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Harry Lime -> Empire Dead Pool 2013 (20/12/2012 10:51:40 PM)

As the late, great Andy Williams sung (or would have sung had he survived 2012)...

"It's the most wonderful time of the year
We'll remember Megrahi
The bloke who played Marty
Gibb, Dunn, Hagman and Sykes
It's the most wonderful time of the year"


Yes, here it is... THE EMPIRE FORUM DEAD POOL 2013!

Huzzah! Those wishing to take part need to post a list of ten celebrities who they predict will shuffle off their mortal coil in 2013. Just to be clear, 2013 is from 00:00:00 1st January 2013 to 23:59.59 31st December 2013 and by "celebrities", we mean those who have spent time within the public eye in any field and whose death will be widely reported in the national press. Essentially, you can not pick your your elderly next-door neighbour or your friendly local tramp. Harsh, I know, but those are the rules!

Once you have formed your list of ten, you need to put them in some semblance of order. For example:-

1) Michael Gove (10 points)
2) Jeremy Hunt (9 points)
3) George Osborne (8 points)
4) Maria Miller (7 points)
5) Theresa May (6 points)
6) Eric Pickles (5 points)
7) Iain Duncan Smith (4 points)
8) Chris Grayling (3 points)
9) Philip Hammond (2 points)
10) David Cameron (1 point)


PLEASE NOTE: ONCE YOU HAVE POSTED YOUR SELECTION, YOU SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED TO AMEND IT IN ANY WAY

Should one of your choices actually die during the allotted game time, you will receive points in relation to their position in the list (as shown), as well as a bonus linked to the age your choice was at the time of death. For example, using the list above, if 58 year old Iain Duncan Smith were to choke to death on a rent-boys swollen todger on January 1st, you would receive FOUR points for list positioning as well as 42 age bonus points (100 – 58 = 42). This would give you a total of 46 points.

On top of this, in the event of one of your choices kicking the bucket, you will be allowed to select somebody else to slot in at the bottom of the list. If they were also to die during the allotted game time, you would receive one point and the age bonus for their demise.

At the end of the year, all of the points you have earned will be totted up. The poster with the most points will be deemed the winner and crowned “The Empire Grim Reaper”. The poster with the least points will be roundly mocked and have the deeply shameful tag “The Empire Angel of Mercy” thrust upon them.

So there you go. Get you lists ready. Just remember three last things:-

- My decision is final. If there is any question as to whether you have added somebody after the person has already passed, it will be thoroughly checked using viable news sources and a decision will be made as to whether the points will be awarded.

- Only human celebrities are allowed. We will not accept famous animals or joke choices such as Vad3r's chances of becoming a moderator. Just for clarification, (I'm looking at you Jonson) we will not accept the unborn!

- You can not deliberately kill any of your choices in a feeble attempt to cheat or gain advantage. This may result in the ignominy of disqualification from the game and, at best, thirty years in a high security prison.

Good luck people. May the touch of death be with you.




Rhubarb -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 12:12:18 AM)

This year I would like my crown back from a couple of years ago.



1. Nelson Mandela (Freeeeeeeeeeeeee etc)
2 Maggie Thatcher (Milk Snatcher)
3. Prince Phillip (beloved by different races racists around the world)
4 Ian Watkins (Lost Prophet, and suicide risk)
5 Fidel Castro (Still hanging on in there)
6 Ronnie Biggs (Had months to live about five years ago)
7 Zsa Zsa Gabor (Not a leg to stand on)
8. Roger Ebert (buried with two thumbs up)
9 Harper Lee (To Kill..etc)
10 Rowdy Roddy Piper (Hell comes to Frogtown)

11 Iain Banks (Unless there is a killer twist)
12 Wilko Johnson (Not so feelgood)
13 Mikhail Kalashnikov (Not A(o)K)
14 Ian Brady (all around good guy)
15 Kim kyong-hui (though we might not hear right away)
16 Sean Connery (blip on an otherwise downward trajectory)




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 7:38:35 AM)

1. Luise Rainer
2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
3. George Bush Sr
4. Fidel Castro
5. Kirk Douglas
6. Eli Wallach
7. Margaret Thatcher
8. C. Everett Koop
9. Jake Lamotta
10. Carla Laemmle




sharkboy -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 9:27:52 AM)

Once again, it's pretty much last years's list, but with one small change

1.  Ian Paisley (he's looking worse every time I bump into him)
2.  Lyndsay Lohan (high-scoring wild card?)
3.  Maggie Thatcher (pretty please?) GONE!!
4.  Steven Hawking
5.  Ariel Sharon
6.  Prince Philip (enough with the teasing Phil!)
7.  Peter O'Toole
8.  Zsa Zsa Gabor (one piece at a time)
9.  Nelson Mandela
10.Kirk Douglas
11. Wilko Johnston
12. Clive James
13. Ian Watkins

Unfortunately, for those who have also included some of my choices, I've just pretty much guaranteed them another 12 months of life...




homersimpson_esq -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 10:07:44 AM)

Same as last year.

01. Kirk Douglas - I'm dead....no, I'm dead...no, I'M dead.
02. Christopher Lee - Saruman down
03. Elizabeth Windsor - Give Chuck a chance on the throne ya selfish bird.
04. Pete Doherty - its only a matter of time
05. Charlie Sheen - see above
06. Muhammad Ali - sting like a butterfly, float like a poorly thought out joke on death
07. Billy Graham - Jesus wants you for a sunbeam
08. Fidel Castro - everyone actually is equal in death
09. Terry Pratchett - does it count if the celebrity takes their own life?
10. David Blaine - he'll do something genuinely stupid one of these days

It's like changing your lottery numbers. You just know if you change one and they die you'll feel awful AND you'll feel awful cos you didn't have them on your list anymore.




horribleives -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 12:48:45 PM)

1. Arthur Scargill
2. Ringo Starr
3. George Bush Sr
4. Rolf Harris
5. Prince Philip
6. Thatcher
7. Bobby Charlton
8. Silvio Berlusconi
9. Gerard Depardieu
10. Ian McKellan




jonson -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 12:49:22 PM)

Good work as usual Harry! I'm quite proud to have a new rule just for me [:D]


1) Nelson Mandela DEAD
2) Margaret Thatcher DEAD
3) Ronnie Biggs DEAD
4) Zsa Zsa Gabor
5) Kirk Douglas
6) Terry Pratchett
7) Keith Chegwin
8) Dennis Norden
9) Pope Benedict XVI
10) Prince Phillip

My replacement for Maggie is Clive James!!

My replacement for Mandela is Nigella Lawson!!

My replacement for Ronnie Biggs is Ant from Ant and Dec!!!!!




superdan -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 2:11:27 PM)

1. Nelson Mandela
2. Prince Philip
3. Michael Winner
4. Leslie Phillips
5. Ariel Sharon
6. Clive James
7. Muhammad Ali
8. Sir Henry Cecil
9. Derek Thompson (C4 racing guru)
10. Hugo Chavez
11. Wilko Johnson
12. Katherine Crowe
13. Bernadette Nolan
14. Christopher Lee
15. Harry Dean Stanton

This is the first year I've not gone for Zsa Zsa, which is good news for all those who pick her as it means she's nailed-on to croak this time around.




Rhubarb -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 2:47:51 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: superdan


This is the first year I've not gone for Zsa Zsa, which is good news for all those who pick her as it means she's nailed-on to croak this time around.



This happened to me and Neil Armstrong as well. So annoying.




Hood_Man -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (21/12/2012 8:36:20 PM)

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Ronnie Biggs
3. Christopher Lee
4. Jerry Lewis
5. Kirk Douglas
6. Margaret Thatcher
7. Merle Haggard
8. Richard Attenborough
9. Nelson Mandela
10. Sean Connery
11. Jake Lamotta
12. North West
13. Justin Bieber




matty_b -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (22/12/2012 10:18:28 AM)

1) Margaret Thatcher
2) Nelson Mandela
3) Bill Pertwee
4) Dame Vera Lynn
5) Kirk Douglas
6) Peter Sallis
7) Cloris Leachman
8) Joan Fontaine
9) Zsa Zsa Gabor
10) Mel Brooks
11) Iain M. Banks
12) Hal Holbrook
13) Tom Finney
14) Doris Day




OPEN YOUR EYES -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (22/12/2012 10:45:43 AM)

1) Margaret Thatcher-Wilko Johnson
2) Nelson Mandela-Mickey Rooney
3) Angela Lansbury
4) Kirk Douglas
5) Muhammad Ali
6) Bruce Forsyth
7) Peter O'Toole
8) John McCririck
9) Terry Pratchett
10) Stan Lee





Rebel scum -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (22/12/2012 5:12:30 PM)

1-Margaret Thatcher (dead)
2-Nelson Mandela (dead)

3-Fred Phelps
4-Prince Philip
5-Paul McCartney
6-Charlie Sheen
7-Angela Merkel
8-John Major
9-Barack Obama
10-Another class of American schoolchildren (If not allowed, Roger Moore)

11-Christopher Lee
12-Bruce Forsyth




Scruffybobby -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (23/12/2012 11:46:29 AM)

1. Prince Phillip
2. Thatcher (thank you Maggie)
3. Nelson Mandela (rest in peace)
4. Christopher Lee
5. Richard Attenborough
6. George Bush Sr
7. Clint Eastwood
8. Willie Nelson
9 Kirk Douglas
10. Tom Cruise
11. Hugh Hefner
12 Eli Wallach




NadaPlissken -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (26/12/2012 2:46:58 PM)

Here's my Death List

1) Richard Attenborough
2) David Sylvian
3) Bashar al-Assad
4) George HW Bush
5) Nelson Mandela
6) Mohammed Ali
7) Phil Spector
8) Thatcher
9) Daphne offa Eggheads
10) Gerard Depardieu

Edit: Bloody hell George Senior, not so fast please!




Rinc -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (27/12/2012 10:10:59 AM)

1. Prince Friso of Holland - deaded
2. Peter Ndlovu
3. George Bush Snr
4. Clive James
5. Hugo Chavez - deaded
6. Michael Douglas
7. Tariq Aziz
8. Bashar al-Assad
9. Terry pratchett
10. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

11. Katherine Crowe
12. Randy Travis




Harry Lime -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (27/12/2012 6:32:21 PM)

01. Sir Henry Cecil
02. Tony Grieg
02. Nelson Mandela
03. Hugo Chavez
04. Clive James
05. Margaret Thatcher
06. George H. W. Bush
07. Reg Presley
08. Mark "Chopper" Read
09. Van Cliburn
10. Michael Winner
11. Wilko Johnson
12. Jack Pardee
13. Bernadette Nolan
14. Katherine Crowe
15. Iain M. Banks
16. Valerie Harper
17. Prince Philip
18. Michael York
19. Sandy Jardine
20. Ronnie Biggs
21. Ian Paisley Sr
22. Lord Richard Attenborough




Mister Coe -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (27/12/2012 10:33:21 PM)


1 - Prince Phillip
2 - David Bowie (it'll break my heart but, still...)
3 - Macualey Culkin
4 - Thatcher
5 - Michael Winner
6 - Sir Richard Attenborough (again, so sad if it happens...)
7 - Nelson Mandela
8 - Tara Reid (she used to be so cute...)
9 - Nelson Mandela
10 - Terry Practchett




Harry Lime -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (29/12/2012 10:04:56 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Lime

01. Sir Henry Cecil
02. Tony Grieg - d. 29/12/12
03. Hugo Chavez
04. Clive James
05. Margaret Thatcher
06. George H. W. Bush
07. Reg Presley
08. Mark "Chopper" Read
09. Van Cliburn
10. Michael Winner


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Could he not have waited three more days!? [sm=893banghead-thumb.gif]

Will have a little think before replacing him.




Sinatra -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (31/12/2012 11:45:12 AM)

1 Hugo Chavez
2 Jack Pardee
3 Nelson Mandela
4 George Bush Snr
5 Sir Henry Cecil
6 Bernie Nolan
7 Katherine Crowe
8 Ronnie Biggs
9 Kirk Douglas
10 Olivia De Havilland




Rgirvan44 -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (31/12/2012 11:58:00 AM)

1. Hugo Chavez
2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
3. Abe Vigoda
4. Billy Graham
5. George H.W. Bush
6. PD James
7. Christopher Lee
8. Kirk Douglas
9. Margaret Thatcher
10. Eli Wallach
11. Don Rickles
12. Iain Banks
13. Nelson Mandela
14. Clive James




steffols -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (31/12/2012 12:20:00 PM)

1. Christopher Lee
2. Olivia DeHavilland (This has got to be her year)
3. Fidel Castro
4. Hilary Clinton
5. Peter O'Toole
6. Charlie Sheen
7. Nelson Mandela
8. Prince Philip
9. Margaret Thatcher (GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN MAGGIE)
-replacement- Richard Attenborough
10. Lindsay Lohan




Le Tenia -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (31/12/2012 12:53:32 PM)

1. Nelson Mandela - deceased
2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
3. Prince Philip
4. Margaret Thatcher - deceased
5. George Bush Snr
6. Ariel Sharon
7. Ronnie Biggs - deceased
8. Clive James
9. Mohammed Ali
10. Roger Ebert - deceased
11. Wilko Johnson
12. Bernie Nolan - deceased
13. Valerie Harper
14. Harry Styles
15. Ian Watkins




Harry Lime -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (31/12/2012 10:05:12 PM)

For the record, following the annoyingly premature death of Tony Grieg (bye bye forty-three sweet points [sm=sad06.gif]) I have added Nelson Mandela to my list instead.




moontheloon -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (31/12/2012 11:07:40 PM)

1)Maggie Thatcher
2)George HW Bush
3)Harper Lee
4)Nelson Mandela
5)Terry Prachett
6)Hugo Chavez
7)Fidel Castro
8)Ronnie Biggs
9)Muhammad Ali
10)David Bowie
11) Wilko Johnson
12) Iain Banks
13) Valerie Harper
14) Clive James
15) Ian Watkins




Mute -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (1/1/2013 12:43:46 AM)

1. Hugo Chavez
2. Bashar Al-Assad
3. George HW Bush
4. Hosni Mubarak
5. Hillary Clinton
6. Margaret Thatcher
7. Christopher Lee
8. Terry Pratchett
9. Charlie Sheen
10. Sir Roger Moore
11. Wilko Johnson
12. Iain Banks
13. Paul Gascoigne




Hood_Man -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (1/1/2013 12:48:12 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Mute

10. Sir Roger Moore

Surely you don't hope to profit from the death of a fellow forumite?? [:o]




Super Hans -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (1/1/2013 9:32:18 PM)

1)  Hugo Chavez
2)  Ronnie Biggs 
3)  Ian Brady
4)  Margaret Thatcher 
5)  Zsa Zsa Gabor 
6)  Lindsay Lohan
7)  Liz Dawn
8)  Nelson Mandella 
9)  John Bardon  
10)  Prince Phillip
11) Kirk Douglas
12) Iain Banks 
13) Bernie Nolan
14) Paul Gascoigne
15) Ian Watkins
16) George Bush Snr




David Dvd 1988 -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (2/1/2013 10:45:41 AM)

1) Muhammad Ali
2) Hillary Clinton
3) Hugh Hefner
4) George HW Bush
5) Kirk Douglas
6 Eli Wallach
7) Lindsay Lohan
8)  Prince Philip
9) Christopher Lee
10) Zsa Zsa Gabor




Sledge Hammer -> RE: Empire Dead Pool 2013 (2/1/2013 12:15:47 PM)

Can I join back in?

1 George Bush Sr
2 Michael Stipe
3 Ron Wood
4 Betty White
5 Clint Eastwood
6 Muhammed Ali
7 Martin Landau
8 Kurt Angle
9 Geoff Capes
10 Rolf Harris (after he is implicated in the Saville scandal and tops himself - do I get bonus points if this turns out to be true?)




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