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RadGuy last won the day on July 12 2019

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  1. RadGuy

    48. Tina Turner

    Incredible life and career. Just a legendary success story. I really think she was one of the most iconic human beings of all time. Jimmy Carter really outlived Tina Turner, goddamn.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2023

    Don't flatter me too much now, msc. Weird year for the DDP. First 8 days of January as busy as ever, then practically fucking nothing until things picked back up this past month. I don't remember a slower February/March in my time competing... As for my team... Burrow and Field might be useful as they were omitted by Spade and Joey, respectively. But won't help me leapfrog anyone else. Randy Jackson I picked because I always miss out on the appearance-based picks (Wetton, Mark E. Smith, McCririck) but seeing almost no other contender pick him makes me feel like a fool. I no longer think he's ill at all. Larry Pressler looked good in pictures earlier in the year. Starting to think he has that neuroendocrine Aretha Franklin BS pancan spin-off that takes a decade to kill. Shakur exaggerating, I always thought that to be the case but he was such an interesting person I couldn't help but pick him. Starmer-Smith should die but old dementia folks always linger, getting flashbacks to Nobby Stiles on my 2018 team... Tilson Thomas not on a lot of teams but he's still very active for now, a late-year hit at best. Linda Nolan is definitely my best bet to leapfrog a lot of the contenders. She only made my team because I ran out of good subs; I thought she would be a wasted spot. Overall, I think my path to victory is very narrow and it's really my fault for submitting such a boring team (16 Drop 40ers ffs!) I already cashed in on Randy Gonzalez, my best pick in terms of separating myself from the pack, but other folks have caught up with their own uniques/differentials and I reckon I'll only be sliding further down the scoreboard as the year goes on...
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    Derby Dead Pool 2023

    Sakamoto gives me the lead again. Of course, it's early days, it's been a slow start, and I don't think I have enough differentials to maintain a lead in the long term, but definitely feels good that I've been toggling between 1st and 2nd place since late January. Although it looks like begrudgingly picking Linda Nolan might end up working out for me...
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    The Weather

    There is the potential for an exceptionally bad severe weather outbreak over a large swath of the U.S. today. National Weather Service has issued Level 5 warnings for the first time in two years (when an EF4 tornado hit Georgia), and for parts of Illinois for the first time in a decade (when an EF4 hit as well). This could get ugly...
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    6. Jimmy Carter

    Feels weird to say this about a 98-year-old who has lasted longer than anyone expected, but this is very sad news to me. Fuck what you think about his politics or his presidency, he was a good man in an environment that produces plenty of terrible men. I hope his final days are peaceful.
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    Internet Celebrities

    He was said to have a life expectancy of 2-3 years, but in a TikTok he posted in early December he casually mentioned that his chemo wasn't working so I knew the clock was ticking. Would've been a unique for me if not for a TikTok theme team... oh well.
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Update on Michael Tilson Thomas. Still performing and recent scan results were positive. Bit early to write him off as a bad 2023 pick, but definitely one of my weaker choices, it seems.
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    Deathrace 2023

    Bessie Hendricks, who died on January 3rd, is a hit for @deadsox here.
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    Walt Cunningham dead at 90.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2023

    TO KILL A GABOR SISTER Gianluca Vialli - JOKER George Alagiah Rob Burrow Simon Cowell (wildlife guy) Frank Field Roberta Flack Randy Gonzalez (Enkyboys) Rolf Harris Jonnie Irwin Randy Jackson (American Idol) Frank McGarvey Steve McMichael Linda Nolan Larry Pressler Johnny Ruffo Ryuichi Sakamoto Mutulu Shakur Nigel Starmer-Smith Michael Tilson Thomas James Whale subs: Faye Fantarrow Jimmy Carter Jango Edwards
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    Derby Dead Pool 2023

    Back in the game after a couple years off. Most of December was awfully quiet for my shortlisters... then in the past 48 hours, I had to scrap Pele, Don West, Barbara Walters, and Pope Benedict - all of whom would have made the final roster (Walters was a sub but would've been promoted after the Pope's death). I don't think my team is necessarily bad, just... boring. Mostly Drop 40ers. My off-forum research was shit. I'm expecting a lot of "how the fuck did I miss that?" during tomorrow's grand reveal.
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    Barbara Walters

    Saw murmurs on Twitter last week that she was 'gravely ill', according to those blind item gossip sites. Since those can be surprisingly accurate sometimes, I had her on my Deathrace team and she would've probably made one of the final spots on my DDP team. I had settled on keeping this news to myself, rather than amplifying it and campaigning for a Drop 40 spot for her (I like having differentials). I think I did deadpool hosts a favor, last thing they need today is another person on a load of teams not making the starting line.
  13. Spent the past two days browsing the dark corners of the Internet for news on a potential unique of mine (who probably won't even QO), trying to figure out more info on their seemingly advanced cancer, only to find out that it was stage 3a and in remission. There's always room for Bob Barker...
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    The 14th Death of 2022

    Never before have I had the opportunity to vote in this poll twice in one day, iirc. The 2017 Dawn-Booth double was complete before I woke up that morning. Going for Jimmy Carter yet again but it'll probably be someone random like Sandy Gall.
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    Near the end of August, sitting at 4 hits, I thought we'd struggle to hit double-digits. All it took was six weeks...

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