Yesterday, Erik told us how he has a hobby of collecting old photographs and laid claim to the subject of photography here on our blog. Today, I thought I would come and claim it back – he is not the only bear who likes looking at photographs. However, I prefer wildlife photography to old photographs like Erik. So today, I thought I would tell you a story that our bearkeeper told me a few years ago. He had been for a visit to Chester Zoo and bumped into what he called the most impressive animal he had ever seen in the flesh.
Hi, this is Erik here. When I write on here or even over on Jammy Toast, it is usually about telly programmes or films. In fact, I am official telly correspondent here on Renault Bears and over on Toast. I do love writing about the telly but I do have another passion which I have never had the time to write about. There is only so much space and many people want to fill it, so I never got the chance. We now have more space here. The other passion I am talking about is old photographs. I love old photos and so from time to time I will post them here for your delectation (that’s a great word, I love it). This is the first time I have ever written anything except for telly stuff, so forgive me if I am a little nervous or if this doesn’t seem very interesting.
What is your favourite website? Which site do you use the most and does it do the job you really want it to perform? That is what this new series of posts is all about – our favourite websites. Tim Berners-Lee published the first ever website in 1991 and there must be billions more that have come and gone – or even remained – since then. Serious sites, business sites, dysfunctional sites (yes, ok – we know who we are) or maybe sites just devoted to grumpy cats. So I thought I would have a sit down and decide which sites I thought had brought us the most enjoyment, functionality, performance or just wasted our precious time over the last thirty years.
Imight be tempting fate in saying this, but England look pretty invincible ahead of the upcoming World Cup after comfortably beating Pakistan yesterday. England won the final One Day International to complete a 4-0 series victory with one game drawn due to the weather. This makes England look in good nick for the upcoming Cricket World Cup. Joe Root’s 84 and a 76 from captain Eoin Morgan helped lift the home side to 351-9 – a total that looked like being much higher after a rapid start at Headingley. Pakistan seemed all but beaten after Chris Woakes’ new-ball burst reduced them to 6-3, only for Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed to share a partnership of 146.
Every news event that happens around the world – from wars and riots to world cups and award ceremonies – the press photographer aims to be present. If he plans on earning his crust, then the press photographer is on hand to capture in a split second the moment that tells the story. After all, the right picture is worth a thousand words. So members of the British Press Photographers’ Association have been showing off their best work from the past couple of years at the Barge House Gallery in Central London, this week. This was our favourite…
Our new friend, Nikki, has been asking how we look after ourselves and who gives us our pocket money? I thought it was about time we introduced our bearkeeper. It all started in 2006 when our friend Eddie Bear lived with a very nice man in Liverpool called Tony. Tony’s friends, Davidd and Chimpy, were going on holiday that year to Egypt. Poor Eddie had never had a holiday in his life and so Tony asked Davidd if he would take Eddie on holiday with him and take some photographs of them around the tourist attractions of Taba Heights. Unfortunately there was no room on the flight and Eddie didn’t even have a passport. The plans looked to be scuppered before they even started.
We were all saddened today to learn of the death of Grumpy Cat, the feline famous on the internet for her permanent scowl. A statement from her owners says she died on Tuesday following complications from a recent urinary tract infection. The cat from Arizona had “helped millions of people smile”. Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, went viral in 2012 after photographs of her sour expression emerged online. Her image quickly spread as a meme.
You might have noticed that our website is mostly black and white with little touches of red. They are the only colours used for a very special reason. Renault Bears are Monochromats. This is also known as “total colour blindness” and is a complete inability to distinguish between colours. There is one slight difference with Renault Bears though – we can also see red along with the more usual black and white. We think this is because our stable food is strawberry jam on toast. Over time – so the theory goes – we have developed the ability to see red because we have eaten so many strawberries. This is distinguished from more common forms of colour blindness, in which the affected individual can only perceive colour differences in greyscales. Let me try and explain this for you but it is quite complicated.
Hello everyone, Razzi here and I thought it was time to start my favourite column off here on the Renault Bears website – my Girlie Column. If there is one thing I am interested in, it is girlies. So what better column to have than one dedicated to my favourite girlies. If you are reading this for the first time, then please don’t think that I am a sexist bear, I am not. I am very polite to girlies no matter what species they are but I do think that human girlies are very beautiful. Bear girlies on the other hand… well if you have seen on bear, you have seen them all.
Abrilliant night last night for Rovers as they moved to within one win of achieving back-to-back promotions. Tranmere overcame 10-man Forest Green Rovers to reach the League Two play-off final. Micky Mellon’s side – who went up through the National League play-offs last season – will now face Newport County at Wembley on Saturday 25th May for a place in the First Division. Rovers went into last night’s game leading 1-0 from Friday’s first leg and were initially pegged back at The New Lawn as Joseph Mills headed in for the Gloucestershire club. But a well-taken volley from James Norwood against his old club quickly put Tranmere level in the second leg and restored their aggregate lead in the tie.
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