Am making a list... Am checking it twice... Am sitting down to catch my breath...
Want to join in the fun in 1999? You've come to the right place! Below is a handy, if not dandy, form for the purpose. (Be sure to forward copies to sufficiently thick-skinned friends, relatives, coworkers.) A precis of Pool rules (you can click here to get the full Monty... of rules and regulations, I mean):
All right, we're ready to go! Copy the form below and e-mail me via this link! Good luck in '99!
Were you a 1998 participant/onlooker?
If you had a '98 list that did not produce points, you may renew it in '99 for just a dollar. Wanna?
For a buck you can take a flyer on the Consensus List: if the list comprised of the ten-most-chosen celebrities generates more points than any participant's list, you'd win $10. Want in on this?
Your list's theme (optional):
Your 1999 list* (additional commentary welcome):
* You may submit as many lists as you like! Copy out this form and submit away!
Please compose a haiku that reflects upon your list. (Remember the haiku format: 3 lines of 5/7/5 syllables.) (A limerick constitutes an acceptable alternative.)
Your tie-breaking prediction of a cataclysmic event in '99:
Of all the world's celebrities, whether you listed him/her or not, who's the single most despicable whom you'd like to see leave this earthly plane in '99?
Your prediction for the date of the first 1999 celebrity death to generate points for this Pool (closest guess wins a free list in the Year 2000 Pool):
If you wish to be referred to pseudonymously on the Verde web site, please give me your nom d'Pool:
Want to link the Pool web site to another? Gimme an URL.
Send your payment by January 15 to: Jack Spellman, 17 Ocean Street, Beverly, MA 01915.Rates:
"I shall dance into 1999 atop the Consensus List!"