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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    SCAVENGER HUNT BINGO DEADPOOL RULES Each player picks five selections in each of five categories (for categories see below). There are three ways to win 1. You get at least one hit in each of the five categories 2. You get all five hits in one category 3. You get three unique hits across the whole game.  There is no fixed duration you play until there is a winner. In the event of a tie number of uniques will be the next determiner followed by total number of hits across all categories. Obits will not be stringent (more akin to Deathrace requirements). However the Game Controller will be checking that picks meet the category criteria at the start of the game. A unique pick is considered unique in category. For example if two categories were Conservative MPs and Contestants on Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars and three players picked Edwina Curry in the first category and the fourth player picked her in the second category. If she eggspired then Player 4 would get a unique bonus. When a winner is declared the selection of the next categories passes to the victor and they get to select the new categories. The winner may opt to pass or play on the organisation of the game. If they pass I will run the game based on their selections or they can take the whole thing. The Categories for the third game are: 1. Any actor (gender neutral term) to appear on screen in any Star Trek franchise (TV or Film) 2. Any player who was part of an MLB World Series Champion team 3. Distinguished Pulitzer Prize Winners (meaning no Staff Winners) 4. Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners 5. UK Government cabinet ministers Teams must be PM’d to avoid revealing those unique picks. There will be a two week period at the beginning of June after the lists are published for disputes to be settled people whose picks are removed at this point will be allowed replacements but will not be allowed to pick another person's unique pick. Starting Date is 01 June 2021
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2021 Deathlist

    So if you had to narrow it down to six who could realistically go before the end of the year my picks would be 1. Bob Dole 2. Leslie Phillips 3. Joanne Woodward 4. Bob Barker 5. Tony Bennett 6. Jean Marie Le Pen
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    British Character Actors

    1932 Names Jean Boht Prunella Scales Edward de Souza Phyllida Law Carmen Munroe Jack Smethurst
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2021 Deathlist

    The start of the year looked a lot like 2020 and this little double hit has occurred in the same place as last year when the went on to have another six hits. The worst performance on this graph is two hits from this point so 11-15 is the hit range based on existing data Last year the next hit was day 304 which this year falls on Halloween
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    Political Frailty

    It will be a sad day as I always liked Roy and he had a vast knowledge of parliamentary history
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    Political Frailty

    Saw on a bookshelf in a gift shop a book by Roy Hattersley on The Cavendish Family. His book on the years between the wars was very good so I was quite interested but £16.99 for a paperback is a bit steep especially on my budget. However it did get me thinking that dear old Roy must be worthy of consideration for 2022 as noone has ever looked at him and said "I wonder how he manages to look so healthy" I expected Shirley Williams to out live him so howabout a politically balanced double act for 2022 of Hurd & Hattersley
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    15. Jimmy Carter

    Annette, the wife of Jeff
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    15. Jimmy Carter

    His daughter in law has died
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    20/20 + 1

    The 20/20 game has been a fascinating source of fun and frustration in equal measure but no the first year will all be dwindling Centarians by the end of 2020. @Sean has given his blessing to the continuation of this game in whatever form and we thank him for his initial great idea. This new version will just last one year and from my point of view is relatively low maintenance. Basically the aim of the game is to pick 20 candidates from the years 1921-1930.You need 2 from each year and you must have one male and one female from each year.Candidates only qualify if they have a national news article about their death in English and or an obituary. The game does not start until 1 January 2020 (UK Time Zone) and no teams can be posted before this time and will continue until the end of the year. As soon as one candidate from anyone`s list dies the pool will be immediately restarted and it is first come first serve. You can even be a bitch and steal someone`s entire list if you wish. It is a competitive game. The overall winner will be the person with most hits in the year. The pool restarts as soon as a link from the the qualifying Obituary is posted verifying age of the deceased (by their own standard).No two players can have duplicate picks and the age given in the article will be accepted as soon as the article is published and pasted to this site.It has to be decisive at the time the news breaks. If the age they give is different to the year of birth you don`t get a hit unless it is amended before another death that meets the criteria of a hit. There is no limit to the number of players and you can enter the round at any point. You may even miss some rounds if they are quick. You do not need an admin to confirm your pick if you have a QO to post your next round team but you may be challenged if it in any way suspect.
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    Shadow Lists

    Bouteflika & Greaves bring me up to 10/50
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    how long till' the next hit ?

    10 October 2021
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    British Character Actors

    Was watching the 1983 BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre recently so I will add my voices to those calling for more attention for rent a victorian lawyer Colin Jeavons
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    Shadow DeathList Competition 2022

    That doesn't really help at the selection stage
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    21. Abdelaziz Bouteflika

    Bouteflika - Bucketkika
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    Deaths of The Silver Screen Deadpool II

    @mscgets a hit with Jane Powell but it is still a two horse race to the finish
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    Deaths of The Silver Screen Deadpool II

    RULES  Pick a film with at least three (or four) remaining cast members and submit the name of the film and the three selected cast members on this forum  The first player to have all three of their cast members die wins the round. No two players can pick the same film but are allowed to duplicate cast members  If two players end up with their single remaining pick being the same performer then they are obliged to add a tie breaker to their team this can be any member of their film's cast or crew.   At the end of the round entries are wiped and everyone picks again. All films in the previous rounds are out of bounds (though could be reintroduced in the subsequent round). Winning films will go into the Hall of Fame and are out of bounds for the whole game.  The Game will start on Sunday 22nd November 2020 but late entries will be permitted. However late entries may not duplicate actors. Those that have already sent me teams via PM will be included on the masterlist other wise post below but check the first game as no duplicates films are allowed.
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    20/20 + 1

    Once again congrats to @chilean wayand thanks to @MariNisia It frequently seems to be the way in this pool that players get consecutive hits. CW is now joint second. 1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler 1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B Goodenough 1923 Gloria Whelan/ Henry Kissinger 1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick 1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray 1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton 1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger 1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen  1929 Patricia Routledge/Clifford Rose  1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher
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    Whose death will actually break your heart?

    Yes when I did her write up for my work game I caused quite a stir with the vitriol I asked whether she will be remembered as the faux scouse pop Princess or the bastard mother of the worst excesses of reality TV.
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    20/20 + 1

    Congrats to @chilean wayand thanks to @MariNisia 1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler 1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B Goodenough 1923 Gloria Whelan/ Henry Kissinger 1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick 1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray 1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton 1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger 1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen  1929 Patricia Routledge/Clifford Rose  1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher
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    The 8th death of 2021

    The danger of a good year it uses up some of the hits that might have just lasted into this year. A slow Autumn might bode well for 2022
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    The Chequered Flag

    A name I remember from my motorcycle sticker collection and because I had noone to swap with I stuck my spares on alsorts of boxes. Some of which I have only recently got rid of
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    Shadow DeathList Competition 2022

    I think there is a real difference between FFBI and people you (generic being) haven't heard of. There are a small number of us on here who know more than is considered reasonable about a certain UK SF show and we get caught out when people like David Fisher, Philip Latham & Jane Baker do not get QOs. I know nothing about baseball or wrestling so you are unlikely to see those types of names on my lists but they clearly have fame credentials which are outside my frame of reference
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    However the biggest story is who has stayed put either Priti Patel knows where the bodies are buried or Boris wants us all to know how much he hates us.
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    The Dead of 2021

    But did he have the biggest pile of cash?
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