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  1. Inverse Dead Pool 2018

    1. Queen Elizabeth II 2. Paul Gascoigne 3. Donald Trump 4. Betty White 5. Angela Lansbury 6. Terry Jones 7. Dick Van Dyke 8. Doris Day 9. Olivia de Havilland 10. Prunella Scales 11. Little Richard 12. Linda Nolan 13. Vera Lynn 14. Val Kilmer 15. Robert Mugabe 16. Henry Kissinger 17. Denis Norden 18. Bob Barker 19. Bob Dole 20. Stephen Hawking 21. Kirk Douglas 22. Olivia Newton-John 23. Alberto Fujimori 24. John McCain 25. Prince Philip (Sub: Carol Channing) Four of these people are also on my actual Derby Dead Pool (theme) teams. Hedging my bets.
  2. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Not sure this counts as an error, but Marco Pierre White Jr on my 'Unpersons' team has a blank "Details to Follow" bio this year, even though I also had him last year and he was given a bio then. (He was confused for Marco Pierre White not-Jr when the pool first went online, but this was subsequently corrected.) Also, this is really petty but it's bothered me for the past 3 years: the description for my '#1 Hits' team – "Those who have had a UK number 1 hit single either solo or as a group..." – ought to end "in a group", "as part of a group", "as a member of a group", something like that. There are no entire groups on there. It'd be great if all 20 came together as a charity supergroup for the particularly mortal, but it hasn't happened yet.
  3. Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    I think he's done enough of that already.
  4. 2018 DDP Salvage Lot

    #1 Hits (a UK #1 hitmaker theme team) SUBSTITUTES: 21. Willie Nelson (USA for Africa) 22. Gordon Banks (England World Cup Squad '70) 23. Shane MacGowan (Various Artists*) 24. Rolf Harris (#6 last year) 25. Martin Peters (England World Cup Squad '70) 26. Mike Peters (Ferry Aid) 27. Peter MacBeth (Foundations) (#8 last year) 28. Ricky Valance 29. Chris Farlowe 30. Vic Damone (#12 last year) 31. Tony Bennett 32. Ken Dodd (#17 last year) 33. Ernest Ranglin (Commonwealth Band) 34. Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) (#9 last year) 35. Windsor Davies 36. Bruce Woodley (Seekers) 37. Gary Glitter 38. Julia Volkova (t.A.T.u.) 39. Dr John (Various Artists*) 40. Des O'Connor (*i.e. the BBC Children in Need 'Perfect Day' cover) Unpersons (a Big Brother theme team) SUBSTITUTES: 21. Kim Woodburn 22. Carol McGiffin 23. The Situation 24. Jeremy Jackson (#10 last year) 25. Stephen Bear 26. Scotty T 27. Tila Tequila (#18 last year) 28. Janice Dickinson (#7 last year) 29. Heidi Fleiss 30. Shahbaz Chauhdry 31. Kellie Maloney 32. Daniel Baldwin 33. Angie Bowie 34. Leo Sayer 35. David Parnaby 36. Kavana 37. Coolio 38. Lesley Brain 39. Bobby Davro 40. Rebekah Shelton
  5. The 1st Death of 2018

    Nobby Stiles ...oh
  6. Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Submitted my two teams Dec 31, 23:58. A minute more punctual than the last two years. #1 Hits A 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). Last year's position is given in brackets, where applicable. 1. (new) Chas Smash (Madness) 2. (new) Nobby Stiles (England World Cup Squad '70) 3. (new) DJ Casper 4. (new) Olivia Newton-John 5. (4) Vera Lynn 6. (new) Chris Rea (Band Aid II) 7. (new) Harry Belafonte 8. (new) Aretha Franklin 9. (1) Ray Thomas (Moody Blues) 10. (19) Doris Day 11. (2) Terry Jacks 12. (new) Abi Ofarim 13. (new) Tony Baylis (Wurzels) 14. (new) Dave Edmunds 15. (re) Jane Morgan 16. (re) Charles Aznavour 17. (11) Sinéad O'Connor 18. (7) Billy Connolly 19. (new) Peter Kay 20. (new) Lil Wayne This team had two hits last year – Peter Sarstedt (3) and Chuck Berry (18). Survivors dropped from the team are: Len "Chip" Hawkes (5), Rolf Harris (6), Peter MacBeth (8), Bill Wyman (9), Eric Faulkner (10), Vic Damone (12), Kenny Rogers (13), Diana Ross (14), Justin Bieber (15), Barry Gibb (16), Ken Dodd (17), and Avicii (20). Unpersons A theme team of Big Brother housemates (including Celebrity Big Brother and other spin-offs). Last year's position is given in brackets, where applicable. 1. (new) Linda Nolan (CBB13) 2. (2) Jackie Stallone (CBB3) 3. (3) Bruce Jones (CBB12) 4. (1) Marco Pierre White Jr (BB17) 5. (5) Lionel Blair (CBB13) 6. (4) Julie Goodyear (CBB10) 7. (11) Big Ron Atkinson (CBB12) 8. (13) Ken Morley (CBB15) 9. (17) Gary Busey (CBB14) 10. (6) Lauren Harries (CBB12) 11. (8) Danniella Westbrook (CBB17) 12. (re) Alexander O'Neal (CBB15) 13. (re) Germaine Greer (CBB3) 14. (12) John McCririck (CBB3) 15. (re) Michael Barrymore (CBB4) 16. (new) Jackiey Budden (CBB5) 17. (new) Tina Malone (CBB6) 18. (new) James Cosmo (CBB19) 19. (new) Dennis Rodman (CBB4) 20. (new) Sarah Harding (CBB20) This team had no hits last year. Dropped from the team are: Janice Dickinson (7), Carol McGiffin (9), Jeremy Jackson (10), Christopher Biggins (14), Liz Jones (15), Carole Vincent (16), Tila Tequila (18), Starboy Nathan (19), and Ivana Trump (20).
  7. Derby Dead Pool 2017

    I see the Ivana/Ivanka mix-up has already been mentioned in this thread (my Big Brother-themed team 'Unpersons' has Ivanka in it when it should be her mum Ivana). One other possible issue: Marco Pierre White Jr has been entered as just Marco Pierre White. To clarify, my pick is the Big Brother housemate, not his dad the famous chef. Also, not that it really matters, but Avicii has been entered on my '#1 Hits' team as "Tim Berling" when his real name appears to be "Tim Bergling". (I wouldn't have recognised the name either way – had to Google it because I thought my team had a mystery intruder – but I gather the database gets a bit tetchy about mononyms)
  8. 2017 Ddp Salvage Lot

    Strictly Corpse Dying (a Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars theme team) 21: June Brown 22: Tim Wonnacott 23: George Hamilton I didn't spend nearly long enough on this team to have anything below the basic three-person subs bench. Obviously Gary Busey would be there if he wasn't already in another team I'm more invested in. This one: Unpersons (a Big Brother theme team) 21: Alicia Douvall (#10 last year) 22: Jackiey Budden 23: Michael Barrymore (#12 last year) 24: Rebekah Shelton (#1 last year) 25: Alexander O'Neal (#11 last year) 26: Germaine Greer (#19 last year) 27: Darryn Lyons 28: Angie Bowie 29: Lady Sovereign 30: Lesley Brain 31: Tara Reid 32: Daniel Baldwin 33: Paddy Doherty (#13 last year) 34: Kellie Maloney 35: Coolio 36: Shahbaz Chauhdry 37: Dirk Benedict 38: Dennis Rodman 39: Gail Porter 40: Leo Sayer Four of last year's team – Paula Hamilton (#17), Katie Hopkins (#15), Dustin Diamond (#9), and Derek Laud (#20) – are out of the top 40 entirely. #1 Hits (a UK #1 hitmaker theme team) 21: Chris Farlowe 22: Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) 23: Marcia Barrett (Boney M.) (#8 last year) 24: Rick Westwood (The Tremeloes) 25: Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones) 26: Brian May (Queen) 27: Aretha Franklin 28: Charles Aznavour (#15 last year) 29: Jim Cregan (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel) 30: John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 31: Billy J. Kramer 32: Tommy Roe 33: Jerry Lee Lewis 34: Eric Burdon (The Animals) 35: Jerry Allison (The Crickets) 36: Harry Belafonte 37: Jane Morgan (#5 last year) 38: Tony Bennett 39: John Leyton 40: Phil Collins Completely missed DJ Casper (and potentially other people of interest, I don't know) because I ran out of research time somewhere in the late 1990s. What are 21st century hitmakers doing getting cancer? Crazy Frog better watch his back
  9. Derby Dead Pool 2017

    This is an embarrassing oversight for my #1 Hits team. Please hang on in there, DJ named ominously after a ghost
  10. Derby Dead Pool 2017

    For the second year running, I submitted in a panic at exactly 23:59. Top New Year parties we have round here #1 Hits A 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). Last year's position is given in brackets, where applicable. 1: (new) Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) 2: (new) Terry Jacks 3: (6) Peter Sarstedt 4: (2) Vera Lynn 5: (new) Len "Chip" Hawkes (The Tremeloes) 6: (11) Rolf Harris 7: (9) Billy Connolly 8: (3) Peter MacBeth (The Foundations) 9: (new) Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones) 10: (new) Eric Faulkner (Bay City Rollers) 11: (1) Sinéad O'Connor 12: (new) Vic Damone 13: (new) Kenny Rogers 14: (new) Diana Ross 15: (new) Justin Bieber 16: (new) Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees) 17: (new) Ken Dodd 18: (new) Chuck Berry 19: (new) Doris Day 20: (new) Avicii Dropped since last year: Mike Elliott (The Foundations) (4), Jane Morgan (5), Melissa Bell (Soul II Soul) (7) (who, by the way, I just realised wasn't even in the group when they had a #1, so wasn't eligible in the first place!), Marcia Barrett (Boney M.) (8), Ke$ha (10), Lena Martell (12), Robert Lee Smith (The Tams) (13), Craig Douglas (14), Charles Aznavour (15), Kenney Jones (Small Faces) (16), Norman Greenbaum (18), Ian McCredie (Middle of the Road) (19), and Judith Durham (The Seekers) (20). Only person to actually die last year was Kitty Kallen (17), who didn't get a qualifying obit anyway. Unpersons A theme team of Big Brother housemates (including Celebrity Big Brother and other spin-offs). Last year's position is given in brackets, where applicable. 1: (new) Marco Pierre White Jr (BB17) 2: (2) Jackie Stallone (CBB3) 3: (3) Bruce Jones (CBB12) 4: (5) Julie Goodyear (CBB10) 5: (7) Lionel Blair (CBB13) 6: (6) Lauren Harries (CBB12) 7: (new) Janice Dickinson (CBB16) 8: (new) Danniella Westbrook (CBB17) 9: (4) Carol McGiffin (CBB12) 10: (8) Jeremy Jackson (CBB15) 11: (14) Big Ron Atkinson (CBB12) 12: (18) John McCririck (CBB3) 13: (new) Ken Morley (CBB15) 14: (new) Christopher Biggins (CBB18) 15: (new) Liz Jones (CBB13) 16: (new) Carole Vincent (BB8) 17: (16) Gary Busey (CBB14) 18: (new) Tila Tequila (CBB16) 19: (new) Starboy Nathan (Celebrity Hijack) 20: (new) Ivana Trump (CBB7) Dropped since last year: Rebekah Shelton (1), Dustin Diamond (9), Alicia Douvall (10), Alexander O'Neal (11), Michael Barrymore (12), Paddy Doherty (13), Katie Hopkins (15), Paula Hamilton (17), Germaine Greer (19), and Derek Laud (20). Nobody on the team died last year. (Pete Burns was #32 in my salvage lot.) Strictly Corpse Dying A theme team of Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars contestants, hosts, judges etc. Didn't have this one last year and knocked it off in about half an hour due to poor time management. You're welcome 1 (JOKER): Shannen Doherty 2: Bruce Forsyth 3: Valerie Harper 4: Tommy Chong 5: Rob Kardashian 6: Buzz Aldrin 7: Cloris Leachman 8: Sherri Shepherd 9: Jimmy Tarbuck 10: Betsey Johnson 11: Paula Deen 12: Johnny Ball 13: Suzanne Somers 14: Russell Grant 15: Esther Rantzen 16: David Dickinson 17: John Sergeant 18: Ann Widdecombe 19: Anastacia 20: Len Goodman
  11. Dead Pop Stars

    Didn't know she'd died, I loved 'Kiss Kiss'
  12. New Here And Just Saying Hello

    Why was there a promoted tweet from you in my TL this morning? Because you don't have AdBlock. Get it together
  13. 2016 DDP salvage lot

    Spectres-to-Be (a Bond theme team) 21: Peter Lamont 22: Eunice Gayson 23: Luciana Paluzzi Not really anything much else bubbling under the three substitutes. What a boring team that turned out to be #1 Hits (a #1 hitmaker theme team) 21: Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) 22: Chuck Berry 23: Rik Elswit (Dr Hook) 24: Gary Glitter 25: David Cassidy 26: Cliff Richard 27: Kay Starr 28: Andy Scott (Sweet) 29: Terry Hall (The Specials) 30: Ken Dodd 31: Peter Tork (The Monkees) 32: Abdul "Duke" Fakir (The Four Tops) 33: Dave Hill (Slade) 34: Des O'Connor 35: Tulisa 36: Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac) 37: Tommy Banner (The Wurzels) 38: Carl Morgan (So Solid Crew) 39: Tich (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich) 40: Sandi Thom David Bowie nowhere near. Will make up for it by pencilling in "David Zowie" for 2017 Unpersons (a Big Brother theme team) 21: Carole Vincent (BB8) 22: Jackiey Budden (CBB5) 23: Tila Tequila (CBB16) 24: Janice Dickinson (CBB16) 25: Ken Morley (CBB15) 26: Linda Nolan (CBB13) 27: Tara Reid (CBB8) 28: Vinnie Jones (CBB7) 29: Kellie Maloney (CBB14) 30: Dirk Benedict (CBB5) 31: Shahbaz Chaudry (BB7) 32: Pete Burns (CBB4) 33: Stephanie Beacham (CBB7) 34: Daniel Baldwin (CBB16) 35: Kerry Katona (CBB8) 36: Kavana (CBB15) 37: Heidi Fleiss (CBB7) 38: Sree Dasari (BB10) 39: Lesley Brain (BB8) 40: Sue Perkins (CBB2) I can't believe I have a 21-40 for a theme team that statistically can be expected to get about 0.5 hits. My longlist has synopses like "DEMENTED CRACKHEAD" right down to the low 50s
  14. David Bowie

    Phantom, just for my theme team, could you go out and buy this album please? Yeh and while you're at it, anything by Daniel Bedingfield, Shania Twain or Anthea Turner. Wow this must be an old thread. I didn't know David Bowie died in 2002
  15. Rumours

    This, from back in March, was all I could find while researching Sally Sweetland's health in 2015. "Total stranger's Facebook post" isn't much of a source but it was enough to deter me from picking her. (This woman could, of course, be a seasoned deadpooler trying to throw people off the scent in the hope of getting a unique hit, and I've fallen right into her trap)