IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2018

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IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2018

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IMCT Celebrity Death Pool 2018

It's that most wonderful time of the year!

Here we go again for 2018. The rules are:

1. You pick 13 celebrities whom you predict will die within the calendar year 2018. 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, 2017. (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.

10. 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 2017. Or, you may submit an alternate after the death of an original pick, as long as this is posted by midnight on December 31, 2017. 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.

11. 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 2018.

The "Final Hours" Award: to be awarded to the poster or posters who pick the last listed celebrity to die in 2018.

Let the ghoulishness begin!
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Hey hey!

I'll start this off with my list:

1. Sting
2. Michael Schumacher
3. Valerie Harper
4. Burt Reynolds
5. Wilford Brimley
6. Henry Kissinger
7. Andy Dick
8. Shane MacGowan
9. Keith Richards
10. Paul Gascoigne
11. Britney Spears
12. Tommy Chong
13. Ginger Baker

Alternates:
Dolly Parton
Kenny Rogers
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Ronnie Wood
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Williams
Klaus Meine
The Queen
Don King
Ritchie Blackmore
Stephen Hawking
Paul Gascoigne
Bamber Gascoigne
Phil Mogg
Paul Stanley
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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My theme this year is 1980s male tv actors (non-sitcom variety).
1. Lee Majors
2. Lee Horsley
3. Bruce Boxleitner
4. Don Johnson
5. Gerald McRaney
6. Perry King
7. Tom Wopat
8. Philip Michael Thomas
9. Jan-Michael Vincent
10. William Katt
11. Ken Wahl
12. Fred Dryer
13. Gil Gerard

Alternates
Mr. T
Pierce Brosnan
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Harvey Weinstein
Henry Kissinger
Donald Trump
John McCain
Bill Cosby
Kevin Spacey
Robert Mueller
Carl Palmer
Phil Collins
Stan Lee
Carl Reiner
Angela Lansbury
Garrison Keiller

Alt: Al Franken
John Lasseter
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 6:54pm
My theme this year is 1980s male tv actors (non-sitcom variety).
1. Lee Majors
2. Lee Horsley
3. Bruce Boxleitner
4. Don Johnson
5. Gerald McRaney
6. Perry King
7. Tom Wopat
8. Philip Michael Thomas
9. Jan-Michael Vincent
10. William Katt
11. Ken Wahl
12. Fred Dryer
13. Gil Gerard

Alternates
Mr. T
Pierce Brosnan
Jan-Michael Vincent is a shoe-in.
WWK: I feel confident we haven't heard the last from Dr. Harvey Camel.

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Kory wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 7:15pm
Jan-Michael Vincent is a shoe-in.
Is he sick?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 7:35pm
Kory wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 7:15pm
Jan-Michael Vincent is a shoe-in.
Is he sick?
I saw a headline somewhere that he was at death's door but it may have just been clickbait.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 7:35pm
Kory wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 7:15pm
Jan-Michael Vincent is a shoe-in.
Is he sick?
Yeah, he's pretty good.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 8:26pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 7:35pm
Kory wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 7:15pm
Jan-Michael Vincent is a shoe-in.
Is he sick?
Yeah, he's pretty good.
*snort*
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 6:54pm
My theme this year is 1980s male tv actors (non-sitcom variety).
1. Lee Majors
2. Lee Horsley
3. Bruce Boxleitner
4. Don Johnson
5. Gerald McRaney
6. Perry King
7. Tom Wopat
8. Philip Michael Thomas
9. Jan-Michael Vincent
10. William Katt
11. Ken Wahl
12. Fred Dryer
13. Gil Gerard

Alternates
Mr. T
Pierce Brosnan
You broke up with Shelley Long???

The kids aren't prepared for this news. :cry:

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Rat Patrol wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 9:45pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 6:54pm
My theme this year is 1980s male tv actors (non-sitcom variety).
1. Lee Majors
2. Lee Horsley
3. Bruce Boxleitner
4. Don Johnson
5. Gerald McRaney
6. Perry King
7. Tom Wopat
8. Philip Michael Thomas
9. Jan-Michael Vincent
10. William Katt
11. Ken Wahl
12. Fred Dryer
13. Gil Gerard

Alternates
Mr. T
Pierce Brosnan
You broke up with Shelley Long???

The kids aren't prepared for this news. :cry:
We agreed that her … persistence meant that it was best we take separate paths. I'll still welcome her death; I just won't profit from it.
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I went back and read through the first couple pages of this year's pool. I'm convinced some people had inside info.
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After going 0-for-13 the past two years recycling the same list of dead Dicks I'm gonna give this a rethink.
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What do you have against Cloris Leachman, Kory?
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