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John H sends

Eddie Mair | 13:23 UK time, Monday, 23 October 2006

a specially created card which says on the back: "Pointless! But some of the bloggers might like it"



  1. At 01:40 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    You star, John H! Give that man a glass of the falling down juice immediately

  2. At 01:56 PM on 23 Oct 2006, mark drew wrote:

    Perhaps the bye-line should be "Where the most active Beeb Bloggers spend there days"

  3. At 02:20 PM on 23 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    That's nice. I thought it had fallen through one of the cracks. Anyway, this is another in the series of PM frogger self-portraits. I'm fairly sure I didn't turn into a prince the last time I was kissed.

  4. At 02:34 PM on 23 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    As I search around on the last handful of threads for some new comment to distract me further, it just occurs to me to mention that this really is a very pointless p-c. I created the image on my PC so I could print it out and make it into a postcard to send to PM so they could scan it and turn it back into an image and post it so it can be image on my PC. I could have send the image file and it would have saved all sorts of time and money!

  5. At 02:36 PM on 23 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    And now my work here is done - I just had the pleasure of having "John H. on John H sends" in the recent comments list.

    If I send enough frogs, I could perhaps fill up the list...

  6. At 03:02 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Don't let Patricia catch you!

    I picture a very stern lady, not unakin to dog-taming temptress Victoria Stillwell.


  7. At 03:11 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    Self portrait? Do you look like the P or the M?

  8. At 03:24 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Well done that man. Kisses on both cheeks... oh! A prince appears!...

    But is it just me, or is your frog "interfering with" the M?

  9. At 03:26 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Lissa, PM Blog Editor wrote:

    APOLOGIES for:

    1. Postcards.... John H - Sorry about the scanning of your specially designed Frog card. Gillian, the office manager, is getting a scanner and photoshop put onto the PM researcher's computer so in future Manveen and Liz will hopefully be able to scan and crop the photos to the correct size.

    2. Delays....As ever it's the Borg Queue holding things up. I am rebuilding the site index as often as possible. It's a pain. The Blog Wizards are trying to fix it but they've been saying that since August.

    3. Pronounciation..... re Jonnie and John W...yes, Brian did call me Lisa on Sunday after The World this Weekend. And it was the 3rd time he did it (he called me Liesl when we were in Germany over the summer) and each time my Mum texts me at 1.31 to berate him. He manages to call me LiSSa all week so I think it must be something to do with it being written down on the closing headlines script that throws him.

  10. At 03:28 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Big Sister wrote:

    May I just comment that, as I see it, my screen is currently filled with a blog based on a submission by John H, with three postings on it from John H, two 'links' on the side sending us back to John H on John H .............. Need I say more?

  11. At 03:35 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Sure John H your work is done (5) but you are going to stick around to play, aren't you?

    Concerned Frogger.

  12. At 03:50 PM on 23 Oct 2006, John W wrote:

    John H (4),

    Can you post the pic file so we can use it as wallpaper?

  13. At 04:02 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Fifi wrote:

    It's gone five past four, and no sign of the newsletter yet.

    Is the BBC pigeon being fed enough?

  14. At 04:21 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Now you come to mention it... there is something vaguely 'naughty' about the way the frog is nuzzling the M.

    John H, you haven't been quietly introducing us to frogsporn, have you?

  15. At 04:30 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Anne P. wrote:

    But John (#4) just think of all those sub Post Offices you are keeping open by using snail mail ...

  16. At 04:49 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Fifi (14) :)))

  17. At 05:04 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Oh dear, it doesn't take long for us to cast nasturtions on what the frog's doing, does it!

    I have to say that I was a little surprised to see Patricia's post earlier on. I hope she finds somewhere she feels a bit more welcome.

    Oh dear, Charlotte, did the frog escape and jump down your throat just then?

    A lightly toasted Fearless Fred.

  18. At 05:38 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Aperitif (16)

    Somehow I thought you'd like that.

    Words Birds of a feather frog together!


  19. At 06:06 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    We should get together and be "Aperitififi" :)

  20. At 06:08 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Frances O wrote:

    Occurs to me that it won't be past the genius of BBC IT to make a pro-forma sort of thing (like e-cards) so we can send images with a message. Save loads of time and trouble both ends.

    BBC Scotland can do it (stir, stir)

    Big Sis, I did post under Saturday's frog, but do tell - where's Llanfair C? Maps online I've tried can't find it. Diolch.

  21. At 06:49 PM on 23 Oct 2006, OnTheLedge wrote:

    D'you know what? There's a little bit of me (just a little bit, mind) that rather hopes that John H is another John H (y'know the one I mean!)

    Could he be so frivolous?

  22. At 06:51 PM on 23 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Goodness, people have been busy whilst I've been away. As for the suggestion that the frog is mounting the 'M' - hm, wish I'd thought of that! I could have had all sorts of fun. I was actually thinking more "nuzzling", or "cosying up to" - it was all very innocent. Honest.

    Drinks - "...stick around and play..". Prolly. But I have this habit of gorging on R4 and news and then wearing myself out. I frogged earlier on the entry where you and Fearless were having a chat about newspapers. I started doing the newspaper front pages thing when CelebDaq started up. Because I don't read a daily paper, I used to check up who was appearing on the front pages as a check on which celebs were in the news. I have to tell you that it became quite an obsession and I got to the stage where I had to exercise the "I can stop whenever I like" clause. I'm not sure if this frog isn't doing the same thing...

  23. At 07:08 PM on 23 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Oh no, not this again! Who am I supposed to be now?

  24. At 08:11 PM on 23 Oct 2006, OnTheLedge wrote:

    John H
    What's the weather like in Basra?

  25. At 08:12 PM on 23 Oct 2006, John W wrote:

    John H and John H,

    Well, the other one was in Basra this morning, but of course you can frog from anywhere. But that John H does compaire "28 acts in 28 minutes" so he can be frivolous.

    .... are we about to unmask the first frogger?

  26. At 09:32 PM on 23 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    John H (not Humphrys - we established this some time ago), you are quite right of course - I refer you to the inaugral meeting of "Froggers Anonymous" at my house earlier this evening. But I can't let you get over your addiction and leave just like that - you'll make the rest of us look bad. I do understand that now that Mrs H is done travelling for a while you may need to pay her some attnetion, but don't desert us. Froggers have feelings too!

  27. At 10:30 PM on 23 Oct 2006, whisht wrote:

    John H - well done that man!
    and well done for going to the effort of doing it - printing it - posting it - getting them to scan it... the whole rigmarole is much more the point(lessness).

    I did send mine as an image file and now think I missed the point (although I was trying to save them time!)

    If there's a next time I'll post something!!

  28. At 11:44 PM on 23 Oct 2006, jonnie wrote:


    Just had some time to reflect on the 'Real' business of the day. Excellent work, however I always thought that frogs had four toes, so clearly educational to boot.


    there's always time! don't get sucked in by Patricia and her time and tide business.

  29. At 09:41 AM on 24 Oct 2006, OnTheLedge wrote:

    Mm, Appy, but do you believe everything the frogs say?

  30. At 10:38 AM on 24 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    I suppose I should be flattered that, on the basis of my ramblings on here, anybody should wonder if I'm really John Humphrys having a laugh. Afterall, he's intelligent, charming and attractive, in a mature sort of way. Hahaha! Somewhat older than I am, though.

    I generally approve of that John H. Although I'm pretty sure that when I was working for one of the country's leading chemical companies (a former life), he appeared in a corporate video - which was styled as the sort of news programme that he might have hosted. I always thought that was a bit cheap - but I suppose you have to make your money where you can.

  31. At 10:44 AM on 24 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Jonnie, forgot to say, yes, I think you're right, frogs do have 4 toes. But isn't it a "cartoon" convention that characters have fewer digits?

  32. At 11:00 AM on 24 Oct 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Appy (19)

    'Aperitififi' ... I love it! The forgotten Egyptian queen whose emblem was the jewelled frog.

    If we ever form a band together, that's what we'll call it. ;o)

    I'm already a 'Jam Tart', with another woman who can't say no when asked to sing with people.

    And I'm a 'Lying Scotsman', in a slightly larger enterprise which includes a Scot (that would be me) and a trainspotter.

    How I ever find time to blog is beyond me....

  33. At 11:55 AM on 24 Oct 2006, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Would that be Damsons, then?

    I was a youth leader for seven years. Can you imagine me getting through positive vetting?

  34. At 12:07 PM on 24 Oct 2006, andycroak wrote:

    Cartoon frogs are the norm these days.

    When I were a lad they used to go "croak!" Now they "ribit".

    Apparently, the only frogs in the whole wide world that "ribit" are the ones that live around Hollywood ...

  35. At 08:16 PM on 24 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    OtL (29), I've entered into this game and I think the only way to play it is wholeheartedly. So, absolutely - every word frogged here is a croak of truth.

    Andycroak (note the croak - especially for you).

    Fifi (32) - fantastic - when do rehearsals start??? Waht sort of 'sound' do you think we should make (apart from 'croak', of course)?

  36. At 12:44 PM on 25 Oct 2006, andycroak wrote:

    Thank you Perry, for the croak.

    It seems like there as a whole new world opening up of posting on old blogs :)

    Now this will ruin your day, as it is mine - maybe your new band could do a cover of Macca's Frogs Chorus ...

  37. At 04:06 PM on 25 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    I got a merit mark for an impromptu version of the Frog Chorus in a phycics lesson many moons ago. (I sang the main tune, others joined in to do the frog bits and harmony - the cooperation impressed the teacher...)

  38. At 05:46 PM on 25 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    That's annoying - I frogged about my merit mark here (it was relevant - honest!) ages ago and it hasn't shown up. Maybe my singing was offensive? (If so, please don't tell Fifi - we're supposed to be starting a band).

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