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  1. 12 points
    Lovely. She clearly makes people around her happy too.
  2. 9 points
    So the Cmme are very slowly discussing the 2021 Derby Dead Pool as the covid/life/work balance has led to things being busy in August. When we have more time (hah), the plan is to look up the Qualifying Obits and see what can qualify under the ethos of the game, especially now that FFBI picks are barred. Yes, we'll even take some of Willz's ideas under consideration, old chap. One thing I can announce as a sort of "this is what's been looked at" thing as it's been unanimously agreed. Do you know what the biggest topic we get replies on is? It's not the theme team, or FFBI picks, or even "you missed my obscure pick"... It's "Why doesn't the Independent count as an obit anymore? Can you bring back the Independent as a QO? Please bring back the Independent! I scored, I scored, oh, you don't count the Independent anymore.... (the latter being quite pitiful as its usually someone hoping to get their one hit of the year)." By an overwhelming majority, the replies I get for the DDP have concerned the axing of the Independent when it became a digital only news source. And so, with the general belief that the Cmme should be stewards for the gameplayers... we have decided to acquiesce to the mass appeal. The Independent - independent(dot)co(dot)uk - will be an acceptable Derby Dead Pool qualifying source once more from 1/1/2021. The rest of the news will follow when it's agreed, in September/October. As you were...
  3. 8 points
    And in about 79.5 years, she’ll have lived in 3 different centuries, the first to do so since Emma Morano.
  4. 8 points
    I've just achieved my target of walking (or sometimes even jogging, when no one is watching) 1,500km in 100 days. Now I'm going to have a bacon sandwich.
  5. 7 points
    I'm sure we will. Might even have a prize like....... Fourth place a Coronavirus test Third place, a hospital bed Second a hospital bed with a ventilator First a hospital bed with a nurse, and a working ventilator.
  6. 7 points
    After a terribly busy week, and a few days before a week-long holiday of mine, I could finally update again. With Brett Hutchinson's/Sinclair's belated QO, April gets to 30 hits, i.e. one per day. I might get another update on Monday in. But after that, things have to wait for about 8 days.
  7. 6 points
    Footballers are up Lets see how many fall down
  8. 6 points
    I’m not dead. I’ve just been busy with other stuff.
  9. 6 points
  10. 6 points
    This is emphatically not a disaster.
  11. 6 points
    1. The return of the dinosaurs. 2. After Joe Biden dies, Kamala Harris chooses Hillary Clinton as her VP. 3. Prince Charles finally comes out as Gay. 4. Actual Covid-19 death rates hit over 10,000,000. 5. A tsunami comes after Dying Probably`s 8.0 magnitude earthquake in the Canary Islands killing millions of people living on the Easten Coast of the USA.
  12. 6 points
    Yes, yes , this is you to a T.
  13. 6 points
    Anyone done the pasta way joke yet?
  14. 6 points
    Ah good. Back on track are we? Just thought I'd mention it's my birthday today and, assuming the government don't fuck about with the numbers, I'll be getting my pension in 4 years. Roll on 2024.
  15. 5 points
    Recent picture of 94 years old Angela Lansbury in California.
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  17. 5 points
    Alright, no update in almost a month.... and between work and holiday I lost track of who's new, and what's the narrative. So a sober update - if I missed something, let me know. New Hits: Frankie Banali, Sumner Redstone, Bullet Bob Armstrong, Christopher Guy Harrison, Dale Hawerchuk (Jiroemon Kimura with the latter two!), Kamala the wrestler and frequent pick John Hume. It gives us the following new scoreboard: Rank Team Score 1 Death Impends 1087 2 msc 921 3 Joey Russ 901 4 gcreptile 866 5 Banana 853 6 Cpt. Chorizo 801 7 Clorox Bleachman 792 8 Book 743 9 JiroemonKimura 732 10 DevonDeathTrip 709 11 Deadsox 706 12 RadGuy 677 13 The Quim Reaper 623 14 drol 559 15 The Unknown Man 558 16 John Key 542 17 Skinny Kiltrunner 539 18 Sean 523 19 The Mad Hatter 486 20 Torva Messor 484 21 theoldlady 456 22 Grave Danger 436 23 Kenny 434 24 Toast 411 25 The Old Crem 404 26 Sir Creep 342 27 Etushispushingupdaisies 336 28 YoungWillz 334 29 Chilean Way 295 30 Gooseberry Crumble 237 31 Great Uncle Bulgaria 214 32 markb4 208 33 ThePrematureBurial 203 34 Bibliogryphon 192 35 Pedro67 92
  18. 5 points
    I hadn't realised Mad Mohamed Al-Fayed had joined the forum. How's your health sir?
  19. 5 points
    All the teams are in and the game is underway. Bear with Me while I get the masterlists together but points will be awarded from now
  20. 5 points
    Still think it should be a national holiday
  21. 5 points
  22. 5 points
    90% of Scottish Wikipedia has been written by a 13-year-old furry from North Carolina who doesn't actually speak any Scottish, thinks it's just English written in a Groundskeeper Willie accent.
  23. 5 points
    You're doing a grand job, keeping the technical side ticking over well.
  24. 4 points
    SPACE FLIGHT 1. Buzz Aldrin ro, gb, ol, oc, sp, dp 2. Bill Anders ol, sp, ti 3. Ludwig van der Berg ro 4. Frank Borman ro, gb, mc, cw, oc, sp, ba, gn, to 5. Vance D Brand yw, ol, to, yb 6. Jean-Loup Chretien cc 7. Michael Collins bg, mc, oc, to, yb 8. Robert Crippen ti 9. Samantha Cristoforetti yb 10. Ronnie Cunningham ti 11. Charles Duke yw, dp, to 12. Joe Engle af 13. Muhammad Faris ro 14. Anatoly Filipchenko gr, ba, gn, af 15. Jake Garn ro 16. Georgi Ivanov di 17. Jospeh P Kerwin yw 18. Pyotr Klimuk yw, dp 19. Don Lind af 20. James Lovell bg, mc, cw, sp, di, gn 21. Ken Mattingly yw, ba, yb 22. James McDivitt bg, gb, cw, dp, sp, ba, di, gn 23. Julie Payette yb 24. Marcos Pontes gr 25. Leonid Popov bg, gr, ti 26. Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu bg 27. Yuri Romanenko gb 28. Valery Ryumin cc 29. Svetlana Savitskaya ti 30. Harrison Schmitt ol, to 31. David Scott cw, dp, oc 32. Vladimir Shatalov cc, gr, di, gn, af, ol 33. Tom Stafford cw, ba 34. Valentina Tereshkova cc, gb, mc 35. William Thornton di, af 36. Boris Volynov mc 37. Aleksei Yeliseyev cc, gr, oc
  25. 4 points
    Nobel Prize Winners 1. Sidney Altman gb 2. Werner Arber ti 3. Arthur Ashkin mc, gr, cw, sp, ba, di, af 4. J Michael Bishop gb 5. Jimmy Carter yw, ro, ol, mc, sp, ba, di, gn, to 6. Yang Chen-Ning cc 7. J M Coetzee bg 8. Elias James Corey oc 9. Mairead Corrigan dp 10. Peter C Doherty yb 11. Richard Ernst bg 12. Gerhard Ertl cc 13. Leo Esaki ti 14. Adolfo Perez Esquivel oc, yb, af 15. Edmond H Fischer ro, cw, di, gn 16. Walter Gilbert bg 17. Ivar Glaever ti 18. John B. Goodenough ro, mc, sp, gn 19. Mikhail Gorbachev ro, gr, oc, to 20. Roger Guillemin cc, cw 21. Anthony Hewish cw 22. Peter Higgs yb 23. Roald Hoffmann cc, ti 24. Tasuku Honio yb 25. Brian Josephson yw, dp, ti 26. Henry Kissinger ol, gr, dp, ba, to, af 27. Tsung Dao Lee dp 28. Thomas Lindahl yw 29. Rudolph A Marcus cc, gn, af 30. Hartmut Michel gb 31. K Alex Muller sp 32. Alice Munro bg, ol, sp, to 33. Kenzaburo Oe bg 34. Robert Solow yw, gr 35. Jack Steinberger mc, cw, di, gn 36. Samuel Ting dp 37. Susumu Tonegawa gb, yb 38. Desmond Tutu ro, gr, oc, ba 39. Harold Varmus gb 40. James Watson yw, ol, ba, di, to 41. Torsten Wiesel mc, oc, af 42. Gao Xingjian ol
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