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1 minute ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

UK obit for Ayatollah Yazdi.

Hopefully this is an indication that The Living End is back on top form now...

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17 hours ago, msc said:

 

I am very whisky'd now but I hope you sent in subs, old chap...

Quick follow-up. Checked my junk e-mail folder and found confirmation from earlier in the week the team was entered without alteration.

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11 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Quick follow-up. Checked my junk e-mail folder and found confirmation from earlier in the week the team was entered without alteration.

 

I'm afraid this is a breakdown in Cmme communication - possibly as Jenkins was picked last year so slipped through cracks.

 

So that's 3 crises's in less than 20 hours and we've not tried to upload any files yet! :o

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2 minutes ago, msc said:

 

I'm afraid this is a breakdown in Cmme communication - possibly as Jenkins was picked last year so slipped through cracks.

 

So that's 3 crises's in less than 20 hours and we've not tried to upload any files yet! :o

I wouldn't consider this a crisis. I made the case for her as a competitive bikini fitness athlete in the IFBB. If, upon reflection, the committee decides she's a cancer mum, then Shannen Doherty as a substitute pick will be satisfactory.

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I see Fiano escaped through the net at one point too...

 

Me: Julian Fiano was only on one episode of a Dating show. imo, he's a NO. 

Grim: Thanks - no longer a DDP eligible pick.

 

 

Those two have been axed off other teams but with 500 odd DDP teams some will sneak through before my final check next week. IN short, if you had 3 subs, you ought to be OK...

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These are my three theme teams for 2021.

 

#1 Hits

 

A theme team of people who've had a record peak at #1 in the UK Singles Chart (either solo or as part of a group). 6th year in the DDP.

Last year's position on the team is given in brackets, where applicable.

  1. (new) Tom Parker (The Wanted)
  2. (new) Sarah Harding (Girls Aloud)
  3. (new) Captain Tom Moore
  4. (5) Willie Nelson (USA for Africa)
  5. (11) Harry Belafonte
  6. (7) David Crosby (The Byrds)
  7. (9) Chris Farlowe
  8. (3) Olivia Newton-John
  9. (new) Bobby Charlton (England World Cup Squad '70)
  10. (10) Jane Morgan
  11. (12) Rolf Harris
  12. (new) Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
  13. (new) Anne Nolan (The Crowd)
  14. (new) Dave Ball (Soft Cell)
  15. (new) Trevor Oakes (Showaddywaddy)
  16. (18) Tony Bennett
  17. (new) Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton (Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames)
  18. (new) Derv Gordon (The Equals)
  19. (new) Eric Burdon (The Animals)
  20. (new) Bernard Cribbins (Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band)

This team had two hits in 2020: Vera Lynn (1) and Nobby Stiles (2). Two people died without a qualifying obit: Tony Baylis (4) and Dave Munden (16). Survivors dropped from the team are: Stevie Wonder (6), Chris Rea (8), Jerry Lee Lewis (13), Jerry Keller (14), Trevor Burton (15), Plas Johnson (17), Paul Gascoigne (19), and David Graham (20).

 

 

Unpersons

 

A theme team of Big Brother housemates (including Celebrity Big Brother and other spin-offs). 6th year in the DDP.

Last year's position on the team is given in brackets, where applicable.

  1. (new) James Whale
  2. (re) Sarah Harding
  3. (2) Linda Nolan
  4. (4) Julie Goodyear
  5. (3) Ken Morley
  6. (7) Gary Busey
  7. (5) Lionel Blair
  8. (8) Michael Barrymore
  9. (10) Ron Atkinson
  10. (11) Amanda Barrie
  11. (new) Dirk Benedict
  12. (16) Ann Widdecombe
  13. (new) Winston McKenzie
  14. (new) Stephen Bear
  15. (17) Germaine Greer
  16. (new) Lesley Brain
  17. (new) Nikki Grahame
  18. (re) James Cosmo
  19. (re) Jessica Alves
  20. (20) Lauren Harries

This team had one hit in 2020: Jackie Stallone (1). Survivors dropped from the team are: Danniella Westbrook (6), Paddy Doherty (9), Bruce Jones (12), Stephanie Davis (13), Lewis Bloor (14), Scotty T (15), Kellie Maloney (18), and Rebekah Shelton (19).

 

 

Special:RandomInCategory/Living_people

 

A new theme team in which I open 4000 random Wikipedia articles in the category 'Living people', and then narrow them down to the 20 who I believe are most likely to be hits this year.

  1. John Gwynne (commentator)
  2. Carmen Herrera
  3. Andy Gray (actor)
  4. George McGavin
  5. Dave Mustaine
  6. Bryson Foster
  7. Yusuf al-Qaradawi
  8. Line Renaud
  9. Bob Graham
  10. Lee Baca
  11. David Steel
  12. Alfredo Astiz
  13. Ron Ely
  14. George William Penrose, Lord Penrose
  15. Maria Charles
  16. Jeannette Altwegg
  17. Michael Blower
  18. Jong Kyong-thaek
  19. John F. MacArthur
  20. Playboi Carti

 

Those are my three theme teams for 2021.

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2 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

 I made the case for her as a competitive bikini fitness athlete

 

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Predictor's Predictions

 

Spoiler

 

1. Alfredo Astiz (Nov 1951)

Argentine military criminal. Pancreatic cancer. He's even well-known here in Sweden, so a likely QO.

Wikipedia Link

 

2. Shannen Doherty (Apr 1971)

American actress.

 

3. Carol Gould (Sep 1953)

UK-based American journalist. Still with Stage 4 breast cancer. Only one from my DDP 2020 to be picked again.

Wikipedia Link

 

4. Annabelle Gurwitch (Nov 1961)

American actress and writer. Stage 4 lung cancer. Obitability unclear, but she's the one who told George Costanza that Marisa Tomei likes his type, so...

Wikipedia

 

5. Tim Keller (Sep 1950)

American pastor. Pancreatic cancer. Obitability unclear here also, but I'll gamble based on that he's apparently had a few best-selling books.

Wikipedia
 

6. Larry King (Nov 1933)

American journalist.

 

7. Dilip Kumar (Dec 1922)

Bollywood legend.

 

8. Rush Limbaugh (Jan 1951)

American media personality. JOKER

 

9. Vera Miles (Aug 1929)

American actress. Rarely seen in public in years?

 

10. Gerd Muller (Nov 1945)

German footballer who scored a few goals in his career.

 

11. Bob Nelson (Mar 1958)

American comedian. Colon cancer. Obitability a bit unclear, but has worked with a lot of famous entertainers. Even had substantial roles in films like Kindergarten Cop & Brain Donors.

Wikipedia

 

12. Julie Newmar (Aug 1933)

American actress.

 

13. Linda Nolan (Feb 1959)

Irish singer.

 

14. Niels Olsen (Apr 1954)

Part of Olsen Brothers duo.

 

15. Leslie Phillips (Apr 1924)

British actor.

 

16. Dr. Jack Preger (Jul 1930)

British MBE who's done a lot of charity work in India. Declining health.

Wikipedia

 

17. David Redden (1949)

American auctioneer. ALS since 2017. Been involved with some of the world's most significant sales. Board member of the American division of British Library, I think.

Wikipedia

 

18. Marnie Schulenburg (May 1984)

American actress. Stage 4 breast cancer. Was on soap opera As the World Turns.

Wikipedia

 

19. Tom Smith (Oct 1971)

Scottish rugby player.

 

20. Linda Tillery (Sep 1948)

American musician. Had 3 heart congestive failures in the past. Plus other ailments.

Wikipedia Link

 

Tl:dr

 

1. Alfredo Astiz

2. Shannen Doherty

3. Carol Gould

4. Annabelle Gurwitch

5. Tim Keller

6. Larry King

7. Dilip Kumar

8. Rush Limbaugh (JOKER)

9. Vera Miles

10. Gerd Muller

11. Bob Nelson

12. Julie Newmar

13. Linda Nolan

14. Niels Olsen

15. Leslie Phillips

16. Jack Preger

17. David Redden

18. Marnie Schulenburg

19. Tom Smith

20. Linda Tillery

 

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3 minutes ago, Predictor said:

Predictor's Predictions

 

Don't you start with the fucking 3rd person shit. I had you down as better than that.

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3 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Quick follow-up. Checked my junk e-mail folder and found confirmation from earlier in the week the team was entered without alteration.


You can fuck right off you complete tosser.

 

You got the same auto reply as every other fucker who entered to save me some time.

 

Received and entered. Good luck! Cheers GUN.

 

is absolutely not 

 

I’ve received your team along with another 200 on the same fucking day and I’ve been through every selection and verified that you haven’t picked an ineligible pick.

 

The teams aren’t valid till they’re finalised - if you don’t like the way it works fuck off and play some other dead pools you ignorant fuck.

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My Team: Tom`s Chainsaw Massacre

 

1. Tom Smith (Joker)

2. Floyd Little

3. Dai Davies

4. Yoo Sang-Chul

5. Bernard Tapie

6. Olivia Newton-John

7. Rush Limbaugh

8. Sarah Harding

9. David Gulpilil

10. Leon Spinks

11. Shannen Doherty

12. Paul Westphal

13. Linda Nolan

14. James Whale

15. Tom Parker

16. Doddie Weir

17. Rob Burrow

18. George Alagiah

19. Bill Turnbull

20. Gerd Müller

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My team: The Hair Blair Bunch

 

1. Tom Parker (joker)

2. Bill Turnbull

3. George Alagiah

4. James Whale

5. Sarah Harding

6. Rush Limbaugh

7. Tom Smith

8. Yoo Sang-chul

9. Gerd Muller

10. Jimmy Greaves

11. Leon Spinks

12. David Gulpilil

13. Doddie Weir

14. Carlos Menem

15. Bernard Tapie

16. Linda Nolan

17. Greg Gilbert

18. Mikhail Gorbachev

19. Shannen Doherty

20. Ryan O'Neal

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My cue to be good cop for a change after a year.

 

Right, everyone who needs to calm their tits, do so. Grim is currently doing a very important, highly stressful undertaking. He also pays for the sites up keep for the record. Nice chap. Please do not try to stress him off unnecessarily. That's my job. Ahem.

 

If you got that message it means you are in. As in the 2021 DDP. Now everyone's favourite charming temperamental Scottish co-host, and the permanent zen German co-host, are yet to go through the new names - the usual 1000 or so by a quick glance - and look over the 20 per each team (this is usually around 25 pages of excel - eyestrain central) but as this is January 1st, this hasn't happened yet. Other bits of the process have to happen first.

 

What will happen is that if you have picked a disqualified pick, then they will be deleted and replaced with your first sub. If you didn't produce adequate number of subs - as some folk did last year, you shall play with the resulting handicap. And there's a plan to deal with the MC Beaton Event Horizon issue from last year should it arise. But hopefully it wont. And I think you've all seen from Spade's horse trainer that there is a fair and just decisions panel in place.

 

I can't tell you who will be DQ'd until I see the teams - the email bit is not part of my section of the game. Maybe not warning folk as pics showed up would be better but meh, forewarned is forearmed or what not.

 

Anyhow, if people would like to stop worrying for a few minutes, that'd be lovely. If this doesn't apply to you, rock on, yer awesome.

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2 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

My Team: Tom`s Chainsaw Massacre

 

1. Tom Smith (Joker)

2. Floyd Little

3. Dai Davies

4. Yoo Sang-Chul

5. Bernard Tapie

6. Olivia Newton-John

7. Rush Limbaugh

8. Sarah Harding

9. David Gulpilil

10. Leon Spinks

11. Shannen Doherty

12. Paul Westphal

13. Linda Nolan

14. James Whale

15. Tom Parker

16. Doddie Weir

17. Rob Burrow

18. George Alagiah

19. Bill Turnbull

20. Gerd Müller

 

Wow. This looks a lot like my list. 3 differences only...

 

Bernard Tapie vs Tim Bilton

Rob Burrow vs Greg Gilbert

Doddie Weir vs Ady Barkan

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I'm actually glad Julian Fiano is an ineligible pick

 

That means I get Peter Gotti as my first sub (hopefully)

 

Always like at least one bad-ass Wiseguy in my team. :)

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Just wanted to echo the sentiments of many on here thanking the triumvirate for putting together this wonderful enterprise.

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5 hours ago, machotrouts said:
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These are my three theme teams for 2021.

 

#1 Hits

 

A theme team of people who've had a record peak at #1 in the UK Singles Chart (either solo or as part of a group). 6th year in the DDP.

Last year's position on the team is given in brackets, where applicable.

  1. (new) Tom Parker (The Wanted)
  2. (new) Sarah Harding (Girls Aloud)
  3. (new) Captain Tom Moore
  4. (5) Willie Nelson (USA for Africa)
  5. (11) Harry Belafonte
  6. (7) David Crosby (The Byrds)
  7. (9) Chris Farlowe
  8. (3) Olivia Newton-John
  9. (new) Bobby Charlton (England World Cup Squad '70)
  10. (10) Jane Morgan
  11. (12) Rolf Harris
  12. (new) Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
  13. (new) Anne Nolan (The Crowd)
  14. (new) Dave Ball (Soft Cell)
  15. (new) Trevor Oakes (Showaddywaddy)
  16. (18) Tony Bennett
  17. (new) Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton (Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames)
  18. (new) Derv Gordon (The Equals)
  19. (new) Eric Burdon (The Animals)
  20. (new) Bernard Cribbins (Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band)

This team had two hits in 2020: Vera Lynn (1) and Nobby Stiles (2). Two people died without a qualifying obit: Tony Baylis (4) and Dave Munden (16). Survivors dropped from the team are: Stevie Wonder (6), Chris Rea (8), Jerry Lee Lewis (13), Jerry Keller (14), Trevor Burton (15), Plas Johnson (17), Paul Gascoigne (19), and David Graham (20).

 

 

Unpersons

 

A theme team of Big Brother housemates (including Celebrity Big Brother and other spin-offs). 6th year in the DDP.

Last year's position on the team is given in brackets, where applicable.

  1. (new) James Whale
  2. (re) Sarah Harding
  3. (2) Linda Nolan
  4. (4) Julie Goodyear
  5. (3) Ken Morley
  6. (7) Gary Busey
  7. (5) Lionel Blair
  8. (8) Michael Barrymore
  9. (10) Ron Atkinson
  10. (11) Amanda Barrie
  11. (new) Dirk Benedict
  12. (16) Ann Widdecombe
  13. (new) Winston McKenzie
  14. (new) Stephen Bear
  15. (17) Germaine Greer
  16. (new) Lesley Brain
  17. (new) Nikki Grahame
  18. (re) James Cosmo
  19. (re) Jessica Alves
  20. (20) Lauren Harries

This team had one hit in 2020: Jackie Stallone (1). Survivors dropped from the team are: Danniella Westbrook (6), Paddy Doherty (9), Bruce Jones (12), Stephanie Davis (13), Lewis Bloor (14), Scotty T (15), Kellie Maloney (18), and Rebekah Shelton (19).

 

 

Special:RandomInCategory/Living_people

 

A new theme team in which I open 4000 random Wikipedia articles in the category 'Living people', and then narrow them down to the 20 who I believe are most likely to be hits this year.

  1. John Gwynne (commentator)
  2. Carmen Herrera
  3. Andy Gray (actor)
  4. George McGavin
  5. Dave Mustaine
  6. Bryson Foster
  7. Yusuf al-Qaradawi
  8. Line Renaud
  9. Bob Graham
  10. Lee Baca
  11. David Steel
  12. Alfredo Astiz
  13. Ron Ely
  14. George William Penrose, Lord Penrose
  15. Maria Charles
  16. Jeannette Altwegg
  17. Michael Blower
  18. Jong Kyong-thaek
  19. John F. MacArthur
  20. Playboi Carti

 

Those are my three theme teams for 2021.

 

 

 

Bonus facts about my teams:

 

  • This is the third incarnation of my #1 Hits team to feature a hot fresh new popstar in their very first year of eligibility – first Lil Wayne in 2018, then Demi Lovato in 2019, and now Captain Tom Moore in 2021.
     
  • Vera Lynn set a record in 2019 as the only person to appear in all the first 4 incarnations of the #1 Hits team, and extended that record to 5 in 2020. Now she's out of contention for 2021, her record of 5 appearances is matched by Jane Morgan (who's been in every team but 2017) and Rolf Harris (every team but 2018).
     
  • 5 people have featured on the far more static Unpersons team for all 6 years of its existence: Julie Goodyear, Lionel Blair, Ron Atkinson, Gary Busey, and Lauren Harries.
     
  • David Graham, who is due to turn 96 in 2021, has been dropped from #1 Hits this year (replaced in the #20 slot by Bernard Cribbins, his bandmate in "Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band"). This, as far as I can work out, makes him the oldest eligible candidate I have ever not picked (he was the oldest eligible male outright, until Captain Tom came along). It's hard to confirm who the previous record holder was, but my best guess is 95-year-old Jimmy Young, a miss for my poorly researched 2016 debut.
     
  • Kim Woodburn, 79 this year, also becomes the oldest person not to be picked for Unpersons, breaking Germaine Greer's record (78 when she last wasn't picked in 2017).
     
  • Sarah Harding is the first person to be picked for both #1 Hits and Unpersons – she's #2 on both. She's been on Unpersons before – #20 in 2018 – but not on #1 Hits. (She was also featured on my mum's team in 2020 – after Sarah announced her cancer, my mum took her off for 2021 because she "felt guilty".)
     
  • The unique honour of being eligible for all three of my teams goes to Fatman Scoop – he's had a #1 hit, he's been a Celebrity Big Brother housemate, and he happened to be one of the 4000 random Wikipedia biographies I opened. I did not pick him for any of them. Congratulations Fatman Scoop.

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19 hours ago, En Passant said:

 

Don't you start with the fucking 3rd person shit. I had you down as better than that.

Hahah. "Predictor's Predictions" is actually my DDP team name. It's like Walt Disney referring to his eponymous company. Uncreative, but couldn't think of a good name at the time. And to be fair, 3rd person is more tacky if you do it in real life. There's a certain detachment when it comes to forum accounts and anonymity; I'm not really Predictor and don't really identify myself with the yellow smiley next to a tombstone. :P

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After a disappointing 2019, Dead Ends is back with the following - assuming the NYE entry didn't get lost in the post!

 

Thanks again to the kind folk here who help make this silly contest such "fun" for us alleged sickos. 

 

Tom Parker (Joker)

Tom Smith

Ady Barkan

Yoo Sang-Chul

Noel Conway

 

Tim Bilton

Jana Bennett

Gavin Robertson

David Gulpilil

Susan Bayh

 

Greg Gilbert

Leon Spinks

Criscilla Anderson

Rachel Zoll

Belinda Sykes

 

Hamish Barbour

Gary Burgess

Sarah Harding

Bill Turnbull

Rush Limbaugh

 

 

(SUBS)

Jeffrey Foskett

Bernard Tapie

Olivia Newton-John

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Lots of good lists entered this year going by what I have read on here. I think the overall standard is going up and I certainly  think there will be more unique picks across the board.

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Jesus Christ that’s at least 5 DDP hits we know about now, and it’s only January 2nd...

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1 hour ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

Lots of good lists entered this year going by what I have read on here. I think the overall standard is going up and I certainly  think there will be more unique picks across the board.

 

Providing QOs arrive - and you'd expect them for HOF sports men - vast number of teams at 2/20 already, less than 48 hours into the year. Any of them had McKevitt too, could be in the region of 30 points already for some.

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On 01/01/2021 at 19:04, DevonDeathTrip said:

UK obit for Ayatollah Yazdi.

 

It that a Qualifying Obit?

 

The reason I ask is because I understand that  uk.news.yahoo.com is a qualifying site

 

But the rules don't seem to mention   uk.finance.yahoo.com

 

I will let the adjudicator decide if finance pages AND news pages are allowed. 

 

Thanks

 

 

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Just now, drunkasaskunk said:

 

It that a Qualifying Obit?

 

The reason I ask is because I understand that  uk.news.yahoo.com is a qualifying site

 

But the rules don't seem to mention   uk.finance.yahoo.com

 

I will let the adjudicator decide if finance pages AND news pages are allowed. 

 

Thanks

 

 

He got a Mail Obit anyways, so he’s fine regardless of whether that counts or not (which I believe it does count).

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