Xeni Jardin at 8:42 am Tue, Sep 18, 2012
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[Video Link] A baby panda cub was born last night at the National Zoo! More at the Zoo website. (via i09).
FYI videos don’t seem to be showing up on my iPad anymore. Are you guys using a different embed link to before? As pre-redesign I didn’t have any trouble at all. It seems like the HTML5 vids aren’t being served?
Ps the Vimeo vid further down shows up fine. So this seems to be just YouTube vids.
we may be able to replace “watch paint dry” with “watch giant panda being born”.
I time warped through it.. did I miss something?
@ 8:14 she seems to take a bit of a break and scratch, @ 14:46 she changes position.
Three act structure… classic!
You missed the sneezing!
You have to fire ten percent of your staff.
Ron Burgundy: Let’s go to Brian Fantana who’s live on the scene with a Channel 4 News exclusive. Brian?
Brian Fantana: Panda Watch. The mood is tense; I have been on some serious, serious reports but nothing quite like this. I uh… Ching… King is inside right now. I tried to get an interview with him, but they said no, you can’t do that he’s a live bear, he will literally rip your face off. Hey, you’re making me look stupid. Get out here, panda jerk!
Ron Burgundy: Great story. Compelling, and rich.
in the interview with the keepers, they only know because they hear the baby panda squeaking after it’s born. Panda pregnancy and birth is subtle. I don’t think even the keepers will get a good look at it for month or so. But still –BABY PANDA! I don’t know what it is about them, BABY PANDA!
Panda pregnancy and birth is subtle.
Are you saying it’s an acquired taste?
Drop everything and do nothing.
Drop nothing, do everything.
The video reminds me of Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, but without all the action and plot twists.
Why is it in black and white? Oh wait….
(Glad I didn’t have to use the line “…and red all over”, but I had it ready)
seems to me that too many people drop everything for these particular animals. the chinese government treat them better than people. time to redirect some of those resources to some other species.
I hate pandas.
indeed. lazy, surly, sexually complacent, and a mediocre sauce of protein. even their pelts are of limited use.
47% of pandas are lazy and get government handouts.
Well, the government did seize their means of production.
I don’t remember any pandas on Animal Farm.
I am envious.
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