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Sep 28

DeadPool Update

Posted by ArmedGeek on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Deadpool

We’re a month away from declaring a winner in the 2013 H&B DeadPool. the_botnet is still in the lead but not by much. A single death this month could change the outcome of this round.

This time of the year also means that its time to start preparing your lists for the next round. The H&B DeadPool 2014 site is now up and ready for you to start your lists.

Your usernames and passwords from the previous round will not work, it is necessary to sign up again.

The 2014 H&B DeadPool site is here: http://2014.hb-deadpool.com/

Lets go! Get your lists together! I’m sure the_botnet is not done collecting H&B beer steins yet!

Sep 1

H&B Deadpool

Posted by ArmedGeek on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Deadpool

It is nearing that time again. Soon, the site for the new season of H&B Deadpool will be open and you can start building your list.

Due to time constraints, the new site is simply an update of the existing site. I’ve made some bug fixes and a few other adjustments, but it is essentially the same site. I’ll post the URL soon.

What I’d like to do first is get some input on what the prize for the next round should be. So far the prize has been a coffee mug or beer stein with the H&B logo on one side and DeadPool Winner on the other.

The question is: does anyone have a better idea? Any ideas that get posted in the comments will go up in a poll in a couple of days for voting.

Jul 23

DeadPool Update – Helen Thomas

Posted by ArmedGeek on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Deadpool

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From CNN:

Trailblazing White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, sources told CNN Saturday.

Sentry gets the 2 for the report. 1IDVET was the only one that saw it coming.

Jun 2

DeadPool Update: Jean Stapleton

Posted by ArmedGeek on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Deadpool

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From CBS:

Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker’s far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in CBS’ groundbreaking 1970s comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90.

“Jean was a brilliant comedienne with exquisite timing,” Rob Reiner, who played the Bunkers’ liberal son-in-law Mike, aka Meathead, on the show, said in a statement to CBS News. “Working with her was one of the greatest experiences of my life. My thoughts go out to her family.”

Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family, her children told The Associated Press Saturday.

USMC82 gets the 2 for the report and Broozer gets 10 for the death. Both riff and Broozer are closing in on the_botnet’s early lead.

Apr 26

DeadPool Update: George Jones

Posted by ArmedGeek on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Deadpool

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From Fox News:

George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81.

Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, according to his publicist Kirt Webster.

Broozer was first with the report.

Apr 16

DeadPool Update: Pat Summerall

Posted by ArmedGeek on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Deadpool

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From USA Today:

For many sports fans in the 1960s through the 1990s, Pat Summerall was the voice of the NFL, starting with CBS’ Sunday telecasts and later with Fox, famously paired for much of that time with John Madden.

Summerall, 82, passed away Tuesday in Dallas, said his daughter, Susie Wiles.

1IDVET gained points from this death. USMC82 gets the two for the report, beating the rest of y’all by about an hour. Slackers.

Apr 13

DeadPool Update: Jonathan Winters

Posted by ArmedGeek on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Deadpool

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From FoxNews:

Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.

The Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes, said Joe Petro III, a longtime family friend. Petro said Winters died surrounded by family and friends.

Coop got the two for the report. riff gets points for having Winters on his list.

Apr 9

DeadPool Update: Annette Funicello

Posted by ArmedGeek on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Deadpool

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From The New York Times:

Annette Funicello, who won America’s heart as a 12-year-old in Mickey Mouse ears, captivated adolescent baby boomers in slightly spicy beach movies and later championed people with multiple sclerosis, a disease she had for more than 25 years, died on Monday in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 70.

Apr 9

DeadPool Update: Frank Thornton

Posted by ArmedGeek on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Deadpool

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From http://www.guardian.co.uk:

The actor Frank Thornton, who has died aged 92, had a flair for comedy derived from the subtle craftsmanship of classical stage work. However, he will be best remembered for his longstanding characters in two popular BBC television comedy series – the sniffily priggish Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? and the pompous retired policeman Herbert “Truly” Truelove, in Roy Clarke’s Last of the Summer Wine.

Riff was first with the report.

Apr 8

DeadPool Update: Margaret Thatcher

Posted by ArmedGeek on Monday, April 8, 2013 in Deadpool

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From CNN:

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87.
She suffered a stroke Monday, her spokeswoman said.
Thatcher’s funeral will be at St. Paul’s Cathedral, with full military honors, followed by a private cremation, the British prime minister’s office announced.

Sentry gets the 2 for the report as well as having Thatcher on his list along with the_botnet and purple raider.

Y’all are really going to let the_botnet win this again?