Razzi’s favourite statues on Crosby beach have had a make-over. Antony Gormley’s iron men usually stand on the beach wearing nothing but rust and barnacles, except on derby day fans dress them in Liverpool and Everton kits. However, they have now been given a multi-coloured make-over by guerrilla knitwear artist Olek. Two of the figures have been dressed from head to toe in crocheted outfits by the New York-based artist.
The bear’s poet laureate John Cooper Clarke is the subject of a documentary tonight on BBC4. Evidently… John Cooper Clarke is part of the Punk Britannia and features the punk poet, comedian and recording artist and considers his influence on contemporary culture over four decades. However, beware – it contains strong language.
Most of you seem to enjoy our Open Nights or, as we like to call them, our “It’s Good To Talk” nights where literally anything goes. In case you have been living in a hole for the last five years or you have not come across one before an Open Night is when literally anything goes. Confused? Okay, let me explain…
Razzi has put his swimming trunks back in the wardrobe after a shark was spotted in British waters yesterday. The enormous basking shark was delighting the tourists down in Cornwall in the first sighting for twenty years. The giant fish accidently swam into Looe harbour and the crowds gathered along the town’s quayside and pier to get a glimpse of the beautiful creature. According to the BBC it was around ten feet long and spent most of the day in the harbour.
Today is just too hot for bears. Renault Bears, with their big thick fur coats, are designed for cooler climates and not for the sort of heat the bear sanctuary is currently basking in. The ice-cream man is doing a roaring trade selling the bears ice creams – with jammy sauce on top needless-to-say. Razzi has insisted on keeping the air-conditioning on inside the car so that he can keep his normal cool, sophisticated bear about town demeanour.
Today we are continuing our series of articles telling you all about our individual Bears. From time-to-time, we choose one of our Bears and tell you all about them. What makes them tick, what they like doing and anything else we think would be of interest to anyone reading our blog. So today we thought we would feature Erik.
The Bear Blog, amongst many other websites, came under a Dedicated Denial of Service (DDoS) attack yesterday which is believed to have originated from China. 123-Reg, our domain registrar, saw many of the sites they host go offline following the attack. The company, which hosts three million domains and around half that number of sites, issued a statement saying; “From 11:30 to 22:50 our network was undergoing a massive distributed denial of service attack from China”.
Razzi has a reputation for being a bit of a naughty bear. If there is mischief to be had then you can bet that Razzi is involved in there somewhere. Many of the new bears who come to join us are quite often led astray by Razzi who teaches them how to find bear porn and other mischievous sites on the internet. Despite all this, Razzi really can be quite a responsible bear.
Those of you who have been coming here for a while may remember our friend Achmed, the dead terrorist. For those of you who do not remember, let me explain. Achmed is the skeletal corpse of an incompetent suicide bomber. He is known for his catchphrase of “Silence! I kill you!” to people laughing at him in the audience. Achmed first appeared in Jeff Dunham’s Spark of Insanity DVD and later made an appearance in the Very Special Christmas Special, singing a song called “Jingle Bombs”.
It never ceases to amaze me how different online people can be towards strangers compared to in the flesh. In this day and age, most people treat strangers carefully and are suspicious of every move they make. Assume everyone you don’t know is an axe-murderer until they can prove otherwise seems to be the modus operandi. However, sometimes people you do not know can surprise you with their kindness whenever your paths cross.