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Source: (consider it) Thread: 2017 Celebrity Death Pool
Wet Kipper
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yeah, leave that wooden spoon for me !

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Hedgehog

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quote:
Originally posted by Wet Kipper:
yeah, leave that wooden spoon for me !

Ummmmmm, no. You have 12 very sad points for Adam West (June 9).

Assuming I haven't made a mistake (and I usually assume that I have--it saves time in the long run), we had 44 players for 2017, and 19 of them have so far failed to get even one hit. But I haven't looked at today's obituaries yet....

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balaam

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quote:
Originally posted by Hedgehog:
But the whole point of that award is that anybody can get it with an opportune passing in the next few days.

Which I won, sadly, with Carrie fisher last year.

There's still time.

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Kelly Alves

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(Pictures Carrie Fisher in the great beyond laughing herself silly at the idea of her “opportune passing.” Seriously, she would have loved that, right?)

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Hedgehog

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Rose Marie has died. It is not many people who can boast of over 80 years in front of the camera. She was in a sound short in 1929 and was still performing into 2013.

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Sandemaniac
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I'm startled to hear I have 55 - who did I get, I wonder?

AG

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Curiosity killed ...

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi whose death was announced on 22 June 2017, but more recent reports suggest he is still alive.

I forgot to post my list, I'm blaming the shingles of the month before, but he was on it, along with Joost van der Westhuizen (45 points) and Sarah Coward (31 points)

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Piglet
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quote:
Originally posted by Hedgehog:
quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:
I think I may be in for the wooden spoon for 2017 - so far I don't think I've had any hits at all.

According to my notes, you got Peter Sallis (4 points)(June 2, 2017).
Thanks Hedgehog - I'd forgotten he was on my list.

WK, do help yourself to that spoon ... [Big Grin]

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Hedgehog

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And it has been announced that mystery writer Sue Grafton has died, with the Kinsey Milhone Alphabet series ending at "Y" is for Yesterday. We know that she intended the last book in the series to be called "Z" is for Zero but apparently it was not yet written as of her death.

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Curiosity killed ...

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Really sad about Sue Grafton. I loved the way she described starting the series: as a way of dealing with the messy divorce her ex-husband had just put her through, by murdering him in print. The later books didn't continue with that foreword, but the first few did.

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Og: Thread Killer
Ship's token CN Mennonite
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quote:
Originally posted by Uncle Pete:
quote:
Originally posted by Baker:
What's the current standings of players?

And isn't there going to be a 2018 thread?

We are waiting to be teleported to a new board. The old threads (or new ones) will not be coming with us. See Styx seriatim.
Uh, you know, its less then 24 hours until 2018 for a lot of people and somebody is going to die in the next couple of days, so maybe a new game could be started and somebody could...you know...cut and paste something from here?

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Schroedinger's cat

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It was said earlier that the new thread will start 2 weeks after the new boards. There will be a difficult time when people will die and you have no chance of gaining points.

We can, however, record the sadness at their passing. I know that is what your real concern is.

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Og: Thread Killer
Ship's token CN Mennonite
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My wish is for an enjoyable game to continue. If that has to be later, so be it.

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I wish I was seeking justice loving mercy and walking humbly but... "Cease to lament for that thou canst not help, And study help for that which thou lament'st."

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Auntie Doris

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Um, so is there no 2018 game launched yet?

Auntie Doris x

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Piglet
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Would it be possible to give ourselves a few days after the re-launch to get our lists together, and just start from there?

As Og and SC said, we'll probably lose a few deaths and points, but it can't be helped, and we'll all be in the same boat, so it won't matter.

For myself, I haven't even thought about who's going on my 2018 Kiss of Life™ list, so it'll give me a little time to think about it.

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lilBuddha
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Gun Crazy star Peggy Cummins gets another shot at Howard Hughes.

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Uncle Pete

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For the time being, why not just continue into 2018 with the 2017 lists - and start the 2018 lists once the new boards have been set up?

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Wet Kipper
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kinda like "extra time" in a sports match

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Pigwidgeon

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Thomas S. Monson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday night at the age of 90.

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Enoch
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Am I the only person who's managed to score a complete zero? All mine have survived the whole of 2017. I haven't done the maths but they must now have achieved a staggering cumulative age. This was my list if anyone wants to check.
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1. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
2. June Whitfield.
3. Paul Gascoine (Gazza).
4. Winnie Mandela.
5. Prince Philip.
6. James Earl (Jimmy) Carter.
7. Robert Mugabe.
8. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.
9. George H. W. Bush (Sen).
10. Nigel Lawson (Lord Blaby).
11. Douglas Hurd (Lord Westwell).
12. Joseph (Sepp) Blatter.

And finally one who if he reaches his terminal event in 2017 is less likely to do so through natural causes

13. Kim Jong Un.

There are some on that list I'm quite surprised to see still going. I begin to wonder. Do I have some special gift to confer immortality?

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Pangolin Guerre
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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Gun Crazy star Peggy Cummins gets another shot at Howard Hughes.

Oh, too bad. That is one crazy-ass film. I saw it for the first time only three or four years ago at TIFF. Highly entertaining, and sociologically fascinating.
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la vie en rouge
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quote:
Originally posted by Enoch:
Am I the only person who's managed to score a complete zero? All mine have survived the whole of 2017. I haven't done the maths but they must now have achieved a staggering cumulative age. This was my list if anyone wants to check.

I’m on a duck as well. There’s always an element of chance in this game (I’ve won it in the past when the CIA blew up a particularly young and high scoring Taliban commander).

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balaam

Making an ass of myself
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My 2015 list not only scored a duck, but 2 of the people I'd removed from the 2014 list died.

I'm tempting that again this year, by making a few changes.

One of these years my full list will survive and I'll pop my clogs, the ultimate irony.

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Trudy Scrumptious

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I scored a perfect zero, somehow managing to keep all the members of the Kardashian family and all their annoying hangers-on alive to bless the world for another year. I might just keep the list untouched into 2018 and see if their luck continues to hold.

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lilBuddha
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The after life gets more of that Muscle Shoals Soul, as Rick Hall sets up a recording studio on a higher plane.

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lilBuddha
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Dick Van Dyke’s younger brother Jerry gets a heavenly gig first.

[ 06. January 2018, 22:27: Message edited by: lilBuddha ]

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Sioni Sais
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Thirteen points to anyone who nominated astronaut John Young
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Schroedinger's cat

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Motorheads classic lineup are now serenading the angels. Or whoever. Fast Eddie Clarke has died.

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simontoad
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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
The after life gets more of that Muscle Shoals Soul, as Rick Hall sets up a recording studio on a higher plane.

Oh LB, you gave me a start. I misread your post as Rich Hall. Rick, I was ignorant about.

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balaam

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quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
Motorheads classic lineup are now serenading the angels. Or whoever. Fast Eddie Clarke has died.

There are no surviving members of Motörhead I have seen play live. RIP fast one.

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The Rogue
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I've done some research and I reckon 20 of the 45 players scored no points.

However, people might be more interested in the other end of the game so by my calculations the top scorers in 2017 are Ariston and Light User with 87 points each. Third was Tree Bee with 54 points.

The Quantity Not Quality award was certainly well-named as Baker scored a measily 7 points for his 5 celebrities now remembered and not seen.

Zappa won the Inside Track With The Grim Reaper award for identifying Mary Tyler Moore as being the first of our celebrities to transfer to other realms on 25th Jan and Hedgehog won the Sudden Death award for realising that Bobby Doerr would be the last one to go on 13th Nov.

Three people share the Why Does It Always Happen To Me award with two scores each. They are St Gwladys, Cottontail and Light User.

I appreciate that other people have been doing tallies so please do speak up if you have different ideas on the winners. I think that the uncertainty surrounding some of the terrorists might lead to differences. Google is my friend but it appears that it might not know everything. I will put up my full lists in a few moments.

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The Rogue
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It doesn't matter how carefully I check stuff something always slips through. Ariston's score according to my spreadsheet should be 104 plus whatever Ayad al-jumaili would have scored. I have a date of death of around the beginning of April and no date of birth. If anyone can supply better details then please do.

Therefore Ariston is the outright winner with at least 104 points unless the terrorist was 117 when he died.

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The Rogue
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Right, then, full scores.

1st Ariston 104 points (at least) from Joost van der Westhuizen, Isnilon Hapilon & Ayad al-Jumali.

2nd Light User 87 points for Gregg Allman, Bruce Langhorne & Martin McGuiness.

3rd Tree Bee 54 points for Bruce Forsyth, Brian Matthew & Peter Skellern.

4th= Spike 42 points for Bruce Forsyth & Michael Perham.

4th= North East Quine 42 points for Bruce Forsyth & Sarah Coward.

6th Lyda*Rose 39 points for Glen Campbell & Mary Tyler-Moore.

7th= Thunderbunk 25 points for Bruce Forsyth & Colin Dexter.

7th= Teekeey Misha 25 points for Bruce Forsyth & Gerald Kaufman.

9th= The Phantom Flan Flinger 23 points for Bruce Forsyth & Brian Matthew.

9th= no prophet's flag is set so... 23 points for Helmut Kohl & Chuck Berry.

11th Schroedinger's Cat 22 points for Bruce Forsyth & Martin Landau.

12th Sipech 21 points for Peter Sallis & John Noakes.

13th= Hedgehog 16 points for Bobby Doerr & Jim Bunning.

13th= Og: Thread Killer 16 points for John Hillerman.

15th RuthW 73 points for Derek Walcott.

16th Wet Kipper 12 points for Adam West.

17th= balaam 11 points for Fats Domino.

17th= Japes, Auntie Doris, Abigail & kingsfold 11 points all for Bruce Forsyth.

22nd= Baker 7 points for all of Peter Sallis, Danielle Darrieux, Lorna Grey, June Foray & William Woodson.

22nd= Uncle Pete for Countess Mountbatten.

24th= Piglet for Peter Sallis.

24th= Goldfish Stew for Mickey Rooney.

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The Rogue
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
It doesn't matter how carefully I check stuff something always slips through.

And the Inside Track With The Grim Reaper is rightfully Lyda*Rose's, not Zappa's who didn't post a list.

One day I will get the hang of LOOKUP in Excel.

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The Rogue
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There was some discussion at the beginning of this thread about allowing competitors to change their picks. The current rule is quite strict that changes can only be made if one of the picks dies before the competition starts counting. I'm not sure why this should be unless it is to avoid nightmares for the scorer in keeping track. However, as the threads on Old Ship and New Ship are linear then I don't see this as a major problem so I propose we relax this rule in 2018.

Does anyone have any comment on this? I might change my mind after seeing how it works out!

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Piglet
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Thanks are due again to The Rogue, for all your reckonings and accountings!

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St. Gwladys
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Yes, thanks!
When do we need to post for 2018?

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Ariston
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Many thanks as well, given that I have my feet propped up and a cuppa coffeetea* brewing. It's my reward for Killing All Of You.

*Brew coffee. Steep green tea in the coffee. It's a grad student special.

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I doubt she was on anyone's list, but Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan (from the band The Cranberries) has died aged 46 [Frown]

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It is so young, and she was not, as far as I know, a heavy drug user. Tragic loss - the Cranberries may not have been global megastars, but their music is really good.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
Many thanks as well, given that I have my feet propped up and a cuppa coffeetea* brewing. It's my reward for Killing All Of You.

*Brew coffee. Steep green tea in the coffee. It's a grad student special.

My first though was ewww but tomorrow I shall be trying cheese tea, so...

ETA: Not a meal featuring cheese, but cheese tea.

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Wonder who they did blow up if it wasn't him...

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Originally posted by Jack the Lass:
I doubt she was on anyone's list, but Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan (from the band The Cranberries) has died aged 46 [Frown]

I saw something on telly claiming she lived with bi-polar disorder.

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The Cranberries may not have been global megastars

The band did experience global success in the 90s, though.
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Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
The Cranberries may not have been global megastars

The band did experience global success in the 90s, though.
I am not denying their influence and success. It is more that they had one major hit, and many people, I suspect only know Linger.

And I say it partly with regret - they had a wonderful sound.

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It depends on the country, I suppose. 'Zombie' was certainly a bigger hit in some places. But I speak as a fan, so....

Dolores and I were of an age, so her death feels strange to me.

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Originally posted by SvitlanaV2:
It depends on the country, I suppose. 'Zombie' was certainly a bigger hit in some places. But I speak as a fan, so....

Dolores and I were of an age, so her death feels strange to me.

I first saw the news broken on a Romanian news agency site I follow on facebook - I then actively went to look for more on the BBC website.

She was of an age with me too (I'm just a couple of years older). The Cranberries will always remind me of a great holiday to Canada in 1995, I bought the CD while I was out there but one of my travelling companions really didn't like her voice so refused to let me play it in the car and I had to wait till we got home.

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Now the news that Jason King has gone to the eternal Department S.

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Now the news that Jason King has gone to the eternal Department S.

Or is this just what they want you to think...
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Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
It is so young, and she was not, as far as I know, a heavy drug user. Tragic loss - the Cranberries may not have been global megastars, but their music is really good.

The altrock crowd in California loved them. [Votive]

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