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Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:03 pm
by eric olthwaite
As ever, this one for rules and discussion, the other one for listing your picks. Rules:

1. Name THIRTEEN people on the other thread, not below.

2. In order for you to score, they have to be both famous and to die during 2018. Notice of death has to be published by one of the following UK-based sources: BBC; The Times (of London); The Guardian; The Financial Times; The Daily Telegraph; The Independent.

3. You may NOT pick anyone who has been sentenced to death. If you're lucky enough that one of your picks is sentenced to death after close of polling on Jan 1st, that's fine.

4. Upon the death of the chosen individual, you score 120 minus the age of the celebrity at death.

5. You must nominate one of your celebs as your Joker. Death of your Joker scores you an extra 35 bonus points.

6. If any of your dead celebs are a unique pick - ie you have them and no-one else does - you get 35 bonus points.

7. 50 bonus points for murder, manslaughter, 'misadventure', suicide or expiry during a sexual act.

8. 50 bonus points for the first and last stiffs of the year - for each successful competitor, not dead celeb.

9. No more than five of your picks may have been recorded anywhere publicly as having cancer before Dec 31st 2017.

10. You may not pick anyone who would not be famous if they were not terminally ill. I can't think of any borderline cases here (Buble junior?) but I guess there's the potential for judge's discretion here.

Get your predictions up before midnight Dec 31st.

Crack on.

Phil, up to you whether or not you want to engage again. If you can't be arsed, send me the blank spreadsheet and I'll sort it at some point.

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:25 pm
by Phil LUFC
Yeah, I'm happy to continue. Usual ask for those taking part: Try to keep the formatting simple to lift and shift, if you're rolling over a full list, call it out (no effort for me that way) and if you're rolling over most of a list, it's helpful to me if you keep them in the same order and plug the gaps in between.

I'll get it done in Jan at some point.

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:55 pm
by Blackwhite
Youse kids who picked The Donald might be onto something:


Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:13 am
by Blackwhite
This CEO who died with his family in the Aussie seaplane sounds like a decent cove:


Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:23 pm
by dirty leeds
And here's the first sad one...

Hall Or Nothing: http://www.timesdaily.com/news/local/sh ... b7803.html

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 pm
by dirty leeds

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:07 am
by dirty leeds

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:07 pm
by dirty leeds

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:08 pm
by dirty leeds

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:17 pm
by Tycipa

The frogs legged it.

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:21 am
by dirty leeds
One of my fave old-school soul women has just gone: Denise LaSalle.
No official report to link yet, so here's a great deep soul ballad by her from the mid-seventies:


Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:13 pm
by dirty leeds

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:18 pm
by Oheddieeddie
dirty leeds wrote:One of my fave old-school soul women has just gone: Denise LaSalle.
No official report to link yet, so here's a great deep soul ballad by her from the mid-seventies:



Very Gladys Knight. I like it

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:42 am
by Mustafaster
dirty leeds wrote:Bopp 'Til He Dropped: http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum38 ... 02136.html

Hale-Bopp was fuckin spectacular.
Great name, great comet.
https://goo.gl/images/6BFUoZ

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:51 am
by dirty leeds

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:00 pm
by dirty leeds

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm
by the flying pig

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:24 pm
by eric olthwaite
Not on anyone's list but a hero of mine: Neave Brown Bread.

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm
by Man Called Sun
Any fucker gonna put the list thread at the top of the page and remove the old ones then eh? Lazy cunts.

Re: Better Late Than Dead 2018 Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:52 pm
by Ponte
Man Called Sun wrote:Any fucker gonna put the list thread at the top of the page and remove the old ones then eh? Lazy cunts.

Doubtful, it took them a week to lock the thread.