Saturday, October 2, 2010


Rent-a-panda meets the birther movement.


Zoo | Norfolk, VA, USA
(We will be opening a new Asia section in the spring. The area is visible, but guests can’t walk through it yet.)
Guest: “Excuse me, what is that over there?”
Me: “That’s going to be our new Asia exhibit.”
Guest: “Is it going to have panda bears?”
Me: “No, I’m sorry ma’am, its not.”
Guest: “Why not?”
Me: “Well, all of the pandas that you see in zoos are actually owned by China, and the zoos have to pay $1 million per year to rent each panda. They even have to pay for any babies born, and have to sign a contract that all of the pandas belong to China. It’s just too expensive.”
Guest: “But I thought the 14th Amendment guaranteed citizenship to any baby born here! Those should be our pandas!”

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