Dead Pool 2018

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(copy-paste yet again) Rules still are generally the same as in previous years...

Post in this thread a list of 15 celebrities or other notable people. I'm not going to be a total stickler about notability requirements, but please try to be reasonable. If someone doesn't have a Wikipedia page at the very least, I'll probably ask you to choose someone else. Also: humans only.

If a Wikipedia search on one of your picks directs to a disambiguation page or to someone else with the same name, please indicate which one you mean by appending the person's profession in parentheses, e.g. "(actress)" or "(football player)."

As usual, points are awarded based on the formula (100 - [age at death]). So picking Willow Smith (at 11) would get you a lot more points than picking Kirk Douglas (at 95), were both to die.

Please post your lists to this thread by January 9 2018. No lists will be accepted after that date. If someone dies before Jan. 9, only the people who have already submitted lists will be able to collect points. You may also revise your list at any time before Jan. 9; after that, you'll be locked in.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 1 January 2018 03:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Mike Ditka
Betty White
Mia Farrow
Cicely Tyson
John Mellencamp
Bobby Cox (Baseball manager)
Michael Richards
Phil Lesh
Tony Dorsett
George H.W. Bush
James Earl Jones
Sean Connery
Loretta Lynn
Flavor Flav

Johnny Fever, Monday, 1 January 2018 03:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Stephen Hawking
Kim Jong Un
George R. R. Martin
Kamala (wrestler)
James Randi

more later

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Monday, 1 January 2018 06:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Leah Bracknell
Olivia Newton-John
Paul Gascoigne
Gabe Newell
John McCain


Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Monday, 1 January 2018 10:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Roy Jones, Jr
Jim Carrey
Dorothy Hamill
George Perez
Dave Sim
Meg Whitman
Todd Bentley
Jack van Impe
Christopher Daniel Gay
Oprah Winfrey
Steve Bannon
Jake "the Snake" Roberts
Lorna Luft
David Copperfield
Brad Keselowski

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 1 January 2018 13:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Donald Trump
Leah Bracknell
Tim Healy
Shannen Doherty
Valerie Harper
Katie Hopkins
Bill Clinton
Paul Gascoigne
Ian Watkins (Lostprophets scumbag, not H from Steps)
Olivia Newton John
Mark E Smith
Linda Nolan
Liam Miller
Val Kilmer
Fernando Ricksen

ailsa, Monday, 1 January 2018 13:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Mark E Smith
Olivia Newton-John
Aretha Franklin
Liza Minnelli
Billy Graham
George HW Bush
Carol Channing
Henry Kissinger
Dick Cheney
John McCain
Norman Lear
Loretta Lynn
Kirk Douglas
Selena Gomez
Donald Trump

maura, Monday, 1 January 2018 14:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Charlie Sheen
Richard Littlejohn
John Waters
David Lynch
Isabelle Huppert
Stephen King
Daniel Radcliffe
Slavoj Žižek
Miley Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus
Danny DeVito
Mark Cousins
Louis CK
Joaquín Guzmán Loera
Meredith Monk

Bitcoin Baja (wins), Monday, 1 January 2018 15:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm convinced the way to win at this is to pick 15 young-and-living-dangerously celebs and figure a few of them will die from consequences of their excessive lifestyles, which should be enough to outscore 7 or 8 old people of obviously failing health.

Lee626, Monday, 1 January 2018 16:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm convinced the way to win at this is to pick 15 young-and-living-dangerously celebs

Alternatively, one could buy a bunch of supermarket tabloids and People-style magazines to search out all the "Celeb's Brave Battle Against Cancer" articles. There are so many celebs out there these days, you need a battalion of feature editors just to track down all the acutely ill ones for you.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 1 January 2018 16:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Tessa Jowell
Linda Nolan
Eric "Butterbean" Esch
Steve Bannon
David Brooks


Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 07:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The boilerplate might need a bit of updating - Willow Smith's 17 now and Kirk Douglas has graduated from these threads, at 101!

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 12:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Larry Storch
Jan-Michael Vincent
Mark E Smith
Imelda Marcos
Frank Borman
A.J. Foyt
Steve Ditko
George H. W. Bush
Kenneth Anger
Ursula K LeGuin
Karl Lagerfeld
John Boorman
Mark Russell
Joan Didion
Lyndon LaRouche

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

OK then, fifteen names that will act as a life preserver to those named, as I more often than not end up with zero points by the end of the year.

Kenny Dalglish
Genesis P Orridge
Mark E Smith
Ian Hislop
Verne Troyer
Chris Tarrant
John Lydon
Benjamin Zephanaiah
Iggy Pop
Larry Lamb
Ray Davies
Valerie Singleton
Queen (The)
Elton John
Richard Penniman (Little)


Mark G, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 13:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Peter Hook
Judi Dench
Vera Lynn
Amanda Barrie
Keith Richards (musician)
Warwick Davis
Vini Reilly
Wendy Craig
Kirk Douglas
Jimmy Tarbuck
Dionne Warwick
Shirley Williams
George Cohen (footballer)
Kim Jong Un

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oops didn't see the 100 thing...replace Kirk Douglas with Miley Cyrus

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oh yeah should i swap someone in for KD?

maura, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

1 Kim Jong Un
2 Alex Trebek
3 Genesis P Orridge
4 Lil Wayne
5 Hillary Clinton
6 Mohammed Bin Salman
7 OJ Simpson
8 Future
9 Olivia Newton John
10 Pelé
11 Joni Mitchell
12 Mark E Smith
13 Donald Trump
14 Harvey Weinstein
15 Martin Shkreli

it me, Friday, 5 January 2018 18:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

donald sterling
charlie rose
pete rose
bill cosby
warren buffett
bernie madoff
jim mcmahon
charlie sheen
trick daddy
john madden
verne troyer
bret michaels
george lucas
don king
bijou phillips

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

8 Future

been thinking this as well

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

Is Olivia Newton-John not well or something?

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

her cancer came back last year

maura, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

Oh, never knew she had it, this thread is obv. good for that sort of thing :(

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'll try to come up with a fuller list later, but...Don Imus

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

You're about a fortnight late, tho?

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:51 (ten months ago) Permalink


maura, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

I know :(

ailsa, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Elvis T knows.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm always watching

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 23:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

I’m also worried that I may have assumed some dark power because I had both UKLG and MES on my list

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

A sad 64 points for me :-(

ailsa, Saturday, 10 February 2018 12:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

ah i only got one point for graham eh

maura, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

24 for me on Hawking :(

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 17:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

rip verne

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 April 2018 14:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

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