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    Inverse Dead Pool 2018

    This is not a game that incentivises risk-taking. I just figured McCain had months to go when people seemed to think he was imminent in January, and took a chance on him scraping 2019 to look like the forum psychic.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2018

    The people on my Derby Dead Pool team of #1 hitmakers who are also on my Inverse Dead Pool team – the ones who weren't properly imminent but were at least theme-team mortal – are Doris Day, Vera Lynn, and Olivia Newton-John. But, wisely, not Aretha Franklin. (Or Chris Rea, for that matter, who I maintain has been dead since 2017 and it's just that nobody's bothered to phone his agent and check.) I'm currently 7th place. 5 of the 6 teams above me have Aretha. I like this thread now.
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    George Clinton

    He'll probably funk a bit after he dies too
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    25. George Bush Senior

    Oh no, has Anne Frank died
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    You shouldn't have been watching her sex tapes in the first place.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    You say that, but now she'll be able to suck herself off
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    The Dead of 2018

    Very considerate of him. Unique hit for my #1 Hits Derby Dead Pool team. I was so confused the first time I heard that song and did a Google Image search on him. The dweebiest male vocal in music history was somehow recorded by what looks like a retired 1980s WWE star.
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    Next Music Shock Death!

    Which of his 20-odd UK top 40 singles was his "one hit"? Avicii was responsible for at least two of the defining sounds of 2010s pop ("everything trying to sound like 'Levels'" and "everything trying to sound like 'Wake Me Up'"). He's hardly Rednex. (Rednex were better, but that's not the point.)
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    5 or 6 years past his chart peak, to be fair – he was already naff enough in 2014 that he was producing for Coldplay. By 2015 he was getting cut from a Madonna album. Only finding out now he had a #4 hit last year, though, featuring Rita Ora. It's always 2012 somewhere.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    I'd have had 4 hits instead of 1 by now if I'd just stuck with last year's team. 2018 is proving to be a bad year for 2017.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Changing the picture without changing the bio was the best possible outcome here, and I hope it stays like that.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2018

    Couple of errors I noticed in the 'Angela of Death' team: - The DUP founder Peter Robinson should actually be the popstar Marilyn. In all circumstances, really, but particularly in the Derby Dead Pool. Marilyn's real name is Peter Robinson – presumably he was entered as that because of the database's aversion to mononyms, and he got lost in translation. - The picture in Pete Gilbey's bio is actually of his son, George Gilbey. Pete Gilbey looks like this. (Also – and I'm sure this is an error it was submitted with – I'm not sure Pete Gilbey's name is actually Pete Gilbey. They're known as the Gilbey family, but some sources call him Pete McGarry.)
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    9. Linda Nolan

    "gagging" doesn't rhyme with "sharting"
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    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.
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    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.

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