Celebrity Death Pool

It appears that most of our readers are women who are not as interested in fantasy sports and dark humor as I am, so I am offering a post that will be more interesting to you, interactive and still interesting to the men in your life. If you are anything like Melanie, then you are obsessed with celebrities and their crazy antics. I will admit that I have thumbed through an occasional People, EW or National Enquirer before and been amused and disgusted with what celebrities get away with and why we are so fascinated with them. I would like to offer a bit of a challenge to you celebrophiles out there. Without further ado I introduce the first annual Smith Celebrity Death Pool. The object is to pick five famous people; they can be actors, musicians, athletes, politicians, etc. who you think will die in 2008. My list is:
1. Amy Winehouse
2. Fidel Castro
3. Bob Barker
4. John Madden
5. Britney Spears

My other possible guesses would include, Bea Arthur, Lindsay Lohan, 50 Cent, Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Courtney Love, Charlton Heston, Horatio Sans, Prince Harry, Muhammad Ali, Pete Doherty, and Michael Jackson.

There are very few rules and an easy format.
  • List five famous people in the comment section who you expect to die.
  • You can list the same celebrities as someone else.

  • People on death row do not count.

  • You only get one list, but you can enter an additional list for your significant other.

  • Scoring will be 100-age=score. This way you get more points for picking a younger person correctly.

I will keep track throughout the year and the winner will receive a wonderful prize courtesy of the Smiths. Good luck.


Melanie said...

Alright Mark, here are my picks:
1) David Hasselhoff
2) Willard Scott
3) Blake Fielder-Civil (Winehouse's husband)
4) Amy Winehouse
5) Daniel Baldwin

Dolphinsbarn said...

Thanks for nothing Mark... your readers aren't all female. :) This game is awesome. I hope I win, I hope I win.

1) Mary Kate Olsen (she's going to starve herself to gonesville one of these days)
2) That dude that owns the Girls Gone Wild biz.
3) Hugh Hefner
4) Keith Richards (he may already be dead... they just prop him up at random locations to throw the public off)
5) Pacman Jones (if he survives another strip club outing, it will be a miracle).

Jen Richards said...

Mel- I just have to say that I am so excited for you!!! (I know this has nothing to do with the topic of your most current blog- but I am so excited!)

Chris said...

This is a fun game Mark, although if I started it I wouldn't let anyone choose anyone over 50. Who cares if Bob Barker dies of natural causes? I mean, we all do, but you know, not exactly "exciting." That being said, I'm going for the home runs instead of singles.

1. Lindsay Lohan
2. Jamie Lynn Spears (yea, that's right, Jamie Lynn)
3. Stephen Jackson
4. Pete Doherty
5. Paula Abdul

Chris said...

Oh, I just saw you listed some of your "other guesses." I thought I might have to explain who Pete Doherty is, but apparently not. And I must say I hope, except I'd never hope someone died, that Horatio makes the list.

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Alisha and Dave said...

This is a fantastic game... here are my guesses:
1. Kate Moss
2. Pete Doherty
3. Fifty Cent (even though he has been shot 7 times one can only defy death so many times... his card is up)
4. Fidel Castro
5. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (president of Iran)

Anonymous said...

1. Michael Jackson
2. Suge Knight
3. Amy Winehouse
4. Mike Tyson
5. Ben Aflack