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(New York Daily News)   A government shutdown would make him a saaaaad panda   (nydailynews.com) divider line 51
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2013-09-30 03:48:18 PM
I wonder what panda meat tastes like?

Also:

Why I Hate Pandas and You Should Too

The best line has to be, "Lu Zhi, a panda expert from Beijing University, has said that trying to reintroduce pandas to the wild is as 'pointless as taking off the pants in order to fart.'"
 
2013-09-30 04:05:42 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: The best line has to be, "Lu Zhi, a panda expert from Beijing University, has said that trying to reintroduce pandas to the wild is as 'pointless as taking off the pants in order to fart.'"


Clearly Lu Zhi has never tried the Mongolian Beef at Beijing Tiger.

I would suggest a pair of Depends for the next 8-12 hours.
 
2013-09-30 04:08:12 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?

Also:

Why I Hate Pandas and You Should Too

The best line has to be, "Lu Zhi, a panda expert from Beijing University, has said that trying to reintroduce pandas to the wild is as 'pointless as taking off the pants in order to fart.'"


Cute goes a lot farther than talent.
 
2013-09-30 04:10:45 PM

sprawl15: Bareefer Obonghit: The best line has to be, "Lu Zhi, a panda expert from Beijing University, has said that trying to reintroduce pandas to the wild is as 'pointless as taking off the pants in order to fart.'"

Clearly Lu Zhi has never tried the Mongolian Beef at Beijing Tiger.

I would suggest a pair of Depends for the next 8-12 hours.


Depends are like taxpayer-provided captivity for farts. It will only make them dependent on us, and we will have no hope of ever freeing these majestic toots.
 
2013-09-30 04:21:22 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?


I had a buddy in college who wanted to try penguin ...
 
2013-09-30 04:31:01 PM

HawgWild: Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?

I had a buddy in college who wanted to try penguin ...


Here's an article with some links to accounts of people who ate it. Sounds slimy and filthy like I'd expect for a chubby fish bird. Panda is probably like raccoon I'd think.
 
2013-09-30 04:36:33 PM
Not the panda cam! Anything but the panda cam!
 
2013-09-30 04:39:38 PM
That panda is typical liberal welfare queen and needs to be forced to get a job and stop relying on tax payers to purchase its sushi and lobster dinners.
 
2013-09-30 04:39:59 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?


Turtle meat.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-30 04:40:30 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: HawgWild: Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?

I had a buddy in college who wanted to try penguin ...

Here's an article with some links to accounts of people who ate it. Sounds slimy and filthy like I'd expect for a chubby fish bird. Panda is probably like raccoon I'd think.


Meat reflects the feed, and bamboo eating panda probably tastes a bit like grass fed beef. Penguins taste horrible because they're concentrating fishy flavors. And raccoons make hats, not food.
 
2013-09-30 04:41:37 PM
Looks like the panda will have to spend a bit more time at Polar Bear's Cafe.
 
2013-09-30 04:42:40 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?

Also:

Why I Hate Pandas and You Should Too

The best line has to be, "Lu Zhi, a panda expert from Beijing University, has said that trying to reintroduce pandas to the wild is as 'pointless as taking off the pants in order to fart.'"


Chris Patham once said that he would "gladly eat the last panda" if the money spent on pandas could be directed elsewhere.
 
2013-09-30 04:43:34 PM

EvilEgg: Cute goes a lot farther than talent.


I envisioned a 1930's movie mogul saying this with a huge lit cigar being jabbed forcefully over an immaculately kept desk. Voice like gravel, spittle in the corners of his mouth, and a Manhattan soaking up the icecubes in a heavy glass just within reach of his other hand.
 
2013-09-30 04:44:18 PM
The panda is probably all for the government shutdown.  That way, he can get some pandatang without a bunch of people watching him do it.
 
2013-09-30 04:47:08 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Also:

Why I Hate Pandas and You Should Too


Relevant
 
2013-09-30 04:47:35 PM
Sigh....

My entire lab at the USGS basically shuts down...meaning I can get no additional samples to help with finishing up my thesis and degree...until things start back up.  Good god this is frustrating.  I have a lot of colleagues at the USGS and various national labs that will be basically on hold until further notice.  so aggravating.  congress needs a good biatch slappin' reality check.
 
2013-09-30 04:48:06 PM
If the Federal government shutting down means we can't view a panda bear online, then I think we can all agree the Federal government is much to large and must be down-sized.
 
2013-09-30 04:48:17 PM
So if the government shuts down, the zoo closes? They will still feed and care for the animals, right? Or will they just open all the cages and run to Connecticut Ave?
 
2013-09-30 04:52:09 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-09-30 04:59:48 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?

Also:

Why I Hate Pandas and You Should Too

The best line has to be, "Lu Zhi, a panda expert from Beijing University, has said that trying to reintroduce pandas to the wild is as 'pointless as taking off the pants in order to fart.'"


A little bit of human money (on a macro level) versus the extinction of a species. Hmmm. Even with pandas being useless and dumb for most things, the argument you and the author of that link have is sort of terrible.

We have people who net in more than all of the panda costs worldwide by doing essentially nothing. What's the difference?
 
2013-09-30 05:06:28 PM
Good News:  The government shutdown will finally put a stop to a 24/7 federal government surveillance program...

Bad News:  ...of the National Zoo's panda.
 
2013-09-30 05:09:47 PM
Well at least it will continue to be fed for another couple weeks. No guarantees after that
 
2013-09-30 05:20:45 PM
ismyipv6working.com
 
2013-09-30 05:22:45 PM

JollyMagistrate: Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?

Also:

Why I Hate Pandas and You Should Too

The best line has to be, "Lu Zhi, a panda expert from Beijing University, has said that trying to reintroduce pandas to the wild is as 'pointless as taking off the pants in order to fart.'"

A little bit of human money (on a macro level) versus the extinction of a species. Hmmm. Even with pandas being useless and dumb for most things, the argument you and the author of that link have is sort of terrible.

We have people who net in more than all of the panda costs worldwide by doing essentially nothing. What's the difference?


lol
 
2013-09-30 05:23:52 PM

Doc Daneeka: Good News:  The government shutdown will finally put a stop to a 24/7 federal government surveillance program...


LOL.  What makes you think that?
 
2013-09-30 05:25:19 PM

long nose hair:


Why would you post such filth Fark is SFW.
 
2013-09-30 05:28:40 PM

IrateShadow: Doc Daneeka: Good News:  The government shutdown will finally put a stop to a 24/7 federal government surveillance program...

LOL.  What makes you think that?


Gotta admire that college libertarian optimism.
 
2013-09-30 05:30:43 PM
China is buying fur again at decent prices.    Skin it out and sell it to pay down the debt.
 
2013-09-30 05:30:59 PM

IrateShadow: Doc Daneeka: Good News:  The government shutdown will finally put a stop to a 24/7 federal government surveillance program...

LOL.  What makes you think that?


Not sure if you just missed the second part of the quote:

Doc Daneeka: Bad News:  ...of the National Zoo's panda.


Or you're simply implying that the NSA will still be watching the panda at all times.

I could see both being true.
 
2013-09-30 05:38:56 PM

kaedric: Sigh....

My entire lab at the USGS basically shuts down...meaning I can get no additional samples to help with finishing up my thesis and degree...until things start back up.  Good god this is frustrating.  I have a lot of colleagues at the USGS and various national labs that will be basically on hold until further notice.  so aggravating.  congress needs a good biatch slappin' reality check.


Ha! Nice try.  They'll just choose to believe that your "reality check" is just Satan planting evidence to fool them into giving up their freedoms.
 
m00
2013-09-30 05:43:14 PM
Yeah, I'm sure it costs a lot of money to keep a webcam hooked up to the internet
 
m00
2013-09-30 05:48:43 PM

Doc Daneeka: Good News: The government shutdown will finally put a stop to a 24/7 federal government surveillance program...


Nah, this is deemed an essential function.

things that will not be touched by a shutdown:

NSA
FBI
CIA
ATF
Homeland Security
Federal money to local police precincts to help them spy on the citizens
Congressional Pay
Congressional "fact finding" trips to beautiful beaches
Federal Matching funds for political campaigns
Climate Change research
Government contracts
Corporate welfare
Obamacare
Shark Sandwich and Caviar Tuesday at the White House

things that will be touched by a shutdown:
services used by poor and middle class people, that only cost a fraction of the above
 
2013-09-30 05:48:46 PM
Bareefer Obonghit:

Why I Hate Pandas and You Should Too


Geez. Too bad no one ever informed Blizzard. Chalk that one up to more wasted Panda money.
 
2013-09-30 05:53:45 PM
Stuff like this is purely for show. The panda will still be in its exhibit, still be fed, the power will still be on, the webcam will still be in position.
 
2013-09-30 05:54:58 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?


Chicken.
 
2013-09-30 06:00:48 PM

m00: Doc Daneeka: Good News: The government shutdown will finally put a stop to a 24/7 federal government surveillance program...

Nah, this is deemed an essential function.

things that will not be touched by a shutdown:

NSA
FBI
CIA
ATF
Homeland Security
Federal money to local police precincts to help them spy on the citizens
Congressional Pay
Congressional "fact finding" trips to beautiful beaches
Federal Matching funds for political campaigns
Climate Change research
Government contracts

Corporate welfare
Obamacare
Shark Sandwich and Caviar Tuesday at the White House

things that will be touched by a shutdown:
services used by poor and middle class people, that only cost a fraction of the above


The bolded items will, in fact, be affected by the shutdown. Civil servants are going on furlough; "excepted" contractors like security will only be able to work with pay as long as their companies still have FY13 dollars to pay them with, then they'll have to work sans paycheck until gov't is back in business; other contractors go home, no pay. University grantees are expected to continue working, but those of us with offices in gov't space or needing access to gov't resources like supercomputers will have to find somewhere else to go/something else to do with our time.

[themoreyouknow.jpg]
 
2013-09-30 06:01:56 PM
Maybe sexual harassment panda will get the ax too.


To The Escape Zeppelin!: Stuff like this is purely for show. The panda will still be in its exhibit, still be fed, the power will still be on, the webcam will still be in position.


I like how people say this about every little thing that gets cut. Surely it must be so inexpensive it's practically free. I mean couldn't they save money at the zoo some other way? Why is the government running a zoo?

But yeah, let's cut off it's food. We can let it loose to fend for itself and pick it up again later. I'm sure it will be fine.

Most government employees won't be going to work. They won't get paid. Just for show though, right?
 
2013-09-30 06:05:39 PM

m00: things that will not be touched by a shutdown:

... Climate Change research ...


Sounds like you should talk to kaedric about that.
 
2013-09-30 06:07:39 PM

vernonFL: So if the government shuts down, the zoo closes? They will still feed and care for the animals, right? Or will they just open all the cages and run to Connecticut Ave?


Don't worry, there's a backup zoo in the Capitol building.  It's called the House of Representatives.
 
2013-09-30 06:13:18 PM
Not just the panda cam, but all cams, including the tiger cam!
 
2013-09-30 06:15:08 PM

Lackofname: Not just the panda cam, but all cams, including the tiger cam!


If that camera isn't called "Eye of the tiger" then I don't even know why we have cameras in zoos.
 
2013-09-30 06:28:50 PM
Not the PANDA CAM!!!! I was pissed before but I'm really pissed now!!!!!
 
2013-09-30 06:29:31 PM

jayhawk88: Bareefer Obonghit: I wonder what panda meat tastes like?

Turtle meat.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 230x240]


I hate that Kenny kid
 
2013-09-30 07:10:05 PM
Right, the panda really cares if he's not on camera.
 
2013-09-30 08:02:23 PM
gifmesmile.com
 
m00
2013-09-30 08:21:20 PM

Lydia_C: m00: Doc Daneeka: Good News: The government shutdown will finally put a stop to a 24/7 federal government surveillance program...

Nah, this is deemed an essential function.

things that will not be touched by a shutdown:

NSA
FBI
CIA
ATF
Homeland Security
Federal money to local police precincts to help them spy on the citizens
Congressional Pay
Congressional "fact finding" trips to beautiful beaches
Federal Matching funds for political campaigns
Climate Change research
Government contracts
Corporate welfare
Obamacare
Shark Sandwich and Caviar Tuesday at the White House

things that will be touched by a shutdown:
services used by poor and middle class people, that only cost a fraction of the above

The bolded items will, in fact, be affected by the shutdown. Civil servants are going on furlough; "excepted" contractors like security will only be able to work with pay as long as their companies still have FY13 dollars to pay them with, then they'll have to work sans paycheck until gov't is back in business; other contractors go home, no pay. University grantees are expected to continue working, but those of us with offices in gov't space or needing access to gov't resources like supercomputers will have to find somewhere else to go/something else to do with our time.

[themoreyouknow.jpg]


Nah, my good friend is a grants manager for the government. He approvals federal money for like "Studies to determine effect of global warming on the seasonal migration pattern of the North African dung beetle."

He has been deemed essential personnel. The grants will keep coming.
 
2013-09-30 09:07:55 PM

m00: Lydia_C: m00: Doc Daneeka: Good News: The government shutdown will finally put a stop to a 24/7 federal government surveillance program...

Nah, this is deemed an essential function.

things that will not be touched by a shutdown:

NSA
FBI
CIA
ATF
Homeland Security
Federal money to local police precincts to help them spy on the citizens
Congressional Pay
Congressional "fact finding" trips to beautiful beaches
Federal Matching funds for political campaigns
Climate Change research
Government contracts
Corporate welfare
Obamacare
Shark Sandwich and Caviar Tuesday at the White House

things that will be touched by a shutdown:
services used by poor and middle class people, that only cost a fraction of the above

The bolded items will, in fact, be affected by the shutdown. Civil servants are going on furlough; "excepted" contractors like security will only be able to work with pay as long as their companies still have FY13 dollars to pay them with, then they'll have to work sans paycheck until gov't is back in business; other contractors go home, no pay. University grantees are expected to continue working, but those of us with offices in gov't space or needing access to gov't resources like supercomputers will have to find somewhere else to go/something else to do with our time.

[themoreyouknow.jpg]

Nah, my good friend is a grants manager for the government. He approvals federal money for like "Studies to determine effect of global warming on the seasonal migration pattern of the North African dung beetle."

He has been deemed essential personnel. The grants will keep coming.


He "approvals" money, eh? Care to name his agency?

I work for part of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. What I wrote is what we were told at an all-hands meeting today. Grants don't "keep coming" when the support staff that process the paperwork are on furlough. Nothing is "essential" to NASA that doesn't contribute to the protection and preservation of safety and property (i.e., satellites and support for the International Space Station). I'm unconvinced that a program manager at any other agency is so important that they get to keep working.
 
2013-09-30 10:35:25 PM
I work for a federal contractor, and we were told we should report to work as usual. On the other hand, nobody said we were going to get paid...
 
2013-09-30 11:08:44 PM
Unethical!
 
m00
2013-10-01 04:21:23 AM

Lydia_C: He "approvals" money, eh? Care to name his agency?


NIH
 
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