Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Rules

I think it's time someone set up some basic rules for everyone's benefit.
Who should make these rules, you might ask...
Paul Smiley, that's who.

That's not the point though.  The point is that most of us are floundering out here looking for someone to set up a system of sort.
First question for Paul:
  What are the parameters for the Celebrities die in three's rule?

We need a time limit.  Do they have to die at the same time?  Same Day?  Same Week?  Same Month?

What constitutes a "Celebrity"? 
    Everyone has been on tv.  There are over 1,000 people who currently have a role on a daily or weekly tv show that's shown nationally.  Television has been around for 75 years (ish?) and that means that roughly everyone sort of qualifies.  Throw in politicians, radio personalities, Oprah guests and beauty queens...well, Paul needs to draw up some sort of venn diagram to lay this out.
For instance - if Don Rickles, Roddy Piper & Squiggy all die within 10 days, does that even count?
Should there be lines based on the field?
-Actor needs to be a lead in a top 10 show, nominated for an Oscar or an Emmy or married a Gabore sister.
-Singer needs to have 2 top ten hits or been married to Cher.
-Reality contestant or "star" shouldn't count unless they've been a member of our society of...I mean been a Scientologist for at least ten years and been a fourth level Gosmonaut.

I also think it's a three day rule.
So if Gary Busey, Cloris Leachman and Michael Stipe go down in the next 72 hours...well, then we're talking.

when the day is long...and the night...


  1. how about if the time span could be 3 months: one per month.

  2. An egg-shaped leather balloon would be much less fun to watch were it not for rules, fighting, and the possibility of victory.

  3. good to see a Rowdy Roddy Piper reference. i am thankful for that today.