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#41 Paul Bearer

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:36 AM


Do I get another 10 points for this one? 'Cruise ship'

And another 18 points for this. 'Gunman kills' 4, 'himself' at US spa


Well.........

#1... I think I might have to add a rule for the sake of the game. Because technical points like that make the game not as fun.

#2... Are you sure you want to submit that one right now? Because theres a lot more potential in that headline. There was recently a school shooting in Ohio.


1... The cruise ship did make the headlines after all.
2... yes! as you said in an earlier post, "So that would require me to part from the deathpool community. :( In that case, I'll either just end the competition right there or hand it off to someone else to take care of" so the game might end soon (unless you're thinking of going on a shooting spree?).
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

The game seems to have some flaws in it.

1) There needs to be a rule for what happens when a headline appears more than once. What happens if my headline reads "Former President of Djibouti dies" and two former Djiboutian heads of state die in one year?

2) If I get points for every word right, can't I just say "Obama" and then claim credit every time a headline with the word Obama appears? Granted it'd be a small score each time but it would add up quickly.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

The game seems to have some flaws in it.

1) There needs to be a rule for what happens when a headline appears more than once. What happens if my headline reads "Former President of Djibouti dies" and two former Djiboutian heads of state die in one year?

2) If I get points for every word right, can't I just say "Obama" and then claim credit every time a headline with the word Obama appears? Granted it'd be a small score each time but it would add up quickly.


2. The way I read it was once your headline is 'claimed', you can't use it again.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

I dont graduate until June. And I dont even know what Im doing after school... You have plenty of time. You can save that headline and use it later if nothing better comes up. So last time... Are you sure you want to submit?

And here we have the cruise ship rule... I think we can all agree, for the enjoyability of the game to implement a rule to prevent technichality points. A headline must match at least two words. And those two words cannot describe each other as in an adjective on a noun or a first name on a last name. "Cruise ship" alone will not fly. Nor would "Meryl Streep" itself.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

I'll grab all the points I can, after all, June is only 3 months away.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

Do I get anything for this North/South one? It's not what I had in mind when I chose the headline, but you know how it is.

http://www.reuters.c...E8DF1UX20120215

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

Oooooooo! How close was this?
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

Hey everybody. Ive been gone this week and now Im back. This thread has kind of been a bitch to edit on. Its slow going on my computer so thank you for your patience.. Ill update soon.

And Paul Bearer will need to confirm that headline from March 13 if he wants to submit it.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

Hey everybody. Ive been gone this week and now Im back. This thread has kind of been a bitch to edit on. Its slow going on my computer so thank you for your patience.. Ill update soon.

And Paul Bearer will need to confirm that headline from March 13 if he wants to submit it.


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:53 AM

An update has been made. Paul Bearer and Handrejka have both doubled their scores. A shame for Handrejka who wouldve had a perfect headline had she not made a misspelling.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

May I add a headline to be seen the 22nd December 2012; "WELL WE'RE ALL STILL HERE THEN" or suchlike. The number of what I'd thought were sensible people worried about the 'great' 'event' that isn't going to happen...

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

This will be the third time the words cruise ship has appeared in the national headlines. Can I have my 10 points for this headline?
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

This will be the third time the words cruise ship has appeared in the national headlines. Can I have my 10 points for this headline?


There must be a matching word describing what happened with the cruise ship.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:14 PM


This will be the third time the words cruise ship has appeared in the national headlines. Can I have my 10 points for this headline?


There must be a matching word describing what happened with the cruise ship.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

Can I have this one regarding a plane crash?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:43 PM

Been a bit tardy here but can I claim on 2 and 12 on my list?



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12. Eurozone Faces New Crisis


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

Been a bit tardy here but can I claim on 2 and 12 on my list?



2 .Ennis Has to Settle for Silver

http://www.setanta.c...ey/gnid-133998/




12. Eurozone Faces New Crisis


http://www.guardian....edit-rating-aaa


If you get the Eurozone one, I want the first cruise ship one.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

Did anyone predict this headline?

Gravy-wrestling model suffers horrific facial injuries after being hit with monkey wrench when she interrupted a friend having sex

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

Did anyone predict this headline?

Gravy-wrestling model suffers horrific facial injuries after being hit with monkey wrench when she interrupted a friend having sex


BOLLOCKS!!!!!!!!!!

That was going to be my number 7 headline, but decided to drop it in favour of a crazed knifeman. Boy, is my face red.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

OK, How about 12 points for this one?
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