Thursday, June 14, 2018

the trash panda's adventure

In case you missed it, the news for the past few days has been flooded with images and commentary about a raccoon scaling the UBS Building in Minnesota. Well, the 82nd Airborne is now being lauded for "best tweet" on the subject of the raccoon, which made it to the roof of the building by about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

It's been a week of motivational mysteries. Why on Earth would a successful (and seemingly happy) author and TV host like Anthony Bourdain kill himself? Why would a raccoon decide to climb all the way up a 20-something-story building? Only the Shadow knows.


  1. Well, I'm still as flummoxed about Bourdain as you are, but as for the raccoon, apparently raccoons climb when they get stressed. And they also have poor planning skills.

  2. Yeah, I thought I saw something about that (raccoons, stress, and climbing) on the news earlier.



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