New York’s Secret Graveyard

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This morning we all got up and got the Jammy Toast on the go ready to meet the new day. I settled down to read the paper while the bears finished up the last remaining pieces of toast and finish drinking their morning cuppas. I got through all the bad news concerning knifings and killings and the daily supply of everything that is bad going on in the world. Then I came to the story of Elaine Joseph and her search for her baby’s grave which uncovered a grisly truth the rest of America would probably not wish to hear.

TSS Duke Of Lancaster

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If you have ever driven into Wales – or even glanced across the River Dee towards Wales – and seen a large white ship up on dry land by the side of the road you will have seen the TSS Duke of Lancaster. The ship was a railway steamer passenger ship which operated around Europe from 1956 until 1979. It is currently beached at Mostyn Docks on the River Dee, north-east Wales. It replaced an earlier 3,600 ton ship of the same name operated by the London Midland and Scottish Railway company between Heysham and Belfast.

Vassily King Of Rock

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Please put your paws together for a brand new Meerkovo Tale – this time of superstar rock musician! Some peoples think Vassily is just owner of tape cassette shop. Some peoples think he is just the trembly one trying to get relax in the corner of the Queasy Mongoose Tavern. But you don’t get whiskers like that if you have sit at home all day dusting your slippers! Vassily has many secrets I think. Here we are exploring one of them. If you know about popular music and rockings and rollings, you will understand where Vassily is coming from. Please come with me into realm of noise and excitements…

Jammy Toast Survey

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Today we would like to ask everyone to take part in a little survey for us. We would like to know what your favourite bit of Jammy Toast is and which the bit you are not so keen on is. Do you just like our general posts or do you look forward each month to a certain bear’s column? Do you prefer Jammy Toast to post news stories concerning bears or do you prefer the observational humour we see around from day to day. Do you like our opinion on current affairs or do you like hearing about our friends and heroes? We want to know just what it is that brings you back to Jammy Toast day after day.

Return To The Land Of The Early To Bed… AGAIN!

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A very busy day in Ripon.

Those of you who have been following Jammy Toast for any length of time will know that Razzi and I have to deliver and collect cars from Ripon in Yorkshire every so often. The first time we went to collect a car we stayed overnight in a hotel and discovered that everyone goes to bed at 8pm and all the chippies close at that ungodly hour. Even the youngsters are in off the streets by that time. It is like a scene from an old western when the outlaw rides into town and the mothers rush out into the street to collect the children. Maybe Ripon suffers from a Zombie Apocalypse after eight, who knows, all we know is that the place is dead after eight.

Frank Sidebottom Film Set For Release

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Anew film celebrating the life of cult comic Frank Sidebottom is set to be released in UK cinemas from 9th May. A new trailer has also been released today giving a sneak preview into the Hollywood film about the aspiring singer-songwriter from Timperley, Greater Manchester. Frank is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of comedy legend Chris Sievey. The film will star 12 Years A Slave actor Michael Fassbender as Frank, a wannabe young musician.

Let’s Talk Shit #12

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It is that time of the month again when we ask everyone who visits Jammy Toast to just “Talk Shit” for the day. We just ask that people 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!

Update #8

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As everyone is busy doing other things over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to bring everyone up to date with the workings of Jammy Toast. Behind the scenes we have quietly been making changes all the time, most of which don’t really affect our end-users. We recently upgraded WordPress to version 3.9 “Smith” named in honour of jazz organist Jimmy Smith. This release features a number of refinements, none of which you will probably ever see, but it makes it easier for us run Jammy Toast more smoothly.

Erik Meets… Flat Eric

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Hello everyone, my name is Erik. I am a teddy bear and this is my column. I announced on Monday that I was going to start a series of interviews for my column from now on and asked everyone to suggest some interviewees. The favourite subject seemed to be God but unfortunately he was bust and didn’t have the time to be interviewed. So to start my series off I thought I would pick someone who has become a dear friend of everyone here at Jammy Toast since he moved in last month. He is our resident Music Columnist; Flat Eric.