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#21 Drive-by Flatterer

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:15 AM

I searched and couldn't find mention of Magnus Magnusson on the forum - so -

http://www.theherald...news/72069.html


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"MAGNUS Magnusson, the former Mastermind presenter, has been diagnosed with cancer, it was announced yesterday.
A statement released by his family said the author, historian and journalist, who turned 77 yesterday, was undergoing tests but was "in good fettle".


He's started, is he finished? :D

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 07:48 PM

Not that I'm bragging or anything, but I queried this way back in May...

Posted on: May 30 2006, 08:16 PM

I don't know if it means anything but somebody at work has just done an obit for Magnus Magnusson (b 1929).

I only know this because she blurted out loudly: "Oh, is he dead then?"

I had a quick snifter at it and it does mention something about "while in failing health...". Now obviously for someone as high profile as Mr I've Started So I'll Finish they'd need an obit ready for same day web/next day newspaper publication but maybe he's going to 'pass' fairly soonish.


The 'somebody' was me, just in case Melvyn Bragg (who did the obit) visits this place, as we're supposed to be fairly discreet and not asfter putting the phone down go running off to Popbitch or this place. Oops.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:14 PM

Dead full story on the way.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:23 PM

Bollocks.
Firstly, a great shame. Professional, but with a cheeky glint in his eye, I always liked his presenting style. :rip:

Secondly, one of those picks who I am now thinking "Why didn't I include them..."

Well, I know why. It's because the type of cancer was never revealed. I even looked on December 30th before submitting my team, but no go. I also thought he might hang on longer as he was, before his cancer, remarkably well for his age.

But my indecision I'm sure was not a problem for others, and I am sure he will be the first big hit of the DDP this year.


Oh, by the way, BBC Link

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:25 PM

I think I had him on Canadian Paul's deadpool. Can't remember.
He almost made it onto my DDP but not quite, which is a shame.
He may also be on my 'shadow list' which will be competing against rotten ali...
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:35 PM

What a strange thing - earlier on this evening I was cursing at the news that Evel Kneivel was was deaths door, because I had dropped in from my DDP at the last minute in favour of Mr. Magnusson. Funny old world aint it? Still, should of had both in there really.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:41 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Oct 12 2006, 05:33 PM, said:



Sick bastards

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:43 PM

View PostGuest, on Jan 7 2007, 09:41 PM, said:

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Oct 12 2006, 05:33 PM, said:



Sick bastards

Who's the sicko then? You for coming on to this site, or the doctors who told him he had cancer on his birthday? TW@!
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:47 PM

I'm sorry to see the old guy go :rip: but very pleased to pick up some points on DDP, poolofdeath and a very few points on Hartlepool.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:51 PM

A very late sub for my DDP thanks to Ford croaking.

Shame really, he was a bit of an icon.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:58 PM

I thought he'd hang on a bit, oh well... :rip:
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:14 PM

View PostSpacebat, on May 13 2004, 11:29 AM, said:

:rip: Oi! Leave Magnuss out of this list! The man is immortal!

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:24 PM

and the buzzers gone and your out of time :rip:

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:25 PM

Thanks Melvyn for the tip-off for my team's first hit of the year!

Sad that he has 'pass'ed though for, as others have already said, he was a bit of an icon.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:36 PM

shame, 77 he was younger than most on this years list.

Mr Magnusson :rip:

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:11 PM

Yup, he's there in my DDP team in all his Viking glory. Gone to Valhalla at last.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:25 PM

i'm going to sit down and pick twenty names of the list and see how i do.

i think a bit of cut and paste is on the cards. :rip:

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:35 PM

Busy night on a previously quiet thread.

I guess he's finished so we can all get started!



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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:49 PM

job done. wife not happy im picking people to be on a list.that could well die.

but it's late and i cant think of anything else to do. :rip:




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