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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    2005 Death Pool Update #2

    Anyone have Johnny Carson?
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    ^-- Both Cardinal and myself.

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    YAY! Isnt this darkly fun!?

    I just logged in to post the first update, but man you guys are fast!

    Moderator note:
    also splitting and re-titling the thread


    Moderator note:
    DONK I blew up your post when I split the thread. Sorry! repost it as Death Pool Update #1 please - I forgot who it was

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    My pick was will eisner. Good news is that his book on the "elders of zion" will be out this spring. Glad I got to see him speak in person.

    One of the ones I meant to put down has died recently as well, shucks, I'd be up everyoneif I'd added Louis J. Roubichaud (former premier of NB) like I had thought about.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I bet no one saw this one coming. Hunter S. Thompson suicide.

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    I f*cking hate suicide!

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    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    Hunter S. Thompson suicide.
    Why kill yourself? Stupid ass.

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    Did anyone get this one:
    Sandy Dee

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    Quote Originally posted by Floridays
    Did anyone get this one:
    Sandy Dee
    Of course, I had a bit of a crush on Sandra Dee when I was a young guy. She had a strong career when she was young but eventually "went away". Just last week I watched "Imitation Of Life", with Sandra Dee as Lana Turner's daughter. The movie was an interesting-for-the-time depiction of a young black woman who has white skin.....so she "disowns" her mother. In the movie Sandra Dee lives with the young black woman. (It was also done in the 1930's, with a similar plot line.)

    Sandra Dee was only sixty-two (62). Way too young to pass on.

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    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    I bet no one saw this one coming. Hunter S. Thompson suicide.
    We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.

    It's too bad the only act of cowardice in his life happened when he pulled the trigger. Either that, or the ultimate demonstration of his gonzo attitude. Whatever. I enjoyed his writing. Godspeed, HST.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Anyone have the great Dr. Gene Scott? From the Arizona Republic:

    Gene Scott, eccentric televangelist

    Associated Press
    Feb. 23, 2005 12:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Gene Scott, the shaggy-haired, cigar-smoking televangelist whose eccentric religious broadcasts were beamed around the world, has died, a family spokesman said.

    Scott, 75, died Monday after suffering a stroke, spokesman Robert Emmers said.

    The longtime pastor of Los Angeles University Cathedral began hosting a nightly television broadcast of Bible teaching in the mid-1970s. His University Network eventually aired a nightly talk show and Sunday morning church services on radio and television stations in about 180 countries.

    Scott's church, a Protestant congregation of more than 15,000 members, raised millions of dollars through round-the-clock Internet and satellite TV broadcasts, where he would demand of viewers: "Get on the telephone!" to donate.

    He also spoke on current events, sometimes lacing his sermons with profanity.

    He supported the war in Iraq. "Iraq is a threat to the world," he said in a 2003 speech posted on his Web site. "So kick the hell out of 'em, George."

    Recognizable by his mane of white hair and scruffy beard, Scott never stuck to a conventional format in his talk show. He sometimes smoked on the show and once wore glasses with eyes pasted on them.

    Unlike other televangelists, Scott's sermons did not condemn homosexuality, abortion or other hot-topic sexual issues. He argued such issues were a personal choice.

    Scott had a lavish lifestyle that included a chauffeured limousine. But he also spent lavishly on charity.


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    Its somewhat amazing that HST's liver held out as long as it did with his level of indulgence. Anyone know if he ever had it replaced? Still, hate to think that he saw the future as so bleak that he didn't want to be part of it. He cracked me up.
    Adrift in a sea of beige

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    Bumping this thread to brag about me getting one in my list... I can't believe I added this in an edit.. Oh so lucky.

    Gladys Marin dies..

    Now... If God is nice.. Pinochet will die soon enough... so that we can finally over come 1973 and move on.

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    Rest in Peace: John DeLorean, famed automaker and , uh, illegal pharmacist.
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
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    Q. Anybody have Lawyer Johnnie Cochran ?
    Story at:
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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Q. Anybody have Lawyer Johnnie Cochran ?
    Story at:
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    Wow...RIP Johnnie.

    On a comic note, OJ better hope his inlaws have exhausted all appeals.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

    Six seasons and a movie!

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    If the coffin fits, you must obit!
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    If the coffin fits, you must obit!
    Thank goodness I'm at home or I'd be charged with defacing public property for snarfing on my monitor
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
    Warren Spahn

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    Moderator note:
    Folks, please don't revive "old" updates to adsd a new dead guy. Perhaps start a new thread with a title like "Death Pool Update [date]"

    Mods? Whatcha think? Is a split thread in order here?

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    If the coffin fits, you must obit!
    Dammit Dan, I just got this big 19" flat screen!!!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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