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Source: (consider it) Thread: Circus: 2009 Ship Of Fools Celebrity Death Pool game thing
Wet Kipper
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( copied and slightly edited from the beginning of the 2007 thread)

As promised 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 2008 (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 2009. That is, starting from 00:01 am (GMT) on January 1st 2009

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 c****h 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 23.59 GMT 31st December 2008. No entries will be accepted after this time. You may however make changes to your list any time before 23.59 31st December 2008, 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 2009.

Quantity Not Quality Award: person who picks the most people who croak in 2009, regardless of their points value.

This is now the 6th 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 2008 and 2009 - I say that's so unlikely that they should count for both years.)

Wet Kipper
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The Rogue
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This year I will remember to post a list.

I hope.

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Welease Woderwick

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My list for this year contains many names from last year but I've changed a few just because I felt like it.

1. Murdoch of Twisted News Corp.

2. General Than Shwe, leader of the military government in Burma.

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

4. Thatcher, the truly appalling.

5. Jyoti Basu - Bengali communist politician and former Chief Minister.

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 alleged Christian and promoter of hatred and communal violence in Ireland this time.

11. John McCain - I reckon that the election campaign did nothing to add to his health.

12. Gerry Adams - just to be fair.

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

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Uncle Pete

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Death List for 2009

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. Robert Mugabe (die of cholera, evil one!)
6. H.R.H The Prince Philip (just because)
7. HM the Queen (her kiss of life from her devoted subject)
8. Knowlton Nash (CBC News Presenter)
9. Margaret Hilda, Baroness Thatcher (the Bloody Baron – isn’t she dead yet?)
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!)
12.The Countess Mountbatten of Burma (she’s getting a little long in the tooth)
13. The Earl of Harewood (the Queen’s eldest cousin on her father’s side)

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North East Quine

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My list for 2009:

1. Amy Winehouse
2. Norman Wisdom
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. Elizabeth Taylor
5. Prince Phillip
6. Prince Harry
7. Billy Graham
8. Robert Mugabe
9. Ronnie Wood
10. Radovan Karadzic
11. Asif Zardari of Pakistan
12. George H.W. Bush (born 1924)
13. Mswati III of Swaziland.

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Jahlove
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Some old, some new - not a wish list, just following Uriel's excellent advice :


1. Michael Flatley: Terpsichorean

2. Ben Fogle: Action Man TV Presenter

3. Kerry Katona: Irritating Iceland Advertizer

4. Jade Goody: Volatile *Sleb*

5. George Bush snr (GHWB): POTUS (1989-1993)

6. Alex Allen: Chairman of the UK Joint Intelligence Committee (Spy)

7. Pete Doherty: UK’s most famous drug addict

8. Barack Obama: POTUS-Elect at time of posting

9. Elizabeth Taylor: Movie legend

10. Amy Winehouse: Troubled songstress and unwell person

11. David Icke: Conspiracy Theorist (one day *They* will get him)

12. Brian Wilson: Beach Boy

13. Robert Mugabe: Will the Devil get tired of looking after his own this year?

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The Phantom Flan Flinger
Shipmate
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As far as I am aware, all my choices last year are still alive, so, I'll just let them ride.....

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
8 - Cliff Richard
9 - Richard Briers
10 - John Bardon
11 - Betty Driver
12 - Peter Sallis
13 - Niki Lauda

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Beautiful Dreamer
Shipmate
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All of mine from the last one are alive too. I made a few modifications to the list, though.

1. Billy Graham
2. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pres of Iran)
3. HM Queen Elisabeth II
4. Ted Kennedy
5. Jack Van Impe - can you die of weirdness?
6. Fidel Castro - not looking good at all
7. George HW Bush
8. Patrick Swayze
9. Osama Bin Laden - can't hide forever
10.Pat Robertson
11.Bob Dole
12.Elizabeth Dole
13.Pope Benedict XVI

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Cottontail

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Mine are all still alive too, and look to continue that way, Gawd bless 'em.

So a whole new strategy this time:

1.Patrick Swazye, actor
2.Kelsey Grammer, actor
3.Liz Dawn, actor (in British soap Coronation Street)
4.Elizabeth Taylor, actor
5.Wendy Richards, actor (in British soap Eastenders)
6.Zsa Zsa Gabor, actor
7.Seve Ballesteros, golfer
8.Russell Watson, singer
9.George O’Dowd, aka Boy George, singer
10.Paul O’Grady, television presenter
11.Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy, politician
12.John Prescott, politician
13.Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Good luck to them and bad luck to me ...

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jedijudy

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With a little bit of recycling from my 2008 list:

1. Rev. Billy Graham
2. Joanne Woodward (Because she misses Paul?)
3. Lindsay Lohan
4. Kirk Douglas
5. Britney Spears
6. Mike Tyson
7. Pete Doherty
8. Eddie Van Halen
9. Robert Downey Jr.
10. Patrick Swayze
11. Marilyn Manson
12. Betty Ford
13. Jackie Cooper even though he's not worth many points anymore. [Biased]

Consider this as another gift of life to those on my list, since, like others posting, mine seem to stay alive! [Big Grin]

I think that one from my last year's list (Fidel Castro) is already dead, so I took him off this year's list.

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Left at the Altar

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In no particular order (for their shuffling off, that is):

Patrick Swayze
Edward Kennedy
Robert Mugabe
Farrah Fawcett
Seve Bellesteros
Ariel Sharon
Elizabeth Taylor
Colleen McColloch
Phil Spektor
Margaret Thatcher
Shane McGowan
Gough Whitlam
Kirk Douglas

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guinness girl

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Here's my picks:

1. Billy Graham
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Robert Mugabe
4. Richard Briers
5. Stephen Hawking
6. Ariel Sharon
7. Judi Dench
8. Bruce Forsyth
9. George Bush Sr
10. Fidel Castro
11. Wendy Richards
12. Peter Sallis
13. Elizabeth Taylor

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Auntie Doris

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Only one change to last year's list.

1.Patrick Moore - allegedly he is going into the celebrity Big Brother house. It could be enough to kill him off!
2.Lesley Phillips
3.Amy Winehouse
4.Nelson Mandela
5.Ariel Sharon (half dead already)
6.Norman Wisdom
7.Billy Graham
8.Nancy Reagan
9.Muhammad Ali
10.Pete Doherty
11.Robert Mugabe
12.George Bush Snr
13. Maggie Thatcher

Auntie Doris x

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East Price Road
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And here's the list from a first-time entrant:

1. Margaret Thatcher
2. Prince Philip
3. Rupert Murdoch
4. Sir Bobby Robson
5. Jade Goody
6. Les Paul
7. Bruce Forsyth
8. Clive Dunn
9. Maya Angelou
10. Millvina Dean
11. Charles Chilton
12. Olivia Newton-John
13. Antony Worrall Thompson

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Lyda*Rose

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Ahem. Did you quite finish editing?
quote:
As promised on the current thread, it is time to start thinking about people who you think might well, er.....DIE (basically) during 2008.
[Snigger]

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philip99a
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1. Bruce Forsyth
2. Joan Rivers
3. Amy Winehouse
4. Margaret Thatcher
5. Lewis Hamilton
6. Ray Davies
7. Bobby Robson
8. Clint Eastwood
9. Robery Mugabe
10. Barack Obama
11. Rosanne Barr
12. Wendy Richard
13. Boy George

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moron
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Artie Lange
Barbara Bush
Jerrold Nadler
Keith Richards
Ted Kennedy
Elizabeth Taylor
Charlie Watts
Billy Graham
Margaret Thatcher
Bob Dylan
Fidel Castro
Aretha Franklin
Robert Byrd

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Spike

Mostly Harmless
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OK, here goes:

1. Margaret Thatcher
2. Prince Philip
3. Lemmy
4. Norman Wisdom
5. Norman Tebbit
6. Britney Spears
7. Richard Wilson
8. Jimmy Tarbuck
9. Denis Healey
10. Pope Benedict XVI
11. Jimmy Carter
12. Mick Jagger
13. Jade Goody

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My list for 2009,in no particular order is.....


1 Edward Kennedy
2 Michael Winner
3 Amy Winehouse
4 Pete Doherty
5 Patrick Swayze
6 Terry Pratchett
7 Jim Marshall
8 Bobby Robson
9 Wendy Richard
10 Jade Goody
11 Severiano Ballasteros
12 Eric Sykes
13 Marguerite Patten

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Knopwood
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1. Billy Graham
2. Ray Bradbury
3. Mavis Gallant
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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fletcher christian

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1. Paris Hilton
2. Amy Winehouse
3. Ian Paisley
4. Tom Hanks
5. Britney Spears
6. Cliff Richard
7. The Queen
8. Lilly Savage
9.Ian Paisley Jnr
10. Brian May
11. Timmy Mallet
12. Jade Goody
and...
13. Graham Kendrick
This is a kind of a wish list, right?

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Auntie Doris

Screen Goddess
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quote:
Originally posted by fletcher christian:
1. Paris Hilton
2. Amy Winehouse
3. Ian Paisley
4. Tom Hanks
5. Britney Spears
6. Cliff Richard
7. The Queen
8. Lilly Savage
9.Ian Paisley Jnr
10. Brian May
11. Timmy Mallet
12. Jade Goody
and...
13. Graham Kendrick
This is a kind of a wish list, right?

Imagine if they all went down in the same plane crash. Who would hit the headlines the most?

Auntie Doris x

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Grits
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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 Ted Kennedy
12 Elizabeth Taylor
13 Nelson Mandela

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
quote:
Originally posted by fletcher christian:
1. Paris Hilton
2. Amy Winehouse
3. Ian Paisley
4. Tom Hanks
5. Britney Spears
6. Cliff Richard
7. The Queen
8. Lilly Savage
9.Ian Paisley Jnr
10. Brian May
11. Timmy Mallet
12. Jade Goody
and...
13. Graham Kendrick
This is a kind of a wish list, right?

Imagine if they all went down in the same plane crash. Who would hit the headlines the most?

Auntie Doris x

No contest: Jade Goody.

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MiceElf

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This years entry hereby almost guaranteed a further 12 month of happy breathing is as follows.


1.Richard Wilson aged 72 Comedy Actor. I don’t Believe It!

2.Ben Fogle aged 34 T.V. Presenter regular good guy… but points mean prizes!

3.Jeremy Clarkson aged 49 T.V. Cult Presenter and Coloumnist

4.Dame Vera Lynn aged 92 National Treasure and forces Sweetheart.

5.Elizabeth Taylor aged 76 Actress. Much married, Dodgy friends.

6.Richard Briers aged 74 Actor. Lovable like a spaniel puppy.

7.Bob Hoskins aged 67 Actor and all round diamond geezer.

8.Margaret Thatcher or is she immortal after all?

9.Barbara Windsor aged 72 Really Bad Actress.. really really bad.

10.Mohamed Ali aged 66 Ex heavy weight boxer supreme guy.

11.David Attenborough aged 82 Top Naturalist and Documentary maker.

12.Patrick Moore aged 85 Top Astronomer and Xylophone player.

13.Christopher Biggins aged 60 The biggest queen in the Jungle.

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Gwai
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1. Fidel Castro
2. Elizabeth Edwards
3. Henry Kissinger
4. Harold Pinter
5. Betty Ford
6. Zsa Zsa Gabor
7. Farrah Fawcett
8. Ariel Sharon
9. Claude Levi Strauss
10. Milly Del Rubio
11. Hugo Chavez
12. John Forsythe
13. Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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Light User
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Patriarch Pavle of Serbia
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria
Right Rev Ian Cundy (The Bishop Of Peterborough)
Sun Myung Moon
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Sister Wendy Beckett
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Patriarch Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana of Thailand
Cahal Cardinal Daly
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria
Dr Mohammed Burhanuddin (Leader of Dawoodi Bohra faith)
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Rev Dr Edward Schillebeeckx

God is watching them.

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Piglet
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OK, here goes. This isn't a wish list*.

1. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
2. HM The Queen
3. Baroness Thatcher
4. His Holiness the Pope
5. The Rev'd. Ian Paisley
6. Robert Mugabe
7. Dame Elizabeth Taylor
8. Fidel Castro
9. Patrick Swayze (sad but seems not unlikely)
10. Seve Ballasteros (see above)
11. Amy Winehouse
12. Pete Doherty
13. Ronnie Wood

* Except number 6 [Snigger]

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Lyda*Rose

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Hi, Light User! I like a newby who posts their first post on the Celebrity Death Pool. You're our kind of people. [Smile]

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Sinistærial
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I have not been in the pool for a couple of years, but I went back to my list from 2006 and it is still 'in tact' so to speak - so I can recycle again!

  1. QE II
  2. Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
  3. Gough Whitlam
  4. George Bush Jnr
  5. Delta Goodram
  6. Elton John
  7. Julie Andrews
  8. Billy Graham
  9. Richard Branson
  10. Will Smith
  11. Margaret Thatcher
  12. Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin
  13. John Cleese


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Lyda*Rose

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Here goes:

1. Arial Sharon
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Patrick Swayze
4. Roger Ebert
5. Farrah Fawcett
6. Ted Kennedy
7. Billy Graham
8. Fidel Castro
9. Harmid Karzai
10. Julal Talabani
11. Mohammed Ali
12. Stephen Hawking
13. Amy Winehouse

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Schroedinger's cat

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We are, myself included, spectacularly bad at picking death lists. Which is probably a good thing really. Slightly modified from last year:

1. Billy Graham
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. HM Queen Elizabeth II
4. Amy Winehouse
5. Robert Mugabe
6. Osama Bin Laden
7. Rick Parfitt
8. Bernie Eccleston
9. Patrick Moore
10. Stephen Hawking
11. John McCain
12. Ian Paisley
13. Jimmy Saville

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Jack the Lass

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1. Margaret Thatcher
2. Robert Mugabe
3. Pope Benedict XVI
4. Amy Winehouse
5. Brad Pitt
6. Prince Philip
7. Prince Harry
8. Richard (Dickie) Attenborough
9. Katie Price aka Jordan
10. Simon Cowell
11. Liza Minelli
12. Lewis Hamilton
13. Victoria Beckham

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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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East Price Road
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Gwai, I see Harold Pinter jumped the gun for you!

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Trudy Scrumptious

BBE Shieldmaiden
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I'm going with pretty much the same list as last year ... all still alive ... I added Amy Winehouse to improve my chances. My theory, as always, is that the death of even one fast-living young celeb will get me tons of points, or conversely that putting them on my list will confer a magical immunity to the perils of celeb life ... either way good.

1. Paris Hilton
2. Lindsay Lohan
3. Jessica Simpson
4. Amy Winehouse
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

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Sioni Sais
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Here goes, much the same as before with changes in thoroughly bad taste.

* Lance Armstrong
* Margaret Thatcher
* Richie Benaud
* Barack Obama
* George W Bush
* Dick Cheney
* Paula Ratcliffe
* Amy Winehouse
* Keith Richards
* Patrick Swayze
* Pete Doherty
* Elizabeth Taylor
* Michael Jackson

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Grits
Compassionate fundamentalist
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I imagine Amy Winehouse will continue a lifelong downward spiral, a la Liza Minelli and Elizabeth Taylor, but outlast us all.

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ChaliceGirl
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OK, I'll bite. Here's my Dead List for 2009:

Liz Taylor
Ted Kennedy
Walter Kronkite (the guy is older than dirt- he's gotta die sometime!)
Britney Spears
Maggie Thatcher
Billy Graham
Fidel Castro
Dick Cheney
Barbara Bush

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Lyda*Rose

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quote:
Originally posted by ChaliceGirl:
OK, I'll bite. Here's my Dead List for 2009:

Liz Taylor
Ted Kennedy
Walter Kronkite (the guy is older than dirt- he's gotta die sometime!)
Britney Spears
Maggie Thatcher
Billy Graham
Fidel Castro
Dick Cheney
Barbara Bush

Hey, you know that you have four more slots to fill? You might as well optimize your chances.

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Alban
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Amy Winehouse
Barak Obama (here's hoping I'm totally wrong)
Bill Gates
Queen Liz
Anton Yelchin
David Kelly
Roger Ebert
Fred Phelps
Patrick Swayze
William Hung
Gordon Brown
Maggie Smith
Barry Humphries

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Eloise
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1. Ariel Sharon
2. Alfredo di Stefano
3. Dick Clark
4. Margaret Thatcher
5. Zsa Zsa Gabor
6. Fidel Castro
7. Dave Davies
8. Norodom Sihanouk
9. Jade Goody
10. Russell Watson
11. King Bhumibol of Thailand
12. Ivica Osim
13. Emadeddin Baghi

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Sandemaniac
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Given that I believe I'm currently pointless (stop sniggering at the back...) I shall adopt a slightly different tactic, and name a thirteen of people I'd rather like to stay about. So if my luck carries on... so will theirs! If it doesn’t, a few will score decent points!

1. Marcus Trescothick
2. Patrick MacNee
3. Diana Rigg
4. Honor Blackman
5. Sir Patrick Moore
6. Imran Khan
7. Peter O’Toole
8. Eric Sykes
9. Dennis Norden
10. Mick Aston
11. Francis Pryor
12. Jerry Lee Lewis (Holy cow – he is Jimmy Swaggart’s cousin! What a one to have as your weird relation!)
13. Margaret Gelling

I’ll break the theme for my sub, in case anyone is ungracious enough to do a Benazir Bhutto on me again.

14. Mugabe.

You can probably read rather a lot into me from those choices...

AG

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kankucho
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Not many points to be gleaned here, but a safeish hand. . .

1 Dennis Norden
2 Shimon Peres
3 Frank Williams
4 Frank Thornton
5 Dave Swarbrick
6 Fidel Castro
7 Liz Dawn
8 Eric Sykes
9 Henry Kissinger
10 Liz Smith
11 Patrick Macnee
12 Pete Seeger
13 Nancy Reagan

[ 28. December 2008, 18:19: Message edited by: kankucho ]

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comet

Snowball in Hell
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1) Don Young
2) Ted Stevens
3) Frank Murkowski
4) Ricardo Montalban
5) Natalie Cole
6) Patrick Swayze
7) Mel Brooks
8) Robert Byrd
9) Hugo Chavez
10) George HW Bush
11) George W Bush
12) Dick Cheney
13) Daniel Schorr

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"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.” -Calvin

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Uriel
Shipmate
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Following my cancer themed list of 2007, and my super-centenarian list of 2008, I a going left field in 2009 with an Are You Being Served? list. Don't ask me why, it's just a hunch.

1) Mollie Sugden
2) Wendy Richards
3) Frank Thornton
4) Nicholas Smith
5) Trevor Bannister
6) Penny Irving
7) Mike Berry
8) Candy Davis
9) Fleur Bennett
10) Shirley Cheriton
11) David Croft
12) Jeremy Lloyd
13) Harold Snoad

One or two were marginal characters or only in the Are You Being Served Again? spin off series, but the Grim Reaper has taken several of the original cast in recent years.

Cheers,

Uriel.

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la vie en rouge
Parisienne
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Following a spectacularly unsuccessful 2008, I am considerably revising my list.

A brief note before I start: given my form at this game to date, I have decided that if I really, really want Robert Mugabe to die what I need to do is take him off my list. He will then croak on purpose because I have nothing to gain from it. This is so clearly in the overwhelming best interest of humanity that I have decided to do the decent thing and remove him from the list. I am willing to make the sacrifice and forego the points in order to rid humankind of this bloody dictator. (Don't forget to thank me when he kicks the bucket [Two face] )

So onwards with the selection:

1) Kim Jong Il -my team has an exciting new opportunity for a tyranical despot (see note above). Sick with it
2) Fidel Castro -sick and also quite despotic
3) Ariel Sharon -they have to turn him off one of these days
4) Beitullah Mehsoud -head honcho of the Pakistani Taleban
5) Ben Johnson -Olympic cheat and famous anabolic steroid abuser (bad for the heart)
6) Margaret Thatcher -if I take her off the list she'll die to spite me
7) Michael Jackson -falling apart at the seams
8) Liz Taylor -sick
9) Peter Stringfellow -he's a corpse already, he just hasn't stopped moving about
10) Ted Kennedy -sick
11) Joseph Kabila -assassination risk
12) Jimmy Saville -old and a smoker
13) Brian Wilson -he of the Beach Boys. Looking in a bad way last time I saw him

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Curiosity killed ...

Ship's Mug
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I'm also starting from the point that, on the past two years showing, anyone I choose lives for an extra year, so I've given up on Margaret Thatcher and Robert Mugabe. This year I've chosen people who I'd quite like to live and have the odds stacked against them.

  1. Tony Hart
  2. Jade Goody
  3. Patrick Swayze
  4. Elizabeth Taylor
  5. Farrah Fawcett
  6. Lindsay Lohan (fell off the wagon late this year)
  7. Kerry Katona
  8. Paul Gascoigne
  9. Richard Attenborough (December hospital stay)
  10. Anthony Kiedis (organ failure following drug abuse - Red Hot Chilli Pepper singer)
  11. Wendy Richard
  12. Mindy McCready (country singer)
  13. Meatloaf (Marvin Lee Aday)


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Cinnamon cicada
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In no particular order:

1. The Duke of Edinburgh
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Robert Mugabe (just do this one thing for your country)
4. Wendy Richard
5. Malcolm Fraser (sanctimonious windbag and a former Prime Minister of Australia)
6. Gough Whitlam (ditto)
7. Kate McCann
8. Nigella Lawson (high possibility of drowning in a vat of double cream)
9. Sarah Palin ('cos I like moose more than gun-toting soccer 'moms')
10. Gary Glitter
11. Pope Bendict XVI
12. Ian Brady (reunited with Myra Hindley)
13. Dick Cheney (he's been involved in one hunting accident already...)

I've probably just guaranteed all of them another year of life. On the other hand, some might already be dead and just refusing to lie down.

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with his wonder and goodwill, and delight in Earth...
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Campbellite

Ut unum sint
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It looks like last year's list bestowed the gift of life on these folks, but they can't go on forever. So with a few slight modifications:

1.Pat Robertson
2.Billy Graham
3.Stephen Hawking
4.Muhammad Ali
5.Fidel Castro
6.Amy Winehouse in place of Britney Spears who seems to be improving
7.Michael J. Fox
8.Terry Pratchett
9.Dick Clark
10.Elizabeth Taylor
11.Michael Jackson
12.Elizabeth Edwards
13.Ariel (I'm not dead yet) Sharon

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