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Title: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on November 28, 2016, 01:48:03 AM
Welcome to the 2017 Celebrity Deadpool Game!

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m232/The_Latinist/E7AA7DC5-554A-42F9-9EF7-B5960BE98FB0_zpsr76ajbmt.jpg)

This year we will be playing two games in one, with the likelihood of two winners.  Both games will be played with the same celebrity roster:

Game 1: Body Count

The player with the highest number of dead celebrities on his roster at the end of the game wins.

Game 2: The Good Die Young

Each death will score a number of points equal to 85 less the age of the celebrity at death. Please note that celebrities over the age of 85 will score negative points. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.

You will note that the two games may engender conflicting strategies.  You will have to choose your roster wisely.

General Rules

1. The game will run 1 Jan 2017 through 31 Dec 2017.
2. Players may join the game at any time, but only deaths occurring at least 15 days after submission of their roster will be counted. Get your roster in by 15 December for the greatest chance of winning.
3. Players will submit, in the thread, a list of 20 celebrities whose deaths they anticipate in 2017.
3A. Rosters should include the date of birth of each celebrity.
4. All celebrities must be age 18+; there is no age limit, but see above about scoring.
5. Challenges:
   5a. Entries may be challenged, within 14 days of submission of each roster, as having insufficient celebrity status.  In the event of a challenge, a consensus of players will be sought. In the event a consensus cannot be found, The Latinist will be the final arbiter. If a roster member is deemed not a celebrity, the player will be allowed to choose a replacement, subject to a 14 day waiting period.
   5b. Entries may be challenged, within 14 days of submission of each roster, as suffering from acute life-threatening disease.  Please note: it is not the intent of this rule to bar entries who suffer from chronic conditions.  In the event of a challenge, a consensus of players will be sought. In the event a consensus cannot be found, The Latinist will be the final arbiter. If a roster member is deemed to suffer from acute life-threatening disease, the player will be allowed to choose a replacement, subject to a 14-day waiting period.
6. Dates of deaths will be determined by local timezone of the place of death.
7. Age of death will be determined by year, month, and day of birth and death only, without consideration of the time of either death or birth.
8. If any confusion or dispute arises during the course of the game, a consensus of players will be sought. In the event a consensus cannot be found, The Latinist will be the final arbiter.
9. In the event of a dispute directly affecting The Latinist as a player, PANTS!, as forum moderator, will be the final arbiter.

Entries and Statistics

I will be keeping track of all entries and statistics in a Google Sheets spreadsheet.  It will be viewable by anyone with the link, but editable only by me.  This sheet will be the official record and tally of the game.  If you find any errors or omissions, please notify me at once.

2017 SGU Forums Deadpool (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rywBx6OemwnSPIOuyZfw8TM7WNpMwvYd2niIFet4NEU/edit?usp=sharing) (Google Docs Link)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Morvis13 on November 28, 2016, 07:10:07 AM
I'm in.  Will edit this post with a list when i get a chance to think.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: PANTS! on November 28, 2016, 08:59:34 PM
Im in.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Tassie Dave on November 29, 2016, 02:12:01 AM
I'll play.

I know you didn't ask for categories, but I took a cue from the other Death Pool game and chose 5 in each of 4 categories, just to make it easier for me.
I also didn't choose anyone I like. 'Being annoying' was the main criteria for getting chosen.  ;D

Entertainment (Very loose interpretation)
Snooki (29) (23 Nov 1987)
Kim Kardashian (36) (21 Oct 1980)
Charlie Sheen (51) (3 Sep 1965)
Tom Cruise (54) (3 Jul 1962)
Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty) (70) (24 Apr 1946)

Politics
Kim Jong-un (32) (8 Jan 1984)
Bashar al-Assad (51) (11 Sep 1965)
Pauline Hanson (Australian Senator) (62) (27 May 1954)
Vladimir Putin (64) (7 Oct 1952)
Donald Trump (70) (14 Jun 1946)

Music
Justin Beiber (22) (1 Mar 1994)
Miley Cyrus (24) (23 Nov 1992)
Chris Brown (27) (5 May 1989)
Courtney Love (52) (9 Jul 1964)
Phil Spector (76) (26 Dec 1940)

Pseudoscience
Andrew Wakefield (60) (3 Sep 1956)
Deepak Chopra (69) (22 Oct 1947)
Uri Geller (70) (20 Dec 1946)
Peter Popoff (70) (2 Jul 1946)
Richard Hoagland (71) (25 Apr 1945)

Edited: To add Andrew Wakefield's birthday. He is a year older than his Wikipedia entry. Updated Geller's and Spector's ages to what they will be at start of 2017.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 29, 2016, 08:19:57 AM
Thanks, Tassie Dave, for the very well-formatted list which brings up a very good point: your rosters should include date of birth.  I really don't have time to look up the birth dates of potentially hundreds of entries.  This has been added as rule 3A.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Morvis13 on November 29, 2016, 09:22:47 AM
What's the ruling on celebs with pre-existing conditions like Charlie Sheen?
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 29, 2016, 09:57:48 AM
What's the ruling on celebs with pre-existing conditions like Charlie Sheen?

I'll look for a consensus on this one.  I myself would lean toward allowing it, especially since life expectancies of HIV+ people on antiretrovirals approach those of the general population.  But it valid to ask, for instance, whether someone with a known diagnosis of pancreatic cancer ought to be allowed.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Friendly Angel on November 29, 2016, 01:17:59 PM
I applaud TL for introducing some new interesting elements into the game. 

At first I thought of going for the body-count trophy exclusively and not even attempting to compete in the die-young game... but I decided that was not in keeping with the intent.  So while it's possible that somebody scores an insurmountable point with a single young pick, I'm going for a bunch of early 80's hoping for no long-shots.

I also picked an equal number of male and female subjects, and attempted to have a diverse set of categories just to make it interesting.


(http://i.imgur.com/XLelzqY.png)

I assume if one of these picks kicks before the new year I'll have a chance to substitute.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 29, 2016, 03:05:24 PM
At first I thought of going for the body-count trophy exclusively and not even attempting to compete in the die-young game... but I decided that was not in keeping with the intent.

As you probably guessed, my goal was to discourage extremes.  Always in a game like this there are conflicting goals of keeping the game active with lots of deaths and discouraging people from packing their rosters with centenarians.  I really don't mind how people want to play; if someone wants to go all-in on Body Count that's fine with me...but I wanted to make them pay a price for it.

Quote
I assume if one of these picks kicks before the new year I'll have a chance to substitute.

Yes, names submitted can be replaced due to premature death until January 1 or the end of the 14 day waiting period, whichever is later.  In other words, the death will either count for you or you will be allowed to submit replacement.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Friendly Angel on November 29, 2016, 03:34:37 PM

As you probably guessed, my goal was to discourage extremes.  Always in a game like this there are conflicting goals of keeping the game active with lots of deaths and discouraging people from packing their rosters with centenarians.  I really don't mind how people want to play; if someone wants to go all-in on Body Count that's fine with me...but I wanted to make them pay a price for it.



Yeah, that's what I tried to do with the average age budget.  But there were only eight points scored in three years... not a real gripping development.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Tassie Dave on November 29, 2016, 06:44:56 PM
What's the ruling on celebs with pre-existing conditions like Charlie Sheen?

I'll look for a consensus on this one.  I myself would lean toward allowing it, especially since life expectancies of HIV+ people on antiretrovirals approach those of the general population.  But it valid to ask, for instance, whether someone with a known diagnosis of pancreatic cancer ought to be allowed.

I have no problem dropping him if anyone wants. I wasn't even thinking of his illness when I chose him. I have a ready replacement in mind. Just as annoying  ;)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Morvis13 on November 29, 2016, 09:42:59 PM
Well HIV isn't a death sentence any more so I think it's ok to keep him. Just wanted to know the official ruling.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Morvis13 on November 29, 2016, 10:22:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dve5CDE.png)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: lubbarin on November 30, 2016, 12:02:22 AM
I'll follow Tassie D's categories

Entertainment
Pauly Shore (48/49) (Feb 1, 1968)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (69/70) (Apr 14, 1947)
Oliver Platt (56/57) (Jan 12, 1960)
Theo James (31/32) (Dec 16, 1984)
Jane Curtin (69/70) (Sep 6, 1947)


Politics
Bill Clinton (70/71) (Aug 19, 1946)
Herman Cain (71/72) (Dec 13, 1945)
Ali (Ayatollah) Khamenei (77/78) (Jul 17, 1939)
Anthony Weiner (52/53) (Sep 4, 1964)
Barbara Boxer (76/77) (Nov 11, 1940)

Music
Ringo Starr (76/77) (Jul 7, 1940)
Iggy Azalea (26/27) (Jun 7, 1990)
Jay Z (47/48) (Dec 4, 1969)
James Hetfield (53/54) (Aug 3, 1963)
Charo (75/76) (Mar 13, 1941)


Science/Skepticism
Donald Johnson (76/77) (Jun 28, 1943)
Phil Mcgraw (66/67) (Sep 5, 1950)
Alex Jones (42/43) (Feb 11, 1974)
Richard Dawkins (75/76) (Mar 26, 1941)
Vani Hari (37/38) (Mar 22, 1979)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 30, 2016, 09:16:09 AM
I have a list of 30 that I'm having a hard time narrowing down. I've already become so attached to them!

A Note on Submissions: I don't mind people posting their submissions as an image, but please at least send me a text version of your roster by PM so that I can more easily integrate it into a spreadsheet.  I'm planning on posting a Google Docs version of the whole grid so anyone can reference it at any time.  If you made up your list in a spreadsheet, you can E-mail it to deadpool-at-latinist.net.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Morvis13 on November 30, 2016, 09:42:12 AM
I'll post the text later.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 30, 2016, 01:54:36 PM
Here's my list:

(http://i.imgur.com/e4sXx4x.png)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 30, 2016, 02:00:34 PM
A Note on Formatting:

I've worked up a spreadsheet to keep track of submissions.  The only inputs I need are Name and Date of Birth.  Everything else will be calculated.  For future submissions it would help me if you would submit with commas separating data rather than other marks.  For example:

Robert De Niro, 17 May 1944
Peter Mayhew, 19 May 1944

The date format doesn't matter so much; Excel will convert it.  But please avoid DD/MM/YYYY as Excel will interpret it as MM/DD/YYYY due to my region settings.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 30, 2016, 04:14:36 PM
I'll post the text later.

I've actually entered what you gave us; but you only gave us 15 names.  We need 20.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Morvis13 on November 30, 2016, 08:56:34 PM
name,dob,age
Jim Bakker,01/02/1940,76
David Hasselhoff,7/17/1952,64
Don Rickles,05/08/1926,90
Silvio Berlusconi,12/29/1936,80
Tony Blair,05/06/1953,63
Jimmy Carter,10/01/1924,92
Rick Springfield,8/23/1949,67
Kieth Richards,12/18/1943,72
Jon Anderson,10/25/1944,72
Paul Anka,7/30/1941,75
Tony Bennett,08/03/1926,90
Jane Goodall,04/03/1934,82
Stephen Hawking,01/08/1942,71
Robert Gallo,4/23/1937,79
Stan Lee,12/28/1922,93
Robert Bakker,4/24/1945,71
Marv Albert,06/12/1941,75
Charles Manson,11/12/1934,82
Ruth Westmeimer,06/04/1928,88
Camilla Parker-Bowles,7/17/1947,69
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 30, 2016, 09:49:11 PM
So here are some statistics from my summary page (click image to embiggen):

(http://i.imgur.com/rxfUEY9.png)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Morvis13 on November 30, 2016, 10:34:48 PM
Strangely I am also the ripe old mode of age, Multi.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on November 30, 2016, 11:36:59 PM
Technically your roster is trimodal, with modes at 90, 75, and 72.  I manually changed it because Excel's output of 90 would be misleading.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on December 19, 2016, 01:06:06 PM
So far we're still at four players.  I'd love to get a couple more in before the game starts (although they would all be subject to 14-day waiting period).  Please pimp the game to anyone you think would be interested.

I'll upload the spreadsheet before January 1 for everyone's reference.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: HighPockets on December 20, 2016, 06:03:13 PM
Ok, I'm in, I have no strategy for winning, Just thought this would be a fun list.

Cast of Live and Let Die

Rodger Moore,89 , 10/14/1927
Yaphet Kotto,77 , 11/15/1939
Jane Seymour,65 , 02/15/1951
Clifton James,95 ,05/29/1921
david Hedison, 89, 5/20/1927


Cast of Better off Dead

John Cusack,50 , 06/28/1966
david Ogden Stiers,74 ,10/31/1942
Kim Darby,71 , 07/08/1947
Daine Franklin,54 , 02/11/1962
dan Schneider,50 , 01/14/1966


Cast of Flatliners

Kiefer Southerland,50 ,12/21/1966
Julia Roberts,49 ,10/28/1967
Kevin Bacon,58 ,07/08/1958
William Baldwin,53 ,02/21/1963
Oliver Platt,56 , 01/12/1960

Random selection of old people, cus I couldn't pick a "dead" movie from the 2000's

I. M. Pei,98,04/26/1917
Carol Channing,95,01/31/1921
Monty Hall,95,08/25/1921
Dan Rather,85,10/31/1931
Christopher Plummer,86,   12/13/1929
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on December 20, 2016, 07:49:13 PM
Damn.  I seem not to have saved the spreadsheet I made up.  Not sure how that happened.  I'll have to recreate it before adding yours, High Pockets.

Just so you're aware, the two-week waiting period for your entries will end January 4.  Any deaths occurring between now and January 4 will not count, but you will be allowed to submit a replacement entry.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: HighPockets on December 20, 2016, 08:17:52 PM
I'm on board with the 14 day rule, I kept meaning to make up my list, and procrastinated. with a slow down at work I had an opportunity to think about what I wanted to do.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: PANTS! on December 20, 2016, 08:57:12 PM
Here are mine:

Name    Born   Age
John Bain aka Total Biscuit   7/8/1984   32
Val Kilmer   12/31/1959   57
Michael J. Fox   6/9/1961   55
Glynis Johns   10/5/1923   93
Lil Wayne   9/27/1982   34
Pamela Anderson   7/1/1967   49
Warren Buffet   8/30/1930   86
Glenn Campbell   4/22/1936   80
Robert Durst   4/12/1943   73
Helmut Kohl   4/3/1930   86
Hosni Mubarak   5/4/1928   88
Linda Ronstadt   7/15/1946   70
Billy Graham   11/7/1918   98
Valerie Harper   8/22/1939   77
Prince Philip   6/10/1921   95
George H. W. Bush   6/12/1924   92
Vera Lynn   3/20/1917   99
Olivia de Havilland   7/1/1916   100
Cara Delevingne   8/12/1992   24
Herman Wouk   5/27/1915   101
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on December 20, 2016, 09:01:23 PM
I'm going to sit down and work on the spread sheet tonight.  After a day spent with my 3- and 5-year-old, that'll be welcome relaxation.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 21, 2016, 12:40:20 AM
Here are mine:



25% of them, younger than me... you bastard.

Also, if Nichelle Nichols dies there will be hell to pay.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: The Latinist on December 21, 2016, 12:51:30 AM
Alright, this is what the SSOD looks like:

2017 SGU Forums Deadpool Entries (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rywBx6OemwnSPIOuyZfw8TM7WNpMwvYd2niIFet4NEU/edit?usp=sharing) (Google Docs link)

PLEASE CHECK OVER YOUR ENTRIES FOR ERRORS AND OMISSIONS AND CONTACT ME AT ONCE IF YOU NOTICE ANY ISSUES.

The only players whose entries can now still be challenged for notability are PANTS! and HighPockets; everyone else is outside the 14-day window.  Challenges to PANTS! or HighPockets' entries must be made no later than 3-Jan-2017.

Please remember, it is never too late to join.  I designed this game so that anyone could join at any point and have a shot at winning.  If you think of anyone who might be interested at any point, please send them this way.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 21, 2016, 11:57:11 AM
No exceptions taken.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 21, 2016, 04:45:53 PM
Looks like the Queen of England might be a good choice for someone.  They'll probably keep her on life support until after the new year so that should meet the 14-day rule.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: PANTS! on December 21, 2016, 05:08:37 PM
Shit.  Did I pick her or the Prince?
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: PANTS! on December 21, 2016, 05:10:20 PM
Prince Phillip.  I had her for a while, but I went with the older and maler of the couple.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 21, 2016, 05:14:07 PM
Prince Phillip.  I had her for a while, but I went with the older and maler of the couple.

Hey they're both pretty sick... still a good choice.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Morvis13 on December 21, 2016, 08:10:52 PM
Alright, this is what the SSOD looks like:

2017 SGU Forums Deadpool Entries (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rywBx6OemwnSPIOuyZfw8TM7WNpMwvYd2niIFet4NEU/edit?usp=sharing) (Google Docs link)

PLEASE CHECK OVER YOUR ENTRIES FOR ERRORS AND OMISSIONS AND CONTACT ME AT ONCE IF YOU NOTICE ANY ISSUES.

The only players whose entries can now still be challenged for notability are PANTS! and HighPockets; everyone else is outside the 14-day window.  Challenges to PANTS! or HighPockets' entries must be made no later than 3-Jan-2017.

Please remember, it is never too late to join.  I designed this game so that anyone could join at any point and have a shot at winning.  If you think of anyone who might be interested at any point, please send them this way.

Um....Mine is empty.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: Tassie Dave on December 21, 2016, 08:59:39 PM
I can see all your picks on the Google Doc, Morvis13

Prince Phillip.  I had her for a while, but I went with the older and maler of the couple.

Hey they're both pretty sick... still a good choice.

She will make a 100. Crazy Phil is looking a bit wobbly though.

I wish her well, but the end of her reign will probably mean my wish for Australia to become a Republic will more than likely happen.
That is something I want to see in my lifetime. Very few people here want mad King Charles III and Queen Camilla as monarchs of Australia.

http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/public-support-for-a-republic-hits-record-high-as-turnbull-and-shorten-show-their-support/news-story/cf8c6f2c424202c2d0e8fb7d70cf0a89
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: The Latinist on December 21, 2016, 09:51:04 PM
Um....Mine is empty.

Mind checking again?  It's most definitely there.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: Morvis13 on December 21, 2016, 10:20:00 PM
now i see it. thanks.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: The Latinist on December 23, 2016, 07:34:22 PM
I cut Carrie Fischer from my final list at the last minute.  I hope that will remain a good decision for years to come...

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/report-carrie-fisher-suffers-cardiac-arrest-on-plane-223246732.html
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: The Latinist on December 29, 2016, 12:44:14 PM
Friendly Angel: Debbie Reynolds was on your list, so you will have to submit a replacement, which will be subject to the 14-day waiting period.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Game Starts 1-Jan-2017; It's never too late to join!
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 29, 2016, 01:27:46 PM
Friendly Angel: Debbie Reynolds was on your list, so you will have to submit a replacement, which will be subject to the 14-day waiting period.

Crap - on top of an especially emotional passing, I get no points.

I had 7 picks in Entertainment, so I'm going to swap in one from sports to diversify.
And I had an equal number of males and females... so I'm going to pick another woman to keep it balanced.
And also not change my mean age very much.
I expect this one would make lots of news.


Renee Richards
Field:   Sports
Info:   Transsexual tennis player
Date of Birth:08/19/1934
Current Age:82   




Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 01, 2017, 12:12:51 AM
GAME ON!
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on January 04, 2017, 07:43:21 AM
Close one:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-charles-manson-hospitalized-20170103-story.html
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 04, 2017, 04:59:47 PM
Close one:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-charles-manson-hospitalized-20170103-story.html

Quote
THE sister of Sharon Tate, the actress who was murdered by Charles Manson’s followers, says she is praying for the cult leader.
Debra Tate, said she holds “no ill will” toward the cult leader and his flock — and might even shed a tear for him if his condition gets worse.

I'm not sure I could be as forgiving in her situation

http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/charles-manson-taken-out-of-prison-and-hospitalised/news-story/ad66749c85d6472f45f92bb4ee544456



Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 04, 2017, 05:04:39 PM
Close one:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-charles-manson-hospitalized-20170103-story.html

Quote
THE sister of Sharon Tate, the actress who was murdered by Charles Manson’s followers, says she is praying for the cult leader.
Debra Tate, said she holds “no ill will” toward the cult leader and his flock — and might even shed a tear for him if his condition gets worse.

I'm not sure I could be as forgiving in her situation

http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/charles-manson-taken-out-of-prison-and-hospitalised/news-story/ad66749c85d6472f45f92bb4ee544456

It's really sad to think that society wants to see this guy get all old and broken down for revenge.  The humane thing to do would have been to lethally inject him 30 years ago.


LOL, from the Borowitz Report:

Quote
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Amid reports that Charles Manson is ill, the Donald Trump transition team has removed his name from its list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 08, 2017, 09:32:50 PM
Tilikum... of Blackfish infamy, died Friday.

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2016/03/09/01Tilikum.jpg)

I hadn't seen the documentary until a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 11, 2017, 02:53:28 AM
We've had a few minor celebrities die this last few days.

Jan 7 Mário Soares (92) (President of Portugal 1986 - 1996)

Jan 8 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (82) (President of Iran 1989 - 1997) Would probably be considered the most moderate of the Iranian leaders since the revolution.

Jan 8 Peter Sarstedt (75) (Singer/Song writer Best known for the 1969 hit song "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?")

Jan 9 Michael Chamberlain (72) (The father in the Azaria Chamberlain tragedy. Ex-Husband of Lindy "A Dingo took my baby")

Jan 10 Clare Hollingworth (105) (The veteran British war correspondent who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland)
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38573643
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 11, 2017, 12:34:47 PM
Is it too late to join?
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: PANTS! on January 11, 2017, 12:49:15 PM
Is it too late to join?

I am not the mod, but I do not think so.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 11, 2017, 01:07:33 PM
Is it too late to join?

No, but you can't score on anybody who dies in the first two weeks after your list is approved.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 11, 2017, 01:48:35 PM
Is it too late to join?

It is never too late to join.  I designed the game with that in mind.  There's just a two-week waiting period after you submit your list.  If someone on your list dies during the waiting period, you can submit a replacement, who will also be subject to the waiting period. Rules are in the first post.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 11, 2017, 03:25:36 PM
Entertainment
Val Kilmer (57) (31 December 1959)
Errol Christie (53) (29 June 1963)
George R. R. Martin  (68) (20 September 1948)
Bill Murray (66) (21 September 1950)
Lamar Odom (37) (6 November 1979)

Politics
Bill Clinton (70) (19, Aug, 1946)
Kim Jong-un (33) (8 January 1984)
Anthony Weiner (52) (4 September 1964)
Rodrigo Duterte (71) (28 March 1985)
Bernie Sanders (75) (8 September 1941)

Music
Cher/Cherilyn Sarkisian (70) (20 May 1946 )
Gord Downie (52) (6 February 1964)
Ozzy Osbourne  (68) (3 December 1948)
Wes Scantlin (44) (9 June 1972)
Meatloaf/Michael Lee Aday (69) (27 September 1947)

Pseudoscience/Science
Stephen Hawking (75) (8 January 1942)
Daniel Dennett (74) (28 March 1942)
Alex Jones (44) (11 February 1974)
David Avocado Wolfe (46) (6 August 1970)
Deepak Chopra (69) (22 October 1947)

So my list will be live on 25th January 2016.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on January 11, 2017, 03:34:51 PM
I'm calling for a ruling on Gord Downie since it is well known he has terminal brain cancer.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 11, 2017, 03:38:28 PM
I'm calling for a ruling on Gord Downie since it is well known he has terminal brain cancer.

Is there an unspoken rule i am not aware of?
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on January 11, 2017, 03:43:47 PM
I'm calling for a ruling on Gord Downie since it is well known he has terminal brain cancer.

Is there an unspoken rule i am not aware of?

Previous incarnations of this game had a rule to exclude people with a terminal illness to avoid snagging up easy points.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 11, 2017, 03:45:23 PM
I'm calling for a ruling on Gord Downie since it is well known he has terminal brain cancer.

Is there an unspoken rule i am not aware of?

Previous incarnations of this game had a rule to exclude people with a terminal illness to avoid snagging up easy points.

Fair enough, ill wait for a ruling, i have a substitute if need be.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 11, 2017, 04:34:29 PM
Celebrity check also - I never heard of these guys:

Entertainment
Val Kilmer (57) (31 December 1959)
Errol Christie (53) (29 June 1963)
George R. R. Martin  (68) (20 September 1948)
Bill Murray (66) (21 September 1950)
Lamar Odom (37) (6 November 1979)

Politics
Bill Clinton (70) (19, Aug, 1946)
Kim Jong-un (33) (8 January 1984)
Anthony Weiner (52) (4 September 1964)
Rodrigo Duterte (71) (28 March 1985)
Bernie Sanders (75) (8 September 1941)

Music
Cher/Cherilyn Sarkisian (70) (20 May 1946 )
Gord Downie (52) (6 February 1964)
Ozzy Osbourne  (68) (3 December 1948)
Wes Scantlin (44) (9 June 1972)
Meatloaf/Michael Lee Aday (69) (27 September 1947)

Pseudoscience/Science
Stephen Hawking (75) (8 January 1942)
Daniel Dennett (74) (28 March 1942)
Alex Jones (44) (11 February 1974)
David Avocado Wolfe (46) (6 August 1970)
Deepak Chopra (69) (22 October 1947)

So my list will be live on 25th January 2016.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 11, 2017, 04:57:03 PM
It is my intention that the game generally run by consensus, so I will ask everyone to hash these things out in this thread.  If a consensus cannot be reached, I will make a final ruling.

I will say this, however: I intentionally did not create a rule prohibiting entries with known diagnoses because many diagnoses are not what they used to be.  People live for decades with HIV, MS, Parkinson's, etc. and for years with incurable cancer.  I don't personally believe that Charlie Sheen should be excluded merely because he is HIV+, for instance; or Michael J. Fox because of his long-standing Parkinson's diagnosis.  These are manageable chronic conditions.  Nor do I think we exclude young actors and musiciansknown to have drug and alcohol addictions.

That said, there are a lot of points at stake in this case, and a glioblastoma, however responsive to treatment, is not yet a chronic condition.  If the consensus is that this entry in particular is unfair, I don't think that's unreasonable.  What say you?
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: HighPockets on January 11, 2017, 05:57:30 PM
Celebrity check also - I never heard of these guys:

I just assumed they were Canada famous. Especially with Morvis's comment. As far as the brain tumor goes, he just got diagnosed last year, I'd think that he probably still has 365 more days left in him.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 11, 2017, 06:00:28 PM
Celebrity check also - I never heard of these guys:

I just assumed they were Canada famous. Especially with Morvis's comment. As far as the brain tumor goes, he just got diagnosed last year, I'd think that he probably still has 365 more days left in him.

When I made up rules for the last game, I set the bar at "must be listed on:  http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/pages-nf/main  "
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 11, 2017, 06:07:02 PM
I have to admit, it's a pretty advantageous bet.
Average life of his brain cancer is 14-ish months.

Statistically I have an 85% chance of getting those points.

Its a lot bigger chance of success than the "Eh, he's kinda old, He might die"etc.

I think it might be too advantageous.

Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on January 11, 2017, 06:46:04 PM
I'm not disputing the other 'celebrities'. Yes, HIV and Parkinsons and ALS are all long term survivable. An inoperable cancerous brain tumor... not so much.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 11, 2017, 06:49:32 PM
Errol Christie also has small-cell lung cancer.  But I reckon if we looked into other lists that are past the dispute deadline we'd find others with cancer diagnoses.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on January 11, 2017, 06:51:12 PM
Lung cancer isn't the death sentence it use to be.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 11, 2017, 06:56:44 PM
I deliberately did not set any rules for celebrity.  I think we can work out amongs ourselves what's valid and not.  We did already accept a member of the Australian legislature, though, for context.


Errol Christie is an English boxer.
Gord Downie is the lead singer of The Tragically Hip.
We'd Scantlin was the lead singer and now the only surviving member of Puddle of Mudd.
And David "Avacado" Wolfe is the author of Superfoods and a leader in that whole movement.

Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 11, 2017, 09:20:46 PM
I'm fine with all those people as celebrities. Most lists have at least 1 person I've never heard of.

We did already accept a member of the Australian legislature, though, for context.

and one of the most well known women in Australia (To Australians) She is our female Donald Trump. Except we will never let her lead the country  ;)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 11, 2017, 10:00:47 PM
That was not meant to diminish the significance of your own nation's iconoclast. ;) I merely was pointing out that we had a precedent for allowing regional celebrities of, shall we say, regional notoriety.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on January 12, 2017, 12:19:51 PM
Vote to Lynch: Brain Cancer
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 12, 2017, 12:34:21 PM
Entertainment
Val Kilmer (57) (31 December 1959)
Errol Christie (53) (29 June 1963)
George R. R. Martin  (68) (20 September 1948)
Bill Murray (66) (21 September 1950)
Lamar Odom (37) (6 November 1979)

Politics
Bill Clinton (70) (19, Aug, 1946)
Kim Jong-un (33) (8 January 1984)
Anthony Weiner (52) (4 September 1964)
Rodrigo Duterte (71) (28 March 1985)
Bernie Sanders (75) (8 September 1941)

Music
Cher/Cherilyn Sarkisian (70) (20 May 1946 )
Billy Idol (61) (30 November 1955)
Ozzy Osbourne  (68) (3 December 1948)
Wes Scantlin (44) (9 June 1972)
Meatloaf/Michael Lee Aday (69) (27 September 1947)

Pseudoscience/Science

Stephen Hawking (75) (8 January 1942)
Daniel Dennett (74) (28 March 1942)
Alex Jones (44) (11 February 1974)
David Avocado Wolfe (46) (6 August 1970)
Deepak Chopra (69) (22 October 1947)

Ive been convinced, I replaced him with billy Idol
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on January 12, 2017, 12:37:10 PM
Entertainment
Val Kilmer (57) (31 December 1959)
Errol Christie (53) (29 June 1963)
George R. R. Martin  (68) (20 September 1948)
Bill Murray (66) (21 September 1950)
Lamar Odom (37) (6 November 1979)

Politics
Bill Clinton (70) (19, Aug, 1946)
Kim Jong-un (33) (8 January 1984)
Anthony Weiner (52) (4 September 1964)
Rodrigo Duterte (71) (28 March 1985)
Bernie Sanders (75) (8 September 1941)

Music
Cher/Cherilyn Sarkisian (70) (20 May 1946 )
Billy Idol (61) (30 November 1955)
Ozzy Osbourne  (68) (3 December 1948)
Wes Scantlin (44) (9 June 1972)
Meatloaf/Michael Lee Aday (69) (27 September 1947)

Pseudoscience/Science

Stephen Hawking (75) (8 January 1942)
Daniel Dennett (74) (28 March 1942)
Alex Jones (44) (11 February 1974)
David Avocado Wolfe (46) (6 August 1970)
Deepak Chopra (69) (22 October 1947)

Ive been convinced, I replaced him with billy Idol

Now Take back Bill Murray and we can be friends again.
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Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 12, 2017, 12:52:21 PM
I deliberately did not set any rules for celebrity.  I think we can work out amongs ourselves what's valid and not.  We did already accept a member of the Australian legislature, though, for context.


You get to make the rules, and you can decide that a consensus is the rule, and the consensus can go against me... I accept.

I kind of figure the celebrity's death ought at least to make the news on a scale large enough that people on a message board with wide regional membership and subject diversity would notice and discuss it outside of the game itself.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 12, 2017, 01:38:28 PM
I deliberately did not set any rules for celebrity.  I think we can work out amongs ourselves what's valid and not.  We did already accept a member of the Australian legislature, though, for context.

You get to make the rules, and you can decide that a consensus is the rule, and the consensus can go against me... I accept.

By definition a consensus cannot go against you.  If you disagree, say so and we'll hash it out.  If there's still no agreement, I'll be the final arbiter.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 12, 2017, 02:48:09 PM
If you disagree, say so and we'll hash it out.  If there's still no agreement, I'll be the final arbiter.

I would like to see the celebrity bar raised high enough to make the game interesting to all participants with each pick. 

It should be fun when somebody scores a point, it should stimulate further discussion about the deceased.  If I have to Google the dearly departed I won't be engaged.

Not picking on Gerbig's list in particular, maybe I'm the only one who had to Google those guys.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 12, 2017, 05:17:14 PM
Not picking on Gerbig's list in particular, maybe I'm the only one who had to Google those guys.

People on your list I had to Google: (Not complaining about them, just putting the idea of celebrity and fame into context)
Joe Arpaio, Paul Erlich, Dick Gregory, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elizabeth Dole

There are many more over all the lists that I don't recognise.
The idea of celebrity is regional. It can't be just people that an average American would recognise.

There are Australians that hundreds of millions of people know that are unknown in North America.
(Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne, Steve Smith are some of the most famous sportsmen in the world you've never heard of. They are cricketers BTW. A sport more popular than baseball outside North America)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 12, 2017, 05:55:24 PM
Not picking on Gerbig's list in particular, maybe I'm the only one who had to Google those guys.

People on your list I had to Google: (Not complaining about them, just putting the idea of celebrity and fame into context)
Joe Arpaio, Paul Erlich, Dick Gregory, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elizabeth Dole

There are many more over all the lists that I don't recognise.
The idea of celebrity is regional. It can't be just people that an average American would recognise.

There are Australians that hundreds of millions of people know that are unknown in North America.
(Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne, Steve Smith are some of the most famous sportsmen in the world you've never heard of. They are cricketers BTW. A sport more popular than baseball outside North America)

We agree that fame can be regional. 

Do we disagree on the level of celebrity that makes for a good deadpool game?  I'd rather change my choices than have a game that isn't interesting to everybody.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: HighPockets on January 12, 2017, 06:57:36 PM
I would say that it is the reason that makes it interesting. It may not be competitive, in the sense that I don't know the stakes, but I find it interesting to hear about other nations celebrity.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 12, 2017, 07:02:48 PM
I'm happy to play by whatever rules are/were decided on.

My idea of who is and isn't a celebrity shouldn't count though. All the people on your list that I googled are all legitimate celebrities, 3 were just not people that would cross my news feeds.
I recognised 2 once I googled them (Paul Erlich & Dick Gregory) but not enough that I could have put a name to the face or a face to the name before.

I deliberately only chose 1 Australian (The most polarising and despised political figure of the last 20 years) and was prepared to swap her for someone more well known (like Mel Gibson, who I don't really class as an Aussie these days)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 12, 2017, 07:04:28 PM
accidental double post- Moderator delete
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 12, 2017, 07:05:49 PM
accidental post- Moderator delete
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 12, 2017, 07:09:45 PM
accidental post- Moderator delete
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 12, 2017, 07:07:23 PM
I honestly didn't do this on purpose.

My internet shit itself and when it came back on this had happened.

Please delete them all.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 12, 2017, 07:56:45 PM
To be clear, everyone but Gerbig's list is locked.  It's too late to challenge celebrity status and too late to make any changes.  All challenges of any type have to be made during the 14-day waiting period.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 12, 2017, 08:07:25 PM
Well, here's an idea, should we have an amount of google hits threshold for celebrity?

Like Gord Downie scores  407,000 results

Justin Beiber scores 70,000,000 results

Whoopi Goldberg scores 510,000 results
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 16, 2017, 04:31:37 PM
I kind of figure the celebrity's death ought at least to make the news on a scale large enough that people on a message board with wide regional membership and subject diversity would notice and discuss it outside of the game itself.

Like Eugene Cernan, 82.  Last man on the moon.

Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 16, 2017, 04:56:16 PM
So we've not come to any sort of consensus, but I don't think we can keep Gerbig in limbo.  So I'm prepared to judge:

First, please note the following rules change:

Rule Change:

5b. Entries may be challenged, within 14 days of submission of each roster, as suffering from acute life-threatening disease.  Please note: it is not the intent of this rule to bar entries who suffer from chronic conditions.  In the event of a challenge, a consensus of players will be sought. In the event a consensus cannot be found, The Latinist will be the final arbiter. If a roster member is deemed to suffer from acute life-threatening disease, the player will be allowed to choose a replacement, subject to a 14-day waiting period.

Results of Challenges to Celebrity Status:

Wes Scantlin, lead singer of Puddle of Mudd, is a celebrity.
David "Avacado" Wolfe, author of Superfoods, is a celebrity.
Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, is a celebrity.
Errol Christie, an English boxer, is a celebrity.

Disqualifications:

Gord Downie currently suffers from acute life-threatening disease (glioblastoma) and is disqualified.
Errol Christie currently suffers from acute life-threatening disease (small-cell lung cancer) and is disqualified.

Gerbig, please submit replacements for Gord Downie and Errol Christie at your earliest convenience.  Your replacements will be subject to the 14-day waiting period and challenge period.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 17, 2017, 10:06:23 PM
Entertainment
Val Kilmer (57) (31 December 1959)
Seth Rogen (34) (15 April 1982)
George R. R. Martin  (68) (20 September 1948)
Bill Murray (66) (21 September 1950)
Lamar Odom (37) (6 November 1979)

Politics
Bill Clinton (70) (19, Aug, 1946)
Kim Jong-un (33) (8 January 1984)
Anthony Weiner (52) (4 September 1964)
Rodrigo Duterte (71) (28 March 1985)
Bernie Sanders (75) (8 September 1941)

Music
Cher/Cherilyn Sarkisian (70) (20 May 1946 )
Billy Idol (61) (30 November 1955)
Ozzy Osbourne  (68) (3 December 1948)
Wes Scantlin (44) (9 June 1972)
Meatloaf/Michael Lee Aday (69) (27 September 1947)


Pseudoscience/Science

Stephen Hawking (75) (8 January 1942)
Daniel Dennett (74) (28 March 1942)
Alex Jones (44) (11 February 1974)
David Avocado Wolfe (46) (6 August 1970)
Deepak Chopra (69) (22 October 1947)


Replacements in bold.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 17, 2017, 10:49:59 PM
Just a couple of corrections.

Rodrigo Duterte (71) (28 March 1945)
Alex Jones 42
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: Submit Your Rosters Now!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 18, 2017, 03:22:54 PM
Here are mine:

Name    Born   Age
John Bain aka Total Biscuit   7/8/1984   32
Val Kilmer   12/31/1959   57
Michael J. Fox   6/9/1961   55
Glynis Johns   10/5/1923   93
Lil Wayne   9/27/1982   34
Pamela Anderson   7/1/1967   49
Warren Buffet   8/30/1930   86
Glenn Campbell   4/22/1936   80
Robert Durst   4/12/1943   73
Helmut Kohl   4/3/1930   86
Hosni Mubarak   5/4/1928   88
Linda Ronstadt   7/15/1946   70
Billy Graham   11/7/1918   98
Valerie Harper   8/22/1939   77
Prince Philip   6/10/1921   95
George H. W. Bush   6/12/1924   92
Vera Lynn   3/20/1917   99
Olivia de Havilland   7/1/1916   100
Cara Delevingne   8/12/1992   24
Herman Wouk   5/27/1915   101

We could have the first points on the board soon.

Quote
President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address "an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation," his spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement.

"It's definitely very concerning," said Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, who noted that it is the first time President Bush has been intubated to protect his airway. "Certainly when someone is sedated, they're having trouble breathing on their own."
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: PANTS! on January 18, 2017, 03:44:09 PM
Yeah - Heard that on the news just now.

As I look back on Obama's presidency, and what we might get from Trump, all-in-all, he wasn't that bad a president. 
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Gerbig on January 18, 2017, 04:14:23 PM
Yeah - Heard that on the news just now.

As I look back on Obama's presidency, and what we might get from Trump, all-in-all, he wasn't that bad a president.

Yea, i listen to an hour long video where the presenter made a "Report Card" for Obama, after going through every major decision of Obamas, he got a Grade of C+.
I agreed with much of what that video said.
Im going to miss Obama.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: PANTS! on January 18, 2017, 04:32:50 PM
Yeah - Heard that on the news just now.

As I look back on Obama's presidency, and what we might get from Trump, all-in-all, he wasn't that bad a president.

Yea, i listen to an hour long video where the presenter made a "Report Card" for Obama, after going through every major decision of Obamas, he got a Grade of C+.
I agreed with much of what that video said.
Im going to miss Obama.

Heh - I was referring to Bush Eins, but that was not at all clear.  Sorry.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: estockly on January 25, 2017, 02:43:55 PM
Mary Tyler Moore.  :(

(This is why I don't play)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: PANTS! on January 25, 2017, 02:50:46 PM
Mary Tyler Moore.  :(

(This is why I don't play)

Booo.  What a bummer.  Also I had her for all of two year in the last game.  So double Booo.

They just re-aired a wonderful interview with her on Fresh Air.  Go give it a listen.  It was so great.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 25, 2017, 02:58:59 PM
Mary Tyler Moore.  :(

(This is why I don't play)

Yeah, ouch.  I was surprised she was 80 though.

Factoids: 

The MTM show was supposed to be about a recent divorcee - the first year's theme song said
"How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving"


The network decided a show about a divorced woman was too risky, so she was just a single woman; then the next year they changed the lyrics.

Ordinary People was a damn good movie too, and MTM played a neurotic mom.

Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: estockly on January 25, 2017, 03:29:02 PM
Mary Tyler Moore.  :(

(This is why I don't play)

Yeah, ouch.  I was surprised she was 80 though.

Factoids: 

The MTM show was supposed to be about a recent divorcee - the first year's theme song said
"How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving"


The network decided a show about a divorced woman was too risky, so she was just a single woman; then the next year they changed the lyrics.

Ordinary People was a damn good movie too, and MTM played a neurotic mom.

They were worried people would have thought she divorced Dick Van Dyke!
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 25, 2017, 04:30:52 PM
I visited a friend in Minneapolis in the early 80's, and he took me to the plaza where Mary famously tosses her hat in the air.

There was a line of people waiting their turns to do it and have their photos taken. 

In 2002, they put up a statue of MTM there too, in mid toss.

What an icon.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: estockly on January 25, 2017, 06:28:53 PM
I visited a friend in Minneapolis in the early 80's, and he took me to the plaza where Mary famously tosses her hat in the air.

There was a line of people waiting their turns to do it and have their photos taken. 

In 2002, they put up a statue of MTM there too, in mid toss.

What an icon.

Her character was based on (or partly inspired by) Fran Tarkenton.

(She wears his jersey in the opening) The writers and producers (including her soon-to-be-husband, who also recently passed) liked watching Fran frantically scramble away from those big nasty linemen and linebackers, then somehow make a big play, all while the coach (Bud Grant) stood stoically on the sideline. The Lou Grant character was based on Bud, and the feeling they wanted to get in the show was Mary was running all around innovating and trying whatever she could, while Lou was on the sideline calmly offering advice and support.

Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 25, 2017, 07:00:35 PM
No scoring on this sad death.  But it did remind me that I haven't updated the spreadsheet with Gerbig's list.  I'll do that soon.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on January 25, 2017, 07:15:58 PM
Mary Tyler Moore.  :(

(This is why I don't play)

Yeah, ouch.  I was surprised she was 80 though.

Factoids: 

The MTM show was supposed to be about a recent divorcee - the first year's theme song said
"How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving"


The network decided a show about a divorced woman was too risky, so she was just a single woman; then the next year they changed the lyrics.

Ordinary People was a damn good movie too, and MTM played a neurotic mom.

They were worried people would have thought she divorced Dick Van Dyke!

Yeah I think I remember reading that somewhere or maybe seeing it in a documentary. They wanted her to be a divorcee but since she was Laura Petri they were afraid people would associate the two and think she divorced Rob. So they nixed the idea at first.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 27, 2017, 09:58:09 PM
Another great actor gone. The Oscars 'In Memoriam' will almost require it's own show, sadly  :(

RIP John Hurt

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/john-hurt-dead-elephant-man-alien-harry-potter-actor-dies-cancer-aged-77-a7550561.html
Title: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: estockly on January 27, 2017, 10:38:58 PM
I wonder if it might be better to have a separate topic for notable passings. Something not so gameish.


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Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on January 27, 2017, 11:32:58 PM
RIP John Hurt

Fuck.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: estockly on February 01, 2017, 10:44:42 AM
I'm getting reports that Charles Manson is dead.

THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A HOAX. It seems all the accounts are coming from the same report, which may be a fake new site. If so, my apologies for the false alarm.

http://empirenews.net/breaking-charles-manson-dies-in-california-hospital/

Maybe not so much a hoax as more of an Onion-like news site trying to be funny.

Apparently Mr. Manson lives.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on February 05, 2017, 07:38:49 PM
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka died a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on February 07, 2017, 07:12:58 PM
Richard Hatch dead at 71

He was Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/richard-hatch-battlestar-galactica-star-dead-71-article-1.2966680
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Simon Jester on February 07, 2017, 11:20:05 PM
I hope I'm not disturbing a game but I wanted to say something about Hatch, He was absolutely the most approachable guest at Dragon Con for 20 some years, A very nice guy, he liked to talk about independent film and was genuinely interested in anything you might be doing no mater how small the project. He was a childhood hero and later that one guest who I would go out of my way to shake hands with every year I cant imagine he remembered everyone but he always seemed to remember me when I would visit. This is a big loss.  He was cheated out of the Battlestar Galactica revival, his script was much better than the remake and carried on the story but at least they had the sense to bring him in as a new character (one I liked) What a bummer.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on February 26, 2017, 02:38:08 PM
Bill Paxton gone way too young.

"Game Over, Man, Game Over"  :(
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: PANTS! on February 26, 2017, 05:29:13 PM
Another giant in the music world has left us:

Clyde Stubblefield (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,48301.0.html)

Bill Paxton gone way too young.

"Game Over, Man, Game Over"  :(

Go listen to his wonderful interview he just did on WTF.


Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 12, 2017, 06:51:08 PM
Missed in all the commotion - maybe discussed elsewhere:

Alan Colmes - 66, Lymphoma

Al Jarreau - 76, respiratory failure

Mike Conners / Mannix - 91, Leukemia

Judge Wapner - 97, respiratory failure
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on March 12, 2017, 09:41:53 PM
I didn't know about Alan Colmes.  I used to listen to him on the local AM talk station; he was the balance to Rush Limbaugh, airing just after him every afternoon.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: PANTS! on March 12, 2017, 10:22:18 PM
Al Jarreau?  Shit.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: estockly on March 13, 2017, 02:40:01 PM
Here's my top 20

Glen Campbell - Born April 22, 1936 (age 80)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Campbell

Julie Andrews - Born 1 October 1935 (age 81)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Andrews

Shirley MacLaine - Born April 24, 1934 (age 82)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_MacLaine

Maggie Smith - Born 28 December 1934 (age 82)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Smith

Willie Nelson - Born April 29, 1933 (age 83)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Nelson

Joan Collins - Born 23 May 1933 (age 83)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Collins

Roman Polanski - Born 18 August 1933 (age 83)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Polanski

Piper Laurie - Born January 22, 1932 (age 85)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_Laurie

Clive Davis - Born April 4, 1932 (age 84)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Davis

Ellen Burstyn - Born December 7, 1932 (age 84)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Burstyn

Barbara Eden - Born August 23, 1931 (age 85)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Eden

Regis Philbin - Born August 25, 1931 (age 85)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regis_Philbin

Clint Eastwood - Born May 31, 1930 (age 86)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clint_Eastwood

Vin Scully - Born November 29, 1927 (age 89)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin_Scully

Cloris Leachman - Born April 30, 1926 (age 90)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloris_Leachman

Mel Brooks - Born June 28, 1926 (age 90)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks

Tony Bennett - Born August 3, 1926 (age 90)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bennett

Rose Marie - Born August 15, 1923 (age 93)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Marie

Sumner Redstone - Born May 27, 1923 (age 93)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumner_Redstone

Kirk Douglas - Born December 9, 1916 (age 100)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas

Here's my runner-up list.


Benjamin Netanyahu - Born   21 October 1949 (age 67)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu

Stephen King - Born September 21, 1947 (age 69)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King

Vanessa Redgrave - Born 30 January 1937 (age 80)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_Redgrave

Jerry Brown - Born April 7, 1938 (age 78)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown

Aretha Franklin - Born March 25, 1942 (age 74)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin

Tom Brokaw - Born February 6, 1940 (age 77)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Brokaw

Plácido Domingo - Born 21 January 1941 (age 76)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pl%C3%A1cido_Domingo

Warren Beatty - Born March 30, 1937 (age 79)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Beatty
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on March 19, 2017, 05:52:12 AM
Chuck Berry
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on March 22, 2017, 07:54:34 AM
David Rockefeller (https://www.rt.com/usa/381433-banker-david-rockefeller-dies/) 101. Good run.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 22, 2017, 12:09:54 PM
Chuck Berry

In other news:  Chuck Barris.

Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: estockly on April 06, 2017, 02:25:22 PM
Don Rickles, aggressively caustic comedian known as 'Mr. Warmth,' dies at 90 - LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/la-me-don-rickles-snap-20170406-story.html)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on April 06, 2017, 02:58:17 PM
Don Rickles, aggressively caustic comedian known as 'Mr. Warmth,' dies at 90 - LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/la-me-don-rickles-snap-20170406-story.html)

And just like that, Morvis13 vaults into 1st in the Body Count with 1 point, while simultaneously dropping to last place in The Good Die Young with -5 points. [Google Docs Link (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rywBx6OemwnSPIOuyZfw8TM7WNpMwvYd2niIFet4NEU/edit#gid=1454419930)]

By the way, I realize that I have not added Gerbig's or estockly's entries.  I will do that soon, but I don't have my computer in front of me.  Rest assured that your entries count and you will score when appropriate.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on April 06, 2017, 03:45:05 PM
Wahoo! I'll take that as a victory. My condolences to Mr. Rickles family and friends.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Tassie Dave on April 16, 2017, 09:37:17 PM
We have another Deadpool scorer (HighPockets)

Clifton James passed away on the 15th at the age of 96
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/actor-clifton-james-who-played-a-redneck-sheriff-in-two-james-bond-films-has-died-aged-96/news-story/2a2637ce13df6bf9aaf3813d632044ff



Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: The Latinist on April 16, 2017, 09:42:39 PM
We have another Deadpool scorer (HighPockets)

Clifton James passed away on the 15th at the age of 96
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/actor-clifton-james-who-played-a-redneck-sheriff-in-two-james-bond-films-has-died-aged-96/news-story/2a2637ce13df6bf9aaf3813d632044ff

And Morvis is no longer in last place The Good Die Young!  I'll try to update the scoring later; I'm at work and I will be collapsing in a heap when I get home.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on April 23, 2017, 06:54:21 AM
Erin Moran, aka Joanie from Happy Days
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: PANTS! on May 18, 2017, 06:36:52 AM
Powers Boothe (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/arts/powers-boothe-dead.html)  a person who could genuinely creep me the fuck out when he turned on the smarm

And

Chris Cornell (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/arts/music/chris-cornell-dead-soundgarden.html) dammit.  This is probably controversial, but I think he was a great singer.  I know that today the style he and Eddie Vedder pioneered is much derided as the "sweedish chef" or "hurp dee huuur" style, but stylelistic choices aside - they could fucking sing.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: PANTS! on May 18, 2017, 11:06:03 AM
Shit - and Roger Ailes too.

Can't say I'm torn up about this one.  I'll let someone else do the linking / eulogy.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: Morvis13 on May 18, 2017, 11:18:10 AM
Here ya go:
Roger Ailes (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/business/media/roger-ailes-dead.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on May 19, 2017, 12:29:23 PM
Powers Boothe (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/arts/powers-boothe-dead.html)  a person who could genuinely creep me the fuck out when he turned on the smarm

And

Chris Cornell (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/arts/music/chris-cornell-dead-soundgarden.html) dammit.  This is probably controversial, but I think he was a great singer.  I know that today the style he and Eddie Vedder pioneered is much derided as the "sweedish chef" or "hurp dee huuur" style, but stylelistic choices aside - they could fucking sing.

I saw Cornell in concert a few years ago and his voice just exploded through the stadium. For being 52 he lost nothing imo. We were planning on seeing Soundgarden again but alas.  :'(

Reports are saying suicide by hanging.
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on May 23, 2017, 09:42:00 AM
Roger Moore aka James Bond
Title: Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
Post by: HighPockets on May 23, 2017, 04:11:18 PM
Oh, that's two from Live and Let Die. If Jane Seymour goes someone's going to think I've rigged the game.