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  1. CastAway

    Why no Indians ever in DeathList?

    Couple of thoughts: I personally think Dilip Kumar should have made the list this year Lata Mangeshkar´╗┐ is old sure, but she isn't 90 yet and not ill enough to justify inclusion at the moment - get back to me in two years and i'll almost certainly think otherwise L.K.´╗┐ Advani´╗┐ is astoundingly irrelevant in terms of a UK based list Given the politicians on the list this year, Atal Bihari Vajpayee should maybe have been on the list, but moot point given he's dead Bachchan is too young at the moment, unless the committee is finally listening to my yearly pitch for 'less 90+ oldies, more younger long shots to make it more entertaining' It's a couple of decades too early at the moment, but i suspect if the DL (and humanity in general) still exist when he's old, Tendulkar will be a sure shot inclusion Maybe Kapil Dev in a couple of years? Haven't seen a cricketer make the list yet period, though, so IDK if he's famous enough in the UK Rushdie continues to exist in the 'well he could be assassinated because of that fatwa but he hasn't been yet' space Kingsley's old, give it another 5 odd years and he should make a fair debate topic Maybe you can include industrialists a la the Tatas? Though IDK how much of famous names the individual members are v/s the company named after the family, sooo... I'd probably have more thoughts if it wasn't 1:30 am in India rn
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    Political Frailty

    Georgian PM, Tengiz Sigua, dead at 85. Polish obit: https://www.wnp.pl/rynki-zagraniczne/gruzja-zmarl-byly-premier-tengiz-sigua,367796.html
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    Christopher Tolkien

    Countdown to a Beren and Luthien holiday movie coming in 3, 2, 1 But no the stories can be fab in the right hands. Unlikely that they will get those right hands though, unfortunately
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    Christopher Tolkien

    I will legitimately commit murder if this leads to Hollywood fucking up The Silmarillion. If someone's willing to hire a competent crew and director and pay the money for the effects, and make it a TV/web series so there's space to allow things to play out, fine. But if they fuck that up and we end up with the DCU version of Middle Earth from here on out...
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    Sheikh Down

    Main DL? There was talk about him in the Suggestions thread - I know for sure I mentioned it, and others did to. This was pretty well reported in the last 2 weeks of December, so either the committee thought it was a fake or chose to omit him completely.
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jan/03/iran-general-qassem-suleimani-killed-us-trump-drone-strike-baghdad-reaction-live-updates "Iran crisis: US embassy tells its citizens to leave Iraq immediately" Anyhow that didn't take long
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    While Yashar Ali is undoubtedly slanted most of the time, this thread of why Solemani being killed being major fucking news is very balanced IMO and definitely informative. If you were wondering why this is major news that could lead to actual war, this thread is a good quick primer on that.
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2020 List

    I'm not arguing obitability, simply fame levels. I don't disagree that he'll be all over actual news when he carks, but will people in general care? Even w/ JPdC being the most boring person in the world, at least being ex-Sec Gen means that he'll get the attention of regular people.
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    How many hits this year?

    Based on choices free rn...will take 28 I guess? Realistically though, probably another 12-ish year
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    The 1st death of 2020

    Douglas will die. . . . . . . At some point, but i'm not stopping until he does.
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2020 List

    Actually a bit disappointed in this one. Seems to be leaning hard on politicians and old folk over making the list actually interesting, and I don't think Gates Sr. and arap Moi should be on it at all based on fame levels. Musharraf is famous enough, but seems less like 'might die this year' and more like 'maybe he'll be assassinated?' from the committee. While I disagree with the old folks home theme the list has been going more and more on the last couple of years, I feel like even if they just wanted to fill the list with old folks there were better choices all around. Qaboos would have been a better pick that Gates Sr. / arap Moi / Musharraf / JPdC if you wanted to go with less famous and/or politicians, and I think Dilip Kumar should have made the list - he'll get the needed QOs easy, and it's not like the aforementioned less famous names are household names in the UK either.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    Forgot to get my team in, so I'll be watching this one from the sidelines!
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    Political Frailty

    There's more than 4k Indian MLAs, plus they tend to be on the older side to begin with. Not surprising imo.
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    Who Should Be On The 2020 Deathlist?

    Wonder if the Sultan of Oman is DListy enough? If he his, he has to be on given he might cark it in the next 2 days, let alone next year
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    Suicidal Celebs

    It's either that or - i hate to bring it up because of stereotyping - drugs. They're the only 2 options I can think of that would lead to the references re: the cause of her passing being as oblique as they are. it sucks, because I found her on YouTube accidentally a while back and really enjoyed her music. Didn't know of this happening, and you're right, for some reason this one feels especially sad.
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