2018 Dead Pool

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December 23rd, 2017 at 6:17:12 PM permalink
JimRockford
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Not many participated last year. Shall we try again, same rules?
Your 10 predictions are due by 11:59 pm Las Vegas time on December 31. Folks on the list need to have their obit mentioned by the AP. Subtract 100 from the persons age at passing for your score. Smallest total, (i.e, biggest negative total) when the fiireworks go off on January 1, 2019 wins.

My picks later.

Where is Joseph Mifsud?
December 24th, 2017 at 7:09:17 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: JimRockford
Subtract 100 from the persons age at passing for your score.


So logically a person under age 40 is worth three times a person over age 80. It sounds like the best strategy is to pick 10 very young people .

Rappers, Porn Stars and Fashion Designers seem like good categories

LIL PEEP - The up-and-coming rapper was just 21 when he died of a Xanax overdose in November 2017.
The Notorious B.I.G. died on March 9, 1997, at age 24
MYCHAEL KNIGHT - Knight, fashion designer and former contestant on Project Runway was 39.
August Ames,- Canadian pornographic actress, suicide by hanging age 23
December 24th, 2017 at 2:08:52 PM permalink
pew
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Is there a prize for winning?
December 25th, 2017 at 3:42:32 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: pew
Is there a prize for winning?


Sure.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
December 26th, 2017 at 10:02:02 PM permalink
JimRockford
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My picks:

David Crosby
Tony Bennett
Queen Elizabeth II
Jerry Stiller
Henry Kissinger
George H. W. Bush
Arte Johnson
Burt Bacharac
Phil Spector
Wilford Brimley
Where is Joseph Mifsud?
December 26th, 2017 at 10:06:12 PM permalink
JimRockford
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ASDuffman's picks (copied today's post in the 2017 thread):

John McCain
Chuck Yeager
Mort Walker
Robert Clary
Jaye P. Morgan
Abby Dalton
Sirhan Sirhan
Polly Holiday
Elizabeth II/Queen Elizabeth
Don Shula

Alternate: Jimmy Carter
Where is Joseph Mifsud?
December 27th, 2017 at 4:52:42 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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John McCain
Chuck Yeager
Mort Walker
Robert Clary
Jaye P. Morgan
Abby Dalton
Sirhan Sirhan
Polly Holiday
Elizabeth II/Queen Elizabeth
Don Shula

Alternate: Jimmy Carter

(reposted so I can quote myself later if needed)
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
December 27th, 2017 at 5:35:34 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: AZDuffman
John McCain ...Don Shula


The people you picked have an average of 13.8 points.

It seems as if you have a much better chance of picking ten names under age 50 of people who are known to be sick. If you get one correct than you are more likely to beat this list.

But that makes the game a bit morbid.

age - points
73 27 Sirhan Sirhan 19. Mar. 1944
80 20 Polly Holiday 2. Jul. 1937
81 19 John McCain 29. Aug. 1936
85 15 Abby Dalton 15. Aug. 1932
86 14 Jaye P. Morgan 3. Dec. 1931
87 13 Don Shula 4. Jan. 1930
91 9 Robert Clary 1. Mar. 1926
91 9 Elizabeth II/Queen Elizabeth 21. Apr. 1926
94 6 Mort Walker 3. Sep. 1923
94 6 Chuck Yeager 13. Feb. 1923
December 27th, 2017 at 7:02:30 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Pacomartin
The people you picked have an average of 13.8 points.

It seems as if you have a much better chance of picking ten names under age 50 of people who are known to be sick. If you get one correct than you are more likely to beat this list.

But that makes the game a bit morbid.


I've usually taken my chances with the oldsters. I tried picking Lindsay Lohan a few years back when she seemed headed for certain destruction. Now she seems to have settled down. FWIW nobody seems to have hit much at all in these so in such a small contest why not try to get lucky with a few hitting.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
December 27th, 2017 at 8:47:29 AM permalink
Wizard
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Here is my list. I'm obviously playing some long shots. Also adding some names I think the world would be a better place without but won't say which ones.

John McCain
Joe Jackson
Bob Dole
Bernie Madoff
Austin Lee Russell (Chumlee)
Donald Trump
Dick Cheney
Ismael Zambada García (Leader of Sinaloa drug cartel)
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Ayman al-Zawahiri

I'd like to suggest an optional side pool that costs $20 each, entire pool to the winner. I'll be the first to go in. Totally on the honor system. We'll settle up first thing 2019.
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
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