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    Time Added

    I guess this is the general football thread (I would call it soccer but that might get me a warning point hereabouts). Here is a gruesome little story about an apparently famous footballer. https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/tottenham-legend-gary-mabbutt-has-foot-eaten-by-rat/news-story/2477caf08c2793a12b75ade87b70bcfb Enjoy.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    I know there was some discussion about this earlier in the year but has there been any decision about a competitor putting in teams with only 1-2 names difference? I notice that Gun Away and Gun Fishing are coming equal 5th with the same hits and only 1 different runner. Isn't the point to make decisions and settle on 20 names? Putting in all but identical teams seems against the spirit of the competition. My apologies if this has been resolved and I have missed it.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    McCain's demise has done nothing to the top of the leader board. Although only 6th on the Drop Forty, the highest ranked team to not select McCain is 20 Hits No Problem who is running 28th. I think it is McCain who is the champion of the Drop Forty Bonus. I think this has been the best invention I have seen in the few years I have been interested in the DDP.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    The beauty of having Anne Hamilton-Byrne as a runner is that she is the kind of person you can wish to die without feeling like a bad person. 97ish years old, barely aware of her existence, and an evil hag in life.....not much to miss. I said a few months ago that she was a bad pick because she's worth so few points. It would be ironic if her death resulted in Pity Da Foolz becoming the 2018 DDP Champion. So good luck to all competitors and also runners (except Anne H-B!).
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    I actually got a bit of a shock this morning when I saw that SKS had died. While this is good news for Pity da Foolz's chances of winning DDP it seemed like SKS was a man with a lot of good to do whose time was cut short. So now my chances in DDP look to be resting mainly on Marieke Vervoort retaining her will to live and one of my non-Bracknell/McCain types not seeing New Year's. I still think Anne Hamilton-Byrne is a good chance, Simon Ricketts is odds on and Nobby Stiles still a chance. Nolan and Willesee are long shots. A couple of much belated obits would be gratefully accepted...but won't be holding my breath. Good luck to all.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Here's a particularly tragic story. Nothing to do with DDP except for the fact that I wish she was my joker. https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/upandcoming-snowboarder-dies-on-her-18th-birthday/news-story/89770f0ddf32d5e936850180db5c7a48 Let's tot it up. Assuming that this is not a natural death...... 12 points for being 18 3 points for being unique 3 points for unnatural causes 5 points for the party pooper bonus. Multiplied by 2 for being the joker. 46 big DDP points. Might be handy hereabouts.
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    Hooroo, Mate.

    Not sure whether this is the right thread to discuss the imminent death of a tv show....but it is Australian. They have made an Australian version of Pointless which debuted last night. I love the English version, saw it by accident when I was in England in 2013 and then found a few episodes on YouTube. They have played a season or two of the English show on the ABC as well. Anyway, the Australian version is utter shite. They have truncated it to fit a 30 minute spot on one of the commercial channels. They start with three pairs and hence have more or less done away with the first round. They barely have time to talk to the contestants or each other, but in a way that is a godsend as the main host (playing Alexander's role) is charmless and shouty. They even managed to fit in a commercial break in between the first and second questions of the head to head round. The only improvement on the English version is that the presenter knows when to use "fewer" instead of "less" which escapes poor old Alexander despite his fancy-schmancy education at Durham School. I give it 3 weeks tops before Channel Ten pulls the pin and starts showing reruns of Family Feud instead.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    It's not looking good for Simon Ricketts-this is copied from his Tumblr page. I watched England beat Colombia while I was in hospital. Again. I was back in because I was very weak. Badly anaemic. They pumped some units of blood into me and that helped. I also had a nasty, unhealing wound where the chest drain used to be. Underneath that wound was a lump. Probably infection. We tested it. It wasn’t infection. It’s the cancer again. Back. Aggressively. Quickly. It’s inoperable. We’ll try radiotherapy to slow it down. I’m sorry to say it looks like I have both feet on the down escalator now. I’m sorry for everyone who loves me. I’m sorry to cause them pain. Hurt. Again. I do, as ever, plan to ‘make the most’ of the time I have left. But I am very weak. I doubt I’ll be going on sunshine tours or pub crawls. At home, with a cup of tea, my cat and my girlfriend. This may be all of it. I feel okay right now. A sense of quietly plodding in the mist. The pain is okay right now. It will get worse. Love makes it bearable.
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    A Joke

    Would an all-gay male Supremes tribute band call themselves "The Meatlovers"? (I hope the pizza names translate from Australian otherwise it might be a bit cryptic).
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    2. Leah Bracknell

    Is anyone up for a Party Pooper bonus? Unlikely but possible.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Starting to get a little worried about the QO for Colin Butts. Can't say I have a great handle on what makes someone QOworthy but he seems to have a lot more cred than some who have cleared the bar. Can anyone give me hope?
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    World Cup 2018

    I love the comment about Neymar above-he is a joke but while they have started to do something about staging it hasn't gone far enough. Still seems that the two things you need to make it at soccer are a very high centre of gravity and a very low pain threshold. Not to mention a very fertile imagination.
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    Hooroo, Mate.

    Here is FB video with Mike Willesee discussing his current condition. The picture shows that he has obviously lost a lot of weight-as my wife would say "he has the look of a man who is tangoing with the Spanish Dancer", but it seems that the treatment has largely worked and he is upbeat about his prognosis. Immunotherapy continues to be the nemesis of the deathlister. Doesn't help my DDP team, but good luck to him.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Come on Y-Dub, find me that QO for Colin Butts. I need that 9 points.
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    A Joke

    And in tribute to another recently departed Australian. An elderly man and an elderly woman would meet in the park every day. They did this for a few months and then the old guy says, "We've been meeting here every day for a while now and no-one pays us much attention. How about while we sit here, you hold my penis?" The old girl thinks about it for a while and agrees, so after that they would meet in the park every day and while they sat there watching the world go by, she would hold his penis. And every day for a couple of years they did this. One day, the old man wasn't sitting on their bench and the old girl panicked thinking the worst. She raced (as best she could) around the park and eventually found him sitting on another bench with another old lady and she was holding his penis. She was livid. "How dare you come here to our park and sit on the bench with this woman with her holding your penis. What's she got that I haven't got?" The old bloke smiled and looked her in the eye and said, "Parkinson's disease."

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