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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:16 pm
by Marc Meakin
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
I do hope at his funeral there is a Wallace there with a sign saying " I've lost my voice "

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:30 pm
by JimBentley
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).

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:32 pm
by Mark Deeks
Got it from http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 60#p170417 - is that something else?

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:44 pm
by JimBentley
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:32 pm
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.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:08 pm
by Marc Meakin
Yeah John Noakes is on that list too

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:48 pm
by Mark Deeks
My mistake.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:23 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:48 pm
My mistake.
And what a big mistake. You must be considering retiring from the internet.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:07 am
by Mark Deeks
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?

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:46 am
by Euan Slatter
Not that anyone picked him (why would they?!), but Cheick Tiote collapsed and died in training.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:49 pm
by Marc Meakin
I thought it was during a penalty shootout.........sudden death :shock:

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:54 pm
by Gavin Chipper

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:02 pm
by Marc Meakin
Batman is dead. RIP Adam West

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:23 pm
by JimBentley
Image

Adam West dead at 88.

Genuinely sad about this.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:09 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Yep. Sad news.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:47 pm
by Marc Meakin
Helmut Kohl has just died

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:52 pm
by Marc Meakin
Not a good year for children's TV legends.
Brian Cant has passed away

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:41 pm
by Marc Meakin
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40468411
Well there you have it........or maybe you don't.
RIP a true movie critic legend

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:20 pm
by Gavin Chipper

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am
by Marc Meakin
George A Romero has died. Although he was carrying a Zombie donor card

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:30 pm
by Ian Volante
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am
George A Remedies has died. Although he was carrying a Zombie donor card
Never heard of him.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm
by Marc Meakin
Oh I forgot Martin Landscape.....I mean Landau of Space 1999 fame

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm
by Marc Meakin
Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 pm
by JimBentley
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.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

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

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:39 pm
by Gavin Chipper
I've done the Lincoln parkrun twice.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:28 am
by L'oisleatch McGraw
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.
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:10 pm
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.
Respect.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:31 pm
by Marc Meakin
RIP Sam Shepard.....not immortal after all

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 pm
by James Laverty
Anyone have Robert Hardy?

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:09 pm
by Marc Meakin
Robert Hardy (Siegfried ) and Hywell Bennet (Shelly ) have both died today

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 pm
by Marc Meakin
The legend that is Glen Campbell had died
Mark Deeks may be pleased though

Re: Deathwatch 2017

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

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:52 pm
by Marc Meakin
RIP Brucie you hung on for a long time.
If he meets Yoda in heaven,how would they greet each other?

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm
by Marc Meakin
Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 am
by Ian Volante
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
Never heard of him. Genuinely.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:04 pm
by Ian Volante
Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
Never heard of him. Genuinely.
Actually, I recognise him from something many years ago to be fair.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm
by Marc Meakin
Professor Frink from The Simpsons was based on him.
The Nutty Professor and the many films with Dean Martin.
Also in the King of Comedy and a very underrated film called Funny Bones

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:22 pm
by Ian Volante
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Professor Frink from The Simpsons was based on him.
The Nutty Professor and the many films with Dean Martin.
Also in the King of Comedy and a very underrated film called Funny Bones
Happily I've never seen the Nutty Professor.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:39 pm
by Marc Meakin
That's a shame as it was a classic.
Not the awful Eddie Murphy remake.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:30 pm
by James Laverty
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor died today. One I considered but didn't think he was famous enough

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:43 am
by Marc Meakin
Was he the Primate of all Ireland.
I thought that was some kind of Chimp

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:54 pm
by JimBentley
Sorry for the delay, only just got around to updating this. With the death of Brucey, some movement has occurred on the leaderboard:

1. Mark Deeks: 213
2. James Laverty: 159
3. Jim Bentley: 135
4. Andy McGurn: 80
5. Marc Meakin: 56
6. Thomas Carey: 55
7. Euan Slatter: 28
8. Ben Wilson: 24

It's hotting up! However, my falling to third place is...troublesome. I may have to undertake certain activities to rectify this prior to the year end, we'll see.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:29 pm
by James Laverty
Jake Lamotta died today. Another one for Deeks....

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:00 am
by JimBentley
James Laverty wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:29 pm
Jake Lamotta died today. Another one for Deeks....
He's running away with it!

@ 21/09/17:

1. Mark Deeks: 263
2. James Laverty: 159
3. Jim Bentley: 135
4. Andy McGurn: 80
5. Marc Meakin: 56
6. Thomas Carey: 55
7. Euan Slatter: 28
8. Ben Wilson: 24

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:02 pm
by Marc Meakin
William G Stewart has died

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:29 pm
by Marc Meakin
Liz Dawn has passed away

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:18 pm
by James Laverty
and Tony Booth as well. Not a good day for ex Corrie actors

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:14 am
by JimBentley
And now Hugh Hefner; standings @ 28/09/17:

1. Mark Deeks: 263
2. Jim Bentley: 203
3. James Laverty: 159
4. Thomas Carey: 109
5. Andy McGurn: 80
6. Marc Meakin: 56
7. Ben Wilson: 53
8. Euan Slatter: 28

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:56 pm
by Marc Meakin
Tom Petty has died.
Heartbroken.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:53 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:56 pm
Tom Petty has died.
Heartbroken.
It doesn't seem to be official, and there's apparently some confusion over it right now.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:18 pm
by Marc Meakin

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:34 pm
by Gavin Chipper

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm
by Marc Meakin
Very sad waste of a life........although I am probably making assumptions it was alcohol related

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:40 pm
by Marc Meakin
Fats Domino has just passed away......am I the only one who thought he died years ago ?

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:59 pm
by Fred Mumford
We discussed that phenomenon a few months ago - in this case it's called the Domino effect.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 pm
by Gavin Chipper

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:57 am
by JimBentley
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Charles Manson and Jana Novotna.
I was amazed nobody had Manson, I could have sworn someone did. But they didn't.

Anyway, we're entering the Zone of Death (aka December) soon and I'm expecting movement on the leaderboard. This thing is not yet over.