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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    2006 Cyburbia Death Pool

    I searched the archives and could not find a 2006 version of the Cyburbia Death Pool. So.....this Bear will start one (1). Same rules as last year.....pick ten (10) famous people who will bite the dust in 2006.

    (I noticed in the 2005 pool that some folks seemed to pick folks that they "want" to see dead.... .)

    Here's my 2006 list:

    Billy Graham (Evangelist)
    Lady Bird Johnson (Ex-First Lady)
    Charlton Heston (Moses, Ben Hur, monkey-fighter, etc.)
    Paul Tibbetts (Pilot of Enola Gay....atmo bomb)
    Kirk Douglas (I'm Spartacus!)
    Fidel Castro (Wal-Mart Site Specialist Team is on "stand-by")
    Gerald Ford (Fore! Donk!)
    Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
    Annette Funicello (See ya real soon.....)
    Art Linkletter (Will stop saying the darndest things...)

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    I searched the archives and could not find a 2006 version of the Cyburbia Death Pool. So.....this Bear will start one (1). Same rules as last year.....pick ten (10) famous people who will bite the dust in 2006.

    (I noticed in the 2005 pool that some folks seemed to pick folks that they "want" to see dead.... .)

    Here's my 2006 list:

    Billy Graham (Evangelist)
    Lady Bird Johnson (Ex-First Lady)
    Charlton Heston (Moses, Ben Hur, monkey-fighter, etc.)
    Paul Tibbetts (Pilot of Enola Gay....atmo bomb)
    Kirk Douglas (I'm Spartacus!)
    Fidel Castro (Wal-Mart Site Specialist Team is on "stand-by")
    Gerald Ford (Fore! Donk!)
    Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
    Annette Funicello (See ya real soon.....)
    Art Linkletter (Will stop saying the darndest things...)

    Bear With Engraving Tool
    I disagree with your Tibbetts listing, he was very healthy and happy when I saw him posing for pictures and signing autographs at the Experimental Aircraft Association convention at Oshkosh, WI this past summer.

    My list:

    Mohammad Ali (athlete)
    Lou Rawls (musician)
    Gerald Ford (ex Prez)
    Margaret Thatcher (ex UK PM)
    Fidel Castro (blowhard dictator)
    Saddam Hussein (ex blowhard dictator)
    Charleton Heston (actor)
    Robert Byrd (USSenator)
    Charles Yeager (USAF General-retired)
    Billy Graham, Sr (preacher)

    Mike
    Last edited by mgk920; 26 Dec 2005 at 10:44 AM.

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    This is tough...hmmm.

    Wendall Cox is run over by a bus.
    Several top bananas of the NY transit union are run over by a DOT plow.
    Sly Stalone eats himself to death.
    Gov. Arnold S. calls for a nurse, but none arrive in time.
    Some actor on CBS, to balance out the West Wing loss of a VP candidate.
    Dan Rather, but no one believes it.
    Bill O'Rilley, to balance that out too.
    All the ex-wives of Tiny Tim.
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    Is it cheating if you accidently cause the death of a person on your list?

    1. Joe Paterno (a few months after announcing his retirement)
    2. Stan Lee
    3. Kurt Vonnegut
    4. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
    5. Ermest "Fritz" Hollings
    6. Yogi Berra
    7. William F. Buckley
    8. Betty Friedan
    9. Nancy Reagan
    10. Mike Wallace

    Won't die in 2006:
    Abe Vigoda
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken

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    My list for 06 (same as 05 minus the pope):

    1) Mohammed Ali
    2) Karl Malden
    3) Neil Simon
    4) Kirk Douglas
    5) Phyllis Diller
    6) Eunice Kennedy Shriver
    7) Grandpa Al Lewis
    8) Larry Hagman
    9) Lady Bird Johnson
    10) Walter Cronkite
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    1. 'Rockford Files' star James Garner
    2. 'Let's do the Twist' Chubby Checker
    3. Evangelist Billy Graham
    4. Former First Lady Barbara Bush
    5. Author Ray Bradbury
    6. Calypso singer/activist Harry Belafonte
    7. Cloak and dagger man Henry Kissinger
    8. Britain's Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher
    9. Johnny Carson's sidekick Ed McMahon
    10. Physicist Steven Hawking
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    1. Dick Clark - Face it folks, we'll be stuck with Ryan Seacrest for the next four decades beginning in 2007.
    2. Bea Arthur - on my list, but she might just be too stubborn to die
    3. Art Linkletter - not looking too healthy
    4. Hugh Downs - neither is he
    5. Zsa Zsa Gabor - I was surprised to find she is still alive.
    6. Lady Bird Johnson - can't believe she is still going
    7. Gerald Ford - recent hospitalization an indication of things to come?
    8. Mary Tyler Moore - It looks like life is finally starting to catch up with her.
    9. Mel Brooks - I hate putting this one on here, but he's really getting up there and you know he did his share of hard living during his younger years.
    10. Fidel Castro - I can't believe he's still kickin'. He looks like death warmed over and you know his people are doing their best to make him look healthy in public appearances. If this is the best they can do, I give him til April.

    Liz Taylor ain't goin' nowhere. They've replaced all of her parts.
    Ozzy is all good. He's got a few years left in him assuming he doesn't eliminate himself from the gene pool on a 3-wheeler.
    Billy Graham is probably a goner, but I wanted to pick some other people to boost my chances.
    Ali, Thatcher & Byrd are all good bets I've seen so far.

    I think a lot of big names will be headed for that big red carpet in the sky this year.

    "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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    1. Dick Clark
    2. Micheal Jackson (I am guessing prescription pills will do him in)
    3. Tommy Ramone (the sole remaining original member...all of the others died in the 2000s)
    4. Mohammed Ali
    5. Danny Bonaduce
    6. Courtney Love (please!!)
    7. Kasey Kasem
    8. Michael J Fox
    9. BB King
    10. Estelle Getty
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

    - Homer Simpson

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    1) Charleton Heston
    2) Muhammed Ali
    3) Art Linkletter
    4) Lady Bird Johnson
    5) Kurt Vonnegut (saw him on "The Daily Show" and he looked really bad)
    6) Billy Graham (God will be taking him home soon)
    7) Fidel Castro (not looking too healthy)
    8) Phyllis Diller
    9) Gerald Ford
    10) Robert Byrd (looking real bad)

    Of course there are a few folks I wouldn't mind seeing snuffed in 2006: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Courtney Love and Michael Jackson (not because I think he is necessarily a child molester and creepy, but because I am just sick of seeing his freakish face).
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    1. Paul Harvey
    2. Andy Griffith
    3. Larry Hagman
    4. Margaret Thatcher
    5. Abu Masab al-Zarquawi
    6. Helen Thomas
    7. Don Knotts
    8. Boris Yelstin
    9. Jerry Lewis
    10. Ariel Sharon

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    The only one I got right last year --- as did everyone else --- was the Pope..... Rather disappointing... I guess.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Oh and how could I forget a sure thing: 11) A prisoner on death row in Texas.
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    I don't know how many I got right this year but let's try it anyways:
    1. Fidel Castro
    2. Margaret Thatcher
    3. Augusto Pinochet (Come on! Die already!)
    4. Ariel Sharon
    5. Sadam Hussein
    6. Osama bin Laden
    7. Michael Jackson (face melts off)
    8. Charlton Heston (Let's see if this gun is loaded... )
    9. Arnold Swartzeneger (he won't be back!)
    10. Britney Spears (tests drives another Ferrari, this time with more fatal results than last time)

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    Amended my list... I wish I knew where that darn edit button went so I didn't have to repost this. Liza out Dick Clark in.


    1. Gerald Ford (Former President of the US)
    2. Fidel Castro (Dictator of Cuba)
    3. Ozzy Ozborn (Singer) though if the drugs didn't get him by now
    4. Artie Lange (Howard Stern Show)
    5. Bob Newhart (Comedian)
    6. Dick Clark (Perennial NYE man/Show Host)
    7. Liz Taylor (Actress) (They might keep her alive one more year)
    8. Don Zimmer (Former Baseball Player/Coach/Bench Mascot)
    9. Courtney Love (Singer/Coattail Rider)
    10. Nicole Richie (Actress)
    10a.Lindsay Lohan (Actess)
    one of those two will waste away to nothing

    Two Honorable Mentions which for sentimental reasons I could not put on the list:
    Bob Barker
    Gene Wilder
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide
    Amended my list... I wish I knew where that darn edit button went so I didn't have to repost this. Liza out Dick Clark in. 5. Bob Newhart (Comedian)
    I think and certainly hope you are wrong about Bob Newhart. I saw him on "Sitdown Comedy" the other night and he looked pretty good. It is not like he is going to get some stress-related illness.
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    Muhammed Ali
    Kirk Douglas
    Abe Vigoda
    Liz Taylor
    Bob Barker
    Fidel Castro
    Hugh Hefner
    Lady Bird Johnson
    SteveO
    Richard Widmark
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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon
    1. Paul Harvey
    I am surpized that your the only one who mentioned Paul Harvey. He is in is 90's.
    What about Andy Rooney?
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    Well I can't edit my first post so I'll post my amendment here:
    10.- Fred Phelps... He gets AIDS and thanks God for it, and of course he dies and the world becomes a better place.

    Brit-nee might be dumb but I guess Ferrari dealer shops aren't so it's unplaussible

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    Who says it has to be mostly old people?

    1. Macaulay Culkin (sp?)
    2. Dick Cheney
    3. Margaret Thatcher
    4. Michael Jackson (suicide)
    5. Ariel Sharon
    6. JK Rowlings
    7. O.J. Simpson
    8. Hulk Hogan
    9. Betty White
    10. Roger Murdoch

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    You bunch of degenerates.





    Here’s my list of who will be eating dirt sandwiches by the end of 2006.

    1. John Kenneth Galbraith
    2. Abigail Van Buren
    3. Jack LaLanne
    4. Marcel Marceau
    5. Gerald Ford
    6. Norman Mailer
    7. Robert McNamara
    8. Billy Graham
    9. Milton Friedman
    10. Paul Harvey (Good DAY)
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    What about Andy Rooney?
    "Did ya ever wonder how people come up with these silly year end lists?"

    Has anyone considered Dave Oreck of Oreck Vacuum cleaner fame? He's looking worse and worse!
    Living and dreaming are two different things-but you can't do one without the other."
    -Malcolm Forbes

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    Judge Rizgar Amin (judge for the Saddam Hussein trail)
    Studs Terkel
    Tom Poston
    Charleton Heston
    Charles Taylor (while he tries to regain his presidency in Liberia)
    Courtney Love (bender)
    George Ryan (after stress from corruption trail)
    Jerry Lewis
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
    Senator Ted Kennedy
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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