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Started by PaperRustler on 30-Dec-2016 16:44:37
The 2017 Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Memorial Dead Pool

We're all his puppets now.

See rules etc. in the first post.

You can check your selections here (red indicates unconfirmed 2016 selections):

And of course many congratulations to DBD333, winner of the 2016 Donald Trump's Barber Memorial Dead Pool!

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PaperRustler - 30 Dec 2016 16:44:53 (#1 of 3792)

All new players welcome. The rules are simple: ten choices, one your Joker (double points). You get 100 - your choice's age if they die (e.g. if they are 56, you will get 44 points). Choices made up to January 9th will be active immediately; after that, we return to the usual anti-ambulance-chasing rule of a one-week wait until you get the points.

If you made new selections on the old thread, I will amend the spreadsheet accordingly. If you want to continue with last year's choices, just let me know here. If you want to play for the first time, post your selections here.

I'll ask the mods to post a link to the google doc listing selections when it's ready.

nac1001 - 30 Dec 2016 16:45:18 (#2 of 3792)

Good title

Donald J Trump (joker), Steve Bannon, Rex Tillerson, Rick Perry, Mike Flynn, Robert Mugabe, Teodoro Obiang, Colonel Mengistu, Hosni Mubarak, Nigel Farage

Vendor - 30 Dec 2016 16:51:05 (#3 of 3792)

Gordon Banks, Richard Branson*, Brian Cant, Lorraine Chase*, Cher, Paul Gascoigne*, Clive James, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Aung San Suu Kyi, Carol McGiffen (Joker)

*-new for 2017.

TableTopJoe - 30 Dec 2016 17:27:47 (#4 of 3792)

Hi PR.

A few changes to last year.

Bruce Forsyth, Dick Van Dyke, Kerry Katona, Paul Gascoigne, Trump, Clive James, Lindsay Lohan, The Queen, Norman Tebbit, Ian Brady (Joker)

surferboogiewhatever - 30 Dec 2016 17:35:54 (#5 of 3792)

I'll keep my old picks for now, thanks, unless one of them dies before midnight tomorrow.

OldApplejack - 30 Dec 2016 17:38:14 (#6 of 3792)

Subscribed. Good luck everyone.

And thanks to PR for her sterling work again.

staticgirl - 30 Dec 2016 17:46:59 (#7 of 3792)

Great thread name! Old picks please.

FiatAngeliCanunt - 30 Dec 2016 17:49:39 (#8 of 3792)

Thanks PR

My 2017 immortals: George H W Bush, Bruce Forsyth, Barry Gibb, Angela Lansbury, Paul McCartney, Prince Philip, Cliff Richard, Mick Jagger, Gay Byrne, and, in the spirit of the thread, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, (Joker)

BiL's: David Jason, Michael Schumacher, Prince Philip, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Nicks, Tim Curry, Helen Mirren, Michael J Fox (joker)

Jacob_Richter - 30 Dec 2016 17:52:59 (#9 of 3792)


Ras - Arabic for 'head'....or chief, boss or president.

Putin - well, Putin obv.

Vlad hacked time, history and everything and died 100 years ago TODAY.

Coincidence? There are no coincidences!

PaperRustler - 30 Dec 2016 17:57:28 (#10 of 3792)

FiatAngeliCanunt, what's your usual username? I'm guessing CinqueCento since you've mentioned your in-laws.

luxana - 30 Dec 2016 17:59:31 (#11 of 3792)

Stephen Fry, Helmut Kohl, Silvio Berlusconi, Charles Manson, The Queen, ExPope Benedict, Julian Assange (Joker), Ex King Juan Carlos of Spain, Charles Saatchi, Louise Mensch. Thank you.

cozzer - 30 Dec 2016 18:00:22 (#12 of 3792)

FiatAngeliCanunt, what's your usual username? I'm guessing CinqueCento

Also, cinquecento is a model of FIAT.

thePiMan - 30 Dec 2016 18:14:46 (#13 of 3792)

No changes thanks

awryinamanger - 30 Dec 2016 18:22:21 (#14 of 3792)

No changes for me, either, thanks. I'm airynothing when not in party clobber.

FiatAngeliCanunt - 30 Dec 2016 18:43:16 (#15 of 3792)

I'm Cinquecento usually, PR.

Shadrack22 - 30 Dec 2016 18:55:03 (#16 of 3792)

Same as on the 2016 thread the other day:

Michael Aspel

Frank Bough

Bruce Forsyth

Sandy Gall

Helmet Kohl

Denis Norden (Joker)

Leslie Phillips

Nicolas Roeg

Prunella Scales

George Steiner

AshburtonAbove - 30 Dec 2016 18:56:53 (#17 of 3792)

Same as last year except I will have Charles Bradley instead of Richard O Sullivan and Leah Bracknell instead of Shirley Williams. I have mentioned these changes in the last thread.

Tangent - 30 Dec 2016 18:57:10 (#18 of 3792)

I neglected to make Paul Simon my joker, PR. Should I repost my list?

ZimAgain - 30 Dec 2016 19:06:25 (#19 of 3792)

I'm going with a Bastards List this time, even though my running average suggests 9 of them will survive.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Joker), Justin Bieber, George H. W. Bush, Nigel Farage, Hosni Mubarak, Robert Mugabe, Binyamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Kanye West, Phil the Greek

toffle - 30 Dec 2016 19:25:40 (#20 of 3792)

A new competitor has arrived!! Please register my interest in the imminent demises of:

Sir David Attenborough

Olivia de Havilland

Chuck Berry

Clint Eastwood

Sean Connery

Keith Richard

Robert de Niro

Nobby Stiles

Terry Venables

Nigella Lawson (Joker)

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