Dead Pool

Dead Pool 2014 by Rollie Agado

Wanted to quickly recap the 2014 Dead Pool game that Clayton and I participated in...  I came out victorious by predicting three deaths including the passing of Roberto Gómez Bolaños.

An iconic figure for many fellow latinos... I spent a good part of my youth enjoying El Chavo.  I'm thrilled to see my niece get into the animated series.

Rollie's Picks

  1. Billy Graham
  2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
  3. Steven Hawking
  4. Nancy Regan
  5. Duke of Edinburgh
  6. Kirk Douglas
  7. Eli Wallach, 1915 - 2014
  8. Mickey Rooney, 1920 - 2014
  9. Roberto Gómez Bolaños, 1929 - 2014
  10. Luise Rainer

Clayton's Picks

  1. Eli Wallach, 1915 - 2014
  2. Kirk Douglas 
  3. Zsa Zsa Gabor 
  4. Vera Lynn 
  5. Billy Graham 
  6. Al Molinaro 
  7. John Paul Stevens 
  8. Mae Young, 1923 - 2014
  9. Don Rickles 
  10. Rob Ford 

RIP - Mickey Rooney by Rollie Agado

Full Obit on Washington Post
Mr. Rooney, once among the world’s top box-office stars, could sing, dance, play drums and do pratfalls and impersonations. He began his career at 15 months in his parents' vaudeville act and never really retired.

He was often paired with Garland — considered his equal in charisma and ability — in top-quality musicals such as “Babes in Arms” (1939) and “Girl Crazy” (1943). In addition, he was powerful in dramas including “Boys Town” (1938), portraying a juvenile delinquent, and “The Human Comedy” (1943), as a small-town telegraph messenger who delivers news of war casualties to parents back home.

He also starred as Andy Hardy in the popular “Hardy Family” film series about an Ohio teenager growing up. The Hardy films often featured Garland as his long-suffering friend.

Mr. Rooney won a special Academy Award in 1939 for “bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and . . . setting a high standard of ability and achievement.”

 

RIP: May Young 1923 - 2014 by Rollie Agado

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WWE confirmed on Tuesday, that Hall of Fame professional wrestler May Young has passed away at the age of 90.

Young began her professional wrestling career in the 1940s and remained active into 2013, making her the only wrestler to have competed in eight different decades. 

Among Young's accomplishments:

  • First-ever NWA United States Women's Champion
  • Winner, Miss Royal Rumble 2000 Bikini Contest
  • 2008 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee

Clayton has officially taken the lead in the Dead Pool

Dead Pool 2013 in the home stretch... by Rollie Agado

Unless we have some unexpected expirations this week, Dead Pool 2013 will end in a three way tie between:  Clay, my Mum and Self.  

Said participants currently have 8 breathing celebs which can be found here: http://september29th.tumblr.com/deadpool

The rules are quite simple.  Participants are asked to select 10 individuals that can be found in Wikipedia and elect them to their "Dead Pool".

If you have any interest in participating in Dead Pool 2014 - reach out and contact me.
The new URL will be: www.september29th.com/deadpool/

 

Adam West - Dead Pool 2013 Mascot

Adam West - Dead Pool 2013 Mascot