I’m still trying to figure out if I want to jettison all my survivors and go with a new list.
NAME Birthdate Known for Kevin Smith 2 August 1970 Slacker Director Elvis Costello 25 August 1954 Writing The Book everyday Sophia Flörsch 1 December 2000 Formula 3 driver Kim Jong-chul 25 September 1981 Half-brother of Kim Jong-un Ric Flair 25 February 1949 Woooo!!!!!!!!! Grigory Rodchenkov 24 October 1958 Former head of the Russian doping labs Tommy Chong 24 May 1938 Dave's not here, man. Jimmy Carter 1 October 1924 Ex-President Dick Cheney 30 January 1941 Darth Vader Michael Schumacher 3 January 1969 Formula-1 Driver Terrible skier Pope Emeritus Benedict 16 April 1927 Snazzy Red Shoes Prince Phillip 10 June 1921 He married well Andy Dick 21 December 1965 Alleged Comic Alt Val Kilmer 31 December 1959 The best Batman *EVER* Casey Anthony 19 March 1985 Found Not Guilty
Pope Emeritus Benedict
I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone of my picks die during the year. Repeated wholesale failures caused me to stay away from the 2018 Pool but I decided I’m just going to keep using my previous list until some of them just fucking die already (no, none of them died this year either).
Loretta Lynn (coalminer’s daughter)
Charlie Daniels (made a deal with the devil)
Tommy Chong (stoner)
Jimmy Carter (nuclear peanut farmer and construction worker)
Donald Trump (con man)
Henry Kissinger (jackass)
Sandy Koufax (southpaw)
Curly Neal (#22)
Bobby Bowden (Puntrooskie caller)
Buzz Aldrin (original moonwalker)
Clint Eastwood (chairtalker)
Fred Silverman (former TV exec)
Ron Popeil (legendary inventor & marketing genius)
Al Jaffee (very unserious guy)
Bill Cosby (rapist)
Regis Philbin (professionally inoffensive host)
Also, I’m pretty sure Rule #1 has a typo, or else this is gonna be the toughest SDMB Celebrity Death Pool yet!
You should do a clean list, without commentary, lest the Death Mistress give you the stink eye and curse your loins.
Oh yeah; I forgot that was a part of the deal. Thanks for the reminder, Happy!
Sorry, yourself! It’s one of those songs I occasionally hear about, but never actually hear, AFAIK. So your earworm powers have no effect on me.
Mostly a retread of the last two years:
Mel Brooks - Legendary director
Betty White - Legendary actress
James Randi - Legendary skeptic
David Attenborough - Legendary wildlife presenter
John Williams - Legendary composer
Buzz Aldrin - Legendary conspiracy-theorist-puncher
Sean Connery - Legendary sexy man
Ken Watanabe - Legendary Asian actor
Val Kilmer - Legendary swordsman
Bill Cosby - Legendary rapist (new addition!)
Tom Sizemore - Legendary meth addict
Donald Sutherland - Legendary Canadian actor
Valerie Harper - Legendary Rhoda star?
Richard Simmons - Legendary sparkly-unitard-wearer
Paul Gascoigne - Legendary alcoholic
Vikram Chatwal - Legendary burnout hotel heir
Javier Perez de Cuellar
John Paul Stevens
When I cleaned up my list, it seems that somehow Tommy Chong got deleted; he should still be there.
Another thanks for the heads-up, this time to our esteemed Death Mistress Baker.
Bo’s not here, man.
No; I’m Bo. Open up the door, man.
I actually got some points for my non-themed list this year. So mostly retreads except for the few who obliged by shuffling off the mortal coil.
Bo’s not here, man!
As soon as you do that, they’re all going to die.
Daylight come and me wanna go ho-ome!
You’ve heard it. You may not know the name, but you’ve heard it.
So far twelve celebrities have four or more picks. There are numerous celebs with three and two picks.
Jimmy Carter 11
Betty White 6
Bill Cosby 6
Prince Philip 6
Valerie Harper 6
Olivia Newton John 5
Queen Elizabeth II 5
Billy Joel 4
Donald Trump 4
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 4
Sean Connery 4
Tommy Chong 4
Perhaps, and I’ll admit the words look familiar. But they aren’t bringing any music to my mind. Nyaah, nyaah!
This stuff happens to me. I literally just heard “Danny Boy” for the first time in my life, just in the past few weeks. I’d been hearing references to the song since childhood. But the tune, and the lyrics other than the title, where totally new to me.
It happens to me too. I didn’t know the name of the “day-o song” until I Googled it. If it weren’t for the internet I still wouldn’t know the name of that freakin’ earworm.
A few 2018 carry-overs (I can’t believe they’re still around) and some cherry-picks:
Olivia Newton John