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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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    Dead Pop Stars

    Just hit on a great site dealing with popular music deaths. Enjoy!
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    The 7th Death of 2021

    Bouteflika - but mainly a punt tbh This lot are proving agreeably mortal at a steady rate so it's hard to call
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    19 dead pooling days left in the month - 21 talented players left on our pitch, including both jokers - isn't over yet. Game on, or summat
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Just logging in to claim it You might say I'm currently holding a thin lead BBC Q/O - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56705671
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    Old Folkies Home

    There's a whole generation of folk singers out there straddling the mid sixties to seventies in age. Whilst not seriously old a lot of this crowd have played night after night in smoky venues, drunk heavily throughout their careers and been obliged to drive long distances in search of a few quid because many of them never really made it. One or two - like Gordon Lightfoot - did do well. Others, like Tom Paxton and many of the British crowd - Wizz Jones, Harvey Andrews etc - never made it out of the folk clubs and have no massive 'hits' covered by other artists to keep them in cash, obliging them to keep covering road miles and turning up in front of a few dozen people. It can't be doing them any good. I know Gordon Lightfoot was lucky to survive suffering an abdominal haemorrage on stage in 2002 and miraculously recovered to play Live8. There must be a few others in this category fixin' to strum their last. Anyone know more than me and want to share it?
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2021

    Aye, and ask the full adjudication panel if the entire royal family count as a pantomime (some of the most popular of which contain a prince) Totally unbiased advice since I have no skin in this particular issue - and seven skins conspicuously still alive on my team!
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Speaking of which - as one who publicly punted the thread would hit page 200 with him still breathing, I'm somewhat gutted this evening
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man:
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    I'll bet that party is going well
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    I'm avoiding the wall-to-wall wankfest of tributes - has any news organization rung the cult in Africa who worship him for a quote?
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Tried that last month - Lorimer, who'd likely heard a half-time talk or two, was the only one who responded.
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    Tracey Emin

    I put her on my DDP because the cancer looked like it was on an industrial scale and she's the right side of 60, so fairly valuable by their scoring system.
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    Tracey Emin

    Several DDP entrants - myself included - are beginning to suspect the same about our chances of a high profile finish
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    The Dead of 2021

    Think I heard summat on the news about Prince Philip - does he have a thread?
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Philip - would have been seismic if he'd snuffed it last month Even a death worthy of wall-to-wall news coverage can't breathe excitement into my moribund encounter with Bibliogryphon
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Aye, it'll be wall-to-wall mourning or pornhub - nowt else available!
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    Club 27

    Had to be - AI let loose on 27 Club star members and creating "new" songs. Anyone hereabouts know the legal situation if I (or anyone else in radio) unleashes these on their adoring listeners. Link (with tracks to hear incl. new Cobain song): https://consequence.net/2021/04/nirvana-drowned-in-the-sun-ai-song-google-software/?fbclid=IwAR073cDxA3LnJig-IlpEo5cUk6cqe20bFncVPP1DZ6EtRLfpm00cCI8Pbd0
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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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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    The Comedians was massive once over but it's strange that IMBD - normally a mecca for anorak who know their facts - doesn't post a birthdate for half the performers. Has anyone around the UK noticed the likes of Charlie Daze playing a local club? How many of this lot are still alive? Some of them will be well into their seventies now, late nights, loadsa fags and drink, stressful job. We could have us some future winners here.
  21. 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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    The Dead of 2021

    Loved him as the out and out cynic in No Offence
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    Dementia afflicted footballers

    Wh-wh-what!!!! You mean, there is a God? I had him down to beat Gazza to the exit door.
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    By -Election Bingo 2019-2024

    Aye, so a couple of things - first off if the family wanted to save a few quid she appears to have a few front teeth substantial enough to serve as a tombstone Secondly, even if the other parties stood aside to allow the second placed Lib Dems a crack at taking the seat from the Tories then the numbers from the last election suggest it would be a tough ask, majority of over 16,000 and 55% percent of the whole vote as of 12 Dec 2019
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    A Joke

    Okay, nicked from the obvious place but actually made me laugh I just went to the doctors. I said, “doc, my penis looks like an overpriced Leather purse”. “Ahh yes”, he replied, “it’s Prada Willy syndrome”.

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