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  1. So Kamala is the 5th known fatality from the DDP then.
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    48. William H Gates

    The problem with Gates isn’t his illness. The problem is he is just the dad of a far far more famous son and nothing else. What next, Andrea Swift deserves to be on the list cause of her brain tumor? Give me a fucking break.
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    23. Harry Belafonte

    Well, Belafonte was well enough to endorse Ed Markey:
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    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    I would like to thank msc for hosting the cup the past few years, he really did an excellent job. However, as he is now cohosting the DDP the task lies on someone else to host, and that's where I step in. Hopefully a long term host will be done in 2021, but for now, you're stuck with me. We're back in February, so, if the first round draw happens on the 20th January, this gives everyone 18 days to decide if they want to enter the Cup or not, and there's already several confirmations. In 2017, deadsox beat Spade, he beat DDT and he beat Death Impends to win the first ever Deathlist Cup. In 2018, Sir Creep got to the final in swashbuckling form, only to find wily old DDT too much. And in 2019, Spade Cooley proved why he is one of the GOATs, dominating every single match he was in like it was nothing. Bou made a nice run in the cup too. Will Spade go two for two, or will another deadpool heavyweights fight back? Or will anyone win? Quim Reaper got to the Quarterfinals last year despite not really being a favorite to win by anybody - outlasted one DDP winner in the process. It's a Cup, skill is good but so is luck. Come one, come all, and look at the new rules... Some Basic Rules which I've tried to explain as simply as possible, but which are open for questions about how obvious things I've forgotten work. The Deathlist Cup 1. This will be a knockout tournament featuring one on one matchups between Deathlist forum posters. These matches will be determined by use of a random draw, using Random.org. 2. If we have an odd number of players ie 30 like in 2017, then certain players will get byes to the Second Round. This will be based on results from the 2019 Cup ie Winner first, then Runner up, semifinalists, etc etc. 3. Players, on receiving their randomly drawn opponent, will have a ten day period to send the Referee their First Eleven for the match by PM, and one sub in case of an early death. These eleven picks can be very low hanging fruit if you so wish, as the point of the game is to score as many “goals” during the month a match is played. ie, a perfect team would look like this 1. Alan Alda (joker) 2. Jeb Bush 3. George Bush Jr 4. Bill Clinton 5. Hilary Clinton 6. Barack Obama 7. Jimmy Carter 8. Walter Mondale 9. John Major 10. Tony Blair 11. Donald Trump subs 12. Melania Trump 13. Dick Cheney 14. Sarah Palin As an example. Though in reality, that team would be shit for actually scoring points... 4. PROHIBITIONS – The following picks will be PROHIBITED ie NOT ALLOWED: death row prisoners, anyone who is a prisoner of ISIS or similar terrorist groups, people solely famous for being ill and nothing else, animals, no kids (that’s anyone under the age of 18), no one missing in action who blatantly died already. 5. For clarification, my views on Famous for Being Ill are extremely lenient by forum standards. Is your pick an obscure in their own field type, like a historian from Trinidad? They’re fine. Is your pick someone who is in coma due to a heart attack, or a dad on his last Christmas, or the like, the type no one would have heard of for anything? Don’t pick them, there’s PLENTY of other better options. There’s enough Kate Bowler (published academic, cancer) types in the world that you don’t need Kate Cancer Mum of the Mirror Sob Story. Thank you. My standards may be a little different from msc, but I will try to keep it as fair as possible. Don't expect the Laura Nutall's of the world to be accepted 6. If in doubt, submit a pick, but the decision of the ref (me) is final and is not open to any court of appeal. If you think it’s a dodgy pick, it probably is. If you think the ref is a grumpy teenager, well, he is. 7. Each match will take place over the course of a single month. For example, a February match would take place from February 1st to February 28th (or 29th on a leap year, such as this year), a March match from March 1st to March 31st and so on... 8. Games will be scored in the following manner: A person in your team dies = 3 points A unique person in your team dies = 1 more point (ie 1 bonus point) Fatality – Your joker. Double points Someone famous only for being ill dies – 0 points because not in the team (hah, bet you thought I wasn’t paying attention here) 9. Here is what happens in the case of a team member dying prematurely (ie on 28th Feb for the March game). If you discover this before the 3rd of the month, your top sub will automatically go into place. If it is discovered on the 3rd or after, sorry about your luck. If it turns out the person was dead and known to be (this is determined via a reference in a newspaper or magazine, not social media) then subs don’t come into play. This was a bone of contention in 2017, 2018, AND 2019 and I hope this clears that up. If it bloody well doesn’t I’m instituting a Hewlett Rule in 2021! 10. At the end of the month, the player in the match with the highest score wins that game, and will advance to the next round. The player who doesn’t have the highest score will lose, and be eliminated. 11. In the event of a draw, the following tiebreaks will be used: 1st tiebreak = number of hits 2nd tiebreak = average age of hits 3rd tiebreak = flip of a coin 4th tiebreak if needed = A little game of eenie meenie miny mo (hehe) 12. A player is only held to one team for a single match. If they win their match and advance to the next round, they may pick eleven entirely different people for the next round. In this way, folk who announce their terminal illness in, say, May, can be put to good dead pooling use. 13. Qualifying obits? Every single English language newspaper or magazine (ie Bleeding Cool for example) in the universe. Also Le Monde, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, El Pais and El Mundo. If you still can’t get a QO, well, really… The referee (Joey Russ) may make a judgement call based on what he is provided with, and that call will be final. Forum posts on Deathlist, and your own blog don't count, sorry. 14. For the removal of any doubt, any players who do not send in their team before the deadline will be DQ'd and replaced by the highest scoring loser. No matter how many sad PMs you send afterwards. Apologies aren’t allowed either Example Death Impends, Joey Russ, YoungWillz and msc hypothetically take part. Random.org gives us these matches: 1. Death Impends v Joey Russ (feck) 2. YoungWillz v msc This draw takes place in Month 1 (ie January) and is for matches taking place in Month 2 (February). After the draw, each player sends The Referee (ie Joey Russ) a team of Eleven Celebrities they think will snuff it in Month 2. Then, for the results: msc scores in Month 2 with a big name celebrity and a unique but obscure punk music historian. Young Willz gets a unique big name celebrity. The score is 7-4 to msc, who advances to the next round. Good luck!
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    Magic Johnson, And Other Basketball Players

    Westphal has mail coverage of his diagnosis, for anyone in doubt of his obit chances.
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    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    Hm, should I take away the cup from An Fear Beag then? He should’ve done a better job noticing his death before picking him in February (muahahaha).
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    Magic Johnson, And Other Basketball Players

    Thought about hiding this, but there’s a lot of coverage of his diagnosis. NBA Hall of Fame coach Paul Westphal has the deadly glioblastoma
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    So Ali turned out to be a duet with Banana. I think this is probably my best chance of winning a dead pool this year. There’s still multiple folk on my team that I’m surprised that they are still alive, but then some of those folk I think is also on Banana’s team, which reduces my chance of getting into the lead. In general, the names that I don’t think Banana have are much more iffy than the names I do believe I share with Banana. And there’s a few differentials that I’m sure he have that could certainly expand his lead against me. I think Cisovsky being the youngest hit is probably among the most crucial in helping my chances of winning. Folk like Kieran O’Connor could’ve helped my chances of winning, but ah well, that’s the luck of rejected names...
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    Celebrity Chefs

    Scans for Tim Bilton show that it’s still working for now. Although was it known the immunotherapy he was taking is only palliative? Makes me think whenever the treatment does stop working he’ll go extremely quick...
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    20 /20

    Here’s a QO
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    Link please?
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Been a bit of a quiet month competitively, but that isn’t the case much longer. Alauddin Ali is a hit for me. He’s another replacement pick, which is doing far better than the replacement names last year...
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Bangladesh composer and longlister Alauddin Ali has died at 67
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    Deathlisters who are dead

    I feel like the closest we can find in knowing whether someone has died or not is if they were a really active poster and suddenly quit the forums, and even that’s not a guarantee as seen with Magere Hein. Rockhopper is a perfect example of that. He used to be very active on the forums, and then suddenly right before it was announced that Rockefeller died he no longer showed up
  15. Since there’s a what you’re reading thread and a what have you been watching lately, I’ve decided to start a thread focusing on music you’re currently listening to. Of course, if there’s a thread that exists on this that I don’t know about, a mod can merge them together. Anyways, I am listening to Berlin by Lou Reed for the very first time, and so far, I’m enjoying the album.
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    Deathlisters who are dead

    Bert Trautmann basically decided to retire from the forums after his DDP win in 2017, so I imagine he’s still alive, just moved on with his life.
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    The Dead of 2020

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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    Can’t believe people are forgetting about William Hartnell for the added posthumously names. Arguably the biggest of the four above too...
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    Was more thinking in the mind of the committee rather than what should happen...
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    Considering so many bedblockers have died this year I think this makes it extremely unlikely that they’ll drop Betty White. They need to find new bedblockers now, and she’s a perfect contender...
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    Little Richard should’ve been kept on. Though knowing the committee they probably would’ve dropped someone like Jerry Stiller if he did get carried over tbh.
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    Warren Buffett

    Warren’s older sisters Doris is dead at 92
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    31. Willie Nelson

    Decided to give this country legend a well overdue thread, especially cause I think he could potentially make a great deathlist pick next year. With so many health issues he had to deal this past year, surely he can't live much longer, can he?

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