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  1. Joey Russ

    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    Also, for Lindsey Graham’s bio can you please add the line “Now he is Donald Trump’s bitch.” Thanks...
  2. Joey Russ

    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    Change Trump’s bio to what Spade had. That was pure gold...
  3. Joey Russ

    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!
  4. Joey Russ

    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    Er, try again
  5. Joey Russ

    The Dead of 2020

    Well, he actually got a QO. Congrats.
  6. Joey Russ

    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    JiroemonKimura vs Old Crem LizLemon vs Ethushishispushingupdaisies FixedBusiness vs The Unknown Man Annami vs Grobler HDS vs Great Uncle Bulgaria An Fear Bag vs Markb4 DeathByArsenic vs Sean Wormfarmer vs Joemoneypenny Djemba Djemba vs Yorkshire Banker Skinny Kiltrunner vs Sir Creep Not to worry, there’s still another week to submit a team, I’m just highlighting the teams that I have received so far. Though I know a couple are last minute folk waiting to see if more folk like Allison Copening, Morgan Wootten, and Jay Allen will make their way onto the shortlist (they’re all dead btw so they’d all be rejected, they all just had some on their way out news that people could find)...
  7. Joey Russ

    Deathrace 2020

    Jay Allen a hit for Etush and Chorizo
  8. Joey Russ

    The Dead of 2020

    Would’ve guaranteed that he would’ve been on some of the more researched cup teams in February due to recent news...
  9. Joey Russ

    Reality TV

  10. So, the new list is coming out in about 45 minutes. What are your thoughts on the overall list?
  11. Joey Russ

    The Dead of 2020

    Sonny Grosso, a NYPD detective who was one of the inspirations for the 1971 film The French Connection has died
  12. Bloody hell. Not only are we heading to that time of year again, but we are also on our 5th year of doing this list. Time really does fly by fast. Anyways, welcome again to the Crowdsource List, which our goal is to try to outdo our friends on the deathlist committee. A total of 14 hits as of now. Will 2020 do better than 2019? Time will tell. Anyways, let's go onto the rules... THE RULES Rules 1. Please send a list of celebrities you wish to vote for to Joey Russ, during the time period of 22nd November to the 31st December 2019. The list must have a minimum of 20 names on it, and a maximum of 50. Please send them by either PM or the Shadow List thread, not by email, semaphore, Morse code, Deathlist live chat, animated corpses, text messages, or any other means of communication you can think of. And you may only submit via 1 of those two methods above, NOT BOTH METHODS! 2. Your 1st choice will gain 50 points, 2nd 49, etc etc to 50th which will gain 1 point. 3. When the deadline passes, all of the points that an individual celebrity gain will be added together, and the top fifty celebrities with the most points overall will go on the Utterly Unofficial Forum List. 4. Feel free to add substitutes at the bottom of the list, which will only be counted if one of your fifty die before January 1st 2020. If for example your number one pick is such a smart one they die before January 1st, then I will give 50 points to your 2nd pick, and so on until 1 point is given to the first substitute. 5. Do try to make the picks as "Deathlisty" as possible. More Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and less Dewayne "Monsanto Man" Johnson, if you know what I mean. Someone likely to score an obit with one of the major English language news outlets. 6. The deadline for sending in entries is 31st December 2019 at 9 pm GMT. That's 4pm New York Time (31st December) and 8am (1st Jan) Melbourne time to help out non-Brits. This earlier dead line is so there's enough time to complete the list before the new year as well as enjoying some extra time off as well. 7. This is essentially a forum game without a winner. It does however put the long held notion by some that the combined minds of the forum know better than the Committee to the test. 8. Who picked whom will remain anonymous. Unless the person announces it of course. 9. The paranoid probably shouldn't send in their DDP unique hopefuls. Whilst I do not intend to steal them away, it would make no sense: if the person then showed up on the list, their chances of being unique would be very slim indeed! 10. To keep to the Deathlist spirit, only the top 25 ranked celebrites from the current list of Crowdsourced Deathlist 2019 survivors will be used: Kirk Douglas, Jean Louis-Trintignant, Vera Lynn, Nobby Stiles, Clive James, Olivia Newton-John, Olivia de Havilland, Prince Philip, Dilip Kumar, Bob Dole, Pope Benedict, Bob Barker, George Alagiah, Leslie Phillips, Jimmy Carter, Glynis Johns, Stirling Moss, Jill Gascoine, Sidney Poitier, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Mikhail Gorbachev, Violet Chamorro, Bill Turnbull, Terry Jones, Lee Kerslake, Loretta Lynn, John Hume, Roberta McCain, Gina Lollabrigida, Betty White, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Andretti, Rosalynn Carter, Pierre Cardin, Sheila Mercier, Beverly Cleary Some names there I don’t think anyone expected to be in contention for 2020, but there’s still time in 2019 yet. 10a) Our actual collated list will stick to the "25 from the previous year" rule. 10b) As a result, if our top fifty, after all votes have been counted, has more than twenty-five of the 2019 survivors (named for ease in Rule 10), then the lowest ranked excess survivors will be axed from the list in favour of The Fifty-First ranked celebrity and so on... 10c) Since we don't know if that'll be an issue until I actually do the counting, voters don't need to worry about limiting their personal lists to 25 survivors. It'd be nice if they did, but that's life. 11) Please pick living people. Folk do die before 1st January, but there were a few cases of people dead for a number of years chosen last time. Please do not pick animals, or ISIS prisoners, or kids, or any of the usual no go areas. Anyhow, enjoy. Or not.
  13. Joey Russ

    The 5th Crowdsource Deathlist (2020 edition)

    A DEAD PARROT 3/50 21st January 2020 Beloved Monty Python member Terry Jones has bereft of life and rests in peace in order to bring the crowdsource list its third score. By far his biggest success was with his work with Monty Python, which taught people that stuff like silly walks and fish slapping were fun things to do. It was no wonder then that with sketches like those they were able to be arguably Britain's finest comedians, something that allowed them to make it worldwide. Terry was less of a performer than the other five and made most of his impact behind the scenes. However, he still performed some really big roles during Monty Python. Among them included the upper-class man in "Nudge Nudge" who kept getting asked about his sex life, the explosive Mr. Creosote in the Meaning of Life, Brian's mother in the Life of Brian, and the waitress in the "Spam" sketch, which now produces the term for the infamous junk mail we all love. He co-directed Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam and he was the sole director of the other two Python films Life of Brian and Meaning of Life. The former of the two films really had a fascinating story, which lead to former Beatle George Harrison to pay for production. Outside of the Python realm, he was a renowned medieval historian and he teamed up once again with Michael Palin to write Ripping Yarns. Sadly, he had an aggressive form of dementia known as frontotemporal dementia, which ultimately lead to his death at 77. This was his second appearance, jumping all the way to the 20th spot. In other news, I just found a book on the Spanish Inquisition. I wasn't expecting to see the Spanish Inquisition while writing this obituary...
  14. Joey Russ

    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    Yep, which means deathrace could last another month without much issue (slowest Deathrace since 2016, eh). Can also confirm someone did pick Terry Jones in the cup, but they will be subbed in when I’m back home
  15. Joey Russ

    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    So I got the email for the Jones hit, it said he might not be able to update the site until the weekend. So that might explain why no update for the German actor happened yet. It may have the actor hit in another email though.
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    I'm surprised that a game around the 1940s hasn't come into fruition, especially since there's a game around the 50's! I figured since baby boomers are starting to decline, this pool should be started. The rules are simple, pick 40 people from the 1940's on your team. If they die and receive a DDP eligible obit, then you get a hit. If they don't obit within three months, you replace them with another person. The first person with all 40 people dead and have a QO wins. After the first 15 names, coming up with the rest was actually quite difficult for me, so here goes nothing: Kathleen Blanco Pat Bowlen Eric Clapton David Crosby Tim Curry Gerard Depardieu Oliver Dragojevic Donald Fagen Aretha Franklin Superstar Billy Graham Jimmy Greaves Luke Halpin Stephen Hawking Cynthia Heimel NQO Bill Heine Mazie Hirono Tony Iommi Mick Jagger Terry Jones Jose Jose Tessa Jowell Peter Lorimer Stan Mikita Joni Mitchell Olivia Newton-John Jalal Mansur Nuriddin Ozzy Osbourne Al Pacino Jimmy Page Anna Pavord Martin Peters Iggy Pop Keith Richards Freddie Starr Nobby Stiles Bernard Tapie Christopher Walken Mike Willesee Ronnie Wood Celeste Yarnall Bobby Zarin
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    The 1st death of 2020

  18. Joey Russ

    Hares Death Pool 2020

    Oh, of course. But now that two folk has died on my team I would like credit for both of them.
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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?
  20. Joey Russ

    Hares Death Pool 2020

    That’s the second year my wildcard went in January. Darn. I did have Roger Scruton on my team, so I think I should also have points for him?
  21. Joey Russ

    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Now to see if he’s taking a bit of a break or not. I had Terry Jones on my Alt Obits team. If his points come out today, then we should ask when that German actor gets a QO (who I didn’t have).
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    45. Terry Jones

  23. Joey Russ

    Who Will Thomas Jefferson Survives 100th Hit Be?

    Sad death of Terry Jones makes TJS at 90 now...
  24. Decided to do a poll to guess the 100th hit of one of the all time dead pooling greats. I believe he's currently at 88 hits in total if my math is correct, so with his track record I think it's likely he gets to 100 total hits. Only 19 names though in the poll, as Qaboos is already a hit for him. Personally I'm going for Scruton as he can have a hit to celebrate that achievement with.
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    45. Terry Jones

    Damn it, was beaten!

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