Everyone picks 10 known famous people.
Points are awarded only when a celebrity dies within the gaming period (2013 calendar year). All picks must be posted in this thread before 11:59pm EST on December 31, 2012. The game will end on midnight January 1, 2014.
- Standard Points will be awarded based on the person's age subtracted from 100 (For example if the person dies at 81 years old, you'd get 19 points [100-81=19])
- For extra points add a "confidence pick" number after the person's name. The confidence pick number points will be added to the standard points. Any number between 1 to 10 but you may only pick a number once.
- After you make your 10 picks you can choose any celebrity between the ages of 18 and 60 (during the 2013 calender year) to be worth 50 extra points to be added to the standard points. For example if the person dies at age 38 it would be 62 points plus the extra 50 points, totaling 112 points.
- If there are questions about an age I will make the final determination.
That's it. Pick 10 celebrities (see criteria below) and watch the news.
Definition of a Celebrity
A celebrity is defined as anyone who's first name and last name appears on at least 5 web sites when searched on www.google.com. Each of these 5 web sites must list an obvious association to that person's claim to fame as well. If you select a person that does not meet this criteria, they will be disqualified from the contest and you will not be able to replace them on your list of 10 celebrities (unless it is discovered prior to Jan 1, 2013). If you choose a person that is already dead we will laugh at you and you will be awarded no points.
The winner of the game will get the satisfaction of winning an insensitive and crude game on an internet message board.
If anybody you pick dies between today 12-10-2012 and 12-31-2012 (like Mandela or George Bush Sr.) you will only get half the points you'd get after January 1st.
Zsa Zsa Gabor (10 points)
Sid Ceasar (7 points)
Bob Dole (9 points)
Lauren Bacall (4 points)
Yogi Berra (5 points)
Harry Belafonte (2 points)
Judge Joe Wapner (8 points)
Prince Philip (1 point)
George H.W. Bush (6 points)
Bob Cousy (3 points)
Celebrity 18-60 Pick:
Scott Hall (a.k.a. Razor Ramon)