Dead Pool 1999

Morbid Alert: Perky People Go Away!

Every January we get together and list 10 famous people we think will die in the next year. Five actors and five singers with a bonus fantasy catagoy of someone you wish would die ( Adam Sandler, for example) but probably never will. There is also the obligatory “Under 40 surprise Drop Dead” catagory, which we allow to be blanketed with the comment of, " Any cast member of SNL."

My perennial pick of Queen Mum will never be realized. She will outlive us all.

So far, no one in our little group has picked a winner /loser. I know Dead Pools are out there amongst the other Dopers, anyone hit the nail on the head.

I nearly had it.

One of my picks was William Shatner. Mrs. Captain Kirk died instead. Shoulda went w/Bones, though.

shaking head
sick fuckers…

I am gonna start on one for next year! :wink:

I used to do this with little group of people at a past employer. My perennial pick was George Burns. That guy had to go sometime. I think he was older that dirt.

One complete set of morals for sale to highest bidder, new in box.

I keep hoping Celine Dion will kick the bucket, but instead that husband of hers gets sick. Not good enough! :wink:

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

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Bob Hope is my perennial pick. Johny Carson, Johny Cash, Marlon Brando, Walter Mathau, Sean Connery, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Liz Taylor, Joan Rivers, Mary Tyler Moore, Madonna (can you picture her growing old? No), Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Richards.

This might give you some ideas:

I’d like to nominate Pat Buchanon.

We have our own little pool around here except we also go on a point system.

At the begining of the year, we all pitch in $10.00 and submit a list of 20 names. At the end of the year, the person with the most points wins the pot.

It is easy to pick the obvious like George Burns or Frank Sinatra, so those are only worth very few points (5). However, pick someone like Princess Diana or JFK Jr (no one in our pool did) and you’ll rack up 80 points.

After all names are submitted, we make a list and decide how many points each is worth.

I forget everyone on my list, but I did choose two 30 pointers (Kate Moss and Courtney Love) and a 40 pointer (Calista Flockhart).

Coffee, chocolate, men . . . Some things are just better rich.

I usually guess Charles Manson,or Charles Nelson Reilly.It’s so off the wall!

I picked Princess Diana. She died but I attribute it to the dream I had. I will post it later.


PS. I hate royalty and I am completely serious about my prediction being true.

“People’s Poet don’t die, we’ll kill ourselves if you do, but first we’ll take off all our clothes.” The Young Ones

The key is to be in a pool with several picks devoted to wild cards. They are people who are young. Getting a WC or two right assures you to win, because they are worth major bonus points!

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This link may also be helpful:

Just add water, it makes it’s own sauce!

It seems that everytime I go on vacation somewhere where there is no form of communication with home or news of any sort someone seems to die. When I went on a retreat in HS I came back and found out Chris Farley died. After I came back from a vacation in the Michigan wilderness I found out that Phil Hartman was killed. Something must be telling me to not go on vacations…

“I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.”-- Calvin and Hobbes
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My latest pick is Boris Yeltsin. However, I’m beginning to think he’s like Ted Kennedy, and has pickled himself enough that he’ll live to be 100 years old.

Here’s a site to see: Dying for Dollars.

In 1997 my sister in law won by picking Chris Farley. He squeezed in at the last minute with the OD.

I think I have Milton Berle and whomever is the prime minister of Israel ( They are always good for assassinations) on my list, but it’s down on the frig and I don’t feel like running down stairs.

Satan, do you get a kickback from the ones that come to be with you?

Nobody said things would be easy,and nobody was right-George Bush.

I always thought it was kind of creepy that George Burns was always joking that he would live to be 100, and then he died just after his 100th birthday. Makes you wonder if he was just a little bit psychic.

This is not exactly the dead pool, but a few months ago I was watching VH1 and they had that Leif Garrett “Behind the Music” special and I made a joke about how he was spouting off about being sober and that I thought he would probably get arrested for drugs or something else soon. No more than a week after saying this, he did get arrested for possession of heroin. Hey, maybe that means I’m psychic :slight_smile:

BTW, I’m betting on Charlie Sheen or Robert Downey Jr. to bite the dust this year. Of course, those are obvious ones as they are both drug addicts. If I was going for the unlikely, then I would probably pick Ricky Martin or Sarah Michelle Geller (Buffy)


Your group gave out thirty points for a couple of drug addicts? Wow, easy curve.

So, am I guessing who will die before the end of this year, or sometime during the next year?

–Jerry Lewis has to go sometime.
–The lady who plays Mimi on the Drew Carey show.
–For some reason I can see Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt biting it on their way to some exotic vacation.
–Casey Kasem
–Britney Spears

Veni, Vidi, Visa … I came, I saw, I bought.