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Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 21/12/2011 4:45:27 PM   
Harry Lime


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Yes, it's that time of year again. The sleigh bells are tingling, Peter Kay is on the television and families are gathering together in a haze of festive wonder... Naturally, our thoughts are turning to death!

First of all, can I thank Sahara for all the hard work that she's put into this over the last few years. She's improved this little slice of fun a zillion times over from when I first started it many empire moons ago... The age bonus was quite ingenious!

Now that's over... To business! I'm sure that most of you know the game by now, but I shall give a brief overview for any newcomers.

Basically, those wishing to take part need to post a list of ten celebrities who they predict will shuffle off their mortal coil in 2012. Just to be clear, 2012 is from 00:00:00 1st January 2012 to 23:59.59 31st December 2012 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 Great Aunt Flora or Uncle Ted. I'm sure they're nice people but they have no place in this game.

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

1) Justin Beiber (10 points)
2) Chris Martin (9 points)
3) John Bon Jovi (8 points)
4) Michael Bay (7 points)
5) George Osborne (6 points)
6) Jan Moir (5 points)
7) Cheryl Cole (4 points)
8) Russ Abbott (3 points)
9) Joey Barton (2 points)
10) Michael McIntrye (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 28 year old Cheryl Cole were to be torn apart by a polar bear on January 1st, you would receive FOUR points for list positioning as well as 72 age bonus points (100 – 28 = 72). This would give you a total of 76 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 President Obama’s re-election chances.

- You can not deliberately kill any of your choices in a vain attempt to cheat. This may result in prosecution and, even worse, disqualification from the game.

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


< Message edited by Harry Lime -- 21/12/2011 4:46:14 PM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 21/12/2011 9:44:31 PM   
Rhubarb


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I won a couple of years ago but have been rubbish this year, hope to be much better next year.

1. Etta James (Would rather go blind)
2 Maggie Thatcher (Milk Snatcher)
3 Fidel Castro (Maybe Cuba's got a Castro Castro)
4 Zsa Zsa Gabor (Not a leg to stand on)
5 Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (Locker-bye)
6 Geoffery Hughes (On-slow burner for the year)

7 Rowdy Roddy Piper (All out of gum)
8 Ronnie Biggs (Train (robber) in Vain)
9 Aretha Franklin (D.E.A.D.Erm EST)
10 Eli Wallach (Good, Bad...DEAD).

11 Harper Lee (To Kill A Mocking Joke About a Writers Death)
12 Billy Graham (Unless he has a word with our Lord)
13 Nigel Lawson (At least the funeral food would be amazing)


< Message edited by Rhubarb -- 10/8/2012 4:16:43 PM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 21/12/2011 10:06:32 PM   
DazDaMan


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I might have a go at this for a change...

1) Maggie Thatcher
2) Charlie Sheen
3) Lindsay Lohan
4) Justin Bieber
5) Michael Douglas
6) Kirk Douglas
7) Barack Obama
8) George Michael
9) Fidel Castro
10) Peter Sallis

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 21/12/2011 11:06:22 PM   
Harley Quinn


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Daz no 4 is just wishful thinking!

Harry I'll post my list when I've given it a bit more thought!

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 21/12/2011 11:15:12 PM   
swordsandsandals


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From: A magical forest
1. Robert Mugabe - Ever hopeful, and dictators are dropping like flies at the moment.
2. Charlie Sheen - Well it's only a matter of time, surely?
3. Christopher Lee - He always looks rather frail and old, plus he can't travel any more.
4. Pete Doherty - Cause I can't pick Amy Winehouse
5. Fidel Castro - Daz chose it, seemed to make sense. See above comment about dictators.
6. Jimmy Carter - It's been a while since a President died.
7. Billy Graham - Famous evangelist
8. Tony Bennett
9. Haskell Wexler - Legendary cinematographer
10. Terry Pratchett - :(

< Message edited by swordsandsandals -- 21/12/2011 11:17:26 PM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 21/12/2011 11:19:01 PM   
DazDaMan


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quote:

ORIGINAL: swordsandsandals
3. Christopher Lee - He always looks rather frail and old, plus he can't travel any more.


I was tempted to pick Christopher Lee, but I didn't want to. I want that man to live forever!

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 21/12/2011 11:19:40 PM   
Rebenectomy


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Crazy on the blood lust of my first kill for two years, I'm in yet again, will submit a list just before New Year.

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 5:40:56 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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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

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 11:04:29 AM   
Sahara Desert


Posts: 1590
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Death's Door
quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Lime
First of all, can I thank Sahara for all the hard work that she's put into this over the last few years. She's improved this little slice of fun a zillion times over from when I first started it many empire moons ago... The age bonus was quite ingenious!


My list

1. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi deceased Stiliyan Petrov 
2. Eli Wallach
3. George Bush sr
4. Olivia De Havilland
5. Margaret Thatcher
6. Kirk Douglas
7. Terry Pratchett
8. Vanessa Redgrave
9. Zsa Zsa Gabor
10. Lindsay Lohan


< Message edited by Sahara Desert -- 22/5/2012 12:37:56 PM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 11:30:03 AM   
homersimpson_esq


Posts: 20116
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Springfield
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

This is my first Dead Pool.


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 11:36:58 AM   
Dick Jones


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Joined: 26/9/2005
1. Rupert Murdoch (Fiend in human form)
2. Ariel Sharon (Israeli Fellow)
3. Dick Cheney (Multiple heart-attacks)
4. Gene Hackman (Retired Actor. A rather good one.)
5. Ronnie Biggs (Great Train Robber)
6. Stephen Hawking (Disabled Physicist)
7. Maggie Thatcher (PM from Hell)
8. Olivia de Havilland (Actress)
9. Christopher Lee (Looking less immortal than usual)
10. Joan Fontaine (Actress)

Same list as previous. Not one of mine died last year.



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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 11:42:05 AM   
matty_b


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Joined: 19/10/2005
From: Outpost 31 calling McMurtle.
Yeah, go on then.

1) Etta James
2) Michael Douglas
3) Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi
4) Zsa Zsa Gabor
5) Ronnie Biggs
6) Peter Sallis
7) Margaret Thatcher
8) Ernest Borgnine
9) Eli Wallach
10 Frankie Cocozza
11) Larry Hagman
12) Fidel Castro
13) George Michael
14) Kirk Douglas


< Message edited by matty_b -- 24/11/2012 6:22:27 PM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 12:14:24 PM   
shool


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From: In The Pipe, Five by Five.
1. Margaret Thatcher
2. al-Megrahi
3. Michael douglas
4. Kirk Douglas
5. Charlie Sheen
6. Paul Gasgoine
7. Terry Pratchett
8. Ian Paisley
9. Christopher Lee
10. Pete Doherty

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 2:23:36 PM   
Chief


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Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Banshee
Can everyone please stop putting Terry Pratchett? It's making me sad.

I'll keep this space for my list.

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 2:25:19 PM   
Harry Tuttle


Posts: 7987
Joined: 12/11/2005
From: Sometime in the future.
quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

Can everyone please stop putting Terry Pratchett? It's making me sad.




Peter Sallis as well .

1 - Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi
2 - Terry Pratchett
3 - Prince Philip
4 - Pete Doherty
5 - Charlie Sheen
6 - Christopher Lee
7 - Maggie Thatcher
8 - Fidel Castro
9 - David Jason
10 - Michael Douglas
11 - Aretha Franklin


< Message edited by Harry Tuttle -- 23/5/2012 9:51:03 AM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 3:41:02 PM   
Your Funny Uncle


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From: The Deepest Depths Of Joypad.....
Haven't done this for a couple of years, consider this space reserved!

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 3:46:38 PM   
Glider Boy


Posts: 238
Joined: 13/5/2008
From: A 5000ft thermal
Deadpool Noob but let's get busy with the death:

1. Dario Franchitti
2. Jennifer Anniston
3. Trevor McDonald
4. Bill Nighy
5. Sean Connery
6. Mike Tyson
7. Anne Robinson
8. Phil Jupitus
9. Bruce Forsyth
10. John Travolta

All sure fire point scorers

(***edit.....just read the "some sort of semblance of order" part of the rules, that'll teach me to speed/not read things*****)

< Message edited by Glider Boy -- 22/12/2011 3:52:29 PM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 3:48:39 PM   
Chief


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From: Banshee
Care to tell everyone your reason for No.2?

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 3:54:58 PM   
Glider Boy


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Yip nae bother!.....as I just said to you in the office...........She'll either get dumped again and/or not manage to get someone to pup her and the misery will make that medicine cabinet and Chardonnay look very tempting........

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 5:30:06 PM   
messiahtime


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From: The Promised Land
Lovely to see the Christmas spirit is alive and well, will get back to you lol

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 5:48:26 PM   
DazDaMan


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From: Penicuik - a right shithole

quote:

ORIGINAL: Glider Boy

Yip nae bother!.....as I just said to you in the office...........She'll either get dumped again and/or not manage to get someone to pup her and the misery will make that medicine cabinet and Chardonnay look very tempting........




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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 7:09:02 PM   
Piles


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1. Maggie Thatcher.
2. The Queen (is dead boys and it's so lonely on a limb).
3. Bruce Forsyth.
4. Gerrard Houlier.
5. Trevor McDonald.
6. David Jason.
7. Lou Reed.
8. Ringo Starr.
9. Clint Eastwood.
10. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.

< Message edited by Piles -- 29/12/2011 5:43:40 PM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 22/12/2011 7:18:28 PM   
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quote:

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10. Clint Eastwood's Mum (is she still alive?)


No, she died in 2006, aged 97

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 23/12/2011 5:19:52 PM   
superdan


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Righto, with only two 'successes' in as many years, these are the people who can fancy their chances of surviving to see 2013:

1. Etta James
2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
3. Robin Gibb
4. Vidal Sassoon
5. B.B. King
6. Kirk Douglas
7. Leslie Phillips
8. Nelson Mandela
9. Liz Smith
10. Paul Gascoigne
11. Eric Sykes
12. Geoffrey Hughes
13. Nick Stahl
14. Clive James
15. Richard Attenborough

< Message edited by superdan -- 28/7/2012 9:08:58 PM >

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 26/12/2011 1:41:18 PM   
Harry Lime


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01. Geoffrey Hughes
02. Hugo Chavez
03. Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi
04. Richard Attenborough
05. Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
06. Aretha Franklin
07. Etta James
08. Ronnie Biggs
09. Stephen Hawking
10. Terry Pratchett
11. Robin Gibb
12. Ian Paisley
13. Stiliyan Petrov
14. Clive James

< Message edited by Harry Lime -- 29/7/2012 9:16:15 AM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 26/12/2011 1:48:32 PM   
Mute


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Here's my list. Mostly the same as my current list in the 2011 game, with a few whose chances of death have become much less likely replaced.

1. Prince Philip
2. Charlie Sheen
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi
5. Dick Cheney
6. Christopher Lee
7. Terry Pratchett
8. Bashar al-Asad
9. Rupert Murdoch
10. Pete Doherty
11. Nick Stahl

< Message edited by Mute -- 21/5/2012 5:46:09 PM >


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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 26/12/2011 2:07:35 PM   
Sledge Hammer


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Joined: 14/11/2007
Last year was the first time I took part in this.

It also coincided with the worst year of my adult life.

I have a feeling that karma has dealt me a bum hand for taking part in this morally redundant game. I therefore would like to paraphrase Duncan Banatyne.

I'm oot....

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 26/12/2011 2:21:55 PM   
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From: surrey
The List:

1. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi
2. Prince Phillip
3. Etta James
4. Eli Wallach
5. Christopher Lee
6. Terry Pratchet
7. Margaret Thatcher
8. Richard Attenborough
9. Zsa Zsa Gabor
10. Lindsay Lohan

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 26/12/2011 4:57:16 PM   
nomimalone


Posts: 2866
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Norn Iron
1. Sir Ian Paisley
2. Joan Fontaine
3. Ernest Borgnine
4. Margaret Thatcher
5. Eli Wallach
6. Pete Docherty
7. Natasha Lyonne
8. Prince Philip
9. Olivia de Havilland
10. Adam Sandler
11. Lauren Bacall

< Message edited by nomimalone -- 10/7/2012 10:33:06 PM >

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RE: Empire Dead Pool 2012 - 26/12/2011 5:27:49 PM   
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Posts: 5629
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From: 10-0-11-0-0 by 0-2
1. Ronnie Biggs
2. Ian Paisley
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. Prince Philip
5. Zsa Zsa Gabor
6. Kirk Douglas
7. Olivia de Havilland
8. Geoffrey Palmer
9. Fidel Castro
10. Georgios Kyriacos Panagiotou

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