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2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 04 Dec 2009, 22:19

Who's going to "kick the bucket" in 2010? Pick TEN celebrities you think will die. Whoever has the most correct picks at the end of 2010 wins! Be sure to spread the word about this Dead Pool before January 1st, 2010!

Rules of the Dead Pool
1. The year ends on December 31, 2010 at 11:59pm.

2. All picks must have some element of celebrity, fame or political relevance so that an announcement will be mentioned in some credible news source.

3. No pick may be currently under a state-mandated death sentence, nor may their celebrity or fame be based solely on their moribund state or terminal illness.

4. You may choose less than ten celebrities, but may NOT choose more than ten. Multiple individuals under one name will not be allowed (i.e. The Rolling Stones)

5. In the unlikely event of a tie, the ages of the dead celebrities picked will be averaged. The player with the YOUNGEST average wins. However, this matters little if your celebrities don't die! So pick wisely.


Send a private message to Minneapolitan for any specific questions. 2009's Dead Pool can be viewed here.

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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 04 Dec 2009, 22:24

Here are my picks, with their age:

1. J.D. Salinger (90)
2. Otto von Habsburg (97)
3. Darlene Cates (61)
4. Fidel Castro (83)
5. Oscar Niemeyer (102)
6. Henry Kissinger (86)
7. Mel Brooks (83)
8. B.B. King (84)
9. John Madden (73)
10. Ariel Sharon (81)
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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Waterice man » 04 Dec 2009, 22:32

Would I be allowed to choose Al Megrahi?
Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip?

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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Waterice man » 04 Dec 2009, 22:36

  1. HM The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia etc, Queen Elizabeth II
  2. The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles
  3. Margaret Thatcher
  4. Jimmy Carter
  5. John Major
  6. Mikhail Gorbachev
  7. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip
  8. Al Megrahi
  9. Jiang Zemin, former President of PR China
  10. Nelson Mandela

If Al Megrahi is not accepted, I'll choose someone else
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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 04 Dec 2009, 22:49

Waterice man wrote:Would I be allowed to choose Al Megrahi?

See, that's the kind of thing about which you can PM me. But are you allowed to pick him? Absolutely. He is not currently under a state-mandated death sentence, so he qualifies.
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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby fizzball » 04 Dec 2009, 22:52

This is probably a more public question. If someone dies before 1/1, can we swap out fresh meat?
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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 04 Dec 2009, 22:55

Again, absolutely.
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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby fizzball » 04 Dec 2009, 23:09

Ernie Harwell
Louis Farrakhan
Billy Graham
Miep Gies
Beverly Cleary
Ronnie Biggs
Sherwood Schwartz
Ray Bradbury
John Wooden
Luise Rainer
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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Rolan A Doobie » 04 Dec 2009, 23:27

I have my picks already, but they are so awesome that everyone would steal them if I posted them now. So I'm going to have to wait until closer to the deadline.
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Re: 2010 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby President Muffley » 05 Dec 2009, 03:38

1. Robert Mugabe (85)
2. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (86) Fidel Castro, former dictator of Cuba
3. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (88) Husband of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, formerly Philippos of Greece and Denmark

To round out my list I pick the major cast members from the ghost busters movies, lets hope none of them go . . . . although Bills been looking a little ragged lately.
4. Bill Muray (59) A.K.A. Dr. Peter Venkman
5. Dan Aykroyd (57) Dr. Ray Stants
6. Harold Ramis (65) Dr. Egon Spangler
7. Ernie Hudson (64) Winston Zeddmore, he may have been the token black on the crew but he was still a ghostbuster!
8. Sigornia Weaver (60) The Gate Keeper.
9. Rick Moranis (56) The Key Master.
10. Annie Pots (57) Hot Nerdy Secretary.
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