We at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire have long been big fans of Lynda Barry. While she may not have invented the use of “inappropriate quotation marks,” she excels in their use. As I see it, she uses them to shift the meaning of a word or phrase to be more ironic, or to emphasize the word’s inappropriateness. How cool is that? I also have always loved how she shines a light on the demeaning jobs that most artists take at the beginnings of their career. Lynda, you are da bear!
Meanwhile, back at the panda kindergarten, Mehitabel has gotten her …um…revenge on the panda kindergarten. But don’t worry, they are working their way loose, even as we speak! Prepare yourself for Bob’s presidential campaign, more of Babette‘s travels (Italy!!!!!), the 2012 Panda Olympic Games, and Panda Idol, the new Reality TV show about pandas that is sweeping the nation!
Till next time, Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda