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Teekeey Misha
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Debbie Reynolds' carelessly passing 3 days early leaves me a gap, which I shall plug with Prunella Scales.

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Spike

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As Carrie Fisher was on my list for next year, I'd like to replace her with the Rt Rev'd Michael Perham

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After a moderately successful 2016, there are several exciting new opportunities on my list of the despotic and the despicable. The survivors can ride.

1. King Mswati III of Swaziland
2. Emperor Akihito of Japan
3. Hosni Mubarak
4. Mullah Fazlullah
5. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
6. Silvio Berlusconi
7. Than Shwe
8. Omar al Bashir
9. Nursultan Nazarbayev
10. George Bush Snr

A few non-despotic picks:

11. Michael Douglas
12. Ben Jonson (Olympic cheat and famous anabolic steroid abuser - bad for the heart)
13. Peter Stringfellow (long shot - but I personally have a theory that he's dead already and just hasn't stopped moving about)

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Sandemaniac
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quote:
Originally posted by Dal Segno:
My list from last year were are successful in seeing out the year, so I'm recycling them.

You might want to check those, Dal Segno, given that Armstrong died in 2012...

AG

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1. William Shatner
2. Queen Elizabeth 2
3. Donald Trump (a little wistful?)
4. Stan Lee
5. Miley Cyrus
6. Mickey Rooney
7. Stephen Hawking
8. Elton John
9. Clint Eastwoond
10. Dustin Hoffman
11. Kirk Douglas
12. Cher
13. Betty White

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Curiosity killed ...

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Ariston, I checked on ISIS leaders too, well they came up on the world's most wanted list. Wikipedia gives Abu Muhummad al-Shimali as dying on 30 August 2016.

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I've never done this before, but I've been talking with friends about this version and various other forms of the death pool, and I've settled on this list:

Eddie Obeid
Shirley Bassey
Philip Mountbatten
Ben Cousins
Jimmy Carter
Julie Andrews
Maggie Smith
Nichelle Nichols
George Carey
Gina Reinhart
Tom Lehrer
Stephen Hawking
Miley Cyrus

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North East Quine

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1. President Assad
2. Pope Benedict
3. Sara Coward
4. Bruce Forsyth
5. Michael J. Fox
6. Paul Gascoigne
7. Stephen Hawking
8. Katie Hopkins
9. Clive James
10.Rob Kardashian
11.Liza Minelli
12.Vladimir Putin
13.Donald Trump

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After a few recent rejigs, here's my 2017 list

1 Coltrane, Robbie
2 Douglas, Michael
3 Forsyth, Bruce
4 Fox, Michael J
5 Hallenga, Kristin
6 Hawking, Stephen
7 Jackson, Janet
8 James, Clive
9 Matthew, Brian
10 Maynard, Bill
11 Minnelli , Liza
12 Robbins, Ted
13 Skellern, Peter

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Ariston
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quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
Ariston, I checked on ISIS leaders too, well they came up on the world's most wanted list. Wikipedia gives Abu Muhummad al-Shimali as dying on 30 August 2016.

Well, isn't that something.

Subbing, oh, Abdul Rashid Dostum.

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Brian Reader (Hatton Garden jewel heist participant)
Sister Wendy Beckett
Gregg Allman
Patriarch Emeritus Mesrob II
Norma Waterson
Mother Delores Hart
Father Lazarus El Anthony
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Sangharakshita (aka Dennis Lingwood) - Prominent British Buddhist
Sister Catherine Wybourne
Bruce Langhorne (Folk musician and chilli sauce manufacturer)
Martin McGuinness
Tina Turner

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Surfing Madness
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Never get any points, but here is my 2017 list.


Prince Philip
Justin Timberlake
Bear Grylls
Donald Trump
Jimmy Carter
Hugh Jackman
Alex Salmond
Geoffrey Boycott
Willie Nelson
Mary Berry
Nigel Lawson
Dolly Parton
Martina Navratilova
Stella Rimington

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balaam

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Carrie Fisher RIP

I substitute Elke Sommer

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Leorning Cniht
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quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
Ariston, I checked on ISIS leaders too, well they came up on the world's most wanted list. Wikipedia gives Abu Muhummad al-Shimali as dying on 30 August 2016.

I have
Abu Muhammad al-Shimali on my list too, and I don't think he's dead. The man who is dead is a different Abu Muhammad: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani al-Shami.

Which Abu Muhammad did Ariston have?

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Sandemaniac
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I can pretty much quote my registration post from last year, with a couple of alterations:

Feckin' Nora, it's the 31st again! How did that happen?

In which case, here's most of last year's squad. One gone that I am aware of, one changed as he's now in a safer job. Well, not in the old one.

1. Aretha Franklin
2. Bashar Al-Assad
3. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
4. Donald Trump
5. George H W Bush
6. Clive James
7. Michael Douglas
8. Paul Gascoigne
9. Michael Schumacher
10. Alan Stanford
11. Bernie Madoff
12. John Edrich
13. Jerry Lee Lewis

AG

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Ariston
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quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:
quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
Ariston, I checked on ISIS leaders too, well they came up on the world's most wanted list. Wikipedia gives Abu Muhummad al-Shimali as dying on 30 August 2016.

I have
Abu Muhammad al-Shimali on my list too, and I don't think he's dead. The man who is dead is a different Abu Muhammad: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani al-Shami.

Which Abu Muhammad did Ariston have?

Better catch—I had the one who wasn't dead. Unnecessary and unwarranted change undone.

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Ariston
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Eight hours remaining*

*Okay, more eight hours, fifteen minutes, and a leap second remaining, but I'm not waiting fifteen minutes and a second to make it perfectly accurate. Sue me.

But only after you get your lists in.

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My 2016 list seems to have preserved all those listed, so the amendments are purely capricious:

Dame Judi Dench
Bruce Forsythe
Geoffrey Palmer (British actor)
George H W Bush
The Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI
Tony Blair
Jean-Marie le Pen
Donald Trump
Mick Jaggar
Jason Orange
Melvyn Bragg
Colin Dexter
Dick van Dyke

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Auntie Doris

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Just remembered I had better do this!

My list has a few adjustments.

1. Madonna
2. Fat Boy Slim
3. Gary Barlow
4. Kim Kardashian
5. Kanye West
6. Shirley Bassey
7. Prine Philip
8. Bruce Forsyth
9. Miley Cyrus
10. Liam Payne
11. Billy Graham
12. Donald Trump
13. Mike Pence

Auntie Doris x

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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
7. Prine Philip

I presume this is "Prince Philip". I don't want you losing points because of a typo.

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A first-time pooler here:

1 Rolf Harris
2 David Cameron
3 Susan Boyle
4 Richard Hammond
5 Desmond Tutu
6 Stephen Hawking
7 Kanye West
8 George Bush (Dubya)
9 George Galloway
10 June Brown
11 Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI
12 Pope Francis
13 Keith Richards

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Mamacita

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Donald Trump
Dick Cheney
Mitch McConnell
Jeff Sessions
Clarence Thomas
Pat Robertson
Vladimir Putin
Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth
Jimmy Carter
George Herbert Walker Bush
Pope Emeritus Benedict
Desmond Tutu

[ 31. December 2016, 22:18: Message edited by: Mamacita ]

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
Just remembered I had better do this!

My list has a few adjustments.

1. Madonna
2. Fat Boy Slim
3. Gary Barlow
4. Kim Kardashian
5. Kanye West
6. Shirley Bassey
7. Prine Philip
8. Bruce Forsyth
9. Miley Cyrus
10. Liam Payne
11. Billy Graham
12. Donald Trump
13. Mike Pence

Auntie Doris x

Ooops yes sorry - Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh!

Auntie Doris x

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Banner Lady
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Oh no. First casualty of note for 2017...Father Mulcahy of MASH will always have a soft spot in my heart.

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Banner Lady
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RIP William Christopher . Not sure when during the last 24 hours he made the final curtain call, but its 2017 on this side of the world.

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Ariston
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We are LIVE!

...as are, I assume, the folks on our lists.

For now.

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quote:
Originally posted by Banner Lady:
Oh no. First casualty of note for 2017...Father Mulcahy of MASH will always have a soft spot in my heart.

A wonderful character. Another person who showed faith in action in his character.

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Baker
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I think we can say William Christopher died in 2016.

The following article said he died Saturday morning.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/01/entertainment/william-christopher-mash-obit/

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Sandemaniac
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Aaaaand we are off!

Art critic John Berger shuffles off at 90.

AG

(You're welcome, BTW. —A, CH)

[ 03. January 2017, 04:29: Message edited by: Ariston ]

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Baker
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quote:
Originally posted by Surfing Madness:
Never get any points, but here is my 2017 list.


Prince Philip
Justin Timberlake
Bear Grylls
Donald Trump
Jimmy Carter
Hugh Jackman
Alex Salmond
Geoffrey Boycott
Willie Nelson
Mary Berry
Nigel Lawson
Dolly Parton
Martina Navratilova
Stella Rimington

This list has fourteen names.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Sandemaniac:
Aaaaand we are off!

Art critic [URL=http:// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38492516]John Berger[/URL] shuffles off at 90.

AG

Working link

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If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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Sandemaniac
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Thanks, LB, the perils of posting late from a clunky tablet. I know, Perview Psot is my Fiend...

AG

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Sandemaniac:
Thanks, LB, the perils of posting late from a clunky tablet. I know, Perview Psot is my Fiend...

AG

lol and no worries

[ 03. January 2017, 10:29: Message edited by: lilBuddha ]

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If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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Surfing Madness
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quote:
Originally posted by Baker:
quote:
Originally posted by Surfing Madness:
Never get any points, but here is my 2017 list.


Prince Philip
Justin Timberlake
Bear Grylls
Donald Trump
Jimmy Carter
Hugh Jackman
Alex Salmond
Geoffrey Boycott
Willie Nelson
Mary Berry
Nigel Lawson
Dolly Parton
Martina Navratilova
Stella Rimington

This list has fourteen names.
Opps....meant to take Nigel Lawson off. Sorry about my inability to count!

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Jill Saward has died. It looks like this year is not getting any better than last.

RIP Jill. You made more of a difference than most people ever will.

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What a brave lady. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. [Votive]

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North East Quine

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[Votive] R.I.P. Jill Saward.
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I'm not from the UK. I never heard of this story.
But as a fellow victim(I wasn #4 of 6 victims of a serial rapist) I applaud her courage.

I hope the judge who said her trauma hadn't been so great came to know how disgusting he sounded.

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Chorister

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Knew Jill personally when she was younger and have followed her career with interest ever since. I also applaud her bravery, concern for others and feel for her husband and sons at such a loss far too soon. [']

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quote:
Originally posted by Baker:
I'm not from the UK. I never heard of this story.
But as a fellow victim(I wasn #4 of 6 victims of a serial rapist) I applaud her courage.

I hope the judge who said her trauma hadn't been so great came to know how disgusting he sounded.

The stories made big news splashes in the UK when they originally happened, but I suspect not further afield. And it was the work of Jill - and others inspired by her - that have changed the face of rape cases, and made us realise just how appalling those comments were.

IIRC, the comments were not unique, that represented the state of thought at the time, something that Jills work has made a huge difference to.

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Om Puri, Indian actor and mainstay of Oscar-winning Brit pics has died.

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Oh, no! I liked him. [Votive]

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I can't say I knew him. But looking at that first picture in the link, and seeing that he had a cameo in Gandhi, I'll ask. Wasn't he the guy, in that movie, who burst in on Gandhi after he said he'd start eating again, the one who confessed he'd killed a child? Then Gandhi told him how to make up for it.

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I'm not sure; I knew him better as the Dad in East is East.
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Just because this is another amazing story, Sunday on Radio 4 announced this morning that the Reverend Una Kroll MD died on Friday aged 93. This article is from 2014 but tells her story. She was an early woman doctor who became a nun and missionary, when returned to England in the 1960s became a feminist and is remembered for her protest at General Synod in 1978 when she cried out "We asked for bread and you gave us stones" after the vote against allowing women priests. She became an Anglican priest in the Church of Wales, then converted to Catholicism.

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Nat Hentoff has died at 91. I remember him from when I subscribed to the Village Voice (the "Village" being Greenwich Village in New York City), but he was also the author of dozens of books and a jazz enthusiast.

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Peter Starstedt has died aged 75 - known for singing Where do you go to my Lovely?.

And Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani has also died aged 82.

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Mario Soares has just died. He was 93.

He may not be well known to younger shipmates. He was a major figure in the Iberian peninsula's equivalent of perestroika and glasnost in the 1970s, a first step in the historical process that in 2016 appears to have gone sharply into reverse.

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Nobody had her, she was worth negative points, but Clare Hollingworth, noted reporter, credited with the first story of WWII. in 1939, has died in Hong Kong.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/clare-hollingworth-reporter-who-broke-news-about-start-of-world-war-ii-dies-at-105/2017/ 01/10/6aa9ca72-d73f-11e6-b8b2-cb5164beba6b_story.html?utm_term=.f8ee75df87f6

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Former England football manager, Graham Taylor, has died. Only 72.

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