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    Bloody hell. Not only are we heading to that time of year again, but we are also on our 5th year of doing this list. Time really does fly by fast. Anyways, welcome again to the Crowdsource List, which our goal is to try to outdo our friends on the deathlist committee. A total of 14 hits as of now. Will 2020 do better than 2019? Time will tell. Anyways, let's go onto the rules... THE RULES Rules 1. Please send a list of celebrities you wish to vote for to Joey Russ, during the time period of 22nd November to the 31st December 2019. The list must have a minimum of 20 names on it, and a maximum of 50. Please send them by either PM or the Shadow List thread, not by email, semaphore, Morse code, Deathlist live chat, animated corpses, text messages, or any other means of communication you can think of. And you may only submit via 1 of those two methods above, NOT BOTH METHODS! 2. Your 1st choice will gain 50 points, 2nd 49, etc etc to 50th which will gain 1 point. 3. When the deadline passes, all of the points that an individual celebrity gain will be added together, and the top fifty celebrities with the most points overall will go on the Utterly Unofficial Forum List. 4. Feel free to add substitutes at the bottom of the list, which will only be counted if one of your fifty die before January 1st 2020. If for example your number one pick is such a smart one they die before January 1st, then I will give 50 points to your 2nd pick, and so on until 1 point is given to the first substitute. 5. Do try to make the picks as "Deathlisty" as possible. More Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and less Dewayne "Monsanto Man" Johnson, if you know what I mean. Someone likely to score an obit with one of the major English language news outlets. 6. The deadline for sending in entries is 31st December 2019 at 9 pm GMT. That's 4pm New York Time (31st December) and 8am (1st Jan) Melbourne time to help out non-Brits. This earlier dead line is so there's enough time to complete the list before the new year as well as enjoying some extra time off as well. 7. This is essentially a forum game without a winner. It does however put the long held notion by some that the combined minds of the forum know better than the Committee to the test. 8. Who picked whom will remain anonymous. Unless the person announces it of course. 9. The paranoid probably shouldn't send in their DDP unique hopefuls. Whilst I do not intend to steal them away, it would make no sense: if the person then showed up on the list, their chances of being unique would be very slim indeed! 10. To keep to the Deathlist spirit, only the top 25 ranked celebrites from the current list of Crowdsourced Deathlist 2019 survivors will be used: Kirk Douglas, Jean Louis-Trintignant, Vera Lynn, Nobby Stiles, Clive James, Olivia Newton-John, Olivia de Havilland, Prince Philip, Dilip Kumar, Bob Dole, Pope Benedict, Bob Barker, George Alagiah, Leslie Phillips, Jimmy Carter, Glynis Johns, Stirling Moss, Jill Gascoine, Sidney Poitier, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Mikhail Gorbachev, Violet Chamorro, Bill Turnbull, Terry Jones, Lee Kerslake, Loretta Lynn, John Hume, Roberta McCain, Gina Lollabrigida, Betty White, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Andretti, Rosalynn Carter, Pierre Cardin, Sheila Mercier, Beverly Cleary Some names there I don’t think anyone expected to be in contention for 2020, but there’s still time in 2019 yet. 10a) Our actual collated list will stick to the "25 from the previous year" rule. 10b) As a result, if our top fifty, after all votes have been counted, has more than twenty-five of the 2019 survivors (named for ease in Rule 10), then the lowest ranked excess survivors will be axed from the list in favour of The Fifty-First ranked celebrity and so on... 10c) Since we don't know if that'll be an issue until I actually do the counting, voters don't need to worry about limiting their personal lists to 25 survivors. It'd be nice if they did, but that's life. 11) Please pick living people. Folk do die before 1st January, but there were a few cases of people dead for a number of years chosen last time. Please do not pick animals, or ISIS prisoners, or kids, or any of the usual no go areas. Anyhow, enjoy. Or not.
  3. 6 points
    The backlash against Coronation Street's male rape storyline has led ITV bosses to consider whether it ought to drop the soap.
  4. 6 points
    Update time - only three hits, but Leah Bracknell and Marieke Vervoort are massive ones. Third hit was Scotty Bowers. Julie Gibson, sadly, does not seem to have received a QO for this pool. Plus, I forgot to give Grim Up North joker points for Fernando Ricksen - so he gets a big push here, that should have happened the last time: Rank Team name Points 1 Death Impends 1439 2 Clorox Bleachman 1425 3 Joey Russ 1277 4 Banana 1233 5 GCReptile 1229 6 Phantom of the Midway 1205 7 Cpt Chorizo 1152 8 Grim Up North 1147 9 Skinny Kiltrunner 1044 10 Devon Death Trip 990 11 drol 975 12 msc 925 13 Sir Creep 867 14 Book 771 15 John Key 665 16 The Unknown Man 640 17 The Quim Reaper 567 18 Prophet 566 19 YoungWillz 542 20 Grave Danger 532 21 Yorkshire Banker 450 22 The mad hatter 405 23 Fixed Business 401 24 theoldlady 386 25 The old crem 334 26 Deathray 314 27 Pedro 67 295 28 markb4 280 29 Gooseberry Crumble 279 30 Bibliogryphon 260 Some had both Leah and Marieke, some had only one, some had none. DI only had one, Clorox had both, and so the race is suddenly VERY close now. I was thinking about waiting some for John Andretti's expected demise, but both DI and Clorox have him. It does look like the race is now definitely down to those two.
  5. 6 points
    Okay now, hefty update ahead... Leah Bracknell never got her date of death sorted out, so as promised I'm treating her as the last September death. I will revise if we ever do get an exact date of death and it turns out to be earlier than any scoring September hits. She becomes the most popular hit of the year, and also carries a pantomime bonus for the 15 who went with her: Pedro, The Old Crem, and WidowsPeak get 45 + 18 = 63 points. The Unknown Man and theoldlady 40 + 16 = 56. John Key, The Mad Hatter, and the_engineer 35 + 14 = 49. FixedBusiness and Wormfarmer 30 + 12 = 42. markb4 25 + 10 = 35. Sean 20 + 8 = 28. and Exu and Prophet both get their first sub hit for 25 points, while Book lands his second sub for 50. Walter faltered... only RadGuy benefits from the death of Mr. Maude, Bill Macy. 30 base points but because he was unique and on Hollywood Squares, another 36 bonus points net him 66 total. Marieke Vervoort plummeted from 12 teams last year to just 1 this. John Key kept the faith, and is duly rewarded with 35 base points plus 28 bonus points for the combined unique and suicide bonuses, for 63 total. Geriatric German Gustav Gerneth got a Die Zeit obit, which counts for the purposes of this pool. time benefits with 45 base points and 18 bonus points for the uniqueness, giving him his second 63-point hit this year. And now for the latest scoreboard, with theoldlady positioning herself as the favorite with a little more than two months left... 1. theoldlady 363 2. John Key 277 3. RadGuy 264.5 4. msc 262 5. CaptainChorizo 240 6. drol 222.5 7. the_engineer 218.5 8. Lord Fellatio Nelson 217 9. Sir Creep 216 10. maryportfuncity 209 11. gcreptile 202 12. Wormfarmer 201 13. FixedBusiness 177 14. Book 169 15. markb4 161.05 16. Prophet 148.58 =17. Pedro67 147 =17. Sean 147 19. The Unknown Man 143 20. The Old Crem 138 21. Toast 137 22. Skinny kiltrunner 132 23. time 126 24. Clorox Bleachman 125 25. YorkshireBanker 118.12 26. The Mad Hatter 106 27. Exu 105 28. WidowsPeak 83 29. JoeMoneypenny 48 30. YoungWillz 45 31. nantonian2013 35 32. Torva Messor 12 =33. Bibliogryphon 0 =33. Death Impends 0 =33. Deathray 0 =33. DevonDeathTrip 0 =33. Joey Russ 0
  6. 6 points
    Jimmy Carter is someone who is going to be in good spirits even on his deathbed.
  7. 5 points
    Wait a second, it's that time of year already? Man, time does fly by fast. So here we are, another year of the annual Advent Avalanche, with the following objective and rules: 25 entrants (24 quickest off the mark plus your host Joey Russ). Competition opens on 1 December with the aim of getting a winner by Christmas Day. And those Rules in Full: 1 - The object of the AVALDP is to WIN. 2 - To enter the AVALDP a contestant must have: A candidate not selected by another other entrant. A candidate in this context means a living person aged 18 or over not being executed within that month who remains alive at midnight on November 30th and is considered likely to cease living soon after and also be capable of gaining a qualifying obit see rule 9 below upon death. 3 - Entries open at 7:00am EST (that's 12:00 PM GMT for the brits) on 30th November and close at midnight (GMT) on 30 November. Entry can only be made by posting the name of a candidate on the AVALDP thread on the Deathlist. 4 The competition is deemed to be open at 00-01 GMT hrs on 1 December 2019. 5 Competition ceases on the death of the first nominated pick on the list of candidates and the winner is the dead pooler who has selected said candidate. 6 Entry is limited to 25 players (24 who are obliged to post entries on the AvalancheDP thread and Joey Russ, who reserves a right of entry as the master of ceremonies for this endeavor). Presumably the artistic intent is obvious but in case you missed it the idea is to get 25 players to compete for a death within 25 days thereby giving us a victory by Christmas Day at the latest. If you're snoozin you're losing. 6a Because he has forced his own entry Joey Russ guarantees to respect the first 24 qualifying picks and only enter a candidate unselected by the others. Thereby ensuring the really hot selections go to others. 7 - In the event that two players select the same candidate the allocation of the pick will go to the player who first posted an entry for that candidate even if the entry times are within the same minute. 8 In the event that two players tie for victory on the basis of picks expiring on the same day all efforts will be made to ascertain a winner on the basis of the actual time of death. For these purposes local time of death will be translated to GMT if required. 9 - An "obit" in the context of the AVALDP is any news report in English from a reliable source. Such sources include - but are not limited to - UK national press, UK national broadcast organizations, foreign press and broadcast organizations with an English language thread to their communication, trade press in English, local news organizations reporting in English and coverage in specialist online sites, such as those monitoring the well-being of super-centenarians. Where dispute arises over the qualifying nature of a news source for obit purposes Joey Russ's decision is final. But he wants fast and furious competition and is generally very amenable to low hanging dead pool fruit of all varieties. 10 The Raymond Hewlett Memorial Award applies to the AVALDP. In honor of everybody's favourite Maddie-implicated paedo scum a candidate widely believed to be alive when the winner is declared and subsequently proven to have died previously will be awarded victory in the event that a AVALDP qualifying obit subsequently appears for said candidate. In the event that a AVALDP qualifying obit for the candidate is subsequently proven to have existed prior to commencement of the AVALDP all points will be voided. RHME points are only available during competition and in the event that a winner has been declared before discovery of a qualifying RHME candidate no revision of the final result will occur. Similarly, if some lucky candidate is awarded RHME victory and this victory once declared is proven to be spurious by late discovery of a qualifying obit; the lucky winner will be allowed to keep his/her lucky win. 10a To ensure smooth operation of rule 10 the period for discovery of result altering obits is deemed to be 48 hours plus the remainder of the calendar day in which victory is first claimed. In other words two days and a part of another day. 11 - If an obited death occurs during play of the AVALDP and is missed despite Joey Russ's best efforts to stay in touch and/or the spirited efforts of AVALDP participants and said death is missed in totting up points, after which a winner is declared, then this death will not count for competition purposes. The same is true in the case of a known death gathering a late obit and therefore allowing some other competitor to be declared a winner. All disputes relating to rule 11 will be resolved by the astute judgement of Joey Russ and there is no appeals procedure (though all sides of opinion are warmly invited to liven up the AVALDP thread by venting their fury). 12 - In the event that Deathlist editing options or other online trickery is discovered to have been employed in the editing of entries, those duly fingered for such cheating will be removed from the AVALDP and banned for life from subsequent entry into AVALDPs. 13 In the unlikely event that a pick selected on 30 November fails to mark the start line the entrant selecting said pick will still be deemed to have entered the competition and will have until midnight 1 December to select a new pick (unselected by other entrants). Should the entrant fail to do so no other entrant will be allowed in as a replacement. AND FINALLY... On completion of AVALDP activities the thread will get lively for a short while as losing contestants and spectators offer well-deserved congratulations to the skillful and highly talented new champion, after which time it is expected that the cooling corpse of the thread will be allowed to gently sink into oblivion. Now you know the rules, here is the list of competitors and their choice of candidates: Let's look at the past and current winners of this dead pool now 2016  Death Impends  2017 Sean 2018 Banana Good luck everyone.
  8. 5 points
    Happy 92nd Birthday, Dame Cleo Laine! I couldn't find any specific news about her...
  9. 5 points
    My view is to reinstate all of them, although I accept I may be in a minority on that one. The barring of these sources was done with the best of intentions, but I do think it has resulted in the odd quirky, stylish or interesting person missing out on points. Variety is the spice of life (and death?) and while we can eternally debate the notion of 'celebrity', I can't say I'm a huge fan of the drift towards the Drop 40 mentality of deciding to pick someone because you think everyone else will as well. IMO this significantly impacts on the chances of those who don't want to follow the herd and that seems wrong to me. I would add that none of the above should be seen as a criticism of @themaninblack, who had the impossible task of trying to please everybody and didn't always get the appreciation he deserved. In fact I would go as far to say that, at times, he got a rough deal on here both as a poster and as a deadpool organiser. As a mod, there were a couple of occasions where I now regret not intervening to support him and his continued absence from these forums bothers me. TMIB was one of us, going right back to the early days, ultimately sacrificing huge amounts of his time to keep the rest of us entertained. I miss him and I want him to come back. Hopefully he will reappear some day.
  10. 5 points
    Ivan Milat is dead: https://www.news.com.au/national/australias-worst-serial-killer-ivan-milat-has-died-aged-74/news-story/c0ec9be649b146fc3919ce05387b475d
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    If only that were true of Rosie O’Donnell
  13. 5 points
    Maybe wait until he has lasted 9 years and 11 months.
  14. 4 points
    Have a very happy Julie Gibson QO: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/11/01/julie-gibson-actress-singer-foil-three-stooges-played-helen/
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    I have read it. If we don't take unproperly sourced and non peer-reviewed evidence in other matters, we shouldn't just because it produces an exciting story. The evidence for the switch is circumstantial at best, and relies on the fact that a French socialite swapped places with her 30 years younger daughter, and everyone who knew her kept quiet. All those hundreds of peoples. For 80 years. I don't want to revert to stereotypes but mind yer Chamberlain: "the French can't keep a government for six months, nor a secret for six hours..." Never mind all the recorded and secondary evidence (the most any super centenarian ever had, because as the Usain Bolt of supercentenarians folk kept looking for that smoking gun in her life that even this research can't find) that supports Calment's age. The idea that dozens of people could keep a secret based around financial reward that long breaks suspension of disbelief given every year case like that ever.
  16. 4 points
    The same wombats appear to be in charge of Tory campaign as last time. 'Britain deserves better....' Err, yes it does? You've been in power for 9 years! What an open goal for the opposition parties that is!
  17. 4 points
    A Green/Lib Dem pact? How does that go? "Ok, we wont stand in Brighton Pavillion and in return, you don't stand anywhere else..."
  18. 4 points
    Well... as that was wrong too (the landslide bit, obvious I didn't foresee Zombie May)... I can't see beyond a Tory landslide. Boris Johnson is 100% going to win a huge majority in any upcoming election...
  19. 4 points
    Not officially but locally I have heard that it was. Man stuck up chimney in October - Christmas gets earlier every year!
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    Or we could use it to document and keep tabs on those who ACTUALLY have ALS.
  22. 4 points
    Huuuge bomb went off with Marieke Vervoort. 36 teams didn't waffle on picking the Belgian, and many of their hopes are now euthanized. One Vervoort picker who hasn't lost hope yet is drol, who picked her low enough to hang on to his lead... 1. drol 10 2. BuffaloPhil 16 3. GraveDanger 18 4. The Quim Reaper 26 5. QTips 28 6. Spade_Cooley 29 7. gcreptile 34 =8. Dr_T 35 =8. Great Uncle Bulgaria 35 =8. Torva Messor 35 11. Bibliogryphon 38 =12. An Fear Beag 39 =12. Book 39 =12. machotrouts 39 =12. The Mad Hatter 39 =16. Death Impends 40 =16. manuel 40 =16. paddyfool 40 19. En Passant 42 =20. FixedBusiness 43 =20. Phantom of the Midway 43 22. Pedro67 44 23. The Old Crem 48 =24. Sir Creep 51 =24. theoldlady 51 26. Joey Russ 52 27. CaptainChorizo 53 28. Banana 54 29. Newjack 55 =30. deadsox 56 =30. JoeMoneypenny 56 =30. markb4 56 =30. Mercarte 56 34. Skinny kiltrunner 57 35. Neobrakeon 59 36. Clorox Bleachman 61 37. YoungWillz 62 =38. Master Tech 63 =38. Wormfarmer 63 40. Philip 65 41. Toast 67 42. The Unknown Man 69 43. Grim Up North 71 44. Bentrovato 81 45. charon 84 46. nantonian2013 93 47. Team Wean 141 48. msc 184
  23. 4 points
    That's what he probably thought, but it was actually two steps down .....
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    4TH UPDATE May hits Tim Conway Sprent Dabwido Tommy Donbavand Bob Hawke Roz Petterson Im Pei Jean Vanier Herman Wouk June Hits Ellen "Dolly" Gibb Franco Zefirelli Mark Waraka Helen Legh Beth Chapman Maria Giuseppi Robucci July Hits Christopher Booker Johnny Clegg Sutopo Purow Nugroho Joe Kadange John McCirrick August Hits Harley Race Alf Smith Kathleen Blanco Fred Rister Sheila Steafal Valerie Harper Septembers Hits Beloved Poster Mugabe Chris Duncan Fernando Ricksen Jose Jose Leah Bracknell?(100% certain of her passing within the calender of this game, but the exact day and month tbd though it appears most likely her passing was at some point in the previous month) In this update Sheila Steafal-Bibliogryphon Valerie Harper-TheUnknownMan,YoungWilz Robert Mugabe-Bou1,theoldlady,TorvaMessor Jose Jose-theoldlady Chris Duncan-GrimUpNorth,JoeyRuss,Msc,TorvaMessor,WormFarmer Fernando Ricksen -Banana, Book, CaptainChorizo, CloroxBleachman, DeathImpends, drol, FixedBusiness, GrimUpNorth, JiroemonKimura,markb4,RadGuy,theoldlady,TheQuimReaper,TheUnknownMan,TorvaMessor,WormFarmer,YoungWilz Jacques Chirac-GooseberryCrumble Leah Bracknell - Banana, CaptainChorizo, CloroxBleachman, DeathImpends, FixedBusiness, GrimUpNorth, JiroemonKimura, JoeyRuss,markb4,RadGuy,TheOldCrem,TheQuimReaper,TheUnknownMan,TorvaMessor,WormFarmer,YoungWilz Didn't include Julie Gibson in this update as only Obit I have seen from a Major Publication so far is The HollywoodReporter. Those who remained patient with perenial Deadpool favorite Bracknell were rewarded,including our new Leader Torva who netted 4 hits in this update. One of the largest point Bonanza updates so movement occured in all parts of the Scoreboard. Anyway if I missed any names or made point errors in this update let me know. 4th Scoreboard 1st place TorvaMessor-2360 2nd place TheOldLady-2200 3rd place GunUpNorth-2050 4th place DeathImpends-2040 5th place Wormfarmer-1980 6th place TheQuimReaper-1890 7th place CloroxBleachman-1876 8th place CaptainChorizo-1835 9th place Book-1780 10th place Banana-1745 11th place FixedBusiness-1655 12th place JoeyRuss-1556 13th place RadGuy-1536 14th place YoungWilz-1455 15th place TheOldCrem-1350 16th place Msc-1320 17th TheUnknownMan--1275 18th place Gcreptile-1255 19th place Drol-1155 20th place Jiroemon Kimura-1,111 21st place Markb4-845 22nd place Bibliogryphon-830 23rd place ebless-770 24th place GreatUncleBulgaria-750 25th place Bou1-660 26th GooseberryCrumble-470
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