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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    2010 Cyburbia Death Pool (Traditional Version)

    Cyburbia Death Pool 2010
    Traditional Version
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    Hear ye! Hear ye!

    Step right up, boys and girls, step right up......we are proud to pry open, for the first time ever, that tasteless and fun "slam bam, git in the dirt, m'am" thread.....The Cyburbia Death Pool 2010 Edition, Traditional Version. Come on down, join the festivities!

    We are absolutely positive that Calendar Year 2010 will bring us.....

    Folks that die that we expected to die.
    Folks that die that we did not expect to die.
    Real surprise deaths.
    Folks that didn't die and we expected them to die.
    Folks that didn't die and we "wanted" them to die.

    Note that there are tons of internet sites that offer recommendations for these excursions into Grim Reaper territory. Start doing your homework. Check those sites. Tune into pop programs that discuss the "serious" nature of so-and-so's cancer. Wipe off your crystal balls.

    With a little more than a month and a half to go, the 2009 version is a bit of a Cyburbian Horse Race. The New Year will bring on the crowning of a new champion and those who participate in the 2010 Pool will be "off and running"......or, at the very least, carving some grave markers.

    The Rules
    This Bear will moderate, because nobody else seems to want this grave job. Not a problem if I do it again.....not a problem if somebody else jumps in and volunteers to moderate. Remember, as a moderator your responsibility is to provide scoring updates, periodically. The Death Pool Moderator will also provide a final call on any questionable death or situation. (Hardly ever happens!)

    You are allowed 10 picks. You are also allowed to indicate in your posting that you have alternate picks if one of the choices on your 2009 list actually croaks in the last 30-some days of 2009. Strongly encourage folks to make their list but do not submit it until near the final bell. Makes it easier on the moderator.

    This thread will close near-midnight on December 31, 2009. Early in 2010, another thread will creak open (like the casket in a scary movie). That will be the UPDATE thread. It will be the "catch-all" for 2010 deaths, comments about those deaths, and the periodic (usually every quarter) standings update.

    Traditional Version
    There was some discussion among regulars that the rules should be changed for the 2010 Pool. Suggestions included awarding points for younger age deaths, etc. Some different options were presented.

    Strongly recommend that any one of those "change suggestors" start a second 2010 Pool, without the "Traditional" tag. This pool will remain as it was.
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    Now get your shovels and start digging !!!

    ".....a tisket, a tasket......who's gonna be in the casket?....."
    _____

    Bear

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Tick Tick Tick

    The clock is ticking. Thanksgiving and December just around the corner. Remember to start researching your picks for the 2010 pool.

    Bear

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    The clock is ticking. Thanksgiving and December just around the corner. Remember to start researching your picks for the 2010 pool.

    Bear
    Not sure I have the energy. Hope no one picks Chet 'cept maybe RJ

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet View post
    Hope no one picks Chet 'cept maybe RJ
    Come on now he wouldn't do that ?

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    Here are my picks:

    1. Phyllis Diller
    2. Dolores Hope (wife of Bob Hope)
    3. Don Rickles
    4. Dennis Hopper
    5. Jimmy Carter
    6. Zsa Zsa Gabor
    7. Andy Rooney
    8. JD Salinger
    9. Kirk Douglas
    10. Ernest Borgnine

    Alternates in case someone dies before 2010:
    Betty White
    Olivia de Havilland
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    01. Zell Miller
    02. John Waters
    03. Rip Taylor
    04. Bobby "the Brain" Heenan
    05. Arthur Laffer
    06. Rona Barrett
    07. Phyllis Schlafly
    08. Paul Volker
    09. Aretha Franklin
    10. David Brenner

    Alternates, just in case
    Charlie Callas
    Allen Sues
    Psychotics are consistently inconsistent. The essence of sanity is to be inconsistently inconsistent.
    -Larry Wall

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    My All-International/All-Political List for 2010

    1. Kim Jong-il
    2. Margaret Thatcher
    3. Fidel Castro
    4. Juan Antonio Samaranche
    5. Vicente Fox
    6. John Turner
    7. Malcolm Fraser
    8. Yasuhiro Nakasone
    9. Nelson Mandela
    10. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

    Alternates:
    1. Queen Elizabeth II
    2. Raul Castro
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet View post
    .....Hope no one picks Chet 'cept maybe RJ
    Tell us all how that rash is responding to treatment?


    I'll make my picks next month after I make a few calls.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    2010 Picks

    1. Hamid Karzai
    2. Jimmy Carter
    3. Kirk Douglas
    4. Andy Rooney
    5. Elizabeth Taylor
    6. George Blanda
    7. Arnold Palmer
    8. Fidel Castro
    9. Eli Wallach
    10. Yitzhak Shamir
    Last edited by Maister; 09 Dec 2009 at 3:24 PM. Reason: replaced GHB with NFL great Blanda

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    I can't believe you guys are picking Andy Rooney. I had him pegged for better than a decade, but he just kept rolling along. I gave up on him in the mid-90s.

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    Cher
    Helen Thomas
    Camilla
    Barbara Bush
    Oral Roberts
    Mike Wallace
    James Taylor
    Hal Holbrook
    Prince Phillip
    Leonard Nimoy

    alternates:

    Rosalynn Carter
    Mick Jagger

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    My list of those who will see daylight on 2010-01-01 and not see daylight on 2011-01-01 are:

    -Robert Byrd (USSenator)
    -Margaret Thatcher (ex UK Prime Minister)
    -Charles 'Chuck' Yeager (Major General-USAF (retired))
    -Michael Moore (No idea)
    -Fidel Castro (Blowhard dictator)
    -Raul Castro (Understudy)
    -Jimmy Carter (ex USA President)
    -John Wooden (Retired college basketball coach)
    -Paul Hornung (Retired NFL player)
    -Robert Bork (USA federal judge)

    If any decide that they'd rather not see daylight on 2010-01-01, I'll post any needed alternates.

    Mike

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    Cyburbian Rygor's avatar
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    Looks like there's going to be some "stiff" competition.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    1. Pete Seeger
    2. Mickey Rooney
    3. Nancy Reagan
    4. Robert Byrd
    5. Dick Van Dyke
    6. Stan Musial
    7. Mikhail Kalashnikov
    8. Dick Cheney
    9. Jerry Lewis
    10. Alan Greenspan

    Alternates: Willie Nelson, Howard Zinn
    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    10. Margaret Thatcher
    9. Kim Jong Il
    8. Fidel Castro
    7. B.B. King
    6. Hulk Hogan
    5. Mickey Rooney
    4. Billy Graham
    3. Zsa Zsa Gabor
    2. Elizabeth Taylor
    1. Nelson Mandela

    Alt: Rush Limbaugh

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    1. Kirk Douglas
    2. Muhammad Ali
    3. Elizabeth Taylor
    4. Richard Simmons
    5. Dolores Hope (Bob’s wife)
    6. Dick Clark
    7. Ariel Sharon
    8. Steve Jobs
    9. Annette Funicello
    10. Art Linkletter

    Alternate: Nelson Mandela & Betty Ford
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    1) Fidel Castro
    2) George HW Bush
    3) Neil Simon
    4) Kirk Douglas
    5) Phyllis Diller
    6) Betty White
    7) Cloris Leachman
    8) Larry Hagman
    9) Stan Musial
    10) Maya Angelou
    "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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    10. Margaret Thatcher (former UK PM)
    9. Doris Day (US singer/actress)
    8. Wilford Brimley (US actor)
    7. Jack Welch (US businessman)
    6. Elizabeth Taylor (US actress)
    5. Dick Van Dyke (US actor and comedian)
    4. Robert Byrd (US Senator -WV)
    3. Michael J. Fox (US/Canadian actor)
    2. James Garner (US actor)
    1. Jimmy Carter (former US president)

    * Alternate - Mary Tyler Moore (US actress)

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    I always feel a little guilty about hoping certain well-known people are going to take a dirt nap.

    Which is why I never choose a celebrity that I like, even if I think he or she might take a dirt nap in the coming year. Here's hoping Dennis Hopper, Kirk Douglas, James Garner and B.B. King cheat the Grim Reaper another year.

    Elizabeth Taylor
    Robert Byrd
    Fidel Castro
    Steve Jobs
    Art Linkletter
    Kim Jong Il
    Mickey Rooney
    Nancy Reagan
    Mike Wallace
    Eli Wallach

    Alternative: Ernest Borgnine
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    For a Cyburbia death pool, I'm surprised no one (myself included) has mentioned Robert E. Simon, founder of Reston, VA. He'll be 96 next year...
    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    My 2010 picks

    1. Nancy Reagan
    2. Mikeil Saakashvili (President of Georgia)
    3. Viktor Yushchenko (President of Ukrainia)
    4. Fidel Castro
    5. Jerry Lewis
    6. BB King
    7. Britney Spears
    8. Dave Chappelle
    9. Jesse Ventura
    10. The Internet

    Alternate: America

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    Oral Roberts didn't have the decency to make it another 16 days... sigh.... so I have to revise my list by one:

    Cher
    Helen Thomas
    Camilla
    Barbara Bush
    Mick Jagger
    Mike Wallace
    James Taylor
    Hal Holbrook
    Prince Phillip
    Leonard Nimoy

    Alternates:

    Rosalynn Carter
    BB King

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    Oral Roberts died? OMG I need to make a happy dance.

    EDIT: Holy Crap ZG is gonna win

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    Death Pool Picks

    1.Queen Elizabeth II
    2. Fidel Castro
    3. Kim Jong-il
    4.Robert Byrd
    5. Elizabeth Taylor
    6. Chuck Berry
    7. Tiger Woods--he wore himself out in bed.
    8. Tea Baggers

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    Quote Originally posted by chrisinmd View post
    1.Queen Elizabeth II
    2. Fidel Castro
    3. Kim Jong-il
    4.Robert Byrd
    5. Elizabeth Taylor
    6. Chuck Berry
    7. Tiger Woods--he wore himself out in bed.
    8. Tea Baggers
    Only eight? C'mon, there are two more out there who won't be there!



    Mike

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