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Headless Panther
The fear of audio companies - this headless panther signifies a poorly engineered product. Measurements of the product typically show bottom-of-the-pile performance and/or false claims by the product vendor. Sometimes the product is broken in a way that lends it unusable or unpleasant to use.
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Shrugging Panther
The shrugging panther shows a product that has somewhat respectable measurements but fails to break into the top tiers of performance. Nothing is inherently broken with the product but performance is not particularly awe-inspiring.
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Hand-in-my-kid's-piggybank Panther
This panther is usually reserved for snake-oil level products. Manufacturers of these products make ridiculous claims and sell the fraudulent wares to unsuspecting customers for mega bucks. The measurements debunk these claims and the product is punished by a ruthless review.
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Happily-lounging Panther
This panther is awarded to products that show well-above average performance and (sometimes) good value for the customer. All measurements of the product show good but not top-of-the-line performance. This usually signifies that the manufacturer paid attention to good engineering practices and put out a well-measuring, well-performing product. Sometimes the forum is blessed with a sideways view of the happily-lounging panther.
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Golfing Panther
A source of pride for manufacturers, this panther is reserved for products with top-of-the-line performance. These products measure superbly well in all metrics and are well-made. While the golfing panther misses his shot, the products it is awarded to kill it.
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Soccer Panther
The soccer panther is the golfing panther's cousin. He is from Europe.
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Saluting-Soldier Panther
Another top-tier marker, the saluting-soldier panther is related to the golfing and soccer panthers. He, too, used to live in Europe but has left the union as of 31 January 2020.
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Soccer panther equals golf panther for EU products he said once. Interesting choice.
 

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Dang... missed another one. How would you describe the Saluting Soldier panther?
That's also top tier, reserved for British/EU products.
 

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Pretty clever. Amir, just don't get into any trouble with any sort of intellectual property type of infringement. I'd hate to see that happen to any of the panthers... errrrrr, I mean you.:)
 

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Some of the missing panthers ;)

Pewter Panther
Possibly Hand-in-my-kid's-piggybank Panther cousin?

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Shrugging Postman Panther
Appears to be used interchangeably with the Shrugging Panther. Possibly Shrugging Panther on the job, picking up Amirm's mail and packages.
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Chilling Panther

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Sitting Panther

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*descriptions will come, decrypting the codes...
 
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Where can you get those?
A company named Royal Orleans made the ceramic figurines back in the early 1980s. Ebay is probably the easiest source now, but some are pretty rare. Too many got their heads broken off, I imagine. :oops:
 

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Speaking of panthers...

From the Bard of Baltimore, check that (that was H.L. Mencken), let's call him Baltimore's Poet Laureate (which isn't correct, either), Ogden Nash.
The Panther.

A panther is like a leopard
except it hasn't been peppered
should you behold a panther crouch
prepare to say ouch
better yet, if called by a panther
don't anther.
source: https://wiki.c2.com/?OgdenNash
 
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A company named Royal Orleans made the ceramic figurines back in the early 1980s. Ebay is probably the easiest source now, but some are pretty rare. Too many got their heads broken off, I imagine. :oops:
Ouch, might have to settle on a broken one then :facepalm:
 

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What about the shrugging panther with a missing arm? Guessing that's somewhere between the headless panther and the shrugging panther?
 

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Speaking of panthers...

From the Bard of Baltimore, check that (that was H.L. Mencken), let's call him Baltimore's Poet Laureate (which isn't correct, either), Ogden Nash.
The Panther.


source: https://wiki.c2.com/?OgdenNash
I remember that poem from grade school. I told my son as he was growing up that if he ever sees a panther knocking on the door to not anther.

Martin
 
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