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    INVERSE DEAD POOL 2021 No doubts 2020 was a bonkers year. Somehow we have survived it, but the same could not be said for 19 of the selectables for last year's Inverse Dead Pool. There were a number of hits that were selected by at least half the participants - Jill Gascoine, Michael Robinson, Little Richard, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Barbara Windsor (34 out of 36 teams!) - and the end result was the Quim Reaper winning with the highest score yet. But even as the farewells to Kirk Douglas and friends leave us wondering who could be left, fear not, there's still plenty of popular DDP pickings to root for the survival of... Rules From the list of the 50 most popular DDP picks of 2021, pick a team of 25 names who you think will survive the year. Rank your list in order of least likely to die to most likely to die. Post your team in this thread. If someone dies and they are listed on your team, then you will receive points according to their position. If your #1 pick dies you'll receive 25 points, whilst if your #25 pick dies you'll receive 1 point. If someone dies and they are not on your list, then you receive no points. In case one of the names available for entry dies before the submission deadline, you are allowed to have one sub. The sub can be anyone from the top 50 or the 51st most popular name, who will be revealed alongside the top 50. The 51st name can not be part of the original 25 if no one dies. In the case of one of your original team dying pre-deadline, the sub goes into 25th place by default, but if the sub was previously the 51st, you are allowed to change the position of the new pick. If the above scenario happens, you are also allowed to name a new sub and I will reveal the 52nd most popular name. Whoever has the lowest score at the end of the year is the winner. If two or more teams are tied at the end of the year, the tie will first be decided by who has less hits. If they have an equal amount of hits, then whoever among the teams died latest in the year, and thus came closest to being a correct prediction, will decide the winner. If said name was on multiple teams in the tie, whoever had said name lowest will win. If multiple teams had said name in the same position, the second most recently-deceased name will be referred to, and so on, until a winner is found. If, by some alignment of the stars, the tie is of either no hits or of all of the exact same hits in the exact same positions, all teams in the tie share victory. Credit to Toast for inadvertently coming up with a peach of a topic description, and of course, credit to Spade for creating this wonderful game. Credit to Dead Cow for his job as previous host, laying the framework for the Inverse Dead Pool's OP, and the idea for a "dies during entry period" rule. Credit to machotrouts for the suggestion of the latest hits factoring into tiebreakers. Previous Winners 2020 - The Quim Reaper - 34 points 2019 - drol - 10 points 2018 - machotrouts - 17 points 2017 - drol - 25 points 2016 - Pedro67 - 21 points 2015 - Death Impends - 15 points 2014 - Bibliogryphon - 10 points 2013 - N/A 2012 - Esturian Float - 4 points 2011 - Garn2 - 15 points Top 50 George Alagiah David Attenborough Bob Barker Susan Bayh Pope Benedict XVI Tim Bilton June Brown Rob Burrow Jimmy Carter Bobby Charlton Billy Connolly Dai Davies Shannen Doherty Bob Dole Queen Elizabeth II Paul Gascoigne Greg Gilbert Mikhail Gorbachev Jimmy Greaves David Gulpilil Sarah Harding Rolf Harris Larry King Henry Kissinger Angela Lansbury Jerry Lee Lewis Rush Limbaugh Norman Lloyd Carlos Menem Gerd Muller Willie Nelson Olivia Newton-John Linda Nolan Yoko Ono Tom Parker Prince Philip Leslie Phillips Yoo Sang-chul Prunella Scales Tom Smith Leon Spinks Jean-Louis Trintignant Donald Trump Bill Turnbull Desmond Tutu Dick Van Dyke Murray Walker Doddie Weir James Whale Betty White #51 Sidney Poitier
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    I'm a trans woman myself. Knew it for years, and some on here have known in private for a while - no reason to keep hiding. Life's too short. Don't want any fuss - just here to deadpool and perpetually increase my knowhow of yesteryear celebs. And agreed wrt the above, having that deadpooler's sense of black humor definitely helps keep me sane.
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    Oh do fuck off, why do we have to go through this pointless fucking exercise EVERY SINGLE TIME someone dies that wasn’t ON THE LIST! The reason he wasn’t in the list is because they didn’t fucking pick him.
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    Got to be Betty Boothroyd, never got married so I think the only Miss on the list.
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    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021 01. Rainer Langhans, German writer, filmmaker and activist, *19.06.1940 02. Uta Ranke-Heinemann, German theologian, academic and author, *02.10.1927 - 25.03.2021 (93) 03. Armin Mueller-Stahl, German actor, *17.12.1930 04. Benedict XVI, German Pope Emeritus, *16.04.1927 05. Ingrid van Bergen, German actress, *15.06.1931 06. Gerd Müller, German football player, *03.11.1945 07. Fritz Pleitgen, German television journalist and broadcast director, *21.03.1938 08. Jürgen Habermas, German philosopher and sociologist, *18.06.1929 09. Traute Lafrenz-Page, German physician, member of resistance group “White Rose”, *03.05.1919 10. Liselotte Pulver, Swiss actress, *11.10.1929 11. Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress, *16.03.1929 12. Tony Marshall, German Schlager and opera singer, *03.02.1938 13. Martin Walser, German writer, *24.03.1927 14. Freddy Quinn, Austrian Schlager singer, *27.09.1931 15. Klaus von Dohnányi, German politician (SPD), Mayor of Hamburg, *23.06.1928 16. Uwe Seeler, German football player, *05.11.1936 17. Horst Eckel, German football player, *08.02.1932 18. Janosch, German children's book author and illustrator, *11.03.1931 19. Hans Modrow, German politician (PDS), last communist premier of the GDR, *27.01.1928 20. Rolf Eden, German businessman and night club owner, *06.02.1930 21. Ursula Haverbeck, German author, Holocaust denier, *09.11.1928 22. Gottfried Böhm, German architect and sculptor, *23.01.1920 - 09.06.2021 (101) 23. Henry Kissinger, German-American politician and diplomat, *27.05.1923 24. Philipp Mickenbecker, German YouTuber, *27.06.1997 - 09.06.2021 (23) 25. Michael Schumacher, German racing driver, *03.01.1969 26. Friedrich Nowottny, German television journalist and broadcast director, *16.05.1929 27. Kurt Biedenkopf, German politician (CDU), *28.01.1930 28. Helmut Berger, Austrian actor and enfant terrible, *29.05.1944 29. Alfred Biolek, German TV Showmaster and producer, *10.07.1934 - 23.07.2021 (87) 30. Nino de Angelo, German Schlager singer, *18.12.1963 31. Egidius Braun, German president of the DFB, *27.02.1925 32. Täve Schur, German cyclist, *23.02.1931 33. Jürgen Schneider, German real estate entrepreneur and scammer, *30.04.1934 34. Rolf Schimpf, German actor, *14.11.1924 35. Friederike Mayröcker, Austrian poet, *20.12.1924 - 04.06.2021 (96) 36. Ralf Wolter, German actor, *26.11.1926 37. Margit Carstensen, German actress, *29.02.1940 38. Maria Riva, German actress and daughter of Marlene Dietrich, *13.12.1924 39. Heide Simonis, German politician (SPD), *04.07.1943 40. Arthur Cohn, Swiss film producer, *04.02.1927 41. Marianne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, Austrian photographer and jet set expert, *09.12.1919 42. Margret Homeyer, German actress, *17.10.1927 43. Gerhard Richter, German artist, *09.02.1932 44. Gunther von Hagens, German anatomist, *10.01.1945 45. Franz Josef Wagner, German journalist and writer, *07.08.1943 46. Werner Herzog, German filmdirector and screenwriter, *05.09.1942 47. Herbert Köfer, German actor and TV presenter, *17.02.1921 - 24.07.2021 (100) 48. Arnulf Rainer, Austrian painter, *08.12.1929 49. Trude Unruh, German politician (SPD) and author, *07.03.1925 50. Anne Buydens Douglas, German-American philanthropist, producer, widow of Kirk Douglas, *23.04.1919 - 29.04.2021 (102) 7/50
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    I have given this some thought over a cup of tea and a biscuit (garibaldi). I think this thread is fine and I see no reason to merge it with anything. I'm just pleased to have the great Octopus posting regularly again, I trust his judgement and am not about to start moderating his input (unless he PMs half the forum with p0rn and calls them ****s), even then I'd probably ask him nicely not to do it again. I don't want to sound dismissive, but the energy we expend on this forum squabbling about thread etiquette could possibly power a small town for a fortnight. Should we not be asking ourselves how we might harness this energy in a more constructive way?
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    Another day of DeathList adminning.
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    I wasn’t allowed to say anything until today, but it's now okay for me to share that I have volunteered for the Covid-19 vaccine trials that Glasgow College are running in partnership with Oxford University. It's important that we all do our part to beat this virus. The vaccine is the one that has been developed in Russia. I received my first dose this morning 06:20 am, and I wanted to let you all know that it’s completely safe, with иo side effects whatsoeveя, and that I feelshκι я чувю себя немного стрно и я думю, что вытл осные уши. чувству себя немго страо
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    Finished. I'll slot these all in later to their respective letters. That last section took so long... bloody Elvis and his huge entourage. That's the 1970s done, and moreover that's me done. I refuse to do anymore. Though corrections and updates are ofc very welcome! If somebody wants to do the 80s they're welcome to, though this is DeathList and I just don't think the 80s musicians are dropping off at anywhere near same rate as those from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Thanks to everyone who chipped in, particularly @YoungWillz and @RoverAndOut.
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    Trump shows his evidence for vote rigging!
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    Has anyone mentioned Norman Lloyd or Beverly Cleary yet?
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    Deserves a thread or deserves death?
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    Lovely. She clearly makes people around her happy too.
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    Welcome to Derby, where you'll never leave... Somehow its December, which means it is now time to start drawing up your teams for the 26th edition of one of the oldest running deadpools in the world. That's right, the Derby Dead Pool, or DDP as its also known. As with 2020, the 2021 DDP will be co-hosted by the team of msc, @Grim Up North and @gcreptile. The emails are going out (apologies again for any gremlins), and so its only now to say the DDP is open for entries! RULES For the hard of reading, a reminder of the four rule changes 1. DONT PICK FFBI PEOPLE. Those who ignore this will be mocked mercilessly. 2. UNIQUE PICKS are now worth 4 points instead of the old 3, to reward those who score with knowledge or punts on notables everyone else ignores. 3. THEME TEAMS need to be a theme team ie they cant be "all men" or "all DDP survivors from last years top ten". Esoteric is OK, taking the piss is not. 4. QUALIFYING OBITS - All from 2020 plus Last Word, Daily Record, Scottish and Sunday papers, STV, UTV, Economist, UK Yahoo, Radio Times, Economist, City AM and The Independent. Otherwise, good luck one and all!
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    Servus, Grüezi und Hallo! Welcome everybody to a little German/Austrian/Swiss pendant to our very beloved bible „DeathList Top 50“ and to its equivalents of the French, the Canadian and the Australian/New Zeelandian DeathList, created by forum users. We, the German forum fellas frleon, gcreptile, Prophet, TomTomTelekom, WEP and Book, created a list of 50 German, Austrian or Swiss people (from the so-called D-A-CH-countries*) of who we think that 2021 could be their final year. *By the way, D-A-CH means D = Deutschland (Germany) A = Österreich (Austria) CH = Schweiz (Switzerland) „Dach“ is the German expression for „roof“. First we collected several names which came to our mind, also of people who were born in the German speaking countries or later became a citizen of that countries. Then everyone selected 50 names and put them in order 1 to 50. First place = 50 points, last place = 1 point. At the end I added up all the points and the result was the German DeathList, now called The D-A-CH-DeathList. I'm sure you'll find some surprise inclusions but also some “obvious misses!” Every obit in the German language is accepted, because dead means dead Maybe this thread could also be used for German deaths generally, like the ones for the Danes or the Slavs or the famous Belgians. So, to cut a long story short: In the next post are the 50 German, Austrian and Swiss people of our very first D-A-CH-List 2021! Thank you for your attention. Enjoy!
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    Well...yes. Mugabe was 95 when he died. Mission accomplished.
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    Our thoughts and prayers are with the virus at this difficult time.
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    You mean the bitter hate you demonstrate in your celebrating RBG’s death and using the junior school favourite term ‘loser’ to describe everyone who has a different viewpoint, the bigotry you demonstrated in your brushing off BLM simply as ‘leftist riots’ that need ‘crushing’, and the sexism you demonstrated in referring to Justice Ginsburg repeatedly as “old bat”. This place is not a political rally, you delusional, impertinent little cretin. Stop treating it as such.
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    Kenny and Arsewipe racing to hit post:
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