Manpandas

I’d like to take a few minutes and talk about the phrase “manpanda”. It’s a phrase that I’m probably going to use more than once on this blog, so I should probably define what a manpanda is.

A manpanda is a guy who’s generally not nice to women, or a serial seducer. The phrase “manpanda” is a whimisical way of calling a guy a cad, or a womanizer. Famous manpandas throughout history include Henry VIII, Casanova, JFK, a pre-Annette Bening Warren Beatty, Pablo Picasso, Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, and Gene Simmons. Current manpandas in the news would include Anthony Weiner, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The etymology of the phrase “manpanda” comes from the video “Drunk Girls”, made by the band LCD Soundsystem. My friend Eileen had heard the song on the NPR program World Cafe Live, and her, my friend Rebecca, and myself have been using the phrase ever since. I’ve put a link to video below, and watch how the behavior of the manpanda evolves.

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