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    UK Singles Chart

    I hope this will serve as an antidote. The original version of "Poor People Of Paris". Enjoy!
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    Life In Prison

    Friedgood? There's a man destined for the electric chair if ever there was one.
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    The reference is a bit obscure. It's based on a column in Private Eye which quotes the latest amusing or nonsensical utterances by sports commentators. It is called "Colemanballs" after a well-known commentator and sports anchor, David Coleman.
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    I reckon my immune system is OK, since I don''t spend too much time cleaning and disinfecting my house. I'm sure people compromise their kids' immune systems by obsessing over hygiene. As the late Quentin Crisp observed, after the first four years the dust doesn't get any worse.
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    UK Singles Chart

    @Ulitzer95 Can I suggest, before you go any further, that you placemark the next few (or however many) posts "Reserved for B" etc. So that the lists will appear at the beginning of the topic, rather than scattered all over the shop. Will be easier to refer to.
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    1. Prince Phillip Duke Of Edinburgh

    What do you think they would be doing?
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    Boris Johnson

    I like some of those names, but not all together.
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    Internet Celebrities

    Darwin Award there.
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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    Well, quite. What do they expect? The middle of Soho isn't where I would choose if I wanted to live somewhere quiet.
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    Looking on the positive side, you might not need the pension.
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    What was the story there, then?
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    Academic Footnotes

    If you don't navigate via the home page, but from the sub-headings on the Google search results, you're taken to last year's pages. It's always been like that in my experience.
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    The Dead of 2020

    It says motor neurone disease. ALS is one of a number of motor neurone diseases, but it doesn't specify which one he had. Do correct me if you have further information, but can we please not go down the dementia route, where every dementia case is assumed to be Alzheimer's.
  14. But we don't want to win anyway, do we? It's too expensive. Something it took Ireland a while to cotton on to.
  15. This is probably the oldest family photo I have. It's on glass. Aunt Agnes, 1829 - 1899. She was the elder half-sister of my great-grandfather - and also his first cousin. Agnes was the youngest of five children but her father died a few months after she was born, and her mother then shacked up with his brother. At that time the Church of England prohibited marriage between in-laws, so they "lived in sin" for a while, producing two more children including my great-grandfather. They married in 1835 away from their home parish, presumably to beat the new Marriages Act which would have legally prohibited their marriage. Better to fall foul of the Church than the Law! Such marriages remained illegal until 1921. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deceased_Wife's_Sister's_Marriage_Act_1907
  16. Bloody hell, that's grim.
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    British Character Actors

    Ah, a hit for me in the Hare's DP. Wish I'd remembered him for the ABC pool.
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    That's the only one I have read!
  19. Here is an interesting lady who is (I think) my second cousin three times removed. Some sort of distant cousin anyway. I see a distinct resemblance to my mother. Esmeralda Lock https://www.aboutbridgnorth.com/esmeralda-the-gypsy/
  20. Bit of a mixed message, no?
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    Room Lovely, Look You.

    My old rustbucket passed the MOT with nothing seriously needing doing Or more accurately, addressing the advisories would merely be a waste of money.
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    25. Hosni Mubarak

    "Dead, died, death. We are grown ups and should be afraid of these words. " I meant, of course "Dead, died, death. We are grown ups and shouldn't be afraid of these words."

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