Political Dresser

2017: Gold Decadence

2017: Gold Decadence

While the Ramallah catwalks are embracing the recycled look with duds made from old newspapers...

Memory Lane Monday: Lagerfeld on Merkel

Memory Lane Monday: Lagerfeld on Merkel

The Outraged Class has forgotten about Donna Karan’s tips on risqué fashion, in favor of putting...

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Since our PD Book Club pick for the this month is To Kill a Mocking Bird, our staff felt that we...

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

In the off chance you were lamenting last year’s Brexit Vote, just know that Britain’s leaving in...

With Love From Bulgaria

With Love From Bulgaria

Sure, Zimbabwe’s in the middle of a military coup-non-coup, but have you checked your mail...

Wanna Play a Game: 10-4-10

No crystal ball purchase necessary. While most people around the world use this time to make pledges to actually use that gym membership twice, or to give up reality T.V., it’s a tradition here at PD to play a little game called, 10-4-10.

You don’t need to be Nostradamus or a Mayan, to partake in this yearly prediction fun. You don’t even need a crystal ball, or gyspy welfare check. You can play this game with your near and dear, or you can play with PD for a chance to win big.


How the concept of 10-4-10 works:

Before the start of the New Year, you make a list of ten well-known figure heads/talking heads/famous people that you think will die during the next year.

At the end of the year, you tally up who made it and who didn’t.

The clairvoyant person with the highest percentage of accuracy wins.

Sounds easy, right? Well, there are a few rules also.

You cannot choose someone you know. Gram-gram doesn’t go on this list. That’s just wrong.

You get credit only if the person is really dead, hardcore medical coma or vegetative states don’t count. Think Mubarak.

If you play with PD there are a few additional rules:

They have to be people that at least have some internet presence. Our Editor will not be riding a donkey into your village to confirm the Mayor’s had a massive stroke.

You cannot influence the outcome of the game, i.e. 10-4-10 is not an excuse to go on a psycho spree, and PD does not condone violence and bears no responsibility if you’re a nut bag, or über competitive.

If there is a tie amongst the highest results, then the winner will be selected based on earliest time of entry.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

All submissions and email addresses are kept private and will not be spammed in anyway, not even by us here at PD.

All submissions must be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight January 1st, 2013 CST. Winners will be notified via email on January 1st, 2014 no later than noon CST.

Let’s talk prizes then. Other than the satisfaction of winning and knowing they’re better than everyone else, the top three entries will receive the following:

3rd Place: A digital copy of one of the titles from PD’s Book Club of the winner’s choice. Titles so far include: In the Garden of Beasts, Animal Farm, and Society Today.

2nd Place: Digital copies of all of the titles from PD’s Book Club, including those from the upcoming 2013 year.

1st Place/Grand Prize Winner: 10 Bitcoins, and digital copies of the titles from our Book Club.

Seriously, 10 Bitcoins and a whole slew of good reading just for sending in the most accurate list of ten names.

You’ve got the weekend to get thinkin’ PDers. Remember submissions will not be accepted after the New Year.

You’re welcome.

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 Character restriction
Your text should be more than 2 characters
terms and condition.

People in this conversation

  • Guest (Jana)

    My friends and I play this game too, but we call it the "Box Game." Ironically Mubarak was on my 2012 list. :D

    0 Like
  • Guest (oscarsnameo)

    Just submitted. It was hard to limit it to ten, usually when I do this game w/the fam we allow for 30.

    from Pölsbach, Austria
    0 Like
  • Guest (hypersarah13)

    I thought we were the only ones to play it! This game rawks! I was 4 for 5 this year.

    0 Like
  • Guest (Donna)

    Oh! Sounds fun. Just sent in my list.

    from Bronx, NY, USA
    0 Like
  • Guest (TEAM PD)

    Hey, hey, hey!

    Jana: Strictly off the record, he was on ours too.;)

    We've received everybody's submission, and anyone on the fence keep in mind you still have the weekend to put your list together. So far we've got 30 some odd competitors, with drastically different lists. This is sure to be a great game!:D

    0 Like
  • Guest (icke69)

    What are bit coins?

    0 Like
  • Guest (chrispyxyz)

    Is it wrong to put George H. W. Bush on my list?

    from Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    0 Like
  • Guest (Edith)

    I'm 3 for 10 now and it's only May. ;)

    0 Like


Book Club

Social Widget

Due to the European Union's Cookie Act (it's not as delicious as it sounds) the EU wants you to know that we use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. More information.