Friday, December 30, 2016

Bring Out Your Dead Pool 2017 -- Carryover Plus One

As you've likely noticed, 2016 will go down as a year in which a lot of celebrities and others left this mortal coil. Oddly enough, one of the best ways to survive the year was to be listed in the Dead Pool for this blog: We only had four people listed who began their long dirt naps in 2016:

Picklesworth was correct on Nancy Reagan and Harper Lee
Fearless Maria was correct on Craig Sager
Ace Commenter Brian (are you out there?) was correct on Fidel Castro

So this year, we are doing things as follows:

  • If you are already competing, you get to keep your current picks and add one more individual, for a total of seven entries. If you have picks that have already died, you retain credit for those.
  • If you are not in, you can join and pick up to seven names not already in the pool
  • It's first come, first served, so get your names in by the end of the day on Monday, Jan. 2. You can post your picks in the comment section of this entry
  • If someone dies before Jan. 2 and they are not already on your list, they don't count
Rules of thumb:
  • You can pick Sid Hartman, but he's going to bury us all
  • Ditto for Keith Richards
  • We do not wish anyone to die, but we all enjoy being freelance actuaries
My additional pick for 2017 is Don Rickles. Now, the floor is yours. Play on, playas.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

I'll put in for Billy Graham. He's still alive, right?

Mr. D said...

He is, but he's on Ace Commenter Brian's list, so he's not available.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

D'oh. Hmm. I think Henry Kissinger is still mentally sharp, but he can't be young. What about David Crosby. He lived pretty hard. And... John Conyers, the pol from Michigan.

Gino said...

i'll go with Jimmy Carter.

Benster said...

I am going with Erdo─čan, the Prime Minister of Turkey.