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  1. 5 points
    Yeah, my first go at a team to win the DDP, subtitled The Gary Burgesses and consisting of 20 identical picks, was frowned upon for some reason by the Cmme.
  2. 4 points
    We're officially up. The sidebars are updated, 2021 in the archives, and a little introductory post by me ahead of the actual obits. Plenty of work to go - but we're open.
  3. 3 points
    Lee Myung-bak, former President of South Korea once again hospitalised for "chronic illness" Means that all the (2) former Presidents of South Korea are in hospital currently.
  4. 3 points
    Too many. Ask again in another 2 years.
  5. 3 points
    Wonderful work, DI, Reptile, Grim. Incredible effort to keep the site running smoothly. Genuine end of an era stuff to see Mr C bow out after 21+ years. The Man in Black back in play! That makes it 7 current or former DDP hosts playing this year, which must surely be a record! Also with Spade, the Deathlist, Skunk, JoeRam, Reptile, DI, Dr T, OoO, Salmon Mousse and DDT playing, we have 10 former DDP champions in the 2022 game, shattering the previous record of 7 in one year. Which I think is cool.
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    Apparently he was very ill for over a year according to a Palace fan who saw it on a forum post. Note to self: Read more fans forum posts
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    Birju Maharaj, Indian Kathak dancer noted above, has died aged 83. Obituaries: The Independent, Daily Mail
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    Ok one constructive post while I'm here .... any Corrie geek knows the show was originally commissioned for just 13 episodes, which is quite astonishing given it's now on 10,535 and counting and surely not a million years from it's 13,000th episode. (around 2030 based on fag packet calculations if it carries on at a stupid 6 weekly episodes) Named characters from the first 13 episodes of the long running soap. 19th February 1896 - 31st March 1984 - Jack Howarth (Albert Tatlock) 8th March 1897 - 1st January 1988 - Margot Bryant (Minnie Cadwell) 1st September 1898 - 26th December 1983 - Violet Carson (Ena Sharples) 3rd February 1899 - 16th November 1994 - Doris Speed (Annie Walker) 4th September 1899 - 2nd April 1984 - Frank Crawshaw (Arnold Tanner) 8th December 1899 - 30th June 1970 - Arthur Leslie (Jack Walker) 16th October 1906 - 24th March 1991 - Maudie Edwards (Elsie Lappin) 25th July 1907 - 8th February 1989 - Cyril Luckham (Dr Tinsley) 15th September 1910 - 18th April 1985 - Dorothy Frere (Hetty) 2nd October 1911 - 5th January 2005 - Gabrielle Daye (Beattie Pearson) 10th December 1912 - 17th July 2000 - Joan Heath (May Hardman) 29th June 1914 - 30th June 1990 - Lynne Caroll (Martha Longhurst) 14th September 1914 - 26th March 1971 - Frank Pemberton (Frank Barlow) 22nd September 1915 - 15th April 1982 - Arthur Lowe (Leonard Swindley) 23rd December 1916 - 29th June 1935 - Noel Dyson (Ida Barlow) 18th April 1918 - 8th November 2005 - Avril Angers (Norah Dawson) 31st October 1919 - 21st December 2012 - Daphne Oxenford (Esther Hayes) 1st April 1920 - 22nd November 1995 - Joan Francis (Dot Greenhalgh) 27th January 1922 - 18th May 1991 - Betty Alberge (Florrie Lindley) 26th November 1923 - 17th September 1986 - Pat Phoenix (Elsie Tanner) 10th April 1924 - 31st December 2017 - Doreen Keogh (Concepta Riley) 10th January 1926 - 4th July 1994 - Ray Mort (Ron Bailey) 22nd April 1926 - 24th December 1997 - Ivan Beavis (Harry Hewitt) 17th November 1927 - Alive (Ernst Walder) 9th February 1929 - 29th November 2001 - Ruth Holden (Vera Lomax) 9th October 1931 - 25th September 2017 - Anthony Booth (Malcolm Wilkinson) 12th November 1931 - 23rd November 2000 - Brian Rawlinson (Joe Makinson) 25th April 1932 - Alive - William Roache (Ken Barlow) 22nd June 1932 - Alive - Prunella Scales (Eileen Hughes) 21st November 1932 - 2nd July 2010 - Beryl Bainbridge (Sheila Birtles) 1935 - 19th August 2019 - Anna Gymer (Glynis) January 1935 - 10th June 2008 - David Brierley (Milo) 13th September 1935 - Alive - Angela Crow (Doreen Lostock) 20th June 1936 - Alive - Philip Lowrie (Dennis Tanner) 9th February 1937 - Alive - Alan Rothwell (David Barlow) 1st March 1937 - Anne Cunningham (Linda Tanner) 22nd March 1939 - 12th August 1986 - Christine Hargreaves (Christine Hardman) 6th November 1942 - Alive - Patricia Shakesby (Susan Cunningham) 10th January 1945 - 5 October 2006 - Jennifer Moss (Lucille Hewitt) It's perhaps unsurprising most are now dead 60 years later. Unknown - Eileen Mayers (Sheila Birtles)
  10. 2 points
    Happy Death Impends-Sliding-Into-My-DMs Day to all who celebrate. Commiserations first to Sidney Poitier, Gary Burgess, and Jana Bennett – all of whom were in this year's top 50 Derby Dead Pool names, but expired before the Inverse Dead Pool starting line. Let's have a line break of silence in their honour. Thank you. The top 50, once those three are removed, are as follows: George Alagiah Jimmy Carter Linda Nolan Shannen Doherty Pele Tom Parker Bill Turnbull James Whale Frank Field Queen Elizabeth II Tom Smith Olivia Newton-John Leslie Phillips Dick Van Dyke Henry Kissinger Pope Benedict XVI Prunella Scales Angela Lansbury Doddie Weir Bob Barker George Perez Jerry Lee Lewis Rob Burrow Billy Connolly Mikhail Gorbachev Yoko Ono Jean-Louis Trintignant Tony Bennett Rolf Harris Tom Weiskopf Tim Bilton Ghislaine Maxwell Susie Steiner Bobby Charlton Shane MacGowan Russell Bishop June Brown Milos Zeman David Attenborough Mel Brooks Phil Collins Clint Eastwood Harry Belafonte Rupert Murdoch Joe Exotic Donald Trump Joanne Woodward Francoise Hardy Paul Gascoigne Willie Nelson 51. Eva Marie Saint (can only be picked as a substitute) Those are your 50 possible choices. Select and rank 25 of those names to survive 2022, and post your teams in this thread. Submissions are now open. The deadline to submit a team is Sunday, January 23, 23.59 (GMT) – 1 week (and 50 minutes) from now.
  11. 2 points
    Because when Hell goes into this thread it gets hot
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    If he does, I'm sure he can have the number 50 position.
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    THE 50 ELIGIBLE PICKS: George Alagiah Jimmy Carter Linda Nolan Shannen Doherty Pele Tom Parker Bill Turnbull James Whale Frank Field Queen Elizabeth II Tom Smith Olivia Newton-John Leslie Phillips Dick Van Dyke Henry Kissinger Pope Benedict XVI Prunella Scales Angela Lansbury Doddie Weir Bob Barker George Perez Jerry Lee Lewis Rob Burrow Billy Connolly Mikhail Gorbachev Yoko Ono Jean-Louis Trintignant Tony Bennett Rolf Harris Tom Weiskopf Tim Bilton Ghislaine Maxwell Susie Steiner Bobby Charlton Shane MacGowan Russell Bishop June Brown Milos Zeman David Attenborough Mel Brooks Phil Collins Clint Eastwood Harry Belafonte Rupert Murdoch Joe Exotic Donald Trump Joanne Woodward Francoise Hardy Paul Gascoigne Willie Nelson 51. Eva Marie Saint (can only be picked as a substitute) Submissions are now open (as of January 16). Deadline for submissions is Sunday, January 23, 23.59 (GMT).
  14. 1 point
    INVERSE DEAD POOL 2022  Welcome to the 11th edition of the Inverse Dead Pool, the nice dead pool where you don't want your picks to die. How to play The game starts when I post a list of this year's 50 most popular Derby Dead Pool picks. From this list of 50, you must pick 25 people who you think will SURVIVE the year. The premise is to AVOID picking people who will die. Rank your picks – from least likely to die to most likely to die. You receive points according to their position on your team – 25 points if your #1 pick dies, 24 points if your #2 pick dies, and so on, down to 1 point if your #25 pick dies, and 0 points if anyone you haven't picked dies. You do NOT want points. The winner is the player with the fewest points at the end of the year (Dec 31, 23.59 GMT). You may also pick a 26th name as a substitute, in case one of your picks dies before the submission deadline. If that happens, everyone in a lower position on your team moves up a place, and your substitute is drafted in at #25. If any picks die during the submission period, then the 51st most popular name (which I'll reveal alongside the top 50) becomes an eligible pick. This means the 51st name can be your substitute, but can't initially be on your main team. Once you have a team ready, post it in this thread. If you amend your team after posting it (you may want to do this if, for example, the 51st name was your substitute, they've come into play, and you want to rank them somewhere other than the default #25), then please post again in this thread to clarify what you've changed. You may not amend your team after the submission deadline. Tie break details If two or more players are tied at the end of the year, the winner is the player with the fewest hits. If all tied players have an equal amount of hits, then the winner is whichever of these tied players had the fewest points most recently (i.e. whoever had the most recent pick to die, whoever ranked that pick lower if all tied players picked them, whoever had the second most recent pick to die if those are the same, etc). If all tied players have the exact same hits in the exact same positions (or if they achieve a heretofore-unachieved perfect score of 0), the tie is not broken – all tied players share victory. Congratulations to our previous winners... 2021 BabyBlue 25 points 2020 The Quim Reaper 34 points 2019 drol 10 points 2018 machotrouts 17 points 2017 drol 25 points 2016 Pedro67 21 points 2015 Death Impends 15 points 2014 Bibliogryphon 10 points 2013 N/A 2012 Esturian Float 4 points 2011 Garn2 15 points Thank you to our previous hosts... 2018-2021 Death Impends 2014-2017 The Dead Cow 2011-2012 Spade_Cooley Links to previous Inverse Dead Pools 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2012-2016 2011
  15. 1 point
    It's wrong - well spotted. The team have incorrectly included him twice in their entry but normally this would be highlighted by the conditional formatting in the spreadsheet which highlights duplicates. For the cells of this entry the conditional formatting is not in place (I know not why) so this has not been highlighted and therefore missed. @gcreptile one Duane Eddy needs removed from this team and replaced by Brue Channel the first sub. I'm not going to go through all the teams checking the formatting is working and for duplicates missed because I know it was in place for a lot of teams where duplicates did exist and the teams are up live now anyway so duplicates will be highlighted in the same way YW has picked up Duane Eddy.
  16. 1 point
    Well, it is more bad news for the Lowther family. Bear with. The title was inherited by the 8th Earl's half brother William James Lowther from the 7th Earl's second marriage. Another half brother from the 7th Earl's third marriage is next in line to succeed (I believe the 9th Earl has no heirs), that is James Nicholas Lowther. Now it transpires that James' third child but eldest son Will has committed suicide, aged 21: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10409179/Earl-Lonsdale-heir-pays-tribute-artist-son-death-aged-21.html Tortuous to work out, but if you look up the peerage pages it all kind of works out.
  17. 1 point
    I'll agree, my teams look ok, despite several dying pre-start, so well sorted out, and my odd choices (Millar; Davis) look grand. Bonus of getting in early I guess. No doubt there will be the usual teething issues, maybe the odd doubler, but I may not have the time to look out for these myself. I've a feeling the Committee will have a very very busy year. Good luck!
  18. 1 point
    Alright, three more obits for now with Charles McGee, Gary Waldhorn and Bob Falkenburg. Everett Lee is waiting for an obit. I have already cleaned up a bit, and especially hope that the John Prescott thing is gone. Thank you Grim Up North, for collecting the teams in these past weeks, for the ton of dialogue with the players, and the work in sorting out the picks and teams. A huge effort, well done!
  19. 1 point
    Take this from an Indian from Maharashtra - Mangeshkar is more than a celebrity in India. She's known as the Nightingale of India for good reason - she started her career around Indian independence and sung for every major movie for a good 4+ decades. She's literally been the playlist of several generations of people. Additionally, she's also sung major religious and nationalistic songs over the years which have had a major impact on the country. There's maybe three/four "mainstream" celebs whose health demands this amount of attention in the country - Tendulkar, Amitabh Bacchan, Mangeshkar, and Rajnikanth. Bacchan and Rajnikanth's deaths will almost certainly cause the country to shutdown, and I won't be surprised if that will happen for Tendulkar and Mangeshkar as well, but they'll definitely cause Maharashtra to shut down (both are from and live in the state) EDIT: Easiest comparison to a former deathlister is Gord Downie. When Downie died, Canada shut down. When Mangeshkar dies, so will India (her death will be less tragic, of course, given her age, but it won't change the impact I don't think)
  20. 1 point
    Jon Lind (Wiki), an A&R executive for Hollywood Records and songwriter for artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire ("Boogie Wonderland"), Madonna ("Crazy for You"), and Vanessa Williams ("Save the Best for Last"), dead at 73. https://variety.com/2022/music/news/jon-lind-writer-earth-wind-fire-madonna-dead-dies-1235155539/
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    I asked this question a few years back. Annoyingly, I used to have a link to his full library of photographs, with the list of subjects, but I lost it. Must surely be online somewhere. If I had to guess, I'd say maybe a couple of dozen subjects survive. Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne and Harry Belafonte being several such examples.
  22. 1 point
    How could you not pick Irving Berlin in 1989 you stupid fucks
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    There’s a good thread running on the Crossroads fan site on Facebook about actors still alive and some telling comments. Jane Rossington (Jill) is in very poor health aged 78. David Lawton (Chef Mr Booth) is 96 and still going strong. He’s losing his sight and hearing by all accounts but still living at home and supported by his friends.
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    New Coronavirus variant found in South Africa, being described as "concerning" and "heavily mutated". https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59418127 Thank God, I'm so ready to get so violently sodomized by the virus until I shoot blood out of my rear end like a fountain. I want this virus to chain me to the radiator and never let me leave the house ever again.
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