Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Celebrity Death Pool 2009!

Ladies and gentlemen, come one and come all, step right up and join the Celebrity Death Pool 2009!

We had a new winner in the 2008 contest, finally ending the deathly streak put forth by Mr. Tim Finnagain, who was the defending champion for three years running. Now Charlie has to defend his honor and his creepy prescience.

The prize for 2009 will be the same as it was for our 2008 winner: One free year of Immortality, from the diety of your choice.

Put your picks in the comments - we're looking for about 10 guesses per person, but don't worry about going a few over if you're really feeling a psychic connection with the Grim Reaper.

Get your picks in by Jan. 7 and good luck!

45 comments:

Catfish Vegas said...

Maya Angelou
Andy Griffith
Nancy Reagan
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Fidel Castro
William Shatner
Sophia Loren
Henry Kissinger
Robert Mugabe
Guy Ritchie
Moses Malone

JLC said...
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JLC said...

with no ill will toward any of these people...

1. dick clark
2. paula abdul
3. 50 cent
4. bea arthur
5. betty white
6. andy rooney
7. charles osgood
8. rod blagojevich
9. john travolta
10. artie lange

The Suit said...

Steve Jobs
Brittney Spears
Mickey Rooney
Ellen Albertini Dow
Bernie Madoff
Amy Winehouse
Rupert Murdoch
Phil Spector
Brody Jenner
Donatella Versace
Giorgio Armani

JLC said...

11. J.D. Salinger

Sinstigator said...

Prognostication...hmm... I'm torn between a shamefull indiference of perhaps winning the contest and the thought of suffering/enjoying life as I know it with a year of free imortality if more than a few of these fall true. I hereby "nominate" the following to die in 2009, in no particular order and with some ill and some will felt toward some of the below, and not for the others. Just the luck of the deathly draw....

Fidel Castro
Tom Bozley from Happy Days, spinoffs and informercials
Charlie Manson
Hugh Hefner
Patric Swayze...is this cheating?
Morissey
Courtney Love
Jimmy Carter
Osama Bin Laden
Barak Obama

A few parts wishful thinking, a few catastophic losses to humanity. I won't say who I think is which, that's for Grimmy to decide.

Ravana said...

Kirk Douglas
Maya Angelou
Lauren Bacall
Amy Winehouse
Mickey Rooney
Andy Rooney
Liz Taylor
O.J. Simpson
Bob Barker
Peter Falk
Patrick Swayze
Fidel Castro
Bob Dole
Steven Hawking
Farrah Fawcett
Shia Lebouf

Mr. Chair said...

Fidel Castro (I'm starting to suspect he already died)
Kirk Douglas
Andy Rooney
Any of the three remaining Golden Girls (thank you for being a friend, but it's time)
Karl Malden
Barbara Billingsley
Robert MacNamara
C. Everett Koop
Walter Kronkite
Zsa Zsa Gabor
J.D. Salinger

kskousen said...

Barak Obama
George Bush (jr)
steve jobs
Asif Ali Zardari
Manmohan Singh
Osama Bin Laden
Raul Castro (a twist, castro will out last him)
Joe Arpio (sp?)
Mikhail Saakashvili
Bob Dylan

kskousen said...

11. Velupillai Prabhakaran

: said...

1. Either Magic Johnson or Isiah Thomas but not both
2. Paul McCartney
3. Amy Winehouse
4. David Blaine
5. David Bowie

Charlie said...

ok, now I have to defend my creepy crown and as it was mentioned before, no ill will towards any of these people:

Karl Malden
Earl Scruggs
Ernest Borgnine
Micky Rooney
Sun Myung Moon
Paul Harvey
Billy Graham
Walter Cronkite
Jerry Lewis
Bob Barker
Abe Vigoda

So there we go.

Rolbot said...

Elie Wiesel
Nelson Mandela
Lucien Freud
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ed Viesturs
Doris Lessing
Merce Cunningham
Daniel Schorr
Ray Bradbury
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

jablome said...

Michael Jackson
Bob Barker
Chemical Ali
Jack LaLane
Dickface Cheney
Betty Ford
Andy Rooney
Billy Graham
Barack Obama
Farrah Fawcett

General said...

Moussa Abou Marzouk
Al Davis
Craig T. Nelson
Marilyn Manson
Russell Crowe
George W. Bush (suicide &/or overdose)
Patrick Swayze
Paris Hilton
Andy Griffith
Rush Limbaugh (ham sandwich)

Mr. Tim Finnegan said...

Patrick Swayze
Kirk Douglas
Miep Gies
BB King
Ted Kennedy
Margaret Thatcher
Andy Griffith
Julie Andrews
Queen Elizabeth
Wilford Brimley
Andy Rooney
Liz Taylor
Jack Nicholson

bnhscharding said...

Patrick Swayze
Nancy Reagan
Fidel Castro
Andy Rooney
Dick Clark
Elizabeth Edwards
Lindsey Lohan
One of the Bradjolina kids
Michael Jackson
Amy Winehouse
Jimmy Carter
Steve Jobs
Barak Obama
Larry Flynt
Bill Cosby
Dan Rather
Richard Engel
Doris Day
Patti Page
Betty White
Billy Graham
Walter Cronkite
Andy Rooney
Justice John Paul Stevens
Margaret Thatcher

Mr. Tim Finnegan said...

MODERATOR! MODERATOR!

Come on now... 26 picks is just too much.

Catfish Vegas said...

January 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.

Catfish Vegas said...

January 27, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire, died Tuesday at age 76.

Catfish Vegas said...

April 25, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," died Saturday. She was 86.

Congratulations JLC and Mr. Chair. Well picked.

JLC said...

deaer moderator, i think i should get more credit for naming bea arthur than a person who says, say "any golden girl". AND at least a fraction of some credit for john travolta, since his kid randomly died. :)

Catfish Vegas said...

Very well, JLC, you own the tiebreaker with Mr. Chair.

Catfish Vegas said...

May 5, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dom DeLuise, the portly actor-comedian whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences as well as directors and fellow actors, has died. He was 75.

Catfish Vegas said...

May 15, 2009
TULSA, Okla. (CNN) -- Wayman Tisdale, who became a successful jazz musician after retiring from pro basketball, died Friday morning following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44.
The 6-foot-9 forward from Tulsa was a three-time All-American for Oklahoma. He spent 12 seasons in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns.

Catfish Vegas said...

Score one for the Skous:

Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's 26-year-long insurgency ended with a blaze of bullets as Velupillai Prabhakaran, the dreaded chief of the Tamil Tigers that was responsible for assassinating Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and several leaders of the island nation, was killed Monday while trying to flee the battle zone.

Catfish Vegas said...

June 4, 2009
BANGKOK (AP) -- Actor David Carradine, a born seeker and cult idol who broke through as the willing student called "grasshopper" in the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" and decades later as leader of an assassin squad in "Kill Bill," was found dead Thursday in Thailand. Police said he appeared to have hanged himself. He was 72.

Catfish Vegas said...

June 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed McMahon, the loyal "Tonight Show" sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and the trademark opener "H-e-e-e-e-e-ere's Johnny!" for 30 years, died Tuesday at 86.

Catfish Vegas said...

June 25, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Farrah Fawcett, the "Charlie's Angels" star whose feathered blond hair and dazzling smile made her one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1970s, died Thursday after battling cancer. She was 62.

Chalk up one for Ravana and Jablome

Catfish Vegas said...

June 25, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson, the record-breaking, sensationally gifted "King of Pop" who emerged from childhood superstardom to become the entertainment world's most influential singer and dancer, and the tabloid world's most disturbing celebrity, has died. He was 50.

What a day for Jablome

bnhscharding said...

I do believe only two of us had Michael on our list. Sad he's gone but what a call on our part!

jablome said...

Did I kill MJ?... WITH MY MIND?!

bnhscharding said...

Billy Mays died today! SHOCKING! He hit his head on a bumpy airplane ride - went to bed - and died the next morning.

Catfish Vegas said...

July 17, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," died Friday. He was 92.

Catfish Vegas said...

July 1, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage and screen made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 97.

Catfish Vegas said...

July 27, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) — Merce Cunningham, the avant-garde dancer and choreographer who revolutionized modern dance by creating works of pure movement divorced from storytelling and even from their musical accompaniment, has died. He was 90.

Catfish Vegas said...

NEW YORK (AP) - John Hughes, the director of 1980s coming-of-age films like “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club” has died in Manhattan. He was 59.

Catfish Vegas said...

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock 'n' roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 94.

Catfish Vegas said...

Aug. 25, 2009
HYANNIS PORT, Massachusetts (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Catfish Vegas said...

Mark one for Finnagain.

Catfish Vegas said...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Gelbart, the award-winning writer whose sly, sardonic wit helped create such hits as Broadway's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," the films "Tootsie" and "Oh, God!" and television's "M-A-S-H," died Friday. He was 81.

Catfish Vegas said...

Sept. 14, 2009
(AP) - Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers’ hearts with “Dirty Dancing” and then broke them with “Ghost,” died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Congrats to Wheeler, The General, Mr. Finnagain, Ravana and the over-picking bnhscharding.

Catfish Vegas said...

Sept. 16, 2009
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - Mary Travers, who as one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary helped popularize such tunes as "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" and "If I Had a Hammer," died Wednesday after battling leukemia for several years. She was 72.

Catfish Vegas said...

Dec. 15, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) — Evangelist Oral Roberts, who rose from tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar organization and an Oklahoma university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.

Catfish Vegas said...

Dec. 20, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit "Clueless" and rose to stardom in "8 Mile" before her movie roles declined in recent years, died Sunday in Los Angeles of what appeared to be natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said. She was 32.