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Man, that one's a shitter. RIP Stan.

My missus works for a publishing company which holds Marvel licenses, and her boss was good friends with Stan Lee and his wife, and had known them for many years. Whenever she would speak to Stan, she said he would speak so glowingly of his wife almost constantly, and almost everything he did he credited to her driving him on. She said that when his wife sadly passed last year, she thought he wouldn't be too far behind. Not the boldest of predictions given his age, obviously, but still very sad to hear about both her passing and now his.
 

Oh, I mean, er... superhero pun.

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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

 

 

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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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I'd still prefer it to be duplicated here, even if it's just updates and no banter. I'm on FB and in the group but I detest the former, and only log in probably about once a week. I actually deactivated mine around the same time as I think ca_gere, but eventually cracked (and "reactivating" pretty much was just logging in) because it seems getting hold of some (esp. old) friends is only possibly via FB. It even seems the main medium for job hunting how. Sigh.

But if it's too much hassle, fair enough.

 

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I'm not overly arsed either way. It would be a shame to not be able to participate but if the Frankie Muniz/Michael Cera death-cult conspiracies and pun-based lols have dried up on here then totally understandable if you move it completely to FB. It IS a lot of fun though I will admit.

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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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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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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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Only one person had June Whitfield, that was @ca_gere, who scores 8 points; 5 points for her age (93) plus 3 for a Unique Pick bonus. Barring any last minute tap-ins from the Grim Reaper tomorrow, this will probably be your final 2018 table.
  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 ca_gere 13 2 95
15 AVB 12 2 86
16 Kai 11 2 88
17 Lucius 11 2 88
18 FSDanmac33 11 2 89
19 James Broonbreed 10 2 95
20 Alan Cynic 8 1 90
21 annewolves 6 1 82
22 iAmanda91 6 1 95
23 Long Haired Mackem 5 1 94
24 Scottboy 5 1 94
25 Becca 5 1 95
26 Graham Knight 5 1 99
27 iron_odin 1 0 0
28 Jim McGymersun 0 0 0
29 smurdoch 0 0 0

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Rikishi (wrestler)

Bob Barker

Kirk Douglas

Tony Bennett

Prince Philip

Robert Mugabe

Desmond Tutu

Shane McGowan

Diana Ross

Nobby Stiles (joker)

Warren Buffet

Mel Brooks

Lee Scratch Perry

Pelé

Barry Cryer

Jerry Lee Lewis

Bob Dole

Olivia Newton John

Joan Baez

Carlos Santana

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You can have 30 picks for this year, so says Lemonade. A lot of mine are just people who piss me off and I shoe-horned in.

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21 hours ago, ca_gere said:

Rikishi (wrestler)

Bob Barker

Kirk Douglas

Tony Bennett

Prince Philip

Robert Mugabe

Desmond Tutu

Shane McGowan

Diana Ross

Nobby Stiles (joker)

Warren Buffet

Mel Brooks

Lee Scratch Perry

Pelé

Barry Cryer

Jerry Lee Lewis

Bob Dole

Olivia Newton John

Joan Baez

Carlos Santana

Sorry should have mentioned this, teams of 30 this year with a captain and vice captain. I'll hold the deadline for you since that's my fault. 

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It was mentioned in that December post up there but easy to miss, esp. among/next to the rest of the rules posted below. I had to triple check I hadn't dreamt the extra ten additions (like, that's not "slightly tweaked", didn't he bold it, my memory is going the way of Jake's. Oh no, it's got it's own post up there.). I'll have seen it on the FBIbook page at some point, too.

ca_gere's in another timezone, too, no? I least I hope he's got an ocean between him and Mr Knight after picking Jerry Lee Lewis (I see he was picked twice last year, too. Still.)

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Sorry about that. Here's my full list

 

Rikishi (wrestler)

Bob Barker

Kirk Douglas

Tony Bennett

Prince Philip

Robert Mugabe

Desmond Tutu

Shane McGowan

Diana Ross

Nobby Stiles (C)

Warren Buffet

Mel Brooks

Lee Scratch Perry

Pelé

Barry Cryer

Jerry Lee Lewis

Bob Dole

Olivia Newton John

Joan Baez

Carlos Santana

ric flair

OJ Simpson

Jimmy Carter

Paul Manafort

Dick Van Dyke

John McCririck

Bill Turnbull

Murray Walker

Chelsea Manning

Billy Connolly (VC)

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OK, let's get started.

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CAROL CHANNING 
 
Age 97: 5 points

Bonuses:
Lucky 13 (+/2 days): + 1 point
Trio bonus (picked by three players): + 1 point.

That's 7 points each for Ryan, Alex and Amanda.

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WINDSOR DAVIS

Age 88: 6 points
Bonuses:
Unique Pick bonus: +3 

That's 9 points for Matt.

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BABIKER AWADALLA (former Prime Minister of Sudan)

Age 101: 4 points.

Bonuses:
Unique Pick bonus: +3 

Kai nets 7 points.

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GORDON BANKS

Age 81: 6 points

Bonuses:
Lucky 13(+/-1): + 2 points
Queen & Country (died in the UK): +1
Unique Pick bonus: +3

A tidy 12 points for Anne.

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LYNDON LAROUCHE

Age 96: 5 points.

Bonuses:
Lucky 13(+/-1): + 2 points
Unique Pick bonus: +3

10 points for Alex

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  Player Number of predictions Number of Unique Predictions Average Age Points
1 Alex D 2 1 97 17
2 Anne J 1 1 81 12
3 Matt D 1 1 88 9
4 Kai S 1 1 101 7
5 Amanda H 1 0 97 7
6 Ryan S 1 0 97 7
7 Adam M 0 0 0 0
8 Anders V 0 0 0 0
9 ca_gere 0 0 0 0
10 Cameron M 0 0 0 0
11 Colin B 0 0 0 0
12 Del F 0 0 0 0
13 Ewan R 0 0 0 0
14 Gareth T 0 0 0 0
15 Graham K 0 0 0 0
16 Hayley D 0 0 0 0
17 Kirsty S 0 0 0 0
18 Kris R 0 0 0 0
19 Matthew F 0 0 0 0
20 Phil L 0 0 0 0
21 Raquell S 0 0 0 0
22 Rebecca M 0 0 0 0
23 Richard C 0 0 0 0
24 Robin W 0 0 0 0
25 Scott McL 0 0 0 0
26 Scott Mu 0 0 0 0
27 Sophie D 0 0 0 0

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