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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 03:51 am

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Here are the rules:

Eligibility
To be included on either an active roster or a taxi squad, the team members must meet the following criteria:



  • They must be human.
  • They must be alive as of the start of the game.
  • They must be famous or infamous in their own right.
  • Persons on death row at the start of the game will score no points if they are executed. Persons held hostage at the start of the game will score no points if they are killed by their captors or in a rescue attempt. Such persons will score points if they die from other causes.
  • They cannot be recipients of animal or artificial vital organs as of the start of the game. (Note: Pacemakers and heart valves are NOT vital organs, e.g., Dick Cheney is eligible.)
  • The person cannot be on life support, or in a coma, or in intensive care at the start of the contest
 
To be considered (in)famous, the person must meet one of two criteria:

  1. Their death must be recognized by a major media organization (e.g., Associated Press, New York Times, London Times, Washington Post, CNN). Local celebrities from cities like New York and Washington are not eligible even if their deaths are reported in the Times or the Post, unless out-of-town news organizations also carry the obituary. Given the penchant of AP to report the death of just about anyone associated the the news industry, any news person must have a national following or received a major news award during their lifetime to be eligible.
  2. The Rules Committee decides that major media organizations have failed to report a death of a famous person. The Rules Committee will make a judgment of fame comparing that person with others who have died and been reported. (The point of this rule is to cover the occasional case where a famous person is inexplicably ignored by major news organizations.)
Celebrities must have done something (written a book, recorded a song, won an Olympic medal, hosted a TV game show, etc.) to be considered famous in their own right. Their fame cannot derive solely from a relationship to another famous person. Spouses and family members of famous people who receive significant press coverage during their lives are considered famous in their own right (e.g., Ladybird Johnson, Prince Philip, and any of the Kennedys are eligible; Derek Jeter's mother, Dorothy, is not).
Simply living to a ripe old age is not sufficient as a claim to fame. Therefore, the oldest person in the world is not eligible unless they happen to have done something else in their life to justify celebrity.

Missing persons are eligible, but if it is determined that they were dead at the start of the game or if their fate is still unknown as of the end of the game, they will score no points. 

The Rules Committee is the sole judge of eligibility. Decisions of the Rules Committee are final. We cannot issue advisory opinions on whether or not a person is eligible.
Roster Movement
When someone from the Active Roster dies, they can be replaced by someone on the Taxi Squad. The empty spot on the Taxi Squad will remain that way for the rest of the game. No new names will be added to the Taxi Squad during the game.

Reporting DeathsWhen someone from your roster dies, please post the following information on the "Dead Pool" thread:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of the death
  • Source of the information (e.g., AP, CNN)
  • If the person was on your Active Roster, which person you intend to move up from the Taxi Squad.
  • a link to the obituary is appreciated, but is not required.
Responsibility for reporting deaths is on the entrant. (If multiple entrants have picked a name, only one has to report the death for all to get credit) Deaths can be reported any time before the end of the game.

Scoring
Points will be awarded for each death according to the following schedule:

  • Death of a Roster Member - 20 points
  • Age Bonus for person under 50 - (subtract the person's age from 50 and add to total, example:  if a 32 year old dies, you would receive 18 bonus points)
  • Suicide Bonus - 10 points
  • Exclusivity Bonus (You were the only participant to select a celebrity on either your main or taxi roster) - 15 points
  • If the deceased appears on only your Taxi Squad, it is worth 5 points.  No additional points are awarded.
Special Awards:
  • The George Burns Award for the Oldest Stiff of the Year - four (4) points
  • The Charles Lindbergh III Award for the Youngest Stiff of the Year - four (4) points
The current contest begins on June 20, 2011 and ends on June 20, 2012.

To enter: Select 15 celebrities for your main roster and 5 additional celebrities for your taxi squad.


Once your list is posted, you cannot make changes to it.  All lists will be recorded as they are posted.



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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 04:29 am

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I really didn't want to go first, but I guess someone has too..damnit :hurt .....and none of you bitches better not copy my shit either!!!! :coo :p lol

Anyway, here we go.....

1) Wilford Brimley

2) Queen Elizabeth ll

3) Michael Learned

4) Jimmy Carter

5) John Amos

6) George Gaynes

7) James Best

8) Gordon Lightfoot

9) Shirley Temple Black

10) Ted Danson

11) Olivia de Havilland

12) Zsa Zsa Gabor

13) John Cleese

14) Magic Johnson

15) Elinor Donahue

TAXI

1) Judy Sheindlin

2) Greg Evigan

3) Burt Reynolds

4) Jimmie Walker

5) Paul Reubens

Last edited on Sat Jun 18th, 2011 09:16 am by Seraphim



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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 08:05 am

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Haha.... Jimmy Carter twice.



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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 09:14 am

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Jason wrote: Haha.... Jimmy Carter twice.
fuuuuck!! I sure did, didn't I!! Damn! :blush lol Glad you caught that, Jason--thanks! :thumb I do know how I did that, though--I've been working on this for weeks now and the paper I've been jotting these names down on is a hot mess of a whole shit load of names....I got confused :shame lol...let me go fix this real quick....:grin



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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 06:26 pm

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Main Roster:

Lewis Gilbert
Mike Wallace
Ed Asner
Ace Parker
George Kennedy
Barbara Kent
Johannes Heesters
Hugh Downs
"Superstar" Billy Graham
George Gaynes
Luise Rainer
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Raul H. Castro (former Governor of Arizona)
Nanette Fabray
Ruth Duccini

Taxi Squad:
Harry "Mr. Fuji" Fujiwara
Bruno Sammartino
Richard Kiel
Dick Van Dyke
Aretha Franklin

Last edited on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 04:05 am by WarrenPeace

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 06:26 pm

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I noticed I had Jack Kevorkian on my last list and dude had to go and die inbetween seasons. :evil

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 09:31 pm

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roster:
1.Angus Scrimm :(
2.Mel Brooks
3.Donald Sutherland
4.Kirk Douglas
5.Ernest Borgnine
6.John Madden
7.Pat Summerall
8.Dominic Chianese
9.Jerry Lewis
10.Artie Lange
11.Andy Dick
12.Hugh Hefner
13.Mia Farrow
14.Fidel Castro
15.Dick Clark

taxi squad:
Betty White
Oprah Winfrey
Frank Gifford
Dan Rather
Barack Obama



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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 09:53 pm

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Pinhead wrote: roster:
1.Angus Scrimm :(
2.Mel Brooks
3.Donald Sutherland
4.Kirk Douglas
5.Ernest Borgnine
6.John Madden
7.Pat Summerall
8.Dominic Chianese
9.Jerry Lewis
10.Artie Lange
11.Andy Dick
12.Hugh Hefner
13.Mia Farrow
14.Fidel Castro
15.Dick Clark

taxi squad:
Betty White
Oprah Winfrey
Frank Gifford
Dan Rather
Barack Obama


You got balls, Pin...cheers :thumb I almost put Betty on my list..Just couldn't bring myself to do it..:shame She reminds me too much of my beloved Aunt Marla..lol

Mel Brooks was a good call...I overlooked him, dangit! :blush



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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 09:56 pm

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WarrenPeace wrote: I noticed I had Jack Kevorkian on my last list and dude had to go and die inbetween seasons. :evil


One reason I was so hot to trot to get this game rolling--a lot of the peeps on my list are old as hell and I didn't want anyone to kick it before this began...:p

*chants 'im so going to hell, i'm so going to hell'* :blush :p



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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2011 04:27 am

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Seraphim wrote:

Mel Brooks was a good call...I overlooked him, dangit! :blush

I thought he was dead already. :dunce:blush:p



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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2011 01:12 pm

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Ernest Borgnine
James Earl Jones
Kirk Douglas
Peter O'Toole
Mel Brooks<-- Given an upgrade.
Ed Asner<-- Given an upgrade.
Olivia de Havilland
Sean Connery
Richard Attenborough
Christopher Lee

Angela Lansbury
Wilford Brimley
Jerry Lewis
Jimmy Carter

Taxi:
Betty Ford  <-- kicked it
Stephen Hawking
Vanessa Redgrave




Peter Falk  <-- Kicked the bucket, Ed Asner removed from Taxi and placed in active duty.

Andy Rooney<-- kicked it, Mel Brooks has been promoted from the Taxi squad.

Ray Bradbury<- kicked it



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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2011 02:02 pm

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Abe Vigoda
Mickey Rooney
Andy Rooney
Pat Robertson
Andy Griffith
Peter O' Toole
Larry Flynt
Gene Wilder
Betty Ford
Nelson Mandela
Al Davis
Phyllis Diller
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Buzz Aldrin

Taxi:

Pope Benedict XVI
Brian Dennehy
Ned Beatty
Charles Manson
Robert Redford



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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2011 07:37 pm

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1. Charlie Sheen

2. Tom Sizemore

3. Peter O'Toole

4. Lauren Bacall

5. Cloris Leachman

6. Queen Elizabeth II

7. Prince Phillip

8. Nancy Reagan

9. Dick Clark

10. Mickey Rooney

11. Dick Van Dyke

12. Jerry Lewis

13. Mel Brooks

14. Roger Corman

15. Eli Wallach



Taxi List:


1. Lindsey Lohan

2. Amy Whinehouse

3. Corey Feldman

4. Betty White

5. George Romero (:omg)



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James Earl Jones is very healthy.

Michael Caine?



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john mccain
frankie avalon
bb king
gene wilder
lewis teague
stan lee
milos forman
frank oz
john astin
casey kasem
ruth westheimer
jon voight
dolly parton
jim sharman
dean stockwell

taxi squad:
adam west
woody allen
christopher lloyd
paul bearer (william moody)
federico luppi


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Are you talking the old school Undertaker valet/manager?



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Are you talking the old school Undertaker valet/manager?

I gotta jam, but if such, list him as well by his real name of William Moody, you sick sonofabitch! :p



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Just updated my roster, noticed I only had 4 taxi squad members.

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Ryan Dunn has died.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni11933408/

 



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 Posted: Tue Jun 21st, 2011 03:00 am

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Main:

Zsa Zsa Gabor
Margaret Thatcher
Harry Morgan
Jack Klugman
Betty Ford
Nancy Reagan
Jake Lamotta
Jerry Lewis
Bob Barker
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Christopher Hitchens
Stephen Hawking
Aretha Franklin
Ernest Borgnine
Mickey Rooney


Taxi:

Peter Falk
Andy Griffith
Roger Ebert
Muhammad Ali
Charlie Daniels



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