Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Pa Rock's Dead Pool Entries

by Pa Rock
Dead Pool Master

This year we had twenty-one entries in the Dead Pool, down a few from last year, but still a decent showing.  I credit the slight decrease in entries to the uptick in the economy – which is recovering thanks to the hard work of our President and in spite of Congress. 

The first (and most unique) entry was from my three-month-old granddaughter, Olive.  Her selections included Elmo, Big Bird, the Monster under her bed, the Vacuum Cleaner, Dora the Explorer, the Neighbor’s Dog, her stuffed armadillo animal, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Kim Jung Un.  Good luck, Olive.  Pa Rock loves you!

The other twenty were somewhat less daring. 

Rod B:   Bobby Knight, Mel Gibson, Queen Elizabeth, David Letterman, Joe Paterno, John Madden, Burt Reynolds, Joan Rivers, Bill Clinton, and Willie Nelson.

Judy B:   Steven Tyler, Betty White, Charlie Sheen, Dick Cheney, Bernie Madoff, Gloria Vanderbilt, Michael Douglas, Magic Johnson, Dick Van Dyke, and Larry King.

Odessa B:   Antonio Banderas, Nick Cannon, Kate Moss, Elton John, Queen Elizabeth, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Magic Johnson,  and Lance Armstrong.

Brenda K:   Walter Mondale, Adam West, Ray Bradbury, Billy Graham, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Andy Griffith, Stephen Hawking, Garrison Keillor, and Andy Williams.

David S:   Rosalyn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Brian Wilson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Lindsay Lohan, Annette Funicello, Shirley Temple, Etta James, Robin Gibb, and Dick Cheney.

Darby G:  Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Charlie Sheen, Steve-O, Rush Limbaugh, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Dick Cheney.

Ron H  (hoptwo):   Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Billy Graham, Muhammad Ali, Pope Benedict, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Jerry Lewis, Annette Funicello, Hugh Hefner, and Aretha Franklin.

Breanne:  Paula Deane, Oprah Winfrey, Magic Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, New Gingrich, Kirstie Alley, Ed O’Neal, Dr. Phil, Dolly Parton, and Lil’ Wayne.

Ricardo:   Barack Obama, David Letterman, Brittney Spears, President Calderon of Mexico, Carlos Slim, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Hulk Hogan, Allen Greenspan, Joe Torre, and Hillary Clinton.

Charles B:  Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Love, Dick Cheney, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Betty White, Ashton Kucher, Tom Cruise, Bob Barker, and Wilford Brimley.

Leslie K:  Joanne Woodward, Etta James, Kirk Douglas, Chuck Yeager, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Aretha Franklin.

Tim:  Bill Clinton, Ron Paul, Dick Cheney, Andy Griffith, Larry King, Pope Benedict, Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger, Stephen King, and Queen Elizabeth.

Erin:   Chris Christie, Nancy Grace, Ringo Starr, Fidel Castro, Tiger Woods, O.J. Simpson, Charlie Sheen, Artie Lange, Frank Martin, and Hugo Chavez.

Don H:  Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, Prince Philip, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Billy Graham, Hosni Mubarek, Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger, Kirk Douglas, and Saif al-Islam.

Mike B:   Fidel Castro, Dick Cheney, Fats Domino, Aretha Franklin, Peter Fonda, Hamid Krzai, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lewis, Mickey Rooney, and Margaret Thatcher.

Molly:  John Goodman, Courtney Love, Nancy Reagan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Leary, George Wendt, Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, Ozzy Osbourne, and Seth Binzer.

Nick:   Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Manson, Danny Devito, Bill Cosby, Val Kilmer, Wee Man, Jack Black, Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, and Alan Alda.

Tiffany:   Betty White, Michael Douglas, Craig T. Nelson, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Bill Cosby, Roseanne Barr, Paula Abdul, George Lopez, and Willie Nelson.

Boone:  Bette Midler, Kirk Douglas, Louise Rainer, Charlie Sheen, Ben Stiller, Larry King, Britney Spears, Dick Cheney, Analena Joe Lee, and Willie Nelson. 

Pa Rock:   Celeste Holm, Ted Turner, Cloris Leachman, Rupert Murdoch, Sophia Loren, Dick Cheney, Shirley Jones, Jim Carrey, Jean Stapleton, and Clint Eastwood.

The top vote-getters appear to be Lindsay Lohan in third place with six votes, Charlie Sheen in second place with eight votes, and Darth Vader’s evil twin, Dick Cheney, leading the pack with nine votes.  All three are perennial favorites in this contest.

If the group’s instincts are any indication, it might be a good year for Dick Cheney to take some of those millions that he received from Halliburton while serving as Vice President of the United States  – and use those ill-gotten gains to take Lynn on a Grand Tour of Europe.  I recommend that he start with Holland because The Hague is so beautiful in the spring!

(Please print a copy of the entries and post on your refrigerator so that you can keep up-to-the-minute track of the results.  That will also let anyone walking through your kitchen know just how sick you really are!)  (Just kidding!)

(Note:  I misplaced one entry, found it, and added it to this post on 20 Jan 12.  Welcome aboard, Boone!)


Jesse said...

Oh wow, these picks are fantastic. I thought the variety of oddball (young, or middle aged but somewhat reckless) picks were good over at but these selections totally blow those away. Mel Gibson! Genius!

Xobekim said...

David S. strikes first! Etta James passed this morning in Riverside, California. May she Rest In Peace.

Xobekim said...

Sorry Leslie K. you and Dave S. are tied!