As many of our long term readers will know, we have been having a battle with YouTube for some time. We joined the video sharing site before it was purchased by Google and all was honky dory. Then Google purchased the site and every copyright holder on the planet threatened legal action if they didn’t remove any music containing a copyright claim. All the videos we made and posted to YouTube were our own but with commercial music used as overlays. Copyright holders didn’t like that.
All our friends seem to like our Open Nights or, as we like to call them, our “It’s Good To Talk” nights where literally anything goes. We have not had one this month so, seeing as we are nearly at the end of the month, we thought we had better have one. 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…
I was particularly saddened last night when I discovered that Jack Tramiel died back in April. His death could not have been widely reported otherwise I would have heard and yet he had a great influence on many people in this country who work in the IT. Everyone knows who Bill Gates is, most people know who Steve Jobs was but I bet hardly anybody reading this will know who Jack Tramiel was.
Things are bad at the moment with people having little money and then if they do manage to save some then their banks computer crashes and they can’t get at it. People are being laid off work, prices keep raising and everyone fears for the worst as the country is gripped by a recession. We thought things were bad but didn’t realise that it was so bad that even the Prime Ministers cat walked out of the house and lay down in traffic yesterday.
Hi Everyone, I have got my column back after Davidd took it off me. He didn’t want me having two columns and because I am writing the scary column he said I couldn’t carry on with my own. I don’t think he likes me being too popular. It’s not my fault I have good looks and all this charisma, is it? So just to keep everyone happy, I am going to continue to write the ‘Razzi’s Scary Monsters’ column and keep this column going too so that everyone can hear what I have been up to. The only change is; instead of calling it Razzi’s Column (Davidd’s idea) I have decided to call it Razzi Writes (my idea) – it kind of has that ring to it.
Sometimes even the best of friends have disagreements. It is the signs of a good relationship to want to solve any arguments amicably and then get on with the relationship. Sometimes it will take a compromise, other times it might need one party to admit they were wrong and to back down. Arguments even happen amongst bears and this is the problem we are trying to solve today. Furthermore, the instigator of the argument is Razzi!
From time to time the bears bestow an award on somebody who they regard as a hero. This award is not given lightly and there have to date only been twelve recipients. These heroes do not have to be famous or in the limelight, just someone the bears hold in the highest regard as a role model. Today, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, we would like to honour Alan Turing by naming him as an official Hero Of The Bears.
Amechanic was jailed for three years yesterday for using Facebook to try to start riots last summer. Mitchell Stancombe posted on the social networking site; “When are we going to start the Southampton riots then?” Despite the fact that he maintains it was all a joke, and his post did not lead to any violence, the judge told him he was being jailed as a deterrent “to demonstrate this type of conduct will not be tolerated by the courts”. Razzi now thinks he might be jailed for his comments during the rioting.
We have another bear joining us today by the name of Erika from one of our old friends down in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Roy has sent us many bears in the past, including Earl, Elonex, Ekkard and Enya. Roy and his family scour car boot sales for us and he has even found one at an antique fair. He then lets us purchase the bears through eBay for a very reasonable price indeed. Keep up the work Roy; you are doing a great job for us.
Hello everyone, my name is Einstein Bear and I am here to instigate a new column on the blog. The idea of my column is that I will attempt to answer your questions on just about any subject. I am quite a smart bear and can usually answer the questions the other bears ask me. Because of this, they said I should start my own column just like Razzi and Edward. I am not as clever as Edward with computers or as good with the ladies as Razzi; I just seem to remember random things.