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jedijudy

Organist of the Jedi Temple
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With a little bit of recycling from my 2007 list:
1. Rev. Billy Graham
2. Fidel Castro
3. Lindsay Lohan
4. Kirk Douglas
5. Britney Spears
6. Michael Jackson
7. Pete Doherty
8. Eddie Van Halen
9. Robert Downey Jr.
10. Kate Moss
11. Marilyn Manson
12. Betty Ford
13. Jackie Cooper

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Mary the M
Shipmate
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Okay, I'm in (in no particular order):

1 Billy Graham
2 Muhammad Ali
3 Hugh Hefner
4 Jerry Lewis
5 Fidel Castro
6 Phil Spector
7 Courtney Love
8 Larry King
9 Osama bin Laden
10 Dick Cheney
11 Mick Jagger
12 Elizabeth Taylor
13 Arthur C Clarke

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Schroedinger's cat

Ship's cool cat
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quote:
Originally posted by Codepoet:
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:

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13. The Pope

If BXVI dies, and so does his successor, do you get to score twice?
In general, I believe that scoring twice is not permitted, because each entry has to refer to an individual person. In this case, Pope Benny, who, as at the start of the year, is The Pope ( assuming nothing happens in the next few days ).

If you wish to nominate Pope JP3, as the successor to Ben, then you could do so, although as long shots go, this takes the biscuit.

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Knopwood
Shipmate
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quote:
Originally posted by the pilgrim:
Well, I have to re-do my list as I had Benazir Buhutto coming in at number 9 next year.

She pulled a Gerald Ford on you. [Roll Eyes]

[ 28. December 2007, 10:48: Message edited by: Liturgy Queen ]

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Sandemaniac
Shipmate
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Another one with Benazir Bhutto coming in to bat at 6. I'll do a like-for-like swap, and go Pervez Musharaf instead. If that is OK? If not, PM me (I'm away for a few days) and I'll re-send the list.

And good luck to the people of Pakistan - they may need it...

AG

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Lyda*Rose

Ship's broken porthole
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RIP Benazir Bhutto [Tear]

I'll replace her with Hilary Clinton, another woman that stirs up enemies to a remarkable degree.

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RuthW

liberal "peace first" hankie squeezer
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Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Ben Bradlee
Jack Klugman
Lyndon LaRouche
Mollie Sugden
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Leroy Nieman
Neville Marriner
Cyd Charisse
Abe Vigoda
Hugh Downs
Carol Channing
Ricardo Montalban

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Left at the Altar

Ship's Siren
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Right then.

1. King Bhumipol of Thailand
2. Shane McGowan
3. Stephen Hawking
4. Imran Khan
5. Pete Doherty
6. Pervez Musharraf
7. Fidel Castro
8. Flo Bjelke-Petersen
9. Margaret Thatcher
10. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan
11. Imelda Marcos
13. Jane McGrath

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Gwai
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1. Fidel Castro
2. Rosalynn Carter
3. Betty Ford
4. King Norodom Sihanouk
5. Mohammed Ali
6. Hugo Chávez
7. Steven Hawking
8. Hugo Chavez
9. Henry Kissinger
10. Mrs. John Edwards (I forget her first name)
11. Britney Spears
12. Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn (see, this is how you know it's not a wish list)
13. Bob Dole

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Earwig

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Let's give this a go...

1) Fidel Castro
2) Margaret Thatcher
3) Sir Patrick Moore
4) Henry Blowfeld (Cricket commentator)
5) Britney Spears
6) Bruce Forsythe
7) Norman Wisdom
8) George Bush Snr
9) Phil Spector
10) Richard Griffiths
11) Ana Matronic (from the Scissor Sisters)
12) Geri Halliwell
13) Richard Briars

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Dormouse

Glis glis – Ship's rodent
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I've never played this, but why not...

1. Ozzie Osbourne - don't know why, just have a feeling...
2. Claude Levi Strauss - he's old.
3. Clive Dunn - so is he.
4. Margaret Thatcher
5. Nelson Mandela
6. Jimmy Saville - old and wierd.
7. Michael J. Fox - this would be a shame, but, hey, c'est la game.
8. Stephen Hawking - although I wonder if he can truly just go on forever...
9. Marguerite Patten - thanks for the idea, TreeBee - I often look at her and think she can't go on much longer. But maybe it's all that Woolton Pie!
10. Fidel Castro
11. Humphrey Littelton - that really would be a loss, but again, I can't imagine he'll go on much longer.
12. Bruce Forsyth - he's fit and hale and hearty, but the dancing will get him in the end...
13. Michael Foot.

I've mostly gone for the older end of the market - maybe not many points in it, but somehow it seems more decent to pick older people. Choosing younger people seems more unkind!!!

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Soror Magna
Shipmate
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1. Alice Munro
2. Ariel Sharon
3. Carl Reiner
4. Eleanor Parker
5. Elizabeth Taylor
6. Ernest Borgnine
7. Gilles Vigneault
8. Gordie Howe
9. John Turner
10. Nelson Mandela
11. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
12. Sydney Lumet
13. Warren Buffet

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Schroedinger's cat

Ship's cool cat
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I am wondering, given the remarkable ability of shipmates to keep people alive, whether we shouldn't instead have a Life Pool. Maybe later in the year...

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Teufelchen
Shipmate
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quote:
Originally posted by Teufelchen:
If, by some unlikely chance, I score more points between now and New Year's Eve, I'll be sure to update this list.

OK, so I did. Just to confirm my final list, barring disasters in the next 27 hours:

1. David Eddings
2. Lt Gen Dr Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, gun and vodka magnate, Hero of Socialist Labour and Knight of St Andrew
3. Margaret Hilda Thatcher, the Rt Hon the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, PC, FRS
4. The Revd and Rt Hon Dr Ian R K Paisley
5. Robert Gabriel Mugabe KCB, President of Zimbabwe
6. Archduke Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xaver Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius of Austria, aka Otto von Habsburg
7. Boris Abramovich Berezovsky aka Platon Elenin
8. Paul Francis Gadd, aka Gary Glitter
9. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, President of Cuba
10. Fred Waldron Phelps Sr
11. Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida Windsor née von Reibnitz, HRH Princess Michael of Kent
12. HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy DCVO
13. The Most Reverend Peter Jasper Akinola

Long life to, er, some of them!

T.

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Timothy the Obscure

Mostly Friendly
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I don't think I'll have time tomorrow, so here goes:

1. Harold Pinter
2. Dave Brubeck
3. Tommy Lee
4. Fidel Castro
5. Margaret Thatcher
6. Dick Cheney
7. Sharon Osbourne
8. Amy Winehouse
9. David Crosby
10. Billy Graham
11. Doris Lessing
12. Walter Cronkite
13. Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

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Nutmeg
Ship's spice girl
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It's new Years Eve so I better post my list.


1. Fidel Castro
2. Ariel Sharon
3. Michael J Fox
4. John Glenn ( astronuat)
5. Gough Whitlam
6. Steven Hawking
7. Claude Levi Strauss
8. Billy Graham
9. Mollie Sugden
10. Dick Van Dyke
11. Lena Horne
12. Pete Seeger
13. Mary Travers ( of Peter Paul and Mary fame).

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Mamacita

Lakefront liberal
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1. Ariel Sharon
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Fidel Castro
4. Billy Graham
5. Kirk Douglas
6. Dick Cheney
7. Pervez Musharraf
8. Roger Ebert
9. Lindsey Lohan
10. Betty Ford
11. Charlton Heston
12. Stephen Stills
13. Elizabeth Edwards

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Ferijen
Shipmate
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I had one very early success last year, but nothing else so keeping much of my list intact...

  • * Margaret Thatcher
    * Prince Phillip
    * Terry Wogan
    * Bruce Forsyth
    * Nelson Mandela
    * Pope Benedict
    * Julie Andrews
    * Judi Dench
    * the Queen
    * Russell Watson
    * Nouri al-Maliki (PM of Iraq)
    * Hamid Kharzi (Pres of Aghfanistan)
    * Robert Mugabe

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Rev per Minute
Shipmate
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Well, last year I killed one before the year started, but otherwise have kept them all alive and apparently well. So some changes this year:

1. Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven

2. Nelson Mandela

3. Dick Cheney (one way for Bush Jr to improve his approval ratings?)

4. Nawaz Sharif (would you want to be a politician in Pakistan at the moment?)

5. Mohammed Ali (been ill for a long time)

6. HRH Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Earl of Rothesay, etc (60 next year and I just wonder...)

7. Nouri al-Maliki (Iraqi PM)

8. Ariel Sharon (if Judaism allows the switching-off of life support)

9. Geoff Hurst (ex-England footballer)

10. HH Pope Benedict XVI

11. Lord Tebbit (ex-Cabinet Minister)

12. Pete Doherty (lifestyle bound to catch up with him sometime)

13. Michael Foot (former leader of Labour Party)

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Eloise
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1. Ariel Sharon
2. Alfredo di Stefano
3. Dick Clark
4. Margaret Thatcher
5. Zsa Zsa Gabor
6. Fidel Castro
7. Dave Davies
8. Harold Pinter
9. Abp Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece
10. Russell Watson
11. King Bhumibol of Thailand
12. Ivica Osim
13. Emadeddin Baghi

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kentishmaid
Shipmate
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1) Margaret Thatcher
2) Leslie Phillips
3) Ken Dodd
4) HM The Queen
5) David Blaine
6) Jeremy Clarkson
7) Catherine Tate
8) Delia Smith
9) Evelyn Glennie
10) Damien Hirst
11) Alan Carr
12) Ann Widdicombe
13) Willie Nelson

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kentishmaid
Shipmate
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quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
1. Fidel Castro
2. Rosalynn Carter
3. Betty Ford
4. King Norodom Sihanouk
5. Mohammed Ali
6. Hugo Chávez
7. Steven Hawking
8. Hugo Chavez
9. Henry Kissinger
10. Mrs. John Edwards (I forget her first name)
11. Britney Spears
12. Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn (see, this is how you know it's not a wish list)
13. Bob Dole

Hate to point this out, but you have Hugo Chavez twice.

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Uriel
Shipmate
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Following a good showing by my 2007 cancer themed list, I am following a different tangent this year:

1. Harry Patch
2. Henry Allingham
3. Edna Parker
4. Maria de Jesus
5. Arbella Ewing
6. Gertrude Baines
7. Tsuneyo Toyonaga
8. Tomoji Tanabe
9. George Francis
10. Walter Breuning
11. Augusto Moreiro de Oliveira
12. Walter Seward
13. Clementine Solignac

While you may not have heard of most of them, should any of them pass away in 2008 it will be widely noted.

Cheers,

Uriel
(Who is using this list to ensure I don't win this competition 2 years running)

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Beautiful Dreamer
Shipmate
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Lindsay Lohan
Keith Richards (Rolling Stones guitarist)
Pamela Anderson
Dick Cheney
Hugh Hefner
Hugo Chavez
Pope Benedict XVI
Kim Jong Il
Bob Dole
Larry Flynt (Hustler magazine)
Billy Graham (sadly)
Bob Barker ('The Price Is Right' host)
Pervez Musharraf (president of Pakistan)

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Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!

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basso

Ship’s Crypt Keeper
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This year I'm getting an entry in:

Michael J. Fox
Margaret Thatcher
Fidel Castro
Elizabeth Edwards
Hamid Karzai
Robert Mugabe
Nelson Mandela
Keith Richards
Ian Paisley
Barbara Bush
Benedict XVI
Vladimir Putin
Nicholas Sarkozy (just to be different)

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Beautiful Dreamer
Shipmate
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As time goes on and if anyone named does die, can there be something posted on this thread about it?

And are any points awarded if we named someone and they died before the end of this year?

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Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!

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MrSponge2U

Ship’s scrub
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I'll give this a try, for once.

1. Fidel Castro
2. Hugo Chavez
3. Billy Graham
4. Abe Vigoda
5. B.B. King
6. George Jones
7. Merle Haggard
8. Neil Young
9. Johnny Knoxville
10. Britney Spears
11. Sidney Lumet
12. Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones drummer)
13. Georgia Frontiere (owner, St. Louis Rams)

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basso

Ship’s Crypt Keeper
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quote:
Originally posted by Beautiful_Dreamer:
As time goes on and if anyone named does die, can there be something posted on this thread about it?

And are any points awarded if we named someone and they died before the end of this year?

We keep this thread alive all year - when a prominent death is announced we all rush to see who's posted about it here, and who got points.

If one of your choices dies in the next five hours, you can replace them on your list.

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pimple

Ship's Irruption
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1. Jimmy Saville
2. Fidel Castro
3. Bilawai Bhutto
4. Queen Elizabeth 2
5. Prince Charles
6. Brigitte Bardot
7. Doris Lessing
8. ++ Tutu
9. Ariel Sharon
10.Billy Graham
11.Nancy Reagan
12.Eric Sykes
13.Robert Mugabe

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Kepler's Puppet
Shipmate
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There are so many people on this list who are just so old that one of these years one of them has to go. Yeah, that's all I'm looking for is one. After all, low expectations are better insurance against an unfulfilled life. Tis better to score and lose than to never score at all. And so on.

Billy Graham
Margaret Thatcher
Fidel Castro
John F. Nash Jr.
Chuck Yeager
John Updike
Dick van Dyke
Walter Cronkite
Russel Johnson (aka Roy Hinkley)
Don Rickles
Mickey Rooney
Mohammed Ali
Pat Robertson

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Mr.e
Apprentice
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Elizabeth Edwards
Roger Ebert
Farrah Fawcett
Muhammad Ali
Stephen Hawking
Mary Kate Olsen
Garry Kasparov
Tariq Aziz
Pervez Musharraf
Mikhail Saakashvili
Abdul Ahad Karzai
Belladonna, AKA Michelle Anne Sinclair
Jim Plunkett

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Lymasa
Shipmate
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Here goes! Didn't lose a single one last year. .

1. Betty Ford
2. Janet Reno
3. Zsa Zsa Gabor
4. George W. Bush
5. Jimmy Carter
6. Paul Stookey
7. Nicole Ritchie
8. Julie Andrews (I really hope not!)
9. DIck Francis
10. Bruce Willis
11. Chuck Norris
12. Prince Philip
13. Sean Connery

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Mr.e
Apprentice
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Amended:

Elizabeth Edwards
Roger Ebert
Farrah Fawcett
Muhammad Ali
Stephen Hawking
Mary Kate Olsen
Garry Kasparov
Tariq Aziz
Pervez Musharraf
Mikhail Saakashvili
Abdul Ahad Karzai
Emperor Akihito
Jim Plunkett


quote:
Originally posted by Mr.e:
Elizabeth Edwards
Roger Ebert
Farrah Fawcett
Muhammad Ali
Stephen Hawking
Mary Kate Olsen
Garry Kasparov
Tariq Aziz
Pervez Musharraf
Mikhail Saakashvili
Abdul Ahad Karzai
Belladonna, AKA Michelle Anne Sinclair
Jim Plunkett



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Mr.e
Apprentice
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One last edit:

Elizabeth Edwards
Roger Ebert
Farrah Fawcett
Muhammad Ali
Stephen Hawking
Mary Kate Olsen
Garry Kasparov
Tariq Aziz
Pervez Musharraf
Mikhail Saakashvili
Hamid Karzai
Emperor Akihito
Jim Plunkett

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Amazing Grace

High Church Protestant
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In under the wire here:

Amy Winehouse
Mohammed Ali
Margaret Thatcher
Billy Graham
Fidel Castro
Peter O'Toole
Charlton Heston
Shane McGowan
Nelson Mandela
Daniel Schorr
Betty Ford
Elizabeth Edwards
Farrah Fawcett

Some of these I am truly hoping that I give the gift of life, although I did have three hits last year.

I took Ariel Sharon off my list (his life support seems pretty stable) for a Young Person medium shot, although I heard rumors about rehab. If Mr. M.J. Fox cacks it instead of Shane, I'm going to be very, very, VERY annoyed on several levels.

Charlotte

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ebeth

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Barack Obama
Elizabeth Edwards
Billy Graham
Pervez Musharraf
Fidel Castro
Nancy Reagan
Ariel Sharon
Muhammed Ali
Barbara Bush (Sr.)
Britney Spears
Michael J. Fox
Kirk Douglas
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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Curiosity killed ...

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I granted my list a healthy year last year, so am going to change it slightly.

1) Fidel Castro
2) Patrick Moore
3) Margaret Thatcher
4) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of Iran)
5) Henry Kissinger
6) Nicole Ritchie (drugs + anorexia)
7) Ariel Sharon
8) Pete Docherty - unhealthy lifestyle
9) Michael Foot
10) Nigel Lawson
11) Jacques Chirac
12) Robert Mugabe
13) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (granting him life would be good, the points if my choices don't survive would be high)

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comet

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quote:
Originally posted by Beautiful_Dreamer:
As time goes on and if anyone named does die, can there be something posted on this thread about it?

And are any points awarded if we named someone and they died before the end of this year?

BD - go check the 2007 thread - still live for a few hours, anyway. it will make all clear.

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Left at the Altar

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quote:
Originally posted by Left at the Altar:
Right then.

1. King Bhumipol of Thailand
2. Shane McGowan
3. Stephen Hawking
4. Imran Khan
5. Pete Doherty
6. Pervez Musharraf
7. Fidel Castro
8. Flo Bjelke-Petersen
9. Margaret Thatcher
10. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan
11. Imelda Marcos
13. Jane McGrath

Gaaahhhh! I forgot number 12!

Number 12 is Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

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basso

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And we're off - or something like that. ('Off' might not be the best word here...)

We have 63 entrants this year.

The top 10 choices are:

30 Margaret Thatcher
28 Fidel Castro
25 Billy Graham
17 Muhammad Ali
16 Ariel Sharon
14 Robert Mugabe
11 Pete Doherty
11 Nelson Mandela
11 Dick Cheney
10 Stephen Hawking

We picked a total of 420 different names.

[These numbers are close but may not be completely accurate. I got most of the variant spellings, but probably missed some. You're a creative lot.]

I'll finish this year's scorecard and post a link later. Right now I'm going for a walk.

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basso

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quote:
Originally posted by basso:

I'll finish this year's scorecard and post a link later. Right now I'm going for a walk.

I'm finished. This year's scorecard is here.

Please make sure that I've got your choices right and PM me if there's a problem.

basso

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I missed the boat!

I had the same list of names last year as the year before, with a total of one departure, and would have put up the same names again - with the one addition.
Just watch them all start falling off their perches, now I'm not going to gain anything from it [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes]

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quote:
Originally posted by kentishmaid:
quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
1. Fidel Castro
2. Rosalynn Carter
3. Betty Ford
4. King Norodom Sihanouk
5. Mohammed Ali
6. Hugo Chávez
7. Steven Hawking
8. Hugo Chavez
9. Henry Kissinger
10. Mrs. John Edwards (I forget her first name)
11. Britney Spears
12. Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn (see, this is how you know it's not a wish list)
13. Bob Dole

Hate to point this out, but you have Hugo Chavez twice.
If I'm allowed to fix this now, I'll put Dick Cheney in there instead. If I'm not, I won't!

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basso

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quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
quote:
Originally posted by kentishmaid:
Hate to point this out, but you have Hugo Chavez twice.

If I'm allowed to fix this now, I'll put Dick Cheney in there instead. If I'm not, I won't!
Hosts? Your call...

yr humble recorder...

b.

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Chorister

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Best to change it quick before the new year gets too far underway.

Gwai - give us your revised list. [Smile]

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1. Prince Phillip.
2. Russell Watson.
3. Tina Turner.
4. Andy Williams.
5. Perlman (violinist).
6. Bert Bacarach.
7. Shirley Bassey.
8. Dionne Warwick.
9. Richard Gere.
10. Jilly Cooper.
11. Sir Cliff Richard.
12. Michael Parkinson.
13. Prince Harry.

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Gwai
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quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
1. Fidel Castro
2. Rosalynn Carter
3. Betty Ford
4. King Norodom Sihanouk
5. Mohammed Ali
6. Hugo Chávez
7. Steven Hawking
8. Dick Cheney*
9. Henry Kissinger
10. Mrs. John Edwards (I forget her first name)
11. Britney Spears
12. Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn (see, this is how you know it's not a wish list)
13. Bob Dole

*Fixed; had Hugo Chavez in there twice

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If they think they ha’ slain our Goodly Fere
They are fools eternally.


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basso

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Okay, Gwai. I've fixed your list.

dolphy, I'm afraid you're too late this year. (You could whimper at the hosts, I suppose.)

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Curiosity killed ...

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George Macdonald Fraser, author of the Flashman books died yesterday, aged 82 and from cancer. I don't think anyone had him. It does go to show that Uriel's advice was sound though.

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I was just about to post that as "gone in a Flash"!!!

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