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(Guardian)   "In 2009, I spent a lot of time thinking about when and why it became commonplace to make fun of pandas and I realised that panda mockery is a relatively recent phenomenon"   (theguardian.com) divider line 34
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2014-06-23 09:14:51 AM  
People haven't taken kindly to Pandas since 1999.
 
2014-06-23 01:14:02 PM  
I blame Jim Gaffigan.
 
2014-06-23 01:14:32 PM  

mooseyfate: I blame Jim Gaffigan.


Who doesn't?
 
2014-06-23 01:14:50 PM  
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2014-06-23 01:14:55 PM  
Well there's your first world problem of the day.
 
2014-06-23 01:15:52 PM  
p2cimages.co.uk
 
2014-06-23 01:16:27 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-23 01:19:17 PM  
NYAAHH!!

cdn.attackofthecute.com
 
2014-06-23 01:31:50 PM  
Because it is really hard to respect an animal that can't get seem to get the hand of farking. It's kind of one of the basic things that animals do, so to get it wrong is just epic fail on the part of the pandas.
 
2014-06-23 01:34:51 PM  
They're going extinct because every time they tried to fark someone points at them and laughs.
 
2014-06-23 01:35:54 PM  
"I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species".
 
2014-06-23 01:40:12 PM  
I have to ask, what role does the panda play in its environment that would cause it to spin wildly out of balance if the panda were to go extinct? Because, I'm kinda thinking that maybe we should just let it go.
 
2014-06-23 01:41:11 PM  

cgraves67: I have to ask, what role does the panda play in its environment that would cause it to spin wildly out of balance if the panda were to go extinct? Because, I'm kinda thinking that maybe we should just let it go.


The cuddly toy industry needs pandas more than the wilds of China.
 
2014-06-23 01:49:00 PM  
That was a very DayJobOrchestra headline, subby.
 
2014-06-23 02:03:09 PM  
Now subby is just pandaring to the lowest common denominator.

I am so very sorry. No pie for me.
 
2014-06-23 02:07:28 PM  
I can't stand those nasty critters!
They are absolutely begging to go extinct.
They are foul-tempered, smelly beasts that don't even like each other enough to reproduce without help.
If you are so hung up on the color scheme, try some genetic engineering on a REAL bear.
Otherwise...just let them go.
 
2014-06-23 02:23:18 PM  

fifthhorseman: "I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species".


"I have no emotional stake in panda f*cking. If they want to they will, if not they'll watch The Price is Right."
 
2014-06-23 02:28:02 PM  
Eats shoots and leaves.
 
2014-06-23 02:31:48 PM  

Schmerd1948: Now subby is just pandaring to the lowest common denominator.

I am so very sorry. No pie for me.


This is the sort of post that can cause a ruckus! Or more likely, pandamonium.
 
2014-06-23 02:32:49 PM  
 
2014-06-23 02:39:52 PM  
Was That Pablo Sandoval's rookie season?
 
2014-06-23 02:40:34 PM  

bingethinker: Schmerd1948: Now subby is just pandaring to the lowest common denominator.

I am so very sorry. No pie for me.

This is the sort of post that can cause a ruckus! Or more likely, pandamonium.


I can bearly take it...
 
2014-06-23 02:42:20 PM  

mooseyfate: I blame Jim Gaffigan.


I blame Jim Jefferies (nsfw language)
 
2014-06-23 02:51:00 PM  
i.imgur.com

"No one likes it when you shoot a panda."
 
2014-06-23 02:53:29 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Because it is really hard to respect an animal that can't get seem to get the hand of farking. It's kind of one of the basic things that animals do, so to get it wrong is just epic fail on the part of the pandas.


So humans removed their habitat putting them on the brink of extinction, then to avoid that moved some of them to zoos where the zookeepers set up their cages so that they couldn't mark their territory properly. This screwed with ability to follow their normal breeding/mating rituals, and this is the panda's fault? In the wild the current evidence is they breed at similar rates to American black bears and had been perfectly stable in population for thousands of years, and the current population in the wild is probably recovering in numbers now their habitat is partially protected, without any need for human intervention - just a lack of further human destruction.
 
2014-06-23 03:18:10 PM  

xria: Mad_Radhu: Because it is really hard to respect an animal that can't get seem to get the hand of farking. It's kind of one of the basic things that animals do, so to get it wrong is just epic fail on the part of the pandas.

So humans removed their habitat putting them on the brink of extinction, then to avoid that moved some of them to zoos where the zookeepers set up their cages so that they couldn't mark their territory properly. This screwed with ability to follow their normal breeding/mating rituals, and this is the panda's fault? In the wild the current evidence is they breed at similar rates to American black bears and had been perfectly stable in population for thousands of years, and the current population in the wild is probably recovering in numbers now their habitat is partially protected, without any need for human intervention - just a lack of further human destruction.


if they run out of bamboo in a stand they won't walk 500 yards to the next and then starve.
 
2014-06-23 03:22:02 PM  
Pandas are the cutest animal on Earth.  We need to keep them alive at all costs.
 
2014-06-23 03:36:25 PM  
Any accusations that the panda wants to go extinct has to account for the fact that these animals were fine for millions of years right up until their habitat got destroyed.

I think there's a conversation to be had about how much resources get allocated to the protection of a single species, but stop trying to dodge responsibility for this one.  It's just one more species we gotta work to save because we farked things up well beyond what anyone with a sense of reason would consider sane.  That list is already so absurdly long, what's one more sin added to the pile?
 
2014-06-23 04:01:37 PM  

dragonchild: Any accusations that the panda wants to go extinct has to account for the fact that these animals were fine for millions of years right up until their habitat got destroyed.

I think there's a conversation to be had about how much resources get allocated to the protection of a single species, but stop trying to dodge responsibility for this one.  It's just one more species we gotta work to save because we farked things up well beyond what anyone with a sense of reason would consider sane.  That list is already so absurdly long, what's one more sin added to the pile?


Humans value adaptability.

Can't adapt to us killing you?  You're as dumb as a dodo.
 
2014-06-23 04:17:09 PM  

dragonchild: Any accusations that the panda wants to go extinct has to account for the fact that these animals were fine for millions of years right up until their habitat got destroyed.

I think there's a conversation to be had about how much resources get allocated to the protection of a single species, but stop trying to dodge responsibility for this one.  It's just one more species we gotta work to save because we farked things up well beyond what anyone with a sense of reason would consider sane.  That list is already so absurdly long, what's one more sin added to the pile?


Farkers have been telling us for years that the best thing for Earth would be the extinguishing of surplus life. At least pandas are bravely meeting their destiny rather than mouthing off about how if everyone else died except for themselves and maybe the couple people they like.
 
2014-06-23 04:47:19 PM  
I spent a lot of time thinking about when and why it became commonplace to make fun of pandas

Someone needs a new hobby.
 
2014-06-23 05:08:44 PM  
I registered rapedbyapanda.com back around then.
/Don't remember why it made me laugh
//Didn't renew it
 
2014-06-23 06:37:55 PM  
I blame Genma.
 
2014-06-23 06:53:58 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: I spent a lot of time thinking about when and why it became commonplace to make fun of pandas
Someone needs a new hobby.


We finally got this guy to take his mind off when and why it became commonplace to make fun of you, and you're still not happy?  Does nothing please you?
 
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