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    Dementia afflicted footballers

    That just puts the exclamation mark on some frankly horrible health issues Gordon McQueen has been sadly dealing with a while. He had quite serious throat cancer a decade ago, and then a massive stroke which nearly killed him a few years ago. He's not going to be around for long, I'm afraid.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    I should have listened to my earlier gut feeling. Alan Curtis is dead according to the the chairman of Elstree Studios.
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    The Chequered Flag

    Drol auditioning for the 2021 @Death Impends Abe Vigoda Prediction Award...
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    Derby Dead Pool 2021

    Welcome to Derby, where you'll never leave... Somehow its December, which means it is now time to start drawing up your teams for the 26th edition of one of the oldest running deadpools in the world. That's right, the Derby Dead Pool, or DDP as its also known. As with 2020, the 2021 DDP will be co-hosted by the team of msc, @Grim Up North and @gcreptile. The emails are going out (apologies again for any gremlins), and so its only now to say the DDP is open for entries! RULES For the hard of reading, a reminder of the four rule changes 1. DONT PICK FFBI PEOPLE. Those who ignore this will be mocked mercilessly. 2. UNIQUE PICKS are now worth 4 points instead of the old 3, to reward those who score with knowledge or punts on notables everyone else ignores. 3. THEME TEAMS need to be a theme team ie they cant be "all men" or "all DDP survivors from last years top ten". Esoteric is OK, taking the piss is not. 4. QUALIFYING OBITS - All from 2020 plus Last Word, Daily Record, Scottish and Sunday papers, STV, UTV, Economist, UK Yahoo, Radio Times, Economist, City AM and The Independent. Otherwise, good luck one and all!
  5. The plan he is actually defending (vaccines to over 50s, school opening) only works if he means April too. So it sounds like someone fumbling a last minute government U-turn tbh.
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    The Nothing Lasts Forever Sweepstake

    To be honest, if I win, we all lose...
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    No reason for him to QO whatsoever.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Robert Jobson mentioning it is a bit more credible than Twitter rumours but even so, time will tell.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Its Philip, for all we know his choices words could be "Shagging an actress? Get in there, my son!"
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Yes, that's my one claim to fame on this forum - trailblazing the banning of FFBI picks from our various deadpools. Well that and all the crap, crap jokes.
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    32. Yoko Ono

    Sigh. John Lennon and Paul McCartney's complete falling out (which started before Yoko appeared on the scene) and George Harrisons inability to take more of their shit split up the Beatles. Not anyone else.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Although given the show itself is 58 years old this year...
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Ah my favourite Queen Mum story in one of those books about the royal family. Someone gifted her a vast amount of champagne ahead of a family visit in her 90s, and she thanked them and said "And if they don't show up, I'll polish it off myself!"
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Despite folk knowing she was frail, there was nowt on Margaret until she died - likely as her final illness was relatively quick. There was regular bulletins on George VI but...the last ones had been of improved health as it wasn't the cancer which did for him in the end, it was heart failure brought on by it.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    There's no rush, he's not going anywhere if he does die. There's no Rush either after the 4th hit, come to think of it.
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    Play School - Play Away - Childrens TV

    Looks like a heavy smoker. Rest of them seem in good nick. In fact going off how he looked in the late 90s I'm not entirely convinced Peter Purves has aged at all in the last 20 years.
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    Play School - Play Away - Childrens TV

    contestants Peter Purves, Lesley Judd, Jane Tucker, Freddy Marks, Dave Benson Phillips, Mike Read, Kirsten O'Brien and Terrence Hardiman. Purves and Hardiman in 80s but looked good for it last I saw them.Jane and Freddy ones to watch for imo.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Well, a lot of our number play this game, and Gcreptile currently leads it on Day 3 after Thomas Monson (related to Gorilla, right?). Given the Rotten Dead Pool appears to have gone the way of the dodo, and this pool gets talked about a fair bit - I found it via DDT - I thought it could have its own thread? Where we cheer on any of our lot against the (nearly) unstoppable Mr Tierney and co. The points system is similar but different to the DDP, and their criteria is somewhat America, but it's all good fun. Home Page Standings Who's Dead so Far Deathlisters playing in 2018 include Gcreptile, deadsox, Joey, me, Jireomon, Death Impends, Toast, and others I don't immediately spot. In 2017, Deathlister JiroemonKimura won, ending the reign of terror of Gerard Tierney, who won the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions. Good luck everyone. PS We should have started this thread in December and swamped it with DDPers but hey, always 2019, right?
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    ATM Machine is a duo for me and La Faucheuse.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Normally I'm inclined to disbelieve Philip rumours but in this case with Charles changing his plans to move from Gloucester in the current climate, I think you're right.
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    ^ Kidney transplant during his TNA run iirc? Dory Funk Jr showed up on this weeks AEW Dynamite, looking, quite frankly, very good for an 80 year old former pro-wrestler. I mean, "breathing" for one of them is bloody good, but even then...
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Aye its in the back of the memory... (Luckily Google is our friend - died Friday night, announced by the BBC on the Saturday morning!)
  23. Oh no, I completely agree - The Black Cat, Pit and the Pendulum, Masque of the Red Death etc were my introductions to Poe, and its oft forgotten he trained up Coppola and Scorcese (and many others) in how to make budget Hollywood mogul attention grabbing films. He's certainly a name I'm surprised the DL hasn't gone for yet.
  24. via a name on one of Gooseberrys teams, two film directors born in 1932 I didn't know were still around: Mike Hodges (Get Carter), interviewed here last July, and 50s Roger Corman produced horror Beast from Haunted Cave director Monte Hellman, who went onto produce Reservoir Dogs and still writes bits and bobs.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2021

    Runaway leader in the theme team league when its updated, though.

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