I blame Jasper Fforde.
And then, while harmlessly shopping for an amusing card for a friend, I discovered Edward Monkton and his Interesting Thoughts on toast.
And now this.
It’s amazing what Google allows you to discover – this is perhaps why it is one of the best search engines in the world – but I’d like to you try this:
1. Open another window (so you can do this and still read the instructions, of course…)
2. Go to Google.
3. Type in ‘toast’. (Yes, I may be crazy, but it’s necessary. I’m a teacher. I teach English to teenagers. It’s a requirement. Just humour me.)
4. Hit the ‘return’ key.
One of the things you are likely to find, once you get past all the pictures of Jesus on toast, is a link to Comedyhome.com, on which you will find a little flash animated cartoon called ‘Toast‘. Inventive use of the machine, I will say…
By the way, if you are ever stuck without a toaster, the Internet always has a solution. Try The Toast Shop – six different varieties of Toast by Post, all for a modest charge…