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  1. londonblue

    Credit Crisis - Japanese Banks

    The credit crisis has reached Japan... In the last 7 days: * Origami Bank has folded, * Sumo Bank has gone belly up and, * Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches. * Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, * While...
  2. Napster

    Question Battle of the Horror Films - Round 7

    Carrie (Old Blue Lady) versus The Ring (stevie g g g) Interesting battle, again old school versus new. Not sure if this is the Japanese original or the US remake. Even so, the US remake is fantastic The Ring is a worthy contender either way and gets my vote for being innovative, scary and...
  3. steveo

    Mara Yamauchi

    Yamauchi was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England to Dorothy and Norman Myers but lived with her family until she was 8 years old in Nairobi, Kenya.[3] She started running with Oxford club, Headington Road Runners, while still at school, but took up running seriously when she was an...
  4. Sherif H

    Any Subaru owners on the Zone??

    Very random I know, but with Southend being somewhat of a car mecca (yes, a vast majority are heaps of course!) at the weekends, I was wondering whether any other SZ members owned the beautiful Japanese beast that is the Subaru Impreza?! If you do, let me know and we can compare geeky notes! :D
  5. Benfleet A1

    Pac Man Japanese Style

    This is great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIYVNr36B08
  6. Harold Bishop Killer

    And God Created

    In the beginning God covered the earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, with green, yellow and red vegetables of all kinds so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. Then using God's bountiful gifts, Satan created Dairy Ice Cream and Magnums. And Satan said, 'You want hot fudge...
  7. Slipperduke

    Celtic v Rangers

    I'm told by my Scottish friends that when it comes to excitement, you'll have to go a long way to beat an Old Firm derby between Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic. I've always been a little dubious of that claim. After all, I've been to Tottenham against Arsenal. Could it really be anymore...
  8. Vange Shrimper

    Thursday's Pub Quiz Pt 7

    Usual rules, usual people banned. Hope this one dont cause too many arguments! :) 1. Robbie Williams covered the song My Way in 2006. Which singer or band enjoyed varying degrees of success with the song in each of the following years ? a. 1969 b. 1971 c. 1977 d. 1978...
  9. Vange Shrimper

    Thursday Pub Quiz Pt 5 (Bit late today!)

    Usual rules, usual person banned. Enjoy :) 1. Which Japanese word translates into English as "empty orchestra"? 2. Which phrase was first used in a novel by William Burroughs in 1962 and is now commonly used to describe a type of music? 3. Who first coined the words "madcap", "hobnob" and...
  10. Napster

    Blu-ray set to win race for industry standard

    bad news for Toshiba, good news for Sony http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8e4625fa-dd86-11dc-ad7e-0000779fd2ac.html Toshiba set to pull plug on HD-DVD By Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo and Paul Taylor in New York Published: February 17 2008 19:18 | Last updated: February 17 2008 19:18 The two-year...
  11. sufcintheprem

    New ideas for TV shows

    Our five-a-side game at Mile End was one player short tonight so someone suggested having a reality TV show to find an extra player. Part of me found this so funny it needed sharing, part of it is undoubtedly self-indulgent but a big part of me is hopeful of getting more ideas from the good...
  12. Jonny_Stokes

    A dark day looms

    In a couple of Sundays time, for the first time ever, I am going to have an Essex post code. I'm leaning towards traditional Japanese hara kiri, but any alternative suggestions of ways to top myself would be much appreciated. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
  13. scrounger


    Lowering the tone a bit here but it is an essential discussion topic IMO: To whom it may concern: Taking A Dump... I'm sure that upon reading this, you'll nod your head in agreement as you will all have experienced most, if not all of the scenarios listed. If you haven't you need more...
  14. Ron Manager

    Rugby World Cup

    Press Release International Rugby Board (IRB) Rugby World Cup 2007 Following complaints to the IRB about the All Blacks being allowed to motivate themselves by performing the ‘Haka’ before their games, other nations were asked to suggest pre-match rituals of their own.The IRB...
  15. SamuraiBlue

    Fell asleep watching Consadole Sapporo

    I feel it is important to remind Southend supporters how lucky they are to be able to watch their team. Passion, excitement, drama, atmosphere, quality!?! This weekend I watched Consadole Sapporo (my new second team) draw 1 -1 with Ehime FC in the Japanese second division (J2). Consadole are...
  16. JoshC


    This isn't abuse or victimisation i like Matt Harrold and wish him well but what is up with his hair!!!!:hilarious: http://www.southendunited.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Gallery/0,,10444~1065919,00.html in answer to earlier questions hoops, painter, wilson and freddy were there check out the photo...
  17. ldnfatso

    Econonics in Cows

    Economic Models explained with cows- 2007 update SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State...
  18. Sign this petition for a HERO.

    SUPPORT A HERO!!!! VC hero Gurkha Tul Bahadur Pun has been banned from living in Britain 'because he has no strong ties with UK'. Pun single-handedly stormed Japanese machine-gun positions during the Second World War. The Gurkha’s extraordinary act of valour won him royal admirers and...
  19. DTS

    Coverage of tonights game.

    Any ideas if its on any sort of Japanese Radio Station that those of us that dont live with two mins walk of Roots Hall can listen too? Thanks DtS
  20. Vange Shrimper

    Proud to be British?

    Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV. And the most British thing of all? Suspicion of anything...