Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 03 Jul 2015 00:26:22 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=99#comment229 TIH 226,I understand that Lionel Blair prefers it when Sven replaces Samantha on his left hand. Fri 25 Apr 2008 15:50:34 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=99#comment228 Sid 220,See my 227. Fri 25 Apr 2008 15:40:35 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=98#comment227 NN 214,It is called The Little Book Of Mornington Crescent. Fri 25 Apr 2008 15:37:33 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=98#comment226 BS 213,He supposedly works for these blogs. Fri 25 Apr 2008 15:27:39 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=97#comment225 As it happens Samantha is something of a keen horse woman, and she tells me that she's off to see a trainer who's offered her the chance of a couple of races he wants her to contest. She's quite excited, as he's prepared to drop his jockeys to enter her at Newmarket. Fri 25 Apr 2008 09:56:46 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=97#comment224 Morning Peeps......I see HMS Pinafore is now moored just off shore and jolly Jack Tar is looking for that lost UXB ordnance!I will be in the Purple Hammock Bomb Shelter, sipping freshly squueeeeeezed and chilled O juice.If anyone wants to join me then knock three times on the door in the side of the hammock and then utter the secret phrase.'The Speedos with the tassles and swags are a splendid swimming garment'. Fri 25 Apr 2008 08:44:47 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=96#comment223 Ah, the delightful Samantha ;-) I remember when Humph was telling us (in an introduction to a round of Grumpy Songbook) jow "Samantha has spent all day on the phone with her angry new male friend. But she says that no matter the situation, she can always find time to handle his testy calls...." Fri 25 Apr 2008 00:14:31 GMT+1 Selkius_Piscinus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=96#comment222 aaaargh?I was looking at post 220, my 221 didn't appear, my 222 did, and *then* my 221 did after all, having been a *gap* before that but not said it was moderated nor nuffink.This isn't a quicksand, it's a set of moving stepping-stones! Thu 24 Apr 2008 22:50:26 GMT+1 Selkius_Piscinus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=96#comment221 Now I really don't understand. I posted a comment a minute ago, it seemed to have been accepted, and then the list of postings reappeared and instead of mine being at the top as they usually are when they have been accepted, it had vanished.what is happening? is this the blog that sank a thousand posts, or something? Thu 24 Apr 2008 22:41:46 GMT+1 Selkius_Piscinus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=95#comment220 Fifi! *There* you are! I've been looking for you for ages, carrying this bottle to give you...It's a 1964 port that the octopodes seem to recommend highly. Thu 24 Apr 2008 22:38:56 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=95#comment219 D McN - I used to know a girl called Sunburnt Turkey - is that who you're thinking of?? Thu 24 Apr 2008 21:56:01 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=94#comment218 To make a Negroni:1 measure gin1 measure Campari1 measure red MartiniAll in a tall glass with ice and a slice of orange ...Wow, that's so good ... Thu 24 Apr 2008 21:54:10 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=94#comment217 Nikki - I hate to be picky*, but I think you'll find that's 'Humboldt's'Sid*not true, as I've said before ... Thu 24 Apr 2008 21:52:19 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=93#comment216 "...Samantha has to leave us now, as she's off out for a lovely meal with a new chef friend, who's laying on a traditional shellfish evening..."and do you know, despite having looked through a dozen of those, there barely one that'll survive being modded within minutes!!! She says she's really looking forward to enjoying his special cockle night.n-nxx Thu 24 Apr 2008 21:36:58 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=93#comment215 Fearless,Last week at Dublin air-side, there was a boxed item perporting to be an Ostrich egg. Painful enough, I thought (for f froggers), but not sure why it was not refrigerated. It was that dull waiting got bm* to get their act (and aircraft) together. Thu 24 Apr 2008 21:26:09 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=93#comment214 Hi Fearless!!! How's the Ostrich? I bet their omelettes take some beating...(hehehehe!!!)n-n Thu 24 Apr 2008 21:07:11 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=92#comment213 David Mc N (198) teehee!! A Mornington Cresent rule book? would that be a rare Humbolts 2nd Edition (revised)?!!n-n Thu 24 Apr 2008 21:03:58 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=92#comment212 Um, David, no (well, I did once).But I know a Wren - Does that count? Thu 24 Apr 2008 18:44:37 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=91#comment211 Does anybody here here know anybody named after one of those redbreasted birds? Thu 24 Apr 2008 16:46:13 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=91#comment210 Aperitif 199,Maybe it was a lonely little petunia in an onion patch. Thu 24 Apr 2008 16:41:47 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=90#comment209 Is the Beach still blocked? Is 200 the maximum posts it will take?These and other questions will be answered in the next episode of Soap. Thu 24 Apr 2008 15:44:54 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=90#comment208 I think there was a temporary glitch about 15 mins ago when I tried repeatedly to welcome Maria La Loca back to the Blog - Good to see you again! Thu 24 Apr 2008 15:01:52 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=90#comment207 Helloooo, is this Beach working? Thu 24 Apr 2008 14:40:45 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=89#comment206 Heavens above, was my last post modded because I addressed Mary in Spanish?Anyway, welcome back, Mary - In English, Spanish, and Chinese Thu 24 Apr 2008 14:40:03 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=89#comment205 Hi Maria La Loca! Lovely to see you back with us!We all trust you. Did somebody just mention petunias? Mmmmmmmm Thu 24 Apr 2008 14:38:32 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=88#comment204 Deep, you have't been modded. It's just that tere's a patch of quicksand on the beach lik a couple of weeks ago. Click on the "Newest" link, and you'll see the posts numbered #200 and up. Mind you, for you to read this, you'll ahve already clicked on the link, which means I must've already told you how to do it at an earlier time... Oh no, I've gone cross-eyed with the time/space paradox! Thu 24 Apr 2008 14:18:53 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=88#comment203 Don't believe it; just been modded for discussing post-deadline elation! Thu 24 Apr 2008 13:27:39 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=87#comment202 I don't have the post deadline elation as such. However odd it seems, I have a real glow when driving back through Heathrow after I'd delivered a large consignment to the freight company whose depot is the "other" side. Achievement - it's gone. Satisfaction, feel-good, etc etc. Bit afraid to discuss this with colleagues, in case they think I'm mad in considering the highlight of my week is driving through LHR!. Thu 24 Apr 2008 13:25:49 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=87#comment201 Right, now I've managed to get on line in an office in Budapest, I thought I'd make a beline to the Beach to wave at you all from a distance (semi-metaphorically). Nice to see that the mods saw nothng wong wiith my ealrier post. It was all innocent, i tells ya!Now, I've just been given a recipe for ostrich steaks Anyone want me to rustle up a batch for a barbeque later? Thu 24 Apr 2008 12:44:16 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=86#comment200 Ah, Sid, completely understandable. Thu 24 Apr 2008 12:13:38 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=86#comment199 Aperitif - the day after deadlines I do what I was supposed to - so for me it's the day after the day after deadlines that is so sweet. Thu 24 Apr 2008 12:03:14 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=86#comment198 Hmm, this petunia tastes a bit odd... oops... Thu 24 Apr 2008 11:51:14 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=85#comment197 Hello People,Welcome back Mary.Hurrah for the day after deadlines -- always such a pleasure! Thu 24 Apr 2008 11:50:43 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=85#comment196 Viz 195,If everybody drove in reverse once a week, it would cut down on pollution by sucking the exhaust back into the car. Thu 24 Apr 2008 09:30:14 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=84#comment195 nn 188,I have a Mornington Crescent rule book. Thu 24 Apr 2008 09:27:07 GMT+1 U11741981 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=84#comment194 SLOVENLY HOUSEHOLDERS. Always keep a few 'Get Well Soon' cards on the mantelpiece. When unexpected visitors arrive you can tell them that you have not been well and that's why the house is untidy.SUBMARINE DESIGNERS. Why not put any water pipes on the outside of the sub? That way, if they burst, there is no harm done.BANANA LOVERS. Buy your bananas in bunches of 5 on Sunday. Then arrange them in order of ripeness and write a day of the week on each banana in felt pen, Monday on the ripest, Friday on the greenest, to save time making those decisions on a hectic weekday morning.CONVINCE your nan that she's going senile by moving the bookmark in her Barbara Cartland novel 10 pages forward while she's not looking. Thu 24 Apr 2008 09:24:41 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=83#comment193 Just a minute- it's not 7.39- it,s nearly 9 o'clock!What's going on ,mods?Trying to confuse us, huh? Trying to get the workforce sacked for bieng late?Mollyxx Thu 24 Apr 2008 07:47:02 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=83#comment192 Hi Mary!You'll soon get used to the pace- just a minute- not so fast! Not ALL the Turkish Delight! (or should I say 'sugar delight' if you buy it in Greece as I did (lots!) recently.Right-anyone for coffee-just ready- warm croissants for a start.A beautiful day here, so far. Am just off for a quick walk on the RL beach.Byeeeee!Mollyxx Thu 24 Apr 2008 07:39:16 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=83#comment191 Hello, froggers! I'm signed in as an unnamed user, but it ain't the first time. It's past my bed-time, so I'll just (oops, typed 'lust', not my meaning) just past bed-time, so nighty-night. And you, Mr Freud. Wed 23 Apr 2008 23:52:56 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=82#comment190 Mary... keep posting, and once you establish yourself as a regular, trusted frogger... the mods'll let you in immediately. And that goes for all you newbies!Am I the only one who didn't know that the last Speaking Clock voice was also the man who voiced the opening credits to Thunderbirds? (before my time!) Wed 23 Apr 2008 23:15:21 GMT+1 madmary http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=82#comment189 Thanks for the welcome backs. For those who have invited me to their facebooks I have accepted but don't really understand it so forgive me if I don't respond to anything.mm Turkish Delight!Mary Wed 23 Apr 2008 21:57:50 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=81#comment188 May I add my welcomes to you too Mary!Mmmm, I've just found a box of real Turkish Delight that a pal brought us from real Turkey last year. And there was me thinking I didn't like it, mmmmm. I'll offer just a few pieces to the first few takers - after that the rest is mine, all mine, cackle, cackle!Sorry about that - don't know quite got into me, must be the unaccustomed sugar rush..... Wed 23 Apr 2008 21:21:44 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=81#comment187 Hi Mary!!!I have found an ISIHAC website - I daren't quote from it, it certainly isn't suitable for BBC Radio 4....uh, oh!!! hmmm.n-nxx Wed 23 Apr 2008 21:02:39 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=80#comment186 Oh no! I was modded :-(((( Wed 23 Apr 2008 20:40:15 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=80#comment185 (((((Madmary))))) Welcome back! Fancy a late-evening swim? It's just what I need to soothe my aching limbs.I think I'm going to learn to love chickweed. After all, it's a fantastic ground-cover plant. ;o( Wed 23 Apr 2008 19:45:20 GMT+1 madmary http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=80#comment184 My posts are taking a long long time to be posted. I'm going to have to think of lots and lots of sensible things to say so that I can see my comments quicker!Meanwhile, I'll just keep paddling!Mary Wed 23 Apr 2008 19:37:36 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=79#comment183 * nervously emerges from the shrubbery but doesn't dare take off disguise yet*(Stage whispers...) Mary, welcome back to the fold - both here and on the face beach! Things look a little different but there are advantages. Such as postings appearing right away, once you're 'recognised' by the mods. The camels are just as naughty, though. ;o)Sid, I was just about to open a Shiraz. Swopsies?? Wed 23 Apr 2008 19:17:35 GMT+1 madmary http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=79#comment182 RJD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IHH I mean! Hello!Thank you! I've changed my username as you can tell.So I'm not going to ask what I've missed, but things look a little different round here. The beach is upside down! Weird!I'm just going for a paddle!Mary ((((((((((((froggers)))))))))))) Wed 23 Apr 2008 18:12:42 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=78#comment181 MadMary (177) - Yo! Good to see you again.You can probably get your proper name back. Left Click on your name at your (177) posting and it will list your messages. You will see at the top of the page that you can change your nickname. Your username will remain as it is but all messages will appear as your chosen nickname.RJD as was. Wed 23 Apr 2008 17:59:04 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=78#comment180 Here Fifi - have a sip of my Negroni ... a quiet sip, of course ... Wed 23 Apr 2008 17:30:49 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=77#comment179 Listings from the Biblical Radio TimesNoah's House Party They Think It's Jehovah Middle-EastEnders The Exodus Files Three Wise Men Behaving Badly Have I Got Jews For You? Pontius (that was just a pilot) Gladiators - The Early Years Frost on Sunday...Locusts on Monday, Boils on Tuesday...Adam's Family Cartoon Fun with Tom & JeremiahThe Samsons Gomorra's World Wish You Were Herod, with Judas Chalmers They Think It's Passover Candid Camel The Antioch Roadshow To The Manna Born Wed 23 Apr 2008 17:25:08 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=77#comment178 Hoss, I think the trouble is that the mods have mucky minds! Wed 23 Apr 2008 17:08:54 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=76#comment177 Oh Wonko! - I think you may be on very thin ice. I think something similar to your latest was removed at (169)Ain't it odd that it can be broadcast to millions on Radio 4, but can't be printed here? Wed 23 Apr 2008 17:04:20 GMT+1 madmary http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=76#comment176 I'm really really sorry I've been gone for so long. Sorry because I've missed you all, but sorrier because now I have the stupidest user name! Someone has stolen my username and I want it back!!!!!!!!!Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!Mary Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:47:56 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=76#comment175 * peeks out from behind rubber-plant *David McNickle (173): Shshshshsh!;o) Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:35:35 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=75#comment174 And now we play a round of one song to the tune of another. In this game the teams will attempt to replace the words of one song with those of another, whilst keeping the same tune. The best way to explain this is to think of the song as a jam roly-poly, where the song is the suet and flour mixture and the words are the filling. The traditional filling (or words) for this roly-poly (or tune) is a jam of some kind. Some may prefer strawberry jam, blackcurrent or even lime marmalade. It would be possible to carefully unroll the roly-poly (or song) and scrape off the filling (or words) then replacing it with the filling of a different roly-poly that has also been unrolled. Of course if you do that you are left with a useless old pudding. At the piano we have Colin Sell...I do seem to remember Sandi Toksvig literally helpless with laughter for several minutes after hearing the following:And now teams it's time for a round of Sound Charades, based on the every popular TV programme "Give us a Clue" where players are not allowed to speak while miming the answer. The greatest exponent of this game was Lionel Blair. However on the Italian tour of the show you could see the tears of frustration well up in his eyes when he wasn't allowed to use his mouth to finish off "Two Gentlemen of Verona".;o) [] Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:21:32 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=75#comment173 FF 163,I like it when Jeremy Hardy sings on ISIHAC. Or should I say Jeremy hardly sings. Wed 23 Apr 2008 15:47:33 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=74#comment172 Fifi 171,I read your post on The Furrowed Brow and I'm telling where you are. Wed 23 Apr 2008 15:41:34 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=74#comment171 Only just noticed that all the early postings - Dayone etc. - have all disappeared. Did that happen when the pagination changed and Recent Comments was removed last week? Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:55:46 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=73#comment170 * shuffles in at the back, wearing long coat with the collar turned up, dark glasses and a wide brimmed hat pulled down low *I'm in hiding from the Furrowed Brow. If anyone asks, you haven't seen me! Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:47:10 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=73#comment169 FF - Oh, certainly not forgotten!We all recall how film titles were demonstrated in mime against the clock by the grand master of the game, Lionel Blair, who would use just his hands to delight his teams' members. None of use can forget the relish with which he once gave Melvyn Hayes and Christopher Biggins "Yanks" for two whole minutes. Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:07:46 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=73#comment168 Ah, but what about Sound Charades, based on the erstwhile TV show, Give Us A Clue. The undoubted star of the show was Lionel Blair. However sometimes even he wasn't able to complete all the titles in mime. Who can forget how he wept at not being allowed the use of his mouth to finish off Two Gentlemen Of Verona? Wed 23 Apr 2008 13:44:36 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=72#comment167 Some other games that have been played on ISIHACBeat the VlockThe original was hosted for many years by Bruce Forsythe, who delighted audiences with his many catchphrases - the most famous being - What do you mean a wig? Blue PeterThis round takes us back to the golden days of that perennial children’s favourite Blue Peter. Even that show has succumbed to the electronic age with children impressing presenters with their skill on a 3GHz computer. Whatever happened to those simpler days when two sixth formers could satisfy Val Singleton with a toilet roll tube? The teams are asked to show what they can make with just a few spare household items.and finally CasinoOnly this spring the Chairman was out in the early morning when he spotted a group of young lambs gambolling together, and thought how marvellous they can afford the membership of Crockfords. Samantha is a part-time croupier there, she says there is nothing more satisfying than when happy guests shell out cash to play Black Jack all evening and Poker all night. Wed 23 Apr 2008 11:29:01 GMT+1 Humph http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=72#comment166 One song to the tune of another:“It is always such a palaver trying to explain the rules of this game to the teams and so this explanation avoids “think of such and such as the words”. Here goes:“Teams, I want you to think of the tune as a word-processing programme from Microshrift and the words as the words. Got that? Good. Now after you open up the programme (or play the introduction part of the tune) you are able to put the words (or words) into it. The words (or words) can be for different purposes but the programme (or tune) remains the same. So, for instance, you could use the words (or words) to write a love poem. Then you can remove those words (or words) and replace them with different words (or words) such as a letter of resignation for your boss. The tune (or programme) remains the same, but the words (or words) have been changed. ““But hang on a minute,” you say, “if the programme comes from Microshrift, is it not likely to crash at any time? Who would want to sit looking like an idiot banging at the keys in front them for no conceivable reason?” At the piano – Colin Sell.”H. Wed 23 Apr 2008 11:28:03 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=71#comment165 FF - Have you found the same site as me?The teams sing the words of one song to the tune of another song. It is a bit like making a pot of tea. The hot water represents the tune in which are immersed the leaves, or words. However, different leaves, or words, may be used such as Earl Grey or English Breakfast but with the same water, or tune. Now, I know what you are thinking, when you pour the tea from the spout don’t you find there is a persistent annoying little drip? At the piano we have Colin Sell. Wed 23 Apr 2008 11:20:16 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=71#comment164 One Song to the tune of Another:"Think of a song as a clock, with the hands representing the wonds and the numbers as the tune. As the hands (or words) move over the numbers (or tune) you build the song. Obviously this wouldn't work with digital clocks; So, teams, you should have in mind an image of an old-fashioned clock, like an alarm clock next to your bed. Now I know what you're thinking: "What about that annoying little tick in the background?". At the piano, Colin Sell... Wed 23 Apr 2008 11:04:03 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=70#comment163 mornington crefentAn early Tudor version of the game. This was played at court with each move having to be officialy sanctioned by the king who acted as umpire. Only a short extract from the original rule parchment survives:If ye wilt come unto Mornington CrefentStray not within the bounds of the mighty Thames.Nor can Tyburne be reached without sacrifice ofRuffels Square, Cock Fofters, or Feven Fifters. Wed 23 Apr 2008 10:48:37 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=70#comment162 I still feel one of the finest moments of recent ISIHAC was "Clanger Theatre", with Barry Cryer playing Billy Crystal, and Graeme Garden playing the Clanger playing Meg Ryan, doing *that* scene from When Harry Met Sally. It has tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks every time... Wed 23 Apr 2008 10:31:37 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=70#comment161 TIH 160,I prefer the kazoo, swanee whistle duets. Rob Brydon was the best on the whistle I have ever heard. Or was it the kazoo.... Wed 23 Apr 2008 10:12:44 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=69#comment160 TIH- 'Thought for the day" is just what was needed as I sat down to another day in front of the computer when I'd like to be sorting out my poor old 'lawn'! Thanks- (chuckling happily , on task...)n-n- You always cheer me up- a tonic, you are. xxValp- hang onto the Biba bits- they don't take upmuch room!I was married in a pink striped Biba mini-dress and still have it somewhere along with a black glass perfume bottle. Remember that? Crikey! You've got me going now- think I'll just have to go and find it!Molly xx Wed 23 Apr 2008 08:59:31 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=69#comment159 A bit early in the morning for a game of 'One Song to the Tune of Another' but quoting Humphrey Lyttelton is bound to set me up for the day:"A song is very much like a garden lawn - the words are represented by the blades of grass, which are supported by the soil, or tune. However, over time, a lawn may become worn out, so the keen gardener may care to re-turf the lawn with new grass, or in our terms put different words to the old tune. Now I know what you are thinking - what happens to the redundant turf that has been stripped off? Well that is a good point, because you do inevitably end up with some useless sod. At the piano Colin Sell." Wed 23 Apr 2008 07:50:45 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=68#comment158 Well, I realised that I had to sign in, but as Mr ValP has been clearing historiess and defragmenting etc, that didn't surprise me, but I didn't bother reading the blurb on the sign in page. How unusually unobservant of me.Sorry to read about Humphrey L, I hadn't heard.Gillianian [[frugs]], and all the best to Daughter! When I cleared out Mum's house 6 years ago, my chickens came home to roost as I had to go through mountains of stuff that I had cavalierly left behind when I moved out. Everything from trolls with homemade clothes, to school books (jotters AND textbooks), dressing up stuff, Miners eyeshadows, Biba black lipstick.....need I go on. Oh dear, serves me right. Tue 22 Apr 2008 22:15:00 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=68#comment157 N-N (157),I've just done a seven bouncer. For some reason, my father always called it "Ducks and Drakes". I don't know why.I've not done a Barnes-Wallis analysis on this, just get a nice flat stone, plenty of spin *parallel* to the sea's surface...Molly, best of luck, I too wish it were Friday.And all the best to Humph L. Tue 22 Apr 2008 21:52:52 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=67#comment156 Good wishes for your assignment Molly!!and it'll soon be Friday!! I think i might nip down to the water's edge and scim a few stones in the moon-light!!!I love the way the light glistens as it just catches them, spraying up off the surface of the sea Tue 22 Apr 2008 21:37:06 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=67#comment155 For some reason it feels like Friday. Must be because 'football' is on somewhere in the house, I am struggling with my OU assignment due in this week and I haven't visited the beach for ages.Hope everyone's O.K.Wish it was Friday.Mollyxx Tue 22 Apr 2008 20:08:39 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=66#comment154 wonko/horse - hahahahahahahha!!!! Tue 22 Apr 2008 18:39:06 GMT+1 Froggersfroat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=66#comment153 This cozy,soft, fine beachy sand seems to have a bit/lot of technical PC grit this week, I'm sure Humph would not approve... my only fruity thing this pm is a fine Maconais ....cheers Humph. Tue 22 Apr 2008 16:32:47 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=66#comment152 Or alternatively Wonko:"This is where the teams take a selection of songs and swap the tunes around, so I suppose it's a bit like swapping the price labels on items found in shops before taking them to the check-out with the intention of paying a lower price. This isn't a practice I am recommending of course. I suppose that technically it might be construed as illegal, although if by some chance a cheaper price label did become detached for some reason and you were to innocently to put it back on a more expensive item without realising that the latest state of the art DVD player costs rather more than £2.99, then that would be an easy mistake to make.Besides, how would anyone know that the in-store Closed Circuit TV camera was trained on them? If fingers are going to be pointed and accusations of attempted fraud banded about, what about those sneaks that secretly filmed you in the first place? How do they sleep at night knowing that they spent their so called working day like some professional peeping-tom? And what kind of job is that anyway? Some brain dead time-server sitting all day staring blankly at a piece of equipment the workings of which he can barely understand. Perhaps we will get some insight when we hear Colin Sell at the piano." Tue 22 Apr 2008 11:59:56 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=65#comment151 A very quick visit to the Beach to also wish Humph Littleton all the very best.And now a brief rendition of one song to the tune of another.The best way to think of this is as the tune being like a shelf and the words the various items you might keep on that shelf. You may keep books on all manner of subjects; cooking, history, fiction or romance. Alternatively you may keep spanners, screwdrivers or saws on the shelf, items that might come in handy one day. Of course staying up on the shelf for a long time may cause metal items to oxidize, especially in a damp atmosphere. Furthermore the shelf can be made of a number of different materials, and in different styles. Some shelves are put up more securely than others, and some may not be level depending on the proficiency of the DIY man with a spirit level.But I sense the teams are not following me; after all what's a rusty old tool that's on the @!$$ got to do with music I hear them cry. At the piano please welcome Colin Sell's French cousin, Colin Vendre.Barry I'd like you to start please by singing the words of "Where did you get that hat?" to the Dambusters theme...Get well soon Humph. ;o) [] Tue 22 Apr 2008 11:47:52 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=65#comment150 I£$m e¬peri+enti% Tue 22 Apr 2008 10:12:31 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=64#comment149 You're all very £ today! :-) Tue 22 Apr 2008 09:51:42 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=64#comment148 Stewart 145,If you can put BBC in , you have the BBC logo at the top. Maybe they could put it back on the building. Tue 22 Apr 2008 09:39:04 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=63#comment147 Aperitif 141,Me too. I just turn it on and use it. Although I recently attached a router to this no-name (but Windows Home XP) computer (it was built for us)so that my wife can connect to the internet on her laptop downstairs. Tue 22 Apr 2008 09:35:46 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=63#comment146 *CRASH* That's me dropping a cymbal :-p Tue 22 Apr 2008 09:28:54 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=63#comment145 Crikey! Are they going to have to chnge all those radio logos gain when they've re-re-rebranded the BBC? Tue 22 Apr 2008 09:28:54 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=62#comment144 Is it me are does the £ sign we can't get look like that radio 4 logo at the top of the page ? ££ Tue 22 Apr 2008 08:46:10 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=62#comment143 Yes, good luck to the other Humph. I do like ISIHAC.I can't get a pounds sign. I can get '. Is this significant? Mon 21 Apr 2008 22:27:52 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=61#comment142 Good wishes to Humph from me - and from the lovely Samantha (best not to ask)... Mon 21 Apr 2008 21:28:35 GMT+1 Humph http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=61#comment141 I would like to echo FFred at 110. Nothing to do with the similarity with the name, you understand. All the best to real Humph!H. Mon 21 Apr 2008 20:23:30 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=60#comment140 I can only just keep up with what you're all talking about -- and wouldn't know where to start trying to us these alterantive things.More wine please. Mon 21 Apr 2008 20:17:30 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=60#comment139 Fearless (138),I'd argue that the open source/BSD/linux community are the most over-represented on the frog. You're out of the closet, Ed I, myself, which, if the 3% or so of UK users is true, suggests about 900 + regular froggers.Indeed, really talking tough, I use linux for my business with one exception; there is no alternative to A*t*c*d, for which I have to re-boot into windoze to use. How did the beach come to host such a technical discussion? Mon 21 Apr 2008 19:56:27 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=60#comment138 No book of fruit for me. Vista, XP and when I get a spare pc I'm going to have an open source machine on the go. Just refreshed the screen and I've a large print blog!! Beeb must be playing up or have we broke another blog system? Mon 21 Apr 2008 19:37:24 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=59#comment137 oops, forgot to say Im frogging from a "book of the fruit"... Mon 21 Apr 2008 17:07:09 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=59#comment136 Seems there *are* quite a few Mac-owners here. Mind you, I like to think I'm platform neutral, as the main PC upstairs is running XP, and the old PC in the spare bedroom is now on Ubuntu :-) Mon 21 Apr 2008 17:06:28 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=58#comment135 Sid 135,I like Macintosh apples. They are one of America's favorite brands. My computer, however, is a no-name brand with Microsoft. Mon 21 Apr 2008 16:57:31 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=58#comment134 Another mac keyboard here - do we have an unusual number of apple fans?The circumflex, by the way, is much in demand in France, apparently - you know, 'fenêtre' et tout ça ... Mon 21 Apr 2008 16:52:52 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=57#comment133 Aoperitif 132,As a frequent visitor to France, I was ready for the euro long ago. We always keep what we have left over. As an American, I have about 300 dollars of the old design somewhere. You know, presidents in the center. Not counting Ben Franklin, who wasn't a president. Mon 21 Apr 2008 16:45:43 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=57#comment132 While we're talking about blog issues, the time stamp is still stuck in GMT.€ Mon 21 Apr 2008 16:21:34 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=56#comment131 David (125/6), Yes I realise that now. Evidently we are all going to use the dollar before long... Mon 21 Apr 2008 16:06:16 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/the_beach_58.shtml?page=56#comment130 Guess not. ^v^v^v^v^v Mon 21 Apr 2008 16:02:07 GMT+1