Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml en-gb 30 Tue 28 Jul 2015 18:20:47 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_friday_49.shtml Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=95#comment19 I think there's a vacancy at the Frogger's Refuge for Ritula... anyone agree?Perfectly smooth prog by the way. Seamless. (Eddie who???);o) Sat 28 Jun 2008 23:09:29 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=90#comment18 Be careful of the next to the last guy on the right, Sneaky. He'll steal your watch and your wallet faster than you can say jackrobinson. And he has a built in contact lens in his left eye that's a telescopic gemologists loop that can spot the difference between real jewelery and paste a mile away. Also be careful for the white cat Vivica behind the sofa directly above Sneaky in the photo. She'll scratch your eyes out just for the fun of it as soon as look at you if you don't keep your wits about you. Don't concern yourself with the guy in the corner to the right (on our left facing them) of Sneaky though. Grumpy's bark is much worse than his bite. Sat 28 Jun 2008 12:59:12 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=85#comment17 You're going to have to help me, here, Fearless Fred, but I think she is called Lisa Jardine. Hope that's right. Anyway, she's a prof.of cultural or scientific history at a London University. She's been ill recently but now seems back to fighting fitness.Anyway, I was listening to her after any Answers (where I had hoped I'd find Eddie Mair but no such luck). Just a Dimbleby again.Did I understand her rightly?She seemed to me to be saying that in a choice between the Curies getting cancers and Marie's scientific contribution being recognised at the time, on the one hand ,and the Curies not getting cancers but Marie's contributions being attributed to her old man, she, Lisa, would, as a historian, choose the former as the preferred story for history to tell us.At which the mind surely boggles.History has done it's proper work, after all and those who know of the Curies are more likely to know Marie's name than Pierre's.How CAN Jardine be right about that judgement?I would much prefer that my own work, to the extent that it is of value, be attributed to anther (and hence KNOWN) than that my partner and I suffer cancer. Any other judgement seems too self important to be worth considering.At the same time I am not a woman and Lisa, I believe, suffered from cancer in her recent illness.Grayson Perry (considered in yesterday's Glass Booth) seems a better advocate of womanly virtues than Lisa who might. wrongly, to be thought to have a greater empathy with them. Naturalism can be very misleading.I feel that everyone that is thinking it. Indeed, consider a young friend of mine, who heard that Nelson Mandela Park in Leicester is bordered by the prison and graced by a notice quoting Mandela as saying that one is only free with the first steps one takes to freedom. He, my young friend, reacted to the doubtful irony of such a quotation from such a man outside such a sad institution, by saying, with heavy and justifiable sarcasm, 'Yeah, apposite quotation, 'cos Mandela really knows about prisons'.On tonight's programme we learn that Mandela is a great man because he forgives the legacy of Apartheid. As a Prince of his people is it really his legacy to forgive?As my young friend said tonight, when I phoned him, 'Doesn't this just show that prolonged prison sentences secure compliance with the powerful, from the prisoner they placed there, whether the imprisonment was just or unjust?'ISN'T that what we're all thinking (except those who relish or benefit from the legacies of Apartheid, of course - none of whom are to be found, I think, among Radio 4 listeners, and certainly not among PM bloggers)Good night. Fri 27 Jun 2008 22:04:29 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=80#comment16 Socrates (16) Maybe your comment was referred to the mods because it was rather ungallant?! Fri 27 Jun 2008 20:51:28 GMT+1 gallantSocrates http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=75#comment15 It would seem that perhaps the truth hurts...what a shame....and this is a supposed to be a democracy!!!!BrianBrian V Peck Fri 27 Jun 2008 20:42:14 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=70#comment14 I rarely have an opportunity to listen to PM on a Saturday and am sorry to say that I didn't recognise Ritula's name. But tonight's PM was excellent, with interviewing technique matched to the topic. Too good to be restricted to a Saturday. Fri 27 Jun 2008 20:35:57 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=65#comment13 Well done Ritula - you obviously sailed through the Flume without being tipped out! ;o) Fri 27 Jun 2008 20:11:06 GMT+1 gallantSocrates http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=60#comment12 This post has been Removed Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:56:49 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=55#comment11 Any show that starts with the horror that is Zimbabwe - well I had my serious face on throughtout, Ritula. But no problem with PMs quality.It will take years to put into perspective what Mugabe is doing in the name of freedom and a free vote in his country. A free vote - look at what can happen here - in Henley! Oh and John O'Farrell should have kept quiet - there was someone already line up to take the blame and it wasn't his former protegee.And the Mandela concert. Not for me but I hope the rain stays away. Fri 27 Jun 2008 17:15:38 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=50#comment10 Great picture...Hi Ritula.... Fri 27 Jun 2008 17:05:57 GMT+1 lordBeddGelert http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=45#comment9 Great show Ritula ! Especially the interview with O'Farrell - getting in touch with your inner 'Martha Kearney' side there.. Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:56:43 GMT+1 Hugh_Z_Hackenbach http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=40#comment8 TB (8)I mean that at £40M divided by 31M6 taxpayers isn’t a great expense compared with the losses that governments incur in poorly managed IT/MOD/Social Services projects. Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:46:20 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=35#comment7 what does that mean? Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:11:50 GMT+1 Hugh_Z_Hackenbach http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=30#comment6 You can't get much fro £40M can you? Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:05:28 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=25#comment5 No (:-) is a misspelling of something rather rude.....I think Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:03:34 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=20#comment4 C'mon, let 3 in! Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:00:34 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=15#comment3 1.Good luck, regular bloggers! It's always a great ride with Ritula.Hope all you regulars manage to endear yourselves to her as you have to C.Quinn and E.Meir (Whatever happened to them?Any Answers? 'Cos it ain't Any Questions this time. Nor is it the World at One)((:-))2. She's got more sense than to be found dead in that menage a rit!PS Does (:-) (:-) mean that that it was a joke is a joke?Dr. H. please rap out the an-swear 'cos I need dit dit dit, dah dah dah, dit dit dit (as y'll guessed) Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:59:31 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=10#comment2 I would like to suggest a little five minute story for you today. Just look at the BBC 1 Questiontime web-site and read the comments about last nights show. If the BBC wasn't funded by a licence fee then it would be funny Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:58:14 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=5#comment1 Surely this glass box pic should contain Ritula? Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:38:50 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_glass_box_for_friday_49.shtml?page=0#comment0 Is your seat belt tightened, Ritula? - We're on your side!Have a good ride! Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:38:28 GMT+1