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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    George Rosenkranz QO: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/06/25/george-rosenkranz-scientist-fled-nazis-carried-crucial-work/
  2. With campaigns for both sides having started up, thought I'd open a thread for discussion of the UK's upcoming referendum to remain or leave the European Union. In the words of The Buzzcocks Clash, should we stay or should we go? Are you in a quandary to vote in favour of staying, even if that means siding with Tony Blair and David Cameron? Will Caroline Lucas' decision to vote for staying hurt any re-election chances she may have even if she is on the winning side? (See Labour in Scotland). Would we be better off leaving? What happens if the constituent parts of the UK vote differently? What interventions can we expect from the international community? So many questions distilled down to "Leave" or "Remain". Bound to be quite a few personalities involved and no doubt some social media abuse hurled about - like the Isle of Man flag, this thread has legs. Let's fire the starting pistol.
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    Quiz Time

    Awww, I rather liked him. Mind you I was but a wee boy at the time. Matrimony always made me jig aboot.
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    That Other Wiz...

    William F Brown, librettist for The Wiz, dead at 91: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/william-f-brown-dies-wiz-165030524.html
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    Quiz Time

    Not really a quiz as more an ingathering of suggestions, inspired by the BBC posed question, Which Band Would You Erase From History? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-48677904/yesterday-which-band-would-boyle-curtis-james-and-patel-erase-from-history For me it is The Spice Girls. I never wanted to Zig A Zig Ah. Shouting "Girl Power" while wearing sexy outfits and giving themselves nom de plumes indicating their submission to male fantasies was probably the ultimate scam on the UK population. Spiceworld? Yikes. Viva Forever!? Double yikes. I'll concede Geri's version of "It's Raining Men" but she could have done that and probably had a career on her own without the group. Much more credible female artists and bands who let their music do the talking, rather than making up slogans, existed before and after this carbuncle of the 1990s.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Seasoning for deathlisters can be found here: I've never been, think I'm still too new for seasoning.
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    Political Frailty

    According to the Parliament website, Geoffrey Tordoff, Baron Tordoff, former Charman and then President of the Liberal Party, died on 22 June: https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/lords/retired-lords/
  8. He loves the NHS and the NHS loves him. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48745868 Not my words, but those of DJ Jezza C, the Labour leader mixmaster. Notice you can make "Marxist" out of "mixmaster".....
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    Activists

    Times Obit for Alan Stuart, one of the four Scottish students who attempted the repatriation of the Stone of Destiny to Scotland in 1950: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/alan-stuart-fp32zqct7 Incidentally, I saw a talking head with Ian Hamilton earlier this year, and although he's still upright, he's looking like a near possibility. He's the last survivor. Edit: Just checked the Scottish obits, Stuart died back in March. Those obits do eventually come...
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2019

    A week to go! Still space at the tables. *peeks out to have a look at the queue* "Hands up all those who are crossing names off their final list as June snatches your picks." Yikes, loads.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2019

    The Deathlist Cup is overrunning and punters are still round the bookies looking up at the screens to see which team will win. So while everyone is distracted and not paying attention, I'm throwing open the doors of the Deathlist Casino for the Third Annual Poker Tournament! Will Joey Russ attain greatness, or will most of his hits come from his subs bench - again? Who can stop Death Impends making it a total hat trick and take the title for the third year in a row? Just pick 25 names (and a maximum of 5 subs) who will cash in their chips on or before December 31st. There is a new rule to add to the fun! Yes...fun.....!!! The tables are being brushed down, the croupiers are back (on the minimum wage, obviously), the chips are pristine and the packs will be broken open come July 1st. So get your thinking caps on and join the gamblers at the table!
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    Scientists, Inventors And Techno Wizards

    Not surprising that your reflex to my post was a gag.....
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    Scientists, Inventors And Techno Wizards

    DDP pick George Rosenkranz, developer of the oral contraceptive, dead: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/obituaries/george-rosenkranz-dies-at-102.html
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    One of my late mother's favourites, about 30 years ago. She went from Catherine Cookson, to her, to Gervase Phinn. Go figure.
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    From Cleric To Relic

    BBC come home with the Obit for Peter Ball: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48738803
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    ABC Deadpool II

    Courtesy of my esteemed colleague, Dave Bartholomew QO:
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    Fats Domino

    This I can access: https://www.wwoz.org/blog/540736 But not a QO...lol.
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    Fats Domino

    Yep, definitely the source I couldn't access.
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    From Cleric To Relic

    BBC News just announced reported death of Peter Ball.
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    ABC Deadpool II

    When Dave Bartholomew gets his QO, he will be my fifth hit on this pool, and the third this month!
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    Fats Domino

    Dave Bartholomew dead according to one report, can't access for GPDR reasons.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Gerald Messlender, Austrian player who appears to have been an unused sub in the second round game against Northern Ireland in the 1982 Finals, dead at 57: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://www.weltfussball.at/news/_n3685696_/ex-teamspieler-gerald-messlender-verstorben/&prev=search
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    Betty Driver Memorial Soapstar Superstar Thread

    Anyone want to see William Simons when he was in short trousers? He's Tim.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Cross-posting here so I can post this to mark William Simons death:
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    Betty Driver Memorial Soapstar Superstar Thread

    William Simons, best known as PC Alf Ventress in Heartbeat, beats his heart no more: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/in-memory-of-yorkshire-actor-william-simons-who-starred-in-every-heartbeat-series-1-9834750 Was also in The Sun Makers for Doctor Who. IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0800749/
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