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Pinky and Bob

Okay, politico fans! Today Pinky and Bob go panda-a-pando on the debate stage. I can hardly wait!

But first, I must report on last weekend’s Pandamonium 2016 Panda Convention which took place at the San Diego Zoo. Panda fans from around the world (literally) gathered in San Diego (or as we like to call it: Pandiego) to greet old friends, meet new friends, and most of all, visit the pandas at the SDZ. Mr. Wu was in rare form, eating, sleeping, rushing around wildly (Note to Wu: watch your panda nip intake!) and some of us who indulged in the Early Morning with Pandas tour even got to see Gao Gao, who although getting up in years, still let it be known that he is the bear.

Panda fans came to Pandiego from Singapore, Australia, Canada, and Switzerland. They came from New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, Washington state, Florida, and Arizona, in addition to those from California. In case you are counting along on your fingers, that’s FIVE countries and FOUR continents. And…ahem…they also came to hear yours truly speak about the history (well, my history, anyway) of panda satire and how The Panda Chronicles came to be.

If you had to miss the fun in Pandiego, you can still read the tale of panda satire (with pictures, no less!) by signing up for my mailing list! I will send out the link and secret password to the page: From Pandapiphany to Princess Pinky: Finding my Inner Panda. If you are already on the mailing list, I will be sending out a newsletter next week, and if you aren’t, you’ll have time to sign up for it. This is separate from the regular blog posts, and is the second sign-up box on the upper right column headed: Get Even More Pandas and never fear, you won’t be inundated with daily or even weekly emails. Honest.

Okay…with no further folderol….

Hey! That's not fair!!!!

Hey! That’s not fair!!!!

Be the Bear
Bob T. Panda

Mommee Knows Best

Does Mommee know best? Probably not always, but Princess Pinky has frayed Mommee’s last nerve, and what with Mama Mei Xiang about to potentially bring another bundle (or two!) of joy into the world, it is no wonder she is getting tired of Pinky’s Presidential Shenanigans.

Mei puts her paw down...

Mei puts her paw down…

And wouldn’t you know! Pinky has managed to hack into my computer again. I’m not sure that confining her to her room is going to make her behave. Mei is going to have to take her computer away as well.

I’m sure I never behaved this badly, did I? Don’t answer that.

Is there anything cuter than an outraged Pinky?

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Pinky is Where??????

This. Is. Really. Too. Much.

Pinky is WHERE??????????

Oh…well, they did say it was okay now to take selfies in the White House.

The parents of daughters never have a really easy time of it, do they?

The parents of daughters never have a really easy time of it, do they?

And one of Pinky’s fan’s who wanted to remain anonymous, sent us this photo that they obtained by following Pinky herself, as Pinky toured the White House with her minions.   Measuring for curtains, perhaps? Check with Pinky’s proposed Secretary of Interior Decorating.

Perhaps POTUS is on the phone to Mei Xiang, even as we watch.

065 Pinky in the Oval Office

Oh Dear… What has Pinky Done now? Are you allowed in there, honey? Where’s your mommee?
“Dis room would look so much bedder in pink”

Where, indeed.

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

Editor’s Note: We would like to say in advance, that if there are any technical difficulties in tomorrow night’s Republican Debates, that neither Pinky, nor the Panda Kindergarten had anything to do with them. Or the minions. Just saying.


2 Timing Political Consultants

The Meihems have long memories and have definitely not forgotten that little incident a while back, nor have they completely forgiven Pinky for it. So, it is no wonder that they have snuck out the back door of Pinky’s campaign headquarters, formed their own political consultancy (Meihem 2 Timing Political Consultants at your service!) and offered to help Bob with his campaign fundraising.

What could possibly go wrong?

And who is this mysterious ally of whom they speak?

And who is this mysterious ally of whom they speak?

I am happy to say that I have de-Pinkyied my headlines, at least for now. The Pinky is very, very tricky. I must be on my guard.

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

We have some late breaking news from Pinky’s Committee to elect Pinky President. Personally, I don’t think I should do anything to encourage her further, but her attorneys are telling me that I have to post this. I think that little panda needs to be sent to her room with no internet connection. What do you think?

Bob Gets Fired

What do you mean conflict of interest? Who started the ZooNooZ show anyway? I think Pinky is behind this! I demand to see my lawyer! And can’t someone get Pinky’s headlines off my post?

Bob gets fired....what is this world coming to?

Bob gets fired….what is this world coming to?

Hmmm….someone may have used that line before….

Vote for Pinky. Do YOU want to explain why you didn't?

Pinky says: Don’t forget to get Pinky swag at Pandyland! Your purchase helps to support my campaign!

I am going to have to do something!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

But First, a Word From Reality

We all love pandas. And we all love panda satire. (okay, I’m stretching the point a little, but just be patient with me.) So if you are here, and reading this blog, I think we can agree that we have at least one thing in common. Pandas.

But now, let’s have a word from reality…

I’m guessing that we all have differing opinions on some things and that’s okay. Every once in a while, I make someone mad because I put words in my pandas’ mouths that disagree with what the reader believes and that’s okay too.

Today, the Supreme Court agreed that any two people in this country can get married and that their marriage will be recognized throughout the country.  I think that’s marvelous. I myself have no intention of getting married, but that has been my right to get married or not for my whole life. I have friends and family who this has not been their good fortune, to have this as their decision to do or not. But now they have that right and I say huzzah!

The cynic in me says that as the years and decades go by, same sex couples will discover the rights of divorce, child custody and community property, but perhaps that’s as it should be. Why should heterosexual couples have all the fun?

The pandas  have nothing to say about this, at least not yet. The general atmosphere in the pandy kindy is one of celebrations. After all, it’s really hard to tell what sex pandas are, let alone whether they are the same sex or not.

This political season promises to be an even more acrimonious one than those that preceded it. I will do my best to only make fun of the things that people actually say and do, and so far it seems like this is going to be a bonanza year for satire. If I make something up, I will try to make sure that it is rooted in reality, and not just me saying something nasty about someone whose politics I disagree with.

Okay. enough of this serious crap. Let’s have fun with pandas! Vote Pinky 2016!

Vote for Pinky. Do YOU want to explain why you didn't?

Vote for Pinky. Do YOU want to explain why you didn’t?

Bring on the clown car!

Bring on the clown car!

BTW, you can show your support for Pinky by buying Vote  Pinky merchandise at my pandyland store. Huzzah!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda