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Sunday With the Wu Self

While the completely Unfair and SAD!!! DC #PandaCamShutdown is happening, pressure is mounting on those other zoos with panda cams! Six and Sebben are feeling the strain to be cute non stop, and while Mr. Wu is in his prime years of panda stud-muffinhood, the strain is getting to him too!

Let’s look back on the early days of the Wu-self when he was not quite so pleased to share the spotlight with the other up and coming pandas!

where happy pandas eat bamboo, oh why, oh why, can’t…Wu?

Please refer any questions to Mr Wu’s legal team.

Mr Wu tries to take charge

Uh oh. All is not well in Pandyland!

mr wu speaks out.

Is this a personality or what?

Of course, we remember that OTHER goobermint shut down. That time it WAS the Congress’s fault!

How much can a small panda stand?

Bao Bao, Smithsonian Magazine cover

Beware, the power of the paw!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for the launch of our Kickstarter campaign to produce the first in (we hope) a long line of Panda Chronicle Pins! Coming THIS THURSDAY! I will try to have the opening bell (metaphorically speaking) as close to Noon PST as I can manage! Stay ‘tooned!

It’s Fabulous Furry Friday, I think…

It’s Friday, the empire is crumbling before our very eyes, and I just had cake, although it didn’t have frosting, so I guess we can say that it’s all coming out pretty much even, right?


Oh heck! let’s look at some vintage pandas!

mr wu speaks out.

Is this a personality or what?

Yun Zi leaves for China

There’s no place like home…

Yun Zi leaves his San Diego Home for China

Leaving the nest is never easy.

No nonsense to be found here!

I smell frosting!

I have extra frosting!

Well, that’s all I got for you today. The news from the home of our nation’s first panda family is all kinds of crazy. You can find me…well…hopefully they can’t find me…hanging out with pandas

Be the bear, every one!
Bob T Panda

Zhennie’s Wild Adventure: the Finale

Zhennie’s wild adventure may be coming to an end, but only time will tell if a little cuppycake is in the oven, so to speak! Stay tuned to whatever real panda network you watch, to see if there are announcements of a little half wild bundle of joy! Of course, since her dad Gao Gao is also wild, this would make any resulting cubs…um…well, I don’t do math, so someone else will have to figure this out.

Math is not my friend!

But let’s see how Miss Zhennie’s adventure ends!

All’s well that ends well!

Be sure to tune in next week (not to mention this Fabulous Furry Friday) because now that it’s August, you know who has a birthday coming up! (Note from Bubba: akshually it is TWO birfdays coming up!)

See you then!

Panda On
Bob T Panda

Zhennie’s Walk on the Wild Side

Today I went to the arts and craft store in my town, and as I was making my purchase, we discussed this adorable fabric with pandas, and the young woman waiting on me said she liked pandas too, so I gave her one of my yourbrainonpandas cards, and she said, “OMG! I read Your Brain on Pandas all. the. time! I have some of the books! I’ve been reading them since I was 13!”

Made. My. Day.

Just goes to show you. You never know the reach of your art. Keep doing it!

And now, back to….Pandas!!!

Oh, boys!!! Here I am!!!

be the (wild) Bear!
Bob T Panda

Zhen Zhen Goes Walkabout

We have one more story we must address before we return to our feature presentation, Pinky in Wonderland! A few months ago, it was revealed that San Diego’s former panda princess, Zhen Zhen, aka Zoomie, was allowed free access to the wilder world, in hopes she would bring home a nice panda boy from a fine family. Or something like that.

So, what happens when pandas go walkabout?

Zhen Zhen

Adventures in Pandyland!

Stay tuned!

Viva les pandas!
Bob T Panda

Today is Mr. Wu’s Actual Birthday, but…

…it’s also time for the third installment of Bebe Maurice and how he came to be a great arteest!

How many times have I told you…

What grace! What form! Bebe Maurice is a painter to be reckoned with!

And because today is Mr. Wu’s birthday….

birthday week

It’s so hard to be cool when you still live with your mom.

Viva les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

And Continuing with the Celebration of Wu…

This weekend it is Mr. Wu’s 6th birthday! Because everyone’s first baby panda, the one you watch from the moment they were born, the one you saw in person when he was only 8 months old (even if he slept through most of my visit), that baby panda will always be special. He was the only panda born in the US in 2012 and so, he did not have to share the stage with any US panda cubs for almost an entire year, with the arrival of the Meihems!

Who can forget Mr. Wu’s declaration: Dis. Will. Not. STAND!!!!

Mr Wu speaks out!

Wu had so many wonderful adventures…

Will the panda kindergarten get it put together before Bai Yun gets home?

And then there was the time Mr. Wu ran away with the panda kindergarten to join the circus…

Fanmail from some Flounder?

“Are we there, yet?”

Who can forget, “It’s a WUnderful Life”?

It's a Wonderful Life parody

Repeat after me, “It’s a story” ‘kay?

…or The Wizard of Wu?

Wizard of Oz spoof

But we’ve come such a long way already….Bwahahaha!

What are you waiting for? Order Book 4 of The Panda Chronicles! The Book of Wu!  And while you’re at it, check out my Pandreon page!

Viva les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday…um I mean FriBEI!!!!

We are headed in to the high season of the panda birthday season, and it is never too early to start celebrating the July 29th birthday of the one, the only, the most adorable panda EBBER, the real Wu Self! He was my first baby panda, and so he’ll always be most special to me. Pinky may rant and rage about this, but what can I say? My heart will always belong to Wu!

Let’s get started! WuWuWuWu WU-HOOOOOOO!

“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?”

“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “

Thank you all for coming! Buy my book here!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.”

You can read all about ALL of Mr. Wu’s adventures in his very own (almost Pinky free) book, The Panda Chronicles Book 4: The Book of Wu, available at a computer terminal near you!

And be sure to check out my new Pandreon Page, for those of you who would like to do more to support panda satire! It comes with a super secret page just for panda satire supporters!

Keep supporting panda satire, calling your Congressional representatives, and fighting fascism and injustice! It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.

Bob T -not-an-enemy-of-the-people- Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday presents…

Don’t ask me how I know this:

One other piece of advice for those visiting the PanDiego Zoo (Home of the real Wu Self!) and that is this: Do NOT, under any circumstances, ride of the Skyfari cable cars when it’s raining. Even a seemingly innocent misty rain becomes a driving gale while you are suspended 60 feet above the ground, moving horizontally at a fairly spiffy pace, high above the zoo. Just sayin’.

I mean I would say so if I, or anyone I actually know, had direct experience of this phenomenon. 

Meanwhile, on with today’s round up of ‘toons! And what better way to start than with Wu’s birthday ‘toon from last July!

birthday week

It’s so hard to be cool when you still live with your mom.

Memorial day

In case you have forgotten than tRump has rescinded the ban on the import of dead elephant trophies…

Twinkies 2.0

Twinkies 2.0 put on a show!


Mittens is STILL telling anyone who will listen that his inauguration had the highest attendance in the history of the universe. I don’t THINK so!

Huzzah and congratulations to all the students who observed the peaceful walkout to protest the failure of Congress to enact sensible gun regulations. Could they be failing to act because the NRA donates heavily to some members of Congress? Hmmm? You tell me. I look forward to attending a march on March 24th, to remind Congress that we ARE paying attention to what they do (and don’t do) and plan to vote accordingly.

Here’s a photo of my home town, little Langley, having a protest march on the day after tRump’s inauguration.


Women’s March, Langley edition!

Panda La Vida Loca!
Bob T Panda

The Panda Convention!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Panda Convention and it took place this past weekend in Sunny Pandiego California, at the home of one of my favorite pandas, the one, the only, the adorable Wu Self! (Pinky: I thought I was your favorite panda, unka bob!) (Can someone check out why Pinky seems to have comment privileges in my posts? She’s not supposed to have access to my computer!)

And who knew there was a Panda Talent event at the convention?

Can you believe the talent being displayed here? Surely Bob should get an Oscar or something!

Stay tuned for a more complete account of the Panda Convention later this week (after I get all the frosting out of my fur!)

Viva Les Pandas!
Bob T Panda