It does seem that I am running double speed and still staying behind the times, behind the curve, behind the eight-ball. So, you will forgive me (I hope!) that I share this little behind the scenes look a bit late, at Bubba’s Birthday Eve! I am happy to report that he did not flunk cake this year (huzzah!) but he MIGHT have, if he did not have a little help getting to his birthday bash on time!
Better safe than sorry, when it comes to your Birthday party, Bubba!
It does not pay to be late! You don’t want to flunk cake again, do you, Boo Boo?
Oh me oh my! We just got the news that there will not be any baby pandas in DC this year! We send our love to Mommee Mei and family, and hope that they (and we!) can get over the disappointment!
Till we have news of the potential pitter patter of little paws in Calgary, we will have to be content for news and pictures of Hao Hao’s twins in Belgium at Pairi Daiza, and Meng Meng’s in Berlin. Not to mention an active baby panda season in China!
Meanwhile, we have mined the archives for some ‘toons about baby pandas! Enjoy!
…baby pandas! You’re getting baby pandas!!!!
“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?”
“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “
And just how did the panda kindergarten get her address?
Such a little darling! How could her big brother resist spoiling her?
Pinky tests her powers….
Huzzah! a guest appearance by little Po!
Bubba’s first feature role!
He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!
Meanwhile, Beware the Ides of September! And coming soon! Our annual rebroadcasts of The Wizard of Wu, and A Halloween Carol! How’s that for an October Surprise! Bwahaha!
How did it ever get to be September? I just can’t imagine how August slipped by with hardly any notice. One of these months I need to completely block out my calendar and stay in bed for a week and read books and eat toast.
Meanwhile, I think it’s time to share our Salute to the Canadian Pandas, because…well, just because!
Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?
“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”
Um…I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.
Ooooh! Did Daddee actually yell at Pinky?
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?
There may be political concussions!
I just love that series of ‘toons! And we are definitely now suffering from political concussions!
Sometimes it feels like I am going to lose my mind. The cries of the right wing hate mongers complaining that they are being silenced, because most people aren’t buying what they’re selling, is 1984 doublespeak at its most virulent. The claims that it’s really those who protest against racial hate speech are the TRUE racists, make my head feel like it is ready to explode.
Last week saw two devastating shootings in less than 24 hours. Since then, there have probably been several more that did not make my news feed. This is in addition to several potential killers who were apprehended before they could enact their foul deeds. Conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein are flying about the internet, including some by the 45th Resident of the White House. Is it possible that we could have just two days in a row where nothing awful happens?
Just because your speech is free, doesn’t mean I have to listen to it.
You are a bully for calling me on my bullying.
Real panda NooZ: At least as of yesterday, the new twins born to Hao Hao at Pairi Daiza in Belgium are doing well. Keep up the good work, everyone! We need more pandas now, more than ever!
Breaking Nooz! Hao Hao of Pairi Daiza in Belgium has given birth to twins. So far, all is going well. They look very round (yay!) and the twin switching seems to be going well! Congratulations to Hao Hao and her entire team and family!
…Now, it seems like there is another Panda Bearday coming up right around then, but I just can’t remember who it is….Heh!
What’s that? I can’t hear you!
Don’t tell me you’re surprised.
Oh yeah…Pinky has a birthday too! I guess we’ll have to feature them both!
And it was ever thus….
One for Pinky, and one for Bubba….
He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!
Oh dear….are you going to leave her there?
Feed me, Mama!
Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.
Bubba: i don’ fink it is fair. almost all my ‘toons has pinky in dem!
Pinky: Suck it up, boo boo!
Bubba: don’ call mee boo boo!
What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!
Bubba was really hitting the frosting in this next ‘toon, but it shows the essential difference between Pinky and Bubba!
You better watch out….
Due to the excessive cruelty of the news this week, I think we deserve a couple more, don’t you?
And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut…
I’m ready for my close up!
I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.
See? I told you it was broken!
I could not resist including the cute-o-meter! I hope this week is better than last week, but I really don’t have much hope of that. Hope this week’s offerings help!
Shark week, minion week…it’s all the same at The Panda Chronicles! After our brief interruption in service earlier this week, which resulted in no one being able to see the site, we were saved by our new web host and guru over at The Digital Reader. For someone like me, who has a tiny bit of tech knowledge, riddled with vast chasms of ineptitude, someone who actually knows what they’re doing and responds quickly to problems is a good thing indeed!
Meanwhile, Pinky has new minions, but let’s take a trip down memory lane as we recall her minions from her last presydential run!
Triple Trouble indeed!
What are Pinky and her minions getting up to?
Maybe you shouldn’t plug that many things into an extension cord, Pinky.
did someone turn out the lights?
And Zoonooz is on the job!
Cause and effects are very complicated concepts for baby pandas, don’t you think?
Mei Xiang and the Zoo Director have gotten their panties in a knot, it seems.
Proof positive of Pinky’s persuasive popularity!
Minion security: you can’t be too careful.
Thanks a lot, Leslie. I think you gave Pinky this idea.
Here’s where Panda Week intersects with Shark Week…
It’s Shark Week at the panda kindergarten! Roar!!!!
Have you done all your shopping for Pinky’s birthday????
Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda Videos are very relaxing Panda
Well, and the ordering too. Thanks so much to everyone who supported my latest project, and thanks to all of you who read my ‘toons every week. It’s always a delicate balance in asking people to support what I do when I take to the crowd-funding arena. You should know, that if you are reading my work, you are helping to support my work, even if you’re not in a place where you can support it financially.
The first time I created a Kickstarter project, I was so nervous that no one would think giving me money to go to Italy was a good idea But people did, and I learned much about how to ask for, and how to accept your help with grace and gratitude. I know that not everyone is in a position to buy things that don’t have a purpose, other than to remember fun, and to bring a smile to your face when you look at it.
I hope reading these ‘toons bring you joy and resolve, see what humor exists even in trying times, and helps you get through these “interesting” times we find ourselves in. Plus, making fun of mean people is kind of…um…enjoyable.
That’s a quote from one of my favorite writers of all times, the late Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and many other books. And alas, I have missed a self imposed deadline. 🙁
I had hoped to be ready to launch the next series of pins and patches today, but one thing an another (I lost 2 weeks due to an unavoidable and unexpected trip) has kept me from this meeting this deadline. I’m trying very hard to get everything up and running for Thursday June 27th instead, so stay tuned! I’m close to ready, with a few more things to do, and get my project approved by the Kickstarter folks.
Read on after today’s ‘toon to get a sneak peek at the designs for the pin and patch designs!
And now…who are YOU calling a snowflake?
I’m not a snowflake. You are a snowflake!
Thanks to all who alerted me to this very important story about an albino panda caught on the panda cam in China, in the Quinling region! (You know it must be true if the Smifsonian reported it!)
And now, a little sneak peek at the next pins!
The Wu self! Final size will be about 1 1/4 inch wide
The Panda Kindergarten Keychain! Huzzah! Final size approx. 1 3/4 inches wide