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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

#2 Banshees Scream

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 08:16 PM

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

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. :)

My consumption of alcohol is a coping mechanism, without the alcohol  the terror of the actualité would overwhelm me.


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Posted 13 December 2005 - 11:35 PM

I was liking the idea but then I read this:

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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#9 Anubis the Jackal

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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

I'm in, subject to approval from the venerated MH and NAP.

I thought they outed you years ago.
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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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#13 Tuber Mirum

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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.

My consumption of alcohol is a coping mechanism, without the alcohol  the terror of the actualité would overwhelm me.


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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:25 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.
;)

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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#17 Tuber Mirum

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:51 PM

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.

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1. Rev Billy Graham.2. Zsa Zsa Gabor 3. Prince Philipp Duke of Edinburgh 4. Sam Simon 5. Kirk Douglas 6. Fidel Castro 7. Stepehn Hawking 8. Pele 9.Lupita Tovar
10.Ron Moody 11. Jean Alexander 12. George Blake 13. Peter Sallis 14. Valerie Harper 15.Mohamed Ali 16. Brain Cant 17. Gretel Bergman 18. Pat Priest
19. Stuart Hall 20. Jaques Rivette 21. Anthony Booth 22. Nigel Lawson 23. Buzz Aldrin 24. Kenneth Anger 25. Al Molinaro 26. Clive James 27. Tamara Press 28. Izzy Young
29. Zara Nutley 30. Caroline Aherne 31. Cyril Frankel 32. Olivia de Haviland 33. Hywel Bennet 34. SugarPie De Santo 35. William Barrington-Coupe 36. Christiana F. 37. Peter Sutcliffe
38. Dave Swarbick 39. Rene Angelil 40. Vincent Bugliosi 41. Helmut Scmidt 42. Gro Harlem Brundtland 43. Christopher Wenner 44. Clare Torry 45. irving Kanarek 46. Russ Tamblyn
47. Movita Castenada. 48. Klaus Rainer Rohl 49. Desmond Tutu 50. Akinwale Arobieke


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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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