Just pick two already
The Chinese government doesn't want to admit it, but the panda scene is kind of all played out. San Diego, Mexico City, Bangkok, I tell you they're everywhere. Talk about overexposure. All we need now is for one of them to be photographed on a hotel balcony with Jennifer Aniston straddling it. PANDISTON!
Now it seems that Taiwan will also be getting their own set but it's not as easy as going to the nearest panda reserve and saying "have those two washed and brought to my bamboo grove". There are resumes to be reviewed and shortlists to be drawn up. Not to mention the performance-based interviews to identify core competencies and skills. All this to figure out which ones are best suited for the job of eating, sleeping and veeery occasionally having sex.
I guess if Croatia can have its own Sheep Idol, then China is more than qualified to hold its own Panda Idol. The finalists would look a little something like this:
Do you have what it takes to be China's most adorable panda?!?!? Winner gets an all expenses paid trip to beautiful Taiwan and loads of unwarranted media attention!!!! We guarantee that your 15 minutes will last for about 20 minutes!!
*silence interspersed with sounds of bamboo munching*
You'd think some high-ranking party official would have figured out by now that there are over 1.3 billion Chinese and you can charge them $1 a minute to vote by SMS or phone.
Another blog to visit: If it's on teh interweb it must be true - pics that don't make it onto this blog.