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  1. RHB

    Desert Island Discs

    Ok Zone Castaways, now is your opportunity to share the stuff that the castaways on Desert Island Discs do each week. Pretty simple really, you have to choose eight recordings (usually, but not always, music), a book and a luxury item that you would take if you were to be cast away on a desert...
  2. Election day 2016

    my constituency has a byelection today Harry Harpham (Labour MP) died a few months ago and his wife is running as the labour candidate. I think his wife is a decent person and could be a good MP (in some ways stronger than Harpham). It'll be quite an interesting temperature check in a very...
  3. pickledseal

    Teaching RE

    I'm ready for the banter, and have no problem with it at all, but think that this article is very interesting regarding the place of RE in our schools: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6417096 It begins: And it goes on... I think a few on here need to really take stock of that...
  4. Tangled up in Blue

    Alcohol + literature quiz

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/quiz/2013/dec/05/alcohol-literature-prohibition-quiz 8/10 for me.Must try harder.Hic! :winking:
  5. Shrimpergarry

    North Bank Season Cards?

    The OS makes no mention of the North Bank in their Season Card posting, neither is there any mention of the North in any of the literature. http://www.southendunited.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets/ Is it possible to buy a season card for the North, or do you get one in the West and just walk...
  6. South Bank Hank

    Fifty Shades of Wayne Gray

    Following Blue & Pink Army's suggestion in the Mohsni thread... a definitive list of Southend United literature. Fifty Shades of Wayne Gray ...an erotic tracing of the sexual practices of Southend's fastest forward who always likes to finish first. Maher The Force Be With You ...a story based...
  7. callan

    Lets save Spain

    Being deeply concerned by other posters comments regarding the current economic state of Spain as the Euro implodes on itself, I do not intend to stand idly by and watch things get worse. What is needed is a 'robust plan', put together by Zoners to save this once mediocre country from poverty...
  8. Not In Mohave Shrimper

    Election Day

    I completely forgot that it was an election day until I saw some Polling Station signs this morning. I've had virtually no election literature through the door barring the incumbant tory newsletter and a flyer from an independant (the kind of loony "common sense" candidate who thinks you can...
  9. Slipperduke

    Question What Makes You Proud To Be English?

    Nice and simple this one. What makes you proud to be English. Is it music? Literature? Ant and Dec? For me, it's our long and glorious history of dissent. Since the dawn of time, we've had the courage to stick it to The Man. All the way back to Chaucer and beyond, we've refused to take any ****...
  10. CC51DAS

    Its time Lionel Sharples Penrose got more recognition

    Here is a sample of his work : The Colchester Survey, 1931–38TOP Penrose, the man The Colchester Survey, 1931–38 Down syndrome, other aneuploidy,... Paternal age effects Mental illness, 1939–45 The Galton Chair, 1945–65 The Kennedy-Galton Centre,... LITERATURE CITED...
  11. Slipperduke

    Adams Better Off Out Of It

    How thin is the line that divides success from failure? Size zero model thin, if you're Tony Adams. With five minutes remaining in Portsmouth's weekend clash with Liverpool, the former Arsenal defender seemed to have turned the corner. His side were leading the title contenders and powering out...
  12. Ricey

    Are you starting to lose it?

    Your Yearly Dementia Test It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your...
  13. Mad Cyril

    London Zoo

    I spent the weekend around Little Venice and thought it might be an idea to take the kids to London Zoo. I can honestly say I have never seen such a lazy bunch of animals in my life (apart from some of the monkeys and the otters) and the penguin enclosure looked like a low budget Wickes water...
  14. canveyshrimper

    If you're having a bad day....

    When you have a "I Hate My Job" day, try this: On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson. Be very sure you get this brand. When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and...
  15. BrettieAngell

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    One of the greatest writers of all-time has passed away aged 89. He won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1974. Shortly after he was exiled for daring to expose the truth of Stalin's regime and was only to return to Russia 20 years later! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7540821.stm
  16. 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...
  17. Vange Shrimper

    Pub Quiz Pt. God knows

    As Staind said "It's been a while", but I thought I might as well bring it back, hopefully with no arguments with the answers this time round. Usual rules apply, usual people are banned. :p 1. What did Pandora release when she opened her box or jar? 2. What is Barack Obama's middle name? 3...
  18. Stop The Mosque

    I noticed a thread a few weeks ago, mentioning that some Islamic society Want to turn a Christian place of worship into a place radical islam, ie a mosque. We must all do everything in our power to stop this going through. For anyone who Thinks this is peaceful loving religion, the events of...
  19. fbm

    Bradbury - a change of style?

    I hear this Bradbury guy is really hot. His presence will be like a ray of sunshine in the club. More importantly, does it mean we have to change formation to 4 5 1 ? For those who don't get it, think literature...
  20. Napster

    Top 100 Intellectuals

    No sign of SZ's Durera I'm afraid here Tariq Ali political campaigner Martin Amis novelist and critic Perry Anderson historian Karen Armstrong historian of religion Colin Blakemore neurologist and MRC chief executive Philip Bobbitt theorist of law and conflict Melvyn Bragg...