2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

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2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 18 Dec 2014, 21:12

Who's going to "kick the bucket" in 2015?

Pick TEN celebrities you think will die. Whoever has the most correct picks at the end of 2015 wins! Be sure to spread the word about this Dead Pool before January 1st, 2015!

Rules of the Dead Pool

1. The game ends at 11:59pm, December 31, 2015.

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. This includes members of terrorist organizations and/or hostages.

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, 2014. 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, 2015. Everyone can see when a post has been edited, so any list of celebrities submitted after 11:59pm, December 31st, 2014, 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 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.

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

- Previous Dead Pools: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.


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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 18 Dec 2014, 21:13

:arrow: A consolidated list of the 2015 picks can be found HERE.

CURRENT LEADER BOARD:

attitudes (Sam Simon, B.B. King, Yogi Berra)
Kithchener (Viv Nicholson, Chris Woodhead, Denis Healey)

bitwise (Stuart Scott, Sam Simon)
arthae (Little Jimmy Dickens, Al Molinaro)
The Pez (Terry Pratchett, Al Molinaro)

Dar Krum (Sam Simon)
glacier777 (Abdullah of Saudi Arabia)
Janepeg (Ed Sabol)
Rolan A Doobie (Sam Simon)
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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 18 Dec 2014, 21:15

Here are my picks, with their ages:

Fidel Castro (88)
Beverly Cleary (98)
Bobby Doerr (96)
Bob Dole (91)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (97)
Billy Graham (96)
Valerie Harper (75)
Jake LaMotta (93)
Jerry Lewis (88)
Pope Benedict XVI (87)
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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby asudevil » 19 Dec 2014, 00:39

Muhammad Ali
Billy Graham (TV Evangelist)
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Kirk Douglas
Michael J Fox
Nancy Reagan
Olivia De Havilland
Bob Dole
Carol Channing
Pope Benedict XVI
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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby AngelEyesGBU » 19 Dec 2014, 00:46

Here's my own list posted yesterday at stiffs.com:

Kirk Douglas
Billy Graham
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Olivia de Havilland
Vera Lynn
Carol Channing
Abe Vigoda
Carl Reiner
Betty White
Bob Dole

That site lets you name an alternate, which I included as:
George H.W. Bush
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Lest anyone get the wrong idea, we're not wishing people dead, we're just playing amateur actuaries.


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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Rolan A Doobie » 19 Dec 2014, 02:40

I was the king of this thing for 3 straight years....but it seems that this year has put me in the gutter with a big fat goose-egg.

I'm just gonna roll my entire list over to 2015, because fuck it.

Darren Daulton, Phillie (52)
Sam Simon, Simpsons co-creator (59)
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, wrestling icon (70)
"Superstar" Billy Graham, wrestler (70)
Clive James, author (74)
Valerie Harper, actress (75)
Pope Benedict XVI, nazi (87)
Bob Dole, politician (90)
Billy Graham, reverend (95)
Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress (96)
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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby I Love Italy » 19 Dec 2014, 04:25

Rolan A Doobie wrote:Pope Benedict XVI, nazi (87)


Lol. I'm probably in for this too. Give me a few days to make my list.
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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Nightwind » 19 Dec 2014, 08:27

Rolan A Doobie wrote:Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress (96)

Bitch just REFUSES to die!!! :twisted:
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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Peanut » 19 Dec 2014, 14:52

Ok, only two changes from last year as Wojciech Jaruzelski died (my only point) and I no longer believe Bashar al-Assad is in danger, now that he's a pseudo-ally of the west (based on the saying: 'the enemy of my enemy, is my friend' :D )

1. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (43) ISIS Leadership
2. Javier Perez de Cuellar (94)
3. Boutros Boutros-Ghali (93)
4. Dame Vera Lynn (97)
5. Abu Ayman al-Iraqi (49) ISIS Leadership
6. Zsa Zsa Gabor (96)
7. Billy Graham (96)
8. The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Phillip)(93)
9. Kirk Douglas (98)
10. Manuel Noriega (80)

Can you see where I've gone with my new picks (1) & (5) ;)
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Re: 2015 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby bitwise » 19 Dec 2014, 15:59

Zha Zha Gabor (1917), Actress
Anker Jørgensen (1922), Former Danish PM
George H. W. Bush (1924), Former US President
Jimmy Carter (1924), Former US President
Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Thailands king
Jane Aamund (1936), Danish author
Michail Gorbatjov (1931), Last Soviet President
Muhammed Ali (1942), Boxer
Sam Simon (1955), Co-creator of The Simpsons
Stuart Scott (1965), ESPN Anchor
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