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Hugo Chavez has died

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I feel a little horrible for my cheering. he took good care of Alaska once. RIP

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Wow, he may be the first Evil Dictator™ to actually die in a while. 42 points to . . . well, a lot of people.

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To steal the headline from NPR, Alvin Lee is going home.

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Chavez was number 1 on my list.
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He was on 14 lists.

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Stompin' Tom Connors has gone to stomp on a piece of plywood in the upstairs bar. About as Canadian an icon as has ever lived.

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Midnight in Heaven

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Sybil Burton Williams Christopher, wife (well, one of them anyway) of the late actor Richard Burton, is learning in reverse the meaning of Matthew 22:28.

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Frank Thornton has gone. Points for somebody, if I remember correctly.

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Harry Reems, star of the film Deep Throat and the first person ever to be prosecuted simply for having appeared in a film, and an eventual convert to Christianity (the pastor who received him was dismissed), is experiencing bliss of a different sort.

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Horror writer James Herbert has penned his last.

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Rise Stevens has joined the heavenly chorus.

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Chinua Achebe, [Votive]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
Frank Thornton has gone. Points for somebody, if I remember correctly.

Er, yes, that's me. For a rather meagre eight points. Still, every little helps.

"RIP, Captain Peacock?"

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The Rogue
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He did a lot more than the Harry Potter films but that is probably what Richard Griffiths will be mostly recognised for. I remember him in Bird of Prey on the BBC which I really enjoyed - someone completely out of his comfort zone.

[ 29. March 2013, 11:50: Message edited by: The Rogue ]

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Now eating pie in the sky. The comments indicate what I have always though, that he was a lovely, charming, pleasant person. Although I have no doubt that he would also tell you to fuck off of it was appropriate. Not maliciously though.

A sad loss. I hope they can find a coffin large enough.

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And superb as Hector in The History Boys
RIP

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But even Richard Griffiths couldn't save The Cleopatras.

(nb some links NSFW)

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We loved Pie in the Sky - the sort of gentle, quirky detective drama at which Britain excels. D. will be forever in DI Crabbe's debt for his suggestion that the key to a really good shepherd's pie is to put a layer of mashed potatoes in the base of the dish, to soak up the juices.

May he rest in peace (or maybe in peas).

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A death foretold alas: Iain (M) Banks will be going off-Earth shortly.
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Damn.

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That is a huge tragedy, he is a brilliant writer. I just hope that his final novel is a fitting finale.

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Roger Ebert, movie critic of the Chicago Sun Times, has died. His thyroid cancer had come back.

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Roger Ebert. This is a shock, since the return of his cancer was only announced earlier this week. He had planned on continuing to review films, on a reduced schedule, and said he was looking forward to only viewing the movies he actually wanted to see.

Thumbs up, Mr. Ebert.

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Sorry to double-post, but this obit written by one of Ebert's colleagues is more complete and obviously heartfelt.

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quote:
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Roger Ebert, movie critic of the Chicago Sun Times, has died. His thyroid cancer had come back.

It's probably my fault. I took him off my list after several years. What a man! [Tear]

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Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke.

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
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Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke.

Possibly on more lists than anyone else, ever.

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Caissa
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She was on my list. [Yipee]
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Me too. My first one! 11 points

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11 points!
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Sioni Sais
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quote:
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Me too. My first one! 11 points

I got 13 points. Did we see different reports, or are you displaying the maths lawyers are often associated with?

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13 points according to the Telegraph. I'm going to be controversial and say that on balance I think she was a Good Thing.

May she rest in peace.

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Uncle Pete

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quote:
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Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke.

If I were her, I would have had a stroke a long time ago seeing the mischief Cameron and his cronies are up to.

Honest,but misguided.

13 points! [Yipee]

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Matt Black:
Me too. My first one! 11 points

I got 13 points. Did we see different reports, or are you displaying the maths lawyers are often associated with?
Lawyers' maths are designed to work in favour of the lawyer. Matt has underclaimed by 2 points, hence not lawyers' maths.

(Matt, my time sheet says it took me 30 mins to write this post supporting you. My fee-note is in the post.)

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I had her number 1 on my list. Do I get extra points?

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The Rogue
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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
quote:
Originally posted by cheesymarzipan:
Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke.

Possibly on more lists than anyone else, ever.
She is/was on 27 lists and so generated 351 points. However, Hugo Chavez augmented the overall points total by 588.

As there have been some significant developments on the game I will try to get up to date scores by this weekend.

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quote:
Originally posted by North East Quine:
quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
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Originally posted by Matt Black:
Me too. My first one! 11 points

I got 13 points. Did we see different reports, or are you displaying the maths lawyers are often associated with?
Lawyers' maths are designed to work in favour of the lawyer. Matt has underclaimed by 2 points, hence not lawyers' maths.

(Matt, my time sheet says it took me 30 mins to write this post supporting you. My fee-note is in the post.)

Usual 30-days' terms (for me to look at it, that is)?

First site (Beeb as it happened) that I looked at said she was 89, hence the error.

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It's my fault. I took her off my list.

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I've been refusing to take her off my list for years on the basis that if I did she'd die to spite me.

Finally my leaning towards the despotic is starting to pay off [Snigger]

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Annette Funicello
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Say it isn't so.

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Japes

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quote:
Originally posted by Grits:
I had her number 1 on my list. Do I get extra points?

I like this idea. She was Number One on mine, and my first ever points.

[Big Grin]

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Erm. I got two in one day. Annette Funicello has gone to the beach party/Disney reunion in the sky. RIP Annette.

Do I get some sort of (ad-hoc) prize for that?

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For those of you begging (and, I notice, not brown-nosing!) for extra points: nice try. Bragging rights are all you win in this anyway, so you can have some extra if we remember to note it at the end of the year.

[ 09. April 2013, 03:03: Message edited by: Ariston ]

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Although all bribes will be gratefully accepted and subsequently forgotten about.

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The Rogue
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I'm working on who's still alive and have come across this which appears to be a hoax.

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The Rogue
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The scores at the moment are based on eight of our candidates for daisy pushing having actually snuffed it.

Quite a few people got 55 points for both Margaret Thatcher and Hugo Chavez but Amazing Grace also got Annette Funicello and so is leading for overall points and also for the Quantity Not Quality award. Well done.

Frank Thornton, Lillian Davies, Reg Presley, Patty Andrews and Michael Winner are the other chosen celebrities who have shuffled off the mortal coil.

Nine of the competing Shipmates have yet to score. There are still nearly nine months for them to do something about that although please bear rule 8 in mind.

If you think I've missed anything or you want to know your own score please pm me.

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