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February 2017 Dead Pool List

I’ve just finished doing the data input for February’s edition of Dead Pool.

Here are the picks. A strong showing from perennial favourites The Queenie, Brucey and Kirky.

Also, lots of entries for President News-Monster: Donald J Trump

Tasty, exotic and left-field entries this month include John Travolta, Daniella Westbrook and Franz Beckenbauer.

franz beckenbauer

Here is the full list. If you think I’ve missed your entry it’s most likely because your drunken handwriting is so appalling that I was forced to plonk you in the bin. Also: one entry per person only, so that’s another reason why some get binned.

Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
Barack Obama
Betty White
Betty White
Betty White
Billy Connolly
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Charles Manson
Dalai Lama
Daniella Westbrook
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Dick Cheney
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Elton John
Eric Clapton
Franz Beckenbauer
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
George Foreman
Hugh Hefner
Jack Nicholson
Jade Goody
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
John Major
John Snow
John Travolta
Judi Dench
Julie Walters
Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Leonardo di Caprio
Macaulay Culkin
Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
Mark E Smith
Mark Hamill
Martin McGuinnes
Martin McGuinnes
Martin McGuinnes
Mary Berry
Michael Parkinson
Michael Parkinson
Miley Cyrus
Morgan Freeman
Neil Young
Nelson Mandela
Olivia de Havilland
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Francis
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Priscilla Presley
Richard Wilson
Rolf Harris
Sean Ryder
Stephen Hawking
Stevie Wonder
Terry Jones
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Tim Curry
Tommy Lee Jones
Willie Nelson

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Dead Pool – January 2017

Right – I just got round to collating the entries for January Dead Pool.

Here they are The number in (brackets) shows the number of people who are backing that name to die.

Winner is the one who picks the MOST FAMOUS person to die in the month.

Trump’s been getting the headlines and lots of you reckon he’s going to get shot. The Queen had a cold at Christmas – that was enough to push her into third while her tenacious husband always makes a high ranking.

Kirk Douglas turned 100 in December, so plenty of votes for him. Maybe like Joao Havelange he’ll make the ton and then pop off in short order?

This month’s randoms include Keith Chegwin, Paul Chuckle and Jaden Smith.

Donald Trump (13)
Prince Philip (13)
The Queen (8)
Bruce Forsyth (6)
David Attenborough (6)
Kirk Douglas (6)
George Bush Sr (3)
Paul Gascoigne (3)
Angela Lansbury (2)
Buzz Aldrin (2)
Judi Dench (2)
Kanye West (2)
Maggie Smith (2)
Olivia de Havilland (2)
Rolf Harris (2)
Angela Merkel (1)
Bashir Assad (1)
Betty White (1)
Cher (1)
Chris Brown (1)
Cliff Richard (1)
David Jason (1)
Diana Ross (1)
Doris Day (1)
Fernando Ricksen (1)
Freddie Starr (1)
Jaden Smith (1)
Jimmy Carter (1)
June Brown (Dot Cotton) (1)
Keith Chegwin (1)
Keith Richards (1)
Lamar Odom (1)
Mary Berry (1)
Meat Loaf (1)
Mel Brooks (1)
Oprah Winfrey (1)
Paul Chuckle (1)
Paul Hollywood (1)
Peter Kay (1)
Prunella Scales (1)
Roger Moore (1)
Simon Cowell (1)
Stephen Hawking (1)
Steven Tyler (1)
Theresa May (1)
Tom Jones (1)
Trevor McDonald (1)
Val Kilmer (1)
Vera Lynn (1)
Vladimir Putin (1)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (1)

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Dead Pool Line Up For December

Dead Pool closed last week for December 2016. I’ve just got round to the data input and it looks like this:

2016_12-dead-cloud-2

Top Five of the Month:

1. Bruce Forsyth (9 votes)

Too ill to attend Ronnie Corbett’s funeral the other month. Brucey has been heavily backed for most of 2016 but is still turning the cards.

2. David Attenborough (6 votes)

Snake’s gonna catch him sometime.

3. Donald Trump (6 votes)

A candidate for being ‘fired’ (on).

4. Prince Philip (5 votes)

Perennial dodger of the reaper.

5. Kirk Douglas (4 votes)

… is literally going to turn 100 in a few days time. That’s his plan, anyway.

The Rest…

Unusual to see the Queen not inside the top 5. Is her popularity finally waning.

Here is the rest of the list:

The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Keith Richards
Keith Richards
Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Alex Ferguson
Billy McNeill
Bob Dylan
Charles Manson
Charlie Sheen
Christopher Biggins
Clive James
Dick Van Dyke
Dr Paul
Frank Willians
George R R Martin
Ian McKellen
Iggy Pop
Jasmine Brown
Jimmy Carter
John Cuthill
Judi Dench
Mary Berry
Mel Brooks
Michael Schumacher
Ozzy Osbourne
Pele
Pope Benedict XVI
Robert Redford
Rod Stewart
Sean Connery
Shane Macgowan
Sinead O’Connor
Stan Lee
Stephen Fry
Terry Jones
The Pope
Zsa Zsa Gabor

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November Dead Pool – Attenborough Favourite

Here’s a cloud of names picked by you for the November 2016 Dead Pool.

As ever, if you pick the MOST FAMOUS person to die during any given month then you receive a million pounds (scratchcard).

deadpool-nov-2016A larger font in the cloud means  more people have picked that name, so the big news this month is David Attenborough who was occasional pick before but has suddenly attracted a tsunami of ghoulish interest.

It must be pointed out that nearly everyone who picked Attenborugh added a little sad face to their entry.

They don’t WANT him to die – but it’s out of their control and they could do with the scratchy.

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Only Fools And Dead Cunts

Tonight at the Joker and the Brass Monkey will be your very last chance to enter Dead Pool for the September prize.

Here are the entries so far. Big story of the month is the surge in support for the death of David Jason. Three entries so far-  normally he’s nowhere to be seen on this list so it looks like someone knows something…

Anthony Hopkins
Aretha Franklin
Bobby Charlton
Boris Johnson
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Chris Denning
Chuck Berry
Cliff Richard
Clint Eastwood
Courtney Love
David Attenborough
David Jason
David Jason
David Jason
Dennis Law
Desmond Tutu
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Doris Day
Dot Cotton (EastEnders)
Fidel Castro
George Lucas
Hilary Clinton
Hugh Hefner
Iggy Pop
Jack Nicholson
Jared Leto
John Hurt
John Major
Johnny Depp
Judi Dench
Keith Richards
Keith Richards
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Lindsey Lohan
Mark Thatcher
Michael Parkinson
Michael Parkinson
Michael Schumacher
O J Simpson
Olivia de Haviland
Ozzy Osbourne
Pele
Pele
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Richard Wilson
Stephen Fry
The Queen
Tim Curry
TJ Miller

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Dead Pool August 2016

By the way, see all the people who cannae write: please note that your entries are not logged in Dead Pool.

Tipping point arrives if I have to stare at your handwriting for more than two and a half seconds to read your email address. After that: bin.

Meanwhile, here’s the list of picks for August. Bruce Forsyth features heavily, as do regulars The Queen and Prince Philip. Celebs with three selections include Ozzy Osbourne, David Attenborough and Donald Trump.

Bruce Forsyth dead eyes
Dead-eyed stare to see you, to see you nice.

Standout entries include someone picking Philp Seymour Hoffman who already died in February 2014, and the genius who picked ALL OF STATUS QUO to die at some point in August.

My personal favourite entries are Chris Rea and Philp Schofield. Nice work.

Here are all the picks for August 2016:

50 Cent
Aga Khan
Angela Rippon
Barry Manilow
Bill Cosby
Brian Blessed
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Burt Reynolds
Charlie Sheen
Chris Rea
Christopher Lloyd
Clint Eastwood
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Jason
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Eminem
George Bush Sr
Harry Dean Stanton
Hugh Hefner
Iggy Pop
Jim Carrey
Joao Havelange
John Cleese
Keith Richards
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Macaulay Culkin
Madonna
Maggie Smith
Mariah Carey
Meatloaf
Mick Jagger
Morgan Freeman
Nigel Farage
Olivia de Havilland
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Patrick Stewart
Paul Gascoigne
Paul McCartney
Pele
Philip Schofield
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Richard Wilson
Robert Mugabe
Status Quo
Stevie Wonder
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Toni Braxton
Zsa Zsa Gabor

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July Dead Pool

No one you chose for death popped off in June. The entries are in for July, here’s the list.

The number of mentions reflects the number of times the person was entered. As usual, old cunt supreme Prince Philip is top choice but health showings this month too from Bruce Forsyth and Donald Motherfucking Trumpet.

Everybody loves a winner.

Ally McCoist
Betty White
Betty White
Billy Joel
Bindi Irwin
Bob Dylan
Bobby Charlton
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Charlie Sheen
Clint Eastwood
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Cameron
David Jason

_trump nazi

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Dr Paul
Elton John
Ewan McGregor
Fidel Castro
Gene Wilder
George Osbourne
Hugh Hefner
Ian McKellen
Iggy Pop
Jeremy Corbyn
Jimmy Carter
Keith Richards
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Liam Neeson
Lindsey Lohan
Macaulay Culkin
Margory Madeiline (I have no idea who this is)

_meatloaf

Meatloaf
Meatloaf
Meatloaf
Meatloaf
Meatloaf
Menzies Campbell
Michael Aspel
Michael Caine
Michael Gove
Michael J Fox
Midge Ure
Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage
Noel Edmonds
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Perez de Cuellar

_prince fucking philip

Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Rick Parfitt
Rolf Harris
Roy Hodgson
Ryan Reynolds
Shane McGowan
Shirley Bassey
Silvio Berlusconi
Stan Lee
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Tom Baker
Vladimir Putin
Whoopi Goldberg
Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Middle Aged Is The New Old

I was encouraging Dead Pool entries last night and noticed that if you’re my age (the foothills of middle-age) then you will enter names like these:

Olivia de Havilland, Kirk Douglas, Vera Lynn

(collective age 296)

However, the younger Dr Paul Pub Quiz clientele simply haven’t heard of these oldies. It’s fair enough. The last time Kirk Douglas was nominated for an acting Oscar was 1956.Olivis de Havilland was already a star before Hitler invaded Poland.

Olivia de Havilland in 1938
This is Olivia de Havilland in 1938. She’s now 99 years old

So the younger quizzers knowledge of very old once-famous people is greatly limited. The people listed above stopped doing anything meaningful to the general public at least 30 years ago. They are famous in the same way that you can hear an echo of the creation of the universe if you have the correct kind of radio telescope.

Consequently, what constitutes old celebrities in younger peoples’ head is a list more like this:

Donald Trump, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone

(collective age 194)

Conclusion: Young people are less likely to choose someone who will actually die but if their choice does go down then they are more likely to be actually famous.

The first list above is a total of 102 years older than the lower list. But the people on the upper list stopped being famous 30 years ago.

Balance, perspective and certain death. But when will they die? That’s the game.

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Silver Linings For Lemmy

As they prepare to broadcast Lemmy’s funeral live on YouTube and the world attempts to pair his name with heavy metal forever, I got in touch with Dead Pool prediction champ Karin to ask her if she’s coming to the quiz to pick up her £4 million in scratchcards.

She replied with this note:

"Fantastic. I got such a shock when I found out that he actually died. It's a tragedy that he's gone... but the morbid prospect of making a profit from his well-timed death cheered us up. I'll be at Tolbooth this Sunday so see you then! Cheers!"

Silver linings!

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