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  1. Lemonade

    Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

    Rules are tweaked slightly for next year, provisional new rules: Unique pick: +3 if you were the only competitor to pick that person. Duo: +2 if you were one of only 2 competitors to pick that person Trio: +1 if you were one of only 3 competitors to pick that person Unlucky 13: +3 for a celeb who dies on the 13th of any month. Lucky 13: +2 points for an competitor who dies 1 day either side of the 13th (so 12th or 14th of the month), and +1 point for any competitor who dies on the 11th or 15th. Pinch, Punch: +2 points for any competitor who dies on the 1st of the month. Unnatural causes: +3 for murder, suicide or accident. For Queen and Country: +1 for any competitor who dies in the UK (including Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, but not overseas territories) Party pooper: +4 for a celeb who dies on their birthday or between 24th - 31st December. Lock & Key: One point for each time a competitor is arrested Captain: Total score from the above is doubled for that pick Vice Captain: Total score from the above x 1.5
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    Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

    2010 - TigerfromMars 2011 - jf9tp2wd40 2012 - Scorge 2013 - Bigsby 2014 - Delboy1969 2015 - Bigsby 2016 - Scottyboy 2017 - Scottyboy 2018 - ???? Year 9 of the Aberdeen Music Celebrity Dead Pool is now open for entries! THE RULES: Pick 20 different celebrities who are alive, but who, in your opinion, will no longer be with us by 31st December 2018. Nominate one of them as your "joker". For each celeb demise that you guess correctly, you'll score points, and if your joker sadly passes away, your grief will be alleviated by the fact that you'll score double points. The team with the most points at the end of the year will be deemed the winner. In the event of a dead heat on points, the winner will be selected according to the following criteria, applied in this order: -The most picks -The youngest average age of picks. OTHER RULES: All of your chosen celebs must be: -Human. -At least 18 years old at time of selection. -Not on any form of "Death Row" or scheduled for execution. -Actual real-life people, not characters out of soap operas and the like. -Notable enough to have their own Wikipedia page (if they were part of a band, mentioned on the band's Wikipedia page). It's your responsibility to check this. I'm not looking up 300 people on Wikipedia. -Date of birth and date of death must be verifiable. -Named individuals, not just "Pope Wotsisface" or "the oldest person in the world". All times and dates will relate to local time at place of death Teams to be submitted to me via PM on here, or you can email or Facebook message me if you so desire. CLOSING DATE - JANUARY 21ST. Any teams submitted after the closing date may be considered but may be subject to a penalty. You will start earning points from the day your team is submitted, so best be quick. SCORING: The value of the basic death depends on the person's age: 18-29 years: 12 points 30-49 years: 10 points 50-59 years: 9 points 60-69 years: 8 points 70-79 years: 7 points 80-89 years: 6 points 90-99 years: 5 points 100-109 years: 4 points 110+ years: 3 points On top of this, bonus points are awarded as follows: Unique pick: +3 if you were the only competitor to pick that person. Unlucky 13: +2 for a celeb who dies on the 13th of any month. Unnatural causes: +3 for murder, suicide or accident (but not State executions). Party pooper: +5 for a celeb who dies on their birthday or Xmas Day. Joker: Take the total of all the above and double it. LAST YEAR'S POINTS SCORERS: NAME AGE UNIQUE UNLUCKY 13 UNNAT PARTY Jimmy Snuka 73 Y n n n John Hurt 77 N n n n Joost Van Der Westhuizen 45 Y n n n Chuck Berry 90 N n n n Emma Morano 117 Y n n n Ian Brady 79 N n n n Roger Moore 89 Y n n n Peter Sallis 96 N n n n Adam West 88 N n n n Smith Hart 68 Y n n n Dina Merrill 93 Y n n n Keith Farnham 69 Y n n n Mao Kobayashi 34 Y n n n Glen Campbell 81 N n n n Bruce Forsyth 89 N n n n Jerry Lewis 91 N n n n Bobby "The Brain" Heenan 72 Y n n n Hugh Hefner 91 N n n n Gord Downie 53 N n n n Tony Booth 85 Y n n n Charles Manson 83 N n n n King Michael of Romania 96 N n n n Gulmurod Khalimov 45 Y n y n Abu Muhammad al-Shimali 37 Y n y n AND FINALLY This year's competition will be run concurrently on this forum and in the newly-formed Facebook group. The Facebook group is hidden so no-one is able to see any thing unless they're in the group. You'll have to request to join it. Please feel free to invite anyone else who might want to play (but no knobs).
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    Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

    Now taking entries for 2019 so DM your teams on to me and start scoring points from Jan 1st. For 2019 you need to pick 30 names, with 1 captain and 1 vice captain. Feel free to invite friends (no arseholes though).
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    The Return of the Fifty Book Challenge

    Poor effort from me this year, only got through 23. Should manage one or two more by year end but still not great.
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    Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

    OK I suppose I could keep it going for another year. I kind of just assumed nobody would care if I stopped, I'll post points updates here as well then but if you want my white-hot banter that's Facebook exclusive.
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    Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

    I'm thinking from next year this is going to be Facebook only. Nobody really posts here any more and there's like 1 person in the game who isn't on Facebook. And updating 2 separate places is a pain in the bum. Also considering tweaking the format a bit, adding a few more bonuses, maybe make the teams bigger. Any suggestions throw them my way.
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    Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

    Points update: George Bush Sr dies at 94, 5 points, no further bonuses apply. Current leaderboard: Player Points Number of predictions Average Age 1 Flights 47 4 78 2 Delboy1969 40 6 89 3 colb 39 6 90 4 Lemonade 37 3 79 5 Bigsby 25 3 81 6 Camie 23 4 87 7 Adam Easy Wishes 23 3 76 8 cahinton1 20 3 77 9 mezzosophano 20 3 88 10 Mr_Itch 17 3 86 11 Dennis Waterman's Showbiz XI 17 3 88 12 Scubby 17 3 88 13 Kirsten 16 1 60 14 AVB 12 2 86 15 Kai 11 2 88 16 Lucius 11 2 88 17 FSDanmac33 11 2 89 18 James Broonbreed 10 2 95 19 Alan Cynic 8 1 90 20 annewolves 6 1 82 21 iAmanda91 6 1 95 22 Long Haired Mackem 5 1 94 23 Scottboy 5 1 94 24 Becca 5 1 95 25 ca_gere 5 1 96 26 Graham Knight 5 1 99 27 iron_odin 1 0 0 28 Jim McGymersun 0 0 0 29 smurdoch 0 0 0
  8. You know a thread is fucking broken when Teabags is the voice of reason.
  9. I might just ban him for a laugh, although that would probably make me a terrorist because you're either with Peter Dow or you're a terrorist apparently. Still trying to decide which I'd rather be.
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    Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

    11 teams pick up 5 points each for Stan Lee and this is the leaderboard going in to December.
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    Ridiculous News

    #sconegate is still going. Dublin Live: The best comments and reactions after man 'nearly died' at price of scones in Bewley's Cafe. https://www.dublinlive.ie/whats-on/food-drink-news/best-comments-reactions-after-man-15430856
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    Ridiculous News

    Stink hits darts grand slam as match features flatulent end Gary Anderson and Wesley Harms both deny responsibility for ‘rotten’ fart smell during Wolverhampton tournament
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    The worst thing i have ever heard/seen

    More for the wtf video than the song, which just sounds like her singing over the original track. But man wt actual f is this video
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    Quick Questions

    I still post on Pie & Bovril and its still going strong. A lot of great chat on there if you hide the thousands of football threads.
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    Ridiculous News

    It seems like a massive overreaction. Also that's not completely beyond reason for Dublin, which is an eye-wateringly expensive city. I paid €8.50 for a pint of Heineken once, that should have made the news. Bewley's is an institution too, its been there forever, and its right on Grafton Street where everything is more expensive. More fool him. I notice the receipt was torn up and taped back together too, presumably in disgust.
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    Ridiculous News

    How does this make a national newspaper Irish Mirror: Customer's shock when he received €9 bill for two scones in Dublin's Bewley's cafe. https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/customers-shock-received-9-bill-13589555
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    Your current read?

    Same, I've read almost all of his books and there are very few I didn't like but I just can't get going with The Dark Tower. I don't like reading fantasy anyway, it's a genre I mostly avoid, but especially when it's so long-winded and so dry.
  18. In the vein of "Last Film You Watched" / "Your Current Read" / "What CDs have you been buying recently?" etc. I finished up Marvel: Ultimate Alliance last night (though still need to go back through and get some of the unlocks). I picked it up second hand in HMV for a fiver and it was well worth it, got a good month of casual gaming out of it, though being 5 years old it looks kinda dated. Got a start on Batman Arkham City this morning. Initial impression is that everything seems a bit smoother and quicker than the first game, but the menus etc are more complicated. It's going to take a bit of getting used to. I LOVED the first game... So, what are you playing?
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    Quick Questions

    Cool thought bro.
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    What game are you currently playing?

    Forza Horizon 4. There seems to be less storyline than in previous games, and no real goals, which is weird, it's just driving for driving's sake. Also in 1 & 2 the races were set up so you had to try and master a wide range of cars, in this game you could finish it with just 2 or 3 cars if you wanted because it lets you pick what you want to use before every race. The driving is as fun as ever though and some of the side missions are good. Racing around the streets of Edinburgh is novel too. They've recreated Princess Street pretty accurately, there's even trams.
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    What are you currently listening to?

    I don't know what's going on any more.
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    Your current read?

    Recent reads: "The Longest River" by Hildred Billings "Dead Girls Can't Lie" by Carys Jones "You Let Me In" by Lucy Clarke. "The Colour Of Magic" by Terry Pratchett. "You Let Me In" was the pick of them. A modern psychological thriller that manages to keep you guessing to the end. Tore through that one. Currently chipping away at "The Waste Lands" by Stephen King, the third book in the Dark Tower series but I just can't seem to get going with it. Also slowly working through "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand, which is excellent but long and I'm not really finding much time to read at the moment.
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    Quick Questions

    I presume you're talking about Shayna Baszler. She's a former MMA fighter, EX-UFC. She'd fuck you up.
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    Quick Questions

    Yes another one. They have a fucking ten year deal with the Saudis. Surprising for a company that makes such a huge deal of its philanthropy to get in bed with the Saudis but I guess money talks. No women again, and all the old farts wheeled out, DX v Undertaker and Kane, Kurt Angle, Hulk Hogan rumoured. They're under pressure to cancel this one though on the back of that dead journalist. They're having a women-only PPV next month to make up for it.
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    Quick Questions

    Allegedly he also asked for The Ultimate Warrior and Yokozuna, and that's why they had a random sumo wrestler at the last one... Because he looked a bit like Yokozuna. You couldn't make this up.
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