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English is a Funny Language
Thursday 21 May 2009, 18:38 pm
Filed under: Things That Toaster Thinks About

Websters DictionaryBlue Velvet wrote in ToasterCaster!:

That’s awesome for Toaster! I found this on the Pittsburgh Pirates kids website: Baseball Basics: Lingo

Now I can see where Uncle Dan gets some of his phraseology.

Toaster doesn’t understand why people sometimes use the word “toast” in a bad way, as in “He’s toast.”

Toast is something magical and wondrous. Not to mention full of nutrition.

Saying that someone is “toast” should mean something marvelous.

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ToasterCaster!
Tuesday 19 May 2009, 12:26 pm
Filed under: Let's Go Mets!

Oh, boy!

SNY Kidcaster Contest:

Tell us who your kids’ favorite current Mets player is and why, and 10 finalists will be selected to have their kids read their entries in front of SNY producers to see who gets to be the first SNY Kidcaster!

Bwana is going to write up a nice little piece for Toaster. Toaster already has great stage presence — he gets it from watching Bwana. The only thing is that Toaster will have to sit up on about five telephone books in order to see over the broadcast desk and reach the microphone.

And we have it on good authority that the SNY producers love toast ….



Toaster has It!!!
Wednesday 13 May 2009, 08:14 am
Filed under: Things That Toaster Likes

Julie & Julia - poster

Toaster asks:

Where is Julia Child when you need her?

and Blue Velvet answers:

Julia is…here?

Julie & Julia

Toaster loves butter. Butter is his favorite!



Oregano Brie
Tuesday 12 May 2009, 16:45 pm
Filed under: Things That Make Toaster Mad

Gee, whiz! Nothing goes better with oregano brie than toast!

The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner: The Menu, The Details, The Hollywood Gossip:

Passed Appetizers:
Italian ‘Salad’ with Sopressato, Prosciutto Toscano, Oregano Brie, Spiced Olives, Breads

Salad:
Wild Watercress Salad

Entree:
Petite Filet with Sundried Tomatoes

Sides:
Seared Escolar with Olive Tapendade
Asparaugus, Cippolini, Green and Yellow Squash with Porcini Mushroom demi-glace

Oh, sure they had bread on the table. Bread is just raw toast. They should have had a toaster on every table so people could make toast on which they could have spread some oregano brie.

Hokey smokes. Where is Julia Child when you need her?



Origami Napkins!
Monday 11 May 2009, 12:16 pm
Filed under: Things To Do with Your Toaster

Sheila wrote:

I hear Bwana is going to the ‘White House Corespondents Dinner’ tonight.

Is he bringing Toaster along so he can meet President Obama?

Toaster would have loved to have met the President, but when they got to the dinner he toddled into the kitchen. He begged and begged and begged the chef to serve Hot Buttered Toast as an appetizer. But the chef said that the menu was already set.

Dang.

Toaster was disappointed, but he had fun helping the staff fold napkins for the dinner:

So pretty!

He’s going to start folding Necktie Napkins at home for Bwana.

It’s almost as much fun as making origami boulders!

toaster-origami-boulder.jpg



0-1-2-3!
Thursday 7 May 2009, 16:38 pm
Filed under: Let's Go Mets!, Things That Toaster Likes

Blue Velvet contributed:

Happy Odd Day, Toaster!

Happy Odd Day:

Prepare to be awed by Odd Day.

For the mathematically challenged, today’s date, 5/7/09, is one of only six this century that will feature three consecutive odd numbers.

Neat-o!

Toaster loves numbers!

(He’s a Sabermetrics kind of small appliance.)

Last night the Mets did a 0-1-2-3:

We had a shutout, getting 1 run on 2 hits while giving up 3 hits.

A win for the Orange-and-Blue!!!

Still, it doesn’t seem nice for Johan to have to throw a shutout every time in order to have a chance to win ….

He’s 4-1 in 6 games with an ERA of 0.91 and a WHIP of 0.91.

How about scoring a few more runs for him, guys?



Let’s go VooDoo!
Wednesday 6 May 2009, 15:48 pm
Filed under: Let's Go Mets!

Blue Velvet wrote in No Funnies?:

Maybe a VooDoo bat will negate those bad vibes:

DeMarini VooDoo Baseball Bat

Toaster thinks the Mets need Jobu: