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  1. 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?
  2. 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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    Life In Prison

    Rose West - so fat she's in danger of a metaphorical fucking: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/overweight-serial-killer-rose-west-14012449?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mirror_main&fbclid=IwAR2KgXWkliLah8QZnkZRcDfql5V0C-G7FQyvUeojJwTd-GviJ9ZcUu7-Kqo
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    Dead Drummers

    Aw, man - only just seen this. I love Blue Cheer - acid rock the way it should be, brutal and unafraid!
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    Eddie Large

    Debateable comedy wise but business wise there's no contest L & H were global superstars It's a good biopic too
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Just hit on a great site dealing with popular music deaths. Enjoy!
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    Someone on her Just Giving page is pointing out the lack of a donate button.
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    Eddie Large

    But Cannon and Ball were a poor man's Morecambe and Wise
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    There are those in public life willing to take a stand against terrorism and the sociopathic headcases who volunteer to carry out the worst acts thereof. It struck me listening to Judge Leonie Brinkema's remarks as she told the only person convincted of involvement in 9/11 that he would 'Die with a whimper' that some of these people may be signing their own death warrants. Her words might play well in middle America but I'll bet somewhere in darkest Afghanistan there's a bloke logged on to the only computer in the street, typing in her name and asking the big question: 'Where does that bitch live?' I think we need a thread that can bob up and down identifying these semi-suicidal outspoken types when their mouths put their entire well-being in danger.
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    Deadio Times

    For the busy DL'er facing too many choices in too little time, this is the thread to provide advance warning of media coverage of those we might like to 'research.' Studs Terkel - 94 year old author, still chucking them out - is on The Culture Show, BBC2, next Saturday, repeated Sunday.
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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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    Eddie Large

    People reckoned them pointless for years!
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    Joni Mitchell

    Hangin' with Hockney at a gallery opening recently:
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    Ozzy Osbourne

    Mmm, DOUBLE Pneumonia - so not much use either way. He'll pull through and be improving on March 1st or fail to see DL Cup Round 2 action.
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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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    Dead Pop Stars

    Show that to the DWP and they'd still list him as fit for work, mind
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    Keith Richards....will He Make It To 2012?

    The Sun reported today Keef is trying to pack up the life-long smoking habit for the sake of his health. Just an idea to wind him up and raise the DL profile. This thread is re-christened More Rock n Roll than Keith and we compare his current wussiness to the surviving hardcore rockers who still don't give a fuck, or summat
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    Guess The Song

    LL Cool J - Feel my Heart Beat
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    The Dead of 2019

    Pretty sure I just saw a FB tribute to Manchester United coach Eric Harrison - credited for his work on coaching the class of 92. Also cursed around MPFC Towers for his failure to deliver a unique pick bonus on last year's DDP team and subsequently dropped in a fit of pique!
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    Lara Roxx

    When the dust settled on the scare that resulted from her positive test does anyone know how many practising pornsters were also found to have HIV? Roughly when will we expect them to join our annual top 50?
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    Guess The Song

    Man, seriously hard Closest I can come is What Katie Did by The Libertines Is that even remotely close?
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    18 and very fit so could put up a good fight In the short term it'll save on buying swimming caps too
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    Guess The Song

    Just a guess Good Lovin' Gone Bad by Bad Company
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    Stairway To Heaven/ Highway To Hell

    Really sad - big part of the best-selling era of their sound
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    The 2nd Death of 2019

    If it's Shane Pogue I've currently got exclusive bragging rights

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