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Old 12-31-2018, 10:39 PM
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Fatima Ali
Jim Kelly
Alan Alda
Tim Conway
Shaun Weiss
Kevin Smith
Kenny Rogers
John Andretti
Bill Cosby
Johnny Depp
Lenny Dykstra
Heather Locklear
Elvis Costello

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Demi Lovato
Shannen Doherty
Lamar Odom
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:23 PM
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Coming off 4 straight Top-10 finishes (5th: 2018, 2nd: 2017, 5th: 2015, 6th: 2014), I offer the following parade of terminally ill celebs/patients for 2019:

Fatima Ali - Reality TV Chef - April 9, 1989
Elyana Emrizal – Malaysian singer – July 5, 1987
Peter Frates - Bucket Challenge - December 28, 1984
Greg Gilbert - singer/guitarist - Dec 7 1977
Jonathan Densem - musician - 47
Rickey Dixon - Dec 26, 1966
Steve Smith - NFL RB - August 30, 1964
John Andretti – Race Car Driver – March 12, 1963
Jim Kelly – NFL QB – February 14, 1960
Tim Curley - ex-Penn State Athletic Director - April 28, 1954
Chris Rea - singer - March 4, 1951
Olivia Newton John – September 26, 1948
Jill Gascoine - Actress - April 11. 1937

Leah Bracknell - actress - July 12 1964

Clean List:
Fatima Ali
Elyana Emrizal
Peter Frates
Greg Gilbert
Jonathan Densem
Rickey Dixon
Steve Smith
John Andretti
Jim Kelly
Tim Curley
Chris Rea
Olivia Newton John
Jill Gascoine

Leah Bracknell
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:23 PM
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Kevin Spacey

Selena Gomez

Jack Nicholson

Bill Clinton

Artie Lange

Martaveus Bryant

Corey Feldman

Mario Batelli

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump

Prince Charles

Dan Ackroyd

Brittany Spears
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:29 PM
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Kevin Spacey

Selena Gomez

Jack Nicholson

Bill Clinton

Artie Lange

Martaveus Bryant

Corey Feldman

Mario Batelli

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump

Prince Charles

Dan Ackroyd

Brittany Spears
Next year I'm going to have a statement that clean lists have no double spacing.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:36 PM
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Next year I'm going to have a statement that clean lists have no double spacing.
I'm sorry. What did I do wrong?
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:49 PM
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:55 PM
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I'm sorry. What did I do wrong?
When I cut and paste the spaces make problems on my form.

No worries, it's just easier for my way of doing things to have no space. Sorry, by this time in the evening I'm getting tired.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:57 PM
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Renaud Pierre Manuel Séchan French singer
Leah Bracknell Actress
Johnny Clegg Musician
Christy Dignam Musician
Paul Gascoigne English footballer
Linda Nolan Singer
Steve Lieberman Musician
Julie Strain Actress
Lenny Johnrose English footballer
Greg Gilbert musician
Fernando Ricksen Dutch former professional footballer
John Andretti NASCAR driver
Marieke Vervoort Belgian paralympian

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Renaud Pierre Manuel Séchan
Leah Bracknell
Johnny Clegg
Christy Dignam
Paul Gascoigne
Linda Nolan
Steve Lieberman
Julie Strain
Lenny Johnrose
Greg Gilbert
Fernando Ricksen
John Andretti
Marieke Vervoort
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:59 PM
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When I cut and paste the spaces make problems on my form.

No worries, it's just easier for my way of doing things to have no space. Sorry, by this time in the evening I'm getting tired.
I won't do it again. Thank you for explaining the problem.
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I won't do it again. Thank you for explaining the problem.
And again, sorry I was testy.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:13 AM
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Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Fatima Ali
Pope Benedict
Jimmy Carter
Valerie Harper
Empress Michiko
Mahathir Mohamad
Olivia Newton-John
Prince Philip
Gloria Vanderbilt
Dick Van Dyke
Leslie Wexner
Betty White
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:13 AM
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Here is my list for 2019 including five Holdovers from 2018:

Leah Bracknell
John Andretti
William Refrigerator Perry
Marc Gastineau
Jo Dee Messina
Anita Cochran - country music entertainer
Fatima Ali - Top Chef contestant
Linda Nolan - English actress/singer
Stephen Darby - former Bolton Wanderers back
George "Doddie" Weir - former Scotland lock
Greg "Fingers" Taylor - harmonica player for Coral Reefer Band
Ken Waters - former Wales hooker
Abby Lee Miller - dance mom

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Dag Kittlaus - Siri CEO

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Leah Bracknell
John Andretti
William Perry
Marc Gastineau
Jo Dee Messina
Anita Cochran
Fatima Ali
Linda Nolan
Stephen Darby
Doddie Weir
Fingers Taylor
Ken Waters
Abby Lee Miller

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Dag Kittlaus
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:31 AM
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Austin Carlile (singer)
Beth Chapman (reality star)
Tim Conway (actor)
Tim Curry (actor)
Valerie Harper (actor)
James Harris (wrestler, aka. Kamala)
Denise Nickerson (actor)
Jimmy Osmond (singer)
Jerry Remy (baseball player/announcer)
Gale Sayers (football player)
Michael Schumacher (car racer)
Johnathan Szeles (magician, aka. The Amazing Johnathan)
Melissa Young (model)

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Rod Carew (baseball player)

Clean List:

Austin Carlile
Beth Chapman
Tim Conway
Tim Curry
Valerie Harper
James Harris
Denise Nickerson
Jimmy Osmond
Jerry Remy
Gale Sayers
Michael Schumacher
Johnathan Szeles
Melissa Young

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Rod Carew
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5 minute warning!
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:59 AM
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Okay, that's it! Off we go!
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In this game? Not at all!
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Oh, sorry, did that sound psychotic?
Oh no. It's better than people arguing over who deserves to be included!

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Enoy it while you can!

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Old 01-01-2019, 07:52 AM
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Top 13 picks, for those who wish to follow along, were

Jimmy Carter 28
Olivia Newton John 22
Bill Cosby 19
Valerie Harper 19
Leah Bracknell 17
Prince Philip 17
Fatima Ali 15
Betty White 14
Tim Conway 14
Linda Nolan 13
Donald Trump 12
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 12
Mel Brooks 11

Of the rest, 91 picks were between nine and two each, and 460 were singletons.
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Oh no. It's better than people arguing over who deserves to be included!
I'm surprised there weren't any page-long arguments about that this go 'round. 2019 is already shaping up to be a great year!
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:31 AM
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And the suspense mounts!

In 2015 we had a New Year's Day tie for the opening kickoff award, Mario Cuomo and Jeff Golub. I'm not so macabre that I tried to research who died earliest in the day.
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And again, sorry I was testy.
I think being expected to be compiling a bunch of last minute entries at midnight on your birthday is a reasonable excuse to be a bit testy.
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I saw Danica Patrick as an entry by one of the contestants. Since she is no longer racing my guess is that she will meet her demise by being run over on the LA Freeway because she was going slower than everyone else......

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With no intentions of stepping on the DeathMistress' turf, I am working on the ScoreKeeper (an Excel file that lets you input year of death and track the scores). For those with access, it is in a new "2019" folder in the Shared DropBox folder.

For anyone interested, PM me your email address, so I can share the DropBox folder (or e-mail the file, but I post updated versions on DropBox as necessary).

Happy New Year!
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I can't remember what year it was but someone once asked the question about the longest wait until the first selected celebrity got nailed to the perch. I believe it was very early in the history of the game but for the years I've been playing Death Mistress I don't know what the answer is.
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:49 PM
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more full exposition of the picks:

Top thirteen:

Jimmy Carter 28
Olivia Newton John 22
Bill Cosby 19
Valerie Harper 19
Leah Bracknell 17
Prince Philip 17
Fatima Ali 15
Betty White 14
Tim Conway 14
Linda Nolan 13
Donald Trump 12
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 12
Mel Brooks 11

Nine picks-5

Eight picks-4

Seven picks-6

Six picks-6

Five picks-14

Four picks-23

Three picks-29

Two picks-86

Uniques-459

We have 96 players, for a total of 1248 picks.
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I can't remember what year it was but someone once asked the question about the longest wait until the first selected celebrity got nailed to the perch. I believe it was very early in the history of the game but for the years I've been playing Death Mistress I don't know what the answer is.
January 21st, as per the Death Pool Archive
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I've put Tim Conway on my list for years and years and years, and never noticed anybody else doing so. This year fourteen others have put him there. What's up with that?
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I've put Tim Conway on my list for years and years and years, and never noticed anybody else doing so. This year fourteen others have put him there. What's up with that?
Just a WAG, but this might have something to do with it: Tim Conway has brain surgery as family fights over conservatorship
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I know a lot of players go for rappers as a category. Anyone smart enough to pick Dutch rappers? Might be an untapped resource.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feis_Ecktuh
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Baker, are you going to use phungi's list format? Because that was a darn good layout.
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Not sure if this guy was considered a bona fide pick*, but it is a sad day for Purdue University

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/sta...87619475558401

*famous only because he was sick
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Baker, are you going to use phungi's list format? Because that was a darn good layout.
Yes I know, it is a good format, but sad to say I'm not sure how to use it. Just for now I'm going to be primitive.

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For the next couple of days I won't be online much. As I type I'm just back from the hospital. My 86 year old mother fell and her hip is broken. She will have surgery later this morning, I don't know exactly when, but the next day or two will be hairy.

So if I'm not right on top of the opening kickoff, I will get to things as soon as I can.
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...Meat Loaf: the singer.
As opposed to Meat Loaf: the entree?

Baker - Hope all is ok with Mom.


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Best wishes for your mom, Baker; sending good thoughts your way.
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Am I bad in that I have a preliminary Deathpool 2020 file on my hard drive?


{{{Baker+Mom}}}
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Hang in there Baker, the supportive thoughts of our hundred-plus are with you...
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And that was for my very first DP cherry: Paul Quarrington. I still own the record for latest Opening Kickoff winner!
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And that was for my very first DP cherry: Paul Quarrington. I still own the record for latest Opening Kickoff winner!
You aren't "helping these fellows along", are you?
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"Mean" Gene Okerlund aged 76. Anyone have him?
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Of course not, that would be against the rules

Actually I discovered Paul Q from this game and he is still one of my favourite artists. Sadly, I didn't know of him while he was alive (ok, for more than a month while he was alive) because apparently he put on an awesome live show.

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Aw man, that guy reminds me of Saturday mornings eating Lucky Charms in front of the TV.
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I have a wrestling theme in the other thread and annoyingly I didn't have him. I think The Undertaker will be busy this year.

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Bob "Super Dave" Einstein has died.
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I wonder how his brother Albert is taking it.
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I totally got sidetracked and forgot to get an entry in this time. What that means is that a few of the old mainstays on my list are probably screwed. Mike Tyson, Suge Knight, Ron Jeremy - look out.
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2019 is off to a roaring start.

Per TMZ Daryl Dragon (aka the "Captain" from Captain and Tenille) is dead at 76 .
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