I hope you are enjoying the October Encore Presentation of The Wizard of Wu over on Substack! I thought that, for the sake of being less confusing, I would have our annual re-broadcast of A Halloween Carol right here!
Get out your poppy-corn, put your feetsies up and enjoy the show!
Uh oh! Has Pinky’s crimes of the past come back to haunt her? ‘Toon in next time for the exciting conclusion of A Halloween Carol! And don’t forget to check out The Wizard of Wu over on Substack!
The fish breathe a sigh of relief, the bears loosen their belts, start looking for their jammies and teddy bears, and start to think about snuggling up as the days grow short and the air and snow blow through the cracks of their dens.
What do the bears think about all these people hanging on their every snack? About all these well heeled hikers and trekkers that make the difficult and expensive trip to see them in their fat, fuzzy glory?
I bet they think some of them look like pretty good eating, and maybe not as hard to catch as salmon.
Otis may not have won the competition this year, but he’ll always be Number One Bear in my book. Otis Abides.
I expect there will be a bit more commentary here on ZooNooz, from our favorite bears around the Hood, Frank and Mikey. Till then…
I’m afraid to tell you, that Otis did not win this year’s completion. I think there is one more day to go, but he has already been eliminated. I know, I know, all bears are worthy, but geez…you’d think there could be more people who recognize Otis’s contribution to the Fat Bear Festivities. Maybe a lifetime achievement award?
But we will not forget that the GQP was ready, willing and able to shut down the government, throw the economy into a tail spin as 100s of 1000s of people were put out of work, imperil national security and the TWO worst things of all: Shut down the zoo during the last month of panda proximity AND disable the Fat Bear Contest!!!!
THE TOURNAMENT OF BEARS MUST BE SAVED!!!!
Let’s face facts. In a few months the only panda cams we’ll have access to are the ones from China. We will not have pandas we can visit unless we can go to China or Europe, neither of which is an option for most of us. So, we must have other bears!
As an international celebrity, you should not be surprised that Otis (aka bear #480) had some thoughts about the possibility of the Fat Bear Festival being canceled.
There does seem to be a tradition here of bears addressing the halls of government! (Pinky: I was da first! don’t forget dat!)
What better way to sneak into the World of the Mouse, than by wearing a bear suit? I mean, I wouldn’t put it past the absentee governor who would be dictator president to pretend to be a bear and reconnoiter your enemy.
Or maybe it was just a bear who wanted to go on the It’s a Small World After All ride. At least it wasn’t an alligator!