Sometimes it can difficult here at Jammy Toast to find a corner to call your own with so many bears around the place. Fortunately, Renault Bears are not that big and, individually at least, they do not take up much room. However, if you want to share your home with a Grizzly Bear then things are a little bit different. Even though Billy is still only a cub at 18-months-old he still stands at over 5ft tall and currently weighs-in at 18 stone.
Hello and welcome to my monthly technology column. I have left this month’s column as long as I could because I wanted to use Windows 8 for as long as possible before giving everyone my opinion of Microsoft’s new operating system. I have had it installed on my desktop, on a laptop and I have even had a go on a new tablet PC – if only briefly. It does have some nice new features and while it does take a little getting used to, it is not a bad update for the price – believed to be around £40, although no one is willing to say what the retail price will be until it is released in October.
Being the first man to set foot on another planet was a major achievement which changed the way we look at ourselves and the universe around us. It was the first step in what will become a very long journey into space which may well end with us colonising other planets in the same way we spread ourselves around our own planet. It will not happen tomorrow, it will take hundreds if not thousands of years. But during these years, every time we return to the moon or when we reach Mars in the next 10 or 20 years, one name will always be remembered – Neil Armstrong.
We have heard a rather distressing rumour over the last couple of days that has shaken Jammy Toast to its very core. We all know that Razzi is a bit of a lad and occasionally has been caught looking at pornography on the internet – and in particular bear porn. However, we used to think that Eddie was a happily married bear, living as he does with his wife Edwina over at Chateau Miss Chimptonland. It now looks like we may have been wrong!
Police are investigating reports of a wild animal heard roaring in a field in Essex. Armed Police have been drafted into the area and two police helicopters are searching the area where the noise was heard. One of the helicopters is using a thermal imaging camera to try to detect any trace of an animal. Colchester Zoo experts have said a definite identification of the animal was not possible based on a photograph taken by a member of the public because the picture was of such a poor quality.
Ihave just come online and loaded the BBC News site to learn that Neil Armstrong has died, he was 82. He was the first man ever to walk on the moon and for a while, was probably the most famous person in the universe following his three hour lunar walk. I was only eight years old at the time, but I still remember sitting in front of an old black and white television set in Woodchurch Road Primary School and thinking how exciting it must be to fly to the moon. But when Neil Armstrong was asked how he felt he replied “very, very small”.
Another scam is doing the rounds on Facebook offering a £175 Tesco voucher to the gullible. The scam invites you to share the offer on your Facebook page and then post the comment “Thanks Tesco”. The page that pops up when you click to claim the fake voucher looks legitimate and even contains the Tesco logo, branding and company slogan. But after posting to your own Facebook page, you are automatically redirected to another website. If you have anti-virus software installed and up to date then this is where you will be warned. However, if you have no anti-virus, or it is not up to date, you will be lead into the sophisticated scam.
We haven’t had a Picture of The Day for a quite some time so when we saw this picture we just couldn’t help but feature it. All bears, teddy or otherwise, are special but the one breed we seem to appreciate more than the others is the Polar Bear. Maybe it is because it is an endangered species whose habitat is under threat or perhaps it is because they are elusive living where they do. Either way, the Polar Bear is a little bit special in our eyes…
We always say here at Jammy Toast that we will not get involved in politics… and then another story comes along that makes our blood boil. This is one such story. A few years ago, the government wanted to bring out a law to make it easy for them to monitor people committing serious crimes like terrorism. Civil liberties campaigners were against the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act because they said that it would be exploited for minor infringements of the law. The Labour government of the day denied this stating that the new laws would only be used to monitor the movement of people involved in serious crimes.
Hello everyone and welcome to my column. The idea of my column is that I will attempt to answer your questions on just about any subject you choose to throw at me. 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 and offer to answer all your questions. I may not be as clever as Edward with computers or as good with the ladies as Razzi but I do seem to remember random facts.