The Gull Reef Club

12/22/2008

Death Pool 2009

Filed under: — Jaime @ 3:03 pm

With all the seasonal warmth and cheer surrounding me, I know it’s time to bring the merry morbidity – it’s time to open the call for your picks in the Death Pool 2009!

The rules are simple. Submit to me, either as a comment to this topic, or if you want to keep your picks private until January 1st, as an email to me (thegullreefclub -AT- gmail.com), 10 names of celebrities/well-known people that you think will die in 2009. The people on your list cannot currently be hospitalized (care facilities like nursing homes and drug/alcohol rehab are ok, though), nor can they be on death row. If the person on your list can not easily be found by a wikipedia or google search, then that person is not famous enough to be valid. I recommend not copying someone’s list 100%, that’s rude and lazy. If one of your picks happens to pass away in these last few days of 2008, you be permitted to pick a replacement. If there’s a tie in the end, winner will be decided by whoever’s picks died earlier in the year.

The deadline to submit your list to me is 11:59 pm eastern, December 31, 2008. Once I have all the entries, Mike will put them together on one page for everyone to read, like he did for us in 2008.

There are no prizes as of yet, but if anyone is willing to donate something we can give to the winner, or has an idea for an inexpensive prize, let me know. You will, however, be virtually crowned the Angel of Death for 2009.

Full disclosure: I am also playing. It’s sort of hard to rig this sort of thing. I’ll warn you, though, I’m good, having won the 2007 and (so far) 2008 Death Pools. Mwahaha!

To get this rolling – here are my picks for 2009:

  • 1. Henry Allingham
    2. Severiano Ballesteros
    3. Elizabeth Gladys “Millvina” Dean
    4. Dino De Laurentiis
    5. Steve Jobs
    6. Mikhail Kalashnikov
    7. Jerry Lewis
    8. Oscar Niemeyer
    9. Ariel Sharon
    10. Dorothy Young
  • This was cross-posted from America’s Debate.

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