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#1 themaninblack

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:06 PM

Right folks, it's that time of year again...

The rules...

and here's an excerpt from the email I'll be sending as to the procedure:

All I want is a team name, an email address, 20 nominations and a maximum of 3 subs. Make sure you have 20 different names and they all alive at the time you send the email out. Make sure the spelling is correct (although as we know from Mr. Al Megrahi, there are interpretations of names) and if the choices are obscure, that I am made aware of who they are (no need to explain who Nelson Mandela is for example, but if it's his brother-in-law or something, I probably do need to know). Also bear in mind there are some celebrities with similar or even identical names (Phil Taylor the darts player and Phil Taylor the ex-footballer for example). All this makes my job a lot easier.

Also put your subs in order so if one choice snuffs it, then I'll immediately replace them with the first sub on the list. I will inform you of this change when it happens.

Remember: unless indicated, the nominated joker is the one at the top of your list!

There is no reason to change the joker unless he/she carks it before December 31st, when I’ll ask you to nominate one. When you make the choice of joker, you have to stick to it. The same goes for the rest of the team. If you are re-entering under a different name, let me know what the previous name was for my records. If it's a theme team, let me know that it is, even if seems obvious looking at the list. You can enter theme and normal teams at your leisure, but put them as separate emails please, makes it better for me to count back on the ones I've received if there are any issues. There is a maximum number of 3 teams per individual (can be any combination of normal and theme teams) although I know in some cases that certain emails will contain many teams as part of a "syndicate" of different teams.


Good luck everybody!
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:29 PM

Huzzah! Well done on taking it on for another year, TMIB and I am looking forward to all the new little things on the site. You've taken it a lot further than I would've done had circumstance allowed me to keep it running.

I only hope I have a year more like 2010 than this year, though.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:32 PM

Huzzah! Well done on taking it on for another year, TMIB and I am looking forward to all the new little things on the site. You've taken it a lot further than I would've done had circumstance allowed me to keep it running.

I only hope I have a year more like 2010 than this year, though.


And there's more to come as I've done a few bits 'n pieces that will be revealed next year. Hopefully the process isn't going to be as problematic as last years...
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:39 PM

Epic work but I fear that the work load of handling 3 teams per entrant will be an emence job to undertake. How about limiting the third team squad can only contain those people already listed on the DDP this last year?
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:52 PM

If too many come in then I might introduce an absolute limit, but most people will just send the one team....(he hopes)
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:53 AM

This'll be my first year competing, so this is quite exciting. :)


Why did you change the symbol for unique picks :ghost5: ?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:05 AM

This'll be my first year competing, so this is quite exciting. :)


Why did you change the symbol for unique picks :ghost5: ?


I'm hoping to enter the competition for the first time as well. I've drawn up a draft list but I think I might just sit on it for now and submit it closer to Christmas, just to see if anything changes.

BS' BC - 2009 = 4.
BS' BC - 2010 = 7.
BS' BC - 2011 = 8.
BS' BC - 2012 = 12.
BS' BC - 2013 = 12.
BS' BC - 2014 = 8

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Blue=DDP
20 Australians. Mark “Choco” Williams. Bert Newton. Bert Wrout. Malcolm Fraser. Lou Richards. Bart Cummings. Darrell Eastlake. Prince Leonard I of Hutt. Tessa James. Jeanne Little. Reg Grundy. Joan Kirner. Betty Cuthbert. Malcolm Young. Stuart Wagstaff. Clive James. “Father Bob” Maguire. Alby Schultz. Ritchie Benaud. Neale Daniher. 10 Brits. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Stephen Hawking. Steven Morrissey. Jimmy Hill. Dame Vera Lynn. Eddie Stobart. Kate Granger. Sir Christopher Lee. Leslie Phillips. Freeman Dyson. 10 Americans. George H.W. Bush. Kirk Douglas. Leonard Nimoy. Rev. Billy Graham. Jake ”The Snake” Roberts. Olivia De Havilland. Nancy Reagan. Mary Tyler Moore. Sam Simon. Muhammad Ali. 10 Citizens of the World. Liliane Bettencourt. Robert Mugabe. Joost van der Westhuizen (Joker). Franco Zeffirelli. Maureen O’Hara. Pope Benedict XVI. Bhumibol Adulyadej. Zsa Zsa Gabor. Fidel Castro. Rudolf von Ribbentrop.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:58 PM

I'm going to take a punt this year too. One question from one still a little wet behind the Deathlist ears - those with longer lists in their posts like Chunder above - are those lists purely for personal satisfaction?

DDP 2012 Morbid Midlands XX - 1/20 (Anthony Bate) =430th - 9 points

DDP 2013 Cannock Killing Club - 0/20 =531st - 0 points

DDP 2014 M6 Toll(ed) - 3/20 (Raymond Morris, Tommy Mundon & Billie Whitelaw) = 124th - 27 points

DDP 2015 M6 Toll(ed) - 1/20
Tom Coyne - Joker (d 07.04.15), Kenny Baker, Edward Clayton, David Daker, Ed Doolan, Sir Doug Ellis, Anne Heywood, Geoffery Hill, Vince Hill, Don Howe, Ann Jones, Ace Kefford, Don Maclean, Brian Matthew, Peter McEnery, Valarie Minifie, Anna Quayle, Murray Walker, Leila Williams, Frank Windsor.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:18 PM

I'm going to take a punt this year too. One question from one still a little wet behind the Deathlist ears - those with longer lists in their posts like Chunder above - are those lists purely for personal satisfaction?


All the lists over 20 names are usually either A) Lists for other Dead Pool competitions or B )Made just for fun.
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Better Them Than Us!:
Daisy Berkowitz, Colin Bloomfield, Katherine Crowe Posted Image, Darren Daulton, Fred DeLuca, Sally Farmiloe, Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen, Dr. Kate Granger, Valerie Harper, Clive James, Wilko Johnson, Carolyn McCarthy Posted Image, Graeme Pollock Posted Image, Mike Porcaro, Pat Rice, Amy Robach, Robert Schuller, Stuart Scott, Sam Simon, Joost Van Der Westhuizen

Evergreen State of Decay [Theme: People born in Washington]
Paul Allen, Bob Barker, Glenn Beck Posted Image, Jerry Cantrell Posted Image, Carol Channing Posted Image, Orson Scott Card Posted Image, John Elway Posted Image, Kenny G Posted Image, Bill Gates, Ben Gibbard Posted Image. Ben Haggerty http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Donald M. Kendall http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Amanda Knox http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Gary Larson http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Ryan Lewis http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Chuck Palahniuk http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Anthony Ray http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Adam West, Jim Whittaker http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Michael Winslow http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif

Died in Committee [Theme: Current and former Senators]
Daniel Akaka http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Birch Bayh http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Edward Brooke http://www.derbydead...mages/joker.gif, Tom Coburn http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Ted Cruz http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Jeremiah Denton http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Bob Dole, Dianne Feinstein http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, John Glenn, Orrin Hatch http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, Tim Johnson http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Mark Kirk http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Paul Laxalt http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, John McCain, Mitch McConnell http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Walter Mondale, Harry Reid, Jay Rockefeller http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, John Warner http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif

ShadowList 2014:
Rev. Billy Graham, General Jaruzelski, George Bush, Olivia de Havilland, Kirk Douglas, John Glenn, Luise Rainer, Christopher Lee, Nancy Reagan, Eli Wallach, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bob Dole, Beverly Cleary, Robert Mugabe, Chuck Berry, Al Molinaro, Stan Lee, Lyndon LaRouche,
Ariel Sharon, Don Pardo, Jim Leavelle, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Don Rickles, June Foray, Mort Walker, Paul Laxalt, I.M. Pei, Edward Brooke, Pope Benedict XVI, Alan Young, Henry Kissinger, Hiroo Onoda, Chuck Yeager, Dr. Henry Heimlich, George Shultz, Vera Lynn, Mickey Rooney, Fidel Castro, Noel Neill, Jimmy Carter, Ben Bradlee, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack T. Chick, Jerry Lewis, Jake LaMotta, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, Helmut Schmidt, Harper Lee, Gloria Vanderbilt, Abe Vigoda

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:19 AM

This'll be my first year competing, so this is quite exciting. :)


Why did you change the symbol for unique picks :ghost5: ?


I didn't. It's somehow different in the rules pages than in the teams/score pages. All it takes is a bit of re-coding and ghost will come back...

BTW could a mod change the sub-heading to have one less X please. Got carried away... Thanks!
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

MMXII - ah that's much better! :D
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:43 AM

Just as clarity for 2012, and to quite possibly accidentally leak one of my prospective uniques: what's the rule on obituaries that appear behind the Times paywall?
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#13 themaninblack

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:36 AM

Hmmm. If you have access to the page of the obituary, it could be possible to save it as a html document, ship it to me and then I'd add/link the document to the server...
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

So from what I understand, we can have two theme teams this year. To make the theme team league game more exciting Im guessing?
Star Dust 2015 DDP: Caroline Aherne - Samantha Beaven - Daisy Berkowitz - Colin Bloomfield - Little Jimmy Dickens - Helen Fawkes - Wendell Ford - Ahmad Givens - Superstar Billy Graham - Kate Granger - Lauren Hill - Mary Tyler Moore - Bryan Murray - Leonard Nimoy - Gino Odjick - Peter Robbins - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Vojislav Šešelj - Sam Simon - Aimee Willett

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2012 - 2015 DDP Theme Team: The Bedsoring '20s
2012 DDP Theme Team: Califorewarned, Oregoners, Washingtons of Bodies Away

2013 & 2014 DDP Theme Team: Bet on Black!
2015 DDP Theme Team: Izanami Orders the California Roll

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:05 AM

You can have either three normal teams, three theme teams, one theme team and two normal teams or one normal team and two theme teams...
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:12 AM

You can have either three normal teams, three theme teams, one theme team and two normal teams or one normal team and two theme teams...


It should be one entrant one team. Any other system is stacking the odds against anyone who submits just one team. Counter argument is that anyone can submit three teams but why stop at three? Why not five? Theme team is OK but doubling or trippling up on normal teams smacks of cheating to me.
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#17 Estuarian Float

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:50 PM

Im gonna do two themes. Having multiple normal teams takes the fun out of it. But it is 2012 you know.. lets make this a big year.
Star Dust 2015 DDP: Caroline Aherne - Samantha Beaven - Daisy Berkowitz - Colin Bloomfield - Little Jimmy Dickens - Helen Fawkes - Wendell Ford - Ahmad Givens - Superstar Billy Graham - Kate Granger - Lauren Hill - Mary Tyler Moore - Bryan Murray - Leonard Nimoy - Gino Odjick - Peter Robbins - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Vojislav Šešelj - Sam Simon - Aimee Willett

2011 DDP Theme Team: Seoul Takers
2012 - 2015 DDP Theme Team: The Bedsoring '20s
2012 DDP Theme Team: Califorewarned, Oregoners, Washingtons of Bodies Away

2013 & 2014 DDP Theme Team: Bet on Black!
2015 DDP Theme Team: Izanami Orders the California Roll

(((The Dust Pool))) (((Predict the Paper))) (((Kentucky Derby Dead Pool)))

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:24 AM

I'm giving this a shot for the first time. My rare abilities to keep folk alive in these things suggests I'll do rather badly.

DDP – C Bloomfield (joker), M Crowe, H Fawkes, K Granger, E Lubbock, S Simon, J Hill, J van der Westhuizen, S Milne, R Sakamoto, P Sledge, G Campbell, J Villeneuve Sr, V Seselj, M Wilson, A Briggs, P Sallis, P MacNee, P Sutcliffe, C Aherne

Other Combined Deadpools – A Hiller, S W Beckett, D Ellis, T West, F Fielding, M Anderson, L Nimoy, R Ginsburg, R Ford, N Bockwinkel, P Tobin, Topol, O Pooley, J Woodward, H Wouk, G Janner, B Adelyadej, M Ali, R Angelil, D Berkowitz, T Booth, G Cole, J Havelange, S Kuttner, F Ricksen, S Sim, S Wagstaff, D Tutu, FGD Jean, C Mitchelmore, E Cameron, R Moody, J Prior, R Benaud, G Ratzinger, A McQuarrie, S Mercier, G Lee Boggs, N Kember, G Balydon, P Cardin, J Lingard, Rev B Graham, C James, N Lawson, C Woodhead, F Starr, S Hall, B Walden, C Moncrieff, P Worsthorne, R Mugabe, J Perry, L Ferlinghetti, L Carrington, C Eden, W Russell, B Aldiss, R Hardy, K Dodd, B Newbery, T Lehrer, E Morricone, P Cellier, P Dickinson, J Plowright. J Astin, M Gorbachev, J Dickens, A Ashley, T Dalyell, J Molyneaux, R Mason, S Poitier, R Atkins, J Fontaine, M Falkender, M Imison, W Ewing, S Lewis. Total 10/100


2014 – 24/100
2013: 28/100
2012: 25/100
Shadow Deathlist 2011- 10/50


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:40 AM

I'm working on a Low Countries theme team. It's not at all easy to find picks who'll pass the obit requirements.

I also need a catchy name.

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Hein

DDP 2015 team The Grey Horde: 4/20 (25 points, =73)
DDP 2015 theme team Minions of Xuleneb : 2/20 (0 points)
 
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:06 AM

I'm working on a Low Countries theme team. It's not at all easy to find picks who'll pass the obit requirements.

I also need a catchy name.

regards,
Hein


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DDP 2014:

Better Them Than Us!:
Daisy Berkowitz, Colin Bloomfield, Katherine Crowe Posted Image, Darren Daulton, Fred DeLuca, Sally Farmiloe, Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen, Dr. Kate Granger, Valerie Harper, Clive James, Wilko Johnson, Carolyn McCarthy Posted Image, Graeme Pollock Posted Image, Mike Porcaro, Pat Rice, Amy Robach, Robert Schuller, Stuart Scott, Sam Simon, Joost Van Der Westhuizen

Evergreen State of Decay [Theme: People born in Washington]
Paul Allen, Bob Barker, Glenn Beck Posted Image, Jerry Cantrell Posted Image, Carol Channing Posted Image, Orson Scott Card Posted Image, John Elway Posted Image, Kenny G Posted Image, Bill Gates, Ben Gibbard Posted Image. Ben Haggerty http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Donald M. Kendall http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Amanda Knox http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Gary Larson http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Ryan Lewis http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Chuck Palahniuk http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Anthony Ray http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Adam West, Jim Whittaker http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Michael Winslow http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif

Died in Committee [Theme: Current and former Senators]
Daniel Akaka http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Birch Bayh http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Edward Brooke http://www.derbydead...mages/joker.gif, Tom Coburn http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Ted Cruz http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Jeremiah Denton http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Bob Dole, Dianne Feinstein http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, John Glenn, Orrin Hatch http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, Tim Johnson http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Mark Kirk http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Paul Laxalt http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, John McCain, Mitch McConnell http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, Walter Mondale, Harry Reid, Jay Rockefeller http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif, John Warner http://www.derbydead...mages/ghost.gif

ShadowList 2014:
Rev. Billy Graham, General Jaruzelski, George Bush, Olivia de Havilland, Kirk Douglas, John Glenn, Luise Rainer, Christopher Lee, Nancy Reagan, Eli Wallach, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bob Dole, Beverly Cleary, Robert Mugabe, Chuck Berry, Al Molinaro, Stan Lee, Lyndon LaRouche,
Ariel Sharon, Don Pardo, Jim Leavelle, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Don Rickles, June Foray, Mort Walker, Paul Laxalt, I.M. Pei, Edward Brooke, Pope Benedict XVI, Alan Young, Henry Kissinger, Hiroo Onoda, Chuck Yeager, Dr. Henry Heimlich, George Shultz, Vera Lynn, Mickey Rooney, Fidel Castro, Noel Neill, Jimmy Carter, Ben Bradlee, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack T. Chick, Jerry Lewis, Jake LaMotta, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, Helmut Schmidt, Harper Lee, Gloria Vanderbilt, Abe Vigoda



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