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8 hours ago, Aim Here said:

Hey! I only have a parallel tally of Dead Pool scores, not a database of P&B posters! I'm just playing a game (badly, this year). You're the creepy stalker guy!

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6 minutes ago, D.V.T. said:

Isle of Man TT: Roger and Bradley Stockton die in sidecar crash https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/61760266

5 dead at the TT this year alone. Yeah, maybe time to stop.

You'd genuinely get more coverage of this if they were horses dying  than if they were humans. Unfortunately horses aren't eligible for the Dead Pool so I say the mad b*****ds get on with things so I can fill my team with them next year

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Week 24 update

One death this week, the painter Paula Rego: Dame Paula Rego obituary | Paula Rego | The Guardian

 

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The artist Paula Rego, who has died aged 87, once said that she liked “to work on the edge”, and her many series of paintings and drawings, about the subjugation of women, abortion and the marriage market, cut across social perceptions of the role of women, and disrupted the male view of women and their sexuality.

The anger that built up in her years of subjection to the men in her life – even her husband, Victor Willing, who took up years of her life as she nursed him – enabled her to deploy her art as a political weapon. One of her most famous paintings, The Policeman’s Daughter (1987), needs no interpretation: in it, a scowling young woman cleans her father’s jackboot with one hand while she shoves the other arm up inside it.

Rego was remorselessly described as a storyteller, which was true, and which cuts across the thrust of the art of the past century (with the exception of surrealism). She claimed her favourite painting was Max Ernst’s depiction of the Virgin Mary spanking the child Jesus. And it helps to know what she thought she was about (her stories changed with each telling), but no more than it helps looking at certain Titians or Picassos to know the myths in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The bottom line was the sheer visual power of her work, in painting, in fluently wonderful drawings, and in etching and aquatints, carried by a magnificent technique.

Rego was born in Lisbon under the fascist Salazar dictatorship, which, with Roman Catholicism stirred into the mix, was an unholy brew. Women were expected to be seen and not heard. The Regos were middle class and anglophile.

Paula’s father, José, was an electrical engineer who worked for Marconi; her mother, Maria, ran the home, which had maids and a cook. When Paula was 18 months old her parents moved to London for a year for her father’s work, and she was looked after by her grandparents and an ageing aunt. After her parents’ return, Paula, aged three, was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and the family moved to the seaside town of Estoril, spending summers in the fishing village of Ericeira, for her health.

She attended St Julian’s school, an English foundation in Carcavelos, near Lisbon, then was sent to Britain to a finishing school, the Grove, in Kent. In 1952 she went to the Slade School of Fine Art, London, to study painting.

Let's have a look and see which of her paintings stick out to me.

Untitled no.5, from the series “Abortion" - Paula Rego — Google Arts &  Culture

Well, it's a thing. I'm also discovering that Google now automatically resizes the results from image search, great stuff.

Rego died at 87, so she was worth 38 Base Points. She was a Solo Shot for @Florentine_Pogen for an extra 50 and a total of 88 points.

As a result, the standings look like this:

1. Bishop Briggs 458
2. Indale Winton 445
3. JustOneCornetto 431
4. chomp my root 403
5. sparky88 372
6. Ned Nederlander 371
7. Arch Stanton 302
8. gkneil 271
9. peasy23, weirdcal 259
11. Arbroathlegend36-0 255
12. psv_killie 242
13. Savage Henry 196
14. Desp 188
15. pawpar, Sweaty Morph 187
17. Mathematics, The Master 184
19. Florentine_Pogen 173
20. thistledo 167
21. Blootoon87 151
22. gingette, microdave 150
24. buddiepaul 146

25. The_Craig, The DA 144
27. Billy Jean King 139
28. scottsdad 138
29. cdhafc1874 130
30. Moomintroll 123
31. pub car king 122
32. nessies long lost ghost, The Naitch 113
34. senorsoupe 108
35. Miguel Sanchez 105

36. Bully Wee Villa 104
37. Melanius Mullarkay 95
38. jimbaxters, lichtgilphead, sleazy 92
41. scorge 85
42. Lofarl, Mark Connolly 75
44. ThomCat 69
45. thisal 64
46. Hamish's Passenger 61
47. Fuctifano, Willie adie 57
49. Raidernation 46
50. Bert Raccoon, speckled tangerine, statts1976uk 39
51. ayrunitedfw, cambozpar, Karpaty Lviv, Les Cabbage 30

57. Everyone else 0

The spreadsheet has also been updated with these scores: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mup1IJllKHs0a47J8G6IXUkvShJrV28Iuc-Kkn7RKuo/edit?usp=sharing

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Remembered for this pre-match speech in 1977

"Look what these b*****ds have done to Wales. They've taken our coal, our water, our steel. They buy our homes and live in them for a fortnight every year. What have they given us? Absolutely nothing. We've been exploited, raped, controlled and punished by the English — and that's who you are playing this afternoon."

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