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Desert Island game

The old desert island test has been a staple diet for radio stations around the world for decades. Since its creation, the question of what two luxury items, which CD and what book you’d take with you has perplexed millions.

According to the BBC’s format of the game, participants are given a bible and the complete works of Shakespeare, but no other freebies are allowed – though how someone could listen to a CD without a stereo has always confused me.

So what would you take?

There are two ways to play the game - you can either choose to go for the sensible survival option, or you can go for flippancy. I did like this answer from John Marshall, a solicitor for Russell Jones & Walker, who suggested bringing a sand wedge and a tonne of golf balls. Funnily enough, golfing equipment seems to be a popular choice for desert island-goers.

Here’s mine…

Survival Answer – A massive Swiss army knife, a canteen, the Led Zepplin back catalogue and Tolkien’s Lord of the rings.

Flippant Answer – A submarine, Victoria Silverstedt, the Barry White back catalogue and the Kama Sutra

If you were stranded on a desert island, what two ­luxury items would you take?

A sand wedge and a lot of golf balls.

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