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  1. 4 points
    A legend of Saturday Afternoons in the 70s and 80s.
  2. 3 points
    Leiji Matsumoto a DDP pick and the Mail obliges with a QO: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-11771129/Leiji-Matsumoto-creator-Space-Battleship-Yamato-dies-85.html
  3. 3 points
    Brenda Blethyn, the excellent film, stage, and television actress, who made her television debut in 1980, whose first film was "The Witches" (1990), who won a BAFTA for her role in "Secrets & Lies" (1996), and was born in Ramsgate, Kent, is 77 today. Sandy Duncan, the phenomenal American actress, comedian, dancer, singer, and voice artist, who began her versatile career at age 12, whose first television work was in the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow", well known for her excellent performance in the Broadway revival of "Peter Pan", and whose first credited film role was in Disney's "The Million Dollar Duck" (1971), is 77 today.
  4. 2 points
    His assassination is very unlikely, it would be WWIII. Jimmy will go first 99.9%
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    All of the teams have been posted up above, so we are now officially in business. In total we have 25 players, an increase of 1 from last year. We had 24 up until the last minute, until @Pedro67asked for his missus to be entered in the pool, and I was happy to oblige. Of the 238 potential picks, 155 were selected on at least 1 team, leaving 83 unwanted names, with Alain Delon, Joe Biden, Timothy West, Warren Buffett and Vladamir Putin among the notable names that no-one selected. Next year I might introduce an auction of unwanted picks- I might as well make the game more complicated than it already is! 44 of the picks were unique, with 4 players accounting for 28 of them. Mrs Pedro led the way with 9 unique picks, surprising leading @Gooseberry Crumble with 8 uniques, @Pedro67with 6, and @Great Uncle Bulgariawith 5. It wasn't a successful strategy for Gooseberry last year - will Mrs Pedro fare any better this year? James Whale was the most popular pick, being selected on all bar 2 teams. Frank Field was on all bar 3 teams, with Rolf Harris and George Alagiah being the next most popular selections, on all bar 4 teams. Obviously the change to the scoring system has not deterred players from selecting the big names, but could the penalties for surviving Drop 40 and Deathlist picks come back to haunt them at the end of the game? The known bonuses are listed up above. There have been a couple of minor alterations to add some extra dates that qualify for a bonus, but they are now fixed for the remainder of the game. @Clorox Bleachmanhas selected 15 hidden bonuses which I now have, and will be adding to scores as the hits come in. Three of them have already come into effect, as they relate to the teams submitted- I will post up a scoreboard later showing the bonuses applied. Most of the bonuses will be revealed as they are hit. Some will not be revealed until the game has concluded. I can tell you that there are no bonuses or penalties this year for naming the bonuses, so feel free to comment on them as they arise. There is one hidden bonus which I will reveal now, as it is important that players are now aware of it: 14. +2 for the first player who posts a picture of their hit receiving a prize. +1 for every subsequent player who posts a picture of them receiving a different prize. (the player must have had a hit with that pick). If all players who picked them posts a picture, -2 for the last player to post (or for the only person not to post a picture if all players bar one do it) I will try to be a little more regular with the updates this year, but I m not making any promises! Best of luck to everyone
  6. 2 points
    65 Belinda Carlisle — Heaven Is A Place On Earth 44 Enya – Orinoco Flow 43 Madonna — Like a prayer 42 The Bangles – Eternal Flame 35 Marc Almond & Gene Pitney - Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart +4 35 Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky 22 Pet Shop Boys - Heart 12 Tiffany – I Think We're Alone Now -3 00 Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart -3
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    (Wiki) Leiji Matsumoto died Feb. 13th, 2023 at age 85. He has been mentioned in a few threads..
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    I seem to have inadvertently scored a hit in this pool with the death of Dickie Davies!
  9. 2 points
    RIP Yasue Okai and Kimiko Ono. Kimiko Ono seemed to be in good shape however Fusa Tatsumi outlived her. Fusa could be a new Nabi Tajima as she continues to defy expectations.
  10. 2 points
    With President's Day Tomorrow, It'd be very appropriate if he passed tomorrow.
  11. 2 points
    British actor Luke Pasqualino celebrates his 33rd birthday today. Starred in numerous tv series such as Skins, Our Girl, The Musketeers and Shadow and Bone. British model David Gandy, that rarity a male supermodel , celebrates his 43rd birthday today.
  12. 2 points
    Yasue Okai dead at 114.
  13. 1 point
    65 Belinda Carlisle — Heaven Is A Place On Earth 45 Marc Almond & Gene Pitney – Something's Gotten Hold of my Heart +4 43 Enya – Orinoco Flow 41 The Bangles – Eternal Flame 35 Madonna — Like a Prayer 30 Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky 16 Pet Shop Boys — Heart 15 Tiffany – I Think We're Alone Now 14 Kylie Minogue – Hand On Your Heart 10 Black Box — Ride on Time -2 0 Aswad – Don’t Turn Around -4
  14. 1 point
    Dickie Davies, presenter of World of Sport from 1968 until 1985, dead aged 89/94. A 2023 DDP Pick.
  15. 1 point
    Tony Iommi the co-founder and guitarist of Black Sabbath is 75 today
  16. 1 point
    Kathleen Beller, American actress, primarily a television actress, who began her acting career appearing in commercials as a child and adolescent, best known for her role as Kirby Anders, the daughter of Blake Carrington's majordomo, Joseph Anders, on the prime time soap opera "Dynasty", is 67 today. Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, known professionally as Seal, the splendid R&B and soul singer and songwriter of Brazilian and Nigerian ancestry, widely known for his numerous hits, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, and was born in Paddington, London, is 60 today.
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    Bill is, undoubtedly, in a bad way. Trump, maybe a heart attack or something - but famously he doesn't drink or smoke, so he's got less chance of lung/liver cancer than most presidents (including Obama)...
  19. 1 point
    I see there have only been three DLs that didn't have a POTUS or FLOTUS (1989, 1992, and 2012). Would any of the others make it in the next little while if both Carters go this year, you think?
  20. 1 point
    Perhaps he *could*, going through every possible medical treatment until he passes that threshold, but I don't blame him one bit for deciding any care that could prolong his life isn't worth it any more. At some point dying peacefully around loved ones is far better than eking out another year or two hooked to machines.
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    Incredible Jimmy made 98 given that he was the eldest of 4 children who other than him are all long gone: Gloria (1926_1990) 63 Ruth (1929_1983) 54 Billy (1937_1988) 51 All died of pancreatic cancer.Jimmy apparently was the only non smoker which probably explains how he was able to live so much longer.
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    I agree, although I do wonder how long Ros will last without him. She’ll be 96 in August. HW Bush passed away seven months after Barbara.
  23. 1 point
    That's it this time. Long live the king of immortals.
  24. 1 point
    Investor Irving Kahn, disciple from Benjamin Graham, is dead. He was the oldest living active investment professional (109 years)
  25. 1 point
    Grammy winner and propably best trompeter in the world Clark terry is DEAD! http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/22/us-people-clarkterry-idUSKBN0LQ07L20150222
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