Ihave always loved stationery. Back in the day I used to love wadding around WH Smith playing with the pens and the paper and even the odd stapler or two. Don’t even get me started on binders and hole punches. There was nothing I enjoyed more than visiting the mecca of the paperclip, the shrine to cellotape. The heaven of paper. As the years slowly flew by WH Smith was surpassed by the stationery superstore that is Staples.
The bears were shocked yesterday to learn of the death of film director and actor Richard Attenborough. During a career of more than sixty years, Richard became one of Britain’s best-known film actors and directors. He made his film debut while still a drama student in 1942, playing a cameo role as a cowardly young stoker on a naval destroyer in Noel Coward’s In Which We Serve. During the next thirty years he became a star and one of Britain’s most reliable character actors. His most astonishing performance was his chilling portrayal, in 1947, of the teenage hoodlum and murderer Pinky in Brighton Rock. On stage he was part of the original cast of Agatha Christie’s long-running whodunnit, The Mousetrap. He later became a fixture of a score of British television Christmases as Bartlett in the 1963 prison camp drama The Great Escape.
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 Please note; we have no control over how long this film will remain available before it is withdrawn, so please watch it as quickly as possible – it may no longer be available tomorrow.
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!
Here at Jammy Toast we have always had a fascination with old railway lines and stations that abound around the Wirral. For example, did you know that the West Kirby line didn’t used to end at West Kirby but instead continued round and joined up with Hooton Station? There was also a line that continued on from Rock Ferry that went down to Monks Ferry and on to a station down at Woodside. We have recently been researching just where all these lines and stations were situated, when they opened and closed and also the state of any remained left today.
All the bears would like to wish Steve Ballmer a fond farewell as he has said he is stepping down from the board of Microsoft with immediate effect. In a public letter, Uncle Steve said he had become “very busy” since he quit the top job and that it would be “impractical to continue”. His decision to leave follows his recent purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. “I see a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking a lot of my time,” he wrote.
Meet Bless – the poor pooch dubbed “Britain’s saddest dog” because she looks permanently depressed. The six year-old Rottweiler cross has spent five months at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and still no-one has shown any interest in adopting her. Staff fear nobody will love her because she always looks so sad with her ears flopping forward and her permanent frown. But they say Bless, who was found on the streets of London as a stray, has a loving personality and a mild temperament.
Disaster struck here at Jammy Toast last night when the power supply on our server decided to bite the dust. We have a few spare power supplies around the place but no server quality ones so we were offline for most of yesterday evening and today up until half-an-hour ago. We couldn’t get hold of a replacement but luckily, with Edward on our side, we managed to get some spare parts which enabled Edward to repair the power supply. We did briefly look at a buying a replacement from HP but they wanted £179 for a replacement power supply when we can get a whole replacement server for £30 on eBay.
The only Polar Bear in Africa has died at Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa at the age of 30. The much-loved Wang, had to be put down officially because of heart and liver failure, the zoo said in a statement. However, here at Jammy Toast we can reveal he was pining for the loss of his partner of over 27 years, GeeBee, who died in January. Wang had been lonely and we think he died of a broken heart following the loss of life-long friend GeeBee.