What we learn from listening to the news….

I think I get some of my best ideas from listening to the news when I’m driving around in  the cubvertable.  There are so many things IRL that are just begging to be made fun of, if you ask me! (You were going to ask me weren’t you?)

Be that as it may, today’s cartoon was inspired by a news story about how there is now this backlash against excessive photoshopping of models and celebrities in all those glossy magazines and videos.  I get their point.  It makes an impossible standard for real, actual people to measure themselves against. This is a major problem for young folks, whose self images are always under intense scrutiny.

excessive photoshopping of celebrities

I’m ready for my close-up…um..I am, aren’t I?

I agree in principle, however, if I was ever being photographed for a magazine, I would have to insist on some pretty major photoshopping in order to appear in print!  For the record, I don’t think any of Princess Pinky’s photos or videos have been altered. she is.  Just. That. Cute.

Hope you are having a happy Sunday! Hanging back, having a few bootinis and just being the bear!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda


4 thoughts on “What we learn from listening to the news….

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      The panda kindergarten refuses to answer on the grounds they may incriminate themselves. (FYI, it was actually kind of hard to draw the “unphotoshopped versions)

  1. Ann feldman

    To photoshop a panda would give new meaning to the phrase “gilding the lily” since they are perfect the way they are (you too Mehitabel). Of course it might not hurt to, um, tweak Gao Gao’s backside a little.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Bai Yun is, of course, always perfectly turned out, white and fluffy. She has been dubbed “The Teflon Panda” as she never seems to get dirty.
      I just thought it was completely hysterical to think of cartoon characters needing to be “photoshopped” to look good on the internet. I crack me up sometimes. Or am I not supposed to admit that?


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