2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

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2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 18 Dec 2013, 20:00

Who's going to "kick the bucket" in 2014?

Pick TEN celebrities you think will die. Whoever has the most correct picks at the end of 2014 wins! Be sure to spread the word about this Dead Pool before January 1st, 2014!

Rules of the Dead Pool

1. The game ends at 11:59pm, December 31, 2014.

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. No pick may be older than 99 years of age as of December 31, 2013. All picks must be real and human.

6. 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, 2014. Everyone can see when a post has been edited, so any list of celebrities submitted after 11:59pm, December 31st, 2013, 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 confusion exists 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.

- Previous Dead Pools: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.


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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 18 Dec 2013, 20:01

:arrow: A consolidated list of the 2014 picks can be found HERE.

CURRENT LEADER BOARD:

GuitarMan (Ariel Sharon, Mickey Rooney, Lauren Bacall, Mukhtar Abu Zubair)
Minneapolitan (Ariel Sharon, Sid Caesar, Don Pardo, Ian Paisley)

bitwise (Richard Møller Nielsen, Tito Vilanova, Wojciech Jaruzelski)
Janepeg (Eli Wallach, Gough Whitlam, John Freeman)
Kithchener (Eli Wallach, Chapman Pincher, Gough Whitlam)
MsKhaleesi (Alicia Rhett, Chapman Pincher, P.D. James)

asudevil (Mickey Rooney, Chapman Pincher)
attitudes (Ariel Sharon, Jay Lake)
FortressDoor (Mickey Rooney, Wojciech Jaruzelski)
GENPershing (Alicia Rhett, Eli Wallach)
pezgod1 (Mickey Rooney, Eli Wallach)

Dar Krum (Eli Wallach)
glacier777 (Richard Attenborough)
jkid (Eli Wallach)
JonathanSwaim (Mickey Rooney)
Peanut (Wojciech Jaruzelski)
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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 18 Dec 2013, 20:01

Here are my picks, with their ages:

Sid Caesar (91)
Fidel Castro (87)
Beverly Cleary (97)
Bob Dole (90)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (96)
Billy Graham (95)
Jerry Lewis (87)
Ian Paisley (87)
Don Pardo (95)
Ariel Sharon (85)
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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Carebear » 18 Dec 2013, 20:13

Wouldn't it suck if one of your celebrity choices died between now and January?
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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby GENPershing » 18 Dec 2013, 20:17

CELEB DEAD POOL 2014
1. Fidel Castro(87)- Communist Dictator
2. Irwin Corey(99)-Comedian
3. Eli Wallach(98)-actor
4. Frederic Franklin(99)-British American Ballet/Director
5. Billy Graham(95)-Preacher
6. Herman Wouk(98)-Author
7. Kirk Douglas(97)-actor
8. Nancy Reagan (92) -First lady
9. Ken Hechler(99)-Politician
10. Alicia Rhett(97)-Painter/Actor
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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Fatmo » 18 Dec 2013, 20:24

I missed last year, so I'm marking the thread to make sure I remember this time.
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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 18 Dec 2013, 20:30

Carebear wrote:Wouldn't it suck if one of your celebrity choices died between now and January?


Only if you didn't read through the rules carefully...

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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Rolan A Doobie » 18 Dec 2013, 20:48

Carebear wrote:Wouldn't it suck if one of your celebrity choices died between now and January?


Happened many times to me over the years. Of course, there's always time to change that pick before the clock strikes.
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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Carebear » 18 Dec 2013, 20:50

Rolan A Doobie wrote:
Carebear wrote:Wouldn't it suck if one of your celebrity choices died between now and January?


Happened many times to me over the years. Of course, there's always time to change that pick before the clock strikes.

Really?! Hilarious. LOL
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Re: 2014 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Rolan A Doobie » 18 Dec 2013, 20:59

Carebear wrote:
Rolan A Doobie wrote:
Carebear wrote:Wouldn't it suck if one of your celebrity choices died between now and January?


Happened many times to me over the years. Of course, there's always time to change that pick before the clock strikes.

Really?! Hilarious. LOL


You can probably find an example or two in the threads from previous years. Spoiler Alert -- I've won each of the last three years, which is every year I've been on this forum, and I'm currently leading this year.

All it really says is that you made a damn good pick and that the bastard couldn't do you the common decency of waiting a few more days.
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