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  1. Kinnock

    The World of the Snowflake

    I can. Doesn't mean I'm going too. (In all seriousness it will be done at some point).
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    Hares Death Pool 2019

    By popular demand we move to a new yearly thread system. Supposedly it flows more easily for many people to have boxed off yearly threads, and at 47 pages the old one was getting a tad long. Welcome to the 6th annual Hares Death Pool. Sick of your Deathrace team living a few months too long, they (topped up with a few friends) might do okay here.... The Rules (Last updated 6 March 2016) All teams must contain 25 picks. A maximum 5 subs are allowed. All picks must be humans aged over 18 on January 1st of the game year.. Death row prisoners only score if they die of other causes, those still on trial will still score points if sentenced to execution after 0000 on January 1st. Celebrities qualify if they achieve an obituary or article about their death in a local, national or even specialist newspaper - the article does not need to specifically relate to their death, instead just mention it and date it. or website/magazine/paper. If in doubt cite your death note for approval. There is absolutely no requirement for obits to be in the English language, however translations should be provided if they are not. Entries must be posted between 0001 on the 1st December and 2359 on December 31st, if a pick dies before 2359 but it's not known until January 1st they may be replaced until 2359 GMT on January 1st provided the replacement hasn't died between 0000 and their addition to the team on January 1st (with the sub system your sub will be promoted). The Game runner is permitted to enter a team on the express understanding that team is visible prior to the entries opening. Changes are permitted to teams up until the deadline. However these must be made clear to the game runner via new PM or post, not an edit to your original submission long after I've copied them over to the database - it just won't be seen. For the 2018 competition late entries are not permitted. This varies year by year on the benevolence of the game-runners benevolence. Murdering your chosen "celebrities" is both against the rules and illegal regardless of willing participation. Keeping alive another persons pick against the picks will to benefit in this game is also against the rules. If assisted euthanasia becomes legal in the future, contestants in this dead pool are forbidden from encouraging/discouraging/or actively taking part in their or another contestants picks decision regarding this or being an active participant in their euthanasia. This rules apply to assisted euthanasia in other countries of picks. Celebrities are disqualified if they are a celebrity because of their impending death. For clarification Tom Attwater - fundraiser dying of cancer was an eligible pick for his fundraising. This man who became critically ill after being hit by a trolley in M&S would not be an eligible pick if his identity were known for a game held in 2013, if the man were to recover, his extremely dubious claim to fame as the man hit by a trolley in M&S would be sufficient to see him eligible as a pick if he garnered the required obit. [[Some picks have really tested the limits of this rule and the game-runners patience this year).] All entries must be posted in this thread or PMed to me, they'll then be posted in this thread as one post for each game year. The onus is always on the player to check that the person in question is alive at the start of the competition and replace them within the 24 hour leeway allotted, if this is not something you are willing to do please provide up to 5 substitutes. Even if you're convinced all you're players are breathing you may wish to provide substitutes just to be safe (a player who shall remain nameless provided a pick who died in 2005 in their team, we are all capable of making mistakes - better safe than sorry) Blatant plagiarism of another persons team, in the eye of the game runner, is punishable by expulsion and a 5 year ban on entering the competition. Entries submitted on the 31st December may suffer abuse from a stressed host via PM response. Scoring System (Last Updated 6 March 2016) 1 Point for each day of the year that passes before your celebs death (if they die on the 10th of January you are awarded 9 points for example) up until the games close at midnight on the 31st December. 250 point bonus if one of your "celebrities" dies on 31st December in that game year (i.e a 31st death will score 614 points in a normal year or 615 points in a leap year rather than the 364 or 365 points it would normally accrue) Pick 1 of your celebrities as a wild card to double the points for that pick upon their death. (i.e if they die on the 9th January you'll get 16 points). Wildcards are calculated before the 250 point bonus, meaning are 31st December wildcard will score 976 points not 1228. 500 point bonus if your entire list perish of this mortal coil in the game year. So let the games begin who do you think will very nearly make it to next year but alas lose out? 2014 Champion - Rotten Ali 12 Teams - Final Scoreboard 2015 Champion - Toast 16 Teams - Final Scoreboard 2016 Champion - Gcreptile 17 Teams - Final Scoreboard 2017 Champion - Grim Up North 24 Teams - Final Scoreboard 2018 Champion - ?????? 30 Teams - Latest Scoreboard 2019 Champion - ??????? 43 Teams - Latest Scoreboard (TBA) All-Time Records Lowest Scoring Hit - maryportfuncity with 0 points for Dorothy Baldwin (2014) [1 was awarded in consolation] [1st January 2014] Highest Scoring Hit - Sir Creep - 666 points (George H.W Bush on 30 Nov 2018 with WC points). Time Without a Hit - YoungWillz - 274 daysin 2018 Most Hits: - msc 16 in 2018 All Time Leaderboard - Points Tally (up to 2017 - 2018 will be added after it closes.) Best of luck.
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    The World of the Snowflake

    Just to clarify, many in the Extinction Rebellion camp are actively against targeting public transport due to the fact it blatantly undermines the message of XR and is only likely to fuel discontent and anger at the movement.. Utter stupidity, from a SWJ student who's entered the real world
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    End is in fucking site. At last. As everything builds up to Super Saturday on the 19th October. Boris has agreed a deal with the EU. That deal must be ratified by the EU parliament and the UK parliament. The DUP (after meeting with terrorists) has rejected it. However Labour have indicated they will be whipping in support of putting Boris Johnson's deal to the people in a People's Vote.
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    5. Leah Bracknell

    Edit, can't add up. Condolences.
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    The World of the Snowflake

    Not on a fame level, but Ian Watkins as a name is notorious. I've just resorted to passing them back when I can be bothered going 'that's Ian Watkins' band normally to be met with furious apology and 'I don't know how they got on the shop floor'. But given reporting it on numerous occasions seems to do nothing (surely a list of 'common CDs by people who raped kids, that should probably not be on the shelve wouldn't take long to draw up.)
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    The World of the Snowflake

    The charity shop I frequent always has a couple of Lostprophets CDs* on the shelves. I've complained on several occasion yet they always seem to reappear. Have to wonder who the fuck they're expecting to buy them? (Ian Watkin's band for those not affay on this genre of music and wondering what the issues).
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    Liz Dawn Memorial Deadpool 2019

    Yes, I'm frankly as staggered as you that it's took me this long to come up with this! In the interest of only running another deadpool if it's one I'm likely to be aware of picks deaths anyway. The game will begin on the 1st February 2019 and end on the 31st January 2020 (this is to allow me to run both this and the Hares Death Pool adequately as the majority of the donkey work needs to be done prior to opening and just before shutting a deadpool. (And because frankly there's enough competitions that open in Jan). It's a somewhat simple affair rules wise, though. Submit 10 celebrities who have appeared in soap operas either as regular actors, guest actors or special guest appearances as themselves and preferably 3 substitutes [It would really help Deathray if you could submit the main team as as Wildcard first then alphabetically by first name and subs in the order you want to pick them. Cheers!] No late changes in this - sorry guys. No famous for being ills welcome, unless they've somehow managed to fulfil the above criteria^ then have at it. Basic Scoring 10 points for a celebrity who is still appearing in a soap when the competition opens. 8 points for a celebrity who left their [most recent] soap opera in the past 12 months for non-health reasons. 5 points for a celebrity who left their [most recent] soap opera in the past 12 months for health reasons. 5 points for a celebrity who left their [most recent] soap opera more than 12 months ago. Bonuses Wildcard Bonus: Basic x 2 for your wildcard pick. The Young and the Restless Bonus + 1 points for celebrities between the ages of 80-100 + 5 points for celebrities between the ages of 60-80 +8 points for celebrities between the ages of 40-60 +10 points for celebrities between the age of 18-40 Triangle Bonus: + 3 points for anyone who appeared in a soap that lasted less than 100 episodes. El Dorado Bonus: + 3 points for anyone who appeared in a soap opera not set in the country of broadcast (country of broadcast being it's primary country of broadcast). As the World Tunes In Bonus: +5 points for anyone who appeared in any soap opera broadcast in more than 10 countries during it's life-time. Survival Bonus: +10 points for any pick who appeared in a soap with more episodes than Doctor Who at the time of opening the competition. Bloody Foreigners Bonus: +6 points for celebrities who appeared in soaps never broadcast in an English speaking country. Bonuses aggregate together, so if a pick appeared in Triangle and Coronation Street they'd get the As the World Turns, Survival and Triangle bonuses. Edit 1: Apparently what TV and radio programmes are classed as soaps is a contentious issue. Here's a list of most of the programmes we accept and your likely to actually want to submit from (there's genuinely thousands of soap operas, I can't list them all so this only covers UK, USA and Irish TV and radio and Australian TV, other countries are permitted but a ruling will be made on a case by case basis). It's also possible your picked a show for one of the main four countries I missed out, so try your luck. Edit 2: Apparently this really is a contentious matter, for the purposes of this pool - we need to define a soap opera, and what spin offs can contribute to inclusion in this pool - so use the below: In response to a PM Query I have had from a potential entrant there's a new rule. Spin Offs - An individual episode spin off will be counted as a part of the main show. A multi-episode spin off series will be counted as a soap opera and therefore eligible. For clarification this means "Dot's Story" and "Perfectly Frank..." would be counted as episodes of EastEnders. Whilst "Kat and Alfie: Red Water" and "Damon and Debbie" (Brookside spin off) will be counted as separate soap operas. Who knew this would be so fucking complicated? Episodes must have been shown on television to qualify, you're obscure direct-to-videos such as "Coronation Street: Out of Africa" can fuck off. Obituary Requirements. A national newspaper / modern equivalent in the primary country of broadcast for the soap opera. (i.e if Barbara Windsor gets an obit in Der Spiegel but not The Guardian or any other UK outlet, tough shit, meanwhile if Der Spiegel obit a German soap star (I genuinely don't know any google brings up Sila Sahin) 1 - Individual home nations of the UK count as a country of broadcast. Everywhere else national obits only. And My Team has been PMed to @YoungWillz for safe-keeping. Daft Enough to Participate Are: Deathray YoungWillz Dead Wait Handrejka Bibliogryphon the_engineer Gooseberry Crumble The Old Crem FixedBusiness
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    The World of the Snowflake

    Just noticed it was actually your question Grim. See the post above. There's no blue people on the planet who could have played a blue role, black people on the other hand do exist.
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    The World of the Snowflake

    Minstrels. The blacking up tradition is associated with racist past. Blueing up is not associated with a racist past.
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    Hares Death Pool 2019

  12. For non-deaths related political/politicians discussion (which let's face it mainly involves one way ranting.
  13. A bit late but thought it might fun to have a competition that doesn't involve anyone dying here and there's seems to be a decent number of football fans on here.. Competition will run to the end of the season with the winner crowned then. A bit of fun for the nostradamuses. Competitions Encompassed: Premier League Championship FA Cup (First Round Proper Onwards) League Cup (aka EFL Cup) (2nd Round Onwards) To make it more Deathlisty; Fort William FC's matches. (Thanks to PB for suggestion). Scoring: 3 points for correct scoreline (win/draw + correct match winner) 1 points for a correct outcome (match winner/ draw only) 0 points for a incorrect winner. Through normal match-play time (90 minutes + ET for Cup Matches). Deadline is 60 minutes prior to KO (you may join half way through a game-week) Weekly prediction template. Weekly table. Replays added when date known if last minute. Once you post your predictions you can not amend them. Double points for Fort William matches. If you predict a draw in a cup match you can gain 3 points for correctly predicting penalty score. Prediction Week 1 - Template. (20th August to 26th August) - [Maximum Points: 102 (34 games)] Tuesday 20th August 2019 Birmingham v Barsnley (19:45) [CH] Sheff Wed v Luton Town (19:45) [CH] Hull City v Blackburn (19:45) [CH] Middlesborough v Wigan Athletic (19:45) [CH] Derby County v Bristol City (19:45) [CL] Wednesday 21st August 2019 Cardiff City v Huddersfield (19:45) [CL] Preston v Stoke City (19:45) [CL] QPR v Swansea City (19:45) [CL] Leeds United v Brentford (19:45) [CL] Charlton v Nottingham Forest (19:45) [CL] Fulham v Millwall (19:45) [CL] West Brom v Reading (19:45) [CL] Friday 23rd August 2019 Aston Villa v Everton (20:00) [PL] Saturday 24th August 2019 Norwich City v Chelsea (12:30) [PL] Derby County v West Brom (12:30) [CH] Brighton v Southampton (15:00) [PL] Man Utd v Crystal Palace (15:00) [PL] Watford v West Ham (15:00) [PL] Sheff Utd v Leicester City (15:00) [PL] QPR v Wigan Athletic (15:00) [CH] Fulham v Nottingham Forest (15:00) [CH] Stoke City v Leeds United (15:00) [CH] Preston v Sheffield Wednesday (15:00) [CH] Hull City v Bristol City (15:00) [CH] Huddersfield v Reading (15:00) [CH] Blackburn v Cardiff City (15:00) [CH] Barnsley v Luton Town (15:00) [CH] Middlesbrough v Millwall (15:00) [CH] Charlton v Brentford (15:00) [CH] Liverpool v Arsenal (17:30] [PL] Sunday 25th August 2019 Swansea City v Birmingham (12:00) [CH] Bournemouth v Man City (14:00) [PL] Tottenham v Newcastle (16:30) [PL] Wolves v Burnley (16:30) [PL] Best of luck. Any questions ask. Standings After: Match Day 2 - 12 games (Maximum Points: 36) (Player, Points, Correct Winners, Correct Scores) Standings After: Match Day 6 - 51 games (Maximum Points: 153) (Player, Points, Correct Winners, Correct Scores) 1) Wee Jum 33 points (21 - 6) 2) Redrumours 29 points (23 - 3) 3) Paul Bearer 28 points (24 - 2) 4) Great Uncle Bulgaria 24 points (16- 4) = 5) Deathray 24 points (18 - 3) =5) En Passant 24 points (18 - 3) 7) msc 22 points (16 - 3) 8) Bibliogryphon 22 points (20 - 1) 9) Grim Up North 17 points (9- 4) 10) Sir Creep 17 points (11- 4) *Tie-Breaks settled by most points from fewest games placing higher.
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    Van Halen

    Still the most interest of your fucking 65 posts. You fucking cuntbag. Why even bother for fucks sake? You've peaked.
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    Van Halen

    I feel fucking sorry for you if you think one of the greatest metal bands in history are shit you fucking cunt. There must be so little music you can actually enjoy you fucking great big miserable cuntbag.
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    Wrestlers/actors

    So yes you are all on fucking dial up. You know you can still just fucking download it rather than watching fucking overpaid cunts fucking playfight? You twats
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    Van Halen

    You can talk about whatever you fucking want dear. If you want to fucking talk about cum be my guest. It would be no more interesting than any of the other mindless fucking shite you appear to have posted on this forum for far too long so fucking go for it and keep up the shite standard of shit posting up.
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    They Say We're Sick

    Putting it in a Queens Speech vote their going to lose anyway. Sneaky.
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    Van Halen

    Popular appeal doesn't make someone not metal, it's the fucking sound that matters. So take the stick up your fucking arse and insert it some more until it pierces your fucking brain cells. Or the one you've got left... Many metal bands are adored by teenage girls (and some teenage boys) it doesn't make them shit.
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    Van Halen

    Just for the record I find it absolutely staggering that one admin could be unaware another one fucking banned somrone. Excellent fucking teamwork stills there you wankstains could put the fucking Titanic captains too fucking shame wit that shit.
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    Hares Death Pool 2019

    If anyone wants to apply for new host you probably have about two fucking minutes the way things are going. Oh go fuck yourself you far right cretin, have you got a carberetta to be using as a dildo?
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    Van Halen

    Did you unban me to give me a fucking chance to respond to this. How fucking kind.... Boudicca had already fucking banned me you stupid fucking cunt. I'm not launching into streams of vitriol I've already posted that I think this site is a load of fucking shit and full of utter cunts although that post probably got removed because I dared to call out the fucking joke that was banning charon and the blatant internet fellating of her by Sir fucking Creep by fucking god . Please fucking permaban me with no fucking chance of return, not having to read the shit within this fucking site has made my life so much better the past 7 days it really fucking has. So your gestapo threat means nothing to me you daft fucking wanker, it's like threaten a man with execution for attempted suicde, it's utterly fucking stupid. Cunt
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    Van Halen

    You were typing a response to the thread for about half a fucking hour, leave a tab open by accident cuntbag?
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