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Black Lives Matter

As a country, we have done a fairly terrible job protecting the rights, the health, and well-being of all our citizens. The government’s response to the peaceful protests against police brutality against African American and Latino citizens of our country is only proving the point: There has to be a better way to keep people safe.

We live in a country that has chipped away at the services that serve people of all but the top tier of the economic classes. Health care, school nurses, mental health services, art and music classes in schools: programs that give students  a chance to express themselves. Instead, police departments are given more money for more weapons and more armored vehicles. Do you feel safer? I don’t think I do. When did they start putting armed guards in schools? Doesn’t it make more sense to have fewer guns?

It lifted my spirits to see that the mayor of Washington DC had arranged to paint “Black Lives Matter” in 50 foot high letters on the street fronting Lafayette Square.

Of course Bubba, Ping Ping and Pinky wanted to help…

Well, it WAS a good messaging opportunity…

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Bob T Panda

Now Where Were We…Oh Yes! Tigers!

I don’t know about you, but I can hardly get through the day without being overtaken by an overwhelming urge to nap. Not that napping is a bad thing (pandas love to nap!) but it does add to the confusion I have about what day it is. Just when I think I am getting ahead with my panda satire, I find that, no, I’m just ahead of my posting schedule.

But so far, so good.

I’m so grateful for all of the felty panda orders and for those of you who have found something to lift your spirits over at Redbubble! I just delivered a whole bunch of paintings for a show at the Rob Schouten Gallery (Not wasting my fine art degree, still!) If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to, in between felty pandas and naps, click here to see the show!

But then there were all those tigers on the loose…what happened to them?

Personally, I thought Pinky was being very clever and innovative with her cubpaigning

Who thinks Mommee is being unfair to Pinky?

Panda on!
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

“Hey Lun Lun, would you pick up if you’re there…”

“When did you say you were sending the car for the girls????”

Life at Chez Mei is never dull! Even in a pandemic quarantine. Especially in a pandemic quarantine!

Let’s look in, shall we?

Pinky: six an’ sebben make even ME look good!

Nooz from Felty Panda Central:

I’m starting some experimenting with some new pandas! Pictures to come soon, and also some fun swag with every order while supplies last. More on this later!

Stay safe everyone!

Panda ON!
Wands UP!
Bob T Panda

When Enough Fun is More Than Enough!

Poor Mommee Mei…She generously invited the Meihems and Six and Sebben, the Cublanta twins, to come and stay with Bubba and Pinky, thinking that they would keep Pinky distracted and under control. Hahahahahahahaha! Me thinks Mommee Mei is having a bit of a memory problem.

Perhaps it’s time for all the twins to go home…

Can you say, “make my booting a double?”

Well bless their hearts!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

No Pandas Were Harmed…

…in the drawing of this cartoon.

There will certainly be more hijinks at The Panda House (don’t forget, Six and Sebben, and the Meihems are still visiting!) but for now, safety and sanity (???) return to Mommee Mei’s charges.

Of course with Pinky, peace and quiet never lasts for long!

Pinky: now where did I leave Daddee’s Panda Express card…

What will happen next? I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Bee the Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Maybe it’s time for Mommee Mei to take up knitting…

Let’s see…now where did we leave the little darlings of the Panda House? (Look here to see the previous episode, if you need to get up to date!)

Oh yeah…Pinky got a package!

Cole slaw, anyone?

Panda on, everyone!
Wands up! These are perilous days.
Bob T Panda

Felty Panda Update:

I am close to being caught up with current felty panda requests! I’ll still be taking orders for more, but plan to spend a little time in R&D to experiment with making Banky Pig, Mr. Toasty, Frank and Mikey, and Kevin, the smoking hot Koala! Stay tuned!

And don’t forget to look for Panda Chronicle masks on Redbubble! Stay safe, everyone!

 

Sunday Funday Salutes…Our Pandas to the North

As if the global pandemic was not enough pain for those of us in North America, the Canadian pandas are going to be going back to China. Their bamboo, which is about 99% of their diet, comes from China, flown in every couple days (or is it once a week? I can’t remember and I am too lazy to look it up.) has been hard to come by, what with the flight reductions during the pandemic.  Most pandas have a preference for the bamboo they like to eat, and even if the US and Canada weren’t having their own problems, you can’t switch out Seattle boo for Chengdu boo, no matter how convenient that would be.

So, Er Shun and Da Mao are heading back to China, much to our dismay.

Meanwhile, HWMNBN continues to throw tantrums, tell lies about the scope of the pandemic and I’m guessing, will be tweeting up a s**tstorm after the inspiring speech that President Barak Obama gave at the Virtual Commencement on Saturday. It was nice to be reminded what someone with empathy and intelligence sounds like.

But it’s Sunday and that means it’s time for some pandamonium! Let’s look back at the ‘toons about the Canadian pandas and the place they held in the world of Panda Satire!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

It’s a good thing that Pinky taught Bubba how to use Skype!

Packing is such a chore! And a surprise visit from a friend can make it go so much faster!

long goodbye

The Long Goodbye, or “Toronto Farewell”

our story

Mommee pandas have laser vision. Don’t even think you can hide, Bubba.

There’s always time for another cupcake!!!

So THAT’S how Pinky got there so quickly!

I wonder what this button over here does….AAAAAHHHHHHHH!

 

By the way, it sounds like masks are shipping over at Redbubble! If you need some masks, wouldn’t you breathe a little easier if they had pandas on them?

Be(e) the Bear!
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

The “Best” of Mittens…

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Whew! I needed that.

As we know, there is nothing “Be best” about Mittens. As one of the panda faithful on #PandaTwitter said, “We need you to keep making fun of Mittens so that we can keep our sanity.*”

*Or something like that.

So let’s climb into the wayback machine and revisit some of our ‘toons that reveal just what kind of cat Mittens is. (spoiler: he’s a bad cat)

It is too much to BEAR!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

“This is not a loser tail!!!!!”

Poof!

And so it began…

March

Whats a protest without pandas?

happening

Are all these paper clips mine?

Memorial day

Don’t be endangered, be dangerous

Clear as mud!

Things are about as real as they can get.

Well, that’s about all of Mittens we can stand this week. Tune in next Sunday for more of Mittens’ crimes against humanity! Remember, laughing is a great form of resistance. If we quit laughing, the reign of terror has won. Don’t let him win and vote the bums out in November!

Keep panda-ing on!
Bob T Panda