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    Wimbledon Common
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    Standing on my tiptoes running on the spot, Not stepping on de (banana) skins, Remembering I'm a Womble.

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  1. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    Until quite recently I thought Frankie Banali was a mis-rendering of Francis Benali the ex-Southampton defender. Only heard of Draper and Zanardi. This is of course why I lose in the first round every year.
  2. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    Death By Numbers 2020

    Out Ric Flair Ron Atkinson In Captain Tom Moore Jack Charlton Thanks. GUB
  3. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    The Happy Birthday Thread

    but still affecting the image of a 13yo Lolita
  4. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    Conspiracy Theories

    Nope. if the govt wanted to get us all back indoors that badly they would have shot several people on Bournemouth/Brighton beach the other day, not unleashed an idiot to stab two people in a hotel in Glasgow.
  5. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    MMMDP 2020

    An older lady in our opera group. who sat a couple of rows in front of me at rehearsals, had cancer. Never had much to do with her and when I heard a month ago she had terminal cancer and wasn't going to last more than a couple of weeks I wasn't personally too upset. She died last week. So far so dull, I hear you say. It turns out that this lady had an MBE, her own wikipedia page and got obits in the Washington Post, Guardian et al. Prime example of why I suck at deadpooling. Not only do i generally avoid people I've never heard of but I also fail to realize when there's a terminally ill obitable person sat about about 2 yards away from me. In my defence had I known her better I would not have entered a personal friend in a deadpool anyway. Still, ironic though, Wouldn't have beaten Willie Thorne but died before 21st so would have got the bronze.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Think 'the' Salome is a bit older than that.....
  7. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    How DLy Are They Anyway?

    Agree with all of this (except would add one dead and one still living DL-member to Gates). Other observation I would make comes down to the fundamental question of whether this is a UK or a 'world' list. Tbh I'd never heard of (say) Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Alex Trebek before I came on here but I assume (hope!) they are famous in the US. Equally, Edrich (and just about any other cricketer) and Tony Britton (and any other old actor who was in UK sitcoms in the 70s) are well known in the UK/to me but I suspect not many of our 'overseas' friends have heard of them. Fundamentally, I guess we vote 'no' if we've never heard of them outside of DL (or at least believe that a majority of our non-dead-pooling friends haven't done so).
  8. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    4. Vera Lynn

    Points for everyone, everywhere!
  9. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Yes, same here. Often used to feature legend Jeff Astle singing (very badly). At the end of his career Astle played for my lot (Weymouth). Met him once, very nice guy. Died some years back, one of the 'dementia through too much heading a heavy ball' brigade.
  10. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Caught up with Peter Crouch's Save our Summer. Plays like a Youtube football fanzine programme rather than primetime viewing, i.e. amateurs half hour. Crouch himself is pretty good on screen, better than a lot of ex-footballer pundits who have had a lot more exposure (looking at you Alan Shearer) . His co-presenter (Maya something) wore a dress so low cut she forfeited the right to be taken seriously for the next 5 years. One of the Gallagher brothers came on and mumbled incoherently for 2-3 minutes. Rob Beckett was OK, We got the latest in a series of wives trying to build a TV career via exposure on her husband's programme (see also Jon Richardson, Joel Dommett). Abby Clancy, having spent most of her life as an underwear model, knows how to look good, but then she opens her mouth, the scouse accent issues forth the spell breaks.... The crew have obviously been told to laugh uproariously at any attempt at humour, however weak. Verdict - possibly tolerable as late night post-closing time (remember that?) entertainment - not worth watching otherwise
  11. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    MMMDP 2020

    Well done Toast - someone I'd heard of too!
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Appreciate I am in the minority here but half the cast being understated while the other half treated it as panto time just jarred on me. Not so badly that I didnt watch all of it, mind.
  13. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Just finished watching the rerun of the supposedly 'classic' pride and prejudice from the 90s. Odd mixture of the way over the top grotesque (particularly Alison Stedman as Mrs Bennett, but see also Mr Collins and Lady Catherine) and the completely uncharismatic (Wickham, both the leading women) hard to see why anybody else should have been attracted to any of them.
  14. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    Read Any Good Books Lately?

    Just finished Jean Plaidy's trilogy 'The loves of Charles II', enjoyable if undemanding read, ideal for late at night. Now moved on to Steve Cavanagh's The Plea, which has started well, although - as with all books with first person narration - every time the protagonist finishes the chapter facing certain death you know it's not going to happen.
  15. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Maybe they'll all give each other CoVid...
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