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Banky Pig is Not Going!

Oh, that Pinky…while Bob and Mehitabel work on doting the “I’s” and crossing the “T’s” on their Kickstarter project, Pinky is busy packing for her summer adventure. Bubba had better keep an eye on Pinky, to make sure there are no unauthorized packing of a certain Banky Pig or there will be trouble for sure.

When the real life Pinky Bao Bao went to China, I had to make a decision about whether she would stay in the Panda Chronicles. I mean, who would be there to torment Bubba if she left? Plus it would have made me sad. But I started thinking about possible story lines with Pinky and the Meihems in China, and I’m just giving them summer jobs, okay? It’s not like this is reality, right? I can have them live anywhere I want! Take that reality!

And now, our story continues….

Banky Pig

Unhand my Banky Pig!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

I am most thankful for pandas, especially panda #24

I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving will have a wonderful day, spent with people you actually like.  And for those of you who don’t celebrate this American holiday, I hope you have a lovely day too.  Back to sarcasm and snottiness tomorrow!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Sweet sixteen! 16 pandas, that is.

day 16

We are heading into the home stretch…over the middle of the month, etc. etc. etc.  Who is panda #16 waving at? could Po be coming into view?

Be the (16th) Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Hey! How about another Roll of Honor post?

roll of honor logo

Since there is nothing that I like to do more than play around with pandas, I thought I would make excellent use of my time and design a logo for my roll of honor posts.  As you know ( or are about to be informed if you’ve just tuned in to the Panda Chronicles), I award the Roll of Honor to people that I feel have made a contribution to the field of Panda Satire.  These awards are highly subjective and have no cash value (sorry) but you can sleep well at night knowing that YOU have aided me in my quest to make “Panda Satire” a household word.

Today’s Roll of Honor winner is the person who really started my quest for world panda satire domination.  I can’t believe it took me this long to recognize him for his unwitting contribution to panda satire, but hey, what’s time to a panda?  (Yes, I know I already used that line, but there is no joke that I won’t beat into the ground, given half a chance.)  Will James Fallows come on down and claim his award?

Ok, I know you are all sitting there, grumbling and whispering to one another, “Isn’t  he, like, a serious journalist?  Doesn’t he write for the Atlantic Monthly and other serious publications?”  Yes and yes, but one of his serious articles for the A.M. was about one of the panda ranches in China (the Wolong Reserve, I believe).  This article started me on my road to panda-holism. There. So now you know whose fault this whole thing is.

Congratulations, and thanks, Mr. Fallows.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

The Atlanta Surprise! (part 1)

Well knock me down and put feathers up my nose, I couldn’t have been more surprised at the news coming from the Panda Ranch and Day Spa in Chengdu.  Yup,  Mei Lan, Atlanta’s Beauty turns out to be a boy!  I suppose Lun Lun knew, but for some reason she didn’t say anything.  Panda watchers are all scratching their heads in wonder and embarrassment, no doubt.

Here’s the first of 2 cartoons on the subject, so hot off the press our pen is still smoking!

Stay tuned for the 2nd installment (Yes there really is one, it’s just not done yet)!

Till then, here is a little seasonal cheer from the Institute of Contemporary Panda Satire!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

The Continuing Saga of the Pandadelphia Story

As we continue our journey into advanced stages of Pandaphilia, something really exciting (if you have a kind of boring life, it was exciting) happened.  I got a comment from a writer who was working on a book about pandas.  He wanted to know how I started doing “panda satire” and whether I knew of other examples of pandas as humor material.  Of course I had to look up his blog, to make sure he wasn’t some nut job, (or at least a harmless one, hopefully). He turned out to be Henry Nicholls, a serious writer of popular science with many magazine articles and a previous book to his credit.  One thing led to another, and  I  offered to let him use one of my cartoons to appear in his book. Yay!  It certainly was  one of my proudest moments when I got my copy of The Way of the Panda hot off the press, with my very own cartoon in it.  Attention Panda Shoppers!  If you haven’t read this book, get it now! (available through Amazon and maybe your local bookstore.) Pandas, of course have written some of their own books as well:

But of course, sometimes when pandas write books, their um…fact thingies are not always um…welll…correct.

Well, till next time,

Be the Bear!

The Continuing Saga of the Pandadelphia Story

As we continue our journey into advanced stages of Pandaphilia, something really exciting (if you have a kind of boring life, it was exciting) happened.  I got a comment from a writer who was working on a book about pandas.  He wanted to know how I started doing “panda satire” and whether I knew of other examples of pandas as humor material.  Of course I had to look up his blog, to make sure he wasn’t some nut job, (or at least a harmless one, hopefully). He turned out to be Henry Nicholls, a serious writer of popular science with many magazine articles and a previous book to his credit.  One thing led to another, and  I  offered to let him use one of my cartoons to appear in his book. Yay!  It certainly was  one of my proudest moments when I got my copy of The Way of the Panda hot off the press, with my very own cartoon in it.  Attention Panda Shoppers!  If you haven’t read this book, get it now! (available through Amazon and maybe your local bookstore.) Pandas, of course have written some of their own books as well:

But of course, sometimes when pandas write books, their um…fact thingies are not always um…welll…correct.

Well, till next time,

Be the Bear!

Based on a true story…..

Every once in a while, a story about pandas or a panda video makes us, here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, want to create a cartoon commemorating the moment.  A few days ago we watched a video of a woman being overwhelmed by the panda kindergarten while having a “cuddle time with pandas”.  Here is our interpretation of the event.  I’m sure this has never actually happened. OK we’re pretty sure.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

What’s in a Name?

What is in a name?  Would a panda by any other name be as cute?  The Atlanta Zoo has chosen to name their newest little panda after a hollywood cartoon character.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen Kung Fu Panda at least 3 times,  as we get a serious kick out of watching a CAT get his butt kicked by  a PANDA, but as this is the second panda this year to be named “Po,” isn’t that enough?  What will happen to this panda when he gets repatriated to the panda ranch in China?  Do you know how much fun the other pandas are going to make of him?  Did you ever think of THAT?????  I mean, they could have named him something more dignified like, for instance, “Bob.”

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

More on the Importance of Being Pandish

Well I just received my copy of The Way of the Panda, by Henry Nicholls, F.O.P. (Friend of Pandas) and was pleased to see that the photo of my childhood at one the the panda ranches did not end up on the cutting room floor.  I should point out that it was NOT me on the far left.  I would never do such a thing.  Anyway, The Way of the Panda is a real book and you should buy it. ( Avasilable soon from Amazon.com)  Till next time,

Be the Bear!!!!!

BobT. Panda