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The Year in Review!

I have not done a Year in Review post yet, and as such, I think I’ll do it now! You’ll be happy to know that I am finally spring into action (when I am not stress napping or having weird dreams about not being able to write my name on a piece of paper) and gathering my ‘toons and organizing them to do not one, but TWO books! Having flaked out on creating any new books for the last 3 years, I have enough ‘toons to make two bigger than normal books.

I decided that one of them will be mostly political ‘toons, and while the other is not entirely devoid of politics (because 2016-2020), it leans more toward panda-ish subjects and will contain all the longer stories I wrote in the last several years.

But now! On with the Year in Review!!!

January

The year started off with impeachment and plenty of hypocrisy to go around!

February

ZooNooZ continues to get all the top notch interviews! Look out Rachel Maddow!

March

Meet Ruth Panda Ginsbear, who joined the rest of the felty pandas!

The Notorious RPG

April

The pandemic lockdown begins…a few months too late.

May

Pinky does her part to help supply masks for everyone. SOMEBODY has to be the boss!

June

With the country in lockdown (well, parts of it anyway) wild animals return in force to the National Parks!

July

When you can’t make fun of politics via panda satire, the terrorists have won. We try to do our part!

August

In August, a dear friend of pandas passed away unexpectedly. She loved pandas and NASCAR, so this was the first in a 3 part tribute to her memory. We sure miss you over at Twitter, Jayelle.

September

Frank and Mikey got their own talk show in 2020!

October

With a new baby cubby at the Panda House, Mei decided to hire a nanny! Welcome to Beary Poppins!

November

Bikkie has a name and gets his outfit!

December

uh oh. Generally speaking, grizzly bears do not make good nannies.

Well, that was our year in review! If you want to read the entirety of each story, just look for the archive tab on the right side of the home page so you can read the entire story! (Or you can wait and buy the books!)

Pandaing on into (we hope) a better year,
Bob T Panda

One of those days…

This is one of those days when I don’t really have a theme for the Sunday ‘toon round up. Yesterday the power went out on the entire island, and I am rarely prepared for the first power outage of the season. For instance, I don’t have my little propane stove, which works without electricity all ready to go. Don’t ask. Also, the batteries in my smoke detectors picked that very moment to tell me they needed to be replace.

The smoke detectors are hardwired into the electrical system, but have battery back ups for when the power goes out. On this occasion, they started beeping incessantly. WHICH THEY DID UNTIL THE POWER CAME BACK ON AT 1;30-ISH IN THE MORNING…

Sigh….

So, here goes nothing. I’m just going to look up random dates and see what strikes me as funny today.

Uh oh! has there been Russian tampering with the selection of the Torch Bears?

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

Lame Duck a’la Orange will not leave until he has shaken the Banky Pig dry…

Clear as mud!

Panda Cam Follies

Oh those red pandas! They are such characters!

You knew Mommee was going to get angry, didn’t you?

I have extra frosting!

This is very scary, don’t you think?

Aw, Pinky…Bubba loves you!

Buh Bye, Mittens!

reality

Do we HAVE to go?

Things are about as real as they can get.

Move over Ping! I’m coming in too!

Well, that’s today’s Sunday ‘toon round up! Pretty soon we’ll start with the December holiday classics. Now if we can just shoo that darn cat out of the White House…

*Speaking of funny….
Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

COMING SOON! 31 DAYS OF PANDAS!!!!

I’m Sure Mommee Mei Won’t Suspect a Thing!

Uh oh! Pinky tries to pull a fast one!

Will she get away with it?

What do YOU think???

Pinky: first you tell me I CAN’T cubpaign in da zoo, now you won’t let me LEAVE!!!

Be the Bear!
Minch McTurtle is a hypocrite to the 1000th degree!
Bob T Panda

Can Pinky really get in trouble for this?

it is so unfair to Pinky! I mean, KittySue didn’t get in trouble, not to mention the whole Mittens convention held at the WH!

Meanwhile, we are all still reeling from the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The documentary about her (RGB) popped up on my library’s movie platform, so I watched it last night and may watch again tonight. (The perfect accompaniment to making little felt Ruth Panda Ginsbears) I could not be living the life I live without the groundbreaking work she did on her way to The Supremes!

Beside watching the movie about RGB, your spirit may be lifted by watching the well cubby exam that was posted by the Smifsonian Zoo! I recommend watching (at least) twice a day. The cubby squeaks alone are worth it!

Anyway, here’s today’s ‘toon!

Pinky did something wrong? I’m shocked!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

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

We just don’t know, dude!

As I write this, on Wednesday night, Mei is still pacing and lounging in her den, occasionally munching on some bamboo, but not yet popping out a cubby (or two). Sigh…She will do what she is going to do in her own sweet time, so no point in obsessing and…checking the panda cam…just…one…more …time.

But meanwhile, it’s Thursday!Gateway to the weekend and you know what THAT means!!!

It’s Pinky and Bubba’s birthday weekend!!!!

You say it’s your birthday!!!

By the time this posts, Mei Xiang may have had her cubby. Or not.
Sigh…Stay tuned!

Panda on!
Bob T Kamala for Vice President Panda

In celebration of pandas! (Because, duh!)

It’s time for another day of Sunday Panda Fun, because what else do we have to live for? There will be new ‘toons coming down the web this week. Huzzah!

But what to share for our Sunday Funday ‘toons…Truth to tell, I can’t remember from one week to the next which ‘toons I shared last week (although it seems that maybe Pinky took over, last week..) As I have entered a new phase of felty panda making, it seems appropriate that this week’s Sunday ‘toons should celebrate that International Panda of Mystery

Babette de Panda!!!!

Wanting to stretch my creative capabilities, I decided to make a felty Deluxe Babette, and feeling very pleased with the result, posted a picture of her on Twidder. A fan of felty pandas demanded that Babette come to live with her immediately. How could I say no?

Which leaves me in something of a quandary.

I plan on making more, as well as experimenting with some other of the as yet unrepresented pandas. I love the idea of making one of a kind pandas. It excites my muse, as it were. But how to let everyone who might want one see them… So here is what I am thinking. If people are interested, they can let me know via the contact form on the buy stuff with pandas page. I will make a list in the order people contact me.

This will not commit you to anything, other than receiving a photo of the next available panda, then saying “yes, I’d like that one”, at which time I’ll send an invoice and once it’s paid, I’ll ship within the week. Or you’ll say “no” and I’ll contact the next person on the list. I will also be posting them here, as well as on Twitter and Fezbook. (You can also contact me on Fezbook and Twidder, though I can’t guarantee I will see those messages before I see them here)

Here are the first two Babette, international Panda(s) of Mystery! Alas, these two are already spoken for!

Babette the first!

Babette, all dressed up for a costume ball!

This outfit really needed to be seen by more than one angle. 🙂

And with that in mind, let’s look at some of Babette’s early appearances!

All My Pandas……

Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!!!

Huzzah! More Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!

I'm not a doctor but I play one on television

I’m not a Doctor but a play one in a cartoon!

tournament of pandas parade

We call it “extra Fluffy Tuesday” around here.

Says Babette de Panda: “It’s all about MOI` “

Babette and Bee, the Bear have a “discussion”

Babette has ..um…toned her wardrobe down in honor of this important occasion.

“Madame Babette sees all!: I see cake in my…er…your future!”

Babette, in her leading lady role in Wagner’s Cuppycake cycle

As you might have gathered, Babette de Panda is quite a mentor of Pinky! Have a fun Sunday (or at least as fun as you can have during the days of Mitten’s reign of terror.) You can also have fun with cut out paper pandas, including Babette de Panda, on the Have Fun with Pandas page!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Buh buh buh buh BYEEEEEEEE!

How many of you remember the old SNL routine, with the flight attendants saying goodbye to the departing passengers?  As the people filed off the plane, the flight crew got ruder and ruder, and the “buh bye now!” got more sarcastic with each passenger. I think of this often, because an acquaintance of mine, who works in a local shop, and I have had an ongoing “buh bye” routine going for years.

We try to sneak up on each other so that each of us can be the first to say it. I’m afraid I’ll never top her “drive-by buh bye” that she delivered out her car window, as she saw me walking down the street. I hope that which ever one of us survives longer, at the memorial service for our departed friend, has the presence of mind to whisper “buh bye!” Who says people who live in small towns don’t know how to have fun?

It seems only natural that Pinky would deliver this line to the departing Cublanta twins!

Buh BYEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Of course the Meihems just ignore her!

Real Life Panda Alert!

Xing Er, lately of Copenhagen Zoo, decided that his enclosure was just way too boring, and he went walkabout in the zoo. He climbed a metal pole to make his escape (I spit on your tree guards!!!!). While there have been numerous red pandas that have managed at least a temporary scamper to freedom, this is the first time that I have heard of a giant panda making an escape. (Other than Pinky, but she had a secret tunnel!) You go, Xing Er!!!

We are all getting tired of staying at home!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

It’s going to be a long, hot summer…

…and probably not in a good way.

I have to admit, the last couple days have been very hard. More than 100,000 people have died in the US from COVID19. Protests have turned into riots, which seem to be fueled by HWMNBN pouring gasoline on the flames, as well as the very real possibility that those white supremacist groups that showed up at state Capitols with not so much as a slap on the wrist, are showing up, to increase the violence and use the (mostly) peaceful protesters as cover.

HWMNBN’s Liar General is claiming that these are “radical left extremists.” I’m pretty sure this is a lie. Audible violence is mere blocks away from the homes of people I care about. I am safe (for the moment) in my forest hideaway and feel very fortunate that this is so.

There is not much I can do from here, besides send adorable, funny pandas out into the world.

Here ya go!

Our lack of taste is only exceeded by our sense of the absurd.

And just how did the panda kindergarten get her address?

Who’s the bear???!!!

Varooooooomba! Thanks to Lynnie Ness for alerting us to the “off label” use of the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner.

panda movie

social media for pandas

panda kindergarten naughtyness

this old den 2nd episode

The panda kindergarten is so very helpful.

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

This one is still my favorite:

See? I told you it was broken!

I hope these ‘toons with no whiff of HWMNBN helped heal your hearts a little this morning! Panda on, everyone!

Many thanks to those who are sharing pictures of your newly arrived panda masks! They are absolutely adorable, and it gives me great pleasure to know that Pinky, Bubba, Bee (the Bear) and young Pirate Wu are keeping you all safe! 

Take care everyone!
Wands Up!
Stay Safe!
Bob T Panda

🎶You Say You Want a Revolution…🎶

Let them eat cuppycakes?

HWMNBN is not wasting any time getting his authoritarian game on. I sincerely hope we all do not die before this pandemic is over, and that the damage done by 45’s Reign of Terror can be repaired. Is it any wonder, Pinky has let her paws go tappity tapping through the shopping channel on Pandazon?

Did Pinky put this on Daddee’s Panda Express card?

Editors note: I am reeling from the news that Calgary’s pandas are going back to China three years early (four, if Er Shun had another cub) I am so sad that I won’t get to see them again, and also sad for their panda care team, which I know really loves their bears. I think maybe on Sunday we will have a tribute to the Canadian pandas, what say you? I’m sure I’ll have something to say about it by then.

Panda on!
Bob T Panda