accepting bets on next celebrity death on front page September 12, 2003 4:02 AM   Subscribe

Allright, place your bets for the next celebrity death on the front page for today. Third try's a charm, Mr. President.
posted by Keyser Soze to MetaFilter-Related at 4:02 AM (24 comments total)

Well, I'm sitting here in shock, and I say two's enough.
posted by konolia at 4:07 AM on September 12, 2003


Agreed. Three's a crowd.
posted by PrinceValium at 4:09 AM on September 12, 2003


Apparently Johnny Cash died twice. Doesn't that make three?
posted by Slithy_Tove at 4:24 AM on September 12, 2003


No. The winning vote will win by the amount of comments and effectiveness of point. Of course im talking about which doublepost should be removed.
posted by Keyser Soze at 4:27 AM on September 12, 2003


How about the Pope John guy. A Johnny trifecta.
posted by mss at 6:20 AM on September 12, 2003


Third try's a charm, Mr. President.

I'm confused. What does this mean?
posted by pardonyou? at 6:33 AM on September 12, 2003


Warren Zevon died a couple days ago, so with Cash and Ritter it makes three already, no?
posted by matteo at 6:48 AM on September 12, 2003


Third try's a charm, Mr. President.

Gosh, can anyone imagine what it would be like if the US was run by Cheney?
posted by biffa at 7:24 AM on September 12, 2003


Biffa, isn't it already?
posted by pomegranate at 7:28 AM on September 12, 2003


Third try's a charm, Mr. President.

Gosh, can anyone imagine what it would be like if the US was run by Cheney?


Yeah, that's what I thought it meant. I guess I'm just slow getting the "punchline" of "jokes" about the President of the U.S. dying. Although now I can see how funny it is. Fucking hilarious. In fact, I just spit coffee all over my computer!
posted by pardonyou? at 8:05 AM on September 12, 2003


Just remember, you should never, ever, even in jest, say things like "I'm going to kill the president." [quicktime]
posted by arto at 10:57 AM on September 12, 2003


Agreed. Three's a crowd.

Don't you mean Three's Company ?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:19 PM on September 12, 2003


Hmm, Larry Hovis went unnoticed.
posted by evilelf at 12:34 PM on September 12, 2003


Don't you mean Three's Company ?

Nope, Three's a Crowd.

Something that is interesting about this show, a short-lived spinoff from the last episode of Threes Company: It was the first TV series to depict a romantic couple living together outside of marriage. Creepy that this "groundbreaking" event happened less than 20 years ago.
posted by PrinceValium at 12:41 PM on September 12, 2003


Incredible, isn't it, PrinceValium? But I recall a college instructor of mine saying to my class ten years ago - "You young people have no idea how much things have changed. When I was your age a unmarried friend of mine got pregnant. Her father was a big shot advertising exec and got fired because of it." Since the instructor was then in her fifites, that would have taken place circa. 1960.
posted by orange swan at 8:04 PM on September 12, 2003


the guy that did the voice of Captain Murphy for Sealab 2021 died.
posted by mcsweetie at 8:13 PM on September 12, 2003


How about a MeFi deadpool drinking game?
posted by Shane at 8:15 PM on September 12, 2003


I don't think that Frank guy is going to live very long. He's been spending time at the legion with than Suzi girl, and you know what happened to her last husband. Now he's got the gout, in his big toe. Yesterday, when he was taking the garbage out, I saw him poking around the ashtray in that old Gremlin for cigarette butts, and you know what the doctor said about smoking... and salami.

Yep, Franks next.
posted by cedar at 8:50 PM on September 12, 2003


How about a MeFi deadpool drinking game?

In hindsight: If Geo W is the next to go, I'll be drinking anyway. And dancing. In celebration.
posted by Shane at 9:02 PM on September 12, 2003


Me too. I'll feel guilty, but in a happy sort of way.
posted by subgenius at 11:58 PM on September 12, 2003


*sheds tears for captain murphy*

that's the worst news i've heard in weeks. at least it wasn't coach mcguirk from home movies.
posted by pikachulolita at 5:03 PM on September 13, 2003


If Geo W is the next to go, I'll be drinking anyway. And dancing. In celebration.

Classy.
posted by trharlan at 12:10 AM on September 14, 2003


"When I was your age a unmarried friend of mine got pregnant. Her father was a big shot advertising exec and got fired because of it." Since the instructor was then in her fifites, that would have taken place circa 1960.

In the mid 70s in Vancouver, the woman who won the New Year's baby contest (first child born in the New Year) was forced to return her prizes when it was discovered she was unmarried. A friend of my mother's was refused a loan without her husband's consent (and she married late in life, and had been a sucessful professional for decades). If you were looking for a job, you could check the classifieds to see what was offered for men (lots of stuff, paid well) and for women (mostly housecleaning). Etcetera. A lot of what my students take for granted are the results of long, hard fought battles, such as the lifting of quotas on female students, or equal pay--not even for "work of equal value"-- but for the same job. When I started University, I was warned away from one prof who insisted on attempting to persuade his female grad students to pose naked for photographs. It was an open secret, but he suffered no repercussions.

Yeah, it's always good to perform such reality checks.
posted by jokeefe at 3:57 PM on September 14, 2003


Late to the party, but had to add: jokeefe, thanks for that. I'm going to link your post the next time I hear about "those shrill feminists" (insert eye roll here).
posted by clever sheep at 8:31 AM on September 15, 2003


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