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    Fort William Football Club

    Nobody appears to have noted that nearly half the goals (5) that Keith scored were scored...by Keith.
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    The Vicar Of Dibley

    My first topic! Was watching this the other day and I'm slightly surprised this hasn't already got a thread as it's 20 years old now and the cast weren't exactly spring chickens when it started. Despite this, of the main cast we've impressively only lost Roger Lloyd-Pack, but most of the rest are primed to go in the next few years. Anyway, I had a search and turned very little up but if someone knows something I don't then feel free to move this. In order of age (or death) the main cast is as follows: Roger Lloyd-Pack (Owen Newitt) - b. February 1944, d. January 2014 Liz Smith (Letitia Cropley) - b. December 1921 (aged 94) John Bluthal (Frank Pickle) - b. March 1929 (aged 87) Trevor Peacock (Jim Trott) - b. May 1931 (aged 84) Gary Waldhorn (David Horton) - b. July 1943 (aged 72) James Fleet (Hugo Horton) - b. March 1954 (aged 62) Dawn French (Geraldine Granger) - b. October 1957 (aged 58) Emma Chambers (Alice Horton nee Tinker) - March 1964 (aged 52) John Bluthal randomly turned up in the latest Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! last month, seemed in fine fettle there, but otherwise I have very little recent information about any of them. James Fleet was in Mr Turner last year playing Constable but it was a small part. Nice range of ages, should keep us interested for a fair while yet and the first three will surely go within the decade. Thoughts?
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    I suppose if you've spent a lifetime surviving having your head pounded and lights punched out, a bit of old age, Parkinson's and dementia is nothing.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Seriously? 3 and a half months in and DI can already win? Not good enough Biblio, sort it out.
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    MMMDP 2018

    Let's go with John McCain.
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    Doug Ellis

    Just popped up on the Play-off Final - he's at Wembley. Looks pretty frail and old now...like most 94 year olds I suppose. Think Prince Phillip looked better at the Royal Wedding though, and he's got 3 years on Deadly...
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Somehow in all the excitement, I missed the fact that Charles Neville had died. So not the first hit of Scavenger Hunt Bingo 2.0 but an early hit nonetheless! And already the field is shortening...could be much shorter than the last one - or go on for even longer. Love the Scavenger Hunt!
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    Astronauts

    We sent shit far further that Pluto in the late 1970s , that's nothing new. If you think there's nothing to learn by going to the moon then I must courteously disagree with you. We've spent 154 hours on the moon's surface - that's less than a week to explore a surface area the size of Asia. Staring through a telescope and examining samples can only tell us so much - at some point you need to go and actually explore. Establishing a colony on the moon may not sound ambitious in the age of Operation Mars, but why not? Humans, permanently living off Earth. Somewhere you can make a round trip to in a week. I'm not saying it's likely to happen, but there's no reason why it shouldn't. At some point in the distant future, I can see our descendants saying "Imagine if they'd actually bothered to go back sooner..."
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    The Chequered Flag

    Surprised you haven't mentioned the first British F1 Champion, Mike Hawthorn. Won the championship in 1958 then retired because he didn't want to die racing cars. Died 3 months later on the A3. And of course Sir Frank Williams, paralysed since a crash on his way back from Paul Ricard in 1986.
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    Alex Ferguson

    Don't know if this has been posted anywhere else, but since it's not in here, thought I'd post. Out of the woods?
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Bugger. I saw my name tagged here and thought 'a hit!' and I was right...except it was three months too early. At least I picked a doddery one. I would be pleased to accept Biblio's kind offer in this unusual circumstance and will conform to SC's request that I do not pick a new unique. Which leads me to...could I have Barbara Barrie please? Might as well pick the illest person. Anyway, we're now over 2 months in and no score as yet. But as I mentioned previously, we only had one hit by this point in Game 1, so perhaps we all need to be patient. We all know the excitement in this game comes a year in...
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    Historically Already Dead Pool

    Come very late to the party on this one but as a history teacher I may as well throw my hat into the ring. In no particular order: 1. Amelia Earhart 2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel 3. Queen Victoria 4. Millicent Fawcett 5. Woodrow Wilson 6. Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) 7. Leonardo da Vinci 8. Thomas Edison 9. Wilfred Owen 10. Emily Bronte 11. William Shakespeare 12. Lord Horatio Nelson 13. Mary Shelley 14. Gavrilo Princip 15. Simon Bolivar 16. Emmeline Pankhurst 17. JMW Turner 18. Jane Austen 19. King George V 20. Vladimir Lenin Eclectic mix with no great thought behind it, save a few notables for this year. Whether I'll be around to claim many hits is debatable but you never know...
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Not that unusual at such events. Didn't watch this one but at the Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012 she didn't speak, Prince Charles paid tribute and she just smiled on stage. Don't think she's the sort for a 'Thanks for coming to one's birthday bash, be sure to grab a goodie bag and a piece of cake on your way out...'
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    Rosalynn Carter Former First Lady of the USA

    Second ladies is the term. Just as the Veep gets to ride in Air Force 2, etc. etc.
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    Barbara Bush

    Also discovered reading something last night that she is the only person to have seen both her husband and her son sworn in as president. The only other time it has happened in American history was with the Adams family (not that one). However Abigail Adams died in 1818 and son John Quincy Adams was not elected until 1824 (incidentally like Bush Jr. JQA won the electoral college but lost the popular vote).
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    Jesus, I'm even getting beat in heaven.
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    12 days too late! Even though that's an eternity in this game... Points in Deathlist Cup heaven though.
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    Andy Ripley and other boofheads

    I was literally about to post the same story. What a curious tale.
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    Peter Kay

    Looks in excellent health for a dead man. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43686310 EDIT: Closer pic from Twitter.
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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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