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A One Week Bearday Present For XT4

XT4 had their first one week Bearday on Friday, and is growing by leaps and bounds!  Mommee Mei has not left the baby long enough for the nannies to swoop in and do a quick well cubby check, and take a little (very little) cheek swab so they can do a DNA test and we can find out what sort of royalty we are dealing with.

In honor of this auspicious occasion, we have not ONE but TWO brand new ‘toons. There is a lot of scary stuff happening out there. We need to take a deep breath, remember that Mittens is a scared, cornered animal, and we need to plan to be brave and vote him out. We need to talk whoever needs, off the ledge. Remind them we are not (yet) powerless, and to VOTE. (Preferably for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.) There are no “safe” states this year, where we can make a protest vote or worse, stay home. besides, there are state and local races and they are important too. It doesn’t take much time or effort to look them up on the inter webs. see what they say, and better yet, see who supports them and what THEY have to say.

But somewhere at the beginning of this long diatribe, I promised you BOTH a new ‘toon…the first ‘toon about our newest cubby, along with the conclusion of Bubba’s story of stocking up on “essentials”.

So here we go!!!!!!!!

A new cubby! The possibilities are endless!

And Bubba learns what goes around, comes around!

Just how much toilet paper does an ELEPHANT use????

Panda on!
Bob T Panda is watching the Panda Cam

Today is Pinky’s Birthday…oh, and some other stuff happened too

What week we had! We could almost (almost) ignore the rantings of HWMNBN while we basked in the good feeling glow of the Democratic National Convention. And if that was not enough…

We…have…a…new…baby PANDA!!!!!

Pinky: ahem

Yes, Pinky, we KNOW today is your birthday.

While we wait until I have a chance to create the introductory ‘toon to welcome our new arrival, we do have one or two (ahem!) more ‘toons to celebrate the birthdays of Pinky and Bubba. Mei Xiang, panda mom extraordinaire, had her fourth surviving cub* on Friday, August 21st at 6:35 PM.  Do you think she planned so that these 3 siblings would have their birthdays on three consecutive days?

Happy Birthday Pinky and Bubba! Happy Birth day XT4!!!!

The Spirit of Halloweens yet to come is not a spirit to be messed with, right?

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

How IS this different from Pinky’s normal bossiness?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

Pinky is just so sensitive….

Oh, Mr. Bun! Where have you been?

Did Unka Justin write this letter?

What goes around, comes around…

Pinky, do you really think that Bubba will fall for this?

Mommee Mei puts her foot down.

Oh those red pandas! They are such characters!

The following group of ‘toons were written more than one and a half years ago. They don’t seem quite so far fetched NOW, do they?

Who would ever imagine Pinky would do something to offend someone? #ClapLouder

Mebbee Bubba and Ping Ping can help…

Mittens can’t really do that, can he?

Mittens did WHAT??????!!!!????

Dis. Will Not. STAND!!!!!

I don’t want to end on this somewhat depressing note…off to look for one more ‘toon about Pinky and Bubba!

Watch out, Bubba! Pinky is on the loose!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

  • Mei Xiang had a cub that only survived a few hours in 2012, a still born twin to Pinky (Pinky: it was NOT my fault!) and a twin to Bubba who lived 4 days.

Death Cult Boopsie

Ya kind of have to wonder. Are they all smoking weed at the WH? I mean, where do they come up with the things they tell people at press conferences and interviews? Is it really necessary to attack scientists and other experts who are trying too…IDK…keep us all from dying in the streets?

What will they try to convince us of next?

DC Boopsie’s name has been changed to protect the innocent (me) from the wrath of large toy companies you know who I mean.

Vocabulary enhancement of the week: “Protracted criminal conduct” (See: District Atty NYC)

Hang in there and wear a mask, everyone!

Masks made from Spoonflower fabrics by PandaChronicle

Panda On
Bob T Panda

Unka Justin is just being sensible.

Unka Justin has the right idea. I mean, if people around the WH are going to swan around  without masks on, probably coughing and sniffing indiscriminately, then he is just better off staying home. But You Know Who would rather…

Blame Canada! (Our Neighbors to the North!)

Please, please PLEASE, Canada! Won’t you annex Whidbey Island? Please?

*Now over 4.5 million cases and over 156,000 deaths, and I only wrote this cartoon about 2 weeks ago.

Hey, head over to the Buy Stuff with Pandas page and see the new layout and new felties! There were starting to be too many felties for everyone to have their own picture. All the other info is the same!

And for those who sew (and even those who don’t) both cotton material and ready made masks are available over at my new page on Spoonflower! They are more substantial than the masks available on Redbubble. I like the Redbubble ones when it is warm, because they are so light weight, but if you prefer cotton and wan’t a little more coverage, these might be just the thing!

Masks made from Spoonflower fabrics by PandaChronicle

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

 

All Overboard Who’s Going Overboard

I try not to listen to TOO much news over the weekend. One needs a bit of time to re-group and recover from the Friday night assaults that is the nooz cycle these days. You Know Who likes to do his firings and crimes right before he leaves for the golf course.

But here we all are… hanging on to Democracy by her coat tails, crying Please don’t leave us! WE swear we’ll do better! We’ll stop cheating on you with Fascism and Oligarchy!. But is it too late? Have we crossed the line?

Should we take hope from rats deserting the ship of state?

Counting down…10…9…8…7…

BTW…on the subject of Panda Commerce…

I have some new designs and they are on some products over at Redbubble. Eventually they will also be on fabrics over at Spoonflower too! I’m working on some other designs, and will go through the process of getting them on there soon.

Tumbling Baby Pandas!

Bears of the Air!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

New Felties coming soon!

Panda Satire is Absolutely an Essential Industry

The internet is such a strange place…

We know so much, and yet so little about the people we encounter here. In the early days of online chat rooms, making connections with people had a somewhat sketchy, if not downright sleazy, implication. But as the world of social media developed and grew, it became a place to form relationships with people with similar interests.

I first dipped my feet into the social media stream when I started putting my panda ‘toons online. I wanted to see if there were panda fans out there (ha ha ha, right?) who might find my ‘toons about badly behaved panda kindergarteners and their beleaguered feline associate, humorous. It turns out that there was an appreciation for panda satire amongst the lovers of pandas that congregate on line. I mean the panda lovers congregate, not the actual pandas. But then again…

At some point I connected with the folks that organized an IRL Panda Convention in San Diego, home to the magnificent Bai Yun and her fuzzy stud muffin hubby, Gao Gao. It was not without a bit of trepidation that I made my foray for an extended meeting of real life panda fans. I had already met some of the DC panda clan. But that was just a meet up at the zoo and then lunch. This was a whole weekend of pandemonium. This would have been in early 2013, when the cute Wu Self made his public debut. If I remember correctly, he slept through most of it.

Later that fall, I returned to DC, after Princess Pinky was born, and once again met up with the DC pandaratti. The DC folks are a unique bunch, mostly because the zoo is in the middle of the city, and there is no admission fee, (although many of them are zoo supporters through FONZ: Friends of the National Zoo.) When a zoo is that accessible, it’s only natural that people go frequently and form close friendships with people they meet repeatedly.

Later in 2013, when the SOB GOP shut the government down, I turned to Twitter to join with other people expressing their outrage in general at such short sighted malfeasance. But I also found, there there was a whole community of panda fans there, that I like to call #PandaTwidder. Needless to say, bonds were formed over the injustice of The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Panda Cam Shut Down of 2013.

When I find myself in times of trouble, fluffy pandas comfort me…

Those who are familiar with my story of how I got into panda satire (and those that haven’t, should read this page of the Panda Chronicles that tells the story of my Pandapiphany…) know that pandas first invaded my brain in early 2008, and then by late 2008, when the economy had gone to hell in a hand basket, they proceeded to save my sanity. (That claim is somewhat open to question.)

And while I love those little fluffy black and white bears more than I can say, it is the people who love them and share my fascination obsession with them that have really saved me. We now find ourselves in even worse times than the financial meltdown of 2008. (2020: hold my beer) We have an incompetent, quite possibly criminal “president” careening toward 100’s of 1,000’s of deaths from an out of control pandemic (which he takes no responsibility for), we have unidentified military-like personnel beating and kidnapping people off the streets in Portland, OR, we have millions of people out of work who have lost their health insurance and if the GOP controlled Senate doesn’t take some action on disaster income relief, millions will be out on the street.

On top of this, we have just lost one of our own…

On Sunday, one of the guiding lights of Panda Twitter passed away from a heart attack. Who knows how you cross paths with anyone on Twitter. Some one you follow, follows someone else, before you know it, you are in a 12 way conversation about whether this panda or that panda is the best panda ever, and don’t you think mebbee Bubba needs to lay off the Binky Bars. However I met Jayelle, she was a fan and friend of Panda Satire from the time we met. She was a fierce defender of social justice and voting equality. She loved her wife and she loved her brother and his family more than life itself.

It’s impossible to know everything about those you think of as your friends on Twitter. But if I know nothing else, I know these things: First, that one of her last thoughts must have been, “Damn! I don’t get to vote for Joe Biden and see Trump leave the WH in disgrace.” Not necessarily in this order, I think she told her wife she loved her, that she apologized to her most beloved niece and nephew that while she wouldn’t be there in person to see them grow up, she would always live on in them; to her brother who has serious health problems, that she was so sorry that she wouldn’t be there to support him, like she had been doing for so long; that she was furious that she wouldn’t get to see Bubba Wallace win his next race.

Jayelle had a huge heart and shared it freely with people on Twitter she would never meet. Who knew it would let all of us down so very badly. Rest in Power, Jayelle. Your absence leave a hole that can’t be filled.

But because she loved panda satire so much, this one is for you, Jayelle…

When you can’t make fun of politics via panda satire, the terrorists have won

Panda on
Rest in Power, Jayelle
Bob T Panda

Here I am!

I won’t bore you with my cartoon scheduling minutiae, let’s just say that all is well, and a small bit of operator spacing out was involved.

And now for today’s ‘toon! (Starring Pinky so it was worth waiting for!!!)

Voice of America may have gone to the dogs, but Radio Free Pinky is on da air!!!

Personally, I think the voice of Pinky is much more soothing than that of You Know Who!

Pinky is gonna be in trouble gain, me thinks!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Yet more scandals…

Sigh…as I prepare todays post, I listen on the news as this dysfunctional, disastrous, dastardly, dim bulb in the WH is attempting to throw dirt on Dr. Anthony Fauci. “They” say “he got things wrong.”

See, what scientists do, is they develop theories based on past research and accumulated knowledge of studies they have worked on or read or studied. Then they do more research and study and discover that some things they thought were true, turn out not to be. Then they take that new knowledge and work their way through all the puzzles till, hopefully, they figure out what the real information is.

Do you think that maybe You Know Who is trying to distract us from the real scandals?

Did we think it was going to be THIS bad?

Save us from the poop flinging monkey!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Don’t forget it’s Panda Birthday Season!

 

Down in the Bunker, Down in the Bunker…

…People put me down because I’m down in the bunker…

Warning! Meanie ‘Toon Alert!

Yo! Bunker Boi!

sigh…

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

And now, live from the Bunker….

So…a global pandemic wasn’t enough for you?

The daily Hate (George Orwell got it right)

Black Lives Matter
Bob T Panda