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infidel
(cracked actor)
01/02/10 01:41 PM
Re: 2010 Dead Pool new [re: Monkeyboy]  

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candidate0
(electric tomato)
01/02/10 08:14 PM
Re: 2010 Dead Pool new [re: Monkeyboy]  

Dead

1. Paul Gascoigne
2. Amy Winehouse
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. Christiano Ronaldo
5. Meat Loaf
6. Barack Obama
7. Seve Ballesteros
8. Katie Price
9. Kerry Katona
10. Tiger Woods



Monkeyboy
(band intro)
01/02/10 08:49 PM
Settling the controversey new [re: Monkeyboy]  

Let's settle this debate really quick. Whatever the result of the poll is by Jan 8th is the answer.


If someone picks a terminally ill person...
...that pick's points are automatically reduced in half.
...the picker forfeits one point automatically from their total (regardless of whether or not the person dies).
...no difference. It shouldn't matter.

View the results for this poll


"OK, I quit. You win. Last post. The end. Goodbye." - Stu, 1 October 2007

Monkeyboy
(band intro)
01/02/10 08:51 PM
Re: Settling the controversey new [re: Monkeyboy]  

In case it isn't self-evident, the one point reduction on b would be for each terminally ill pick. Just clarifying because, well, you've seen the idiots this site can attract.

"OK, I quit. You win. Last post. The end. Goodbye." - Stu, 1 October 2007

power2charm
(cook)
01/02/10 10:45 PM
Re: Settling the controversey new [re: Monkeyboy]  

What I would do is say that if your terminally ill pick does not die, then you must subtract the difference between 100 and the person's age from your point total. For example, if Swayze had hung on into 2010, then everyone who had him in their 2009 pool would have 43 points subtracted from the points they'd accrued on their successful picks.

The upshot would be that your terminal picks had better kick it or else you would assuredly lose out on the fantastic prize.

Among your options, though, cutting the point total in half was the more punitive, so I chose it. Taking a solitary point away for each terminal pick would not likely impact one's total enough to dissuade from playing the odds.

____
Kid, you've paid your dues...dues and dues. ~J. Tweedy

Monkeyboy
(band intro)
01/03/10 00:50 AM
Re: Settling the controversey new [re: power2charm]  

Good idea. But maybe have it halved as well.

I really like the rules for this dead pool but it would take more effort to accurately tabulate than I have the patience for. I mean, shit, I generally just post the thread and my picks and forget this ever happened.

"OK, I quit. You win. Last post. The end. Goodbye." - Stu, 1 October 2007

Diamond Frog
(acolyte)
01/03/10 08:02 AM
Re: 2010 Dead Pool new [re: Monkeyboy]  

Why bet on Taylor if he's already dead? Mwarf.

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Monkeyboy
(band intro)
01/03/10 03:01 PM
New Draft: Lettin' It Ride new [re: Monkeyboy]  

I looked at my picks from last year and they're pretty damn solid. I think I'm going to stick with them (with only a few edits):

Pat Cooper
Artie Lange
Ann B Davis
Robert Blake
Rip Taylor
John Goodman
Jimmy Carter
Bob Dole
Amy Winehouse
Nancy Reagan

"OK, I quit. You win. Last post. The end. Goodbye." - Stu, 1 October 2007

WildWind
(acolyte)
01/03/10 10:59 PM
Back from the dead? new [re: power2charm]  

p2c! Lovely to see you and great picks. I love the categorization, and you've got a good mix of long shots for points and more predictable options. I went with all likely to die, but some more obscure so it's less likely someone else will have them.

On the "what to do with terminally ill" picks debate, I like the idea of cutting the points in half if the person dies AND subtracting the number of points one would have gotten if the person doesn't die. That way people are actively dissuaded from picking the terminally ill.

Let the games continue...

"What's Tonga?" - Christopher Meloni

power2charm
(cook)
01/04/10 10:40 AM
I was in the recording studio last summer! new [re: WildWind]  

WW! We had the same thought about Shatner, I noticed. I feel that my best shot for points is Lohan, who looks skeletal. I was surprised that nobody else had her listed.

I don't think Ghostlove should get full points for Byrd. First, he's only a US senator, and if Sysiyo came in here with a list of Finnish pols, I'd be pretty disgusted. Presidents and Prime Ministers only, please?

Also, everyone knows Byrd is one foot in the grave. They wheel him in for the crucial votes and reward him with an IV. Ridiculous!

____
Kid, you've paid your dues...dues and dues. ~J. Tweedy


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