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    John Prine

    TLDR: yes, but who is he?
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    John Prine

    This crusade brought to you from deepest Essex. A current bugbear for our Basildon meat rubber. However, bloody right too, you ain't nobody without one.
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    John Prine

    I still don't know who John Prine is btw. No, I'm not looking it up on gargle, that's a cop out. And I'm a lot older than you Deathers, so it's not just that you're too young.
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    John Prine

    Don't worry about it. Some around here won't give you the time of day unless you've been signed up since 1895. However my view (and it may just be my view) is that being new isn't a handicap. Hmm, ok, thinking longer (15 whole seconds) it IS a handicap, but one that can be overcome with diligent posting and due deference to those who've been around since the ark (i.e. signed up sometime before 2020).
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    John Prine

    You'd need to be A: about 20 or 30 years older than you are to even have a clue . B: probably American. It's that whole arse end of the sixties Woodstock thing. Which for the unintiated doesn't refer to the place near Oxford.
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    John Prine

    Aside from as a place on the southern coast of Louisiana that I felt a bit uncomfortable driving through some time before it was mostly blown away by a hurricane? No. no, because at 1 above no. Basically fed up with this place getting all American again. Sort your own damn board. Stroppy? Moi? Sancerre, I'm not used to it.
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    John Prine

    You don't even have to be particularly regular here to know "your" angry tone Deathers. It's one of the few reasons I check in occasionally
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    Prince Charles

    You can like or dislike their public persona, exactly the same as with any famous person. Some people who are absolute shits in real life are very good at PR (or pay somebody else to be), some people who are extraordinarily nice in real life are just terrible at PR and say the wrong thing at the wrong time every time even with the best intentions. Mind you, Max Clifford who was a PR guru turned out to be a complete cunt, who'd have guessed? Robbie Savage who comes across as a Porsche driving football dickhead donates thousands to charity, quietly. You can't tell in the end. Only go on what you know.
  9. Britannia Hotels Administrative error? "Oops we didn't mean to sack you and make you homeless overnight, it was meant to be a check on your NI number...." Utter bullshit, should read "Oops massive PR disaster back-pedal fast. Now."
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    A Joke

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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    I read that as over 70 and pregnant and thought well that can't be a huge demographic group regardless of advances in IVF. Note to self: read more carefully.
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    Harvey 'Wank Stain' Weinstein

    In his case it's basically an organ for pumping a lot of blood into another organ - and it's what got him into all this trouble in the first place. Mind you, considering how it's ended up they should probably have considered a relief valve rather than a stent.
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    Absolutely agree. I'd already said it wasn't you, or this particular name, that it was just the latest. Yes.
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    I've never heard of her. Regardless. There are thousands of people who are famous enough by whatever measure you use to go on the list. The committee can pick 50. This leaves thousands -50 that aren't on the list. One of these thousands -50 dies and it's a 'big miss'? Bollocks. It's simple arithmetic.
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    Christ on a bike, no personal offence meant, but every time, every single time, somebody half noteworthy (and any soap star is at best only half noteworthy) carks it somebody calls it a 'miss by the committee'. There are thousands, literally (the real meaning, not the snowflake version) thousands of famous people who 'could' be on the list. from which they pick 50, leaving thousands -50 that weren't picked. Picking some half famous bod that 'did' die and calling it a 'miss' is really getting on my tits. *genuinely gooseberry, this isn't a dig at you, more that it happens a lot and this was just the latest.
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    That Portillo Moment

    I might well agree with you and I'm old enough to remember that Tesco bitch Shirley Porter. Trouble is (simplistically, as I see it, which let's be fair is everything) it takes power to change the law to PR and you just used the current system to gain that power. Topically for the time of year, a bit like Turkeys voting for xmas.
  17. Any of them obitable and the early part of that timeframe?
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    That Portillo Moment

    To what? North Kent?
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    A shoe in.
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    The Dead of 2019

    This is also my response Creepoid when you complain that I liked Toasts response. Get my retaliation in pre-emptively mate . I'd have thought (in fact I do think) it was (is) perfectly acceptable to have a catch all thread for deaths in a given year, it's a one stop shop for folks that could appear anywhere else on the site, especially considering the ongoing wars (for want of a better term) about who goes in what thread and the possible subsequent trouble in finding them (particularly if not named or incorrectly spelled and so on). Post it wherever it falls in the disparate thread conventions AND here then it's easy to find.
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    You're Scots . Just saying. Too true.
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    A Joke

    Can we have a sweep? I''ll go with 44, extremely intelligent, but bored and either drunk or getting a personal laugh from pretending to be.
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