Ain't no sunshine when they're gone, except for the Deadpool! Stay away from this thread if you don't like the absurd/ridiculous/macabre nature of this game... . THE rules! Picks will be allowed to be posted from today until January 9th, 12:00pm PST. Why 9+ days? It's an integral number in the baseball/Howard Stern universe, so I like it. Also, nobody who dies within this time period will be counted towards points right away... new for 2023, it'll be the 'Purgatory list', to be revisited at this date a year from now, to see if it affects the final scores. To be fair to any & all playing, everyone gets 11-picks. NO PM's; much easier to track & compile results by going through the first few pages of this thread. The criteria is simple: any celebrity/well-known human that's 18+ (obscurity is welcome, of course, but that person's got to be some sort of a known figure) and/or famous animal in the vein of Harambe, or P22 (a tracked mountain lion that had lived out here in L.A.). No JCer's, obviously. Points & multipliers! Base points for age groups are as follows: 18-30... 100-points 31-40... 90-points 41-50... 80 points 51-60... 70-points 61-70... 60-points 71-80... 50-points 81-90... 40-points 91+.... 30-points The multipliers! 2x- if two people on your list die within the same calendar day. 3x- if three people on your list with 24-hours of each other. 4x- "the scumbag"... a death that near-universally won't be missed (i.e. Garry Glitter, Putin) 5x- "the massive"... a death, loved or hated aside, that will cause world-wide news for some time to follow (i.e.: Queen Elizabeth, Trump). 10x- "the irony"... a death that's related to the person's career/work (i.e.: Paul Walker dying in a crash crash back in '13 type of thing). 15x- "the bittersweet"... someone 80+ (open to debate, I suppose) who clearly has had a good run at it, but nonetheless, it's a sad thing (i.e.: Vin Scully). 50x... "the exact"... a death that occurs on a person's birthday. 100x... "the absurd"... if multiple people on your list die in the same incident OR are responsible for the other's demise. Yeah, no bittersweet multiplier this time around. And remember, Multipliers aren't mutually exclusive, so depending on circumstance, a particular death or deaths can net you a large amount of points! THE winner will get a 31-days of colors (I like odd numbers). No runner-up prizes.