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    I am not the Duke of Edinburgh. Please desist from spreading unfounded rumours.
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    ‘My mother has told the company “absolutely not” because she doesn’t drink gin and certainly would not put her name to anything alcoholic,’ says Dame Vera’s daughter, Virginia Lewis-Jones.
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    He must be the ONLY royal to be seen socialising with a convicted paedophile ..........
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    When Jimmy Carter dies it’s probably going to take at least a week before he gets back to building houses.
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    He survived 24 years leading an unstable state.
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    Hello Everyone, as the 2019 season is coming to a close and two contestants are trying to have that lucky shot at the end of the current competition, let us take a look forward and announce the 2020 version of the Death By Numbers deadpool. Initially designed by Shaun of the Dead / Sean, then hosted by RadGuy / Phantom of the Midway, then taken over by me, this is where you can all the names you didn't quite have the space for in your other teams - because this is where you have to enter 50 names for a complete team. The general rules: Send me 50 main team names by pm or just post them in this thread, if you want, from Dec 1st until Dec 31st 2019, 23:59 GMT. You can choose one joker with double points - and you can also submit up to five substitutes in case one of your 50 dies before the end of the submission window. You may also choose new subs before the game starts if they die. Submission form: A little change from last year - just give them in the normal "First name", "Last name" format You don't need to number them before! No birthdays anymore! And only note their claim to fame if there might be confusion, for example: Kamala Harris (wrestler) Kamala Harris (US senator) My intent is to be able to just enter the submission into excel and connect them with my database. The rest should follow. The scoring is [year of birth] - 1900 = score. So someone born in 2001 will get 101 points in case of death You may submit the following people: living, not having set a precise date of death (by execution, dignitas, or whatever), at least 18 years old on the beginning of January 1st, 2020, and being somewhat notable. "Somewhat notable" means: they should at least be notable for something else aside from being terminally ill. "Something else" being something that has an effect on society. Terminally ill activists are okay if they've done at least something generally beneficial, a campaign, a book, a court case, or fundraising that might affect other people. If they're only in the news because of their tragedy or because they need our sympathy I will not accept them. So no "cancer mums with cancer kids", no "terminally ill fans", no "ordinary person in a coma because of a car crash". This also counts for brothers/sisters/children of notable people - unless they are so notable that every relative is also notable by default, like the House of Windsor, or maybe the Bush family. Unfortunately, it is me who will decide if the person is famous enough. Previous BBC coverage in whatever form will convince me. Just as an example: Criscilla Anderson - no! Jose Santa Cruz - no! Litsa Menounos - no! Roberta McCain - okay - she has a WIkipedia page, too. Small addition: "Oldest Person of XYZ" will always be allowed - even a completely irrelevant person (in the grand scheme of things) will be accepted if they are the oldest person of their country, or last survivor of World War II, Korean War, etc... Usually those people do not give many points, but maybe 5 pts is better than zero? Anyway, I will allow them. Substitution phase: On the 1st of July 2020 GMT you may switch 5 old people for 5 new ones for whom all the above rules also apply. When is a hit a hit: If the person permanently dies in 2020 (GMT!) and their death gets noticed in written form by qualifying media outlets within 2020 or the first seven days of 2021. The qualifying media outlets, i.e. QO rules are as such: Everything accepted by the Derby Dead Pool 2020 plus The New York Times. Your host: I will also submit a team and will do so two posts below by December 15th at latest and hide the names with "XXXXX XXXXX" and reveal them on January 1st. I will submit a bit later than last year, but then I want to avoid last year's situation, where I ran out of subs and then filled the gaps with "new" names, especially Edmund Capon, who revealed his illness mid-December. So I hope I will not run out of subs if I submit a little later. As a change over last year, I will also make use of the substitution window, but only use 2 names. After all, there's always a pretty broad consensus of a couple of names (this year: Ivan Milat, Michael Sleggs, Tom Long), so I wouldn't steal anyone's names by picking those who are universally known anyway. Also, I will substitute on the 30th of June, so you can see my two names. I will not read your submission emails until January 1st (I think you can check that) to prevent the impression that I might take a name from your posts for other deadpools. This also means that I might discuss borderline acceptable picks with you on January 1st or 2nd. We will have to talk then. If you're unavailable I will replace an unqualifying name with one of your substitutions. If you post your team right in this thread, you save me some work but also give away names. If you pm me, please make sure that I know what the mail is about in the header "Death By Numbers", "Team submission" or something like that. If you have other questions, you can also ask in this thread!
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    Just home after a busy day. Caught it on TV this afternoon. Always objectively laughing with the silliness of the world while at the same time absolutely loving the world. A top class thinker who was always one of us. Nothing he did was without substantiating and affirming our own idiocy and our own brilliance. I'd like to thank him for making me laugh, making me think, making me weep. Probably simultaneously. RIP.
  11. 6 points
    Happy 80th Birthday, Tina Turner! “I look great. I feel good. I have gone through some very serious sicknesses that I am overcoming. It’s like having a second chance at life." Seems like she is very positive and optimistic about her age, health and life. She's simply the best!!! https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/music-legend-tina-turner-shares-20960167
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    idk she looks pretty healthy in that photo to me
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    For those of you who haven't visited the site in the past 24 hours, the first sign of the changeover has taken place.
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    George 'Johnny' Johnson is 98 today.
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    Clearly this is something you know fuck-all about.
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    This sentence needs a comma; is it going after ‘bar’ or ‘in’?
  22. 4 points
    Maybe just needs a shower to rejuvenate and bring himself back to life?
  23. 4 points
    Have a small and tired update: Two people score with the late Julie Gibson obit. DDT gets two unique hits with al-Baghdadi and Edwin Bramall. Two more people had Gay Byrne. And I had previously missed to give drol points for Leah Bracknell, and Cpt. Chorizo for José José. I had updated the score in the meantime without posting here... so I am not 100% sure, but 99% sure that Ivan Milat is also a new hit, pushing Banana onto the podium, plus another hit for drol (and a couple others). Rank Team name Points 1 Death Impends 1439 2 Clorox Bleachman 1425 3 Banana 1277 3 Joey Russ 1277 5 Phantom of the Midway 1249 6 GCReptile 1229 7 Cpt Chorizo 1216 8 Grim Up North 1191 9 Skinny Kiltrunner 1088 10 Devon Death Trip 1084 11 drol 1067 12 msc 969 13 Sir Creep 911 14 Book 815 15 John Key 712 16 The Unknown Man 640 17 The Quim Reaper 601 18 Prophet 566 19 YoungWillz 542 20 Grave Danger 532 21 Yorkshire Banker 450 22 theoldlady 430 23 The mad hatter 405 24 Fixed Business 401 25 The old crem 334 26 Deathray 314 27 Pedro 67 295 28 markb4 293 29 Gooseberry Crumble 279 30 Bibliogryphon 260
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    Yes, that's the reason.
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