The Celebrity Death Pool 2006

My first go-round with the Pool! Here’s my picks:

Jack Palance
Elizabeth Taylor
Paul McCartney
Rip Torn
Gary Busey
Nick Nolte
Jerry Lewis
Danny Bonaduce
Lauren Hutton
Jerry Falwell
Lillian Asplund (a gimmee, I know.)
Estelle Getty (of “Golden Girls” fame)
Whitney Houston

  1. Gerald Ford
  2. Elizabeth Taylor
  3. Michael Jackson
  4. Lady Bird Johnson
  5. Walter Cronkite
  6. Richard Pryor
  7. James Garner
  8. Nancy Reagan
  9. Tony Danza
  10. Fred Phelps
  11. Barbara Bush–Mrs George Herbert Walker Bush
  12. Muhammed Ali
  13. Loretta Lynn

Alternates in order:

Tammy Faye Baker Messner
Angela Lansbury
Mary Tyler Moore

Here it is… the safest place to be for '06!
<li>Mary Travers, from Peter Paul & Mary
<li>Barbara Bush the Elder
<li>Pete Seeger
<li>50 Cent
<li>Phred Phelps (Satan will ascend and transport him bodily to Hell)
<li>Billy Graham
<li>Stephen Hawking
<li>Ray Bradbury
<li>Peter Falk
<li>Prince Philip
<li>Emperor Akihito of Japan
<li>Angela Lansbury
<li>Jimmy Carter
Bonus picks, in order, should any of the above be or become ineligible:
<li>Doris Day
<li>Bea Arthur
<li>Tammy Faye Bakker Whatever

First time I get to do this:

Mine was almost a complete “K” list:

**Don Knotts ** (Actor)
Kurt Waldheim (Former nazi, Former UN guy)
Kirk Douglas (Actor. Tough guy not so tough anymore)
Karl Malden (Actor)
Henry Kissinger (diplomat, statesman, dictator supporter)
"Evel" Knievel (Former daredevil, this will be his last jump)
Jack Klugman (Actor, the odd couple can not be a couple unless they get together)

The Gimmies:
Gerald Ford (Former president)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Actress, sorry dahling)

The rest:
Boris Yeltsin (Former statesman)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Former gulag prisoner, writer)
Nelson Mandela (Former prisioner, statesman)
Eli Wallach (Actor, the ugly one)

Fidel Castro (Statesman)
Walter Cronkite (Reporter)
Ernest Gallo (Wine king)
Olivia De Havilland (Actress)

[li]Stephen Hawking[/li][li]Vic Chesnutt[/li][li]Frank Gardner[/li][li]Chuck Graham[/li][li]John Hockenberry[/li][li]Sharry Konopski[/li][li]Charles Krauthammer[/li][li]Deng Pufang[/li][li]Wolfgang Schäuble[/li][li]Randy Snow[/li][li]Magic Johnson[/li][/ul]

I borrowed muchly from Wikipedia’s list of paraplegic people.

Here’s mine:
John Goodman
Michael J. Fox
Dick Cheney
Estelle Getty
Muhammed Ali
Dana Reeve
George H. W. Bush
Queen Elizabeth
Gerald Ford
Lindsay Lohan
Robert Blake
Howard Stern
Joan Collins

Moses Hardy isn’t worth any points at all as he is 112 years old and will be 113 in January. Lillian Asplund is only worth a single point if she dies early in January and after that, nothing. I understand that maybe you’re going for the quantity over quality award, but I’m disturbed by the selection of these people. Surely this is the same kind of bad taste that lead to the creation of rule 3f (“political prisoners, 'cause we’re macabre but not THAT macabre.”). A WWI vet and a titanic survivor stretch the definition of celebrity IMO.

Antigen’s Death List 2006:

Dick Clark
Kirk Douglas
Ed McMahon
Abe Vigoda
David Letterman
Jason Priestley
Charleton Heston
Jiri Fisher (Detroit Red Wings)
Clint Eastwood
Fidel Castro
Gordie Howe
Kylie Minogue
Curtis James Jackson (aka 50 cent, rapper)

Alternates, in order:
Dan Rather
Cindi Lauper

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  1. Tammy Faye Baker
  2. Gerald Ford
  3. Elizabeth Taylor
  4. Margaret Thatcher
  5. Lady Bird Johnson
  6. Ronnie Biggs (Ambassador)
  7. Queen Elizabeth the 2nd
  8. Barbara Bush
  9. Fidel Castro
  10. Charlton Heston
  11. Jimmy Carter
  12. Eunice Shriver
  13. Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster)

Yay! My very first Death Pool!

I submit:

Queen Elizabeth II (British Monarch)
Donald Rumsfeld (American Defense Secretary)
Fidel Castro (aging communist)
James Hetfield (frontman/rhythm guitarist for Metallica)
Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson)
Snoop Dogg (born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., rapper)
Sir James Paul McCartney (aging Beatle)
Roger Michael Cardinal Mahoney (Archbishop of Los Angeles)
Lindsay Lohan (Actress)
Robert Shapiro (defense attorney)
Ann Coulter (journalist)
Christopher Lee (actor)
Courtney Love (musician)

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Liz Taylor
  3. Dolly Parton
  4. Stephen Hawking
  5. Robert DeNiro
  6. Dick Clark
  7. Macauley Culkin
  8. Roseanne Barr/Arnold/whatever she goes by if anything
  9. J.D. Salinger
  10. David Hasselhoff
  11. Rip Torn
  12. Paul McCartney
  13. Danielle Steele


Henry Winkler
Kelsey Grammer
Bob Barker

1.) Jerry Falwell (please, please, please let this man die this year)

2.) Richard Pryor

3.) Anne Rice

4.) Xaviera Hollander

5.) Muhammed Ali

6.) Pervez Musharraf

7.) Susan Powter

8.) Wilford Brimley

9.) Dan Fogelberg

10.) David Crosby

11.) Rachel Wallmeyer

12.) Richard Roundtree

13.) Arthur Frommer

1.) Syd Barrett

2.) Adam West

3.) James Brown

I’m Dreaming of a Bush Death Pool:

1.George W. Bush
2. Barbara Bush (the elder)
3. George H.W. Bush
4. Laura Bush
5. Barbara Bush (the younger)
6. Jenna Bush
7. Jeb Bush
8. Columba Bush
9. Jebby Bush
10. Lauren Bush
11. George P. Bush
12. Neil Bush
13. Marvin Bush

Ok, I’ll play again:

  1. Muhammad Ali
  2. Fidel Castro
  3. Dick Clark
  4. Steven Cojocaru (Entertainment Tonight Kidney Disease guy)
  5. Gerald Ford
  6. Stephen Hawking
  7. Eunice Kennedy Shriver
  8. Mary Kate Olsen
  9. Richard Pryor
  10. The Queen
  11. Nancy Reagan
  12. William Shatner
  13. Liz Taylor

Alternates, in order:

  1. Olivia de Havilland
  2. Scott Peterson
  3. Joseph Smith (killer of Carlie Brucia, whose abduction was caught on tape)

Now this is person who takes their politics seriously.

Note rule #7. Persons under sentence of death will be valid for scoring points only if they die by means other than official execution (not that either of these fine upstanding citizens are likely to be executed in 2006).

alterego, you get two more picks.

Electronic Chaos’s picks are okay with me.

Dolores Reborn and yellowval: do you mean John Madden the football guy or John Madden the film director?

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Stephen Hawking
  3. Elizabeth Taylor
  4. Zsa Zsa Gabor
  5. Dick Clark
  6. Jerry Lewis
  7. Don Knotts
  8. Lindsay Lohan
  9. Gerald Ford
  10. Annette Funicello
  11. Anna Nicole Smith
  12. Tammy Faye Bakker Messner
  13. Fred Phelps

Change 13 to Noelle Bush (all those drugs have to kick in sometime) and keep Marvin as an alternate pick (in case the drugs kick in in December)

My first death pool. This is creepily enjoyable.

  1. Piers Anderson (sf writer)
  2. Willie Nelson (country music legend)
  3. Muhammed Ali (ailing boxer)
  4. Arthur C. Clarke (sf writer)
  5. Michael Gambon (the latest Dumbledore)
  6. Mike Wallace (journalist)
  7. Nick Nolte (actor who’s lookin’ kind of bad)
  8. Ron Howard (film director and former actor)
  9. Valerie Plame (outed CIA agent)
  10. Mary-Kate Olsen (see 7)
  11. Rober Ebert (movie critic)
  12. Dick Cheney (veep)
  13. Nelly (rapper)

Alternates, in this order:

Jeremy Irons
Al Pacino
50 Cent