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    Dead Pop Stars

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

    Aye, very much like an overweight 76 year old under stress.
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    Deathrace 2015

    It's fast, it's furious, it's f***in' great, or summat. Teams of twenty topplers, pm'd or posted on the thread hereabouts will be collected into a carnival of carnage and the counting fun starts in the first second of the new year. Points aplenty pour onto the scoreboard until someone snags the stupendous total of 2015, at which point the fastest dead pool in widespread use slams on the brakes and the lucky winner's back is duly slapped. Closing date/time for entries is Midnight 30th December 2014. Gazza; toppler tease or scorer with ease in 2015? List of Teams 2015 Bibliogryphon – bg Book – bk Captain Chorizo – cc Damon Killan – dk Death Impends – di Deadsox - ds Deathray – dr DDT - dd Dr T – dt Estuarian Float – ef GC Reptile – gc Lard Bazaar – lb MPFC - mp MSC –ms Perfect Passing – pp Rotten Ali – ra Sean of the Dead – sd The Engineer – te The Unknown Man – um Time – ti Toast – to Uschi - us Windsor the Troll – wt Scoreboard: MSC - 2192 Death Impends - 1735 Devon Death Trip - 1331 Estuarian Float - 1291 Bibliogryphon - 1275 Deadsox - 1260 Sean of the Dead - 998 Maryportfuncity - 946 The Engineer - 946 Toast - 944 The Unknown Man - 903 Perfect Passing - 700 Book - 596 Windsor the Troll - 596 Dr T - 594 Rotten Ali - 582 Captain Chorizo - 352 Lard Bazaar - 307 Uschi - 298 Hall of Fame: Raskolnikov: Champion 2009 No champion 2010 DDP: Champion 2011 Spade Cooley: Champion 2012 DDP: Champion 2013 Death Impends: Champion 2014 MSC: Champion 2015
  4. 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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    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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    6. Jimmy Carter

    Don't say that, you're putting a curse on Bidon!
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    Missing In Action

    There's a load of people whose whereabouts remain unknown, but may be worth a punt and points if selected on a deadpool. A few obvious - Lucan, Bin Laden etc - get mentioned. But if we pool our collective brains we might hit on a few more. Like Bambi Woods age, whereabouts, real name uncertain. I'd say alive and willing the world to leave her alone, but you never know. C'mon guys, who else is missing in action?
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    Clint Eastwood

    Aye, looking at the list of sexual conquests on Wikipedia he's gone ahead and made several women's days.
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    World War II Veterans

    Heard a rumour this morning that he's performed one more beach landing...crawled out of a dinghy in Dover!
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Posted on the Hollywood Possibilities thread about the way The Falcons of Haunt have latterly taken to producing strange and darkly psychedelic alternative soundtracks to cult movies. Torn between their current Carnival of Souls collection or their take on Tod Browning's Freaks as to which one I rate most. Here's the link to Freaks: https://thefalconsofhaunt.bandcamp.com/album/tod-brownings-freaks-reimagined
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    So, anyway - listening to The Falcons of Haunt (sound of psychedelic Dudley) who have lately taken to presenting alternative soundtracks to cultish movies. Their soundscape for Carnival of Souls sent me Googling to discover the star, 87 year old Candace Hilligoss is very much with us. She'll likely be covered by the likes of The Guardian when she isn't. Candace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candace_Hilligoss And that atmospheric belter of an alternative soundtrack: https://thefalconsofhaunt.bandcamp.com/album/carnival-of-souls-2
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    Clint Eastwood

    Haven't taken much notice of his family before now - the Wikipedia page on his personal life is a hefty read, they could have saved time by stating "the man can't keep it in his trousers, end of!"
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    Fort William Football Club

    Aye,can you even buy a Bonar Bridge replica shirt, just askin'
  14. Given the public hair shaving and breakdown it's probably about time we gave her a bespoke thread. A few points to consider: Despite the current problems she is very rich, her pre-nuptual agreement became public property when it was advanced as evidence ahead of her most recent divorce case. The agreement made a few things plain including the fact her current contract is surprisingly generous, she pulls around a quarter of a million dollars a gig and her record company project earnings of a around four and a half million dollars an album for years to come. In other words, her manager negotiated a better deal than many believed possible and Sony/BMG must be filling their collective trousers at the moment. Meaning, probably, she'll get all manner of help because the alternatives could impact on their share price. Having said this Anna Nicole Smith's death shows what's possible in the other direction. Personally, I'm betting that - at 25 - she pulls through, slowly but surely. What does anyone else reckon.
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    Donald J Trump

    A serious point about Trump and his same old/same old spluttering about the way everyone is conspiring against him... There's massive support for his right wing message but his track record is troublesome, the one set of people standing to gain from the present turmoil are those candidates capable of delivering the same ideas without the personal and legal baggage Trump drags behind him. Like most narcissists he doesn't seem to regard the potential of others to - ahem - trump his efforts very highly and like most narcissists he's wrong to do that. Has Ron DeSantis commented on the present situation or simply kept his counsel and likely rung a few mates on the quiet?
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    Boris Johnson

    So, as of this morning the Telegraph is discussing the "Bombshell Dossier" that'll clear Bojo's name whilst the Observer is discussing the same thing as a "Last-Ditch Bid to Discredit Probe into Partygate" In other news, Rishi Sunak appears to have some deluded notion that setting targets and being judged on delivery is the way a PM should behave. Likely to be a lively week in Westminster, eh?
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    Dementia afflicted footballers

    More a question for anyone attracted to men - does Neil "Razor" Ruddock have a point or should we start worrying about the state of his reasoning and add him to this thread?
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    Donald J Trump

    LONG way to go to the election yet and Elon Musk's track record of definite statements to the way the world eventually comes out is not good.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    This'll be composer John Kander, obitable on the back of a fuck-tonne of stage musical stuff and television/film work including songs for Cabaret and work on Frank Sinatra's 1973 comeback. A DDP damp squib since he's 96 today, but in some of those other pools he's positively orgasmic, or summat
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    Donald J Trump

    Expects to be arrested in three days, also looks like shit in the recent photo on BBC site! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65000325
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    Boris Johnson

    Aye, relevant atm because Bojo faces a hearing on Wednesday into whether he misled parliament. He's already been refused permission for his lawyer to speak on his behalf so if it goes really badly he could be suspended for long enough that the rules regarding a constituency recall petition might apply. Basically, if enough people officially ask he'd be forced into a by-election, that'd be tasty too.
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    Kate And Gerry

    Aye well, since she isn't Maddie that's an instant fast-track to more media attention. S'cuse the cynicism!
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    Boris Johnson

    117 years, then, thanks for the insight - Bojo always wanted to go down in history, he may succeed.
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    Boris Johnson

    Aye, Bojo is more of a shoot from the hip merchant than any PM in living memory and this - seriously - might be a massive miscalculation, gonna get tasty in the run up to the election because the tonnage of fringe candidates who parchute into the PM's seat and hoover up a few votes will all be busy in Richmond.
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    Dementia afflicted footballers

    Aye, but how often do outfield players collide with the shins of incoming strikers? When goalies get concussion they don't do it by halves.

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