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#141 Octopus of Odstock

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:23 PM

Just looking through the whole thing so far:

No Noose is Good Noose HAS chosen a team full of executions. But I wonder how many will get obits? Only the Iraqis?

Gerald Ford Must Die kept their name.

A candidate I was hoping to keep secret for one more year, Ramiz Alia, was chosen by the Salmon Mousse :o

Above Average for Norfolk, who picked three dead people last year (ie dead before 2006) has done it again - Freddy Fender. :) :lol: Ah well, that's 19 others to choose from...

Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill Kill have switched from obscure superoldies to obscure Iraqis...


Pushing Up the Daisies is not content with accepting Norah Baring is long dead & has chosen her again for 2007...

Dead Excited has also refused to accept Raymond Baxter's death and has named him in their team...

I like the idea of "if one dies, will the other one follow?" team idea

Diepod Shuffle get a beer from me for picking Tommy "cuntface" Burns ;)


Otherwise some great suggestions, some long forgotten names & some new obscurities to think about.


Well, an admin fee would soon stop people who insist on doing no research, like Above Average for Norfolk for one...

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:24 PM

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:26 PM

On the subject of Smyth, it might be that his death notice maybe in the papers but not on the net. I'm still holding out for an obit (most likely, if at all in the Times/Guardian), but if not on the net, can anyone help by looking at their newspapers from Friday/Saturday. Even dare I say, the Daily Mail/Express. All it needs to be is a little column in the Sports section...thanks! :o



I've checked & checked.
Nothing for him, Bezzerides, IT bloke & Hamilton yet. Sorry.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, I mean there was one for the drummer from Mud FFS!

We live in hope...
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:30 PM

Oh, and on dead people chosen for 2007 - didn't Ruth Bernhard die towards the end of the year? If so, she's been chosen too.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:34 PM


On the subject of Smyth, it might be that his death notice maybe in the papers but not on the net. I'm still holding out for an obit (most likely, if at all in the Times/Guardian), but if not on the net, can anyone help by looking at their newspapers from Friday/Saturday. Even dare I say, the Daily Mail/Express. All it needs to be is a little column in the Sports section...thanks! :lol:



I've checked & checked.
Nothing for him

I find this very surprising...they showed a clip of him officiating at a World Snooker final on the local tele on his death day(ok...so I live in Sheffield...and the Crucible is the only claim to fame Sheffield has....but even so..)
I recognised him for goodness sake ...he MUST deserve an obit :o

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:39 PM

Another dead person chosen:

James Brown (including one team that has him as a joker!) :o

I only highlight this as no-one picked Charlie Drake or Saddam Hussein say. (so far)

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:42 PM

I think if John Smyth doesn't get a UK obit, TMIB could count himself as terribly unlucky.

It would be worth sending a few emails to the press. I have every intention of doing that when the King Of Wallis pops his clogs, The Telegraph are suckers for royalty.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:59 PM

Another dead person chosen:

James Brown (including one team that has him as a joker!) :o

I only highlight this as no-one picked Charlie Drake or Saddam Hussein say. (so far)


Someone chose James Brown and didn't know he died?!?

Unless of course, they sent in a team early (pre-Christmas), buggered off on holiday
or something and probably forgot..
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:14 PM

Oh, and on dead people chosen for 2007 - didn't Ruth Bernhard die towards the end of the year? If so, she's been chosen too.



Yes she did and her picture was on the main page under recent news for quite a bit too.

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2014 final total 12/50 against DL 10
2015 Alternative 50 (1/50)
1. Rev Billy Graham.2. Zsa Zsa Gabor 3. Prince Philipp Duke of Edinburgh 4. Sam Simon 5. Kirk Douglas 6. Fidel Castro 7. Stepehn Hawking 8. Pele 9.Lupita Tovar
10.Ron Moody 11. Jean Alexander 12. George Blake 13. Peter Sallis 14. Valerie Harper 15.Mohamed Ali 16. Brain Cant 17. Gretel Bergman 18. Pat Priest
19. Stuart Hall 20. Jaques Rivette 21. Anthony Booth 22. Nigel Lawson 23. Buzz Aldrin 24. Kenneth Anger 25. Al Molinaro 26. Clive James 27. Tamara Press 28. Izzy Young
29. Zara Nutley 30. Caroline Aherne 31. Cyril Frankel 32. Olivia de Haviland 33. Hywel Bennet 34. SugarPie De Santo 35. William Barrington-Coupe 36. Christiana F. 37. Peter Sutcliffe
38. Dave Swarbick 39. Rene Angelil 40. Vincent Bugliosi 41. Helmut Scmidt 42. Gro Harlem Brundtland 43. Christopher Wenner 44. Clare Torry 45. irving Kanarek 46. Russ Tamblyn
47. Movita Castenada. 48. Klaus Rainer Rohl 49. Desmond Tutu 50. Akinwale Arobieke


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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:23 PM

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:32 PM



Oh, and on dead people chosen for 2007 - didn't Ruth Bernhard die towards the end of the year? If so, she's been chosen too.



Yes she did and her picture was on the main page under recent news for quite a bit too.

Anyone with less than 20 living candidates should just be disqualified as a time wasting arse.



Agreed, along with people who don't read the rules and who pick animals and fictional characters.

2013 Alternative 50 final total 13/50 against DL 13/50 - See about me page for more details.
2014 final total 12/50 against DL 10
2015 Alternative 50 (1/50)
1. Rev Billy Graham.2. Zsa Zsa Gabor 3. Prince Philipp Duke of Edinburgh 4. Sam Simon 5. Kirk Douglas 6. Fidel Castro 7. Stepehn Hawking 8. Pele 9.Lupita Tovar
10.Ron Moody 11. Jean Alexander 12. George Blake 13. Peter Sallis 14. Valerie Harper 15.Mohamed Ali 16. Brain Cant 17. Gretel Bergman 18. Pat Priest
19. Stuart Hall 20. Jaques Rivette 21. Anthony Booth 22. Nigel Lawson 23. Buzz Aldrin 24. Kenneth Anger 25. Al Molinaro 26. Clive James 27. Tamara Press 28. Izzy Young
29. Zara Nutley 30. Caroline Aherne 31. Cyril Frankel 32. Olivia de Haviland 33. Hywel Bennet 34. SugarPie De Santo 35. William Barrington-Coupe 36. Christiana F. 37. Peter Sutcliffe
38. Dave Swarbick 39. Rene Angelil 40. Vincent Bugliosi 41. Helmut Scmidt 42. Gro Harlem Brundtland 43. Christopher Wenner 44. Clare Torry 45. irving Kanarek 46. Russ Tamblyn
47. Movita Castenada. 48. Klaus Rainer Rohl 49. Desmond Tutu 50. Akinwale Arobieke


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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:37 PM

I've paid my first visit to the new site.......awesome, the scale and ambition of the whole thing. My team isn't up yet but I notice that someone else has a unique pick symbol for one of my selections. Will this automatically cancel itself when my pick goes live as well?
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#154 Octopus of Odstock

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:47 PM

MIB, not just one team chose James Brown - loads did!

Also just noticed someone picked Nizayov, the Turkmenistani bloke.


I do hope that all these who have blundered are not allowed to choose replacements like they did last year & just have to suffer the embarrassment of having less candidates. :o

There's also a few mistakes on there re. Helen Gardiner, Ruby Muhammad etc, but I'll wait until all the teams are in & post the whole lot to them. They'll hate me for it but there you go... :lol:


MPFC, yes. I hope my 5 unique picks stay unique, but we'll see.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

MIB, not just one team chose James Brown - loads did!

Also just noticed someone picked Nizayov, the Turkmenistani bloke.


I do hope that all these who have blundered are not allowed to choose replacements like they did last year & just have to suffer the embarrassment of having less candidates. :o


But surely they have suitable substitute candidates, unless they all picked Charlie Drake or something... :lol:
Maybe this will all the sorted by the DDP boys in time...
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:53 PM

Rotten Ali is up to no good too... :o

He said that he chose the boxer Greg Page.

However the Greg Page that he's submitted is the Wiggle.

I think he should confirm once & for all which Greg Page he chose & stick to it. Otherwise that will be cheating if he or anyone else claims points for the wrong Greg Page...

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:00 PM

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:08 PM

[Agreed, last year you had to submit the date of birth and a brief description of any new picks. That prevented confusion and possible cheating.


That would've also stopped all this dead picks fiasco.


Anyway, to be honest, we're getting far ahead of ourselves and I'm sure the DDP boys are dealing with it anyway.

But you can't help noticing these things.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:16 PM


[Agreed, last year you had to submit the date of birth and a brief description of any new picks. That prevented confusion and possible cheating.


That would've also stopped all this dead picks fiasco.


Anyway, to be honest, we're getting far ahead of ourselves and I'm sure the DDP boys are dealing with it anyway.

But you can't help noticing these things.


The Derby Deadpool has become a victim of it's own success...
2004 Entrants - 43
2007 Entrants - 446!
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