July 28, 2003

OFF ON THE ROAD TO HADES



We have another Reaper's member on the scoreboard in my death pool contest.

Too bad it's in the negative zone.

As was stated at the beginning of the contest:

BEST CHANCE TO FINISH IN NEGATIVE POINTS

If Bob Hope dies after May 29 and Carole Tarrant has no other people assume room temperature on her list, she could finish with a - .5 total score, since Hope turns 100 this year. (That accounts for rounding up per half-year.)

Carole, thanks for the memories.

Entertainer Bob Hope Dies at 100

AP - Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100.

Hope died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, with his family at his bedside, longtime publicist Ward Grant said Monday.

The nation's most-honored comedian, Hope was a star in every category open to him vaudeville, radio, television and film, most notably a string of "Road" movies with longtime friend Bing Crosby . For decades, he took his show on the road to bases around the world, boosting the morale of servicemen from World War II to the Gulf War.

President Bush said Monday that "the nation lost a great citizen" with Hope's death.

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