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  1. Bibliogryphon

    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    I thought I had deleted that. She is not the 2018 winner only the international winner. The short list hasn't been published yet. I am not firing on all cylinders today.
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    V S Naipaul (1932) Salman Rushdie (1947) Thomas Keneally (1935) J M Coetzee (1940) Keri Hume (1947) Penelope Lively (1933) Peter Carey (1943) Kazuo Ishiguro (1954) A S Byatt (1936) Ben Okri (1959) Michael Ondaatje (1943) Roddy Doyle (1958) James Kelman (1946) Pat Barker (1943) Graham Swift (1949) Arundhati Roy (1961) Ian McEwan (1948) Margaret Atwood (1939) Yann Martel (1963) DBC Pierre (1961) Alan Hollinghurst (1954) John Banville (1945) Kiran Desai (1971) Anne Enright (1962) Aravind Adiga (1974) Hilary Mantel (1952) Howard Jacobson (1942) Julian Barnes (1946) Eleanor Catton (1985) Richard Flanagan (1961) Marlon James (1970) Paul Beatty (1962) George Saunders (1958) Olga Tokarczuk (1962) Updated for 2018 winner
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    DL Status Updates: Statements, Obsevations & Verbal Tennis

    When I worked for British Coal in its dying days. Half our site was privatised and they got the swanky new building with enough toilets for each female member of staff to have their own toilet. The rest of the staff moved into an old aircraft hanger with one ladies toilet. As we were getting very generous redundancy payments a number of female staff scheduled career breaks to ensure they got maternity pay and redundancy. However one very rainy day the ladies toilet blocked and the was a long stream of pregnant ladies scampering across the site under umbrellas to be allowed to use the posh loos.
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    MMMDP 2018

    MMMDP Form Guide #42 June Whitfield. A June for June. I could have picked one from 4 and I almost did a 4 in one form guide but I thought I would go with the National Treasure. Star of Carry On, Terry & June, Ab Fab. Now reported to be in frail health but does have a scheduled interview with Gyles Brandreth next month so she might be looking for an excuse.
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    Arrogant Academics

    Congrats on being an Octotwunt.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Mentioned on Twitter this morning that Ace of Wands creator Trevor Preston has died.
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    The Hare's Death Pool

    That won't be good enough for DDP though.
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    DL Status Updates: Statements, Obsevations & Verbal Tennis

    Joey normally when I see you have posted in a thread I do expect there to be real information. Occasionally you do correct other people but that is an understandable urge. I came here for information. I was running a works Deathlist game this site gives me information hot of the press. I do like lists and all the games. Joker's Deadpool is one of my favourites along with 20/20. I will probably never win apart from my Inverse Deadpool triumph but it is a lot of fun here. My interest here is really linked back to my childhood. My mother died at the age of 47 when I was 9 and so I am morbidly fascinated by longevity and memory. A lot of people discussed on here are no longer in the public eye but we are not just focussed on their health but their contributions.
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    World's Oldest

    Found two references on Twitter to Besse's death but one was in French and the other was just a list of recently deceased celebrates. Nothing with a link to a news article.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    I wondered why that name seemed familiar. Hits for @msc, @Sir Creep, @Death Impends, @Spade_Cooley & @RoverAndOut. This is the second hit for di and spade so they now need a hit in EU leaders, boxers and kevin bacon. However that will be the same as three uniques. Congrats to the five of you and particularly to death impends for drawing my attention to it.
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    World's Oldest

    Even something to indicate that the crown has passed to Olive Boar.
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    Thoughts On The 2018 List

    So far we are on a hit a month so I have tried to extrapolate this for the rest of the year. Jun: John McCain Jul: Herman Wouk Aug: Leah Bracknell Sep: George H W. Bush Oct: Leslie Phillips Nov: Clive James Dec: Vera Lynn
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    Our DL Heroes

    I hate Joe Wicks the smug self satisfied sanctimonious bastard.
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    Club 27

    This might be better in the Dead Pools area. I am sure a mod will help you move the relevant posts if you agree.
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