Davidd’s Doodles #4

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During some recent maintenance work on Jammy Toast, I discovered an old post called Davidd’s Doodles. It was from way back in 2011 but I had no memory of ever posting it or why I called it Davidd’s Doodles – although I can imagine it was so I could just waffle away about anything I choose. However, I never posted another one and seeing as everyone else around here has a column named after them, then I don’t see why I shouldn’t doodle away too. So Davidd’s Doodles will appear every now and again and allow me the chance to just pass on information, waffle away to my heart’s content (don’t I anyway?) or undertake any other task I so desire. Read on

Good Decision?

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The other day here at Jammy Toast, we mourned the passing of Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds and learned some fascinating facts about the man. The star of such great films as Smokey And The Bandit, Deliverance and Boogie Nights could have had even more great roles if he hadn’t turned them down. During his sixty year career he maintained he was offered the parts of James Bond and Han Solo. When Sean Connery decided to call it a day as 007, the makers turned to Burt but he turned them down saying that he didn’t think people would accept an American James Bond. “It was a stupid thing to say, I could’ve done it and I could’ve done it well,” he told USA Today in 2015.

Favourite Films #17

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Today, we continue our series of posts featuring our favourite films. There is nothing the bears love more than settling around the telly to watch one of our favourite films. Here at Jammy Toast, some of those films have been watched over and over and we would like nothing better than sharing them with you. Our tastes are many and varied as we enjoy films from some of our favourite directors and actors, some of whom we just love everything they do. So today, we continue our tour of some of our favourite movies of all time with The Matrix.

Nokia 8110

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Keanu Reeves uses the phone in a scene from The Matrix.

You may remember last year I told you all of Nokia’s plans to relaunch their 3310 model with an improved “Snake” game. This retro phone was quite successful sales wise, despite the fact it was very limited in features and did not support 4G. In many cases it wouldn’t even connect to some networks. Now comes the news that the company are to relaunch the 8110 from the late 1990s. This phone was famously featured in the sci-fi film The Matrix, for which it was modified featuring a spring-loaded mechanism. The new 2018 version of the 8110 will include 4G and another new version of the Snake game.