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  1. Still no full results from Iowa, but with 71% in, it's looking like my man Bernie Sanders is winning the popular vote, Pete Buttigieg is winning in state delegates, and they're both tied in estimated delegates to the DNC?

    Oh, America, you and your over-complicated elections...


    Anyway, I registered to vote a few days ago and I can't wait to cast my first vote in the Illinois primary on March 17th!

  2. Oh, wow... I'd intended to - at least temporarily - quit the forum (lot of stuff going on in my personal life, deadpooling a big distraction) after my previous post 2 weeks ago.


    But then this morning something told me to log back on one last time and at first I thought "wow, my spidey senses wanted me to know that Deathray reacted assholishly to my tattoo? greeeat LOL" until I realized I was also a hair away from winning the Deathrace!


    Now, back from classes, check Twitter to see Andretti's died... fuck sake I really won it a second time in a row?

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  3. Interesting news coming out of Iraq...



    Qassem Suleimani and Abu Mehdi Muhandis both allegedly killed in airstrikes.


    This might be related to the earlier news of the missile strikes at a Baghdad airport which injured civilians and potentially American officials/diplomats.


    All very recent news so not all information is fully available yet.


    Edit: The US admits it killed these two leaders. Uh-oh...


  4. 2016: Hosni Mubarak (1/20)

    2017: Greg Gilbert, Kris Hallenga, Heidi Loughlin, Rena Salmon, Valery Spiridonov (5/20)

    2018: Greg Gilbert, Dilip Kumar, Nobby Stiles (3/20)

    2019: John Andretti, Samu Anoa'i, Susan Bayh, Jason deLisle, Barry du Bois, Bill Freehan, Lee Kerslake, Karen Lewis, Sacheen Littlefeather, Jean-Louis Trintignant (10/20)

  5. Substitutes

    Jimmy Carter: Was on my team for the longest time until I had to make way for newer, better picks. He'll still very likely die and I acknowledge that.

    Greg Gilbert: The fall 2019 ''previous Rad DDP picks keep dying'' fiasco made me want to bring him back from my 2017 and 2018 squads, but I couldn't convince myself he was a good pick.

    Lee Noble: My planned joker up until a fortnight ago when I read that he was in remission. Still wanted him on my team as a high-risk high-reward pick, but there wasn't room.


    Final drops

    Tom Smith: I've been burned by colon cancer picks before, so I thought he'd survive 2020, though seeing how many picked and even jokered him makes me feel like my intuition was wrong.

    Bernadette Chirac: Reckoned she couldn't have long left after Jacques died, but she's worth too few points for a non-certain death.

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A month ago, I was dead-set on picking her so there could be a win-win situation. She dies? Points for me! She doesn't die? Supreme Court is saved if Trump loses re-election! Couldn't convince myself she was worth it, though.

    Mikhail Gorbachev: He is fucked but I have enough, better/more fucked, old low-scorers on my team (though I reckon he might be Drop 40).

    Litsa Menounos: The only fringey pick I was even close to considering. But I was confident that, for the third year in a row, I could avoid fringey picks.


    Other names considered

    John Lewis: Showed up too late, also turning 80 in February, and likely not Drop 40.

    Alcee Hastings: Kind of a discount John Lewis now hahaha.

    Sam Lloyd/Tom Long: Both in remission.

    Rodion GA: Latest news suggests he is fucked - will not obit.

    Bob Barker/Bob Dole/Kirk Douglas/Prince Philip/Stirling Moss/Jill Gascoine/Willie Nelson: I'm attempting to be competitive, so there's only so many Deathlist-y oldies I can pick.

    Dominic Matteo: Not super ill.

    Leon Spinks: Prostate cancer picks aren't great; also, seems like the ICU incident was unrelated to the cancer and he has recovered.

    Ed Genson: Very off-radar man.

    Nanci Ryder: She's an annual honorary salvage lot member. One year she'll die off my team and I'll be pissed.

    Ady Barkan: Still stable, still doing activist work.



  6. Here is To Kill A Gabor Sister 2020.


    1. Genesis P-Orridge (JOKER)
    2. John Andretti

    3. Daniel Arap Moi
    4. Frankie Banali
    5. Susan Bayh

    6. Chris Doleman
    7. Maggie Griffin - mom of Kathy Griffin
    8. David Gulpilil
    9. Lars Hogh
    10. Terry Jones
    11. Lee Kerslake
    12. Michael Robinson
    13. Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said of Oman
    14. Yoo Sang-Chul
    15. Roger Scruton
    16. Doug Supernaw
    17. Bernard Tapie

    18. Peter Tobin
    19. Alex Trebek
    20. Gianluca Vialli


    I'm not gonna make any dramatic claims like ''this is my last year playing the DDP'' but this very well may be my last semi-competitive entry. I've certainly started to lose interest in deadpooling and I couldn't bring myself to do much research. However, I did pull myself together in the final days of 2019, so I don't think I'll completely embarrass myself with this team.

  7. Much like Lil Peep, XXXTentacion, and Mac Miller, this death is a big deal for my generation, even though nobody over age 30 has heard of him.


    Admittedly I never ventured deep into his music but I liked some of his songs like  Armed & Dangerous and Wasted.


    Died of a seizure? I'm gonna guess it was all the lean he drank. Tragic that he had to spend his final moments at Midway Airport. RIP.

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  8. Lady Bird was 94 when she died. Betty Ford was 93 when she died. Nancy Reagan was 94 when she died. Barbara Bush was 92 when she died.


    Enter Rosalynn Carter.




    Turns 93 years old in 2020, so prime 21st century First Lady dying age.


    Jimmy is clearly on his way out after many recent hospitalizations, and like the Nixon and Bush couples, I doubt they'll stand to be separated for very long.


    Get her on Deathlist 2020!

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  9. Halloween is looking more like Christmas in Chicago, with about 2 or 3 inches of snow having fallen and it's still going.


    When you factor in the wind and low visibility, it's looking like a blizzard out there. My commute home was less than ideal.

    Safe to assume I won't be getting many trick-or-treaters tonight.

  10. On 19/10/2019 at 04:48, Toast said:

    Prom instead of school disco.

    Vacation instead of holiday. 



    If y'all are using 'prom' to mean 'school disco', I believe that's not just Americanized, but incorrect.


    Correct me if I'm wrong, but a quick Google search suggests that a 'school disco' in the UK is a relatively informal school dance.


    In the states, 'prom' is something very specific. A celebration at the end of the school year in high school, with only junior and senior students (the two oldest classes) being allowed to attend. It usually takes place in a banquet hall, tickets cost upwards of $50, a fancy dinner is served, and the music is performed (at least in my school it was) by a live band. Boys are expected to wear tuxedos and girls are expected to wear gowns, and preferably you should show up with a date.


    So 'prom' is a specific type of school dance.

    Another common one is the homecoming dance, part of the larger week-long homecoming celebrations that generally take place in September or October (depending on the school), culminating with a football (gridiron) game on Friday night and a dance on Saturday night. This dance is more informal, taking place in the school gymnasium/fieldhouse, with a DJ performing, and you can get away with wearing just a dress shirt and tie for boys, and a dress for girls.


    Well I certainly rambled on. :D

    Hope it was informative.

  11. Guess this is my last chance to share my art work of Leah Bracknell as a Blood. Took me a whole 2 minutes in Microsoft Paint.




    So she died way back in September and just announced today? That's rather odd. Wouldn't be as shocking for an elderly, low-profile celebrity... but she was in the news a lot and still relevant.

    I hope we all agree that we need not go back to the ''XXth poll of 2019'' threads and correct them chronologically for this pre-Baker, possibly pre-Chirac (if the 29th death date is false) DL death. :P


    After two years of having her on the DDP, I dropped her and Greg Gilbert and thought I was gonna eke out the year with them still living. Not the case for one of them. Now if Greggy dies too I'll be mad...

    I fell down a few spots too.


  12. Seems my town is being overrun by skunks.


    There's one that we see in our driveway every once in a while at night. At this point we should come up for a name for him, think Jasper is a cute fit.


    A few weeks back my friend told me about how he drove over a dead one on his way to our college. The week after that - and I take a much different route than he does - I saw at least three or four skunk roadkill on my way to school too. Just recently a girl I know posted about how she ran over a skunk while coming home at night.


    A lot of dead ones, yeah, sorta sad stuff. But makes you wonder how many living ones are crawling about at night. They're everywhere. :ph34r:

  13. On 02/12/2018 at 18:17, YoungWillz said:

    Gosh, I'm almost tempted by Tekashi 69 whoever he is. "Gangsta checked" in the jail and transferred to new facility. https://allhiphop.com/rumors/tekashi69-gets-g-checked-by-crips-upon-arrival-to-prison-6t9ZW5KxPUix033KalQDGA/

    6ix9ine snitched in court yet again, this time testifying that Jim Jones (rapper, not Kool-Aid man) and Cardi B are members of the Nine Trey Bloods.


    If he makes 2020 he's going on my DDP team. Man's gonna get killed.


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