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October 17, 2005

howabout "Tai Shaniqua"?

butterstickjimbo.jpgthe many faces of jimboThis morning's edition of the Washington Post Express newspaper featured a story about the final naming of the giant panda cub at the National Zoo, which ended up being "Tai Shan," which is totally lame. The caption for the photo states that "He really wants to be called 'Jimbo'," despite the "Butterstick" naming campaign led by Chrisafer and Beaverhausen.

Yes, folks, no one asked the baby panda what he really wanted, which was to be named appropriately as all small, furry and fat things are named. Other pseudonyms for 'Jimbo' have traditionally been names like Ewok, Monchichi, Care Bear and Snuggle Cub.

Naming the cub "Tai Shaniqua" would have been more appropriate than what was finally selected. But despite all the brouhaha, you'll always be "Jimbo" the panda cub to me.

Posted by jimbo at October 17, 2005 10:23 AM


That cub looks drunk!

Posted by: Vince the Carpenter at October 17, 2005 12:08 PM

Wait, does this mean we have to give you back to Wisconsin in five years?

Posted by: chrisafer at October 17, 2005 12:36 PM

Of course, if I recall correctly, Chinese names traditionally place the family name first, so if you changed the order, he'd be Shan Tai. Which is pronounced Shantay, right?

Sashay, Shantay!

Posted by: Jeffrey at October 17, 2005 1:15 PM

Picture two with the b'ankie over your head and the bear is too cute for words. That you?

Posted by: Bryan at October 17, 2005 1:43 PM

Yes, all the pictures on the right column except for the one at the bottom are of me. I was once a fat, cute baby. Now I'm just a cute baby.

If they had to return me to Wisconsin after 5 years, they are 3 years overdue.

Posted by: jimbo at October 17, 2005 1:49 PM

You are looking mighty wary in that top picture- was someone trying to steal your bear???

Posted by: homer at October 17, 2005 2:37 PM

I believe my grampa was sticking his false teeth out at me, which scared me and entertained him greatly.

Posted by: jimbo at October 17, 2005 2:42 PM

I was thinking of dressing like a dysfunction Care Bear for Halloween. Maybe Beer Bear or Maxed-Out-Credit-Card Bear or Meth Bear or Karl Rove Bear.

Where did you get your costume? That is a bear, right? Or is it an Ewok?

Posted by: Boo Augustus at October 17, 2005 4:14 PM

Maybe you knew you were bear identified before you knew of the term?

Care Bear? That seems to suit you.

Posted by: copperred at October 17, 2005 4:18 PM

That picture is me as the love child of same-sex Ewok/Care Bear coupling, created by Chris and Ken at:

Posted by: jimbo at October 17, 2005 4:34 PM

What's this all about? I see pandas are getting tagged by tops who don't stop? I need to get my glasses so I'm not so confused...

Posted by: TOS at October 17, 2005 11:16 PM