The sad, sad passing of Richie Havens gives moves Team Killer Chill, led by Dan solidly into 5th place. Dan picked up 28 points for Richie’s 72 years and an extra 5 for getting the solo shot.
Richie Havens was a folk musician who opened the 1969 Woodstock festival. He said that his breakthrough at Woodstock came after another artist’s equipment got stuck in traffic. He was supposed to be the fifth act. He played for 2 hours and 45 minutes. He went on to play for more than 30 years and recorded 30 albums.
He sang so much about peace that we can only hope he now rests in it!
Score page is updated, congrats to Killer Chill – not. — Commissioners Satan and Missy
Today’s sad, sad passing of Annette Funicello, gives 30 points to these three teams: 1/ Left For Dead – TJ; 2/ Digger O’Dell – Kathy; 3/ Irish Deadbeats – Mary/Joe.
The Irish Deadbeats got points for two deaths today, successfully bumping Big Don from first place.
Don’t worry people. Mousketeers really never die.
And that reminds Satan of a joke… Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse were getting divorced. The judge said, “I’m sorry Mickey but I can’t grant your divorce based on your claim that Minnie is mentally ill.” And Mickey said, “No! I didn’t say she was mentally ill, I said she was fucking goofy!!”
Congrats to the point grabbers. The scoreboard is up to date. – Commissioners Satan and Missy
Today’s sad, sad passing of Margaret Thatcher at 87 means 13 points for these 4 teams: 1/ Gone not Forgotten – Nancy; 2/ I see dead people – Mark; 3/ Irish Deadbeats – Joe/Mary; 4/ Dead Man Guessing – Joan/Jerome.
It’s a shame that Margaret didn’t live to see the first female US President. Obviously, she died just 3.5 years too early but Satan says she’ll be cheering from the sidelines. T
This is how she was described by the AP, which sums it up: “For admirers, Thatcher was a savior who rescued Britain from ruin and laid the groundwork for an extraordinary economic renaissance. For critics, she was a heartless tyrant who ushered in an era of greed that kicked the weak out onto the streets and let the rich become filthy rich.”
But even better than all that was the crush she had on “Ronnie” Regan.
Congrats to all the point winners – Not really. - Commissioners Satan and Missy
The balcony is officially closed with today’s sad, sad passing of Roger Ebert at age 70.
Roger was the best known film critic in America and the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. He once said, “Every great film should seem new every time you see it.”
Satan said he needs both Siskel and Ebert in afterworld before the new Star Trek and Star Wars movies come out to know if he should go see them. He relies on their thumbs up or down (and is a big sci-fi fan, who knew).
This sad news gives 30 points to these 5 teams: That’s All Folks – Big Don; Aspettere – Judi/Peter; Irish Deadbeats – Joe/Mary; Just Add Maggots – Ben/Harrison; Left For Dead – TJ
Big Don has the lead by 30 points but there are 7 teams right behind him and the rest of us plan to catch up.
Congrats to the bereavers who grabbed points – Insincerely, Commissioners Satan and Missy
With today’s sad-to-someone passing of Hugo Chavez at age 58 we award lots and lots of points! FOURTEEN teams were awarded 42 points for Hugo’s age. The other 5 teams didn’t have the patience to keep putting him on their list.
Here is the note from CNN, we picked this because we want to be called “coup-plotter” and “swashbuckling” just once:
Once a foiled coup-plotter, the swashbuckling former paratrooper was known for lengthy speeches on everything from the evils of capitalism to the proper way to conserve water while showering. He was the first of a wave of leftist presidents to come to power in Latin America in the last dozen years.
Congratulations to our 14 point grabbing teams! The web site is updated to reflect scores and picks. Unsincerely, Commissioners Satan and Missy
The sad, sad passing of Bonnie Franklin gives some of our bereavers the first points of the 2013 game.
Franklin played Ann Romero on One Day at a Time from 75-84. At a time when TV moms were all like June Cleaver, Franklin brought reality as a single mom raising 2 teens. The unreality was that no way 3 women could live in that tiny apartment. And Schneider was creepy.
These 4 teams each picked up 31 points for Bonnie’s 69 years of age: Rick A. Mortis – Rox/Ed; That’s All Folks – Big Don; Dead Mann Rental – Lisa/Tom; Digger O’Dell – Kathy
Satan says too bad to the rest of us who are already playing catch-up on day 2!