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#61 Death Impends

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 10:47 PM

Guess you could call her a shoe-in.

DDP Team - Thomas Jefferson Survives (2015 - Caroline Aherne, Harry Beitzel, Bob Benmosche, Colin Bloomfield, Martin Crowe (J), Little Jimmy Dickens, Wendell H. Ford, Kate Granger, Michael C. Gross, Lauren Hill, John McCabe, Bryan Murray, Gino Odjick, Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, Robert H. Schuller, Stuart Scott, Sam Simon, Percy Sledge, Ion Trewin, Ralph V. Whitworth 4/20) (2014 - 7/20, =12th place) (2013 - 11/20, 4th place)

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Little Jimmy Dickens, Gordie Howe, Clive James, Leonard Nimoy, David Rockefeller, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kirk Douglas, Herman Wouk, Olivia de Havilland, Bob Dole, June Foray, George H.W. Bush, Fidel Castro, Prince Philip, Robert Mugabe, Al Molinaro, Jim Leavelle, Henry Heimlich, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Pope Benedict XVI, Morton Sobell, George S. Irving, Nancy Reagan, Maureen O'Hara, Muhammad Ali, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alan Young, King Abdullah, Lee Kuan Yew, Jimmy Carter, Carol Channing, Patrick Macnee, Ingvar Kamprad, Jim Nabors, John Dingell, Melvin Laird, Gaston Glock, John Glenn, Ennio Morricone, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bart Starr, Mary Tyler Moore, Joanne Woodward, Francoise Gilot, Chuck Yeager, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, Abe Vigoda (2/50, 12/50 in 2014, 14/50 in 2013)


#62 Spade_Cooley

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:34 PM

Feel like enough time has passed for me to admit that I was very close to picking my uncle on this year's DDP (he'd get a local BBC radio mention no problem) but backed out at the last minute because that would probably have been too much even for me.


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:00 PM

Feel like enough time has passed for me to admit that I was very close to picking my uncle on this year's DDP (he'd get a local BBC radio mention no problem) but backed out at the last minute because that would probably have been too much even for me.


Did you ask him whether he had any objection?

Also could you name him so those of us not related can pick him free of moral issues?

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1) Rev Billy Graham 2) Sam Simon 3) Zsa Zsa Gabor 4) Elizabeth Dawn 5) Muhammad Ali 6) Clive James 7) Vera Lynn 8) Abe Vigoda 9) Christopher Lee 10) George Bush Senior 11) Dennis Healey 12) Olivia de Havilland 13) Nancy Reagan 14) Jimmy Carter 15) Fidel Castro 16) Stephen Hawking 17) Prince Philip 18) Nicholas Winton 19) Mary Tyler Moore 20) Caroline Ahern 21) Valerie Harper 22) Clare Hollingworth 23) Bhumibol Adulyadej 24) Jimmy Carter 25) June Brown 26) Terry Pratchett 27) Tony Booth 28) Ronnie Corbett 29) Ray Reardon 30) Roy Mason 31) Lemmy Kilminster 32) Ozzy Osbourne 33) Luis Jordain 34) Geoffrey Howe 35) Eileen Derbyshire 36) Doreen Keogh 37) Lord Carrington 38) Mary Carlisle 39) Mary Wilson 40) Ethel Lang 41) John Nott 42) Joan Collins 43) Sandy Gall 44) Bernard Cribbins 45) Rodney Beuwes 46) Shimon Peres 47) Lee Kuan Yew 48) Doris Day 49) Betty White 50) Stuart Hall


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:47 PM

 

Feel like enough time has passed for me to admit that I was very close to picking my uncle on this year's DDP (he'd get a local BBC radio mention no problem) but backed out at the last minute because that would probably have been too much even for me.


Did you ask him whether he had any objection?

Also could you name him so those of us not related can pick him free of moral issues?

 

 

 

Yeah, good points above. There are those - like Keith Richards - who appear happy to be picked hereabouts.


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#65 Spade_Cooley

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 01:40 PM

I haven't seen the guy in about three years in fairness, would seem a bit weird to phone him up and go "yeah, sorry about not sending you a Christmas card... anyone, so about that big fuck-off tumour in your stomach, reckon you'll make 2016?"


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#66 charon

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 02:25 PM

Too late. He pegged it a fortnight ago


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#67 Deathray

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Posted Yesterday, 12:31 AM


 

Feel like enough time has passed for me to admit that I was very close to picking my uncle on this year's DDP (he'd get a local BBC radio mention no problem) but backed out at the last minute because that would probably have been too much even for me.

Did you ask him whether he had any objection?

Also could you name him so those of us not related can pick him free of moral issues?
 
 
 
Yeah, good points above. There are those - like Keith Richards - who appear happy to be picked hereabouts.

EH? I must have missed him say that?

On topic - does anyone have certain people to whom they have absolutely no familial connection, no work or friendship etc connection and is not a famous for being ill type who they won't pick out of admiration and or it just feels wrong?

Shadow List (1/50)

1) Rev Billy Graham 2) Sam Simon 3) Zsa Zsa Gabor 4) Elizabeth Dawn 5) Muhammad Ali 6) Clive James 7) Vera Lynn 8) Abe Vigoda 9) Christopher Lee 10) George Bush Senior 11) Dennis Healey 12) Olivia de Havilland 13) Nancy Reagan 14) Jimmy Carter 15) Fidel Castro 16) Stephen Hawking 17) Prince Philip 18) Nicholas Winton 19) Mary Tyler Moore 20) Caroline Ahern 21) Valerie Harper 22) Clare Hollingworth 23) Bhumibol Adulyadej 24) Jimmy Carter 25) June Brown 26) Terry Pratchett 27) Tony Booth 28) Ronnie Corbett 29) Ray Reardon 30) Roy Mason 31) Lemmy Kilminster 32) Ozzy Osbourne 33) Luis Jordain 34) Geoffrey Howe 35) Eileen Derbyshire 36) Doreen Keogh 37) Lord Carrington 38) Mary Carlisle 39) Mary Wilson 40) Ethel Lang 41) John Nott 42) Joan Collins 43) Sandy Gall 44) Bernard Cribbins 45) Rodney Beuwes 46) Shimon Peres 47) Lee Kuan Yew 48) Doris Day 49) Betty White 50) Stuart Hall


#68 En Passant

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Posted Yesterday, 12:35 AM

Stephen Fry. Because I outright admire the man and his honesty. Even though he isn't ill per-se, his bi-polar has driven him close before now. So no, no relation, but wouldn't pick him even if he did become ill.

 

I can never keep track of the threads around here, but if there isn't one for this Deathray, it's a good candidate for its own place imo. Some conversation to be had there methinks.



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Posted Yesterday, 12:45 AM

In answer to Deathray: Matthew Waterhouse; Nik Kershaw; Rupert Grint; Jimmy Somerville; Lee Evans; Ringo Starr to name a few and various reasons :blush:


DDP2015 (Comedy Cremations) Ricky Gervais (Joker); Richard O'Sullivan; Bruce Forsyth; June Whitfield; Pauline Quirke; Stephanie Cole; Jackie Mason; Barry Cryer; Ken Dodd; B.A. Robertson; Billy Connolly; Caroline Aherne; Josephine Tewson; Stanley Baxter; Denis Norden; Thelma Barlow; Paul O'Grady; Terry Gilliam; Zara Nutley; Jack Smethurst.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:04 PM

 

 

 

Feel like enough time has passed for me to admit that I was very close to picking my uncle on this year's DDP (he'd get a local BBC radio mention no problem) but backed out at the last minute because that would probably have been too much even for me.

Did you ask him whether he had any objection?

Also could you name him so those of us not related can pick him free of moral issues?
 
 
 
Yeah, good points above. There are those - like Keith Richards - who appear happy to be picked hereabouts.

EH? I must have missed him say that?

On topic - does anyone have certain people to whom they have absolutely no familial connection, no work or friendship etc connection and is not a famous for being ill type who they won't pick out of admiration and or it just feels wrong?

 

That's a really good question, and I struggled with this when I picked young MotoGP rider Marc Marquez two seasons ago - he is an awesome talent, and I love watching him, but ultimately I did pick him on the off-chance that in his rookie year he would be a bit cocky, try and play with the big boys and come a cropper - something I would have been absolutely devastated by if it had happened - but if it HAD happened, loads of points cos unique pick and all that - I guess the prospect of points outweighed my milk of human kindness, so I'm going to hell.  As it was the grinning little Andy Sugden lookalike trounced the opposition and took the Championship with hardly a mark on him, and did it again last year too.  So this year I've moved my death-allegiance to William Dunlop - his family has much better form in the killing-myself-on-a-motorbike-in-the-name-of-sport stakes.



#71 maryportfuncity

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Posted Today, 01:20 PM

 

 

 

Feel like enough time has passed for me to admit that I was very close to picking my uncle on this year's DDP (he'd get a local BBC radio mention no problem) but backed out at the last minute because that would probably have been too much even for me.

Did you ask him whether he had any objection?

Also could you name him so those of us not related can pick him free of moral issues?
 
 
 
Yeah, good points above. There are those - like Keith Richards - who appear happy to be picked hereabouts.

EH? I must have missed him say that?

On topic - does anyone have certain people to whom they have absolutely no familial connection, no work or friendship etc connection and is not a famous for being ill type who they won't pick out of admiration and or it just feels wrong?

 

 

 

Keith Richards relationship to us is currently eluding me when I Google it, though perhaps someone hereabouts can remind me where it happened that he was reported in the tabloids - The Sun I think - as being miffed because Deathlist dropped him from their top 50 since he was no longer rock-n-roll enough to be a serious death risk.


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Posted Today, 01:53 PM

 

 

 

Feel like enough time has passed for me to admit that I was very close to picking my uncle on this year's DDP (he'd get a local BBC radio mention no problem) but backed out at the last minute because that would probably have been too much even for me.

Did you ask him whether he had any objection?

Also could you name him so those of us not related can pick him free of moral issues?
 
 
 
Yeah, good points above. There are those - like Keith Richards - who appear happy to be picked hereabouts.

EH? I must have missed him say that?

On topic - does anyone have certain people to whom they have absolutely no familial connection, no work or friendship etc connection and is not a famous for being ill type who they won't pick out of admiration and or it just feels wrong?

 

 

Currently, Norman Winton. 

 

 

FAO Maryport, Mr Richards and the Deathlist.  He was apparently on some other Deathlist in the 70s and is mixing them up due to all the drugs. Or something.


DDP – C Bloomfield (joker), M Crowe, H Fawkes, K Granger, E Lubbock, S Simon, J Hill, J van der Westhuizen, S Milne, R Sakamoto, P Sledge, G Campbell, J Villeneuve Sr, V Seselj, M Wilson, A Briggs, P Sallis, P MacNee, P Sutcliffe, C Aherne

Other Combined Deadpools – A Hiller, S W Beckett, D Ellis, T West, F Fielding, M Anderson, L Nimoy, R Ginsburg, R Ford, N Bockwinkel, P Tobin, Topol, O Pooley, J Woodward, H Wouk, G Janner, B Adelyadej, M Ali, R Angelil, D Berkowitz, T Booth, G Cole, J Havelange, S Kuttner, F Ricksen, S Sim, S Wagstaff, D Tutu, FGD Jean, C Mitchelmore, E Cameron, R Moody, J Prior, R Benaud, G Ratzinger, A McQuarrie, S Mercier, G Lee Boggs, N Kember, G Balydon, P Cardin, J Lingard, Rev B Graham, C James, N Lawson, C Woodhead, F Starr, S Hall, B Walden, C Moncrieff, P Worsthorne, R Mugabe, J Perry, L Ferlinghetti, L Carrington, C Eden, W Russell, B Aldiss, R Hardy, K Dodd, B Newbery, T Lehrer, E Morricone, P Cellier, P Dickinson, J Plowright. J Astin, M Gorbachev, J Dickens, A Ashley, T Dalyell, J Molyneaux, R Mason, S Poitier, R Atkins, J Fontaine, M Falkender, M Imison, W Ewing, S Lewis. Total 2/100


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2013: 28/100
2012: 25/100
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Posted Today, 02:03 PM

 

 

 

 

Feel like enough time has passed for me to admit that I was very close to picking my uncle on this year's DDP (he'd get a local BBC radio mention no problem) but backed out at the last minute because that would probably have been too much even for me.

Did you ask him whether he had any objection?

Also could you name him so those of us not related can pick him free of moral issues?
 
 
 
Yeah, good points above. There are those - like Keith Richards - who appear happy to be picked hereabouts.

EH? I must have missed him say that?

On topic - does anyone have certain people to whom they have absolutely no familial connection, no work or friendship etc connection and is not a famous for being ill type who they won't pick out of admiration and or it just feels wrong?

 

 

Currently, Norman Winton. 

 

 

FAO Maryport, Mr Richards and the Deathlist.  He was apparently on some other Deathlist in the 70s and is mixing them up due to all the drugs. Or something.

 

Bald Rick posted a link to The Sun article way back in 2006 but it no longer works.

 

Here's his post.


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Posted Today, 03:10 PM

Bald Rick posted a link to The Sun article way back in 2006 but it no longer works.
 
Here's his post.


It does again now.

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