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10/27/2014

She won't be WELCOME BACK to Natalie's 2015 list

Mrs. Kotter, Marcia Strassman, died last night at the age of 66. Natalie Tyler's I`m Ready for my Close-Up, Mr. Reaper List finally ends her 3 year solo vigil, with her second hit and second solo of the year.

Congratulations, Natalie!

Blurb credit: Natalie Tyler

10/21/2014

Bradlee investigates today`s second hit.

The former Washington Post editor in charge of the Watergate investigation, Ben Bradlee, died at 93 and J.R. MacDonald picks up a solo on his second hit of the game, moving up to 30th place.

Congrats, J.R.!

10/21/2014

Harmon gets some Gough

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam died at 98, and Grady Harmon becomes the second player this year to get a fourth hit, and moves into second place.

Congratulations, Grady!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

10/05/2014

Paul Revere`s last ride

Paul Revere, of Paul Revere and The Raiders, has died at 74, breaking our 42 day dryspell. That was our longest dryspell of the year. Bob Razem's Revered Dead Pope List gets the credit for a third hit and his first solo on this list. Bob catapults from 26th to 2nd place.

Congratulations, Bob!

08/25/2014

Lord Ack!-and-Buried

Oscar-winning director and actor Richard Attenborough died yesterday at the age of 90, and 3 players each picked up their third hit: Bob Razem's Dole-ing out Death List, News Guy Craig and Natalie Tyler's Old Friends List. They take up residence in 3rd, 4th and 6th place.

Congratulations, all!

08/19/2014

Monday Night DEAD!

Long-time SNL announcer Don Pardo died last night at the age of 96, and 4 players picked him: Aunti Di, Brad Hope and Rich Place's New Brew Dogs (RIP Clint) List each pick up a third hit, and break into the Top 10 at 3rd, 6th and 9th place.
Judith Place gets her first hit of the year.

Congrats, all!

08/12/2014

Bogie's dead, now so's Bacall

Actress Lauren Bacall is dead at the age of 89, and only Natalie Tyler's I`m Ready for my Close-Up, Mr. Reaper List gets the solo for her first hit on this list.

Congratulations, Natalie!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

07/20/2014

The DeadFord Files

Rockford Files actor James Garner has died at 86, and 3 people had him on 4 lists:

Kelly Keegan's List 1 secures his first place lead and becomes the first player this year to get a fourth hit.

Natalie Tyler's Old Friends List and News Guy Craig each get their second hit, while Natalie's Most Likely to Succeed: Class of 2014 List picks up her first hit.

Congrats, all!

07/17/2014

Stritched Out

Film, stage and Television actress Elaine Stritch died today at the age of 89, and Natalie Tyler's Let`s Hear It For the Girls List snags it's first hit of the game with the solo.

Congrats, Natalie!

07/14/2014

Gordimer gone

Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer is dead at 90, and Natalie Tyler's Old Writers Never Die.... List picks up her second solo for the year, moving up to 18th place.

Congratulations, Natalie!

07/03/2014

A real all-around hero

Olympic Champion and WWII POW Louis Zamperini died at 97, and Aunti Di picks up the solo on her second hit of the year.

Congratulations, Aunti Di!

06/25/2014

The Dead, the Stiff, and the No Longer Living

Legendary actor Eli Wallach died yesterday at the age of 98, and 8 players picked him: Kelly Keegan's Kelly and Craig II List, Brave Sir Robin and Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies List all get their second hit; Kelly's list rises the highest, to 20th place.

J.R. MacDonald, Sue Goldman's List 2, Natalie Tyler's Picnic for Worms List, Katy Conlin's List 2 and Terry Csipkes's Ghosts of Lists Past List each pick up their first hit of the year.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

06/15/2014

Keep reaching for the stars

Casey Kasem has died at 82, and here's our own countdown of the 8 players that picked him:

New to the standings chart this year with their first hit are:
31. (Tie) Aunti Di
31. (Tie) Nathan Raupach
29. Kelly Keegan's Kelly and Craig II List

Grabbing their second hit of the game:
15. Carol Ann Roke, up from 45th
11. Jeremy Valentine, moving from 39th
8. Ashley Vick, jumping up from 27th

Topping the chart now with their 3rd hit of the game:
2. Nancy Freebery up from 2nd place.

And our #1 player of the week:
1. Kelly Keegan's List 1 moves into top spot from 6th place.

Congrats, all!

06/12/2014

Ruby Dead

Actress Ruby Dee is dead at 91, and 2 players picked her: Natalie Tyler's Ohio and Goodbye-O List and Toe Tag each get their first hit of the year, and move up to 32nd and 39th place.

Congratulations, Natalie and Toe Tag!

05/26/2014

Razem`s strategic gamble pays off

The last communist leader of Poland, General Wojciech Jaruzelski, died at the age of 90, and Bob Razem shared him as the 2nd hit on all 8 of his lists:

Dole-ing out Death (moves into 7th place)
Daisy Pusher (tied for 10th place),
Harper Squared (tied for 10th place)
Ga Ga over Zsa Zsa
Barry`n Em
Will Fred Die?
Dead Little Buddies
Revered Dead Pope

Congratulations, Bob!

05/03/2014

RIP FBI

The star of TV's The FBI, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. has died at the age of 95, and 2 players picked him: Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies List and Carol Ann Roke each pick up their first hit of the game.

Congratulations, Natalie and Carol Ann!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

04/28/2014

Say Hi to Wilt Chamberlain For Us

Legendary NBA Coach Dr. Jack Ramsay has died at 89, giving us our biggest hit of the game with 15 lists making the shot: Kelly Keegan had Ramsay as a third hit on 2 lists ( List 2 and Kelly and Craig - One for the big toe), and takes up residence in the top 2 spots.

Joe Biasi, Lindsey Roke and John Park each get their second hit.

All 8 of Bob Razem's lists get their first hit: Dole-ing out Death, Daisy Pusher, Harper Squared, Ga Ga over Zsa Zsa, Barry`n Em, Will Fred Die?, Dead Little Buddies and Revered Dead Pope, as do Madison Kaufman and Natalie Tyler's Diet of Worms List

Congrats, all!

Blurb credit: Joe Biasi

04/23/2014

something ... something ... dead baseball player ... something

The oldest Major League Baseball player, Connie Marrero, died at 102, and Grady Harmon snags his second solo and third hit of the game, moving him up from 10th to 2nd place.

Congratulations, Grady!

04/20/2014

Hurricane down for the count

Boxer/Murderer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter has died at 76, and our 2005 KDP Champ Joe Biasi picks up the solo on his first hit of the game and moves into 14th place.

Congrats, Joe!

04/17/2014

100 Years of Solitude comes to an end....

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at the age of 87, and Natalie Tyler's Old Writers Never Die.... List finally has an open spot. Natalie has played him for 9 of the last 10 games. She picks up the solo on her first hit of the game.

Congratulations, Natalie!

Blurb credit: Natalie Tyler

04/07/2014

He ain't heavy-he's my dead brother

Another child star dead! First Shirley Temple and now Mickey Rooney has died at 93, giving us our biggest hit of the year with 12 lists: Doug Sing becomes the first player of the game to get a third hit, and moves into the lead.

Bob Lyhus, Mike Roche's Others List, Nancy Freebery, Rich Place's New Brew Dogs (RIP Clint) List, and Natalie Tyler's Taps For Troubadours List each pick up their second hit.

Natalie Tyler's Old Friends List, Katy Conlin's List 1, Michelle Downey, Marge Sing, Lindsey Roke, and Sarah Jane Wallace each make the board for the first time this year.

Congrats, all!

Blurb credit: Kelly Keegan

03/25/2014

Sacked

Buffalo Bills owner and Pro Football HOFer Ralph Wilson died at 95, and Bob Broadhurst picks up his second hit and first solo of the year, as he moves from 19th to 2nd place.

Congrats, Bob!

03/20/2014

God hates haters

I know that people think that one has to be all morbid and death-loving to run (or play) a deadpool. But the fact is that it's rare when news of a death actually brings me pleasure. Today is one of those days. Westboro Baptist pastor (ok, ex-, but the damage is done) Fred Phelps is dead at 84. Phelps caused much suffering and harm to many people, and I feel that he'd lived way too long. As a non-Christian, I take great relief and solace in seeing so many Christians stand up and denounce him and his methods. We'll be dealing with the ramifications of his actions for quite awhile, but at the very least we can start with rewarding those players who picked this piece of scum: Ashley Vick and News Guy Craig each pick up their first hit of the year and move into 13th and 17th place.

I know that I sound hypocritical speaking hate towards somebody who was such a hate-mongerer himself, and for that, I apologize for not taking the higher road.

03/13/2014

Show`s over!

The original Captain Video, Richard Coogan, is dead at 99, giving Grady Harmon his second hit and first solo of the year. Grady moves from 12th place to 5th place.

Congratulations, Grady!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

02/12/2014

Not quite the Ides of March yet

Legendary TV funny guy Sid Caesar is dead at 91, and 6 players had the last laugh (well, 4 players with 6 lists): Kelly Keegan's List 1, List 2 and Kelly and Craig - One for the big toe Lists and Doug Sing each get their second hit of the game. Kelly moves into 1st place.

Bob Broadhurst and Jeremy Valentine get their first hit of the game.

Congrats, all!

Blurb credit: Bob Lyhus

02/11/2014

Fade to Black...

Former child actress Shirley Temple Black died at 85, and prodigal player Prince Sundar picks up a solo on his first hit after being away from the KDP for 13 years. Prince moves into 7th place.

Welcome back and congratulations, Prince!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

02/06/2014

Kined

Baseball HOFer and Mets announcer Ralph Kiner has died at 91, and 3 players picked up their first single this year - Mike Roche's Fliers List, Brave Sir Robin and Doug Sing take up residence in the 12th, 13th and 14th places

Congrats, guys!

01/28/2014

Turn, Turn, Turn in your grave, Seeger!

Folk singer Pete Seeger has died at 94, and 3 players are Overcome with more points!

Brad Hope gets his second hit of the year (WHAT??? it's still January!!!) and moves into first place.

Rich Place's New Brew Dogs (RIP Clint) List and Natalie Tyler's Taps For Troubadours List each get their first hit and cozy up together in the #14 spot.

Congratulations, all!

01/17/2014

Surrendered again

The last WWII Japanese soldier to surrender (30 years after the end of the war), Hiroo Onoda has died at 91, giving Mike Spinney a solo as he moves up to 11th place.

Congratulations, Spinn!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

01/15/2014

Mae Not So Young

Pro Wrestler Mae Young has died at 90, and Kelly Keegan had her on 3 lists: List 1 (which moves into third place), Kelly and Craig - One for the big toe List (Newsguy Craig listed in title but still Kelly's list) and List 2.

Congratulations, Kelly and Craig!

Blurb Credit: Kelly Keegan

01/11/2014

Sharon has finally come out of his coma... on the wrong side

Our collective 8-year vigil has ended, as Ariel Sharon has died at the age of 85. He was our 5th-most picked celeb in the history of the game, and was in the top 10 most-picked lists for 7 of the last 9 years, but had decreasingly been picked until only 9 steadfast players (well, ok, 8 and one sharp rookie) were left. These are the brilliant, beautiful people who persevered:

Natalie Tyler's Politics Can Be Deadly! List (which takes the top spot)
Rich Place
Bob Lyhus
Mike Roche's Others List
Nancy Freebery (Rookie!)
Grady Harmon
Brad Hope
Gene Kaufman
Sue Goldman's List 1

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

01/07/2014

Run Run Ran Ran

Chinese media mogul Sir Run Run Shaw is dead at 106, and John Park picks up a solo on our first hit of 2014.

Congratulations, John!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

01/01/2014

KDP 2014 is live!

The 2013 edition of Kaufman's Deadpool is over, and a big congratulations go out to our 2011 champ, Kevin Byrnes, who takes home 75% of the collected $830 pot, or $622.50.

2010 and 2012 champ, Bob Razem has a list in both second and third place, and therefore takes the remaining (15% and 10%) of the pot, $207.50.

We've got 73 players this year - down a little from last year, but lots of good juicy potential hits just waiting to be claimed.

Now that the game is all fully updated on the site, please take a moment and verify that I've got your lists entered correctly and let me know ASAP of any errors.

Congratulations, everyone! Good luck to all in 2014!




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