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Dick Fosbury, who coincidentally featured in today's Only Connect final. Yeah, yeah, spoilers, but it's not much to go on. I'm not resigning for that.
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It's actually pretty mental how they used to do the high jump. This video has a good evolution of it.
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Will never understand how the high jump is possible. How can you jump higher than you are?
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Mon Mar 13, 2023 9:20 pm Dick Fosbury, who coincidentally featured in today's Only Connect final. Yeah, yeah, spoilers, but it's not much to go on. I'm not resigning for that.
I got 5 points in that round (a rare occassion)
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Mark Deeks wrote: Tue Mar 14, 2023 2:17 am Will never understand how the high jump is possible. How can you jump higher than you are?
I've often wondered how high you could "jump" using gymnastic skills
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It probably deserves its own thread but I cannot think of another sportsman who was more influential in changing their sport than Dick Fosbury
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I was surprised he was only 76.
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Marc Meakin wrote: Tue Mar 14, 2023 2:52 pm It probably deserves its own thread but I cannot think of another sportsman who was more influential in changing their sport than Dick Fosbury
According to wiki the Fosbury flop technique was used as early as 1908 but they used sandpits so it sounds dangerous
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Marc Meakin wrote: Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:11 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Tue Mar 14, 2023 2:52 pm It probably deserves its own thread but I cannot think of another sportsman who was more influential in changing their sport than Dick Fosbury
According to wiki the Fosbury flop technique was used as early as 1908 but they used sandpits so it sounds dangerous
I did think watching the video that it might have been a bit difficult for the guys to do a Fosbury Flop into the sand. So maybe that was it all along. Not an innovation at all - just the obvious method waiting for proper mats.
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Bobby Caldwell.

Playing the classic song of his rn
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Andres Sanchez wrote: Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:41 am Bobby Caldwell.

Playing the classic song of his rn
Not sure he made it to these shores. I think I may have heard the name, but knew nothing about him.
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Nigel Lawson. Famous for naming his daughter after himself in a rather bizarre manner.
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Isn't Nigella a plant?
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Marc Meakin wrote: Tue Apr 04, 2023 1:17 pm Isn't Nigella a plant?
Maybe for the Russians.
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Paul Cattermole from S Club 7.
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This thread is so shit. Do we really need an update for every celebrity death?
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Jon O'Neill wrote: Fri Apr 07, 2023 10:09 pm This thread is so shit. Do we really need an update for every celebrity death?
You are welcome to kill the thread.
It started out as a follow up to a dead pool anyway.
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Jon O'Neill wrote: Fri Apr 07, 2023 10:09 pm This thread is so shit. Do we really need an update for every celebrity death?
We do. It's good to keep a list.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Apr 07, 2023 9:18 pm Paul Cattermole from S Club 7.
I was amazed at how completely different he looked in recent years compared to the S Club 7 days. Others have barely changed.
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Barry Humphries/Dame Edna
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That's one for the coincidences thread with Paul O'Grady/Lily Savage dying recently.
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Len Goodman died this morning.
Presumably at SEVEN!!
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Shocking given how his last appearance was barely 1.5 years ago when Anne Robinson was still the host. May he RIP, so many celebrities just dying days apart :(
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:12 am That's one for the coincidences thread with Paul O'Grady/Lily Savage dying recently.
I'd have been impressed if Barry and Dame Edna hadn't gone at the same time.
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Marc Meakin wrote: Mon Apr 24, 2023 9:09 am Len Goodman died this morning.
Presumably at SEVEN!!
Actually died two days ago, it was just reported today!
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Ian Volante wrote: Mon Apr 24, 2023 12:30 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:12 am That's one for the coincidences thread with Paul O'Grady/Lily Savage dying recently.
I'd have been impressed if Barry and Dame Edna hadn't gone at the same time.
Severus Snape died before Alan Rickman.

Edit - Sorry, spoilers.
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Elliott Mellor wrote: Mon Apr 24, 2023 1:36 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Mon Apr 24, 2023 9:09 am Len Goodman died this morning.
Presumably at SEVEN!!
Actually died two days ago, it was just reported today!
Saturday at SEVEN then.
Now he is in HEAVEN
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:22 pm
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:34 pm Sidney Potter.
Any relation of Harry?
No, because it's Harry Poitier.
And now it really is Harry Belafonte.
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Jerry Springer
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu Apr 27, 2023 3:27 pm Jerry Springer
Remember when he was on Countdown?
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Terrence Hardiman (Demon Headmaster).
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Andy Rourke.
Base player for The Smiths RIP
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I turned on the news this morning and thought Morrissey had died for a minute.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri May 19, 2023 9:11 am I turned on the news this morning and thought Morrissey had died for a minute.
Yeah, bass players generally shun the limelight.
I am huge Smiths fan and couldn't pick Rourke up from a line up.(maybe now as he'd probably be the only corpse in the line up).
Would be a good Pointless picture question to name the bass players of various bands
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 12:02 pm Rolf Harris.
"Serial abuser and ex entertainer" is how the BBC called it
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I realise 2016 had so many heavy hitters in the world of entertainment that its lead at the top will be tough to beat, but, 2023 is serving up some real names in the death game this year. Rolf Harris, Jerry Springer, Martin Amis, Jim Brown, Len Goodman, Harry Bellafonte, Barry Humphries, Dick Fosbury, Tom Sizemore, Raquel Welch, Burt Bacharach, Fay Weldon, Dickie Davis, Bernard Ingham, Jeff Beck, Paco Rabanne, Betty Boothroyd, Gianluca Vialli, Nigel Lawson, John Motson, Lisa Marie Presley, Doyle Brunson (hadn't even noticed this one!), Paul Cattermole, Paul O'Grady, Ken Block, David Crosby, Falcon from Gladiators, Wee Willie Harris, Mary Quant, Terrence Hardiman, Bill Tidy, Mystic Meg....we'll need a big second-half performance still, but the three points are there for the taking.
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Mark Deeks wrote: Wed May 24, 2023 1:25 am I realise 2016 had so many heavy hitters in the world of entertainment that its lead at the top will be tough to beat, but, 2023 is serving up some real names in the death game this year. Rolf Harris, Jerry Springer, Martin Amis, Jim Brown, Len Goodman, Harry Bellafonte, Barry Humphries, Dick Fosbury, Tom Sizemore, Raquel Welch, Burt Bacharach, Fay Weldon, Dickie Davis, Bernard Ingham, Jeff Beck, Paco Rabanne, Betty Boothroyd, Gianluca Vialli, Nigel Lawson, John Motson, Lisa Marie Presley, Doyle Brunson (hadn't even noticed this one!), Paul Cattermole, Paul O'Grady, Ken Block, David Crosby, Falcon from Gladiators, Wee Willie Harris, Mary Quant, Terrence Hardiman, Bill Tidy, Mystic Meg....we'll need a big second-half performance still, but the three points are there for the taking.
You can add Ray Stevenson to that list.
A recognizable face if no name in the movie industry
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Mark Deeks wrote: Wed May 24, 2023 1:25 am I realise 2016 had so many heavy hitters in the world of entertainment that its lead at the top will be tough to beat, but, 2023 is serving up some real names in the death game this year. Rolf Harris, Jerry Springer, Martin Amis, Jim Brown, Len Goodman, Harry Bellafonte, Barry Humphries, Dick Fosbury, Tom Sizemore, Raquel Welch, Burt Bacharach, Fay Weldon, Dickie Davis, Bernard Ingham, Jeff Beck, Paco Rabanne, Betty Boothroyd, Gianluca Vialli, Nigel Lawson, John Motson, Lisa Marie Presley, Doyle Brunson (hadn't even noticed this one!), Paul Cattermole, Paul O'Grady, Ken Block, David Crosby, Falcon from Gladiators, Wee Willie Harris, Mary Quant, Terrence Hardiman, Bill Tidy, Mystic Meg....we'll need a big second-half performance still, but the three points are there for the taking.
What did you go and say that for? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/65669653
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Hey man, that's just what I do. I kill celebrities for internet clout. We've all got hobbies, don't judge me.
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And Aaron Ramsey hasn't even scored this year.
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Tina Turner
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Silvio Berlusconi obviously.

And the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.
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Cormac McCarthy, too. 2023 continues to put up numbers. I'm telling you, there's still a chance. Just needs one Bono-esque surprise big name and then we'll bring on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and push for the win.
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A lull in star names recently, but a double whammy of George Alagiah and Trevor Francis today. Also recently - Vince Hill, Tony Bennett, Cedric Roussel.
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Sinead O'Connor. Just 56yo
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Pee-Wee Herman. This year is getting real now.
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I'm saying. 2023. It's up there.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 10:20 am Michael Parkinson!
When this came on my timeline I was convinced it was old news.
Presumably he didn't die of Parkinsons?
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Might not mean anything to anyone here, but, Magoo the rapper just died.
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Mark Deeks wrote: Sat Aug 19, 2023 5:18 pm Might not mean anything to anyone here, but, Magoo the rapper just died.
Correct, that blindsided me
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