Monday, January 3rd, 2011

People Most Likely to Die in 2011, According to a Death Pool

N.B. For this particular annual death pool, points are awarded for each "correctly" chosen person at a rate of 100 minus age at death. This may account for some youngward skew. 51 total entries were received.

Randy Quaid: 4 lists
Stephen Hawking: 4 lists
Larry King: 4 lists
Mel Gibson: 4 lists
Jimmy Carter: 4 lists
Gerry Rafferty: 4 lists
Peter Tork: 4 lists
Keith Richards: 4 lists
Ronnie Biggs: 4 lists
George H. W. Bush: 4 lists
Ariel Sharon: 4 lists
Margaret Thatcher: 4 lists
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 4 lists

Roger Ebert: 5 lists
Nancy Reagan: 5 lists
Courtney Love: 5 lists
Christopher Hitchens: 5 lists

Steve Jobs: 6 lists
Bob Barker: 6 lists
Kirk Douglas: 6 lists

Dick Clark: 7 lists
Betty White: 7 lists
Michael J. Fox: 7 lists

Muhammad Ali: 8 lists
Penny Marshall: 8 lists
Fidel Castro: 8 lists

Charlie Sheen: 9 lists
Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi: 9 lists

Dick Cheney: 10 lists
Amy Winehouse: 10 lists

Zsa Zsa Gabor: 12 lists

Elizabeth Taylor: 13 lists
Kim Jong-il: 13 lists

Lindsay Lohan: 17 lists

Aretha Franklin: 32 lists

Michael Douglas: 37 lists

Rick Paulas is done trying to defend the reasons why gets his friends and family to wager on which celebrities will die the following year.

25 Comments / Post A Comment

saythatscool (#101)

Umm, I think the last one was supposed to be Kirk Douglas but granted, Liberace may be the death of Mike's career.

QueenWasp (#926)

Many reports* say Michael has late stage cancer of some kind or another.

*reports being check out line tabloids.

saythatscool (#101)

Really? Huh.

deepomega (#1,720)

Either that or he just joined a Crypt Keeper-themed cosplay organization.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@stc: Yeah, he's got oral or throat cancer or something. They've been zapping him with radiation while Catherine polishes up her OKCupid profile.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Pay Per View's missing a goldmine by not televising a Stroke Victim Celebrity Death Match twixt Dick Clark and Kirk Douglas.

Kirk could hide a cyanide capsule in his chin cleft and ram it under Dick's tongue before he knew what hit him.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I'm kind of astounded there are four people even thinking about Peter Tork.

garge (#736)

Well, if we had to spare one Monkee, he'd be the one, no?

Personally, I don't that this will be the year that he takes the last train to Clarksville.

I'm thinking … 2018, maybe?

Eric Spiegelman (#3,968)

Sigh. Dennis Rodman used to make these lists all the time.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

Who would he generally pick?

Tulletilsynet (#333)

More to the point, did he play to win?

Miles Klee (#3,657)

What, no Katie Holmes in a mysterious accident with Scientology's fingerprints all over it?

garge (#736)

I assume there are at least three replicas waiting in the wings.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

No bloggers on this list. Full-time ones, I mean. Unless Castro has a blog.

keisertroll (#1,117)

When is the Awl doing a death pool? I'd gladly trade the life existence of Ernest Borgnine for some more JOCK JAMS.

Art Yucko (#1,321)


scroll_lock (#4,122)


keisertroll (#1,117)

Do we get partial credit for Zsa Zsa's leg?

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Yes, like those partial disability policies that name a dollar amount you get per missing body part.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

The astounding part about Zsa Zsa is realizing her fake prince husband hasn't already pulled a Claus Von Bulow on her. I bet he's wishing they'd lopp off her tongue whilst they got the chainsaw farr-ed up.

GoGoGojira (#2,871)

Ariel Sharon will never die. They'd have to fight the Haredi (ultra-orthodox) nutjobs to be able to pull the plug, and it just isn't worth it. He'll "live" longer than the rest of us.

What about the drummer from that group – you know. Any drummer.

hockeymom (#143)

They just pick drummers from Spinal Tap, generally.

Dammit, who had Pete Postlethwaite?

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