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Hello Everyone,

 

after Phantom of the Midway's year of professional high-quality hosting it is now me who is going to handle this massive deadpool that we all love just BECAUSE it is so big.

Here is where you can dump all the rare names you had no use for and then pat yourself on the back for finding them.

 

The general rules:

Send me 50 main team names by pm or just post them in this thread, if you want, from right now until Dec 31st 2018, 23:59 GMT - preferably alphabetically.

 

You can choose one joker with double points - and you can also submit up to five substitutes in case one of your 50 dies before the end of the submission window. You may also choose new subs before the game starts if they die.

 

The scoring rule is slightly changed to make room for the people of the 21st century. Instead of the last two digits of the year of birth (i.e. 1934 = 34 points), we will now have the scoring rule [year of birth] - 1900 = score. So someone born in 2000 will get 100 points in case of death, instead of the "00" under the old rule. Every other year of birth sees no difference.

 

You may submit the following people: living, not having set a precise date of death (by execution, dignitas, or whatever), at least 18 years old on January 1st 2019, 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, a court case, or fundraising that might affect other people. 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 in whatever form will convince me.

 

Substitution phase: On the 1st of July 2019 GMT you may switch 5 old people for 5 new ones for whom all the above rules also apply. 

 

When is a hit a hit: If the person permanently dies in 2019 (GMT!) and their death gets noticed in written form by qualifying media outlets within 2019 or the first seven days of 2020.

 

The qualifying media outlets, i.e. QO rules are as such: Everything accepted by the Derby Dead Pool 2019 plus The New York Times.

 

 

Your host:

I will also submit a team and will do so two posts below, quickly after this post. I will hide the names with "XXXXX XXXXX" and reveal them on January 1st.

I will not make use of the mid-year substitution.

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 might simply replace an unqualifying name with one of your substitutions.

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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My submission - names NOT alphabetically:

 

1. XXXXXX XXXXXXX

2. XXXXXX XXXXX

3. XXXXX XXXXX

4. XXXXXX XXXXXX

5. XXXXXX XXXXXXX

6. XXXXXX XXXXXX

7. XXXXX XXXX XXXXXX

8. XXXXX XXXXX

9. XXXX XXXXXXXX

10. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

11. XXXXXX XXXXXXXX

12. XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX

13. XXXX XXXXXX

14. XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX

15. XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX

16. Jael Strauss, Sub 2: XXXXX XXXXXXXX 

17. XXXXXX XXXXX

18. XXXXXX XX

19. XXXX XXXXXX

20. XXXX XXXXXX

21. XXXXX XXX XXXXX

22. XXXXX XXXXX

23. XXXXXXX XXXXXX

24. XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXX

25. XXXXX XXXXXXXX

26. Paul Trouble Anderson: Sub 1: Jean-Louis Trintignant

27. XXXXX XXXXXXX

28. XXXXXX XXXXXXX

29. XXXXXX XXX (joker)

30. XXXXXX XXXXX

31. XXX XXXXXXX

32. XXXX XXXXXX

33. XXXXX XXXXXX

34. XXXX XXX XXXXXX

35. XXXX XXXXXXXXX

36. XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX

37. XXXXX XXXXXXXXX

38. XXXXX XXXXX

39. XXXXX XX XXXX

40. XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX

41. XXXX XXXXXXXXX

42. XXXX XXXXXXXX

43. XXXXX XXXXX

44. XXXXXX XXXXXXXX

45. XXXX XXXXXXXXX

46. XXXXXXX X-XXXXXXX

47. XXXXX XXXX

48. XXXXX XXXXXXXX

49. XXXXX XXXXXX

50. XXXXX XXXXX

 

Sub 1: 

Sub 2: 

Sub 3: XXXX XXXXXXX

Sub 4: XXXXX XXXXXX

Sub 5: XXXXX XXXXXX - Zhang Ouying (dead)

 

Good luck everyone!

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

My submission - names NOT alphabetically:

 

8. XXXXX XXXXX

9. XXXX XXXXXXXX

16. XXXX XXXXXXX

29. XXXXXX XXX (joker)

37. XXXXX XXXXXXXXX

 

Sub 1: XXXX-XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX

Sub 4: XXXXX XXXXXX

 


So much for my solo hits.

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Here are my 50, pretty much from my personal 2019 Shadowlist, but arranged alphabetically as per the wishes of the OP:
 

1) Albert Finney

2) Albert Uderzo

3) Barbara Windsor

4) Benedict XVI, Pope

5) Betty White

6) Beverly Cleary

7) Bill Turnbull

8) Buzz Aldrin

9) Carl Reiner

10) Carol Channing

11) Chuck Yeager

12) Cloris Leachman

13) David Prowse

14) Don Lusk

15) Doris Day

16) Elizabeth, Queen of the UK

17) Eric Carle

18) Ethel Kennedy

19) Glynis Johns

20) Herman Wouk

21) Irene Papas

22) Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

23) Jill Gascoine

24) Jimmy Carter

25) John Paul Stevens

26) Joyce Randolph

27) Julie Gibson

28) Katherine Johnson

29) Kirk Douglas

30) Lata Mangeshkar

31) Leah Bracknell

32) Marge Champion

33) Michael Caine

34) Nehemiah Persoff

35) Norman Lear

36) Norman Lloyd

37) Olivia de Havilland

38) Olivia Newton-John

39) Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

40) Rhonda Fleming

41) Robert Mugabe

42) Roberta McCain

43) Ruthie Tompson

44) Sandra Day O'Connor

45) Sonali Bendre (JOKER)

46) Stanley Donen

47) Terry Jones

48) Tim Conway

49) Val Bettin

50) Vera Lynn

Sub A : Bob Barker

Sub B: Henry Kissinger

Sub C: Herbert Kretzmer

Sub D: Vanessa Redgrave
Sub E: William Daniels

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Right, so alphabetically by first name as above, or by second name, as I assumed? @gcreptile

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6 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Right, so alphabetically by first name as above, or by second name, as I assumed? @gcreptile

Technically it doesn't matter as long as everyone uses the same method. Well, I have it by second name in my excel file and would prefer that. But then, any kind of order already helps.

 

Also, my sub number five was Zhang Ouying.

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5 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Technically it doesn't matter as long as everyone uses the same method. Well, I have it by second name in my excel file and would prefer that. But then, any kind of order already helps.

Sorry, I assumed you wanted it alphabetically by first name rather than last name since your example list didn't have commas after the first word of each entry. 

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9 minutes ago, markb4 said:

Sorry, I assumed you wanted it alphabetically by first name rather than last name since your example list didn't have commas after the first word of each entry. 

No problem. In fact, I thank you for your early submission. That gives me time to sort it out in advance. And it gives me something to test in Excel. 

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If someone was gonna put Lil Xan on their list should they list it under L or X alphabetically?

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My nr 26 was Paul "Trouble" Anderson - sub 1 comes into play. Who could that be....

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4 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

My nr 26 was Paul "Trouble" Anderson - sub 1 comes into play. Who could that be....

Well, as you've posted it openly...ha!

 

Don't think you needed to do that. :lol:

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1 minute ago, YoungWillz said:

Well, as you've posted it openly...ha!

 

Don't think you needed to do that. :lol:

fuck...

 Haha...well, at least it was the most open and the easiest one to find out.

 

Edit: And he's going to die in December anyway...

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22 hours ago, CaptainChorizo said:

If someone was gonna put Lil Xan on their list should they list it under L or X alphabetically?

Hmm.. I'd say under X. There surely already are parents naming their kids "Lil"

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Not at home right now, but yeah nr. 16, Jael Strauss is dead.  Sub 2 comes into play. I forgot who it is. 

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17 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Not at home right now, but yeah nr. 16, Jael Strauss is dead.  Sub 2 comes into play. I forgot who it is. 

Was Number 25 or Number 27 Chris Bradley?

 

Just trying to guess....

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16 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Was Number 25 or Number 27 Chris Bradley?

 

Just trying to guess....

Definitely not 25 as it has 1 more X than 27 does...

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No Chris Bradley.

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5 hours ago, gcreptile said:

No Chris Bradley.

Cool!

 

I remain baffled by your potential picks. Which is the idea! ;)

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