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Old 11-27-2018, 05:01 PM
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Olivia Hooker, first black woman to enlist for active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Old 11-27-2018, 05:13 PM
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Stephen Hillenburg, 57, creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, won't be coming up from under the sea.
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:42 PM
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Stephen Hillenburg, 57, creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, won't be coming up from under the sea.
Already racked up on the scoreboard - see post #1298.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:11 PM
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Olivia Hooker, first black woman to enlist for active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Already posted #1278
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:11 PM
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We missed Kim Porter.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:12 AM
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Gloria Katz, scriptwriter for "American Graffiti" and script doctor for "Star Wars," has died at 76.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...was-76-1164737
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:33 PM
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Stephen Hillenburg, 57, creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, won't be coming up from under the sea.
I love Spongebob and especially Patrick Star. I'm sorry for the death of Stephen Hillenburg, he gave me hours of fun. Nevertheless, in the land of the Deathpool it's been a good week and I'm glad to move up to 5th.
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Old 11-30-2018, 02:49 PM
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Theatre director Jon Wulp has died at 90.
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/...en-dies-at-90/
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:31 PM
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Wulp, that's that.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:22 PM
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Exit, stage left?
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:55 PM
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George H. W. Bush has died, report is on MSNBC right now.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:59 PM
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G H W Bush just died.

ETA: Ninja' d!

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Old 12-01-2018, 12:08 AM
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George H. W. Bush has died, report is on MSNBC right now.
Points! Not many, but I'm on the board!
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:10 AM
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G H W Bush just died.

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I had him on my list
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:22 AM
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Call him the QB cuz he just scored a touchdown for quite a few of us.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:01 AM
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Well, 33 of us went for the second lowest hanging fruit on the death tree. This was number 4 for me this year, and a month to go!
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:25 AM
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G H W Bush just died.

ETA: Ninja' d!
To quote the old joke about Hillary shaving her pubes ---- "Read my lips; no more Bush".
I believe I dropped him from mine to add Jimmy Carter once Jimbo got so ill -------- which explains everything.


I also want to note that there is a Joe DiNardo Memorial Fund for some charity. The Old Wench should make a donation based on the points she keeps reminding me of.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:26 AM
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6 points to 33 players, and I invoke executive privilege in not naming them all, but first points of the year for several:

Code:
Rank	Player      	Score	Picks(Unique)
1	CAMJAY77	454	8(1)
2	jeezums        	405	7(1)
3	Registered@Last	315	8(3)
4	phungi        	277	6
5	candide        	242	5(1)
6	RTFirefly	227	5
7	basset hound	192	3
8	GIGObuster	190	3
9	Loach        	173	4(1)
10	Team Dirt	165	3
11	Martonio	160	4
12	Hoopy Frood	148	4
13	HappyLendervdr	126	4
14	FavreCo        	117	3
15	Jack Batty	107	5
16	carnivorousp	106	2
17	tangent        	100	3
18	amarinth	85	4
19	RobotDevilDog	81	2
20	42fish        	78	2
20	Kitten Mitten	78	2
20	Squonk     	78	2
23	ataraxy22	72	5(2)
24	Stephe96	66	4
25	Little Nemo	65	2
26	NurseCarmen	62	1
27	irritant	60	5(4)
28	Bullitt        	59	1
28	melondeca	59	1
30	bowler girl	58	2
31	Allecher	57	1
32	bowler guy	56	2
33	computergeek	55	5
34	Jacquernagy	53	4(2)
35	Archeonomist	49	3
35	Grits&HardToast	49	3
35	Maus Magill	49	3
35	The Vorlon	49	4(2)
39	kayT        	48	3
40	1b3bz18c9ed	44	3
41	Catamount	42	4(1)
42	Oakminster	38	3
43	Dung Beetle	37	2
43	zoog        	37	1
45	JohnT        	35	2
46	J-P-L        	33	3
47	critter42	31	3
48	Dancer_Flight	30	3
48	Labtrash	30	2
50	Dr. Girlfriend	29	2
51	peedin        	27	2
52	CreaseMunky	25	2
52	Jeep's Phoenix	25	3
52	Lsura        	25	2
52	Mahaloth	25	2
52	Monstera Delic	25	2
52	superdude	25	2
52	vivalostwages	25	2
59	Borborygmi	24	1
59	krondys        	24	1
59	McDeath_the_Mad	24	2
62	Biotop        	23	1(1)
63	Old Wench	20	2(2)
64	5 time champ	19	1
64	Andrew21	19	1
64	BobLibDem	19	1
64	picker        	19	3
64	smithsb        	19	1
69	cardboardbox	18	1
69	Mona Lott	18	1
69	Sternvogel	18	1
72	Czarcasm	16	1
73	Rico        	15	2(1)
74	Clothahump	14	2
75	boffking	11	2
76	PaulParkhead	8	1
77	Tread        	6	2(1)
77	Guano Lad	6	1
77	imthjckaz	6	1
77	justmeetee	6	1
77	Spiff        	6	2
77	SpoilerVirgin	6	1
77	zamboniracer	6	1
84	Hal Briston	5	1
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:09 AM
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Ken Berry, best known for his role in F Troop, has passed away at 85.

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Old 12-02-2018, 09:36 AM
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Ken Berry, best known for his role in F Troop, has passed away at 85.
In his honor there will be a 21 gun salute knocking over 21 guard towers.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:39 PM
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John D.F. Black, scriptwriter on many series and creator of ST:TOS episode The Naked Time, has died. He was 85.

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Old 12-04-2018, 10:14 PM
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Philip Bosco, a that guy from film and tv at age 88.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:22 AM
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No takers for Black or Bosco, but Tommy Billington died on his 60th birthday, good for a 0 points for GIGObuster, as he was on an early list, but not the final list...
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:26 AM
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Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Jael Strauss loses battle to breast cancer at 34.

She was on my list of 2019 prospects.

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Old 12-06-2018, 04:49 PM
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Pete Shelley, lead sing for The Buzzcocks-dead at age 63.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:40 PM
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MLB players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in car crash yesterday. Valbuena was 33. Castillo was 37.

And I am utterly astonished this hadn't been reported yet.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:02 PM
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That wasn't just a car crash, that was murder!
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:03 PM
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MLB players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in car crash yesterday. Valbuena was 33. Castillo was 37.

And I am utterly astonished this hadn't been reported yet.
I mentioned it in the "MLB Hot Stove" thread, but neglected to mention it here.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:13 AM
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Former NFL football star Isiah Robertson dies in a car wreck in Texas at age 69.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:19 AM
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Subject of the movie Melvin And Howard, Melvin Dummar, dead at age 74.
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:04 PM
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Subject of the movie Melvin And Howard, Melvin Dummar, dead at age 74.
Which one was he?
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:08 PM
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Which one was he?
The recently dead one.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:07 PM
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NYT notes the passing of Evelyn Berezin, the person who developed the first Word Processor, which helped liberate secretaries and the typ8ng pool from the drudgery of their work, eventually liberating them from their jobs entirely.

tap tap tap 7 points tap tap ding

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Old 12-11-2018, 03:10 PM
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NYT notes the passing of Evelyn Berezin, the person who developed the first Word Processor, which helped liberate secretaries and the typ8ng pool from the drudgery of their work, eventually liberating them from their jobs entirely.

tap tap tap 7 points tap tap ding
One in a long line of Infernal Devices advertised as cutting work in half, but actually designed to double the workload.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:38 PM
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One in a long line of Infernal Devices advertised as cutting work in half, but actually designed to double the workload.
Are you kidding? Of all the inventions and technological advances that have become widely available during my lifetime, if I had to keep just one of them, it would be the word processor. I'd rather do without the Internet, if push came to shove. In my case, not only has it made it easy to write competently, it's made it possible in the first place.

It was almost painful to try to write back then, when I desperately wanted to be able to get thoughts down on paper, but with a manual typewriter or pen on paper, my fingers would soon be several paragraphs behind my thoughts, and the whole thing would just collapse. When I get to heaven, I'm gonna give her a big hug, you bet.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:54 PM
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One in a long line of Infernal Devices advertised as cutting work in half, but actually designed to double the workload.
You'll pry my backspace key from my cold dead hands. I am NOT going back to typewriters!
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:58 PM
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Sondra Locke has died of breast and bone cancer at the age of 74.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:47 PM
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Odd. Took 6 weeks to become public.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:27 PM
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Jazz singer Nancy Wilson has died.

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Old 12-14-2018, 04:37 PM
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NY Times confirmation on Nancy Wilson

(Not the one from Heart)
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:05 PM
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Im not sure if Joan Steinbrenner widow of George counts as a celebrity, but anyway she dead.
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Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the gaming app HQ Trivia dead at 34.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:50 PM
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Penny Marshall dead at 75.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:59 PM
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Damn. Sorry to hear that.
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Old 12-18-2018, 02:23 PM
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:08 PM
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I have killed off one celebrity each year for the last two years. I'm on a spree! My 2018 list, one of which shall die.


Penny Marshall
swampie, you did it again!
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:10 PM
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IIRC he has gone through 2 of his nine lives.. (Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft was his first voice, then Lee Marshall, both passed away)
I got points for Ravenscroft when he passed at the age of 91. He was also the singing voice in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

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Old 12-18-2018, 09:32 PM
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Ooh, I have Penny. Sorry to see her go, but POINTS!
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Ya know, I really didn't want to see Penny Marshall go, but points is points. Now I have to revise my 2019 list.
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25 Points to Stephe96, tangent and first points of the year for swampbear, Elihna, and 6 (corrected) points to Andrew21 for HW. Could this be the last of the year?

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Rank	Player      	Score	Picks(Unique)
1	CAMJAY77	454	8(1)
2	jeezums        	405	7(1)
3	Registered@Last	315	8(3)
4	phungi        	277	6
5	candide        	242	5(1)
6	RTFirefly	227	5
7	basset hound	192	3
8	GIGObuster	190	3
9	Loach        	173	4(1)
10	Team Dirt	165	3
11	Martonio	160	4
12	Hoopy Frood	148	4
13	HappyLendervdr	126	4
14	tangent        	125	4
15	FavreCo        	117	3
16	Jack Batty	107	5
17	carnivorousp	106	2
18	Stephe96	91	5
19	amarinth	85	4
20	RobotDevilDog	81	2
21	42fish        	78	2
21	Kitten Mitten	78	2
21	Squonk     	78	2
24	ataraxy22	72	5(2)
25	Little Nemo	65	2
26	NurseCarmen	62	1
27	irritant	60	5(4)
28	Bullitt        	59	1
28	melondeca	59	1
30	bowler girl	58	2
31	Allecher	57	1
32	bowler guy	56	2
33	computergeek	55	5
34	Jacquernagy	53	4(2)
35	Archeonomist	49	3
35	Grits&HardToast	49	3
35	Maus Magill	49	3
35	The Vorlon	49	4(2)
39	kayT        	48	3
40	1b3bz18c9ed	44	3
41	Catamount	42	4(1)
42	Oakminster	38	3
43	Dung Beetle	37	2
43	zoog        	37	1
45	JohnT        	35	2
46	J-P-L        	33	3
47	critter42	31	3
48	Dancer_Flight	30	3
48	Labtrash	30	2
50	Dr. Girlfriend	29	2
51	peedin        	27	2
52	Andrew21	25	2
52	CreaseMunky	25	2
52	Eliahna        	25	1
52	Jeep's Phoenix	25	3
52	Lsura        	25	2
52	Mahaloth	25	2
52	Monstera Delic	25	2
52	superdude	25	2
52	swampbear	25	1
52	vivalostwages	25	2
62	Borborygmi	24	1
62	krondys        	24	1
62	McDeath_the_Mad	24	2
65	Biotop        	23	1(1)
66	Old Wench	20	2(2)
67	5 time champ	19	1
67	BobLibDem	19	1
67	picker        	19	3
67	smithsb        	19	1
71	cardboardbox	18	1
71	Mona Lott	18	1
71	Sternvogel	18	1
74	Czarcasm	16	1
75	Rico        	15	2(1)
76	Clothahump	14	2
77	boffking	11	2
78	PaulParkhead	8	1
79	Tread        	7	2(1)
80	Guano Lad	6	1
80	imthjckaz	6	1
80	justmeetee	6	1
80	Spiff        	6	2
80	SpoilerVirgin	6	1
80	zamboniracer	6	1
86	Hal Briston	5	1
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