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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Brave Last Dave update:
Still sucking eggs with four weeks left.

 
As I most recently mentioned last May, I joined a deadpool this year.  The idea is to come up with a list of 40 famous people before the beginning of a calendar year that you think will die before the end of that calendar year.  I don't like thinking about that very much, so I let the supermarket rags do most of my thinking for me, if that is the proper verb.  The Enquirer, Globe and the low rent Examiner predict someone is going to die quite often, so I trimmed down the list of people they marked for death that hadn't died by last New Year's Eve and submitted the list to the alt.obituaries deadpool.

By early spring, the list of hits I had was this.
  • Miss Anne Francis
  • Miss Elizabeth Taylor
The list of hits I have now... is exactly the same.  Not a single correct prediction since Liz died.  Currently in 61st place out of 70 people who have hits.

In simpler terms, sucking stinky eggs.

I'm going to put in another list for 2012.  A lot of the people on my list from 2011 list will be on my 2012 list because they were rude enough to survive.  I'll trim off some names I never really thought were in mortal danger and pick some of the people marked for death for the first time this year.

Example: did you know the great country singer Miss Kitty Wells is still alive? Me neither!  She's 92 and she's on my list for 2012.

If Miss Wells or a fan of hers stumbles upon this blog, I'd like to remind them just how bad my record is and there are people older than she is who are on my list and still among the living.

Example: Zsa Zsa Gabor.  What exactly is keeping that tough old bird on this side of the lawn? Experts can't agree.

So here I am having fun being in a deadpool.  To be honest, it's not my weirdest hobby, but it's in the top three for sure.


2 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

May I suggest Dick Cheney?

Matty Boy said...

The tabloids have left him alone and my rule is that I only get to put names on my list that have been mentioned on the covers of the supermarket rags.

Personally, I think they are afraid of him. Also, that bionic thang in his chest is crazy unstoppable.

But thanks for the suggestion.