Dead Pool 2019


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Spooky! I was just thinking about Old Nicky Parsons, and came on to check if anyone had him in the deadpool.

Dead cert I recon.
Get yourself down to Paddy Power, get that bet on:


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I think I am right in saying he was a WW2 veteran and was regularly regularly quoted in Patrick Delaforce’s books. I am away from home and can’t look him up.
18 Platoon.



How come nobody called Epstein? His suicide had been predicted on 8Chan for weeks. I'm going to get ahead of the game and predict that Assange will be the next of Hillary's opponents to mysteriously kill himself whilst on suicide watch in a maximum security prison.

José "Tata" Brown has died aged 62. Played Fullback for Argentina in the 1986 World Cup and scored their first goal in the final against West Germany. Later in the game Brown dislocated his shoulder but refused to be substituted. He tore a hole in his shirt to improvise a sling and played on. Brown had played against England in the Quarter Finals during the "Hand of God goal" game. Given his surname I assume he had some English ancestry himself.

José "Tata" Brown. Given his surname I assume he had some English ancestry himself.
Brown was a descendant of Scotsman James Brown who emigrated from Greenock in 1825.
Plenty of expats' descendants in Argentina.
British companies mostly built the railways and a lot of other infrastructure.
Lots of Welsh miners as well.
On the silver spitfire thread there's a thing about an anglo-argie who flew PRUs and took one home with him.
My money is on auld 007 in 2019.
He was not looking good at all in recent photos. Very gaunt and needing arm support to walk.
Hope not.
Or as St Peter would have it.
" Ah Mr Bond...we were expecting you".


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Word is that Alex Murphy, IRA killer of the corporals, has checked out.

Raise your glasses, chaps.


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Just yesterday, discussing how time shortens as you get older (discussing granddaughter: six weeks' summer holiday stretch into next year when you're ten, but they're already about half over in my 60s).

And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you.

How very prescient of Waters, aged I reckon 27-8.
That entire song lyric could be a poem in its own right, without musical accompaniment. A particular favourite of mine - pure genius. The reference to the sun is sublime.


Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.

Home again
I like to be here
When I can

When I come home
Cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones
Beside the fire

Far away
Across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell

Songwriters: David Jon Gilmour / Nicholas Berkeley Mason / George Roger Waters / Richard William Wright
So long Easy Rider.

'Hollywood royalty Peter Fonda has died aged 79. The famous Fonda family says it’s “one of the saddest moments of our lives.” '


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