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    ABC Deadpool III

    Better late than never. I have for whatever reason agreed to the impossible task of taking over the ABC Deadpool from the masterful oversight by Wormfarmer. So for one last moment let's give him a big And since we are looking back to ABC Deadpool II, a huge congratulations to the champ, RadGuy. Our scoring system will remain intact, word for word, so the 55-point standard set by RadGuy is your target. So let's get this party started! The rules: Submit a list of 26 soon-to-croak people to me via PM. The first name or last name of the first person must begin with an A. Second person with a B. You get the idea. This game doesn't require you to choose a joker. Qualifying names will be those getting an obit by sources used by the Windy City Deadpool, also found on its own thread at this site. That pool, in turn, uses the obit sources of the Derby Dead Pool, but adds US sources ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox networks. Also acceptable are CNN, The New York Times, the LA Times and the Associated Press as legit obit sources. There will be at least 250 names, probably approaching 300. Please police your own obits and notify me by PM or a post on this thread. As Wormfarmer stated, this applies particularly to European obit sources. SCORING: A hit using the first name (all letters except as below) - 1 point A hit using the last name (all letters except as below) - 2 points A hit with the first name . . . (A, E, I, O, U, Y) - 2 points A hit with the last name . . . (A, E, I, O, U, Y) - 3 points A hit with the first OR last name . . . (Q, X, Z) - 4 points A hit with an alliterative name scores the points for both first and last names as specified above (so an alliterative at the A spot would be worth 5 points, the B spot would be worth 3 points, the Q spot would be worth 8 points) BONUS POINTS: Person was born in the year 1939 or later - 2 points Solos = 3 points, and duos = 1 point (I'll assume we get 10 entries; if not, this is void) All Vowel Bonus - hit all five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) using LAST names = 5 points / hit any four vowels using last names + the letter Y = 4 points Example: if someone gets a solo hit with Zadora Zephyr, who was born in 1940 (assuming 10+ entries), the score would be 8+2+3=13 (the best you could do with one hit). Ties will be broken by the date the final score is reached. That is, if three folks end up with 18 points, the person that got to 18 on the earliest date will be the winner.  My list was PM'd to Bibliogryphon, the first entry I got. The competition will start 1 AUGUST 2019 (all lists must be PM'd by 11:59pm (GMT) July 31) and end 31 July, 2020. If any names die before the contest begins, I will ask for a replacement at that letter. Names at other letters may not be shuffled to accommodate the replacement.  NOTE: Feel free to include a sub for any letter you like, in case you think it's iffy your name may not make the starting gate. Probably a good idea. Example: C - Carter, Jimmy (sub Carter, Rosalynn) Enjoy!
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    Political Frailty

    . Deleted
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    American Football Players

    I just drove TX-2222 in Austin a few days ago. A few blind curves and good size hills.
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    Silent Era People

    Every single obit we post is a change of address
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    The Dead of 2019

    Former University of South Carolina Athletics Director Mike McGee died Friday at his home in Montrose, Colorado. He was 80. McGee, a College Football Hall of Famer from his playing days at Duke, served the Gamecocks for 12 years and is perhaps best known for his excellence in coaching hires. He brought Lou Holtz, Ray Tanner, Curtis Frye and Steve Spurrier to Columbia before retiring in 2005. SC
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    Death In The Family

    Wow. Prayers, drol
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    Lol I had 84 points by January 17, and as of Aug 30 I had....84 points.
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    ABC Deadpool III

    I'm enjoying the hell out of running a DP that goes 13 days (and counting) without a hit. Easy peasy.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    He will on my Made In Detroit theme team
  10. First intelligent post of the lot.
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    Passed-Punks & No-Wavers

    For invasion of their hollow hills The music hold and Oberon fill Is surely recommended not For fear of death in fear of rot
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    American Football Players

    Former Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis died on Monday at 50 years old. Longtime Sooners coach Barry Switzer confirmed the news on Tuesday, calling Gaddis “the best running back I ever recruited out of the state of Oklahoma.” Gaddis’ cause of death has not been reported. The Norman Transcript reports that Gaddis suffered kidney problems and required a kidney transplant from his brother Brent in 2005. Current Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley posted a Twitter tribute to Gaddis on Monday. Gaddis flashed the talent that made him one of the top prospects to play at Oklahoma, rushing for 2,622 yards and 27 touchdowns on 6.2 yards per carry over three injury-plagued seasons from 1988-91. He missed the 1990 season while recovering from a torn ACL suffered in 1989 against rival Texas. SC
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    I Miss Badegg

    Case in point re: Anonymous sign in...... JK is playing ABC DP. Be kinda hard to PM me a team without signing on. Happens a lot I suppose though I never do. I do miss RHPenguin. He single-handedly propped up the Death Anniversary thread in 2016. I helped out a bunch but now it's Ashe's Urn who shoulders much of the work and we are all grateful. SC
  14. Let's lump all these folks into one thread. Not all of them are past NFL players, though a chunk of them are (Steve Gleason, Tim Shaw, OJ Brigance, etc). Lest we forget the Pete Frates of the world, Jason Becker or even Stephen Hawking (though he's covered plenty elsewhere), or the late Sam Shepard. Not every affliction needs it's own thread, but this one is pretty well-defined and the progression easy enough to follow. And with that, a Tim Shaw update. He looks good enough, not even in a wheelchair at this point, so I think we can give him a pass to 2019 before we need to check in on him. SC
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    I Miss Badegg

    You do realise they sign in Anonymously at times in some cases.
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    A Joke

    Two vultures board an airplane, each carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at them and says, "I'm sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per passenger."
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    The Dead of 2019

    Truly awful awful ‘music’. But the video is foreshadowing.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Will her pallbearers be ‘Title holders’ ? I’ll get me coat....
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    Animal Antics

    She may not have to watch it lol... what is the gestation period?.....
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    You're making my point for me.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    James Messenger was an Oscar winner who died a few years back and almost went obit-less.
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    Animal Antics

    A Washington (state) woman, hoping an octopus on the face would make for a prize-winning photo, instead wound up with something she never expected: a faceful of pain and a trip to the hospital. Jamie Bisceglia was participating in a fishing derby in the South Sound near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge last Friday when a group of men in the competition snagged an octopus. Bisceglia, 45, recalled asking the men for the juvenile Pacific octopus they’d snagged, saying, “I’d like to eat it for dinner.” She asked a number of men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.” Jamie was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday. And at first, that wasn’t so bad. “The tentacles were squirming in my ear, my nose, it was just playing with me on my face,” she said. Jamie Bisceglia told Fox News she asked a group of men to photograph her with the octopus “And then all of a sudden its beak entered my chin and my eyes popped open wide and they could all see that I was getting attacked, and the photos are taken at the moment it was attacking me.” The sensation was vivid and unforgettable. “Oh my gosh,” she said, “when it bites you it feels like it’s barbed and if I pulled it out it was going to take out my flesh.” Once she eventually pulled the octopus off, she said, the pain was so intense, and the bleeding lasted for a half-hour. She still didn’t go to the hospital for two days, determined to finish two back-to-back fishing derbies first. Between derbies, she even went to a friend’s house, cooked the octopus for dinner and “enjoyed a beautiful meal that was delicious. I got a little revenge,” she added. The next day she competed in the second derby. But when she woke up after, she realized she had to see a doctor immediately. “I could tell I couldn’t swallow properly and I could tell when I opened my eyes it was kind of blurry, the left side of my face, my throat, my glands were swollen and it felt my left side of my face was paralyzed,” Bisceglia said. Doctors informed her the swelling could last for months. And “I have to take tons of medicine, three different heavy doses of antibiotics and I’m taking milk thistle, which is supposed to help with the venom.”
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    Activists

    Steve Sawyer, a former executive director of Greenpeace International who narrowly averted injury in 1985 when the environmental group’s ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk by sabotage in New Zealand, died July 31 at a hospital in Amsterdam. He was 63. The cause was lung cancer, Greenpeace said in a statement. The American-born Mr. Sawyer was an Amsterdam resident. SC
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Anner Bylsma, an eminent Dutch cellist and a groundbreaking figure in the early music movement, the postwar effort to create performances closer to what past audiences may have actually heard, died on July 25 in Amsterdam. He was 85. The cause was a cerebral hemorrhage, his family said. SC
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    Holiday Thread

    Did they just sing "E-beat-suh" I owned an Ibizan Hound for 12 years and NEVER called it an E-beat-suhn hound. Jaysus.... The name of the island does NOT fucking rhyme with PIZZA. Jaysus....
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