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#1 Tuber Mirum

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 08:11 PM

After months of arduous labour on the parts of Notapotato and Magere Hein, The Hartlepool Deadlypool is ready to accept entrants.

A cut above the usual deathpools, the Hartlepool Deadlypool distinguishes its self in that it requires the participants not only to predict the deaths of celebrities, but also the order in which the deaths will occur.

A fiendishly complex scoring system combined with a uniquely arbitrary and unpredictable team of administrators and some opaque and incomprehensible rules should all make for an exciting game in the course of the year.

So get your entries in! Closing date is the 31st of December. Probably.

The Hartlepool Deadlypool

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 08:16 PM

Notapotato, on Dec 13 2005, 08:11 PM, said:

A cut above the usual deathpools, the Hartlepool Deadlypool distinguishes its self in that it requires the participants not only to predict the deaths of celebrities, but also the order in which the deaths will occur.
I will look into this.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 08:35 PM

You know what, I think you chaps are serious!

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 08:36 PM

Taking my chances with this question, but what do you have against a certain living wife of a deceased former president?

Not that I plan to use said person in any Dead Pool, just curious.
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 09:20 PM

There's a lot to do at the end of the year.

I intend to enter the Derby Deadpool for the first time and regale the Deathlist on my top 50 for the year for their consideration. And now this one's got to be in order! My brain will hurt!
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:24 PM

Notapotato, on Dec 13 2005, 08:11 PM, said:

After months of arduous labour on the parts of Notapotato and Magere Hein, The Hartlepool Deadlypool is ready to accept entrants.

A cut above the usual deathpools, the Hartlepool Deadlypool distinguishes its self in that it requires the participants not only to predict the deaths of celebrities, but also the order in which the deaths will occur.

A fiendishly complex scoring system combined with a uniquely arbitrary and unpredictable team of administrators and some opaque and incomprehensible rules should all make for an exciting game in the course of the year.

So get your entries in! Closing date is the 31st of December. Probably.

The Hartlepool Deadlypool
Well I've entered your deadpool,deadlypool.

If you don't like my selections,

please feel free to disqualify me, on the grounds that I'm an arse. :)
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 11:35 PM

I was liking the idea but then I read this:

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Notapotato's word is final


:)
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:49 AM

Great stuff. I shall be entering soonish.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 11:09 AM

I'm in, subject to approval from the venerated MH and NAP.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:26 PM

Anubis the Jackal, on Dec 14 2005, 09:09 PM, said:

I'm in, subject to approval from the venerated MH and NAP.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:54 PM

Am so excited. Have just submitted Cancer Ward for the HDP, a specialist team that had to have (or have had) cancer to qualify and Liz Taylor didn't even make the team. Sorry Liz, I have at least 10 before you although I might have put you in goal.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 08:37 PM

Last night I submitted my entry - hay, it took me a few moments to bounce around your rules. Looking forward to the laughs we will have on this one - chears Notapotato(e)
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 08:53 PM

Thank you everyone for your entries to the HDP!

Now I have fixed the entry form, would you mind entering your teams again?

Sorry.

Thank You.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 08:54 PM

Notapotato - How come LBJ can't be on the list?

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:15 PM

I've re-submitted my team of mostly obscure people.

And yes I know I spelled paediatrician wrongly, the shame burns like white phosphorus.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:25 PM

Notapotato, on Dec 14 2005, 09:53 PM, said:

Thank you everyone for your entries to the HDP!

Now I have fixed the entry form, would you mind entering your teams again?

Sorry.

Thank You.
;)
Have I really got to do it again? I plucked 10 names from thin air, literally the first I thought of. Most weren't even over 60, they were wishful, optimistic entries.

Never mind, I'll have another go tomorrow.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:51 PM

Banshees Scream, on Dec 14 2005, 09:54 PM, said:

Notapotato - How come LBJ can't be on the list?
It's just an irrational prejudice dating back to the days of Weatherman90, Death List Observer and GracieJc8.

Thank you to everyone who has entered. I hope Godot gets out of the Funny Farm in time to resubmit his choices.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 09:38 PM

How many entries have you had?
I realise it is still early days.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 09:39 PM

I've just enterd too.
Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

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1. Jeremy Thorpe  2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris  16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47.  Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:24 AM

I'm going to enter as soon as I've thought up a name and a team - so probably just before midnight on 31st December. At least it will give me something to talk to elderly relatives about on New Years Eve - there's nothing like a good discussion about death with old people on the eve of a new year.
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