Hello everyone, my name is Egginanoo Bear and I have not posted anything here on Jammy Toast for ages. I love art and usually do drawings and even have a gallery of my work here on Jammy Toast put just lately I seem to have been side-lined. I have said before that I think that the only reason I have my gallery is so they can post something on the days they can’t think of anything to write about. This has kind of backfired on me because they have been very busy posting things and there is no place for ‘writer’s block’ here at Jammy Toast – they are a very creative bunch.
Here at Jammy Toast, Granny drives us mental. She forgets everything, she gets confused and then argues with you and sometimes even accuses you of making things up. I would go so far as to say she is a complete pain in the arse. Despite this she is our Granny and well, she does keep us entertained with her comical adventures. However, not all people look out for elderly family members like we do. On 7th November 2015, Police and social services were baffled when an elderly man with an American accent was found lost on the streets of Hereford. He didn’t know who he was or have any ID, and furthermore, he was dressed in brand new clothes from Tesco. Tests at the county hospital showed why he wasn’t able to reveal his identity – he had dementia.
Today we are starting a new feature here at Jammy Toast featuring some of our fans. Some of you may not be aware but the late Sir John Hurt was a great fan of ours and even helped initiate the London Branch of the Jammy Toast Fan Club. As you can see in our featured pictured of John sitting outside our Fan Club in London enjoying a coffee. We are aware some of you might be sceptical that a world famous actor like Sir John would be a fan of ours, but if you look at the picture you will realise that what can’t speak, can’t lie.
It looks like 2017 is taking over where 2016 left off regarding celebrity departures following the death of Bafta-winning/Oscar nominated actor Sir John Hurt, at the age of 77. Known for his roles in Alien and The Elephant Man, he had been being treated for pancreatic cancer for the last couple of years. His wife, Anwen, said he had brought “joy and magic” and it would be a “strange world without him”. Despite being given the all-clear from cancer, he last year pulled out of Sir Kenneth Branagh’s production of The Entertainer on the advice of his doctors. Lady Hurt confirmed Sir John had died on Wednesday at his home in Norfolk. “John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit,” she said in a statement.
Today we are going to ask everyone who visits Jammy Toast to just “Talk Shit” for the day. We ask that anyone who visits Jammy Toast leaves a comment 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 ask you to do this because we are too busy to think of anything else to post – hopefully everyone will like the freedom to whine and bitch. The rules are pretty simple to explain – basically, anything goes!
For some time now, Razzi has been asking if we could get him a Steiff Bear as a little companion. Although he already has Pookie, I thought it might be a good idea. Because of the history of the Steiff Company, to bring one of their bears to join us here at Jammy Toast would be fantastic. After searching for a while, we discovered that the most expensive Steiff Bear ever sold was a Steiff Monaco Bear which sold for £130,190. It was dressed by Louis Vuitton and sold at a charity auction in Monaco. Razzi said he had to have one of those!
Some of you may have noticed that we haven’t heard much from Edward lately. He hasn’t written anything for his column for some time and there has been nothing much new in the way of innovation around Jammy Toast. “Has he left home?” I was asked last night. Well, to put everyone out of their misery, he has started wading through all our old posts going back to 2006 when we first started a blog off with a view to starting up an archive of old posts.
Today I thought we would share a story with you that we saw on Facebook recently. You know those annoying stories which people post that are usually made up and annoy most of the people who read them. Like us, I am sure you are fed up of reading some of those holier than thou posts and are now wondering why we would put one on Jammy Toast – let me tell you this one is different. It actually has a worthwhile message and puts a smile on your face right at the end. Forgive me if you have read it before, I just thought it contained a great message to share with you all…
Everyone here at Jammy Toast didn’t know which way to turn for the better this morning, following a warning from government food scientists. The warning states that Jammy Toast can cause cancer if the bread is toasted for too long. Not just bread, but chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow or light brown colour, rather than dark brown, to reduce intake of a chemical which could cause cancer. Acrylamide is produced when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long at high temperatures. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends carefully following cooking instructions and avoid browning. However, Cancer Research UK said the link was not proven in humans.
Most of us walk around from day to day with a mobile phone in our pockets and we never really give it a second thought. If it rings we answer it and if someone texts then we reply to them. That is perhaps the total amount of thought we give to our phones. However, in reality, the total amount of computing power in our mobiles is more than it took to put a man on the moon – or so I have been told. Well, believe it or not, Razzi and I wrote this sitting in Sefton Park in Liverpool on a copy of Microsoft Word for Windows Phone. Once we had finished typing this in we saved it and a copy of it is uploaded to the cloud. Then, when we got back home, we loaded Microsoft Word on our computer and there it is saved ready for us to proof-read and post it.