Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml en-gb 30 Tue 30 Sep 2014 23:16:42 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml oldgifford http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=95#comment23 "A street cleaner who found a bag containing £10,000 in cut up bank notes has been told he can keep the money - if he can piece it together."I'm sure that this story has such significance to the nation that the speaker's statement in Parliament can be overlooked in the programme schedule, as it might embarrass the zanu Labour party and the BBC wouldn't want that would they? Wed 03 Dec 2008 15:07:28 GMT+1 Roger Sawyer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=91#comment22 Dunno what happened there - wrong button press nightmare... here's the full version.Morning Everyone...Thanks for posting... separate strands exist on public loos, the BBC Trust's report on superstar salaries and on people's reaction to traumatic events.I was broadly happy with what was on the programme... story selection can be a bit of a lottery at the moment - no obvious leads and very few absolute must-do stories, so the canvas is pretty blank. All of which makes room for things like the Committee Hearings on Public Loos... I though Phyllis Starkey was very engaging (honestly, no pun intended) on that. The Bo Diddley news arrived late, so we had to make room for him - a little too much room perhaps, but the options at bthat stage were limited. Sierrab23 @17, time constraints meant that we couldn't get quite who we wanted (three BIG names poised but not quite persuadable) and though our interview was perhaps not the most scintillating, he knew his stuff.I'm back in the chair tomorrow. Until then...Rog Tue 03 Jun 2008 09:09:11 GMT+1 Roger Sawyer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=87#comment21 Morninng Everyone...Thanks for posting... separate strands exist on public loos, the BBC Trust's report on superstar salaries and on people's reaction to traumatic events.I was broadly happy withn what was on the programme... story selection can be a bit of a lottery at the moment - no obvious leads and few absolute must do stories, so the canvas is pretty blank. All of which makes room for things like the Committee Hearings on Public Loos... I though Phyllis Starkey was very engaging (honestly, no pun intended) on that. Bo Diddley dropped late, so we had to make room for him - a little too much room perhaps, but the options were limited. Sierrab23 @17, time constrainsts meant that we couldn't get Tue 03 Jun 2008 09:04:51 GMT+1 Sierrab23 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=83#comment20 And one more thing......getting that bloke from the motgage brokers into discussing the crisis that he helped create was a bit like trying to get a turkey to discuss Christmas objectively Tue 03 Jun 2008 06:13:25 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=79#comment19 eeek! How did my comment at 19 get to this thread? I was posting to the one about high-paid people at the BBC!Sorry. I'll take it there too, because festivalboots may not meet it here... Mon 02 Jun 2008 20:15:31 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=75#comment18 festivalboots @ 23, someone once wrote that value is not an absolute and what something is worth is all to do with how much some sucker will pay for it. Mon 02 Jun 2008 20:13:35 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=70#comment17 I wonder if PM could afford a picture of Jonathan Ross's dog in the glass box? Mon 02 Jun 2008 18:27:23 GMT+1 Sierrab23 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=66#comment16 Did you go out of your way to find the most boring person possible to comment on the death of Bo Diddley? I was fortunate enough to see Bo on many occasions and he deserved better than that boring old fart you dug up. He told us nothing...you would have been better off by just playing more music or calling Keith Richard, he coulds have told you more! Mon 02 Jun 2008 17:32:54 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=62#comment15 Waddya think of it sofa?Well, there's the BBC commissioned report vindicating....the BBC.Apparently it's OK to overpay people hte BBC hires if everyone else does. That proposition is pure Joseph Heller.Then there's a certain amount of arm waving and talk of 'markets'.Well, I suggest a certain amount of finger wagging in return pointing out that ''cos everyone else gets away with it' is what's WRONG with markets, not what's right.Then on to the economy. Oh. my goodness!The BoE is telling Bradford and Bingley to restructure is it? You mean the Finance Markets deputy governor says so.But wait a second, the BoE's excuse for the Northern Rock debacle was that....it doesn't analyse the financial sector. (Or if it does, it doesn't say anything when it sees a sh*tstorm coming) Either it was wrong then not to speak out or it's advice now isn't worth having.But wait a second, there'd good news. If you strip out all the manufacturing sectors which are in decline, then what's left is growing. Well, by definition, the worst that group can do is to hold it's own.Overall manufacturing is still going down hill.There are supposed to be two bright spots in manufacture. One is really a sign of real trouble - it's the expensive car industry selling to the Middle East owners of expensive oil. The other is heavy machinery and equipment to kit out Chinese factories. But such industries suffer boom and bust almost by definition. And this time, China is about to face a downturn anyway.Never mind. The FTSE is above 6,000 so we should cheer up. But the Governor of the BoE says that's far too high - in fact it's a sign of an unstable boom. As for people second mortgaging their homes, well, shouldn't they think again (I put it no stronger)?And so to the banks, those most untrusting (of each other - quite rightly) and untrustworthy of organisations. The Serious Fraud Office thinks a couple of them may have been price fixing. No, honestly? I'm astounded. Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:51:58 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=58#comment14 Big names draw in audience for less popular progammes?Absolute twaddle.Not these days with skybox and persnal digital recorders. People are increasingly picking programmes from a list off an electronic programme guide. The way programmes are trailed and promoted is still stuck in a timewarp from the days when people sat down and watched a channel all evening unless they got bored and turned over.As I've said elsewhere. It shows a complete lack of understanding of where the technology is going and how to best harness the advantages it affords. Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:27:12 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=54#comment13 Dr H, I finally worked out last night what it is that makes me slightly edgy about Peston's financial talks. He tells us what people are up to in the siddy instead of in the city, and I wonder all the time whether he's got a beastly cold or hayfever, poor man. Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:22:08 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=50#comment12 How long will it be till some wag in the PM office raids the BBC sound effects library for a soundtrack to the increasingly crowded Glass Box? Mon 02 Jun 2008 15:43:30 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=45#comment11 So encouraged by this site to be more clear in my missives - I did just that this A.M. and guess what people. Simply reporting what was said by FiveLive breakfast and adding my own spin to it and is was removed. lolI think I will go back and look at our PM. I think a lot of problems might come from him.His report backing his claim of needing 42 days detention - talked about a police operation that required a lot of leg work and man hours. Thousands of possible plots but I ask - simply - do the police ask for 42 days?Jack Nicholson "A Few Good Men" has oft been quoted. We cannot handle the truth. There must be some other reason for our figures not being right - they cry. Why 42 days isn't nodded through. We are stuck in the doldrums. Rudderless and adrift. Clueless. And that is just our political classes. They are fleeing to America now - to write their books no doubt, Mr Cameron. It requires a leap of faith but we are surrounded by atheists who believe only in figures and what they already believe. New ideas are not welcome, Eddie. No wonder we are daily re-visiting 1968 just before your gig.Those who are reporting 1968 - obviously we not there. Anyone who was - doesn't remember - allegedly. Mon 02 Jun 2008 14:27:22 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=41#comment10 T-bird: I can confirm that Monty the dog is completely unharmed, though somewhat bemused by finding himself in the PM Glassbox ;o) Mon 02 Jun 2008 13:45:09 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=37#comment9 I do hope no animals were harmed in the making of this classic comedy shot, I say this because the poor tabby sitting on the floor looks like a steam roller has gone over the end of its tail. And no Roger, that isn't funny... Mon 02 Jun 2008 13:36:06 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=33#comment8 Kafka like affairs? Would that be insects mating with humans? ;o)I was only joking, Roger - But then you knew that already. Mon 02 Jun 2008 13:22:01 GMT+1 Roger Sawyer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=29#comment7 Hey - where can I get a suit like that made?For some reason these cut-and-paste animals make me laugh like a drain. Really sorry about Thursday's Glass Box failure, Big Sis. I was here until late sorting out some infuriatingly Kafka-like internal affairs and it was just crowded out of my mind. Then, unfortunately, not even a spare five minutes to log on from home on Friday. Rog Mon 02 Jun 2008 12:43:11 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=25#comment6 Dr Hackenbush (3) - Yes, she's normal. There is a variation in accent, pronunciation, enunciation, inflection and tone throughout the English speaking world. Thankfully the BBC has recognised that for years now and we don't have to listen to constant plum in the mouth delivery. And if everybody on the radio spoke as clearly as Sequin I'd be very happy. Orrite? Mon 02 Jun 2008 12:41:52 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=20#comment5 Poor Roger - he resembles a panto dwarf. Mon 02 Jun 2008 12:14:25 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=16#comment4 'ere wos rong wiv dew?One two freeMonday Chewsday Wesday Firsday Fridaynuffing rong wiv dat... Mon 02 Jun 2008 12:12:53 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=12#comment3 Welsh blood perhaps, Doc? :o) Mon 02 Jun 2008 12:08:29 GMT+1 Dr_Hackenbush http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=8#comment2 Is there a reason why Carolyn Quinn starts so many questions with 'Dew' instead of 'Do you'? Mon 02 Jun 2008 12:06:33 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=4#comment1 "Roger regretted telling the cats that he didn't believe in magic" Mon 02 Jun 2008 11:54:17 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_monday_50.shtml?page=0#comment0 Serves him right! Having been rude about the Glass Menagerie last week, he didn't deign to give any feedback ..... Has he found how to unsuperglue his earphones yet? ;o) Mon 02 Jun 2008 11:51:10 GMT+1