As Catherine mentioned, we finally went and saw the panda cub. He was cute. People cooed. Good times, all having them, etc. It was a close thing, though — if not for the dedicated zoo staff's willingness to harass young Butterstick, we would've just had a view of some rocks. Which, while adorable by rock standards, would have been kind of a letdown.
I knew better than to try to compete with the Nabob's action shots, so I just took some video instead. It turns out that my camera's zoom function works really, really badly when you're shooting movies. Oh well. Cleanliness is next to Godliness is next to Mysteriousness is next to Blurriness is next to Fuzziness, and that is, after all, why we've declared this ball of fur to be our new golden calf (although he's probably pretty filthy, so I'm not sure if that the transitive property actually holds all the way through this construction).
Anyway! You can get the panda viewing experience without paying $40 for a FONZ membership if you click here (MPEG, 16.6MB).
PS: Catherine and I promise to try to stop making horrible panda-related post titles. Or at least we'll try to try.