MMXVII - The Dead Pool


#1

And it’s here. In the absence of an adjudicator, just post your picks whenever you have them, or whenever you feel like it, just so long as it’s before the deadline. Tactical players may wish to leave it as late as possible. Or not. :smiling_imp:


The Rules

  1. Each player to submit a card of 10 notable celebs before midnight (UTC) on 31/12/16
  2. The game will start as soon as 2017 does and run until midnight 31/12/17. (Again, UTC)
  3. The death must occur and be announced after 12:00:01 AM 1/1/17 UTC.
  4. No changes can be made to a card after the game starts but if any of your picks leave early to avoid the rush, you will be able to choose a replacement.
  5. All picks must be human and alive. No dogs, cats, racehorses, prize-winning mooses, artificial intelligences, ghosts, spooks, spectres, haunts, ha’ants, fictional characters, crazed figments of diseased imaginations etc.
  6. Players are responsible for their own picks, so try to choose someone who’s not dead yet.
  7. Players are also responsible for monitoring the status of their picks. I’ll be keeping an eye on Wikipedia’s list of deaths, but don’t rely on it.
  8. A “notable celeb” is one who’s death is reported by a major media outlet.
  9. At the end of 2017, the player with the highest score wins.

Scoring

Each death will be scored as 120 minus age.

Bonus points will be awarded for the following:
FRIST!!one! First pick to score - +10 points
Having a BoingBoing main-page item on their death + 25 points.
For each BoingBoing main-page item about them before their death +10 points - players must provide links!
Joining the 27 club + 27 points
Having a banana-related death +100 points
That’s Numberwang! Bonus: two stiffs on same day = Double points for each.
Meta Bonus if stiff has appeared in The Dead Pool (1988) or Deadpool (2016) +25 points
Robbing the Cradle Bonus: youngest stiff +17 points (Bonus added to final score)
Rob Ford - You should probably start a new thread about that.
The Fall of The House of Apricot - +100 points to everyone if a certain tiny-handed vulgarian karks it.
You’d Betty Believe We’re Upset -100 points all round for the last Golden Girl.
Avoiding The Rush - Double points for any death that occurs on Jan 1st.

Other bonus points may or may not be awarded on grounds of taste, lack of taste or humour or grim irony. This shall be discussed by the players and voted on.


The Teams

M_M’s Top Ten

Donald “Racist” Trump
Jimmy “Alleged Murderer” Snuka
Bill “Rapist” Cosby
Robert “Dictator” Mugabe
Rupert “Hatemonger” Murdoch
Charles “Not Looking So Bad Compared To Some Now” Manson
Nuon “Khmer Rouge No. 2” Chea
Ian “Moors Murderer” Brady
Charles “Plutocrat” Koch
Pope Emeritus “Homophobe” Benedict XVI

Daneel’s Roll of Honour

Terry Jones
Doris Day
Rudy Rucker
Gene Hackman
Billy Connolly
Robert Crumb
Shirley Ann Jackson
Olivia DeHavilland
Sidney Poitier
Ursula K Le Guin

Nimelennar’s XIV XIII XII XI X

William Shatner
Morgan Freeman
George R. R. Martin
Charlie Sheen
Harrison Ford
Muhammad Ali Elvis Presley Jimmy Hoffa Edward Snowden
Lindsay Lohan
David Prowse
James Earl Jones
Betty Wh… Oh, right, I have to remember the Golden Rule. Yoko Ono.

Ficuswhisperer’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls”

Steven Hawking
Chelsea Manning
George HW Bush
Angela Lansbury
Alan Alda
Sean Connery
Henry Kissinger
Kanye West
Dick Cheney
John Waters

LearnedCoward’s R.I.P. Crowd

Rush Limbaugh
Jimmy Carter
Jim Carrey
Herman Wouk
George Michael - replaced by Carl Reiner
George Clinton
Ted Nugent
Tiger Woods
William Shatner
Neil Young

JemmieDuffs The (Mostly) Brexit Brigade or, Numbered Ten Downing Sheet

Brian May
Errol Christie
Gord Downie
John Hurt
John Wetton
Joost Van Der Westhuisen
Paul Gascoigne
Philip Louis Stavros Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh
Piers Sellers replaced byAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Shannen Doherty

IronEdithKidd’s Stone Cold Selection

Queen Elizabeth II
George Takai
Paul McCartney
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Laurence Tureaud (That’s Mr. T, fool)
Sheryl Crow
George Lucas
Jimmy Carter
Barbara Bush
Giorgio Moroder

TobinL’s Terminal Team

George H. W. Bush
Bill Cosby
June Foray
Doris Day
Monty Hall
Charlotte Rae
Charles Van Doren
Joseph Wapner
Malcom Young
Bob Dole

Wisconsinplatt’s Club 27 Death List

Chris Brown (b. May 5, 1989)
Hayden Panettiere (b. August 21, 1989)
Taylor Swift (b. December 13, 1989)
Hozier (b. March 17, 1990)
Princess Eugenie of York (b. March 23, 1990)
Carly Chaikin (b. March 26, 1990)
Kristen Stewart (b. April 9, 1990)
Iggy Azalea (b. June 7, 1990)
Margot Robbie (b. July 2, 1990)
Jennifer Lawrence (b. August 15, 1990)

Danegeld’s Choir Invisible

HRH The Queen
Peter Higgs
Stephen Fry
Roger Moore
Vera Lynn
Jimmy Carter
Henry Kissinger
Noam Chomsky
BRIAN BLESSED
Hugh Hefner

AcerPlatanoides’ “Pining (perhaps Mapling?) For The Fjords”

Al Pacino
Ian McKellan
Shirley MacLaine
Susan Sarandon
Frances McDormand
Willem Dafoe
Clint Eastwood
Robert Pattinson
Ellen Page
Rob Ford - awaiting status verification
Zach Galifianakis

Lamaranagram’s Letterhead Poison

Hugh Hefner
Jimmy Carter
Barbara Bush (the elder)
Mike Tyson
Kirk Douglas
Rob Kardashian
Tommy Lasorda
Billy Graham
Queen Elizabeth
Larry King

The Scores

@JemmieDuffs - 196 pts
@M_M - 57 pts.
@TobinL - 23 pts


Change to inactive topic expiry
#2

Presumably we DM you our selections, not post them in this thread?

i.e. they shouldn’t be public until after midnight (UTC) on 31/12/16


#3

No need. Just post them here when you’ve got them or whenever you feel like it and I’ll add them to the top post. :slight_smile:


#4

…except that if someone had some obscure yet brilliant selection that would allow other people to put them onto their list too?

I’d expect that our lists aren’t public until after the entry is closed (I mean, I guess I could just wait 2 and a bit weeks before posting it…)


#5

That would have been ideal, but…

I wanna play too, so there’s nothing to stop me from doing that. And why would you trust me or any other player? :imp:
Also, I’ve got a pretty lengthy block-list and I don’t want to either miss anyone or clean it out. And in the absence of a volunteer, this is the only thing I can think of to do.


#6

So, in the spirit of open-ness and wanting to get this game started, here’s my picks.

There are those who leave this world a far better place for them having existed. Who bring joy to everyone who thier life touches. These are… not those.

M_M’s Top Ten

Donald “Racist” Trump - Doubling down on the bonuses.
Jimmy “Alleged Murderer” Snuka
Bill “Rapist” Cosby
Robert “Dictator” Mugabe
Rupert “Hatemonger” Murdoch
Charles “Not Looking So Bad Compared To Some Now” Manson
Nuon “Khmer Rouge No. 2” Chea
Ian “Moors Murderer” Brady
Charles “Plutocrat” Koch
Pope Emeritus “Homophobe” Benedict XVI


#7

Alrighty, I’ll post mine.

You have a lot more faith in the reaper than I do. I’m expecting more of 2016.

Terry Jones
Doris Day
Rudy Rucker
Gene Hackman
Billy Connolly
Robert Crumb
Shirley Ann Jackson
Olivia DeHavilland
Sidney Poitier
Ursula K Le Guin


#8

William Shatner
Morgan Freeman
George R. R. Martin
Charlie Sheen
Harrison Ford
Muhammad Ali Elvis Presley Jimmy Hoffa Edward Snowden
Lindsay Lohan
David Prowse
James Earl Jones
Betty Wh… Oh, right, I have to remember the Golden Rule. Yoko Ono.


#9

Umm…


#10

Right. Let me try again…


#11

Shhhh. We don’t know which one, anyway. :wink:


#12

I am already too depressed looking at the existing predictions to contribute.


#13

Ah fuck it.

Steven Hawking
Chelsea Manning
George HW Bush
Angela Lansbury
Alan Alda
Sean Connery
Henry Kissinger
Kanye West
Dick Cheney
John Waters

Many of these I’m definitely not happy about.


#14

Added.
If you want to opt out at any point, no worries, just post here.

Same if anyone wants their team titles changed


#15

Oh my God, they killed Kanye. You bastards!


#16

Here’s mine:

Rush Limbaugh
Jimmy Carter
Jim Carrey
Herman Wouk
George Michael
George Clinton
Ted Nugent
Tiger Woods
William Shatner
Neil Young


#17

What are the rules on multiple people using the same entries?


#18

Did I do a duplicate? I had George Bush on there, but took him off because someone else had him. Which other duplicates do I have?


#19

Not directed at you in particular. Just wondering since I didn’t see this called out in the OP.


#20

I’m not worried about it. If you want to win, you need to score more than, not the same as other people.