Razzi’s star will finally appear on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame next week. That’s not too much of a shock. If anything we were a bit surprised he didn’t have one already – he is such a famous bear after all. But as Razzi becomes the 2,556th celebrity to get a star, here’s how you could become number 2,557. Well, in theory – we can’t promise you anything.
One of our friends here at Jammy Toast, Steven Seagull, must be asking himself if he is safe following the news that a man in Northumbria is being investigated by police after he attacked a seagull. So the question has to be asked, given that many view them as vermin, what is the legal status? This question follows the news that a fisherman living in Northumberland posted a picture on Facebook appearing to show him throttling a seagull. In the 11 days since, a petition against his actions has reached 6,000 signatures. The offending image has now been taken down, but police are looking into the matter.
Those of you with a good memory may recall that we used to feature Garfield the Comic Strip each day on our blog. We stopped mainly because we were aware of the copyright implications of reproducing material which belongs to Jim Davis. However, if we are friendly about it – reproduce the copyright details, credit it all to Jim Davis and publish a link to Garfield’s website – then surely no one can seriously complain about anything. Especially as Garfield is syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals and is the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip.
Welcome to the new look Jammy Toast. We decided to move from the old site because we got fed up with all the rain and wind and storms of England and decided to move to our very own desert island. On our island the sun always shines and the temperature is always at least into the thirties – sometimes even the forties. We eat our Jammy Toast on the beach disturbed only by the sound of the waves hitting the beach and the distant cry of the gulls. Once a week a boat arrives at our island with the supplies on-board for the coming week, including plenty of sun-cream to stop us from looking like one of the natives. Needless to say Razzi says the sun-cream is only for wimps and insists that the knotted-hankie on his head is enough to keep the sun at bay. The days are relaxed and the evenings are spent in the tranquillity of the balmy heat remaining from the day. Then the alarm-clock goes off and we’re back in Birkenhead…
There wasn’t a dry eye around Jammy Toast last night after Neil Porter tweeted his daughter letter to Southern Rail bosses asking them to get her dad home on time to tuck her into bed at night. Little Ellie Porter penned the note to chiefs at Southern after her beloved father Neil missed putting her into bed. Mr Porter, a graphic designer from Uckfield, East Sussex, takes the train to east London each day to get to his work in Shoreditch, paying £4,000 a year for his commute. However, disruptions, delays and cancellations between Uckfield and London Bridge mean he faces “major chaos” on his journeys, getting him late home.
Back in February 2010 we told the tale of the sad demise of The Royal Iris left to rot on the banks of the River Thames. For 42 years the vessel was the pride of the Mersey Ferries until it was sold to James Jegede. He purchased the former ferryboat with plans of turning it into a floating disco. None of his plans came to fruition and for the last few years, it has been left berthed on the Thames and is starting to look very much worse for wear. Now, Frankie Goes to Hollywood guitarist Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash has taken photographs showing the deterioration of the much-loved Mersey ferry.