Bwana Boo-yah
Friday 29 August 2008, 17:31 pm
Filed under: Where in the World is Toaster?

Blue Velvet commented in Toast Deficiency:

I am a huge Muppet Show fan, but I don’t know what Bwana would make of this:

Have a happy Labor Day, Toaster. Rest those coils.

Ho, ho! Very funny!

Toaster’s not back yet and we sure hope he returns soon. If people think Bwana was en fuego in Denver, just wait ’til the Republican National Convention next week in St. Paul. Unless he gets some good toast into his system Bwana is going to go totally boo-yah. He might make all 10,000 lakes in Minnesota boil over. (Bwana has been known to burn the occasional river ….)

How come the rest of the world does Labor Day in May but we do ours in September? Maybe it’s because we need a three-day weekend in September?


Toast Deficiency
Thursday 28 August 2008, 22:55 pm
Filed under: The Department of Deep Thoughts

Boy, oh, boy.

Bwana sure is ornery these days:

Since the start of the Democratic National Convention, ratings have exploded for the cable news channel MSNBC.

So have tensions among the network’s top anchors.

The convention was supposed to be the network’s coming-out party as a hub for politics. But a year of programming and personnel changes have led to behind-the-scenes strain, which bubbled to the surface repeatedly this week in open arguments between hosts.

    — MSNBC Anchors’ Fights Go Live


And it’s all because he hasn’t had a good piece of toast since Toaster ran off to Beijing to see the Olympics.

A man without his toaster is like a man without love:

Happie Homeward Bound
Wednesday 27 August 2008, 21:29 pm
Filed under: Where in the World is Toaster?

Blue Velvet queries in BwanaWatch:

Is this the route Toaster traveled?

Silk Road

Frankly, we’re not sure how he and Tofu Guys got over there.

To make sure he’d be able to find his way home Toaster left a trail of toast crumbs. And as a back-up measure, the Tofu Guys left a trail of tofu slime.

We’re sure they’ll get home safely.

It’s too bad Toaster is so far away. Bwana has been making a lot of waves at work:

Amid a spate of awkward on-air conflicts among MNSBC anchors at this week’s Democratic convention, some staff members say there are sharp internal disputes at the cable network over whether its opinion and personality-driven political coverage has crossed the line.

“The situation at our channel is about to blow up,” a high-ranking MSNBC journalist told Politico on Wednesday.

Two other MSNBC sources said some of the testy on-air exchanges between Keith Olbermann — whose quick-witted and often caustic commentary has fueled ratings growth — and other network personalities were a public glimpse of much more intense behind-the-scenes turmoil.

    — MSNBC pres defends convention team

Toaster loves a good scrap!

Monday 25 August 2008, 15:57 pm
Filed under: Where in the World is Toaster?

Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” was slated to air Saturday night from Denver, but instead, viewers got an extra hour of Chris Matthews. According to an MSNBC spokesperson, Olbermann’s travel schedule changed forcing the network to improvise. But rest assured, he’ll be on tonight and the rest of the week.

    — Where was Olbermann?

There is no truth to the rumor that Bwana had to fly to Beijing to get Toaster out of a re-education camp. Toaster did not lead the Tofu Guys in doing Script “Free Tibet” in the Bird’s Nest — although he does feel that China’s policies towards Tibet are unfair.

Toaster was planning to go to Denver to join Bwana for the convention, but it’s going to be a while before he can return to the states.

Blue Velvet reported in “Having a great time. Wish you were here.”

It would seem Toaster has a lot of family in China:

Made in China

Toaster wants to visit all his relatives before he leaves China. He doesn’t get over there often and it would be bad manners to not stop by and say hi to everyone before he leaves.

Small appliances are very polite and they have a strong sense of family.

Life Takes Stealth
Friday 22 August 2008, 19:08 pm
Filed under: Where in the World is Toaster?

Sheila writes in Rowing: Women’s Eight (with Toaster):

Maybe Toaster and the Tofu Guys can sneak in with the American athletes for the closing ceremonies at the ‘Birds Nest’ Stadium on Sunday.

Well, tickets for the Closing Ceremonies are probably all sold out, but Toaster has been very good at sneaking into venues. For example, tickets for the Women’s Beach Volleyball final were sold out, but Toaster was able to get in. Misty and Kerry’s victory dance was really fun:

Life takes stealth. He learned that from the Tofu Guys.

Rowing: Women’s Eight (with Toaster)
Thursday 21 August 2008, 17:43 pm
Filed under: Where in the World is Toaster?

Sheila wrote in “Having a great time. Wish you were here.”:

I’m glad you heard from Toaster and that he and the Tofu Guys are having such a great time in Beijing. I hope they get a chance to see ‘The Redeem Team’ play Basketball while they are there.

Toaster likes basketball, but Coach K said he is too short and wouldn’t let him play.

Darn it.

But Toaster did get over to the rowing venue where the US women’s team let him hop in the boat and ride along for their gold medal victory:


“Having a great time. Wish you were here.”
Tuesday 19 August 2008, 17:20 pm
Filed under: Where in the World is Toaster?


We finally heard from Toaster. He sent a postcard from Beijing.

Sheila was right; the Tofu Guys are missing:

You will know for sure if Toaster is in China if the Tofu Guys are also missing. In fact I thought I saw them at one point,or maybe it was their cousins, in the opening ceremony. Those square blocks moving up and down in the middle of the stadium during part of the show looked very familiar.

We didn’t think the Tofu Guys would go to Beijing. Chinese people love eating tofu and it would be pretty dangerous for them over there. But since they are wearing their Groucho glasses no one has figured out that they are little chunks of beancurd.

Who knew tofu could be so stealthy?

Toaster is having a fun time in China. He’s seen a lot. He wanted to visit the Forbidden City, but since it’s forbidden he didn’t go. For a small appliance, he is very law-abiding.

He’s also in love with the Water Cube. He says it looks like a big toaster: