Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Why we blog blog

The Bears were tagged by Allisoo to give five reasons why we blog blog.

*much serioo discussion of Bears*

1) To show everyone our pretty pretty things!
Here's Stompy, in his pretty pretty spring bonnet by Leone.

2) To solicit caaaandy!
Really. Please send us caaaandy.

3) To report breaking news, as it happens.
(Even if it's that evening or the next day.)

For example, see our last report: Garoo Soo.

4) To keep in touch with all the wonderfoo Bears allies we've made!
We love all our internoo friends--Bears and rafs and kitties and humoos!

5)To subvert the dominoo paradoogm.
In a world with ofttimes rigidly establooshed hierachoos, we like to remind people to stop and view that world from the point of view of Bears and look looks and kitties once in a while, and by extension hopefulloo suggest other groups whose point of view people might want to take into account.

We're not sure who has been tagged yet. We don't rememboo these blog blogs being tagged, but then we have short memoroos sometoomes. So, if you haven't already been tagged, we tag:

1) Dainty Bear (Dogeared)

2) The rafs

3) Cohen

4) Spike the Spawnkitty

5) Andrew Sullivan
(Though he's been really letting us down performing his Bears-stalking duties on our blog blog, so who knows when he'll get aroo to responding.)

OK Bye
Blinky and All the Bears

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Garoo Soo

This is Wolf "Stompy" Blitzoo, reporting live on the Garoo Soo as it happens. Except it happened yesterday.

There's much pandemonioo here, as humoos and kitties are in an uproo to get things rounded up, priced and moved outside. Yes, the humoos have tons of crap to unload on an unsuspecting publoo...

*Cut to picture of sunrise. Queue muzak. Voiceover: "Excuse us for this short break in your regularly scheduled programming*

The humoos have volumes of the most exquisite housewares, decorative arts and furniture to make available to the public at astonishing savings. There are lovely furnitures and fabrics, absolutely covered in cat hair.

*Cut to picture of sunrise. Queue muzak. Voiceover: "Excuse us for this short break in your regularly scheduled programming*

There are lovely furnitures and fabrics, all tested and approved as pet-safe.

The tables are set up. The goods are priced. Jenn, Jim and Leone have divided up the change. And...

*crickets chirping*

But wait! Here comes a car. Here comes a car.

There goes a car. There goes a car.

*crickets chirping*

Wait. This time... Yes! They're stopping.

And there is a flurry of commercial activity. Jenn, Jim and Leone have cleared five dollars. And someone else is pulling up--$11.00! Oh, it's a madhouse. It's a madhouse.

*crickets chirping*

$11.25. Madhouse.

*crickets chirping*

At the two hour mark, Jenn, Jim and Leone have now made enough to pay for the ad they took out for the garoo soo. It's pure profit here on in.



*crickets chirping*

A few people. A few drops of rain. A few more people. A few more drops. Darkening clouds.

At least the threat of rain is keeping those damn crickets away.

And, with almost $40.00 pure profit, the deluge!

Prices drop, particularly on drenched books with the print all run together.

Leone packs, while Jenn and Jim run off to make dumps of stuff whereever they can.

Salvation Army doesn't do pickups after Garoo Sales. They "don't want what you can't sell." Oh, all high and mighty! Our charity is too good for your donations. Well, Jenn and Jim will just dump the stuff on their back steps, like some toxic waste disposers in the middle of the night, slurking off into the darkness like roaches avoiding the light of day...

*Cut to picture of sunrise. Queue muzak. Voiceover: "Excuse us for this short break in your regularly scheduled programming*

Jenn and Jim donate valuable goods to the Salvation Army, using their approved drop-off point.

Then they donate some goods to St. Vincent de Paul, who are so polite and thankful. Jenn and Jim totally recommend giving goods to St. Vincent de Paul, a worthwhile charity, and such friendly people.

And so, with their house 30% less cluttered, and their pockets lined with almost $40 Canadian in profit, Jenn, Jim and Leone would like to thank their loyal customer base, commend the fine people of St. Vincent de Paul, and bring an end to our programming day.

This is Wolf "Stompy" Blitzoo signing off.

OK Signing Off
Wolf "Stompy" Blitzoo.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

P "Blinky" Diddy

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

We Bears were all very honored to be awarded the Thinking Blogger Award by the grr.

*much clapping of paws and taking of bows by Bears*

And we've given a lot of thought as to what bloggers we wanted to name as Thinking Bloggers, and decided we would use this opportunity to honor the work being done by Doctors Without Borders, and point readers to the blogs Canadians with Doctors Without Borders are keeping about the work they do.

So, our five Thinking Blogger Awards go to:

1) Made in Bangladesh
2) Suddenly...Sudan
3) Shauna in DRC
4) Lubumbashi Log
5) What a Wahalla

If you want to see a list of the blogs by Canadians with Doctors Without Borders, you can go to MSF Canada's Blog Home.

They're fascinating blogs, and Doctors Without Borders is an organization that's doing great work.

Also, if you're on Facebook, there's a new group you can join to help win money for Doctors Without Borders. It's called: "Help Doctors Without Borders Win $7,000 From 102.1 The Edge."

OK Bye
Noel "Snowflake" Chompsky and All the Bears

Friday, May 18, 2007

Materioo Possessions

Humoos are very concerned aboo materioo possessions. The last few weeks Jim was all stressed becoo first he had to pack all his stuff in Manhattoo, and then he had to wait while the shipping company said it was in Upstate New York, and then in Montreal, and then it was driving across Canadia. Then he had to worry aboo whether he would have any problems getting it through Canadia Customs, becoo the sheet they gave him at the airport for "goods to follow" said he needed model numbers and serioo numbers for electronics, and he didn't have them, and couldn't get them becoo his goods were already following.

Then the shipping company was a Gong Show, and the driver called at 11:00 pm on Tuesday to tell Jim he would be at the customs office the next morning at 8:30 am. And the driver had the wrong address for customs and the wrong address for Jim, and didn't have a map with him, and only knew what highway he was currently on, with no idea how to get to where he was going, which was one wrong address, followed by a second wrong address, anyway. And since Jim didn't get any advance notice he and Jenn hadn't made arrangements for getting Jim to the Canadia Customs office, and Jenn had to teach and needed the car to get to the university, and Jim and Jenn needed to get a bank draft for the paymoo balance, becoo Canadian Shipping company wouldn't take a personal check even though the originoo contract Jim had with the US Shipping company said they would take personoo check. And the man at Canadia Customs gave the driver a lecture becoo the shipping company hadn't called ahead to schedule their arrival with the local Canadia Customs office . And then becoo there was all the running aroo to get to Canadia Customs and to get the bank draft, since Jenn and Jim hadn't gotten any notice Jim's stuff was arriving that morning, the driver said Jim would have to pay for waiting time. So Jim called the shipping company and 'splained aboo 11:00 pm calls and 12 hour notice and wrong addresses and no map and change in terms and Gong Show service and the shipping company agreed there were no waiting charges.

So, anyway, Jim did finally get his stuff!

*much bouncing up and down of Bears*

But it was stressfoo for Jim at times.

We Bears have a much more enlightened approach. We think aboo the meaning of life, aboo the plight of Bears and look looks and kitties and flesh-and-bloo bears, aboo ending the evil of bears baitoo, aboo how to save the environmoo. We don't get hung up on materioo possessions. We just need the companionship of Bears and rafs and kitties and humoos, the solidaritoo of all our Bears allies, caaaandy, lots of Bears hugs, and Jim's 'Merican 'Spress Card, so if we need something we can order it online.

OK Bye

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Happy Birthday, Jenn

Happy Birthday, Jenn, from Stompy, Blinky, Daphne Rose, Spike, Papito, Noel "Snowflake" Chompsy and all the Bears! And Jim!

*much well-wishing and yelling of "Happy Birfday" by Bears, and of "Feliz CumpleaƱos" by Papito*

Many Bears hugs! And a kiss from Jim!

OK Bye
Stompy and All the Bears