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  1. RadGuy

    Shadow Lists

    So, as you can see, the Deathlist caught up to me with Nash's death, and now it's far in front of me with the deaths of Lee and Kerkorian . I expect Bhumibol, Mary Tyler Moore to die for sure. But other than that, I'm not getting my hopes up too high. I guess I should get 2-3 more deaths. How are your lists doing?
  2. I figured us Yanks need a thread to discuss our sports on. Baseball, basketball, hockey - and especially football. Cubs are in the playoffs. They're playing the Dodgers tonight and tomorrow, and if they win at least one of the games, they're in the World Series against the Indians (who I didn't know were a team until this year). If they don't make the World Series, like last year, the city of Chicago will be on suicide watch. Not to mention all the cute centenarian Cubs fans in the news who have been waiting their whole life for the curse to end, will die a gruesome, sad death. Now let's talk football. Holy shit, the Vikings are on fire! We play them on Halloween, and as a Bears fan, I'm terrified. But I'll always be a Bears fan, as long as the Browns are worse.
  3. I think 20th Century American Sitcom actors, directors, etc. should have their own thread. Here are some possible candidates for the DL 2016, I have them on my personal list for 2015: Bill Cosby (b. 1937), he starred in "The Cosby Show" (1984-1992). Nanette Fabray (b. 1920), she starred in "One Day At A Time" (1974-1984). George Gaynes (b. 1917), he starred in "Punky Brewster" (1984-1988). Norman Lear (b. 1922), he created many sictoms, including "All in the Family" (1971-1979), "Good Times" (1974-1979) and "The Jeffersons" (1975-1985). June Lockhart (b. 1925), she starred in "Petticoat Junction" (1963-1970). Bill Macy (b. 1922), he starred in "Maude" (1972-1978). Mary Tyler Moore (b. 1936), she starred in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961-1966) and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970-1977). Carl Reiner (b. 1922), he wrote and starred in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961-1966).
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    Deathrace 2020

    Thank you maryport and thank you to all the competitors! Goodbye for now, but perhaps I'll be back next year to attempt the hat-trick...
  5. 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!
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    Deathrace 2020

    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?
  7. Got a couple tattoos yesterday - a semicolon on my wrist (suicide awareness), and the silhouettes of two seagulls flying on my lower forearm (in honor of my grandfather who has a similar tattoo).
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    Qaboos and Scruton a quick one-two for me. Now I'm hoping Arap Moi and Tobin are next...
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    World's Oldest

    Irene Sinclair - one of the UK's oldest people, Dove model in her 90s, and @Clorox Bleachman's fave - has died at age 111.
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    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...
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    Your Personal Survivors

    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)
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    So Who’s Your Salvage Lot of 2020

    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.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    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.
  14. I haven't been taking it very seriously this year, but sort of got back into the swing of things in the past week or so. Currently four names are battling it out for the final two spots.
  15. What kind of animals do y'all see in your yards and neighborhoods? Living in a suburb of Chicago, I don't get to experience much. Squirrels are widespread here, as in much of the US. We have a family of rabbits in our backyard. We occasionally see foxes in my area - my cousin who lives a couple blocks down said they once had a fox den in his backyard. But that's about as much as it gets here. My aunt who lives further west into the suburbs occasionally has coyotes in her neighborhood. What about you guys? Anything interesting?
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    (C)Rappers

    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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    Who Should Be On The 2020 Deathlist?

    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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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. It's gonna be a low-key one for my family this year, we're not going anywhere or inviting anyone. More turkey and pie for me!
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    Clive James

    So he died on November 24th ya say... (Edit: Swear I had nothing to do with it!)
  20. It's getting to be that time of year... Bugging your friend, who's a nurse at Cedars-Sinai, for updates on ill Jewish comedians? Perusing the Premier League forums to see which manager's brother has pancreatic cancer? Do tell.
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    The Weather

    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.
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    Hares Death Pool 2019

    I scored with Maude actor Bill Macy. He died on October 17th.
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    The English Language

    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. Hope it was informative.
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    Leah Bracknell

    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. 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.
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    Nature In Your Backyard

    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.
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