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  1. 8 points
    Well thank feck, that's one way to guarantee he'll only be on one DL
  2. 6 points
    Problem solved. He won't be on next years list.
  3. 5 points
    Baseball player Len Koenecke, died 17-9-35; comedian Russ Abbott, born 18-9-47. (thanks DDT for the Koenecke pic)
  4. 5 points
    Eurovision performers are up - Boom Bang A Bang I will allow challenges on veracity until 8th October (because I will be away for a week between now and then) Once we get to that date the teams are fixed Now wait
  5. 5 points
    I'm actually kinda or new to this site. So forgive me if I make mistakes.... It's all apart of the learning process.
  6. 4 points
    I would have thought he was more of a wafer-thin mint man.
  7. 4 points
    Why don't you pass on over, Vaaaleryyyy? Vaaaleryyy.
  8. 4 points
    New video of old Kane Tanaka. Her health has not declined at all since the beginning of 2020. 118 is extremely likely.
  9. 4 points
    That only makes it worse!
  10. 4 points
    I've done a great job of finding unique picks (1,4,3,3,3) thereby ensuring they go on to live long and happy lives.
  11. 4 points
    Based on my current shadow list, I also didn't know 22 people when I came across this forum in 2013 (minus 6ix9ine, as he was not yet public). But over time, I also took the obvious candidates into my teams so that I could get points. And that is the goal: to get more points than the biggest competitor, maybe better than the committee, better than your own team from last year. Also, I have never heard of Tom Smith or Genesis P-Orridge before, but they were much discussed people here in the forum from the art/music or sports area, it was obvious to include them. With Bill Gates Sr., that wasn't so clear, which is why he's considered one of the most controversial DL picks this year. Genesis P-Orridge certainly too, but as I said: They were a major topic and discussed. For most people, Gates Senior was simply the "father of", which for many users is not enough to get on the list. And while the DL had a hit with one of the most controversial picks of 2020 (Gates), my shadow list also had a hit with Pat Smullen (whom, of course, I didn't know before) - an Irish jockey with incurable cancer. He could have been a very good and fitting pick on the DL ... Regarding the remaining candidates on my shadow list: I think that everyone is a well-known personality in their own right, famous or known through music, drama, politics, media, etc. Certainly it always depends on the personal point of view, e.g. Jackie Stallone (also a mother of ...) is a celebrity for me, Gates Senior is not like that. And about the Germans: More of them could be represented at the DL! Three French in 2020 but not a single German? - A scandal!! But no matter: With their tactics, the DL has 13 hits so far, with my tactics I have 17 hits. All is well.
  12. 4 points
    Though in a weird way I kind of liked him being on the list. Not because I thought he was DL-y at all, but how memorably stupid it was did give some entertainment value.
  13. 4 points
    I know how Bill Gates feels right now, losing someone close.My thoughts and prayers are with him tonight...
  14. 4 points
    Early wishes for next year list : - Lee Kerslake - Sandra Day O’Connor - Buzz Aldrin - Raul Castro - James Ivory - Tippi Hedren - Liz Sheridan - Robert Badinter - Noam Chomsky - Milan Kundera - Gina Lollobrigida - and so on...
  15. 4 points
    No. I pick Valery Giscard d'Estaing!
  16. 4 points
    Barbara Jefford has died aged 90. Scavenger Hunt pick.
  17. 4 points
    Well congratulations to @The Old Crem & @Death Impends as Barbara Jefford gives a second hit in the James Bond category No uniques and no-one pulling ahead but there is activity nonetheless
  18. 3 points
    Update on this, three months on - Books read/completed still none. Books previously started and progressed, one. New books started, one. Additional books bought, eight. I need to get off the internet.
  19. 3 points
    Ah, my first post since... 2018? Anyways, I vote Alex Trebek.
  20. 3 points
    Czech astronomer Lubos Perek has died at 101 https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/veda/3185904-zemrel-cesky-astronom-lubos-perek-bylo-mu-101-let
  21. 3 points
    That is 140 years for all of you who only deal in Celsius.
  22. 3 points
    Don’t worry about missing Little Richard and John Hume, at least we get Bill Gates dad!
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