On Twitter I reminded everyone these things always happen in threes, so Schneider had better lay low for a while. So far he’s dodged the bullet, as far as I know.
Reuben Kincaid slept in a mask, I remember. When I was a kid I found this fascinating. Did people really do this? It might come as a surprise to some of you, but sleeping masks were not common in 1970s West Virginia. I didn’t know anyone who owned one, and never saw them at Sears or whatever. What’s your experience with such things? I got nothing, except Reuben.
And the Professor could build almost anything imaginable, using coconuts in most cases, but somehow couldn’t repair a boat. I just learned he’s from a tiny town near my job. I had no idea. I’m surprised there’s not a statue or something. There should be. Maybe I’ll write a letter?
Why is Gilligan not on TV anymore? I never thought the day would come when that show isn’t on three or four times per day. It’s sad.
In any case, this unfortunate turn of events got me to thinking… Maybe we should do one of those dead pool things. Know what I mean? It’s where we each submit a list of famous people we think will buy it during the new year, then revisit them next January to see who was the most accurate.
I haven’t given this an enormous amount of thought (go figure), but like to keep things simple. So… let’s allow up to five names per participant. How’s that sound? And remember, if you submit nothing but people who are 99 years old, it’s not going to be super-impressive if a few of them kick off this year. The long-shots are the ones that will wow the crowd. My advice: mix it up.
And next January we’ll take a look at everyone’s lists, and vote on whose was the best.
One final thing: please don’t submit the President, or anything like that. I don’t need a bunch of guys who talk into their sleeves showing up at my door. Let’s leave the politicians out of it, please. That’s a touchy area.
I’ll submit my list in the comments section later, and hope you guys will too.
Have yourselves a great weekend!