Wondering if I should take John Glenn off my draft list…
Maybe. But it’s only 3 weeks or so away…
Reminds me. We need a FRIST! rule. +10 points for the first one.
And +20 if it’s on January 1.
Knock on wood, you idiot!! (One of my favorite superstitions. Yes, of course, I knock on my own skull. Who doesn’t?)
In today’s world of plastic and metal, what other wood would you have nearby?
Aside: Inspired by my father, I’ve spent way too much time determining the exact shape I need to make my mouth to create the perfect “hollow” sound when I knock on my skull.
I’m sorry to say…
John Glenn did not make it to 2017.
It’s fine to participate in a dead pool you’re running. I don’t know anyone who just sits out and adjudicates only.
I like the latest two rules.
I have an idea, it might be stretching scope, but if there are no material prizes awarded it may be harmless: The Clean Plate Award to someone whose entire slate kicks it. I’ve never seen it happen, but someone who’d like to win a trophy graphic and is unsure about their odds of emerging supreme points-wise could try for it. Example given: Javier Perez de Cuellar, Beverly Cleary, Herman Wouk, Jimmy Snuka, Kirk Douglas, Olivia de Havilland, David Rockefeller, Norman Lloyd, Prof. Irwin Corey, Mary Carlisle.
Sounds good. And we should probably ask whoever wins it some questions too…
As for private/public lists, I think it could be fun watching people madly swap out their picks as lists gets posted.
So Imma post mine and get things kicked off.
Agreed! Some, like Straight Dope Celebrity Death Pool 2017, start publishing their lists from 1 December, and, having listed John Glenn, Craig Sager, and now Zsa Zsa Gabor, the contestants make their revisions open.
Another suggestion for Clean Plate award: Rick Roll the Winner “With Ten You Get Rick Roll”
Yes. “You didn’t scrape your leavings into the dog’s mouth, did you?”
Nah, I’m not in.
I’m not a big gambler on my best of days; and if I put someone’s name in a deadpool and they actually died, I’d feel like shit… unless it was Trump, of course, and I’m just not that lucky.
You have at least two centenarians on that list. Isn’t that like cheating?
Centenarians score less.
A 104 year-old will score 16, while an 89 year-old scores 31 points.
How is providing an example for @M_M to mull over accepting for an additional prize/award cheating? It’s not my Dead Pool list: my list will go in the MMXVII Dead Pool proper game thread. I’m struggling with whether to do a themed list or not…
Pretty much all those on that example are good ones. I’d already had Jimmy Snuka on mine, but I’m hoping he get his day in court first. [quote=“JemmieDuffs, post:64, topic:90196”]
I’m struggling with whether to do a themed list or not…
I thought about doing a wrestlers-only list, but it got depressing really quickly. Not a long life-expectancy in that game…
I meant going for folks who are over 100 years old. Seems too easy.
Higher odds of scoring, versus a lesser score. If you did a lot of research, you could stack your card with all sorts of olds but only score under 200 points.
Now if Mango Mussolini karks it in a banana-related accident (old dude, overweight, high stress job, bad diet, high risk position requiring bodyguards) that single pick with all the various bonuses could easily score as much as a whole card of super-centenarians.
I’ve tried to balance it a bit, but we’re playing for a no-prize and bragging rights. So you could play safe, or play high-risk. And given the Grim Reaper has been a real dick recently, playing safe might not net you much.
Entries overlap among lists is acceptable, yes?
Would Harry Belafonte’s passing count as a banana-related death?
Maybe… He’s known for more than that one song, even though it was his biggest hit. I’d probably put it to a vote.
Monitor, monitor? I have to change my list!