Category Archives: ZooNooz

Technology hates me

Still finding work arounds for all my technical difficulties. I just updated my operating system and now my scanner doesn’t want to work. Uh oh. I am getting the “offline” notice again, which is always encouraging. (not)

Anyway, fortunately I have this week and next week’s ‘toons scanned so I have a bit of time to figure this out!

Here’s today’s ‘toon!

The idiocy of the GOP never ceases to amaze me.

Meanwhile, I am reading about Minch McTurtle’s feud with corporations. I guess it’s okay to take money from them, as long as they don’t contradict you? IDK.

Till later,
Call the Panda Kindergarten tech team!

Bob T Panda
(being da bear!)

Who are YOU calling a fool, April?

While it is a relief to have someone I can call “President” unironically, I still am traumatized enough by my memories of the former guy that every time I hear a phrase that includes “The White House” or “POTUS” I have a momentary flood of dread until I remember that Joe Biden is President and that he is doing what needs to be done to get this country back on track.

That all is not well, that Asian Americans are being targeted and attacked, that a 17 year old girl had the courage and foresight to film a police attack on an unarmed man, I still can’t rest easily.

But we have survived another month! More people are getting vaccinated and I will hold onto the hope that gives me. I really hope I can visit Bikkie and his parents this fall. That is just one of my hopes.

Meanwhile, Bob and Mehitabel try to figure out what’s real and what’s an April Fools Joke!

Poor Bob! What do you do when every thing that’s true seems like a prank?

Can we skip the April Showers and go straight to the flowers?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Don’t You Want Somebody to Hug…

It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? Isolated in our pandemic quarantine quarters, zooming with friends or for work or for school. Only now, as vaccines are happening, are (some) people coming cautiously out of their dens…

Except of course for the morons who just can’t stay out of crowded bars and other places, and have been spreading viruses around like penny candy at a parade…

Meanwhile, some enterprising farms have a solution for that profound feeling of isolation we are all feeling…

Personally, I think the cows should get at least SOME of the money!

Okay…so I’m starting to get used to this new editing format, but I don’t like it yet.

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Six More Weeks of Procrastination!

Yes, once again, it’s Groundhog’s Day and we have another visit from Punxsutawney Phil. I’m pretty sure I misspelled Punxsutawney in my ‘toon, but there is only so much room and just maybe it is a DIFFERENT Phil from a DIFFERENT small town in Pennsylvania. As luck would have it, Eastern PA is currently being buried under a s**t pile of snow, so I think it’s a pretty safe bet that Phil will think we are going to have six more weeks of winter, whether he sees his shadow or not.

Here, for your enjoyment, are several haikus extolling the joys of winter:

Still sleeting out there
Maybe it will never stop
It will always sleet

A half inch of sleet
Will make my shoveling harder
F**k this stupid storm

On further review
It is also still sleeting
WTF weather?

Thanks to our guest poet, who did not give me permission to share her poems. 🙄 Thanks Cami!

And now, Live on ZooNooZ, our interview with Punxsutawney Phil!

Punxatawny, Punxsutawney…what’s a few letters between friends?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

In case you missed Phil’s visit last year…

Phil is kind of excitable, isn’t he?

What a Difference a Day Makes

What is that I see out of the corner of my eye? Is that a ray of hope?

Thank you Stacey Abrams, for all of your very hard work over the last decade, to bring more fairness to voting, both in Georgia, and in the country. You bring us hope for the future. we will try to live up to your example. (Written late Tuesday, before the Wednesday debacle in DC)

But now…we are not quite rid of Mittens yet, are we?*

We shall overcome!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

(Note: You should probably not read past here if you don’t want to get angry all over again)

*You Broke it You Bought It

I add this in the wee hours of Thursday, It has been a hell of a day in DC. Our nation’s Capitol, attacked by thugs, deliberately urged on not only at tRUmp’s hate rally this morning, but since before the election, as he told his most virulent supporters not to stand down, but to “stand back and stand by.”

This was no peaceful protest. This was a riot, instigated by the person who would demand our loyalty, allegiance, who would claim for his own all the resources of this country.

Over 350,000 people have died from a pandemic that was in his power to halt. But he chose his own interests (so he thought) over the health and safety of this country’s people. His vile minions broke into the halls of Congress, took selfies in offices that they broke into and ransacked. The defiled our institutions. This was no peaceful sit in. This was a lawless mob.

I am beyond despair, beyond anger. With each beacon of hope-this week from the election of Jon Ossoff and rReverend Raphael Warnock-comes the corresponding backlash of evil toxicity from Donald J Trump. To the Senators and House members who have chosen to follow him down this road of false narratives, I have nothing but contempt. The stain of their rejection of the oath they swore to the Constitution should follow them for the rest of their life. There should be no redemption for them.

I fear for my friends in the DC area. Please stay safe. I have to believe we will get through this, but we will be ever changed, and our country’s reputation will forever be tarnished by these events.