Comments for en-gb 30 Thu 25 Dec 2014 12:46:12 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Thunderbird You're so right, a great game. It started with the theatre and ended up with HIGNFU via dubious hair cuts and garden song birds. fantastic. Thu 05 Jun 2008 11:09:59 GMT+1 Big Sister Oh, T'bird, I'd hope my intellectual capacities wouldn't be judged on my knowledge of cultural trivia ;o)I've enjoyed our little game, though. And I really like you marque. Very nostalgic! Thu 05 Jun 2008 10:50:58 GMT+1 Thunderbird So yet again I am un-done.(28)When one tries to knock heads with the intellectual elite I is so easy to be exposed as an impostor. Thu 05 Jun 2008 10:43:12 GMT+1 Big Sister Haha, that was a good line, Gill!If you didn't see the whole show (HIGNFY), it got crazier and crazier as it went on, but both SO and I ended up in stitches - as did both teams! Madder than Boris ever has been. Thu 05 Jun 2008 10:36:26 GMT+1 Gillianian Big Sister (28) Nay, nay, thrice times nay!!!! I couldn't watch it - he was making me cringe.On the subject of The Man from Uncle - the gorgeous David McCallum now plays a character called Ducky in NCIS. When his old friend was asked what Ducky was like as a young man, the answer was along the lines of ''He looked like Ilya Kuryakin'' ;o) Thu 05 Jun 2008 10:19:17 GMT+1 Big Sister But T-bird, again you are so wrong! The Blessed Brian played a character called Vultan (which I always confused with Vulcan), so a few syllables short of a Voltaire, don't you think? ;o)Which reminds me. Wasn't BB brilliant in Have I Got News for You? Can't we have him as the permanent chair? Thu 05 Jun 2008 09:43:16 GMT+1 Thunderbird No, no Sis. I wasn't confusing Mr Blessed (...and Nero, keep your head down) with his charactor in a classic albeit far fetched film. I was just making the point that the names were the same..... I think. Thu 05 Jun 2008 09:40:56 GMT+1 Big Sister Cat: THRUSH was the enemy organisation against which UNCLE battled. Whether it was named after Candida or not, I simply could not say ....T-bird: Confusing Brian Blessed ("Impetuous boy! Oh well, who wants to live forever?") with Voltaire ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities") is clearly a bit daft. As daft, in fact, as the sight of Brian Blessed dressed in Voltaire's breeches .....By the way, what is a stanger? It looks vaguely nordic .... Thu 05 Jun 2008 09:16:41 GMT+1 Thunderbird I think you are right. That was a great series, super cool good guys.The villains always tried to take over the world without once allowing themselves to be distracted by personal discomfort Thu 05 Jun 2008 09:05:58 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat Big Sister (19):Surely Candida Thrush was a villainess in the "Man From Uncle" series. Not that I'm old enough to remember that... Thu 05 Jun 2008 07:39:57 GMT+1 Thunderbird Hang on, Big Sis (19) wasn't Voltaire the king of the bird-men in Flash Gordon, played as I remember by Brian (no stanger to wax) Blessed Wed 04 Jun 2008 23:09:24 GMT+1 Thunderbird If it is not lost in the subtle translation between Portuguess and Brazilian, it will without doubt bring a tear to your eye. Or so I'm told Wed 04 Jun 2008 22:37:26 GMT+1 U10783173 jonnie (20) - I could wax lyrical about the attractions of sculpted runways but I fear it would be lost in translation. It's Portuguese for Brazilians, isn't it? Wed 04 Jun 2008 22:19:13 GMT+1 jonnie What a classic from Thunderbird - and way over the heads of the moderators :-)LOL Wed 04 Jun 2008 22:09:01 GMT+1 Big Sister UTT: No, now you're being silly. You know Candida Thrush is a small Asiatic bird only ever seen on these shores when the winds blow from the east, while Voltaire's story is quite another beast. And as for you, Gill, I double forbid you to laugh any more. Go to bed this instant! :o) Wed 04 Jun 2008 22:06:55 GMT+1 Gillianian Big Sis, UTT, and Thunderbird - Please don't make me laugh again for a couple of days - I need more painkillers now!I'm doubled up, and it 's not just with laughter ;o) Wed 04 Jun 2008 20:23:27 GMT+1 Thunderbird You see, I've always said that everyone loves a Brazilian, except that is supporters of the republican party, they seem to prefer a bush. Wed 04 Jun 2008 19:51:48 GMT+1 UptheTrossachs Candide...? Is that Fench for some kind of slightly embarassing fungal infection. Probably wrong, but I don't have any reference material to hand to check... Wed 04 Jun 2008 18:55:09 GMT+1 Big Sister I think you may have just explained why those two judges were so enamoured of their cleaner! Wed 04 Jun 2008 18:35:09 GMT+1 RJMolesworth Gill@13It's a Brazilian thing. There is one just the same in my local Pret a Manger. Also made an excellent capucino. Really cheered me up for the day ahead. Wed 04 Jun 2008 17:27:27 GMT+1 Gillianian Well it's all clear to me now - I really enjoyed the item - thank you.I wish I could go and take part. It sounded a bit intimidating reading about it, but now I've heard a few examples of the audience participation I think I'd enjoy it.My local supermarket has a Brazilian assistant called Lillian. She is one of the cheeriest women I know. She's always singing, insists on doing your packing for you, and wishes everyone a good day. I always come away from her till with a smile on my face.The way the women in the item spoke reflected her tone and humour. It was lovely to hear them. Wed 04 Jun 2008 17:11:48 GMT+1 Thunderbird Froggers, pedantic, here, on Radio 4, with the chance of Mr Mair looking in. I think you should wash your mouth out before you step into theatre land Wed 04 Jun 2008 17:07:04 GMT+1 Big Sister PS And yes, I'm sure I'll enjoy it, though doubt the ENO would welcome audience participation ....... Wed 04 Jun 2008 17:03:28 GMT+1 Big Sister Um, T-bird, no visits to wiki were made in the making of my post, to coin a phrase. though I did have to look up (not on wiki) the famous Voltaire phrase so as not to be picked up by ValP or any other pedantic froggers ;o)And it is interesting to see that pasted quote symbols translate as question marks. Wed 04 Jun 2008 17:02:37 GMT+1 Thunderbird Thanks again Big-Sis, I see that you've been dipping your toe in the wikipedia pool.I trust you will enjoy the show, whatever seats you end up in. Do you get song sheets. Wed 04 Jun 2008 16:56:55 GMT+1 Big Sister No, T-bird, you're confusing Candide with Can-do ;o)I'm sure you already know this, but I'll persevere anyway .... Candide is a musical/opera/operetta/extravaganza with music by Leonard Bernstein based on a work by Voltaire, about a young man's journey, inspired by his tutor's wisdom that ‘all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds’, through a world dominated by greed, violence, war, and hatred. It is witty, and the music is wonderful. The new production has been, I gather, a great success in La Scala and Le Chatelet, so I'm really looking forward to what will be, for me, a huge treat.[I wonder if the ENO would like to upgrade my humble seats after this free publicity? ;o)] Wed 04 Jun 2008 16:51:25 GMT+1 Thunderbird Thanks for the tip.... Is "Candide" an olympic sport? Wed 04 Jun 2008 16:42:27 GMT+1 Big Sister .. or alternatively you could do as I've just done and book tickets for the new production of Candide! ;o) Wed 04 Jun 2008 15:30:42 GMT+1 RJMolesworth This post has been Removed Wed 04 Jun 2008 15:26:21 GMT+1 Thunderbird Is the any chance of seeing some pictures of the Brazilian beach volleyball team as well? Wed 04 Jun 2008 12:22:14 GMT+1 Gillianian If the women sit on the benches....where do the men sit? And do the women in the audience tell their experiences, or the women cast members, while they sit on the benches?Since it's set in a hospital, I could come and share my experiences of having my gallbladder removed on Friday! Wed 04 Jun 2008 12:07:03 GMT+1 Big Sister Gill: Well, Nigel was there, for one ..... ;o) Wed 04 Jun 2008 11:55:23 GMT+1 Gillianian I look forward to hearing more about this - who will make up the audience, I wonder? Wed 04 Jun 2008 11:54:02 GMT+1