Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml en-gb 30 Thu 27 Nov 2014 21:21:18 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=95#comment19 Slappyrick (19) Well I'm not paying the extortionate prices that are expected from ticket touts and a particular auction site ;o(It serves me right for dithering! Wed 06 Aug 2008 08:35:34 GMT+1 Slappyrick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=90#comment18 Gillianian (3): I hate to rub it in but I saw Tennant's Hamlet on Friday. Absolutely superb. If you get a chance to get a ticket, do it... Tue 05 Aug 2008 20:45:02 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=85#comment17 True story:During the construction of the Dudley Southern Bypass back in 1997, the contractors decided to erect a slightly unusual no through road sign on the unopened bit. It read:CASTLE GATE ISLANDIf yowm saft enuff tercum dahn 'ere agooinwum. yowr tay ullbe spile't !!Investing in the future ofDudley BoroughMade in Scotland by Dee-Organ with the aidof a Black Country dictionary.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:If_yowm_saft_enuff.jpg Tue 05 Aug 2008 20:27:48 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=80#comment16 1. The Cradley Heath chain makers.I say no more.Except that Hilda Gibson should write poems about them.2. I'm glad that Gordon Brown isn't the Chancellor too.Promising stamp duty help will cause sellers to try to maintain prices and hold out for the right price.Do we want high or low prices? Or an administered system - let's call it 'council housing'?3. OK so that wasn't Gordon Brown. But was it Eddie Mair or Eric Radcliffe (who has apparently been stung by a poisonous spider)?4. Is the existence of the Black Country another first for iPM this Saturday? Tue 05 Aug 2008 17:20:42 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=75#comment15 Oooh you missed that one Eric..."If I were Gordon Brown Eddie..""But you are Gordon Brown..." Tue 05 Aug 2008 16:31:35 GMT+1 H http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=70#comment14 Alas, poor Gordon, I knew him slightly.Westminster Village and Media Circus are locations in the map of British political life.Their inhabitants combine to fantasize about matters that are of low interest to the population at large.Why does the media circus so operate? Its professionals have space to fill, careers to pursue, reputations to make.Why do politicians take that much notice? That's a more difficult one. Perhaps it's an uncomfortable symbiosis with the media that persuades them.Press barons and media people imply that if politicians do not play the media game then they will suffer subtle bias at election time, when the electorate is very susceptible to slanted copy.People at large, however, realize that it is a game and they often watch or listen to their favoured team in action. I find it fairly boring when our "forensic" interrogators perform their acts.Currently Gordon Brown is the target of Village and Circus baiting. We don't know if this worries him, but speculation is that it does.It shouldn't. The antics of the village and the circus are of little import in the world at large.Opinion polls do not get this information. They ask this question: "if there were to be a General Election now, how would you vote?"I challenge a media organisation to commission this poll."Bearing in mind that there is no General Election due yet, do you want a General Election to be held now?"No caveats, no suggestions, no if 'not now, when'. And watch the results.I predict these.NO 25%; NOT PARTICULARLY 50%; YES 10%; NO ANSWER 15%.Yes, I know very well it is "positioning" for the next election - but positioning is a village/circus concept. Also, I know that poll won't happen on PM. Interesting items like those from Hilda Gibson, Hugh Sykes and others, which are news, do not provide enough to fill the programme five/six days a week. They have to be padded with endless and endlessly repeated speculation.Speculation is not news, but it is tedious. Tue 05 Aug 2008 14:14:22 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=65#comment13 "Ah, lass. Puir Yorick. Ah knew him Horatio, a fella a bit like Chic Murray so he wiz......Tae be ur no tae be? Whit kinda glaikit question is that? Whether it's nobbier tae suffer the chibs and arras o pure dead oot-ay-order fortune ur tae take erms against a sea o trubbles an' by opposin' dump them......See that Ophelia? She's aff her nut, so she is." Tue 05 Aug 2008 12:57:36 GMT+1 thenicecatlady http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=60#comment12 What a kind man to be GIVING us his Hamlet. Most people would be selling it.Perhaps there's something wrong with it. Tue 05 Aug 2008 12:01:05 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=55#comment11 Is it true that in one of the Scandewegian languages, Hamlet is told by the ghost, 'Omlet, ich bin da poppa spook'? If so, does anyone happen to know which language that is?This will probably be moderated off the board for being furrin-speak, of course, but I thought it might be worth a try anyhow, since I was told it as a child and have wondered vaguely about it ever since. :-) Tue 05 Aug 2008 11:43:05 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=50#comment10 At any point in the script does David Tennant say "allons-y" or Patrick Stewart say "make it so" I left trying to get tickets too late so its unlikley I'll see him in this Tue 05 Aug 2008 11:18:14 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=45#comment9 mgl(9) I was simply following up BS's suggestion at (7). Why? What did you think I meant? Tue 05 Aug 2008 11:06:51 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=40#comment8 fFred(8) I think you are confused.. Tue 05 Aug 2008 11:02:07 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=35#comment7 Ah, but when will he give us his Bottom? Tue 05 Aug 2008 10:58:18 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=30#comment6 I LIKE David Tennant - as in, he seems a really nice guy. I hope he stays as unfazed about his success as, to date, he appears.StewartM: Perhaps he'll give us his Macbeth next time? Tue 05 Aug 2008 10:44:11 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=25#comment5 Does he do his prince of Denmark as a scot? Tue 05 Aug 2008 10:23:33 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=20#comment4 Gillianian, yes why?Piglet is sooo upset, he thought he was bringing the bacon home! Tue 05 Aug 2008 09:41:37 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=15#comment3 P.S. Why is David Tennant giving you his little pig? Tue 05 Aug 2008 09:38:43 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=10#comment2 Grrr....if only I'd been a bit quicker in trying to get tickets.... *gnash* Tue 05 Aug 2008 09:36:51 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=5#comment1 Cigars all round then, eh? Tue 05 Aug 2008 09:24:21 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/the_glass_box_for_tuesday_54.shtml?page=0#comment0 To be in a glass box or not to be in a glass box, that is the question...Sorry, couldn't resist! Tue 05 Aug 2008 08:38:08 GMT+1