Saturday Night At The Movies #17

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Saturday night is Movie Night here at Jammy Toast. Each week we will show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for our friends who have registered prior to each event. We only have a certain amount of bandwidth and so, unfortunately, we cannot make these movies available to anyone who just happens to pop by. Any Friend of The Bears is eligible to watch each week’s movie by applying in the usual way. Those of you who have registered to watch this week’s movie will have received an email containing a password. If you click on the Media menu above, then click on Jammy Toast Cinema you will gain entry to the Bear Screen.

It’s Good To Talk Shit #67

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AApologies from Jammy Toast but we didn’t get a chance to post anything yesterday. Regular readers will remember that a month ago now, our Granny broke her leg in two places while joining Rico for his morning walk. Since then she has been kicked out of Arrowe Park Hospital because they couldn’t take her any more. She was then kicked out of Clatterbridge Hospital because they said it wasn’t a hotel and she should have been kicked out weeks ago. Then, after only a couple of days, her friend had enough of her and kicked her out of her house where she had gone to recuperate. So now Granny is here at the Jammy Toast Retirement Home relying on the bears to look after her. Granny being here has sort of hampered operations and so we thought we would have an Open Night.

Windows Blue

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Microsoft is set to reveal Windows 8.1, codenamed Windows Blue, later today. This will be the first update to be released under the new scheme which sees a shift to annual updates, similar to Apple releases of its OS X. Microsoft say the continuous development cycle introduced under Windows 8.1 will become “the new normal across Microsoft”; confirming the update model will apply to products beyond Windows 8 and RT, including Windows Phone and Server. The Preview Release will be made available via the Windows Store, or as an ISO download from the Microsoft website. Microsoft will make a product key available for the latter on the download page.

Paws Crossed For Nelson Mandela

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Everyone here at Jammy Toast would like to join the rest of the world in hoping Nelson Mandela makes a full recovering from his most recent lung infection. Although his condition is described as critical, South African President Jacob Zuma says doctors are doing everything they can to make their former leader comfortable. Mr Zuma said on Monday he had found Mr Mandela asleep, but had spoken to his wife and medical team. In what sounded a very solemn statement he said; “All of us in the country should accept the fact that Nelson is now old. As he ages, his health will… trouble him and I think what we need to do as a country is to pray for him. I think there is need to be sombre about the news. There is a need not to hold out false hopes but at the same time let’s keep him in our thoughts and let’s will him more strength.”

The Bradford Grandmother Raised By Monkeys

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Here at Jammy Toast we have a certain affinity for Monkeys. It might be because we like their cute little ways or it might be that we have an adopted one of our own in Miss Chimpton. Either way we always enjoy hearing stories of their endeavours and even more listening of their interactions with Humans. After all, they are our closest living member of the animal world and so like us in looks and ways. So when we heard of the story of the Bradford Grandmother who was raised by monkeys as a child we just couldn’t help but share it with you. This is the story of Marina Chapman and her upbringing at the hands of family of monkeys…

Saturday Night At The Movies #16

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Saturday night is Movie Night here at Jammy Toast. Each week we will show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for our friends who have registered prior to each event. We only have a certain amount of bandwidth and so, unfortunately, we cannot make these movies available to anyone who just happens to pop by. Any Friend of The Bears is eligible to watch each week’s movie by applying in the usual way. Those of you who have registered to watch this week’s movie will have received an email containing a password. If you click on the Media menu above, then click on Jammy Toast Cinema you will gain entry to the Bear Screen.

The Tipping Buckets Of Liverpool

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If you venture around the back of James Street Railway Station you will come across the craziest sculpture you could ever wish to meet. I can roughly remember it being built in the 1960s and I have to confess to being a big fan of the “Tipping Buckets”. However, others were not so keen and likened the noise they made to that of a lavatory flushing. Years later they have become one of the marvels of Liverpool. It often amuses me how Liverpool people hate new things being thrust on them, for example the Superlambanana; it was despised when it was purchased by Liverpool City Council and then there were nearly riots in the streets when the same council decided to return it to the Japanese artist who created it.

Jammy Toast To The Rescue

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Amajor international summit on missing people is hoping to tackle exploitation and trafficking. In the UK, a disproportionate number of missing people are of Vietnamese origin – but no one knows why. Each photograph on the Missing Kids UK Website suggests a horrible, haunting tale but the high number of teenagers from east or south-eastern Asian descent is alarming. Of 113 children and young people on the list – which doesn’t include short term cases, or those excluded for reasons of safety – almost a fifth are Vietnamese, despite them making up less than 0.1% of the British population.

Telly Favourites #3

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Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite fictional characters from our favourite telly shows. As you all know, the bears love their telly programmes and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they can love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher or Jim Royle. Today, we are featuring

Horace

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Some of you have been telling us how funny you find our new cartoon strip bear, Horace. When we started featuring him on Jammy Toast we failed to tell you that he is not just a bear. Horace is three stories all featured in one. He is the bear you have already seen and he is also a gormless cowboy and occasionally a snake. We have now run out of bear cartoons for a while so we are switching over to Horace the gormless cowboy and hopefully you will continue to enjoy Horace but this time as he blunders his way through the Wild West.