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  1. Words We Dislike

    I have a list as long as your arm for this. The overuse of the word "awesome" has already been mentioned but is probably my number one (like when the checkout girl says awesome when you give her the correct change). I intensely dislike the pronunciations of kil-om-et-er, instead of the correct kil-o-mete-r, and the English pronunciation of vitamin. Something which has crept into the younger generations is that when they are playing someone at sport, they might say that Australia is "versing" South Africa at cricket on Thursday. That is just plainly horrible.
  2. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    This was recently on Stefan Karl Stefansson's Twitter feed. It’s not until they tell you you’re going to die soon that you realize how short life is. Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. And whether you spend it in the arms of a loved one or alone in a prison-cell, life is what you make of it. Dream big. If we make the obvious inference then it seems that he is definitely in the sooner rather than later pile. Sad cause he seems like quite a nice fellow with a young family, but maybe not such a bad joker after all.
  3. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    My DDP team Pity Da Foolz is currently sitting 2nd (but just a QO for Spanky Manikan out of first-not holding my breath though). I guess this qualifies me for a self assessment of my chances. RIP Falkholt, Elias, Miller, Nevin, Cryne, Goodwin (and Manikan) The good oil hereabouts suggest that Stefannsson, Stiles, Bracknell, and McCain should score, not 100% convinced about 1 or 2 of these but who am I to argue with the collective genius. The other picks I am happy with are Ricketts, Butts and Frates. I think Anne Hamilton-Byrne will die but I think she was a poor pick as she is only worth 5 points. Of the others (Lima, Willesee, Cappotelli, Nolan, Bain), I think 1 or 2 might score but probably not strong picks on balance. Predicting somewhere around 13-14 hits and 150 points-a good enough score but not enough to challenge for the podium. Worst miss: Marieke Vervoort especially if she qualifies for the unnatural death bonus (which I think is dubious for reasons mentioned earlier).
  4. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Have I missed some news about Stefan Karl Stefansson? There seems to be consensus that he'll score this year but I can't see anything much in recent news suggesting a decline in his health. In other news, last I looked Colin Butts hasn't tweeted for a while which is unusual compared with his normal patterns. Could be a bad sign?
  5. Hooroo, Mate.

    One for the midyear comps I think. Don't think seeing 2019 is a possibility, actually looking at the photos I think St. Patricks Day looks to be a stretch. She was a very famous actress in her day (late 70s/early 80s) who enjoyed a renaissance of sorts when she hosted the Aussie version of The Weakest Link. Most noteworthy Aussies seem to get some kind of QO so might help somebody somewhere. http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/tv-legend-cornelia-frances-determined-to-battle-cancer/news-story/43956d98a4c925a149d836991cad6797
  6. Hooroo, Mate.

    News just breaking about the death of former Australian, NSW and Canterbury rugby league player, Steve Folkes. It distresses me a little when I hear about sports people I watched as a child, teen, and now with ever increasing frequency, adult, dying of natural causes. http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/bulldogs-legend-steve-folkes-found-dead/news-story/561b418e50de0bc481476fd6f1a087c1
  7. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    I think the death of John Mahoney has been picked up in at least one other thread. But for your convenience here is a link: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/flashback/frasier-star-john-mahoney-dead-at-77/news-story/19a896c49f6dea3f1fca5c163624f119 One for the List of the Missed as he was selected by 1 team in 2017 if not other years.
  8. Bit of a long post, but courtesy of The Bloodhound Gang. It's quite a read. Only from 1999, so I don't know about the whole "Songs that wouldn't be made now" thing, but highly questionable content. I was lonelier than Kunta Kinte at a Merle Haggard concert That night I strolled on into Uncle Limpy's Hump Palace lookin' for love It had been a while In fact, three hundred and sixty-five had come and went Since that midnight run haulin' hog to Shakey Town on I-10 I had picked up this hitchhiker that was sweatin' gallons Through a pair of Daisy Duke cut-offs and one of those Fruit Of The Loom tank-tops Well, that night I lost myself to ruby red lips Milky white skin and baby blue eyes Name was Russell Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Well I find it's quite a thrill When she grinds me against her will Yes a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Well, faster than you can say, "shallow grave" This pretty little thing come up to me and starts kneadin' my balls Like hard-boiled eggs in a tube sock Said her name was Bambi and I said, "Well that's a coincidence darlin' 'Cause I was just thinkin' about skinnin' you like a deer" Well she smiled, had about as much teeth as a Jack-O-Lantern And I went on to tell her how I would wear her face like a mask As I do my little kooky dance And then she told me to shush I guess she could sense my desperation 'Course, it's hard to hide a hard-on when you're dressed like Minnie Pearl Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Well I find it's quite a thrill When she grinds me against her will Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' So, Bambi's goin' on about how she can make all my fantasies come true So I says, "Even this one I have where Jesus Christ Is jackhammering Mickey Mouse in the doo-doo hole With a lawn dart as Garth Brooks gives birth to something Resembling a cheddar cheese log with almonds on Santa Claus's tummy-tum?" Well, ten beers, twenty minutes and thirty dollars later I'm parkin' the beef bus in tuna town if you know what I mean Got to nail her back at her trailer Heh, that rhymes I have to admit it was even more of a turn-on When I found out she was doin' me to buy baby formula Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Well I find it's quite a thrill When she grinds me against her will Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Day or so had passed when I popped the clutch Gave the tranny a spin and slid on into The Stinky Pinky Gulp N' Guzzle Big Rig Snooze-A-Stop There I was browsin' through the latest issue of "Throb" When I saw Bambi starin' at me from the back of a milk carton Well, my heart just dropped So, I decided to do what any good Christian would You can not imagine how difficult it is to hold a half gallon of moo juice And polish the one-eyed gopher when your doin' seventy-five In an eighteen-wheeler I never thought missing children could be so sexy Did I say that out loud? Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin' Well I find it's quite a thrill When she grinds me against her will Yes, a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin
  9. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    @Death Impends I commend you on your view considering that it is against your interests as a competitor.
  10. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    @Toast I think there is a world of difference between a physically healthy person killing themselves and euthanasia. If nothing else then having the bonus apply to suicide means that we don't need to wait for the outcome of coroner's reports before allocating points for accidents and drug overdoses (and what would we do with open findings?). For the most part, euthanasia just allows people suffering awful diseases the chance to say goodbye while they are still mentally and physically capable of meaningful interaction. It is the disease that kills them not the drugs or the person administering the drugs. I think there are a lot of grey areas in the Unnatural Bonus and it is a bit of fun to argue them occasionally. If someone was to have a non-fatal stroke which made them fall over on the street and get run over by a car....is that unnatural? I would say it was the stroke that killed them, others would say the car. Either way I would be happy for the points to be awarded or not awarded. I think there was a case a couple of years ago where the bonus was applied for someone who hit their head on the ground after an aneurysm or some such. That one I found surprising. However, in the case of euthanasia, in an authority where euthanasia is legal I don't think awarding the bonus is either within the wording of the rule (not an accident/murder/suicide) or the spirit of the rule. If it occurs where euthanasia is not legal then it may then be within the wording of the rule (i.e. it is then a murder/manslaughter or suicide) but still outside the spirit of the law.
  11. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Unless there is an extra page of rules that I don't know about it, the rule about the "unnatural event" occurring in the same year as the death is unwritten. However there is ample precedent and so I have no problem with it not applying to Falkholt. From the DDP page: Unnatural causes: +3 for murder, suicide or accident (but not State executions). I think it could be argued very strongly that under Belgian law that none of these would apply to Ms Vervoort's death should it come by euthanasia. Personally I have a very liberal view of euthanasia and thus do not consider it as unnatural. Has there been a precedent set for the bonus being awarded to someone who has been euthanized? This 3 (6) points could be decisive come December.
  12. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Thanks to everyone who cleared up the unwritten rule about why Jessica Falkholt doesn't qualify for the Unnatural Death Bonus. Using some of the same logic (it is to reward the player for picking someone who passes from something sudden and unexpected) then surely the same must apply for Marieke Vervoort should she elect to be euthanized. Euthanasia is borderline anyway as being unnatural (depending on the circumstances/point of view) and Ms Vervoort has flagged for some time her intention to end things on her terms, so perhaps the bonus is inappropriate?
  13. From 1988, comedian Austen Tayshus who got famous with "Australiana" put out a satirical offering called Highway Corroboree. It poked fun at the expense of celebrating the Australian bicentenniel while highlighting a number of social issues which were troubling Australia at the time (and still do). Probably the edgiest line was (in mocking Aboriginal accent). "Eh, what's the easiest way to get a neck like a goanna....Get arrested in Brewarrina. My cousin Albert, he get arrested in Brewarrina. They took away his tie, they took away his belt, they took away his shoelaces....Cunning little bugger, hung himself with his toothbrush." Bearing in mind that there had been a spate of Aboriginal suicides in custody, enough to warrant a Royal Commission. Even though it was a satirical piece I don't think it would fly 30 years on. I went to a concert of his in 1989 when I was at uni. A woman tried to get her money back because his show was full of expletives. When he saw what was happening he engaged the lady until she cried. As she was leaving he yelled "And you can fuck your shoes when you get home cause there's been a cunt in 'em all day." Classy!
  14. Inverse Dead Pool 2018

    My Team Donald Trump Queen Elizabeth II Chris Rea Paul Gascoigne Little Richard Alberto Fujimori Angela Lansbury Aretha Franklin Val Kilmer Leslie Phillips Olivia Newton-John Prunella Scales Betty White Stan Lee Henry Kissinger Dick Van Dyke Stephen Hawking Vera Lynn Doris Day Stefan Karl Stefansson Prince Philip Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Denis Norden Jimmy Greaves Bob Dole Sub: Jill Gascoigne Thanks for running the game. Best of luck to the other competitors and, of course, the 25 brave souls on my team.
  15. I think the Ted Mulry Gang song "Jump in My Car" would be a tough sell these days. There are a few cover versions that would be ballsy. Gary Glitter or Rolf Harris doing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" wouldn't go platinum. But I would've liked Michael Jackson to fund his legal bills by putting out an EP with a cover of The Divinyls "Young Boys are My Weakness" on one side and "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" on the other.