Comments for en-gb 30 Mon 22 Dec 2014 10:23:56 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Big Sister I wonder if we're supposed to recycle our glass boxes now? Tue 28 Jul 2009 09:02:19 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come SSC 24 - chortle! Mon 27 Jul 2009 19:02:36 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat The_Wrath_Is_Come (23):...and successfully sued a well known construction equipment company for $1m thanks to Ambulance Chasers Direct! Mon 27 Jul 2009 16:57:51 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come There was an old woman who swallowed a caterpillar... Mon 27 Jul 2009 15:42:47 GMT+1 David_McNickle TWIC 17, Swallow a live caterpiller for a similar feeling. Mon 27 Jul 2009 15:36:35 GMT+1 annasee Jonnie @ 13. I don't believe you. Or at least, if you cringed, it was followed by a preen. ;-)Why do people blog? because you have the illusion that someone is listening. Unlike in RL where one's family frequently turn on a blank look in response to a question, followed by "What? Sorry, I thought you were still talking. Didn't hear a word you said. What was that again?" Mon 27 Jul 2009 15:27:51 GMT+1 Charlie This article appeared yesterday but the more I think of it, the more disturbing it becomes.This is 21st Century America.Mind you, with regard to dental services, does the UK have that much to "Crow" about..? Mon 27 Jul 2009 12:31:16 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Darkdesign - Erm, excuse me? Mon 27 Jul 2009 11:44:03 GMT+1 darkdesign A type of wheat? Mon 27 Jul 2009 11:20:03 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come I like to blog - makes me feel all warm and fluffy inside!BRING BACK RECENT COMMENTS - AS LONG AS THEY'RE SPELT CORRECTLY. Mon 27 Jul 2009 10:38:42 GMT+1 David_McNickle SSC 12, As I said rubbish, obviously yours. Mon 27 Jul 2009 10:25:53 GMT+1 steelpulse Sequin on The Westminister Hour had a piece on why, particularly politicians, allegedly speak with a lack of clarity. Gobbledegook to most listeners and their electorate. Like most of my posts here! lol But looking at my sports page today, PM can widen that group of not so great orators - at least as reported via paper headlines and ask why we do it?"Still Number One!" - said of a Formula One World champion after winning one race in how many run so far, Lewis? Pop star girlfriend front and centre? Oh that last swipe is just jealousy! No offence Sir Alex - it was just the word "post(er)" above and I noticed the horse "Tevez" was a non runner today. lolTalking of Manchester teams - another headline?I am totally committed to Chelsea says a captain of same - after an improved deal! "You should be"I unkindly thought - committed I mean. But then I withdrew the unkind thought and replaced it with one with less clarity. Mon 27 Jul 2009 10:08:43 GMT+1 Scotch Get #7, #10Amen.Now, where did I put my life? I'm sure I had one before I was seduced by this laptop...>8-D Mon 27 Jul 2009 10:06:22 GMT+1 jonnie Agree with BigSister on having one's name read out. Although I don't choose to hide behind an alias I did cringe the last time it happened. Mon 27 Jul 2009 10:05:46 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat Mittfh (8):Or the equally inevitable "Chris Goaty".I don't mind my comments being read out in a female voice, but perhaps we should append to all comments a voice/accent guide just in case it gets read out: [Sean Connery with a dash of Cary Grant]David (7):What is this "real life" of which you speak?RxKaren (6):I only seem to get bad symptoms if I double my coffee intake to two cups a day. Shakes, discomfort, fidgetiness... quite nasty. On the other hand I seem quite able to vary my tea consumption happily from two cups to eight cups in a day without any ill effects.Big Sister (4):As I think I've said before on here, I'm probably known as "The Stainless Steel Cat" or variations thereof by many more people than know me by my given name. I've had messages several times from people who have heard the SSC name mentioned on the radio, but no-one I know has told me they heard my given name read out (which it has been a few times in various places.) Mon 27 Jul 2009 10:01:11 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn # 5"Why is equality so unpopular in the UK"?Because we have historically had rubbish governments who were more interested in impressing the world community with imperialism and aristocratic credentials than looking out for their own population. If you start valuing people, they might start valuing themselves...which is the beginning of how one gets socially educated...a socially educated lower echelons in a class ridden society...bit dangerous to the ruling class. Who would fight their wars and make them their money? Mon 27 Jul 2009 09:56:17 GMT+1 David_McNickle fJd 9, They're. Mon 27 Jul 2009 09:55:56 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn BRING BACK RECENT COMMENTS...UNLESS THERE LONG AND BORING. Mon 27 Jul 2009 09:36:41 GMT+1 mittfh @4 - besides which, IIRC most blog comments are read out anonymously - I don't think I've heard much of "<nickname> said on the blog..." in recent weeks. Besides which, many nicknames (especially mine!) would sound rather strange if read out (and may be mispronounced - as in the infamous case of the blogger credited as "Di Wyman" [Di as in Dianne] and inevitably read by a female...) Mon 27 Jul 2009 09:33:00 GMT+1 David_McNickle fJd 3, People use blogs/forums because they think they are more important than everybody else and like to hear themselves talk, and because their real life is rubbish. Hence the long, boring posts. Mon 27 Jul 2009 09:27:08 GMT+1 RxKaren Interested in the Frappuchino being a meal in a drink. The fast food chains came under a lot of pressure a few years ago about their products being unhealthy - why hasn't there been more pressure on the coffee shops? Also the age old argument of how much coffee is too much - still get patients admitted here who are fasted for a procedure from midnight who come down with a headache post procedure which paracetamol doesn't touch. Tea or coffee always sorts it though! Years ago I remember reading/hearing somewhere that most of the UK population are "dependent" to some degree on caffeine such that they experience unpleasant symptoms if deprived of their "fix". As a self confessed caffeine addict I'm wondering how the explosion of coffee chains has affected this. Mon 27 Jul 2009 09:22:03 GMT+1 CarolineOfBrunswick UK elderly fourth poorest in EUWhy is equality so unpopular in the UK?Extra marks for using the term "Gini coefficient" Mon 27 Jul 2009 09:14:47 GMT+1 Big Sister Joe: I'm with you on how interesting that is as a topic, though I suspect the Team will probably think it more of an iPM item. I was amused at the suggestion on another thread that people might blog with a view to hearing their names read out - As most of us hide behind an alias here, it would seem a pretty fruitless exercise ;o) Mon 27 Jul 2009 09:02:07 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn Eddie and team;I know this might sound about obvious and slightly stupid but, I'd like to follow on from a question posed on another thread yesterday.What are the reasons people use blogs? This will need some thinking about and a certain honesty I feel.Perhaps some thoughts....How much meaning and purpose do people get from blogging? Does it have the potential to change our behaviour?Virtual friendship, A way to campaign for change change for the better, connect with political views, therapy, be part of a club, connection with the world, too much time on hands, like etc... Mon 27 Jul 2009 08:29:36 GMT+1 Big Sister Eddie and the Team: You cannot do enough, imho, about the life and ruminations of Harry Patch. His life was remarkable not only for its longevity but for his integrity and for the lessons he learned from it and shared, in his final years, with us. In common with many, I'm sure, I so admire the courage it took him to break his silence in his final years, which, in reliving his memories in all their rawness, helped many to understand the inhumanity of war and the need, at all costs, to try to avoid it at every turn.He is a true hero, and was a very modest one. Mon 27 Jul 2009 08:13:08 GMT+1 steelpulse A small accommodation made, Eddie? A cease fire in one part of Afghanistan was it? Can I hope for something to spread like a friendly hypothetical "widfire".Hearing the late Harry Patch's take on how to solve international and national disputes - send the leaders of the nations or disputing factions to slug it out somewhere and the winner can come back and tell us who rules us all now. Drastic I know but I can see some merits to it.I understand armed forces are needed but should be used sparingly.Tennyson's Ulysses re-visited? I never went to it in the first place. So do I take Highway 66? lolSubject: tennysons ulysses revisited - tennysons ulysses revisited in memoriam Alaskas hockey mom moves on Anagram: Id story sun Senseless Net Ivy - senseless Envy Id story I stun Mair no mime Ashen solve mock Okays Ammo Mon 27 Jul 2009 07:58:24 GMT+1