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Dead Pool 2019: News Archive

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News Archive

07/17/2019

Off the bench, permanently!

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at 99, and 4 players picked him, including Brave Sir Robin, who gets his 4th hit of the year and moves into the lead.

Toe Tag grabs his 3rd hit, Shelley Brown's List 2 picks up her second, while Natalie Tyler's Diet of Worms List makes the board on her first hit with this list.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb Credit: John Downey

07/10/2019

RIP Rip

Actor Rip Torn has died at 88, and Natalie Tyler's From the Gut List picks up her second hit of the year, moving up to 11th place.

Congrats, Natalie!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

07/09/2019

That Giant Sucking Sound is Coming from the Grave

Billionaire and Presidential candidate H. Ross Perot has died at 89, ending Natalie Tyler's Mixed Nuts and Toxic Molds List's 7-year solo vigil. This is her list's 3rd hit of the year, and she moves up to 6th place

Congratulations, Natalie!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

07/03/2019

Arte Johnson is dead? ... Verrrry Interesting!

Laugh-In comic Arte Johnson is dead at 90, and 2 players got the last laugh: Kelly Keegan's List 4 busts a gut on his second hit of the year, moving up to 12th place, while Mike Spinney chuckles up his first hit.

Congrats, Kelly and Mike!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

07/03/2019

Lee I-a-corpse-a

Auto industry bigwig Lee Iacocca died yesterday at the age of 94, giving Natalie Tyler's Food For Worms List a solo. Her list goes from 33rd to 16th in 2 hits.

Congratulations, Natalie!

Blurb credit: ME! (I'm pretty proud of this one!)

06/23/2019

Ain`t That A Shame

Rock `n Roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew has died at the age of 100, but Christina O`Sullivan's Angell`s in the Outfield List is feeling no shame for snagging the solo as she moves up to 5th place.

Congratulations, Christina!

Blurb credit: Christina O`Sullivan

06/15/2019

Zeffirelli è morto

Legendary Italian director Franco Zeffirelli has died at 96, giving Natalie Tyler's Food For Worms List a solo on her first hit of the game.

Congrats, Natalie!

05/30/2019

von Bülow almost von Blew It for Natalie

Finally was able to confirm that murder suspect Claus von Bülow has died at 92, giving Natalie Tyler's Mixed Nuts and Toxic Molds List a solo with her second hit of the year as she moves to 16th place.

This was a particularly interesting hit in that he died on May 25th, but the news didn't come out until today. That's crazy close to disqualification, since the stiff has to be announced within 1 week of death. That rule was put into place to offset some borderline-insufficiently famous picks, so it seems a little unusual that an arguably Actually Famous person almost got caught by it. But that's the game we play.

Congratulations, Natalie!

05/30/2019

Two-fer: Redcoch

Today is going to be an interesting day... It's not often that I have multiple deaths to announce at the same time; I've got 2 now, but I thought that it was going to be THREE, but I haven't confirmed the third one yet.

Musician
Leon Redbone died at 69 (not 127 like his obituary claimed), and Kelly Keegan had him on 2 lists: his List 2 gets a third hit, while his List 5 picks up a second. He moves up to 2nd and 8th place.

Former US Congressman Thad Cochran has died at 81, and Natalie Tyler's Republicans Reposing List snags the solo with that list's second hit, moving to 9th place.

Congrats, Kelly and Natalie!

05/26/2019

Fallen Starr

Old-timey football player Bart Starr has died at 85, and 2 players made the catch: Joe Biasi picked up his 3rd hit of the year and jumps up to 2nd place, while Kevin Byrnes snags his second hit.

Congratulations, Joe and Kevin!

05/17/2019

Wouk a crazy week!

Our 4th hit this week! Author Herman Wouk has died at 103, and 10 players picked him, including Michelle Downey, who becomes the first player to get a 4th hit (after becoming the first to get a third hit earlier this week), and resumes her spot at the top of the scoreboard

Brave Sir Robin and Lindsey Roke each get their third hit.

Joe Biasi, Kelly Keegan's Kelly and Craig - Do It Again List, Christina O`Sullivan's Angell`s in the Outfield List, Natalie Tyler's Old Writers Never Die.... List and Judith Place each pick up a second hit.

Shelley Brown's List 2 and Brad Hope make the board with their first hit of the game.

WHEW! Hope I didn't miss anybody! Congrats, all!

Blurb credit blame: me

05/16/2019

I.M. Dead

The Louvre architect I.M. Pei is dead at 102, and 6 players picked up the hit: John Downey and Rich Place's Barley Place - Older than me List each get their third hit, taking over the penthouse suite of the scoreboard, while Toe Tag, Lindsey Roke and Shelley Brown's List 1 each snag their second hit. Finally, Natalie Tyler's Old Friends List moves into the scoreboard on her first hit of the year.

Congrats, all!

05/14/2019

No more golf for Dorf

Actor Tim Conway is dead at 85, and 9 lists picked him including a second hit for Aunti Di's List 1 and Natalie Tyler's Ohio and Goodbye-O List (her second hit in 2 days!).

Picking up a first hit: Kelly Keegan's Kelly and Craig - Do It Again List, Kevin Byrnes, Bob Razem, Kelly Keegan's List 4, Christina O`Sullivan's Angell`s in the Outfield List, Gene Kaufman (yay me!) and Natalie Tyler's Must See TV: 1970’s edition List.

Congrats, everybody!

Blurb Credit: Bob Lyhus

05/13/2019

Doris Day of the Dead

Actress Doris Day has died at 97, and 11 lists picked her, including Michelle Downey, who becomes the first player this year to get a third hit as she moves to first place.

John Downey, Natalie Tyler's Let`s Hear It For the Girls List and Rich Place's Barley Place - Older than me List each snag their second hit.

Finally, 7 players got their first hit of the year: Neil Hall, Natalie Tyler's Ohio and Goodbye-O List, Shelley Brown's List 3 , Sheila Place, Kelly Keegan's List 3, Aunti Di's List 2 and Mike Roche's Hollywood List.

Congratulations, all!

04/28/2019

Richard Lugar dead

Senator Richard Lugar has died at 87, ending Natalie Tyler's Republicans Reposing List's 7 year solo vigil. Natalie's list picks up her first hit of the year, and moves up to 10th place.

Congratulations, Natalie!

03/17/2019

Dick Dale's Endless Summer has ... uhhh... ended

Surf rock god Dick Dale is dead at 81, and Kelly Keegan's List 5 picks up the solo on his first hit of the year, moving up to 5th place.

Congrats, Kelly!

03/14/2019

Bayh the way, Birch is dead

Former senator Birch Bayh has died at 91, and Natalie Tyler's Politics Can Be Deadly! List picks up her first hit and solo of the year and moves up to 4th place.

Congratulations, Natalie!

Blurb credit: Natalie Tyler

03/01/2019

Who`s The Stiff?

Soap and Who's The Boss star Katherine Helmond has died at 89, and Aunti Di's List 1 snags the solo and her first hit of the year as she jumps to 6th place

Congratulations, Aunti Di!

02/12/2019

Super-Colossal Update

My apologies for being so late with this HUGE update - I was on vacation and returned home to a lot of craziness that has only just now started to calm down. And just as I was about to write up everything that I missed, there's another big hit come down the line...

So, here's what's happened since I've been gone:

02/07/2019
John Dingell died, but he hadn't been picked since 2016.

Albert Finney died at 82, giving Natalie Tyler's From the Gut List the solo on that list's first hit of the year.


02/08/2019
Rosamunde Pilcher died at 94, handing Grady Harmon a solo on his first hit of the game.


02/12/2019
Finally, tonight we learned that Lyndon LaRouche is dead at 96, and 3 players picked him: Brave Sir Robin and Michelle Downey each pick up their second hit of the game and move into 1st place and 3rd place, respectively. Natalie Tyler's Mixed Nuts and Toxic Molds List picks up her first hit of the year.

WHEW! I'm pretty sure that this is the first time that I've had 3+ celebs in a single update. Thank you all for your patience, and Congratulations to all!

01/23/2019

Growing Dead

Pulitzer-prize winning author Russell Baker has died at 93, and Natalie Tyler's Old Writers Never Die.... List picks up the solo on her first hit of the year and moves up to 4th place.

Congratulations, Natalie!

01/15/2019

Goodbye, Dolly!

Wow, we're off to a big start with our second hit in 2 days, as our Seventh most-picked of the year has died. Carol Channing was 97, and 13 people picked her, including Kelly Keegan's List 2, which now has 2 hits. On January 15th. (One of these days I've GOT to get around to making the year-to-year compare thingy that I keep putting off*).

Getting their first hit of the game: Katy Conlin's List 2, Jimmy Casino, Rich Place's Barley Place - Older than me List, Michelle Downey, Shelley Brown's List 1, John Downey, Judith Place, Lindsey Roke, Toe Tag and Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies, I`m Ready for my Close-Up, Mr. Reaper and Let`s Hear It For the Girls Lists.

Congratulations, everyone!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

* A quick perusal of the archives reminds us that Brad Hope had 2 hits on January 4, 2015. Guess we'll have to keep an eye on earliest-to-3 now!

01/14/2019

PLAY BALL!

Old-timey baseball guy Mel Stottlemyre has died at 77 and opens up the game with a triple: Joe Biasi, Kelly Keegan's List 2 and Brave Sir Robin all get the hit, and start crowding the top of the standings.

Congrats, all!

01/01/2019

2019 KDP is now LIVE!

The 2018 edition of Kaufman's Deadpool is over, and a big congratulations goes out to Kelly Keegan, who was the only player to get 5 hits and takes home 75% of the collected $620 pot, or $465.

Natalie Tyler came in both second and third place, earning 15% ($93) + 10% ($62), for a total of $155.

We've got 67 entries this year - a few people didn't return (but they're all welcome back for 2020!), and one new player: Christina O`Sullivan, who is a referral from Natalie Tyler.

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 2019!




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