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2012 Dead Pool Game
« on: January 04, 2012, 01:37:47 PM »
Rules as stolen from StoneQuarry's 2009 game and DK 2010 game:

The rules:
Each person guesses 25 people.

All guesses must obviously be guesses of living persons of notoriety.  When it comes to questionable notoriety status, the mods will discuss and determine if that person is acceptable.  A general rule is that the person must be of somewhat mentionable status, appear in the news often or is just plain well-known.  Unborn babies cannot be used but children of famous people can.  It is best to supply as much info about that person as possible by typing this info after the name, a Wiki link is also helpful.

For example, a player may choose C.C. DeVille.  Others may not know who he is.  After doing some checking I would decide he is acceptable since he is the guitarist for Poison.  In this case the player should have posted C.C. Deville – Poison guitarist in his guessing post.  This just makes things easier, even if the person is obvious. 

EXAMPLE:  Arnold Schwarzenegger – actor and governor of CA.

Once you post and guess there is no editing permitted.  The system notes at the bottom of your post if you edited.  All edited posts after guessing is complete will result in disqualification.

Scoring:
If a celeb is either over the age of 80 (80 and 1 day is over 80 - see birthday rule in green below) or is clearly in poor health prior to the guess, the points awarded will be 5.
Points awarded for age is age at time of death.  So if a person is 79 but turns 80 then dies, 5 points will be awarded.  If the person turns 80 the day of his/her death (dies on their birthday), 20 points will be awarded.

All other scores are the celeb at age of death subtracted from 100.  This makes guesses of younger persons worth more points.
EXAMPLE: Heath Ledger passed at 28 and was not ill - suicide is not considered a factor in the dead pool game.  Had you had Heath in your list and the game were active in 2008, you would have gained 72 points (100-28=72)
If a person is NOT ill prior to the guess and becomes ill during the game, full points will be awarded.

To score, the celeb must be clearly deceased as noted by a viable source.
The source will be posted and each player notified of his points.
If you are aware of one of your celebs passing, please PM me or post immediately so I may verify and score.

Game start/end:
The game begins at 00:00:01 on January 1 and ends midnight December 31 at 23:59:59 at the International Date Line.
All guesses must be posted before begin time.

Additional notes:
Once a celeb dies, the poster may then select another person into his pool (always keeping 25 persons on the board).  Any celeb who has become sick during 2008 cannot be used as an additional pick.  This new pick must be in the form a new post - no editing the original.

Assassinating celebrities or conspiring to do so will result in immediate removal from the game.   

Take your time and draw your list carefully.
Only one post with your 25 guesses is permitted prior to Jan 1.
The game does not officially start until Jan 1 so you have over 2 months to decide on your list.
If you create a list prior to Jan 1 and someone on your list dies before Jan 1, you will gain no points for them since the game doesn't begin until Jan 1.
Once the game begins you can add additional people, replacing those who have died prior to 2010, always keeping 25 on your list.
You cannot change your picks prior to Jan 1 because someone else came to mind or you forgot someone who was sick.  You can ONLY add people if someone dies prior to game start, again in the form of a new post explaining who died on your list.  Please check with me prior to new (added due to death) guess posts so I can make note.

Winner/Prize
Will be decided by whoever has the most points at the end of the year - simple.
As for the prize - Its bragging rights!!!!!!

Latecomers Rule:

All players are welcome to add their lists at any time during 2011.
The rule for editing has not changed - all edited lists will be disqualified.
All people who submitted their lists prior to Jan 1, 2011 can guess 25 celebs.
All guessers after Jan1 will work this way:
Every 1st and 15th of the month one person will be removed from newer players' lists.
This makes it more on a level field for those who sent in their lists prior to 12/31/2011.
Jan 1 - Jan 14th - 24 guesses
Jan 15th - Jan 31st - 23 guesses
Feb 1 - Feb 14th - 22 guesses and so on.

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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 01:42:44 PM »
1 Dick Clark - but his head will be preserved
2 Keith Richards - already dead but doesn't know it
3 Fidel Castro - smokes
4 Jim Bakker - former gay minister
5 Dan Castellaneta  - Homer
6 Michael J. Fox - shakes
7 Martin Sheen - I think he was in a movie with Kevin Bacon
8 Joyce DeWitt - Janet you ignorant slut
9 Donald Sutherland - he's Canadian
10 Betty White - golden
11 Robbie Knievel - Motorcyclist
12 Charles Manson - crazy guy
13 David Hasselhoff - THE HoFF!
14 Selena Gomez - Acress (offed by crazed Beiber fan)
15 Jeff Conaway - from grease
16 Don Rickles - thought he was funny once
17 Bryant Gumbel - saw him on TV
18 Richard Attenborough - nature guy
19 Rick Astley - death to the rick roll!
20 Jacqueline Stallone - Butt Mom
21 Robin Williams - was a robot that replaced all his parts with human
22 Silvio Berlusconi - Italy PM
23 Scott Weiland - Stone Temple Pilot
24 Vince McMahon - WWE pimp
25 Harlan Ellison - writer
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 01:44:47 PM »
1 Dick Clark - but his head will be preserved
2 Keith Richards - already dead but doesn't know it
3 Fidel Castro - smokes
4 Jim Bakker - former gay minister
5 Dan Castellaneta  - Homer
6 Michael J. Fox - shakes
7 Martin Sheen - I think he was in a movie with Kevin Bacon
8 Joyce DeWitt - Janet you ignorant slut
9 Donald Sutherland - he's Canadian
10 Betty White - golden
11 Robbie Knievel - Motorcyclist
12 Charles Manson - crazy guy
13 David Hasselhoff - THE HoFF!
14 Selena Gomez - Acress (offed by crazed Beiber fan)
15 Jeff Conaway - from grease Robin Gibb - Bee Gee
16 Don Rickles - thought he was funny once
17 Bryant Gumbel - saw him on TV
18 Richard Attenborough - nature guy
19 Rick Astley - death to the rick roll!
20 Jacqueline Stallone - Butt Mom
21 Robin Williams - was a robot that replaced all his parts with human
22 Silvio Berlusconi - Italy PM
23 Scott Weiland - Stone Temple Pilot
24 Vince McMahon - WWE pimp
25 Harlan Ellison - writer

That's what I get for using last years list without updating.
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 01:56:27 PM »
Here's mine - first time player:

1 Ayman al-Zawahiri - Current leading scumbag terrorist
2 Ernest Borgnine - actor
3 Carol Burnett - actress, comedian, singer, dancer and writer
4 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr. - former US President
5 Fidel Castro - Cuban Revolutionary & Politician
6 Dick Clark - host of American Bandstand
7 Besse Cooper - supercentenarian, age 115
8 Phyllis Diller - comedian
9 Fats Domino - R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter
10 Kirk Douglas - actor
11 Zsa Zsa Gabor - actress
12 Phillip Garrido - Kidnapper of Jaycee Lee Dugard
13 John Glenn - astronaut, former US senator from Ohio
14 Billy Graham - xtian evangelist
15 Stephen Hawking - Physicist
16 C Everett Koop - former Surgeon General
17 Jerry Lewis - comedian
18 Rush Limbaugh - right-wing political commentator
19 Lindsay Lohan - trainwreck in progress
20 Charles Manson - criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family
21 Pauline Phillips (Abigail Van Buren) - advice columnist
22 Keith Richards - guitarist for The Rolling Stones
23 Mickey Rooney - film actor
24 Margaret Thatcher - Former UK PM
25 Jiang Zemin - President of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003

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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 02:02:14 PM »
How many points would Michael J Fox be worth? 50 or 5. Since he is Ill and all.
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 02:13:30 PM »
That would be 50 points since Parkinson's is not fatal.
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 02:15:32 PM »
The last list I made will do I suppose.

1 – Queen Elizabeth II – 84 – Head of State for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth and a few other things as well.
2 – George H.W. Bush – 86 – Wubyas pop. He must be so proud.
3 – Pete Doherty – 31 – Drug addict and wannabe Byron
4 – Keith Richards – 66 – Rock God
5 – Hugh Hefner - 85 - Magazine mogul
6 – Nelson Mandela – 92 – Terrorist and Spice Girls fan.
7 – Terry Pratchett - 62 - Wizzard
8 – John Goodman – 58 – Bigger than Rosanne.
9 – Stan Lee - 88 - Film extra
10 – Margaret Thatcher – 85 – Will only believe she is dead if a stake has been driven through her heart, decapitated and buried at a crossroads. Just to be sure.
11 – Pope Benedict XVI – 83 – Ex-Nazi, now Gods PR representative on the Earth.
12 – Bill Gates - 56 - Well, why not?
13 – Donald Sutherland - 75 - Actor
14 – Kirk Douglas – 94 – Too many to choose from.
15 – Stephen Hawkings – 68 – Punched out Homer Simpson.
16 – Mahmoud Abbas – 75 – Really wishing he was leader of a different country.
17 – Jackie Chan – 56 – Surprised he's still alive.
18 – Tom Baker – 76 – Owner of the coolest voice in the world.
19 – Yoko Ono – 76 – Blamed for Paul McCartney not making decent records.
20 – Larry Hagman – 79 – Owner of the worlds largest collection of livers.
21 – Paul Gascoigne – 43 – Singer of the classic Fog on the Tyne.
22 – Ozzy Osbourne – 62 – Star of MTV Reality TV Show.
23 – Tom Cruise – 48 – Worlds Smallest Scientologist.
24 – 14th Dalai Lama – 75 – Friend to Hollywood and the Beastie Boys.
25 – Mickey Rourke – 58 – Trying to sue his plastic surgeon.

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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 02:54:52 PM »
I'm not sure I can come up with 25, so I'm going to start with obvious.

1. Hugo Chavez - The "Big C" kicks the "little c's" ass.
2. Fidel Castro - The irony will be that he dies in a foreign hospital or in the hands of a foreign doctor.
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 05:41:19 PM »
1. Hugh Hefner
2. Ernest Borgnine
3. Fidel Castro
4. Jimmy Carter
5. Pat Robertson
6. Snooki
7. Keith Richards
8. Larry King
9. Ozzy Osbourne
10. Hamid Karzai
11. Tariq al-Hashimi  (Vice Prez of Iraq)
12. Pope Benedict XVI
13. Margaret Thatcher
14. Nelson Mandela
15. Dick Clark
16. Jerry Lewis
17. Kirk Douglas
18 Ric wooooo! Flair
19 Stephen Hawking
20 Richard Dawkins
21. James Randi (sorry)
22. Jackie Chan
23.  Muhammad Ali
24. Barbara Steisand
25. Stan Lee.
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 07:25:12 PM »
That would be 50 points since Parkinson's is not fatal.

Morvis is running the game so his rules prevail but had I been running it I would score McFly as 5:

Rules as stolen from StoneQuarry's 2009 game and DK 2010 game:

Scoring:
If a celeb is either over the age of 80 (80 and 1 day is over 80 - see birthday rule in green below) or is clearly in poor health prior to the guess, the points awarded will be 5.
Points awarded for age is age at time of death.  So if a person is 79 but turns 80 then dies, 5 points will be awarded.  If the person turns 80 the day of his/her death (dies on their birthday), 20 points will be awarded.

He is "clearly in poor health"
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 08:01:45 PM »
Yeah I would only award 5 points.
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 08:03:37 PM »
1. Stephen Hawking
2. Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
3. David Attenborough
4. Christopher Lee
5. Sir Alex Ferguson
6. Bobby Charlton
7. Maggie Thatcher
8. John McCain
9. George Bush Snr.
10. Ringo Starr
11. Bob Dylan
12. Martin Scorsese
13. Robert Mugabe 
14. John Cena
15. The Undertaker
16. Hugo Chavez
17. Fidel Castro
18. Bashar al-Assad
19. Rod Laver (tennis)
20. Fernando Alonso
21. Charles Pic
22. Pedro De la Rosa
23. Fabio Capello
24. Sir Frank Williams
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 08:04:48 PM »
John Cena?  That is a bit of a long shot  lol  He is pretty young and healthy. 
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 08:14:12 PM »
1. Queen Elizabeth II. A good choice...
2. Maggie Thatcher, although she might only be worth 5.
3. Nancy Reagan. She's not dead yet, right?
4. Willie Mays. :(
5. Richard Dawkins
6. Keith Richards
7. Jimmy Carter
8. Hef
9. Terry Pratchett, although he's also only worth 5.
10. C Everett Koop
11. Wilford Brimley
12. Paul McCartney
13. Barbara Bush
14. George Michael
15. Joe Paterno
16. John Popper of Blues Traveler
17. Boris Yeltsin
18. Billy Graham
19. Pat Robertson
20. Stan Lee
21. Dave Grohl
22. Trent Lott
23. Mikhail Gorbachev
24. Warren Buffet
25. Amy Lee of Evanesence
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Re: 2012 Dead Pool Game
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 08:58:37 PM »
John Cena?  That is a bit of a long shot  lol  He is pretty young and healthy.

Not really. football players and pro wrestlers drop more often than you think.
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