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  1. @TQR antics not deaths! Much to my surprise, 3 and a half years later, the man with the emotional support alligator is still alive, and well, and people visit from all over to get therapy hugs from his nearly 6-foot long alligator.
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    The Ukraine Crisis

    tbh I disagree. Numerical advantage only works if you have tactical advantage and knowledge to go alongside it, as Russia itself proved in Finland and Afghanistan. Otherwise it's just sending cannon fodder mooks to run up the Grim Reaper's score. The little training these men are getting attests to that too - most of them going from the streets to the heart of war within a week and will die or surrender unless very lucky or a natural soldier, both of which are rare attributes. Ukraine would do a deal today, because all they want is Russian troops out of Ukrainian territory. Putin would lose too much face from that, so we're left at stalemate. Given the number of assassins Putin continues to send after Zelensky, you can see why he might not been keen on a deal where the compromise is him being dead. Where Putin's Russian troops have worked best is in actions like in Georgia, a quick blitzkrieg to overwhelm the state, and back home in time for the postcards. When they get bogged down, as here, it gets messy. But you are correct, I do not believe Putin suffers internal issues. He spent 20 years bumping off his rivals, and his local police/troops in Moscow are loyal to him. Also, he knows the tricks of the KGB, hence he never meets people close enough to do anything to him. Afghanistan was a muddy graveyard until Brezhnev and his cartel were dead. Ukraine might well be the same.
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    Starmer-Smith, Lansbury and 1 other for 12. Though I've a feeling one of Faithfull/Ronstadt won't see 2023.
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    Aye, and in every year since 2003, there has been!
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    7. Loretta Lynn

    Ran out of steam on TCD nominations after an early start. 3rd name in 3 days to die who made the top 100 but didn't make the actual 50.
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    The 10th death of 2022

    Added Starmer-Smith to the shortlist. That surely jinxes him.
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    7. Loretta Lynn

  8. 32 million voters in 2019 so about 1.5% The ref petition only got mentioned by the Beeb when it went over 2 million iirc.
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    9. Jimmy Carter

    I chose my years carefully, remembering well from school the inter-war French capacity for changing leaders more often than seasons! We never heard to remember all the sods though.
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    9. Jimmy Carter

    Explanation: In the years between 1974 and 2007, France had three Presidents - Giscard d'estaing, Mitterand and Chirac, all of whom are dead and were DL hits. In the same period of time, the US had: Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, and Bush Jr. Your country was too stable, basically.
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    9. Jimmy Carter

    Trump and Clinton I both expect to snuff it with very little warning at some point in the next decade or so. Clinton is what LBJ would be if he'd tried to take care of his health in the 1970s, and Trump takes less care of his health than a Glasgow addict. Bush Jr seems in reasonably good nick for his age, barring future illnesses (I do remember when Paul Newman seemed like the healthiest 70 year old in town) - I think he's around for a while yet. Biden's longevity depends on if he retires in January 2025 or not. He could easily go into a quiet long decline and wrack up the years. Even if Obama died young-ish, we're still talking not for another fifteen years plus imo. Once Jimmy Carter goes, it's a fight between Donald and Billy Boy to be next to go, I think.
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    Brian Murphy

    Lynda Bellingham was the second Helen in All Creatures. Carol Drinkwater and Christopher Timothy (last seen on TV looking rough after a tough battle with cancer, btw) had a lot of chemistry together as an onscreen couple. So much chemistry, in fact, that Timothy's first marriage broke up, and Drinkwater was re-cast when the show returned!
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    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    Ah Craig, what a lovely chap he was, an awful tragedy. No matter his own troubles, if he heard someone he knew had problems, he'd be right there with emails full of advice and jokes and other help.
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    The Dead of 2022

    I need to listen to my own tips more often. Though, Clorox posted the same thing before more. @Clorox Bleachman I need to pay more attention to your own tips!
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    Ringo Starr

    @YoungWillz was astounded that this 80s children's entertainer (famous for narrating Thomas the Tank Engine in the UK - Americans had George Carlin iirc) didn't have his own friend. He appeared on the original Deathlist. So here he is, a thread for all things Starkey. Apparently he was also in a band back in the day.
  16. In theory, yes. In actuality, Brits dont tend to sign government petitions these days, here are the most signed ones not destroyed. And about 6 million people signed the 2nd ref petition, only for the government to announce they didn't see petitions as democratic, so you know, a million odd on another will do about the same. This lot will hang on till the bitter end of this parliament. If folk want rid of them, they'll just need to vote then in 2024-ish and not give them another final chance.
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    Voice Actors

    It's probably down to his notoriously good health before that stroke that he's survived so long, but yeah, DL name in 2023 for sure imo.
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    2. Henry Kissinger

    Greater chance of crems nuclear war happening.
  19. Maybe if they had a few more Charles Walkers and considerably fewer of the cabinet. But they don't.
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    Tom Baker

    That's right, the big guy gets his own thread after his appearance on BBC1 tonight reminded me to start a fucking thread for him. Tom Baker, The Doctor Who to anyone with a vague awareness of the show, is 86 now, and has apparently been in frail health the last few years after a lifetime of booze started to catch up. Apart from his 7 year lead role in Doctor Who and its lifetime of pop culture references, he was also famously Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra. He's also the narrator of Little Britain, Captain Redbeard in Blackadder and the voodoo loving artist in Vault of Horror. Anyhow, here he is on BBC1 an hour ago: Proper future DL front pager.
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    Tom Baker

    Aye, he's not up to what he was five years ago, but compare him to most former boozehounds at that age! Did you ever hear the late great Barry Letts comment on Baker from about fifteen years ago? "Tom is the only man I know who, as he grows older, is slowly going sane!"
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    Who's Going To Be Around For A While?

    It's from Enfield and Whitehouse's Story of the 2s, their 50th anniversary of BBC2 "tribute" from 2014. Can't find a copy online, but it's worth a watch if you find it.
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    Tom Baker

    New photo. It's from a merchandise group proving their signed photos are legit.
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    The Ukraine Crisis

    My view is I'd be a lot more worried if he didn't keep bringing up the nukes. It sounds like a cornered bully threatening folk with that karate training they totally have and you'll be sorry. Those who have to talk up what a bad ass they are usually aren't. Those who talk up how much sex they get usually aren't getting any. Those who talk up nukes time and again have no intention of using them. And if I'm wrong, me, Clorox and Willz live so near to the nukes, none of us would notice.

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