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Former Governor of the great state of Delaware, David Penrose Buckson, died at the spry age of 96.

This guy seems sooooo boring. Almost as boring as the state of Delaware.

He was born in Delaware.  He grew up in Delaware.  He went to school at the University of Delaware.  He became the Attorney General of Delaware.  He became Lieutenant Governor of Delaware.  Then he became the Governor of Delaware.

Jesus, go to fuckin’ Maryland every now and then!

Delaware is known for little more than being boring as fuck.  

It is also known as a haven for credit card companies.  Companies like Bank of America, Chase, Barclays, and ING Direct all call Wilmington their home.  The reason for this is that in the 80’s, Delaware passed laws that let them charge as much interest as they wanted to.

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He even looks like a Penrose.

So, if you’re having trouble getting out of credit card debt, you can thank then Governor Pierre DuPont.  …And you shitty spending habits.

Which brings us to another industry they are known for: Chemicals.  DuPont is also centered in Wilmington.  How evil is Dupont?  The sponsored NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon for 21 years.

Evil!

So: bottom line: Delaware sucks.  It doesn’t Texas-suck.  But half the state is trying to get you in debt, the other half is actively destroying the environment (and sponsored Jeff Gordon).

And I guess someone’s gotta run the joint.  Might as well be a guy with “Penrose” as a middle name.

This hit goes to: Wes!  He’s now tied for 2nd place and just 10 points behind the leader.

Three months in and only nine of the 16 lists have had hits.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Josh: 100 – (Florence Henderson – 20, Grant Tinker – 10, Gordie Tapp – 10, Terry Edwards – 60)

Jami: 90 – (Fidel Castro – 10, Bernard Frost – 20, Zsa Zsa Gabor – 10, George Michael – 50)

Wes: 90 – (Holly Dunn – 50, John Glenn – 10, Debbie Reynolds – 20, Devid Penrose Buckson – 10)

Lee Kwang Soo!: – 50 (Alice Drummond – 20, Dr. Henry Heimlich – 10, Hashemi Rafsanjani – 20 )

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 50 – (Ralph Branca – 10, Craig Sager – 40)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 40 – (William Christopher – 20, Mary Tyler Moore – 20)

M: 30 – (Sir John Hurt – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka – 30)

Gianna: 20 – (Leonard Cohen – 20)

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Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel died at the spry age of 87.

After surviving the German summer camp from hell (no, really this time), Weisel went on to write about his experiences.  His book Night is widely considered the seminal work in revealing the true pain and anguish brought upon by the horrific events that are so often compared to things like a healthcare bill.

During the first night in Auschwitz, he and his father watched a lorry (that’s European for “truck”) deliver its load of children into a fire.  

I was pissed last weekend when my Kindle Fire wouldn’t connect to Netflix and I couldn’t watch Archer episodes in bed.

“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night… Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.”

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Wiesel is in the second row, 7th from the left.  Yeah, He’s earned this lack of funny caption.

 

Yeah… my basement flooded this year.  It was pretty stressful.

The book goes on to explain a death march from the cmap to flee the oncoming Soviets.  Germans were ordered to shoot any prisoners who could not keep up.  The inmates spent two days and nights locked inside cramped barracks without food, water or heat, sleeping on top of one another, so that each morning the living wake with the dead underneath them.

Now, I know that I have been guilty of comparing modern politicians to Nazis and Hitler.  That shit’s gotta stop.  There is nothing in our sweet, cushy, American lives that can compare to this.

Does bad shit happen in the US?  Hell yes!  Is it ever comparable to the nazis?  ..well, maybe when we held Japanese Americans in internment camps…  even that wasn’t this bad.

But I think that before we call racist assholes like Trump a Nazi, we should take a second to read this book.

Bush was not a Nazi.  Obama is not a Nazi.  Neither compare to Hitler in any way.  Unless someone is planning on systematically murdering millions of people in the cruelest fashion known to man, we should reign ourselves in a bit.  Man, we can be dicks sometimes.

Wiesel won the nobel peace prize in 1986 and is honored around the world by just about everyone on the planet (except for jack-asses like Max Blumenthal), which is why this update is not a real laugh-riot.

You cannot make Elie Wiesel funny without being a complete douche.  And I’m only mostly douche.

This hit goes to me!  I’m up to 120 now, a mere 50 points from the leader!  Come on, Susan Smith!  Kill yourself already!  I won’t mind making fun of you at all you kid-killing bitch!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 170 – (Scott Weiland  – 60, Pat Harrington, Jr. – 20, Umberto Eco – 20, Rob Ford – 60, Erik Bauersfeld – 10)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 140 (Dolph Schayes – 20, Meadowlark Lemon – 20, Monte Irvin – 10, Muhammad Ali – 30, Pat Summitt – 40, Buddy Ryan – 20)

Lee Kwang-Soo (Giraffe): 120- (Daniel Fleetwood – 70, Abe Vigoda – 10, Nancy Fucking Reagan! – 10!, George Martin – 10, Elie Wiesel – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 100 – (Natalie Cole – 40, Vanity – 50, Boutros Boutros-Ghali – 10)

Joanne: 90 (Joey Feek – 60, Joe Garagiola – 10, Julius La Rosa – 20)

Team Sushi: 80 (Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer – 60, Morley Safer – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 80 (Wayne Rogers – 20, René Angélil – 30, George Gaynes – 10, James Noble – 10, Doris Roberts – 10)

Mostly Mike: 60 (Marvin Minsky – 20, Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros – 30, Janet Waldo – 10)

Age of Aquarius: 60 (William Guest – 30, Merle Haggard – 30)

Harmony: 60 (Harper Lee – 20, George Kennedy – 10, Frank Sinatra, Jr. – 30)

Mortician’s Daughter: 50 – (Justice Antonin Scalia – 30, Bud Collins – 20)

Gianna: 40 (Robert Stigwood – 20, Lois Duncan – 20)

Nathaniel: 10 (Alan Young – 10)

Broadcaster and former baseball star… well, not really a star… former baseball player [yes, we’ll go with that], Joe Garagiola died at the spry age of 90.

Garagiola grew up with Yogi Berra who lived, literally, across the street from him.  They both made it to the major leagues in baseball.  Joe didn’t do as well as Yogi.

In nine years Joe played for four teams, hit 42 career home runs (an average of just under five a year) with 255 RBIs and had a .257 batting average.  So, he was an OK player.  He didn’t really suck, but he wasn’t really good.  He was just there.

Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t post those numbers.  But if we want to make a comparison, let’s see how Joe does in creating macros in Excel.  Or better yet, who can watch more movies?  [Frankly, I’m down with that competition against anyone.  The gauntlet has been thrown.]

Garagiola turned to broadcasting following his retirement as a player, first calling Cardinals radio broadcasts on KMOX, which is officially the coolest call sign of any TV station.  K-mox!

He then went to work for NBC where he called a bunch of games, blah, blah, blah… but he also filled in for Johnny Carson as a guest host a few times on “The Tonight Show.”  Imagine how disappointing it must have been to finally go to see Johnny Carson film his show live only to have your day, or more accurately, your life ruined when they announced that Joe frickin’ Garagiola is filling in for Carson.  It’s almost as bad as having Joan Rivers.

He also hosted a handful of game shows because… have you seen the guy? He’s more of a

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Garagiola did a Bane impression before it was cool.

game show host than Joe Biden.

In a case of bald-guys-sticking-together, in 1976 Garagiola supported Gerald Ford in the presidential election.  He actually did some commercials that are famous for hurting Ford’s campaign:

I planned to embed an example of a commercial right here.  Unfortunately, Youtube failed me.

Garagiola was the keynote luncheon speaker at the 2007 convention of the Society for American Baseball Research.  I mention this because…

Stop!  Tangent Time: There’s a fucking Society for American Baseball Research?!?!  What the fuck is that for?  With all the time TV spends going over every aspect of every damn sport (except soccer and cricket), I think we have enough goddamn research done into baseball on a daily fucking basis.  This is a membership organization dedicated to fostering the research and dissemination of the history and record of baseball (thank you, Wikipedia).  Do we really need this shit?  Has the winner of the 1956 World Series been questioned or something?   [It was those assholes, the Yankees by the way.]  Isn’t there something in this world that you can spend your money, time and energy researching that is more important than baseball records?  Like, I don’t know… Cancer?  AIDS?  Sheltering the homeless?  Beating Donald Trump?  I get having a hobby.  I get enjoying going through baseball stats.  But do we need an association for fostering and disseminating baseball stats?  Isn’t that done on ESPN like, Every.  Single.  Fucking.  Day?

He also hosted coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on USA Network from 1994-2002.  So?  He liked dogs.

This hit goes to: Joanne!  She pulls ahead of Harmony with her second hit and now has 70 points!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 160 – (Scott Weiland  – 60, Pat Harrington, Jr. – 20, Umberto Eco – 20, Rob Ford – 60)

Lee Kwang-Soo (Giraffe): 100 – (Daniel Fleetwood – 70, Abe Vigoda – 10, Nancy Fucking Reagan! – 10!, George Martin – 10)

Occupy the Casket: 100 – (Natalie Cole – 40, Vanity – 50, Boutros Boutros-Ghali – 10)

Joanne: 70 (Joey Feek – 60, Joe Garagiola – 10)

Harmony: 60 (Harper Lee – 20, George Kennedy – 10, Frank Sinatra, Jr. – 30)

The Girl on Fire: 60 (Wayne Rogers – 20, René Angélil – 30, George Gaynes – 10)

Mortician’s Daughter: 50 – (Justice Antonin Scalia – 30, Bud Collins)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 50 (Dolph Schayes – 20, Meadowlark Lemon – 20, Monte Irvin – 10)

Age of Aquarius: 30 (William Guest – 30)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Marvin Minsky – 20)

Gianna: 20 (Robert Stigwood – 20)

Booze, hash, pot, cocaine, racial slurs, inappropriate touching, being ejected from a hockey game, smoking crack on video… I know what you’re thinking: Best mayor ever!

Chris Farley clone and crack-smokin’ mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, died at the spry age of 46.

Oddly enough, he died of cancer.  I feel a little gypped here.  There could have been a hundred more interesting ways for him to go: shot by a pimp, shot by a drug dealer, overdosing in the tub, heart attack, a general ass kicking…

Ford made international news when the website Gawker claimed to have seen a video of him drunkenly smoking crack.  While he was in office.

This action earned him the Marion Barry award for excellence in the field of being videotaped smoking crack.  While in office.

Ford repudiated these charges with much vigor until the video became public.  He then explained,”Have I tried it[crack]? Um, probably in one of my drunken stupors.”

A mayor who owns the fact that he has drunken stupors.  Frankly, this is more amazing then the crack.  We’ve seen a mayor smoke crack before (see Marion Barry award

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Ford at his night job.

mentioned above).  But a mayor that admits that he gets into drunken stupors is unheard of outside of Ireland.

The lesson in all of this: I could be mayor of Toronto.  The only thing that’s been holding back my political career is my love of drunken stupors.  That and my complete lack of ambition.  And my laziness.  And that VHS tape that Rico keeps holding above my head.

This hit goes to: Jami!  Yes, Jami pulls out from a tie for 1st and into a major lead.  With four hits, averaging at 40 points per hit, she is now at 160!

Just when I was convincing myself that I could have a shot this year…

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 160 – (Scott Weiland  – 60, Pat Harrington, Jr. – 20, Umberto Eco – 20, Rob Ford – 60)

Lee Kwang-Soo (Giraffe): 100 – (Daniel Fleetwood – 70, Abe Vigoda – 10, Nancy Fucking Reagan! – 10!, George Martin – 10)

Occupy the Casket: 100 – (Natalie Cole – 40, Vanity – 50, Boutros Boutros-Ghali – 10)

Harmony: 60 (Harper Lee – 20, George Kennedy – 10, Frank Sinatra, Jr. – 30)

Joanne: 60 (Joey Feek – 60)

The Girl on Fire: 60 (Wayne Rogers – 20, René Angélil – 30, George Gaynes – 10)

Mortician’s Daughter: 50 – (Justice Antonin Scalia – 30, Bud Collins)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 50 (Dolph Schayes – 20, Meadowlark Lemon – 20, Monte Irvin – 10)

Age of Aquarius: 30 (William Guest – 30)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Marvin Minsky – 20)

Gianna: 20 (Robert Stigwood – 20)

The United Nations Secretary-General who was so nice, they had to name him twice, Boutros Boutros-Ghali died at the spry age of 93.

Boutros-Squared to his friends,  (“B2” to his homeys), was born in Cairo Cairo Egypt.  His political career developed during the presidency of Anwar Anwar El Sadat.

According to investigative journalist Linda Linda Melvern, Boutros-Ghali approved a secret $26 million arms sale to the government of Rwanda that were used in the the subsequent genocide.

What?!?  That shit wasn’t in “Hotel Rwanda!”

He was criticised for the UN’s failure to act during the Rwandan Genocide, which officially left over one million people dead. Man, I thought that he was so nice that he  was so nice that they had to name him twice.  What the fuck?  He doesn’t even deserve one Boutros!

From 1997 to 2002, Boutros-Ghali was Secretary-General of La Francophonie, which, I assume, is a telephone that makes you sound French.  So, when you say “bread” the person on the other line hears “baguette.”  When you thank someone, the caller hears “Merci.”  Hello is replaced by “Bonjour” and everything else is replaced with “OK, I

Boutros

“Hey, man.  You got any weapons to sell?”

surrender.”

In 2003, Boutros-Ghali was appointed Director of the Egyptian National Council of Human Rights, which he remained until 2012.  Because when you think “Human Rights,” your mind definitely goes to the guy who made the Rwandan genocide possible.  

This hit goes to: Occupy the Casket!  Yes, Pirate is the first to break triple digits!  And she did so by getting two hits in one day!  Nice!

Nancy Reagan, somehow, still continues to live.  

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Occupy the Casket: 100 – (Natalie Cole – 40, Vanity – 50, Boutros Boutros-Ghali – 10)

Lee Kwang-Soo (Giraffe): 80- (Daniel Fleetwood – 70, Abe Vigoda – 10)

Jami: 80 – (Scott Weiland  – 60, Pat Harrington, Jr. – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 50 (Wayne Rogers – 20, René Angélil – 30)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 50 (Dolph Schayes – 20, Meadowlark Lemon – 20, Monte Irvin – 10)

Mortician’s Daughter: 30 – (Justice Antonin Scalia – 30)

Age of Aquarius: 30 (William Guest – 30)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Marvin Minsky – 20)

Gianna: 20 (Robert Stigwood – 20)

The first African American to be popularly elected to the Senate, Edward W. Brooke III died at the spry age of 95.

In a statement, President Obama said that Brooke “stood at the forefront of the battle for civil rights and economic fairness.”  Because, you know, this guy did some incredible things and broke major racial barriers.  He was a black man that got elected to the Senate in 1966!  There have only been six other black Senators since he left office in 1979!  (America sucks)

So, yeah, he’s worth the President’s time.  Not like some guy who voices his opinion about the Saber’s chance in the NHL

This I know to be true: Don Draper wouldn't have voted for him.

This I know to be true: Don Draper wouldn’t have voted for him.

playoffs this year.

Although he was African American, Brooke was also a Republican.  (I know, right?)

But he was fiercely independent and he fought for his beliefs, not for the beliefs of organizations.  He often broke with the Republican party.  He fought against the NAACP when they wanted to boycott Boston public schools.

Bottom line: this guy was frickin’ awesome!  He didn’t let anyone tell him what to believe in or what to fight for.  Man, he would be creamed in Washington today.

He earned the respect of all that he worked with in Washington.  Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) invited him to swim with them in the Senate’s pool. “They invited me to join them and urged me to use the pool as often as I could,” Mr. Brooke wrote in his memoir.

Strom-fucking-Thurmond!  The man who said: “There’s not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the Nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches.”  THIS man invited THIS black man to swim with him!

I’ll say it again: this guy was frickin’ awesome!

It eventually came out that he had incorrectly reported to the Senate a loan from a friend and that he had helped his mother-in-law conceal money to help her qualify for Medicaid assistance for her nursing-home care. He used some of the money to buy a Watergate condo.

The ensuing scandal was called the “Watergate Scandal” and it would rock the very political foundation of Washington… along with cursing every political scandal to end with the word “-gate,” for eternity.

Ya know, this didn’t happen after the Teapot Dome Scandal.  Warren G. Harding was not plagued with the Justice Department-Dome scandal.  It was just the Justice Department scandal.

This hit goes to: Mostly Mike!  I know, we all thought it would have been an Anne pick.  Even she did.  But MM swooped in and picked Brooke out from under her!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 70 – (Diem Brown)

Nikki: 60 – (Stuart Scott – 60)

Anne: 30 – (Joe Cocker – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

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

The Girl on Fire: 20 – (Mario Cuomo – 20)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 20 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus: 20 – (Jean Béliveau – 20)

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

Former New York Governor and Italian, Mario Cuomo died at the spry age of 82.

Quomo will be remembered as a liberal who could speak well.

Unless you’re Ed Koch.  Cuomo and Koch had a rivalry that began during the 1977 NYC mayoral race.  Cuomo’s people allegedly put up signs about the life-long bachelor that read “Vote Cuomo, not the homo.”  Really.  Well, this politically savvy move did wrap up the NYC contingent of the Westboro Baptist Church.

In an interview years later, Koch said, “Even though social relationships when we meet in public are good, underneath, he

There are no funny pictures of Mario Cuomo.

There are no funny pictures of Mario Cuomo. 

knows that I know what I’m thinking: ‘You prick.'”

Cuomo was elected New York’s Governor in 1983 and her served until 1994, when he was beat out by Wacky Pataki for the seat.

Cuomo was the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency but he never ran.  Some people say that he never ran because of his mob ties.  These people were racist.  He had no mob ties.

As a matter of fact, Cuomo didn’t even believe that the mafia existed.  He thought that it was all based on a racist stereotype.  “You’re telling me that Mafia is an organization,” he was quoted as saying, to the New York Times, “and I’m telling you that’s a lot of baloney.”

As a matter of fact Cuomo didn’t watch “The Godfather” for years.  When he finally watched it in 2013, he said “I’m against the death penalty, except for people who make bad movies.”

Wait, WHAT?!?!?!?! Are you fucking kidding me?  Sure, if you don’t believe in the mafia, I’m cool with that.  But to say that “The Godfather” was a bad movie… and that Francis Ford Coppola should be executed for making it… well, that’s just unconscionably irresponsible and it illustrates your complete ignorance in movies!

Now, if you said that about “Transformers,”  I’m right there with ya, buddy.  Michael Bay is to film what Snooki is to life.

Maybe he only saw Part Three… that would explain it…

This hit goes to: The Girl on Fire!  Yes, not only is Mary bravely fighting the repressive government of Panem, she is also made it on the board this year!

Jami still towers over the rest of us, like the eye of Sauron.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 70 – (Diem Brown)

Anne: 30 – (Joe Cocker – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

The Girl on Fire: 20 – (Mario Cuomo – 20)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 20 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus: 20 – (Jean Béliveau – 20)

Mostly Mike: 10 – (Ralph H Baer – 10)

Perpetually un-funny woman, Phyllis Diller died at the spry age of 95.

Yes, she died on Monday and this is Saturday; proving that while death does not take a holiday, the Ghoul Pool Administrator does.

Diller was a great inspiration to Joan Rivers because she proved that you could be unattractive and annoying as hell in every respect and still make a living.

Phyllis Diller is shown here on her 20th birthday proving that a complete lack of substance shouldn’t keep any entertainer from succeeding.

 

She made it big when she starred in three movies with Bob Hope and later toured Vietnam with Hope in his USO shows.  Diller was a big pull at the USO because wherever she went, soldiers lined up for a chance to punch her in the face.  Alas, there was no real “Punch Phyllis Diller in the Face” attraction; it was just rumors started by wishful thinking.

Diller is also known for her record-breaking stretch as a comedian of not receiving a single laugh from 1952 through 1972, when Scooby-Doo peed on her leg.

Despite her work in such masterpieces as “Did you Hear the One About the Traveling Sales Lady?” and “Pucker Up & Bark Like a Dog,” Diller will always be remembered for her annoyingness.

When reached for comment, Fang said: “Phew!”

This hit goes to: Occupy the Casket!  She is now the 7th person to break the three-digit mark!  Congrats!

She has 100 points more than the Ghoul Pool Administrator-   wait… breaking news…  I’ll be back folks!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

The Walls of Jerica: 170 (Duggar #20 – 100, Kim Jong Il – 40, John Demjanjuk – 10)

Carol: 160 (Davy Jones – 40, Dick Clark – 20, George Lindsey – 20, Don Grady – 40, Andy Griffith – 20, Celeste Holm – 10, William Asher – 10)

Sister Mary Sheila:  140 (Christopher Hitchens – 40, Adam “MCA”Yauch – 60, Kathryn Joosten – 30,  Yitzhak Shamir – 10)

Mary: 130 (Dr. Mel Goldstein – 40, Whitney Houston – 60, Sherman Hemsley – 30)

Gianna:  110 (Bill Keane – 20, Jonathan Frid – 20, Robin Gibb – 40, Gregory Powell – 30)

Tailgating with that guy who’s still a Jackass: – 110 (Smokin’ Joe Frazier – 40, Joe Paterno – 20, Gary Carter – 50)

Pirate Jen “Occupy the Casket”:  100 (Anne McCaffrey – 20, Carroll Shelby – 20, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi – 40, Ray Bradbury – 10, Phyllis Diller)

“Imaginary” Steve: – 60 (Alan Sues – 20, Earl Scruggs – 20, Rauf Denktas – 20)

Jami “MORGAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” McFeeley: – 60 (Harry Morgan – 10, Etta James – 30, Maurice Sendak – 20)

Schelle’y: – 30 (Chuck Colson – 20, Hellen Gurley Brown – 10)

Ann B. Davis: – 20 (Mike Wallace – 10, Ann Rutherford – 10)

Soft spoken conservative, Gore Vidal died at the spry age of 86.

Vidal, who was known for his extreme conservatism said that Ronald Reagan was a “triumph of the embalmer’s art.”

He also said “Everything the Bushites touch is screwed up. They could never have pulled off 9/11, even if they wanted to. Even if they longed to. They could step aside, though, or just go out to lunch while these terrible things were happening to the nation.”

Of course he’s an intellectual. Just look at that turtle neck!

Hey, these quotes don’t sound conservative at all…. This sounds like the rantings of one of them there loony liberal-types!

In 1948 he published “The City & the Pillar,” which featured an open, unabashed homosexual relationship.  Today is 2012 and there are still people who refuse to read this book because it accepts homosexuality.  This is just shameful, awful and unconscionable!

I mean, there are so many better reasons to not read it:  It’s long.  It doesn’t have pictures.  It’s probably chock full of big, important words that are hard to read.  It’s old.  It’s probably got that musty “book smell” to it… I could go on…

Vidal is credited with writing the screenplay for “Caligula,” a big, big, big budget film that was turned into a hard-core porno in post-production.  Vidal was incensed when he heard about the changes to his script.  But he loved the movie when he finally rented it through an on demand service at a flea-bag motel on the outskirts of Yuma.

Vidal’s business partner, Bruno Sassoon could not be reached for comment.

This hit goes to: Jerica!  Yes the walls have been re-built and The Walls of Jerica re-gain the lead with 170 points!  Can Carol strike back to re-take the lead again?  I know that she REALLY wants to buy that vodka for her son-in-law!

This is a rip-roarin’ crazy-as-shit, edge-of-your-seat Ghoul Pool this year!

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

The Walls of Jerica: 170 (Duggar #20 – 100, Kim Jong Il – 40, John Demjanjuk – 10)

Carol: 160 (Davy Jones – 40, Dick Clark – 20, George Lindsey – 20, Don Grady – 40, Andy Griffith – 20, Celeste Holm – 10, William Asher – 10)

Sister Mary Sheila:  140 (Christopher Hitchens – 40, Adam “MCA”Yauch – 60, Kathryn Joosten – 30,  Yitzhak Shamir – 10)

Mary: 130 (Dr. Mel Goldstein – 40, Whitney Houston – 60, Sherman Hemsley – 30)

Tailgating with that guy who’s still a Jackass: – 110 (Smokin’ Joe Frazier – 40, Joe Paterno – 20, Gary Carter – 50)

Pirate Jen “Occupy the Casket”:  90 (Anne McCaffrey – 20, Carroll Shelby – 20, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi – 40, Ray Bradbury – 10)

Gianna:  80 (Bill Keane – 20, Jonathan Frid – 20, Robin Gibb – 40)

“Imaginary” Steve: – 60 (Alan Sues – 20, Earl Scruggs – 20, Rauf Denktas – 20)

Jami “MORGAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” McFeeley: – 60 (Harry Morgan – 10, Etta James – 30, Maurice Sendak – 20)

Ann B. Davis: – 20 (Mike Wallace – 10, Ann Rutherford – 10)

Schelle’y: – 20 (Chuck Colson – 20)

Chuck Colson, self-described “hatchet man” for Nixon and the man known in the Nixon administration as the “dirty tricks man,” died at the spry age of 80.

Colson, shown here describing the volleyball serve that he learned in Prison Camp.

Now think about that: in the Nixon administration… HE was the guy with the dirty tricks.  I mean, you gotta earn that title.  Right about this time, Karl Rove found himself a hero.

Colson was the man who compiled Nixon’s famous “enemies list.”  The list included John Lennon, Bill Cosby, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Tony Randall, Carol Channing and…  Carol Channing?  What did the hell did he think Channing would do?  Throw her Tony at him?  Belt out “Hello Dolly” in the middle of a campaign speech?

Colson went to prison after he helped orchestrate illegal activities to discredit former Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who was suspected of leaking a top-secret history of the Vietnam War… Wait a second, an administration illegally discrediting someone who spoke out against a war?  How awful.  Luckily that never happened again.

Colson always had a chip on his shoulder because Watergate always out-shone his own scandal.  “That Liddy gets all the damn press,” Colson said from his minimum security cell after a tennis match.

Colson found God in prison, ‘cuz apparently, Jesus hang out at the joint a lot.  He became an evangelical Christian (because he was too white to pull off Muslim) and organized some prison churchy thing.  I’m sure it was swell.

After his release, he recalled his frightening experience in confinement. Prison, he said, was filled with embittered prisoners who contemplated escape and revenge at every turn.  I guess he just couldn’t take the harsh realities white-collar-minimum-security underworld.  The things those stock brokers made him do….  Well, let’s just say it was the worst 7 months of his life.

So he got out of the Federal Prison Camp… no really, he went to Camp for seven months… he wrote a book and blah blah blah… then he died.

This hit goes to: Schelle’y!  Yes, she pulls ahead of the Ghoul Pool Administrator by putting herself on the board with 20 points!

Congrats to Schelle’y & Happy Pooling,

SPMI