(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 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Mike DitkaBetty WhiteMia FarrowCicely TysonJohn MellencampBobby Cox (Baseball manager)XXXTentacionMichael RichardsPhil LeshTony DorsettGeorge H.W. BushJames Earl JonesSean ConneryLoretta LynnFlavor Flav
― Johnny Fever, Monday, 1 January 2018 03:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Stephen HawkingKim Jong UnGeorge R. R. MartinKamala (wrestler)James Randi
― Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Monday, 1 January 2018 06:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Leah BracknellOlivia Newton-JohnPaul GascoigneGabe NewellJohn McCain
― Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Monday, 1 January 2018 10:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Roy Jones, JrJim Carrey Dorothy HamillGeorge PerezDave SimMeg WhitmanTodd Bentley Jack van ImpeChristopher Daniel GayOprah WinfreySteve BannonJake "the Snake" RobertsLorna LuftDavid CopperfieldGallagherBrad Keselowski
― she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 1 January 2018 13:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Donald TrumpLeah BracknellTim HealyShannen DohertyValerie HarperKatie HopkinsBill ClintonPaul GascoigneIan Watkins (Lostprophets scumbag, not H from Steps)Olivia Newton JohnMark E SmithLinda NolanLiam Miller Val KilmerFernando Ricksen
― ailsa, Monday, 1 January 2018 13:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Mark E SmithOlivia Newton-JohnAretha FranklinLiza MinnelliBilly GrahamGeorge HW BushCarol ChanningHenry KissingerDick CheneyJohn McCainNorman LearLoretta LynnKirk DouglasSelena GomezDonald Trump
― maura, Monday, 1 January 2018 14:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Charlie SheenRichard LittlejohnJohn WatersDavid LynchIsabelle HuppertStephen KingDaniel RadcliffeSlavoj ŽižekMiley CyrusBilly Ray CyrusDanny DeVitoMark CousinsLouis CKJoaquín Guzmán LoeraMeredith Monk
― Bitcoin Baja (wins), Monday, 1 January 2018 15:38 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Tessa JowellLinda NolanEric "Butterbean" EschSteve BannonDavid Brooks
― Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 07:52 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Larry StorchJan-Michael VincentMark E SmithImelda MarcosFrank BormanA.J. FoytSteve DitkoGeorge H. W. BushKenneth AngerUrsula K LeGuinKarl LagerfeldJohn BoormanMark RussellJoan DidionLyndon LaRouche
― Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:37 (two weeks 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 DalglishGenesis P OrridgeMark E SmithIan HislopVerne TroyerChris TarrantJohn LydonBenjamin ZephanaiahIggy PopLarry LambRay DaviesValerie SingletonQueen (The)Elton JohnRichard Penniman (Little)
ALBERT TATLOCK!!! ......
― Mark G, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 13:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Prince Philip, Duke of EdinburghPeter Hook Judi DenchVera LynnAmanda BarrieKeith Richards (musician)Warwick DavisVini ReillyWendy CraigKirk DouglasJimmy TarbuckDionne WarwickShirley WilliamsGeorge Cohen (footballer)Kim Jong Un
― Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink
oops didn't see the 100 thing...replace Kirk Douglas with Miley Cyrus
― Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink
oh yeah should i swap someone in for KD?
― maura, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink
1 Kim Jong Un2 Alex Trebek3 Genesis P Orridge4 Lil Wayne5 Hillary Clinton6 Mohammed Bin Salman7 OJ Simpson8 Future9 Olivia Newton John10 Pelé11 Joni Mitchell12 Mark E Smith13 Donald Trump14 Harvey Weinstein15 Martin Shkreli
― it me, Friday, 5 January 2018 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink
donald sterlingcharlie rose pete rosebill cosbywarren buffettbernie madoffjim mcmahoncharlie sheentrick daddyjohn maddenverne troyerbret michaelsgeorge lucasdon kingbijou phillips
― johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:58 (one week ago) Permalink