We recently started a feature on Jammy Toast where we list our heroes and give them the praise we feel they deserve. Following his death yesterday we feel we need to add Muhammad Ali to our list because he had such an incredible impact, not just on everyone here at Jammy Toast, but many millions of people around the world. He was a hero not just to boxing fans but to human beings who were moved by his personality and his fight for civil rights for blacks in America and his fight against the Vietnam war.
We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we would start a feature on Jammy Toast where we feature our heroes and give them the praise we feel they deserve. The other day we reported that California was not going to honour the actor John Wayne because of an interview he gave over thirty-five years ago to Playboy magazine which by today’s standards would be considered racist. However, taking into account how long ago the interview took place and the fact views were very different back then we feel this is a great same. We feel that an honour to the actor is long overdue so today we would like to pay our own tribute to John Wayne and make him a Bear Hero…
We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we would start a feature on Jammy Toast where we feature heroes and give them the praise they deserve. To start the ball rolling we thought we would feature someone who was so loved at Tranmere Rovers that fans and sponsors of the club worked together to raise the money to build a statue in his tribute. Johnny King was Tranmere Rovers’ most successful manager and was always the man to find the right words for any occasion. Our favourite quote of his was; “Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They’re like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine.” Today, we would like to pay our own tribute to Johnny King and make him the inaugural Bear Hero…
Great friend of the bears, Jon Pigeon, is releasing a book in time for Christmas through the Kickstarter website. Anyone wanting a copy of his book can pledge money to ensure the book is published. Jon is currently asking for £2,341 of which £936 has been raised in only a couple of days. There are 9 days to go. Asked about his venture Jon told Jammy Toast; “I’m Jon Pigeon. I’m making a book. Yep. For everyone aged 16+. And goats but not badgers. I need your money. What for I don’t know as I’m a pigeon with no concept of money… by the way, Can Angry Badgers Climb Trees? Asking for a Friend.”
For some time now, we have complained that it is only our girlie friends who submit pictures for inclusion in our Friend’s Gallery. We have moaned and huffed and puffed but still old friend Ethan was the only one who ever sent us a photo for the gallery. We have heard every excuse under the sun about how old and ugly they are and Daniel (who uses a cartoon as his avatar) has said that not even his own blog has a picture of him on it. So we have decided to get tough and told them that unless we got some decent photos for the Gallery we would have to send Razzi round to “have a word”. Needless to say they have now agreed out of fear!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words in which case we haven’t really got much left to say about today’s post. We just think that this is perfect karma for our friend Mr Jon Pigeon. He thinks it is perfectly acceptable to fly around taking a dump on people so when we saw this photograph floating around Twitter yesterday we just had to share it with you all. We have no idea how the crap came to be on the pigeon’s back but it really looks like the tide has turned… or maybe bears have taken up flying?
Despite the recent tension between Jon Pigeon and our bears we have decided to go ahead with Jon’s Q&A Session. We have put all your questions to him one after the other and Jon has been find enough to give them careful consideration before answering them in an honest and straightforward manner. We have noticed he is rather abrupt and a few rather colourful metaphors slip from his beak from time to time – we apologise for his use of language in advance. Here are the answers to all your questions…
Hello to everyone who calls by every now and then to visit us here at Jammy Toast. This is the bears writing for you because – to be honest – we are feeling a little pushed out here. Whenever Davidd finds a new bear who needs to be rescued, he comes to join us and we ask for your help in finding a name for our new friend. We are lucky if we get one or two suggestions because it seems people just can’t be bothered putting on their thinking caps. However, when Davidd asks for questions to ask a winged rat by the name of Jon, everyone comes out of the woodwork with suggestions. So much so, that we have more than twenty-odd questions.
For some time now we have been asking our friend Jon Pigeon to write something for the blog. Unfortunately, up until now, Jon has refused because, as he says, Pigeons can’t type. We have pointed out that some of our friends have written for us over the years; including Boring Bob, Miss Chimpton, Michael Bond, Aleksandr Orlov, not to mention Linzi, Andrea and Amie – alas he has still refused. However, as a compromise, he has finally agreed to take part in a Question and Answer session just for Jammy Toast. So we need your help, we want you to come up with the questions you want Jon to answer.
Iam sure you will all have heard of the death last night of Nelson Mandela, so there is no real need for us to pontificate about the man. What we did want to do was pay some kind of tribute to him but how could we do this. Writing reams of tribute to him will be done in other places and done a lot better than we could ever manage so we decided we would just find a picture which would sum up just what Nelson Mandela achieved with his life and also just what he meant to ordinary South Africans.