After spending part of the afternoon peeping the Pandamania website, I noticed that, in addition to a number of street-art pandas already listed as being in "hospital" after having appendages ripped off, a panda by my subway stop was now missing an ear. I think DC is too angry of a city to support street art. The problem with DC is that almost nobody is actually "from" there and everybody who comes from someplace else has a chip on their shoulder about how they aren't getting ahead fast enough at work and/or the gov'mint owes them a living. It's difficult for people to live in cities such as DC and LA where there is an obvious elite class, when they themselves can't crack (heh she said "crack", where? where?!) the elitist barrier. Dump a bunch of busted Metro escalators and a constant siege of tourists and homeless beggars on top of all that and I can see where some take out their insecurities/ire on poor fat defenseless fiberglass symbols of fake diplomacy. However, because I personally enjoy looking at the arty pandas, I would prefer that they all be moved to a nice secluded gallery where I could enjoy them in peace, and that panda molesters be forced to spend several hours shut in an Iron Panda in 100-degree heat while tourists snap pics.