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  • The 2012 Off Topic Celebrity Dead Pool

    2012 Leader Board (as of 1-Jan-13)

    1. 1459 ColdWizard (Sodalicium Immortalis)
    2. 1122 Guynemer (Guild of Calamitous Intent)
    3. 1045 Wezil (Canadian Cadaver Dogs)
    4. 851 SlowwHand (Dallas Dead Dwarf Tossers)
    5. 764 OzzyKP (Charon’s Canoe)
    5. 764 MRT144
    7. 692 Hauldren Collider (Kaptain Kool-aid)
    8. 685 Robert Plomp (Life Kills)
    9. 668 OneFootInTheGrave
    10. 596 DaShi (DaShi Pissers)
    11. 538 Krill (Why Invent The Wheel Twice)
    12. 409 Bugs ****ing Bunny
    13. 402 Plato (Plato’s Legio Mortis)
    14. 386 -Jrabbit (Vicious Rabbits)
    15. 380 stonesfan (We're all skeletons underneath)
    16. 210 Tuberski (That 70’s Show)
    17. 195 Ming (Mingapulco Graveyard)
    18. 182 embalmer42 (Embalmer Express)
    19. 050 Elok (The One That’s All Women)
    19. 050 Dinner (Done Like Dinner)
    19. 050 Uncle Sparky (Sparky’s Creamytorium)
    19. 050 Barnabas



    Dead Celebs in 2012

    January 20 - Etta James (73) - Wezil, -Jrabbit, ColdWizard, MRT144, Bugs ****ing Bunny, stonesfan, Guynemer
    January 22 - Joe Paterno (85) - Guynemer, SlowwHand
    February 16 - Gary Carter (57) - ColdWizard
    April 18 - Dick Clark (82) - SlowwHand, ColdWizard, Guynemer, DaShi
    May 20 - Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (60) - Krill, OzzyKP, DaShi, OFITG, Wezil
    May 20 - Robin Gibb (62) - OFITG, ColdWizard, Wezil, Bugs ****ing Bunny
    June 2 - Richard Dawson (79) - PLATO
    June 4 - Abu Yahya al-Libi (49) - OzzyKP
    June 5 - Ray Bradbury (91) - Robert Plomp, MRT144, SlowwHand
    June 26 - Nora Ephron (71) - Tuberski
    June 30 - Yitzhak Shamir (96) - OzzyKP, Robert Plomp, DaShi, Hauldren Collider, Krill, Guynemer, SlowwHand
    July 3 - Andy Griffith (86) - PLATO
    July 8 - Ernest Borgnine (95) - SlowwHand, Hauldren Collider, stonesfan, ColdWizard, OFITG, Guynemer
    August 20 - Dom Mintoff (96) - Robert Plomp
    August 25 - Neil Armstrong (82) - embalmer42
    September 25 - Andy Williams (84) - ColdWizard, Wezil
    October 21 - George McGovern (90) - -Jrabbit, Hauldren Collider
    October 22 - Russell Means (72) - ColdWizard
    November 8 - Lee MacPhail (95) - Guynemer
    November 23 - Larry Hagman (81) - Ming
    December 5 - Oscar Niemeyer (104) - OzzyKP, Robert Plomp, MRT144
    December 9 - Sir Patrick Moore (89) - Krill, Wezil
    December 17 - Daniel Inouye (88) - Hauldren Collider
    December 24 - Jack Klugman (90) - MRT144


    All Time Leader Board (5 seasons)

    1. 3897 -Jrabbit (Vicious Rabbits) (20)
    2. 3726 Wezil (Canadian Cadaver Dogs) (18)
    3. 3136 SlowwHand (Dallas Dead Dwarf Tossers) (17)
    4. 2491 Guynemer (Guild of Calamitous Intent) (13)
    5. 2029 ColdWizard (Sodalicium Immortalis) (10)
    6. 1901 OzzyKP (Charon's Canoe) (10)
    7. 1654 Robert Plomp (9)
    8. 1467 Krill (7)
    9. 1308 stonesfan (We're all skeletons underneath) (7)
    10. 1304 OneFootInTheGrave (6)
    11. 1133 MRT144 (6)
    12. 1083 DaShi (DaShi Pissers) (6)
    13. 1004 Omni Rex Draconis (5)
    14. 990 solomwi (Hearse Chasers) (5)
    15. 969 Tuberski (Death's Litterbox) (5)
    16. 943 germanos (Into the Great Void) (4)
    17. 913 Hauldren Collider (Kaptain Kool-aid) (5)
    18. 704 embalmer42 (Embalmer Express) (3)
    19. 675 Asmodean (3)
    20. 613 Winston (Something Rotten) (3)
    21. 592 The Emperor Fabulous (Next Dead Thing) (3)
    22. 584 Ming (Never Say Die) (2)
    23. 562 LordShiva (3)
    24. 411 drunkasaskunk (2)
    25. 409 Bugs ****ing Bunny (2)
    26. 408 flash9286 (2)
    27. 402 PLATO (Plato’s Legio Mortis) (2)
    28. 393 David Floyd (2)
    29. 386 LotC (2)
    30. 384 Straybow (Straybow's Random Shots) (2)
    31. 376 snoopy369 (2)
    32. 171 Drogue (1)
    33. 170 Ricketyclik (1)


    Past Grim Reaper Award Winners

    2008 - -Jrabbit (5 hits, 991 points)
    2009 - SlowwHand (6 hits, 1241 points)
    2010 - -Jrabbit (4 hits, 718 points)
    2011 - -Jrabbit (6 hits, 1217 points)


    Most points awarded: Michael Jackson - 273 points (Wezil)

    Fewest points awarded: Yitzhak Shamir - 155 points (SlowwHand)

    Oldest Celeb death: Oscar Niemeyer - 104 (OzzyKP, Robert Plomp, MRT144)

    Youngest Celeb death: Amy Winehouse - 27 (embalmer42, germanos)

    Earliest death: Miep Gies - January 11 (-Jrabbit)

    Latest death: Harold Pinter & Jack Klugman - December 24 (Ming, snoopy369, Omni Rex Draconis, LordShiva & MRT144)

    Most Hits - Single Celeb - Kim Jong-Il - 10 players

    Longest Dry Spell: 102 days (July 22/08 - October 31/08 - ended by -Jrabbit)

    Most Players: 22 (2012)

    Most Celebs picked: 228 (2012)

    1st Celeb death - January 19, 2008 - Suzanne Pleshette (70)
    50th Celeb death - May 2, 2011 - Osama Bin Laden (54)
    100th Celeb death -



    Game Rules (applicable to game play)

    11. Celebrity deaths are to be reported by the players in the Dead Pool thread (one report will suffice for all). I don’t have the time or inclination to keep track of everybody’s list. If someone on your list dies it is your duty to claim your points. NOTE: A link to an obit of some kind is required (see Rule 23b). This link must be in English.

    12. All deaths are to be reported by 7th January 2013 (to allow for any delay in media reporting). This will be the official closing day for awarding points.

    13. I'll update the thread every time someone scores points, and up-date the scoreboard in the thread opening post.

    14. At the end of the year the poster with the most points will be declared the winner. Duh.

    15. When an eligible celebrity on your list dies points will be awarded according to the following formula:

    Points = (171 - Rank) + (100 – age) + Bonus

    16. Rank points - The higher a player Ranks their pick the more points that pick will be worth. Be careful to order your list from most likely to least likely to perish sometime in 2010 if you want to make the most of their loss.

    17. In addition, bonus points will be awarded when a death meets the following criteria:
    a) Unique Pick Award: +25 points if you were the only player to pick that celebrity.
    b) Unlucky 13 Award: +10 points for a celebrity who dies on the 13th of any month.
    c) Unnatural Causes Award: +20 points for murder, suicide or accident.
    d) Party Pooper Award: +25 points for any celebrity rude enough to die on their birthday or Christmas Day.
    e) First Blood Award: +25 points for the first celebrity to die in 2012.
    f) You Can’t Cheat Death Award: +25 points for the last celebrity to die in 2012.
    g) The Daily Double: +50 points awarded to any player who has two celebrities on their roster die on the same day.
    h) The Hat Trick: +75 points awarded to any player who has three celebrities on their roster die over the course of one week (any 7-day span).
    i) The Grand Slam: +100 points awarded to any player who has four celebrities on their roster die in the same month (any 30-day span).
    j) The Empty Casket Award: +50 points awarded at the end of the year to the player who had the longest "dry spell" between deaths.
    k) The Killing Spree Award: +50 points awarded at the end of the year to the player who has the most celebrities on their list die in a row. (That is, they score multiple points without anyone else scoring between them).
    l) The Leap Into the Grave Award: +25 points for any celebrity that dies on February 29th.

    18. The official date/time of any celebrity death is measured in the time zone that the celebrity is in when they die.

    19. In the event of a dead heat on points at the closing of the 2012 Dead Pool, the winner will be selected according to the following criteria, applied in this order:
    a) The player with most correctly chosen deceased celebrities.
    b) The player with the youngest average age of correct predictions.

    20. If a celebrity who has passed on has more than one reported age the final decision will rest with the Panel Judges. Past precedent indicates the “oldest” birth date (fewer points) will be used when an accurate date cannot be determined.

    21. a) You may not go out and “help yourself” win. Basically, you cannot kill someone on your list to give yourself more points. (any list actually). The penalty for violating this rule, in addition to any criminal charges brought upon you by the appropriate authorities, is a lifetime ban from the Off Topic Dead Pool.
    b) You may not kill any of the other players (see paragraph a) above)

    23. DEFINITIONS:
    a) "Celebrity" means someone who, upon their death, gets a written obituary in a major, mainstream media news website. A good rule of thumb is “Celebrity = Name Recognition.” The Judges Panel should be able to look at the name and say “Oh, I know who that is,” without any prompting from the player. The Judges Panel should at least be able to find many references to the individual with a cursory online search.
    b) "Obituary" simply means an article that mentions the fact that the person has died. It doesn't have to be the conventional biographical write-up.
    c) "Alive" means drawing breath, not decomposing, that kind of thing.
    d) “Dead” means dead. No irreversible coma, no vegetables. To qualify as dead, there must be an actual corpse. The death of a career doesn't count.

    24. PRIZE: The player with the most points at the end of the year will gain nothing more than the glory and distinction of being the best at reading the tea leaves and determining where Death was most likely to strike in 2012.
    Last edited by Wezil; January 1, 2013, 12:53.
    "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow
    "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

  • #2
    2012 Dead Pool

    Players (22)

    Barnabas – 1st season
    Bugs ****ing Bunny – 1st season
    ColdWizard (Sodalicium Immortalis) – 2nd season
    DaShi (DaShi Pissers) – 2nd season
    Dinner (Done Like Dinner)– 1st season
    Elok (The One That’s All Women) – 1st season
    embalmer42 (Embalmer Express) - 5th season
    Guynemer (Guild of Calamitous Intent) – 5th season
    Hauldren Collider (Kaptain Kool-aid) – 2nd season
    -Jrabbit (Vicious Rabbits) – 5th season
    Krill (Why Invent The Wheel Twice) – 3rd season
    MRT144 – 2nd season
    Ming (Mingapulco Graveyard) – 5th season
    OneFootInTheGrave – 3rd season
    OzzyKP (Charon’s Canoe) - 5th season
    Plato (Plato’s Legio Mortis) – 1st season
    Robert Plomp (Life Kills) – 2nd season
    SlowwHand (Dallas Dead Dwarf Tossers) – 5th season
    stonesfan (We're all skeletons underneath) – 2nd season
    Tuberski (That 70’s Show) – 4th season
    Uncle Sparky (Sparky’s Creamytorium) – 1st season
    Wezil (Canadian Cadaver Dogs) – 5th season



    Celebrities (228)

    Celebrity Profession Birth Date

    Abbas, Mahmoud Politician 26-Mar-35
    Aday, Michael "Meatloaf" Music 27-Sep-47
    al-Assad, Bashar Tyrant 11-Sep-65
    al-Libi, Abu Yahya Terrorist 1963 died 4-Jun-12
    al-Zawahiri, Ayman Terrorist 19-Jun-51
    Al Megrahi, Abdelbaset Terrorist 1-Apr-52 died 20-May-12
    Albright, Madeleine Politics 15-May-37
    Alba, Jessica Actress 28-Apr-81
    Alda, Alan Actor 28-Jan-36
    Adler, Steven Music 22-Jan-65
    Allen, Woody Director 1-Dec-35
    Ali, Muhammad Sports 17-Jan-42
    Andretti, Mario Sports 28-Feb-40
    Andrews, Patty Music 16-Feb-18
    Aniston, Jennifer Actress 11-Feb-69
    Apple, Fiona Music 13-Sep-77
    Arantes do Nascimento, Edson Sports 23-Oct-40
    Armstrong, Neil Astronaut 5-Aug-30 died 25-Aug-12
    Ash, Leslie Actress 19-Feb-60
    Aspel, Michael TV Host 1-Dec-33
    Aziz, Tariq Criminal 28-Apr-36
    Bacall, Lauren Actor 16-Dec-24
    Baker, Tom Actor 20-Jan-34
    Barger, Sonny Criminal 8-Oct-38
    Barker, Bob TV Host 12-Dec-23
    Bell, Andy Music 25-Apr-64
    Bennett, Tony Music 3-Aug-26
    Berg, Rabbi Philip Religion 20-Aug-29
    Berra, Lawrence "Yogi" Sports 12-May-25
    Berry, Chuck Music 18-Oct-26
    Bhumibol, King Politics 5-Dec-27
    Biggs, Ronnie Criminal 8-Aug-29
    Borgnine, Ernest Actor 24-Jan-17 died 8-Jul-12
    Boone, Pat Music 1-Jun-34
    Bradbury, Ray Author 22-Aug-20 died 5-Jun-12
    Brady, Ian Criminal 2-Jan-38
    Buffet, Warren Business 30-Aug-30
    Burlusconi, Silvio Politics 29-Sep-36
    Bush, George H. Politics 12-Jun-24
    Byrd, Harry Jr. Politics 20-Dec-14
    Caan, James Actor 26-Mar-40
    Caesar, Sid Actor 8-Sep-22
    Cardin, Pierre Fashion 7-Jul-22
    Carington, Peter Politics 6-Jun-19
    Carter, Gary Sports 8-Apr-54 died 16-Feb-12
    Carter, Jimmy Politics 1-Oct-24
    Castro, Fidel Politics 13-Aug-26
    Chavez, Hugo Politics 28-Jul-54
    Cheney, Dick Politics 30-Jan-41
    Chirac, Jacques Politics 29-Nov-32
    Chretien, Jean Politician 11-Jan-34
    Ciccone, Madonna Music 16-Aug-58
    Clark, Dick TV Host 30-Nov-29 died 18-Apr-12
    Connery, Sean Actor 25-Aug-30
    Cosby, Bill Actor 12-Jul-37
    Cox, Courtney Actress 15-Jun-64
    Curry, Tim Actor 19-Apr-46
    Da Silva, Lula Politics 27-Oct-45
    Dahl, Arlene Actress 11-Aug-25
    Davis, Reuben Sports 7-May-65
    Dawn, Liz Actress 8-Nov-39
    Dawson, Richard Actor 20-Nov-32 died 2-Jun-12
    De Havilland, Olivia Actress 1-Jul-16
    Dickens, Little Jimmy Music 19-Dec-20
    Ditka, Mike Sports 18-Oct-39
    Dole, Bob Politics 22-Jul-23
    Domino, Antoine "Fats" Music 26-Feb-28
    Douglas, Kirk Actor 9-Dec-16
    Douglas, Michael Actor 25-Sep-44
    Duggar, Michelle Baby Mom 13-Sep-66
    Duvalier, Jean-Claude Tyrant 3-Jul-51
    Ebert, Roger Media 18-Jun-42
    Ephron, Nora Author 19-May-41 died 26-Jun-12
    Failthfull, Marianne Music 29-Dec-46
    Farrakhan, Louis Religion 11-May-33
    Ford, Whitey Sports 21-Oct-28
    Fox, Megan Actress 16-May-86
    Fox, Michael J. Actor 6-Sep-61
    Franklin, Aretha Music 25-Mar-42
    Frederiksen, Fergie Music 15-May-51
    Freeman, Morgan Actor 1-Jun-37
    Gabor, Zsa Zsa Actress 6-Feb-17
    Galliano, John Fashion 28-Nov-60
    Gambon, Michael Actor 19-Oct-40
    Garner, James Actor 7-Apr-28
    Gellar, Sarah Michelle Actress 14-Apr-77
    Giap. Vo Nguyin Military 25-Aug-11
    Gibb, Robin Music 22-Dec-49 died 20-May-12
    Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Justice 15-Mar-33
    Glover, Stephen "Steve-O" Goof 13-Jun-74
    Goodall, Jane Ape Lady 3-Apr-34
    Goodman, John Actor 20-Jun-52
    Gorbachev, Mikhail Politics 2-Mar-31
    Grafton, Sue Author 24-Apr-40
    Graham, Billy Religion 7-Nov-18
    Graham, Billy Wrestler 7-Jun-43
    Greenspan, Alan Economics 6-Mar-26
    Griffith, Andy Actor 1-Jun-26 died 3-Jul-12
    Hagman, Larry Actor 21-Sep-31 died 23-Nov-12
    Hall, Monty TV Host 25-Aug-21
    Hannah, Darryl Actress 3-Dec-60
    Harding, Tonya Criminal 12-Nov-70
    Hawking, Stephen Scientist 8-Jan-42
    Hefner, Hugh Publishing 9-Apr-26
    Hesseman, Howard Actor 27-Feb-40
    Hewson, Paul "Bono" Music 10-May-60
    Hinch, Derryn Media 9-Feb-44
    Hunter, Tommy Music 10-Mar-37
    Hurt, John Actor 22-Jan-40
    Inouye, Daniel Politics 7-Sep-24 died 17-Dec-12
    James, Etta Music 25-Jan-38 died 20-Jan-12
    Johnson, Russell Actor 10-Nov-24
    Jolie, Angelina Actress 4-Jun-75
    Jonsson, Ulrika Media 16-Aug-67
    Kardashian, Kim Socialite 21-Oct-80
    Kardashian, Kourtney TV 18-Apr-79
    Kardashian, Khloe TV 27-Jun-84
    Karzai, Hamid Puppet 24-Dec-57
    Khamenei, Ayatollah Religion 17-Jul-39
    King Harald V Royalty 21-Feb-37
    King, B.B. Music 16-Sep-25
    King, Larry TV 19-Nov-33
    Kirchner, Cristina Politics 19-Feb-53
    Kissinger, Henry Criminal 27-May-23
    Klein, Ralph Politics 1-Nov-42
    Klugman, Jack Actor 27-Apr-22 died 24-Dec-12
    Kohl, Helmut Politics 3-Apr-30
    Kyle, Jack Sports 10-Jan-26
    Lang, Artie Comedy 11-Oct-67
    Levi-Montalcini, Rita Medicine 22-Apr-09
    Lewis, Jerry Actor 16-Mar-26
    LaMotta, Jake Sports 10-Jul-21
    LaRouche, Lyndon Politics 8-Sep-22
    Lavigne, Avril Music 27-Sep-84
    Lightfoot, Gordon Music 17-Nov-38
    Lohan, Lindsay Criminal 7-Feb-86
    Love, Courtney Tramp 9-Jul-64
    Lugo, Fernando Politics 30-May-51
    Lynn, Vera Music 20-Mar-17
    MacPhail, Lee Business 25-Oct-17 died 8-Nov-12
    MacGowan, Shane Music 25-Dec-57
    Mandela, Nelson Politician 18-Jul-18
    Manning, Bradley Snitch 17-Dec-87
    Manson, Charles Criminal 12-Nov-34
    Martin, Tony Music 25-Dec-12
    McGovern, George Politics 19-Jul-22 died 21-Oct-12
    Means, Russell Politics 10-Nov-39 died 22-Oct-12
    Meyers, Jonathan Rhys Actor 27-Jul-77
    Mintoff, Dom Politics 6-Aug-16 died 20-Aug-12
    Misch, Rochus Nazi 29-Jul-17
    Mladic, Ratko Criminal 12-Mar-43
    Molinaro, Al Actor 24-Jun-19
    Mondale, Walter Politics 5-Jan-28
    Moore, Patrick Scientist 3-Apr-23 died 9-Dec-12
    Mubarak, Hosni Politics 4-May-28
    Mugabe, Robert Politics 21-Feb-24
    Murdoch, Rupert Media 11-Mar-31
    Musial, Stan Sports 21-Nov-20
    Nabors, Jim Actor 12-Jun-30
    Nakasone, Yasuhiro Politcs 27-May-18
    Newmar, Julie Actress 16-Aug-33
    Niemeyer, Oscar Architect 15-Dec-07 died 5-Dec-12
    Niven, Larry Author 30-Apr-38
    Nolte, Nick Actor 8-Feb-41
    Norris, Chuck Actor 10-Mar-40
    Ono, Yoko Hack 18-Feb-33
    Osbourne, John "Ozzy" Music 12-Mar-48
    Parker, Sarah Jessica Actress 25-Mar-65
    Paterno, Joe Sports 21-Dec-26 died 22-Jan-12
    Pei, Ieoh Ming Architect 26-Apr-17
    Perry, William Sports 16-Dec-62
    Poitier, Sidney Actor 20-Feb-27
    Pope Benedict Religion 16-Apr-27
    Prince Philip Royalty 10-Jun-21
    Queen Elizabeth II Royalty 21-Apr-26
    Rainer, Luise Actress 12-Jan-10
    Read, Mark "Chopper" Criminal 17-Nov-54
    Reagan, Nancy First Lady 6-Jul-21
    Redford, Robert Actor 18-Aug-36
    Reid, Tara Actress 8-Nov-75
    Reno, Janet Politics 21-Jul-38
    Rice, Ann Author 4-Oct-41
    Richards, Keith Music 18-Dec-43
    Roberts, Jake "Snake" Wrestler 30-May-55
    Rose, William "Axl" Music 6-Feb-62
    Ross, Katharine Actress 29-Jan-40
    Rooney, Mickey Actor 23-Sep-20
    Rousseff, Dilma Politics 14-Dec-47
    Russell, Bill Sports 12-Feb-34
    Sachs, Andrew Actor 7-Apr-30
    Sandusky, Jerry Criminal 26-Jan-44
    Schmidt, Helmut Politics 23-Dec-18
    Seeger, Pete Music 3-May-19
    Sharon, Ariel Politician 27-Feb-28
    Shamir, Yitzhak Politician 15-Oct-15 died 30-Jun-12
    Shaw, Run Run Media 31-Oct-07
    Sheen, Charlie Burnout 3-Sep-65
    Sheen, Martin Actor 3-Aug-40
    Simon, Neil Playwright 4-Jul-27
    Stevens, John Paul Justice 20-Apr-20
    Stewart, Patrick Actor 13-Jul-40
    Stiller, Jerry Actor 8-Jun-27
    Taylor, Mick Music 17-Jan-49
    Thatcher, Margaret Politician 13-Oct-25
    Thomas, Helen Media 4-Aug-20
    Tittle, Y.A. Sports 24-Oct-26
    Turner, Tina Music 26-Nov-39
    Twain, Shania Music 28-Aug-65
    Tyler, Liv Actress 1-Jul-77
    Van Dyke, Dick Actor 13-Dec-25
    Vigoda, Abe Actor 24-Feb-21
    Wallach, Eli Actor 12-Jul-15
    Watson, Russell Music 23-Nov-66
    Watts, Charlie Music 6-Feb-41
    Weiland, Scott Music 27-Oct-67
    White, Betty Actress 17-Jan-22
    Wilder, Gene Actor 11-Jun-33
    Wilders, Geert Politics 6-Sep-63
    Williams, Andy Music 3-Dec-27 died 25-Sep-12
    Wing, Anna Actress 30-Oct-14
    Winter, Johnny Music 23-Feb-44
    Wolfe, Tom Author 2-Mar-30
    Woodhead, Chris Education 20-Oct-46
    Woolery, Chuck TV Host 16-Mar-41
    Wouk, Herman Author 27-May-15
    Yoshida, Masao Scientist 1955
    Zeffirelli, Franco Director 12-Feb-23
    Zimbalist, Efrem Jr. Actor 30-Nov-18
    Last edited by Wezil; December 25, 2012, 09:07.
    "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow
    "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

    Comment


    • #3
      The Full Team Rosters


      --> Picks marked with a “*” are unique picks


      Barnabas

      1. Fidel Castro
      2. Hugo Chavez
      3. *Pope Benedict
      4. Lula Da Silva
      5. *Fernando Lugo
      6. *Dilma Rousseff
      7. *Cristina Kirchner
      8. Madeleine Albright
      9. *Janet Reno
      10. George H. Bush
      11. Jimmy Carter
      12. *Tony Bennett
      13. Ozzy Osbourne
      14. *Madonna Ciccone
      15. Silvio Berlusconi
      16. *Lauren Bacall
      17. *Helmut Kohl
      18. Mikhail Gorbachev
      19. Courtney Love
      20. Lindsay Lohan


      Bugs ****ing Bunny

      1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      2. Nelson Mandela
      3. Prince Phillip
      4. Ian Brady
      5. *Charles Manson
      6. Nick Nolte
      7. Ariel Sharon
      8. Ronnie Biggs
      9. Etta James
      10. Charlie Watts
      11. *Russell Watson
      12. Prof Steven Hawking
      13. *Jonathan Rhys Meyers
      14. Robin Gibb
      15. Aretha Franklin
      16. Mickey Rooney
      17. Kirk Douglas
      18. *Stephen Glover “Steve-O”
      19. *Jacques Chirac
      20. *Ratko Mladic


      ColdWizard (Sodalicium Immortalis)

      1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      2. Robin Gibb
      3. Etta James
      4. Andy Williams
      5. *Gary Carter
      6. Dick Clark
      7. *Gene Wilder
      8. *Russell Means
      9. *Chris Woodhead
      10. Ernest Borgnine
      11. *Mark "Chopper" Read
      12. Kirk Douglas
      13. Michael Douglas
      14. *Artie Lange
      15. *Roger Ebert
      16. *Michael Aday ("Meat Loaf")
      17. *Ulrika Jonsson
      18. *Reuben Davis (American football)
      19. *Masao Yoshida (nuclear engineer)
      20. *Jean-Claude Duvalier


      DaShi (DaShi Pissers)

      1. Fidel Castro
      2. Margaret Thatcher
      3. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      4. Kirk Douglas
      5. Rev Billy Graham
      6. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi
      7. B.B. King
      8. Ronnie Briggs
      9. Yitzhak Shamir
      10. Jerry Lewis
      11. Queen Liz Part 2
      12. Aretha Franklin
      13. Robert Mugabe
      14. Dick Cheney
      15. Dick Clark
      16. Ariel Sharon
      17. Jimmy Carter
      18. Louis Farrakhan
      19. Nelson Mandela
      20. Ruth Bader Ginsburg


      Dinner (Done Like Dinner)

      1. Nancy Reagan
      2. Nelson Mandela
      3. Margaret Thatcher
      4. Kirk Douglas
      5. Aretha Franklin
      6. Bashar al-Assad
      7. *Rupert Murdoch
      8. Muhammad Ali
      9. Yoko Ono
      10. *Betty White
      11. George H.W. Bush
      12. Rev Billy Graham
      13. Jerry Lewis
      14. Michael J. Fox
      15. Lindsay Lohan
      16. Charlie Sheen
      17. *John Goodman
      18. *Paul “Bono” Hewson
      19. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      20. *Michelle Duggar


      Elok (The One That’s All Women)

      1. *Kim Kardashian
      2. *Kourtney Kardashian
      3. *Khloe Kardashian
      4. Courtney Love
      5. *Jessica Alba
      6. *Megan Fox
      7. Lindsay Lohan
      8. *Avril Lavigne
      9. *Shania Twain
      10. *Tonya Harding
      11. *Liv Tyler
      12. *Darryl Hannah
      13. *Fiona Apple
      14. *Angelina Jolie
      15. *Courtney Cox
      16. *Jennifer Aniston
      17. Madeline Albright
      18. *Tara Reid
      19. *Sarah Michelle Gellar
      20. *Sarah Jessica Parker


      Embalmer42 (Embalmer Express) - late submission - not eligible for Unique Pick Award

      1. Courtney Love
      2. *Edison (Edson) Arantes do Nascimento (Pele)
      3. *Anne Rice
      4. *Tom Wolfe
      5. Nancy Reagan
      6. *Neil Simon
      7. *Neil Armstrong
      8. *Sue Grafton
      9. Jerry Lewis
      10. Fidel Castro
      11. *Tommy Hunter
      12. *Jake "The Snake" Roberts
      13. *Sonny Barger
      14. *Warren Buffett
      15. *W. Axl Rose
      16. *Jean Chretien
      17. *Gordon Lightfoot
      18. Queen Elizabeth II
      19. George H.W. Bush
      20. *Tim Curry


      Guynemer (Guild of Calamitous Intent)

      1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      2. Michael Douglas
      3. Joe Paterno
      4. Kirk Douglas
      5. Dick Cheney
      6. *Luise Rainer
      7. *Rita Levi-Montalcini
      8. Margaret Thatcher
      9. *Harry Byrd, Jr.
      10. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
      11. *Lee MacPhail
      12. Rev Billy Graham
      13. B.B. King
      14. Dick Clark
      15. Etta James
      16. Fidel Castro
      17. Ernest Borgnine
      18. Yitzhak Shamir
      19. Chuck Berry
      20. Nelson Mandela


      Hauldren Collider (Kaptain Kool-aid)

      1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      2. Robert Mugabe
      3. Fidel Castro
      4. Dick Cheney
      5. George H. W. Bush
      6. Kirk Douglas
      7. Ernest Borgnine
      8. *Helen Thomas
      9. Steven Hawking
      10. Yitzhak Shamir
      11. Margaret Thatcher
      12. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
      13. Elizabeth II
      14. *Larry King
      15. *Daniel Inouye
      16. George McGovern
      17. *Bob Dole
      18. Hosni Mubarak
      19. Bashar al-Assad
      20. Mikhail Gorbachev


      -Jrabbit (Vicious Rabbits)

      1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      2. Etta James
      3. Ali Khamenei
      4. *Vo Nguyen Giap
      5. Olivia De Havilland
      6. *Run Run Shaw
      7. Nelson Mandela
      8. *John Paul Stevens
      9. Ruth Bader Ginsberg
      10. *Patty Andrews
      11. Aretha Franklin
      12. B.B. King
      13. Fats Domino
      14. Kirk Douglas
      15. Fidel Castro
      16. George McGovern
      17. Herman Wouk
      18. William Perry
      19. Henry Kissinger
      20. Jerry Lewis


      Krill (Why Invent The Wheel Twice)

      1. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Magrahi
      2. Ronnie Biggs
      3. *Anna Wing
      4. Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak
      5. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      6. Fidel Castro
      7. *Jack Kyle
      8. Margaret Thatcher
      9. Elizabeth II
      10. Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh
      11. Robert Mugabe
      12. Fats Domino
      13. Nelson Mandela
      14. Sir Patrick Moore
      15. Yitzhak Shamir
      16. *Hugh Hefner
      17. Jimmy Carter
      18. Nancy Reagan
      19. Silvio Burlesconi
      20. Rev Billy Graham


      Ming (Mingapulco Graveyard)

      1. Mickey Rooney
      2. Charlie Watts
      3. *Dick Van Dyke
      4. Jerry Lewis
      5. *Michael Aspel
      6. *Rabbi Philip Berg
      7. *Shane MacGowan
      8. Chuck Berry
      9. Ronnie Biggs
      10. Fidel Castro
      11. *Lesley Ash
      12. *Andy Bell
      13. Rev. Billy Graham
      14. Stephen Hawking
      15. Ozzy Osbourne
      16. Jimmy Carter
      17. Kirk Douglas
      18. Michael J. Fox
      19. *Mahmoud Abbas
      20. *Larry Hagman


      MRT144

      1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      2. Tony Martin (Singer)
      3. Aretha Franklin
      4. Etta James
      5. *Vera Lynn
      6. Fats Domino
      7. B.B. King
      8. Oscar Niemeyer
      9. *Jack Klugman
      10. Mickey Rooney
      11. Jake Lamotta
      12. Jerry Lewis
      13. Rev. Billy Graham
      14. Kirk Douglas
      15. *James Garner
      16. Ray Bradbury
      17. Nancy Reagan
      18. Charlie Sheen
      19. *John Galliano
      20. Lindsay Lohan


      OneFootInTheGrave

      1. Robin Gibb
      2. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
      3. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      4. Robert Mugabe
      5. Kirk Douglas
      6. *Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thailand King)
      7. Bashar al-Assad
      8. *Alan Greenspan
      9. *Peter Carington
      10. *Harald V (Norvegian King)
      11. Henry Kissinger
      12. Al Megrahi, Abdelbaset
      13. *Pope Benedict XVI
      14. Margaret Thatcher
      15. Ernest Borgnine
      16. *Sidney Poitier
      17. Fidel Castro
      18. *Scott Weiland
      19. Mikhail Gorbachev
      20. *Marianne Faithful


      OzzyKP (Charon’s Canoe) - late submission - not eligible for Unique Pick Award

      1. Aretha Franklin
      2. Oscar Niemeyer
      3. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi
      4. Fidel Castro
      5. Kirk Douglas
      6. Yitzhak Shamir
      7. Billy Graham (wrestler)
      8. Margaret Thatcher
      9. John Paul Stevens
      10. *Keith Richards
      11. Ronnie Biggs
      12. Muhammad Ali
      13. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      14. Ariel Sharon
      15. Michael Douglas
      16. Eli Wallach
      17. Herman Wouk
      18. *Tariq Aziz
      19. *Ayman al-Zawahiri
      20. *Abu Yahya al-Libi


      Plato (Plato’s Legio Mortis)

      1. Helmut Schmidt
      2. *Little Jimmy Dickens
      3. *Y.A. Tittle
      4. *Abe Vigoda
      5. *Yasuhiro Nakasone
      6. *Lyndon LaRouche
      7. *Russell Johnson
      8. Maggie Thatcher
      9. *Howard Hesseman
      10. *Bill Russell
      11. *Richard Dawson
      12. Stan Musial
      13. Chuck Berry
      14. *Andy Griffith
      15. Nancy Reagan
      16. *Al Molinaro
      17. *Walter Mondale
      18. Jake LaMotta
      19. *Whitey Ford
      20. *Jerry Stiller


      Robert Plomp (Life Kills)

      1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      2. Ariel Sharon
      3. Robert Mugabe
      4. Helmut Schmidt
      5. Ronnie Biggs
      6. Oscar Niemeyer
      7. Margaret Thatcher
      8. Yitzhak Shamir
      9. *Dom Mintoff
      10. Bashar Al-Assad
      11. Nelson Mandela
      12. *Rochus Misch
      13. Prince Philip
      14. Ray Bradbury
      15. Hugo Chavez
      16. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
      17. Tony Martin
      18. *Hamid Karzai
      19. Rev Billy Graham
      20. *Geert Wilders


      SlowwHand (Dallas Dead Dwarf Tossers)

      1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      2. Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
      3. Ernest Borgnine
      4. Nancy Reagan
      5. Stephen Hawking
      6. Dick Clark
      7. *Yogi Berra
      8. Joe Paterno
      9. Olivia de Havilland
      10. George H. W. Bush
      11. Rev Billy Graham
      12. Kirk Douglas
      13. *Sean Connery
      14. Eli Wallach
      15. *I. M. Pei
      16. *Pete Seeger
      17. Stan Musial
      18. Ray Bradbury
      19. *Pierre Cardin
      20. Yitzhak Shamir


      Stonesfan (We’re all skeletons underneath)

      1. Dick Cheney
      2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      3. Aretha Franklin
      4. Ronnie Biggs
      5. Fidel Castro
      6. BB King
      7. William Perry (football)
      8. Ernest Borgnine
      9. Michael J Fox
      10. *Steven Adler
      11. Etta James
      12. *Bradley Manning
      13. Charlie Sheen
      14. *Mick Taylor
      15. Lindsay Lohan
      16. Kirk Douglas
      17. Olivia deHavilland
      18. *Jerry Sandusky
      19. *Johnny Winter
      20. Jerry Lewis


      Tuberski (That 70’s Show)

      1. *James Caan
      2. *John Hurt
      3. *Patrick Stewart
      4. Yoko Ono
      5. *Martin Sheen
      6. *Katharine Ross
      7. Nick Nolte
      8. *Tina Turner
      9. *Mike Ditka
      10. *Mario Andretti
      11. *Chuck Woolery
      12. *Chuck Norris
      13. *Bill Cosby
      14. *Jane Goodall
      15. *Nora Ephron
      16. *Morgan Freeman
      17. *Woody Allen
      18. *Robert Redford
      19. *Alan Alda
      20. *Michael Gambon


      Uncle Sparky (Sparky’s Creamytorium)

      1. Rev Billy Graham
      2. Nelson Mandela
      3. Eli Wallach
      4. Maggie Thatcher
      5. Prince Phillip
      6. Robert Mugabe
      7. Fidel Castro
      8. *Arlene Dahl
      9. *Andrew Sachs
      10. *Tom Baker
      11. *Bob Barker
      12. *Pat Boone
      13. *Franco Zeffirelli
      14. *Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
      15. *Monty Hall
      16. *Jim Nabors
      17. *Julie Newmar
      18. *Sid Caesar
      19. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      20. *Larry Niven


      Wezil (Canadian Cadaver Dogs)

      1. Etta James
      2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
      3. Fidel Castro
      4. Ian Brady
      5. Margaret Thatcher
      6. Louis Farrakhan
      7. Nelson Mandela
      8. Billy Graham (Wrestler)
      9. Rev Billy Graham
      10. *Derryn Hinch
      11. Jerry Lewis
      12. *Liz Dawn
      13. Robin Gibb
      14. Kirk Douglas
      15. *Ralph Klein
      16. Patrick Moore
      17. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi
      18. Ronnie Biggs
      19. *Dennis ‘Fergie’ Frederiksen
      20. Andy Williams (Singer)
      Last edited by Wezil; December 25, 2012, 09:08.
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      "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

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      • #4
        Top Ten 2011 Picks

        (Last Year) Celebrity - Times Chosen

        1. (4) Zsa Zsa Gabor - 16
        2. (4) Kirk Douglas - 14
        3. (1) Fidel Castro - 13
        4. (2) Margaret Thatcher - 11
        5. (7) Rev Billy Graham - 10
        6. (-) Nelson Mandela - 9
        7. (-) Ronnie Biggs - 8
        7. (-) Jerry Lewis - 8
        9. (-) Etta James - 7 Died 20-Jan-12
        9. (8) Yitzhak Shamir - 7 Died 30-Jun-12
        9. (-) Aretha Franklin - 7



        Celebs who have died for the cause

        2008 (13)

        January 19 - Suzanne Pleshette (70)
        January 27 – Suharto (86)
        January 27 – Gordon Hinkley (97)
        February 5 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (94)
        March 19 – Arthur C. Clarke (90)
        April 5 – Charlton Heston (84)
        April 29 – Albert Hoffman (102)
        July 11 - Dr. Michael DeBakey (99)
        July 22 - Estelle Getty (84)
        October 31 – Louis “Studs” Terkel (96)
        December 17 – Samuel Baugh (94)
        December 18 – William Mark Felt Sr. (95)
        December 24 – Harold Pinter (78)


        2009 (16)

        January 14 – Ricardo Montalban (88)
        February 28 – Paul Harvey (90)
        March 28 – Maurice Jarre (84)
        May 7 – Ian Cundy (64)
        June 25 – Farrah Fawcett (62)
        June 25 – Michael Jackson (50)
        July 1 – Karl Malden (97)
        July 31 – Bobby Robson (76)
        August 11 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver (88)
        August 13 – Les Paul (94)
        August 18 – Robert Novak (78)
        August 25 – Edward “Ted” Kennedy (77)
        September 14 – Patrick Swayze (57)
        October 30 – Claude Levi-Strauss (100)
        November 15 – Patriarch Pavel of Serbia (95)
        December 15 – Oral Roberts (91)


        2010 (16)

        January 11 - Miep Gies (100)
        January 19 - Jennifer Lyon (37)
        January 27 - JD Salinger (91)
        February 9 - Phil Harris (53)
        February 14 - Doug Fieger (57)
        February 20 - Alexander Haig (85)
        March 10 - Michael Foot (96)
        May 4 - Ernie Harwell (92)
        May 9 - Lena Horne (92)
        June 4 - John Wooden (99)
        June 28 - Robert Byrd (92)
        July 13 - George Steinbrenner (80)
        September 29 - Tony Curtis (85)
        October 4 - Sir Norman Wisdom (95)
        October 14 - Simon MacCorkindale (58)
        October 30 - Harry Mulisch (83)


        2011 (22)

        January 18 – Sargent Shriver (95)
        January 23 - Jack LaLanne (96)
        March 4 - Simon van der Meer (85)
        March 23 - Elizabeth Taylor (79)
        May 2 - Osama Bin Laden (54)
        May 17 - Harmon Killebrew (74)
        May 27 - Jeff Conaway (60)
        June 3 - Jack Kevorkian (83)
        June 23 - Peter Falk (83)
        July 8 - Betty Ford (93)
        July 12 - Sherwood Schwartz (94)
        July 23 - Amy Winehouse (27)
        September 11 - Andy Whitfield (39)
        September 19 - Dolores Hope (102)
        October 2 - Vasily Aleksanyan (39)
        October 5 - Steve Jobs (56)
        November 4 - Andy Rooney (92)
        November 19 - Basil D'Oliveira (80)
        December 7 - Harry Morgan (96)
        December 15 - Christopher Hitchens (62)
        December 17 - Kim Jong-Il (69)
        December 18 - Donald Neilson (75)
        Last edited by Wezil; December 9, 2012, 11:30.
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        "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

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        • #5
          I declare the 2012 game underway.
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          "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

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          • #6
            I'd advise everyone to check their teams and celeb info to ensure it is right. Any errors I blame on lack of sleep and excessive drug consumption.
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            "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

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            • #7
              Great Job... THANKS.
              Let the games begin
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              • #8
                Looks good, Wezil. Great job!

                Just want to clarify that the William Perry on my list is the former NFL football player, aka The Fridge. (There are a couple of minor William Perrys out there.) Hmm, only 5 unique picks for me this year. Gonna be tough to three-peat...
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                • #9
                  During submissions I was questioed about the possibility of a celeb born on December 25th dying on their birthday - Could the player claim the party Pooper Award twice?

                  We have a couple such celebs:

                  MacGowan, Shane Music 25-Dec-57
                  Martin, Tony Music 25-Dec-12

                  I ruled they could claim twice as to not do so would mean any celeb born on the 25th of December is worth fewer potential points (statistically small drawback I will concede) than all others.

                  This also led me to consider the idea of a celeb born on February 29th (we don't currently have any that I know of) as they would suffer the same sort of penalty. I'm not sure on the solution to this theoretical but I'm leaning toward one of two options:
                  1) Pay a permium of 4X to any Feb 29th celeb that dies on their birthday on the leap year
                  2) Consider their birthdate to be the 28th on non-leap years

                  The 1st option has a Vegas sort of appeal to it (but may skew celeb choices) whereas the 2nd option is easier.

                  Thoughts on these issues?
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                  • #10
                    Given the one-in-hundreds odds of dying on one's birthday, I don't think it's likely to be a game-changing consideration, but the quadruple bonus sounds fine to me.

                    Originally posted by -Jrabbit View Post
                    Hmm, only 5 unique picks for me this year. Gonna be tough to three-peat...
                    Whereas I have only three who aren't unique picks, and they're mostly worth tons of points. It's looking good for Elok and his "pick random names off the top of your head at 9:30 on New Year's Eve" strategy...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by -Jrabbit View Post
                      Looks good, Wezil. Great job!
                      Thanks. The template is pretty much set now so it is just a matter of updating the data.

                      Vetting the teams is the most time consuming part.

                      Just want to clarify that the William Perry on my list is the former NFL football player, aka The Fridge. (There are a couple of minor William Perrys out there.)
                      Yeah, I figured he was the one you were after. He was picked a couple times.

                      Hmm, only 5 unique picks for me this year. Gonna be tough to three-peat...
                      I think we have a few very competitive teams this year.

                      During submissions I have a chance to take a quick look at celeb bio's while searching for birth-dates and other stuff and I sometimes spot the reason a particular celeb was chosen (ColdWizard and his Gary Carter pick comes to mind).

                      New players often make the mistake of picking a celeb because the celeb is old. While it's true everyone has to "go" sometime it could be decades waiting for old age to take its toll. Illness and lifestyle are much better indicators.

                      In short, yes you may be hard pressed this season.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Elok View Post
                        Given the one-in-hundreds odds of dying on one's birthday, I don't think it's likely to be a game-changing consideration, but the quadruple bonus sounds fine to me.
                        Just when we dismiss it as unlikely to happen someone will go ahead and do it. I'd rather have a policy in place to ward off any last minute rule making.


                        Whereas I have only three who aren't unique picks, and they're mostly worth tons of points. It's looking good for Elok and his "pick random names off the top of your head at 9:30 on New Year's Eve" strategy...
                        Perfection chose the cast of ER one season. Same sort of thinking.
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                        • #13
                          Huzzah, Wezil.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by -Jrabbit View Post
                            Looks good, Wezil. Great job!

                            Just want to clarify that the William Perry on my list is the former NFL football player, aka The Fridge. (There are a couple of minor William Perrys out there.) Hmm, only 5 unique picks for me this year. Gonna be tough to three-peat...
                            I have zero unique picks.

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                            • #15
                              Its BERlusconi, not BURlusconi

                              I should have thought of Thatcher and Larry King :/
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