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    Dominic Matteo

    So former Liverpool and Scotland clogger Dominic Matteo has just left intensive care after operations on a brain tumour. 2020's Liam Miller or 2020's John Hartson?
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Is officially open for business. Emails appear to be very slow sending out, if you haven't received one by, idk, tomorrow, let me know.
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    The 100 Club

    A thread for people who have passed the age of 100 but have (very, very) faint claims to fame other than "just being old". The lifeblood of many a DDP theme team, really, may as well get them all in one place. Plus it gives me an excuse to have a regular meeting point for two of my favourites: 110-year-old paranormal investigator Alexander Imich and 107-year-old financier Irving Kahn, who apparently still goes to work daily. Check out his current stock portfolio here. Anyway, so here's where we can rhapsodise about Run Run Shaw, Roy Douglas and Vo Nguyen Giap and the many public appearances they'll no doubt be making in the near future. One of the leading actors of the pre-blaxploitation era cowboy "race movies", Herb Jeffries, just turned 100.
  4. Things are so confused even John Curtice is saying "dunno m8"
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    The Dead of 2019

    Irish character actor Niall Toibin (Ballykissangel, Veronica Guerin) dead at 89. DDP hit.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Eddie Guerrero decided to focus on the lying, rather than the cheating and stealing, today in 2005 aged 38
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    Bollywood Stars

    Being as the Metro still carries an Indian entertainment gossip column, I suppose any big name player from the world of AZN cinema is in play, so fuck it, let's have a thread for them, especially with "the first Bollywood superstar" Shammi Kapoor currently on his 24th day in hospital for "age-related complications", and his younger brother Shashi Kapoor too weak to collect a lifetime achievement award earlier this year. Maybe also use this thread to reminisce about the very brief period where this board got excited about Lisa Ray before she turned out to be perfectly fine.
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    Ill and Lil

    Lil Reese in critical condition after being shot in the neck.
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    Academic Footnotes

    God I hate this thread's title. Anyway, Noel Ignatiev, writer of How the Irish Became White, one of the key "destroy whiteness" texts, has died. He was the only man in the world who had an anti-semitic toaster.
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    Nobel Prize In Death

    It's that guy who regularly does hoaxes for writers dying... he killed off Harper Lee early (and someone else as well. Don DeLillo?)
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    The 100 Club

    Naive artist Helen LaFrance turned 100 last week, and got an Associated Press story to mark the occasion. Presumably this means she's guaranteed a QO when she goes...
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    Peter Kay

    Might as well have a place to shove all the rumours/Twitter gossip in, or we can just use this when his mum/wife goes instead.
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    Death, Italian Style

    Alright, there's enough of us on here now to have earned our own topic. Andrea Camilleri, Topo Gigio creator Maria Perego, Nico Fidenco, Omero Antonutti... this is where they go when they experience La Dolce Morte.
  14. Full list of which seats are part of the "REMAIN ALLIANCE" horse-trade as well: http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2019/11/07/the-unite-to-remain-alliance-the-seats-where-one-of-the-greens-the-lds-or-pc-will-be-given-a-clear-run/ Will the Greens finally get their second seat, and will it be Isle of Wight or Bristol West?
  15. If you were looking for a little international guest-star power, how about Modi attempting to swing the constituency of Slough for the Conservatives?
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    Read Any Good Books Lately?

    Enjoyable read on the history of performers dying on stage. Never knew Kenneth Horne's death was down to him ditching all his medicine on the advice of a faith healer.
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    There's a local magazine for the Victoria area of Australia published April 23, 2017 that has a feature on a 105-year-old woman called Thelma McKenzie... is it her and the ESPN site has the wrong DOB?
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    So, How’s Your 2020 Shortlist Looking?

    I'm sure I'll struggle to get back into the full swing of things this time out, I'll be happy with a top 10 slot. 2021 is the Drive for Five. Not much in the way of Cast Iron Solid QOs out there, but a lot of people in the hinterland of "well... they could get an obit I suppose".
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    Gangster, Gangster

    Which, inevitably, leads to a listmania of the guys introduced in that scene: Anthony Stabile - Played by Frank Adonis (died 2018) Frankie Carbone - Frank Sivero (hasn't acted since 2008, failed to sue The Simpsons for basing one of their mob characters on his likeness in 2015) Fat Andy - See above Frankie the Wop - Tony Lip (died 2013) Freddie No-Nose - Mikey Black (never appeared in another film, internet has no info on him) Pete the Killer - Peter Cicale (another legitimate affiliate of the Lucchese crime family, google suggests he is still alive and living in New York) Nickey Eyes - John Manca (alive, currently posting QAnon conspiracy theories to Twitter) Jimmy Two-Times - Tony Powers (alive. Also wrote the theme to the Banana Splits) Mikey Franzese - Joseph Bono (alive I think, a close friend of Martin Scorsese who was also in Raging Bull)
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    Gangster, Gangster

    How come Frankie Fraser's never on the TV any more? He was never off the bloody thing in the late 90s. Is there some, like, Sky 3 or Bravo documentary series he hosts now, or is he just dying in a home alone and unloved somewhere? People who I crossed off my DDP team for this year at the last minute: "cancer stricken" Glaswegian crimelord Jamie Daniel, because I have absolutely no idea about Scottish crime whatsoever and for all I know these guys could just be having a laugh and a carry on with bored local crime reporters. Most of the current capi of the American Mafia are in their 70s and unlikely to be shot any time soon. On the other hand, Venero "Benny Eggs" Mangano turns 90 this year, having spent 15 of the past 18 years in prison for his part in an extortion racket that saw the Mafia make $2 for every window replaced in New York for five years.
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    Gangster, Gangster

    Louis Eppolito, a former NYPD detective who also worked as a hitman for the Lucchese crime family, killing at least eight people, dead at 71. He was part of the "introduction" scene in Goodfellas as Mo Black's brother, Fat Andy.
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    So, How's Your 2019 Shortlist Looking?

    Think I've found my first guaranteed unique guaranteed QO 80% guaranteed carker for 2020...
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    Gay Byrne

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    Deathless Days

    Ah, but November 4 1995 was one of the few days in history with four legit "DeathListy" names dying: 1995 – Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher and scholar (b. 1925) 1995 – Paul Eddington, English actor (b. 1927) 1995 – Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1922) 1995 – Morrie Schwartz, American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1916)
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    That Portillo Moment

    Tom Watson's an obvious one, but from the other end of the Labour party my money's on Corbynite darling Laura Pidcock. Had a majority of 8,792 in 2017, but North West Durham was 55.5% leave at the Brexit referendum. There was also a 3% swing from LAB to CON at the last election, and she's not exactly the person to stop centrists from switching Labour to Lib Dem...

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