Comments for en-gb 30 Thu 10 Jul 2014 08:35:13 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Big Sister I had a quiet snigger last night while watching an episode of Father Ted ('Night of the Neally Dead', for the benefit of Ted fans) in which Ted is re-reading William Shatner's 'Tek War'. It immediately reminded me of Eddie. I was, of course,thinking of Eddie's Shatner week, along with the postings about the arrest of Karadicz, Father Ted's doppelganger. Thu 24 Jul 2008 08:06:04 GMT+1 evenmorelovely "You're laughin' with him,But he's laughin' at you,'Cos you think Shatner's cool". Thu 24 Jul 2008 01:35:31 GMT+1 evenmorelovely Lay off, everyone: he's a good bloke. He does, however, raise some existential questions:1.Is Shatner a verb or a noun, a Person or a Process?2.Do we secretly fear that there may be a Shatner in each of us?3.Does Shatner represent our Dark Side, or simply the Ridiculous Side of what it is. To be. Human?4.Does he remind us of our. Propensity. For. Cosmic. Naffness?5.Or is he the first post-modern tv actor? In other words, if we take-the-p***, does he circuitously us-the-p***-take-out-of? Wed 23 Jul 2008 23:36:14 GMT+1 U11235707 @32What do you fear or hate? Mon 21 Jul 2008 15:52:25 GMT+1 nikki noodle I am in far too good a mood to get riled by any postings on a virtual blog....but there are times!!!!Misanthropy - a hatred of human beings - (yes, I know anthros is the Greek for man) is probably best described in Molière's well-known work eponymously titled; and finding fault with everyone is easy to do, as none of us is perfect.The origins of the Feminist Movement up until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's was concerned with correcting historic inequalities; fundamentally these include: voting, owning property, pay, having a mortgage, and childcare.From then onwards, like so many Movements, there have been branches and splits off. It is totally up to each individual to hold their ideas - and even to post them if they are not abusive. Post (29) indicates a lumping together of so many unrelated peoples and ideas that there is nowhere to begin a discussion or debate. "The things we fear or hate reflect our soul." Mon 21 Jul 2008 15:32:46 GMT+1 mittfh PML@19: I think the same whenever the contestant list is announced for televised "celebrity" contests - whether it is Strictly... [1], ...Ice [2], ...Get Me Out Of Here [3], Celeb Big Bother [4] or any of the others. I usually recognise a handful, but the rest are a complete mystery (including the soap stars!) [1] The only one of the bunch I watch.[2] Lost interest on the first series after several no-hopers were praised like mad by the judges.[3] The only one I occasionally tuned into was the one with Jennie Bond. No doubt as did inhabitants of a certain London residence...[4] The only "interesting" segment of which I remember - and that only because of the news footage - was Jack Dee's escape attempts in CBB1 Mon 21 Jul 2008 15:14:10 GMT+1 Big Sister Jimmy, I think your definition is cr*p. Mon 21 Jul 2008 13:23:32 GMT+1 U11235707 @27Feminists practice feminism, which is a cult of misanthropy.Women are the gender behind which feminists hide. Mon 21 Jul 2008 13:05:48 GMT+1 vainly_here Appy (23) They used to take all our (men's) jobs - until immigrants took on that task.PML (19) "From troubles of the world, like Big Sister, I turn to the dead." And how can the dead help you deal with Big Sister and other troubles of the world?The Furrowed Brow: used to be "The Place for serious talk?" No place any more - Eddie's lost in, well, Turkey, perhaps. Mon 21 Jul 2008 12:57:18 GMT+1 Big Sister JimmyG: I know we've already come to blows about these issues and I can see that Appy also seems to share my reaction to your comments. So perhaps, just so we know where we're arguing from, you could offer us your personal definition of feminists and feminism. Mon 21 Jul 2008 12:30:53 GMT+1 David_McNickle pmLeader 19, Are you Chinese? Is your real name On Too Long? Mon 21 Jul 2008 09:32:19 GMT+1 David_McNickle MAII 20, Is a lootenant on the privy council? Mon 21 Jul 2008 09:30:28 GMT+1 U11235707 @23I'm angry at feminists and feminism.Why aren't you? Mon 21 Jul 2008 09:15:13 GMT+1 Aperitif JimmyGiro, why are you so angry at women? Sun 20 Jul 2008 22:45:06 GMT+1 Aperitif Thunderbird (21), Um, glass houses?... see the grammar section... ("Should have" or "should've", btw) Sun 20 Jul 2008 22:44:22 GMT+1 Thunderbird MA (20) Oh dear......Do you own a dictionary? If you did maybe you cn look it up Sun 20 Jul 2008 21:48:51 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII Nominated for an enema award for the best supporting actor. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Demoted to...hmmm ....why do you Brits say leftenant instead of lieutenant? If there is a leftenant, is there a rightenant? How about a wrong tenant? What if you rented out a flat to the wrong tenant, could you evict him? Why do you call it a flat instead of an apartment? Are apartments in Britain less vertical and hence flatter than in the US? Are they flatter flats? Would you rent out a flat to a leftenant? How about to William Shatner? What if he wins the enema award? Sun 20 Jul 2008 21:34:50 GMT+1 U11204129 On the whole, I'm glad we've had a Sh*tn*r week.'Cos he's someone I've heard of (wasn't he that porky bloke always getting in the way of a good view of Lt. Uhuru?)I've accepted long ago that if I open Hello in the doctor's/dentist's weighting room (I'm a little obese and have a lot of teeth that need looking after) I can confidently expect to have heard of nobody at all in the pages thereof.Six current footballers, three ex Spice girls, and Andrew Flintoff is all I know and they are in OK etc a surprisingly small amount of the time.From troubles of the world, like Big Sister, I turn to the dead.But the Obit pages in my trusty daily rag are full of people I've never heard of before either.Apparently they were all creators of the world as we know/knew it, busy creating it at the heights of their powers when I was 20. I hadn't heard of them, then, either. It's not a memory problem, doctor.Never mind. Turning to birthdays, which surely should cover the current crop of people we should know about, I average three out of twenty. People who ring a bell, for me, you understand. Always old people I used to see on the box.Saturday is a good day 'cos I usually have heard of about 6 then. But that's out of 40 'cos my daily prints a Sunday list then as well.Talk about 'Life is what happens whilst you're busy making plans'.This set of the dead and the quick apparently set the agendas, the parameters, the very texture, of life today and of yesteryear.Apparently, without my permission, as they used to say.So I'm delighted, really that Shatner stars on this blog.He's aging well, That may be because he looks better anyway without the pointed ears but I think it's modern toupet work that does it for him. Sun 20 Jul 2008 16:49:45 GMT+1 Thunderbird SP (16) You should of said shoe-size, he may find that easier Sun 20 Jul 2008 16:28:35 GMT+1 Thunderbird Jimmy (14) My children have that every Friday and Saturday at approximately nine o'clock…… We call it the telly-ban Sun 20 Jul 2008 16:27:21 GMT+1 steelpulse Taliban Hour? James Giro? How about that?lolTom Cruise's - Mission Impossible 42.Ethan Hunt - your mission should you wish to accept it is to escape from the Scientology movement - and actually act your age. Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:28:56 GMT+1 U11204129 shibolith? SHIBOLITH?I got profanity filtered for that!OR RATHER FOR SPELLING IT AS FIREFOX REQUIRES.So we have a profanity filter fussy about spelling!!!! Sun 20 Jul 2008 12:15:58 GMT+1 U11235707 @13Or we could always have 'Taliban hour', just to address the balance.:)) Sun 20 Jul 2008 11:19:59 GMT+1 RJMolesworth Woa! Jimmy!You are attacking the shibolith that women need their own programme on the BBC. You could have unspeakable things done to you by these harridans.But you are right, it has to change completely or it needs to go. Sun 20 Jul 2008 07:42:36 GMT+1 U11235707 Geebus!All those nominations, wouldn't it be more efficient and carbon friendly if instead of shipping in all those nominated you simply awarded wooden spoons to the few who were left off the list?For acceptance speeches the un-nominated would then have to give a public explanation of why they failed in the public eye.Those who refuse get bared from funding for two years; it would be much more audience friendly, and I dare say would be a much needed douche to the deluded.I would love to hear the apology from those idiots that produce 'Womans hour'. Sun 20 Jul 2008 07:12:33 GMT+1 U11204129 10 You mean, given the quality we get from the living? Sun 20 Jul 2008 01:18:59 GMT+1 Big Sister But, T-bird, it does have a kind of appeal, doesn't it? ;o) Sat 19 Jul 2008 22:06:58 GMT+1 Thunderbird Big Sis, We all know those crazy kids on PM can perform miracles but talking to the dead is probably beyond them and I daresay more than a little creepy. In saying that I’m sure Today could do it. Sat 19 Jul 2008 20:22:37 GMT+1 Big Sister Eddie: Who will be your special guest next week? Perhaps we can contribute some nominations?Howzabout a Jimmy Saville week? Or David Niven? I'd go for Eric Morecambe. I know that would be popular.Other nominations? Sat 19 Jul 2008 18:34:58 GMT+1 steelpulse I don't watch Boston Legal. It is about lawyers you know?"That the scale (of the acting) has become clear?" Nominated for an Emmy? Wow! I cannot compete with young master Shatner.The Ace Of Spader "perhaps we were not entertaining enough" (Star Trek - the Original series). Home, James - Spader or Kirk - it makes no nevermind. Yes - take me home to Daddy!If I wanted lawyers acting on my Sat 19 Jul 2008 15:33:46 GMT+1 gossipmistress He looks like that flower should squirt water..... Sat 19 Jul 2008 14:59:54 GMT+1 U11204129 I still say it's a toupe. What do you think, Eddie? I ask as a wearer (when I can find it)Can we have a 'great toupes' Photos thread, please?And ask Andrew Neil, who is keeping your seat warm (so to speak) at the Daily Politics (etc), to give the prize mugs away. Sat 19 Jul 2008 14:56:59 GMT+1 H_Z_Hackenbach annasee(1)I thought I heard it too. Couldn't be sure but after a week of Shatner and Star Trek ... it may have been "nerdy" :) Sat 19 Jul 2008 10:57:56 GMT+1 DI_Wyman annasee, surely as it has been "Shatner Week"; Bill should be nominated for Best Leading Actor and Eddie would be the Best Supporting Actor? Sat 19 Jul 2008 10:26:57 GMT+1 eddiemair You dreamt it. Sat 19 Jul 2008 09:11:15 GMT+1 annasee Haven't got time to look at the link (off to play for a civil partnership ceremony...) but is he nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role on this blog in "Shatner Week"?I heard you on the radio at some ungodly hour this morning, Eddie. Unfortunately I dozed through a bit of it, (not your fault, honest) but I'm sure I heard you say "I'm not needy, am I?". Unless I dreamt it? Sat 19 Jul 2008 09:01:56 GMT+1