Here at Jammy Toast we are all for people getting bargains along with their shopping. Furthermore, as most of you will be aware, today is Black Friday – the day when retailers sell stock at reduced prices for people who want to buy Christmas items early. This tread started in America and has now become an international shopping phenomenon with people the world over putting pressure on retailers to sell at reduced prices. Today has seen Americans flocking to the shops for the bonanza US sales day held the day after Thanksgiving.
TToday, we are continuing our series of posts about the influence of people on our lives who we may be totally unaware of. People who work behind the scenes and who mostly stay unknown to us – the people who benefit from their work. For example, how many of you have heard of Salvino D’Armate… No? Well that Italian gentleman was the guy responsible for inventing the first pair of wearable eyeglasses or spectacles. Just imagine where some of us would be without the invention by Mr D’Armate. To start the ball rolling, today we will take a look at…
Hello everyone, my name is Erik, I am a teddy bear and this is my column. If there is one animal we all love here at Jammy Toast it has to be the Wolf. Wolves are great hunters, they work in packs and work for the good of their own pack. They are even known to look after the elderly of the pack by bringing home food from hunts for them. Davidd never shuts up about his visit to Wolf Watch UK a few years ago when he had the chance of mixing with real live wolves. So we were really upset to hear yesterday about some wolves who escaped from Colchester Zoo and were shot “for the safety of the public”.
Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many, many, many years ago. I can remember most things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head…
Saturday night is Movie Night here at Jammy Toast. Each week we will show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for our friends. We only have a certain amount of bandwidth and so, unfortunately, we cannot make these movies available to everyone who just happens to pop by. However, if you are a Friend of The Bears and want to watch our movies then just let us know and we will send you a password. If you then click on the Media menu above, then click on Jammy Toast Cinema and enter your password you will gain entry to the Bear Screen.
Friday nights are often “Let’s Talk Shit” nights here at Jammy Toast, where we ask people to leave comments on just about any subject they choose. Funny or sad, true or false, real or fake; we don’t give a shit as long as it is entertaining and doesn’t really hurt anyone. We usually do this kind of thing when we are too busy to post anything else – and everyone seems to like the freedom to whine and bitch. The rules are pretty simple to explain – basically, anything goes!
You know the old saying that you wait an hour for a bus and then two come along together – well it appears the same is so with Renault Bears. We haven’t had a new bear here at Jammy Toast since January, then last week Mike Teavee came to join us and now today we have another bear knocking on the door. He is actually an old friend of Efron; the “scruffy” bear who arrived here from Wellingborough back in 2009. Luckily this bear hasn’t been treated as badly as Efron was when he first arrived.
Hello again, everyone. Have you seen the Truman Show with Jim Carey? It is the film where Jim’s character is born into a film studio and every aspect of his life is manufactured for television and yet he knows nothing about it and believes he is just leading a normal life. Meanwhile, the nation watches as everything he does is broadcast on television. It is a great film and one of my favourites. I have often thought; how do I know I am not living in a television studio with everything that happens to me being decided by a film director? I know it is a crazy thought but thank goodness I am now Jonny Benjamin!
Today has seen Razzi and I make a return journey to the Land of The Early to Bed – Yorkshire – to pick up our new car. Our friends of longer standing may remember that we make our pilgrimage to Yorkshire around November each year to pick up a new car. The first time we went, in 2011, we discovered the whole county had gone to bed. It appears that in Yorkshire there is nothing to do after 8pm so everything shuts down and everyone goes to bed. The only things that stay open after 8pm are the pubs – they must have a specially extended licence or something.
The two biggest search engine companies, Google and Microsoft, have agreed to block searches of thousands of phrases which could lead to people finding child abuse images on the internet. As many as 100,000 terms will now present no results but instead will display a warning that child abuse images are illegal. This follows government warnings that if the two companies did not act quickly then they would bring in new legislation to force them to act. Our own IT expert Edward, has warned that this will have little effect as most of these images are stored on hidden networks which are not logged by Google of Microsoft’s Bing.