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Vinegar Tits

Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:59 AM

Well this is great news on the DL-success front! Who woulda thought that after years of list-compiling, the selection committee might have actually got it right again this year?

Most of the picks people were complaining at are still alive though...

in eternum+

Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:26 PM

May I take this opportunity to congratulate whoever it was who came up with the snappy title for Deedes' death on the home page. I think it's hilarious; it makes me smile every time I read it. :referee:

Windsor

Posted 18 August 2007 - 12:16 PM

Not meaning to be a moaning Minnie, but Lord Deedes was 94. The DL front page has him as 92 years old.

Might want to keep that in mind for his write-up.

Posted 18 August 2007 - 11:18 AM

A great man. He really should have (contd. age 94)

in eternum+

Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:44 AM

Well this is great news on the DL-success front! Who woulda thought that after years of list-compiling, the selection committee might have actually got it right again this year? I reckon they may well deserve to have a round bought for them at the impending con.

maryportfuncity

Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:26 AM

there are so many people on the brink of death on this year's list - I reckon there will be 19 successes this year.

But I read Deedes' article in the Telegraph today - doesn't look like the article of a dying man.


I'm sticking with my prediction of 19 for the year.



Ambitious YIA, I think there are some certs on the list still to go but pushing 20 is a big ask.

poppy field

Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:03 AM

I don't think he was a bad old stick, amusing at times.

Bridge over the River Styx

Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:30 AM

This is quite an impressive run. Perhaps Mr Reaper was on holiday for the early part of the year and is now playing catch up.

dave

Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:02 AM

as a matter of interest,does anyone happen to know if there has been 8 hits in the space of 9 weeks before,or is this an all time record.I nottice that only twice before in deathlist history has there been as many as 9 hits by todays date,and theres never been m ore than 9.If there another hit before august 28 it will be the best year ever so far. I think Billy Graham will be hit no 10

Posted 18 August 2007 - 02:57 AM

I seem to remember Bill being heavily involved in Princess Di's anti-landmines crusade in the nineties. Now that he himself is in his nineties, there would be a certain symmetry involved if he pops off in September this year, the tenth anniversary of the Paris car crash which robbed us of the queen of hearts.

he missed it by 2 weeks <_<

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