More Selfies with Tigers; an update

We recently received an update on the question of the wisdom of taking selfies with tigers, thanks to alert reader, mystery writer, and panda satire fanΒ Sandra Parshall. It seems that there is a “thing” about posing for selfies with wild animals. Maybe people think it makes them look cool, or sexy, but one wonders how sexy you would look with a bear or a tiger clamped onto your arm. Or your head.

Really, just don’t do it.

New York state has decided that they needed legislation to protect people from their own…um…oh heck, I’m just going to say it…stupidity. Sigh.

Here’s our original tribute to selfies with tigers:

Much better to take a selfie with pandas!

Much better to take a selfie with pandas!

You know we're just kidding about this, right?

You know we’re just kidding about this, right?

There was a bright side to this story, and that was Mehitabel got to be in a cartoon with one of her “peers” with no pandas! Huzzah! Not to worry, the pandas will be back on Friday.

Be the bear,
Bob T. Panda


8 thoughts on “More Selfies with Tigers; an update

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Yes, but probably not with Tigers.
      We asked Mr. Parker for his opinion on selfie-sticks: “Well, Mehitabel, they do make excellent toothpicks after…um…well, you know.”
      We declined to ask for further elaboration.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I seem to have some recollection of the “Bechdel test” in the far reserves of my memory. Does this have something to do with Alison Bechdel, now a MacArthur fellow in cartooning? Sigh…so there is precedent for cartoonists to get MacArthur grants. Perhaps an award for Panda Satire is not so far off after all.

  1. Vicky V

    I love the original Selfies with Tigers – especially the pandas running away!
    Great to see to fabulous cats chatting without the distraction of adorable pandas πŸ™‚

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Mehitabel, in our most recent contract negotiations, has demanded that there be at least one cartoon a year where she does not have to deal with pandas. I does only seem fair, since the cartoons originally belonged to her.


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