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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    How very different from the home life of our dear Queen.
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    3. Olivia De Havilland

    I'd say she's just pissed off with being pestered by twats who think they're entitled to swarm all over her and demand selfies.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    May I take this opportunity to remind whoever runs the next pool to rope off the first few posts so that they can be used for Lists of picks List of players & their picks Scoreboard Then everything will be on the front page and we won't need to go searching. No reason why the thread couldn't be started now, in fact. The details can be filled in as and when.
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    Deathlist Dreaming

    It was the first King Charles who was beheaded. But if they were bothered about that, he wouldn't have been named Charles in the first place. Like I said, all the Royal names have baggage. You'd think they'd have steered clear of Edward because of the abdication, but they didn't.
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    Deathlist Dreaming

    It all seems to have come from one throwaway comment years ago. Every so often it gets repeated, which doesn't mean there was ever any substance to it. I've never seen it said anywhere that Charles would prefer one of his middle names per se, just the George VII thing. That article says "four of the past six monarchs have adopted different titles" which is wrong, it's only three as I listed above. They are probably thinking of Edward VIII, who went by one of his other given names (David) but Edward was his first given name, so it's actually the reverse. Anyway I think it's even less likely that he would use George now that he has a grandson named George. It would be like stealing his name. I'm sure William & Kate chose George because there hadn't been a George in the family for a while.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Let the impatient folks jeer, this is truly a fascinating format for a deadpool.
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    Deathlist Dreaming

    But why wouldn't he reign in his own name? As the Queen said on her accession when asked about her regnal name: "My own, of course." It's very rare that an English monarch hasn't used their own first name. The three that did choose another name all had a specific reason. Victoria was named Alexandrina after her godfather Tsar Alexander I, but she always preferred her second given name Victoria. Edward VII did not want to reign in his given first name of Albert, out of respect for his father. Unlike his mother, he felt the name should stand alone. George VI (another Albert) chose George to give a sense of continuity following the upheaval of the Abdication. (So Charles calling himself George to "pay tribute to his grandfather" doesn't really work.) There's nothing wrong with Charles as a name. The Queen would not have chosen it otherwise. All royal names come with some sort of baggage.
  8. Then there was the time the West Ham player Julian Dicks sustained an injury and the back page of the Sun loudly proclaimed
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    I must say Sooty and Sweep seem to be in cracking good nick for their age. Reckon they've been at the Botox?
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    3. Olivia De Havilland

    @ "the tricycle hoax".
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    The World of the Snowflake

    Surely somewhere there is some inoffensive person named Colston to whom the dedication could be transferred. Or the landlord could change his own name to Colston
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    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    The only ones I sort of knew were Banali (I'm aware of the band but couldn't name any of its members) and Draper, whose name rang a bell but I had to look him up to remember why. I vaguely remembered that Pope Benny had a brother. Zanardi I had never heard of until mentioned on here the other day, and Bayh I only know of from her appearances on people's lists. The rest of the names are completely unknown to me.
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    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    That line-up illustrates why I don't play in this pool. Almost all of them are names I have never clapped eyes on before.
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    The 12th Death of 2020

    Randomiser picked Prince Philip.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Yes, but it means I scored in four of the five categories (only missing a boxer) so I am pleased. Looking forward to the next round. Well done, Rover!
  16. Recorded and released, but problems getting it played. I don't quite follow the race element though - "When it first was released, R&B stations all over America thought I was black. Then they found out I was white and they dropped the record. White radio was afraid to touch it because they thought it was about me dating a 16-year-old girl at my age." Did he mean black radio stations wouldn't play it simply because he was white, nothing to do with the content? And "white radio" had issues with the content? I'm surprised because I don't remember people being that precious about teenage sex in 1980. But maybe it was different in the US. We didn't have anything like black or white radio stations here in the UK, either.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    < checks poker draw >
  18. Legal in Europe, even if he did do more than take her for a ride on a magic carpet I'd never heard of him, nor the song. I don't think his age is a factor really, the singer is just the interpreter, like an actor. Interesting background to the song though!
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    UK Singles Chart

    My chiffon is wet .....
  20. As I had promised myself the other day, listened to The Adventures' The Sea Of Love album while mowing the lawn. This should have been a monster hit, and have appeared on every summer compilation ever. Curiously it was never released as a single.
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    Alan Alda

    Jamie Farr is one of those whose death would produce a winner in the Silver Screen Deadpool.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Team sent

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