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I didn't have Moss, but I do have Bonetti.

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Indeed, a flurry of hits...

Stirling Moss, Peter Bonetti, Nobuhiko Obayashi, John Prine and John Downing as far as I can see.

Some people can claim more than one hit, including DI, who reclaims the no. 1 spot:

 

Rank Team Points
1 Death Impends 509
2 gcreptile 472
3 Banana 467
4 RadGuy 421
5 Joey Russ 409
6 The Quim Reaper 398
7 Deadsox 391
8 Skinny Kiltrunner 386
9 msc 382
10 Cpt. Chorizo 377
11 Clorox Bleachman 369
12 Grave Danger 366
13 John Key 358
14 drol 335
14 Torva Messor 335
16 The Unknown Man 333
17 The Mad Hatter 320
18 JiroemonKimura 312
19 Sir Creep 300
20 theoldlady 299
21 Book 286
22 Toast 280
23 Etushispushingupdaisies 268
24 DevonDeathTrip 248
25 YoungWillz 237
26 Sean 216
27 The Old Crem 194
28 Kenny 190
29 Chilean Way 167
30 markb4 153
31 Great Uncle Bulgaria 130
32 Gooseberry Crumble 113
33 ThePrematureBurial 100
34 Bibliogryphon 92
35 Pedro67 57


 

 

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Two weeks have passed and April came to an almost complete standstill with only two new hits: The late Johnny Harris QO for msc, and Howard Finkel for Cpt. Chorizo.

Ed Genson and Rory GIlsenan seem destined for non-QO land. Genson couldn't even get the New York Times obit, and GIlsenan, in spite of being Irish, has not yet recieved a Times obit:

 

Rank Team Points
1 Death Impends 509
2 gcreptile 472
3 Banana 467
4 Cpt. Chorizo 427
5 RadGuy 421
6 msc 414
7 Joey Russ 409
8 The Quim Reaper 398
9 Deadsox 391
10 Skinny Kiltrunner 386
11 Clorox Bleachman 369
12 Grave Danger 366
13 John Key 358
14 drol 335
14 Torva Messor 335
16 The Unknown Man 333
17 The Mad Hatter 320
18 JiroemonKimura 312
19 Sir Creep 300
20 theoldlady 299
21 Book 286
22 Toast 280
23 Etushispushingupdaisies 268
24 DevonDeathTrip 248
25 YoungWillz 237
26 Sean 216
27 The Old Crem 194
28 Kenny 190
29 Chilean Way 167
30 markb4 153
31 Great Uncle Bulgaria 130
32 Gooseberry Crumble 113
33 ThePrematureBurial 100
34 Bibliogryphon 92
35 Pedro67 57
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That's four new hits in quick succession, Michael Robinson, Jill Gascoine, Irrfan Khan (unique for DDT), and Denis Goldberg:

 

Rank Team Points
1 Death Impends 579
2 gcreptile 530
3 Banana 504
4 RadGuy 479
5 Joey Russ 467
6 Cpt. Chorizo 460
7 Deadsox 449
8 msc 447
9 Clorox Bleachman 427
10 Skinny Kiltrunner 419
11 Grave Danger 403
12 The Quim Reaper 398
13 John Key 395
14 Torva Messor 368
15 Book 344
16 drol 335
17 The Unknown Man 333
18 The Mad Hatter 320
19 DevonDeathTrip 315
20 JiroemonKimura 312
21 Sean 307
22 Sir Creep 300
23 theoldlady 299
24 Toast 280
25 Etushispushingupdaisies 268
26 Kenny 248
27 YoungWillz 237
28 The Old Crem 231
29 Chilean Way 167
30 markb4 153
31 Gooseberry Crumble 150
32 Great Uncle Bulgaria 130
33 Bibliogryphon 129
34 ThePrematureBurial 100
35 Pedro67 57

 

Lots of hits, lots of changed numbers, but the podium remains unchanged. I was in a virtual lead after Michael Robinson, and DI countered with Gascoine and Goldberg.

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Little Richard is a hit for me here also.

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Little Richard is my 9th hit her. R.I.P. Richard. 

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Little Richard for me too.

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Jerry Stiller is a hit for me here. R.I.P. :rip:

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Alright, let us update... even though Hutton Gibson (and Balbir Singh?) might soon become a hit:

 

The new hits are Steve Blackmore, Sam Lloyd, Little Richard, and Jerry Stiller.

 

Rank Team Points
1 Death Impends 641
2 gcreptile 592
3 RadGuy 574
4 Banana 566
5 Joey Russ 529
6 Cpt. Chorizo 522
7 Deadsox 512
8 msc 509
9 Book 469
10 John Key 458
11 The Quim Reaper 457
12 JiroemonKimura 437
13 Clorox Bleachman 427
14 Skinny Kiltrunner 419
15 Grave Danger 403
16 drol 398
17 The Unknown Man 396
18 The Mad Hatter 379
19 DevonDeathTrip 378
20 Sean 370
21 Torva Messor 368
22 theoldlady 358
23 Sir Creep 300
24 The Old Crem 294
25 Toast 280
26 YoungWillz 269
27 Etushispushingupdaisies 268
28 Chilean Way 262
29 Kenny 248
30 Bibliogryphon 192
31 Great Uncle Bulgaria 162
32 markb4 153
33 Gooseberry Crumble 150
34 ThePrematureBurial 100
35 Pedro67 57

 

The top remains unchanged, but Rad and Banana continue to kick each other off the podium.

 

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1 hour ago, ThePrematureBurial said:

I don't know if this BBC article counts as an obit, but famous French baritone Gabriel Bacquier (1924-2020) is a hit for me. (24 points).

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/3a36b2b8-5450-4464-9bee-d7a0ab6dd255

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Bacquier

Thanks for the heads up. That BBC page doesn't count, as it wouldn't count for the DDP either. Classical musicians sometimes take their time though to get an obit. I'll keep an eye out.

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Alright, so we finally enough new hits for an update:

 

Stanley Ho, Balbir Singh, and Gabriel Bacquier. But most important of all, Death Impends gets a hit with Ronald Shurer who gives him a pretty healthy advantage.

Hutton Gibson has been picked, but seems to be a non-obit - if he is even dead. Luigi Simoni was not picked.

 

Rank Team Points
1 Death Impends 719
2 gcreptile 592
3 RadGuy 574
4 Banana 566
5 Deadsox 533
6 Joey Russ 529
7 Cpt. Chorizo 522
8 msc 509
9 Book 469
10 Skinny Kiltrunner 465
11 John Key 458
12 The Quim Reaper 457
13 JiroemonKimura 437
14 Clorox Bleachman 427
15 Grave Danger 403
16 drol 398
17 The Unknown Man 396
18 The Mad Hatter 379
19 DevonDeathTrip 378
20 Sean 370
21 Torva Messor 368
22 theoldlady 358
23 Sir Creep 324
24 The Old Crem 294
25 Toast 280
26 YoungWillz 269
27 Etushispushingupdaisies 268
28 Chilean Way 262
29 Kenny 248
30 Bibliogryphon 192
31 Great Uncle Bulgaria 162
32 markb4 153
33 Gooseberry Crumble 150
34 ThePrematureBurial 124
35 Pedro67 57
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There seems to be 70 extra points added for me from last time despite (last I checked) none of my other names has died or obitted in the case for three of them. I’m guessing that’s an error?

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Just now, Joey Russ said:

There seems to be 70 extra points added for me from last time despite (last I checked) none of my other names has died or obitted in the case for three of them. I’m guessing that’s an error?

Woops, you're right. I marked Jamie Frierson as dead, and forgot to uncheck the QO box.

Will correct in a minute.

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Small update with only two new hits, Rory Gilsenan and Majek Fashek, a DDT unique. 

 

More importantly, this a reminder that the substitution period is now less than a month away. Remember, you can switch 5 of your old names for 5 new ones. And you can do so on the 1st of July GMT. As stated in the rules, I will already pick my 2 substitutions on the 30th of June, public for all to see.

By the way, I have also decided not to award points to myself, should my pick Pete Felton still receive a QO. In the end, I've come to the conclusion that - because he didnt really get any obit at all - he just wasn't notable enough. There is a chance he might still get a QO if the Birmingham Music Awards take place this November (rescheduled because of Corona). They are going to give out a "Pete Felton Busking award". Although Pete Felton technically checked all the boxes to be notable enough for this competition, I just don't feel that his selection was justified in hindsight.

 

Rank Team Points
1 Death Impends 719
2 gcreptile 661
3 RadGuy 574
4 Banana 566
5 Deadsox 533
6 Joey Russ 529
7 Cpt. Chorizo 522
8 msc 509
9 Book 469
10 Skinny Kiltrunner 465
11 John Key 458
12 The Quim Reaper 457
13 DevonDeathTrip 440
14 JiroemonKimura 437
15 Clorox Bleachman 427
16 Grave Danger 403
17 drol 398
18 The Unknown Man 396
19 The Mad Hatter 379
20 Sean 370
21 Torva Messor 368
22 theoldlady 358
23 Sir Creep 324
24 The Old Crem 294
25 Toast 280
26 YoungWillz 269
27 Etushispushingupdaisies 268
28 Chilean Way 262
29 Kenny 248
30 Bibliogryphon 192
31 Great Uncle Bulgaria 162
32 markb4 153
33 Gooseberry Crumble 150
34 ThePrematureBurial 124
35 Pedro67 57
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I’m missing Jerry Sloan points

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