Thursday, January 10, 2008

Earn points in the 2008 death pool

Getting all wrapped up in things as 2008 begins to march forward, I felt that one last thing to start the year properly had been overlooked.

The Death Pool.

If you aren't familiar with exactly what a death pool is, it is a list of celebrities of any standing whose behavior you feel will land them six feet under in the next 12 months. Sure, I haven't ever publicly wished anyone ill will but this is fun plus if you guess correctly in the comments, you get 1,000 points*. So go nuts, rattle off a few known folks you think will kick it this year and enjoy my picks listed below.

1. Britney Spears
No explanation needed for her.

2. Amy Winehouse
It was less than a year ago that I was singing the praises of this ultra-trashy British songstress but damn, this girl knows how to take a downward spiral.

3. Wilford Brimley
If he's still alive, I think that Quaker oatmeal will be his undoing. I predict a drowning death in oatmeal after he passes out from a blood rush brought on by his obvious anger.

4. Dick Clark
Provided that he is in fact NOT a robot, he'll be taking the long dirt nap before year's end.

5. Pete Doherty
Another British rocker but I think he has actually gone over his allotted time on the big blue marble. He has done more drugs than Keith Richards and Courtney Love COMBINED but still kicks out amazing tunes. Hey, everyone is bound to punch their timecard at some time...

*Points system to be described at a later date. Points redeemable for goods to be named later. Points valid only before expiration date listed on "A Day in the Life Authentic Membership & Points Card". Points not redeemable for cash. Points may be cancelled at any time without explanation. Failure to claim points within 5 year timeframe will result in forfeiture of points. Accumulation of said points terminates with a maximum of 5,000,000.


T. said...

I think the druggies actually live the longest, except with a few exceptions. Look at Behind the Music documentaries and people like Keith Richards and Iggy Pop and it seems like the druggies that die are the exception.

Michelle Ann said...

Don't forget the entire cast of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

Brooke said...

Although not the most likely candidate, can I say Paris Hilton with a twinge of hope in my heart?

Whiskeymarie said...

I'm going to go with your predictions and say it'll either be BritBrit or Wilford. Brit because she's a stupid imbiber, and Wilford because he hasn't been looking too good on those "Liberty Mutual" ads.
That Ms. Winehouse is English & pickled, therefore one tough bird.

Are we wagering pennies, or just the status of being right? Cause I love being right.

Sornie said...

Wagers are free and correct wagers are rewarded with points as described in the original post. SO far, y'all have chosen the entire cast of 'Celebrity Rehab', Wilford Brimley, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. I am going to venture another guess of my own and say Bob Dole.