Russophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1445 times:
We used to have a competition at my previous workplace, which we called the Ghoul Pool. The rules of the competition are very simple. Everyone who wants to enter puts up a few bucks, and with your entry fee, you name 3 'famous' people who you think will die in that year. If anyone's choices all die in that year, then they take the pool. If no-one's horses come home, all the money is donated to charity - me and some friends currently have our comp where if no-one wins, we go out and get smashed at the end of the year, but that's a bit difficult with everyone spread across the globe, so a donation to charity would be a lot better I think.
The amount of money doesn't have to be all that large -- even if we set it at $5 entry fee -- how to collect money? Paypal? Cheque?
Everyones choices would be made public, and probably posted here, and I can put a running tally on my own webspace. And since it is already one month into the year, only people who die from a date we specify onwards will be eligible nominees.
Russophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
Never heard of that one before. Interesting to see though. We had been running our comp since around 1993/4 -- so am quite surprised to see others like it -- even found one which also uses the Ghoul Pool moniker. We weren't that unique after all it seems