Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 26 Apr 2015 04:08:34 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=95#comment22 The name Valerie Singleton takes me back to my days in junior school. We had a Valerie Singleton who always came in brown wellington boots - unusual in the 50s. This may be a long shot but what exactly did she have on her feet? Sun 21 Dec 2008 09:41:27 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=91#comment21 I wondered how Ms Singleton managed to keep talking so long, without taking a breath!She's wonderfully articulate - and apparently can breathe through her pores or ears or something...? Sat 20 Dec 2008 22:01:21 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=86#comment20 P.S. Why is there no "Glass Box" for Saturday's PM..? For example, I've got a few comments I'd like to make "Chronologically" about the "Big John" interview this PM...Incidentally, this also applies, from my perspective to iPM... Sat 20 Dec 2008 18:54:17 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=82#comment19 Frances_O@19Your post is interesting, re the "Mods"This evening on iPM, Ms Singleton, on a number of occassions refered to Jacquie Lawson e-cards,as did Eddie . The ecards in question are, incidentally in my opinion quite superb.Advertising? Well, according to the "Mods" past behaviour with me, yes. For example, I've had a Post removed during the past couple of days, for the "same reason" i.e. advertising. But, if the iPM prog. does it..?!One rule for one, another rule for... Sat 20 Dec 2008 18:48:04 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=78#comment18 Well, I'm idly wondering what that News-type sig was that we heard quite near the top of the programme.Deep deedle eep deedle eedle eedle eedle eedle eepdon dan din dun** Actually the SFX ending in the n-noise sounded more as if they had the ng-noise at the end, but that would probably get the mods into fatal apoplexy. And it took 15 minutes to get the blasted system to accept that.Frankly, I can't be rased (anag)PS: I'm fed up with self-censoring in case the automata mod me.How about a piece about how modding is done? Sat 20 Dec 2008 18:08:40 GMT+1 JockDahnSaarf http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=73#comment17 RE: AWE Christmas Sale?Maybe it's not such a bad thing.If it means that British Nuclear Fools are no longer covered by the Official Secrets Act, and the same applies to other nuclear generators, then the business of building a new generation of reactors should be a lot safer.If getting rid of AWRE means that the rest of the nuclear industry is covered by proper health and safety legislation and required to make proper disclosure the world will be safer place.We don't really need bombs anyway and I am willing to bet that we are not allowed to use them in any case, without US permission, since they provide us with the delivery systems.Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year Sat 20 Dec 2008 17:44:10 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=69#comment16 I thought these nominations were supposed to be sent secretly by email. Sat 20 Dec 2008 16:52:38 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=65#comment15 An alternative suggestion Sirsmith (15) is to organise a Frogfest. We'll all come to celebrate with you, you've never met any of us before (so it'll be just like going away) and as we'll all either camp or B&B your expenses will be minimal. We bring food and drink, as per Beach Best Practice, and there's generally some sort of singalong thingy at the end of the day.How's that sound?? Sat 20 Dec 2008 15:09:47 GMT+1 goodsirsmith http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=60#comment14 Hello.I don't know if anyone would be interested in this but I thought I would post it in case anyone was.It's my big *3* *0* next year and I was discussing with my girlfriend last night that I might like to go away. Given the current climate I was thinking of someone not in the Euro-zone but still relatively near. I've always fancied Bulgaria so typed in the details and was rather shocked to be presented with this 'Expedia Recommended' first choice selection: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y137/peteharper/EdinburghBulgariaTrip.jpgIn case the image is slightly blurred etc, there's no decimal point there, it's not Pounds AND Pence, that's just POUNDS.I only wanted to go for a week, didn't want to actually buy the hotel... Sat 20 Dec 2008 12:56:42 GMT+1 Amanda Lewis http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=56#comment13 Hello, Friday's Duty Editor here After a week of choc-a-bloc breaking news, it was a much quieter day for us on Friday. Still, there were lots of interesting items around, but little to justify the 'lead position' in the running order until President Bush made his car industry announcement in the afternoon. I'm sorry our two guests on the story were on the telephone - one was a long way from a studio facility and the other was stuck in traffic (which is almost ironic). Our journalistic endeavours in researching the chocolate assortment item did mean that we had to diligently munch our way through a number of sweets during the day - not just the brand from Birmingham, but others too, in the interests of balance. Thanks for your interest in the programme. Sat 20 Dec 2008 10:30:04 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=52#comment12 I like Lady Sue's nomination - and she is so right about home carers, but Pauline's case emboldens me to put forward another name: Flora.I won't give her second name yet, because she might feel her privacy is being invaded, but this lady, who is in her eighties, has for years been devoting all her spare time to the needs of others. For many years she had living with her an elderly gentleman, to whom she acted as an informal carer until he died, and in the meantime she gave up all her remaining time to two projects, one in Petworth and the other in Midhurst. The Petworth one is a Friendship club for elderly people, run by the elderly for the elderly, i.e. the more able helping the less able. It opens every week day and some week ends, both mornings and afternoons, with different activities every session. These are decided democratically by the members themselves. There is tea and coffee on tap, and on Fridays they meet to have fish and chips. The patron of the Friendship Club is Lady Egremont, and the Egremonts host events for the Friendship Club at Christmas in Petworth House. (Actually, Lady E is a lovely person and genuinely kind and down to earth).The other project that Flora helps run, in Midhurst, is again a place run by elderly people for elderly people, called Rosemary's Parlour. It again aims to provide some support and company for the elderly within the community, opening every day and being a 'drop in' where people can meet up and share a cuppa.Flora doesn't think she is elderly. If she were to be judged by her soul, I would say she is extremely young. If she were to be judged by her heart, I would say she has one of the most generous and humble of any person I have ever met, and I think she is a true hero. Sat 20 Dec 2008 00:03:20 GMT+1 UptheTrossachs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=47#comment11 Lady Sue - Pauline gets my vote for any award and I think she is exactly the right candidate for an 'unsung hero' type nomination. Fri 19 Dec 2008 22:38:44 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=43#comment10 Mugabe might have sounded less downright off his chump if he hadn't said 'Zimbabwe is mine'. I don't think he necessarily meant 'it belongs to me', more something along the lines of it being the right place for him to be, but it was fairly horrible to hear.I think what I want for Christmas is for Mugabe to get cholera; since he says there is no cholera in Zimbabwe, he wouldn't think he needed any treatment. This would be a good start to a reasonable way out of the nasty problem in that part of the world, I feel. Fri 19 Dec 2008 22:22:55 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=39#comment9 Lady Sue (5):Of course Irish nominations will be allowed. And then they'll be allowed again. And again. Until the correct result is attained. Fri 19 Dec 2008 20:37:28 GMT+1 Humph http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=34#comment8 Lady Sue (5) wrote:I fear that Irish nominations will not be allowed. Why so? Why so? iPM is about what the listeners know. What we know. What you know. From what you say, Pauline McGovern would be a worthy recipient of the award. Of the nominations that I have seen, so far, Pauline would get my vote.H. Fri 19 Dec 2008 19:57:07 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=30#comment7 I thought the interview about the 'genetically engineered' baby was really well done and made the science very clear. (An excellent chocolate quote from the blog too!x) Fri 19 Dec 2008 18:54:43 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=26#comment6 I meant to say, great strapline, Mrs F Fri 19 Dec 2008 18:32:06 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=21#comment5 Yes, yes, yes!David Tennant as the next Bond Baddie, Roger Moore presenting PM, and Eddie for Doctor Who. (and round and round they go...) Fri 19 Dec 2008 18:00:47 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=17#comment4 I'm a bit gutted to hear that there can only be one winner of the iPM award. The Queen does lots and lots - and I've been scuppered by wanting to nominate Hugh, seconding Big Sis when she did and then someone else nominating Hilda Gibson. What to do? What to do? If it is OK to nominate someone who might otherwise be overlooked, I would like to nominate my late husband's Home Help Carer, Pauline McGovern but this is in Ireland and I'm not sure whether it will be allowed under the iPM rules. Pauline is the young single mother of two small boys and works every hour God sent to keep her household running. You could have set your clock by her arrival here and she made him so happy when she arrived. The only time I could relax and not worry about him was while she was here. She (like most women he met) fell completely in love with him and was devastated (as we all were) when he died. Pauline can now get work only five hours every fortnight, there's no more available, so she supplements her income by cleaning the toilets at Gulladoo lake. Pretty disgusting job but she does it with grace. These lovely Home Help Carers don't get enough recognition. They give relief to those of us who are looking after our relatives/the elderly - even just an hour a day made so much difference. It's someone like Pauline who should get recognition for what she does. I do wish I knew someone in the UK as I fear that Irish nominations will not be allowed. Fri 19 Dec 2008 17:56:46 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=13#comment3 Was it a Mexican wave that hit that boat? Fri 19 Dec 2008 17:54:25 GMT+1 U13717586 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=8#comment2 Industries competing with India-China or making a packet out of them (the usual bank crooks, automotive concerns (respectively vice versa) are SAVED.Set-ups selling India-China stuff (Woolies) can go to the wall. Fri 19 Dec 2008 17:51:31 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=4#comment1 So, if it's not Nils with the Numbers, what's Rory's alliterative bit? Rory with Realism? Rory with 'Rithmatic? Fri 19 Dec 2008 17:37:14 GMT+1 U13717586 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/the_christmas_glass_box_4.shtml?page=0#comment0 You are SO 5 PM news.The loans of 17 billion put Dow Jones up 116 at first.Now Dow is DOWN!The Fed buying shares (we call it Quantitative DisEasement) is what is keeping the Dow above zero.Let it burn. Fri 19 Dec 2008 17:08:36 GMT+1