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Postby MR25 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:29 am

But I mean, we know that Gord Downie (lead singer of Tragically Hip) has cancer and it's terminal. You never know when someone over the age of 80 will die, but you know that, in this case, Gord Downie is going to die sometime this year.

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Postby Gaucho » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:18 pm

Queen Elizabeth
Robert Mugabe
Helmut Kohl
Jimmy Carter
Donald Trump
Jerry Lewis
Paul Gascoigne
Recep Erdogan
Bashar al-Assad
Desmond Tutu

Keeper: Dick Cheney
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Postby Gaucho » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:18 pm

10+1 or 9+1?

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Postby dodint » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:22 pm

It would be 10+keeper for the keeper to make sense. Otherwise you would need some scoring incentive for the keeper pick.

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Postby Gaucho » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:33 pm

Okie dokie.

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Postby iamjs » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:11 pm

But I mean, we know that Gord Downie (lead singer of Tragically Hip) has cancer and it's terminal. You never know when someone over the age of 80 will die, but you know that, in this case, Gord Downie is going to die sometime this year.
Yes (unfortunately) his cancer is terminal. But there have been numerous people who have made it to 1-5 years after their prescribed time. Bobby Heenan has been on borrowed time since 2013. Zsa Zsa has been making people's lists since 2010 if not earlier.

There was a group that I was in that did "no ambulance chasing" to prevent such a rule like this, but I prefer to wish everybody the best.

Side note: I have an offline friend who wants to list picks. Is this cool? If not, I'll tell him to sign up.

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Postby dodint » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:54 pm

More the merrier to me.

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Postby obhave » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:26 am

Can we choose people that others have already chosen?

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:35 am

We did last year. The only incentive to picking early is the moral high ground of knowing everyone is aware you didn't pick from their lists. Gaucho led his list off with the very first person I had in mind too. :evil:

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:35 am

Yes, we can both root for Dick Cheney to croak. :thumb:

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:37 am

We did last year. The only incentive to picking early is the moral high ground of knowing everyone is aware you didn't pick from their lists. Gaucho led his list off with the very first person I had in mind too. :evil:
I'm not even the first to pick her! :D

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:38 am

I try not to read the lists until I'm done but because of the title it jumped off the page at me.

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Postby obhave » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:48 am

1. Bill Cosby
2. Charlie Sheen
3. Bill Clinton
4. Clint Eastwood
5. Keith Richards
6. Roger Ailes
7. Jimmy Carter
8. Donald Trump
9. Hugh Hefner
10. RBG

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Postby Silentom » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:42 am

Bob Barker
Betty White
Hilary Clinton
George Bush Sr
David Prowse
Chuck Berry
Tim Curry
Barbara Eden
Queen Elizabeth
Sean Connery

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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:01 am

1) Queen Elizabeth II
2) Charles Manson
3) Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
4) Hosni Mubarak
5) Richard Simmons
6) Michael Schumacher
7) Rod Carew
8) Ruth Bader Ginsburg
9) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
10) Stephen Hawking

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Postby MR25 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:46 am

Charlie Manson just got put in the hospital yesterday...

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Postby Silentom » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:48 am

Sunuva.... I was going to pick him, too.

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Postby Gaucho » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:10 am

Crap, I picked him last year.

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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:11 am

Charlie Manson just got put in the hospital yesterday...
Are you claiming rules violation or just notifying people?

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Postby MR25 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:50 am

I would say that I think it could be considered ambulance chasing since you didn't make your picks until today. Especially since I believe the news story last night said it was a "serious illness".

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:03 pm

Which is why a hard time-based rule makes more sense. It takes the subjectivity out of it. 48hrs, a week, a month. Something.

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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:11 pm

Which is why a hard time-based rule makes more sense. It takes the subjectivity out of it. 48hrs, a week, a month. Something.
I agree.

Our work pool has a 48-hour window.

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Postby MR25 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:01 pm

Yeah, I don't really know what JS is looking for specifically, which is why I keep asking about it.

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Postby iamjs » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:19 am

Not looking for anything. Anybody is open season. What I said was that there was a rule like this in a different pool that I was in.

If you see a celebrity hit by a car on live tv and you want to add him/her, then go for it.

Adding in a friend's picks. He gave me twenty, but he's only getting ten.

Al Sharpton
Bob Barker
Jim Brown
Fran Tarkenton
Teddy Atlas
Al Pacino
Dan Aykroyd
Ron Jeremy
Madonna
Chris Berman

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Postby CBear3 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:25 am

Queen Elizabeth
Emilio Esteves
Betty White
Bob Barker
Mary Tyler Moore
Gene Simmons
Michael Schumacher
Bernie Sanders
Anthony Hopkins
Harrison Ford

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