Thursday, January 01, 2009

Death Pool 2009

I guess it is pretty much a given that if you appear on my Death Pool list you will probably have good health. I only predicted the deaths of three people in the last two years; Kurt Vonnegut, Don Ho and Angel Harvey.

It is unbelievable that Fidel Castro, Stephen Hawkings, Jerry Lewis and Andy Rooney from the 2007 list are still alive, though we almost had Fidel. It is also unbelievable that Willford Brimley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marian McPartland and Britney Spears are still alive from the 2008 list, but we almost had Britney.

Best of luck to you that are playing along at home. Without further ado, here is the official Astoria Rust 2009 Death Pool:

Phyllis Diller
Liz Taylor
Grace Slick
Shirley Temple Black
Nancy Reagan
Dorris Day
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Farrah Fawcett
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Ted Kennedy
Toots Theilsman
Ram Dass
George McGovern
Louis Farrakhan
Mike Wallace
Willard Scott
Nelson Mandela
Soupy Sales


Blogger darev2005 said...

Just shows you how much I get out. If you would have asked me about any one of those people, I would have guessed they were already dead. And probably all of those leftovers from the last two years as well.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

I though Eunice was dead, but I guess you know best.

Good list, by the way. I think you'll "get" a few more this year.

Good luck, honey !

8:16 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I guess you have to be famous to make it on your list and thus have (almost) guaranteed good health for 2009, huh?

(Such a depressing game to play!)

10:42 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

(quickly rechecks the list) Nope, I aint on there! Whew!

1:55 PM  
Blogger MissKris said...

No offense, but how morbid!

7:26 PM  
Blogger MissKris said...

And why Grace Slick? I saw her on Biography not too long ago and I know she's had some health issues. Do you know something we don't know? Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR, by the way!

7:27 PM  
Blogger MissKris said...

Eunice Kennedy Shriver has looked like the walking dead for years. Her sisters as well. These rich women have nothing better to do than starve themselves into human praying mantis', I guess.

7:29 PM  
Blogger MissKris said...

OK...I'll shut up now.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous kicki said...

So I recognize about eight of these names, does that make me iliterate ( 2 l's?) when it comes to American culture? This blog is so wicked, although I really like all the pics - where do you get it all from?

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zsa Zsa can never die...she's some kind'a direct descendant of original bride of Count Dracula--Her Transylvanian accent is a dead give away, too.

9:34 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, It's what I do to entertain the readers here every January 1st.

Auntie, after the dismal last two years...

Beth, I can't be Mr. Sunshine and Lolly Pops every day.

See Kris, at first you thought it was morbid, but then it appears you got into it. I bet you can't wait for the new list next year.

Kicki, Let me go through the list for you:
Phyllis Diller, Comedian, old when I was a child.
Liz Taylor, Actress (Train wreck)
Grace Slick, Singer Jefferson Airplane
Shirley Temple Black, Child star later congress woman.
Nancy Reagan, Ex first lady.
Dorris Day, Actress and singer.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, yet another Kennedy.
Farrah Fawcett, Actress with mall hair.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress, countess
Ted Kennedy, Senator.
Toots Theilsman, Jazz harmonica player and whistler.
Ram Dass, Writer, philosopher, runs a hospice kind of a thing to help people die.
George McGovern, Presidential candidate.
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam.
Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes reporter.
Willard Scott, the first Ronald McDonald and NBC weather reporter.
Nelson Mandela, Political prisoner to president.
Soupy Sales, Vaudeville performer, Borscht Belt comedian that had a psudo kids show in the 60's.

I find the photos on

9:45 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

If being on the list ensures good health, then I'm elated to see one as*hole extraordinaire isn't on it: Dumbya's Evil Uncle, Dick Cheney.

If I had a pool list of 10 names, he'd be the 1st 9 of them, but my list members wouldn't be as lucky as yours, at least I'd hope not. Although it's probably not allowed, my 10th spot would go to a group: any person(s) guilty of abusing animals(PETA qualifies as 10th under my definition of critter abuse, plus most of the 'super' PETA types are part of the lunatic fringe in my eyes).

12:47 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Anon, sorry, but even Dracula died.

Easy Mike, it's only a game.

Dalia, got it and deleted it. Thanks

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG...soupy sales is still alive?!
da loop

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He spells it "Thielemans"

9:15 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Loop, yep, 82.

Anon, you are correct.

4:56 AM  

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