Bimbo’s Cars #3

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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. Today, I have talked Davidd into letting me start a new series of posts about the cars we have had over the years. Stretching back to the 1960s and running through to the modern day, over the next few months I hope to cover every car we have ever owned and tell you a little bit about them. We spend a great deal of time during our lifetimes in cars but we quite often take them for granted. However, some cars are fascinating pieces of engineering which is why I thought this would make a great idea for a new column. The first car I remember us owning was

Saturday Night At The Movies #48

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Tonight we bring you a brand new Saturday Night at The Movies here at Jammy Toast. Each week we show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for all our friends. There is no longer a password required for the cinema so the films are now available to anyone who wishes to watch. If you highlight the Media menu above, then the Videos submenu and finally click on Bear Cinema you will gain entry to the Bear’s Cinema where you can view this week’s Movie of the Week. Please note; we have no control over how long this film will remain available before it is withdrawn, so please watch it as quickly as possible – it may no longer be available tomorrow.

Let’s Talk Shit #11

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Bit of a busy day today at Jammy Toast so thought we might have a “Let’s Talk Shit” night. This is 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!

Welcome To Flat Eric

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Today we would like to welcome our new Music Correspondent at Jammy Toast; Flat Eric. Flat Eric was originally a star of Levi’s commercials for Sta-Prest denim clothing. He gets his name from an idea for a commercial that included having a car run over his head and flattening it. The idea was never used but the name kind of stuck with him. In the commercials, Flat Eric would sit in a car with his friend Angel (played by Phillip Petit) evading the police as a wanted criminal and head-banging to his favourite tunes. His fame was cemented in place when he was featured in the music video for “Flat Beat” by French artist Mr Oizo.

Jammy Toast Gains Music Correspondent

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For some time now we have been pondering on who could be in charge of our Musical Sundays. I usually do them but really it should be a job for one of the bears but which one? Edward is busy enough, Erik and Razzi have the worst possible taste in music while Einstein would have us all listening to classical music and Bimbo would only play Golden Oldies. What we need is someone who has a taste for music right across all the musical genres. Edward is our Technology Correspondent, Einstein is our Space and Science Correspondent and Egginanoo is our Art Correspondent. The list goes on but we have not had a Music Correspondent – until now.

Polar Bears Attempt To Steal No Make-up Money

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Thousands of pounds donated to Cancer Research UK as part of the “#nomakeupselfie” craze has been stolen by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) polar bears. More than £2million has been raised after the craze of taking a self-portrait with no make-up went viral on social media. However, some people made the mistake of texting “DONATE” instead of “BEAT” and the money was sent to UNICEF while some phones with autocorrect changed “BEAT” to “BEAR” and the money went to the WWF’s adopt a bear scheme.

The Guys Join The Friend’s Gallery

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For some time now, we have complained that it is only our girlie friends who submit pictures for inclusion in our Friend’s Gallery. We have moaned and huffed and puffed but still old friend Ethan was the only one who ever sent us a photo for the gallery. We have heard every excuse under the sun about how old and ugly they are and Daniel (who uses a cartoon as his avatar) has said that not even his own blog has a picture of him on it. So we have decided to get tough and told them that unless we got some decent photos for the Gallery we would have to send Razzi round to “have a word”. Needless to say they have now agreed out of fear!

Ananasty’ Birthday

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Normally on Sundays we have our Musical Fun Day. However, this week we felt it was timely to wish someone special a Very Happy Birthday. We don’t normally do birthday wishes because we have quite a few friends and we would get inundated with requests. However, this time it really is for a special occasion. Ananasty is twenty today but unfortunately she is spending the day trapped in a hospital in Manchester miles away from all her friends and family which – as you can imagine – is an absolute bummer.

Saturday Night At The Movies #47

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Tonight we bring you a brand new Saturday Night at The Movies here at Jammy Toast. Each week we show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for all our friends. There is no longer a password required for the cinema so the films are now available to anyone who wishes to watch. If you highlight the Media menu above, then the Videos submenu and finally click on Bear Cinema you will gain entry to the Bear’s Cinema where you can view this week’s Movie of the Week. Please note; we have no control over how long this film will remain available before it is withdrawn, so please watch it as quickly as possible – it may no longer be available tomorrow.

Livingstone Street Baths

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Bimbo wrote in his column roughly 12 months ago about our time spent at New Ferry Swimming Baths during the school summer holidays of our teenage years. The baths are long gone – a housing estate now sits were we used to swim – but there are plenty of stories floating around the internet from people who used to swim there during the same period. The Wirral also boasted another swimming baths on Byrne Avenue in Rock Ferry. We were never that keen on these baths because you had to pay by the hour and once they called your number you were unceremoniously kicked out onto the street. Not like New Ferry were you paid your money and you were in for the day. Suddenly, the other day, I remembered a third swimming baths that I doubt many people will remember now – Livingstone Street.