losing time…well, who has the time?

Be the Bear

Bob T.Panda

Baby You Can Drive My Car….NOT

Recently, news came to us from the Atlanta Zoo that Po’s irresponsible big brother, Xi Lan wrecked Po’s cute little yellow car.  Through our clandestine spy network, we have acquired footage that reveals the true story of what happened to Po’s little car.  Viewer alert! This footage contains shocking revelations about what happens when pandas are allowed to drive cars!

We hope you will join us in decrying this shocking example of panda sibling rivalry.  Demand that driver education becomes a part of panda kindergarten curriculum.

Be the (careful) Bear

Bob T. Panda