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11 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

Almost the right order.  The Flower Pot Men were on Wednesdays, and Friday was The Woodentops (with the biggest spotty dog you ever did see).  :)

Yeah Rag tag &Bobtail on Thursday's the day I was born.

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New Zealand billionaire and corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley arrested on child-porn charges:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/18/sir-ron-brierley-child-abuse-material-arrest-new-zealand

 

Previously this year, he stepped down from his business for health reasons.

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

New Zealand billionaire and corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley arrested on child-porn charges:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/18/sir-ron-brierley-child-abuse-material-arrest-new-zealand

 

Previously this year, he stepped down from his business for health reasons.

Repetitive Strain Injury?

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On 22/04/2019 at 16:08, ladyfiona said:

Brian Travers. He has had two brain tumours removed but he is going against doctors orders and will still continue to smoke, drink and take recreational drugs. (x)


Don't know about all that, but he DID complete 6 weeks of chemo.  Looks fine to me.  We can check in on him in 2021.
 

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Jimmy Tarbuck, yet another one of his close friends has died and he seems in fairly poor health. 

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20 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

Jimmy Tarbuck, yet another one of his close friends has died and he seems in fairly poor health. 

How about his touring partner for the last few years, Des O'Connor? Might get two for the price of one. 

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Neil Shipperley had enough problems before his sexual predation by way of wanking within sight of a mother and daughter became a biggish news headline today. He blamed "issues" - I'd guess he has more now.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50839639

 

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Love it when the BBC just put the information in front of you and keep a straight face. The photo above is captioned on the BBC site with a comment from Shipperley's solicitor saying "everything came to a crescendo on the day in question"

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1 hour ago, maryportfuncity said:

"everything came to a crescendo on the day in question"

So that's what they are calling it these days...

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19 hours ago, gcreptile said:

So that's what they are calling it these days...

 

 

Aye, bit of a mouthful, mind

 

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Jack Nicholson i noticed is retired so could consider him?

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Bernard Ebbers, disgraced ex-CEO of WorldCom, has been released from prison for medical reasons. Some say the situation is dire, others say he is faking (to coin a phrase, pulling a Nawaz). Here is one link among many. Decide for yourself.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5401782

 

 

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Just a guess - there'll be at least one Sunday paper this week running the "I'm giving everything to my kids this Christmas, cos I won't see the next one!" story. Obviously, DDP won't generally touch the famous for being ill crowd but there are other dead pools - looking for a quick result.

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My shadow-list.

1. Kirk Douglas 

2. Vera Lynn 

3. Olivia De Havilland. 

4. Alex Trebek

5. Lee Kerslake 

6. Javier Perez De Cuellar  

7. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.  

8. Beverly Cleary 

9. Pierre Cardin  

10. Carl Reiner 

11. Norman Lear 

12. Betty White 

13. Chuck Yeager 

14. Bob Dole. 

15. Bob Barker 

16. Henry Kissinger 

17. Eva Marie Saint

18. Jimmy Carter 

19. Leslie Phillips

20.  Tony Britton 

21. Dick Van Dyke 

22. Angela Lansbury

23. Honor Blackman 

24.  Hal Holbrook

25. Norman Jewison

26. Mel Brooks

27. Roger Corman

28. David Attenborough

29. Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II

30. Tony Bennett

31. Stanley Baxter

32. Sean Connery

33. Nobby Stiles 

34. Jimmy Greaves 

35. Sidney Poitier 

36. Harry Belafonte 

37. Ennio Morricone

38. Hosni Mubarak 

39. Mikhail Gorbachev 

40. Burt Bacharach 

41. Terry Jones

42. Michael York

43. Desmond Tutu 

44.  Little Richard 

45. Johnny Depp (this year's Gazza, but way more famous)

46. Dave Mustaine

47. Paul McCartney (leap years are famous for loads of celebrity deaths, pick him on leap years only)(sub Prunella Scales)

48. Bob Dylan (the same thing) (sub Olivia Newton-John)

49. George Clooney (because of that Simpsons episode, where Homer kills Neil Armstrong (2012), Prince (2016) and George Clooney (2020?) (Sub Valery Giscard D'Estaing )

50. Madonna (the same thing with McCartney and Dylan) (sub Loretta Lynn)

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There is a shadow list thread out there: 

 

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How about Sirhan Sirhan?

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So, the last list of gravely ill hospitalized people has been a complete failure as everyone survived. Anyway, here we go again, hoping for a better result:

 

1)Prince Philip of Edinburgh: hospitalized for a pre-existing condition, seems nothing serious, but he is fucking 98 and late GD Jean of Luxembourg was hospitalized too just for precaution at the same age.... we all know how it ended. Still unlikely for now.

2)Daniel arap Moi: In hospital for months and has been on life support. Family now confirming he is gravely ill, rather than going with the usual "routine check-up". Could still hang there for months.

3)Mikhail Gorbachev: should have died years ago, somehow still here. In hospital for pneumonia, but about to be discharged. Still, has definitely beat the odds and there shouldn't be much time life.

4)Vishwesha Teertha: an important Karnataka Swami, currently on life support for respiratory failure. We already know a Swami who lived to 111 though...

5)Shin Kyuk-ho: this guy goes in and out of hospital continuosly. At 98 the fraudster is currently hospitalized, but said to be recovering all over again. It is clear his condition has deteriorated decisively in the last year.

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Julie Goodyear and Thelma Barlow both just interviewed on a new Corrie Christmas clip show. Thelma looks old but well. Julie looks frail.

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On 20/12/2019 at 23:14, The Old Crem said:

Julie Goodyear and Thelma Barlow both just interviewed on a new Corrie Christmas clip show. Thelma looks old but well. Julie looks frail.

 

Could be a bad year for Julie. Leopard print coffin incoming.

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On 20/12/2019 at 13:15, maryportfuncity said:

Just a guess - there'll be at least one Sunday paper this week running the "I'm giving everything to my kids this Christmas, cos I won't see the next one!" story. Obviously, DDP won't generally touch the famous for being ill crowd but there are other dead pools - looking for a quick result.

 

The BBC has now hit rock bottom.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-50870028/i-won-t-have-many-more-christmases-with-my-kids

 

Addy Willis has cancer and fears it could mean that she will not have many more Christmases with her children.

The mother from Wimbledon said: "That really, really, really scares me because they're really tiny. They're four and they're three."

"I have rectal cancer. I have a 6.5cm tumour. I've had radiotherapy and chemotherapy this year.

"My kids know I've got a poorly tummy and that I was going to hospital everyday to get my medicine to make my tummy better.

"When I was diagnosed with cancer one of my first thoughts was 'Will this be my last Christmas?'".

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6 hours ago, Toast said:

 

The BBC has now hit rock bottom.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-50870028/i-won-t-have-many-more-christmases-with-my-kids

 

Addy Willis has cancer and fears it could mean that she will not have many more Christmases with her children.

The mother from Wimbledon said: "That really, really, really scares me because they're really tiny. They're four and they're three."

"I have rectal cancer. I have a 6.5cm tumour. I've had radiotherapy and chemotherapy this year.

"My kids know I've got a poorly tummy and that I was going to hospital everyday to get my medicine to make my tummy better.

"When I was diagnosed with cancer one of my first thoughts was 'Will this be my last Christmas?'".

 

 

Aw c'mon - there's lower than that - the tabloids wouldn't touch her because this may be her last Christmas. 

 

That said, she's Deathrace points, as and when - just sayin' !

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7 hours ago, Toast said:

 

The BBC has now hit rock bottom.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-50870028/i-won-t-have-many-more-christmases-with-my-kids

 

Addy Willis has cancer and fears it could mean that she will not have many more Christmases with her children.

The mother from Wimbledon said: "That really, really, really scares me because they're really tiny. They're four and they're three."

"I have rectal cancer. I have a 6.5cm tumour. I've had radiotherapy and chemotherapy this year.

"My kids know I've got a poorly tummy and that I was going to hospital everyday to get my medicine to make my tummy better.

"When I was diagnosed with cancer one of my first thoughts was 'Will this be my last Christmas?'".

 

Oh, and ....

"They're four and they're three."

No, one is four and the other is three  Unless they're already thinking about transition.

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Does anyone here know the names of the five people sentenced to death recently by the Saudis?

Asking for a friend.

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15 minutes ago, deadsox said:

Does anyone here know the names of the five people sentenced to death recently by the Saudis?

Asking for a friend.

They'll be named in a couple of Sheikhs....

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1 hour ago, deadsox said:

Does anyone here know the names of the five people sentenced to death recently by the Saudis?

Asking for a friend.

 

Your friend entering the Deathrace perchance - only there's been some - ahem - discussion on this matter of late. The requisite rule reads:

 

2a: A player may enter as many team members facing execution as s/he wants but said picks will only count for deathrace points if they die by means other than state execution - murder, suicide, ill health etc.

 

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