Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Oh, Shooty, you're so cute

Death PandaI have suddenly remembered Shooty the Death Panda. I know I've blogged about him before but I can't get over how much he amuses me. When I suddenly remembered him today, thanks to Neal's communist bear, I laughed for 20 minutes in that maddening joy that comes from rediscovering something so amusing.

Shooty is a mascot for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Sadly, his name is not actually Shooty, it's Jingjing, which doesn't sound nearly as cool if you ask me. But, of course, China didn't ask me. That is the root cause of a number of China's problems -- failure to seek my counsel.

I am at this moment very seriously considering creating a T-shirt with Shooty and the words, "Penliniwch o flaen y dyrfa Gaerdydd," which roughly translates to: "Kneel before the Cardiff massive." It would be the most obscure T-shirt ever. And I would win.

UPDATE: I've put a potential design on my Welsh blog

10 comments:

Neal said...

Does Jingjing translate to Shooty, I wonder?

Wierdo said...

Falle mai alcahol di hwn. OND, ydi "Penliniwch o flaen tyrfa Caerdydd," yn cyfieuthu yn well? Dwnim. Dwi ipyn yn feddw (wps)

Hwyl a sbrii
Mari

Chris Cope said...

For those wondering about Weirdo's comment, she's basically correcting my Welsh. I tend to be particularly shit at translating English to Welsh, so I'm pretty sure she's right. Although, shouldn't 'Caerdydd' still be 'Gaerdydd' since it modifies 'tyrfa,' which is feminine? Perhaps this is a question I should be asking on my Welsh blog.

Martin Davies said...

'Penliniwch o flaen tyrfa Gaerdydd' - I really love it! When disillusionment finally crushes your literary ambitions, there’ll be a job waiting for you in the T-shirt slogan business, my boy. Hwyl, M (THE RED DRAGONHOOD).

Wierdo said...

Oooo....I had the strangest deja vu reading this blog today...then I read my comment and all was clear...oops! Sorry!

Kim said...

And instead of bamboo he eats bullets. Cute, illustrated bullets. Another clue on why pandas are solitary animals...

Isabella Snow said...

Could you maybe add a little girlie-panda, kneeling at his feet?

Maybe with a nice ball gag in her mouth?

Sassy Sundry said...

Such a strange little image. What is it about pandas these days? Every blog I read seems to talk about them.

Nic Dafis said...

Although, shouldn't 'Caerdydd' still be 'Gaerdydd' since it modifies 'tyrfa,' which is feminine?

It doesn't though; it's a genitive whatsit, not an adjective. You go to a "prifysgol fawr" called "Prifysgol Caerdydd".

Mmm, grammar.

DaviMack said...

In line with Shooty, here, check out Stabby McKnife.