November 27, 2000
6:13 AM   Subscribe

I win my office pool. Robert Downey Jr. fell off the wagon right after November sweeps. I still have dibs on him for the dead pool.
posted by thc (8 comments total)
Were you betting on the 'concept of artist Robert Downey Jr.' or the person Robert Downey Jr. getting busted with drugs? Because betting on the abstract would be OK, but betting on the person would just be wrong.
posted by internook at 7:14 AM on November 27, 2000

I think dead pools should include bonuses for cause/circumstances of death. I vote for infection from that enormous american flag tattoo he got in prison...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 8:22 AM on November 27, 2000

Looking a Death Pool Watch I think they should have a rule that picks who have exceeded the life expectancy of the average human should be removed from the pool. there's nothing prophetic about picking someone to die at the age of 80 or 91!

posted by xiffix at 8:33 AM on November 27, 2000

ah, xiffix, but picking the next person in that age range ... that's what it's all about.

No question, Downey is the Bill Clinton of Hollywood.
posted by dhartung at 9:03 AM on November 27, 2000

Sorry, a lousy page design made the existence of a rules page less than obvious. The younger the celeb, the more points awarded.
posted by xiffix at 9:23 AM on November 27, 2000

Xiffix a whole lotta stars that are living so long should've been dead by now. Case in point...Robert Downey Jr. He should've kicked it a while back already. He's know...considering...
posted by thc at 5:37 PM on November 27, 2000

Yeah, he's 249 in dog years.
posted by Aaaugh! at 7:24 PM on November 27, 2000

This is like what? The fifth or sixth time he's been caught? I burned my hand on the stove once when I was three years old. For most people, once is enough, y'know? I mean does Downey have to die to learn this lesson? "Okay. We're going to do this for you just one more time Mr. Downey. See these eggs? This is your acting career. Now, this is your acting career on drugs. Any questions?"

Downey and Callista Flockhart could really help each other. She can keep an eye on him and make sure he stops doing cocaine, and he can start forcefully stuffing foot long hotdogs and submarine sandwiches down her throat. I just can't believe this. Kelsey Grammer, Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey... television is a den of debauchery. Have we learned nothing from The Plight of Dana Plato? Oh it just crushes the heart! [swoon]
posted by ZachsMind at 1:16 AM on November 29, 2000

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