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We are heading for 40,000

Eddie Mair | 07:24 UK time, Saturday, 19 May 2007

comments on the Blog. Anticipate we'll hit it sometime next week. Maybe we should do something special for 50,000. Like spend all our horse winnings...

This may have been the biggest week yet for the Blog. Is now the time to mention our plans to....

Maybe we'll wait for 50,000 to drop the big hint...

Comments

  1. At 07:57 AM on 19 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Eddie

    re: Is now the time to mention our plans to....

    .....take over the world....(with a deep sinister laugh).....HAR....HAR....HAR..

  2. At 08:39 AM on 19 May 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Oh how exciting -- Let's wait till 50,000 and plan things.

    I'll have the Froggers song ready by then.

  3. At 10:24 AM on 19 May 2007, Peej wrote:

    What horse winnings? What haven't you been telling me? Is there a secret racing tips thread, (The Horse's Mouth?) known only to Fifi and Big Sis? Is that where the licence fee goes?

  4. At 11:06 AM on 19 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Eddie..

    re: Maybe we should do something special for 50,000.

    ..'ows about....'ows about.. a celebratory bash / rave / party / barbie?

  5. At 12:24 PM on 19 May 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Now that's not fair, Eddie... You shouldn't tease us like that!

  6. At 02:07 PM on 19 May 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Peej: I can't speak for Fifi, but I'm certainly not in on any secrets.

    I do think it's time Eddie and the team let us in on their plans for a revamp. If, indeed, such plans really exist. I suspect it merely amounts to replacing the hamsters who drive the machinery. Or adding another wheel.

    What a pity that the idea of having an open day in the PM office appears to have been brushed aside unacknowledged. After all, we helped them win that award, didn't we? ;o)

  7. At 02:54 PM on 19 May 2007, mittfh wrote:

    As DI Wyman suggested, perhaps for 50,000 (or even sometime over the summer if we can't wait that long!), it might be nice to arrange a real-life social (as opposed to socialising on The Beach or Jonnie's webcam chat) - a chance to put faces to the authors of the hundreds of random words of interactivity we type each day - and hear the unprocessed voices of Eric and Sequin.

    Someone once mentioned a PM Roadshow - since it's a novel concept to Radio 4, see if your colleagues over at Radio 1 are planning to replace their roadshow truck any time soon, and offer to "dispose" of the old one. Alternatively, if push comes to shove, you can always beg/borrow an OB trailer from a local radio station...

  8. At 03:19 PM on 19 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Hi mittfh....

    ....thanks for picking up the baton....run with it..

    DI Wy

  9. At 03:39 PM on 19 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    DIWy and mittft - I like the idea of a Froggers' Frolic! ;o)

  10. At 03:51 PM on 19 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Hi Gillian....

    ...we need a venue...got any ideas?

  11. At 05:13 PM on 19 May 2007, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    Just so long as nobody gets any ideas about fifty barley-loaves and twenty small fishes at this picnic.

    After such kindness, that would be a dismal thing to do.

  12. At 05:55 PM on 19 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Deepthought (11) Do me a favour please and read the message I left on your Blog. ;o)

  13. At 06:15 PM on 19 May 2007, stewart m wrote:

    Today occasionally do outside broadcasts so we need sequin to sound out John Humphries. Problem I see is getting Eddie to so a Saturday PM so we can all get there. I would suggest the North cos eddie appears to like rail journeys. How about York and hiring the race course. The fiver is still to spend

  14. At 06:24 PM on 19 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    DIWy (10) Well I would say that you are ''ideally placed''!

  15. At 06:52 PM on 19 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Gillian @ 16, sorry had to go...

    ...reading from other blogs it seems Fifi may have something on the boil anyway!

  16. At 07:47 PM on 19 May 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    A space for the frolic, a place where most mobiles don't work, a space where you can hear the cuckoo and watch tadpoles growing legs today, a place with very low rental and no charge for camping, a space far from the madding crowds, a space with a real pizza oven, sleeping spaces (very basic), spring water on tap, etc., etc.

    Try Taliesin!

    xx
    ed

  17. At 08:28 PM on 19 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    DIWy (16) Not as far as I know. It's all been general wishful thinking, really. A nice idea though. How are your organisational skills? ;o)

  18. At 09:33 PM on 19 May 2007, Humph wrote:

    Re DI W (10) I believe that Wembley is now open. Oh, hang on, I think that I might have made a mistake. When Mr. Mayor talks about 40 or 50,000, is he talking about Froggers or comments to the Frog? It has been a bad week!

    H.

  19. At 01:42 PM on 20 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    et al..

    ....if the BLOG is going to hit 40K sometime this week can we work out when it will hit 50K?

    ....just running ideas through mine head.....wouldn't it be grand to be having a big beano when it does hit the 50K..perhaps a live OB of PM then mega party dude!!

    ....maybe OTT but an award for the 50K blogger...nothing like the Sony one....perhaps a gold and jewel encrusted keyboard?......


    ....just an idea.....MIND THE STEP......
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    ........cor blimey....me ankle!

  20. At 01:57 PM on 20 May 2007, Miss De’meanour wrote:

    Well hello boys and girls (& DI Wy?..tee hee)...

    My Uncle Charles has an awfully nice place in Gloucestershire, near Tetbury I believe. maybe he could host us?

    He is such a darling but talks to Lupins a lot, quite harmless though...must go.

    I am on the 15:30 to Beijing...long flight but lovely take away when we get there. Capt. Crash sends his love.

    xxxxx

    Miss De'me


  21. At 04:27 PM on 20 May 2007, mittfh wrote:

    Well, since we'll have to invite the rest of Fifi's band along (to entertain us), they'd probably find somewhere in Rutland most convenient...

    Depending on where the greatest concentration of froggers live, somewhere in the Midlands might be useful as a convenient point to get to from anywhere - but then again, I wouldn't wish non-motorists the hell of changing trains at Birmingham New Street (a dismal and badly lit place half buried under a shopping centre and multi storey car park, with narrow stairs / escalators from platform level to concourse level).

  22. At 05:25 PM on 20 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Ben mit mittfh.....there is a Beach at Rutland Water!!!

    My sis in law works for Ang. Water and they have a conf. centre there...I am trying to find out more....watch this space.......MIND....gotcha this time

  23. At 06:28 PM on 20 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    mittfh (21) Bear in mind that we have at least one regular frogger who lives in Shetland.........one from France, another from Miami, one from Ireland..........the geography gets a bit complicated when it comes to deciding on a convenient point! ;o)

  24. At 08:39 PM on 20 May 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Miss De' Meanour :-

    I'd love to meet your Uncle - he sounds a smashing chap !

  25. At 09:12 PM on 20 May 2007, stewart M wrote:

    How about Ascension Island? Not sure if it has a beach but is probably nicely inaccessible.

    As for worrking out when the blog hits 50K well Its some sort of exponential curve I think. Mile stones have been mentioned so if someone wants to trawl back through the blogs work it out the curve. I'm not going to, but the aim will be past 50K before we are on the Day 365 beach.

  26. At 10:20 PM on 20 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Let's keep it simple and go for the Isle of Man.

    And Gillian, you are a very sensible and astute lady!

  27. At 10:41 PM on 20 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Eddie, you are a tease and a bounder!

    I think you should invite us all round to your gaff to make up for it ;-)

  28. At 11:18 PM on 20 May 2007, jonnie wrote:

    My SO has just said my ears are getting bigger! Can this be possible?

    Do ears grow bigger when one gets older or is this just his imagination?

    Yours,

    Distraught in Bournemouth :-(

  29. At 11:41 PM on 20 May 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Well, are we leaving this up to Eric and team? Not forgetting (as if we could) Sequin.

    Or is this becoming an independent froggers' adventure?

  30. At 09:22 AM on 21 May 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Dear Distraught in Bournmouth:

    Sad news for you - I heard recently somewhere on Radio 4 (so it must be right, mustn't it?) that ears keep growing throughout our lives.

    But tell SO he's v. naughty to upset you like this. You're gorgeous - so more must be better, mustn't it? ;o)

    Big Sis x

  31. At 09:32 AM on 21 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    Jonnie - I believe that the reason Buddha is always depicted with long earlobes is because earlobes do indeed grow with age, age is associated with wisdom, ergo the wisest are those with Big Ears!

    (It must be true, I was told by someone in the Royal Scottish Museum!)

    Count me in on a Convention (if I can ever get to the end of this work!) Isle of Man sounds good, but would the Women be allowed too???

  32. At 09:49 AM on 21 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    RJD (26) Thanks! *blush* I shall carry that thought with me for the rest of the day!
    And now I have memories of the Isle of Man to go with my Whitby thoughts.........

    Jonnie (28) Sadly it's true......ears and noses :o(

    Frances O (29) It's worth some serious thought isn't it? I love the idea. Any suggestions?

  33. At 10:41 AM on 21 May 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Gillian - ears and noses?

    Is that why they get hairy as one becomes, um, more mature?

    Cripes.

    jonnie, tell him he's very naughty. I think you need a naughty step, in fact, well in sight of your webcam.

    And Gillian again; crumbs, no, no suggestions yet; but I do think our friends in the PM team might, just might, lay on a small get-together, since this is an award-winning frogramme (that's a programme that interacts with a frog)

  34. At 11:02 AM on 21 May 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    Froggers Frolic - what a fantastic idea! Maybe we could all descened on the studio , guest editors en masse, before taking over the Eye and blasting out the Froggers Song!

  35. At 12:05 PM on 21 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    I think it should be on a Caribbean Beach. And the BBC should pay. And Eric should wear his Speedos.

    It's Monday, c'mon, let me have my little fantasy...

  36. At 01:08 PM on 21 May 2007, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    Big Sister (6):

    Maybe the whole BBC could have a "Bring Your Bloggers To Work Day"?

    Val P (31):

    So how do you explain Dumbo then?

  37. At 01:08 PM on 21 May 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    With Lord Adonis appearing tonight I'm sure we'll be there by the end of the week! Am very much looking forward to tonights prog (please save him til after 5.15!!); c'mon Eddie, do us proud!

    Appy - hows that fantasy going? ;)

  38. At 01:09 PM on 21 May 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Appy(35): "let me have my little fantasy". That's not very kind to Eddie!

  39. At 03:08 PM on 21 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Oops, yes Fearless -- sorry Eddie! I'm sure you won't hold it against me... *even though I wish you would.

    * Five points to anyone who was there before I even said it, tee hee...

  40. At 03:11 PM on 21 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Oops, yes Fearless -- sorry Eddie! I'm sure you won't hold it against me... *even though I wish you would.

    * Five points to anyone who was there before I even said it, tee hee...

  41. At 06:15 PM on 21 May 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Appy (39),

    I claim my five points!
    xx
    ed

  42. At 06:24 PM on 21 May 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Appy (39),

    I claim my five points!
    xx
    ed

  43. At 06:54 PM on 21 May 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Appy (39),

    I claim my five points!
    xx
    ed

  44. At 07:25 PM on 21 May 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Appy (39),

    I claim my five points!
    xx
    ed

    But I keep exclaiming prematurely!

  45. At 11:25 PM on 21 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    SSC - well of course Dumbo was born wise as he had such huge ears, and yes of course they kept on growing and growing. By the time he'd grown up sufficiently he'd flown out of orbit. Well, have you heard of him recently??

  46. At 03:34 PM on 26 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Hi Ed, I realise I offered them twice, but four claims?! Twenty points?! It was fairly predictable you know... ;-)

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