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  2. Sir Creep

    What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    SONGS ABOUT YOUR DOG LEAVING YOU.
  3. Evil Grimace

    Derby Dead Pool 2023

    First of all, many thanks to @Death Impends @gcreptile @Banana for the hard work in getting this year's DDP up and running. And to @Grim Up North for stepping up - I hear retirement is boring too. My two teams are in order and I'm looking forward to not winning again. I keep my expectations low. Onto the heart of the matter... DDP Substitutions Like many punters, I watched in December for any hints and whispers (and managed to miss Jeanette Lee's updates...). The month saw Whale, Vialli, Pele and Benny all have hospitalizations - and two not make the 2023 starting line. I entered my team ~17:15 GMT 30 December which had Benny on it. So my first sub was called up: Subs Shannen Doherty - called up Frankie Valli Barbara Walters died 30 December (I did not know at time of submission) As well, 2023 had a 1st Jan hit with Frank McGarvey and Vialli soon on the 6th. There have been two recent 1st Jan hits of D40 picks - 2022 Gary Burgess and 2021 Floyd Little. With this said, I would say that an increase in the numbers of subs is acceptable, provided it doesn't cause more work for the Cmme. If increased to say 4 or 5 in total, that's only one or two extra lines on the Excel sheet that may not be used. The Cmme would know more the number of shorthanded teams with less than 20 too. The Cmme also knows the efforts of subbing in picks, so ultimately it is their call. D40 vs Unique Points In my main team, I was shocked to see that I have 18 (!!) D40 picks. Yes, I knew of few would be there (Whale, Vialli, Carter, Barker, Harris, etc.) but others I did not expect. So I have the potential of 54 extra points for doing nothing but following the crowd. Currently at D40 is +3 points and a Unique is +4 points. My proposal is to give a 2 point differential: D40 remains at +3 but Unique increases to +5 or D40 decreases to +2 and Unique remains at +4. My preference is for 2/4 as it reduces the reward of being part of the herd and justifies the research into that Unique hit. It does not inflate scores either. So that my thoughts on those subjects. I'll let the Cmme ruminate on them and I'm curious to hear what others have to add on these subjects (my thanks to @drunkasaskunk for starting these discussions).
  4. 69 George Michael – Careless Whisper 58 Madonna – Into the Groove 56 Nena – 99 Red Balloons -6 34 Duran Duran – The Reflex +4 34 Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Two Tribes 33 Eurythmics — There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) 26 Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Relax 24 Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart 20 Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) 20 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover 14 Chaka Khan – I Feel for You 14 Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  5. The Old Crem

    Political Frailty

    He hasn’t yet but his wife Clare has died suddenly. ITV
  6. Today
  7. Lafaucheuse

    Ideas and possibilities for 2024

    Adrien Quatennens now excluded from left wing party. He was just "suspended" until now. His come back to the Assemblée Nationale has been vividly criticized by almost everyone. I doubt he's under suicide risk right now but if he gets excluded from the La France Insoumise Party, he could be someone to watch.
  8. 69 George Michael – Careless Whisper +4 62 Nena – 99 Red Balloons 58 Madonna – Into the Groove 34 Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Two Tribes 33 Eurythmics — There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) 30 Duran Duran – The Reflex 26 Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Relax 24 Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart 20 Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) 20 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover 14 Chaka Khan – I Feel for You -6 14 Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  9. 65 George Michael – Careless Whisper +1 62 Nena – 99 Red Balloons 58 Madonna – Into the Groove 34 Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Two Tribes +1 33 Eurythmics — There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) 30 Duran Duran – The Reflex 26 Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Relax 24 Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart 20 Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) +2 20 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover -4 20 Chaka Khan – I Feel for You -2 14 Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  10. The Old Crem

    Why no Indians ever in DeathList?

    Hussain Rabi Gandhi, writer, has died aged 74.
  11. The Old Crem

    Time Added

    Carlo Tavecchio, former president of the Italian Football Federation has died aged 79.
  12. The Old Crem

    Law And Order

    Marcia G. Cooke, serving Senior United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has died aged 68.
  13. The Old Crem

    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    Cross posting this here as well.
  14. The Old Crem

    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Keith Thomson, Who played for the New Zealand Hockey team in Mexico 1968 and was also a test cricketer has died aged 81.
  15. Lafaucheuse

    People I Was Surprised To Find Are Still Alive

    Claude Zidi (b. 1934), french film director and screenwriter is still alive at 88. I thought he died years ago but that's probably because I'm mistaking him with Gérard Oury (1919-2006), another legendary film director of 70-80's french comedies. Zidi is a DDP pick this year.
  16. 64 George Michael – Careless Whisper 62 Nena – 99 Red Balloons +4 58 Madonna – Into the Groove 33 Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Two Tribes 33 Eurythmics — There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) 30 Duran Duran – The Reflex 26 Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Relax 24 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover 24 Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart -6 22 Chaka Khan – I Feel for You 18 Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) 14 Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Can't believe you sods killed Midge!
  17. Windsor

    Joe Biden

    Are you telling us he is starting to look like he might be 80 years old?
  18. The Old Crem

    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    I’ve decided I’m only posting those who either fit into specific occupation categories, are over 100, are British or have a photo on their wiki page.
  19. msc

    Inverse Dead Pool 2023

    I'm still waiting for those "Howard Marks wont die" curly wurlys.
  20. TQR

    Joe Biden

    That’s a super update, thank you.
  21. TQR

    Inverse Dead Pool 2023

    Funny you should mention promises. Care to stick to your 5lbs of coffee promise you made in this very pool?
  22. The Old Crem

    Joe Biden

    He is starting to look physically frail now on top of brain function decline.
  23. The Old Crem

    Tennis players

    Billie Jean King looks quite frail now a days. At the Australian Open this morning she needed help getting down the steps from the podium where she gave the trophy out.
  24. msc

    Crashing Companies

    They were meant to fly like a bee. Instead they flew like a whale.
  25. Clorox Bleachman

    Kill or Save: UK No.1-hits of the 80s

    Don't all rush to thank me...
  26. My excuse is tht I’d not long woken up.
  27. arghton

    ALS/MND/other degenerative diseases

    Interestingly this pretty much says he has some form of dementia in addition to ALS. Must be a horrible combination “Many people come every day and take his blessing. This man with his silence says more things than he said perhaps when he spoke. With his smile he reveals the strength of soul he has and the spiritual work he has done within him. And now with the redemptive significance of his illness and what he has been going through for two years now with his tracheostomy and gastrostomy, he has not lost his smile. His clarity has not left him, except for a few hours. He has the problem in his memory. The condition is such that it does not help him. He remembers faces. Communicates with faces. He is the father of us all. For me, Archbishop Irenaios is a daily check on my conscience," he said. He's bedbound in recent images.
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