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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    John Poole Guardian Obit: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/10/john-poole-obituary
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    Korean War Vets

    Paik Sun-yup dead according to this: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200711000200325 Korean War hero and retired four star general, he's been discussed elsewhere (for some reason). Now a pick in the Poker Tourney, watch out for those QOs.
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    Cage Fighters

    The controversy surrounding Corey Hill spurred me to open a topic. UFC announced his death but the missus swears he's alive. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/corey-hill-s-wife-denies-ufc-report-that-her-husband-has-denied-022023494.html
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    Report of the death of Gaynel Hodge back in June, posted here as co-writer of Earth Angel: https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/bmi-mourns-the-loss-of-gaynel-hodge
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Sugar Minott no longer had a Good Thing Going, 10 years ago when his weak heart stopped going, aged 54.
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    Deceased Top 10 Singles Performers 2000 - Present Day

    Their first, Don't Stop Believing, hit #2 in the UK charts in February 2010. Halo/Walking On Sunshine hit #9 also in February 2010. Total Eclipse Of The Heart also reached #9 in May 2010.
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    Times Obit for John Peter, Hungarian born Sunday Times theatre critic who founded the Ian Charleson Awards for young actors and received the MBE for his trouble: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/john-peter-obituary-6nnqqm5c3 (Paywall)
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    Betty Driver Memorial Soapstar Superstar Thread

    He was also a comedian, a panto star, a quiz show host and a bit of a chanter (was he on the 1978 Ally's Army single?). I couldn't bring myself to categorise him, which is why I went straight for the Dead of 2020 thread.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Wasn't really being serious, @RoverAndOut. I'm guessing the youngest would be the baby Brendan in the Timeless Child arc ha! No doubt when they hit 18, IMDB will be on it...or not...I dunno.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    We are all waiting for Mark Naley to obit. Unlikely now, but keep your eyes peeled. Meanwhile, Yorkshire Banker moves into the lead with a unique hit with Johnny Beattie. No bonuses, leaderboard as above.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Welcome one and all to the fourth annual Poker Tournament! Once again, we throw the doors open to the Casino, situated precariously on a cliff's edge, below a high water dam, just beyond the forest. Sauna facilities provided free for the weary waits between hits! I'll say again, you don't need to know how to play poker or even be interested in cards - just know that you will be well catered for and looked after during your 6 month incarceration in the palace of pleasure! And there is a new addition to the rules just to keep you interested, and which will ensure nobody walks away with zero points! (Not that it has ever happened, but I will not have a first time!) So come on in! If you are not in it, you don't win it! It's the most random, most exciting and easily played Deadpool opening on 1st July! Your humble servant.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Dead So Far: Georg Ratzinger - 1 July Everton Weekes - 1 July Earl Cameron - 3 July Nick Cordero - 5 July Ennio Morricone - 6 July Mark Naley - 6 July - No Obit Johnny Beattie - 9 July Yorkshire Banker: 262 Points (Weekes; Beattie) (Sub: Cameron [Q Diamonds]) Cards Played: Clorox Bleachman: 200 Points (Ratzinger; Cordero) Cards Played: Joey Russ: 200 Points (Ratzinger; Cordero) Cards Played: gcreptile: 114 Points (Ratzinger) (Sub: Cordero [A Diamonds]) Cards Played: msc: 112 Points (Ratzinger) (Sub: Cordero [Q Spades]) Cards Played: Sean: 112 Points (Cordero) (Sub: Weekes [Q Spades]) Cards Played: An Fear Beag: 105 Points (Ratzinger) (Sub: Cordero [5 Diamonds]) Cards Played: Bibliogryphon: 105 Points (Weekes) Cards Played: theoldlady: 105 Points (Cameron) Cards Played: Captain Chorizo: 100 Points (Ratzinger) Cards Played: Death Impends: 100 Points (Ratzinger) Cards Played: Grim Up North: 100 Points (Cordero) Cards Played: JoeMoneypenny: 100 Points (Weekes) Cards Played: Perhaps: 100 Points (Ratzinger) Cards Played: The Old Crem: 100 Points (Cordero) Cards Played: YoungWillz: 100 Points (Morricone) Cards Played: Banana: 11 Points (Sub: Cordero [J Clubs])
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    Shadow Lists

    Johnny Beattie takes me to 8 hits - NOW YOU SEE THEM!
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    20 /20

    Johnny Beattie is a hit for me here! https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-johnny-beattie-dead-scottish-22330370 Next Round: 1920 - Michael Shaw, Baron Shaw of Northstead/Clarissa Eden 1921 - George "Jonny" Johnson/Iris Apfel 1922 - Norman Lear/Lucia Hiriart Pinochet 1923 - Bob Barker/Baroness Jill Knight 1924 - Robert Solow/Cicely Tyson 1925 - Sydney Samuelson/Angela Lansbury 1926 - Terry Kilburn/Doreen Mantle 1927 - Pope Benedict XVI/Margaret Stuart Barry 1928 - Richard M Sherman/Sally Oppenheim-Barnes 1929 - Bob Newhart/Thelma Barlow Hits: Harry Leslie Smith Stanley Donen Nexhmije Hoxha Johnny Beattie
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    The Dead of 2020

    Johnny Beattie Mirror Obit: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-johnny-beattie-dead-scottish-22330370
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    The Dead of 2020

    Amazingly nothing on the BBC Website yet, Daily Record have broken the dam: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/johnny-beattie-dead-scottish-comedy-22330078
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    The Dead of 2020

    Johnny Beattie may very well have shuffled off - now you see him, now you don't?
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Probably 20 of them in the one where all the regenerations were shown in Whittaker's Timeless Child arc, thinking about it after my bacon sarny.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    It is the anniversary of the death of William Hughes (20) two years ago. Young Davros? The talking roles in the Krillitanes story? Not sure they are using kids as much as they did back in the Ninth/Tenth/Eleventh Doctor eras.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Wonder who the 20 youngest are?
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    Crashing Companies

    Boots to cut 7% of its workforce (4000 jobs). John Lewis to cut 1300 jobs and close 8 stores permanently.
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    Missing In Action

    Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul, being searched for as he goes missing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/53346831
  23. From "triumphant display at the Despatch Box" to "cowed Minister", Sunak admits scattering money to the four winds isn't necessarily the best idea: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53346419 We know Rishi, it was Cummings' and Blibberwimble's idea, not yours. More stories like Lard's coming out now. Gawd help us.
  24. Oh I hate Labour as much as the Tories! Unfortunately, I don't have the ability to travel along parallel timelines to see how Labour would have panned out - Corbyn was always unelectable and his platform untenable for the economy as it stood. A loathsome prospect equally as loathsome as the clowns in charge now. This is about choices and priorities imo. I've yet to hear much about the investment in finding a vaccine - you know Rishi never mentioned anything about that! The choice facing the country is health first, economy first. You only give confidence to people by giving certainty of employment and more money in their pockets and reassure them that their next shopping trip will not be their last before they are hospitalised or dead. Meantime, they should tell us what they are going to do to grow the economy, obtain investment, collect taxes properly, how about those trade deals? While I agree with your earlier post that the money needed to be put in to save people's jobs, all that is now at risk by Rishi's removal carte blanche of support and substituting it with a sticking plaster until February to cure a pandemic. The "as long as I'm all right Jack" LFN/Thatcher era is on its way back and that will bite harder than ever with the situation we are in now. I just wish Westminster had politicians with a vision, rather than the lot now who all seem to follow "Government by social media" - ooh what's hot today? Let's do something/complain about that!
  25. Look, let's see the facts here. There's going to be a ton of older folk out of a job. Hence my point about re-training. Where's the dosh for that? Kickstart? Don't make me laugh, you can call it YTS, YOPS and all the other sundry names under the sun the same thing has had since the late 1970s. What happens is businesses take on folk to get the Government money, taxes money, and dump them when that dries up. Much the same with apprenticeships. If small and medium businesses go the wall, it's ok for that to happen in February rather than now? So it isn't all bad. The cut in VAT will help (although you know that's not going to be passed on to customers, right? You know, the ones who'll be on the useless Universal Credit). And those who will join the merry band of just about managing are supposed to be happy going out for discounted meal on a school night? It's like they've never heard of the growing use of food banks. Government can't keep shaking the magic money tree. But what they can do is help when the local lockdowns happen (they're coming) - nothing about that. Nothing about the homeless they've been sheltering - announcement coming soon (therefore, oops we forgot about that, sorry, the homeless are just like Gibraltar to us). Look at the US and where the money went - into Trump's friends and family bank accounts. Same will happen here probably with a bunch of fictitious and invisible employees who never existed. The frightening amount of debt and these plans most certainly mean the highest unemployment for a generation, a recession that will last years and bankruptcy and poverty on a scale unseen in my lifetime. Enjoy.

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