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Source: (consider it) Thread: Circus: 2008 Ship of Fools Celebrity Death Pool
Mad Geo

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Damn, it was just a seizure.

On the other hand, the (accidental) link I provided actually did sum up my sentiments at the time in a picture!

[Killing me]

Excuse me, I'm crying I'm laughing so hard now.....

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Beautiful Dreamer
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Ted Kennedy isn't human, he's a cyborg. He's been so accident-prone (a plane crash?) that anyone else would have been gone a long time ago. But then again, all that alcohol probably has him pickled and preserved pretty well....


Wiki article

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More where that came from
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Knopwood
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quote:
Originally posted by Mad Geo:
Damn, it was just a seizure.

It's a brain tumour.

Jerk. [Big Grin] [Razz]

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The Blessed Pangolin
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True story.... some years ago, there had been a spate of celebrity passings. I was in my local, chatting with the owner, and he started joking about starting a death pool. I thought it was amusing, in a morbid sort of way. The idea took off like a rocket, but I felt that there was some bad juju about this. It was very popular, and the pool was getting pretty rich. It was won by one of the popular regulars, an old newspaper man (ironically, who wrote obituaries at one point in his career), who chose Robert Stanfield (leader of the Progressive Conservatives in Canada in the 1970s). Unfortunately, he had a stroke about a month or two after he won the pool, and was never quite whole after that. He succumbed to cancer last autumn. Bad juju, indeed.
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Knopwood
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How did Bob Stanfield pass on - underwear too tight? [Biased]
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Mad Geo

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quote:
Originally posted by LQ:
quote:
Originally posted by Mad Geo:
Damn, it was just a seizure.

It's a brain tumour.

Jerk. [Big Grin] [Razz]

15 months, baby. [Razz]

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Campbellite

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Admit it, MadgeO, your gonna miss him when he's gone.

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WTFWED?

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North East Quine

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Margot Boyd (Marjorie Antrobus in "The Archers") has died, aged 94.
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Dick Martin from Rowen & Martin's Laugh In died, he was 86.

Anyone have him on their list?

QM

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U. Utah Phillips, Golden Voice of the Great Southwest. [Votive]
One of a kind.

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Mamacita

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Sidney Pollack is dead at age 73. I have an urge to go rent "Tootsie" and watch that hilarious scene in the booth at the Russian Tea Room.

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Beryl Cook, painter of jolly large ladies (punctuate that as you will), will paint no more.

AG

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Mad Geo

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Fashionista

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the pilgrim
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Comedian Harvey Korman is gone. I loved him in the Carrol Burnett show, and all those silly comedy movies like Blazing Saddles.

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Mamacita

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"That's Hedley!"

Korman was a brilliant comic actor, and he will be missed.

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comet

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He was quite the Man.

Rats.

Bo Diddley died today. 21 points if anyone had him.

my favorite quote from the obit: ''A dude with a pencil is worse than a cat with a machine gun.''

I have no idea what it means, but I love it.

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Mad Geo

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Bo No Mo.

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MrSponge2U

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Jim McKay, host of Wide World of Sports and for the Olympics for many years, died over the weekend. He was a true class act.

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sig? what sig?

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Uriel
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One of my selections is still going strong. I hope his inclusion on my list adds to his longevity.

Cheers,

Uriel.

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by the pilgrim:
Comedian Harvey Korman is gone. I loved him in the Carrol Burnett show, and all those silly comedy movies like Blazing Saddles.

[Waterworks]
We were just discussing him recently on the movie quotes thread!

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Mamacita

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The great journalist Tim Russert has died of a heart attack this afternoon at the age of just 58. He collapsed in his office at NBC news.

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Mad Geo

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Damn, you beat me by 8 minutes or so!

58. Wow.

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Lyda*Rose

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RIP [Votive]

He's going to be sorely missed, especially during the rest of the campaign season.

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basso

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Cyd Charisse, at 87.

13 points for footdoc and RuthW.


(edited duff link)

[ 19. June 2008, 19:41: Message edited by: Chorister ]

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Left at the Altar

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I feel quite guilty about it all, but I had Jane McGrath on my list. 58 points.

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comet

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George Carlin. [Tear]

29 points if anyone had him.

He was great.

(and it's good to see you aboard again, LATA. missed you.)

[ 23. June 2008, 06:53: Message edited by: comet ]

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Mad Geo

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Damn. We saw his last tour and he was sure dark humor after the passing of his wife. I wonder if he wasn't glad to go.....

bummer though.

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Mamacita

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I have to agree with MadGeo. Carlin had seemed to be a very angry, bitter man for the last several years. Still a genius though.

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Mamacita

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This quote of Carlin's (thanks, Gort) sheds some light on my last comment:
quote:
"Inside every cynical person is a disappointed idealist."
More discussion of George Carlin over in
All Saints.

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Knopwood
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Anyone get 14 points for Jesse Helms?
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Scarlet

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quote:
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My list for 2008:

8. Jesse Helms (notorious former NC Senator)

Yes, I did! Finally! He's been on my list every year. [Roll Eyes]

I'll gladly take those 14 points.

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Scarlet

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BBC News Obituary: Jesse Helms

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basso

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Step away from the ship for a day and poof! - somebody on the deathpool list dies. [1]

I think Scarlet was the only one who had Jesse.

[1] I'm now taking bribes to be missing more frequently. (The line forms on the right.)

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Campbellite

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Has anybody done a mid year summary? I think I am 0-13 so far. [Frown]

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WTFWED?

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basso

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The scorecard is here.
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Mamacita

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Tony Snow has finally succumbed to colon cancer at age 53. (Former Bush White House Press Secretary and prior to that a commentator at Fox News.)

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Organ Builder
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quote:
Originally posted by Mamacita:
Tony Snow has finally succumbed to colon cancer at age 53. (Former Bush White House Press Secretary and prior to that a commentator at Fox News.)

I blame myself. He almost made my list, but I cut him at the last minute. If he had been on my list he would still be alive and healthy.

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Organ Builder
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Estelle Getty at the age of 84. [Votive]

16 points--and the first one from my list. I guess I'm not the Kiss of Life after all.

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Uncle Pete

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Congratulations on your points! [Frown]

I liked Golden Girls and watched it with captions well into syndication, Never needed captions for Sophia though, she came through clear as a bell.

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basso

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quote:
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Step away from the ship for a day and poof! - somebody on the deathpool list dies.

I'm now taking bribes to be missing more frequently. (The line forms on the right.)

It happened again - I was afk again yesterday and another one bit the dust...
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Uncle Pete

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I'm betting if you go again, that Blessed Margaret of Thatcher will pop her clogs. [Votive]

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Sioni Sais
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Jo Stafford, big band and popular singer of the forties and fifties, has died aged 90.

I don't think anyone had nominated her, but it's well worth remembering a voice like that.

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kentishmaid
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quote:
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I'm betting if you go again, that Blessed Margaret of Thatcher will pop her clogs. [Votive]

Betting? Or hoping? [Snigger]

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Petrified

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As previously, inclusion in my list has guaranteed another year of perfect health.

Places will be available for purchase later in the year.

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Organ Builder
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quote:
Originally posted by Petrified:
As previously, inclusion in my list has guaranteed another year of perfect health.

Places will be available for purchase later in the year.

Well, I had thought the same. The year isn't over yet--and the one who gave me points is one I will miss.

I think the real money would want to pay to stay OFF Cusanus' list...

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marmot

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RIP Randy Pausch of the Last Lecture.

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Mad Geo

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She's not dead yet, but I wish I had her on my list.

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Trudy Scrumptious

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quote:
Originally posted by Mad Geo:
She's not dead yet, but I wish I had her on my list.

I think you'll find debauched young celebrities are my speciality, although I always seem to miss the one who actually dies.

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Books and things.

I lied. There are no things. Just books.

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Trudy Scrumptious:
quote:
Originally posted by Mad Geo:
She's not dead yet, but I wish I had her on my list.

I think you'll find debauched young celebrities are my speciality, although I always seem to miss the one who actually dies.
Trudy, it's like shooting into a flock of starlings. You're going to hit something, but it won't be the starling you aimed at.

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Schroedinger's cat

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Shes on my list. But then I would feel ill having eaten a KFC.

[Projectile]

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