There might be too many bears in the panda house, that aren’t strictly speaking…um…pandas.
Some of you might be wondering who Josie is. Josie is Frank and Mikey’s sister, and she does not approve of their career choices. She is the bear who stayed home to look after Mom and their youngest brother Scooter. (See last summer’s road trip to Alaska with Frank and Mikey as they searched for their family reunion.
Josie and Scooter’s names (and existence) are owed to Amy of Panda Twitter, who came up with names for the cubs that appeared in one of the numerous videos of bears behaving badly that circulate on the internet. The exploits of Frank and Mikey owe much to these videos and Nooz stories of bears doing things they shouldn’t.
I guess we’ll find out on Thursday whether or not Josie tracked her clueless brothers down, along with her missing cub.
Meanwhile, today is the “Book Birthday” for The Panda Cub Swap, the real life story of the birth of the Meihems. I threw a little party in it’s honor!
We are in the tail end of September (How the heck did THAT happen????) which means that it’s almost October, and you know what that means! It’s almost time for our annual rebroadcast of The Wizard of Wu!!! Once upon a time, a long looooong time ago (when there were only 3 major networks to choose from!!!!) The Wizard of Oz was rebroadcast every year right around Halloween.
This was so long ago, that when I first started watching this movie, we only had a black and white TV, so even when they got to Oz, it was still all in black and white. Eventually we got a color TV and I was so excited to watch the annual encore presentation of The Wizard of Oz, because IT WAS GOING TO BE IN LIVING COLOR!!!! Imagine my surprise, when the first and last part WERE STILL IN BLACK AND WHITE!?!?!?!?!?!?!
WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K!!!!!!?????
I guess only Oz gets to be in color. Any of you who live in Kansas…is it still that way?
No matter…we just need to kill a little time until next Sunday when The Wizard of Wu will come to you in several parts, followed by A Halloween Carol (starring PINKY!!!!)
Let’s see what comes up from the archive wayback machine for today!
A quick note about Fezbook: as you all know, on Fezbook, I am Bob T Panda, a claim I can not actually substantiate with any actual documentation. Should the powers that be ever find me out, or if I lose my account to some foul hacker, I will not be able to get my account back without revealing my true identity. I do not want to do this, since the powers that be have proved themselves to be soulless cretins who sell our private data to the highest bidder and allow actual trumpsters and fascists to spread misinformation and hateful rhetoric. If I should lose my account, I will not go back. You can always find me here or over on Twidder @pandachronicle
SOME of you have expressed worry that Pinky is being distressed by her dream. I can assure you that Pinky is fully committed to her dramatic roles and intends to see this little drama to its end. She is a professional, after all! (Pinky: I hopes to win da best panda in a dramatic role at next year’s Oscar fingies!)
But meanwhile, if Pinky was awake, this is what would be going on in the Panda House right about…now…
Well, now that Frank and Mikey have emerged from hibernation, we can go on with Pinky’s dream next week! Stay ‘tooned!
Hold your horses, Pinky! It is still Mr. Wu’s birthday season. We’ll get to yours next week. Meanwhile, if you are still on Fezbook and can follow Patricia Rice’s panda birthday posts, I highly recommend them. Given that she is a real life historian, she writes excellent birthday posts for many of the known captive panda population, including most of our favorite bears.
But now, in celebration of the cute Wu-Self, we bring you…Bears Under the Big Top!
Fanmail from some Flounder?
Voices in the night, a ladder, a letter…adios…
“Are we there, yet?”
This is a case for…Inspector Panda!
…and it all ends with Mr Wu’s Birthday party! Huzzah!
Hope you enjoyed our trip down memory lane! (and for those of you who wondered how Wu met Bee, the Bear…)
This news story came across the transom a few weeks ago, but what with all the criming and corruption coming out of DC, It got a little distracting around here. You knew we would not let this story go unremarked upon, by our favorite grizzly correspondents, recently returned from their bus driving adventures!
And now, BearNooZ presents….
Maybe the bear was a fan of Phillip Glass…
Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda
I just got word that panda socks are headed for the PGS warehouse, which means they should be in my hot little hands by Friday December 6th! If I’ve already received your paid invoice via PayPal, the socks will be headed your way the following week. If you have not yet responded to your invoice, do it now, so you’ll get your socks before Christmas!
I just heard a news story on the radio the other morning about grizzly bears still being on the endangered species list. This, of course, made me think about everyone’s favorite grizzly bears, Frank and Mikey! Be assured, I am working on some new ‘toons for them which will show up in a few weeks, because, as you might imagine, they have opinions about this development!
While generally speaking, we are all on team panda, rumor has it, there are OTHER bears out there too!
So to celebrate our upcoming ‘toons starring Frank and Mikey, here are some Sunday Funday ‘toons about bears!
Today, you are a bear.
Oh those polar bears! What jokers they are!
another cartoon inspired by real news!
Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story
Lookee! It’s Frank and Mikey!
Send in the bears!
I like bears.
Be the Bear, ebbryone!
Bob T Panda (smarter than your average bear!)
It’s January 3rd and the US Congress is back in business, even if #Individual1 is still keeping the government shut down. (I’m writing this a few days before this post release, so there is always hope that all the government workers will get their jobs-and their paychecks-back before today.) Individual 1 may be under the false impression that Robert Mueller can’t work on the investigation, or other potential perils to the “president” can’t proceed. Ha!
A big pandy shout-out to all the brand new house members, particularly those who ran because they passionately wanted to make life better for those who have not had equitable representation before. Thank you for stepping up to the plate!
But enough about real life! Let’s get on with some pandas! (and cats!!!!)
Don’t forget Frank and Mikey!
Pandaing Ever Onward
Bob T Panda
PS: Just a reminder, there is no more Fabulous Furry Friday. (SAD!!!!) Encore presentations will now appear on Sundays. (Huzzah!!!!) And also a reminder that FB is becoming more and more capricious in what they show you in your news feed. If you don’t want to miss a single second of panda satire, sign up on the website via the FIRST sign up form on the top of the right hand sidebar, that says: Invite Pandas to your inbox. You’ll be glad you did!
New ‘toons will arrive on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Buckle up! Pandas are ready to prove that they are the most political animals out there!
Wait? WERE we talking about a cuppycake trap? Well, cuppycake trap, perjury trap, it’s kind of all the same thing, isn’t it? Thanks to one of my alert readers, who was the first (yes, Lora, several people brought this story to my attention, but you were the first!) to tell me about this story. Even though we all know that bears that get habituated to humans, always ends up being bad for the bears, who doesn’t love the idea of a bear doing this:
“If they didn’t want me to eat the cuppycakes, they shouldn’t have left them there!”
“I’ll have one of these, and one of these, and one of these, and one of…”