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On 21/10/2023 at 11:07, gcreptile said:

58 Great Uncle Bulgaria 204

At the risk of wasting your time with something that will clearly have no effect on the podium positions whatsoever, I think I should have

 

Harris (30) + Alagiah (55) + Lawson (32) + Parkinson (35) + Al Fayed (29) + Hungerford (79) = 260

 

which would propel me from 58th to the exalted rank of er..51st.

(Think I am missing points for Alagiah).

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Looking at my hits seems like I missed points for Adrian Street and Iron Sheik earlier in year

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Guess we should do a bit of a mop up update.

GUB, yes, I missed your second replacement post where you added Nick Hungerford. I think you missed Bob Barker yourself? I have him scored for you.

Cpt. Chorizo, you had the Iron Sheik points, but not the Adrian Street points. I must have missed him back then. He's added.

 

The big new hit in this update is Ady Barkan. The health care activist in need of health care was quite a big hit here, picked by quite a few people. You want your points, you'll get them now! Missed by some of those who might have needed him.

Indiana college coach Bob Knight was a clever hit for a few people who used him as a mid-year substitution. 

Bibliogryphon should qualify for some kind of trophy for being the only one to pick Matthew Perry, i.e. Chandler from Friends. I never watched the show, can't give any clever comments. But I think I've read a lot of blind items on him for years. In hindsight, they were all true. He didn't look THAT much of a mess to me.

And finally, Sir Bobby Charlton caps this update with a header, as I have learned. A very popular pick here, too.

 

Hope it's all up to date now, here's the score:

 

Rank Team Score
1 Banana 1073
2 gcreptile 981
3 RadGuy 934
4 Cpt. Chorizo 922
5 Funeralopolis 915
6 Salmon Mousse 911
7 JoeyRuss 883
8 An Fear Beag 876
9 Grim Up North 870
10 Perhaps 857
11 msc 832
12 Book 752
13 Summer in Transylvania 726
14 Death Impends 671
15 wannamaker 663
16 Buffalo Phil 653
17 ThereWillBeDeaths7 642
18 The Spinosaurus 610
19 DeathBecomesThem 592
20 Toast 587
21 Torva Messor 532
22 Gooseberry Crumble 525
23 Predictor 510
24 GuyFromFuture 496
25 The Daredevil 490
26 Joltin Joe 481
26 Cpt. Hemlock 481
28 Thatcher 477
29 DevonDeathTrip 469
30 Mr. Wonderful 466
31 TheUnknownMan 465
32 TheOldLady 453
33 Drol 450
34 Sean 441
35 TheQuimReaper 435
36 Hell 432
37 Liz Lemon 416
38 tracy 414
39 Wormfarmer 412
40 MortalCaso 409
41 YoungWillz 398
42 Annami 395
43 The Old Crem 381
44 Diego 377
45 Etushipushingupdaisies 362
46 Charles De Gaulle 351
47 MariNisia 343
48 Nick 341
49 JoeMoneypenny 339
50 chilean way 327
50 John Key 327
52 CalebH 322
53 Bibliogryphon 300
54 Great Uncle Bulgaria 284
55 Mr. Custard 283
56 Pedro67 263
57 Famous6Eva 228
58 Lady Fiona 208
59 Ghostofchristmaspast 167
60 etib80 166
61 sam081 153

 

Am I seeing this right that in this game, msc didn't pick Ady Barkan, but RadGuy did? Funny..

Edit: No, not that funny, RadGuy just had Bobby Charlton as well, gaining a few ranks.

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Johnny Ruffo brings a bounty of points to over a dozen of us. Here's an obituary from abc.com.au

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14 hours ago, Captain Hemlock said:

Joan Jara is a potential hit for me, if she gets a QO.

Yahoo comes through and saves the day

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A little update during this well-deserved November break.

 

The big hit this update was Johnny Ruffo, the actor/singer from Australia. The curse of Home and Away strikes once more. He's one of the biggest hits this year, lots of players score and he's one of the youngest hits in the game. Some people, including me, score joker points.

We've had two DeathList hits that also score here, Joss Ackland and Rosalynn Carter. Well done to the pickers.

Suzanne Somers was a unique hit for etib80, congratulations! I have to admit, neither of her big shows ring any bell with me.

Then, as mentioned above, Joan Jara gives Cpt Hemlock another unique hit. The yahoo obit has since been followed by other QOs. She was an artist-y figure, acting/dancing, turned political activist/wife of chilean labor hero Victor Jara.

 

This already seems to be it. Not much in almost a whole month.

The scoreboard shows me attacking the top with just 4 pts behind. But is there still a unique pick for me left in the game, or is this minor difference going to remain?

 

In other news, expect the new thread soon.

 

Rank Team Score
1 Banana 1161
2 gcreptile 1157
3 JoeyRuss 1059
4 RadGuy 1022
5 Cpt. Chorizo 1010
6 Funeralopolis 1003
7 Salmon Mousse 999
8 An Fear Beag 964
9 Grim Up North 958
10 msc 920
11 Perhaps 857
12 Book 840
13 Buffalo Phil 829
14 wannamaker 751
15 ThereWillBeDeaths7 730
16 Summer in Transylvania 726
17 The Spinosaurus 698
18 Death Impends 671
19 Mr. Wonderful 669
20 Torva Messor 647
21 Toast 614
22 Predictor 598
23 DeathBecomesThem 592
24 DevonDeathTrip 557
25 TheQuimReaper 550
26 Thatcher 532
27 Sean 529
28 Gooseberry Crumble 525
29 GuyFromFuture 523
30 MariNisia 519
31 Joltin Joe 508
31 Cpt. Hemlock 508
33 Wormfarmer 500
34 TheUnknownMan 492
35 The Daredevil 490
36 TheOldLady 480
37 MortalCaso 464
38 Drol 450
39 Liz Lemon 443
40 Hell 432
41 Annami 422
42 tracy 414
43 The Old Crem 408
44 YoungWillz 398
45 chilean way 382
45 John Key 382
47 Diego 377
48 JoeMoneypenny 367
49 Etushipushingupdaisies 362
50 Charles De Gaulle 351
51 CalebH 349
52 Nick 341
53 Famous6Eva 316
54 Bibliogryphon 300
55 Great Uncle Bulgaria 284
56 Mr. Custard 283
57 Pedro67 263
58 Lady Fiona 235
59 etib80 212
60 Ghostofchristmaspast 167
61 sam081 153
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Hey, I'm up to 19th.  Ruffo as the joker helped.  Will probably be my high-water mark!  

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I'm short of time today, but recent events do call for an update.

 

We've had few but massive hits.

There was Henry Kissinger, the upscale warlord from Franconia. Just a few months ago I visited his birth house. The surrounding area, an alley full of flowers, might actually be the best part of that town.

There was Shane MacGowan, for me the deadpooling wildcard personified. He struck late, but did in the end, with interesting consequences.

We have Sandra Day O'Connor, first female Supreme Court justice. She occasionally swung both ways, but not when it mattered, and afterwards, she said that she regretted her Bush vs Gore decision. But some things cant be forgiven.

Finally, Terry Venables was also a hit. My memories of the 1996 Euro are a bit hazy though. So I don't recall the name.

All these hits were picked by quite a few players.

 

Chris Stone, an Australian rugby player-turned-businessman-turned Belgian first husband, is a very prominent non-obit. He would have been the compensation for those who didn't pick Shane MacGowan. But as he didn't obit, the MacGowan fans are creeping up the scoreboard with RadGuy and An Fear Beag now within one hit of the top.

 

Rank Team Score
1 Banana 1161
2 gcreptile 1157
3 RadGuy 1102
4 An Fear Beag 1080
5 Cpt. Chorizo 1067
6 JoeyRuss 1059
7 Grim Up North 1015
8 Funeralopolis 1003
9 Salmon Mousse 999
10 msc 920
11 Perhaps 857
12 Book 840
13 Buffalo Phil 829
14 wannamaker 808
15 ThereWillBeDeaths7 787
16 The Spinosaurus 751
17 Summer in Transylvania 749
18 Mr. Wonderful 692
19 DeathBecomesThem 679
20 Death Impends 671
21 Torva Messor 647
22 Toast 644
23 Joltin Joe 618
24 TheQuimReaper 607
25 Predictor 598
26 GuyFromFuture 580
27 TheUnknownMan 572
28 Wormfarmer 557
28 DevonDeathTrip 557
30 Thatcher 555
31 Sean 529
32 Gooseberry Crumble 525
33 The Daredevil 520
34 MariNisia 519
34 Hell 519
36 MortalCaso 517
37 TheOldLady 510
38 Cpt. Hemlock 508
39 Drol 507
40 The Old Crem 504
41 Liz Lemon 496
42 YoungWillz 478
43 tracy 471
44 chilean way 462
45 Diego 457
46 Annami 445
47 JoeMoneypenny 424
48 John Key 405
49 Etushipushingupdaisies 385
50 Mr. Custard 363
51 Bibliogryphon 357
52 Charles De Gaulle 351
53 CalebH 349
54 Nick 341
55 Pedro67 320
56 Famous6Eva 316
57 Great Uncle Bulgaria 307
58 Lady Fiona 235
58 etib80 235
60 Ghostofchristmaspast 224
61 sam081 176

 

Edit: Thanks, yes, Kissinger was two points short.

 

 

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On 02/11/2023 at 18:33, gcreptile said:

13 Summer in Transylvania 726

 

24 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

17 Summer in Transylvania 747

I think I should be on 749 points, with the death of Kissinger being worth 23.

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Yeah, I noticed I was a couple of points short too. But at this stage...*shrug*.

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Richard Franklin is a hit here for Biblio and me.

 

Criminally underused name in deadpooling for someone that's been known to be ill for a long time. He's been on my shadow list for 3 years.

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Delors was a hit for me and probably for many others.  Not a huge point-getter, but I'll take what I can get.  I now have a better understanding of how this pool works!  

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Let's wrap this up, shall we?

 

We've had a couple of late year hits, and yes, they actually decided the game.

Let's start with Norman Lear. The groundbreaking TV showrunner was a hit for 5 players.

Ryan Minor was a hit for quite a few people, some of them making use of the 5 substitution slots for him. Maybe a minor hit, minor difference, etc.... but that's the one that counted, in the end.

Richard Franklin, as noted above, was a hit for Perhaps and Bibliogryphon. One of the hundreds of British names that seem very quite significant, but not having grown up with the BBC, does put me at a disadvantage remembering these actors.

Jacques Delors, Mr. Euro, was another popular hit and gives some late points across the board.

Robert Solow, a significant economist, not just signficant in the science, but also popular with deadpoolers finally died at 99. Diego and Mr. Wonderful score.

Ryan Minor was not the only hit named Ryan in this update, as Ryan O'Neal also died in the final month. He should have asked his doc what's up a little more often - though actually, his age of 82 is not particularly low, considering the drug use..

Cale Yarborough was the final hit of the game, a hit on the final day. He was quite the popular mid-year substitution and actually would have decided the game, if it wasn't for Ryan Minor.

EDIT: As seen below, yes, there was also Beach Boys collaborator and guitarist Jeffrey Foskett. He had been ill and with gofundme for years. The patience for two players, msc and JoeyRuss finally paid off.

 

Slightly curiously, Gaston Glock was not a hit.

And as far as I can tell, none of the non-obits got a late QO, Daniel N Paul, Steve Woodmore, Chris Stone or Oommen Chandy among them.

 

So, unless I have made mistakes (it's likely), the final scoreboard is below.

Banana wins with a small advantage over me. He actually needed Ryan Minor, or I would have won on the final day with Cale Yarborough.

But then, it's also a title defense, very rare in this competitive environment. Well done, and congratulations!

 

Behind the top duo, we see An Fear Beag, RadGuy, and Funeralopolis, sort of in the "needed two more hits" territory.

Interestingly, both Funeralopolis and Rad Guy had more hits than the players above them. Funeralopolis wins "Most hits" with 23, RadGuy has 22. Banana has 19, I have 18. DIfferent strategies at work!

 

In my opinion, maybe the biggest surprise, the "best improved" player might be Buffalo Phil at 12th. Well done, as well!

 

We all still chase the score records of DevonDeathTrip's win a couple of years ago. But maybe there's a parallel to the DDP, more hits overall, but fewer "high scores".

 

61 players was a record. It's doubtful that this record can be reached soon again. We've had a reduction in 2024 by 8 teams. The 50+X field seems the "natural" size, considering 2022 had 44 teams.

DeathByNumbers 2023 was even bigger than the AltObits pool, if I count it right, especially if you count "picks total", because AltObits is only 40 names per team, here we are 50 (+ 5).

 

Rank Team Score
1 Banana 1235
2 gcreptile 1196
3 An Fear Beag 1136
4 RadGuy 1127
5 Funeralopolis 1116
6 Salmon Mousse 1073
7 Cpt. Chorizo 1067
8 JoeyRuss 1056
9 msc 1050
10 Grim Up North 1015
11 Perhaps 932
12 Buffalo Phil 870
13 Book 840
14 The Spinosaurus 825
15 wannamaker 808
16 ThereWillBeDeaths7 787
17 Mr. Wonderful 763
18 Summer in Transylvania 749
19 DeathBecomesThem 679
20 Predictor 672
21 Death Impends 671
22 Torva Messor 647
23 Toast 644
24 Joltin Joe 640
25 GuyFromFuture 619
26 TheQuimReaper 607
27 TheUnknownMan 597
28 Thatcher 580
29 Wormfarmer 557
29 DevonDeathTrip 557
31 tracy 551
32 The Old Crem 545
33 MortalCaso 542
34 Liz Lemon 535
35 Sean 529
36 Gooseberry Crumble 525
37 The Daredevil 520
38 MariNisia 519
38 Hell 519
40 TheOldLady 510
41 Cpt. Hemlock 508
42 Drol 507
43 JoeMoneypenny 498
44 Diego 481
45 YoungWillz 478
46 John Key 471
47 chilean way 462
48 Annami 445
49 Nick 421
50 Bibliogryphon 393
51 Etushipushingupdaisies 385
52 Charles De Gaulle 373
53 Mr. Custard 363
54 CalebH 349
55 Pedro67 320
56 Famous6Eva 316
57 Great Uncle Bulgaria 307
58 etib80 260
59 Lady Fiona 257
60 Ghostofchristmaspast 224
61 sam081 198

 

 

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Won’t let me win but I think Jeffrey Foskett takes me to third 

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5 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Won’t let me win but I think Jeffrey Foskett takes me to third 

He's scored, but yes, I forgot to mention him.

 

Edit: Ugh, now that I go through this, I have to confess, that I actually gave you points for Steve Woodmore that I have to delete, sorry.

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Ah, the old "most improved" award - meaning you're still shit, but not as shit as you were :lol:

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I only managed 26th, but that was under my old name so I'll blame him for the mediocre performance.

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Well, someone has to be 57th, so it may as well be me.

 

Well done (again) Banana.

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