Celebrity Deathpool 2002: in 3D!

OK, be gentle with me, its my first time

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Bob Hope
  3. Katherine Hepburn
  4. Elizabeth Taylor
  5. OJ Simpson (I can dream can’t I)
  6. Bobby Brown
  7. Snoop Dogg
  8. Pee Wee (I forgot, does it count if he kills himself?)
  9. Robert Downey Jr.
    10.Rich Little
    11.Jackie Mason
    12.One of the Monkees, I’m working on narrowing it down
    13.PM Sharon of Israel

subject to change before 12/31/01

What I do is collect all the picks and alphabetize them; then post the list. Hasn’t crashed the board so far.

Ha! My picks are so safe that they should exhume Paul Tsongas to see if my post brought him back to life.

I’m going to go for more points per death, rather than the popular less points for obvious deaths.

I didn’t look up all the last names. Just typing the group name into google has already soiled my googling record enough. So, here we go:

NSYNC’s members:

  1. JC
  2. Justin
  3. Joey
  4. Chris
  5. Lance
    Backstreet Boys:
  6. AJ
  7. Nick
  8. Brian
  9. Kevin
  10. Howie
    11., 12., and 13. are the Hanson brothers.

If any of these people are under 16 or (hopefully) already dead, my substitutes are the members of 98 degrees, in alphabetical order by middle name, whatever that may be.


Okay, I’m in. After much wrangling:

Katharine Hepburn (b. 1907)

Fay Wray (b. 1907)

Elia Kazan (b. 1909)

Ronald Reagan (b. 1911) (actually I think Nancy’s going to follow him soon after, but she’s not on my list)

Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916)

Kirk Douglas (b. 1916)

John Paul Stevens (b. 1920)

Stanley Donen (b. 1924)

Johnny Carson (b. 1925)

Harlan Ellison (b. 1934)

Dudley Moore (b. 1935)

Richard Pryor (b. 1940)

Muhammad Ali (b. 1942)

Strom Thurmond: too obvious; not enough points

Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Jack Palance: all getting up there, but they’re tough and in good health (far as I know); I’m betting they’ll make it another year. I even considered Jack Nicholson as a wild card…nah. Marlon Brando? Mmmmaybe, but we’ll give him a pass this year. I had James Garner and Fidel Castro, but had to cut somewhere.

Dick Cheney is surrounded by Secret Service guys and gets the best possible medical care. I’m taking a chance here.

Michael J. Fox is gonna hang in there.

This is gruesome. I’m thinking how excited I’m going to be if one of mine, uh, makes it. Sheesh.

  1. Chases (sp)
  2. Timberlake
  3. Fatone (I think)
  4. Kirkpatrick
  5. Bass

All done without spoiling my google record (whatever that is_:slight_smile:

I’m a bit rusty here.
6. McLean
7. Carter
8. Littrel
Howie and Kevin I can’t remember.

My picks:

  1. Bill Cosby
  2. Billy Andrade
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Liz Taylor
  5. Dudley Moore
  6. George HW Bush
  7. “Mr. Belvedere”
  8. Olivia Newton-John
  9. Senator Daschle
  10. Roseanne
  11. Osama bin Laden
  12. Fred Phelps (all those years of hate must have taken their toll on his heart…)
  13. Mick Jagger
  14. Bob Dole
  15. Harrison Ford
  16. Rue McClanahan
  17. the oldest BeeGee
  18. John Brady’s wife (of the Brady Bill)
  19. Dick Clark
  20. Morley Safer

Chevy Chase is my alternate if ObL dies/gets killed before 1/1/2002.

Glad to see you’re enthusiastic, iampunha, but thirteen’s the limit. Maybe you could donate a few of your picks to Bosda; he came up short.

People have asked what they get for winning this contest. Some people have suggested monetary prizes. Those people are welcome to send their money to the winner if they so wish.

However, I do agree that those of us who won’t be winning the big prize need something to comfort us during our cold and lonely nights. So, in keeping with other suggestions, I’ve added some extra awards. They may not be “Best Picture” but “Best Sound Effects in a Foreign Language Animated Feature” is better than nothing. So this year, we’ll be giving out the following additonal awards:

The “Quantity not Quality” Award - for the person who picks the most dead celebrities regardless of their actual point value.

The “Inside Track with the Grim Reaper” Award - for anyone who picks a dead celebrity that no other player picked.

The “Opening Kickoff” Award - for whoever picks the first celebrity to die in 2002.

The “Final Hours” Award - for whoever picks the last celebrity to die in 2002.

And four very special awards to be chosen by an open vote on this thread. Anyone can nominate another player and everyone can vote on who will receive these awards.

The “Make a Wish” Award - for whoever’s picks most reflect the apparent hope that those celebrities die.

The “Dead or Canadian” Award - for whoever’s picks surprise the most people by the fact they’re still alive in the first place.

The “World Famous in Poland” Award - for whoever’s picks are the most obscure.

The “That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick” Award - for whoever’s picks are in the poorest taste.

My (revised) picks:

  1. Bill Cosby
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  3. Liz Taylor
  4. Dudley Moore
  5. “Mr. Belvedere”
  6. Morley Safer
  7. Roseanne
  8. Osama bin Laden
  9. Fred Phelps (all those years of hate must have taken their toll on his heart…)
  10. Mick Jagger
  11. Bob Dole
  12. Harrison Ford
  13. John Brady’s wife (of the Brady Bill)

1 - 6. The entire cast of Friends. I find everyone of them too damn annoying, and hope at least one dies. This is tied in with rule #6 above. I wouldn’t mind offing them myself.

7 - 8.George Bush and George W. Bush.
9. Ronald Reagen (a given)
10. Sarah Brady–James Brady’s wife, who has lung cancer.
11. Ted Kennedy

12.Whitney Houston
13.Bobbie Brown

I’m pretty sure Mr. Belvedere has already kicked

So has anyone here ever nominated the same person several years running, and the person just would not die?

Just askin’.

To clarify: Are the awards for first and last dead celebrity of the year given to people who happened to pick the F&L celebrities to die, or to the F&L celebrities to appear on somebody’s list of nominees?

Yes, “Mr. Belvedere” (Christopher Hewett) died Aug. 3rd of this year.

Ok, a cow-orker and I came up with these…

1.Mariah Carey (Kinda surprised at how many others picked her. What’ll it be? OD, Suicide, or car wreck?)

  1. Gary Coleman. (In a shoot out at the mall? Or his bad kidneys?)

  2. Whitney Houston. (Too much Blow, Gonna Go!)

  3. Nikki Taylor. (I am not even sure who this is, cow-orkers bet.)

  4. Bob Hope. (The guy is Realll old, he’s gotta go soon, Not a big point guy, but hey.)

  5. Robert Downey Jr. (See Whitney Houston.)

  6. Keith Richards. (Eventualy his body will figure out that he’s dead and lie down finally.)

  7. Robbie Knevil (With a job like his, odds are good.)

  8. Jan Michael Vincent. (Yep he is still resperating, but for how long? most people think he’s already dead…)

  9. Kenny Baker (r2d2) ((Real Old))

  10. Louis Gossett Jr. (Real old and looks like he’s dead already from recent pictures…)

  11. Bob Denver (He looks like crap lately too.)

  12. Tina Louise (Continuing with the Gilligan theme. A recent Pic of her looked really bad too.)

Now let’s see how we do…

Oh, here is a good resource if you’re not sure if your picks are still alive…


While looking through these posts, I got the most ghastly feeling about Stephen King (and there’s a redundancy for you). I’m taking out Lisa Kudrow (the least annoying of the Friends, and that’s not saying much) and putting in Stephen King.

Mostly random guesses:

  1. Fidel Castro
  2. Yassir Arafat (by some wacko)
  3. Bill Gates (ditto)
  4. Ian McGowan
  5. “Kid Rock”
  6. Julia Childs
  7. Marco Pantani (my yearly Tour de France accident pick)
  8. Jaime Oliver, the Naked Chef
  9. William Shatner
  10. Dick Cheney
  11. Slobodan Milosevic
  12. Dom DeLouise (he’s not already gone, is he?)
  13. The Artist formerly known as Prince

Ok. Here are my guesses, in no particular order.

  1. Bob Hope- Yeah, little point value (good gravy that sounds terrible!) but I really think the old guy can’t hang on too much longer.
  2. Ronald Reagan- Ditto.
  3. Robert Downey, Jr.- I think he’s going to crack again.
  4. Elizabeth Taylor- I think this may be the ‘shocker’ if it does happen.
  5. Bea Arthur- Totally random.
  6. Johnny Carson- Ironically, I was just thinking about this the other day.
  7. Bob Dylan- Contributed by my mother, whose exact quote was “oh, that hippy druggie guy who can’t sing or talk”. She’s quite blunt, isn’t she?
  8. Neil Young
  9. Eddie Van Halen- He hasn’t been doing too well, from what I understand.
  10. Boy George
  11. John Gotti- I think he’s still alive…isn’t he?
  12. Madonna
  13. Latoya Jackson- Another random guess.

As for the ‘gimme’, I do have to throw in Strom Thurmond. Being from South Carolina and all… :slight_smile:

Sure, sure, mark my cousin for death before I get the chance to tell him we’re cousins so he can put me in the will. :stuck_out_tongue:

  1. Kid Rock
  2. Whitney Houston
  3. Dick Cheney
  4. Gil de Ferran (CART)
  5. Robby Gordon (NASCAR)
  6. Ricky Martin
  7. Keith Richards
  8. Whichever member of N Sync or the Backstreet Boys it was that went into rehab
  9. Dom DeLuise
  10. Michael J. Fox

•Liz Taylor
•Jeff Gordon (it’s my NASCAR pick)
•Drew Carey (I can’t see him changing his life too much after his surgery)
•James Garner (of Rockford Files fame…he’s getting up there)
•Ronald Reagan (He’s not doing too well, I hear)
•Tom Green (in some strange accident)
•Andy Dick (just because he’s weird)
•Jenny McCarthy (I see either a car wreck, or a suicide in her future)
•Ossie Davis (another great actor who’s getting older)
•Robin Williams
•Adam Duritz (lead singer of the group Counting Crows)
•William Shatner
•Stephen Hawking (scientist extraordinare, crippled with Lou Gehrig’s Disease)[/ul]


Victor Wong is already gone.

  1. Julia Child
  2. Richard Pryor
  3. Anita O’Day
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Bill Wyman
  6. Yassir Arafat
  7. Louis Anderson
  8. Whitney Houston
  9. Mariah Carey
  10. Elia Kazan
  11. Johnny Cash
  12. Katie Couric
  13. Liza Minelli
  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Bob Hope (Thanks for the memories…)
  3. Strom Thurmond (last living Civil War vet)
  4. Billy Graham
  5. Matthew Perry (gonna take one too many painkillers)
  6. Sug Knight (rap impresario pick)
  7. Don King (boxing promoter - amazingly enough his mouth will keep talking for four days on inertia)
  8. Bob Dole (former senator/Viagara pitchman - amazingly enough his…uhh, better not go there)
  9. Rodney Dangerfield (no respect here)
  10. OJ Simpson (DEA searching his house? Sounds like OD City to me)
  11. Gary Condit (out on a limb pick - shot by angry father)
  12. Ted Williams (aging sports superstar pick)
  13. Ted Kennedy (obligatory Kennedy pick)