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  1. Historically Already Dead Pool

    Because of the nature of the beast, I think it will have to rely on the participants posting relevant articles to at least some extent.
  2. As the Birthing Pool didn't seem to go very well, I've thought of another idea. Basically, pick 20 dead 'celebrities' who died pre-1939 (i.e. World War II) and you get a point for every time they get mentioned in relation to a story on the website of a nationwide newspaper in the English language. The story has to be in some way about them as a figure, not about them peripherally (e.g. no bollocks like "what would George Washington make of Donald Trump..." blah blah blah. If the same story is taken up by multiple news sources, you still only get a single point per original news story. Something a bit different, anyway. Anyone who can get a list of 20 historical figures in before the end of April can participate and the final score will be due on 31 December 2018.
  3. For some reason, I've had the Bluetones album 'Return to the Last Chance Saloon' stuck in my head over the last 24 hours. In fact, the reason is that I went for a walk down by the Wainuiomata Reservoir yesterday, which clearly reminded my subconscious of 'Down by the Reservoir' from which I've transitioned onto 'The Jub Jub Bird'. The Bluetones.... Playing soon at a students union building near you, no doubt.
  4. Dale Winton

    Dunno. I'd caveat your comment with the observation that It all went a bit Twin Peaks with that bizarre wedding charade he went through with some talentless bint whose name escapes me.
  5. Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    Bland was always one of my favourite South African cricketers. Truly set new benchmarks for fielding.
  6. Names we dislike

    i despise, for no obvious reason, the name Jack. And it's become ubiquitous over the last decade despite being virtually obsolete - an anachronism - when I was growing up. It reminds me a bit of a Monkey Dust sketch some of the names coming up here. I can't find the initial part of this sketch, but involves potentially giving the baby names like Hercules. According to wikiquote, the initial sketch goes: " Mother: I know what we should call him. How about Jacoby? Baby: [thinking] What? Father: That's nice, although I had rather set my heart on Hugo. Baby: [thinking] Hugo? Hugo?! You fucking twat! Father: Then again, we could name him after my grandfather, Thursby. Baby: [thinking] You absolute fucking tosser! They will beat me like a Chipperfield monkey! Mother: No, I know what's nice. Baby: [thinking] Dave! Steve! Chris! Steve! Dave! Anything! Mother: Hercules! Baby: [thinking] Oh, that's a good idea - if I want to be a fucking gladiator! Father: The classical touch is nice, but how about Archimedes? Baby: [thinking] How about "Fucking Gaylord" and be done with it!" And then...
  7. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Is there a database behind the DDP webpage with picks from all previous years? Just wondering how people are picking up on these List of the Lost sort of picks? Is there any way to tag a first time pick as a New Entry or something?
  8. The Deathlist Cup 2018

    I've been away for the last 10 days or so, so am only just getting round to reading through this. It was a ding-dong battle, but in the end the lads in the end dun good and were able to knock one past the oppo's goalie just as things were looking in the end a bit squeaky bum time. Anyway, in summary, it was a surprising win for the unheralded team out of Kiwiland who usually perform so adeptly in manners, but so poorly in actual results (oh, the 0 - 0 'thrillers' you get to sit through watching the All Whites). It was good to see no fights on the terraces between the opposing sets of fans, but the unlucky DI team gaffer must be wondering how he didn't put the game to bed before the half-time oranges. As for the initial salvos of the next round, well, it's all a bit cagey so far i'n't it?
  9. Sid Waddell surely commentating?
  10. Words We Dislike

    Fronting or Fronting up. Every article I read about Australia's ignominious attempts to doctor the ball in the last Test vs. South Africa bangs on about Smith and Bancroft 'fronting' or 'fronting up' to the media. What an absolutely ghastly term.
  11. Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    I can't believe IL Bula (i.e. Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau), the First Class cricketer with the longest name is still apparently alive. 96 years old. Probably the most famous Fijian cricketer. Pretty decent player by all accounts. Might be obit worthy due to the name length.
  12. The Deathlist Cup 2018

    Some call it luck. I prefer to call it the magic of the cup.
  13. How Old Are Dl Users?

    I think people's ages should be measured by their pop-culture references. I wonder if that would help... Looking through my most recent posts, there seems to be regular references to syphilis. Hmmm. Not really current pop-culture there...
  14. Crashing Companies

    I'm not expecting a comeback from either him or his company.
  15. Andy Ripley and other boofheads

    7-Test All Black Dylan Mika dies at 45. Suspected heart attack: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/102449089/former-all-black-dylan-mika-dead-at-45