Panda problem

I just read a headline from one of our big Swedish news papers:

10-year old panda stuck in tree

I mean, WTF!

First, what news value is that?

Second, isn’t the whole purpose of a panda’s life to climb trees? How the hell dit it get stuck?

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10 Comments

  • faruk | 1) better such news than news of death and destruction 🙂

    robnym | 2) It was a Microsoft panda

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Ha!

    You actually outed our <acronym title="Instant Messaging">IM</acronym> conversation! 🙂

    But yes, I definitely prefer when such harmless things happen, over all horrible events in the world.

  • Jere says:

    Was it Aftonbladet? *rolls eyes*

    Here's one of their infamous articles that caught my attention recently: Car ramp caused panic on ferry. Right, someone turned the control stick in the wrong direction which made the ramp move upwards, slightly crumpling a few cars. And to quote the article…

    <blockquote cite="http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,674259,00.html"&gt;

    "The passengers had to escape their cars"

    "The children cried and had to crawl through the car windows"

    "A few German families with children panicked"

    "The children cried" (again)

    "The horrified passengers could breathe out"

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Jere,

    No actually, it was Expressen.

    A picture of the poor panda (don't know how long this link will be valid).

  • Jere says:

    I forgot to say Aftonbladet failed to refer to Estonia or Titanic as they usually do. It just takes a two-minute long blackout or something to put "The night of horror – another Estonia accident was close" in the headlines.

    Anyhow, poor panda. Is someone already setting up a fund for the panda so it can be helped with its traumas? 🙂

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Jere,

    It just takes a two-minute long blackout or something to put "The night of horror – another Estonia accident was close"

    So true.

    My greatest hope is that the panda will get all the funding and counselling he (or she) needs to get back on track. 🙂

  • Speaking of pandas and Microsoft; the latter has tips about how to take care of them.. Very useful knowledge base. If this was used in real life that cute panda wouldn't have suffered from his (or her?) treestuckage!

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Krijn,

    Ha ha! 😀

    I had no idea that there would be any connection between my two posts today!

    It took you to find that out. Kudos!

  • John says:

    Do you think that a panda can learn to fly?

  • Robert Nyman says:

    John,

    Eh, that was a different question… 🙂

    No, is that a good reply?

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