Sunday, December 20, 2009

New celebrity death pool?

I take you back six months to when I posted my picks for my own celebrity death pool, after Thom told me about the morbid pool he had at work with co-workers.

http://smithground.blogspot.com/2009/06/celebrity-death-pool.html

Well, none of my picks came through, but I'm willing to try again for 2010. Anyone else in with me? Maybe you can enlighten us with some of the rules, Thom. How many picks do we make?

11 comments:

Thom said...

It's simple: Those competing in the death pool pick ten celebrities. At the end of the year, whoever accurately picked the most celebrities to die wins the pot, which contains the money to enter from every participant. We usually went with $5 per person, but if it's less people competing, we could go with a higher amount. Who wants in?

Michael said...

I'm not familiar enough with the various celebrities in states of decay to participate, I don't think.

Waple said...

You don't have to be. Michael Jackson just died! And so did some young woman who did some voice in King of the Hill. It could be anyone!

Waple said...

I'm in. $5 is pretty cheap.

I'll have to come up with my list soon.

Waple said...

After some extensive research and thought, here is my list:

Wilford Brimley
John Madden
Joan Rivers
Phyllis Diller
Jimmy Carter
George Martin
Nelson Mandela
Nancy Reagan
Kim Jong-il
Dick Clark

I'm going with some of the ones I listed last year cause I still think they're safe bets, but I didn't want to do all the same ones. It got me to thinking about what a celebrity is, though. Like can Queen Elizabeth II be considered a celebrity? I think so. I looked up "celebrity" on dictionary.com and it basically just said any person that's famous. So argue with me if you like, but I think it's fair.

Thom said...

Here's my list:

Elizabeth Taylor
Fidel Castro
Ariel Sharon
Muhammad Ali
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Kirk Douglas
Roger Ebert
Ernest Borgnine
Margaret Thatcher
Dick Cheney

Waple said...

I can tell you did some research (and wishful thinking) as well!

Michael said...

... okay, off topic, but I could have sworn half the people on your lists were already dead. Jeeze, goes to show how on top of things I am.

Thom said...

Yeah, Dick Cheney was probably the biggest wishful thinking choice.

And Mike, I can understand you thinking that - Fidel Castro has been out of the spotlight, Ariel Sharon is still in a vegetative state, etc.

jp said...

I think John Madden will kick the bucket, right in mid-broadcast. "Yebjek.. FOOTBALLL...WWEFeee...*URK*." Then we'll all feel bad for making so much fun of him.

Waple said...

HAHAHAHAHA

But seriously, make a list, John. You know you want to be a part of this.