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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    And the fights.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Did you miss the bits where we said we knew some of the other names only because they had been mentioned here? And no, I don't want to spend my time researching obscure people that nobody down the pub has heard of. I only pick people who are genuinely notable or interesting by my own standards. That's what dead pools used to be about.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    My knowledge of US politics extends to who is President and very little further, bar the odd notable character.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Fernando Ricksen - Footballer Suzanne Whang - US TV comic/actress Chris Doleman - Hall of Famer in American football. (NFL, that is, not "soccer") Susan Bayh - Wife of former US Presidential hopeful Evan Bayh and admittedly fringey. Rachel Zoll - Journalist Clive James - We all know who he is. Ronald J Shurer - Medal of Honour holder. John Andretti - racing car driver Noel Conway - the British right to die guy. Denis Goldberg - anti-apartheid activist and colleague of Nelsons "Monsanto Man" AKA Dewayne Johnson - the dude who sued Monsanto for his cancer. Not famous at all, despite The Guardian writing a million articles on him. Barry Du Bois - Ozzie TV host. Dr Bruce Reid - Chief medical officer at one of the biggest sports clubs in Australia, who was the centre of a massive doping scandal few years ago. Genesis P-orridge - Punk musician. Leanne Barrett - famous for being ill. Steve Gleason - well regarded NFLer . Julian Fiano - UK reality TV star. Amy Price - Jordan's mum. Nobby Stiles - World Cup winner Marieke Vervoort - Paralympian Bill Freehan - Big name in US sports. Richard Hadlee - " one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history". Harry Reid - Big name US Senator Greg Gilbert - Delays singer Pat Smullen - jockey Pete Frates - the guy behind the Ice Bucket challenge Ernie Moss - English footballer Sacheen Littlefeather - activist, her who accepted Brando's Godfather Oscar. Michael Robinson - Liverpool midfielder of the 1980s Kate Figes - author Amer Deghayes - Iran political prisoner Ruth Bader GInsburg - Supreme Court Judge Doug Hoyle - Owner of Huddersfield Town FC Paul Volcker - leading US economist Jacci Woodcock - Cancer fundraiser who is now an OBE and pal of the Queen, apparently... Rodion GA - Singer far bigger in Germany (where Reptile is from) than here. Lloyd Klein - mediocre fashion designer Lars Hogh - Danish footballer from the 90s David Smith - Paralympian. Those in bold are the ones I've genuinely heard of. Some of the others I have heard of, but only because they have been mentioned on this site (Jordan's mum is a bit borderline). Clearly I need to get out more ....... or possibly stay in more.
  5. They are harvesting barley in the fields down past my house. Ahhhhh, I could happily watch farm machinery for hours.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    I feel like I may as well pack it in, since very few of these names mean anything to me.
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    Lester Piggott

    Ah yes, I was tempted to go to that until I read that it wasn't going to be a public event. I shall pop along to the exhibition though. I was a bit knackered anyway from getting up at sparrowfart to watch them blow up Didcot Power Station - and amusingly, as a bonus, an electricity pylon close to which two of my friends were standing Took out half of Oxfordshire.
  8. "This song Charles Manson stole from the Beatles. We're stealing it back."
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Not even a stealth boast.
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    A Joke

    Most of these are great, but I would have put the winner in 10th place.
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    40/40

    Kathleen Blanco for me and probably everyone else.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Re Michael Bolton, not only that but he was supposed to be headlining Rewind Festival in Henley today. (One of the many reasons why I didn't go this year!) They only announced this morning that he wouldn't be appearing, despite assuring festival goers (who have been asking since Thursday) that he would. Been replaced by Mike Scott aka The Waterboys, who would be more to my taste, but frankly not a headline act. The whole line-up is poor, not to say there aren't some decent acts but too much repetition. The Saturday headliner was the Four Tops (or if we are being honest, the One Top), not exactly a name that springs to mind for an 80s music festival.
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    Things To Do While Waiting For Death

    Get up early to watch this Luckily it didn't zap my electrics.
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    Death In The Family

    Sorry to hear that, drol. That sort of death is kind to the person who dies, but so much harder for those left behind.
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    Fort William Football Club

    I just get "access denied" when I try to view it.
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    Fort William Football Club

    There's probably one in here Or you could consider something like this
  17. Spooky, I just watched a film that his daughter was in. ETA Just read the BBC obit which says he "was married to Bridget, also an actor". Awkward.
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    Last of the Summer Wine

    Are the quote marks around the word hospice his or yours?
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    Opera

    I've been there. Me: I went to the Royal Opera House last night. Posh Lady In The Village: Oh, how lovely! What did you hear? Me: The Pet Shop Boys.
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    Nature In Your Backyard

    Dog caught a wood mouse outside this week. Shame. I caught a house mouse inside this week. (Well, the trap I set did.) Bit sad but had to be done.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    Physically frail? Yeah, insists the former box-office beast, after battling various health issues: diabetes, leukemia (remission), a bad heart, a bum shoulder, sepsis. Six months ago, friends called his famed costar Ali MacGraw to warn her: This might be it. It wasn’t it. My guess is the sepsis, because that can be very sudden and very serious. I know two people who have been struck down by sepsis. One is a very fit indomitable chap in his 80s who bounced back. Quick admission to hospital (he passed out in the doctor's surgery) and immediate treatment seems to be the key. The other guy is much younger and has not been so lucky, he's recovered but been debilitated for months.
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    This was my doomed effort. 1. Marieke Vervoort 2. Charlotte Rae 3. Trevor Peacock 4. Jean-Louis Trintignant 5. Little Richard 6. Barbara Bush 7. George H.W. Bush 8. Freddie Starr 9. Jet Black 10. Ginger Baker subs Princess Elisabeth of Denmark June Brown (I think in future I should make more effort to pick people who might actually die.)
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    I imagine he means that Leave voters trusted that it would be competently organised.
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    I Miss Badegg

    This place is much less entertaining in his absence.
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