Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I am definitely thankful for helping stir the pot a little with the Berrics Unified program along with many others, such as the Slap Boards and You Will Soon. I am also thankful to see that Berra has posted “More About the Berrics Unified“. (If you aren’t familiar with what this post is about, please watch the first video about the Berrics Unified here and also read the original post I made about it here.)
A few quotes made in the new video that I am also thankful for include:
“Are we charging shops to be a part of the Unified? Yes, we have to… – Steve Berra”
“Does it make the shop near your house any less important if you don’t see them in the Berrics Unified? No, not at all. – Steve Berra”
Thank you , Mr. Steve Berra. I don’t think any of this would have blown up had these points been made clear from the beginning. The fact that this video explicitly states that this is an Advertising program makes me happy. Not once in the original video was Unified called an Advertising Program.
I’m glad you explained what Geo Targeted Advertising is, because although I know what it is and that your program would be doing that, I do believe many did not.
It is also worth noting the following statement made in the video:
“It’s not like we hate the big retail store. We don’t. – Steve Berra”
The Canteen is expanding and there is a montage of the team (Canteen United) up on the Berrics today. Good stuff, as well as a good bunch of riders. You can watch all that and make your own opinions as to what the Canteen is expanding to be on your own.
Things have apparently been going strong over on the Slap post about this topic, however. Even though Berra didn’t have the time or energy to speak to me about this after he emailed me initially, he does have the energy to create an account over on the Slap Boards under the name Celebrity Centre where he has been defending his program as well as admitting Salman made the personal attacks and also attempting to defend them:
“Salman used the term cock duster to refer to a mustache. I guess cock duster must be Canadian for “faggot” or something esle haneusly homophobic instead of a goofy mustache term like it is in English. Watson’s a dipshit for pretending to be offended by it. He writes a shitty little blog he wishes he could charge advertising for. – Steve Berra”
Really? We are suppose to believe that he doesn’t think “Cock Duster” is referring to a moustache and sucking dick? If someone calls a male’s moustache a “Cock Duster“, they are saying they suck dick. I can’t believe I just had to spell that out on here.
I’m pretty sure from the way Celebrity Centre is writing (even still today) on the Slap Boards that this is Berra, as many of his comments on Slap were identical to statements made in his reply to me about everything, although he said the statements were for me and not for my website. Apparently Berra thinks my previous post was ‘dubious’. Oh well.
I am not making any attacks on sexuality OR religion, for the record. Yes, people commenting here and elsewhere have made such comments. It is unfortunate. It’s also unfortunate that he chose the name “Celebrity Centre” (see wikipedia) for the Slap Boards and when someone on Slap pointed it out, Berra replied:
“I chose my screen name to beat you cowards to the punch. I knew once I went against the Slap grain you’d resort to personal cheap shots anyway.”
I’m honestly exhausted with this whole ordeal and am glad to see You Will Soon breaking down this new video even further. Big ups to You Will Soon for also getting featured in the new Skateboard Mag.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Koston ends the new video with this little tidbit:
“And if you’re not into our shit, go fuck your face. -Eric Koston”
Thanks, Frosty. I really appreciate that. You’re a class act.
[Update: Berra is not posting on the Slap Boards. Someone is apparently posting pretending to be him. That is really pathetic. Steve Berra, I am publicly apologizing for being fooled by this. Just further proof that some kids on the Slap Boards are the worst. I guess I should be glad I can’t get my password reset over there.]