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Let this be a lesson to all who poo-poo me when I tell them to Google their lists!  We have a new leader!  On draft day!

Author of such classics as Gold Unicorn, Elephantasam, Red Unicorn, Volkhavaar, The Gods Are Thirsty, Metallic Love, and Black Unicorn (apparently, there was a whole unicorn series), Tanith Lee, (yes, Tanith) died at the spry age of 67!  

It was rumored that the English author was the daughter of actor Bernard Lee.  This was patently false.  She was the daughter of actor Bruce Lee.

Although her childhood was happy, she was the “traditional kid that got bullied.”  Probably because her parents named her fucking Tanith!

The first work that she sold was an essay called “Eustace” about a lonely, nerdy man who works as a hapless clerk at a broken-down old building and loan.

Most of Lee’s books were all about dragons and unicorns (as seen above) and shit like that.  But, she also wrote lesbian fiction under the name Esther Garber.  

Somehow, I doubt that’s as exciting as it sounds.  Probably a little less “Well, you are my sorority sisters and college is for experimenting,” and more “I’m in love with a woman and am being rejected by family and friends and there’s all this

Let's play the "Guess What Decade This Picture Was Taken" game!

Let’s play the “Guess What Decade This Picture Was Taken” game!

oppression and shit.”

See Tanith was all about the girl-power.  One of her overpowering themes was feminism.  Meaning that all the unicorns were saved… by a kick-ass woman!

This hit goes to:  who the fuck do you think?  I mean, all the unicorns were actually saved…. and by a kick-ass woman!  Of course it’s Pirate!  Occupy the Casket has occupied the lead because her picks have occupied so many caskets this year!

See, I don’t catch every hit.  So, I tell people to Google their more obscure picks.  No one does this (Nora, I’m looking at you).  Maybe this year you guys will learn a valuable lesson… oh, who the hell am I kidding…

Congrats to Pirate for winning the 2014-2015 Do Not Do Heroin Ghoul Pool!  (Unless people unearth better hits today.)  With 200 points, it’s an impressive win!

Nancy Reagan, somehow, continues to live.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Occupy the Casket: 200 – (Sir Terry Pratchett – 66, Lauren Hill – 90, Maureen O’Hara – 10, Tanith Lee – 40)

The Girl on Fire: 180 – (Mario Cuomo – 20, Richard Dysart – 20, Anne Meara – 20, Denise McCluggage – 20, Bobbi Christina Brown – 80, Frank Gifford – 20)

Jami: 140 – (Diem Brown – 70, Sam Simon – 50, Dick Van Patten – 20)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 130 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10, Cardinal Karl Josef Becker – 20, Roberto Tucci – 10, Giovanni Canestri – 10, Giacomo Biffi “the Vampire Slayer” – 20, William W. Baum – 20, László Paskai – 20, Cardinal Ján Chryzostom Korec – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus: 130 – (Jean Béliveau – 20, Ernie Banks – 20, Jerry Tarkanian – 20, Minnie Minoso -10, Al Rosen – 10, Chuck Bednarik – 20, Louise Suggs – 10)

Gianna: 110 – (Ahmad “Real” Givens – 70, Vincent Bugliosi – 10, Dean Jones – 20)

Team Sushi: 100 – (Marion Barry – 30, Omar Sharif – 20, Dave Benton – 50)

Nikki: 90 – (Stuart Scott – 60, BB King – 20, Yogi Berra – 10)

Fearless Ghoul Pool Administrator: 70 – (King Abdullah – 10, Joe Franklin – 20, Alex Rocco – 30, Milton Delugg – 10)

Anne: 70 – (Lesley Gore – 40, Joe Cocker – 30)

Babysitter: 60 – (Leonard Nimoy – 20, Gary Gahl – 30, Al Delvecchio – 10)

Nora the Explorer: 50 – (James Best – 20, Ben E. King – 30)

Mostly Mike: 40 – (Ralph H Baer – 10, Edward W. Brooke III – 10, Dickie Moore – 20)

Anne: 30 – (oops, I forgot who Anne had – 30)

Nathaniel: – 10 – (Christopher Lee – 10)

Erika: 10 – (Jayne Meadows – 10)

The Mortician’s Daughter:  10 – (“Little” Jimmy Dickens – 10)

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