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Subject: Tenerife #18 - Death List and Oprah Winfrey
(Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 04:17PM ) Tags:
Per the poolside discussion in Tenerife with Billy Brant and Grant Lipman (aka Student Grant), DeathList (with no space between being the proper way to write it per the site) really does exist, and it's been going for decades now. Their tagline is certainly pretty catchy.


Bobby Bo wouldn't make up stuff like that, but he might make up other stuff. Another example of fact being more interesting and stranger than fiction.

N.B. It is in no way connected to the movie, Death List (2006), which looks pretty bad, judging from the trailer.

Even the mention of Oprah Winfrey being on DeathList 1990 in position #30 at the tender age of 36 years old is factual. What were those guys on about way back then with that? That's another matter altogether.

Fast forward to present day, and it looks like the lads hit a record year with DeathList 2013, bagging a record bumper crop of 13 / 50 stiffs. Seems they are getting better with their picks over the years. What will DeathList 2014 bring? Take a look as there are, as always, some interesting candidates, but no one really unexpectedly young, save one.

Last, but important, Bobby Bo was at a wedding in the summer of 2012 in the UK countryside way out past Stonehenge. Billy Brant finally tied the knot, but  the bride's identity is a surprise for now. Sure enough, Student Grant, still not married like this cat  tapping the keyboard, was there too, We both had another good laugh about DeathList one more time 18 years later.

This rather odd, annual Brit hobby, or pursuit, will reappear in future dialogue in one of the next two books in the Wedding Chronciles trilogy. It's just too good to pass up.