Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dead Pool 2013!

Here is the place where we are going to compile our lists, complete with this year's mascot Lindsay:


1. Honey Boo Boo's Mom
2. Lohan 
3. Justice Ginsberg 
4. Hugo Chavez 
5. Zsa Zsa 
6. Nelson Mandela 
7. Nancy Reagan 
8. Bob Dole 
9. Fats Domino 
10. Billy Graham

Kristin's List:

1. Lindsay Lohan
2. Charlotte Rae
3. Charlie Sheen
4. Prince Phillip
5. Zsa Zsa Gabor
6. Amanda Bynes
7. Nick Stahl
8. George H.W. Bush
9. Hugo Chavez
10. Cory Feldman

Renee's List:

1.Shirley Temple
2. Annette Funicello
3. Sidney Poitier
4. Christopher Lee
5. Michael Stipe
6. Brittney Spears
7. Mariah Carey
8. Kristen Stewart
9. Lady Gaga
10 Lindsay Lohan

Eric's List:

1. Al McCoy
2. Nick Cannon
3. Russell Brand
4. Chad Ochocinco
5. Charo
6. Travis Barker
7. Sandra Day O'Connor
8. Robert Duvall
9. Jack Osborne
10. Betty White

My list:

1. Queen Elizabeth
2. Abe Vigoda (He's gotta die someday, right?)
3. John Goodman
4. Mary Tyler Moore
5. Sharon Osborne
6. Hillary Clinton
7. B.B. King
8. Russell Crowe
9. Mel Gibson
10. Bruce Jenner

And our newest competitor, Pete's list:

1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
2. Nelson Mandela
3. James Garner
4. Muhammad Ali
5. Fidel Castro
6. Robert Duvall
7. George H.W. Bush
8. Sean Connery
9. John Madden
10. Clint Eastwood

We will end this ghoul-fest with a picture of Lindsay when she was actually a functional human being, not the sweaty, puffy, coke-whore that she's become.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Which Kris

US weekly had a headline last week about how Kris Humphries is enraged at Kim over some perceived betrayal since she allowed Kanye West to impregnate her. He's so mad in fact, that he has hatched some plan to humiliate her, which is shocking to me. The only Kris that seems hell-bent on humiliating Kim is her mother/pimp. I know that I'd be enraged that some vacuous fame-whore who I'd been suckered into 'marrying' for the cameras decided to let me off the hook and have someone else father her fame-child. I'd say Kris got off light here.

Let's face it, Kris Humphries should be glad that the Kardashian machine made him a household name, otherwise he's be some journeyman NBA player cashing huge checks for another year or two before going back and working at his parent's gas station.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Endings and Beginnings

I know that those things are usually in a different order. I thought I'd start this post by lamenting the end of one of my favorite things, a book series. I have been reading Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series since the first book came out in 1990. This was supposed to be a trilogy that had been percolating in the mind of a writer who had really done not much more than write some Conan books for Tor in the late 80's. It got away from him and turned into a sprawling 13 book series that has seen Robert Jordan die and Brandon Sanderson come in and finish it up. The final book, A Memory of Light, comes out tomorrow, so if I don't post anything for a bit, it is because I'm busy reading.

The beginning that I am excited about is a new season of one of the most under-rated television series going, FX's Justified. I am interested in seeing where Rayland Givens is going to go from the end of the last season, where he learned that his father was trying to kill him. It was a dark ending to a pretty dark season of television. All told, it should be a very entertaining week...

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The 2012 Champion

So Heather won the 2012 Dead Pool with 18 points. She correctly identified Dick Clark as the youngest to expire. She wins a Diet Coke, so when you see her make sure you give her the props that she is due.

Happy 2013!

So this is a new year and while I don't make resolutions, I am promising myself that I am going to spend more time writing. I'm going to start by kick-starting my blog. I guess that I'll start by complaining, because that is what I do.

I'm going to bitch about Facebook because I can't stand going on there anymore. I'll be the first to admit that I don't use that site for its intended purpose: I use it to amuse myself with silly quotes and song lyrics. I used to see a lot of daily updates from people that I like, but it seems that anymore my feed is infested with hillbilly ravings and second amendment rantings. It is driving me nuts. So I am now avoiding that site like the plague.

Anyway, it is time to go, but I'll be back soon with the entries for the Death Pool 2013!