2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

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2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 17 Dec 2010, 04:39

Who's going to "kick the bucket" in 2011? Pick TEN celebrities you think will die. Whoever has the most correct picks at the end of 2011 wins! Be sure to spread the word about this Dead Pool before January 1st, 2011!

Rules of the Dead Pool

1. The year ends at 11:59pm, December 31, 2011.

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.


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Notes

- You are allowed to change your picks at any time before January 1st, 2011. Everyone can see when a post has been edited, so any list of celebrities submitted after 11:59, December 31st, 2010, will be disqualified. Because players live in different time zones, I will go by each player's zone (this likely won't be an issue).

- If you have questions about the validity of a celebrity, send a private message to Minneapolitan (me).

- If rumors exist about an actual date of death, I will go by the date most agreed upon by the press.

- I keep a close watch daily for dead celebrities, and I will make the official announcements of death.

- The 2010 Dead Pool can be viewed here. 2009 is here.


8-)
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 17 Dec 2010, 04:42

:arrow: A combined list of the 2011 picks can be found HERE.

CURRENT LEADER BOARD:

Rolan A Doobie (Dorothy Young, Emilio Navarro, Lura Lynn Ryan, Norman Corwin, Johannes Heesters)

Minneapolitan (Otto von Habsburg, Betty Ford, Alex Steinweiss, Richard Winters)
The O (Jack LaLanne, Betty Ford)
Spermy (Jane Russell, Jeno Paulucci)
Dar Krum (Elizabeth Taylor, Christopher Hitchens)
fizzball (Sherwood Schwartz, Christopher Hitchens)
Zebb (Betty Ford, Christopher Hitchens)
President Muffley (Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-il)
Stander (Betty Ford, Kim Jong-il)
richkarna (Dolores Hope, Johannes Heesters)
TheCraw (Andy Rooney)
AlphaTangoEcho (Osama bin Laden)
franflores (Alfonso Cano)
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 17 Dec 2010, 04:44

Here are my picks, with their ages:

1. Fidel Castro (84)
2. Betty Ford (92)
3. Zsa Zsa Gabor (93)
4. Otto von Habsburg (98)
5. John Madden (74)
6. Marvin Mandel (90)
7. Oscar Niemeyer (103)
8. Mickey Rooney (90)
9. Alex Steinweiss (93)
10. Richard Winters (92)
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby AlphaTangoEcho » 17 Dec 2010, 05:17

Britney Spears, musician, 29
Sean Connery, actor, 80
Queen Elizabeth II, 84
Travis Pastrana, Extreme Athlete, 27
Muhammed Ali, boxer, 68
Francis Ford Coppola, Movie Director, 71
Harper Lee, Author, 84
Jean Kennedy Smith, Kennedy; ambassador, 82
Kultida Woods, mother of Tiger Woods, 66
Osama Bin Laden, Terrorist, 53
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Zebb » 17 Dec 2010, 05:46

These are old picks. I have new picks later on page 6.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate (Peace, 1991), 65
Tenzin Gyatso, Nobel Laureate (Peace, 1989), 75
Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Laureate (Peace, 1990), 79
John Forbes Nash, Nobel Laureate (Economics, 1994), 82
James D. Watson, Nobel Laureate (Medicine, 1962), 82
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate (Literature, 1982), 83
Jimmy Carter, Nobel Laureate (Peace, 2002), 86
Henry Kissinger, Nobel Laureate (Peace, 1973), 87
James M. Buchanan, Nobel Laureate (Economics, 1986), 91
Nelson Mandela, Nobel Laureate (Peace, 1993), 92
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby TheCraw » 17 Dec 2010, 05:50

So, can we use a name that is already on someone else's list?
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Zebb » 17 Dec 2010, 05:55

Sure can.
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby TheCraw » 17 Dec 2010, 06:05

Jonathan Winters (85)
Michael Douglas (66)
Mike Wallace (92)
Betty White (88)
Abe Vagoda (89) (yep... still alive!)
Hugh Hefner (84)
Andy Rooney (91)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (93)
Billy Graham (92)
Yogi Berra (85)
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby InterMPC » 17 Dec 2010, 06:17

Here's my list

Adam Ant (1954)
Bob Barker (1923)
Chubby Checker (1941)
Doris Day (1922)
Eileen Essell (1922)
Fionnula Flanagan (1941)(I wanted Farrah Fawcett but she died in 2009)
*Gloria Gaynor (1949) (Changed from Guy Garvey (1974))
Hugh Hefner (1926)
Ion Iliescu (1930)
Jesse Jackson (1941) (Nearly went Jenna Jameson, Should I change it?)

*Denotes edit from initial list
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Re: 2011 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Zebb » 17 Dec 2010, 06:29

Gloria Gaynor's still alive if you wanna fit your theme.
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