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Title: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 22, 2014, 02:02:26 pm
Been a slow year for the grim reaper.  Nobody had Joe Cocker who died today.

Pants! has Mohammed Ali which could score a pie wedge for him in the next couple days and practically lock in the best score - looks like nobody will actually "win".

(http://i.imgur.com/ZH8AymG.png)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: Tatyana on December 22, 2014, 02:05:59 pm
Crap, I can't remember who I predicted last year.

Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 22, 2014, 02:27:41 pm
Crap, I can't remember who I predicted last year.

Hey, it's not too late to enter - you might get lucky!
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: Morvis13 on December 22, 2014, 03:25:37 pm
almost time to start up for next year.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 22, 2014, 03:29:12 pm
almost time to start up for next year.

My game was more fun to develop than it was to play.  But I'll take it on again if there's interest.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: ApfelCider on December 22, 2014, 07:45:24 pm
Oh my god, you are all terrible.

...Looking forward to signing up for 2015.  >:D
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: Morvis13 on December 22, 2014, 09:45:02 pm
Joe Cocker (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: PANTS! on December 23, 2014, 09:21:54 am
I felt so wrong hoping that Zsa Zsa Gabor who is in poor health would not make it.  I had to step back and slap myself for letting competitiveness overwhelm empathy.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: PANTS! on December 30, 2014, 04:08:07 pm
Christine Cavanaugh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Cavanaugh)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: PANTS! on January 05, 2015, 01:20:36 pm
I had Stuart Scott (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/12118296/stuart-scott-espn-anchor-dies-age-49) on my list.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 05, 2015, 01:26:09 pm
I had Stuart Scott (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/12118296/stuart-scott-espn-anchor-dies-age-49) on my list.

Well, we could just extend this game indefinitely until someone wins... what say?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: PANTS! on January 05, 2015, 01:27:48 pm
Sounds like a good solution to me. 
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 05, 2015, 03:31:18 pm
Sounds like a good solution to me.

Can you update the Subject Line?  Or should I start a new thread.

Pants! takes a commanding lead with the death of some guy I never heard of.
(http://i.imgur.com/HBTJEzG.jpg)

Silenced Lamb appears to be no longer a forum member so I'll delete him unless I find out otherwise.

Not too late for new players... you'll be tied for third already.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: Morvis13 on January 05, 2015, 03:36:04 pm
only Pants and I would have to pick a couple if we do this for 2015.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: PANTS! on January 05, 2015, 03:51:09 pm
I think he is saying we do 2014 start until we have a winner.   So we start 2015 with a 1 piece lead.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool 2014
Post by: PANTS! on January 05, 2015, 03:52:14 pm
Sounds like a good solution to me.

Can you update the Subject Line?  Or should I start a new thread.

Not too late for new players... you'll be tied for third already.

As the OP. you can update the subject line, but I'll do it and resticky the post.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: HighPockets on January 06, 2015, 01:41:27 pm
can you refresh my memory on what the rules are, I know I'm picking 5 for each category, but wasn't there some kind of average age that you couldn't go over, so you couldn't load up on 90 somethings?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 06, 2015, 02:25:56 pm
can you refresh my memory on what the rules are, I know I'm picking 5 for each category, but wasn't there some kind of average age that you couldn't go over, so you couldn't load up on 90 somethings?

Yes, max age of 75 for each category.
If a celeb might fit in multiple categories you can choose, but each celeb only once... you must have 25 different names.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on January 06, 2015, 04:16:29 pm
I wanted to join but realized I don't know enough names to even fill two categories.
Just gonna throw this out there for no points - Mel Gibson.
Also, if Mel Brooks or Christopher Lee go this year (or EVER) I'll be pissed as all hell.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 06, 2015, 04:18:59 pm
Maybe this will give you some ideas:

http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/pages-nf/main (http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/pages-nf/main)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on January 09, 2015, 08:34:53 am
Rod Taylor (http://variety.com/2015/film/news/rod-taylor-dead-the-bird-the-time-machine-1201396390/)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on February 25, 2015, 09:25:34 am
Leslie Gore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Gore)  :-(

I cried, and I wanted to.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on February 27, 2015, 12:36:37 pm
Shit
 (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html)
Quote
Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on February 27, 2015, 12:53:40 pm
Awwww fuck.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on February 27, 2015, 01:53:12 pm
I haz the sads.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: DonA on February 27, 2015, 01:59:57 pm
Well shit. 

This is definitely sad news.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on March 09, 2015, 09:03:03 am
Carol Susi - best known as the voice of Debbie Wolowitz (Howard's mother) on the Big Bang Theory.

ETA - she died in November but I just found out this week.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on March 09, 2015, 10:49:56 am
Is it too late to put all my money on Harrison Ford?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 09, 2015, 12:06:49 pm
Is it too late to put all my money on Harrison Ford?

You can choose him for one spot, but you have to fill up all five categories so get in the game.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZH8AymG.png)

Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on March 09, 2015, 06:31:57 pm
Sam Simon

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/sam-simon-dead-dies_n_6833298.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/sam-simon-dead-dies_n_6833298.html)

I had him under other, but then again I had Stuart Scott under that too.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 09, 2015, 07:15:50 pm
Sam Simon

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/sam-simon-dead-dies_n_6833298.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/sam-simon-dead-dies_n_6833298.html)

I had him under other, but then again I had Stuart Scott under that too.

Must have posted an old photo because you did get credit for that one.

(http://i.imgur.com/HBTJEzG.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on March 12, 2015, 11:50:50 am
Terry Pratchett (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31858156)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on March 12, 2015, 12:16:22 pm
Awwwww.  Poo.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on April 02, 2015, 01:51:27 pm
Four preachers on our lists, and none of them was the unctuous egotist Robert Schuller.

(http://i.imgur.com/zWIOiMn.jpg)

Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on April 15, 2015, 05:22:56 pm
Got another piece..... Possibly

President Hosni Mubarak (http://www.novinite.com/articles/167913/Iran+News+Website+Claims+Former+Egyptian+President+Mubarak+Is+Dead)


Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on April 15, 2015, 05:34:59 pm
Got another piece..... Possibly

President Hosni Mubarak (http://www.novinite.com/articles/167913/Iran+News+Website+Claims+Former+Egyptian+President+Mubarak+Is+Dead)

EXCELLENT!  We have a clear leader now.
(http://i.imgur.com/G6v645P.jpg)

I just saw a news quote from Kissinger about the Iran deal.... good grief die already.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on April 16, 2015, 10:34:53 am
Did anyone have Percy Sledge (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/04/14/percy-sledge-appreciation/25767849/)?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on April 16, 2015, 01:29:17 pm
Got another piece..... Possibly

President Hosni Mubarak (http://www.novinite.com/articles/167913/Iran+News+Website+Claims+Former+Egyptian+President+Mubarak+Is+Dead)

I noticed the flag was at half-staff yesterday afternoon and I thought... "No WAY is this for Hosni Mubarak"... but I hadn't heard of anyone else's dying.  Then later found out Obama declared a day to remember the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on April 16, 2015, 01:32:03 pm
Yeah.  At this point it is half a wedge.  There are numerous conflicting reports.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on May 04, 2015, 03:26:48 pm
And nobody had, Yeoman Rand  (Grace Lee Whitney)

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/startrek/images/a/ae/GraceLeeWhitney_as_Rand.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090328062515)

Quote
On the official "Star Trek" website, startrek.com, Whitney was described as "one of 'Star Trek's' greatest cautionary tales and also one of the franchise's most satisfying renaissance stories." She was written out of the show in its first season and struggled with alcohol and drug problems before finding recovery, reprising the Rand role in the "Star Trek" films and devoting her life to helping others.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on May 04, 2015, 03:32:15 pm

Also a retraction on Mubarak.

Quote
Published May 04, 2015Associated Press

CAIRO –  Egypt's deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak has celebrated his 87th birthday by waving to some 100 supporters gathered outside of a military hospital where he is being held in Cairo.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on May 15, 2015, 09:43:03 am
BB King (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/b-b-king-dead-at-age-89-1.3075340)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on May 24, 2015, 03:33:20 pm
John Nash (http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/24/us/feat-john-nash-wife-killed/), dammit.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on June 04, 2015, 03:31:40 pm
Uh oh...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGq8WMsUkAEpsxK.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on June 11, 2015, 10:13:53 am
Christopher Lee (http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/11/christopher-lee-dies-at-the-age-of-93-dracula)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on June 11, 2015, 10:54:50 am
NOOOOO!

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on June 23, 2015, 01:40:04 pm
Nobody had Dick Van Patten who died today.

In other news... Billy Graham is freaking 96 years old and refuses to grant me what should've been a sure thing.

(http://i.imgur.com/G6v645P.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: HighPockets on June 23, 2015, 03:20:37 pm
Apropos of nothing it just occurred to me the double entendre of the death pool taking new members.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on June 26, 2015, 04:43:38 pm
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150625153802-patrick-macnee-exlarge-169.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: DonA on June 29, 2015, 08:26:55 am
Chris Squire passed. 

As a bassist and lover of music this 1 sucks.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on June 29, 2015, 03:06:07 pm
Every time I see this thread pop up in the "new replies" list my heart drops.
I really fear the day he (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks) will be taken from us.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 02, 2015, 11:42:24 pm
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on August 03, 2015, 04:21:33 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/G6v645P.jpg)

OOH, Pants may be on the cusp of another score - Valerie Harper may or may not be in a coma.


Quote
Harper, 75, reportedly collapsed backstage during a Nice Work If You Can Get It performance Wednesday, and Kenney confirmed that she had been taken to a local hospital "as a precaution."
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on August 03, 2015, 04:22:48 pm
Yeah.  We shall see.  I'd rather she stay and Hosni went, but I get no say in it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 10, 2015, 05:59:18 pm
Frank Gifford
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on August 19, 2015, 10:19:13 am
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150819032156-batgirl-double-exlarge-169.jpg)

I can't believe she was older than my mom...

Didn't know she was also hot alien chick #14 from ST: TOS

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTAkKyN6PjegcPH26fXrn4skbssAJN5-edoGGR8dd82rn4OQxkB)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on August 21, 2015, 10:15:19 am
(http://i.imgur.com/G6v645P.jpg)

Bump for Morvis and the Carter call.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on August 21, 2015, 10:41:53 pm
He has put it in gods hands so not much time left.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on August 22, 2015, 03:56:36 pm
Every single time I see activity in this thread I go in chanting "Please not Mel Brooks, please not Mel Brooks...."
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on August 31, 2015, 10:32:43 am
We Craven (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wes-craven-horror-maestro-dies-818806)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on August 31, 2015, 11:48:50 am
Oliver Sacks (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/science/oliver-sacks-dies-at-82-neurologist-and-author-explored-the-brains-quirks.html)

He would have been a great win in the science category.

A very influential man in the popularization and advancement of Neuroscience.

Quote from: New York Times
Dr. Sacks variously described his books and essays as case histories, pathographies, clinical tales or “neurological novels.” His subjects included Madeleine J., a blind woman who perceived her hands only as useless “lumps of dough”; Jimmie G., a submarine radio operator whose amnesia stranded him for more than three decades in 1945; and Dr. P. — the man who mistook his wife for a hat — whose brain lost the ability to decipher what his eyes were seeing.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on August 31, 2015, 11:59:25 am
Wes Craven (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wes-craven-horror-maestro-dies-818806)

Awwww.   Thats a pisser too...  Especially since he was still producing pretty good stuff.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on September 23, 2015, 12:59:30 pm
Yogi Berra (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/24/sports/baseball/yogi-berra-dies-at-90-yankees-baseball-catcher.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on December 04, 2015, 10:46:31 am
Scott Weiland (http://abc7.com/entertainment/scott-weiland-singer-of-stone-temple-pilots-dead-at-48-reports-say/1109210/)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on December 04, 2015, 11:49:49 am
Scott Weiland (http://abc7.com/entertainment/scott-weiland-singer-of-stone-temple-pilots-dead-at-48-reports-say/1109210/)

That's a bummer, but not unexpected.  Dude was troubled, to put it mildly.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on December 29, 2015, 07:43:59 am
Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/12/28/motorhead-frontman-lemmy-kilmister-dies-at-70/77999060/)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on December 29, 2015, 11:11:43 am
Not Lemmy!
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: The Latinist on December 29, 2015, 11:55:00 am
If we're doing another one next year, I want in.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 29, 2015, 12:23:38 pm
If we're doing another one next year, I want in.

I really liked the Trivial Pursuit format I created for this game, but going on year 3 and we've only had four points scored.  I'd be happy to create a new one, or continue this one, or make some changes but this game needs a little more action somehow.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on December 29, 2015, 03:44:05 pm
Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/12/28/motorhead-frontman-lemmy-kilmister-dies-at-70/77999060/)

Noooo! :-(
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 29, 2015, 08:13:58 pm
Stormin' Norman

Quote
A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78 and lived in Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 27) AP
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: The Latinist on December 29, 2015, 09:56:05 pm
Stormin' Norman

Quote
A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78 and lived in Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 27) AP

Yes, in 2012. But I can understand the confusion, since it seems to have been newly discovered by Facebook.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 29, 2015, 11:22:29 pm
Crap!  I even checked and didn't catch that.  I remember doing the same thing for Neil Armstrong too... I've got some kind of cognitive deficiency about obits.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on December 30, 2015, 09:14:33 am
I like this format as well. If we want more hits then we need more players or more picks per person.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on January 01, 2016, 12:44:13 pm
Officially in 2015, Natalie Cole (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2016/01/01/natalie-cole-dead-65/78175680/)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 11, 2016, 02:38:44 am
David Bowie... Wow
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on January 11, 2016, 07:27:27 am
David Bowie... Wow

In honor, the many faces...

(http://www.songlyrics.audio/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/david-bowie-ziggy-stardust5.jpg)(http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2014-05/enhanced/webdr03/21/17/anigif_enhanced-buzz-29115-1400707328-19.gif)(http://www.randallpacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/21_bowie3_g_w.jpg)(http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2016/01/11/david-bowie_sq-66086d99e37fd27ae553ab83e68d2199e3264359-s300-c85.jpg)

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on January 11, 2016, 08:52:28 am
Total pisser.  And this after releasing a critically admired album (on Friday) (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/21332-blackstar/), and realizing his childhood dream of scoring a musical. (http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/newyorktheaterworkshop/lazarus.php)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on January 14, 2016, 08:02:16 am
Alan Rickman (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alan-rickman-dead-actor-was-855749)
Fuck this shit
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on January 15, 2016, 09:47:18 pm
René Angélil, better known as Celine Dion's husband.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on January 19, 2016, 09:54:34 am
This is going to be the year that music dies.
Glenn Frey (http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/18/glenn-frey-the-eagles-dead/)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: The Latinist on January 19, 2016, 10:18:39 am
So, can we start a new game?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on January 19, 2016, 03:12:23 pm
What the fuck, 2016?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 19, 2016, 03:39:11 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/G6v645P.jpg)

Why don't we just declare Pants! the ersatz winner of this game and begin the discussion of a new format?

I suspect the limitations of age and category were a little too restrictive for a lively game of death pool.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on January 19, 2016, 03:44:11 pm
I say we do start another.

Since I only got 2 anyway, I don't know if that's enough to be declared the winner anyway.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 19, 2016, 03:49:26 pm
I say we do start another.

Since I only got 2 anyway, I don't know if that's enough to be declared the winner anyway.

You got 3 out of 5 for 60% winner.  Only one other point scored in TWO YEARS.  There must be a way for a faster payoff.

Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on January 19, 2016, 03:58:13 pm
I say we do start another.

Since I only got 2 anyway, I don't know if that's enough to be declared the winner anyway.

You got 3 out of 5 for 60% winner.  Only one other point scored in TWO YEARS.  There must be a way for a faster payoff.

Actually I didn't - The rumors of Hosni's demise were greatly exaggerated.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on January 26, 2016, 11:07:11 am
Marvin Minsky (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/01/25/marvin-minsky-1927-2016/)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on January 26, 2016, 02:55:37 pm
We just lost Abe Vigoda (http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/26/abe-vigoda-dead/).
2016 is the worst.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on January 26, 2016, 03:26:19 pm
We just lost Abe Vigoda (http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/26/abe-vigoda-dead/).
2016 is the worst.

Wow.  That sucks.

http://www.abevigoda.com/
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on January 26, 2016, 03:37:45 pm
We just lost Abe Vigoda (http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/26/abe-vigoda-dead/).
2016 is the worst.

Wow.  That sucks.

http://www.abevigoda.com/

I always thought it would've been Clemenza.

RIP Fish

SCORE!

(http://i.imgur.com/a1JZ0vA.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on February 06, 2016, 08:46:59 am
http://www.wsj.com/video/earth-wind-fire-founder-maurice-white-dies/C4D76816-BAB1-46A1-A8E5-6410383D369D.html

Maurice White, founder/lead of Earth, Wind and Fire
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on February 06, 2016, 11:14:07 am
Aww, man.  Thats some shit.  EWaF were soooo awesome.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on February 16, 2016, 12:04:51 pm
Justice Antonin Scalia (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/16/466925067/justice-scalia-will-lie-in-repose-at-the-supreme-court-on-friday)

Vanity (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=vanity%20dead)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on February 16, 2016, 12:08:55 pm
Justice Antonin Scalia (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/16/466925067/justice-scalia-will-lie-in-repose-at-the-supreme-court-on-friday)

Vanity (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=vanity%20dead)

Boutros Boutros Ghali - I always liked saying that name.  But he was a wishy-washy SecGen
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on February 16, 2016, 12:10:08 pm
Justice Antonin Scalia (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/16/466925067/justice-scalia-will-lie-in-repose-at-the-supreme-court-on-friday)

Vanity (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=vanity%20dead)

Boutros Boutros Ghali - I always liked saying that name.  But he was a wishy-washy SecGen

Damn, so he did.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/16/world/un-boutros-boutros-ghali-dies/index.html
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on February 29, 2016, 10:00:31 pm
George Kennedy (https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/george-kennedy-oscar-winning-character-actor-of-cool-hand-luke-dies-at-91/2016/02/29/f4451a92-df2f-11e5-8d98-4b3d9215ade1_story.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on March 04, 2016, 08:53:41 am
Tony Warren (http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/02/tony-warren-obituary-coronation-street-creator)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on March 06, 2016, 09:27:12 pm
Nancy Reagan
Ray Tomlinson (programmer)
Pat Conroy (novelist - Prince of Tides)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: unixTechie on March 07, 2016, 12:03:42 pm
Nancy Reagan

Wow - my first hit in how many years?...
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on March 07, 2016, 12:25:42 pm
Nancy Reagan

Wow - my first hit in how many years?...

You win the political widget.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 07, 2016, 12:34:32 pm
unixTechie opens his account with the first slice of the political pie.

(http://i.imgur.com/uw2CqUX.png)

Things are really heating up now... going into the third year of the game.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on March 09, 2016, 07:10:19 pm
George Martin (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,46331.0.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 12, 2016, 02:29:25 am
I'm really glad I watched this... RonReagan eulogies his mother
http://youtu.be/zwsbrm28ZdA
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on March 17, 2016, 12:11:52 pm
Frank Sinatra Jr (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/17/frank-sinatra-jr-dies-aged-72)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 24, 2016, 12:45:34 pm
Johan Cruyff - Dutch soccer player, Spanish hero.
cancer
68

Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on March 24, 2016, 04:16:54 pm

unixTechie opens his account with the first slice of the political pie.

(http://i.imgur.com/uw2CqUX.png)

Things are really heating up now... going into the third year of the game.

TMZ is reporting Garry Shandling :(
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: HighPockets on March 24, 2016, 04:38:54 pm
TMZ is reporting Garry Shandling :(

Oh I hope this is not true and he's just stepping into Abe Vagota's spot. His stand up album may have been the first one I ever bought. him or Steve Martin.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on March 24, 2016, 04:51:43 pm
Aww.  Fuck no.  The two TV shows he did changed how I viewed comedy.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on March 24, 2016, 05:07:05 pm


TMZ is reporting Garry Shandling :(

:( Confirmed, sorry :(

Comedian Garry Shandling dies at 66
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-garry-shandling-died-66-20160324-story.html
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 24, 2016, 05:10:42 pm
TMZ is frequently the first with these stories of celebrity deaths - I don't remember their ever calling one wrong.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on March 29, 2016, 03:41:11 pm
Patti Duke (http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-patty-duke-234484)

No word if she was survived by her cousin.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on April 05, 2016, 02:09:16 pm
This might be a trap but...

Erik Bauersfeld (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/05/473073158/star-wars-voice-actor-who-as-admiral-ackbar-warned-its-a-trap-dies-at-93)


Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: unixTechie on April 06, 2016, 02:08:45 pm
Merle Haggard (http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/06/entertainment/merle-haggard-country-music-dies/index.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on April 06, 2016, 02:12:15 pm
Merle Haggard (http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/06/entertainment/merle-haggard-country-music-dies/index.html)

Aww shit.  No!
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on April 19, 2016, 05:09:14 am
Doris Roberts

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/doris-roberts-dead-everybody-loves-raymond-actress-was-90-report-w203197
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on April 21, 2016, 09:49:00 am
Professional Wrestler Chyna  (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-wrestling-star-chyna-found-dead-20160420-story.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on April 21, 2016, 12:44:47 pm
Prince 

 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on April 21, 2016, 01:04:19 pm
Prince 

 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

FUCK, NO!

EDIT:

Looks like it may be true. (http://heavy.com/entertainment/2016/04/did-prince-die-dead-is-death-who-cause-alive-died/)

GODDAMMIT!
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on April 21, 2016, 01:20:00 pm
Music great Prince dies at 57

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-prince-20160421-story.html
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: HighPockets on April 21, 2016, 01:48:23 pm
I'm going to leave this here, I don't know how to embed the player, but it's worth a listen.



http://www.maximumfun.org/player/31132
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on April 21, 2016, 02:26:25 pm
Dammit.  I am actually upset by this.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: stonesean on April 21, 2016, 02:30:44 pm
Prince, Bowie, Lemmy?

Fuck you last 6 months...
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on April 28, 2016, 08:13:51 pm
DeadPool's dead pool (http://www.avclub.com/article/all-names-deadpools-dead-pool-235933)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on April 29, 2016, 08:46:01 am
Phil Kives - founder K-Tel (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/phil-kives-k-tel-winnipeg-obit-1.3556818)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on May 24, 2016, 08:33:46 am
Nick Menza (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/05/22/ex-megadeth-drummer-nick-menza-collapses-on-stage-dies.html) Megadeth Drummer.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on June 04, 2016, 06:57:27 am
Muhammad Ali.  Knew it would be sooner or later.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/amp/muhammad-ali-greatest-all-time-dead-74-n584776

I may have had him on my list.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on June 06, 2016, 12:50:07 pm
Muhammad Ali.  Knew it would be sooner or later.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/amp/muhammad-ali-greatest-all-time-dead-74-n584776

I may have had him on my list.

Indeed - PANTS! called another one, although he already scored in that category so no change in the standings.
PANTS! - 2
Everybody else - 1
And we have a score in every category except for Science.
Hawking is on four rosters, ZsaZsa, Keith Richards, and Fidel are each on three... no points for the favorites.
The fans are going wild.  The tension is palpable.

(http://i.imgur.com/zYUtEC3.png)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: DonA on June 10, 2016, 11:08:35 am
Mr. Hockey - Gordie Howe
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on June 26, 2016, 01:09:04 pm
Ralph Stanley
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on June 27, 2016, 09:12:52 am
Bernie Worrell (http://www.npr.org/2016/06/25/483537353/bernie-worrell-the-most-influential-keyboardist-youve-probably-never-heard-of)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: HighPockets on July 20, 2016, 07:38:15 am
Garry Marshall
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on July 26, 2016, 07:33:31 pm
Miss Cleo - famous fake Jamaican fake psychic.

Colon cancer.

Younger than me... fuck.


http://youtu.be/fQ-8id3YmFg
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on July 26, 2016, 09:19:01 pm
Bet she didn't see that coming
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on July 31, 2016, 10:13:51 pm
Tim LaHaye -Shitty Religeous Fiction Writer

And

Marni Nixon (http://www.npr.org/2016/07/29/487863264/marni-nixon-obit-2001) - Singer extraordinaire, who gave voice to so many stars.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on August 13, 2016, 09:33:24 pm
Kenny Baker (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/13/kenny-baker-r2-d2-dies-star-wars)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 13, 2016, 09:36:57 pm
Kenny Baker (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/13/kenny-baker-r2-d2-dies-star-wars)

I don't think he died. I think he was kidnapped by jawas.

RIP Kenny
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on August 14, 2016, 04:07:45 am
Does anyone have John McLaughlin in the pool? He "under the weather" and missed his last McLaughlin Group, but had prerecorded the bumps and was barely intelligible.

"Bye, bye"
Title: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on August 17, 2016, 12:41:58 am
Legendary Talk Show Host John McLaughlin Dies



http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/legendary-talk-show-host-john-mclaughlin-dies-n632131

Bye, bye, indeed


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Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 17, 2016, 12:49:39 pm
Legendary Talk Show Host John McLaughlin Dies



http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/legendary-talk-show-host-john-mclaughlin-dies-n632131

Bye, bye, indeed


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Dana Carvey used to do a hilarious imitation of him on SNL years ago.
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/mclaughlin-group/n9987
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: stonesean on August 17, 2016, 01:06:00 pm
Legendary Talk Show Host John McLaughlin Dies



http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/legendary-talk-show-host-john-mclaughlin-dies-n632131

Bye, bye, indeed


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Dana Carvey used to do a hilarious imitation of him on SNL years ago.
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/mclaughlin-group/n9987

Carvey's McLaughlin is what drew me to look for the show.  Then I found I liked it.  Though to be honest I haven't watched in at least a decade due to peak cable 24 hour news.  McLaughlin Group was the only show like it when I started watching, now there are panel shows imitating McLaughlin Group on every broadcast and cable news network in nearly every time slot.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on August 29, 2016, 03:47:03 pm
Gene Wilder.

BOOOOO!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Wilder

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/gene-wilder-dead-dies-willie-wonka-young-frankenstein-1201846745/

Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on August 29, 2016, 04:16:23 pm
Juan Gabriel - Mexican pop star... superstar... guy was huge.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on August 29, 2016, 05:18:09 pm
Gene Wilder.

BOOOOO!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Wilder

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/gene-wilder-dead-dies-willie-wonka-young-frankenstein-1201846745/

FUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKK!
I know people usually talk about him in the context of Willie Wonka, but I will forever remember him as Jim (The Waco Kid):

https://youtu.be/LNTw3x40I0o

https://youtu.be/Tr9xVmCL0bA
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 29, 2016, 05:26:50 pm
He'll always be Dr. Frahnk-En-Steen to me   :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: stonesean on August 30, 2016, 09:17:31 am
Gene Wilder.

BOOOOO!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Wilder

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/gene-wilder-dead-dies-willie-wonka-young-frankenstein-1201846745/

FUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKK!
I know people usually talk about him in the context of Willie Wonka, but I will forever remember him as Jim (The Waco Kid):

https://youtu.be/LNTw3x40I0o

https://youtu.be/Tr9xVmCL0bA

He starred in the #1 grossing movie of 1974 "Blazing Saddles" and the #3 grossing movie of 1974 "Young Frankenstein".  That's a god damn good year.

I have a four day weekend approaching, so I think Thursday I'll have a little wake at home and do a double feature of Blazing Saddles and the Frisco Kid.  There will be booze.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 30, 2016, 10:56:37 am
I just love him in some of the old comedies with Richard Pryor.

Stir Crazy, Silver Streak, See no Evil, Hear no Evil
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: stonesean on August 30, 2016, 12:11:33 pm
I can't quite figure out why Cleavon Little wasn't a big mainstream star in the US.

He's handsome, funny, he can act, he can sing, he can dance, he was in at least one MASSIVELY popular movie......c'mon USA in the 70's.....appreciate this guy!
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on August 30, 2016, 01:47:46 pm
I can't quite figure out why Cleavon Little wasn't a big mainstream star in the US.

He's handsome, funny, he can act, he can sing, he can dance, he was in at least one MASSIVELY popular movie......c'mon USA in the 70's.....appreciate this guy!

I think he enjoyed the more serious roles, like Shakespeare.  Also, he died pretty young.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on August 30, 2016, 02:01:20 pm
I can't quite figure out why Cleavon Little wasn't a big mainstream star in the US.

He's handsome, funny, he can act, he can sing, he can dance, he was in at least one MASSIVELY popular movie......c'mon USA in the 70's.....appreciate this guy!

Agreed. But I wonder if "Blazing Saddles" would have been better if Richard Pryor was cast as Bart. (The role was written with him in mind)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: lubbarin on August 30, 2016, 02:05:19 pm
I can't quite figure out why Cleavon Little wasn't a big mainstream star in the US.

He's handsome, funny, he can act, he can sing, he can dance, he was in at least one MASSIVELY popular movie......c'mon USA in the 70's.....appreciate this guy!

Agreed. But I wonder if "Blazing Saddles" would have been better if Richard Pryor was cast as Bart. (The role was written with him in mind)
It's hard to imagine now.
I think Pryor was maybe too animated. Always mugging and making crazy noises. It loses some of the magic if it loses Little
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 30, 2016, 02:19:30 pm
I can't quite figure out why Cleavon Little wasn't a big mainstream star in the US.

He's handsome, funny, he can act, he can sing, he can dance, he was in at least one MASSIVELY popular movie......c'mon USA in the 70's.....appreciate this guy!

Agreed. But I wonder if "Blazing Saddles" would have been better if Richard Pryor was cast as Bart. (The role was written with him in mind)
It's hard to imagine now.
I think Pryor was maybe too animated. Always mugging and making crazy noises. It loses some of the magic if it loses Little

A little less singing about cocaine and more candy-gram for Mongo?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: lubbarin on August 30, 2016, 02:31:11 pm
I can't quite figure out why Cleavon Little wasn't a big mainstream star in the US.

He's handsome, funny, he can act, he can sing, he can dance, he was in at least one MASSIVELY popular movie......c'mon USA in the 70's.....appreciate this guy!

Agreed. But I wonder if "Blazing Saddles" would have been better if Richard Pryor was cast as Bart. (The role was written with him in mind)
It's hard to imagine now.
I think Pryor was maybe too animated. Always mugging and making crazy noises. It loses some of the magic if it loses Little

A little less singing about cocaine and more candy-gram for Mongo?
And more this https://youtu.be/h4RORLHjYMc
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on September 05, 2016, 07:57:38 pm
PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY DEAD AT 92...

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2016/09/05/longtime-conservative-icon-phyllis-schlafly-dies-at-92/


Also Hugh O'Brian, anybody remember him?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: kendranoelle on September 05, 2016, 08:48:32 pm
Phyllis Schlafly has finally shuffled off this mortal coil. Finally.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/conservative-activist-phyllis-schlafly-dead-at-92_us_57ce0171e4b0a22de096adfe
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on September 11, 2016, 02:42:34 pm
Alexis Arquette
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: HighPockets on September 11, 2016, 03:02:46 pm
The Lady Chablis
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on September 16, 2016, 08:40:37 pm
Edward Albee :(

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-edward-albee-20160916-snap-story.html


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Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on September 16, 2016, 11:11:11 pm
Goddamn.  He was an awesome artist.  Zoo Story helped cement my love for the theater.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Andrew Clunn on September 20, 2016, 02:20:12 pm
Brangelina  >:D
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on September 25, 2016, 06:11:48 pm
Jose Fernandez (http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/25/us/mlb-pitcher-jose-fernandez-dead/)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on September 25, 2016, 09:14:15 pm
Arnold Palmer

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/golf/2016/09/25/arnold-palmer-obituary/1881465/
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Ambious on September 28, 2016, 07:28:37 am
Shimon Peres, former Israeli Prime Minister and President, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the most beloved champions of peace in the world, has passed away earlier this morning.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: HighPockets on October 18, 2016, 06:24:36 pm
Pedals the stand-up Bear

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/18/498398167/internet-mourns-apparent-death-of-pedals-a-real-stand-up-bear
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on October 24, 2016, 04:15:10 pm
Jack Chick
Writer of Chick Tracts
92

No points awarded.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Morvis13 on October 24, 2016, 04:30:03 pm
Jack Chick
Writer of Chick Tracts
92

No points awarded.

He should be buried under a pile of his own rubbish.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on November 07, 2016, 02:44:50 pm
Janet Reno, 78
Parkinson's Disease

No points awarded.


(http://i.imgur.com/zYUtEC3.png)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on November 10, 2016, 12:53:55 pm
Ralph Baer - Father of Modern Video Games. (http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2014/12/08/369405270/inventor-ralph-baer-the-father-of-video-games-dies-at-92)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on November 10, 2016, 08:59:28 pm
Goddamn it.  Fuck you 2016

Leonard Cohen (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,47624.0.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on November 11, 2016, 01:48:07 pm
Robert Vaughn. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

 :(

http://deadline.com/2016/11/robert-vaughn-dead-man-from-u-n-c-l-e-1201852907/ (http://deadline.com/2016/11/robert-vaughn-dead-man-from-u-n-c-l-e-1201852907/)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: CarbShark on November 14, 2016, 02:23:50 pm
Gwen Ifill. Cancer, at 61.

Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: stonesean on November 22, 2016, 09:10:20 am
Robert Vaughn. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

 :(

http://deadline.com/2016/11/robert-vaughn-dead-man-from-u-n-c-l-e-1201852907/ (http://deadline.com/2016/11/robert-vaughn-dead-man-from-u-n-c-l-e-1201852907/)

Every member of the Magnificent Seven is now dead.

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on November 25, 2016, 11:44:05 am
Florence "Mrs Brady" Henderson. (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/arts/television/florence-henderson-brady-bunch-dies.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: The Latinist on November 25, 2016, 03:23:03 pm
Can we maybe get a new game started in 2017?  This one is dead, and I want in.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on November 25, 2016, 04:02:00 pm
Can we maybe get a new game started in 2017?  This one is dead, and I want in.

As Supreme Ruler of this game, I declare Pants! the winner, and appoint The Latinist as my successor for 2017, with all privileges to restructure it in any way he wants.

FA-out.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: PANTS! on November 25, 2016, 06:51:14 pm
Can we maybe get a new game started in 2017?  This one is dead, and I want in.

As Supreme Ruler of this game, I declare Pants! the winner, and appoint The Latinist as my successor for 2017, with all privileges to restructure it in any way he wants.

FA-out.

(http://i.imgur.com/j51uHm1.gif)

Thanks for the game, FA!
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: The Latinist on November 25, 2016, 06:57:04 pm
Fuck.  That was not my plan.  But I accept.  I'll try to have it open for entries in plenty of time to start January 1.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game Still Taking Players (Started 1/1/14)
Post by: Friendly Angel on November 26, 2016, 01:50:57 am
Can we maybe get a new game started in 2017?  This one is dead, and I want in.

As Supreme Ruler of this game, I declare Pants! the winner, and appoint The Latinist as my successor for 2017, with all privileges to restructure it in any way he wants.

FA-out.


Belay my last... the game goes until 2016DEC31 and your humble Supreme Ruler just scored with Fidel Castro... now me n Pants! n Morvis13 are tied.

No one has captured a science wedge.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Nov 16) - PANTS is (sorta) winner!
Post by: Morvis13 on November 26, 2016, 08:00:41 am
Yet. Year is not done.
Inm in for a new game.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Nov 16) - PANTS is (sorta) winner!
Post by: CarbShark on November 26, 2016, 07:27:36 pm
Yet. Year is not done.

Ron Glass. ("Barney Miller," "Firefly") :(
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Nov 16) - PANTS is (sorta) winner!
Post by: Friendly Angel on November 26, 2016, 07:53:58 pm
Yet. Year is not done.

Ron Glass. ("Barney Miller," "Firefly") :(

A big loss... no change to the standings.

(http://i.imgur.com/mv5ZLiM.png)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: The Latinist on November 28, 2016, 08:23:27 pm
2017 game is open for submissions!

http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,47729.0.html
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Friendly Angel on November 30, 2016, 04:38:00 pm
Jim Delligatti - inventor of the Big Mac.

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/161130125104-jim-delligatti-big-mac-780x439.jpg)

Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: CarbShark on December 08, 2016, 03:34:21 pm
John Glenn. Senator, astronaut, Marine, all American bad-ass.

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-john-glenn-20161208-story.html (http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-john-glenn-20161208-story.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: HighPockets on December 14, 2016, 10:19:38 am
Ya take the good, ya take the bad, ya take them both and there you have...

Alan Thicke dead at 69

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/12/14/5-surprising-things-alan-thicke/95410350/
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: The Latinist on December 14, 2016, 10:51:13 am
Ya take the good, ya take the bad, ya take them both and there you have...

Wrong theme. :)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: DonA on December 14, 2016, 11:01:25 am
Ya take the good, ya take the bad, ya take them both and there you have...

Wrong theme. :)

Thicke wrote the Facts of Life theme.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: The Latinist on December 14, 2016, 11:11:47 am
Ya take the good, ya take the bad, ya take them both and there you have...

Wrong theme. :)

Thicke wrote the Facts of Life theme.

Indeed.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 14, 2016, 12:38:09 pm
I always picture him in Thicke of the Night... he was like the hip Johnny Carson.

Quote
Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing hockey
Canadian to the end.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Tassie Dave on December 19, 2016, 02:02:40 am
RIP Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Not a bad innings, 50 days short of a ton.

It's a late surge from unixTechie
With John Glenn & Zsa Zsa Gabor he/she has gone from last to equal first.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: PANTS! on December 19, 2016, 09:03:19 am
I had Zsa Zsa too.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Tassie Dave on December 19, 2016, 09:15:46 am
I had Zsa Zsa too.

You're the person I assumed unixTechie was equal leader with. 3 categories each (and/or 4 deaths each)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 19, 2016, 08:46:01 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/YBfaGzf.png)

ZsaZsa was a popular choice.  I already had the entertainment wedge though.

unixTechie's late surge was truly impressive - two scores in a week's time.
Pants! and unixTechie tied for first with three wedges.
So as we go into the final few days of the contest, we have:

4 of 5 having scored in the Entertainment category
4 of 5 having scored in the Politics category
1 of 5 having scored in the Music category
0 of 5 having scored in the Science category and
2 of 5 having scored in the Other category.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: HighPockets on December 25, 2016, 06:29:42 pm
I guess this WAS his "Last Christmas"...

George Michael Dead at 53.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: DonA on December 25, 2016, 06:40:09 pm
I guess this WAS his "Last Christmas"...

George Michael Dead at 53.
Just saw this.  George Michael was my go to guilty pleasure music. 

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Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: PANTS! on December 25, 2016, 07:09:53 pm
I guess this WAS his "Last Christmas"...

George Michael Dead at 53.

https://youtu.be/oqZV6_pa_TE

Man, I loved me some WHAM!  I caught hell for it, but dammit, they were fun, if they stayed away from balads.

RIP, Bad Boy.

https://youtu.be/hktHI4fGydE
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Desert Fox on December 25, 2016, 08:33:35 pm
Is it wrong to wish for a celebrity death?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Tassie Dave on December 25, 2016, 09:41:44 pm
Is it wrong to wish for a celebrity death?

Yes it is wrong to wish for or hope for a celebrity death or do a Snoopy dance when they die.

But if you are talking about the game. It is just a game about something that is inevitable.
At least the players are not predicting their death and taking great delight and profiting from it when they are right.

It is just a competition. With a bit of a morbid, slightly dark humoured bent.

In the 2017 game I have chosen a strategy where I have gone for people that Annoy the fuck out of me and I don't have a great opinion of.

But to be serious, I hope they don't die and I lose the game. But if it's gonna happen.......  ;)
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: lubbarin on December 26, 2016, 10:01:56 am
 (http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o720/lubarrin1/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2016-12-26-08-56-13_zpsob1lqnqh.png)

John Glenn way in the back, and no Phife Dawg, but still a pretty good visual representation of how hard this year sucked
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: PANTS! on December 26, 2016, 08:29:54 pm
Astronomer Vera Rubin.

http://www.unboundworlds.com/2016/12/honor-astronomer-vera-rubin-4-books-dark-matter/
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Tassie Dave on December 26, 2016, 09:23:19 pm
Astronomer Vera Rubin.

http://www.unboundworlds.com/2016/12/honor-astronomer-vera-rubin-4-books-dark-matter/

 :bob: : "So, remember Vera Rubin; mention her to your friends, perhaps when discussing extrapolating rotation curves using bolometric luminosity."
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: DonA on December 27, 2016, 01:05:57 pm
Just read Carrie Fischer has passed away at the age of 60.

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Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Friendly Angel on December 27, 2016, 02:09:46 pm
Just read Carrie Fischer has passed away at the age of 60.


And her mom is still alive to see it... doubly sad.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: The Latinist on December 27, 2016, 02:41:59 pm
Yeah, I've been expecting this since I first read that she was without a pulse for thirty minutes. The body can survive that, but the brain can't.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: PANTS! on December 27, 2016, 04:17:02 pm
Another real shitter.

Richard Adams - author of Watership Downs and Plague Dogs

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/arts/richard-adams-author-of-watership-down-dies-at-96.html?_r=0
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: The Latinist on December 27, 2016, 04:50:04 pm
Man, I loved Watership Down.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Desert Fox on December 27, 2016, 05:17:26 pm
96 is a good run though
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: The Latinist on December 27, 2016, 05:19:55 pm
96 is a good run though

Better than 60.  Where's a fucking Bacta tank when you need one?
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Desert Fox on December 27, 2016, 05:25:25 pm
96 is a good run though

Better than 60.  Where's a fucking Bacta tank when you need one?

The one that hit me was George Michaels. . . .Only five years older than I am.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: PANTS! on December 27, 2016, 05:57:33 pm
96 is a good run though

Better than 60.  Where's a fucking Bacta tank when you need one?

The one that hit me was George Michaels. . . .Only five years older than I am.

He lived a super hard life tho.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: The Latinist on December 27, 2016, 07:42:27 pm
96 is a good run though

Better than 60.  Where's a fucking Bacta tank when you need one?

The one that hit me was George Michaels. . . .Only five years older than I am.

He lived a super hard life tho.

And is reputed to have been struggling with heroin addiction.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: unixTechie on December 29, 2016, 07:46:14 am
Debbie Reynolds (http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/29/entertainment/debbie-reynolds-dead/index.html)

Damn 2016!
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: lubbarin on December 31, 2016, 09:37:54 pm
Really!? William Christopher (http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/MASH-Actor-William-Christopher-Dies-409038385.htm)

Son of a bitch. 16 got Father Mulcahy.
I don't want to hear any 'actually...'s. This year has been a god dammed ghoul.
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: PANTS! on February 14, 2017, 03:21:03 pm
There goes someone else on my old list -

Kim Jong-nam

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38971655
Title: Re: Celebrity Death Pool Game (Jan 14- Dec 16)
Post by: Friendly Angel on February 14, 2017, 03:29:40 pm
There goes someone else on my old list -

Kim Jong-nam

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38971655

Well, you had already won, albeit without actually winning.
And it doesn't mean anything anyway.
So here's your trophy:

(http://i.imgur.com/dCn3cuM.png)