James Explains Jaffa Cakes Amongst Other Things

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Welcome back to another ‘James Explains’ – the home of knowledge. But not the home of wisdom.

Or knowledge really.

This is a place where questions will be answered. Not always, admittedly, with the correct answers. But it’s the thought that counts.

And so on with the questions:

Glen who previously asked about combs and then asked about tools and who still resides in Australia asks:

While cookies are baking can it be said the cookies are loading?

I think you’ve mixed up your cookies there Glen, but that’s OK. You can say they’re loading if you like. I have no objections.

But I would ask in return, while cookies are loading can it be said the cookies are baking?

And of course the answer is definitely probably yes.

Haylee who previously asked about lions and bears and hot dogs and is still from the UK but somewhere different in the UK to me asks:

Jaffa, cake or biscuit? (Standard, centuries old dilemma!)

A dilemma indeed, although as they’re called Jaffa Cakes I think it’s obvious they are cakes. Cakes that seem to be quite a lot like biscuits admittedly.

I don’t think it matters. They are what they are and what they are is delicious. I had some cranberry and clementine Jaffa Cakes over the Christmas period and they were tremendous.

And definitely cakes.

That seem a bit like biscuits.

Bryntin, who is from the UK but somewhere different in the UK to either me or Haylee asks:

James, please explain Jacob Rees-Mogg and how he can possibly still not appear aged after leaving university in 1838.

Now this is a mystery and there really can be only one explanation. And that is Jacob Rees-Mogg is a vampire and therefore immortal.

But, I hear you cry, Jacob Rees-Mogg seems to be perfectly happy going out in daylight.

And that is true, he doesn’t mind daylight. But that’s because he’s that rare thing in the world of vampires, the ’Daywalker’.

In fact 1998 movie Blade is actually based quite heavily on the life of Jacob Rees-Mogg. It’s a great film but it did raise some eyebrows at the time because some people thought the casting choice of Wesley Snipes was an interesting direction to go in. But I think Snipes captures the essence of Rees-Mogg fully in that movie and the, frankly brilliant sequel Blade II. I was less sure about his performance in the third Blade movie, but he did his best with a poor script, and it was still probably  better than the forthcoming ‘Blade Brexit’ is going to be. Not much is known about the script but the premise seems to be that the title character becomes the unlikely leader of the Conservative party and in doing so also becomes a Prime Minister without a mandate who leads Britain out of the clutches of the European Union and into economic uncertainty and isolationism. Many think that it’s too far-fetched.

And that’s it for another James Explains. Tune in next week to see if anyone has bothered to ask me any more questions.

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  9 comments for “James Explains Jaffa Cakes Amongst Other Things

  1. January 23, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Which is better, Godfather Part I or Godfather Part II. Follow up, why is there so much hatred for Godfather Part III?

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 28, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      I will certainly try and answer that but they are quite long films so it may take me some time…

      Liked by 1 person

  2. gigglingfattie
    January 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Why, when challenging yourself to post 10 songs from your iTunes, will the most embarrassing ones always be played?!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 28, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      I think we both know the answer to that already…


      • gigglingfattie
        January 28, 2018 at 10:09 pm

        But do we??

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  3. January 23, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Will we all be rich after Brexit?
    Do you want to buy a ticket to Mars – going cheap?

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 28, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Hmmm, some difficult topics there – I’ll get on it.


  4. January 23, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    How do you keep finding such interesting flavours for biscuits? You must live in the centre of the biscuit universe!
    Side note: I did at least find some jammy wagon wheels after my last, biscuit-related grumble.
    Side note two: I realise the first sentence is a question but it is rhetorical unless you wish to make it otherwise 🙂
    Side note three: I unintentionally pledged allegiance to biscuit in the Jaffa debate. I’m not sure I’m on board with this…

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    • January 28, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      I would love to live in the centre of the biscuit universe. Sadly the real answer is probably more boring than that…

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