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Dr_T last won the day on October 15 2018

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  1. Dr_T

    Hooroo, Mate.

    Things not looking good for Tom Long. https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/seachange-star-tom-long-has-months-to-live/news-story/93975fb4a9436fee2809091c7c2e5f77 Would definitely expect him to QO for DDP mainly due to his regular cast role in Seachange where he was excellent. Also good in the movie Two Hands which is one of my all-time favourite Australian movies.
  2. Well I pity da fool who doesn't like a terrier (thanks for the demotion by the way SC-or is it a promotion like with surgeons?). The proud Australian terrier, while an excellent ratter, was bred specifically to catch snakes. Though I hope Clancy never comes face to face with one I am sure he would acquit himself nicely. One thing I do know is that he can grab something and shake the shit out of it.
  3. I am very much a dog person. I have a beautiful Australian terrier named Clancy. We also look after (sort of full time foster care) a West Highland Terrier called Hamish. They might be small but they can be a lot of dog when they get their terrier on.
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    23. Bob Hawke

    No inheritance tax in Australia. I think this is very wrong. Because your primary place of residence is exempt from asset assessments for the calculation of eligibility for social security (old age pension) many of the older folk will hang on to their house (which might be worth 1-2 million dollars or more) where they could sell their house and move into smaller and more manageable accommodation and live off the proceeds. This policy would be electoral suicide if either party suggested it. Meanwhile the oldies are sitting on this huge asset, eventually die and leave a very tidy inheritance to the next generation. To make all of this affordable and sustainable either the house has to be considered as an asset for social security or there has to be an inheritance tax. I'm ok...in fact I'm in the gonna inherit a house eventually category but it all seems like a bit of a Ponzi scheme which will be paid for by the next generation.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    As a lover of irony the passing of Mike Willesee wasn't missed. I managed to win last year mostly by trawling the lists of the first half a dozen placegetters in 2017 for survivors. Willesee did not make my 2019 list. It was hard to get a handle on him and the news that made it into the media (up to about August) all suggested that he was responding well to treatment. Considering he was never going to be either unique or Drop 40 meant that he was no value for DDP.
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    A Joke

    I think this joke was on this thread earlier except that it was Myra Hindley was walking with the little boy (somewhat darker humour when real people become involved). Considering that we are on the 113th page of this thread I think we can excuse the occasional repeat.
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Firstly may I thank Markb4 for being so gracious in accepting me back into the competition. In a normal league hearing that your opponent has been disqualified and then re-admitted into the competition would cause disruptions in preparation, perhaps not so here unless Mark had organised some hits which he subsequently cancelled. Sorry for being slow in catching the problem...I was away from work because I got my little dog desexed and so was only very sporadically checking the forums-which I mostly do in between less important work duties (like now). Replying from home also involves typing on the Ipad which I find frustratingly slow and inaccurate compared with a keyboard. But enough about me. Funnily enough I was talking about Andrew McGahan at work the day before I found out he had cancer (because someone selected him in Advent Avalanche). For a period he was quite famous in Australia due to the success of his initial book "Praise". Not exactly a household name, but certainly well-known for people of my vintage and especially in Brisbane where the book was set. I was talking about buying the book and reading it only to find the second and third last leaves missing, leaving me with the last leaf which had about 1.5 paragraphs in it. I found the book too gritty and not overly interesting, so I just got my refund from the shop and never worried about the bit I missed. It dealt with a poor local subculture of which I was already too familiar and which had been told much more entertainingly in John Birminghham's "He Died With a Felafel in His Hand". Mrs T couldn't remember whether or not she had read the book. I asked he if she remembered a scene where a young couple were having a bath in a communal bathroom in a boarding house where she was rubbing cream into the eczema on his back while they listened to an old man in a nearby toilet shitting? She couldn't so I suggested she hadn't read the book.
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    The Dead of 2019

    I think Patricia Routledge, who played Hyacinth opposite Clive Swift, should occupy the #50 spot for as long as necessary (if you know what I mean), after all it would be the best death Tagline in the history of deathlist......"Kicked the Bouquet!"
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Thank you, sorry for causing so much bother.
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Not sure what has happened here, but I did send and resend my team (resend was at 22.17 Thursday EST). I haven't been on the forums much in the last couple of days. I am willing to accept the referee's decision, but this is the team I sent: Andrew McGahan c Edmund Capon Tim Conway Gustav Gerneth Ruth Bader Ginsberg Lee Kerslake Roberta McCain Michael Murphy (Australian murderer) Jimmy Spicer Kane Tanake Jean-Louis Trintignant Reserves Norman Lloyd Jeanne Little Anne Hamilton-Byrne
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    My team is in. I was going to say that I consider myself the Cardiff City of the Deathlist Cup but I don't want anyone thinking I got an unfair head start.
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    15. Bob Barker

    I do like the mental image of a seal doing "jazz flippers" after being warned that the audience had the occasional autistic kiddy.
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    Deathrace 2019

    Some news for the Deathrace Also Rans Cup, the world's oldest man Masazo Nonako has died: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/20/worlds-oldest-man-masazo-nonaka-dies-in-japan-at-113 345 points for me and whoever else had him and is still bothering to keep score.
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    Deathrace 2019

    Congratulations Phantom, brilliant effort that. Well done! In other news, Texan death row inmate Blaine Milam has been granted a stay of execution so even if death row inmates were allowed and even if the competition hadn't already finished there would be no score for this particular scumbag. https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/14/texas-court-criminal-appeals-stays-execution-blaine-milam/
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2019

    Here is my brave 25 1. Donald Trump 2. Queen Elizabeth II 3. Linda Nolan 4. Dick Van Dyke 5. Paul Gascoigne 6. Prunella Scales 7. Stirling Moss 8. Henry Kissinger 9. Betty White 10. Olivia Newton-John 11. Terry Jones 12. Valerie Harper 13. George Alagiah 14. Jimmy Greaves 15. Pope Benedict XVI 16. Beth Chapman 17. Carol Channing 18. Doris Day 19. Billy Connolly 20. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 21. Leslie Phillips 22. Michael Robinson 23. Bob Dole 24. Jimmy Carter 25 . Bob Hawke Subs Prince Philip June Brown Marieke Vervoort Polite applause from the Members Stand for a very patient double century...... (post count).

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