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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    Oi, I beat Spade on merit thank you very much! As for Deathlist Cup heaven, feel free to use my team from Round 2 for what might have been since NONE of them died. Though obviously Ray Wilkins, Efrain Rios Montt, Father Joseph Mallin, Jocelyn Newman and Jaka Jamba would all DEFINITELY have been in my starting XI - lucky escape there Heef!
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    @DevonDeathTrip Fair play, I'm pleased not to get trounced. Precisely none of Spade's transfers paid off unfortunately, but neither did anyone I'd have put in instead. Feel it's been a tough month all round with not much to choose - good luck in the quarter finals! Maybe next year...
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Following on from gc's post above, I thought I'd have a look and see how we're doing overall on Scavenger Hunt 1.0. Since Rotten Ali won with Keith Barron, there have been a healthy 10 further hits. They are as follows: Switch 0/1/1/1/2 - John B. Anderson in US Presidential contenders YoungWillz 0/1/0/1/1 - Ken Dodd in #1 Hits RadGuy 0/0/0/1/1 - no new hits TIme 0/0/0/1/0 - no new hits ImNotHades 1/2/0/1/1 - no new hits msc 1/3/0/2/3 - Baroness Wendy Nicol in House of Lords, Vic Damone in #1 hits Deathray 0/1/0/2/1 - no new hits Handrejka 2/1/0/0/0 - Bella Emberg and Ken Dodd in Dr Who, Randolph Quirk in House of Lords RockhopperPenguin 1/1/1/2/0 - Peter Wyngarde in Dr Who, John B. Anderson in US Presidential contenders DeathImpends 1/3/1/2/3 - Baroness Wendy Nicol in House of Lords, John B. Anderson in US Presidential contenders CaptainChorizo 1/1/0/0/2 - Baron Barber of Tewkesbury in House of Lords, Ken Dodd in #1 hits gcreptile 1/1/1/1/3 - John B. Anderson in US Presidential contenders, Hubert Doggart in Test cricketers, Ken Dodd in #1 hits RottenAli 2/3/0/2/1 - Ken Dodd in #1 hits Rover&Out 2/3/1/4/2 - Ken Dodd in Dr Who, Baron Barber of Tewkesbury in House of Lords, John B. Anderson in US Presidential contenders, Vic Damone in #1 hits Toast 2/2/1/1/4 - Baron Barber of Tewkesbury in House of Lords, John B. Anderson in US Presidential contenders, David Cassidy in #1 hits I surprised myself to discover I've had more hits since we finished than anyone else, with 4 in 4 different categories! Toast and gc have both had 3 hits, as has most notably Handrejka who failed to score a single hit during actual gameplay (showing how quickly things can change!) Nobody has yet completed the all 5 in a category way of winning: I would still need Everton Weekes in Test cricketers and Toast would now need Vera Lynn in #1 hits. Nobody has yet matched Ali's 3 uniques to win: Rockhopper scored a second unique with Peter Wyngarde and ImNotHades already had 2 and hasn't yet scored since, while Handrejka comes from nowhere to score 2 uniques with Bella Emberg and Randolph Quirk to put her one score away from finishing, proving it really does only take a few scores to potentially win this thing. The death of John B. Anderson put myself, Toast and Death Impends over the top with a hit in all 5 categories, while Hubert Doggart's death (combined with Anderson's) meant gc has done likewise. So, this means in the 4 months since the game officially ended (bearing in mind it ran for nearly 18 months), we now have 5 of the 15 players who could have won if the deaths had been in a slightly different order, with someone who didn't score a hit during actual gameplay now one away from joining us. This game is great, I wonder who'll get lucky this time around (or when we'll even get the first hit!)
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    Four days of March left. Haven't bothered compiling a team (not that I'll likely have to change much). Too late for a Bush Sr./Wouk or Shore double? Probably. Think I used up my lucky charms in beating Spade in R1.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    During the first edition of this game, we had to wait less than a fortnight for our first hit (Cricketer Donald Carr), but then didn't get another hit until September, 3 months later (Cricketer Len Maddocks). Also worth noting the only person who'd picked Donald Carr was Rotten Ali, who won the eventual game so first hit could be vital (or, you know, not). Anyway, we're approaching a month in and no sign of any movement. Conclusions to be drawn from this: there are more, older Test Cricketers than old boxers. And we could be here for a while.
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    Less than 2 weeks to go between me and DDT and I've still got a 6 goal gap to make up. Could really do with a Wouk/Bush Senior end of the month to turn it around (Bush Sr is unique), plus any of McCain, Vervoort or Jose Jose Jose Jose are joint picks. So long as none of DDT's unique picks go (Sathirasuta, Whelan, Palau, Willesee) then I've got a chance. Also worth saying at this moment in time that none of the three people I transferred in from Spade FC have yet bit the dust. Did I pick the wrong three to transfer?
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    Sir Michael Caine

    I quite enjoyed that. Definitely a man, definitely on-screen, definitely pre-1965 but definitely not cooking in the sense we're talking about. If anything, it's reinforcing the view that men can't cook. But good research and points for effort! Any advances?
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    Sir Michael Caine

    Ah, I'm guessing we're differentiating between cooking some meat over an open fire in the wilderness and creating proper meals in a kitchen. In the book, Harry Palmer was a keen and accomplished cook (as apparently is Len Deighton) and this made its way into the film. The point was the Sixties was a time when men weren't chefs and women stayed in the kitchen and The Ipcress File was the first film to challenge this on screen (supposedly). In the film itself, the close-ups of Michael Caine cooking are actually Len Deighton hands, according to Wikipedia. All this said, I'd still like concrete proof of a cowboy cooking in a film before 1965.
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    Sir Michael Caine

    Saturday Kitchen just claimed (I'm having a quiet Saturday) that Michael Caine was the first male actor to cook on screen in The Ipcress File (1965). Can anybody refute this? Another claim to fame for Maurice...
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    Jim Bowen

    Non-darts player to throw first.
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    Jim Bowen

    Surely the seasoned darts player goes 20, 20, double top, no?
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    Astronauts

    Oldest surviving American astronaut, oldest survivor of the space race in fact. Bests Jim Lovell by 11 whole days.
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    Burt Reynolds

    And that's why he's in my Scavenger Hunt Bingo team!
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    Jim Bowen

    Depends on your definition but I'd say not. He was only in the first episode of Series 2 iirc, relatively big name cameo but just the one off. Main cast is different, lest we forget Ted Robbins was almost, and may still be, the first to go there.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    Which would provide me with my first hit in Round 2 of the Deathlist Cup! And a unique hit to boot! Thanks Spade.
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    3. Olivia De Havilland

    When that used to mean something.
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    See Spade? I really wasn't that hard to beat.
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    Drat. Already behind, and she was on my team at one point during the month. But nevermind, I was behind to Spade last month too, so watch out DDT...
  19. So...you've never actually been in the all-in-one town centre?
  20. I thought you were joking...until I looked it up.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    "The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (now The Latin Recording Academy) was formed by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (now The Recording Academy) in 1997. It was founded by Michael Greene and Producers & Songwriters Rudy Pérez & Mauricio Abaroa. Rudy Pérez was the Grammy Florida chapter's first President of the Board. The concept of a separate Grammy Awards for Latin music began in 1989.[5] According to organizers, the Latin Grammy Awards was established as the Latin music universe was deemed too large to fit on the Grammy Awards."[6] This feels like one of those either/or situations. The Latin Grammys are an off-shoot of the original Grammys, awarded by a body that is itself an off-shoot of the original body. In Biblio's defence, if people had questions then people should have asked, as they did in many other categories (including whether lifetime achievement Grammys count). To avoid unnecessary disagreement, as it only affects Yorkshire Banker, would he be amenable to altering his pick, by either choosing an alternative or by utilising his sub if one was provided? It is almost impossible to foresee a situation where this eventuality does not play out, unless there are 3 extremely swift deaths or Mr Jose Jose Jose Jose (copyright msc) makes a remarkable recovery, so best to deal with it quickly. (Also, for the record, Miss Black America is a completely separate pageant to Miss America and they are in no way affiliated. )
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    My suspicion is there'll be a big American political death this month - I tried to cover all the bases by having McCain, Bush Sr. and Dole all included (toyed with removing each of them but instead had them all). Also kept faith with Momma McCain, in the hope of a double salvo when death of son is too much for mum, Debbie Reynolds-style. My thinking on Vervoort is everyone's covering their behinds: no one wants to be the one to miss her, so she'll be on every team from now to the final if necessary. And as a result, everyone is basically playing with ten men.
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    Phew! Glad that one's put to bed. As, I'm sure, is msc.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and (for the time being) the United Kingdom. Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are members of the European Free Trade Area, which follows EU laws but is not a member state. Sorry.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    A few observations thus far: This time, there have been 190 picks over the 5 categories, compared to 192 in the last game. We have ended up with the same number of players (15) with 8 returnees (plus Biblio who ran it and didn't play first time round). At 52 picks, the Grammys category has produced more different picks than anything in the first round (Dr Who had 50 picks). James (J) A Preston appeared in both Dallas and the Kevin Bacon film 'A Few Good Men', with Grim Up North scoring a unique pick in the former and GCReptile a unique pick in the latter. 6 players in this game picked Jose Jose in their March Deathlist Cup teams (predicting him to die in the next 30 days) but only Yorkshire Banker picked him in this one (to die probably in the next year) and he's not even one of the 6 still in the Deathlist Cup! FujimoriNoMorey leads the unique picks with 15/25, with YoungWillz second on 11/25 and Biblio third on 10/25. Rotten Ali won the last game via this method. For the second game in a row, I cannot win via this method, as I only have 2 unique picks () and this time I am the only person so affected. () No, but Ken Kercheval was picked on 7 teams (nearly half) and he was virtually main cast. Most popular choice across all 5 categories was 92 year-old Morgan Woodward in this category.
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