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2008 JG2Land Death Pool-O-Rama (Lama-Ding-Dong) Officially Over

Well, it’s April 4, 2009, which means the 2008 JG2Land Death Pool Of Death is officially, totally, and completely over. The winner, with a hefty 65 points, is LeMar M. Congrats, LeMar. You win either lunch on me at a reasonably priced restaurant or a copy of Strange Brew on VHS (retail price: $35 in 1983). Choose wisely!

Let’s look at the final standings:

LeMar M. – 65
Nathan C. – 16
John P. – 13
Me – 8
Andy C. – 0

No question, LeMar dominated this game by correctly predicting three big point-earning ’08 deaths – Paul Newman, George Carlin, and Eartha Kitt. The rest of us just got lucky with one expiration apiece (Nathan had Chuck Heston, John scored with James Whitmore, and I got in there thanks to Van Johnson). I think Andy’s skew towards irreverence (read: Wink Martindale, Peter Mayhew) cost him, but I will give him eternal credit for entering Dakota Fanning’s name into regular play. See who everybody had in this post.

I hope everybody had fun with this year’s death pool. Stay tuned for JG2Land Death Pool 2009 Part III: 2 Fast, 2 Furious, 2 Legit To Quit. It’ll make the 2008 death pool look like a game of table tennis!

Death Pool

The Second Annual JG2 Death Pool-O-Rama (in Color!) has officially begun. Below you will find an index of all the participants and their picks. Asterisks indicate tie-breakers. Tie-breakers shall only come in to play if two or more participants have the same exact score when the game ends on 4/1/09. Remember, players, murdering anyone on your list will result in immediate disqualification.

The oldest person in regular play is actor Norman Lloyd. The youngest? Dakota Fanning. Scoring is based on the person’s age subtracted from a hundred. Let’s take a look now at who everyone has…

Nathan C:

Andy Griffith (born June 1, 1926)
Martin Landau (born June 20, 1931)
Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1923)
Walter Cronkite (born November 4, 1916)
Kirk Douglas (born December 9, 1916)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (born February 6, 1917)
Fidel Castro (born August 13, 1926)
Amy Winehouse (born 14 September 1983)
Dick Clark (born November 30, 1929)*
Mickey Rooney (born September 23, 1920)*

Andy C:

Wink Martindale (born December 4, 1934)
Dick Clark (born November 30, 1929)
Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994)
Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933)
Bruce Jenner (born October 28, 1949)
Scott Weiland (born October 27, 1967)
Peter Mayhew (born May 19, 1944)
Kirk Douglas (born December 9, 1916)
Terrell Owens (born December 7, 1973)*
Casey Kasem (born April 27, 1932)*


Harry Morgan (born April 10, 1915)
Van Johnson (born August 25, 1916)
Steve-O (born June 13, 1974)
Tracy Morgan (born November 10, 1968 )
Jared Leto (born December 26, 1971)
Phyllis Diller (born July 17, 1917)
Michael Jackson (born August 29, 1958 )
Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986)
Ed Asner (born November 15, 1929)*
Dick Miller (born December 25, 1928)*

Lamar M:

Peter O’Toole (born August 2, 1932)
Berry Gordy (born November 28, 1929)
George Carlin (born May 12, 1937)
Eartha Kitt (born January 17, 1927)
Tom Sizemore (born September 29, 1964)
Harry Carey, Jr. (born May 16, 1921)
Mickey Rooney (born September 23, 1920)
Blake Edwards (born July 26, 1922)
Paul Newman (born January 26, 1925)*
Clint Eastwood (born May 31, 1930)*

John P.

Wilfred Brimley (born September 27, 1934)
Angela Lansbury (born October 16, 1925)
Walter Kronkite (born November 4, 1916)
Maya Angelou (born April 4, 1928 )
Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925)
James Whitmore (born October 1, 1921)
Nancy Reagan (born on July 6, 1921)
Norman Lloyd (born November 8, 1914)
Pope Benedict XVI (born on April 16, 1927)*
Lemmy Kilmister (born on December 24, 1945)*

These lists look pretty solid. I predict a tight race. I shall keep all participants and interested parties abreast of celebrity deaths and their effect on the game via this blog. Who will win the coveted Outback Steakhouse Gift Certificate/”Full House: Season 2″ DVD set/vintage Boo Berry shirt/some other piece of crap worth thirty bones? Only time will tell. Good luck to all the players and happy vulturing!