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Source: (consider it) Thread: Circus: 2008 Ship of Fools Celebrity Death Pool
Wet Kipper
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( copied and slightly edited from the beginning of the 2007 thread)

As mentioned on the current thread, it is time to start thinking about people who you think might well, er.....DIE (basically) during 2008. You don't have to post your list yet, but if you do not post it before 11:59 on 31st December 2007 (GMT) you will be unable to take any further part in the contest. Have fun, Think carefully and read the rules below.

1. You must pick 13 well-known people (the definition of well-known is that their deaths will be reported by at least one major outlet. Examples: The Guardian, CNN, IMDB, CNNSI) whom you think will shuffle off this mortal coil in 2008. That is, starting from 00:01 am (GMT) on January 1st 2008

2. Points are awarded according to the following formula: the celebrity's age at the time of death subtracted from 100. For example, if the person you choose dies at the age of 67, you will earn 33 points.

3. You earn 50 bonus points if the death occurs in such a way as to clearly prove the existence of God (e.g., some doofus dies from burns after trying to torch a church or something).

4. You cannot choose anyone under the age of 18.

5. You can choose an inmate scheduled to be executed, but you only earn points if the person dies by some means other than the state-sponsored execution. E.g., a shiv in the stomach counts, lethal injection does not.

6. You are disqualified if you contribute in any way to the death of one of your chosen candidates, with the exception of police officers and members of the armed services who kill someone in the line of duty.

7. All entries must be submitted on this thread no later than 2359 GMT 31st December 2007. No entries will be accepted after this time. You may however make changes to your list any time before 2359 31st December 2007, but only if someone pops their clogs before the beginning of the year. (or you've put someone in twice)

There are also a couple of extraneous categories:

Inside Track with the Grim Reaper Award: person who picks the first death of 2008.

Quantity Not Quality Award: person who picks the most people who croak in 2008, regardless of their points value.

This is now the 5th time we have done this, and each time someone questions the merits of what we are doing. Please bear in mind:

* This is only a game
* These are not death "Wish Lists" - You choose who you think might die. It's not my fault if that is influenced by who you want to die.
* The Circus is the place for games, not discussion, so debating the right/wrong of what we are doing should be done somewhere else


Have fun, and remember to post your selection.

(those of you who are eagle-eyed about the times posted might wonder what happens to someone who dies exactly on the stroke of midnight between 2007 and 2008 - we'll cross that bridge should it actually happen, but for now, don;t worry about it)

Wet Kipper
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Matt Black

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1. Maggie Thatcher
2. Jimmy Carter
3. George Bush Snr
4. Tony Benn
5. Ian Paisley
6. Duke of Edinburgh
7. Mohammed Fayed
8. Prince Harry (wild card one but nice points)
9. Michael Heseltine
10.Norman Wisdom
11.+++Benedict
12.Tom Baker
13.Colin Baker

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Sandemaniac
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I find this whole idea very morbid and sick. Rule 6 is alarming - do we really attract that sort of person? And, with one or two exceptions, Matt's looks horribly like a wish-list!

I am so disgusted and sickened that I am really going to have to enter.

AG

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Petrified

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Here's mine:
1) Patrick Moore
2) Norman Wisdom
3) Ronnie Biggs
4) Michael Foot
5) Clive Dunn
6) Alexander Solzhenitsyn
7) Kirk Douglas
8) Nelson Mandela
9) Margaret Thatcher
10) Prince Phillip
11) Jerry Lewis
12) Mohammed Ali
13) Les Paul

Same as last year save for one who managed to die before the start.

So unless they go before 31st all these are guaranteed another year of life.

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Matt Black

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quote:
Originally posted by Sandemaniac:
And, with one or two exceptions, Matt's looks horribly like a wish-list!


If it really was, I'd have shoved in the likes of Robert Mugabe; sadly he looked pretty spry at Lisbon the other day so I reckoon he'll be good for at least another year.

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Welease Woderwick

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I've got Mugabe on my list anyway Matt, which is the same as last year as all my lot survived.

1. Murdoch of Twisted News Corp

2. G W Bush, because the world deserves a break

3. L K Advani - Indian politician and promoter of hatred and communal violence

4. Thatcher, the truly appalling

5. John Howard of Australia, happily now out of office.

6. Jean Marie LePen, French politician and promoter of hatred and communal violence

7. Robert Mugabe, the ruination of Zimbabwe

8. Bal Thackeray - another promoter of hatred and communal violence in India, and admirer of Hitler

9. Pat Robertson - alleged Christian

10. Ian Paisley - another promoter of hatred and communal violence in Ireland this time

11. Thabo Mbeke whose belief that HIV is not causal of AIDS is holding back help and support to millions in his country

12. Gerry Adams - just to be fair

13. Philip Mountbatten, of Greece, Denmark and Britain.

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Jahlove
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A few with good point-potential and some I've had to check if they are, in fact, still living:

1. Pete Doherty - UK’s most famous drug addict
2. Amy Winehouse - troubled songstress and friend of above
3. Ian Huntley - child murderer and suicide risk
4. Robert Mugabe - because
5. Kate McCann - Holidaymaker and mother of UK’s most famous missing child
6. Gerry McCann - husband of above; nominee for Scot of the Year
7. Paul McCartney - elderly popster - showing the strain
8. Richard Branson - risk-taking rich man
9. Tom Cruise - short scientologist and film actor
10. Bob Dylan - musician; orange is not a healthy colour for humans
11. Lord George Robertson - politician; one-time Secretary General of NATO
12. Elizabeth Taylor - movie legend
13. Paul Michael Glaser - *Starsky*

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Most Moved Mover
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1. Leonid Hurwicz (Nobel prize winning economist)
2. June Brown (Dot Cotton from Eastenders)
3. Russell Watson (Brain Tumour singer chap)
4. Britney Spears
5. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter - Wildcard)
6. The Pope
7. Margaret Thatcher
8. Jimmy Saville (of Jim'll Fix it fame)
9. Michael Parkinson
10.Peter Sallis (voice of Wallace of Wallace and Gromit)
11.Gordon Banks(world cup winning footballer)
12.Terry Prachett (if he's not letting on how bad the prognosis is)
13.Tony Benn

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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1. Fidel Castro
2. Ariel Sharon
3. Nancy Reagan
4. Kirk Douglas
5. Ernest Borgnine
6. Lech Walesa
7. The Rev. Billy Graham, followed shortly by
8. George Beverly Shea, his #1 lead singer
9. Betty Ford
10. Michael Jackson
11. Elizabeth Taylor
12 & 13. Reba and Lori Schappell, oldest known living conjoined twins

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Organ Builder
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This is so sick, evil and twisted. I am APPALLED, I tell you...

Here's my List:

1. Billy Graham
2. Robert Schuller
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. Barbara Bush
5. Betty Ford
6. Elizabeth Taylor
7. Doris Day
8. Betty White
9. Estelle Getty
10. Richard Dawson
11. Brigitte Bardot
12. Leonard Nimoy
13. Zsa Zsa Gabor

And, in the event that one of these doesn't make it to 2008, I will add William Shatner as an alternative. It's going to be a bad year for evangelists, former first ladies, and 1970's TV stars.

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Noooooooo Jahlove, not my Paulie!!

Anyhoo, here's my list - almost the same as last year:



1 Petula Clark
2 Pete Docherty
3 James Dyson
4 P.D.James
5 Billie Jean King
6 Vera Lynn
7 Shane McGowan
8 Jim Marshall
9 Corin Redgrave
10 Phil Spector
11 Eric Sykes
12 Mohammed al Fayed
13 Marguerite Patten

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marmot

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1. Courtney Love
2. Alex Trebek
3. Liz Taylor
4. Dick Clark
5. Kirk Douglas
6. Rev. Billy Graham
7. Elizabeth Edwards
8. Charlton Heston
9. Little Richard Penniman
10. Christopher Lee
11. Larry King
12. Walter Cronkite
13. Jerry Lewis

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Jahlove
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aside < you were soooo close last year, marmot, with your inspired choice of Anna Nicole - better luck this time>

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Jahlove
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quote:
Originally posted by Jahlove:
aside < you were soooo close last year, marmot, with your inspired choice of Anna Nicole - better luck this time but Chrisopher Lee Can Never Die mwaaaahhhhhh>



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Slightly adjusted from last years thread, I would like to grant the gift of life to the following this year:

1. Billy Graham
2. Margeret Thatcher
3. HM Queen Elizabeth II
4. Amy Winehouse
5. Duane "Dog" Chapman
6. Kate McCann
7. Rick Parfitt
8. Bernie Eccleston
9. Patrick Moore
10. Stephen Hawking
11. Pete Doherty
12. Terry Pratchett
13. Jimmy Saville

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la vie en rouge
Parisienne
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1 Robert Mugabe (wouldn't shed any tears)
2 Billy Graham (would shed a few tears, but he's not a well man, and points means prizes)
3 Rod Stewart (look at the state of him - I think he's been dead for years, we just haven't been told)
4 Robert Kilroy Silk (that much right-wing bile can't be good for your health)
5 Michael Heseltine (because he's old and haven't heard from him in a while)
6 Jimmy Saville (see 5)
7 Hamid Karzai (because President of Afghanistan is a dangerous job)
8 Margaret Thatcher (not enough women on my list and don't think the Queen's likely to die - her mother lived to be 100 after all)
9 Michael Jackson (for obvious reasons, surely - and he's young enough to be worth lots of points)
10 Charles Aznavour (really really old and quite frail-looking French singer)
11 Ariel Sharon (had to check he was still alive - which he is only just)
12 Elizabeth Taylor (just because)
13 Peter Stringfellow (see 3)

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Auntie Doris

Screen Goddess
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And after a relatively successful 2007, here is my offering for 2008 [Smile]

1.Russell Watson (that brain tumour has reappeared [Tear] )
2.Lesley Phillips (the voice of the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films and very old)
3.Amy Winehouse (a car-crash in progess)
4.Nelson Mandela (getting on a bit)
5.Ariel Sharon (half dead already)
6.Norman Wisdom (old)
7.Billy Graham (another old geezer)
8.Nancy Reagan (old)
9.Muhammad Ali (surely he has to go soon)
10.Pete Doherty (allegedly off the drugs, but as far as I am concerned it could go tits-up at any minute)
11.Robert Mugabe (because my Zimbabwean work colleage has insisted I have him on my list!)
12.George Bush Snr (old, old,old)
13. Maggie Thatcher (surely)

Auntie Doris x

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Trudy Scrumptious

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Recycling in its entirety my last year's list, still on the premise that the death of a young celebrity will net me massive points even though there's far less chance of one of them dying:

1. Paris Hilton
2. Lindsay Lohan
3. Jessica Simpson
4. Nick Lachey
5. Mary-Kate Olsen
6. Ashley Olsen
7. Nicole Ritchie
8. Brad Pitt
9. Angelina Jolie
10. Jennifer Aniston
11. Vince Vaughan
12. Owen Wilson
13. Orlando Bloom

I still feel bad about #12 though. But not (yet) bad enough to replace him.

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comet

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I'll be honest, this could double as my Christmas wish list. I'm a sick woman.

and this is my favorite Circus game.

1. Robert Mugabe

2. Billy Graham

3. Frank Murkowski former gov of Alaska. Slimy slimy slimy

4. Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens not much for points but the little twerp can’t keep earmarking forever.

5. Alaska's Congressional Representative Don Young because God loves me and wants me to be happy

6. Mary Kate Olsen just looks likelyish for points.

7. Lindsay Lohan same deal.

8. Dick Cheney

9. Karl Rove I'd mourn him almost as much as number 5.

10. Pervez Musharraf so many people want him dead, I figure each morning he wakes up is a blessing at this stage of the game.

11. Qatar Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani his health is for shit.

12. Keith Richards okay, he's not on the wish list. but the Stones need to start kicking the bucket soon - odds are. and Keith just strikes me as the least likely to win the longevity bonus

13. GW Bush because I wish it to be true so so so much. And Jiminy Cricket says that works. *crosses fingers*

Good luck everyone!

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the pilgrim
Ship's Brownist
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If I didn't have such a dark sense of humor I would never do this. But, since i DO, I WILL.

1. Dick Cheney
2. Britney Spears
3. Ted Kennedy
4. Hillary Clinton
5. Osama Bin Laden
6. Keith Richards
7. Mick Jagger
8. Pervez Musharraf
9. Benazir Bhutto
10. Barack Obama
11. Fidel Castro
12. Muhammad Ali
13. Elizabeth Taylor

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Mad Geo

Ship's navel gazer
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My goodness, my list candidates two years running seem to stick around, so I guess I'll modify a bit.

Well I sucked so bad last year, might as well repeat it. These farts have got to die soon.

1. Margaret Thatcher
2. Fidel Castro
3. Chuck Yeager
4. Joseph Ratzinger
5. Osama Bin Laden
6. Dickhead Cheney
7. Billy Graham
8. Mikhail Gorbachev
9. Liz Taylor
10. Pat Robertson
11. Charlton Heston
12. Nelson Mandela
13. Mohammed Ali

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Sandemaniac
Shipmate
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Blimey - I've just realised how little attention I pay to life. I spent all of last night wrestling to get 13 names I thought even vaguely likely to buy the farm. I'd read the newspapers more, but they're so depressingly full of bile.

Anyway, here's my sick selection.

1. Mugabe Do we really need to justify this (although the mess when he does go may well be worse...)
2. Steve McLaren (my long shot)(actually, that phrase could be misinterpreted! It's not hinting at an offence under rule 6!)
3. Hamed Karzai
4. Benazir Bhutto
5. Stephen Hawking
6. Geoff Boycott (to paraphrase Richie Benaud, on GB's comment that test matches were boring "Who made them boring?")
7. Mohammed Ali
8. Norman Tebbit
9. Bernard Cribbins
10. Kirk Douglas
11. Russell Watson
12. Peter Sallis
13. Robert Hardy (a sad loss to the world of the longbow when he goes)

Hoping that this leads to a healthy 2008 for
most of my selection.

AG

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Sioni Sais
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Sioni's list for 2008. We lost George Melly last year but I have made a few more changes in the worst possible taste.

1 Ian Paisley
2 Lady Margaret Thatcher
3 Richie Benaud
4 Denis Healey
5 George W Bush
6 Dick Cheney
7 Marcus Trescothick
8 Amy Winehouse
9 Keith Richards
10 Humphrey Lyttleton
11 Pete Doherty
12 Liz Taylor
13 Michael Jackson

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Uncle Pete

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1. Earl Pulvermacher (aka Pius XIII) b. 1918
2. George H, Bush (Satan)
3. James Earl Carter
4. George W. Bush (Spawn of Satan)
5. Trent Frayne
6. H.R.H The Prince Philip (just because)
7. Barbara Amiel (Lady Black on her 4th husband)
8. Knowlton Nash (CBC News Presenter)
9. Margaret Hilda, Baroness Thatcher (the Bloody Baron)
10. Clifford Olson (May he get his wish and be released into the general Prison population)
11. Stephen Hawking (well he’s a medical miracle, he’s gotta go sometime!)
12The Lord Black (né Connie Black)
13. The Earl of Harewood (the Queen’s eldest cousin on her father’s side)

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Cusanus

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So here's mine for 2008, after a fairly spectacularly unsuccessful 2007:
1. Ayman al-Zawahiri – 2IC of al-Qa’eda
2. Hamid Karzai – president of Afghanistan is a dangerous gig
3. Joseph Kabila – so is being Congolese president
4. Billy Graham – old
5. E. Gough Whitlam – also old
6. Baroness Thatcher of Mordor and Mirkwood – see above
7. Keith Richards – the next coconut tree could do it
8. Alfredo Reinhado – Timorese rebel; if talks fail could decide to go out in a blaze of glory
9. Noordin Mohammed Top – Bali bombings mastermind – because we’ve got to get him some time
10. Kate Moss – being THAT thin and drug-addled can’t be healthy
11. Charlton Heston – thought he was dead already
12. Ariel Sharon – ditto
13. Arthur C Clarke – see above

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Matt Black

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Can we have a separate baker's dozen called "I can't believe they're not dead yet"? Wouldn't get many points, I suppose.

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The Phantom Flan Flinger
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OK, here's my selection:

1 - Billy Graham
2 - Ringo Starr (I've just got a sneaking feeling that McCartney is going to be the last Beatle)
3 - Tony Hart
4 - Margaret Thatcher
5 - Prince Philip
6 - Fran Cotton
7 - Charlie Watts (I agree with the comment above that the Stones have got to start going soon, but Keith is just lucky enough to go on cheating the reaper)
8 - Cliff Richard
9 - Richard Briers
10 - John Bardon
11 - Betty Driver
12 - Peter Sallis
13 - Niki Lauda

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Uriel
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As the shipmate who is currently running away with the 2007 competition, here is some advice for anyone wanting to seriously compete in 2008:

1) Age is no guarantee of death. Someone in their 90s but with no apparent major health problems can keep going for years and will earn you few points.

2) Pick your team late. If you have a strong candidate, make sure they are still in the running come 2008. One year I was just about to put Richard Pryor on my list when he died in early December.

3) It pays to do research. Google news sites late in December for celebs on the slide. The standard terminology in journalism surrounding death is fascinating. Two clues:
(i) if someone has been described as being "at death's door" then they are actually making a recovery and should not be on your list.
(ii) if someone is described with the less sensationalist term of "seriously ill" then the odds are they will be gone in a week, maybe even the next day (hence they importance of doing your research late).

4) Don't go for people you wish were dead, they will stay alive just to annoy you.

5) If you want to get good points, look for people who live life in the fast lane. Rock stars often die in their 60s, so include a few ageing hellraisers whose past is catching up with them.

6) The term celebrity in this competition is very broad. Some bloke who played bass guitar in a band 30 years ago will probably qualify. So select your team on their ill health, rather than their fame.

7) If you are really competitive and have no conscience, the top tip is to find a few people with terminal cancer, particularly of the liver or pancreas. Even those in remission (e.g. Pavarotti) don't have much of a chance. This tip is only if you are deperate to win and don't mind being called a sicko.

Right, there's my advice. I hope you enjoy the festive break scouring the net for minor celebrities who are seriously ill with pancreatic cancer. I wouldn't advise doing it, but if you are happy to enter this game then you may as well do it thoroughly.

Cheers,

Uriel.

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Well this is where my usual kiss of death works in reverse and should gaurantee another 12 months of happy rude health for the nominated below.

1. George Shea. - He is 98 and got to go sometime.
2. Patty Andrews - The last surviving Andrews sister
3. Charlie Watts. A rolling stone about to gather moss?
4. Maggie T. No list would be complete without her.
5. Jack T.Chick. No comment.
6. Lena Horne She is 90 ....90!
7. Roman Polinski I have an idea he wasnt looking well
8. Roger Moore.
9. Harry Morgan from M.A.S.H.
10.Christopher Lee.
11.Bridget Bardot.
12.Cyd Charisse.
13.Elizabeth Taylor... of course.

Same time next year... Same list??

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Here goes

Russell Watson
Alan Greenspan
P. D. James
Sir Patrick Moore
Buzz Aldrin
Dave Swarbrick
Maggie Thatcher (If I leave her off this time she'll die to spite me)
Barack Obama
Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed (president of Somalia)
Michael Gambon
John Forster "Sandy" Woodward
Tom Watson
Prince Harry

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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
12. Keith Richards okay, he's not on the wish list. but the Stones need to start kicking the bucket soon - odds are. and Keith just strikes me as the least likely to win the longevity bonus

Oh c'mon, the guy fell out of a coconut tree age 63 and survived! He's pickled, smoked, laid out and dried in the sun, he'll be around when aforementioned stellar object goes red giant and engulfs us all

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1. Lady Thatcher
2. Fidel Castro
3. Robert Mugabe
4. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
5. George Bush senior
6. Sir Norman Wisdom
7. Dame Elizabeth Taylor
8. Ian Huntley
9. Mohammed Fayed
10. Ian Paisley
11. Eric Sykes
12. Leslie Phillips
13. The Pope

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Wet Kipper
Circus Runaway
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I shall re-use my listed originally started in the 2006 game, and all still going strong.
1. Buzz Aldrin
2. Ursula Andress
3. Bernie Ecclestone
4. Peter Falk (Columbo)
5. Lou Ferrigno (the original TV Hulk)
6. Aretha Franklin
7. Robert Downey Jr.
8. Shane McGowan (Pogues bloke)
9. Gary Numan (80's synth-pop)
10. David Vine (Ski Sunday commentator)
11. Delia Smith
12. Adam West (original TV Batman)
13. Roy Wood (from Wizzard - wish it could be Christmas every day)

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Cottontail

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I fear this goes against my fluffy bunny status, but I can't resist. Here goes ...

1. Nina Bawden
2. Ursula le Guin
3. Nancy Reagan
4. John Prescott (Labour politician)
5. Kerry Katona (or whatever her surname is these days)
6. David Hasselhoff
7. Britney Spears
8. Lisa Minelli
9. Zsa Zsa Gabor
10. Brian Blessed
11. Bruce Forsyth
12. Jean Alexander (Hilda Ogden of Coronation Street)
13. Paul O'Grady (talk show host)

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Teufelchen
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Here's my recycled 2007 list, with Boris Yeltsin duly replaced. If, by some unlikely chance, I score more points between now and New Year's Eve, I'll be sure to update this list.

1. HM Mohammed Zahir Shah, titular King of Afghanistan
2. Lt Gen Dr Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, gun and vodka magnate, Hero of Socialist Labour and Knight of St Andrew
3. Margaret Hilda Thatcher, the Rt Hon the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, PC, FRS
4. The Rt Revd and Hon Dr Ian R K Paisley
5. Robert Gabriel Mugabe KCB, President of Zimbabwe
6. Archduke Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xaver Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius of Austria, aka Otto von Habsburg
7. Boris Abramovich Berezovsky aka Platon Elenin
8. Paul Francis Gadd, aka Gary Glitter
9. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, President of Cuba
10. Fred Waldron Phelps Sr
11. Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida Windsor née von Reibnitz, HRH Princess Michael of Kent
12. HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy DCVO
13. The Most Reverend Peter Jasper Akinola

One of them once slapped one of the others in the face. My personal hope is that the one who got slapped goes first.

T.

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Callan
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The 2007 list rides again!

1/ Charles Windsor
2/ Fidel Castro
3/ Robert Mugabe
4/ Jimmy Carter
5/ Margaret Thatcher
6/ Joseph Ratzinger
7/ Will Self
8/ Richard Dawkins
9/ Gene Robinson
10/ Dennis Healey
11/ Muhammed Ali
12/ Geoff Hurst
13/ Ariel Sharon

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Seeing as my 2007 list seemed guaranteed to keep them in excellent health, I'm tempted to list the Chelsea first team so they can avoid all injuries in 2008!

My real list...

1. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
2. Ian Brady
3. Ian Huntley
4. Dick Cheney
5. Michael J. Fox
6. Sharon Osbourne
7. Bobby Charlton
8. Tarja Halonen
9. Stephen Hawking
10. Gerard Houllier
11. Tony Benn
12. Mary-Kate Olsen
13. Michael Foot

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chive

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Well as all mine survived the year I'm going to keep them as they must die one day.

1. Paul O'Grady
2. Pete Docherty
3. Jimmy Tarbuck
4. Kirk Douglas
5. Prince Philip
6. Maggie Thatcher
7. Fidel Castro
8. Nicole Richie
9. Mohammed Ali
10. Michael Barrymore
11. Iain Paisley
12. Michael Jackson
13. Patrick Moore

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quote:
Originally posted by Teufelchen:
Here's my recycled 2007 list, with Boris Yeltsin duly replaced. If, by some unlikely chance, I score more points between now and New Year's Eve, I'll be sure to update this list.

1. HM Mohammed Zahir Shah, titular King of Afghanistan
2. Lt Gen Dr Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, gun and vodka magnate, Hero of Socialist Labour and Knight of St Andrew
3. Margaret Hilda Thatcher, the Rt Hon the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, PC, FRS
4. The Rt Revd and Hon Dr Ian R K Paisley
5. Robert Gabriel Mugabe KCB, President of Zimbabwe
6. Archduke Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xaver Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius of Austria, aka Otto von Habsburg
7. Boris Abramovich Berezovsky aka Platon Elenin
8. Paul Francis Gadd, aka Gary Glitter
9. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, President of Cuba
10. Fred Waldron Phelps Sr
11. Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida Windsor née von Reibnitz, HRH Princess Michael of Kent
12. HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy DCVO
13. The Most Reverend Peter Jasper Akinola

One of them once slapped one of the others in the face. My personal hope is that the one who got slapped goes first.

T.

H M Mohammed Zahir Shah died on July 23.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Zahir_Shah

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Teufelchen
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Teufelchen:
1. HM Mohammed Zahir Shah, titular King of Afghanistan

H M Mohammed Zahir Shah died on July 23.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Zahir_Shah

Well spotted. I choose David Eddings, the fantasy novelist, to replace him.

T.

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The Phantom Flan Flinger
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quote:
Originally posted by Teufelchen:
Here's my recycled 2007 list, with Boris Yeltsin duly replaced. If, by some unlikely chance, I score more points between now and New Year's Eve, I'll be sure to update this list.

1. HM Mohammed Zahir Shah, titular King of Afghanistan
2. Lt Gen Dr Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, gun and vodka magnate, Hero of Socialist Labour and Knight of St Andrew
3. Margaret Hilda Thatcher, the Rt Hon the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, PC, FRS
4. The Rt Revd and Hon Dr Ian R K Paisley
5. Robert Gabriel Mugabe KCB, President of Zimbabwe
6. Archduke Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xaver Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius of Austria, aka Otto von Habsburg
7. Boris Abramovich Berezovsky aka Platon Elenin
8. Paul Francis Gadd, aka Gary Glitter
9. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, President of Cuba
10. Fred Waldron Phelps Sr
11. Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida Windsor née von Reibnitz, HRH Princess Michael of Kent
12. HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy DCVO
13. The Most Reverend Peter Jasper Akinola

One of them once slapped one of the others in the face. My personal hope is that the one who got slapped goes first.

T.

There seems to be another game here - who slapped who!

I'll guess Ian Paisley slapped Maggie.

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Grits
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I'd like to play. Here's my list:

1 Fidel Castro
2 Billy Graham
3 Kirk Douglas
4 Betty Ford
5 Oral Roberts
6 Karl Malden
7 Jerry Lewis
8 Muhammad Ali
9 Margaret Thatcher
10 Mickey Rooney
11 Charlton Heston
12 Elizabeth Taylor
13 Nelson Mandela

I didn't do a lot of research. I hope none of them are already deceased.

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Lyda*Rose

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Slightly adjusted from last year:

1. Arial Sharon
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Suge Knight
4. Roger Ebert
5. Farrah Fawcett
6. Benazir Bhutto
7. Billy Graham
8. Fidel Castro
9. Hamid Karzai
10. Jalal Talabani
11. Mohammed Ali
12. Stephen Hawking
13. Max von Sydow

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Knopwood
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Just heard on the wireless that Oscar Peterson died, which reminded me I'd better get on board here.

I am copying last year's list wholesale:

1. Billy Graham
2. Ray Bradbury
3. Avery Cardinal Dulles
4. Nelson Mandela
5. The Duke of Edinburgh
6. Ariel Sharon
7. Henry Morgentaler
8. Ian Paisley (Sr.)
9. Nancy Reagan
10. Courtney Love
11. Dave Brubeck
12. "50 Cent"
13. Angela Lansbury

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Ship's Gaffer
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1. Dick Cheney
2. Michael Schumacher's father
3. Keith Richard
4. Bill Wyman
5. George Herbert Walker Bush
6. Barbara Bush the elder (Isn't she about 20 years older than her husband?)
7. Dame Joan Plowright
8. Dame Shirley Bassey
9. Mort Walker, cartoonist
10. Johnny Hart, cartoonist
11. Mohammed Ali
12. Michael J Fox
13. Bill O'Reilly

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Campbellite

Ut unum sint
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Last year I lost two to the Grim Reaper. A couple from last year I am reconsidering, as they are 1) disgustingly healthy and have insurance, and 2) are so old they won't provide many points. (Nancy Reagan is like, 98.) So I hereby confer the gift of immortality in 2008 to the following:
  • Pat Robertson - The blight on Virginia Beach
  • Billy Graham - He's ready to go join his beloved Ruth [Votive]
  • Stephen Hawking - He can't go on forever, can he? Or is he part Borg?
  • Muhammed Ali - The years in the ring are catching up with him.
  • Fidel Castro - Not seen in public for six months [Paranoid]
  • Britney Spears - Young wild card, bunches of points if she goes.
  • Michael J. Fox - Not too old (points) with advanced Parkinsons disease.
  • Terry Pratchett - Not a wish, but that's how the game is played.
  • Dick Clark - There can't be that many New Year's Rockin' Eves left in him.
  • Elizabeth Taylor - Held together by spackle and bailing twine.
  • Michael Jackson - Where but in America can a poor black boy grow up to be a rich white woman?
  • Elizabeth Edwards - Wife of Democratic candidate John Edwards, breast cancer, again.
  • Ariel Sharon - Someone just pull the plug already!


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Knopwood
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quote:
Originally posted by Campbellite:
Ariel Sharon - Someone just pull the plug already!

I am convinced that they have not done so purely to spite me.
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Best Bear On Board
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quote:
Originally posted by piglet:

<snip>
13. The Pope

If BXVI dies, and so does his successor, do you get to score twice?

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My list for 2008:

1. Martin Milner
2. Richard Petty
3. George McGovern
4. Daryl Hall
5. P.J. O'Rourke
6. Jerry Lee Lewis
7. Eartha Kitt
8. Jesse Helms (notorious former NC Senator)
9. Dave Brubeck
10. Cliff Barrows
11. Neil Simon
12. Tony Bill
13. Soupy Sales

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Well, I have to re-do my list as I had Benazir Buhutto coming in at number 9 next year. Can't say that I'm surprized that it happened so soon. What was she thinking going back to that horrid political environment. I shall replace her name with that of Robert Mugabe. List now reads:

1. Dick Cheney
2. Britney Spears
3. Ted Kennedy
4. Hillary Clinton
5. Osama Bin Laden
6. Keith Richards
7. Mick Jagger
8. Pervez Musharraf
9. Robert Mugabe
10. Barack Obama
11. Fidel Castro
12. Muhammad Ali
13. Eizabeth Taylor

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