As all the bears get ready to go trick or treating tonight, I thought we could use the opportunity to explain to all those people who do not know, just what Halloween is. This was inspired by Lauren’s question last night of what exactly does Halloween celebrate – if anything. As far as we know, Halloween dates back to old pagan celebrations of the dead. Today, typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films but it used to be a festival of the dead especially those still in purgatory.
It has always been thought that Polar Bears move onto land during the summer months when their ice flows melt. However, a BBC documentary team has now discovered that that is not always the case. A previously unknown polar bear sanctuary in the Arctic has been discovered where an estimated 20 bears seen on the Peterman Iceberg in Baffin Bay, about 50km from the Canadian coastline. For most of the year, polar bears live on the frozen sea water where they hunt seals. So the finding challenges the belief of where polar bears spend the summer months, when the sea ice melts.
Earlier this month Razzi asked me to draw a picture of the love of his life – the actress Mena Suvari. Being the naughty bear we all know and love, Razzi wanted her naked and looking extremely sexy. I produced a colour drawing for him and we posted it here on Jammy Toast. Although I took a great deal of time over that drawing I was never really happy with it and have continued looking at photographs of Mena to find one I really liked. Then yesterday, I discovered a close up of her and decided to have a go at drawing her facial features. The result is what I think is one of my best ever drawings.
Razzi has started up his own blog after deciding that he likes writing his own monthly column here on Jammy Toast. It is still in its early days but he will be adding more content as he gets used to using WordPress. Despite only being a beginner he has already posted his first post last night. If you would like to see his blog then head on over to RazziBear.com for a quick nose. He has had a little help from Edward but all the content is his own work, he is proving to be quite a clever little bear.
The bear’s favourite spy is back today with the release of Skyfall. Daniel Craig returns for a third outing as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. It looks like being the best film featuring Daniel Craig who is already our favourite James Bond ever.
Clark Kent is to quit the Daily Planet and copy the Renault Bears by becoming a blogger. Superman’s alter-ego Clark Kent has worked at the Daily Planet as a star reporter since the first Superman comic was published in the 1940s. He is tired of the newspaper reporting “soft” entertainment instead of the hard hitting stories about Metropolis. Clark is set to walk out on the newspaper in protest at the takeover at the Daily Planet by a conglomerate who just want to make money from the paper instead of reporting the news.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water – along comes Jammy Toast. Yes, we pesky Renault Bears from Jammy Toast are back online again after our “Edward inspired” re-design. Edward has done us all proud working around the clock to get everything back up and running on time. He has not only installed a new theme but has completely rebuilt our MySQL database to speed up its operation and clean out a lot of the chaff from the last five plus years. He must be a very tired bear but he has proven once and for all that he is indeed, smarter than the average bear.