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  1. 10 points
    Right, OK, so I think we should all thank @Spade_Cooley for taking on the DDP for 2018 and 2019, and forgoing the temptation to murder the rest of us (in game) to keep the game running. He will be returning as a player in 2020, so beware the rest of you. But the game must go on, and if TMIB's nervous breakdowns told us anything, its that the role of DDP showrunner, in these days of 500 teams, has become far too big for one man. So, Official Announcement Time: Spade's spot as DDP host will be replaced in 2020 by... The DDP Rolling Committee. We hope to have 2 or 3 people involved with the data entry bit of the game. (There is 1 other person currently dwelling on this bit, but imo the more the merrier.) This involves the use of Excel, something beyond me. Incidentally, if you CAN use Excel, and are able to help out the DDP in December and January, please PM Spade Cooley and he will add you to the general discussion. There will also be 1 or 2 folk involved in the Web Site side of things, writing up obits, dealing with emails, complaints from this forum, and so on. Hi. Unsure at this point in time if that will be a two person team, or 1 person and guest obits from players. More on this later. It will be a Rolling Committee, in that people will come and go, and the game will keep running regardless. If lots of people take 1-2 year runs in the various jobs, the game will last a lot longer than hoping 1 person doing everything doesn't crack. While I shall be writing obits and dealing with complaints (the fun bit!), I see my role as more caretaker as the DDP shifts into Committee mode. As such, I will adhere to Spade's precedent and term limit my involvement to 2 years. [By the end of those 2 years, changing the individual roles should be considerably easier than it has been.] The rules in 2020 will almost certainly remain as they are. Pan Breed shall remain in the 2020 DDP for reasons of keeping the continuous entries in a row intact, though it wont be contending for a spot near the top 50. Finally a time to pick Robert Mugabe and co... Rest of the team involved will be announced ASAP. And yes, @YoungWillz, I have noted that this is us entering the Colin Baker Era of DDP showrunners! Right, I think that's everything that needs to be known at this point in time. Although again, Excel users, to the Spade PM so we can actually *have* a DDP in 2020, so that we don't overdo the Colin analogy...
  2. 9 points
    LG reporting in! I had seen photos of him recently at local public events where he looked gaunt but as the throat cancer diagnosis was 10 years ago I thought perhaps he was going to weather the storm. Only 5 days ago Floors Castle had their massed Pipes and Drums day, as anyone who has read my posts knows I live beside the Duke's estate and get to see the pomp and ceremony stuff that goes on, only last weekend we had The Carriage Club of Great Britain drive by in their full regalia pretending to be Lords and Ladies as they drove along the streets of Kelso, they slightly gave away the fact they are not actually posh by the fact they had their smartphones out filming their approach to the 'Golden Gates'of Floors while dressed as nobility. The castle and its grounds are closed now until further notice but hopefully they will get their act together and reopen for the Food Festival scheduled to be held there in 2 weeks time as I have tickets for that and the food and gin samples are pretty much top of my priorities in my middle age, stuff mourning a member of the aristocracy. LG
  3. 8 points
  4. 8 points
    'One is 93 for fuck's sake - one doesn't need this shit'.
  5. 8 points
    As you were the last one to post, consider yourself ba............. Oh, wait.
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  7. 7 points
    So, two things: 1. Hopefully I will finally get a laptop soon so I can catch up on the 4 deaths (possibly more between now and when I actually get a laptop). I know I haven’t been able to write obits for months, but even without the laptop issue I’ve been pretty busy recently IRL that prevented me from writing obits anyways. However... 2. I can confirm that I do plan on hosting this for another year. Honestly, writing is one of my passions in life, and I really liked writing about all the fascinating lives that I’ve read about, so giving this up after a year doesn’t feel right to me. Plus, I shouldn’t be as busy in the coming months, so hopefully next year’s nomination process will go smoothly again. Anyways, hopefully the obits are up really soon!
  8. 7 points
    DL Con #7846b CarolAnn and Sir Creep
  9. 6 points
    I've checked it out, and it's just a cacophony of irritating noises.
  10. 6 points
    That should answer a few questions about why she was known and respected by so many.
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  13. 6 points
    Not sure if this has been posted before How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces? These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place. ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?' ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? WITNESS: My name is Susan! _______________________________ ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active? WITNESS: No, I just lie there. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth? WITNESS: July 18th. ATTORNEY: What year? WITNESS: Every year. _____________________________________ ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you? WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which. ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you? WITNESS: Forty-five years. _________________________________ ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory? WITNESS: I forget.. ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot? ___________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning? WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam? ____________________________________ ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he? WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ. ___________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken? WITNESS: Are you shitting me? _________________________________________ ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time? WITNESS: Getting laid ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: She had three children , right? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: How many were boys? WITNESS: None. ATTORNEY: Were there any girls? WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney? ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated? WITNESS: By death.. ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated? WITNESS: Take a guess. ___________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual? WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female? WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male. _____________________________________ ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work. ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people? WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight. _________________________________________ ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to? WITNESS: Oral... _________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time? WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question? ______________________________________ And last: ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing? WITNESS: No.. ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor? WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law. ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.:)#
  14. 5 points
    West Texas desert backyard critter a couple days ago. Wee one.
  15. 5 points
    Though Valerie harped on far longer than anyone would've initially expected, the end of the Rhoda has finally been reached. Her morgue-in' means a stern penalty for 32 teams, and leaves drol as the only team on single digit points. 1. drol 1 2. Mercarte 12 =3. BuffaloPhil 15 =3. CaptainChorizo 15 =3. machotrouts 15 6. Bibliogryphon 16 7. QTips 17 =8. FixedBusiness 18 =8. GraveDanger 18 =10. Clorox Bleachman 19 =10. The Quim Reaper 19 12. Phantom of the Midway 20 13. manuel 22 14. gcreptile 24 =15. An Fear Beag 25 =15. Pedro67 25 =15. The Old Crem 25 =18. Great Uncle Bulgaria 26 =18. paddyfool 26 =18. Spade_Cooley 26 =21. Death Impends 27 =21. Skinny kiltrunner 27 =21. Torva Messor 27 24. Sir Creep 30 =25. Joey Russ 32 =25. YoungWillz 32 27. Newjack 33 =28. Book 34 =28. markb4 34 =30. deadsox 35 =30. Dr_T 35 =32. charon 36 =32. En Passant 36 34. Toast 38 35. The Mad Hatter 39 36. Banana 40 37. Wormfarmer 42 38. JoeMoneypenny 43 39. The Unknown Man 45 =40. Grim Up North 46 =40. theoldlady 46 42. Master Tech 47 43. Philip 55 44. Neobrakeon 59 45. Bentrovato 73 46. nantonian2013 82 47. Team Wean 103 48. msc 138
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  17. 5 points
    Bob: Hey Dave, ya know the fat dude in all those old movies? Dave: John Candy? Bob: Nah man, I mean the masturbating one, Ernest Borgnine. Dave: Ok, what about him? Bob: Nuthin', just thought of him all of a sudden. Wonder what he's up to? Dave: Isn't he like old and stuff? Bob: Yah, bet he'd be worth a ton of points in deadpools. Dave: I could use some extra cash. Let's enter an online deadpool or whatever. Bob: Good thinking....Hey, googling deadpools and the fat dude's name gave me this site with a funny skull. Dave: Cool. Bob: ......Ah crap, they say he's dead and shit. Fucking hell. Quick, think of someone else. Dave: Uhh, the dude who made those Ford cars, Henry I think, has a super old wife. Betty or something. Bob: Brilliant!
  18. 5 points
    Certified bad bitch Betty White appears in an promo for the kick-off of the 100th NFL season on September 5th. Still looking good. And as always, Bear doooown Chicago Beaaaars.
  19. 5 points
  20. 5 points
    Until you actually know who and what the fuck you are talking about to add sarcasm to your post, shut the fuck up and let the grown ups pay homage to a fabulous character actress who had an extensive career on TV and the stage. OK?
  21. 5 points
    Okay, no one raised any objections to any bonuses in the week since. I did a recheck over all the teams to make sure I didn't make any scoring errors and it turned out I did make a couple: For CaptainChorizo I did not adjust the scores of his survivors after Paul Alcock's death. This gives him 10 extra points (5 from Mary Carlisle and 5 from John McCain). For RadGuy I did not adjust the scores of his survivors after Charlotte Rae's death. This gives him 5 extra points from John McCain. These slight adjustments did not effect the dual 12th place positioning of gcreptile and Wormfarmer and I stay true to my word and treat them as the 13th placed teams. Each of them get 50 as a bonus. As for the most interesting team award, far from the first time DDT was chosen for this prize but his eclectic crew of religious figures stand out once more as the most fascinating squad. 30 extra points to him. And so here is the absolute final scoreboard for the 2018 HPDP, many congratulations to Dead Cow on his runaway win: 1. The Dead Cow 425 2. RadGuy 272.3 3. CaptainChorizo 269 4. Uschi 245 5. deadsox 225 6. time 198.5 7. Death Impends 197.1 =8. gcreptile 197 =8. Wormfarmer 197 10. FixedBusiness 185 11. msc 181 12. Sean 172.4 13. Toast 154 14. Book 145 15. maryportfuncity 136 =16. Pedro67 135 =16. The Unknown Man 135 18. Lord Fellatio Nelson 134 19. Prophet 131.1 20. Sir Creep 112 21. drol 110.1 22. DevonDeathTrip 108.3 23. the_engineer 105 24. Exu 95 25. Rotten Ali 87 26. John Key 70 27. Deathray 45 =28. Bibliogryphon 25 =28. YoungWillz 25 30. Joey Russ 0
  22. 5 points
    I remember his dad Einstein from the 80s:
  23. 5 points
    And the Day 2 table and overall standings: Match Day 2 - Wednesday 21st August 2019 - 7 games (Maximum Points: 21) En Passant 6 points (4 - 1) Wee Jum 5 points (3 - 1) Grim Up North 5 points (3 - 1) msc 5 points (5 - 0) Great Uncle Bulgaria 3 points (3 - 0) Bibliogryphon 4 points (4 - 0) Paul Bearer 4 points (4 - 0) RedRumours 3 points (3 - 0) Deathray 2 points (2 - 0) Standings After: Match Day 2 - 12 games (Maximum Points: 36) (Player, Points, Correct Winners, Correct Scores) 1 ) Wee Jum 12 points (6 - 3) 2 ) Paul Bearer 8 points (8 - 0) = 3 ) Great Uncle Bulgaria 6 points (4 - 1) = 3 ) En Passant 6 points (4 - 1) = 3 ) Grim Up North 6 point (4 - 1) = 6 ) Redrumours 6 points (6 - 0) = 6 ) Bibliogryphon 6 points (6 - 0) 8 ) msc 5 points (5 - 0) 9 ) Deathray 2 points (2 - 0) *Tie-Breaks settled by most points from fewest games placing higher.
  24. 5 points
    Did you miss the bits where we said we knew some of the other names only because they had been mentioned here? And no, I don't want to spend my time researching obscure people that nobody down the pub has heard of. I only pick people who are genuinely notable or interesting by my own standards. That's what dead pools used to be about.
  25. 5 points
    Well, I never thought I would ever win this competition and I certainly wouldn't have if not for the massive favour provided by Vanessa Marquez and the South Pasadena police. So, cheers Nessa, this one's for you.
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