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    Prepare yourselves for a mass outpouring of tears from coffin lodger.
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    Knock Out for Leon Spinks by 22 out of 24 players: 14:22, Annami, Bibliogryphon, Book, Buffalo Phil, CaptainChorizo, chilean way, Etushispushingupdaisies, gcreptile, Joey Russ, msc, Prophet, RoverAndOut, Steve, The Daredevil, The Old Crem, theoldlady, The Quim Reaper, ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, Vaagheid and WEP and he is also the second hit of the DL.
  4. 4 points
    While the current game is in a lull (only 2 hits in 2 months after 11 in the first 3 months!), the death of Leon Spinks has put a few people over the top in Game 2, with a hit in all 5 categories. @Bibliogryphon and @CaptainChorizo take joint-5th place, while @Death Impends becomes the first person to complete the game twice (having already finished 3rd with 3 unique picks). Special kudos to Biblio, who impressively completed all 5 categories with just 5 hits in the entire game! Hits with Jan Olzewski (EU Leaders), Leon Spinks (Boxing), Ken Kercheval (Dallas), Aretha Franklin (Grammys) and Verna Bloom (Kevin Bacon) was all it took! Economical, just a bit slow.
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    A heavyweight day for the HPDP with the news that Leon Spinks died yesterday. 10 beneficiaries stand triumphant in the ring as they punch up the scoreboard: 45 points for Joey Russ. 40 for chilean way and Exu. 35 for An Fear Beag. 30 for En Passant and The Quim Reaper. 25 for Funeralopolis. 20 for theoldlady - and as Spinks died the day before Bayh, the value of her Bayh hit shrinks by 5 to 25. and a featherweight 10 for Annami and The Unknown Man.
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    and a round of post-whoring on the deadpool threads from the usual suspects.
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    Rush until the fucking cunt gives us what we want.
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    Obama was very close to picking Indiana governor/senator Evan Bayh as his running mate back in 08. So in a universe where that happened, we could've seen Susan Bayh on the Drop 40! But instead we're in the world where he picked Biden, and Susan Bayh made the Drop 40. Hey wait a minute... Three teams want points, now that she can't go back there. 45 points for LizLemon, 30 for theoldlady, and 20 for drol. And with that, our latest scoreboard. The top two remain unchanged, but Dying Probably zooms into third off the Cicely Tyson-Captain Tom Moore one-two. 1. Perhaps 104 2. Charles De Gaulle 72 3. Dying Probably 70.19 4. drol 67 =5. CaptainChorizo 50.32 =5. gcreptile 50.32 =7. Pedro67 50.19 =7. YoungWillz 50.19 9. An Fear Beag 50 10. Great Uncle Bulgaria 45.19 =11. Book 45 =11. Eesti 45 =11. LizLemon 45 =11. time 45 15. Death Impends 42 16. theoldlady 30 17. msc 25.32 =18. Exu 25 =18. Funeralopolis 25 20. The Daredevil 24 21. Sean 16 =22. Everyone else 0
  9. 2 points
    I mean, directors would specifically ask if Fielder was available on filming days for their work, which tells you how widespread respect he had. Also a familiar online presence about 10-20 years ago - seemed a decent bloke.
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    We can choose to be really pedantic about this or we can agree that anything with a Yahoo UK or Daily Mail stamp on it qualifies, in order not to complicate things. Check you trying to depreciate ppl of points though. Petty. We can be pedantic about the phrase "begs the question" too. It does not mean what some people think it means. What he was trying to say, I think, is that it prompts the question.
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    Twitter reporting the death of British character actor Harry Fielder, whose numerous appearances were largely uncredited. They included 15 Doctor Who episodes from 1967 to 1982. Fielder was 80.
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    You'll never fucking guess what I'm about to say. We're all still doing fucking horribly, now green.
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    No. Dumb poster.
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    Wow. That's 2 in a week. Impressive. Should've put him on my shadow for hit 4...
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    SPINKS KO'D 3/50 5th February 2021 Professional heavyweight boxing legend Leon Spinks has died to give the crowdsource list a quick follow up hit. Spinks began his career by beating future champion (and past dead pool cult pick) Michael Dokes for the AAU title in 1974. He later got a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, beating out Sixto Soria for the gold medal. By the end of his amateur career, he only had 7 losses total and 133 KOS, so it was perhaps an omen to how well he would do once he got to the professional league. He defeated many folk in 1977 and eventually got Scott LeDoux to a draw in the same year. It was in 1978 however where his most remembered match occurred. He faced the all time great Muhammad Ali in February 1978, where Ali underestimated Spinks and lost the heavyweight title to Spinks. It ended up being the only time Ali lost a title to anybody. Spinks refused to defend the heavyweight title against Ken Norton however, and he was stripped of the title because of it. He eventually rematched Ali, where this time the legend easily defeated Spinks. Spinks slowed down after that, eventually being defeated by Larry Holmes in order to get the heavyweight title back and moving to cruiserweight soon afterwards. He still boxed up to 1994, but despite his mixed record in the end, he still had that record of being one of the few boxers to beat Ali. In late 2019, it was announced that he had prostate cancer, and while at first it seemed like not that big of a threat, it eventually became clear it was much more severe as 2020 went along. As such, he easily punched his way past the competition to get a top 10 spot on his debut year.
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    1987: Ozzy Osbourne (1/31)  1989: Frank Bruno, Mike Ditka, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian Wilson, David Jenkins (5/32) 1990: Queen Elizabeth II, Mike Ditka, Rex Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Terry Waite (5/42)  1991: Leo Beenhakker (1/40)  1992: Shaun Ryder (1/37)  1993: Tony Bennett, Henry Kissinger, Ray Kennedy, George Lineker, Jerry Lee Lewis (5/56)  1994: Edmund White, Holly Johnson, Peter Shilton (3/50)  1995: Holly Johnson (1/50)  1996: Mr T (1/50)  1997: (0/50)  1998: (0/50)  1999: Nick Leeson, Carly Simon (2/50)  2000: Louis Farrakhan (1/50)  2001: Desmond Tutu, Liza Minnelli (2/50)  2002: (0/50)  2003: (0/50)  2004: Pervez Musharraf (1/50)  2005: Hamed Karzai (1/50) 2006: Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1/50)  2007: Tim Johnson, Louis Farrakhan (2/50)  2008: Russell Watson, Hamed Karzai, Charles Taylor (3/50)  2009: (0/50)  2010: Angela Lansbury (1/50)  2011: Ali Khamenei, Bob Dole, Dick Cheney, Michael Douglas (4/50)  2012: Nigel Lawson, Henry Kissinger, Dick Van Dyke, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (4/50) 2013: Prince Philip, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger (3/50)  2014: Wilko Johnson, Prince Philip, Dick Van Dyke, Tony Bennett, Ed Asner (5/50)  2015: Prince Philip, Leslie Phillips, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger, Jake Roberts (5/50)  2016: Prince Phillip, Bob Dole, Prunella Scales, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Tommy Chong, Leslie Phillips, Sandy Gall, Desmond Tutu, Lester Piggott, Murray Walker, Jimmy Greaves, Paul Gascoigne (13/50)  2017: Prince Phillip, Bob Dole, Jimmy Carter, Leslie Phillips, Betty White, Queen Elizabeth ll, Bob Barker, Ian St. John, Sandy Gall, Pope Benedict XVI, Desmond Tutu, Emperor Akihito (12/50)  2018: Prince Philip, Betty White, Linda Nolan, Bob Dole, Bob Barker, Prunella Scales, Jimmy Carter, Leslie Phillips, Henry Kissinger, Dick Van Dyke, Stanley Baxter, Mel Brooks, Pope Benedict XVI, June Brown, Louis Farrakhan, Ian St. John, Jimmy Greaves, Ronnie Wood, Olivia Newton-John, Joni Mitchell, Paul Gascoigne (21/50)  2019: Prince Philip, Jimmy Carter, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger, Bob Barker, Murray Walker, Emperor Akihito, Betty White, June Brown, Alan Greenspan, Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Walters, Harry Belafonte, Desmond Tutu, Ed Asner, Vanessa Redgrave, Jimmy Greaves, Sidney Poitier, Cleo Laine, Loretta Lynn, Mikhail Gorbachev, Prunella Scales, Tina Turner, Shane MacGowan (24/50) 2020: Prince Philip, Dick Van Dyke, Emperor Akihito, Bob Dole, Murray Walker, Leon Spinks, Betty White, Angela Lansbury, Bob Barker, Alan Greenspan, Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Leslie Phillips, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Prunella Scales, Desmond Tutu, Jacques Delors, Willie Nelson, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Shane MacGowan, Dick Cheney, Imelda Marcos, Lester Piggott, Joanne Woodward, David Crosby, Tom Smith, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Pervez Musharraf, David Attenborough (29/50) Updated for Leon Spinks
  17. 1 point
    Thought I'd give another update as the sack race continued apace this month as the season wears on. As before, new hits are listed in green. Hits mentioned here (10): Eddie Howe (Bournemouth - mutual consent), Russ Wilcox (Southend - new manager confirmed), Hayden Mullins (Watford - new manager confirmed), Mark Molesley (Weymouth - moved to new club), Sabri Lamouchi (Nottingham Forest - sacked), Garry Monk (Sheffield Wednesday - sacked), Philip Cocu (Derby - sacked), Slaven Bilic (West Ham - sacked), Frank Lampard (Chelsea - sacked), Bradley Quinton (Welling - sacked) Also hits (8): Gerhard Struber (Barnsley - moved to new club), Mark Bowen (Reading - resigned), Mark Kennedy (Macclesfield - resigned), Richie Wellens (Swindon - moved to new club), Stuart McCall (Bradford - sacked), Joey Barton (Fleetwood - sacked), John Askey (Port Vale - sacked), Neil Harris (Cardiff - sacked) Misses (10): Paul Cook (Wigan - resigned), Graham Coughlan (Mansfield - sacked), Michael Jackson (Tranmere - new manager confirmed), John Sheridan (Wigan - moved to new club [technically ineligible for this game though]), Ben Garner (Bristol Rovers - sacked), Sam Ricketts (Shrewsbury - sacked), Phil Parkinson (Sunderland - sacked), David Dunn (Barrow - sacked), Vladimir Ivic (Watford - sacked [ineligible]), Ian Holloway (Grimsby - sacked), Tony Pulis (Sheffield Wednesday - sacked [ineligible]), Jake Buxton (Burton Albion - sacked), Glyn Hodges (AFC Wimbledon - sacked), Jason Tindall (Bournemouth - sacked [ineligible]) Current leaderboard: @RoverAndOut - 10 (Howe, Monk, Mullins, Cocu, Lamouchi, Wilcox, Kennedy, McCall, Bilic, Barton) @BuffaloPhil - 7 (Cocu, Struber, Lamouchi, Bowen, Wellens, Bilic, Barton) @Great Uncle Bulgaria - 6 (Howe, Mullins, Cocu, Molesley, Askey, Quinton) @msc - 4 (Howe, Struber, Lamouchi, Lampard) @Miracle Aligner - 4 (Howe, Monk, Harris, Lampard) Only gains for the chasing pack, with hits for GUB, msc and our departed host. Oddly, nobody has picked Mourinho, so that'll be a miss as and when it inevitably happens. Still think it's going to run long, though, with 4 of the 5 teams needing Dean Smith, the saviour of Villa Park, to lose his job. Three Championship teams have been misses for us, due to their managers being ineligible as they'd already sacked one this season after the game began - which someone here did hit with!
  18. 1 point
    That's one reason why I used to like going to Austria in the 80s and 90s, as I can remember when there were 20 shillings to a British £, and the exchange rate was usually about 20 Austrian schillings to a £ so it was easy
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    @An Fear Beag Leon Spinks is a hit for me too. He died 5. February.
  21. 1 point
    Two deathlist deaths within less than a week should be a faith restoring act for those who doubt the enemas strength will endure in 2021.
  22. 1 point
    Most teams figured it was lights out for Neon Leon Spinks this year. Great Uncle Bulgaria stood alone in reckoning Spinks to upset against the Grim Reaper like he did with Ali many years ago. No such upset this time, with a resounding Spinks KO from the Reaper dealing a blow to GUB. Early days and 4 points mind, so he's not yet on the ropes... =1. An Fear Beag 0 =1. Annami 0 =1. Banana 0 =1. Bibliogryphon 0 =1. Book 0 =1. BuffaloPhil 0 =1. CaptainChorizo 0 =1. Charles De Gaulle 0 =1. deadsox 0 =1. Death Impends 0 =1. drol 0 =1. En Passant 0 =1. Funeralopolis 0 =1. gcreptile 0 =1. Grim Up North 0 =1. JoeMoneypenny 0 =1. LizLemon 0 =1. maryportfuncity 0 =1. msc 0 =1. Newjack 0 =1. Pedro67 0 =1. Sir Creep 0 =1. The Old Crem 0 =1. The Quim Reaper 0 =1. The Unknown Man 0 =1. Toast 0 =1. YoungWillz 0 =28. machotrouts 2 =28. Spade_Cooley 2 =28. YorkshireBanker 2 31. Perhaps 3 =32. Great Uncle Bulgaria 4 =32. ThereWillBeDeaths7 4 34. Joey Russ 5 35. Salmon Mousse 6 =36. Sideik 7 =36. theoldlady 7 =38. BabyBlue 15 =38. GuyFromFuture 15 40. machotrouts' mum 17 41. chilean way 20
  23. 1 point
    Not really sure where to put this, but thought it was worth dumping on DL somewhere as there are a few "oh yeah, him/her" or "never heard of them before but they'd get a QO for sure" types on this... Here are the oldest living people with profile entries on the prestigious website Who's Who. In other words, anybody who is anybody in British "high society", plus a few global figures who have had some kind of official link with the UK at the same level. I've linked Wiki pages for those who have them: Alexander Henry Hermann b. 1917 / Diplomat Francis Jackson CBE b. 1917 / Organist and Master of the Music, York Minster, 1946–1982 Karl-Günther von Hase b. 1917 / German Ambassador to the UK, 1970–1977 Dame Frances Campbell-Preston b. 1918 / Lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother, 1965–2002 Sir Lloyd Geering CBE b. 1918 / New Zealand theologian His Honour John David Hayman BEM b. 1918 / Circuit judge Prof. Brenda Milner b. 1918 / Neuropsychologist / 2021 DDP unique pick Joyce Reynolds b. 1918 / Classicist / 2021 DDP unique pick Stanley James Clayton b. 1919 / Town Clerk of the City of London, 1974–1982 Emmanuel Evans-Anfom b. 1919 / Commissioner for Education and Culture in Ghana, 1978–1988 9th Viscount Falmouth b. 1919 / Hereditary peer and landowner, Member of the House of Lords, 1962–1999 Captain Alwyne Farquharson MC b. 1919 / Chief of Clan Farquharson and Scotland's oldest clan chief Prof. James Lovelock CBE b. 1919 / Independent scientist known for coining the Gaia hypothesis / 2021 DDP pick Sir Humphrey Moon, 7th Baronet b. 1919 / Aristocrat Leslie Reid b. 1919 / Diplomat William Good Robinson b. 1919 / Deputy Secretary, Department of the Civil Service, Northern Ireland, 1978–1980 Victor Ross b. 1919 / Chairman of Reader's Digest, 1978–1984 George Girdwood Stewart MC b. 1919 / Decorated veteran and Cairngorms conservationist Diana Armfield b. 1920 / Artist / 2021 DDP unique pick Colin Hinton Curtis b. 1920 / Chairman of the Metropolitan Public Abattoir Board, 1971–1981 John Cruickshank VC b. 1920 / Last living VC recipient from World War II / 2021 DDP pick Prof. James Dannatt b. 1920 / Architect Sir Patrick Duffy b. 1920 / MP, 1963–1966, 1970–1992 Edmond H. Fischer b. 1920 / American biochemist, Nobel laureate (1992) Martin Philip Lam b. 1920 / Government official Prof. Ian MacGillivray b. 1920 / Doctor, Dean of Medical Faculty, University of Aberdeen, 1976–1979 Sir Gerrard Charles Peat b. 1920 / Chartered accountant, Partner, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. Prof. C. R. Rao b. 1920 / Indian-American mathematician and statistician / 2021 DDP unique pick 21st Lord Saye and Sele b. 1920 / Hereditary peer and British Army officer, Member of the House of Lords, 1968–1999 George Shultz b. 1920 / U.S. Secretary of State, 1982–1989, of the Treasury, 1972–1974 and of Labor, 1969–1970 / 2021 DDP pick Dr. Louis Siminovitch b. 1920 / Canadian molecular biologist Robert Steel b. 1920 / Secretary General, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 1968–1985 Edward Toms b. 1920 / SAS veteran turned arts proprietor Kenneth Barnett b. 1921 / Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment, 1976–1980 Jens Christensen b. 1921 / Danish diplomat Prof. Desmond Donovan b. 1921 / Head of Department of Geology, University College London, 1966–1982 Sir Michael A. Epstein CBE b. 1921 / Pathologist, co-discoverer of the Epstein–Barr virus / 2021 DDP unique pick Prof. Herbert Gutfreund b. 1921 / Biochemist Rev. Bernard Hall b. 1921 / Director, Society of Jesus, 2001–2004 Sir Archie Lamb b. 1921 / British Ambassador to Norway, 1978–1980 and Kuwait, 1974–1977 Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow b. 1921 / Senegalese educator, Director-General of UNESCO, 1974–1987 Wallace John Mackenzie OBE b. 1921 / Director, Slough Estates, 1972–1991 Dennis Moorcraft b. 1921 / Under-Secretary, Inland Revenue, 1975–1981 Prof. Walter Murgatroyd b. 1921 / Professor of Thermal Power Norman Thomas b. 1921 / HM Chief Inspector of Schools, 1973–1981 Geoffrey Graydon Tibbs OBE b. 1921 / Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians, 1968–1986 Sir Simon Towneley b. 1921 / Author and Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, 1976–1997 Albert Frederick Wallace CBE b. 1921 / Controller of Manpower, Greater London Council, 1978–1982 Not the most interesting list of people, granted, but worth posting. 90% of the people on Who's Who seem to get QOs between the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Times, even when there's next to zero info available online about them before their death.
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