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    Crashing Companies

    From Honez recent post on the deaths of 2008 thread......I take the point that thread is for people. But global markets are feeling the jitters and the odd airline, corporate giant or bank is always rumoured to be failing. So - since we speculate on the amount of useful life life wherever we find it - I reckon our recession watchers could use this here thread.
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    Sickest game in the world (parts 1&2)

    Saturday 199
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    The Dead of 2020

    Tudor, were massive oop north (leading to many massive people)
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    Captain Tom Moore

    More worrying - if he did Strictly or I'm a Celeb the bookies would shut up shop before the first show
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    Sickest game in the world (parts 1&2)

    Friday 212
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    Prince Andrew

    So, Ghislaine fought to keep her 2016 testimony private but it's gone public today, and in it she claims to know nowt about Epstein's illegal sexual tastes. Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54647570
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    Michael Parkinson

    His diction's gone to fuck the way it sometimes does in an oldster but he seems very much on the ball. He's always looked like a guy prone to staying up late
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    Crashing Companies

    Hmm, so how much of that $2 billion went into the pockets of various directors?
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    Ozzy Osbourne

    4th time lucky?
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    A Joke

    Aye, well... Let's take it somewhere else like a consideration of real and highly unfortunate names - Anurag Dikshit, Mike Litoris and 58 others linked below https://theawesomedaily.com/50-funny-names-that-are-so-unfortunate-theyre-actually-genius/
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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.
  12. 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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    A Joke

    I know his gay mates, Ben Doone and Phil McCavity
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    Tom Lehrer

    I've bought loads of music that was at its height before I was aware of it or got to any gigs so I've encountered a few of my favourite musicians long after their hit careers were over. One of the more ironic was meeting Peter Hope Evans of Medicine Head. Lovely guy and I'd seen some MH comebacks but by that point he wasn't there and it was basically John Fiddler and a backing band. The irony being that Peter Hope Evans met me at one of my gigs - if you count blathering about UFOs to a convention hosted by Fortean Times as a gig.
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    Tom Lehrer

    The various dadrock magazine investigations into what various musical heroes actually do all day has been a bit of a reality check over the years. I once got work writing entries for rock reference books and when it came to ringing the older acts it was standard practice that their management etc. would just - like - give you the act's number because when it came to writing about them the management weren't doing any work or making any money and still wanted their acts promoted any old way. Most of the time you'd ring them in the middle of the day and they were in. But loads of musicians from fairly well known bands have gone on to do fairly normal jobs - painting and decorating, taxi driving etc. Must have mentioned it hereabouts before but a local case to me involved former Pretty Thing Brian Pendleton who spent way longer as an insurance underwriter than he did as a musician. When he died in 2001 he was fairly well known as a regular in a Maidstone pub where a few people knew him as a bloke who'd claimed to have been a musician once over but not everyone believed it.
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    An honorable member of the FFBI club if such a person could ever exist - Simon Dobbin, Cambridge United fan assaulted by Southend fans and left with serious brain and body damage, has died. Notable he got BBC coverage on main sports news page. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-54633785
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    Tom Lehrer

    By contrast there's an incalculable pile of musicians suffering collective surges in their blood pressure and other stress related conditions every time they stumble on a website giving away their work for free. If only they'd managed to organize parallel careers as esteemed academics, like Lehrer, eh?
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    Sickest game in the world (parts 1&2)

    Thurs 222
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    A Joke

    Aye, I believe that's a direct quote from the famous cloakroom attendant - Angus McCoatup
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    A Joke

    What do you call a scotsman who's shit at oral sex? cannae-lingus
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    Rolf Harris : Stairway To Heaven ?

    Hell yeah, seems in fine shape all things considered. How's his doddery missus, anyone know?
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    Tom Lehrer

    Makes you think he's still thinking, still has a moral compass and still has some sense of what people want from him. The free giveaway ends 31 Dec 2024 - one outcome of which could be more people learning and performing his songs and an increase in radio play and the income from recorded versions. Obviously, he's 92...
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    That's horrible - my sympathies go with those expressed above
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    Hatice Cengiz - one of those names that just trips off the tongue Well, it does when she decides to take Saudi royalty to court for murder - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-54619729
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    Dead Pop Stars

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

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