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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:16 pm

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Three of us picked Peter Sallis, 24 for the death at age 96, but I picked him first, so a 25 point bonus there.

STANDINGS AS OF RIGHT NOW:

1. Mark Deeks: 149
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7=. Marc Meakin: 24
7=. Ben Wilson: 24
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:30 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Three of us picked Peter Sallis, 24 for the death at age 96, but I picked him first, so a 25 point bonus there.

STANDINGS AS OF RIGHT NOW:

1. Mark Deeks: 149
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7=. Marc Meakin: 24
7=. Ben Wilson: 24
Almost. Unless I've somehow arsed up and missed some stuff, I'm pretty sure that the correct standings as of right now are:

1. Mark Deeks: 149
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 80
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7. Ben Wilson: 24

(Differences: Andy had Peter Sallis, so 24 points more; Marc didn't pick Sallis at all).

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:32 pm

Got it from http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 60#p170417 - is that something else?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:44 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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Got it from http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 60#p170417 - is that something else?
Yeah, that was a list of people Marc thought were dead but were still alive.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:08 pm

Yeah John Noakes is on that list too
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:48 pm

My mistake.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:23 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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My mistake.
And what a big mistake. You must be considering retiring from the internet.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:07 am

But if I retired from the internet, you'd lose your favourite hobby of monitoring my public/non-public forum post count split. What will you do?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Euan Slatter » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:46 am

Not that anyone picked him (why would they?!), but Cheick Tiote collapsed and died in training.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:49 pm

I thought it was during a penalty shootout.........sudden death :shock:
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:02 pm

Batman is dead. RIP Adam West
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:23 pm

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Adam West dead at 88.

Genuinely sad about this.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:09 pm

Yep. Sad news.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:47 pm

Helmut Kohl has just died
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:52 pm

Not a good year for children's TV legends.
Brian Cant has passed away
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:41 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40468411
Well there you have it........or maybe you don't.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am

George A Romero has died. Although he was carrying a Zombie donor card
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:30 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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George A Remedies has died. Although he was carrying a Zombie donor card
Never heard of him.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm

Oh I forgot Martin Landscape.....I mean Landau of Space 1999 fame
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm

Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died
Blimey Marc, you're full of surprises! Never had you down as a Linkin Park fan.

Random music fact: they wanted to be called Lincoln Park, but www.lincolnpark.com was taken, so they changed it to Linkin Park.

I can't pretend that I ever liked his band, but yes, this is sad. Only 41.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:21 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died
Blimey Marc, you're full of surprises! Never had you down as a Linkin Park fan.

Random music fact: they wanted to be called Lincoln Park, but www.lincolnpark.com was taken, so they changed it to Linkin Park.

I can't pretend that I ever liked his band, but yes, this is sad. Only 41.
I got into them through my kids playing Mereora and Hybrid Theory constantly . Ive seen them live three times.
In fact I am a bit of a jinx when it comes to watching live artistes and them dying young.....Queen, Michael Jackson, Soundgarden, Prince, George Michael and Bowie......I'm worried for Stevie Wonder and Sting now
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:39 pm

I've done the Lincoln parkrun twice.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:28 am

2016 was an extraordinary year regarding celebrity deaths, in terms of the amount, the fame levels, and the unexpectedly young ages.
It won't be matched any time soon.
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There's a few people who I am fairly certain will die in 2017, but I'm not morbid enough to compete in something that relies on people dying.
And a big +1 for that comment, Elliott.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:31 pm

RIP Sam Shepard.....not immortal after all
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by James Laverty » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 pm

Anyone have Robert Hardy?
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:09 pm

Robert Hardy (Siegfried ) and Hywell Bennet (Shelly ) have both died today
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 pm

The legend that is Glen Campbell had died
Mark Deeks may be pleased though
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:50 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 pm
The legend that is Glen Campbell had died
Mark Deeks may be pleased though
Positive from a negative.

Campbell: 120 minus 81 years of age plus 25 bonus points = 64 points.

STANDINGS AS OF RIGHT NOW:

1. Mark Deeks: 213
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7=. Marc Meakin: 24
7=. Ben Wilson: 24
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:52 pm

RIP Brucie you hung on for a long time
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm

Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
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