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Who added the subtitle 'no chance of being on the 2010 list' to this thread? I don't think Jean is given a fair chance by such a negative attitude! And what's more: he might develop a terminal illness before the DL 2010 is selected... It would be wise to change the subtitle to: 'a good pick, provided that he develops some kind of life-shortening condition before january 1st - other than the fact that he is ancient, looking half-dead, and is obit-guaranteed'.

 

Could any of you mods please adapt it to this more fitting description?

 

 

Maybe not exactly what you wanted, but will that do?

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Old Jean has good genes. His first cousin is famous royal codger Otto von Habsburg, who is 97 this month (and also has two brothers still alive in their 90s). Many of his other relatives have lived into their 90s.

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Who added the subtitle 'no chance of being on the 2010 list' to this thread? I don't think Jean is given a fair chance by such a negative attitude! And what's more: he might develop a terminal illness before the DL 2010 is selected... It would be wise to change the subtitle to: 'a good pick, provided that he develops some kind of life-shortening condition before january 1st - other than the fact that he is ancient, looking half-dead, and is obit-guaranteed'.

 

Could any of you mods please adapt it to this more fitting description?

 

 

Maybe not exactly what you wanted, but will that do?

 

I think that's a fair compromise, thanks.

 

I'm not too sure about the description 'boring', though, knowing that some DL-picks have caused no coverage whatsoever for over a year and no posts on their thread for almost two years (Shamir). In ten months time Pierre Cardin had eight posts, Joao Havelange ten, including the ones that complain about the dullness of the thread... Former GD Jean received 26 replies (this being the 27th) within a week, which indicates that this 'boring non-entity' is tickling our nerves far more than this year's number 4-pick. :)

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Old Jean has good genes. His first cousin is famous royal codger Otto von Habsburg, who is 97 this month (and also has two brothers still alive in their 90s). Many of his other relatives have lived into their 90s.

 

O, good old Otto von Habsburg! For not-DL-related purposes I searched him on the internet just the other day. His mother, the last Austrian empress Zita, died twenty years ago, aged 97 as well. Her husband only made it to 35, though I believe the Grandducal family to be related to Zita's house of Bourbon-Parme and not to the Habsburgers - feel free to prove me wrong on this. (Of course: Jean's eldest daughter married a Habsburg prince, but that's not supposed to contribute to Jean's gene pool, obviously).

 

And what's more: Jean is going on 89 next january, he's already shown his strong genes. And they're due to falter sometimes, aren't they?

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Old Jean has good genes. His first cousin is famous royal codger Otto von Habsburg, who is 97 this month (and also has two brothers still alive in their 90s). Many of his other relatives have lived into their 90s.

Hmm my uncle just died at the age of 54. My real mom died at 51. I have some stories that would make a snake puke. I ain't bragging or nothing. I think my family has the life expetancy of a red indian family that hacks paint, or knife weilding gypsies.

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Old Jean has good genes. His first cousin is famous royal codger Otto von Habsburg, who is 97 this month (and also has two brothers still alive in their 90s). Many of his other relatives have lived into their 90s.

 

O, good old Otto von Habsburg! For not-DL-related purposes I searched him on the internet just the other day. His mother, the last Austrian empress Zita, died twenty years ago, aged 97 as well. Her husband only made it to 35, though I believe the Grandducal family to be related to Zita's house of Bourbon-Parme and not to the Habsburgers - feel free to prove me wrong on this. (Of course: Jean's eldest daughter married a Habsburg prince, but that's not supposed to contribute to Jean's gene pool, obviously).

 

Jean is the son of Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, who was Zita's younger brother. Jean's mother Grand Duchess Charlotte, lived to 91 as well. Most of these nonagenerians are descendants of the marriage of King Miguel of Portugal and Princess Adelaide of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. Both Jean's parents were grandchildren of Miguel and Adelaide.

 

The Habsburgs, however, tend to have average lifespans, presuming they don't get shot or catch TB or pneumonia.

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Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg dead at 89:

 

 

http://www.standaard...DMF20111122_193

 

http://en.wikipedia....ss_of_Hohenberg

 

 

She was Jean's sister. Other surviving siblings are Princess Marie Gabrielle Aldegunde Wilhelmine Louise (born 2 August 1925) and Alix Marie Anne Antoinette Charlotte Gabrielle, Dowager Princess of Ligne, Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma (born 24 August 1929.)

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