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    20/20 + 1

    The 20/20 game has been a fascinating source of fun and frustration in equal measure but no the first year will all be dwindling Centarians by the end of 2020. @Sean has given his blessing to the continuation of this game in whatever form and we thank him for his initial great idea. This new version will just last one year and from my point of view is relatively low maintenance. Basically the aim of the game is to pick 20 candidates from the years 1921-1930.You need 2 from each year and you must have one male and one female from each year.Candidates only qualify if they have a national news article about their death in English and or an obituary. The game does not start until 1 January 2020 (UK Time Zone) and no teams can be posted before this time and will continue until the end of the year. As soon as one candidate from anyone`s list dies the pool will be immediately restarted and it is first come first serve. You can even be a bitch and steal someone`s entire list if you wish. It is a competitive game. The overall winner will be the person with most hits in the year. The pool restarts as soon as a link from the the qualifying Obituary is posted verifying age of the deceased (by their own standard).No two players can have duplicate picks and the age given in the article will be accepted as soon as the article is published and pasted to this site.It has to be decisive at the time the news breaks. If the age they give is different to the year of birth you don`t get a hit unless it is amended before another death that meets the criteria of a hit. There is no limit to the number of players and you can enter the round at any point. You may even miss some rounds if they are quick. You do not need an admin to confirm your pick if you have a QO to post your next round team but you may be challenged if it in any way suspect.
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    Political Frailty

    He used to be my MP when I lived in Cheltenham
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    20/20 + 1

    Congrats @MariNisia 1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler 1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B Goodenough 1923 Gloria Whelan/ Henry Kissinger 1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick 1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray 1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton 1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger 1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen  1929 Patricia Routledge/Clifford Rose  1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    In light of other news today I would like to remind our younger and non-British members that Bill Rodgers is a British Politician and not a summary of the Clinton Presidency
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    SCAVENGER HUNT BINGO DEADPOOL RULES Each player picks five selections in each of five categories (for categories see below). There are three ways to win 1. You get at least one hit in each of the five categories 2. You get all five hits in one category 3. You get three unique hits across the whole game.  There is no fixed duration you play until there is a winner. In the event of a tie number of uniques will be the next determiner followed by total number of hits across all categories. Obits will not be stringent (more akin to Deathrace requirements). However the Game Controller will be checking that picks meet the category criteria at the start of the game. A unique pick is considered unique in category. For example if two categories were Conservative MPs and Contestants on Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars and three players picked Edwina Curry in the first category and the fourth player picked her in the second category. If she eggspired then Player 4 would get a unique bonus. When a winner is declared the selection of the next categories passes to the victor and they get to select the new categories. The winner may opt to pass or play on the organisation of the game. If they pass I will run the game based on their selections or they can take the whole thing. The Categories for the third game are: 1. Any actor (gender neutral term) to appear on screen in any Star Trek franchise (TV or Film) 2. Any player who was part of an MLB World Series Champion team 3. Distinguished Pulitzer Prize Winners (meaning no Staff Winners) 4. Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners 5. UK Government cabinet ministers Teams must be PM’d to avoid revealing those unique picks. There will be a two week period at the beginning of June after the lists are published for disputes to be settled people whose picks are removed at this point will be allowed replacements but will not be allowed to pick another person's unique pick. Starting Date is 01 June 2021
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    The enemy of my enemy are both twats
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    Time Added

    Ian Rush & Roy Evans at Roger Hunt's funeral Rush looks very old all of a sudden
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    16. Leslie Phillips

    I keep thinking about how astonishing it is that Leslie Phillips is still alive
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    Just out of curiosity I checked the birthdates of the five winning picks they are separated by 50 months Bill Rodgers - 28.10.28 Douglas Hurd - 8.3.30 John Morris - 5.11.31 Nigel Lawson - 11.3.32 Roy Hattersley - 28.12.32
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    By -Election Bingo 2019-2024

    Leicester East is Keith Vaz's old constituency and where my sister-in-law lives
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    By -Election Bingo 2019-2024

    I think that she may come under pressure to resign her seat but may face a recall petition. Should be a fairly straightforward win for Labour depending on the candidate
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    Why does that not surprise me?
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    Roy Hattersley
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    Here is the first list of potential winning picks: 1. Roy Hattersley (mc) 2. Douglas Hurd (mc) 3. Nigel Lawson (mc) 4. John Morris (mc) 5. Bill Rodgers (mc) All of these would be acceptable candidates for the main Deathlist. I have long advocated Douglas Hurd as a potential pick and there has been recent speculation about how ill Roy Hattersley looked in the last round of photos, John Morris is very old. With the demise of Shirley Williams Bill Rodgers is clearly going to be the next of the Gang of Four to go and despite his weight loss Nigel Lawson still does not look the picture of health. How long has this game got left and does @msc have some good topics for Game V?
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    13. Henry Kissinger

    Baker looks like someone has already embalmed him
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    @CaptainChorizo gets off the mark @BuffaloPhil gets a fourth hit, his second in the Star Trek category but @msc moves into a winning position with a fourth hit in a fourth category. Needing only a cabinet minister to complete the game but so far this has been the slowest category and none of the games so far have ended with just one player in a winning position
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    Radio 4

    I have previously stated that I believe Radio 4 to be the natural station of the Deathlist and when I heard The Last Word broadcast on 26 October two of their interviewees were both on the Deathlist: Henry Kissinger and James Randi. Henry sounded weak but coherent and James sounded quite chirpy. However as both were discussing the loss of a contempary too chirpy should not really be an option. So to start off this discussion of all things Radio 4 I have a list of all the still living presenters of the Today programme. Barry Norman (1933 - Desmond Lynam (1942 Gillian Reynolds (1935- Nigel Rees (1944- Libby Purves (1950– Jenni Murray (1950– Sue MacGregor (1941– Peter Hobday (1937– Anna Ford (1943 - Edward Stourton (1957- Carolyn Quinn (19?? - John Humphries (1943- James Naughtie (1951- Sarah Montague (1966- Evan Davies (1962- Justin Webb (1961- Barry Norman must be a consideration over the coming years
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    Radio 4

    I would hope so but she does not yet have a wikipedia page
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    Radio 4

    During the last week Woman's Hour celebrated its 75th Birthday and they interviewed one of the original producers Diana Gayford now 104. She may not get a national QO but would be a contender for Last Word
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    Ideas and possibilities 2022

    My wife alerted me to a news story yesterday that led to this post. The TV presenter and wildlife activist Chris Packham's house has been attacked by someone trying to set fire to the gates. Previously his opponents have left dead animals outside his gates. I am concerned that this campaign of terror against him might get out of hand as he is not the type of person to back down. Whilst I do not think anyone would set out to kill him I didn't think tge Brexit referendum would lead to murder either. Whether you agree with him or not this level of intimidation should not be part of the political discourse in this country.
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    UK Singles Chart

    You can rule out Big Fun...he said Famous....
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    20/20 + 1

    Congrats @Yvonne 1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler 1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B Goodenough 1923 Gloria Whelan/ Henry Kissinger 1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick 1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray 1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton 1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger 1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen  1929 Patricia Routledge/Clifford Rose  1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher
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    By -Election Bingo 2019-2024

    Fair enough. I was just thinking that Ted was a staunch European and assumed that this had a similar demographic to others in the near London areas Labour came within 3,500 in 1997. But Johnson should not lose this unless things get very bad
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    By -Election Bingo 2019-2024

    This is Edward Heath's old seat but like Chesham & Amersham it is probably a hot bed of old school tories and Heath was pro European On paper it should be a walk in the park for the Tories but it is a massive pitfall if they lose it. I reckon Labour will run a low key campaign and allow the Lib Dems a clear shot
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    This competition is nicely poised for a potentially exciting (despite it geological timescale progress) finish

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