Consider this FanPost a contribution to the ongoing collective autobiography of DBB, in the spirit of Rob G's excellent tribute to coachDP.
I introduced the red panda to DBB in this thread, shortly after midnight on September 26.
Originally, my intent was to post a picture of an adorable animal, like the lolcats that many DBBers use to express derision. See this exchange moments later, where I replied to brgulker with a baby red panda.
However, I soon realized that the average red panda is twice as cute as a cat, and that certain exceptional red pandas can be up to four times cuter than even the cutest kitten. I had stumbled upon a meme with amazing power! What better way to dismiss a tired idea, shoot down an awful trade proposal, break up a monotonous thread, or convey extreme displeasure with
three rogue commenters one angry misfit from the Federal Building? A swarm of red pandas!
The rest, as they say, is DBB history.