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Further to my last post...

So far as I can ascertain, Bob Wellings, Richard Stilgo, Eric Sykes, Vera Lynn, Cecil Parkinson, Patrick Moore, Charles Aznavour, Tony Hart, J. Paul Getty III, Patty Hearst and Brian Cant still delight in the flower of their years. Muchos kudos for their elusion of the reaper. Sadly departed are Abbie Hoffmann (1989), Spiro T. Agnew (1996), Fred Dibnah (2004), and Jacques Derrida (2004).

I'm fairly certain that nobody got them all right, although I don't have time to check the scores now, as I'm off to [livejournal.com profile] kekhmet's birthday drinks at the Nakhon Thai. Work them out for yourselves, and post if you think you've won... I think a lot of you missed J. Paul Getty III, who, although aurally challenged and generally not a terribly well chap, is quite definitely alive. Unlike his dad, J. Paul Getty II, who is quite definitely dead.
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Spring is here, a-spring is here.
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring.
I do, don’t you? ’course you do.
But there’s one thing that makes spring complete for me,
And makes ev’ry sunday a treat for me


All this will-he, won't-he stuff about old Carol brings to mind one of those harmless little parlour games: trying to remember which celebrities are dead or not. The trick here is to pick ones who have faded from the public gaze, and whose shuffling-off-of-mortal-coils would be less likely to inspire note. There are also the Dudley Moore types, where they seem to have been going for ages, and you can never quite remember if they have or not. So here I offer you this poll )

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