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  1. machotrouts

    Inverse Dead Pool 2022

    Happy Death Impends-Sliding-Into-My-DMs Day to all who celebrate. Commiserations first to Sidney Poitier, Gary Burgess, and Jana Bennett – all of whom were in this year's top 50 Derby Dead Pool names, but expired before the Inverse Dead Pool starting line. Let's have a line break of silence in their honour. Thank you. The top 50, once those three are removed, are as follows: George Alagiah Jimmy Carter Linda Nolan Shannen Doherty Pele Tom Parker Bill Turnbull James Whale Frank Field Queen Elizabeth II Tom Smith Olivia Newton-John Leslie Phillips Dick Van Dyke Henry Kissinger Pope Benedict XVI Prunella Scales Angela Lansbury Doddie Weir Bob Barker George Perez Jerry Lee Lewis Rob Burrow Billy Connolly Mikhail Gorbachev Yoko Ono Jean-Louis Trintignant Tony Bennett Rolf Harris Tom Weiskopf Tim Bilton Ghislaine Maxwell Susie Steiner Bobby Charlton Shane MacGowan Russell Bishop June Brown Milos Zeman David Attenborough Mel Brooks Phil Collins Clint Eastwood Harry Belafonte Rupert Murdoch Joe Exotic Donald Trump Joanne Woodward Francoise Hardy Paul Gascoigne Willie Nelson 51. Eva Marie Saint (can only be picked as a substitute) Those are your 50 possible choices. Select and rank 25 of those names to survive 2022, and post your teams in this thread. Submissions are now open. The deadline to submit a team is Sunday, January 23, 23.59 (GMT) – 1 week (and 50 minutes) from now.
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    The 3rd Death of 2022

    That's your lot
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2022

    At the time of posting, the game has not started yet. At some point in the coming days, I expect a DDP messenger owl will slide into my DMs with this year's top 50 names. Once that happens, I will post them in this thread – I'm keeping the above post reserved for that – and you'll have a week to cobble your teams together. I'm just starting this thread early (er, actually several days later than previous years) so that we're ready to go when that happens. This is my first time hosting anything on this forum, so lots of potential for me to accidentally blow something up or trip over my own balls and die here. Some questions/comments for the community, if you have any input: - I've tried to rewrite the rules for maximum clarity, without – hopefully – changing any of them. But if you see anything that's got lost in translation, let me know! - The end date, I think, should match the Derby Dead Pool, so can I just check, is this... ...the exact time the DDP closes to new hits? I thought maybe they had a 24-hour sort of grace period for end-of-the-year hits that only make the news on January 1, but I don't see anything about that in the DDP rules, and victory was being declared in the Derby Dead Pool 2021 thread (and indeed the Inverse Dead Pool 2021 thread) on January 1, so I may have misremembered that. - Also, is everyone happy with... ...this? Because another possible tie break (a third and final one) that I'm thinking of is: whichever tied player posted their team first wins. After all, don't players who post closer to the deadline (myself included) have a minor advantage in being able to compare their own teams to everyone else's? Under the current system, you could theoretically have a player forced to share victory with someone who copied and pasted their team. Would people object to me implementing that extra tie break? Maybe you're all sharing caring folks who love a tie.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2022

    THE 50 ELIGIBLE PICKS: George Alagiah Jimmy Carter Linda Nolan Shannen Doherty Pele Tom Parker Bill Turnbull James Whale Frank Field Queen Elizabeth II Tom Smith Olivia Newton-John Leslie Phillips Dick Van Dyke Henry Kissinger Pope Benedict XVI Prunella Scales Angela Lansbury Doddie Weir Bob Barker George Perez Jerry Lee Lewis Rob Burrow Billy Connolly Mikhail Gorbachev Yoko Ono Jean-Louis Trintignant Tony Bennett Rolf Harris Tom Weiskopf Tim Bilton Ghislaine Maxwell Susie Steiner Bobby Charlton Shane MacGowan Russell Bishop June Brown Milos Zeman David Attenborough Mel Brooks Phil Collins Clint Eastwood Harry Belafonte Rupert Murdoch Joe Exotic Donald Trump Joanne Woodward Francoise Hardy Paul Gascoigne Willie Nelson 51. Eva Marie Saint (can only be picked as a substitute) Submissions are now open (as of January 16). Deadline for submissions is Sunday, January 23, 23.59 (GMT).
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2022

    INVERSE DEAD POOL 2022  Welcome to the 11th edition of the Inverse Dead Pool, the nice dead pool where you don't want your picks to die. How to play The game starts when I post a list of this year's 50 most popular Derby Dead Pool picks. From this list of 50, you must pick 25 people who you think will SURVIVE the year. The premise is to AVOID picking people who will die. Rank your picks – from least likely to die to most likely to die. You receive points according to their position on your team – 25 points if your #1 pick dies, 24 points if your #2 pick dies, and so on, down to 1 point if your #25 pick dies, and 0 points if anyone you haven't picked dies. You do NOT want points. The winner is the player with the fewest points at the end of the year (Dec 31, 23.59 GMT). You may also pick a 26th name as a substitute, in case one of your picks dies before the submission deadline. If that happens, everyone in a lower position on your team moves up a place, and your substitute is drafted in at #25. If any picks die during the submission period, then the 51st most popular name (which I'll reveal alongside the top 50) becomes an eligible pick. This means the 51st name can be your substitute, but can't initially be on your main team. Once you have a team ready, post it in this thread. If you amend your team after posting it (you may want to do this if, for example, the 51st name was your substitute, they've come into play, and you want to rank them somewhere other than the default #25), then please post again in this thread to clarify what you've changed. You may not amend your team after the submission deadline. Tie break details If two or more players are tied at the end of the year, the winner is the player with the fewest hits. If all tied players have an equal amount of hits, then the winner is whichever of these tied players had the fewest points most recently (i.e. whoever had the most recent pick to die, whoever ranked that pick lower if all tied players picked them, whoever had the second most recent pick to die if those are the same, etc). If all tied players have the exact same hits in the exact same positions (or if they achieve a heretofore-unachieved perfect score of 0), the tie is not broken – all tied players share victory. Congratulations to our previous winners... 2021 BabyBlue 25 points 2020 The Quim Reaper 34 points 2019 drol 10 points 2018 machotrouts 17 points 2017 drol 25 points 2016 Pedro67 21 points 2015 Death Impends 15 points 2014 Bibliogryphon 10 points 2013 N/A 2012 Esturian Float 4 points 2011 Garn2 15 points Thank you to our previous hosts... 2018-2021 Death Impends 2014-2017 The Dead Cow 2011-2012 Spade_Cooley Links to previous Inverse Dead Pools 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2012-2016 2011
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    Your DDP Salvage Lot 2022

    In this spoiler box is #1 Hits, my regular theme team of UK #1 hitmakers. Below it are 20 more people who were in consideration for the team. SUBSTITUTES: 21. Randy Jackson (The Jacksons) 22. Judith Durham (The Seekers) 23. Walter Parazaider (Chicago) 24. Anita Pointer (USA for Africa) 25. Bernard Cribbins (Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band) #20 last year 26. Plas Johnson (B. Bumble and the Stingers) 27. Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton (Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames) #17 last year 28. J.J. Barrie 29. Lena Martell 30. Grace Slick (Starship) 31. Marilyn (Band Aid) 32. Chris Rea (Band Aid II) 33. Jane Birkin 34. Meat Loaf 35. Gerard Kenny (The Crowd) 36. Tony McCarroll (Oasis) 37. Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) 38. Mike Stock (Stock Aitken Waterman) 39. Jesy Nelson (Little Mix) 40. Katie Waissel (The X Factor Finalists 2010) In this spoiler box is Unpersons, my regular theme team of Big Brother housemates. Below it are 20 more people who were in consideration for the team. SUBSTITUTES: 21. Jim Davidson 22. Kellie Maloney 23. Bruce Jones 24. Stephen Bear #14 last year 25. Michael Barrymore #8 last year 26. Kim Woodburn 27. Katie Hopkins 28. Katie Price 29. Danniella Westbrook 30. Chris Ellison 31. Les Dennis 32. Ann Widdecombe #12 last year 33. Angie Bowie 34. James Cosmo #18 last year 35. Wayne Sleep 36. Stephanie Beacham 37. Rula Lenska 38. Leo Sayer 39. Anne Diamond 40. Carole Malone In this spoiler box is Special:RandomInCategory/Living_people, my now-regular theme team of 20 people whittled down from 4000 random biographies on Wikipedia. Below it are 20 more people who were in consideration for the team. SUBSTITUTES: 21. Karel Schwarzenberg Czech politician 22. Mehmet Baransu Imprisoned Turkish journalist 23. Franco the Great Harlem street artist 24. Walid Yunis Ahmad Imprisoned Iraqi journalist 25. Sefton Samuels English photographer 26. James Mills (author) Wrote 'The Panic in Needle Park', 'The Underground Empire' 27. Rory O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil politician (and Ardal's dad) 28. Scott Steiner Pro wrestler 29. Takeshi Morishima Pro wrestler 30. David Edward Scottish judge 31. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Author, known for 'Alice' series 32. William Roache Ken Barlow 33. Sheila Hicks American textile artist 34. Robin Dixon, 3rd Baron Glentoran Olympian/Tory/Vodafone ad star 35. Caroline, Countess of Cranbrook Aristocrat 36. Barry Humphries Dame Edna 37. Henry Hate Amy Winehouse's tattooist 38. Doug Mulray Australian comedian 39. Peter Davis (director) Directed 'Hearts and Minds' 40. John Henderson (darts player) World's reddest man
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Becki Seddiki and Adele Roberts are my only civilian picks this year – both cancerstruck in 2021. (Adele probably better known for her post-BB radio career, of course.) Unpersons always ends up being CBB-dominated, mostly because the housemates are a lot older and off-the-railser. It's also consistently my most sloppily researched team, because I keep running out of time doing the other teams first. Hoping to make more time to dig through civvies for the 2023 squad. Just remembered so did Billy J. Kramer. (Already had a heart attack since then, too.)
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    That was my thinking, though of course she's not so much lost a husband as gained a new psychic ghost friend. Ray Stevens snuck onto #1 Hits for the same reason.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    These are my three theme teams for 2022. #1 Hits  My regular theme team of people who've had a record peak at #1 in the UK Singles Chart (either solo or as part of a group). 7th year in the DDP. Last year's position on the team is given in brackets, where applicable. 1. (new) Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) 2. (1) Tom Parker (The Wanted) 3. (new) John Gorman (The Scaffold) 4. (10) Jane Morgan 5. (4) Willie Nelson (USA for Africa) 6. (16) Tony Bennett 7. (9) Bobby Charlton (England World Cup Squad '70) 8. (7) Chris Farlowe 9. (6) David Crosby (The Byrds) 10. (re) David Graham (Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band) 11. (8) Olivia Newton-John 12. (11) Rolf Harris 13. (5) Harry Belafonte 14. (re) Len 'Chip' Hawkes (The Tremeloes) 15. (new) Billy J. Kramer 16. (new) Ian Bairnson (Pilot) 17. (new) Ernest Ranglin (Commonwealth Band) 18. (new) Frankie Valli 19. (re) Jerry Lee Lewis 20. (new) Ray Stevens This team had two hits in 2021: Sarah Harding (2) and Captain Tom Moore (3). Survivors dropped from the team are: Lou Gramm (12), Anne Nolan (13), Dave Ball (14), Trevor Oakes (15), Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton (17), Derv Gordon (18), Eric Burdon (19), and Bernard Cribbins (20). Unpersons My regular theme team of Big Brother housemates (including Celebrity Big Brother and other spin-offs). 7th year in the DDP. Last year's position on the team is given in brackets, where applicable. 1. (2) Linda Nolan 2. (1) James Whale 3. (new) Becki Seddiki 4. (new) Adele Roberts 5. (4) Julie Goodyear 6. (5) Ken Morley 7. (9) Ron Atkinson 8. (10) Amanda Barrie 9. (6) Gary Busey 10. (11) Dirk Benedict 11. (15) Germaine Greer 12. (re) Christopher Biggins 13. (re) Carol McGiffin 14. (13) Winston McKenzie 15. (new) Daniel Baldwin 16. (new) Kirstie Alley 17. (new) Sally Morgan 18. (new) Renee Graziano 19. (new) Katie Waissel 20. (20) Lauren Harries This team had three hits in 2021: Sarah Harding (2), Lionel Blair (7), and Nikki Grahame (17). Survivors dropped from the team are: Michael Barrymore (8), Ann Widdecombe (12), Stephen Bear (14), Lesley Brain (16), James Cosmo (18), and Jessica Alves (19). Special:RandomInCategory/Living_people  My now-regular theme team in which I open 4000 random Wikipedia articles in the category 'Living people', and then whittle them down to the 20 who I believe are most likely to be hits this year. 2nd year in the DDP. Names are presented as they are in their Wikipedia article titles, bracketed segments included; nevertheless, given the broad range of claims to fame and relative obscurity of the picks, I've included an extra column to clarify what they're known for. 1. Alfredo Astiz Notorious "Angel of Death" of the Argentine Navy 2. Mortimer Zuckerman Canadian-American media tycoon 3. Giora Eiland Former IDF Major General 4. Simone Segouin French Resistance fighter 5. Edwin Poots DUP leader (May 2021-June 2021) 6. Graham Ross (horticularist) Australian presenter 7. Vera McKechnie Original Andy Pandy narrator 8. James Roose-Evans British theatre director 9. Ken Bruen Noir writer 10. John Childs (murderer) "Britain's most prolific hitman", allegedly 11. Rodrigo Rato Spanish politician/money launderer 12. Jay Maisel New York photographer 13. Aisha Yesufu Nigerian activist 14. Freddy Quinn Austrian singer 15. Ravi Singh (humanitarian) Khalsa Aid founder 16. Ivan Putski Pro wrestler 17. Hazel Ascot "Britain's Shirley Temple", allegedly 18. Sami al-Oraydi Al-Qaeda affiliate 19. Abdullah Al-Rimi Al-Qaeda member 20. Mohammed Abdel Karim Al Ghezali Al-Qaeda member This team had two hits in 2021: Andy Gray (actor) (3), and Jeannette Altwegg (17). Given the nature of the team, most survivors have been dropped, with the exception of Alfredo Astiz, a 2021 pick who happened to come up again in this year's 4000 candidates.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Nice to see a US #1 hits team that has zero crossover with my UK #1 hits team. (Also the first time I don't have any mutual picks with Hits of 36 Years Ago since 2016, the debut year of both teams.)
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Always liked her line deliveries in her small Naked Gun part. Whhell, it's not exactly the back yarrrrd but it'll doooo.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2021

    Thank you, Death. Is there anything behind-the-scenesy I should know about, or is everything to hosting just what I've seen in the thread? Presumably I should maintain a spreadsheet? Are you seeing out the year and looking for a 2022 host, or is this an immediate-effect resignation?
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2021

    I nominate machotrouts for Inverse Dead Pool host. Here's his CV: - Former Inverse Dead Pool champion - Managed to get into the "Credit to" section for proposing a very minor rule change once - Alive (relevant to theme of thread) - Reckons he'd be good at it - Nothing else going on in life
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    Big Brother

    SHE'S SO COLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLD
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    Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    We don't even know that Charles was sad. He might have just been laughing very hard. He might have been tear-gassed. He might have been plucking his nasal hairs
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