Claude Levi-StraussAncient anthropologist
Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:21 PM
Somebody better go find that girl, the one they called IE+. I feel the honour of writing his dreaded headline should go to her.
After the affair he put that in his will, so the rumour goes.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:20 PM
2014 DDP: 4/20, Finished =211th
2014 Shadowlist: 7/50
2015 DDP: 2/20
Caroline Aherne, Muhammad Ali, Bob Barker, Daisy Berkowitz, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Tony Booth, Ryan Buell, George H. W. Bush, Glen Campbell, Mary Carlisle, Fidel Castro, Olivia De Havilland, Kirk Douglas, Roy Douglas, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rob Ford, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Gaynes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Billy Graham, Monty Hall, Valerie Harper, Joao Havelange, Denis Healey, Theodore Hesburgh, Clive James, Helmut Kohl, Jerry Lewis, Vera Lynn, Scott MacIntyre, Penny Marshall, Al Molinaro, Mary Tyler Moore, Hosni Mubarak, Robert Mugabe, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Leonard Nimoy, Maureen O'Hara, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Isabel Peron, Prince Philip, Nancy Reagan, Helmut Schmidt, Robert H. Schuller, Sam Simon, Desmond Tutu, Joost Van Der Westhuizen, Nicholas Winton, Chuck Yeager & Jiang Zemin
Winner of the 2012 HPDP
Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:51 PM
He is the 186th success since 1987.
The 2009 list is now in 4th place shared with 2004 and 2005.
Still time for al-Megrahi to pop his clogs
Shadow List 2015.
Sam Simon, Robert Mugabe, Bhumibol Abdulyadej, Rob Ford, Bob Dole, Muhammed Ali, Qaboos bin Sa'id, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ian Brady, Peter Sutcliffe, Clive James, Caroline Aherne, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, George H. W. Bush, Nancy Reagan, Greville Janner, Rev Billy Graham, Henry Sandon, Sheila Sim, Desmond Tutu, Jean Alexander, Leon Brittan, Prince Philip, Sir Roger Bannister, Sir Albert McQuarrie, Mary Wilson, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Sir Christopher Lee, Stephen Hawking, Harlan Ellison, Jim Bowen, Fidel Castro, Grand Duke Jean, Kirk Douglas, Denis Healey, Valerie Harper, Ken Dodd, Sir Nicholas Winton, Jalal Talabani, Vera Lynn, Murray Walker, Lord Snowdon, Flora Fraser, Tariq Aziz, Bill Cosby, Liz Smith, Liz Dawn, Daisy Berkowitz.
2009: 13/50, 2010: 10/50, 2011: 9/50, 2012: 15/50, 2013:16/50, 2014: 10/50, 2015: 2/50 Winner of the 2010 Dustpool.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:39 AM
A sad day! Claude LÚvi-Strauss was the greatest anthropologist and an inspiration for me and a lot of others around the world. What does he see now with a view from afar...?
Yep, I concure. A sad day! Claude LÚvi-Strauss was the greatest anthropologist I removed totally from my 2008 list of 50 names, only to religate him into my 2009 "68 name" list. Doh.
Shadow List '15. King Abdullah, Caroline Aherne, Muhammad Ali, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Chuck Barris, Daisy Berkowitz, Jules Bianchi, Colin Bloomfield, George HW Bush, Ian Brady, Glen Campbell, Fidel Castro, Martin Crowe, Liz Dawn, Jenny Diski, Bob Dole, Kirk Douglas, Guy Edwards, Rob Ford, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Paul Gascoigne, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Billy Graham, Jimmy Greaves, Valerie Harper, Joao Havelange, Olivia de Haviland, Stephen Hawking, Jimmy Hill, Clive James, Yahya Jammeh, J P Jaussard, Christopher Lee, Stan Lee, Penny Marshall, Mary Tyler Moore, Mesrob II, Robert Mugabe, Leonard Nimoy, James Prior, Nancy Reagan, Sam Simon, Percy Sledge, Superstar Billy Graham, Joost van der Westhuizen, Gunther von Hagens, Lee Kuan Yew, Michael York, Jiang Zemin & Emile Derlin Zinsou. 5/50.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:51 AM
Does he get a cookie for being a smart old Jew? Looks like plenty are dropping at the end of the year.
Bloomberg wire is reporting:
By David Henry
Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Claude Levi-Strauss, the French
social anthropologist who influenced generations of
intellectuals with his ideas on culture and said the human
species would become extinct, has died. He was 100.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:11 PM
Levi zipped up!
Excellent!! I was struggling punwise for the DDP, but that will do nicely......
PS TMIB, I think I have cracked the codes .....
(That's not a tip for next year BTW...)
Gene Wilder as "the Waco Kid", Blazing Saddles (1974)
Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:17 PM
Levi zipped up!
Levi-Strauss - Faded genes
That's a corker!
There's a thread somewhere on the forum that a lot of puns were posted for the various 'candidates'. Buggered if I can find it now.
But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.
Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:29 PM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:17 PM
I Corinthians 15:26
Winner of the Nederlandse Dead Pool 2010! (5 hits/25 picks, 92 points)!
DDP 2010: 4 hits/20 picks, 27 points =98th.
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