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“O” is for Optimism

Let’s face it, despite all the opposition that pandas face, they are pretty optimistic, or at least that’s what I observe. Some obdurate oafs opine that if pandas have such a hard time reproducing, they should just be allowed to go extinct. O-contraire, I object! I feel obligated to oppose such an obtuse viewpoint.

Consider: a grizzly bear will eat you as soon as look at you, and probably use your toothbrush to scratch places a toothbrush has no business being. Whereas upon meeting a panda on the trail, he will share his lunch, give you directions to the nearest coffee house and offer to carry your pack. OK I may be overstating the out of this world wonderfulness of pandas. But still, as the song says, We do not eat hikers in the woods, I don’t think a panda should!  Is it any wonder I am OBSESSED with pandas?

Occupy your inner panda!

Just how hard would it be...

Just how hard would it be…

...to embrace your inner panda?

…to embrace your inner panda?

And Bob, ever optimistic, tries to rehabilitate the panda kindergarten.

Nothing like a bit of the great outdoors to straighten up the panda kindergarten.

Nothing like a bit of the great outdoors to straighten up the panda kindergarten.

...if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da-  AAARGH!  I can't stop!!!!!

…if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da- AAARGH! I can’t stop!!!!!

Todays post was brought to you by the letter “O” courtesy of the A to Z Blog challenge! My pick of the day is Goldfish Stories. head on over and check it out.

It’s Fabulous Furry Friday!

Wowee, a big day at the Panda Chronicles just because I shot my mouth off. There are (and will continue to be) some who disagree with me.  It’s not only the role of cartoonists to entertain; sometimes we have to poke gentle fun at people and events we think need poking. Sometimes it gets us in trouble, and sometimes people who don’t agree stop listening, and that’s OK.  Art is about expressing what the artists feels,  not saying just what they think people want to hear, which would be tough, since there are many points of view.  Just sayin.

Now let’s have some fun, relax and embrace our inner pandas, ‘kay?

What's that stuff getting all over my paws?  Oh...it's frosting!

The inside of my brain is a complicated place.

The secret lives of the wild panda!

The secret lives of the wild panda!

All salute the sacred cuppycake!

Maybe if you do a little yoga, you’ll feel better. Just breathe, ‘kay?

OK, folks! have a good weekend, relax, have a cuppycake, and think good thoughts.

‘kay?

Bob T. panda

 

 

It’s Fabulous Furry Friday. Let’s Embrace Our Inner Pandas

Sigh…as a middle aged panda sometimes it’s hard for me to get in the entire 16 – 18 hours of sleep I require, (although not so hard to get in that 40-80 pounds of bamboo and cuppycakes that a panda needs. A bear must set priorities!) Occasionally there is something that intrudes into my head, and keeps me from sleeping soundly.

I don’t usually stray into commenting on political thingies.  Out here in the bamboo forest, I can usually sing lalala I can’t hear you, and go about my business, completely untroubled by any reality in the world beyond the edge of the forest.

Maybe Pandas DO have a better idea.....

Maybe Pandas DO have a better idea…..

But the bickering and obstructionizing that is going on in Congress is just too much for even a panda to ignore.  Is it possible that you all could act in the interest of the country, instead of maintaining your stance of if it’s YOUR idea, we don’t want to do it? Huh? Could we possibly agree that affordable healthcare for everyone is a good idea? Is it conceivable that putting the country back to work is something that would benefit everyone? Let’s embrace our inner pandas so that we can get on with stuff.  Pandas are standing by to take your calls.

Just how hard would it be...

Just how hard would it be…

...to embrace your inner panda?

…to embrace your inner panda?

Pandas are standing by…

See you next week for more adventures of Mr. Wu, the first appearance by our nation’s newest panda princess, and all things panda! Huzzah!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

 

 

And Now, The Panda Kindergarten’s Tribute to the Year of the Dragon

Well, I wasn’t going to post this until tomorrow, but since in China it is already the Year of the Dragon, I thought I should go ahead and let you in on the P.K.’s celebration.

the year of the dragon, panda kindergarten

I’d also like to once again thank all my friends, old and new, who have succumbed to pandaphilia!  It’s more fun with you than without you.

Be the Bear!

Bob T.(do you smell smoke?) Panda

And Now, The Panda Kindergarten’s Tribute to the Year of the Dragon

Well, I wasn’t going to post this until tomorrow, but since in China it is already the Year of the Dragon, I thought I should go ahead and let you in on the P.K.’s celebration.

the year of the dragon, panda kindergarten

I’d also like to once again thank all my friends, old and new, who have succumbed to pandaphilia!  It’s more fun with you than without you.

Be the Bear!

Bob T.(do you smell smoke?) Panda

30 days- 30 Pandas…day 2

I have to admit I get this little thrill when my days visitors edge (or zoom) past 24.  Thanks to all the new subscribers, past subscribers, current subscribers…

Mehitabel:  “Would you please just shut up and put another post up?”  OK, OK….

Here is day 2 of 30 days – 30 pandas.  It’s fun so far!

So, just to set everyone’s mind at ease, the panda on the lower right has a bottle of Bamboo Soda, and not a beer!  This is after all Po’s panda kindergarten classmates who are throwing a party in honor of his birthday.  The panda kindergarten is naughty enough without being drunk besides!

I was recently reading a new-ish book by one of my major influences in the humor genre.  I am of course, referring to Dave Barry.  That’s DAVE BARRY for all you search engines out there.  Heck he’s famous…he could spare a few readers who accidentally come here instead of DAVE BARRY’S website.  He is one of the few humor writers that no matter how many times I read his essays, I laugh so hard stuff shoots out my nose.  It is for this reason that I could never read his work on line, as I don’t want to ruin my computer keyboard.  When I used to fax my cartoons to my local picture framing shop, (note: this was before I had a blog or even a computer, and I had to follow all my friends around with large stacks of cartoons and demand that they read them before I would let them go about their day) my favorite story was when Catherine (my framer with the fax machine) told me milk squirted out her nose because she laughed so hard when she read one of my cartoons.  To quote DAVE BARRY, “I am not making this up.”  Sometime after that, they got rid of their fax machine (coincidence? You be the judge…) so I had to get a computer and start this blog.

Miss Demure Restraint was obviously paying attention and reading the entire post, ahem….not mentioning any names here…and noticed that in the section on 7 facts my readers may not know about me, I revealed that I am :

a) not a panda

and

b) not a boy panda

While technically these things are true, I hope you all will continue to indulge me as I write with the voice of my inner panda, who happens to be named “Bob”.  I don’t know how this happened. It just did, so let’s just go with that.  Besides, if a person says something that’s mean or kind of snotty or insulting, it is seen by some people as an example of bad behavior. But, if a panda says it,  “Hey! What’s the big deal.  He’s pretty smart for a panda!”

Being endangered means never having to say you’re sorry.

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda

The real me!

Another entry to the Roll of Honor

The Roll of Honor would not be complete without mentioning my dear friend and Mother of Babette de Panda,  Victory S. of Greenbank WA.  Victory has distinguished herself by fully embracing her inner panda, celebrating the cult of cuppycakes, and bringing into her life The Incomparable Babette, who has, through the force of her own dynamic panda-nality become a character in The Panda Chronicles.  Congratulations, Victory for joining the Panda Chronicles Roll of Honor!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Another entry to the Roll of Honor

The Roll of Honor would not be complete without mentioning my dear friend and Mother of Babette de Panda,  Victory S. of Greenbank WA.  Victory has distinguished herself by fully embracing her inner panda, celebrating the cult of cuppycakes, and bringing into her life The Incomparable Babette, who has, through the force of her own dynamic panda-nality become a character in The Panda Chronicles.  Congratulations, Victory for joining the Panda Chronicles Roll of Honor!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Enquiring minds want to know!!!!!!!

Today is the anniversary of Charles Schulz’s death in 2000. Tune in tomorrow For the Way Better Than Working Tribute to the spiritual father of many cartoonists.

Till then,

Be The Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Enquiring minds want to know!!!!!!!

Today is the anniversary of Charles Schulz’s death in 2000. Tune in tomorrow For the Way Better Than Working Tribute to the spiritual father of many cartoonists.

Till then,

Be The Bear!

Bob T. Panda