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2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 02:58
by Minneapolitan
Who's going to "kick the bucket" in 2019?

Pick TEN celebrities you think will die. Whoever has the most correct picks at the end of 2019 WINS!

Be sure to spread the word about this Dead Pool before January 1st, 2019!

RULES OF THE DEAD POOL:

1. The game ends at 11:59pm, December 31, 2019.

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 current 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, 2018. 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

- I try to keep a close watch for dead celebrities, and I will make the official announcements of death. (I work in transportation so please have a little patience... :roll: )

- You are allowed to change your picks at any time before January 1st, 2019. Everyone can see when a post has been edited, so any list of celebrities submitted after 11:59pm, December 31st, 2018, 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.

- Players are encouraged, but not required, to exclude celebrities whose date of birth is disputed or unknown, as well as celebrities who while technically famous are highly obscure and/or famous merely on a local or regional level (i.e. Tom Libous).

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

- Previous Dead Pools: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.


8-)

Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 02:58
by Minneapolitan
:arrow: A consolidated list of the 2019 picks can be found here.

CURRENT LEADER BOARD:

Minneapolitan (Doris Day, Rip Torn, John Paul Stevens, Jacques Chirac)

NJLonghorn (Fritz Hollings, John Paul Stevens, Jocelyn Burdick)

asudevil (Carol Channing, John Paul Stevens)

Don Juan of Austria (Robert Mugabe)
gsmx (Jacques Chirac)
Jegpeg (Robert Mugabe)
joe92 (Bob Hawke)
Peanut (Lê Đức Anh)

Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 02:59
by Minneapolitan
Here are my picks, with their ages:

Bob Barker (95)
Jacques Chirac (86)
Doris Day (96)
Bob Dole (95)
Hugh Downs (97)
Henry Kissinger (95)
Pope Benedict XVI (91)
John Paul Stevens (98)
Rip Torn (87)
Chuck Yeager (95)

Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 04:32
by UFO Fever
Henry Kissinger (95) - really hope I nail this one
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (85) - hope I absolutely do not get this one
Jimmy Carter (94)
Anthony Hopkins (80)
Alan Alda (82)
Martin Sheen (78) - bad year for West Wing alumni
Dick LeBeau (81)
Tim Green (55)
Chris Bosh (34) - Wild Card 1
Demi Lovato (26) - Wild Card 2

Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 15:55
by nanooktheeskimo
Henry Kissinger - 95
Geroge RR Martin - 70
Bob Dole - 95
Woody Allen - 83
Pete Davidson - 25
Lou Piniella - 75
Keith Richards - 75
Elizabeth II - 92 (she might be immortal though I dunno)
Clint Eastwood - 88
Morgan Freeman - 81

Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 17:15
by asudevil
If Trump gets executed for treason...that still counts yes?

Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 20:12
by Josey Wales
asudevil wrote:If Trump gets executed for treason...that still counts yes?


LOL, harsh, funny but harsh.

Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 21:25
by asudevil
Josey Wales wrote:
asudevil wrote:If Trump gets executed for treason...that still counts yes?


LOL, harsh, funny but harsh.


As long as it's funny

Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 24 Dec 2018, 02:06
by Minneapolitan
asudevil wrote:
Josey Wales wrote:
asudevil wrote:If Trump gets executed for treason...that still counts yes?


LOL, harsh, funny but harsh.


As long as it's funny


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Re: 2019 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

PostPosted: 24 Dec 2018, 20:06
by NJLonghorn
I'm going with 5 pairs of celebrities:

Queen Elizabeth II -- 92
Prince Phillips -- 97

John Paul Stevens -- 98 (oldest former SCOTUS justice)
Alan Stephenson Boyd -- 96 (oldest former cabinet member)

John M. Patterson -- 97 (oldest former governor)
Ernest Hollings -- 96 (second oldest former governor)

Diane Feinstein -- 85 (oldest sitting Senator)
Roscoe Bartlett -- 92 (oldest sitting Congressman)

Jocelyn Burdick -- 96 (oldest former Senator other than Hollings)
Lester L. Wolff-- 99 (oldest former Congressman) -- turns 100 on January 4, 2019