The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 January 2004

Hey, hey, ho, ho, these 15 have got to go

Should anyone be curious, these are the names I have picked for the Amish Tech Support Dead Pool for 2004:

  • Olivia de Havilland
  • King Fahd
  • Valery Giscard d'Estaing
  • Michael Jackson
  • Stephen King
  • Frank Lautenberg
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Howard Metzenbaum
  • Keith Richards
  • Ariel Sharon
  • Al Sharpton
  • Edward Shevardnadze
  • Sargent Shriver
  • Anna Nicole Smith
  • Boris Yeltsin

Last year, I scored for exactly one pick: David Brinkley.

Posted at 6:25 AM to Blogorrhea


You gotta be kidding me. Keith Richards will outlive humankind as we know it.

Posted by: Vickie at 10:21 AM on 2 January 2004

Well, I had to have at least one pick that defied the conventional wisdom, and surely Richards is it.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:27 AM on 2 January 2004

Bumblebees, cockroaches, the IRS, and Keith Richards. Anyway, over half of those speculative death nods really belong on your list to Santa Claus, I think.

Michael Jackson won't die this year, at least not until the media is done crucifying him, which might take some time, because the ratings are so good.

Anna Nicole Smith *was* dead, in my world, until you brought her up, thanks a lot.

Stephen King was also nearly forgotten.

Olivia de Havilland, well, as babe-a-cious as she was in, say, The Strawberry Blonde, she belongs on that one.

Half the picks, I haven't heard of, not surprising since I never read the paper or watch the news (except for the weather, but this IS Oklahoma). For those of you that read the news and watch the paper, remember that stress kills more people than smoking every year. Enjoy.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 12:47 PM on 2 January 2004

hehe, between the two of us, we'll slay the Stones. I picked Jagger instead.

Fahd, Metzenbaum, and Giscard D'estaing are good picks. I wish I had thought of Fahd when I submitted my list; I'd have included him instead of Martha Stewart.

Posted by: timekeeper at 2:45 PM on 2 January 2004

Heh. I'd agree with Maaatha. She's going to be crucified in prison.

Posted by: Vickie at 3:05 PM on 2 January 2004

Would it be heartless of me to root for Frank Lautenberg?

Posted by: Ravenwood at 12:14 PM on 3 January 2004

Root away. Most of these names weren't picked because of any particular animus — I have no real reason to dislike Shevardnadze, for instance — but I am greedy, and I did win $20 in last year's Dead Pool.

Posted by: CGHill at 12:34 PM on 3 January 2004

Anna is a very attractive girl. I think shes lost alot of weight too..

Posted by: Livermore at 3:16 PM on 23 January 2004