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On 15/08/2019 at 09:31, Death Impends said:

She said at her late June fundraiser she weighed 75 pounds (34 kg)....

 

Where are ‘stone’?  I’ve been told y’all weigh people in stones like 1400AD still.  True of pugilists eh?  

 

DI’s grade: Incomplete

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Fernando Ricksen - Footballer

Suzanne Whang - US TV comic/actress

Chris Doleman - Hall of Famer in American football. (NFL, that is, not "soccer")

Susan Bayh -  Wife of former US Presidential hopeful Evan Bayh and admittedly fringey.

Rachel Zoll - Journalist

Clive James - We all know who he is.

Ronald J Shurer - Medal of Honour holder.

John Andretti - racing car driver

Noel Conway - the British right to die guy.

Denis Goldberg - anti-apartheid activist and colleague of Nelsons

"Monsanto Man" AKA Dewayne Johnson - the dude who sued Monsanto for his cancer. Not famous at all, despite The Guardian writing a million articles on him.

Barry Du Bois - Ozzie TV host.

Dr Bruce Reid - Chief medical officer at one of the biggest sports clubs in Australia, who was the centre of a massive doping scandal few years ago.

Genesis P-orridge - Punk musician.

Leanne Barrett - famous for being ill.

Steve Gleason - well regarded NFLer .

Julian Fiano - UK reality TV star.

Amy Price - Jordan's mum.

Nobby Stiles - World Cup winner

Marieke Vervoort - Paralympian

Bill Freehan - Big name in US sports.

Richard Hadlee - " one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history".

Harry Reid - Big name US Senator

Greg Gilbert - Delays singer

Pat Smullen - jockey

Pete Frates - the guy behind the Ice Bucket challenge

Ernie Moss - English footballer

Sacheen Littlefeather - activist, her who accepted Brando's Godfather Oscar.

Michael Robinson - Liverpool midfielder of the 1980s

Kate Figes - author

Amer Deghayes - Iran political prisoner

Ruth Bader GInsburg - Supreme Court Judge

Doug Hoyle - Owner of Huddersfield Town FC

Paul Volcker - leading US economist

Jacci Woodcock - Cancer fundraiser who is now an OBE and pal of the Queen, apparently...

Rodion GA - Singer far bigger in Germany (where Reptile is from) than here.

Lloyd Klein - mediocre fashion designer

Lars Hogh - Danish footballer from the 90s

David Smith - Paralympian.  

 

Those in bold are the ones I've genuinely heard of.

Some of the others I have heard of, but only because they have been mentioned on this site  (Jordan's mum is a bit borderline).

Clearly I need to get out more ....... or possibly stay in more.

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Genuinely surprised that you never heard of Harry Reid since he was the senate majority leader from 2007 to 2015!

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2 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Genuinely surprised that you never heard of Harry Reid since he was the senate majority leader from 2007 to 2015!

 

My knowledge of US politics extends to who is President and very little further, bar the odd notable character.

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Don’t think I’m getting past 12th unless I can get a duo hit with Joey with Sadeghi who is fringely obittable as is.

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Fernando Ricksen - Footballer

Suzanne Whang - US TV comic/actress

Chris Doleman - Hall of Famer in American football. (NFL, that is, not "soccer")

Susan Bayh -  Wife of former US Presidential hopeful Evan Bayh and admittedly fringey.

Rachel Zoll - Journalist

Clive James - We all know who he is.

Ronald J Shurer - Medal of Honour holder.

John Andretti - racing car driver - No, but I know there's a Mario Andretti

Noel Conway - the British right to die guy.

Denis Goldberg - anti-apartheid activist and colleague of Nelsons

"Monsanto Man" AKA Dewayne Johnson - the dude who sued Monsanto for his cancer. Not famous at all, despite The Guardian writing a million articles on him.

Barry Du Bois - Ozzie TV host.

Dr Bruce Reid - Chief medical officer at one of the biggest sports clubs in Australia, who was the centre of a massive doping scandal few years ago.

Genesis P-orridge - Punk musician.

Leanne Barrett - famous for being ill.

Steve Gleason - well regarded NFLer .

Julian Fiano - UK reality TV star.

Amy Price - Jordan's mum.

Nobby Stiles - World Cup winner

Marieke Vervoort - Paralympian

Bill Freehan - Big name in US sports.

Richard Hadlee - " one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history".

Harry Reid - Big name US Senator

Greg Gilbert - Delays singer

Pat Smullen - jockey

Pete Frates - the guy behind the Ice Bucket challenge

Ernie Moss - English footballer

Sacheen Littlefeather - activist, her who accepted Brando's Godfather Oscar.

Michael Robinson - Liverpool midfielder of the 1980s

Kate Figes - author

Amer Deghayes - Iran political prisoner

Ruth Bader GInsburg - Supreme Court Judge

Doug Hoyle - Owner of Huddersfield Town FC

Paul Volcker - leading US economist

Jacci Woodcock - Cancer fundraiser who is now an OBE and pal of the Queen, apparently...

Rodion GA - Singer far bigger in Germany (where Reptile is from) than here.

Lloyd Klein - mediocre fashion designer

Lars Hogh - Danish footballer from the 90s

David Smith - Paralympian.

 

Solidarity with Toasty here. 

In fact I leave you trailing in the dust with my lack of knowledge... :lol:. I probably know about twice as many as those highlighted now, but only from frequenting this place.

This is also why I make no attempt at these 'research needed' pools and tend to stick to those that are 'pick from a list'. I'd be an atrocious waste of the scorers time in these.

 

Joey, I only know what the office of the senate majority leader even is from watching The West Wing about 20 times. I certainly don't know any real life incumbent.

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I’m not entirely sure what compelled you guys to demonstrate your ignorance of fairly popular deathpool picks. 

Like I’m not claiming I know everyone mentioned, but if you read the threads or did any research you would know at least 75% of the names. 

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8 minutes ago, Banana said:

I’m not entirely sure what compelled you guys to demonstrate your ignorance of fairly popular deathpool picks. 

Like I’m not claiming I know everyone mentioned, but if you read the threads or did any research you would know at least 75% of the names. 

 

Did you miss the bits where we said we knew some of the other names only because they had been mentioned here? 

 

And no, I don't want to spend my time researching obscure people that nobody down the pub has heard of.  I only pick people who are genuinely notable or interesting by my own standards.  That's what dead pools used to be about.

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31 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

I only pick people who are genuinely notable or interesting by my own standards.  That's what dead pools used to be about.

 

As do I. :)

 

Mind you, I'm primarily here for the learning new stuff and the crap jokes... :D

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1 hour ago, msc said:

 

As do I. :)

 

Mind you, I'm primarily here for the learning new stuff and the crap jokes... :D

 

And the fights.  :D

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Should point out that the wrong Koch brother's marked as dead in the A-Z list - it's David that's carked it, not Charles.

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33 minutes ago, CastAway said:

Should point out that the wrong Koch brother's marked as dead in the A-Z list - it's David that's carked it, not Charles.

This ought to be worked into a porn script. "That's the wrong Koch!"

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1 hour ago, CastAway said:

Should point out that the wrong Koch brother's marked as dead in the A-Z list - it's David that's carked it, not Charles.

Hit refresh.

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5 hours ago, CastAway said:

Should point out that the wrong Koch brother's marked as dead in the A-Z list - it's David that's carked it, not Charles.

 

Give it a day or two, maybe no adjustments necessary to Charles :angel5:

 

(praying to Christ this happens)

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Before joining here the Ones I had heard of.

Fernando Ricksen - Footballer (But since seen plenty of coverage of him on other froums and on social media.)

Suzanne Whang - US TV comic/actress

Chris Doleman - Hall of Famer in American football. (NFL, that is, not "soccer")

Susan Bayh -  Wife of former US Presidential hopeful Evan Bayh and admittedly fringey. (Had heard of him.)

Rachel Zoll - Journalist

Clive James - We all know who he is.

Ronald J Shurer - Medal of Honour holder.

John Andretti - racing car driver

Noel Conway - the British right to die guy.

Denis Goldberg - anti-apartheid activist and colleague of Nelsons

"Monsanto Man" AKA Dewayne Johnson - the dude who sued Monsanto for his cancer. Not famous at all, despite The Guardian writing a million articles on him.

Barry Du Bois - Ozzie TV host.

Dr Bruce Reid - Chief medical officer at one of the biggest sports clubs in Australia, who was the centre of a massive doping scandal few years ago.

Genesis P-orridge - Punk musician.

Leanne Barrett - famous for being ill.

Steve Gleason - well regarded NFLer .

Julian Fiano - UK reality TV star.

Amy Price - Jordan's mum.

Nobby Stiles - World Cup winner

Marieke Vervoort - Paralympian

Bill Freehan - Big name in US sports.

Richard Hadlee - " one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history".

Harry Reid - Big name US Senator

Greg Gilbert - Delays singer

Pat Smullen - jockey

Pete Frates - the guy behind the Ice Bucket challenge

Ernie Moss - English footballer

Sacheen Littlefeather - activist, her who accepted Brando's Godfather Oscar. (Didn't know her name through)

Michael Robinson - Liverpool midfielder of the 1980s

Kate Figes - author

Amer Deghayes - Iran political prisoner

Ruth Bader GInsburg - Supreme Court Judge

Doug Hoyle - Owner of Huddersfield Town FC

Paul Volcker - leading US economist

Jacci Woodcock - Cancer fundraiser who is now an OBE and pal of the Queen, apparently...

Rodion GA - Singer far bigger in Germany (where Reptile is from) than here.

Lloyd Klein - mediocre fashion designer

Lars Hogh - Danish footballer from the 90s

David Smith - Paralympian.

 

 

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Right, OK, so I think we should all thank @Spade_Cooley for taking on the DDP for 2018 and 2019, and forgoing the temptation to murder the rest of us (in game) to keep the game running. He will be returning as a player in 2020, so beware the rest of you.

 

But the game must go on, and if TMIB's nervous breakdowns told us anything, its that the role of DDP showrunner, in these days of 500 teams, has become far too big for one man.

 

So, Official Announcement Time:

 

Spade's spot as DDP host will be replaced in 2020 by... The DDP Rolling Committee.

 

We hope to have 2 or 3 people involved with the data entry bit of the game. (There is 1 other person currently dwelling on this bit, but imo the more the merrier.) This involves the use of Excel, something beyond me. Incidentally, if you CAN use Excel, and are able to help out the DDP in December and January, please PM Spade Cooley and he will add you to the general discussion.

 

There will also be 1 or 2 folk involved in the Web Site side of things, writing up obits, dealing with emails, complaints from this forum, and so on. Hi. Unsure at this point in time if that will be a two person team, or 1 person and guest obits from players. More on this later.

 

It will be a Rolling Committee, in that people will come and go, and the game will keep running regardless. If lots of people take 1-2 year runs in the various jobs, the game will last a lot longer than hoping 1 person doing everything doesn't crack.

 

While I shall be writing obits and dealing with complaints (the fun bit!), I see my role as more caretaker as the DDP shifts into Committee mode.  As such, I will adhere to Spade's precedent and term limit my involvement to 2 years. [By the end of those 2 years, changing the individual roles should be considerably easier than it has been.]

 

The rules in 2020 will almost certainly remain as they are.

 

Pan Breed shall remain in the 2020 DDP for reasons of keeping the continuous entries in a row intact, though it wont be contending for a spot near the top 50. Finally a time to pick Robert Mugabe and co...

 

Rest of the team involved will be announced ASAP.

 

 

And yes, @YoungWillz, I have noted that this is us entering the Colin Baker Era of DDP showrunners! Right, I think that's everything that needs to be known at this point in time. Although again, Excel users, to the Spade PM so we can actually *have* a DDP in 2020, so that we don't overdo the Colin analogy...

 

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:clap:Congratulations, msc, an excellent fit for the obit writing half of the DDP.

 

Rolling committee for DDP was super overdue, agree. The first few years of TMIB's tenure was probably the tailend of when it could be a one-man job without being too draining.

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6 hours ago, Toast said:

 

Well damn.  Where was @Lady Grendel when we needed her to tip us off?

 

 

LG reporting in!  I had seen photos of him recently at local public events where he looked gaunt but as the throat cancer diagnosis was 10 years ago I thought perhaps he was going to weather the storm. Only 5 days ago Floors Castle had their massed Pipes and Drums day, as anyone who has read my posts knows I live beside the Duke's estate and get to see the pomp and ceremony stuff that goes on, only last weekend we had The Carriage Club of Great Britain drive by in their full regalia pretending to be Lords and Ladies as they drove along the streets of Kelso, they slightly gave away the fact they are not actually posh by the fact they had their smartphones out filming their approach to the 'Golden Gates'of Floors while dressed as  nobility. The castle and its grounds are closed now until further notice but hopefully they will get their act together and reopen for the Food Festival scheduled to be held there in 2 weeks  time as I have tickets for that and the  food and gin samples are pretty much top of my priorities in my middle age, stuff mourning a member of the aristocracy. LG

 

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I do wonder if lying on his deathbed listening to a cacophony of bagpipes a few days before his death was a pleasant experience ^_^

 

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