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  1. 19 points
    I've usually done this by now, but first thoughts: Kirk Douglas - Boring top pick. May or may not die. Herman Wouk - Somehow still alive. Olivia de Havilland - Healthiest centenarian the list has ever seen? Prince Philip - On the downward slope, but slowly imo. Leah Bracknell - Terminal lung cancer is terminal lung cancer, I think she'll be gone this year. Vera Lynn - Quieter than she used to be, could be one of the obligatory "random old folk on the list for year who die". Robert Mugabe - Hospital for several months last year, time is nearly up. Jimmy Carter - Should beat Bush's record, but reaching the Expiry Date for former Presidents and cancer survivor. Doris Day - She got hit by a train over 80 years ago, and still breathes. Will take a lot to take down Doris Pierre Cardin - Just really old? Bob Dole - Looked like fucking shite at Bush's funeral, has to be a good bet for 2019. Henry Kissinger - 96 must be close to 200 for his weight. Didn't similar heavy built Al Molinaro go at 96? Hmm. Jerry Stiller - No idea about his health. Interesting newcomer. Javier Perez de Cuellar - Zzzzzzzz. Death hoax in late 2018, maybe he's doing a Bill Pertwee. Bob Barker - Lots of hooha about him on here end of last year. Think hes on mend though. Murray Walker - Old, still chats apparently, smashed cancer to bits in his 90s - surely a few laps left in his tank. Akihito - Frail for years, surprisingly still around. Betty White - Looked frailer last year but not to the point I'd get worried. Gordon Banks - DL Cmme loves old footballers, clearly. Has Banks been quieter than usual of late or did I tune out all the Engerlund stuff last summer? Hosni Mubarak - Not convinced he's close to the end. June Brown - Clearly going downhill on Eastenders. Not got too long left. Stirling Moss - Shocked he made it this far. OoO says wont see 90, I believe him. Bob Hawke - Says he wont see May, hospital in and out in 2018, and his wife was crying talking on TV about his health few days ago. Think his goose is cooked. Alan Greenspan - Really old, and random death hoax last year. Jacques Chirac - Increasingly frail, likely a top pick. Dick van Dyke - Super healthy? Trying to do a repeat Aznavour imo. Nobby Stiles - Great pick. Barbara Walters - Quiet and demented, sleeper smart pick. Honor Blackman - Very old. Guessing Cmme has Avengers fans. Harry Belafonte - Good pick, A lister looking old. Desmond Tutu - In and out of hospital, in and out of the list d'Estaing - Just old Ed Asner - This years surprise comeback. Vanessa Redgrave - COPD so time limited but looked OK in recent public. Jimmy Greaves - Looks like shit, cant have long left. Sidney Poitier - About time this frail permanent A lister got on the list. Valerie Harper - Quiet dying? Quiet putting feet up and chilling? Who knows. Cleo Laine - Dunno much about this pick. Loretta Lynn - In lot of ill health, likely a big pick in 2019. Gorbachev - Finally! Frail, increasingly poorly, might be here in nick of time. Tony Britton - Really old actor. Thought his window of opportunity had long passed! John McCririck - Looks fucked tbh Clive James - Looked fucked tbh. Didn't I say that in every year since 2011? Prunella Scales - Rallied enough to do another TV series. Gone mentally, OK physically, could go downhill rapidly within 12 months though. Think Timothy might got within 6 months of her tbh. Little Richard - frail A-lister with health issues, good pick. Larry King - Just old? Tina Turner - Seems to be on the mend from rotten health. Shane McGowan - Fuck yer Gazza and Mark E Smiths, this is the one that'll gut me if he goes. Getting married suddenly end of 2018 after 30-40 years cohabiting is a huge warning bell. Ginger Baker - How is he still alive? COPD, for yonks. Johnny Clegg - He got pancreatic cancer in 2015, got remission, it came back, so he got the full Whipple Surgery in 2017, only for his pancreatic cancer to come back when he no longer had most of his pancreas etc and spread to his lungs. You don't need me or A Google Dr to tell you he is fucked. So saying that, and adding 2 to the score for the inevitable long time oldies who just don't wake up one morning, I think a reasonable target for this list is 16. In fact, IF enough of the long termers go in 2019, the record might be under threat. There's enough ill, frail and generally ancient picks to go around.
  2. 17 points
    Who said we were all sickos? P-o-t-M has claimed the prize and requested a donation to a highly deserving charitable cause - Unicef appeal for the children of the Yemen. £12-00 added to this fund: https://www.unicef.org.uk/
  3. 17 points
    OK.... so theme team descriptions are in, the celebs are all in alphabetical order, the two dead guys I've spotted so far have been removed, there's no longer two listings for Sikrit, Queen Mother of Thailand, front page is up to date... I'm gonna declare the 2019 DDP officially open. I put about £150 of my own money into getting the site transferred to a new host, sorting out a logo, buying a Wordpress design and hiring an IT guy from Pakistan to sort out the VBscript issues that were stopping the site for the past week. I was happy to give back to the DDP community, but if any of you want to buy me a virtual coffee you can do so here: https://ko-fi.com/spadecooley
  4. 16 points
    DL Mini-Con #251 CarolAnn & Sir Creep
  5. 15 points
    INVERSE DEAD POOL 2019 As always, with the new year comes another opportunity for you all to reckon which DDP darlings have another 365 days left in their tanks. Though the 2018 Inverse Dead Pool had less deaths among its selectables than 2017 (15 compared to 20), there were still three massive scoreboard-scrambling landmines among them in Stephen Hawking, Aretha Franklin, and Stan Lee. By the year's end, machotrouts emerged the least scathed with 17 points. Rules From the list of the 50 most popular DDP picks of 2019, pick a team of 25 names who you think will survive the year. Rank your list in order of least likely to die to least least 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. NEW: 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 2018 - machotrouts 2017 - drol 2016 - Pedro67 2015 - Death Impends 2014 - Bibliogryphon 2013 - N/A 2012 - Esturian Float 2011 - Garn2 Top 50 George Alagiah John Andretti Bob Barker Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Kathleen Blanco Leah Bracknell June Brown Jimmy Carter Beth Chapman Johnny Clegg Billy Connolly Tim Conway Doris Day Olivia de Havilland Bob Dole Kirk Douglas Queen Elizabeth II Andrew Fairlie Pete Frates Paul Gascoigne Jill Gascoine Greg Gilbert Ruth Bader Ginsburg Jimmy Greaves Valerie Harper Bob Hawke Clive James Terry Jones Lee Kerslake Henry Kissinger Vera Lynn John McCririck Andrew McGahan Stirling Moss Robert Mugabe Olivia Newton-John Linda Nolan Prince Philip Leslie Phillips Fernando Ricksen Michael Robinson Prunella Scales Nobby Stiles Jean-Louis Trintignant Donald Trump Bill Turnbull Dick Van Dyke Marieke Vervoort Betty White Herman Wouk #51 Angela Lansbury
  6. 15 points
    Jimmy Carter has now become the oldest ever living former U.S. President, surpassing George H.W. Bush. https://www.ajc.com/news/jimmy-carter-gets-new-title-oldest-living-former-president/68TFzP9SMDjrVuqcUt3PkK/
  7. 15 points
  8. 14 points
    Was it really necessary to quote the whole of Clorox's marathon picture post?
  9. 13 points
    Ah, April. As the weather gets warmer, the DDP hits get fewer. But - not to fret - as the Windy City Deadpool is here to save us all from a summer of deadpooling boredom! Basics: Pick a team of 21 people. The higher their rank, the more points they get when they die and obit. Submit it to me via PM or on this thread, by the end of April. Scoring System: 1st pick: 500 points 2nd pick: 450 points 3rd pick: 400 points 4th pick: 350 points 5th pick: 300 points 6th pick: 275 points 7th pick: 250 points 8th pick: 225 points 9th pick: 200 points 10th pick: 180 points 11th pick: 160 points 12th pick: 140 points 13th pick: 120 points 14th pick: 100 points 15th pick: 85 points 16th pick: 70 points 17th pick: 55 points 18th pick: 50 points 19th pick: 45 points 20th pick: 40 points 21st pick: 21 points As you can see the margin slowly decreases from 50 to 25 to 20 to 15 to 5 until the 21st pick. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by whoever has the most unique hits. Bonus Points The Good Die Young Bonus-The Youngest Celeb Picked who dies is a 100 Point Bonus Lucky 7 Bonus- 77 Points Bonus for anyone who dies in the last 7 days of the game April 24-30 Luck Of The Irish Bonus-Anyone who dies March 17 is worth a bonus 50 points Día de Muertos aka Day Of The Dead Bonus-Anyone who dies btwn Oct 31 and Nov 2 is worth 31 points Belsnickel Bonus-Anyone who dies on Dec 25th/Christmas Day get's a 25 point bonus Festivus Miracle-Anyone who dies on Dec 23 get's a 23 point bonus You're Tearing Me Apart Bonus-Anyone who dies on Dec 8 the birthday of "Juliette Danielle" aka Lisa from The Room,get's an 8 point bonus Auld Lang Syne -Anyone who dies on New Year's day get's a whopping 1 point bonus Acceptable Obits: Anything accepted by the Derby Dead Pool, plus The Independent. Plus the following national American news sources: - New York Times - LA Times - CBS News - Fox News -TMZ -MSN Plus the following International news sources: http://www.cbc.ca/ https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ http://www.heraldscotland.com/ https://www.univision.com/ * Cancer Mum's/Athlete's Wives(IE Tiffany Youngs) and other Famous For Being Ill Types will not be accepted even if they get a qualifying Obit *Some name's may appear like a gray area(ie Roz Patterson).Notable in her Native Country as a reporter and would easily get a QO with a plane crash or auto accident type death.However if none of her QO obits mention her journalistic career and is just an angle about her being a Cancer Mum then no points will be awarded. Duration: The competition lasts from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. Get your team in before Big Ben welcomes the month of May.
  10. 13 points
  11. 13 points
    Round 1 (ties to be played in the month of February) 1. JoeMoneyPenny Vs. Pedro 2. Nantonian 2013 Vs. Maryportfuncity 3. Gooseberry Crumble Vs. John Key 4. Spade Cooley Vs. Squonk 5. Dr T Vs. Markb4 6. Banana Vs. Great Uncle Bulgaria 7. Yorkshire Banker Vs. Skinny Kiltrunner 8. Alt Obits Guy Vs. Time 9. Clorox Vs. Fixed Business 10. The Mad Hatter Vs. Exu 11. Master Tech Vs. Bibliogryphon 12. The Unknown Man Vs. Boudicca 13. Torva Messor Vs. The Old Crem 14. The Quim Reaper Vs. BuffaloPhil 15. Wormfarmer Vs. The Old Lady Teams may now be submitted for these matches. Closing deadline for that is midnight on the 31st, as usual.
  12. 13 points
    - Can you believe we will all be alive 40 years from now Mr. President? - LOL get out of here with your dumb shit Kirk.
  13. 12 points
    Quit posting here there's absolutely nothing to see here till 2020. I'm upping the ante. I'll ship TEN pounds of coffee to each and every one of you who 'like' this post if she passes in 2019. And a bottle opener of my choosing. And 1 actual lead icicle like they used to use on a 1950s Christmas tree. C'mon now that's a pretty good haul. SC
  14. 12 points
  15. 12 points
    At least one House of Windsor had a fatality this week. Wrong. Fucking. One.
  16. 12 points
    ^^^was waiting to see how long until someone caught that. So all that's left to do is change 84 celebrities' ID codes so they stop appearing out of alphabetical order, and readd team descriptions. And quintuple-check for 2018 deaths that have slipped through. This is the home straight.
  17. 11 points
    OK, so I've been brainstorming this as it did not make sense. Checking stuff with a friendly Admin who was as stumped. But through a series of experiments with Reptile, we have come to the bottom of the problem. On DL forum, and I have never seen this on any other forum... If you delete a PM to make space, then no reply to that PM will come to you. So what I imagine has happened is Dr T sent his team into this original invitation PM, but as there is a 50 PM inbox limit for non-Admins, and there's a fuck lot of you sending in stuff, I basically record info and delete the original to free up space. Having never assumed that would block PMs, because who would? So, two things. First, please welcome the reinstatement of @Dr_T, victim of a forum bug. Second, if you send in a team from now on please make it a new PM and not a reply to anything. Thanks.
  18. 11 points
    Masterlist Round One (Its Alphabetical except for the bits that aren't) * denotes Joker 1. George Alagiah – TUM, Wormfarmer 2. Alauddin Ali - Spade 3. Soeur Andre - Clorox 4. John Andretti – Mad Hatter 5. Le Duc Anh – Squonk, old lady, GUB, Phil, JMP 6. Paddy Basset – Banker 7. Barbara Barrie - Banker 8. Bob Barker – Wormfarmer, Time*, Tech 9. Susan Bayh - Skinny 10. Benedict XVI – Squonk, Crumble 11. Kathleen Blanco – TQR, Torva, Squonk, Wormfarmer, Skinny, maryport, FB, Mad Hatter, Bou, Pedro*, Key 12. Wolfgang Bosbach – Nantonian 13. Michael Bowie – JMP 14. Micah Bowie - Banana 14. Kate Bowler – GUB 15. Anne Boyle – Spade, Banana 16. Leah Bracknell – Mark, Biblio, TUM, Crumble, FB, Key*, Tech 17. David Butler – Nantonian* 18. Anne Buydens – Phil, Crem, Key 19. Paul Cain - Spade 20. Eric Caldow - Banker 21. Earl Cameron – Crumble, Phil 22. Edmund Capon – pedro, Banana, Dr T 23. Pearl Carr - JMP 24. Beth Chapman – Wormfarmer, FB, Key 25. Jacques Chirac - Crumble 26. Johnny Clegg – Exu, old lady, Bou 27. John Cocks – Torva 28. Norm Coleman - Skinny 29. Noel Conway – TQR, maryport 30. Tim Conway – Mark, TQR, old lady, Wormfarmer, maryport, Banker, Spade, Dr T 31. Bernard Cribbins - GUB 32. Doris Day - TUM 33. Javier Perez de Cuellar – TUM 34. Olivia de Havilland – Banker, Crem*, Tech 35. Frederick Dent – Nantonan 36. Ricky Dixon - Skinny 37. Bob Dole – Nantonian, Squonk 38. Beverly Cleary – Biblio, Crem, Tech 39. Pau Dones - Clorox 40. Kirk Douglas – Mark, Exu, titme 41. Chris Duncan – AO Guy 42. Freeman Dyson - Biblio 43. Clarissa Eden – Nantonian 44. Paul Flynn – TQR, Crem 45. Stuart Frazer - Bou 46. Alberto Fujimori – old lady 47. Robert Fyfe - Crumble 48. Jean (Grand Duke) – Mark 49. Jill Gascoine – Pedro, Tech 50. Tanya Gendle – Phil 51. Ellen Gibb - JMP 52. Julie Gibson – Mark 53. Jimmy greaves – Exu, Biblio 54. Gustav Gerneth – Trova, maryport, GUB, Dr T 55. Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Mad Hatter, Bou, Tech, Dr T 56. Valerie Harper - TUM 57. Bob Hawke – exu, Torva, Squonk, old lady, wormfarmer, GUB*, Bou, AO Guy 58. Stanley Ho - JMP 59. Mad Mike Hoare – Nantonian 60. Hal Holbrook – Time 61. Mark Howard – AO Guy 62. John Hume – Biblio 63. Clive James – Squonk, Key 64. Katherine Jackson – TQR, Phil*, Pedro, Tech* 65. Leonard Johnson - Pedro 66. WT Johnson - Phil 67. Grace Jones - Maryport 68. Walter Jones – Wormfarmer, Skinny*, Banker*, Bou, Clorox*, Spade, Banana* 69. Jose Jose – Biblio, Crem 70. Wafa Abdul Kadir - Banana 71. Kamala – Nantonian 72. Lee Kerslake – TUM, Skinny, FB*, Mad hatter, Bou*, AO Guy, Clorox, Crem, Pedro, Spade, Key, Dr T 73. Val Kilmer – TUM 74. Dilip Kumar - Key 75. Niki Lauda – exu 76. Rocky Lockridge - Clorox 77. Sydney Lotterby – time 78. Emily Levine – AO Guy 79. Karen Lewis – Skinny 80. John Leyton - TIme 81. Jeanne Little - Crumble 82. Norman Lloyd – Mark 83. Joe Longthorne - time 84. Loretta Lynn – Banker 85. Vera Lynn – Banker, Crem 86. John Manners – Exu 87. John McCririck – exu, old lady, 88. Andrew McGahan – TQR, Torva*, Wormfarmer, Skinny, maryport, Phil, Banker, FB, JMP, AO Guy, Clorox, Pedro, Key, Dr T* 89. Bat McGrath – Spade 90. Heather McLean (historian) - Banana 91. Sheila Mercier - Tiime 92. Stirling Moss – Biblio, Mad Hatter 93. Baron Moyne - time 94. Robert Mugabe – Old lady*, Key 95. Gerd Muller – Exu 96. Michael Murphy - Dr T 96. Walter Mzembi – AO Guy 97. Yasuhuro Nakasone – TUM 98. Thich Nhat Han – FB,Clorox 99. Giorgio Napolitano - TUM 100. Olivia Newton-John – TUM, Mad Hatter 101. Sutopo Nugroho – AO Guy 102. Des O’Connor – time 103. Randell O’Donnell – Bou 104. Philip Leo O’Reilly - Spade 105. Little Richard - JMP 106. Luis Palau – Torva 107. Manohar Parrikar – AO Guy 108. IM Pei - Biblio 109. Prince Philip – Mark ,FB, Crem 110. Leslie Philips - Phil 111. Genesis P-orridge – Biblio, Squonk 112. David Powlison - Banana 113. Marsh Pratley – Maryport, FB, Tech 114. Katie Price -Crem 115. David Prowse – Crumble 116. Bishop Francis Quinn – Key 117. Roberta McCain – Mark, Exu, Squonk, Tech, Dr T 118. Vanessa Redgrave – Crem 119. Sumner Redstone – Squonk 120. Johann Rehbogen – Banana 121. Harry Reid – TQR, Squonk, Crumble, Skinny, GUB, Mad Hatter, Bou 122. Fernando Ricksen – Nantonian, Exu*, TQR, Torva, Squonk*, old lady, Wormfarmer*, Skinny, maryport, Phil, Mad Hatter, JMP*, Bou, Clorox, Pedro, Spade, Banana 123. Fred Rister – Phil, Spade 124. Frank Robinson – Mad Hatter*, AO Guy*, Clorox, Spade*, Banana 125. Maria-Guiseppe Robucci-Nargiso – TQR*, Maryport, Pedr 126. Li Rui – old lady 127. Art Rupe – Crumble* 128. William Russell - Time 129. Samu – FB 130. Amit Shah - Crem 131. Grace Slick - JMP 132. Jimmy Spicer – FB, AO Guy, Dr T 133. Julie Strain - Torva 134. Nobby Stiles – exu, TQR, maryport, FB, Bou, Pedro 135. Kane Tanaka – Torva, Phil, Dr T 136. Peter Tobin - Banana 137. Ruthie Tompson – Mark*, Torva, Crumble, GUB 138. Peter Tork – old lady, GUB 139. Jean Louis Trintignant – TQR, Torva, TUM*, old lady, Wormfarmer, maryport, GUB, Banker, JMP, Pedro, Tech, Dr T 140. Bill Turnbull – Mark, Nantonian, Wormfarmer 141. Marieke Vervoort - Key 142. Johnnie Walker – Clorox 143. James Watson – Biblio*, Clorox 144. Joanne Woodward – Mad Hatter 145. Herman Wouk – Mark, Nantonian, Crumble, GUB, time, Tech 146. Hubert Zafke – Nantonian 147. Arnold Yarrow - Biblio
  19. 11 points
    My dad has been discharged today! We know and he knows his time is limited, but we are trying to spend it at best. For now I'm happy we did not lose dad when we had lost all hopes.
  20. 11 points
    Thanks for the kind messages. There was certainly a good deal of luck involved primarily with avoiding Marieke Vervoort. If I had seen one particular story I would've selected her as my joker with all the others. Being Australian was no disadvantage, the Jessica Falkholt tragedy was front page news in the lead-up to new year's and Vanessa Goodwin was a tap in. Of course it was the selection of SKS as joker which gave me the advantage. At some times during the year I thought this was a master stroke at others a mistake, but come about April it looked like bad news for him. I was saddened by his death, he seemed like he had a lot of good in him. I was also surprised and saddened by the death of Simon Ricketts, his Twitter feed showed that his good humour lasted till the end. I never thought I was much of a chance of winning until Spade posted that he considered Pity Da Foolz favourite assuming Vervoort decided to live (and so it proved). Mrs T is busy bragging to her friends about her husband's achievement and only 95% of it is tongue in cheek. I have entered PDF again for 2019 but while I expect to be vaguely competitive I have included a couple of somewhat left field local picks which will give me a bit of difference to the other contenders. Thanks to Spade for all his hard work during the year (especially the very frequent updates). My mind boggles at how long it must take to keep it all running. Perhaps I should also thank him for not entering DQSP which obviously makes it that much easier to win. Good luck to all for DDP2019. Cheers Dr T
  21. 10 points
    I do agree that we all need a New PM
  22. 10 points
  23. 10 points
    Not fit enough to start then.....
  24. 10 points
  25. 10 points
    Yep - everybody who's got you in their deadpool teams, dear.
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