Sarah’s Scribbles

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We noticed a few of the people we follow on Twitter were also following a young lady by the name of Sarah Andersen (@SarahCAndersen). Upon closer inspection we found she drew cartoons and that was it, we were hooked. Sarah’s Scribbles is her web comic which she has been drawing since 2011. Her comic was initially published on Tumblr, but has since been released it on various services, such as Facebook, Instagram and now Twitter. The comic follows Sarah’s comedic experiences into adulthood and maturity. Last year, she had a collection of her work published into print in a book titled Adulthood is a Myth.

Captain Pugwash Creator Traumatised Before Death

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Here at Jammy Toast we have heard from the daughter of Captain Pugwash creator John Ryan and she has revealed how her father was traumatised by urban myths about rude character names that never existed. Isbael Ryan said her father’s childlike innocence was lost after student newspapers in the 1970s created malicious rumours about the supposed smutty names of the TV show’s characters. While it did feature a Master Mates and a Pirate Willy, characters like Seaman Staines, Roger the Cabin Boy and Master Bates just did not exist on board the Black Pig pirate ship. However, the myth endured for years, and even found their way into news reports.

Poohsticks Equation

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Afew people think that we are a little crazy here at Jammy Toast for donating so much time to looking after our otherwise homeless bears. However, we have come across someone who is much worse than us – in fact, if you stop and think about it, he is probably certifiable. A top engineer has devised a formula to aid budding players of Poohsticks – one of Jammy Toast’s favourite games which was first devised by Winnie the Pooh. The formula uses area, density and a drag coefficient to help competitors find the perfect twig. It was written by Dr Rhys Morgan, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is to accompany a new book called Poohstickopedia.

Was Alice On Drugs?

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Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old this year and more than ever people are asking; is it merely a children’s story or is it a story about drugs? Children accept it as a children’s story but why do so many adults see the fateful boat trip, which saw the genesis of the story, as containing adult themes? Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is, on one level at least, the story of a girl who disappears down a rabbit hole to a fantastic place full of bizarre adventures. But is that all it is…