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death bet, 2011

December 24th, 2010 at 03:15 am

Just in case you find it unsavory enough to back out ...

not too late....

Tra la la, the FCC (Fantasy Celebrity Cemetary) aka the death bet. Haven't heard much about who is "winning", just that all of my 10 picks for 2010 stayed very, very alive. Thank you, grim reaper... I think.

This obscurity will change for 2011. I am going to be the organizer for this upcoming year. Most of what is happening will be the same - $20 buy-in, 10 picks, final age minus 100 are your points, most points wins.

I'm instituting two twists: 1. celebrity is defined as a person having a Wikipedia page. Useful for many reasons - saves me time to figure out whether your pick is famous enough, the participant does the research, we have a ready birth date, and Wikipedia lists out deaths by year and day, so no fighting about a death date. Twist 2 is that I'm going to collect everybody's pick, list 'em out in Excel with their Wikipedia link, and everybody can see everybody else's choices. Full transparency.

9 Responses to “death bet, 2011”

  1. scfr Says:

    Just checked your post on this from last year ... Are you going with young folks again hoping to score big points or are you going to change and go with "safer" (older) bets?

  2. baselle Says:

    We've all learned that this is a game of base hits, rather than home runs...if you want to go for the baseball analogy. Safer, older bets!

    I think the current leader had Sen. Byrd, who I poo-pooed last year as "only 5 points".

  3. mjrube94 Says:

    Are you accepting remote entries? I'd love to send in $20 and join the fun. Miley Cyrus is my vote - total train wreck...

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'd guess Lindsay Lohan and Snooky. I may win!

  5. scfr Says:

    Then you may want to consider:
    Herman Wouk
    Beverly Cleary
    Betty Ford
    Nancy Reagan
    Carol Channing
    Kirk Douglas
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Jerry Lewis
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Lauren Bacall

    No ill wishes to any of the above; purely based on statistics.

  6. baselle Says:

    Zsa and Lauren I'm already considering. Carol Channing is one that I hadn't considered but would be a good pick. I had Elizabeth Taylor last year. Smile
    Sure, I'll take remote players. Email me your list and Wikipedia link to baselle at speakeasy dot org by Dec 31. We'll email each other and I'll give you a mailing address for the 20$.

  7. mjrube94 Says:

    OK, I just sent my picks in...Let me know if you need any additional information!

  8. baselle Says:

    Got it! Very interesting picks!

  9. dmontngrey Says:

    Alright - came here because I wanted to know if anyone had Amy Winehouse! Seems like she would have been an easy train wreck though.

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