the high cost of living
One of my real goals for 2005 is the same goal I set for myself every year (and I say this without a trace of irony): stop procrastinating. Yet, I never seem to....well, you can figure that one out. One of the effects of my 2004 bout with procrastination is that I am out of the Dead Pool. I made my roster, but forgot to send it to Laurence, thus I am shunned by the Dead Pool community. However, I did share the prize for referrers and got a nice Amazon gift certificate out of the deal, which is a hell of a lot more than I got the year I went zero-for-my-picks in the pool. Great for the people on my roster sucks for me. Anyhow, I guess I'll play the at-home version of the dead pool this year. My roster, which means nothing now, is below. If all these people croak in 2005, I'm going to be pissed off.
Jack Klugman Scott Weiland (singer/junkie - Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver) Anna Nicole Smith (self destruction queen) Phil Anselmo (former lead singer of Pantera/self destruction king) Elizabeth Taylor Sharon Osbourne (Ozzy deserves to outlive her) Muhammad Ali Red Auerbach (former coach of Boston Celtics) John Madden (token big,fat white guy pick) Bettie Page (ex pin-up model) Marion Barry (former crack addict/patronizer of hookers/mayor of DC) Fidel Castro (wishful thinking pick) Whitney Houston (crack addict/abused wife) Paul Harvey Gerald Ford (token ex-president pick)