Dead Pool 2012

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buzza, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Earl Sweatshirt?

do you want me to share what i know w/ you or not? (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

And not Tyler?

do you want me to share what i know w/ you or not? (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't want to bogart all of Odd Future.

Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

just seems like earl is the least likely to catch an early death of that squad.

do you want me to share what i know w/ you or not? (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh shit wait can i replace Bobby Heenan, a man I never want to die, with Paul Merson

I am Newgod (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still too squeamish to enter, still morbidly fascinated by the lists from those who do. Poor Lindsay Lohan.

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 04:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frankie Muniz
Lindsey Lohan
Ashton Kutcher
Russell Brand
Andy Dick
Steve-O
Sinead O'Connor
Joe Paterno
Jerry Sandusky
Margaret Thatcher

Frobisher (Viceroy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 07:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 more bro

buzza, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 07:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh 15... damn....

Charlie Sheen
Fidel Castro
Billy Graham
Artie Lange
Terry Pratchett

Frobisher (Viceroy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 07:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Earl Sweatshirt? And not Tyler?

The proper OFWGKTA answer is: more points.

Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 07:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

if it turns out earl was murdered a year ago and has been lying in a ditch, does he still count towards 2012 points?

I am Newgod (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

How deadly is Hep C? I'm seeing a lot of Billy Graham here. And while I would love to see him shut the shit up, he seems the type that will be dying his beard for much bloody longer.

I am Newgod (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Margaret Thatcher
Abe Vigoda
Clarence Thomas
HRH Queen Elizabeth
Donald Knuth
Terry Pratchett
Paula Deen
Roger Ebert
Kim Jong-un
Ben Gibbard
Dick Clark
Thomas Pynchon
Liza Minelli
Bono
Marc Maron

Bonus animal dead pool: National Zoo panda-in-residence Mei Xiang

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

have Marc Maron's podcasts taken an interesting turn?

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

You never know with depressives.

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

etta james
lindsay lohan
margaret thatcher
mel gibson
fidel castro
joe paterno
katy perry
suri cruise
michael j fox
warwick davis
peter dinklage
kenny baker
michael j anderson
verne troyer
tony cox

sarahel, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

did a little person tick you off today or

GREENS (the putting kind) (donna rouge), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought it was funny that someone upthread posted someone (dwarf), so i decided to pick a bunch of dwarves

sarahel, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had no idea Lindsay Lohan is a dwarf! I guess the camera can make you look bigger.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 09:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

One new rule for 2012: If a Wikipedia search on one of your picks directs to a disambiguation page or to someone else with the same name, please indicate which one you mean by appending the person's profession in parentheses, e.g. "(actress)" or "(football player)"

Also, a 100 point bonus if your pick was both an actress and a football player....

Lee626, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 09:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

John Laws
Phillip Ruddock
Margaret Thatcher
Neil Harvey
John Kennedy (AFL coach)
Donald Rumsfeld
Etta James
Olivia de Havilland
Justin Beiber
Frank Tyson
Ronnie Wood
Engelbert Humperdinck
Jerry Lewis
Charlie Sheen
Bernie Ecclestone

Fred Nerk, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 09:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Margaret Thatcher
Stephen Hawking
Fidel Castro
Terry Pratchett
Mark E. Smith
Iggy Pop
Prince Philip
Buzz Aldrin
Nelson Mandela
Keith Richards
David Attenborough
George Bush Snr
Bruce Forsyth
Patrick Moore
Sidney Poitier

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 10:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^I think every name on this list made me go, 'you sure they are still alive?', so I think you'll do p well.

I am Newgod (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 11:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

charlie sheen
etta james
stephen hawking
fidel castro
artie lange
pete doherty
mel gibson
margaret thatcher
dick cheney
sean parker
robin gibb
david prowse
morrissey
klas ingesson
barbara bush

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 11:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hello. My random pick list of people that I do not hope to die but then again, amaze myself (has anyone actually made a hormov where a dead pool list is involved? Actually don't answer if it's somthing obv like "Dead Pool" or else owt)..

One of Bananarama (oh ok, keren then)
Philip Glenister
Simon Cowell
Jack Black
Phil the Greek
Phil Oakey
Shirley Temple
Genesis P Oridge
Mo Tucker
Justin Bieber
Les McKeowen of the Rollers
Ronnie Corbett
Bruce Forsyth
Brian Blessed
Gary Glitter

That's it yes? I think all are alive as at:

Mark G, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 12:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, a 100 point bonus if your pick was both an actress and a football player....

Oh, I missed out Waynetta Rooney.

Mark G, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 12:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Benedict XVI
Robin Gibb
Michael Douglas
Paul F. Tompkins
Pete Doherty
Elton John
Helmut Kohl
Robert Pattinson
Courtney Love
Mischa Barton
Wilford Brimley
Scott Asheton
Montserrat Caballe
David S. Ware
Kimi Raikkonen

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 13:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mario Balotelli
Hugo Chávez
Lindsay Lohan
Pete Doherty
Bashar al-Assad
Margaret Thatcher
David Cameron
George Osborne
Prince Harry
McG
Dmitry Medvedev
Taylor Momsen
Ron Paul
Russell Brand
Tom Wolfe

sunn :o))) (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

balotelli is too buzzworthy to die at the moment. wait till he is struggling to make it off the bench at real madrid and run out of 'crazy' 'things' to do at least.

I am Newgod (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Paul Gascoigne
Bashar al-Assad
Muhammed Ali
Margaret Thatcher
Larry Hagman
Robin Gibb
Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi
Liz Dawn
Dick Cheney
F. Castro
Benedict XVI
Doris Day
Aretha Franklin
Glen Campbell

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peter O' Toole

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

harry belefonte
chuck berry
seymour cassel
fidel castro
exene cervenka
fats domino
peter fonda
aretha franklin
robin gibb
gene hackman
etta james
mick mars
william 'refrigerator' perry
thomas pynchon
ravi shankar

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

mickey rooney
margaret thatcher
maurice sendak
hugo chavez
silvio berlusconi
chuck berry
george h.w. bush
terry pratchett
jimmy carter
missy elliot
jerry lewis
olivia de havilland
hosni mubarak
kirk douglas
fidel the castro

gnome rocognise gnome (remy bean), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

stay the fuck away from missy!

walking liquidity crisis (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

David S. Ware

Is he/has he been ill recently?

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i think he needed a kidney transplant

sarahel, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, didn't know that. Just looked it up, and apparently he got a kidney and came through ok: http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/a-gift-of-life-and-music.html

(sorry, didn't mean to mess up your dead pool; was just surprised to see his name on the list, as I didn't know he'd been sick)

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's been a couple years post-transplant -- makes him (sadly) a cancer risk.

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Paul Gascoigne
Bashar al-Assad
Muhammed Ali
Margaret Thatcher
Larry Hagman
Robin Gibb
Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi
Liz Dawn
Dick Cheney
F. Castro
Benedict XVI
Doris Day
Aretha Franklin
Glen Campbell

― Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 14:21 (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Peter O' Toole

― Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved)

fashionably late?

DeLonge and Winding Refn (darraghmac), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

hang on, has lohan been nominated eight times?

judith, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

science

DeLonge and Winding Refn (darraghmac), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Margaret Thatcher
Norman Tebbit
Fidel Castro
Robert Mugabe
Howard Henry Baker
Sir Michael Edwardes
Phylis Schlafly
Gary Glitter
Omar Abdel-Rahman
Adam Yahiye Gadahn
Eduardo Ravelo
Gene Hackman
John Noakes
George Michael
Jimmy Swaggart

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just mean britney/amy/lindsay

judith, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

1. Marion Barry
2. Prince Philip
3. Harper Lee
4. Sly Stone
5. Debbie Reynolds
6. Lauryn Hill
7. George Michael
8. Nick Di Paolo
9. Robin Gibb
10. Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX of Thailand)
11. Muhammad Ali
12. Diana Serra Cary
13. James D. Watson
14. Bernie Madoff
15. Ralph Hall (Texas politician)

stop me before i eat again (j.lu), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

ariel pink
bashar al assad
gabriel garcía márquez
roger ebert
hugh hefner
jean-luc godard
woody allen
bob dylan
brigitte bardot
nelson mandela
hosni mubarak
Lauren Bacall
shirley maclaine
doris lessing
lou reed

nostormo, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

strongly considered nick di paolo.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jimmy the etc - Liz Dawn ISN'T DEAD? Good choice.

kraudive, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I picked her first!

ailsa, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bumping for my 29 Bill Tarmey points :(

ailsa, Friday, 9 November 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who are these people? (Got it.)

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Friday, 9 November 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Updated for Larry Hagman.

Jake Roo (jaymc), Saturday, 24 November 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Bumping for my Maurice Herzog points.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 15 December 2012 21:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Now updated for Herzog, Ravi Shankar, and Patrick Moore.

As the year draws to a close, I'll go through and see if there's anyone else I've missed. If you happen to know that I've missed one of your picks, feel free to mention it here.

Sax Blatterday (jaymc), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Elvis Telecom -- if we'd been scoring by the raw number of correct predix, you'd be tied for 3rd. With the age points factored in, you're 20th.

Sax Blatterday (jaymc), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

So I won?

abanana, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 06:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

r.i.p. it up and start again, jaymc

buzza, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 07:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not doing one this year?

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 14:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Of course jaymc will.

Jeff, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 14:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

All my last year picks survived.

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 14:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

they'll be paying you next

slitherin sockattacks (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 14:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Only an asteroid hitting the earth can help me now.

I was otm.

Aimless, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 17:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

So I won?

Yes! Or at least: I think so.

Somehow the annual Dead Pool accounting slipped my mind over the last few days. I'll make the results final this weekend.

Sax Blatterday (jaymc), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 17:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

And here's the new thread for 2013:

Dead Pool 2013

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 18:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Playing the dwarf lottery paid off this year.

abanana, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 22:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

abanana: 319 points

well damn

the horse world of the bludgrass (unregistered), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

and uh RIP Aditya Dev, I had no idea you existed

the horse world of the bludgrass (unregistered), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 22:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've double-checked to make sure that no one else died and that the numbers add up. Nothing has changed.

Congratulations, abanana, on your win!

For posterity, here's the final leaderboard:

1. abanana (319 points) (8 picks)
2. unregistered (263) (7)
3. Stevie D(eux) (157) (4)
4. Jeff (148) (4)
5. ailsa (126) (4)
6. Simon H. (106) (4)
7. Jimmy the Mod (97) (3)
8. jaymc (82) (3)
9. Three Word Username (76) (2)
10. n/a (73) (3)
11. Clay (67) (2)
12. sonderangerbot (65) (2)
13. johnny crunch (58) (2)
14. darraghmac (57) (2)
15. Matt Armstrong (55) (2)
16. milo z (53) (2)
17. sarahel (42) (2)
18. j.lu (38) (1)
(tie) Le Bateau Ivre (38) (1)
20. Elvis Telecom (32) (4)
21. buzza (27) (1)
(tie) Fred Nerk (27) (1)
(tie) naus (27) (1)
24. silby (18) (1)
25. remy bean (17) (1)
26. Viceroy (15) (1)
27. govern yourself accordingly (15) (1)
28. krakow (11) (1)
29. forksclovetofu (5) (1)

(Nine contestants with zero points.)

Other items of note:

*The 1st- and 2nd-place finishers of 2011 switched places in 2012.
*Dom Passantino (2010) still holds the record for total points (327) and picks (9), though abanana's 39.9 points-per-pick (PPP) average > Dom's 36.3.
*Stevie D. and Three Word Username also had PPP averages of at least 38. Well done.
*Elvis Telecom's PPP average of 8.0 was the lowest of any contestant with at least 2 correct picks.
*I was the highest finisher NOT to pick Robin Gibb, the most-picked dead person. (14 of y'all got points for him.)

jaymc, Friday, 11 January 2013 05:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

(Oops, Viceroy and g.y.a. should be tied for 26th.)

jaymc, Friday, 11 January 2013 05:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

None of my picks died--did I shoot the moon?

Chief Duff (Eazy), Friday, 11 January 2013 05:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

None of my picks died either, though I came really close with Burt Bacharach (he didn't die, but Hal David did).

Lee626, Friday, 11 January 2013 08:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

None of mine died, it's like a breath of life to everyone I nom. Avoided nomming Thatch for this very reason.

Mark G, Friday, 11 January 2013 09:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dammit, just missed the podium.

Jeff, Friday, 11 January 2013 13:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol, i am officially the worst at this

What am I, in France? (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 January 2013 17:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

I actually feel sort of shitty for doing so well!

Yo! MTV La Tengo (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 12 January 2013 04:13 (1 year ago) Permalink


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