Dearth of deaths

I've just realised that it has been almost two months since I added anyone to my list of toasts for 2007. Have I had my head buried in the sand, or has nobody worth toasting died recently?

Phil Collins
A major celebrity recently.

I just checked out the deaths for June 2007 on Wikipedia, and the only one I'd heard of was Bernard Manning—which rather proves my point.

I'm not actually wishing anyone any ill-will, you understand, but it seems to me that a major celebrity death is long overdue.

Remember, you heard it here first.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Well, I suppose you could announce the overdue death of the Anglican church as a relevant organisation (after today's pronouncements)....but I worry that it may try to rise again. It's our job to beat the bloody thing to a pulp to make sure it doesn't try to make a comeback.............which ties in neatly with the pic of Phil Collins.

  2. Of all the people listed, I'm worried that the only one you'd have heard of was Bernard Manning. I suggest that says more about you than any suspected dearth.

  3. I always admired George's sense of fun: He wrote a book about his time in the navy. He called it 'Rum, Bum & Concertina'

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