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  1. Just had my last final exam this morning and I'm now on Winter Break. :)

    I was happy to find out, just a couple days ago, that they generously gave us an extra day off, so we don't go back to school until Tuesday, January 8th - I thought it would be the day before.

     

    Plans now? I still have a ton of college applications to finish. So far I'm 5 for 5 in terms of acceptance (Illinois Wesleyan, South Carolina, Loyola-Chicago, UIUC, and Miami), but those were mostly 'safety' schools. The ones I'm working on now are the tough schools, so unfortunately will be expecting mostly rejection letters in the next couple months.

     

    Otherwise - Christmas celebrations with the family, including the grandparents who flew in from Poland.

    Shortlist work of course.

    Going skiing in Wisconsin with my friends in a couple weeks.

    And an amazing New Year's Eve! :party:

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  2. Not to be a bother, especially with how busy you must be with the 2019 entries, but I noticed a few minor issues.

     

    1. DI's space theme team Decaying Orbit-uaries is at 0 points in the Theme Team League table, but it's actually at 39 points.

    2. God bless ya for updating the scoreboard for Bill Slater and Penny Marshall already, but when you click on both their bios, there is no date of death. Dunno if you intentionally left that for later or not.

     

    Before you ask, I've fuck all better to do during the holiday season. :P


  3. 29 shortlist names left. As I said last week, I'm pretty confident about my team and how the 'final draft' will look. Just a couple names I'm wrestling with.

     

    One off-forum young'un had a social media update recently that I took to make them be a lock, but upon doing research on some medical things, it turned out that update wasn't nearly as serious as I had originally assumed!

    Also decided against picking an oldie who's very likely to die, mainly because of a few technicalities.

     

    And when it comes to "few names I might pussy out of"... yeah I just pussied out of one. But going off precedent, he might die off the radar.

     

    Edit: This is probably the last shortlist-meddling I'll be doing for a while, as I have final exams this week, a couple of college application essays to finish, and Christmas celebrations to attend. I'll make my finishing touches to my 2019 team starting Boxing Day.

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  4. 21 hours ago, DeathClock said:

    Congrats on the NFC North division title @Phantom of the Midway

    Thanks. It was all me, fuck the players. :D

     

    On a serious note: so glad this happened. I still can't believe Da Bears are going to the playoffs. Like, I can't wrap my mind around the fact that I will be watching Bears football in January.

    But it's finally going to happen, for the first time in 8 years. And there wasn't a better team for us to clinch the division win/playoff spot against than the Packers.


  5. Tim Conway is 85 years old today! :party:

     

    Suffering from advanced dementia and being a household name in the USA (therefore, assured a Daily Mail obituary), Conway has a good shot at making the Drop 40 for the 2019 DDP imo.

     

    Having starred in both McHale's Navy and Spongebob Squarepants with Ernest Borgnine, as well as the Carol Burnett Show, perhaps he might just meet the fame criteria for the Deathlist as well.

     

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  6. Down to 32 names on the shortlist, but tbh I'm already fairly sure of how my team is going to look in the end. I have pretty much decided on 17 spots, but I'm not going to call them ''locks'' yet because there's a couple I might pussy out of. I think I've figured out who will fill the final 3 spots as well, but I still have time to (over)think about it.

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  7. Submitted my NFL theme team Traded to the Saints and my Z-team Belmont-Cragin Reaper yesterday afternoon, and already got confirmation this morning. Thanks Spade!

     

    Z-Team: a shitty team, way worse than a B-Team, consisting of names I want to protect from the List of the Missed, some of my 2018 theme team survivors, etc. There - I invented a new word for the DDP vocabulary!

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  8. DDP

    To Kill A Gabor Sister - So far I'm in 9th place, improving on last year's =11th, but that could change. Hopefully I remain in the top 10 at least. I was hoping to contend for the crown, but not much to complain about, really. B+

    Slavic Folk Theme - 18 survivors, 2 List of the Losters, makes 0 hits. Fucking amazing. :lol: Not surprised ancient Bulgarian monk did not obit, but Barys Kit got fuckin robbed, man! F

    US Politics Theme - 4 hits: Senator Akaka, Johnnie-boy McCain, and both Bushes. Decent showing. A-

     

    Other pools started in January

    Deathrace - Was hoping for a win, but I ended up in joint third, so came close enough. However, I missed a lot of names I knew would die early in the year when creating my team, such as Bobby Zarin. B-

    Hartlepool - Not sure since Ali's been disappeared. Half my team is dead and mostly names at the top, so should be pretty good. Only problem is Marieke Vervoort was my #1. You cunts said she'd be dead by mid-January! :lol: B

    Hare's - I think I'm near the bottom, might have made it to midtable with some recent hits on Lima and Bush. D+

     

    Pools from later in the year

    DL Cup - Made it to the March round, and although my team was the second best performing of the month, I still lost! My opponent was the best of the month, Dead Cow. Luck of the draw... *grumble* C

    Windy City - Retired from hosting so wanted to pull an OoO DDP 2010. My team is doing well so far, but no way I can fucking catch DI! B-

    Poker Tourney - A'like Winday Citay, doing aight, but can't fucking catch up to that god DI! B-

    ABC Pool - Midway through it, I'm in the lead. Hopefully this continues. A+


  9. Down to 53 names on the shortlist. At this point, the cuts are becoming quite difficult.

     

    Recent cut was a probable Drop 40er who isn't as ill as he's dramatized to be, both in the press and on the forum. Also dropped someone who is almost a dead-cert and will be on several contending teams, but probably won't muster the obit.

     

    The main one I'm dabbling with now is a bloke who I think understated his life expectancy.

    And I was quite surprised to find out that two names of the same nationality, who were practically locks, have a couple more years left in them if statistics are to be believed. However, I expect at least one of them to make my team anyway, because a lot of the current locks won't make the starting line!


  10. Update #24

     

    Hits:

    26 November - Bernardo Bertolucci (b. 1941) - Grigori

    26 November - Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington (b. 1922) - YoungWillz, Gooseberry Crumble

    26 November - Stephen Hillenburg (b. 1961) - Prophet

    30 November - George H. W. Bush (b. 1924) - YoungWillz, The Unknown Man, John Key, drol, Wormfarmer, Grim Up North, Torva Messor, Banana, mr.whit

     

    Scoreboard:

    DeathImpends 1406

    gcreptile 1367
    msc 1198
    Captain Chorizo 1168
    drol 1155
    Grim Up North 1116

    Joey Russ 1051
    Book 965

    Prophet 911
    Sean 860
    DevonDeathTrip 841

    The Unknown Man 680

    Banana 664
    FixedBusiness 652
    Wormfarmer 551

    John Key 519

    Torva Messor 488
    Toast 471
    YoungWillz 386
    Gooseberry Crumble 242
    Grigori 189

    mr.whit 125
    Bibliogryphon 113

     

    DeathImpends still leads, but he doesn't necessarily have it in the bag with gcreptile keeping up.

     

    On the opposite side of the scoreboard, mr.whit leap-frogs Bibliogryphon, but with excellent picks like Clive James and Fernando Ricksen on Biblio's team, a mid-table December comeback would not surprise me.

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  11. Just saw it on Twitter. Seems the news broke less than 10 minutes ago, you fuckers is fast. :D 

     

    Surprised he lasted this long after Babs, but he was doing overtime on this planet for a couple years now.

     

    RIP to the longest lived US President

    June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018

     

    Now beat that record, Jimbo Carter...

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  12. Success - no school today!  The snow was very heavy and thus harder to clear roads and driveways. Lots of trees got knocked down. Many lost power for a while. So, y'know, Chi-town in the winter. :D

     

    Here's some pictures I took.

     

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    Our biggest snowfall since February.

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  13. Looks like our first major winter storm of the season is here.

     

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    The orange pin is my location. Big bastard of a system, eh?

     

    Started off raining this morning. About an hour ago, it turned into light snow, and right now it's starting to come down pretty fast and accumulating.

    The snow is supposed to continue throughout the afternoon and night, not stopping until the morning commute tomorrow.

     

    Depending on a lot of factors like temperature and timing, there's a chance we get up to 15 inches! Most likely around 6-10 inches, though.

    If they can't get the roads cleared in time, I might have my classes cancelled tomorrow. But knowing my school district, they'll make us soldier on. Can't wait to get up early and shovel the driveway. :rolleyes:

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  14. May I suggest a certain FLOTUS?

     

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    Rosalynn Carter turns 92 next year. She spent some time in the hospital this year and would be a perfect replacement for the Babs Bush spot. The Deathlist has a 4-first lady streak going - Lady Bird, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Babs Bush - it would be a shame to break it.

     

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  15. Update #23

     

    Hits:

    6 November - Ted Mack (b. 1933) - Grigori, Grim Up North, Captain Chorizo

    12 November - Stan Lee (b. 1922) - John Key, mr.whit

    21 November - Devin Lima (b. 1977) -  Fixed Business, The Unknown Man, John Key, Sean, drol, Joey Russ, Book, Grim Up North, gcreptile, Captain Chorizo, Banana, Toast, DeathImpends, DevonDeathTrip, Prophet

     

    Scoreboard:

    DeathImpends 1406

    gcreptile 1367
    msc 1198
    Captain Chorizo 1168
    drol 1131
    Grim Up North 1092

    Joey Russ 1051
    Book 965
    Sean 860
    Prophet 850
    DevonDeathTrip 841

    The Unknown Man 656
    FixedBusiness 652
    Banana 640
    Wormfarmer 527

    John Key 495
    Toast 471

    Torva Messor 464
    YoungWillz 340
    Gooseberry Crumble 220
    Grigori 148
    Bibliogryphon 113
    mr.whit 101

     

    I have an announcement to make.

     

    After a year of running this pool, taking over from the legendary Shaunie, I have decided to retire. I am going off to university next summer, so I'm not sure if I'll have the time or means to visit this forum as often. Also, I will try and visit less often in general next year - I'm too young to make death such a big part of my internet life, ha!

     

    If you'd like to be the next host, post here. I'd like to have a new host established by the end of this weekend.

     

    I will continue the updates till the end of the year, of course.

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