Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml en-gb 30 Mon 28 Jul 2014 07:27:48 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml Dafyddl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=95#comment22 Are tables in the glass box designed not to hold any drinks? They seem to slope. Is this deliberate or is it modern? Fri 31 Oct 2008 12:24:15 GMT+1 Dafyddl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=91#comment21 I think it was last night that a discussion took place on loans to businesses. The bankers' representative was going on about only lending (our money) to solid business plans etc. Next time one of them is on can you remind them that without our - and small businesses tax money - they would be bust. Where was their solid business plan? It was their dubious activities that drove the world to bankruptcy - not the small business. It was not that long ago but they seem to have forgotten and it does no harm to remind them. Fri 31 Oct 2008 12:21:10 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=86#comment20 Eddie, You're up early. Gotta sort those ottum photos, I guess. Fri 31 Oct 2008 11:01:53 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=82#comment19 C_G 18, As Cleese spends most of his time in the US (?California), maybe Cal. has dog licenses. Ohio did when I was a kid and I still have the tag that we got for our dog. Looks like a military dog tag, hence the term. Fri 31 Oct 2008 11:00:42 GMT+1 eddiemair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=78#comment18 Welcome JOEL C. Fri 31 Oct 2008 06:40:08 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=73#comment17 Charlie @ 14, heh! Dogs in this country haven't had licences since before Thatcher got the push, and the licences weren't renewed every five years then, they were annual. Maybe he meant that dogs get renewed every five years, which is what the headline actually says...I wonder whether Cleese keeps or ever kept a dog? Thu 30 Oct 2008 21:25:35 GMT+1 RJMolesworth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=69#comment16 Global Smobal! If you want world news there is always the World Service. Anything that gets them of the subject of the the credit crunch (munch, munch) has got to be good for the economy. Thu 30 Oct 2008 20:52:18 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=65#comment15 Could someone wake me up when the newspapers start reporting real news, rather than "Manuelgate", as one paper appears to have nicknamed the Brand/Woss/Sachs controversy?Contrary to popular belief, there are newsworthy stories that have a much greater global significance than this... Thu 30 Oct 2008 19:51:47 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=60#comment14 J_O_E_L_-_C (13) I enjoyed it too - how nice to hear something pleasant in the programme!I'm envious of anyone who has tickets for Antony's concert at the Barbican. I'm sure it will be wonderful. Thu 30 Oct 2008 19:41:31 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=56#comment13 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1081812/John-Cleese-Marriage-licences-renewed-years--just-like-dogs.html"...tear the testicles out of a rabbit..?"Why not..!? Thu 30 Oct 2008 19:24:41 GMT+1 J_O_E_L_-_C http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=52#comment12 I liked the show as always (p.s. this is my first non-rb post).I particularly liked the peice on Antony Hegarty - is s/he actually transgender? I was never sure, although I suppose the singing voice is quite gender neutral.If you haven't already heard him properly, the two albums I have are fab! Thu 30 Oct 2008 19:21:42 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=47#comment11 lBG 10, You said Douglas worked at the coal face, not me. No need to get personal about it.Douglas hired them, is still sticking up for them, so has to go. Thu 30 Oct 2008 18:26:37 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=43#comment10 mittfh, I passed the Westfield megacentre today. People as thick on the ground as swarming ants. I did not feel tempted. Thu 30 Oct 2008 18:15:44 GMT+1 lordBeddGelert http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=39#comment9 David McNickle - Just what is your point exactly. She was the one who showed the wit, wisdom and imagination to bring Brand to Radio6Music, and she was, until today, running a major national radio station - are you saying that someone else made those decisions, or that she just sat at home while others ran the station for her ? I suspect that she has achieved far more than you with her life, which possibly does explain why you seem rather envious of her. Thu 30 Oct 2008 18:09:18 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=34#comment8 F_O 6, I hope Ed's deciphering my spelling. Think I'll go look at my Autumn photo again. Thu 30 Oct 2008 18:08:01 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=30#comment7 lBG 5, Lesley Douglas, a hard-working person at the coal face?! Get real! I wonder what her salary was. Thu 30 Oct 2008 18:05:56 GMT+1 lordBeddGelert http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=26#comment6 This post has been Removed Thu 30 Oct 2008 17:58:39 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=21#comment5 I know, DMcN, and Eddie's deciphering a statement from the Trust. Thu 30 Oct 2008 17:57:27 GMT+1 lordBeddGelert http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=17#comment4 Lesley Douglas has gone. Dreadful. The hard-working people who are at the coal-face, take the risks and please the audience are shafted, while the BBC Trust pulls the trigger. Just like when 'Dame' Pauline Neville - Jones stitched up Greg Dyke over Hutton. Have you learned nothing, or will we see yet more grovelling, capitulation and the surrender of your independence to the Government. Get a backbone !! Thu 30 Oct 2008 17:55:36 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=13#comment3 F_O 3, Lesley Douglas has resignationed. Thu 30 Oct 2008 17:54:11 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=8#comment2 DG'd better hurry up with his statement. It's nearly time for the Six. Thu 30 Oct 2008 17:49:51 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=4#comment1 Eddie,Big deal, a friend of mine used to sing with the Cleveland Orchestra chorus. Thu 30 Oct 2008 17:46:42 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/the_glass_box_33.shtml?page=0#comment0 Here's your regular set of links to prove that it's not all doom and gloom in the news. It's a fairly diverse set today, so I can't link them together in a coherent narrative. But anyway, here they are for your perusal:Here's an unusual book...Following HM's visit to Google the other week, Today asked Sue Townsend to imagine Royal email correspondence...Shop 'till you drop - and it's just a stone's throw away from TVC!A photo of a Snow Leopard gains top prize in a photography competition.Who will be the next Who? In case you haven't caught up yet, Hamlet is quitting the show next year, and bookies are already taking bets on his successor.The gender gap in life expectancy is narrowing. Thu 30 Oct 2008 17:06:20 GMT+1