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    I didn't know where to post this so I have created a new thread. If a mod thinks it is already covered please move it. I was thinking about who are the general Deathlist picks so as a starting point I took my 1000 name longlist and split people up into broad categories. Almost 3/4 of the list is taken up with just 5 categories 254 - Actors 192 - Music Industry 120 - Writers 103 - Politicians 69 - Sport Where the is ambiguity I have used a judgement rather than record people twice. I don't know if this says more about me or whether peoples longlists are similar. I suppose the ultimate long list is the DDP master list. Because this is my longlist it doesn't contain the 450 names on my shortlist who are probably more likely to go.
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    Strictly Come Dancing

    The only time I have really encountered him is on Radio 2 in Zoe Ball old slot. A little annoying but nowhere near Jonathon Ross levels of anger inducing.
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    Between Day 100 (10 April) and Day 200 (19 July) in recent years the worst performance was 2011 when there was one hit. The best performance was 2015 when there were six hits. In 2014 which is the lowest at this stage there were two hits. The good news is there were hits.
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    University of Southern Carolina pay tribute not a QO but might alert some film buffs
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    As promised a movie survivors deadpool. RULES Pick a film with at least three (or four) remaining cast members and submit the name of the film and the three selected cast members on this forum The first player to have all three of their cast members die wins the round. No two players can pick the same film but are allowed to duplicate cast members If two players end up with their single remaining pick being the same performer then they are obliged to add a tie breaker to their team this can be any member of their film's cast or crew. At the end of the round entries are wiped and everyone picks again. All films in the previous rounds are out of bounds (though could be reintroduced in the subsequent round). Winning films will go into the Hall of Fame and are out of bounds for the whole game. Entries start from Monday 20th August but late entries will be permitted. However late entries may not duplicate actors.
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    Well I did say this so @Prophet has to hope such an obit turns up before the game gets any tighter.
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    This was within the period of the competition so this counts and gives @Prophet the seventh hit in this poll. Still waiting for someone to get a second hit though.
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    MMMDP 2018

    There is always space for this type of intensive frenzy and at the moment it feels like we need more pools to keep us all occupied during this drought
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Thinking of the NOW albums which have got to the point where there are more than 100. I got to thinking about the original NOW album (released in 1983) and created a list of 20 potential Deathlist picks. This is not comprehensive as I have omitted members of groups outside of recognisable lead singers. The only dead solo artist from NOW ONE is Malcolm McLaran. 1. Phil Collins (b.1951) 2. Simon Le Bon (b.1958) 3. Limahl (b.1958) 4. Glenn Gregory (b.1958) 5. Harry Wayne Casey (b.1951) 6. Bonnie Tyler (b.1951) 7. Boy George (b.1961) 8. Mike Oldfield (b.1953) 9. Rod Stewart (b.1945) 10. Paul Young (b.1956) 11. Tina Turner (b.1939) 12. Phil Oakey (b.1955) 13. Howard Jones (b.1955) 14. Peabo Bryson (b.1951) 15. Roberta Flack (b.1937) 16. Tracey Ullman (b.1959) 17. Lynn Goldsmith (Will Powers) (b.1948) 18. Robert Smith (b.1959) 19. Jim Kerr (b.1959) 20. Suggs (b.1961) If we don't get some action soon I might have to look at some of the other NOW albums
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Winners of the World Fantasy Award 1. Patricia A. McKillip (1948) 2. William Kotzwinkle (1943) 3. Michael Moorcock (1939) 4. Elizabeth A. Lynn (1946) 5. John Crowley (1942) 6. Barry Hughart (1934) 7. Dan Simmons (1948) 8. Patrick Suskind (1949) 9. Peter Straub (1943) 10. James K Morrow (1947) 11. Ellen Kushner (1955) 12. Robert R. McCammon (1952) 13. Tim Powers (1952) 14. Lewis Shiner (1950) 15. Christopher Priest (1943) 16. Rachel Pollack (1945) 17. Jeffrey Ford (1955) 18. Louise Erdrich (1954) 19. Martin Scott (1956) 20. Sean Stewart (1965) 21. Jo Walton (1964) 22. Susanna Clarke (1959) 23. Haruki Murakami (1949) 24. Guy Gavriel Kay (1954) 25. Margo Lanagan (1960) 26. China Mieville (1972) 27. Nueni Okorafor (1974) 28. Laive Tidhar (1976) 29. E Willow Wilson (1982) 30. Sofia Samatar (1971) 31. David Mitchell (1969) 32. Anna Smaill (b.1979) 33. Claire North (b.1986) 34. Victor LaVelle (b.1972) 35. Fonda Lee (b.1979) Updated for Gene Wolfe and winners since David Mitchell. Oldest living winner now is Barry Hughart author of the magnificent Bridge of Birds
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    MMMDP 2018

    Ready if you are. Thanks for running. We could do with some fast and furious action.
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    Elton John

    That was my first thought too but the angle of David's hand isn't quite right. Think he just has his thumb in his pocket or waistband. Wishful thinking in these slow times.
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Twitter & Wiki reporting Gene Wolfe (Book of the New Sun) dead. Unique DDP hit for me if true.
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    Something good is gonna happen I don't know when But saying that might even make it happen
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    Read Any Good Books Lately?

    That's no good you would not be able to see all you lovely books while you are sitting in it and what would happen if you spilt your tea!
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    8. Jimmy Carter

    That is the sort of scientific analysis that the current incumbent subscribes to. Lets hope he takes notice.
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    The Crowdsourced List is still on zero and the only hit on the Drop 40 is someone who would have struggled to climb the fame hurdle. I just think that Death is missing the obvious targets. If we do not have 5 hits by the end of August I will worry but we have had long droughts before.
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    Bibi Andersson provides @paddyfool with a hit bringing the leaderboard up to six.
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    Aaron Ramsey

    Plural not possessive.
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    Last Word

    As an example of just how bad things are at the moment this week's line up is Sydney Brenner Dan Robbins Edda Tasiemka Ian McDonald No me neither
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    We are 100 days into 2019 and we have 1 hit. In 2008, the best year at this point there were 6 hits and in 2014 the worst (recent) year at this point we had two hits. In 2011 where we only had 7 his overall we were already at 4 hits at this point and in the record breaking year at this point it was only three hits. So based on this the final tally could be anywhere between 4 & 15.
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    Comparison of the current list with the 2019 Crowdsourced list 27 out of 50 Not included in Official Deathlist 3/27 are on both 2018 list and 2019 Drop 40 (Pope Benedict, Jill Gascoine & Leslie Phillips) Another one was on the 2018 but not on the drop 40 (Olivia Newton-John) 9/27 made the drop 40 (JLT, Ricksen, Conway, Alagiah, Turnbull, Jones, Blanco, Kerslake & Ginsberg) See earlier post for comments. That leaves 14 names to review Dilip Kumar – Low fame but very ill Le Duc Anh – As Former president of Vietnam has the status to be included but not a household name. Nearly 100 years old Glynis Johns Everyone loves Mary Poppins. Oscar nominee but her last film credit was 1999. One for the list next year? Violeta Chamorro Former president of Nicaragua. Justifiable pick in terms of age, health and status but not instantly recognisable John Hume Significant in the UK and reportedly very ill. Could easily see him on the 2020 list Robert McCain Has outlived her more famous son. Putting her on the list might be considered unsporting Franco Zeffirelli Very famous, very old, very ill. The triple. 2020 please. Gina Lollobrigida Exotic, beautiful, famous, secretive, over 90 but could be a gamble Jean of Luxembourg Someone I only became aware of as a long lingering Deadpool pick. Not one for the main list. I M Pei World renowned architect, there is precedent with Oscar Niemeyer being a regular pick until his death John Andretti I am not sure the 2020 list will be an issue for this one Rosalynn Carter First ladies are a staple of the list and Rosalynn should not be an exception Sheila Mercier UK Soap Icon needs to be on the 2020 list Beverly Cleary US Writer with little traction in the UK but is now at such an advanced age her inclusion in the Official List could be justified
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    I only watched the first series which was quite fun. I remember Paul Darrow appeared as a guest star in one episode.
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    Windy City Deadpool 2019-2020

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika Earl Cameron I M Pei Ennio Morricone Willie Nelson Kirk Douglas Vera Lynn Christopher Booker Sheila Mercier Freeman Dyson Franco Zeffarelli Bob Dole James Ivory Glynis Johns Boris Pahor Lee Kerslake Peter Ackroyd Larry Niven Sheila Steafel Barbara Knox Ralph Bakshi Subs Gudrun Ure William Rogers Margaret Tebbit
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Now i feel OLD

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