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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:30 PM

View Postdeath becomes you, on Jan 9 2007, 02:32 PM, said:

Mickey Rooney. I'm just shocked that guy is still kicking.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 05:33 PM

From Ray Kennedy's Wiki page:

To this day Kennedy lives a quiet, homebound life with decreased mobility and a dependency on drugs to control the discomfort of his condition. He had to sell his medals, caps, shirts and other memorabilia after falling on financially hard times.

He'll be 56 this year.
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:08 PM

View PostCanadian Paul, on Feb 6 2006, 10:54 PM, said:

Harper Lee is still alive and, apparentely, doing very well

Ends a lot of speculation I suppose.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:19 AM

View PostPhantom, on Jan 11 2007, 02:08 PM, said:

View PostCanadian Paul, on Feb 6 2006, 10:54 PM, said:

Harper Lee is still alive and, apparentely, doing very well

Ends a lot of speculation I suppose.

Harper Lee makes rare public appearance at a high school
I liked that bit where she shot the mad dog.
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:31 PM

Maurice Vincent Wilkes, somewhat obscurish British computer scientist and second winner of the Turing Award aka. the "Nobel" for computing sciences. Obit assured and he turns 94 this year, but no news on his health. Thought I'd bring him up though, since I stumbled on him accidently.
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 11:54 PM

View PostCanadian Paul, on Jan 31 2007, 07:31 PM, said:

Maurice Vincent Wilkes, somewhat obscurish British computer scientist and second winner of the Turing Award aka. the "Nobel" for computing sciences. Obit assured and he turns 94 this year, but no news on his health. Thought I'd bring him up though, since I stumbled on him accidently.

I was surprised to find recently that T S Eliot's widow Valerie was still alive and seemingly in fine fettle, presenting the annual T S Eliot award for poetry last month. Even though she's only 81 I can't help but think that anyone connected with Eliot is from a bygone pre-WW2 era.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:13 AM

Someone I'm pleased and a little surprised to discover is still alive is S A Wakefield, the Australian author of "Bottersnikes and Gumbles" which was my favourite book as a child. I don't know much about him other that he was born in 1927, so not much use to you, but I had to tell someone.
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1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (10/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 04:41 PM

Michael Foot! :dead:

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:29 PM

View PostThe Magic Wanderer, on Feb 21 2007, 05:41 PM, said:

Michael Foot! :dead:
Brad Pitt! :D

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:23 PM

View PostDave to the Grave, on Feb 21 2007, 08:29 PM, said:

View PostThe Magic Wanderer, on Feb 21 2007, 05:41 PM, said:

Michael Foot! :dead:
Brad Pitt! :D

What a shame that Tony Hancock is dead.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:06 PM

Britney Spears

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:56 AM

View PostCowboy Ronnie, on Feb 21 2007, 10:06 PM, said:

Britney Spears
Not for long at the rate she zips in and out of rehab, one of those doors is like as not to slam hard on her heels and send her for a fatal spill.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:17 AM

View PostCowboy Ronnie, on Feb 21 2007, 11:06 PM, said:

Britney Spears
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:20 AM

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Feb 22 2007, 02:56 AM, said:

View PostCowboy Ronnie, on Feb 21 2007, 10:06 PM, said:

Britney Spears
Not for long at the rate she zips in and out of rehab, one of those doors is like as not to slam hard on her heels and send her for a fatal spill.
:lol:

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:54 PM

I thought Carla Lane was dead. Must have been wishful thinking.
Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (10/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:07 PM

You know what I think? Han has a new exciting wishful signiture! It would be so like you.

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I thought Carla Lane was dead. Must have been wishful thinking.


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Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:15 PM

Couldn't find a more suitable thread...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england...ire/6403389.stm

This miracle baby came back to life after 30 minutes. Amazing!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:20 PM

Sunday's episode of the BBC show "Top Gear" had Clarkson, Hammond and May stating that Phil Drabble was dead (in connection with rounding up some sheep). I can find no evidence that he is - bit of a gaffe from the BBC researchers there?

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:49 PM

Phil Drabble looks to be breathing as he approaches 93, gaffe from Top Gear, potential good spot for us deadpickers.
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:56 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Feb 28 2007, 03:49 PM, said:

Phil Drabble looks to be breathing as he approaches 93, gaffe from Top Gear, potential good spot for us deadpickers.

I had him on my DDP team for 2 years running and despite the Wiki entry a lot doubt was cast about him still being in the land of the living. I meant to keep him on again this year, probably out of bloody-mindedness but forgot in my rush to get my team in on New Years Eve.
In my experience, yes, some guests have the same longing for towels and bedlinen as zombies have for human flesh.

"Turrwets, a very good place to keep a tdonkley" - Lady G.

Who is not made better and wiser by occasional intercourse with the tomb?
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