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    Van Halen

    The one place Van Halen likely out-perforn ALL the competition is in the infamous story of a backstage rider than stipulated they were provided with bowls of M&M's from which the brown ones had been removed. There was actually an intelligent and serious point to this. Link: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/van-halens-legendary-mms-rider
  2. I'm guessing the DDP and HPDP will throw up loads of candidates fit for a paragraph and unfit for a busy thread or proper obit. Mebbe a good idea to collect such creatures on one thread so's those of us with an - ahem - sporting interest can keep tabs on 'em. I'll cop for having such an interest in Rachil Jonze, who might just be this year's Ms Groves. Similarly Ian McNicol may afford us that combination of brief media coverage and ongoing ranter fire we've come to know and love over the years. and Dawn Hughes' illness was the subject of television coverage as part of Channel 4's 'Mummy Diaries.' She's also made appearances on BBC television and the BBC web site, her husband works for the Beeb. Then there's everyone's favourite pin up: Winnie Langley. I took a long-shot punt on her for the DDP mainly because I thought if she went the various papers who'd covered her 100th birthday wouldn't be able to resist running that great picture again. Anyone else gonna cop for long shot picks before OoO and NAP do their duty and reveal all?
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    They Say We're Sick

    Yeah, when it becomes totally clear they can't win a Queen's Speech vote I think the last bit of legislation they'll put in there is restoring unicorns to England's sunlit uplands
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    They Say We're Sick

    Been years since I started a thread but, of late I've been aware that there's behaviour out there becoming newsworthy that puts any moral transgressions of dead pooling into the shade, and there's doubtless more of it than I see trawling my chosen news feeds. So, feel free to share and arm the dead pooling community with the dubious two wrongs make a right stylee arguments that start with "well, at least I'm not like..." The twat cop who downloaded porn in the house of a dead teenager - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49594942
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    A Joke

    A couple of Halibut women from Leeds are looking through an old photograph album. 'Oh look,' says one, 'there's my son on his first day at school, and here he is in the school play, and here with his football team...' 'Ah the children,' says her friend, 'They blow up so fast these days.' C'mon guys, share a few rib ticklers with us.
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    A Joke

    Tbh this even made me wince - what do our other readers think?
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Just hit on a great site dealing with popular music deaths. Enjoy!
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Well...we'll have to agree to disagree Is it bad enough to deserve a fine of $2.9 million?
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    Dead Pop Stars

    I wasn't born when Spencer Perceval was shot - I still know he's the only Prime Minister (to date) to be assassinated in this country I mean, there's always Wikipedia, right?
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    Political Frailty

    Dunno where else to post this and it's as close to reading "Call me Dave" Cameron's memoir as I want to get but... A few other details aside from his mauling of Boris and Gove include the fact he and Eton chums would take a rowing boat and head off to get stoned and that Gove was unmanageable as Education Secretary, frequently straying way off topic in his attempts to get things done: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49700079
  11. My 1000th post and it strikes me - in the great community spirit we have here - as worth celebrating. I think a suitable party would involve me taking on all the surviving WW1 veterans in a massive fist-fight. If they could make their way to the car park of The Miners Arms in the windswept hamlet of Prospect for 9-00 tonight we'll get the ruck going, put a few bruises on each other, link arms and decide we were best mates all along. It should be fair. I've got age on my side but it's little old fiesty me against a mob and Harry Patch for sure has killed before. Something I've never done. What other fitting celebrations are there for DL stayin' power?
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    Been To Any Good Gigs Lately?

    Shame, his solo album is really good.
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    Been To Any Good Gigs Lately?

    Gary - China Crisis - Daly has just released his first solo album. Coming to a cult radio show immintently!
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    Boris Johnson

    And quietly voting for Jeremy Hunt according to the interview promoting the memoir
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    Sir Geoffrey Boycott

    Margaret Moore - the woman he was convicted of assaulting - not too impressed with Boycott's gong: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49698808
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    Boris Johnson

    Boris was a twat (though David Cameron uses the word "appallingly" to describe his behaviour). Probably predictable the former PM's memoir would go there and probably predictable Boris will shrug it off and keep on being Boris: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49690618
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    They Say We're Sick

    Sorry, to be tardy into the debate on changing the emphasis on the thread header. I'd say if we're were in italics the point would be slightly better made. That said, there's been no problem understanding its point so far. Nice comments about authorship above but let's get a grip, eh. Some years ago I was encouraging people to be critical of published works and one member of the group stated openly she admired anyone who wrote a book and felt unqualified to make suggestions or critical comments. At which point someone else - who's now a professional union activistt - waded in and explained she knew someone who'd published a book and he was a compelete wanker!
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    Suicidal Celebs

    I think it might be a good idea to pool our information on high profile hari kari contenders. If you google celeb suicide there's such a wealth of information you have to wade through loads to find the likeliest contenders. Obviously some criminals - Huntley for one - are key contenders but there are loads of others with a history of attempts and/or depression. Some of whom have already come close. Stephen Fry confessed as much on TV last week, others - like Vinnie Jones - have also come withing touching distance of the void. How many DL contenders do we know who've attempted it and/or confessed to comin' close?
  19. I'll leave it to the crew in charge to decide if we should subsume the Nobel laureate thread into this but I was struggling to see where else to post the fact that I've just read a remarkably chipper interview with Carl Djerassi 87 years old yesterday. The length and quality of his remarkable life doubtlessy improved by his involvement in the development of the birth control pill. He'd probably have been competing more strongly for resources, a seat on the bus, space in a supermarket aisle etc if every one-night stand in the last fifty years had resulted in a sprog, or summat. There are probably many other obit-worthy 'Tomorrow's World' types we should be listing here, before we list them in search of points.
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    9/11 anniversary.

    Incidentally, that theory about rich and dodgy people gathering and appreciating art - Epstein had a few mates we haven't mentioned yet.
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    9/11 anniversary.

    Hmm Her lawyer will say she was just very lonely after her dad died and only felt comfortable with rich immoral people.
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    They Say We're Sick

    News isn't saying, you'd suspect he's the dad.
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    9/11 anniversary.

    Ghilaine Maxwell - who did she kill and/or which kids did she shag?
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    I note EVERYONE currently sitting on 106 points has Leah Bracknell in their team. For all the admiration due to the current trio of leaders her survival into 2020 would put us in our collective place as expert dead poolers, eh? Not getting smug at all. I'm one of 50 in there with my DDP joker points riding on what's left of her life force - but she's admirably tough. Might even nip down Holland and Barrett myself tomorrow and start imbibing whatever it is she's on.
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    They Say We're Sick

    Throwing a baby into a canal - wtf? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-49672723
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