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  1. maryportfuncity

    Stairway To Heaven/ Highway To Hell

    Aye, just added Purple's Highway Star to the folder for the list of the lost show Lyrics the likes of which you seldom find "Nobody gonna take my girl, I gonna keep her to the end, nobody gonna take my girl, she stays close on every bend, ooh, she's a killing machine...I love her, I need her, I seed her"
  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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    Beirut Explosion

    So, what happens - they ring Reed's and get some duty managers flown in?
  4. 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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    Political Frailty

    Newsthump having some real fun with this - reporting disappearance of a simpleton who loves the TA https://newsthump.com/2019/12/05/fears-grow-over-fate-of-missing-simpleton-mark-francois/?fbclid=IwAR1jpr1jnIO9rZOVKilwDmP1DgJHhAX5D99Ycwc0mhYxC0cimhB55nvFfDQ
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Some authors seem to go on for ages and they don't appear on boards like this because they often stay out of the public eye. Many people simply assume they're dead. However the following are unlikely to be setting sprint world records or clocking up high sales figures for pin up calenders these days. J.D 'Catcher in the Rye' Salinger, 1919 - Harper 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Lee, 1926 - Robert M 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence' Pirsig, 1928 -
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    Simon Cowell

    Hmmm Cowell is yet to send losing contestants to starve and freeze in gulags
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    Sickest game in the world

    49 tomorrow - Monday
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    Renowned Mountaineers, Feeling Peaky?

    Read in Sunday Times today that Doug Scott is also climbing his stairs - lives a few miles from Bonnington on the edge of the Lake Distric The "angle" with Scott being he's now so ill with brain cancer that his ability to master the 12 stairs is in some doubt. Just thought I'd - like -mention that
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    Gerry Adams & Martin McGuinness

    Sinn Fein and the IRA are facing some tough challenges. Given the failure of the peace process last year it looks like they can only achieve peace by making serious changes, like turning in some known murderers. For all the talk about peace it's obvious to many that there is a hardcore in the IRA and other paramilitary groups who've been useful because they love the killing and violence. These people might have talked about a cause but their real interest was the respect and fear they generated in their communities and the enjoyment of the worst violence. At the extreme end terrorist and paramilitary groups harbour full-blown criminal psychopaths who are allowed to hone their talents to a frightening degree. If the Republican leaders now want to cut them loose surely it's possible that elements of the IRA and Sinn Fein will turn on each other. Martin McGuinness was once named by The Cook Report TV show as IRA Chief of Staff. The programme challenged him to sue them and said they'd take their evidence to court. McGuinness did nothing. I wonder how some of the hardest men in the IRA view him and Gerry Adams now.
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    People I Was Surprised To Find Are Still Alive

    Piers Paul Read - author who wrote the book Alive (above the Andes plane crash and survivors turning cannibal), 79 years old and still very much with us. http://www.pierspaulread.co.uk/
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Just hit on a great site dealing with popular music deaths. Enjoy!
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    UK Singles Chart

    Hawkwind Wiki UK space rock band from Ladbroke Grove, London, formed in 1969, Lemmy was better known as the frontman of band Motörehead Dave Brock 20 Aug 1941 – Living Robert Calvert 09 Mar 1945 – 14 Aug 1988 (43) FindAGrave memorial Dell Dettmar 20 Apr 1947 – Living Dik Mik (aka Michael Davies) 1943 – 16 Nov 2017 (~74) Ultimate Classic Rock obit Simon King 12 Aug 1950 – Living Lemmy 24 Dec 1945 – 28 Dec 2015 (70) Guardian obit Nik Turner 26 Aug 1940 – Living 01/07/1972 Silver Machine #3 11/08/1973 Urban Guerrilla #39 21/10/1978 Silver Machine (re-release) #34 Still a vibrant and going creative concern - seriously, I'm gutted at the cancellation of UK festivals this year because Hawkwind on the same bill as Pure Reason Revolution was looking to be one of the best days out I'd had in ages. Turner (long gone from the main band) and Brock (mainstay of the outfit from the start) are 80 and 79 this month and we're talking miracles on the level of that which allows all four of CSNY to breathe. I mean, it's not like this band or their audiences are strangers to all manner of chemical potions. The legend has it that Lemmy was fired for taking the wrong drugs. Factually incorrect but metaphorically precise!
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    Beirut Explosion

    I tell you what - when Eastenders finally comes back, if they replaced the old titles with shots of blasted Beirut, that'd be a laugh - or summat
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    Sickest game in the world

    Aw man, stiffing out badly since the first few days 88 Saturday
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    Beirut Explosion

    Well, he would say that, wouldn't he - didn't notice any rapidly moving projectile in any of the freely available footage. Presumably some of the witnesses at sea would have reported a missile or bomb
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    Professional Cyclists

    OOOhhhh! Fuck! That'll take more than one operation to sort out
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    The Dead of 2020

    Ah, yes - a matchless literary career built on subtle explorations of a theme, or summmat
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    Sure he's been mentioned before but if the DL committee were ever prepared to break their ban on famous for being famous candidates - there's a clear contender
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    UK Singles Chart

    Or read the rip below: In 2005, he fought off bankruptcy but was arrested after police were called by bailiffs who went to his home in Glossop, Derbyshire. He poured petrol on the bonnet of a bailiff's car and set it alight with the bailiff still inside.[3][4] Fontana was remanded in custody on 25 May 2007. He later appeared at Derby Crown Court dressed as Lady Justice, complete with a sword, scales, crown, cape and dark glasses, and claiming "justice is blind".[5] He dismissed his lawyers.[6] On 10 November 2007 he was sentenced to 11 months for setting fire to the car but was released because he had already served the equivalent of the term, having been held under the Mental Health Act 1983.[7] In March 2011 Fontana was arrested at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, after failing to appear in court in Wakefield, over an unpaid speeding fine.[8]
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    Professional Cyclists

    BBC now reporting a mortified Groenewegen has apologized. Now it's up to everyone else to calm down and avoid near-death experiences at the finish line. Here's a preview of tomorrow's stage:
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    My quote hasn't saved the stuff you quoted Toast but I'm with you. Strikes me this thread is discussing different ideas of what the DL committee should be doing whilst the committee themselves have always struck me as a bit like the BBC with a staid and dependable outlook that's willing to embrace outliers and nuances as required. If both sides - i.e. the low-hanger/spectacular death crowd and the "if The Times won't report them they're basically fluff" - are mildly miffed all the time (as with a local paper reporting on the local council) it might be that the subject of their miffedness isn't doing such a bad job. I mean, in the room this year I'd be tempted to punt Lord Lucan (assuming him still alive and reckoning his pick would get DL noticed by the press), but in the great DL tradition that would never do.
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    Sickest game in the world

    All so fuckin' random at the moment Friday 71
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    Prince Andrew

    Don't bet on that - sweating might be exactly where they'll go with that one. The Roy Hattersley puppet used pump water out of its mouth in a cruel mockery of his speech impediment and the Rupert Murdoch puppet used to spout blazing farts from its rear end in an accurate depiction of Rupert's own capabilities
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    Hilary Lister & other sailing nutjobs

    Quadriplegic sailor plans Atlantic crossing - dead thread dragged back after almost a year of inactivity Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-53648989/natasha-lambert-prepares-for-transatlantic-sailing-challenge

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