We admire the police here at Jammy Toast. They have a difficult job to do and on the whole they do that job well. Unfortunately, due to the financial predicament we find ourselves in, there are not enough of them and resources are stretched to the limit. So, in a nutshell, we do not waste their time and only call upon them in true emergencies. It all makes common sense, or at least it would do if it were not for idiots like we have heard about today. A learner drive called the police because… his instructor turned up a couple of minutes late!
The return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park could be leading to an improvement in the diet of the park’s grizzly bears. When the wolves were eradicated from Yellowstone in the early 20th Century, the elk population boomed resulting in devastation of berry-shrubs relied upon by the bears. Now a team from Oregon and Washington links the reintroduction of predatory wolves with a fall in over-browsing by the berries by the elk. There is a consequent recovery in the availability of late-summer berries, the favoured pre-hibernation food of the grizzly bear.
If you have been following the bears for a while, you will know that on the old blog we decided that because Sunday’s are always boring we would turn them into musical fun days. We have decided to continue this tradition here at Jammy Toast. Each Sunday we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We will often feature music that you may not have come across before or music that maybe you just missed. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find an artist, group or song you can add to your iPod…
Saturday night is Movie Night here at Jammy Toast. Each week we will show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for our friends who have registered prior to each event. We only have a certain amount of bandwidth and so, unfortunately, we cannot make these movies available to anyone who just happens to pop by. Any Friend of The Bears is eligible to watch each week’s movie by applying in the usual way. Those of you who have registered to watch this week’s movie will have received an email containing a password. If you click on the Media menu above, then click on Jammy Toast Cinema you will gain entry to the Bear Screen.
For some time now we have featured our “It’s Good To Talk” days here on Jammy Toast, where we ask people to leave comments on just about any subject they choose. Funny or sad, true or false, real or fake; we didn’t care as long as it was entertaining and didn’t really hurt anybody’s feelings. This feature appeared from time to time – usually when we were too busy to post anything else – and everyone seems to like the freedom to whine and bitch. However, we have taken this a stage further now with out Let’s Talk Shit Days where again the rules are simple – anything goes!
Comedian Frankie Boyle has joined the bear’s campaign to highlight the plight of Shaker Aamer – the last UK resident to be held at Guantanamo Bay. He has joined other campaigners who are attempting to fast for a combined total of 1,000 hours. Human rights campaigners Reprieve are supporting the hunger-strikers by encouraging supporters to give up food temporarily.