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  1. 14 minutes ago, Lord Fellatio Nelson said:

    You think?

    I just thought they just picked 50 reasonably well known people who were either very old and/or terminally ill/likely to be very ill and die.

    There has been no skill employed in picking the 50 since, around, 1992, or something.

    Most competent deadpoolers on here could shit all over their selections and rack up considerably more deaths.

    The committee doesn't really exist anymore and none most of them have no interest in the forum.

    You have neatly summarised all of the reasons why DL is boring.
    I'll just ignore it from now on, after 21 years of watching.
    If the mutated game is interesting to you, I genuinely wish you plenty of fun.

  2. 18 minutes ago, Lafaucheuse said:

    I don't agree with that. I think that it's pretty interesting to see how long a person can go on : Kirk made his first appearance in 1997, and in the 18 following years, we all wondered if it was his time or if he could still hang on a year. His end was the end of an era. With your rule, we wouldn't have those "big names" anymore, the ones that cause you to cry a little when they pass (Zsa-Zsa, Kirk, Clive Dunn…). Plus, following your rules, we would have missed some big deaths or people in their 100 like Olivia, Vera or Kirk so…

    You are using DL as a tracking device – and you are entitled to enjoy your own game – but DL was conceived as a game of skillful selection, and continues to be reported that way by the Committee with a "success" being the death of someone whose name is in their list.
    To me, getting someone's year of death correct once in 18 attempts is an embarrassing failure.
    With my rule, we don't need to miss anybody if the big names are picked close to their actual death.

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  3. On 12/04/2020 at 21:39, Deathray said:


    Yeah which is kind of the whole issue. The list used to be interesting people with health issues regardless of age.

    30 picks 90 and over is exactly what I'm moaning about.

    I agree with that, but another big problem is the way the Committee leans on several people until they die of old age.
    It's just cyber-squatting their names. They picked Kirk Douglas 18 times until he couldn't hang on anymore. That's a no-skill game.
    Names should be permanently retired after 6 tries.

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  4. This is not a moral victory for DeathList.
    Leaning on a guy for 18 years is what I call cyber squatting.
    Anything over 7 appearances is simply cowardice in the selection process.
    Let's see some skillful selections.

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  5. 1 hour ago, CoffinLodger said:

    Missed it by just 2 days ! Will his death mean a sympathy vote for the labour party ? 

    Not at all.  Emotions have been locked in for a few weeks, based on personalities & policies.
    Anecdotal evidence suggests that the 2 major parties (Liberal & Labor) have never been so disliked.
    The death of someone who was deposed more than 27 years ago because his decision making process went wobbly will not change anything.
    OTOH, his deposer (Paul Keating) has been shooting off at the mouth recently, and might make a difference.
    A significant minority of us have already voted because we'll be away from our home districts on Saturday.

  6. On 12/01/2019 at 09:04, maryportfuncity said:



    Murray's dad raced TT bikes when the course and medical care were worse than today (when it's still a bloodbath by the standards of modern motor sports). Given that reality I doubt he worried about the dangers of smoking and you've got to respect the 66 years he did manage.

    Correct.  My father (who is 8 months older than Murray) quit smoking in 1960 because of the known cancer risk, and is still alive & kicking.
    The previous generation wasn't aware, so I don't accuse them of anything.
    I mentioned Graham's (possible) cause of death at age 66 only as a reason why Murray should anticipate a ripe old age like his mother's.
    (I've never seen Murray with a cigarette, so it seems a lesson was learnt).

  7. Murray seems to be chasing after the age of his mother Elsie: 101-102.

    His father Graham carked it at only 66 years – perhaps related to the fact that he was often photographed with a cigarette or pipe in his mouth.

    For comparison, Graham's older broth er Eric reached 89 years.


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  8. 7 hours ago, ThePrematureBurial said:

    I enjoyed her performance in "Grease" & certainly won't begrudge her one more summer basking in the sun after a swim in the ocean. Or two. Or three...

    I had been hoping for a full recovery for her, but now that you've rekindled such an unpleasant memory, I'm not so enthusiastic.

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  9. 11 hours ago, Deathray said:

    Maybe we should have a forum vote for new admins, elections always end welll...

    Election is the process by which Donald Trump became US President.  Add your own national Prime Minister or President to the disaster list.
    It's been said that every time there's a Royal Visit to Australia, the republican movement takes a hit.  Seeing Donald Trump on the TV news adds to the effect.


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