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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Ahem, no they aren't ;). It has to be set manually, and it seems I began to skip over that part at around the 30th pick. Will be sorted.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Yeah, you should, I remember though that I didn't see it with Jana Bennett, yesterday evening. I'll try again.
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    End Times - The Rapture

    Indonesia moves its capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo, the new name will be Nusantara: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/indonesia-new-capital-name-nusantara-east-kalimantan-2440426 https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/indonesien-kuenftige-hauptstadt-auf-borneo-heisst-nusantara-a-f101063d-a7ff-4f07-9971-d4a08068840a (german) Not yet the end times, but I like that they decided to move the capital because Jakarta is slowly sinking into the ground, i.e. slowly turning into a swamp half under water, and also because of the traffic collapse and bad air quality. This is how it's going to be when this planet collapses and everything and everyone slowly dies - some rich and powerful people will just try to move to a new planet.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Most likely scenario: I (or even a previous host) started doing the highlighting for some teams pages, and ran out of gas halfway through the process, at some point in the past two years.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Yeah, I saw that the highlighting of double names didn't work. I tried a quick and easy fix yesterday evening, but that didn't work either, so it's on the to-do list (for next year). I think the best solution might even be to do the highlighting in the excel submission form. But I will change the DDP database as well (for next year). The pick change will happen, of course, probably this evening. Now, Dr. Demento.... that's tough. I have to look into it, but it's possible the code is now hard fixed into the "h" category, i.e. fixing it would require deleting the old entry, and make a new one.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Thanks Toast! Indeed, if any of you want to participate in the searches for images for our new picks, reach out to me. I will open up a a small forum next weekend. The work requires you to search for photos of our new picks on the internet, to cut them down to size, rename them and send them to the DDP address. It's less work than last year, as we had two years to do then. And it's almost like we are getting to the bottom of that well, but we'll see!
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Alright, three more obits for now with Charles McGee, Gary Waldhorn and Bob Falkenburg. Everett Lee is waiting for an obit. I have already cleaned up a bit, and especially hope that the John Prescott thing is gone. Thank you Grim Up North, for collecting the teams in these past weeks, for the ton of dialogue with the players, and the work in sorting out the picks and teams. A huge effort, well done!
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Acknowledged. I know that one from my own searches. We might have to discuss this name in the committee.
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    Tuskegee Airmen

    McGee even with DDP obit, but I am still in clean-up mode: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17344799/general-charles-mcgee-tuskegee-airmen-death/
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Yeah, it's a work in progress. But I think you all want to get the first good look at this. You can post any remarks here, I will work on them bit by bit. The teams info needs a lot of updating, I am very aware. You know, the highest rank, and years in DDP statistic. This hasn't really been updated in a while. And it is my aim to have a separate excel database for this. It needs - probably - a mostly complete overview of how all teams did in all years. The Man In Black used to have such a thing, I have heard, but it got lost. And since then, with every passing year, the info got a little more outdated. I am hoping to do something about this. Have a little patience.
  11. There's no recent death or news item to create this thread, but there are a couple of really old, really rich people worth watching: Warren Buffett, 83, 4th richest person alive, has been in the news for choosing his successor at Berkshire Hathaway. Charles and David Koch, 78 and 74, 6th richest people alive, CEOs of Koch Industries, have massively funded conservative politicians in favor of fossil fuels. Bernie Ecclestone, 83, under corruption charges and threatened as boss of Formula 1 racing. George Soros, 83, 26th richest person alive, massive supporter of The Democratic Party, doesn't look too healthy but there are no bad news so far. Ingvar Kamprad, 88, Founder of IKEA, very secretive. DEAD Sheldon Adelson, 80, Las Vegas casino magnate, another guy who spends millions of dollars on politicians to ensure that society will go on in a way he thinks is best even after his death Karl Albrecht, 94, 23rd richest person alive, Germany's richest guy and co-founder of ALDI, his brother died last year. When will it be his turn? DEAD Liliane Bettencourt, 91, 11th richest person alive and richest french person, owner of L'Oreal, was involved in a corruption scandal and legal trouble with her daughter. DEAD Also worth watching: The Walton Family, owners of Wal-Mart and maybe even Bill Gates who is still only 58, but looks much older, in my opinion.
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    Activists

    I got tired of always thinking about where to put the activists, so here's a thread for them: First entry: Feminist Sheila Michaels, who spread the title "Ms." dead at 78 from leukemia: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/09/sheila-michaels-feminist-helped-change-the-world-with-ms-title-for-women http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40528950 I guess you can also put your anti-rape campaigners, black lives matter-folks, and Ralph Nader in here. Edit: Link fixed
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    The Dead of 2022

    Michael Jackson is dead, the legendary radio host of KABC... https://deadline.com/2022/01/michael-jackson-dead-kabc-host-radio-hall-of-fame-inductee-was-87-1234913413/
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    I always wonder if there's an official announcement in this. But yeah, congratulations Banana! You did what I wanted to do in this pool but can't find the time with the DDP and such. Lots of effort, great success, well done.
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    Rag Traders

    Nino Cerruti, founder of the Cerruti fashion house, dead of surgery complications at 91: https://www.newsbiella.it/2022/01/15/leggi-notizia/argomenti/cronaca-5/articolo/morto-lo-stilista-nino-cerruti-aveva-91-anni.html
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    Tennis players

    Chris Evert has ovarian cancer, but it was discovered at an early stage: https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/33058250/tennis-star-chris-evert-diagnosed-stage-1c-ovarian-cancer
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    Guess The Song

    I don't quite have an idea, but well, now I know that Bananarama's "Robert De Niro's Waiting" is about date rape, hmm...
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    Death By Numbers 2022

    So, let's move ahead a little, because I have a time slot available right now. First of all, the DDP disqualifications are now mostly done. There were some disqualifications, and as per the rules, it means that they also count here. Golf player Brian Morris and Martha Sepulveda are out. I'm very sorry, but the three of you who suffer from these disqualifications have provided subs, so Anne Nolan, David Lynch and Bill Turnbull are in for you. In terms of new hits, we could have had more? I see Jana Bennett, Robert Durst, Francis Jackson (unique for DDT!), and Dwayne Hickman (impressive solo hit for The Spinosaurus, well done!). Oh, and Sidney Poitier, of course! And Joan Copeland, a first solo hit for markb4. Well, that's eight hits in 14 days. It's okay, I think. Well, it's the beginning of the year and I still have to acquaint myself with all the names of this game, it's a bit unwieldy, and I dont yet have the DDP as a memory support. So if I missed any hit, let me know. In terms of the scoreboard, Cpt. Chorizo just continues where he stopped... just not missing a beat! Rank Team Score 1 Cpt. Chorizo 255 2 gcreptile 206 2 Death Impends 206 2 MariNisia 206 2 Joey Russ 206 2 An Fear Beag 206 2 msc 206 2 Banana 206 9 Toast 199 10 CalebH 193 10 Book 193 12 Salmon Mousse 167 13 Great Uncle Bulgaria 150 13 Sean 150 15 YorkshireBanker 131 15 Predictor 131 15 Theoldlady 131 18 drol 118 19 DevonDeathTrip 116 20 Baby Blue 105 21 Torva Messor 102 22 Guy From Future 75 22 JohnKey 75 22 Pedro67 75 22 Wormfarmer 75 22 Annami 75 22 Kenny 75 28 markb4 65 29 Buffalo Phil 43 30 The Spinosaurus 34 31 Hell 27 31 YoungWillz 27 31 The old crem 27 31 The Daredevil 27 31 Liz Lemon 27 31 keltos31 27 37 Bibliogryphon 0 37 JoeMoneypenny 0 37 chilean way 0 37 Famous6Eva 0 37 The Unknown Man 0 37 Captain Hemlock 0 37 Gooseberry Crumble 0 37 Doulton 0
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    Death By Numbers 2022

    Hello Everyone, here we are again. Time for a new round, are you up for it? Do you think we can ever surpass the original score record of 1838 by DevonDeathTrip in the first Death By Numbers of 2016? (The one of 2015 was a little different) Well, I guess it's time you try! The general rules: Send me 50 main team names by pm or just post them in this thread, if you want, from now on until Dec 31st 2021, 23:59 GMT. You can choose one joker who gives you double points - and you can also submit up to five substitutes in case one of your 50 names dies before the end of the submission window. You may also choose new subs before the game starts if they die. Submission form: Just give them in the normal "First name", "Last name" format Please don't number them, don't give any added data, like birthdays. And only note their claim to fame if there might be confusion, for example: Frank Williams (racing team owner) Frank Williams (UK actor) The scoring is [year of birth] - 1900 = score. So someone born in 2001 will get 101 points in case of death You may submit the following people: living, not expecting or knowing their precise date of death (by execution, dignitas, or whatever), at least 18 years old on the beginning of January 1st, 2021, and being somewhat notable. "Somewhat notable" means: they should at least be notable for something else aside from being terminally ill. "Something else" being something that has an effect on society. Terminally ill activists are okay if they've done at least something generally beneficial, a campaign, a book, or a winning court case. If they're only in the news because of their tragedy or because they need our sympathy I will not accept them. So no "cancer mums with cancer kids", no "terminally ill fans", no "ordinary person in a coma because of a car crash". This also counts for brothers/sisters/children of notable people - unless they are so notable that every relative is also notable by default, like the House of Windsor, or maybe the Bush family. Unfortunately, it is me who will decide if the person is famous enough. Previous BBC coverage will usually convince me. Clarrification: Anybody that gets rejected in the DDP would also be rejected here! However: "Oldest Person of XYZ" will always be allowed - even a completely irrelevant person (in the grand scheme of things) will be accepted if they are the oldest person of their country, or last survivor of World War II, Korean War, etc... Usually those people do not give many points, but maybe 5 pts is better than zero? And they are of a certain "historic relevance", you know President Tyler's grandson, and such. Anyway, I will allow them. Substitution phase: On the 1st of July 2022 GMT you may switch 5 old people still alive for 5 new ones for whom all the above rules also apply. When is a hit a hit: If the person permanently dies in 2022 (GMT!) and their death gets noticed in written form by qualifying media outlets within 2022 or the first seven days of 2023. The QO rules are: Everything accepted by the Derby Dead Pool 2022 plus The New York Times. Your host: I will also submit a team and will do so two posts below around December 15th and hide the names with "XXXXX XXXXX" and reveal them on January 1st. Main reason for not already submitting right now is that I want to avoid the situation of 2019, when I ran out of subs and then filled the gaps with "new" names, especially Edmund Capon, who revealed his illness mid-December. So I hope I will not run out of subs if I submit a little later. As in last year, I will also make use of the substitution window, but only use 2 names. After all, there's always a pretty broad consensus of a couple of names (example 2019: Ivan Milat, Michael Sleggs, Tom Long), so I wouldn't steal anyone's names by picking those who are universally known anyway. Also, I will substitute on the 30th of June, so you can see my two names. I will not read your submission emails until January 1st (I think you can check that) to prevent the impression that I might take a name from your posts for other deadpools. This also means that I might discuss borderline acceptable picks with you on January 1st or 2nd. We will have to talk then. If you're unavailable, I will replace a disqualified name with one of your substitutions. Remember, the disqualification in some cases might come only after the DDP committee has decided, so maybe not before the 2nd week of January. If you post your team right in this thread, you save me some work but also give away names. If you pm me, please make sure that I know what the mail is about in the header "Death By Numbers", "Team submission" or something like that. If you have other questions, you can also ask in this thread!
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    Why not Ruth Slenczynska, very old pianist recording another album: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59986543 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Slenczynska She was a child prodigy at 4, so she has a 93-year long career behind her.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2022

    I would expect the candidates list on Sunday.
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    Journalists

    Heh, I can't even remember saying that. And yet, I have them both on my team this year. Phelan might be a late January to mid-February death, so James would be an August death. She was on my 2022 draft very early on, but then I took her off because she's very open about all the ups and downs, and she was feeling better for a while. But then Greg Gilbert died, and I thought time is running out for our long-time bowel cancer trio (Gilbert, James and Alagiah).
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    Guess The Song

    So here it is, the All Too Well short film: Your turn, @ThereWillBeDeaths7. The pure song, at over ten minutes, is the longest no 1 hit ever.
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    Hares Death Pool 2021

    Well done, An Fear Beag! Winning your own deadpool, makes it worth it ;).
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    Guess The Song

    Correct! On mobile now, so I'll edit the videos in tomorrow.
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