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Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
( copied and slightly edited from the beginning of the 2006 thread)

As people have been suggesting on the current thread, it is time to start thinking about people who you think might shuffle of planet Earth during 2007. You don't have to post your list yet, but if you do not post it before 11:59 on 31st December 2006 (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 2007.

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 2006. No entries will be accepted after this time. You may however make changes to your list anytime before 2359 31st December 2006 if someone pops their clogs before the beginning of the year.

There are also a couple of extraneous categories:

Inside Track with the Grim Reaper Award: person who picks the first death of 2007.

Quantity Not Quality Award: person who picks the most people who croak in 2007, regardless of their points value.

This is now the 4th time we have done this, and each time someone questions the merits of what we are doing. Please bear in mind:


Have fun, and remember to post your selection.

[ 12. July 2016, 12:16: Message edited by: Belisarius ]
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
[Yipee] [Votive] [Yipee]

Here's my list of people to whom I give the kiss of life for 2007.

Death List for 2007

1. Earl Pulvermacher (aka Pius XIII) b. 1918
2. George H, Bush (Satan)
3. Gerald R. Ford (whozat?)
4. George W. Bush (Spawn of Satan)
5. Brian Mulroney (I’m Canadian, I can hope, can’t I?)
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)

No snide remarks about the Toronto hockey team this year – it ain’t nice to hit someone lying on the ground
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Oh well, I've left off one of last year's as he has been neutralised even though still alive.

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

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.
 
Posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe (# 5521) on :
 
1. Fidel Castro
2. Boris Yeltsin
3. Nancy Reagan
4. Gerald Ford
5. Jimmy Carter
6. Lech Walesa
7. The Rev. Billy Graham, followed shortly by
8. George Beverly Shea, his #1 lead singer
9. Archbishop Desmond Tutu
10. Michael Jackson
11. Elizabeth Taylor
12 & 13. Reba and Lori Schappell, oldest known living conjoined twins

[ 18. December 2006, 14:23: Message edited by: Amanda B. Reckondwythe ]
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
Not a wish-list, just some wild guesses:


1. Pete Doherty (looking pasty, podgy and ill, many points)

2. Lord Levy (Friend of Tony Blair)

3. Sir Paul McCartney (ex Beatle)

4. Clint Eastwood (actor, getting on a bit)

5. Nelson Mandela (Living Saint, also getting on)

6. Hans Küng (aged theologian)

7. Dolly Parton (country singer and inspiration)

8. Nigel Lawson (ex-Chancellor, Nigella’s dad)

9. HM Elizabeth II R (Queen)

10. Jalal Talabani (President of Iraq at time of writing)

11. Tony Blair (UK Prime Minister - does it still count if he just reveals his alien lizardness?)

12. David Beckham (footballer)

13. Ian Huntley (child murderer, at least two failed suicide attempts)
 
Posted by Big Steve (# 3274) on :
 
Alright, here's my list.

1. Paul Newman
2. Garret Fitzgerald (Irish ex-prime minister)
3. Jalal Talabani
4. Emile Lahoud
5. Pete Doherty
6. Margaret Thatcher
7. Tom Stephens
8. Fidel Castro
9. Gerald Ford
10. Jimmy Carter
11. Kirk Douglas
12. B.B. King
13. Bruce Forsyth
 
Posted by Matt Black (# 2210) on :
 
1. Jimmy Tarbuck (he looked like he was about to keel over on Strictly Come Dancing)

2. Benedict XVI (similar age to his nemesis, Hans Kung (see above))

3. Bob Mugabe (because it ought to be)

4. Gerald Ford (what? Still alive?!)

5. Jimmy Carter (for political balance to #4)

6. Thatch (see reason for #3)

7. Dennis Skinner (for political balance etc)

8. HRH Phil the Greek (see #4 but 8 more points)

9. Her Majesty The Queen (for balance to #8 etc plus 5 more points)

10. Boy George (drug background, loadsa points)

11. Big Ian Paisley (see #3)

12. John Hume (not been in best of health last few years, balance to #11)

13. David Bowie (heart attack, 40 points etc)
 
Posted by Liturgy Queen (# 11596) on :
 
I seem to be sharing some of these, but I've been working on this list for ages. Is this OK?

1. Billy Graham
2. Ray Bradbury
3. Avery Cardinal Dulles
4. Gerald Ford
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
 
Posted by Rev per Minute (# 69) on :
 
OK, let's play again:

1. Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven

2. Nelson Mandela

3. Dick Cheney (life's gonna get tough in the Senate)

4. Mohammed Fayed (the conspiracy will catch up with him...)

5. Mohammed Ali (been ill for a long time)

6. Gerald Ford (oldest living ex-President)

7. al-Maliki (Iraqi PM)

8. Hosni Mubarak (Egyptian President)

9. Geoffrey Boycott (ex-England cricketer)

10. King Fahd (may have the name wrong - anyway, current King of Saudi Arabia)

11. Lord Tebbit (ex-Cabinet Minister)

12. Graeme Norton (just because)

13. Hugo Chavez (just a thought...)
 
Posted by Auntie Doris (# 9433) on :
 
OK... last year I had two on my list who died and a couple of miraculous recoveries. So, here is a slightly amended list from 2006.

1) Nelson Mandela
2) Pete Doherty
3) Arial Sharon
4) Maggie Thatcher
5) Mohammed Ali
6) Nancy Regan
7) Norman Wisdom
8) Jane Tomlinson
9) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
10) Holly Johnson
11) Fidel Castro
12) Billy Graham
13) George Bush Snr

Auntie Doris x
 
Posted by Papio (# 4201) on :
 
1. Margeret Thatcher
2. Jeremy Beadle.
3. The Queen
4. Tony Benn
5. Kofi Anan
6. Terry Wogan
7. Germaine Greer
8. Lord Tebbit
9. Nigel Lawson
10. Gerald Ford
11. B. B. King
12. Sean Connery
13. Zane Low (British radio D. J)
 
Posted by monkeylizard (# 952) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Kipper:
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.

Rules clarification: If they are over 100, do I lose points if they're on my list?
 
Posted by Stevie Boy Wonder (# 11869) on :
 
Alright then, in the interests of entering the sickness:

1) Doris Day (I thought she'd died years ago; apparently not)
2) Val Doonican (ditto)
3) Keith Richards (it has to happen sooner or later...)
4) Luciano Pavarotti (not been in the best of health for the last few years)
5) Sir Jimmy Savile (how much longer can he run marathons while smoking cigars?)
6) Michael Foot (didn't look all that well 25 years ago, probably even worse now)
7) Hugh Heffner (do I get extra points if he checks out while "on the job", as it were?)
8), 9) & 10) The Beverley Sisters - Joy, Babs and Teddie (unlikely they'll all go, but I know if I rely on one of them to snuff it, one of the others will instead...)
11) Danny DeVito (no logic, I've just got a feeling about him...)
12) Saddam Hussein (unless he manages to argue his case for an entire year, it's more or less a done deal)
13) Clive "Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!" Dunn (are you absolutely sure he isn't dead already?)

So there you go. Now watch in awe and wonder, as precisely none of them proceed to croak in 2007...

(ETA bold on names for easier recognition)

[ 18. December 2006, 20:56: Message edited by: Stevie Boy Wonder ]
 
Posted by Divine Outlaw Dwarf (# 2252) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stevie Boy Wonder:

12) Saddam Hussein

That's got to be a bit too easy.
 
Posted by Stevie Boy Wonder (# 11869) on :
 
Well, you might be right, DOD, but going by the rules in Wet Kipper's OP, I'll only get points if Saddam's death isn't caused by his execution; if he tops himself or has a heart attack etc I reckon I'll be OK, but if he goes the way everyone expects him to... well, I'm willing to take that risk.
 
Posted by Rev per Minute (# 69) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Divine Outlaw Dwarf:
quote:
Originally posted by Stevie Boy Wonder:

12) Saddam Hussein

That's got to be a bit too easy.
In reverse, I'm relying on the appearance of Comrade Fidel in a load of lists to keep him healthy (or at least alive) for another year - simply because it annoys the US Government no end... [Devil]
[speelign]

[ 19. December 2006, 08:12: Message edited by: Rev per Minute ]
 
Posted by Left at the Altar (# 5077) on :
 
1. Fidel Castro (unless he snuffs it this year, in which case, I'll choose my sub*)
2. Boris Yeltsin (pickled, but not immortal)
3. Nelson Mandela
4. Muhammad Ali
5. Sharon Osbourne
6. Robert Mugabe
7. Tom Waits (see #2)
8. Michael J Fox
9. Ian Paisley
10.Shane MacGowan (see #2 and #7)
11. Gerald Ford
12. Saddam Hussein
13. Imelda Marcos.

*In case Fidel shuffles off this year, I choose .... Ozzie Osbourne.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jahlove:
8. Nigel Lawson (ex-Chancellor, Nigella’s dad)

I think being described as "Nigellas Dad" will be enough to see him off.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
After watching previously, I think I'll play this time!

1. Billy Graham
2. Gerald Ford
3. Hillary Clinton
4. Fidel Castro
5. Betty Ford
6. Lance Armstrong
7. Alice Ghostly
8. Pernell Roberts
9. James Arness
10. David Carradine
11. Jackie Cooper
12. June Lockhart
13. William Shatner

I had a few moments of "that person is still alive?" while checking people out.
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
Death Pool
Here's mine:
1) Patrick Moore
2) Norman Wisdom
3) Gerald Ford
4) Michael Foot
5) Clive Dunn
6) Alexander Solzhenitsyn
7) Kirk Douglas
8) Nelson Mandela
9) Margaret Thatcher
10) Prince Philip
11) Jerry Lewis
12) Mohammed Ali
13) Les Paul

Last years list with a few "promotions" to fill the gaps. Another year of life guaranteed for some.
 
Posted by Big Steve (# 3274) on :
 
Wow, I didn't realise Solzhenitsyn was still knocking around... I had mistakenly thought he was a WW1 veteran.
 
Posted by Matt Black (# 2210) on :
 
Born in 1918 and apparently now 'in failing health' (no shit, Sherlock!).
 
Posted by christianjimmy (# 1820) on :
 
I'm back in this year, no leaving it till the last minute and then forgetting...

1.) Fidel Castro (oh come on, he's so close to the edge its more a question of whether he'll last to Jan 1st or not!)
2.) Nelson Mandela ( [Waterworks] [Waterworks] )
3.) Charlton Heston (Sooooo old...)
4.) Billy Graham (Ditto)
5.) Margaret Thatcher (She's got to go sometime! Hasnt she?! [Ultra confused] )
6.) Bobby Charlton (Obligatory old footballer, couldnt bring myself to put Pele!)
7.) Pete Doherty (Obligatory young pop star throwing his life away on rock n'roll and drugs)
8.) Joey Bishop (out of the Rat Pack) (last one left so a good bet!)
9.) Lauren Bacall (ummm, cos I aint got many women!)
10.) Bobby Robson (Non-obligatory footballer, but he's on first name terms with the grim reaper!)
11.) Steve Tyler (Obligatory old rock star. Would have been keith richards, but it appears he is invulnerable!)
12.) Neil Armstrong (its a long time since he walked on the moon)
13.) Diana Ross (just got a feeling)
 
Posted by Jack the Lass (# 3415) on :
 
1. Margaret Thatcher
2. Fidel Castro
3. Ozzie Osbourne
4. Brad Pitt
5. President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority
6. Alex Ferguson
7. Keith Richards
8. Shane McGowan
9. George Bush Snr
10. Nicole Richie
11. Prince Philip
12. Martin Scorsese
13. Mohamed al Fayed
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
In a desperate attempt to grant these peopel another year of life, this is last years list, with some amendments.

1. Billy Graham
2. Margeret Thatcher
3. HM Queen Elizabeth II
4. George Bush Snr
5. Ozzy Osbourne
6. Fidel Castro
7. Rick Parfitt
8. Bernie Eccleston
9. Patrick Moore
10. Stephen Hawking
11. Pete Doherty
12. Dave Brubeck
13. Jimmy Saville
 
Posted by icklejen (# 713) on :
 
1. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
2. Ian Brady
3. Boris Yeltsin
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
 
Posted by Mad Geo (# 2939) on :
 
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. Pope Benedict
5. Osama Bin Laden
6. Dickhead Cheney
7. Billy Graham
8. Mikhail Gorbachev
9. Liz Taylor
10. Gerald Ford
11. Charlton Heston
12. Nelson Mandela
13. Mohammed Ali
 
Posted by Wood (# 7) on :
 
Oh, what the hell. Not seriously trying to win anything, obviously.

1. Pete Doherty
2. Keith Richards
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. HRH Queen Elizabeth II
5. Jimmy Carter
6. Michael Foot
7. Nelson Mandela
8. Tom Baker
9. Alan Bennett
10. Will Self
11. Ian Paisley
12. Britney Spears
13. 50 Cent
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
MY entry is a straight copy of my 2006 list, seeing as none of them have died yet:
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)
 
Posted by Izzybee (# 10931) on :
 
Alright! Since I followed last year's so avidly and I have a morbid sense of humour anyway:

1. Fidel Castro – He’s got to go some time.

2. Matthew Perry (Chandler from “Friends”) – Just a hunch – he can’t stay out of low-grade trouble.

3.Margaret Thatcher – I’m surprised she’s still around.

4. Queen Elizabeth II – She’s getting on, and I really want to have one “huge news story” on my list.

5. Ozzy Osbourne – Although he’ll probably make it to 100.

6. Saddam Hussein – Heart attack. I’m positive he’s not going to go the execution route so he’s on my list.

7. Paris Hilton – think of the points!

8. Stephen Hawking – although I’ll be upset if I’m right on this one.

9. Fred Phelps – someone’s going to flip out and shoot him one day.

10. Bill Clinton – which would put an interesting spin on Hillary’s election bid.

11. Dick Cheney – haven’t seen him in a while…

12. Prince Charles – No clue why, just a hunch

13. Pope Benedict – Which rounds out my list of world leaders.
 
Posted by dolphy (# 862) on :
 
In no particular order, and for no particular reasons (using some from my last list):

1. Andy Williams (singer)
2. Maggie Thatcher
3. David Attenborough
4. Liza Minelli
5. Dame Vera Lynn
6.Itzhak Perlman (violinist)
7. George Michael
8. Mohammed Ali
9. Paul McCartney
10. Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall)
11. Sir Elton John
12. Charlotte Church
13. Paul O'Grady
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
Again I'm sticking with the "unexpired" portion of last year's list. Only number 3 is new.

1 Ian Paisley
2 Lady Margaret Thatcher
3 Richie Benaud
4 Jack Jones (British T.U. leader)
5 George W Bush.
6 Dick Cheney
7 Iyad Allawi
8 Ahmad Karzai
9 Keith Richards
10 Humphrey Lyttleton
11 Pete Doherty
12 George Melly
13 Michael Jackson
 
Posted by Gwai (# 11076) on :
 
1. Fidel Castro
2. Rosalynn Carter
3. Betty Ford
4. Boris Yeltsin
5. Mohammed Ali
6. Hugo Chávez
7. Steven Hawking
8. Hugo Chavez
9. Mario Scaramella (also poisoned with polonium)
10. Stine Giles (wife of cricketer)
11. Normando Hernández González (journalist)
12. Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn
13. Bob Dole

Definitely not a wish list though maybe I wouldn’t be too sad if a couple of them died sooner rather than later. Some of these borrowed from wise people who’ve posted and others I thought of on my own…and so did others who have posted.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Are there two Hugo Chavez?

[Biased]
 
Posted by Jack the Lass (# 3415) on :
 
1. Margaret Thatcher
2. Fidel Castro
3. Ozzie Osbourne
4. Brad Pitt
5. President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority
6. Alex Ferguson
7. Keith Richards
8. Shane McGowan
9. George Bush Snr
10. Nicole Richie
11. Prince Philip
12. Hamed Karzai (President of Afghanistan)
13. Mohamed al Fayed

Just changed one [Smile] This is my final list, until I change my mind again.
 
Posted by Papio (# 4201) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
6. Hugo Chávez
8. Hugo Chavez

[Overused] [Razz]
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
1. Courtney Love
2. Anna Nicole Smith
3. Liz Taylor
4. Dick Clark
5. Kirk Douglas
6. Rev. Billy Graham
7. Shirley Temple Black
8. Charlton Heston
9. Little Richard Penniman
10. Christopher Lee
11. Larry King
12. Walter Cronkite
13. Jerry Lewis
 
Posted by chive (# 208) on :
 
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
 
Posted by Gwai (# 11076) on :
 
Lol!
My either number eighth can be Ariel Sharon.
 
Posted by Papio (# 4201) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by marmot:
6. Rev. Billy Graham

I didn't realise he was still going...
 
Posted by Gort (# 6855) on :
 
1) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
2) Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud
3) Mahmoud Abbas
4) Richard B. Cheney
5) John Paul Stevens, III
6) Keith Richards
7) Marshall Mathers
8) John Stapylton Habgood
9) Robert James Lee Hawke
10) Ariel Sharon
11) Charlton Heston
12) Tenzin Gyatso
13) Kiichi Miyazawa
 
Posted by chicklegirl (# 11741) on :
 
Here are my lucky 13:

1. Sidney Poitier, actor
2. Elizabeth Taylor, actress
3. Britney Spears, singer
4. Fidel Castro, president of Cuba
5. Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq
6. Eartha Kitt, singer and actress
7. Ricardo Montalban, actor
8. Shane MacGowan, singer and musician
9. Nancy Reagan, former US first lady
10. Mike Wallace, journalist
11. Steve Ditko, creator of Spiderman
12. Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress and businesswoman
13. Carol Channing, actress
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
Hmmm, I see that a couple of folks have put Shane on their lists. Mebbe I'll keep him on mine. [Biased]

Charlotte
 
Posted by Izzybee (# 10931) on :
 
Reading all the lists, I realise that there are many people in this world who I had written off as dead years ago!
 
Posted by Matrix (# 3452) on :
 
1. Kirk Douglas
2. Billy Graham
3. Charlton Heston
4. Thatcher Thatcher the milk snatcher
5. Fidel Castro
6. Kirk Douglas
7. Sir Jimmy Saville
8. Barbara Bush
9. The Lord Renton KBE (olldest member of the house of Lords)
10. Baroness Blood (for the name really)
11. Piara Khabra MP
12. Jenni Murray (but i really hope not)
13. Robbie Coltrane (again, i hope not, but he's a biggg chap)
 
Posted by Corpus cani (# 1663) on :
 
Same list as last year bar my sole helpful departee, who was #5.

1. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
2. Margaret Thatcher (nach)
3. Donald Sinden (English actor)
4. Emperor Akihito
5. Sylvio Berlusconi (he's not well, so my vote should help.)
6. Fidel Castro
7. Nelson Mandela
8. Richard Attenborough (Director and Peer)
9. William Deedes (Journalist and Peer)
10. Dennis Healey (Ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer)
11. Desmond Tutu
12. Lord Snowdon (Ex-husband of Princess Margaret)
13. Billy Graham

Corpus
(black crepe still ready ironed, since scarcely worn...)
 
Posted by Tubifex Maximus (# 4874) on :
 
I, Tubifex Maximus, decree that the following shall be gathered to their ancestors in the Year of our Lord Two thousand and Seven.


I got a great deal of pleasure from compiling this list, something I'll have to tell my therapist about, obviously, with the exception of Nelson Mandela and Steven Hawking, but points mean prizes, so what can a guy do?

[ 24. December 2006, 08:55: Message edited by: Tubifex Maximus ]
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amazing Grace:
Hmmm, I see that a couple of folks have put Shane on their lists. Mebbe I'll keep him on mine. [Biased]

Charlotte

Personally, I think he will live for years. Although that may just be a pickled body.
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
quote:
Originally posted by Amazing Grace:
Hmmm, I see that a couple of folks have put Shane on their lists. Mebbe I'll keep him on mine. [Biased]

Charlotte

Personally, I think he will live for years. Although that may just be a pickled body.
At first I thought people meant Warney, all-time great cricketer (but a bit of a berk IMHO) rather than the wreck that is a Pogue.
 
Posted by OliviaG (# 9881) on :
 
Oh Great Wet One: [Overused]

My list for 2007 (avec CanCon, naturellement):

Chorister: Jauchzet, frohlocket! OliviaG
 
Posted by Teufelchen (# 10158) on :
 
OK - here's my 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. Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
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

T.
 
Posted by Grits (# 4169) on :
 
Why did you close the 2006 thread? Folks are still croaking. croshtique (and maybe some others) racks up 23 points for James Brown today.
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Grits:
Why did you close the 2006 thread?

for the same reason as I closed all the other threads. [Roll Eyes]
It's opened again anyway
 
Posted by Ferijen (# 4719) on :
 
I've had one 'success' this year - and the person I least wanted to die from my whole list (not that this is about wants, but about 'maybes'.) RIP Nick Clarke.

But, on the basis that everyone ages, I'm going to keep last year's list almost complete (Ms Minogue comes off it, because I'm really rather glad she seems to have recovered)...

quote:
Originally posted by ferijen:


I'm also going to add


Both of these are also national treasures, both have recently been diagnosed with cancer. Here's hoping their recoveries do go well, but just in case...
 
Posted by Cusanus (# 692) on :
 
The Cusanus List:

1. EG Whitlam
2. Hamid Karzai
3. Pete Doherty
4. Noordin Mohammed Topp
5. Iraqi PM al-Malaki
6. Fidel Castro
7. Boris Yeltsin
8. Nelson Mandela
9. David Attenborough
10. Abu Bakr Bashir
11. Mark Latham
12. Ringo Starr
13. Keith Richards
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteCanada:
[Yipee] [Votive] [Yipee]


Death List for 2007


3. Gerald R. Ford (whozat?)

Now on December 27, 2006 mercifully gathered unto his fathers. [Votive]

Substitution allowed by the rules:

3. James Earl Carter


I'm on a roll! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Left at the Altar (# 5077) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Left at the Altar:
1. Fidel Castro (unless he snuffs it this year, in which case, I'll choose my sub*)
2. Boris Yeltsin (pickled, but not immortal)
3. Nelson Mandela
4. Muhammad Ali
5. Sharon Osbourne
6. Robert Mugabe
7. Tom Waits (see #2)
8. Michael J Fox
9. Ian Paisley
10.Shane MacGowan (see #2 and #7)
11. Gerald Ford
12. Saddam Hussein
13. Imelda Marcos.

*In case Fidel shuffles off this year, I choose .... Ozzie Osbourne.

Gerald shuffled off a few days early. I hereby substitute Ozzie.
 
Posted by MouseThief (# 953) on :
 
Okay here's my list:

Ruth Bader-Ginsberg
Fidel Castro
Jack Klugman
Muhammad Ali
Keith Richards
Ringo Starr
Fred Phelps
Ismail Haniyeh
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Paris Hilton
Alan Greenspan
Mary Tyler Moore
Shirley Temple Black

 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Here's mine:

1. Arial Sharon
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Suge Knight
4. Roger Ebert
5. Elizabeth Taylor
6. Nicole Richie
7. Billy Graham
8. Fidel Castro
9. Hamid Karzai
10. Jalal Talabani
11. Mohammed Ali
12. Stephen Hawking
13. Luciano Pavarotti
 
Posted by Yo-Yo (# 2541) on :
 
Ok, here we go then (usual disclaimer - I'm playing the odds not wishing at all):

1. Michael Foot [Votive] (hardly any points but there you go)
2. Thatcher [Mad] (maybe without the disclaimer)
3. Sadaam (get the feeling he might leap before being pushed)
4. Pete Doherty (needs to get it in before 11th March to make it a proper rock n roll death)
5. Fidel Castro (may well have already gone though...)
6. Bill Clinton (you never know Hills might give him a nudge to boost her White House bid if Obama and John McCain keep pushing her along)
7. Tony Benn (pushing the envelope a bit)
8. The Pope (ditto)
9. MacCauley Culkin (the wild card)
10. Ian Paisley (see 7 + 8)
11. St Cliff Morgan [Angel] (should have been at 10 really)
12. Keith Richards (it's got to happen sometime)
13. Ariel Sharon (just a powercut away)
 
Posted by FreeJack (# 10612) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Matrix:
1. Kirk Douglas
...
6. Kirk Douglas
..

You don't think much of his chances. But not many points even if you double up!
 
Posted by FreeJack (# 10612) on :
 
Here goes:

1. HM Queen Elizabeth II
2. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
3. John Prescott MP, Deputy Prime Minister
4. Sir Cliff Richard
5. George Michael
6. Britney Spears
7. Pete Doherty
8. Fidel Castro
9. Ariel Sharon
10. ++ John Sentamu
11. ++ Peter Akinola
12. ++ Katharine Schori
13. Ian Paisley
 
Posted by Liturgy Queen (# 11596) on :
 
Just heard about Gerald Ford; I shall now replace him with Nelson Mandela, since the consensus fidelium seems to be on him.
 
Posted by croshtique (# 4721) on :
 
Alrighty, here's my top selections for 2007:

1 - Tom Baker
2 - W. Mark Felt (aka Deep Throat)
3 - Dick Clark
4 - Harold Pinter
5 - Billy Graham
6 - Zsa Zsa Gabor
7 - Patrick Moore
8 - George Martin
9 - Mickey Rooney
10 - Jack Brabham
11 - Liz Taylor
12 - Maggie Thatcher
13 - Ariel Sharon
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
I wsa about to just repeat last year's list when Jerry snuffed it. Seven points for 2006.

So here's my list for 2007:

Just in case any of them makes an early departure, +++Bennedetto XVI
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
1. Billy Graham
2. Gerald Ford
3. Hillary Clinton
4. Fidel Castro
5. Betty Ford
6. Lance Armstrong
7. Alice Ghostly
8. Pernell Roberts
9. James Arness
10. David Carradine
11. Jackie Cooper
12. June Lockhart
13. William Shatner


Rest in peace Mr. Ford. [Votive]
I would like to change number 2 to Ricardo Montalban, one of my favorite actors. I also hope to not win.
 
Posted by Matt Black (# 2210) on :
 
Shane McGowan subs for Gerald, please.
 
Posted by Scarlett (# 1738) on :
 
OK, I'm gonna post my list since I might be away later this week. It seems all mine remaining from my 2006 list are either in the pink of health or at least recovering... [Roll Eyes]

Bucket Kickers 2007:

1. Martin Milner
2. Richard Petty
3. George McGovern
4. Daryl Hall
5. Oral Roberts
6. Jerry Lee Lewis
7. Eartha Kitt
8. Jesse Helms (notorious former NC Senator)
9. Dave Brubeck
10. Lady Bird Johnson
11. Neil Simon
12. Fidel Castro
13. Jimmy Page
 
Posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe (# 5521) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
4. Gerald Ford

Drat! He couldn't hang on another day or two, could he?

Well, then:

4. Betty Ford
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Here's my list for 2007.
May their God go with them:

1 Mohammed al Fayed
2 Stanley Baxter
3 Katie Boyle
4 Fidel Castro
5 PD James
6 Jim Marshall
7 John Prescott
8 Corin Redgrave
9 Phil Spector
10 Eric Sykes
11 Margaret Thatcher
12 Jane Tomlinson
13 Robbie Williams
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Here's my list for 2007.
May their God go with them:

You're killing off God in 2007?! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Here's my list for 2007.
May their God go with them:

You're killing off God in 2007?! [Eek!]
Just think how many negative points THAT would get you.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Yikes indeed!! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Uriel (# 2248) on :
 
OK, here's my list for 2007. Some old names from 2006, but my ageing politicians theme let me down (Pinochet and Ford excepted).

1) Luciano Pavarotti
2) Jane Tomlinson
3) Fidel Castro
4) Debbie Mathers (Eminem's mother)
5) Lee Hazlewood
6) Marcheline Bertrand
7) Ariel Sharon
8) Curtis Salgado
9) Harold Pinter
10) Zsa Zsa Gabor
11) Ken Kercheval
12) Mikhail Kalashnikov
13) Corin Redgrave


No room for Margaret Thatcher on the list - I've been preserving her for 3 years by selecting her, so she had better watch out in 2007.

Cheers,

Uriel.
 
Posted by Corpus cani (# 1663) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Teufelchen:
4. The Rt Revd and Hon Dr Ian R K Paisley

Oh hasty Christmas fingers methinks, for your Rights are wrong!

Paisley is a Privy Councillor but is not a bishop! That makes him The Revd and Rt Hon Dr Ian R K Paisley.

Cc
 
Posted by Timothy the Obscure (# 292) on :
 
OK, here goes nothing (mostly carried over from last year):

1. Luciano Pavarotti
2. Harold Pinter
3. Dave Brubeck
4. Farrah Fawcett
5. Fidel Castro
6. Margaret Thatcher (she can't hold on forever...)
7. Dick Cheney
8. Nicole Ritchie (my youthful long shot pick...)
9. Ike Turner
10. David Crosby
11. Billy Graham
12. Norman Mailer
13. Walter Cronkite
 
Posted by Rev per Minute (# 69) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
quote:

4. Gerald Ford

Drat! He couldn't hang on another day or two, could he?

Ditto. I'l replace him with Sen Edward Kennedy (D-Mass): the Kennedy luck has to catch up with him sometime, and this Congress could be tough for old-timers...
 
Posted by Left at the Altar (# 5077) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Left at the Altar:
quote:
Originally posted by Left at the Altar:
1. Fidel Castro (unless he snuffs it this year, in which case, I'll choose my sub*)
2. Boris Yeltsin (pickled, but not immortal)
3. Nelson Mandela
4. Muhammad Ali
5. Sharon Osbourne
6. Robert Mugabe
7. Tom Waits (see #2)
8. Michael J Fox
9. Ian Paisley
10.Shane MacGowan (see #2 and #7)
11. Gerald Ford
12. Saddam Hussein
13. Imelda Marcos.

*In case Fidel shuffles off this year, I choose .... Ozzie Osbourne.

Gerald shuffled off a few days early. I hereby substitute Ozzie.
I just read on the other thread that we get no points for Saddam's hanging. So I'm substituting Ariel Sharon for Saddam.

Gosh, this is a tricky business.
 
Posted by chicklegirl (# 11741) on :
 
We may get points for Saddam Hussein if he dies in some other way than his execution (suicide, killed in prison by other inmates, etc.) Right?

Some U.S. news sources are claiming that Hussein could be executed this weekend. Anyone outside the U.S. heard about this via their news?

[ 29. December 2006, 02:17: Message edited by: chicklegirl ]
 
Posted by Jerry Myer (# 3904) on :
 
As my 2006 list all made it through the year I have decided to give them another chance.

1 Margaret Thatcher
2 Michael Foot
3 Nelson Mandela
4 Fidel Castro
5 Patrick Moore
6 Paul Gascoigne
7 Rick Parfitt
8 Ozzy Osbourne
9 Muhammad Ali
10 Elizabeth Taylor
11 Ariel Sharron
12 Kylie Minouge
13 Tom Finney
 
Posted by Big Steve (# 3274) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Big Steve:
Alright, here's my list.

1. Paul Newman
2. Garret Fitzgerald (Irish ex-prime minister)
3. Jalal Talabani
4. Emile Lahoud
5. Pete Doherty
6. Margaret Thatcher
7. Tom Stephens
8. Fidel Castro
9. Gerald Ford (RIP - 2006)
10. Jimmy Carter
11. Kirk Douglas
12. B.B. King
13. Bruce Forsyth

I sub Luciano Pavarotti for Gerald Ford.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
I would like to change Rick Parfitt, who will probably continue for years, with Tony Hart, kids TV artist, who is very ill.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
I would like to change Rick Parfitt, who will probably continue for years, with Tony Hart, kids TV artist, who is very ill.

<tangent>Someone else who relived their childhood with the Swap Shop show last night?

I am afraid it crossed my mind too - oh, look, ill - good candidate for a Ship of Fools Death Pool. </tangent>
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
I would like to change Rick Parfitt, who will probably continue for years, with Tony Hart, kids TV artist, who is very ill.

The rules say you are allowed to change your list if someone on it dies between your list being posted, and the actual start of the year in question.

They say nothing about changing your list simply becuase you find someone else who's so close to Death's door they can peek through the letterbox.

Otherwise once 1 contestant mentions someone gravely ill, everyone will want their lists updated.

I'm inclined not to allow changes once you've posted (other than for "early deaths"), but what does anyone else think ?
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
Death is the great equaliser! No other excuse for dropping off lists for 2007 should be considered or accepted!

[Disappointed]
 
Posted by pimple (# 10635) on :
 
Here's my list. Hope it's a blessing in disguise in most cases!

1. Kirk Douglas
2. Nick Danziger
3. Richard Attenborough
4. Zara Phillips
5. William Deedes
6. Tony Bulimore
7. Hugh Heffner
8. Billy Graham
9. George Carey
10. Jude Law
11. Bernard Cribbins
12. Robert Sewell (Royal Society of St. George)
13. General Sir Robert Ford

R.I.P. (But not yet, Lord!)
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Curiosity - yes [Big Grin] .

Kipper sir - we have always previously been able to change up to the start date for any reason. Otherwise I would have held off posting my list for a while. It would be good if you could clarify the rules on this.
 
Posted by Jerry Myer (# 3904) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Kipper:
quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
I would like to change Rick Parfitt, who will probably continue for years, with Tony Hart, kids TV artist, who is very ill.

The rules say you are allowed to change your list if someone on it dies between your list being posted, and the actual start of the year in question.

They say nothing about changing your list simply becuase you find someone else who's so close to Death's door they can peek through the letterbox.

Otherwise once 1 contestant mentions someone gravely ill, everyone will want their lists updated.

I'm inclined not to allow changes once you've posted (other than for "early deaths"), but what does anyone else think ?

All changes should be allowed up until start date, but I am sticking with Rick, he is worth more points.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Myer:
All changes should be allowed up until start date, but I am sticking with Rick, he is worth more points.

Only if he pops it, of course. Something tells me he will keep going quite a bit longer.

I am sure I will be quoted on this when he pops it in early January.
 
Posted by The Great Gumby (# 10989) on :
 
My list: 8 straightforward ones and 5 chasing big points on a punt.

  1. Fidel Castro (obviously)
  2. Ariel Sharon
  3. Michael Foot
  4. Boris Yeltsin
  5. Nelson Mandela (following the herd)
  6. Tony Hart (thanks for the tip!)
  7. Billy Graham
  8. Muhammed Ali
  9. Stephen Hawking (he can't hold on forever)
  10. Ian Huntley (suicide risk)
  11. Hamid Karzai (dangerous job)
  12. Khaled Mashal (even more dangerous job)
  13. Nouri Al-Maliki (ridiculously dangerous job)

 
Posted by deano (# 12063) on :
 
Patrick Moore
Lord Tebbit
Ringo Starr
Aretha Franklin
Osama Bin Laden
Dustin Hoffman
Sir Bobby Robson
Clint Eastwood
Bruce Forsythe
Michael Parkinson
Michael Barrymore
Barry Humphries
(Formerly Monsignor) Bruce Kent

Someone posted Saddam Hussein. I assume they will only get points if he dies other than by his death-senetence a la rule 5.
 
Posted by Callan (# 525) on :
 
Presumably they're guessing that he's going to pull a Hermann Goering.

My guesses:

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
 
Posted by Stevie Boy Wonder (# 11869) on :
 
Further to my earlier list:

quote:
Originally posted by Stevie Boy Wonder:
1) Doris Day
2) Val Doonican
3) Keith Richards
4) Luciano Pavarotti
5) Sir Jimmy Savile
6) Michael Foot
7) Hugh Heffner
8), 9) & 10) The Beverley Sisters - Joy, Babs and Teddie
11) Danny DeVito
12) Saddam Hussein
13) Clive Dunn

...if the rules will permit it, I will remove Saddam and replace him with Shane MacGowan. Some friends saw the Pogues live a few weeks ago, but apparently "Shane" and "live" weren't words that sat easily in the same sentence, if you get me.

If I have to stick with my original 13, I will do so; however, if the rumours that Saddam's execution will take place before 2006 is over turn out to be true, I'll pop Shane in as my sub. Cheers.
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:

Kipper sir - we have always previously been able to change up to the start date for any reason.

well, if that were the case, why didn't it say so in the rules that I copied from Tom's post kicking things off last year?

having looked through last year's thread, (pre Jan 1st) the only people to ask for a "non-death" sub were yourself (trying to cash in on poor old Rick), Birdie (for Shane Pogue, IIRC), and Persephone Hazard who made such a mess of her list ("the remaining beatle") that she had to start all over again.

If it were up to me, your intial list should be final, with subs allowed for early deaths, but as I will not be keeping track of who posts which, and what the scores are, I cannot enforce such a rule.

It is therefore up to whoever wants to take that on.

[ 29. December 2006, 14:41: Message edited by: Wet Kipper ]
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
Here's my list for 2007. Mostly my 2006 list (with replacements), but I've decided that La Taylor has another year in her.

Ariel Sharon
Mohammed Ali
Margaret Thatcher
Billy Graham
Fidel Castro
Peter O'Toole
Charlton Heston
Lady Bird Johnson
Shane McGowan
Kirk Douglas
Nelson Mandela
Dan Schorr
Boris Yeltsin

Charlotte
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Kipper:
well, if that were the case, why didn't it say so in the rules that I copied from Tom's post kicking things off last year?

But it wasn't discounted? I think its something that has happened in practice without any rules.

And some of us are so indicisive/haven't a clue that we need to change our minds.

I would be more than happy if for next years list, this rule was definitively imposed. It's not that I object to the rule, it's just that I assumed I could make a few tweaks again.
 
Posted by Rev per Minute (# 69) on :
 
Dear sir

It has been pointed out by a friend (diolch, Sioni) that King Fahd has been dead for some 18 months. I'm not sure what would be more miraculous - his returning to life, or his dying again for the benefit of my Pool. [Hot and Hormonal]

In the circumstances, may I be permitted to clarify that I meant the current ruler of the Kingdom of Saud, and as I have already made an adjustment for the late 38th (and first unelected) President of the United States my list would now read as follows:
quote:
1. Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven

2. Nelson Mandela

3. Dick Cheney (life's gonna get tough in the Senate)

4. Mohammed Fayed (the conspiracy will catch up with him...)

5. Mohammed Ali (been ill for a long time)

6. Senator Edward Kennedy

7. al-Maliki (Iraqi PM)

8. Hosni Mubarak (Egyptian President)

9. Geoffrey Boycott (ex-England cricketer)

10. King Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz Al Saud, King and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia

11. Lord Tebbit (ex-Cabinet Minister)

12. Graeme Norton (just because)

13. Hugo Chavez (just a thought...)

With thanks in anticipation to the management

RPM
 
Posted by Corpus cani (# 1663) on :
 
Those of you who selected the Former President Hussein of Iraq may wish to review your selections...

Corpus
[who isn't sleeping at the right times at present so has the benefit of BBC24...]
 
Posted by Left at the Altar (# 5077) on :
 
Indeed. As Saddam is now dead, I assume I can substitute Mr Sharon (who is not).
 
Posted by Kepler's Puppet (# 4011) on :
 
I'm stil holding out for some of these people to croak...

Billy Graham
Margaret Thatcher
Fidel Castro
John F. Nash Jr.
Chuck Yeager
John Updike
Dick van Dyke
Walter Cronkite
Russel Johnson (aka Roy Hinkley)
Don Rickels
Mickey Rooney
Mohammed Ali
Stephen Hawking
 
Posted by chicklegirl (# 11741) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by chicklegirl:
5. Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq

Revised:

5. George Jones, country music icon
 
Posted by Roseofsharon (# 9657) on :
 
Thirteen from me:

1) Billy Graham
2) Ian Paisley
3) Jacques Chirac
4) Ariel Sharon
5) Peter Stringfellow
6) Michael Winner
7) Marguerite Patten
8) Vera Lynn
9) Shane McGowan
10) George Melly
11) Robert Mugabe
12) Eric Sykes
13) Betty Boothroyd

Transferred wholesale from last year's thread. I was going to swap Sharon for A.N.Other, but if I do they're bound to switch him off.
 
Posted by Tubifex Maximus (# 4874) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tubifex Maximus:
<SNIP>

<SNIP>

Teach me to be a pompous ass, (I doubt it will, but there we go). I quite thought he'd take his own life as a final act of control. I will substitute Fidel Castro and my amended list predicts that death will be fatal for the following


 
Posted by Izzybee (# 10931) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Izzybee:
Alright! Since I followed last year's so avidly and I have a morbid sense of humour anyway:

1. Fidel Castro – He’s got to go some time.

2. Matthew Perry (Chandler from “Friends”) – Just a hunch – he can’t stay out of low-grade trouble.

3.Margaret Thatcher – I’m surprised she’s still around.

4. Queen Elizabeth II – She’s getting on, and I really want to have one “huge news story” on my list.

5. Ozzy Osbourne – Although he’ll probably make it to 100.

6. Saddam Hussein – Heart attack. I’m positive he’s not going to go the execution route so he’s on my list.

7. Paris Hilton – think of the points!

8. Stephen Hawking – although I’ll be upset if I’m right on this one.

9. Fred Phelps – someone’s going to flip out and shoot him one day.

10. Bill Clinton – which would put an interesting spin on Hillary’s election bid.

11. Dick Cheney – haven’t seen him in a while…

12. Prince Charles – No clue why, just a hunch

13. Pope Benedict – Which rounds out my list of world leaders.

I, like TM above me, thought that he'd be sure to off himself before they hung him. Turns out that officials thought the same.


I'm going to go with Ariel Sharon as my substitute.
 
Posted by BetteTheRed (# 11943) on :
 
My list. This is my first entry into this competition (and indeed, I'm just getting my feet wet in this lovely site).

1. George H.W. Bush (some of this clan must start dying off)
2. Jimmy Carter (seems like he’s next, with Tricky Dick and the unmemorable Ford gone)
3. Pat Robertson (wishful thinking)
4. Robert Mugabe (more wishful thinking)
5. Preston Manning (because we need a tidy end to the Reform movement in Canada)
6. Raoul Castro (because he’s almost as old as his brother, and this transfer of power has gone TOO smoothly)
7. Fidel Castro (a foregone conclusion, I’m afraid)
8. Ariel Sharon (although I’m not sure this should count, as he’s been dead for all intents and purposes for a year)
9. Phil Lesh (former Grateful Dead member)
10. Prince Philip (doesn’t have the same stamina as HRH)
11. Hugo Chavez (but not assassinated by Pat Robertson, LOL)
12. Salman Rushdie (just because it would be vaguely ironic if he died of natural causes after all the fatwahs against him)
13. Margaret Atwood, because it’s starting to feel like she’s been the reigning doyenne of CanLit for as long as Victoria was Queen.
 
Posted by duchess (# 2764) on :
 
quote:

Okay, I am making a 2007 list.
NOTE: This is NOT a death-wish, this is just guessing. thx. appreciate it.

[once again!]

1. Courtney Love
2. Meatloaf
3. Lindsey Lohan
4. Bill Cosby
5. the Pope
6. Aidan Quinn
7. Aretha Franklin
8. Barbara Walters
9. Larry King
10. Gordon B. Hinckley (only worth 2 points but what the hey)
11. Eddie Murphy
12. Nelson Mandela
13. Whitney Houston

I always forget 3! Thanks for checking! and also making sure I would post on the CORRECT thread!

[Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Trudy Scrumptious (# 5647) on :
 
For my first time ever entering this competition, I have decided on a somewhat different approach from the norm. Rather than picking people who seem likely to die due to old age and hopefully picking up the odd point here and there, I am picking people who are all quite young, so that on the off chance any of them does die, I'll make out like a bandit on points. Tragic deaths of young celebrities DO happen, after all ... so maybe this year it'll be one of these 13.

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

It's not a death-wish list, really. Some of them are people I quite admire and would be sorry to see go. Others, I'd be happy to see getting less headline space but I still don't actually ill-wish them. But if bad fortune does befall even one of my list...I don't see why I shouldn't benefit from it.
 
Posted by Corpus cani (# 1663) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by duchess:
[QUOTE]
[qb] I always forget 3! Thanks for checking! and also making sure I would post on the CORRECT thread!

Ya gotta lover 'er - dappy mare! [Roll Eyes]

Cc
 
Posted by Paul W. (# 1450) on :
 
Going for a similar theme to last year:

1. Nouri al-Maliki - Iraqi Prime Minister
2. Barham Salih - Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister
3. Salam al-Zobaie - Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister
4. Jawad Bulani - Iraqi Interior Minister
5. Hoshyar Zebari - Iraqi Foreign Minister
6. Qadir Obeidi - Iraqi Defence Minister
7. Hussain al-Shahristani - Iraqi Oil Minister
8. Bayan Jabor - Iraqi Finance Minister
9. Hashem al-Shebly - Iraqi Justice Minister
10. Muqtada al-Sadr - Iraqi Cleric
11. Mowaffak al Rubiae - Iraqi National Security Advisor and witness to Saddam's execution
12. Sami al-Askari - Iraqi politician, witness to Saddam's execution
13. Roger Ebert - Iraqi Film Minist... umm, not connected to Iraq. The film bloke


Again, all names are taken from Wikipedia and may be slightly off in terms of spelling

Paul W

[ 30. December 2006, 23:58: Message edited by: Paul W. ]
 
Posted by ken (# 2460) on :
 
As before, just a mild revision of the previous year's lot.


 
Posted by Eloise (# 4292) on :
 
1. Yvon Durelle
2. Deborah Kerr
3. Ariel Sharon
4. Alfredo di Stefano
5. Fidel Castro
6. Dick Clark
7. Margaret Thatcher
8. Dave Davies
9. Zsa Zsa Gabor
10. Silvio Berlusconi
11. Ding Guangxun
12. Harold Pinter
13. Jane McGrath
 
Posted by duchess (# 2764) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Corpus cani:
Ya gotta lover 'er - dappy mare! [Roll Eyes]

Cc

What does "dappy mare" mean?
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Whatever it means, he dorked up his code and you didn't, so--- Neener, neener neeeener! Neener, neener, neeeener! [Razz]
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Ariel Sharon
Margaret Thatcher
Fidel Castro
Billy Graham
Kirk Douglas
Dick Cheney
Vladimir Putin
Nouri al-Maliki
Mahmoud Abbas
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Desmond Tutu
Mary-Kate Olsen
Nicole Ritchie
 
Posted by Manda (# 6028) on :
 
Probably similar to other people's but here we go:


 
Posted by grushi (# 11938) on :
 
Righto, I'm throwing in my lot with the old, the sick, the marked, and the guy who invented the Rubik's cube.
I would have liked to nominate Time’s person of the year: You. Would that have been cheating?
 
Posted by kentishmaid (# 4767) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by duchess:
What does "dappy mare" mean?

Rough translation: silly woman.
 
Posted by kentishmaid (# 4767) on :
 
Right, here goes.

1) Humphrey Lyttleton (Really don't want this to happen, but it's sadly realistic).
2) Thatcher (I have my bottle of wine ready).
3)Victoria Beckham (as she appears to be starving herself)
4) Michael Barrymore
5) Frances De La Tour (Miss Jones from Rising Damp. Again, hoping I'm wrong here.)
6) Stephen Fry (My favourite comedian and celebrity, so I desperately hope this is wrong).
7) Tracy Emin
8) David Blaine
9) J. K. Rowling
10) Willie Nelson
11) Ken Dodd
12) Sophia Loren
13) Jeremy Clarkson
 
Posted by mountainsnowtiger (# 11152) on :
 
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I got myself in a pickle about how to choose (along the lines of -'if I want to win, I should look up prominent Iraqi politicians and prominent Palestian and Lebanese politicians who aren't connected to Hamas or Hezbollah - but, wait a minute, actually I don't want to score points in any game as a result of deaths which increase political instability in areas which really need greater peace and stability' - so my brain started going [Ultra confused] ).

Now, I've pretty much run out of time, but I still want to be in on the fun, so here is a slightly rushed and random selection:

1) Shane Warne (Australian cricketer - being the world's greatest spin-bowler ever can only go so far in compensating for being a smoker)
2) Paul Gascoigne (ex-footballer)
3) Ariel Sharon (former Israeli politician)
4) Maggie Thatcher (milk snatcher and general witch)
5) Anne Widdecombe (Tory MP)
6) Jeffrey Archer (ex-con who plays at being a literary fellow)
7) George W. Bush (him)
8) Cliff Richard (crooner who murdered the Lord's Prayer a few years back)
9) John McCririck (racing pundit)
10) Judi Dench (British actress)
11) Jeremy Clarkson (presenter of 'Top Gear' and general car-obsessed, anti-green twerp)
12) Heather Mills McCartney (glamour model, wife of Macca, etc)
13) Axl Rose (Guns and Roses front-man)
 
Posted by Paul W. (# 1450) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by mountainsnowtiger:
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I got myself in a pickle about how to choose (along the lines of -'if I want to win, I should look up prominent Iraqi politicians and prominent Palestian and Lebanese politicians who aren't connected to Hamas or Hezbollah - but, wait a minute, actually I don't want to score points in any game as a result of deaths which increase political instability in areas which really need greater peace and stability' - so my brain started going [Ultra confused] )

For me, when someone manages to blow up the entire Iraqi cabinet at once, I'm sure to win this competition. That will be my sole source of comfort when the entire Middle East descends into a warzone and I end up being conscripted into the army to help keep the peace.

Paul W
 
Posted by Dinghy Sailor (# 8507) on :
 
You may notice a bit of a theme here as well.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kindgdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Nouri al-Maliki (Prime Minister of Iraq)
Fidel Castro (President of Cuba)
Hamid Karzai (President of Afghanistan)
Ariel Sharon (former PM of Israel)
Michael Howard (former UK Home Secretary and leader of the Conservative Party)
Boris Yeltsin (former Russian President)
Jean-Marie Le Pen (Leader of the French National Front)
Robert Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe) If he doesn't die naturally, someone's going to shoot him.
His Majesty Akihito, the emperor of Japan
Girma Wolde-Giorgis (President of Ethiopia)
Hugo Chavez (President of Venezuela) Pity. He's so funny when he winds the US up.
Margaret Thatcher (former UK PM)
 
Posted by Siegfried (# 29) on :
 
1. Lindsay Lohan (actress)
2. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)
3. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (author)
4. George HW Bush (aka Bush 41)
5. Fidel Castro
6. Raoul Castro
7. Abe Vigoda (still not dead actor)
8. Roger Ebert (film critic)
9. Betty Ford (widow of President Ford)
10. Ludicris (rapper)
11. Andy Dick (comic)
12. Prime Minister Malaki of Iraq
13. Lance Armstrong
 
Posted by Lymasa (# 11397) on :
 
Here are my unlucky 13:

1) Dick Francis (author)
2) Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul, and Mary)
3) Judith Martin
4) Julie Andrews
5) Betty Ford
6) Sean Connery
7) Janet Reno
8) Zsa Zsa Gabor
9) Snoop Dogg
10)Nicole Ritchie
11)Prince Philip
12)Keanu Reeves
13)Jimmy Carter

I'm guessing that being on my list will be the best possible life insurance for my chosen group... in many cases, I hope it is!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
1) Fidel Castro
2) Tony Hart (sadly, but he did look ill)
3) Margaret Thatcher
4) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of Iran)
5) Henry Kissinger
6) Nicole Ritchie (drugs + anorexia)
7) Mary-Jo Olsen (anorexia)
8) Pete Docherty
9) Michael Foot
10) Nigel Lawson
11) Jacques Chirac
12) Alan Greenspan
13) Sir John Harvey-Jones
 
Posted by FreeJack (# 10612) on :
 
Time's up people!
 
Posted by comet (# 10353) on :
 
I missed the deadline. [Waterworks]

I'll watch from the balcony seats and taunt the players this year, i guess. *sigh*

so I see Lindsey Lohan on a few lists - something you all know that I don't? isn't she just a cute kid actress? or is there a drug/eating/man disorder i'm unaware of?
 
Posted by grushi (# 11938) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by comet:
is there a drug/eating/man disorder i'm unaware of?

I don't know what a man disorder is, but two out of three ain't bad. Not one for the gossip rags, Comet?
 
Posted by Trudy Scrumptious (# 5647) on :
 
I thought it was just that she annoyed the hell out of a lot of people.
 
Posted by auntie di (# 11521) on :
 
I missed the deadline too Comet- I was so busy procrastinating over my list I never actually got to the point of posting it
 
Posted by Legodude_uk (# 5671) on :
 
First Entrant. Not sure if anyone picked him though...
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
I managed to miss the deadline for the fourth year in a row. I think I'll start the 2008 thread ...

Good luck everyone.
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
I should clarify:

Good luck to everyone who has been selected. If none of them dies then the game will have degenerated into a very peculiar farce which I will not feel so bad about missing out on.
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
The results are up on the 2006 thread if anyone wants to see how they did last year.

Do we have a volunteer to keep score this year?

[ 04. January 2007, 15:31: Message edited by: Chorister ]
 
Posted by croshtique (# 4721) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
Do we have a volunteer to keep score this year?

I'll volunteer myself (sucker for punishment that I am...)
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
I think that thread should be opened once again so Eloise (what's her secret?? [Help] ) may make a speech humbly accepting her award.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by mirrizin (# 11014) on :
 
I don't knopw that he's on anybody's list, but the inventor of Ramen Noodles just passed away at the age of 96.
 
Posted by Corpus cani (# 1663) on :
 
Somebody admitted being the inventor of Pot Noodle? [Eek!]

Cc
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Because I am listening to the programme Last Words on Radio 4 which tells the stories of recently dead people, not sure any of them were listed, but so far died this year is:

Theodor "Teddy" Kollek
Jerusalem mayor who has died aged 95

all the others featured died in December.
 
Posted by Ferijen (# 4719) on :
 
*Embarassed cough*

RIP Magnus Magnusson.

And 23 points for me [Biased]
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
That's very sad. And not just because I didn't have him on my list.
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
quote:
There are also a couple of extraneous categories:

Inside Track with the Grim Reaper Award: person who picks the first death of 2007.

Congratulations, Ferigen.
 
Posted by Corpus cani (# 1663) on :
 
He started, so he finished. [Votive]
 
Posted by Big Steve (# 3274) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Corpus cani:
Somebody admitted being the inventor of Pot Noodle? [Eek!]

I have a lovely Chow Mein pod noodle for lunch. Mmmmmm.
 
Posted by Roseofsharon (# 9657) on :
 
Did anyone have David Ervine on their list?
 
Posted by Legodude_uk (# 5671) on :
 
Scooby Doo doesn't any more!!!

Not our Scooby but the chap that invented him...the cartoon dog ...not ours!!!
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
Iwao Takamoto (creator of scoobie & Shaggy among others) died on Monday

(eta - beat me by 1 min)

[ 09. January 2007, 11:51: Message edited by: Petrified ]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I just heard on the radio that Carlo Ponti died today. I think they said he was 96 years old.

So...did anyone have him on their list? Four points?
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
Yvonne DeCarlo has just died. Did anyone have her on the list?

Charlotte
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amazing Grace:
Yvonne DeCarlo has just died. Did anyone have her on the list?
Charlotte

All these elderly actors and actresses I though had gone to the Big Stage years ago. I really should read National Enquirer more often!

eta: or is that People Magazine? Whichever!

[ 11. January 2007, 09:26: Message edited by: PeteCanada ]
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amazing Grace:
Yvonne DeCarlo has just died. Did anyone have her on the list?

Charlotte

Is it just me, or does this sound like you had something to do with it?? [Paranoid]

Of course, if you are jsut killing people off so that they don't need to feature on your list for next year, that is acceptable.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
One other name from my Sunday night listening is Carlo Ponti the husband of Sophia Loren.

The others have already been mentioned or died in December.
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
Nobody though about Celebrity pets, did they ?

Mind you in this case he would either count as 17 (and therefore too young to pick), or the dog-years equivalent (119) and therefore not worth picking.
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
Art Buchwald is dead at 81. I've been thinking of him lately because a paperback copy of one of his Watergate-era works is on the top of a stack in my basement [Biased] .

The Nixon administration was an Excellent Time to be a humorist of any stripe, but especially a political one. I was a devoted reader of his syndicated column at the time.

I don't think anyone had him on their list (if I had known that he had kidney problems, I would have put him on mine) but I thought his passing should be noted. Well done, Art. Rest in peace.

Charlotte
 
Posted by Liturgy Queen (# 11596) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amazing Grace:
Yvonne DeCarlo has just died. Did anyone have her on the list?

Charlotte

If I'd known she was still alive at year's end, I would have had her on my list. (Or not: she must have been worth negative points).
 
Posted by Lamb Chopped (# 5528) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amazing Grace:
Art Buchwald is dead at 81. I've been thinking of him lately because a paperback copy of one of his Watergate-era works is on the top of a stack in my basement [Biased] .

....

I don't think anyone had him on their list (if I had known that he had kidney problems, I would have put him on mine) but I thought his passing should be noted. Well done, Art. Rest in peace.

Charlotte

Oh, dear. I met him briefly when I was a child and won some kind of contest to receive one of his books. Never delivered, alas--I was told he had some sudden life-threatening illness. Glad to see that he made it thirty more years.
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
Buchwald must have been made of steel - he refused dialysis for kidney issues in Feb of 06. Death is usually a matter of days in those cases.

As one of the SF Chronicle columnists said, he had a helluva final lap!

And LQ - La DeCarlo was 84. 16 points was all I managed last year and it took two "hits" for me to get that!

Charlotte
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:

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

... <snip> ...

12. Gerry Adams - just to be fair

[Killing me] [Killing me] [Killing me]

<tangent>

There was a picture in the Weekly Telegraph (the expat version) of Gerry Adams hugging the widow of David Ervine, one of the Loyalist terrorist-turned-politicians. What is the world coming to?? [Confused]

<tangent>

[Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Art Buchwald was sadly missed when he stopped his syndicated column that even made it over here. A great loss.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Yes, WW.

Might I nominate George H W Bush and Fidel Castro?
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
I'm afraid you're waaaaay to late to join in now, Sir K.
 
Posted by mrs whibley (# 4798) on :
 
Any of you old hippies have Denny Doherty (from The Mamas and the Papas)?
Doherty dies

Mrs Whibley

[ 20. January 2007, 20:39: Message edited by: mrs whibley ]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
One other name from my Sunday night listening is Carlo Ponti the husband of Sophia Loren.

The others have already been mentioned or died in December.

[Biased] I believe I already noted that one on January 10!

quote:
I just heard on the radio that Carlo Ponti died today. I think they said he was 96 years old.

So...did anyone have him on their list? Four points?


 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Sorry jj, I was supposed to be working, not playing at the time, so skimming at speed.

This week's list were:

Rev Bruce Kenrick, founder of Shelter (86)

Vincent Sardi Jnr, Sardi's Restaurant (91)

Antonella Marchioness of Lothian (84)

Alice Coltrane (69) musician

and they mentioned Chalkie, Rick Stein's dog, who was posted above.

et attribute Wet Kipper

[ 22. January 2007, 19:55: Message edited by: Curiosity killed ... ]
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
quote:
Nobody though about Celebrity pets, did they ?



Loved the obit for Chalky: the noble photo, titled "Chalky was not a fan of the postman"

and

"He got up to some mighty capers". That belongs on his headstone. Maybe I'll steal that line for my own.
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
Anybody pick author Sidney Sheldon?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I just heard that Frankie Laine has died. Looking quickly over the lists, I didn't see his name, but it's possible that someone had him. I think he's worth seven points.
 
Posted by Ann (# 94) on :
 
When they said on the radio news this morning, my first thought was, "I didn't know he was still alive ... oh, he's not now."

Followed by, "Seven points for anyone with him on the list."
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
Anna Nicole Smith has died. She was on my list.

I admit to having made my list without a clear understanding of the rules. Can somebody fill me in, or point me to a website?
 
Posted by Gwai (# 11076) on :
 
I think the main rule is that you get a point for each year the person was from a hundred (So Anna would be 100-39) unless the person is executed.
 
Posted by Ferijen (# 4719) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by marmot:
Anna Nicole Smith has died. She was on my list.

I admit to having made my list without a clear understanding of the rules. Can somebody fill me in, or point me to a website?

Basically, it means that so far, you're in the lead for this year!
 
Posted by chicklegirl (# 11741) on :
 
This is from CNN (re: Anna Nicole Smith).
 
Posted by Auntie Doris (# 9433) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by chicklegirl:
This is from CNN (re: Anna Nicole Smith).

I *thought* I heard that on the news, but I thought I must have imagined it!

Auntie Doris x
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
Hmm, I wondered who she was, and now I know. Not any wiser, but at least I have the gist.
 
Posted by Auntie Doris (# 9433) on :
 
What do we reckon? Benzo OD?

Auntie Doris x
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
Wouldn't be surprised.
 
Posted by Grits (# 4169) on :
 
All that really matters is that Marmot has racked up a whopping 61 points for that one! Wow!

(Seriously, I'm sorry about ANS. What a sad life and what skewed values. I can't help but think her new baby daughter might be better off without her.)
 
Posted by OliviaG (# 9881) on :
 
Shocked by her death, awed by Marmot's impressive start out of the blocks. OliviaG
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
What do we reckon? Benzo OD?

Auntie Doris x

I was thinking heroin.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Was Marmot the only one of us to have the insight to add Anna Nicole Smith to her list?

Congratulations, Marmot!
Condolences to the family and friends of ANS.
(That poor baby.)
 
Posted by Left at the Altar (# 5077) on :
 
[Frown] I had a short list of about 50 people. ANS was on it. I chucked her off because she looked so darned healthy. Dang!
 
Posted by Auntie Doris (# 9433) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by marmot:
quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
What do we reckon? Benzo OD?

Auntie Doris x

I was thinking heroin.
Nah... too 'dirty' for her. Benzos and maybe booze is my guess.

Auntie Doris x
 
Posted by Izzybee (# 10931) on :
 
I got yelled at by Mr. Iz yesterday when I heard the news. Apparently "D'oh - she'd have got me 61 points" isn't the appropriate thing to say when someone dies young. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Matt Black (# 2210) on :
 
Anyone have Ian Richardson? 28 points if you did.
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Izzybee:
I got yelled at by Mr. Iz yesterday when I heard the news. Apparently "D'oh - she'd have got me 61 points" isn't the appropriate thing to say when someone dies young. [Hot and Hormonal]

Yah, my family is pretty appalled, too, especially since I'm expected to be the civilizing influence of the household.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
So, Marmot, were you dancing around singing: "Yay! I got 61 points!"?? [Biased]
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Sheridan Morley was worth 35 points.
 
Posted by OliviaG (# 9881) on :
 
We lost Celia Franca yesterday. OliviaG
 
Posted by dolphy (# 862) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
So, Marmot, were you dancing around singing: "Yay! I got 61 points!"?? [Biased]

Why, oh why did you have to post that JJ?

The mental imagery is gonna send me into therapy for years! [Razz]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
The devil made me do it? [Devil]

I promise to repent...tomorrow! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Zappa (# 8433) on :
 
Did anyone have Pascal Yoadimnadji ? Er ... yes, the Pascal Yoadimnadji [Big Grin]
 
Posted by FreeJack (# 10612) on :
 
Just checking, am I still on nil points?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I think we're tied, FreeJack. [Biased]
 
Posted by Trudy Scrumptious (# 5647) on :
 
Given that my entire list was based on (mostly) obnoxious celebrities who might die young, I can't believe I missed Anna Nicole Smith!!!!
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by dolphy:
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
So, Marmot, were you dancing around singing: "Yay! I got 61 points!"?? [Biased]

Why, oh why did you have to post that JJ?

The mental imagery is gonna send me into therapy for years! [Razz]

Actually, I didn't. All I said was "The Ship has this annual Celebrity Death Pool..." and my men were horrified.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by FreeJack:
Just checking, am I still on nil points?

Looking back at your list, it seems like you were predicting gang warfare in the Anglican Communion. I'm rather surprised ++Rowen isn't on there. Surely he can't move that fast. Now ++Schori...youngish, trim, aviator with a good eye...

Alas, the Tanzania summit has come and gone and no "hits". [Biased]
 
Posted by Paul W. (# 1450) on :
 
John Inman died [Waterworks]

Paul W
 
Posted by dolphy (# 862) on :
 
[Frown]
 
Posted by Corpus cani (# 1663) on :
 
David Dorey - sorry no links as yet. Not exactly a celebrity in the Real World™ but, like all good vergers, he was an eminence noir-avec-rouge tassly-bits at many great state occasions. As Dean's Verger of Westminster Abbey until 2002, he was, for example, seen overseeing the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. He was, moreover, a supremely gentle and generous man, and will be much missed by those who had encountered him.

"Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Cc
 
Posted by FreeJack (# 10612) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
quote:
Originally posted by FreeJack:
Just checking, am I still on nil points?

Looking back at your list, it seems like you were predicting gang warfare in the Anglican Communion. I'm rather surprised ++Rowen isn't on there. Surely he can't move that fast. Now ++Schori...youngish, trim, aviator with a good eye...

Alas, the Tanzania summit has come and gone and no "hits". [Biased]

Rats, although I was right on the gang warfare, I forgot they were also pacificists.

Rowan has a druid-like cloak of invincibility made in the mining valleys of Wales.
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
Bradley E. Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Boston.

[ETA: This thread (or, God willing, its incarnations in the far future) is where I want my passing to be announced.]

[ 10. March 2007, 23:47: Message edited by: marmot ]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by marmot:
Bradley E. Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Boston.

[ETA: This thread (or, God willing, its incarnations in the far future) is where I want my passing to be announced.]

And we only want one point (or less) when that happens, Marmot. [Smile]
 
Posted by Liturgy Queen (# 11596) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
John Inman died [Waterworks]

[Tear] His soul is "free" now.

[ 13. March 2007, 19:42: Message edited by: Liturgy Queen ]
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
I see Ernest Gallo (winemaker) died on 6th March. He was 98
 
Posted by Stevie Boy Wonder (# 11869) on :
 
Can't recall anyone having him on their list, but Bob Woolmer (Pakistan cricket coach and former England player) died today, aged 58.
 
Posted by auntie di (# 11521) on :
 
Good Grief SBW, I was watching him in the Pakistan dressing room last night as I sat on SKY for Ireland's win- that's sad, and now I feel awful guilty for cheering the Irish on so vehemently [Frown]
 
Posted by MrSponge2U (# 3076) on :
 
Calvert DeForest, aka Larry "Bud" Melman, has died. He was great on the David Letterman show. The link has one of his classic appearances.

[ 21. March 2007, 16:39: Message edited by: MrSponge2U ]
 
Posted by Pre-cambrian (# 2055) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stevie Boy Wonder:
Can't recall anyone having him on their list, but Bob Woolmer (Pakistan cricket coach and former England player) died today, aged 58.

The Jamaica police are now saying they have suspicions of foul play. I hope the relevant Celebrity Death Pool rule doesn't have to be activated [Paranoid] .
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
I don't think anyone had them on their list, otherwise, I am sure the authorities would have been pacing around.

Maybe it is a good time to re-iterate that killing people just to score CDP marks is frowned upon? Not only by the police, but I gather the hosts and admins take quite a poor view of it too.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Unless you are a soldier or a police officer Doing Your Duty.
 
Posted by Anselm (# 4499) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
Maybe it is a good time to re-iterate that killing people just to score CDP marks is frowned upon? Not only by the police, but I gather the hosts and admins take quite a poor view of it too.

I think God may have an opinion on that issue as well...
 
Posted by Mad Geo (# 2939) on :
 
quote:
It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead.
Kurt Vonnegut

RIP
 
Posted by Kepler's Puppet (# 4011) on :
 
Dang! In narrowing my list I had a choice between him and John Updike. I chose Updike.
 
Posted by Choirboy (# 9659) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mad Geo:
Kurt Vonnegut

He'll be sorely missed.

quote:
He had a best-seller in 2005 with "A Man Without a Country," a collection of his nonfiction, including jabs at the Bush administration ("upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography") and the uncertain future of the planet.

 
Posted by Siegfried (# 29) on :
 
It took 3 years, but I got the points for Vonnegut finally. Looks like I'm the only one. Only 16 points--not enough for such a fine author!
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
If he had died earlier you would have had more points. Now we wouldn't have wanted that, would we? [Disappointed] [Biased]
 
Posted by Mad Geo (# 2939) on :
 
Scratch Don Ho.
 
Posted by Trudy Scrumptious (# 5647) on :
 
It seems (after a quick look back through the lists) that even those Canadians who were careful to include lots of CanCon, didn't think to put June Callwood on their lists. A shame, really, on both counts -- her dying, and nobody getting points for it.
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
Well Trudy, June Callwood is (was) one of those indestructable iconic lives - and we never think of those dying. Like Doris Anderson, another icon, earlier this year.

I think I'll add Trent Frayne (June's husband) to my list for next year. I thought he died years ago.
 
Posted by Izzybee (# 10931) on :
 
Boris Yeltsin, anyone?

I think I may have every world (and ex world) leader but him. *sigh*
 
Posted by Teufelchen (# 10158) on :
 
I had Boris, which gets me off zero for the year.

T.
 
Posted by Gwai (# 11076) on :
 
I had him.

Now I feel slightly guilty that I almost profit by his death.

[ 23. April 2007, 14:10: Message edited by: Gwai ]
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
I am surprised he was 76; I thought him older than that. He was rather creaky when he was in office, so it's one of those "he lived a hard life" things, I suppose.

One passing not noted in this thread is of Kitty Carlisle Hart, who was 98. I don't think anyone had her. She was a singer, an actress, and by the time I got around, beloved by game-show watchers as a charming, sophisticated panelist on "To Tell The Truth". She was also the ingenue in the Marx Brothers' "A Night at the Opera".

Obit from the LA Times

Charlotte
 
Posted by icklejen (# 713) on :
 
oooooh, i had yeltsin,

i mean, erm, may he rest in peace.
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Oh, for crying out loud. I think this is the first year I *haven't* had Yeltsin on my list. (Sign me up with those who thought he was waay older than 76.)
 
Posted by chicklegirl (# 11741) on :
 
Zigged when I should have zagged--but the year's not over, so Castro may yet kick the proverbial bucket.

And while Yeltsin may have been only 76, it ain't the years, it's the mileage!
 
Posted by Left at the Altar (# 5077) on :
 
My very deepest sympathy to the Yeltsin clan. [Big Grin]

Sorry, I mean [Waterworks]

How's Fidel feeling, these days?
 
Posted by Matt Black (# 2210) on :
 
Bah! I think I had old Boris last year but not this.
 
Posted by Uriel (# 2248) on :
 
I too dropped Yeltsin from my 2006 list.

However, I have checked some of my hopefuls and have discovered that Marcheline Bertrand (American Actress and mother of Angelina Jolie) died on 27th January, aged 56.

So 44 points to open my account.

Cheers,

Uriel.
 
Posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe (# 5521) on :
 
I had Yeltsin on mine.
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
Who is it again who is keeping track of all these lucky stiffs?

[Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Fidel is doing well, there was a picture in the paper of him meeting Hu, the Chinese leader, the other day.
 
Posted by Paul W. (# 1450) on :
 
- Who is the Chinese leader?
- Yes, Hu is the Chinese leader.
- That's what I'm asking you...

[Big Grin]

Paul W

[ 24. April 2007, 17:50: Message edited by: Paul W. ]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Mr. Gorbachev
 
Posted by Paul W. (# 1450) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
Mr. Gorbachev

What about Mr. Gorbachev? You've done this before, just posted a name on this thread and sent me scurrying off to see if there's some breaking news story that I've missed. [Razz]

Paul W
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
Another of England's 1966 World Cup winning side has died:

Alan Ball.

Born in my home town, played for my team. I thought he would run for ever [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
Mr. Gorbachev

What about Mr. Gorbachev? You've done this before, just posted a name on this thread and sent me scurrying off to see if there's some breaking news story that I've missed. [Razz]

Paul W

Sorry - I think Gorby will die this year.
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
Well, if he's not on your list, make a mental note for next year!

I had to look things up. Either NPR made a mistake this morning, or I wasn't really awake, because I thought I heard that Raisa Gorbacheya was at the funeral, and she's dead (not him!).

Charlotte
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Right you are
 
Posted by Matt Black (# 2210) on :
 
Probably and Urban Myth, but I remember a joke doing the rounds about Yeltsin shortly after his first State Visit to Britain: when meeting John Major and his entourage, he made a long rambling joke about Gorbachev. When he'd finished, he turned expectedly to his interpreter, who said a few words in English, whereupon Major and Co fell about laughing. Afterwards, Yeltsin asked his interpreter how he'd managed to condense such a lengthy joke into so few words. "Easy", replied the interpreter, "I said 'He's just told a joke: laugh'."
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
Mstislav Rostropovich , famed cellist, has died at age 80.
 
Posted by Mad Geo (# 2939) on :
 
Tom Poston. RIP.
 
Posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe (# 5521) on :
 
Goodness me. Had no idea the man was still alive! And he worked steadily right up until the end, too.
 
Posted by Kepler's Puppet (# 4011) on :
 
Wally Schirra, early astronaut, died Wednesday at age 84.
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
I have just seen a news report that Jerry Falwell died today about 10:30 am local time.
 
Posted by Auntie Doris (# 9433) on :
 
Anyone have Isabella Blow?

Auntie Doris x
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
Just checked. He was 73.
 
Posted by Tom Day (# 3630) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Campbellite:
I have just seen a news report that Jerry Falwell died today about 10:30 am local time.

BBC article
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I just heard on the news that Yolanda Denise King died yesterday. She was one of the daughters of Dr. Martin Luther King.

She was only 51. [Frown]

[ETA age.]

[ 16. May 2007, 11:56: Message edited by: jedijudy ]
 
Posted by Jerry Myer (# 3904) on :
 
Just checked my list and as I thought, the enitre sorry lot are still alive and well (if you count Ariel Sharron as being either)despite the list being unchanged from last year!

If anyone wants me to add their name to my list in a bid for longevity just drop me a PM. [Disappointed]

[ 23. May 2007, 14:14: Message edited by: Jerry Myer ]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Charles Nelson Reilly died this weekend. I don't remember seeing him on anyone's list. Twenty-four points! [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Matrix (# 3452) on :
 
did anyone else have Lord Renton on their list?

2 points and sadness at his passing on.

M
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I was sad to hear that Ruth Graham, the wife of evangelist Billy Graham died yesterday evening. She was a great lady. [Tear]
 
Posted by Stevie Boy Wonder (# 11869) on :
 
If anyone had Bernard Manning , that's 24 points to you now.
 
Posted by Uriel (# 2248) on :
 
I can't believe no one had Bernard Manning. Very unhealthy and deeply disliked, surely we should all have had him on our lists somewhere. A big oversight.

Cheers,

Uriel.
 
Posted by Auntie Doris (# 9433) on :
 
I didn't even know he had died.

Auntie Doris x
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
Kurt Waldheim died on 14th June.
 
Posted by Matrix (# 3452) on :
 
Piara Khabra MP has passed on. aged 82.

M

[ 20. June 2007, 19:29: Message edited by: Matrix ]
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
Opera great Beverly Sills is not long for this world, I fear. God bless her.
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
And an update: CNN says she has passed away. A great and gracious lady.
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by marmot:
And an update: CNN says she has passed away. A great and gracious lady.

Yes, indeed. Her heart and spirit were as beautiful as her voice. She will be missed.

Charlotte
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
I saw her once on stage as The Daughter of the Regiment. She made a great little hellion! [Big Grin]

May she rest in peace. [Votive]
 
Posted by Legodude_uk (# 5671) on :
 
Did anyone have George Melly, jazz singer?
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
Yes, I did. I break my duck with 20 points. I don't think I'm the only one.

(cross-posted)

[ 05. July 2007, 10:18: Message edited by: Sioni Sais ]
 
Posted by Roseofsharon (# 9657) on :
 
George Melly has broken a two year duck for me!
 
Posted by mirrizin (# 11014) on :
 
I'm not sure if anyone had her on their list, but Lady Bird Johnson just passed away. [Votive]
 
Posted by Amazing Grace (# 95) on :
 
I did, and I regret that my second thought on hearing the sad news was "Hey, she's on my Dead Pool!".

She was a great lady and leaves a great legacy. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Charlotte
 
Posted by Gwai (# 11076) on :
 
The only living first lady preReagan who wasn't on my list.
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
Charles Lane died on 9th July, don't think anyone had him but he was 102 so no points anyway
 
Posted by Scarlett (# 1738) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Scarlett:
10. Lady Bird Johnson

I had her on my list this year also.
She was 94 years old according to news stories.
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
I don't think Nigel Dempster was on anyone's list.

As Daily Mail and Daily Express writers go he was a good'un: at least he could investigate a story and write, which is a whole lot more than most of diarists and their lesser companions, gossip columnists, can do. I find the line about him "deflating the ego's of the pompous and idle rich" inconsistent with effusive praise from newspaper editors.

35 points if you have him.
 
Posted by Matt Black (# 2210) on :
 
Pratt-Dumpster (as Hislop called him) is dead? Well, well, well...
 
Posted by mirrizin (# 11014) on :
 
Tammy Fae Messner (Formerly Bakker) has gone to that great TV studio in the sky.

Not sure if she's on anyone's list, but I guess she was once a celebrity.
 
Posted by dolphy (# 862) on :
 
[Votive] Mike Reid
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
Ingmar Bergman : Checkmate
 
Posted by MrSponge2U (# 3076) on :
 
I don't know if he's on anyone's list, but Tom Snyder has died. He was a former U.S. late night talk show host, and a unique talent.

[ 30. July 2007, 14:57: Message edited by: MrSponge2U ]
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
Good God. Bill Walsh died today. He was 75 but I always thought he'd be here forever.

Rest in peace, Bill.

b. (really stunned by this news)
 
Posted by MrSponge2U (# 3076) on :
 
Michaelangelo Antonioni. It's been a tough week for acclaimed European film directors.
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
Phil Drabble, died on Sunday aged 93
 
Posted by Uriel (# 2248) on :
 
Lee Hazlewood (writer of 'These Boots are Made for Walkin) has sung his last, aged 78.

Cheers,

Uriel
(Who now, along with Marcheline Bertrand, has two off his list [Devil] )
 
Posted by Grits (# 4169) on :
 
Merv Griffin has died.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Lord Deeds has died. 94, so not many points.
 
Posted by Timothy the Obscure (# 292) on :
 
Max Roach RIP [Votive] . The world just lost a big chunk of its swing.
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
The Queen of Mean has died in New York.
 
Posted by comet (# 10353) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Campbellite:
The Queen of Mean has died in New York.

aw crud. I thought you meant Ann Coulter.

*sigh*

[Biased]
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
Sorry, comet. One can hope, though.
 
Posted by sparklylady (# 4391) on :
 
RIP Michael Jackson, beer expert :-( Beer lovers around the world will mourn you. [Votive]
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
I'm assuming that the three people who named Michhael Jackson were thinking of some other person?
 
Posted by Auntie Doris (# 9433) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
8) Jane Tomlinson

I feel slightly sick to admit to having this one on my list [Tear] [Votive]

Auntie Doris x
 
Posted by Lowly Worm (# 11663) on :
 
Anyone have Luciano Pavarotti?
 
Posted by Sinistærial (# 5834) on :
 
  1. Stevie Boy Wonder
  2. Lyda*Rose
  3. Uriel
  4. Timothy the Obscure
  5. Big Steve

 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lowly Worm:
Anyone have Luciano Pavarotti?

That's two great ones this year. I don't recall if I ever heard Sills and Pavarotti together, but I have fond memories of both.

I always preferred Domingo - more a matter of style than anything else. I think Luciano had the better voice. What a gift to have heard so many wonderful singers all active at the same time.

[Uriel has added a couple of pots of points lately. I have him on 164, and unless lots of people start dying, he's going to run away with this year's contest.]
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
Why do people who have Yeltsin get 34 points! I protest! He was 76!!

And 39 for Pavrotti!

[Disappointed]

:Sends list keeper a calculator:

[Big Grin]

[Biased]
 
Posted by Trudy Scrumptious (# 5647) on :
 
I'm feeling so bad because I have Owen Wilson on my list and he just tried to commit suicide. And he's a celebrity I actually like and admire, unlike most of my list, so my first thought was to feel terribly sad and say a prayer for him, and my second was "But he's only 38 ... that would've been 62 points..."

There is something sadly warped about this game, and yet ... here I am ....
 
Posted by Gwai (# 11076) on :
 
So was it coincidence that you have him on your list or did you figure he was highrisk for something?
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteCanada:
:Sends list keeper a calculator:

FWIW, Petey, he made the same mistake for everyone. So I give him points for consistency. Ten extra points, to be exact. [Razz]
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteCanada:


:Sends list keeper a calculator:

[Hot and Hormonal]
Is that what one of those things is?!

That'll teach me to check the ship (and try doing something requiring thought) at 5am.

quote:
Originally posted by Campbellite:
FWIW, Petey, he made the same mistake for everyone. So I give him points for consistency. Ten extra points, to be exact. [Razz]

Times 11 people who had Boris is 110, please. [Razz]
 
Posted by OliviaG (# 9881) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Trudy Scrumptious:
There is something sadly warped about this game, and yet ... here I am ....

I'm sad and warped too - I can't decide whether I'm thrilled or disappointed that everyone on my list (except Saddam Hussein) is still hanging in there. As Sallah said in Raiders of the Lost Ark, "Holy smokes, my friends, I'm so pleased you're not dead!" OliviaG

ETA But I am having fun imagining Bubbles and the King of the High Cs doing Daughter of the Regiment up in Heaven even as we speak!

[ 06. September 2007, 22:04: Message edited by: OliviaG ]
 
Posted by Trudy Scrumptious (# 5647) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
So was it coincidence that you have him on your list or did you figure he was highrisk for something?

No, I was just trying to think of celebrities under 40, on the theory that they live pretty high-risk lives and I'd clean up on points if even one of them died. I'm still kicking myself for not including Anna Nicole.
 
Posted by Uriel (# 2248) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by basso:
Uriel has added a couple of pots of points lately. I have him on 164, and unless lots of people start dying, he's going to run away with this year's contest.

I feel quite bad about getting Jane Tomlinson and Luciano in quick succession. But, if you did your research back in December you could have easily found both in a high risk category.

With my lead established lets hope that all celebrities have a happy and healthy rest of 2007.

Cheers,

Uriel.
 
Posted by Organ Builder (# 12478) on :
 
Wow. This game is appallingly twisted.

I'm going to start my list right now so I can play next year! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by OliviaG:
I can't decide whether I'm thrilled or disappointed that everyone on my list (except Saddam Hussein) is still hanging in there.

Whereas Saddam has done his hanging....
 
Posted by OliviaG (# 9881) on :
 
[Killing me] Yes, it was a nice set up, wasn't it? Wish I'd planned it! [Hot and Hormonal] OliviaG
 
Posted by Gwai (# 11076) on :
 
Speaking of very cool people who are dead, Madeline L'Engle is gone.
 
Posted by Liturgy Queen (# 11596) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Organ Builder:
I'm going to start my list right now so I can play next year! [Big Grin]

At this rate, I won't have to make a new list.

quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
Speaking of very cool people who are dead, Madeline L'Engle is gone.

That article says it was published September 8. Which is tomorrow. [Paranoid] Unless I really overslept, in which case I've missed Mass for the Nativity of the BVM
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Organ Builder:
Wow. This game is appallingly twisted.

Isn't it though? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
At the rate I'm going, I won't have to change my list next year. [Frown]

On the other hand, the law of averages favour me. I mean how much longer can Thatcher hold out? I ask you! I imagine she's still lacquered to an inch of her life

Oh, well, as they used to say - only the good die young.
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
Everyone on my list is still going strong. Those who were suffering have made miraculous recoveries.
I will be selling places on next years list soon, place your bids now!!
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Actress Jane Wyman has died at the age of 93.
 
Posted by Auntie Doris (# 9433) on :
 
Apparently Dame Anita Roddick has died. Bet no-one had her on their list.

Auntie Doris x
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Campbellite:
quote:
Originally posted by Organ Builder:
Wow. This game is appallingly twisted.

Isn't it though? [Big Grin]
People are born. People die. At least we notice.
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
People are born. People die. At least we notice.

Which means that this thread is a manifestation of our Christian charity.

Cool! [Cool]
 
Posted by Organ Builder (# 12478) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
quote:
Originally posted by Campbellite:
quote:
Originally posted by Organ Builder:
Wow. This game is appallingly twisted.

Isn't it though? [Big Grin]
People are born. People die. At least we notice.
I already have three names for the list when I play next year...provided none of them die in the meantime.

[ 11. September 2007, 16:30: Message edited by: Organ Builder ]
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
quote:
Originally posted by Campbellite:
quote:
Originally posted by Organ Builder:
Wow. This game is appallingly twisted.

Isn't it though? [Big Grin]
People are born. People die. At least we notice.
Then we think about how many points we would have scored if they had been on our list.

But it does serve to acknowledge those who die, which I think is a real service.
 
Posted by comet (# 10353) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
Then we think about how many points we would have scored if they had been on our list.

the downside being when we're in church and whoever's reading the POPs says, "we pray for the eternal rest of Rock Star X, who passed away this morning at the age of 35...." and as the rest of the congregation bows their head and perhaps conjurs up a tear, a Shipmate in the back jumps up yelling, "Right on! 65 points! Thank you, Rock Star X!"

I really love this game. I will not miss the deadline this December.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
It seems that Colin McCrae has been killed in a helicopter crash. Which is a) lots of points if anyone had him and b) a real tragedy, to lose someone who was a big star and one of the good faces of motorsport.
 
Posted by sparklylady (# 4391) on :
 
Anyone predict the passing of Robert Jordan?

[Votive]
 
Posted by OliviaG (# 9881) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by sparklylady:
Anyone predict the passing of Robert Jordan?

[Mad]
So, Robert Jordan toys with his fans in 11 volumes in which nothing much actually happens and now, after promising he would wrap things up, he can't. And he wasn't on my list. [brick wall] OliviaG
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by OliviaG:
[Mad]
So, Robert Jordan toys with his fans in 11 volumes in which nothing much actually happens and now, after promising he would wrap things up, he can't. And he wasn't on my list. [brick wall] OliviaG

I predicted on one of the disliked books threads that he would need the assistance of a ghost writer to finish the series.

I didn't mean it in quite that way, though.
 
Posted by grushi (# 11938) on :
 
16 points

[Frown]

[Waterworks]

[Votive]
 
Posted by Mad Geo (# 2939) on :
 
That Bastard!

Robert Jordan cured me of starting any series of books (trilogies for example) without them being finished first because that bastard looked like hell when I met him in college at a book signing, almost 20 years ago! He should have finished the series years ago!!!!

A pox on his corpse.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Did anyone have Marcel Marceau, who's died today?
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
I think grushi beat you to it, tree bee (see post above).
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I finally got some points!! Alice Ghostley passed to her Heavenly reward on Friday.

Nineteen Points for me! [Yipee] May she rest in peace.
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
The only one that had her, I think.

I see that the story hints that she may have been two years older, but I put it down as 19 points anyway.
 
Posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe (# 5521) on :
 
Many will remember her for her bit role as Mrs. Singleman in The Graduate.
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
Ned Sherrin aged 76
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jahlove:
Ned Sherrin aged 76

TW3! My parents used to watch that here in SF and laugh uproariously. I was in bed by that hour and used to listen. I can't remember any other show that I wanted so much to see. (I never have.)
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
Both Ronnie Hazlehurst and Lois Maxwell have gone.
 
Posted by Legodude_uk (# 5671) on :
 
Also add Deborah Kerr to the list
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
Teresa Brewer has gone too. Why did I used to think that she sang "Mr Sandman"?
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Legodude_uk:
Also add Deborah Kerr to the list

Gaining 14 points for Eloise.
 
Posted by Legodude_uk (# 5671) on :
 
And one of the voices of radio Alan Coren
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Legodude_uk:
And one of the voices of radio Alan Coren

That is reallly sad. A marvellous, funny writer and broadcaster. [Tear] [Votive]
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
I saw on GMA that the last of the original "Rat Pack", Joey Bishop, died today.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Legodude_uk:
And one of the voices of radio Alan Coren

He has been the only person recently that my immediate, second and third thoughts have been "Oh no", not "That would have been 31 points."

He was brilliant in real life too. There was a time, a long time ago, which will date me horribly, when the News Quiz was taken out to London University Colleges to be broadcast and they came our way a few times. Some of the team and production crew used to hit the Union Bar afterwards. Alan Coren was one who came for a drink and had a crowd hanging round him because he was so brilliant to chat to.
 
Posted by Liturgy Queen (# 11596) on :
 
Robert Goulet, anyone?
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
Norman Mailer died this morning at 84.

Timothy the Obscure gets another 16 points.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
I suppose some mention should be made of Chad Varah. I hadn't realised that he was still alive.

His legacy - the Samaritans and other help lines, not to mention an acceptance that people hurt - will live on.
 
Posted by Petrified (# 10667) on :
 
Ian Smith has died, did anyone have him?
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
Or Norman Mailer?
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
I had no idea that Ian Smith was still alive. Nobody had him.

Pete, we took care of Norman Mailer a few posts up...
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
You can get your thinking caps on now if you want, but we won't be opening the 2008 thread until half way through December, giving you 2 weeks to get your list posted before the end of the year
 
Posted by Matt Black (# 2210) on :
 
For all the Whovians, the 'Doctor's mother' has now become part of the great vortex of space and time.
 
Posted by Legodude_uk (# 5671) on :
 
Dum Dum Dum ....

Eastenders Creator Tony Holland takes the final drum beats...
 
Posted by Mad Geo (# 2939) on :
 
Evil Kenievel died at the age of 69.

Insert your own number punchline here.....
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
As the article said, he had 20 years more than most people expected. I think his skeleton would be fascinating to look at. He was a real crazy cat.
 
Posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe (# 5521) on :
 
Dick Wilson, who played Mr. Whipple in the Charmin commercials, will wipe his bum-bum no more.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
TV's favorite toilet paper pitchman has reached the end of the roll.
I think that should be his epitaph!
 
Posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe (# 5521) on :
 
Charmin put on a eulogy of sorts -- a commercial featuring snippets from older commercials of his. I thought it was a lovely gesture. He's become a part of folklore along with Clara Peller (the "Where's the beef?" lady), the various actresses who played the "I've fallen and I can't get up" lady, and so many others.
 
Posted by Legodude_uk (# 5671) on :
 
An untimely death for a Top Model

Seems that the drugs culture has claimed another early victim, unlikely anyone had her on their list but a shame none the less.
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
Well, there's 76 points no one got. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by marmot (# 479) on :
 
When do we start posting our lists for 2008?
 
Posted by Gwai (# 11076) on :
 
I think WK said "not yet" a while back.
 
Posted by Grits (# 4169) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Legodude_uk:
An untimely death for a Top Model

Seems that the drugs culture has claimed another early victim, unlikely anyone had her on their list but a shame none the less.

I've never heard of her, but she's lovely. How sad.
 
Posted by Stevie Boy Wonder (# 11869) on :
 
No one had Ike Turner, did they? Another 24 pointer...
 
Posted by Timothy the Obscure (# 292) on :
 
I had him--I think that puts me in second place, where I can see Uriel's dust cloud in the distance...
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
You were the only one who had him.

Ike was 76 years old???

Good grief.

(Updated scorecard here.)
 
Posted by Eloise (# 4292) on :
 
Looking over my list again, I notice that Yvon Durelle died right at the beginning of the year.
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stevie Boy Wonder:
No one had Ike Turner, did they? Another 24 pointer...

Ah yes, Ike and Tina (the ones I'm always confusing with our own Spike and Tina). Just as well I checked carefully which one it was. [Biased]
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by marmot:
When do we start posting our lists for 2008?

I'll put the new thread up sometime this weekend, which will give you 2 weeks ot get your lists up

Wet Kipper
Circus Host
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
8) Jane Tomlinson

I feel slightly sick to admit to having this one on my list [Tear] [Votive]

Auntie Doris x

I had her too. I've only just noticed as I look at my current list with a view to posting in the 2008 thread.
My first death. [Frown] 57 points [Frown]
 
Posted by ken (# 2460) on :
 
Karlheinz Stockhausen popped his clogs recently.

And the rather more orthodox TF Torrance.
 
Posted by Mad Geo (# 2939) on :
 
Dan Fogelberg is no longer leader of the band.
 
Posted by Teufelchen (# 10158) on :
 
As agrgurich has pointed out on the 2008 thread, Mohammed Zahir Shah, king of Afghanistan, died back in July, aged 92. So he scores me 8 points for this year, and I need to think of someone else for next.

T.
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
Oscar Peterson died yesterday at 82. Nobody had him, but he should be remembered anyway. His "Canadiana Suite" was a favorite album in my house when I was growing up.
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
Has anyone done a preliminary point check yet? Unless one of my disgustingly healthy choices gets hit by a bus in the next few days, I only have 51 points.
 
Posted by Scarlett (# 1738) on :
 
A mere 6 points for me. [Roll Eyes]

All others seem nowhere near death. In fact, some are more alive than ever. [Big Grin] I granted them a good year!
 
Posted by Campbellite (# 1202) on :
 
ABC news has just announced that Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated.
 
Posted by pimple (# 10635) on :
 
Will the winner be posted - or were we all expected to keep up? Only it would be nice to know who not to get the wrong side of.... [Smile]

[ 31. December 2007, 19:25: Message edited by: pimple ]
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
Usually one of the players volunteers to work that out and post it. Oh dear, I'm not one of the players. [Biased]

Would someone like to volunteer?
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
The winner of the Inside Track with The Grim Reaper prize was ferijen, who had a choice drop off in early January.

Uriel won by a street, and also had four correct picks to win the Quantity not Quality award.

The full list of points is here:

http://bpm.freeshell.org/deathpool.html

This year's scorecard will go up after I'm back from my walk.
 
Posted by pimple (# 10635) on :
 
Thanks, basso.


[What could I have got wrong? [Smile] ]

[ 01. January 2008, 19:20: Message edited by: pimple ]
 
Posted by Uriel (# 2248) on :
 
Thanks for the scoresheet Basso. It has confirmed my view that they key to this game is to search for celebrities, even minor ones, with serious cancer - they are the ones most likely to go. If you pick people you don't like they won't die. If you pick people who are old you are picking those who have a skill for not dieing. It's not pleasant, but to get points your best bet will always be the seriously ill.

My 2008 team won't win, although I may come bottom, and could get some of the minor prizes!

I'll add this victory to my two previous SoF Fantasy Football titles!

Cheers,

Uriel.
 
Posted by PeteCanada (# 10422) on :
 
I seem to be giving a kiss of life to a bunch of old reprobates. But if I left off Margaret Hilda, she'd die just to spite me!
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
And as the game has come to an end, and the scores posted, I shall close the thread.

Wet Kipper
Circus Host
 


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