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IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 2:31pm
by Spiff
The IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

It's that most wonderful time of the year!

Here we go again for 2017. The rules are:

1. You pick 13 celebrities whom you predict will die within the calendar year 2017. If any of your celebrities dies, you score 100 points minus their age at death. Whoever has the most points at the end of the year wins the undying *snort* admiration of the IMCT.

2. All picks must be time- and date-stamped by midnight U.S. Central Time on December 31, 2016. (U.S. Central Time is six hours behind Greenwich.)

3. Valid picks are NOT:

a. already dead
b. a fictional character
c. non-human
d. under age 18 at death
e. a registered member of the IMCT, 'coz that would be too weird
f. famous solely as a result of their illness or associated actions/events (and I am the judge of this)

4. You can pick people who are 100 or more years old but you won't score points for them. But these stiffs will add to your total in the "Quantity Not Quality" Award (see below).

5. If there are conflicting reports about a celebrity's birth date (and hence confusion about his/her age at death), I will go by the higher age (i.e., lower score).

6. Your picks must specify a name: Listing "anybody from [the cast of your most hated TV show or emo band]" as a pick will be ignored.

7. Persons under sentence of death will be valid for scoring points only if they die by means other than official execution.

8. Any poster who kills or otherwise contributes to the death of any celebrity mentioned in this thread is disqualified. It's just a game, people.

9. Editing your choices: be careful! You can make changes to your list before the deadline, but it has to be clear which names are your final choices. Don't edit your original post; make a new, separate post. This makes it easier for me to track. You may submit one or more "alternates" with your list, which will be used in the event that one or more of your picks dies during December 2016. Or, you may submit an alternate after the death of an original pick, as long as this is posted by midnight on December 31, 2016. If you do not submit a new name or have a clearly identified alternate, too bad for you; you’re going to be playing with fewer picks than the rest of us who are obviously smarter than you are.

10. You can have no more than 13 picks. If you pick more than 13, or if any of your picks is otherwise invalid, I may ask for clarification. Or not. If I’m too busy, or distracted by something shiny, then I won’t and it’s too bad for you. In that case, I'll take your first 13 picks and discard the rest. So do yourself a favor and check twice, post once.

Additional stuff:

I have no rule about submissions having to be unique, despite claims of "copying" anyone else's list. (I call this The Sting Rule.) Sharing news of celebrities in ill health and whatnot is up to individual posters.

Except for Rule 3f, I have no rule about what constitutes a "celebrity" -- although it would be nice if there's at least one post-death media report that I can access online.

Spelling counts! Please try to spell celebrities' names correctly.

Some celebrities have common, identical or similar names. Listing just "Bush" will get you on my shit list, and you do not want to be on Spiff's Shit List. :shifty:

Additional awards:

The "Quantity Not Quality" Award: to be awarded to the poster or posters who pick the greatest number of celebrities who died, regardless of their actual point value.

The "Inside Track With the Grim Reaper" Award: to be awarded to the poster or posters who had the most unique picks who died.

The "Opening Kickoff" Award: to be awarded to the poster or posters who pick the first listed celebrity to die in 2017.

The "Final Hours" Award: to be awarded to the poster or posters who pick the last listed celebrity to die in 2017.

Let the ghoulishness begin!

Spiff

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 2:47pm
by Spiff
Here, I'll start:

Sting
Donald Trump
Shigeru Miyamoto
Bode Miller
Lindsey Lohan
Alex Trebec
Ginger Baker
Kanye West
Art Garfunkel
Fernando Ricksen
Leah Bracknell
Joseph Ratzinger
Carrie Fisher

Alternates:
Shia LaBeouf
Tommy Chong

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 3:49pm
by BostonBeaneater
My rolling list (to be finalized 11:59PM EST on Dec. 31)

Steve Gleason - Former New Orleans Saint
Shannon Dorherty - Beverly Hills High School Student
...

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 3:52pm
by Silent Majority
If this year us anything to go by, a list of everybody who is amazing will sweep 2017's board.

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 3:54pm
by Rat Patrol
Nobody's getting ⅜ a point on Kirk Douglas in 2017. He's officially outlived the scoreboard as of today:

https://twitter.com/i/moments/807236229611679744

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 5:19pm
by JoseUnidos
Since I'm 0-for-13 (so far) this year, I'll just use the same list:

Dick Cheney
Dick Groat
Dick Button
Dick Cavett
Dick Dale
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Gephardt
Dick Gregory
Dick Stockton
Dick Vitale
Dick Vermeil
Dickey Betts
Andy Dick

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 6:59pm
by Kory
JoseUnidos wrote:Since I'm 0-for-13 (so far) this year, I'll just use the same list:

Dick Cheney
Dick Groat
Dick Button
Dick Cavett
Dick Dale
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Gephardt
Dick Gregory
Dick Stockton
Dick Vitale
Dick Vermeil
Dickey Betts
Andy Dick
I hope it's not Dick Van Dyke.

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 7:12pm
by Kory
Donald Trump
Mitch McConnell
Wilford Brimley
Henry Kissinger
Jimmy Carter
David Crosby
Cloris Leachman
Mel Brooks
Carl Palmer
Bill Cosby
Dick Cheney
Phil Collins
Ann Coulter

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 1:26pm
by Flex
Donald Trump
Bob Dylan
Brian Wilson
Hugh Hefner
George H.W. Bush
Bill Cosby
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
Stephen Hawking
Adam West
Billy Graham
Prince Philip

Alternates:

Zsa Zsa Gábor
Jackie Stallone

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 1:37pm
by tepista
Kory wrote:Donald Trump
Mitch McConnell
Wilford Brimley
Henry Kissinger
Jimmy Carter
David Crosby
Cloris Leachman
Mel Brooks
Carl Palmer
Bill Cosby
Dick Cheney
Phil Collins
Ann Coulter
This almost sounds like a wish list

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 2:38pm
by BostonBeaneater
tepista wrote:
Kory wrote:Donald Trump
Mitch McConnell
Wilford Brimley
Henry Kissinger
Jimmy Carter
David Crosby
Cloris Leachman
Mel Brooks
Carl Palmer
Bill Cosby
Dick Cheney
Phil Collins
Ann Coulter
This almost sounds like a wish list
Don't say that about Mel Brooks.

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 3:00pm
by tepista
BostonBeaneater wrote:
tepista wrote:
Kory wrote:Donald Trump
Mitch McConnell
Wilford Brimley
Henry Kissinger
Jimmy Carter
David Crosby
Cloris Leachman
Mel Brooks
Carl Palmer
Bill Cosby
Dick Cheney
Phil Collins
Ann Coulter
This almost sounds like a wish list
Don't say that about Mel Brooks.
Wilfred Brimley has been kicking Diabetes'es ass for way too long.

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 5:25pm
by Kory
tepista wrote:
BostonBeaneater wrote:
tepista wrote:
Kory wrote:Donald Trump
Mitch McConnell
Wilford Brimley
Henry Kissinger
Jimmy Carter
David Crosby
Cloris Leachman
Mel Brooks
Carl Palmer
Bill Cosby
Dick Cheney
Phil Collins
Ann Coulter
This almost sounds like a wish list
Don't say that about Mel Brooks.
Wilfred Brimley has been kicking Diabetes'es ass for way too long.
Oh yeah, it is a bit of a wish list except for Brooks and Palmer. I didn't notice that—I guess I was in a bad mood.

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 5:33pm
by tepista
Kory wrote: Oh yeah, it is a bit of a wish list except for Brooks and Palmer. I didn't notice that—I guess I was in a bad mood.
I'll be a monkey's uncle if there isn't a country act called Brooks & Palmer.

Re: IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2017

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 5:35pm
by Kory
tepista wrote:
Kory wrote: Oh yeah, it is a bit of a wish list except for Brooks and Palmer. I didn't notice that—I guess I was in a bad mood.
I'll be a monkey's uncle if there isn't a country act called Brooks & Palmer.
If there is, then it's a full wish list. Unless they're more classic.