The Celebrity Death Pool 2007

In no particular order:

  1. Gerald Ford (others have a point)
  2. Fidel Castro
  3. Gene Simmons (I just have a feeling)
  4. John McCain (same deal)
  5. Gene Shalit
  6. Hutton Gibson (Mel’s dad; dunno if he really counts as a celebrity, but he’s been in the news tangentially)
  7. Mel Brooks
  8. Anne McCaffrey
  9. Gene Hackman
  10. Sir Stephen Hawking
  11. Bill Gates
  12. Joe Haldeman
  13. Larry Niven

i. Ursula K. LeGuin
ii. Ray Romano
iii. Bob Barker

  1. Tammy Faye Bakker Messner,

  2. Gerald R. Ford, Former American President

  3. Art Buchwald, American humorist

  4. Billy Graham, American churchman

  5. ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson, Former First Lady

  6. Kirk Douglas, American Actor

  7. Charlton Heston, American Actor, President of the National Rifle Association.

  8. Margaret Thatcher, Former British Prime Minister

  9. Elizabeth Taylor, Anglo-American Actress

  10. Ronnie Biggs, British thief

  11. Harold Pinter, British author, Nobel Prize winner

  12. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria

  13. Fidel Castro, Cuban Dictator

  14. Muhammad Ali, American boxer

He died in 2005.

  1. Glynnis Johns
  2. Jack Klugman
  3. Imelda Marcos
  4. Jane Wyman
  5. Ike Turner
  6. David Hockney
  7. Bruce Jenner
  8. Carl Reiner
  9. Bob Barker
  10. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
  11. George H.W. Bush
  12. Mark David Chapman
  13. Jerry Lewis

Barbara Billingsley
Trini Lopez
Joan Fontaine

Sorry, weird brain spasm, i meant Pat Jennings. He looked pretty old at George Best’s funeral.

Let’s try again.

  1. Fidel Castro
  2. Ozzy Osbourne
  3. Margaret Thatcher
  4. Rod Stewart
  5. Bruce Forsythe
  6. Mohammed Ali
  7. Pete Doherty
  8. Charlie Watts
  9. Colin Powell
  10. Pat Jennings
  11. John Lydon
  12. Elizabeth Taylor
  13. Osama bin Laden

What’s with listing alternates?
And I picked Hawking already, dammit. You can see the time check on my Word file.:slight_smile:

This year I’m going once again for an almost Killer K list:

Conservatives who thought the Iraq war a good idea:

  1. **Henry Kissinger ** - American diplomat, but he deserves to be called Killinger
  2. Charles Krauthammer – Neocon, Pointed at Lebanon and Palestine democracy “progress” to be a result of the Iraq war.

3) Jack Klugman – Soon to make the odd couple a couple again.
4) Kirk Douglas – Tough guy not so tough now.

Porn Kings: (not with a K on the name, but I think they will kick the bucket next year)
5) Bob Guccione – Penthouse
6) Hugh Heffner - Playboy
7) Larry Flint- Hustler

World Rulers:
8) **King Harald V ** of Norway – Bad health
9) **Hamid Karzai ** Afghan President – In constant danger by the Taliban
10) Kim Jong Il of North Korea – He’s so ronery! (You Tube video)
11) Fidel Castro – Dictator finally goes away. (well, his name does sound like a “k” no?)

The rest:
12) Evel Knievel – Former daredevil, now pushing an oxygen tank.
13) Jack Kevorkian – I think it will be a shame for the American government when he dies in jail.

Kalashnikov, Mikhail – Inventor of the AK-47.
**Edgar Ray Killen ** killer for the Ku Klux Klan, needs killin…
**Jeane Kirkpatrick ** – Neocon, did not see a south American dictator she did not like.
Bil Keane – Actually, it is his comic strip “The Family Circus” that needs to die!

If someone on your list dies on 31 Dec 2006 at 11pm and you don’t get online to update your list for next year you are out of luck. If you list alternates then your first alternate steps up to the plate. I had Jerry Orbach drop dead three days before it would count.

I’ve always been really uncomfortable about these threads but I am trying to get over myself and what better way than to jump on in:

  1. Calvert DeForest, actor, 15 pts (14 after July 22)
  2. Russell Johnson, actor, 18 pts (17 after November 10)
  3. Tom Lehrer, musician, 22 pts (21 after April 9)
  4. Burt Bacharach, musician, 22 pts (21 after May 12)
  5. Neil Armstrong, astronaut, 24 pts (23 after August 5)
  6. Mark Russell, political satirist, 26 pts (25 after August 23)
  7. Kim Jong-il, Korean dictator, 36 pts (35 after February 15)
  8. Roger Ebert, film critic, 36 pts (35 after June 18)
  9. John Major, British prime minister, 37 pts (36 after March 29)
  10. Keith Richards, musician, 37 pts (36 after December 18)
  11. Tom Arnold, actor, 53 pts (52 after March 6)
  12. Suge Knight, rap mogul, 59 pts (58 after April 19)
  13. Warren Sapp, athelete, 66 pts (65 after December 19)

alt 1. Gerald Ford, US president, 7 pts (6 after July 14)
alt 2. Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress, 11 pts (10 after February 6)

In the death pool now. I feel so dirty…

I dunno. The original “over 18” rule was instituted because somebody picked a celebrity’s child who had a terminal illness. I may have been sick enough to start this whole thing but betting on a five year old’s death went too far for me. But I figured by 18, a celebrity’s old enough to be a fair target.

  1. J.D. Salinger
  2. Bob Barker
  3. Elizabeth Taylor
  4. Michael Jackson
  5. Ringo Starr
  6. Paul McCartney
  7. Keith Richards
  8. Harrison Ford
  9. Henry Winkler
  10. Britney Spears
  11. Courtney Love
  12. Hugh Heffner
  13. Regis Philbin

alt 1: Yogi Berra
alt 2: Larry Bird

I’m in this year…

  1. Benny Parsons (NASCAR racer and announcer)
  2. Joe Paterno
  3. George Steinbrenner
  4. Peter Graves
  5. Gerald Ford
  6. Lady Bird Johnson
  7. Billy Graham
  8. Mike Wallace
  9. Ravi Shankar
  10. Jim McKay
  11. Darryl Strawberry
  12. Pope Benedict XVI
  13. Tony Bennett
    Fidel Castro
    Stephen Hawking
    Yogi Berra

Oh and by the way, he just had a heart attack. 17 minutes ago.

  1. Nouri Al-Maliki (Prime Minister, Iraq)
  2. Muqtada Sadr (Parliamentarian, Iraq)
  3. George Shultz (former Sec. of State)
  4. Hugh Hefner
  5. Barbara Bush (the former first lady, not daughter of W)
  6. Nancy Reagan
    7 Jack Vance (author)
  7. Paris Hilton
  8. Don Pardo (obligatory SNL inclusion)
  9. Ed McMahon
  10. Bob Barker
  11. Alexander Haig
  12. Adam West
  1. Hamid Karzai (President - Afghanistan)
  2. Nestor Kirchner (President - Argentina)
  3. Hugo Chavez (President - Venezuela)
  4. Pope Benedict XVI
  5. Juan Carlos I (King - Spain)
  6. King Abdullah (Saudi Arabia)
  7. Vladimir Putin (President - Russia)
  8. Felipe Calderon (President - Mexico)
  9. Kim Jong-il (aka Kim Jong II) (North Korea)
  10. Ariel Sharon (former PM - Israel)
  11. Donald Rumsfeld
  12. Fidel Castro
  13. Dick Cheney

alt: Gerald Ford
Osama bin Laden

I clicked on the link. I watched the video clip. :eek: I have absolutely no freakin’ clue what that was all about. :dubious:

Spies Like Us

  1. Mario Scaramella - Associate of the late Victor Litvinenko, tested positive for [sup]210[/sup]Po, may be the guilty party in his poisoning.*
  2. Boris Berezovsky - 2007 is going to be a bad year for Putin’s critics
  3. Helen Thomas - … and what the hell, Bush’s critics, too. Call it an “apparent heart attack”.

Spies Don’t Like Us
4. Nour Al-Maliki - the President of Iraq
5. Fidel Castro - the President of Cuba
6. Ariel Sharon - the former Prime Minister of Israel, currently in a coma (I know, I know, it’s serious)
7. Jihad Azour - Lebanese Minister of Finance, pro-Hariri
8. Charles Rizk - Lebanese Minister of Justice, also pro-Hariri
9. Gerald Ford - former U.S. President

Not Actually Spies At All
10. Whitney Houston - OD or car crash while intoxicated
11. Harrison Ford - plane crash

Clark and Dagger
12. Ramsey Clark - Saddam’s attorney, and getting kind of old (wild guess: “apparent heart attack”)
13. Dick Clark - is finally going to drop the ball

    • Even though he hasn’t been accused or tried yet, would I still qualify if he were executed by a government? …by a government’s Judicial system, I mean.

Super-Paranoid Alternate: Sen Barack Obama, in a plane crash, just like former Senator Wellstone and former Governor Carnahan.

Neither do I. But the credits song is very catchy.

My picks:

  1. Gerald Ford (former President)
  2. Dan Fogleberg (80s pop singer)
  3. Tammy Faye Baker Messner
  4. Kirk Douglas
  5. Prince Phillip of Edinburgh
  6. Ryan O’Neal
  7. Jerry Lewis
  8. Bob Barker
  9. Eunice Kennedy Shriver
  10. Joan Kennedy
  11. Jim McKay (famed sportscaster)
  12. Muhammed Ali
  13. Art Donovan (NFL Hall of Famer, 60s Baltimore Colt)
  14. Teri Garr
  15. Mary Tyler Moore
  16. Queen Elizabeth

Okay, let’s see how my first year of this goes. In alphabetical order, for easy reference:

  1. Bobby Brown (W. Houston’s ex)
  2. Fidel Castro
  3. Farrah Fawcett
  4. John Hope Franklin (historian)
  5. Andy Griffith
  6. Hal Holbrook
  7. P.D. James (author)
  8. Lady Bird Johnson
  9. Jack Klugman
  10. Tammy Faye Messner
  11. Pauline Phillips (the original Dear Abby)
  12. Anna Nicole Smith
  13. Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)

alternates: Olivia de Havilland, Hugo Chavez, Dick Clark