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Jan 19, 2006

'Sup, my bitches?

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SO CUTE. I LOVE PANDAS!

Ryan Ragsdale
 |  Jan 19, 2006 at 10:52 PM

That panda is CLEARLY saying "Damn it feels good to be a ganster."


fo' shizzle ...

Timmi
 |  Jan 19, 2006 at 11:03 PM

He looks like a pimp!!! sooooooo cute though.

ashley
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 04:00 AM

Considering how many children frequent this site, and as a teacher, I don't think the vulgar language is appropriate.

tardisgirl
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 04:20 AM

vular you say? try visiting this other "cute" site and read the commentary. The vulgarity here is downright lighthearted.
http://justalittleguy.blogspot.com/

maxis
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 04:32 AM

lol - love the title.

christina
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 04:46 AM

Cool Smooth Gangsta' Surveying His Turf! Love It!

Chelle
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 04:57 AM

Um, i work with children, aged 10-14 in schools. If you saw what some of those kids come out with (and i'm talking stuff from films that are rated WAYYY out of what they should be watching), and the fact many of them will be frequenting sites that would make you blush and not looking at cute animals (i think the majority of users on this site are the exact opposite of those most would assume - i'm a 30 year old grown man for the love of god!) the LAST thing you would be worried about would be a title with the word "Bitches" in it.

Sheesh, some people are so reactionary. Meg, please don't change the title - it fits the picture brilliantly.

Oh and i wonder if it's worth putting a poll up? I would like to know how many other older guys like myself who lead pretty normal lives are obsessed with the cuteability of this place :)

Dave G
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 05:17 AM

I thought it was a funny title...shoot, aren't female dogs bitches? He could be talking to some female dogs down on the ground. Maybe this panda has a thing for female dogs? It could happen!

Jan S
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 05:29 AM

OMG!!! this is too funny- Don't change it- its hilarous!!!!!!!

jenna
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 06:02 AM

Title fits it perfectly. Do not change it. He is chillin'!

j_fer
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 06:59 AM

The mental image of tardisgirl with her chilly virgin schoolmarm hands over the ears of some squirming child who grew up watching TV, in a valiant effort to shield the child from what he probably knows better than she does, is one of the cutest things on this blog. :)

speedwell
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 07:05 AM

there are some of us that can "handle" vulgar language, but choose not to. I think it's too bad that vulgar language is included here, and I really can't recommend this site to my friends because of it.

Lilorfnannie
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 07:11 AM

TardisGirl --

I'm a dad and former teacher/counselor. I completely understand where you're coming from. And please forgive me if I slip into a preachy or clinical tone, 'cause I'm trying to be sincere... but this world we've been put into is very often far nastier than the language on primetime TV. The view my wife & I take with our girls is that they always need to understand context, have awareness of any given situation, and be able to gauge what behaviors and actions are appropriate therein. I think that yes, there is a time and place for swearing, and in this context, it really is funny.

As far as the other blog mentioned above, http://justalittleguy.blogspot.com/ , I think the whole humorous premise there is the absurd juxtaposition of the back-street trash talk with the gooey adorable cuties. I also think it's kind of a one-note act, though, whereas Meg's blog here paints from a slightly broader palette. If not a great deal deeper. ;) (Ehh.. when I want deep, I'll switch on MPR.)

And y'know, kids *do* get this. It ain't my childhood that my kids are living, double true; but neither was mine the same as my parents' or teachers'.

Theo
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 07:12 AM

Good, lilorfnannie, go hang out somewhere else then and let us have our fun in peace.

Indeed
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 07:45 AM

you can hear "bitches" on PRIME TIME people........lighten up please besides the panda is clearly badass. meg you are brilliantly funny, don't let these whiney killjoys affect your instinct for captions......

s
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 07:53 AM

shit! now this is all about tardis and her lily white offspring and not some smack talking fluffed out panda god. you are so selfish lady!!!!

s
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 07:56 AM

I don't appreciate the language, it's unnecessary and does not fit the photo.
If the language on this site is not cleaned up, it will be the last time I visit.

kathleen
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 08:09 AM

The real matter here is that this is Meg's blog, which she writes and updates because she wants to share the cuteness she finds on the internet with all of us. Whether "vulgar" language is necessary or not is totally her call and not anyone else's. If you disagree with the use of a common word that is not all that derogatory in this context, then maybe it's you who's the child here.
And speaking of children, I was under the impression that most of the readers here were adults, not middle-schoolers.

Bree
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 08:11 AM

I don't know where you got the impression most visitors are adults. At any rate, there is no REASON to use common street slang on this particular site. It is unprofessional, and doesn't fit the format.

kathleen
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 08:20 AM

Unprofessional? It's a blog of cute animal pics. For your enjoyment - or not. As many people say about TV: if you are offended, don't watch. And if you don't want your kids to see it, don't let them watch.

And the reason for using "common street slang?" Because it's funny. To MOST PEOPLE.

Geez. Can I see more hamster pics now? This is harshing my mellow. Oh no! More slang! :o

M
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 08:28 AM

Wow..talk about over reacting here....lighten up people. If the word useage offends..then don't read it. Being concerned that a minor/child would see an improper word is of less concern that same child browsing the net totally unsupervised. You can't have it both ways folks. Supervise useage and therefore avoid the above heinous word or let the kid have at it.

Boschka
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 08:29 AM

No reason to use common slang like prosh or mosh pit or props either, I suppose. Since it's so unprofessional to use words that are common in everyday speech. Shame on her for trying to stay culturally relevant.

Bree
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 08:31 AM

kathleen why don't you start a christian animal site for you and your parish and leave the rest of us alone to our childish giggling....

s
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 09:08 AM

You go, Boschka! You wouldn't happen to be a librarian, would you?

s - please don't start blaming the 'Christians'. Some of us actually have a sense of humor.

Robin
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 09:26 AM

This websites' humor is super funny. Being super funny sometimes requires the random gansta reference with the word beeyotches in it. Look it up. It's a fact.

sV
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 09:49 AM

I guess now we DO know what's up with the bitches.

Bubbles
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 09:58 AM

I must say... I really like this place.

Theo
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 10:28 AM

I vote to keep the word 'bitches'. Just for funsies.

Joy
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 10:48 AM

Keep the slang and the captions coming...you make me smile daily, and that's saying a lot, considering how big of a beeyatch I can be myself!

hairgirl
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 11:13 AM

One of the best things about this site are the captions. They fit the image perfectly. Not only are the pictures cute beyond description, but the humor makes this one of my favorite sites.

bliss
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 11:16 AM

just my 0.02 --

I think it would be better with G-Rated language too.

I had planned to share this site with some people over 70 and some people under 12, now I wouldn't feel comfortable doing that...

rs

ryansupak
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 11:24 AM

So back to the pimpin' Panda. That animal looks sooo chill, I wish I could be as chill and cool as that Panda. Well there is one good thing about the Panda pimpin', it doesn't have to buy a fur coat LOL!

Prakash
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 11:26 AM

First of all, this is not a "professional" site in the context of Yahoo, or CNN...This is a cute animal blog, for lack of a better word... It's worth everything you paid for it...
Secondly, as for the word "bitches", yes I was a little shocked to see it, but then again I don't have to look at it again, if so choose...
Thirdly, being the mother of two teenagers, I can honestly tell you that my kids passed the giggely phase and embarrassment of using cuss words about 5 years ago...Not by my choice, but by the choice of school and books..
Fourthly, if you don't want your kids seeing it, then preview the site and see if there's anything offensive...
Fifthly, if your worrying about your kid, or kids, seeing a curse word is the worst thing you have to worry about, be thankful...VERY thankful!!
And Sixthly, Meg you run an AWESOME site here!!! I've got my whole office hooked on it...Don't change a thing...

StormCat
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 11:30 AM

also -- again, just my impression and YMMV --

I don't see a lot of difference between the "gangsta" and "pimp" humor and the "Sambo" and "Blackface" imagery of a century ago.

I think that if a person studies the history and mentality of Minstrel Shows they'll come to agree.

All in all, I love the site though. Thanks for the opportunity to give feedback...and I'll try to be less 'heavy' in the future. Sorry if this comes off like a wet blanket.

rs

ryansupak
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 11:33 AM

Pan-Double-Gizzee is now my desktop wallpaper. Yo.

Theo
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 12:10 PM

Context, people, context. The panda's pose CLEARLY demanded that brilliant caption.

This isn't a Disney-run site. This is Meg's PERSONAL blog. If you don't want to see the word "bitch" posted once, then you are free to remove this site from your favorite bookmarks.

Otherwise, supervise your own children's web habits, go preach somewhere else, and leave the rest of us alone to enjoy a panda chillin' in a tree.

Meg, I want to add to you personally that although I detest this site because it makes my teeth hurt and my head throb with the alarmingly dangerous levels of cute, I can't stop visiting every day for my fix.

Thanks for the daily happiness and joy you inject into our lives...what a worthwhile endeavor you've chosen to do with your time - making people smile. Good on ya for making the world a sweeter place!

CreepyGroovy
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 12:23 PM

i cannot belive how uptight people are about one word i mean come on if u r that boring go knit or somthing this is a fab site. and omg what is it the problem people have with kids swearing they all know all the words anyway so u protecting them is just silly.

WooAndYay
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 12:23 PM

Hey WooAndYay--

I knit AND I say "bitches". I am also not offended by the use of one of the milder swear words there is.
And though all people are different, if I sent this site (with that post) to my over-70 grandfather...he'd laugh. Our generation did not invent casual swearing.
And to end all that--MORE CUTE PLEASE!!

zillahgirl
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 01:58 PM

I'm a cuteoverload junkie, I can admit it - and it's Meg's edgy and irreverent sense of humor that keeps me hooked. No matter how intoxicating the pictures are, I would get ill off the sugar if the commentary was purely wholesome and kid-oriented.

Besides, it was priceless last night to show my husband the panda picture first, slowly scroll up to the caption, and watch him about fall off the couch laughing. Ahh, good times. ;)

Christa
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 02:16 PM

Reason 1,932 why I won't be having children:
So I don't have to listen to these types of debates.

Beauregard
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 02:41 PM

I have only one thing to say to everyone arguing over something as simple as the use of the word "bitch" on this page:

THIS IS THE INTERNET. If it really bothers you THAT "effing" much, block this page from your kids browser. Otherwise, calm down, unbunch your panties, and move on.

And appreciate the cuteness, sheesh. I mean, when's the last time you saw such a pimped out panda...?

That is all.

Doodalalala
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 03:03 PM

"And remember: Horrific deplorable violence is ok as long as people don't say any naughty words." --Sheila Broflovski.

fiv3r
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 03:13 PM

So he's saying howdy to some female dogs...No big!(Deal)
This is tame...comparativly.Still lovin' this site! So much so I gave C O a link back from my site...From the 1st day I saw it!
Signed,Another Christian with a sense of humor.

dwarf rabbit owner too!
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 03:57 PM

Look, I'm a teacher... the only reason I mentioned the language was because I had an SK student (5 years old) see it and then USE it all day. Didn't realise my comment would cause so much trouble.

Tardisgirl
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 03:59 PM

Yay internet. tg has a valid point, and made it politely. No need to go rabid.

This is a unique site and one of the few which might have been suitable for young children without begin devoted to McDisney animation & illustrations in primary colours. And I don't mean 10-14 - try 2-5 yrs old.

No one's demanding an edit. tg just noted that it is a shame to taint the blog and as a 20-something male internet junkie who has seen the FULL gamut of virtue and depravity that the internet offers, I agree with her.

Relax and have a nice day :-)

3
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 04:05 PM

Bitches unite! I myself am a bitch and am proud of it! Geez, some people around here need to lighten up and find some where else to hang out. It's all just cute adorable fun! Don't change a thing Meg!!! We love it just the way it is!

Go Panda! It's your birthday!

Wicked Wendy
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 04:23 PM

Just as she much as you are ragging on tardisgirl for her comments, the comments I see from others want to make me throw up. I can't believe that our society has progressed to the point where swears are permissable when juxtaposed to a cute animal. Don't get me started on the fact that the word used is a sexist and degredating, used as a term of disrespect towards women. The truth is, that everyone sees this site and thinks it is a good site for their kids, and then lanugage like this is used. Sure she has the right as a blog owner to do what she wants, but when you realize how many people read it and what types of audiences you are attracting, you might want to think twice. All I can say is that I cannot agree with those of you above. I am a teacher too and you wonder why little 5 year olds are telling teachers (and other kids and adults for that matter) to F*** off and threatening teachers and students with knives and guns. It's because our society has gone to hell in a handbasket and this is just a "mild" example of what has become permissable in todays society. I am proud of "Tradisgirl" for standing up and expressing an opinion that created a controversy and took a stand for a better soceity. In conclusion, in the words of a great Canadian TV comedy icon, You all can "Get stuffed!"

Mike
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 04:30 PM

Um, yeah. I'm a high schooler, and there are a lot worse things to be worrying about than a title on a blog. I mean, your energy is better spent worrying about AIDS or rape or how girls view their bodies.

And if you didn't want a 5 year old to see such a word, why did you show him? Why not try ot explain instead the difference of context in how it is used on the site and how he is using it. Use your time productively instead of complaining on a website.

And in response to "Mike", it isn't the progression of language that has brought some in my generation to threaten teachers and bring weapons to school, so don't even blame it. It is the lack of trust among peers and the increase in electronic baby sitters. Granted, such lack of respect for those in authority is deplorable, and I am not condoning it. But language has nothing to do with it, it is the base of lacking respect.

No matter who the audience is, the is her personal documentation that in previous years would have been relegated to the bedside drawer. If you want to share the website, share it, there are ways to get around the word in question, like going to the comments page and scrolling down so that the word isn't shown.

This is the world today. Caring more about a word on a website that the real issues at hand. And in the time it took me to point out the idiocy of this thread, 20 people died from AIDS. How about that to change your perspective.

Christine
 |  Jan 20, 2006 at 05:06 PM

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