2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

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2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 21 Dec 2017, 05:46

IT'S OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY GAME!!

Who's going to "kick the bucket" in 2018?

Pick TEN celebrities you think will die. Whoever has the most correct picks at the end of 2018 WINS!

Be sure to spread the word about this Dead Pool before January 1st, 2018!

Rules of the Dead Pool

1. The game ends at 11:59pm, December 31, 2018.

2. All picks must have some element of celebrity, fame or political relevance so that an announcement will be mentioned in some credible news source.

3. No pick may be currently under a state-mandated death sentence, nor may their celebrity or fame be based solely on their moribund state or terminal illness. This includes current members of terrorist organizations and/or hostages.

4. You may choose less than ten celebrities, but may NOT choose more than ten. Multiple individuals under one name will not be allowed (i.e. The Rolling Stones).

5. No pick may be older than 99 years of age as of December 31, 2017. All picks must be real and human.

6. In the unlikely event of a tie, the ages of the dead celebrities picked will be averaged. The player with the YOUNGEST average wins. However, this matters little if your celebrities don't die! So pick wisely.


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Notes

- I keep a close watch for dead celebrities, and I will make the official announcements of death. (I work in transportation so please have a little patience... :roll: )

- You are allowed to change your picks at any time before January 1st, 2018. Everyone can see when a post has been edited, so any list of celebrities submitted after 11:59pm, December 31st, 2017, will be disqualified. Because players live in different time zones, I will go by each player's zone (this likely won't be an issue).

- If confusion exists about an actual date of death, I will go by the date most agreed upon by the press.

- Players are encouraged, but not required, to exclude celebrities whose date of birth is disputed or unknown, as well as celebrities who while technically famous are highly obscure and/or famous merely on a local or regional level (i.e. Tom Libous).

- If you have questions about the validity of a celebrity, send a private message to Minneapolitan (me).

- Previous Dead Pools: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.


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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 21 Dec 2017, 05:46

CURRENT LEADER BOARD:

Jegpeg (Billy Graham, Denis Norden, Stan Lee, Lord Carrington, George H.W. Bush)

asudevil (Billy Graham, Barbara Bush, John McCain, George H.W. Bush)
attitudes (John McCain, Burt Reynolds, Red Schoendienst, George H.W. Bush)
JonathanSwaim (John Bain, John McCain, Stan Lee, George H.W. Bush)
Mcarps424 (John McCain, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Stan Lee, George H.W. Bush)

gsmx (Billy Graham, Stan Lee, George H.W. Bush)
Keirador (Morgan Tsvangirai, John McCain, George H.W. Bush)

AngelEyesGBU (John McCain, George H.W. Bush)
joe92 (Stan Lee, George H.W. Bush)
Minneapolitan (Billy Graham, George H.W. Bush)

Peanut (Billy Graham)
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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 21 Dec 2017, 05:48

Here are my picks, with their ages:

Bob Barker (94)
George H.W. Bush (93)
Jacques Chirac (85)
Doris Day (95)
Bob Dole (94)
Hugh Downs (96)
Billy Graham (99)
Pope Benedict XVI (90)
Rip Torn (86)
Chuck Yeager (94)
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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby asudevil » 21 Dec 2017, 14:13

George RR Martin
Billy Graham
Donald Trump
George HW Bush
John McCain
Prince Philip
Carol Channing
Barbara Bush
Jimmy Carter
Leah Bracknell
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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Jegpeg » 21 Dec 2017, 22:34

Provisional list to protect the innocent
I always pick people who die before the start of the year (3 last year and 5 in the last 3 years) so I have selected this list accordingly. I might change it on New Year's Eve however.

I am not clear on Rule 3 as the leaders of Terrorist Organisations do not have a terminal illness and are not in a moribund state, does the Rule ban such selections (I have assumed not), and if so does it include terrorists who also happen to be national leaders who use violence and intimidation in pursuit on heir political aims (these might be legal under there own country's laws but against UN resolutions and international law), if so let me know which of those on my list are not allowed.

Robert Mugabe
Kim Jong-un
Ayman al-Zawahiri
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Bashar al-Assad
Khaled Mashal
Charles Cullen
Wayne Williams
Peter Sutcliffe
Rosemary West


George H W Bush (93)
Billy Graham (99)
Prince Phillip (96)
Robert Mugabe (93)
Charlie Sheen (52)
Javier Perez de Cuellar (97)
Lord Carrington (98)
Leah Bracknell (53)
Stan Lee (95)
Denis Norden (95)

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Jimmy Carter (93)
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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby joe92 » 22 Dec 2017, 00:10

Let's see if I do a bit better this year...

Prince Philip (96)
Queen Elizabeth (91)
Jimmy Carter (93)
George H W Bush (93)
Betty White (95)
Stan Lee (95)
Karl Lagerfeld (84)
Pierre Cardin (95)
Rupert Murdoch (86) (fingers crossed!!)
Donald Trump (71)
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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby attitudes » 24 Dec 2017, 23:38

Peter Mayhew - actor - 73
John McCain - politician - 81
George H.W. Bush - politician - 93
Whitey Ford - baseball player - 89
Red Schoendienst - baseball player - 94
Leah Bracknell - actress - 53
Sidney Potier - actor - 90
Valerie Harper - actress - 78
Bob Dole - politician - 94
Burt Reynolds - actor - 81

backup: Tommy Lasorda - baseball manager - 90
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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby nanooktheeskimo » 25 Dec 2017, 03:17

Is John McCain eligible? Seems like having brain cancer would rule him out for this, no?
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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby asudevil » 25 Dec 2017, 03:58

nanooktheeskimo wrote:Is John McCain eligible? Seems like having brain cancer would rule him out for this, no?


He's not famous for his illness...nor is he on death row "state mandated"...so he should be eligible.
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Re: 2018 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 25 Dec 2017, 05:22

asudevil wrote:
nanooktheeskimo wrote:Is John McCain eligible? Seems like having brain cancer would rule him out for this, no?


He's not famous for his illness...nor is he on death row "state mandated"...so he should be eligible.


Correct. An example of this would be Terri Schiavo. Also...

Minneapolitan wrote:- If you have questions about the validity of a celebrity, send a private message to Minneapolitan (me).


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