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You guys and girls managed to pick them well. We've got it all covered.

Christopher Plummer is a unique hit for Baby Blue. Josh Evans is a unique hit for Joey Russ. Mike Henry is a unique hit for Gooseberry Crumble. Hal Holbrook as written above was picked twice, and the Captain Tom Moore was picked quite a lot.

That's five hits in a week!

 

The new scoreboard shows Joey making the biggest jump, but it's not quite enough to surpass Cpt. Chorizo. Josh Evans is also an example of someone I picked for the DDP but not in here, so you know, at some point in late December, I decided to say "Fuck it, let's pick him". But I hadn't arrived at that point for this competition.

 

Rank Team Score
1 Cpt. Chorizo 302
2 JoeyRuss 285
3 An Fear Beag 245
4 Salmon Mousse 236
5 Wormfarmer 203
6 gcreptile 201
7 Banana 168
8 Death Impends 162
9 Book 161
9 msc 161
11 drol 154
12 DevonDeathTrip 126
13 Annami 123
14 theoldlady 107
15 Lynchian 92
16 markb4 84
16 mr.whit 84
18 The Unknown Man 83
19 Gooseberry Crumble 75
20 Grand Uncle Bulgaria 53
20 The Old Crem 53
22 Kenny 50
23 Charles De Gaulle 47
24 Bibliogryphon 42
25 chilean way 33
25 etib80 33
25 Guyfromfuture 33
25 The Daredevil 33
25 The Quim Reaper 33
30 Baby Blue 29
31 Yorkshire Banker 0
31 Joe Moneypenny 0
31 Etushipushingupdaisies 0
31 Toast 0
31 Sean 0
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Susan Bayn and Leon Spinks are hits for several of us here, including me. :rip: Once again the Enema is strong!

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Well, well, well, the hits keep on coming faster than I can update.

 

First, msc gets a belated unique hit with Dovid Soloveitchik, forgot about that, sorry!

And then, who else, Susan Bayh, Leon Spinks, Karen Lewis - oh and then, Jean-Claude Carriere, a unique hit for Yorkshire Banker (here and in the DDP, well done). And Ron Wright.

Ironically, Diana Ross has been picked, but not Mary Wilson. Neither was George Shultz picked. So I guess, it could have been even more.

 

The scoreboard impresses with me with the lockstep advances of the top. Places 1-4 unchanged:

Edit: Oh yeah, and everyone is now in the race.

 

Rank Team Score
1 Cpt. Chorizo 467
2 JoeyRuss 450
3 An Fear Beag 357
4 Salmon Mousse 348
5 Banana 333
6 Death Impends 274
7 Book 273
8 drol 266
9 Wormfarmer 256
10 gcreptile 254
11 msc 235
12 theoldlady 219
13 Lynchian 204
14 The Unknown Man 195
15 Annami 176
16 Joe Moneypenny 171
17 DevonDeathTrip 126
18 The Old Crem 106
19 Kenny 103
20 chilean way 86
20 The Daredevil 86
20 The Quim Reaper 86
23 markb4 84
23 mr.whit 84
25 Baby Blue 82
26 Gooseberry Crumble 75
27 Grand Uncle Bulgaria 53
27 Etushipushingupdaisies 53
27 Toast 53
27 Sean 53
31 Charles De Gaulle 47
32 Bibliogryphon 42
33 etib80 33
33 Guyfromfuture 33
35 Yorkshire Banker 31

 

 

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39 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Well, well, well, the hits keep on coming faster than I can update.

 

First, msc gets a belated unique hit with Dovid Soloveitchik, forgot about that, sorry!

And then, who else, Susan Bayh, Leon Spinks, Karen Lewis - oh and then, Jean-Claude Carriere, a unique hit for Yorkshire Banker (here and in the DDP, well done). And Ron Wright.

Ironically, Diana Ross has been picked, but not Mary Wilson. Neither was George Shultz picked. So I guess, it could have been even more.

 

The scoreboard impresses with me with the lockstep advances of the top. Places 1-4 unchanged:

Edit: Oh yeah, and everyone is now in the race.

 

Rank Team Score
1 Cpt. Chorizo 467
2 JoeyRuss 450
3 An Fear Beag 357
4 Salmon Mousse 348
5 Banana 333
6 Death Impends 274
7 Book 273
8 drol 266
9 Wormfarmer 256
10 gcreptile 254
11 msc 235
12 theoldlady 219
13 Lynchian 204
14 The Unknown Man 195
15 Annami 176
16 Joe Moneypenny 171
17 DevonDeathTrip 126
18 The Old Crem 106
19 Kenny 103
20 chilean way 86
20 The Daredevil 86
20 The Quim Reaper 86
23 markb4 84
23 mr.whit 84
25 Baby Blue 82
26 Gooseberry Crumble 75
27 Grand Uncle Bulgaria 53
27 Etushipushingupdaisies 53
27 Toast 53
27 Sean 53
31 Charles De Gaulle 47
32 Bibliogryphon 42
33 etib80 33
33 Guyfromfuture 33
35 Yorkshire Banker 31

 

 

 

Hopefully the death of S. Clay Wilson gets a qualifying mention somewhere

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4 hours ago, Salmon Mousse said:

 

Hopefully the death of S. Clay Wilson gets a qualifying mention somewhere

 
He won’t. 

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6 minutes ago, Banana said:


Well in my defence I forgot NYT works for this pool, but you’re right

 

There's a reason I took him here but not in DDP.

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On 29/12/2020 at 09:19, chilean way said:

I changed Pierre Cardin for my sub Carlos Menem

 

On 29/12/2020 at 10:42, gcreptile said:

Okay, I will allow it this one time for you - but next time, the subs will come into play in the order that you submit them.

 

I´m happy 'cause you let me use Carlos Menem in my team

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3 hits in the last few days for my team.... of course, pretty much everyone else also had 2 of them

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I feel everyone had Rush Limbaugh in this.

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25 minutes ago, markb4 said:

I feel everyone had Rush Limbaugh in this.

 

Yes, like the Davies and Menem deaths, this one won't change much.

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Let me see... who do we have...

ah yes, Rush Limbaugh indeed picked by almost everyone. Dai Davies and Carlos Menem not far behind.

S. Clay Wilson was a skilled pick by Salmon Mousse, with the New York Times obit.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is another hit.

I think that's it? We had a slight slowdown, but then the speed until then was dizzying.

 

The scoreboard remains relatively unchanged as the really big and young uniques have been missing. Cpt. Chorizo manages to extend his lead because Rush Limbaugh was his joker, same choice as the oldlady. Too safe, too sound? We will see...

 

Rank Team Score
1 Cpt. Chorizo 647
2 JoeyRuss 549
3 Salmon Mousse 518
4 Banana 462
5 An Fear Beag 456
6 Death Impends 403
7 gcreptile 383
8 Book 372
9 drol 365
10 msc 364
11 theoldlady 340
12 Wormfarmer 307
13 Lynchian 285
14 The Unknown Man 265
15 Annami 257
16 DevonDeathTrip 255
17 Joe Moneypenny 222
18 The Quim Reaper 215
19 Kenny 202
20 The Old Crem 187
21 chilean way 167
21 The Daredevil 167
23 Yorkshire Banker 160
24 Etushipushingupdaisies 152
25 markb4 135
25 mr.whit 135
27 Sean 134
28 Baby Blue 112
29 Grand Uncle Bulgaria 104
30 Charles De Gaulle 98
31 Bibliogryphon 93
32 Gooseberry Crumble 75
33 Toast 53
34 etib80 33
34 Guyfromfuture 33
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Alright, next update. We've had a few hits here and there.

 

Yaphet Kotto is a unique hit for the Daredevil. Murray Walker was a popular hit, of course. Trevor Peacock is a hit for several people, too. Ian St. John - another hit.

Nobody picked Luis Palau...? 

Ken Wilkinson and LG Petrov are two sad non-obits.

Hope I didn't miss anything - let me know!

 

Rank Team Score
1 Cpt. Chorizo 647
2 JoeyRuss 549
3 Salmon Mousse 518
4 Banana 462
5 An Fear Beag 456
6 drol 403
6 Death Impends 403
8 gcreptile 383
9 Book 372
10 msc 364
11 theoldlady 340
12 Wormfarmer 307
13 Lynchian 285
14 The Quim Reaper 269
15 The Unknown Man 265
16 Annami 257
17 DevonDeathTrip 255
18 Joe Moneypenny 253
19 Kenny 240
20 The Daredevil 237
21 The Old Crem 210
22 Etushipushingupdaisies 190
23 Yorkshire Banker 183
24 chilean way 167
25 Sean 165
26 markb4 135
26 mr.whit 135
28 Baby Blue 112
29 Grand Uncle Bulgaria 104
30 Charles De Gaulle 98
31 Bibliogryphon 93
32 Gooseberry Crumble 75
33 Toast 53
34 etib80 33
34 Guyfromfuture 33
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Hit for many, joker for me, Lee Noble down for the count

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Updates have to wait until I return from my holidays, but yes, seems we have a few already, Noble, Lorimer and Al-Sadaawi. Keep'em posted!

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Beverly Cleary is a hit for a few of us here.

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Alright, where were we?

Lee Noble is a bit of a fork on the road for those who had picked him, and those who didn't. Peter Lorimer is a clever unique pick for Cpt Chorizo - who just doesn't miss a single beat in this game (and that includes Lee Noble, who he picked here but not in the DDP!). Nawal al Saadawi is the usual clever and classy DDT unique pick. Plus, there was the popular perennial pick of Beverly Cleary, and Frank Worthington, a unique hit for drol.

I think that's it, giving us the following scoreboard:

 

Rank Team Score
1 Cpt. Chorizo 781
2 Salmon Mousse 694
3 JoeyRuss 637
4 Death Impends 491
5 gcreptile 471
6 Banana 462
7 Book 460
8 An Fear Beag 456
9 drol 451
10 DevonDeathTrip 374
11 msc 364
12 theoldlady 356
13 Wormfarmer 307
14 Lynchian 301
15 The Unknown Man 281
16 The Quim Reaper 269
17 Annami 257
18 Joe Moneypenny 253
19 Kenny 240
20 The Daredevil 237
21 The Old Crem 226
22 Etushipushingupdaisies 190
23 Yorkshire Banker 183
24 chilean way 167
25 Sean 165
26 markb4 151
27 mr.whit 135
28 Grand Uncle Bulgaria 120
29 Baby Blue 112
30 Charles De Gaulle 98
31 Bibliogryphon 93
32 Gooseberry Crumble 75
33 Toast 53
34 etib80 33
34 Guyfromfuture 33

 

Salmon Mousse punches their joker card, pushing them to a strong second, but that might quite possibly been the biggest push they could expect. I gain three places because of Lee Noble. 

The scoreboard is most impressive in the sheer distance between the top three and the rest. And Salmon Mousse has already used their joker. Cpt Chorizo did too, though. If he had chosen a different joker, like Lee Noble, one could basically give him the trophy already. But as it is, somebody might still grind it out in the long run.

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Alcee your Hastings and raise you a Bibian Mentel!

 

(That means I got two recent hits.)

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Alright, let's have a bit of an update...

I actually forgot about Bibian Mentel, so.. thanks! She was picked by only a few, but yielded quite a few points.

Paul Cosford and Sarah Hughes are also hits, the latter is a unique hit for me.

Plus Alcee Hastings, picked here and there.

Rodion Rosca was a bit of a "Guardian or bust" gamble. It's pretty certain that it didn't work, for Banana and me. It's my third non-obit - quite possibly a record!

Dramatic changes are missing though. Wormfarmer rises two places because of Bibian Mentel.

 

Rank Team Score
1 Cpt. Chorizo 781
2 JoeyRuss 700
3 Salmon Mousse 694
4 gcreptile 604
5 Banana 534
6 Death Impends 527
7 An Fear Beag 526
8 Book 460
9 drol 451
10 DevonDeathTrip 437
11 Wormfarmer 415
12 msc 364
13 theoldlady 356
14 Lynchian 301
15 The Unknown Man 281
16 The Quim Reaper 269
17 Annami 257
18 Joe Moneypenny 253
19 Kenny 240
20 The Daredevil 237
21 The Old Crem 226
22 Etushipushingupdaisies 190
23 Yorkshire Banker 183
24 chilean way 167
25 Sean 165
26 markb4 151
27 mr.whit 135
28 Grand Uncle Bulgaria 120
29 Baby Blue 112
30 Charles De Gaulle 98
31 Bibliogryphon 93
32 Gooseberry Crumble 75
33 Toast 53
34 etib80 33
34 Guyfromfuture 33
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Prince Philip is a hit for many of us here.

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