Here at Jammy Toast we don’t often get involved with politics, or religious bigotry for that matter, but the time has come for us to speak out. Surely part of any religion must be to live and let live. No religion, or its followers, has the right to impose its will or beliefs on anyone else – and that includes Islamists. However, this is what has happened in Istanbul in Turkey. One of our favourite groups Radiohead, have also condemned an attack on people listening to their new album at a record store.
Seven years ago we were all hocked on the story of LonelyGirl15 here at Jammy Toast. For those of you who have never heard of the story, this was the first examples of a viral video. The Video Log or Vlog, has had new material uploaded for the first time since 2009. The video has already had thousands of views and original fans of the channel have expressed surprise. The show, in the form of a confessional Vlog supposedly uploaded to YouTube by a teenage girl, launched in 2005 and was later revealed to have been scripted. It continued to attract millions of viewers, even after the staging of the show was announced.
Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite fictional characters from our favourite telly shows. As you all know, the bears love their telly programmes and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher or Jim Royle. Today, we are featuring…
Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People.The unique story of scientist Penny Patterson and Koko, the gorilla she taught to sign can be see tonight on BBC1 at 8:30pm. Project Koko started as a PhD project to teach sign language to a baby gorilla, but as Koko began to communicate with Penny, an intense bond formed between them. Penny has now been with Koko for over 40 years and claims Koko can reveal fresh insights into the workings of an animal’s mind.
We were shocked here at Jammy Toast this morning when we heard that Michu Meszaros had died at the age of 76. This in itself may sound a little confusing but until today we didn’t even know who he was. However, according to many new sources, he was an actor who played ALF in the popular 1980s sitcom of the same name. Why were we shocked? Because we always thought ALF played himself and didn’t need to resort to a man in an alien suit.
Here at Jammy Toast we save and look after our bears and make sure that they come to no harm. However, in Singapore, it is a little different – they have their stray cats. Not scrawny and dirty, but glossy and groomed and known affectionately as “community cats”. By day, they are fed and watered by a small army of dedicated volunteer feeders – office workers heading home, hipsters heading out, ageing “aunties and uncles”. But at night, a hard-core of cat-lovers take to the streets.
There is nothing more we love here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite…