Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Not Exactly Gaons of Vilna

You would think if someone asked you to identify your child's corpse you would be able to. Then again, major media outlets believed Levi Stubbs to be dead, so I don't know who is what anymore.

I'm pretty sure these people are still alive. But as always, it doesn't hurt to check your rosters...

Today is somebody's birthday! Whose Birthday? American Opera Singer Marilyn Horne's Birthday. How Old Is She? 1,2,3,4... 74! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Marilyn Horne's name appears on "Famous Last Words'" and "BestDeathPoolEver.BlogSpot.Com's" rosters

  • Horne received many honors during her career. A particularly notable one was a New York Times article, penned by then editor of Opera News, Robert Jacobson, in celebration of the Met's 100th anniversary in 1983. Jacobson listed the 100 greatest singers to ever perform at the house. Horne was the only one still actively singing at that time
Today is somebody else's birthday! Whose Birthday? Archbishop of Chicago Francis Cardinal George's Birthday. How Old Is He? 1,2,3,4... 71! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Francis Cardinal George's name appears on "Go to Hell's" roster
  • Cardinal George was one of the Cardinal Electors who participated in the 2005 Papal Conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI. He will be eligible to participate in any future papal conclaves that occur before January 16, 2017 when he will reach his 80th birthday.

Based on the fact that he was selected in a death pool and he broke his hip, I'm going to guess we're not going to have to worry about that 2017 conclave.

Today is somebody's else's else's birthday! Whose Birthday? Former Member of the "Wiggles" Greg Page's Birthday. How Old Is He? 1,2,3,4... 36! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Greg Page's name appears on "Haaaave You Met Dead's" roster
  • Page met Anthony Field and Murray Cook when they were Early Childhood Education students at Macquarie University and combined their music backgrounds and teaching skills to form The Wiggles. When performing with the Wiggles, Page wore a yellow shirt. Like the other Wiggles, Page also had a (good) schtick, which was doing magic tricks.
If he had worn the purple shirt, Jerry Fallwell wouldn't have let him in this Death Pool.

... And Many More!

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