Saturday, December 31, 2005

The Queen's List - Malibu Julz

  1. Tammy Faye Baker Messner
  2. Annette Funicello
  3. Alice Ghostley
  4. Stephen Hawking
  5. Zsa Zsa Gabor
  6. Jesse Helms
  7. Billy Graham
  8. Danny Bonaduce
  9. Vaclav Havel (former Czech president/playwright)
  10. Nancy Reagan

Alternate: Lady Bird Johnson

This is the list of the Queen of Darkness. I agonized for quite some time. I think this should do it though.

Lilly von Schtupp (mother herb)

Dick Clark
BB King
Maureen O'Hara
Shelly Long
Dick Gregory
Betty Page
Baby Noor
Kris Kristofferson
Dick Cheney
Mohammed Ali

Alternate:Kate Moss

Mackenzie S

elizabeth taylor
billy graham
kurt vonnegut
abu musab al-zarqawi
Estelle Getty
Stephen Hawking
muhummad ali
Saddam Hussein
Tammy Faye Messner
Jake the snake Roberts

annette funnicello

Rev Ed

1. Lou Rawls
2. Pat Burns
3. Beyonce'
4. Jesse Helms
5. Charlton Heston
6. Nancy Reagan
7. Brooke Astor
8. Ernest Gallo
9. Billy Graham
10. Dolores Hope

Alt. Tammy Faye Messner

Sage's list

Ibrahim Rugova (Kosovo's president, advanced lung cancer)
Billy Graham (tired of Bible thumpin' I hope)
Dick Clark
Charlton Heston (again keeping from last couple of years)
Augusto Pinochet (dementia and going downhill. Dictatorship has taken its toll)
Elizabeth Taylor (suffers from "heart condition" and "being washed up and fat")
Manjit Bawa (celebrity Indian painter on life support with cerebral hemorrhage)
Susan Butcher (Iditarod champ diagnosed with hardcore cancer)
Mike Peters (lead singer of The Alarm has NHL. No, not the National Hockey League)
Emiliano Mercado Del Toro (oldest man EVER.)

Alternate (in case we decide to do the 'alternate') Jerry Lewis.

Roy's List

Charles Lane 101 years old. Great character actor from 50s and 60s
Roy Neuberger Huge NY art dealer guy. 103
Gerald R. Ford Clumsy ex president, recently hospitalized with bad head cold. 93
Jane Wyatt. Spock's mother. 99 years old.
Gordon Hinckley, Head of the Mormon Church. 96
Boy George George Allen Dowd (recurring disasterous drug habit. This is his year!) 44
Augusto Pinochet 90
Ronnie Hawkins 70. (Pancreatic Cancer in remission - his days are numbered.)
Zsa Zsa Gabor 88 (recovering from a stroke.)
Dick Clark
(alternate) Ronnie Biggs

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

kpl - Rock Guy's picks for 2006

Here they are - the big 10 from Rock Guy - Master of Death Emeritus®

1. Mohammed Ali (63)> is very very sick from Parkinson's

2. Kurt Vonnegut (83) > on last press tour admitted he was ready to check out

3. Maria Esther Capovilla (116) > oldest woman alive

4. Mindy McCready (30) > troubled young country singer with suicide attempts - this one would be HUGE points

5. Billy Graham (87) > held his 'last crusade' recently

6. Kirk Douglas (83) > several strokes, is a hold out from my 2005 list

7. Nelson Mandella (87) > sadly is in bad health, 30 years in jail will do that

8. Mickey Rooney (86) > no real reason here, he just annoys me

9. Liz Taylor (73) > in bad health. I understand she has been bedridder for about a year now

10. Charlton Heston (?) > profoundly unlikable racist gun nut, also in bad health

11. Mike Wallace (87) (alternate) > dude is a hero my mine, like Mandella. He doesn't look too good though

Monday, December 19, 2005

It's a celebrity dead pool

Here is where our little band of participants at the Phyllis Diller Is Not Dead celebrity dead pool will post our progress as those that have passed are documented and remembered.
For more details go to the group at The official dead pool site.

As each person on someone's list dies, we will post the picture and the obituary and a brief summary if any points in the passing are involved.

The Rules, as they are:
A celebrity dead pool for the year 2002,2003,2004, 2005.

The fifth year of this fine event is just around the corner. Start making your list of names now and take part in this wholesome past time that lasts the whole year.

Submit 11 names of folks that will die in 2005. The first ten count, the 11th is an alternate.

Any submissions after midnight 12/31/04 will not be accepted.

On Jan 1, 2006 the winner is announced. The winner for 2004 will be announced at some later date after a drunken party in honor of those passed on.

Points are awarded for the following:
Age of the dead (oldest- least points * youngest -most points.)
Oldest 4 points Youngest 6 points
Active deaths
First corpse - 4 points
Last corpse - 5 points
Most names on the list - 18 points per name
Suicide - 10 points
Under 65 - 4 points
Under 55 - 4 points (in addition to the under 65 points awarded.)

Rules and scoring posted at

A Yahoo membership is probably required so sign up so you can track the annual deaths.