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    3. Olivia De Havilland

    See, the tricycle pic wasn't that misleading Still on wheels to this day!
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    Songwriters

    Sad loss. Runaway captures lostness so brilliantly and Crook's keyboards are a big part of that.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2020

    Exu had Everton Weekes here; his second unique cricketer hit. Watch out Richard Hadlee? Anywho, 20 base points and 8 extra for uniqueness for 28 total.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2020

    That time of year again? One week until the new year, two weeks until we crown another Hartlepool Deadlypool champ. As we head into a new decade, Hartlepool's finest and most complex tradition marches on... As with last year, I will not read any PMs until I have submitted all of my entries for deadpools that start Jan 1. The rules are largely unchanged from last year, with one new addendum in blue. I also removed the Herald Scotland's individual mention from the QO list as its return to the DDP fold renders a separate mention redundant: Rules Points are scored according to the following highly complex scoring system: Competitors are awarded points according to the order in which their candidates die. The starting positions are as follows: Candidate 1: 50 points Candidate 2: 45 points Candidate 3: 40 points Candidate 4: 35 points Candidate 5: 30 points Candidate 6: 25 points Candidate 7: 20 points Candidate 8: 15 points Candidate 9: 10 points Candidate 10: 5 points When the first candidate dies, points will be awarded as above, and the remaining potential scores will slide up or down one position. If candidate 1 dies first, the team gets 50 points and the points below all increase by 5, so candidate 2 will get 50 points if he or she is the next to go. If a celebrity departs further down the list before the ones above are gone, the scores above are reduced by 5, causing the highest remaining score on the list to disappear. Those below will increase by 5 as before. This will often cause two celebrities to have the same number of points next to their names, but the order in which they die will still influence subsequent scores. Additionally, the player is allowed up to two substitutes. The substitutes will still count as part of the player's team, but use a fully different scoring system: 25 points if one substitute dies, 50 if the second substitute dies. Bonuses do not apply to substitute hits - this likewise means that subs will not take away a name's unique bonus if only one team has said name in their main ten. If a name on the player's team dies before the pool opens, they will not receive points for the death (barring a minuscule consolation point or two). They will be allowed to put a new name on their main team, either from the subs bench or a new name entirely. If a sub is promoted, they are entitled to name a new sub. If a celebrity has unambiguously died within the deadpooling year, but a specific date of death is not provided, the latest plausible date of death will be used. This follows the precedent set by Leah Bracknell, who was a popular hit in 2019 but whose date of death was never elaborated beyond being in September. I ultimately treated her as the last September hit, and any future hits in that vein will have a similar logic applied. Note that if details later emerge giving a person a specific date of death, the scores will be adjusted accordingly. The Bonus System: Candidate not picked by any other competitor +2 Candidate under 18 years old -2 25th or less in line to the throne of Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden or Denmark +2 Been on Celebrity Squares (or Hollywood Squares) +3 Death of candidate in spite of extremely high improbability or unlikeliness of same. +5 US Baseball or Basketball player -3 Former or present UK Prime Minister +3 Drummer +2 Incumbent or recent US president +3 Guilty (in Notapotato's opinion) of crimes against humanity +3 (with Notapotato rarely appearing, host Death Impends will use his own judgement for such cases) Both of the above +6 Has played in a pantomime +2 Has performed Morris dancing +3 Found dead in a Swimming Pool +3 Died in a farming or gardening accident +2 Death worthy of a Darwin Award +2 Murder, Suicide, Lightning +2 Dies on Notapotato's birthday (16th of May) +2 Death by Fire +2 Death by Water +2 Death by Bongo +6 The bonus is calculated according to the following simple formula: Bonus x (score gained from death divided by 5) Multiple bonuses multiply so a bonus of 3 and a bonus of 2 give together a bonus of 6. This makes negative bonuses extremely unattractive. So a bonus of 2 on a score of 40 gives you 2*(40/5)=16 Additionally, there will be a bonus of 50 points for coming in in 13th place in the Hartlepool Deadlypool. Unless there are only 13 or fewer entries. then there won't be. Nothing could be simpler. Oh yes, and there's an extra bonus of unspecified size payable on the first hit of the team which has the most interesting and unusual selection of celebrities. The host also reserves the right to reward further, minuscule bonuses to teams - often less than a point! 1. Dead means dead. No longer living: A bit like William Holden who having just been fished out of Gloria Swanson's swimming pool, died drunk and impoverished a mere 31 years later. Eligible for a death certificate. (A Munchkin is optional but may get a bonus) 2. For the purpose of the game a "celebrity" is someone well-enough known to get their death mentioned in one of the news sources host Death Impends deems qualifying for this pool: Anything that qualifies for the Derby Dead Pool The New York Times The Washington Post The Scotsman Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The Australian The Sydney Morning Herald Stuff.co.nz Le Monde Le Figaro Der Spiegel Die Zeit El Pais El Mundo Corriere della Sera la Repubblica 3. Only human beings may be submitted as candidates. Animals may take part in the dead pool, but may be ridiculed for doing so, and may not get any points. Unless they are cats with a long history of doing dead pools. Team names which sound like an animal such as "Donkey from Hell" or "Dead as a Parrot" are allowed, I suppose, but may be ridiculed. 3a. Strictly only one team per participant. The submission of teams in the name of domestic animals in an attempt to circumvent this rule is doomed to failure. And ridicule. 4. If a participant dies during the competition, unlike in some dead pools, they don't win the competition automatically. They may, however, get awarded a few extra points by way of consolation. And next year, a bonus will be named after you, perhaps. If you do die during the course of 2020, do drop us a line and let us know where you went wrong so others can avoid making the same mistake. 4a. For legal reasons, we are unable to actively encourage participants to murder or otherwise accelerate the deaths of their chosen celebrities. There is however no penalty in the Hartlepool Deadlypool for doing so. Your Procurator Fiscal or local alternative may see this differently though, so we recommend asking beforehand. 5. Anyone selecting the following types of names will be summarily ridiculed and very likely penalised in an arbitrary and unpleasant way should their candidates actually die or be killed: Famous For Being Ill names. The penalty incurred will be decided upon a name dying and obiting, and is dependent on the host's opinion of the degree of a name's FFBI-ness. A very select few, like Kate Granger to use a past example, I feel have transcended their illness to become a legitimate pick, and will receive no penalty. Those known for longevity are also not considered FFBI and will receive full points. Names who are proactive with their illness, but of a lower profile than the Granger types, will receive a moderate-to-severe penalty. If a name is "famous" solely for reasons such as an "inspiring" deathbed marriage or being in a coma, they will receive no points or perhaps even negative points! Fringes of Fame names are similarly subject to a penalty. I will likewise judge these names on a case by case basis upon death. If a name has some claim to fame independent of their relationship, I will likely be lenient - think Rayya Elias, whose news coverage in her final years was largely about Liz Gilbert's partnership with her, but was a published author in her own right. I will also be lenient with fringey names who have received a reasonable amount of media coverage prior to ill health. But if a Hollywood star makes a tearful post to Instagram about how their sister is terminally ill? If the sister never got much media attention pre-cancer, don't expect to gain a lot should she become a hit. Anyone under sentence of death or highly likely to be sentenced to death at the start of the year, unless they die by means other than execution Anyone missing in action at the time of entry submission, unless said MIA name is discovered to be alive, and dies later in the year 5a. And you won't be getting the extra bonus points for original and unusual picks if you don't come up with something a bit more original or unusual. 6. The deadline is 23:59 GMT on December 31. However, unlike most dead pools, teams may still be submitted post deadline - with the catch that any teams submitted January 1st and beyond are limited to 9 picks (plus two substitutes), and the highest-ranked name on your team starts with a value of 45 points. In fairness to those who entered in a timely manner, I will also forbid late entrants from including any currently unique names on their main team. Names that are entirely unpicked, only on subs benches, or on multiple main teams are fair game for inclusion. Because the subs bench has no impact on a pick's uniqueness, any name is fair game for inclusion on a late team's subs bench. 7. Though only deaths occurring up to December 31, 2020 are able to count as hits, the 2020 HPDP will officially close 23:59 GMT on January 7, 2021, to allow some breathing room for late-year deaths that might take a few days to accrue a proper obit.
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    20 /20

    Woops that happens when I just skim the teams Will look for a new 1922 lady momentarily
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    20 /20

    1920 - Irving Kanarek, Franca Valeri 1921 - Philippe de Gaulle, Francoise Gilot 1922 - George Blake, Qin Yi 1923 - Sumner Redstone, Rhonda Fleming 1924 - Johnny Gilbert, Maria Riva 1925 - Mahathir Mohamad, June Lockhart 1926 - Robert Clary, Ann Turner Cook 1927 - Harry Whittington, Gina Lollobrigida 1928 - Hans Kung, Queen Ratna of Nepal 1929 - Gaston Glock, Vera Miles
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    Death By Numbers 2020

    REPLACE Gianluca Vialli Gordon Keith Kerri Parker Kieran O'Connor Peter Schjeldahl WITH Bullet Bob Armstrong Derek Draper Michael Cullen Nick Cordero Stuart Wheeler
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2020

    Oh, God! Carl Reiner was a hit here, on Prophet's subs bench. 25 points his way.
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    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    Good game Jiroemon. I couldn't have done it without the vibrant youth of Pat Dye, or summat.
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    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    I think one could squeeze the lyrics to a doo-wop song out of that masterlist
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    The 2020 Deathlist Cup

    Yes, my team is in too. I shall refrain from giving punditry for the final as it's not like I'll be having to submit a team for August at any rate!
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    20 /20

    1920 - Irving Kanarek, Franca Valeri 1921 - Philippe de Gaulle, Francoise Gilot 1922 - George Blake, Micheline Presle 1923 - Sumner Redstone, Rhonda Fleming 1924 - Johnny Gilbert, Maria Riva 1925 - Mahathir Mohamad, June Lockhart 1926 - Robert Clary, Ann Turner Cook 1927 - Harry Whittington, Gina Lollobrigida 1928 - Hans Kung, Queen Ratna of Nepal 1929 - Gaston Glock, Vera Miles
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    The 11th Death in 2020

    Indeed no one guessed Reiner. Thread closed.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Congratulations Rover on finally completing the game
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Have went and sent a low-effort team to the casino's doors.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    The Tornado who died is Jesse Sanders.
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    The 100 Club

    He had to give the centenarians a breather because he needed to focus all his energies on Balbir Singh.
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    15. Bob Barker

    Clement Stone did get a Telegraph obit. Theodore seemingly a void though.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    So, as mentioned occasionally before, Ulitzer's UK charts project sparked me to explore the 50s and beyond of the US Billboard charts and now I've listened to nearly everything that marked the Billboard charts between 1955 and 1959. Maybe a dozen songs were not on YouTube. While I won't be doing anything nearly as comprehensive as Ulitzer's project I thought I'd compile a list of living performers from the era. Not every last living name is here; ie there are some groups with multiple living members that I only list the frontman for. If they charted as part of a band, the band is included in parentheses regardless of whether or not the artist would become better known under a different band name (the living Four Seasons and Simon & Garfunkel are prime examples). 1922 - Ray Anthony 1924 - Jane Morgan 1925 - Bill Hayes 1926 - Tony Bennett 1927 - Dick Hyman, Ed Ames (The Ames Brothers), Harry Belafonte, Teddie Chinery (The Beverley Sisters), Sunny Gale, Mindy Carson, Carol Buschmann (The Chordettes) 1928 - Tommy DeVito (The Four Lovers), Betty Madigan 1929 - Jane Powell, Leroy Van Dyke, April Stevens, Betty Johnson, Margie Needham (The Chordettes), Mitchell Torok 1930 - Peggy King, Joni James, Chris Barber, Chic Hetti (The Playmates) 1931 - Phyllis McGuire (The McGuire Sisters), Jaye P. Morgan, Caterina Valente, John Perkins (The Crew Cuts), Bernie Toorish (The Four Lads), Robert Gordy 1932 - Stonewall Jackson, Ray Perkins (The Crew Cuts), Leon Hughes (The Coasters), Gerry Granahan (Dicky Doo & the Don'ts), Dick Flood 1933 - Lloyd Price, Jimmie Rodgers, Wink Martindale 1934 - Pat Boone, Joey Ambrose (Bill Haley and His Comets), Frankie Valli (The Four Lovers), Chas McDevitt, Huey "Piano" Smith, Dave Burgess (The Champs), Alan Arkin (The Tarriers), Mary Lou Shepherd (The Shepherd Sisters) 1935 - Sanford Clark, Steve Lawrence, Johnny Mathis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ronnie Hawkins, Jill Corey, Nick Todd, Bobby Bare 1936 - Charlie Gracie, Freddy Cannon, James Darren, Fred Parris (The Five Satins), Otis Williams (The Charms, NOT the Temptations member), Valerie Carr, Tony Dallara, Tony Bellus 1937 - Tommy Sands, Don Everly (The Everly Brothers), Jerry Allison (The Crickets), Charlie Thomas (The Drifters), Santo Farina (Santo & Johnny), Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Joe Rivers (Johnnie & Joe), Phil Cracolici (The Mystics), Jerry Keller 1938 - Connie Francis, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Clanton, Connie Stevens, Johnny Tillotson, Jerry Fuller, Sandy Nelson, Terry "Buzzy" Johnson (The Flamingos), Bobby Hendricks (The Drifters), Kathy Linden, Charles Patrick (The Monotones), Jesse Lee Turner, Dave "Baby" Cortez, Paul Evans 1939 - Dion DiMucci (Dion and the Belmonts), Phil Spector (The Teddy Bears), Neil Sedaka, Rudolph Isley (The Isley Brothers), Billy "Crash" Craddock, Tommy Facenda, Dianne Lennon (The Lennon Sisters), Frank Maffei (Danny & the Juniors), Beverly Ross (Ronald & Ruby), Warren Davis (The Monotones), Gary Troxel (The Fleetwoods) 1940 - Carol Connors (The Teddy Bears), Frankie Avalon, Johnny Nash, Anita Bryant, Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean), Cliff Richard (Cliff Richard and the Shadows), Smokey Robinson (The Miracles), Priscilla Wright, Jimmy Merchant (The Teenagers), Lillie Bryant (Billy & Lillie), Gary Stites 1941 - Herman Santiago (The Teenagers), Paul Anka, Paul Simon (Tom & Jerry), Art Garfunkel (Tom & Jerry), Little Anthony (The Imperials), Chubby Checker, Johnny Farina (Santo & Johnny), Ronald Isley (The Isley Brothers), Shirley Owens (The Shirelles), Beverly Lee (The Shirelles), Hank Marvin (Cliff Richard and the Shadows), Bruce Welch (Cliff Richard and the Shadows), Vito Picone (The Elegants), Arlene Smith (The Chantels), Peggy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters), Joy Layne 1942 - Bob Gaudio (The Royal Teens), Bobby Rydell, Claudette Rogers Robinson (The Miracles), Patience McIntyre (Patience and Prudence), Emma Pought (The Bobbettes), Robin Luke, Carl Mann 1943 - Fabian Forte, Leslie Uggams, Kathy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) 1944 - Brenda Lee, Laurie London 1945 - Prudence McIntyre (Patience and Prudence) 1946 - Janet Lennon (The Lennon Sisters), Dodie Stevens, Robert John 1948 - Barry Gordon
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    Who'll Be Last One Standing?

    Well done to the indomitable Olivia de Havilland and her numerous pickers, especially Joey, Unknown Man, RadGuy, Predictor, Davey Jones' Locker, ImNotHades, Deathtreat23 who went for her before any of the other candidates were dead Thread closed
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    4. Vera Lynn

    Undoubtedly a big piece of living history gone now. RIP. Elsewhere, I think the age gap between Olivia de Havilland and Prince Philip is the longest between the two oldest living DL picks since Rainer to Havelange in late 2014 (Wouk didn't return to DL until after Rainer's death)?
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2020

    I don't know where, don't know when I'll tally up the points for Vera Lynn. Actually I do. Right now. The Forces' Sweetheart was picked by 6 teams. 45 points for Old Crem, 40 for Great Uncle Bulgaria and Toast, 35 for Pedro67 and YorkshireBanker, and 25 for Torva Messor. Things continue to be excitingly close at the top, with Yorkshire inching up to equal footing with RadGuy while maryport maintains his slender lead. 1. maryportfuncity 217 =2. RadGuy 214 =2. YorkshireBanker 214 4. CaptainChorizo 208 =5. Book 174 =5. drol 174 7. Toast 162 8. Sir Creep 155 9. gcreptile 150 10. Clorox Bleachman 147 11. Pedro67 140.19 12. theoldlady 135 13. time 130 14. msc 128 15. DeathByArsenic 126 =16. Great Uncle Bulgaria 110 =16. Joey Russ 110 =16. the_engineer 110 19. Skinny kiltrunner 109 20. The Old Crem 105 21. markb4 89 22. Banana 87 23. The Mad Hatter 86 24. The Unknown Man 84 25. Exu 82 26. Torva Messor 75 27. Etushispushingupdaisies 64 =28. Bibliogryphon 63 =28. JoeMoneypenny 63 30. Prophet 60 31. Sean 49 32. John Key 40 33. The Quim Reaper 15 =34. Death Impends 0 =34. DevonDeathTrip 0 =34. Kinnock 0 =34. YoungWillz 0
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2020

    Vera Lynn's death might be Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart to eight teams's chances, but fear not, We'll Meet Again in 2021, even if Vera won't... 1. gcreptile 4 2. Death Impends 8 3. drol 9 4. The Old Crem 12 5. Newjack 13 =6. Joey Russ 14 =6. The Quim Reaper 14 8. Grim Up North 16 9. machotrouts 18 =10. LizLemon 21 =10. Pedro67 21 12. Toast 22 =13. Bibliogryphon 23 =13. The Dead Cow 23 15. Spade_Cooley 24 =16. CaptainChorizo 25 =16. paddyfool 25 =18. Annami 27 =18. Great Uncle Bulgaria 27 20. Book 29 21. Philip 31 22. An Fear Bag 32 23. Clorox Bleachman 35 24. Torva Messor 36 25. Sir Creep 37 26. deadsox 42 27. Skinny kiltrunner 43 28. BuffaloPhil 44 =29. Etushispushingupdaisies 46 =29. YoungWillz 46 31. Mercarte 48 32. The Unknown Man 54 33. grobler 57 34. theoldlady 64 35. Neobrakeon 74 36. msc 80
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2020

    INVERSE DEAD POOL 2020 Another new year arrives, and with that comes another round of reckoning the lingering prowess of the DDP's most popular selections. Of the 16 expiries throughout 2019, drol only selected 3 and notched his second win in the process. Rules From the list of the 50 most popular DDP picks of 2020, pick a team of 25 names who you think will survive the year. Rank your list in order of least likely to die to most likely to die. Post your team in this thread. If someone dies and they are listed on your team, then you will receive points according to their position. If your #1 pick dies you'll receive 25 points, whilst if your #25 pick dies you'll receive 1 point. If someone dies and they are not on your list, then you receive no points. In case one of the names available for entry dies before the submission deadline, you are allowed to have one sub. The sub can be anyone from the top 50 or the 51st most popular name, who will be revealed alongside the top 50. The 51st name can not be part of the original 25 if no one dies. In the case of one of your original team dying pre-deadline, the sub goes into 25th place by default, but if the sub was previously the 51st, you are allowed to change the position of the new pick. If the above scenario happens, you are also allowed to name a new sub and I will reveal the 52nd most popular name. Whoever has the lowest score at the end of the year is the winner. If two or more teams are tied at the end of the year, the tie will first be decided by who has less hits. If they have an equal amount of hits, then whoever among the teams died latest in the year, and thus came closest to being a correct prediction, will decide the winner. If said name was on multiple teams in the tie, whoever had said name lowest will win. If multiple teams had said name in the same position, the second most recently-deceased name will be referred to, and so on, until a winner is found. If, by some alignment of the stars, the tie is of either no hits or of all of the exact same hits in the exact same positions, all teams in the tie share victory. Credit to Toast for inadvertently coming up with a peach of a topic description, and of course, credit to Spade for creating this wonderful game. Credit to Dead Cow for his job as previous host, laying the framework for the Inverse Dead Pool's OP, and the idea for a "dies during entry period" rule. Credit to machotrouts for the suggestion of the latest hits factoring into tiebreakers. Previous Winners 2019 - drol 2018 - machotrouts 2017 - drol 2016 - Pedro67 2015 - Death Impends 2014 - Bibliogryphon 2013 - N/A 2012 - Esturian Float 2011 - Garn2 Top 50 George Alagiah John Andretti Frankie Banali Bob Barker Susan Bayh Pope Benedict XVI June Brown Jimmy Carter Billy Connolly Olivia de Havilland Bob Dole Chris Doleman Kirk Douglas Queen Elizabeth II Paul Gascoigne Jill Gascoine Greg Gilbert Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mikhail Gorbachev Jimmy Greaves David Gulpilil Rolf Harris Terry Jones Lee Kerslake Henry Kissinger Angela Lansbury John Lewis Vera Lynn Stirling Moss Olivia Newton-John Linda Nolan Genesis P-Orridge Prince Philip Leslie Phillips Little Richard Michael Robinson Yoo Sang-Chul Prunella Scales Tom Smith Pat Smullen Leon Spinks Nobby Stiles Alex Trebek Jean-Louis Trintignant Bill Turnbull Dick Van Dyke Gianluca Vialli Doddie Weir Betty White Barbara Windsor #51 Sam Lloyd
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