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It’s Mourning in America …

Before we get to our weekly round-up of pandas, I just want to give voice to the thought that is in most of our minds. This Monday is Memorial Day, the day we, as Americans, pause to remember those who died protecting our country in the armed services. By tomorrow, more than 100,000 people will have died in this country from COVID 19.

Academic statistical models tell us that had we only started physical distancing and stay at home orders one week earlier, we would have less than half this number of deaths. We can’t change the past, but we can still influence the future. stay home if you can. Wear a mask if you can’t. While you still might have to go to work, do what you can to maintain distancing and stay out of crowded situations when you are able.

Do we want this all to be over? You bet! Is it going to happen immediately? Probably not. What helps me is keeping in touch with my friends and the panda online community.  Is constantly reading political commentary helpful? Probably not, but it does give me some good material for ‘toons, amIright? Better to spend more time watching panda videos.

So, let’s see what pandas have to say about all this…

March

Whats a protest without pandas?

inauguration

Hey, save some cuppycakes for me!

international woman's day

…and due to the International women’s day strike of 2017

pinky defense

Would YOU believe this panda?

reality

Do we HAVE to go?

And, even truer now, than they were two years ago….

Just how crazy do we think it’s going to get?

Next to Mittens, we all look pretty normal, don’t we?

Someone forgot to take their meds today, I think.

Lock that cat up, for crying out loud!

We shall overcome, but only if we remember to vote, all the way up and down the ticket! Don’t forget, ‘kay?

 

Panda On, Everyone!
Bob T Panda

Thanks to Jon Oliver who alerted us to this great new sporting event!

 

Sunday Funday Salutes…Our Pandas to the North

As if the global pandemic was not enough pain for those of us in North America, the Canadian pandas are going to be going back to China. Their bamboo, which is about 99% of their diet, comes from China, flown in every couple days (or is it once a week? I can’t remember and I am too lazy to look it up.) has been hard to come by, what with the flight reductions during the pandemic.  Most pandas have a preference for the bamboo they like to eat, and even if the US and Canada weren’t having their own problems, you can’t switch out Seattle boo for Chengdu boo, no matter how convenient that would be.

So, Er Shun and Da Mao are heading back to China, much to our dismay.

Meanwhile, HWMNBN continues to throw tantrums, tell lies about the scope of the pandemic and I’m guessing, will be tweeting up a s**tstorm after the inspiring speech that President Barak Obama gave at the Virtual Commencement on Saturday. It was nice to be reminded what someone with empathy and intelligence sounds like.

But it’s Sunday and that means it’s time for some pandamonium! Let’s look back at the ‘toons about the Canadian pandas and the place they held in the world of Panda Satire!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

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

Packing is such a chore! And a surprise visit from a friend can make it go so much faster!

long goodbye

The Long Goodbye, or “Toronto Farewell”

our story

Mommee pandas have laser vision. Don’t even think you can hide, Bubba.

There’s always time for another cupcake!!!

So THAT’S how Pinky got there so quickly!

I wonder what this button over here does….AAAAAHHHHHHHH!

 

By the way, it sounds like masks are shipping over at Redbubble! If you need some masks, wouldn’t you breathe a little easier if they had pandas on them?

Be(e) the Bear!
Bob T Panda

The “Best” of Mittens…

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahhhahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahhahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Whew! I needed that.

As we know, there is nothing “Be best” about Mittens. As one of the panda faithful on #PandaTwitter said, “We need you to keep making fun of Mittens so that we can keep our sanity.*”

*Or something like that.

So let’s climb into the wayback machine and revisit some of our ‘toons that reveal just what kind of cat Mittens is. (spoiler: he’s a bad cat)

It is too much to BEAR!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

“This is not a loser tail!!!!!”

Poof!

And so it began…

March

Whats a protest without pandas?

happening

Are all these paper clips mine?

Memorial day

Don’t be endangered, be dangerous

Clear as mud!

Things are about as real as they can get.

Well, that’s about all of Mittens we can stand this week. Tune in next Sunday for more of Mittens’ crimes against humanity! Remember, laughing is a great form of resistance. If we quit laughing, the reign of terror has won. Don’t let him win and vote the bums out in November!

Keep panda-ing on!
Bob T Panda

That’s Debatable

The primary races have started, HWMNBN is going full speed ahead, throwing babies off trains, blasting daycare centers with flame throwers, and throwing anyone who disagrees with him in front of the bus, let alone under it. Several of his previously fired minions have come crawling back..what? Wasn’t the fluffy green shirt on Dancing with the Stars humiliating enough, Sean?

Meanwhile, the Dems are debating each other and trying to score hits with clever talking points. I know who I want to win. it’s still early days yet. Maybe they should all take some debate prep from Pinky!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane from panda debates past! Let’s start with 2012!

In the words of Winnie ther Pooh, “I think it’s time for a little something.

Cats….you just can’t trust em.

Keep cool, cat, and don’t go blaming women for stuff. That is SO not the way to get votes…

That was the PREVIOUS incarnation of Mittens. A more terrifying spectacle was in store for us in 2016…

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

“This is not a loser tail!!!!!”

Poof!

Just a reminder, and still true….

whipped cream

Can I have EXTRA extra whipped cream?

Please don’t let us feel like this again on November 4th.

feel

Not even CUPPYCAKES????

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

PS: felty pandas are already traveling out into the world! If you missed your chance via Kickstarter, never fear! I’ll be offering them here in a couple months, once I get all the Kickstarter pandas out the door! What with the election induced stress levels I am experiencing, not to mention HWMNBN’s reign of terror, we will all need comfort felty pandas!

The view from the dark side…

Life in the USA seems kind of dark today. It’s not just the wind and the rain, although those definitely don’t help. As everyone, except his GOP sycophants knew, as soon as the vote not to hold HWMNBN accountable, 45 would start enacting retribution on those he perceives as his enemies.

The Purge has begun…

First Lt. Col. Vindman and his brother’s jobs went on the chopping block, and they were escorted off the WH grounds. As in everything else 45 does, maximum cruelty and humiliation are the agenda. Next, Gordon Sondland was recalled from his ambassadorship, effective immediately. I guess $1 million dollars doesn’t buy what it used to. There is no room in 45’s world for those who disagree with him, even once. He must attack and attempt to humiliate anyone who stands in his way.

I am not, in general, a fan of Mitt Romney, but his principled stand on the abuses of power by 45, are honorable, commendable, and done in the support of the Constitution. I would much rather have principled opponents, with whom I can disagree, than power hungry sycophants who want to win at any cost. Again, I would urge you to read the essays of historian Heather Cox Richardson, who is writing almost daily about the mess we find ourselves in. They are both frightening and hopeful at the same time. Gotta love those historians that can give us some perspective on all this.

Please forgive this descent into pessimism. Here are some (unfortunately) prophetic ‘toons.

Are you SURE you wouldn’t like to vote for Bob?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

“This is not a loser tail!!!!!”

what do you have to lose?

Mittens is really back.

day after

Remember the song “The Eve of Destruction”? That’s what today feels like.

happening

Are all these paper clips mine?

“Be yourself – Everyone else is already taken”
-Oscar Wilde

Banned

Buy my books! Mittens HATES them!

RESIST!!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Bear of the People Panda

Hey! The first felty pandas go out next week!

Day 17 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Ah! it is Impeachment Eve! I’m going to be heading out to our local demonstration. I don’t think it will be as big as the one the day after the “inauguration” of our national nightmare. Still, it will feel good to join with other people who are frustrated with the path HWMNBN has been leading this country.  In the words of The Dude, and of Mr. Wu…

Dis agression will not stand, man!

Meanwhile, Mei Xiang is having her own nightmare…

Pinky does not travel light!

It’s been a long time coming….

Be da bear!
Bob T Panda

Day 16 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

We are on the downhill slope:

towards the shortest day of the year…
towards the vote to impeach HWMNBN

TOWARDS THE END OF 31 DAYS OF PANDAS!!!!!!!

We shall have one more day of kinder, gentler pandas from a more innocent time, before heading paws first into the maelstrom! A healthy serving of cake (by which I mean a really large one with extra frosting) may be in order as well.

Invite Pinky to your holiday parties, with this Pinky Paper Doll!

Princess Pinky paper doll

Princess Pinky and her very first tutu, gifted to her by her big brother Tai Shan!

Bao Bao in her pajamas

Just the thing for a cozy evening at home with mom and the panda cam!

Atlanta panda cub twins

Huzzah! It’s Bert and his brother Ernie!

Zoo Atlanta Twin panda Cubs

…and their jammies! Huzzah!

downloadable paper panda upgrade

school uniforms for pandas

Ready for panda kindergarten!

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

Still one of my favorite ‘toons…

panda

You better watch out….

This ‘toon from December of 2015 demonstrates that we knew what we were in for, from HWMNBN. Our Werld Peez Pandifesto:

Consider this my Werld Peez Pandifesto

Courage, my friends!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

There is still time to buy stuff with pandas!  

I Forgot Daylight Losing Time!!!!

What with all the excitement (IMPEACHMENT!!!!) and all the crazy-making BS that’s going on in DC (IMPEACHMENT OBSTRUCTION!!!!) I plum forgot that I had not run my favorite seasonal Panda Kindergarten cartoon last Sunday. I hope you all are not showing up an hour ahead (or is that behind?) of time all this week, due to my thoughtless error.

Bob explains daylight savings time to the panda kindergarten

spring back, fall forward?

The other excitement is that I have launched my Panda Chronicles Sock Design project this week, and people are putting their best (panda) foot forward! Panda Chronicles socks, you say? When did you decide to do that?

Um…last week?

Be sure to head over to the Buy Stuff With Pandas page to see our current designs. Each design will be a limited issue, and depending on how many people want to step out in (panda) style, will determine how many I order. Unlike Kickstarter, where I don’t order the items until the project has closed, with something this open ended, I can’t take people’s money then leave them hanging as to when delivery will happen.

I this case, I decided it was worth taking a gamble on 3 designs, with 50 pairs in each design. As you might have surmised, Pinky is far and away the most popular (Pinky: duh!) but the other designs are holding their own. I hope you will want to add Panda socks to your wardrobe, and might I add that these would be socks that anyone would be happy to receive as a holiday gift!

Meanwhile, let’s look back on some other escapades of the panda kindergarten!

This cartoon is one of Bob’s earliest appearances!

You can’t be too careful!

Ha ha! Here’s a toothbrush!

The very first appearance of the Torch Bears!

The torch bears!

Episode 1

Huzzah! More Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!

The Scottish pandas

Save some pie for me!

cheerful

Or how about some cuppycakes?

Do we have to count panda adoption fees?

Well, that’s all we have time for today! And for all you DC watchers, remember, if you have to cheat to win, you’re not really winning! #SoMuchWinning

Be the Bear who Buys Stuff With Pandas!
Bob T Panda

A Note on Panda Commerce: As you may know, I am a one bear band (not the Band-a-Pandas, but that gives me an idea for another pair of socks!!) This means I am not on the computer all the time. (Well, some days it may seem like I am, but really…) As the quantities tick down to 0, you might get nervous if you don’t hear back from me immediately. Don’t worry. I can see the order that the messages come in, and will contact you and send the invoices in that order. In other words, if you haven’t heard from me, no one else has either! Doesn’t that make you feel better?

If I Didn’t Read it on the Internet, I Wouldn’t Have Believed It

You know how much I hate hypocrisy. Well, if you didn’t, you should. There is all sorts of nasty behavior going on in and around the WH. And I mean nasty in the sense of crimes that would be held accountable at the International Court in The Hague, nasty. And while this sort of thing makes my head want to explode, the petty hypocrisy of the tRUmpinistas is beyond the pale.

We have the descendants of He Who Would Be King acting all shocked and outraged over Hunter Biden profiting from his family name, while they are making deals and getting trademarks and god knows what else because…well, let’s see… is it their prodigious talent? Or MAYBE, could it be that their father thinks he is “president”?

I hope this will be over soon, don’t you?

Oh no! There are no pandas in this cartoon!

Hey! Who wants PANDA SOCKS???? (Speaking of profiting from my connections…)

I got an email last week from the folks who make my pins and patches, and they are now are making socks available! They are one size unisex socks and they are 87% polyester/ 10% cotton/ 3% spandex. There is some stretchiness factor here, and while I haven’t seen any samples, (Ha Ha! It’s only money!) I decided to take a leap of faith and order 50 pairs each of three designs.

Here are the designs!

The Bubba

Nobody expects the panda kindergarten!

 

And who could forget….

#claplouder!

Want to be the first the check out the paid commerce page and get your limited edition socks? Check it out right HERE!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Pinky Has an Opinion

…Because of course she does.

In the words of Princess Pinky: I don’ know how many times I has to tell you, you should have voted for me.

Tell us what you really think, Pinky!

Pinky: when are people gonna learn dat pinky knows da best!

Be da Bear!
Bob T Panda