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1 minute ago, theoldlady said:

Oh crap! I will be 75 in 2030 and 85 in 2040. :old:

 

Scenes when theoldlady outlives all 50 people on her team and wins the game.

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Actually, I've misunderstood the rules. Never mind.

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I was always taught don’t start something you can’t finish.  So sadly I won’t be submitting a team.  

 

“Y’all being very optimistic saying 2030”

(O. de Havilland)

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22 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

I was always taught don’t start something you can’t finish.  So sadly I won’t be submitting a team.  

 

“Y’all being very optimistic saying 2030”

(O. de Havilland)

Fair enough SC.It will take years.

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8 entries in now.

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So anywhere from 1-3 people on your team will live to 100. These rules need to be changed. Maybe make it 50% of your team needs to die to win since it is called 50/50. That will still take years but it’s better than decades. Also I don’t understand why you’re announcing teams that submitted, are you seriously putting a deadline on team submissions? This pool needs major changes to work. 598F4769-612F-486B-AE64-71F489B48750.jpeg.72c60b4e54d38a84418d6e98b0e363f6.jpeg

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15 hours ago, Banana said:

So anywhere from 1-3 people on your team will live to 100. These rules need to be changed. Maybe make it 50% of your team needs to die to win since it is called 50/50. That will still take years but it’s better than decades. Also I don’t understand why you’re announcing teams that submitted, are you seriously putting a deadline on team submissions? This pool needs major changes to work. 598F4769-612F-486B-AE64-71F489B48750.jpeg.72c60b4e54d38a84418d6e98b0e363f6.jpeg

Objections noted.I will keep it going as it is though.I am hoping to live to see the end of it.Even if I drop dead the game can still continue without a host.The cutoff point is designed to make it manageable to keep track of.

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15 hours ago, Banana said:

So anywhere from 1-3 people on your team will live to 100. These rules need to be changed. Maybe make it 50% of your team needs to die to win since it is called 50/50. That will still take years but it’s better than decades. Also I don’t understand why you’re announcing teams that submitted, are you seriously putting a deadline on team submissions? This pool needs major changes to work. 


Only argument against your stats is that everyone is choosing people presumably in poor health or at least a history of it.  So seeing 100 less likely than average.  However we also have a 'survivors' thread that bears out even the ill can get a second wind in life.

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I think Banana's suggestion of 50% is a sensible compromise in keeping with the theme. Will still take a few years I imagine but not ridiculously so.

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20 minutes ago, BuffaloPhil said:

I think Banana's suggestion of 50% is a sensible compromise in keeping with the theme. Will still take a few years I imagine but not ridiculously so.

I am open to that but have already set the rules.We could always split the game into first half and second half.If after crowning the 50% winner over 50% of participants don't wish to continue we could call it quits?

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What's laughable is the first few posts were concerned about the sources for a QO...... like in 15 years they will even exist!

(EDIT) OK now THAT is a pool entry for me.  I will enter the names of all the QO sources and y'all can post 50 names, and we shall see if my list dies out first.

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I think the game will only take about a decade tops, myself.

 

In unrelated news, my team is in. B)

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On 04/10/2019 at 17:21, Clorox Bleachman said:

 

Scenes when theoldlady outlives all 50 people on her team and wins the game.

Thank you! :champagne:

 

1.    Stevie Wonder

2.    Robbie Coltrane

3.    William (Bill) Macy

4.    Billy Ocean

5.    Peter Gabriel

6.    Sting (the singer)

7.    Phil Collins

8.    Mick Mars

9.    Lou Ferrigno

10.  Ace Frehley

11.  Chris Rea

12.  K.K. Downing

13.  John Conteh

14.  Liam Neeson

15.  Sharon Osbourne

16.  Mr. T.

17.  David Hasselhoff

18.  Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman)

19.  Roseanne Barr

20.  Harvey Weinstein

21.  John Goodman

22.  Steven Seagal

23.  Paul Stanley

24.  Mickey Rourke

25.  Hulk Hogan

26.  Duane Chapman

27.  Kelsey Grammer

28.  Matt Groening

29.  Kathleen Turner

30.  Whoopi Goldberg

31.  Donatella Versace

32.  Angus Young

33.  Janice Dickinson

34.  Eddie van Halen

35.  Dee Snider

36.  Tom Hanks

37.  La Toya Jackson

38.  Sugar Ray Leonard

39.  John Lydon

40.  Dolph Lundgren

41.  Stephen Fry

42.  Nikki Sixx

43.  Magic Johnson

44.  Kevin Spacey

45.  Val Kilmer

46.  Shane MacGowan

47.  Huey Lewis

48.  Bob Geldof

49.  Joe Perry

50.  Vladimir Putin

 

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I don't mind, It's your game Sean, you choose the rules (Lesley Gore's  'it's my party' rule...)

. Having entered with a team of people 

* mostly not much older than me all of whom probably have more money/access to better private healthcare than me should they ever need it,

* over half of whom are women

* only half a dozen of which have anything wrong with them

I shall be amazed  to outlive 25 of them, and there's absolutely no chance I'll survive all of them. Still, it's only a bit of fun, not as if it's life or death, is it...

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12 minutes ago, Great Uncle Bulgaria said:

I don't mind, It's your game Sean, you choose the rules (Lesley Gore's  'it's my party' rule...)

. Having entered with a team of people 

* mostly not much older than me all of whom probably have more money/access to better private healthcare than me should they ever need it,

* over half of whom are women

* only half a dozen of which have anything wrong with them

I shall be amazed  to outlive 25 of them, and there's absolutely no chance I'll survive all of them. Still, it's only a bit of fun, not as if it's life or death, is it...

 

Yes, true, but if I can regale you with some words of wisdom from my late grandfather:

 

"The older I get, the more surprising folk you outlive.."

 

 

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On 30/09/2019 at 11:58, En Passant said:

Clearly I'm missing something obvious.

 

 

The obvious being that this is the DL equivalent of a space ark. You pass your team on to your kids.

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My first thought was 'holy shit, there's no way '. Further reflection leaves me intrigued though.  I will think of it as an exercise in impermanence- there is a real chance that neither I, the site, or just the pool will survive to see a winner emerge. I like that. And how many other pools have a ready made theme song? By one of my favorite groups no less? Gotta be part of that.  Now to scramble a list together in one day.....

 

 

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16 hours ago, Sean said:

I am open to that but have already set the rules.We could always split the game into first half and second half.If after crowning the 50% winner over 50% of participants don't wish to continue we could call it quits?

 

You could easily change it as the rules are so simple.  There's no elaborate scoring system: picks count if they die and that's it.  So making the change wouldn't affect people's selections.  I think it would sustain more interest with 25 as a target.

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Sent you my team.

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My entry:

1)Val Kilmer

2)Stevie Wonder

3)Phil Collins

4)Shane MacGowan

5)Kenny Samson

6)Tim Healy

7) Randy Travis

8)David "Kid" Jensen

9)Bill Turnbull

10)George Alagiah

11)Andrew Lansley

12) Julian Clary

13)Michael Barrymore

14)Matthew Kelly

15)Sir Peter Luff

16)Ray Kennedy

17)Jimmy Calderwood

18)Eric Pickles

19)Mike Gapes

20)Ian Mcneice

21)Robbie Coltrane

22)Michael Moore

23)Chris Rea

24)Rory Cellan Jones

25)Simon Cowell

26)Hamid Karzai

27)Charles Lawson

28)Jane Cox

29)John Goodman

30)Roseanne Barr

31)John McDonnell

32)Seumas Milne

33)Diane Abbott

34)Anna Soubry

35)Tony Blair

36)Gordon Brown

37)Theresa May

38)Peter Gabriel

39)Peter Frampton

40)Chris Smith Former MP

41)Sharon Osbourne

42)Mickey Rourke

43)William Hurt

44)Gareth Hale

45)Lorraine Chase

46)Alan Brazil

47)Paul O 'Grady

48)Tony Slattery

49)Steve Bannon

50)Michael Starkie

 

 

 

Master list will be up tomorrow. 

 

 

 

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My subs:

1) David Gulpilil

2)Ruby Wax

3)Beverley Callard

4)Linda Nolan

5)Arthur Smith

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Sean mate, #25...really? I'd swap a sub in pronto cause that self satisfied prick will live to 2100 at least.

The world just isn't fair, we know this.

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14 hours ago, En Passant said:

Sean mate, #25...really? I'd swap a sub in pronto cause that self satisfied prick will live to 2100 at least.

The world just isn't fair, we know this.

He has smoked since he was 8 likes a drink and a fall last year.

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