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1288605.  Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:47 am Reply with quote

Josef Porter

Professional name of my mate who has the band "Blyth Power"

1288607.  Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:59 am Reply with quote

Sorry crissdee, disallowed under rule (4) - there's no Wikipedia page in the name of "Josef Porter". (And from the Blyth Power site it looks as though his name is actually spelt Joseph Porter anyway.)

Last valid play was "Josef Čapek" - surname to change.

1288635.  Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:07 am Reply with quote

'sfunny,I'm sure he used to spell it that way, and I don't have any album covers or CD sleeves to hand, so I can't check.

1288655.  Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:24 pm Reply with quote

I've found an online reference from 2008 where it's spelt that way:

Anyway, the rules as currently drawn up say that there has to be a Wikipedia page in that exact name, and there isn't one for either "Josef Porter" or "Joseph Porter" (although he's referred to by the latter name on the Blyth Power page).

I made Wikipedia the authority because I didn't want the game to get bogged down in endless debates about what was acceptable. You're welcome to comment in the "Rules and Discussion" thread if you'd prefer a different arrangement.

1288672.  Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:10 pm Reply with quote

Nope, whatever the rules are, I'll go along with them. It's only an internet forum game, I'm not going to get worked up about it. Especially with four pints of cider sloshing around inside me...........

1288680.  Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:20 am Reply with quote

Right, so we're looking for a Josef somebody-or-other, and I can't play because I made the last game post. Any takers?

(Technically I've won already because the post was more than 24 hours ago, but I'll extend the deadline to 24 hours from now.)

1288686.  Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:58 am Reply with quote

Josef Mengele

Notorious Nazi doctor who performed human experiments on prisoners of war; survived and fled to exile, never brought to justice.

1288688.  Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:10 am Reply with quote

Benno Mengele

Austrian electrical engineer

Big Martin
1288726.  Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:53 pm Reply with quote

Benno Ohnesorg

Dead German university student - and "yes", there is a Wikipedia page.

1288741.  Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:37 pm Reply with quote

God this is difficult!

The page is actually entitled "Death of Benno Ohnesorg" rather than "Benno Ohnesorg". I'm inclined to let you have it, though, partly because my last judgement went against you.

This could be a hard one to follow...

(Would it be better if I withdrew from the game? I don't feel comfortable adjudicating on other people's entries while I'm playing myself.)

1288782.  Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:43 am Reply with quote

Ok, on reflection I've decided to give Big Martin the benefit of the doubt on that one, but to disallow similar entries in future (see post 1288781 for details of the rule change). I'll continue playing myself as long as everyone else is happy with it.

If there's no followup by 7.53pm tonight then Big Martin gets the point and can start a new round.

Big Martin
1288882.  Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:49 am Reply with quote

Just realised it's down to me to kick off again...

Ian Anderson


1288883.  Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:17 am Reply with quote

Poul Anderson

American science fiction author

Big Martin
1288964.  Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:53 am Reply with quote

Poul Ove Jensen

Danish architect

1288967.  Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:49 am Reply with quote

Is "Ove" a middle name there? I assume so, because he appears on this list of people named "Ove", and his own Wikipedia page refers to him as "Jensen" rather than "Ove Jensen".

Rasmus Jensen

Danish Lutheran priest


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