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Started by PaperRustler on Dec 31, 2020 3:49:57 PM
The 2021 Lost Year of 2020 Memorial Dead Pool

Many congratulations to crabzilla, winner of the 2019 and 2020 Dead Pools and the first person to retain the title!

Welcome one and all to this year's Dead Pool. All new players welcome. The rules are simple: ten choices, one your Joker (double points). You get 100 points minus your choice's age if they die (e.g. if they are 56, you will get 44 points). Choices made up to January 7th 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.

By default you still have last year's selections, currently in red; these will be changed to black once you confirm/amend your choices.

Runners and riders:

PaperRustler - 31 Dec 2020 15:51:37 (#1 of 308)

I'll ask the mods to post the 2020 winner in the header (but we'll wait until midnight just in case the Grim Reaper pays some poor sleb a visit).

DBD333 - 31 Dec 2020 15:52:18 (#2 of 308)

Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Paul Gascoigne, David Crosby, Shane MacGowan, Ronnie Wood, Harvey Weinstein, Olivia Newton-John , Prince Philip, 6ix9ine (Joker)

Please. Thank you for all the administrivia.

darkhorse - 31 Dec 2020 16:01:05 (#3 of 308)

Well, I am often here with my lame quips, so I may as well knock out a list and join in.

Pat Carroll, Dean Stockwell, Russ Tamlyn, Michael Gambon (elderly actors).

Rupert Murdoch, Paul Dacre, DavidBarclay and Frederick Barclay (foul newspapers)

Ozzy Osbourne (as he was on telly the other night)

Ghislaine Maxwell (joker)

Thanks PR

melpomene - 31 Dec 2020 16:09:40 (#4 of 308)

Thanks again for doing this, PR, much appreciated.

I shall go for:

Billy Connolly, Alan Bennett, Linda Nolan, Shannon Doherty, Prunella Scales, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton, Sarah Harding, Shane MacGowan, Rob Burrow (joker)

PaperRustler - 31 Dec 2020 16:35:08 (#5 of 308)

You're all very welcome - and it helps me a lot if you all use melpomene's format of name, name, ... (joker) all on one line.

PaperRustler - 31 Dec 2020 16:37:16 (#6 of 308)

Oh, and welcome to new player darkhorse. The more the merrier.

mazylou - 31 Dec 2020 16:40:56 (#7 of 308)

Thanks, PR:

Please may I have:

Doddie Weir, Billy Connolly, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump Junior, Amy Price, Linda Nolan, Sarah Harding, Alan Bennett, Prunella Scales, Tom Parker (joker)

ISawMontyKissingSantaCl - 31 Dec 2020 16:41:22 (#8 of 308)


Tom Parker, Rob Burrow, Tom Smith, Shannen Doherty, Leon Spinks, Sarah Harding, George Alagiah, Olivia Newton John, Bernard Tapie, Rush Limbaugh (joker)

Cheers PR and Happy New Year.

dreams99 - 31 Dec 2020 16:46:19 (#9 of 308)

My picks:

Prunella Scales, Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Charlton, James Whale, Shannon Doherty, Tom Parker, Olivia Newton John, Linda Nolan, Jimmy Greaves (j)

raymie - 31 Dec 2020 16:53:34 (#10 of 308)

I’ll keep mine the same, thanks, PR

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nac1001 - 31 Dec 2020 17:02:26 (#12 of 308)

George Alagiah, Bill Turnbull, Jimmy Greaves, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Parker, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Jean-Luc Godard, Colonel Mengistu, Bill Clinton, Dai Davies (J)

Shadrack22 - 31 Dec 2020 17:07:08 (#13 of 308)

My top ten:

Former Emperor Akihito, Lynne Reid Banks, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Greaves, Michael Horovitz, Bernard Ingram, Gordon Jago, Desmond Morris, Bill Tidy, George Alagiah (Joker)

Thanks PR.

PaperRustler - 31 Dec 2020 17:14:58 (#14 of 308)

Blimey, Desmond Morris is still alive!

Shadrack22 - 31 Dec 2020 17:21:50 (#15 of 308)

He was on my list for about three years in a row. 2021 might be his year!

bossab2 - 31 Dec 2020 17:23:01 (#16 of 308)

I'll skip playing from now on

crabzilla - 31 Dec 2020 17:32:25 (#17 of 308)

Thank you as always PR, although I’m not ‘celebrating’ the 2020 season just yet. New picks:

Grace Victory, Derek Draper, Rush Limbaugh, 6ix9ine, Amy Price, Jimmy Greaves, Bill Turnbull, Shannen Doherty, George Alagiah, Tom Parker (J).

LemonGrass - 31 Dec 2020 17:32:38 (#18 of 308)

Thank you,p PaperRustler.

My choices are:

Joe Jackson (singer), Billy Connolly, Jeff Bridges, Shannen Doherty, Dai Davies, Sarah Harding, Martin Bashir, Tom Smith (rugby player), Tom Parker (Wanted), Frank Williams (joker).

A new team, apart from Joe Jackson.

LemonGrass - 31 Dec 2020 17:33:31 (#19 of 308)

bossab2, Joe Jackson better cark it. You suggested him to me three years ago.

darkhorse - 31 Dec 2020 17:34:50 (#20 of 308)

Is he really going out?

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