Friday, May 14, 2010

Dead Or Alive

Update: Answers have been put up in comments

No, I’m not talking about the British New Wave band from the 80’s who brought us the best song ever written in the history of music, "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)".

No, I’m talking about my latest obsession.

I’m talking about the website Dead Or Alive.

Have any of you ever checked this out? It’s morbidly fun and fascinating.

It is an eerily accurate, daily updated, database detailing the birth and death of every famous person on the planet.

Want to know if Mrs. Garett from “The Facts of Life” is still alive? It’s there.

Want to know how old Freddie Prinze was when he killed himself? It’s there.

Want to sort how many famous people have died due to volcanic eruptions? It’s there too. (It’s 3, by the way, if you can believe that shit).

I have found myself spending more and more time there during the past week, using all of their cool features, like getting a list of all the famous people that I have outlived.

It’s sick, sick fun.

My favorite activity of late is to take their daily DEAD OR ALIVE quiz. You can choose the category, from entertainment, to sports, to politics, to some others.

Hey, this could be fun. Here is an Entertainment quiz from today. Let’s see how good you guys can do.

Whoever gets the most right will win a special prize from me. Of course, that special prize will most likely be a long, wet, French kiss from me, but you’ll have to pay for your own airfair.

Put your guesses in the comments, and I’ll reveal the answers on Monday.

Anyway, let’s do it! And NO CHEATING, you filthy reprobates!

Are they Alive or Dead?

1-Raymond Burr -Actor in many movies, "Walk a Crooked Mile", "Rear Window", starred in the TV shows "Perry Mason" and "Ironside"

2-Michael Todd - Producer of "Oklahoma!", "Around the World in 80 Days", and other movies, known for his technical innovations in wide-screen photography, third husband of Elizabeth Taylor

3-Armin Mueller-Stahl - He has appeared in "Music Box", "Shine", "The X Files" movie and other movies

4-Gene Hackman - He has starred in many, many movies, including "Superman IV", "Hoosiers", "Crimson Tide", "The French Connection", and "Narrow Margin"

5-Jean Renoir - French director of films such as "La Grande Illusion" and "Le Crime de Monsieur Lange"

6-Lon Chaney Jr. - He appeared in a lot of horror movies including his most famous role as the star of the movie "The Wolf Man", he also appeared in "High Noon"

7-Hugh O’Brian - Starred in the TV series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp", founder of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation which works to develop leadership skills in US students

8-Richard Deacon - Played Mel Cooley on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", also played Fred Rutherford on the TV series "Leave It to Beaver"

9-Sam Kinison - Shock comic

10-Janet Gaynor - Starred in the 1937 version of the movie "A Star Is Born", won the first ever Best Actress Oscar in 1928

p.s. I got 8 out of 10.


Mrs. Hall said...

1. dead

2. dead

3. alive

4. alive

5. dead

6. dead

7. dead

8. dead

9. dead

10. alive

you are so weird.

must be why I like you so ;)

Verdant Earl said...

"God is dead" - Nietzsche

Slyde said...

holly: me? weird?

earl: cmon hoser.. play!

The Invisible Seductress said...

hands sweating,,,pencil tapping,,, I hate tests...Dammit I want to cheat...But I won't.....
1. offed
2. breathing
3. offed
4. offed
5. breathing
6. offed
7. offed
8. offed
9. offed

Chris H said...

Yes Dude, you are weird.
And now.. I shall probably join you and take a look at that site. THANKS I'm sure! lol

badgerdaddy said...

1-Raymond Burr - DEAD

2-Michael Todd - DEAD

3-Armin Mueller-Stahl - ALIVE

4-Gene Hackman - ALIVE

5-Jean Renoir - DEAD

6-Lon Chaney Jr. - DEAD

7-Hugh O’Brian - DEAD

8-Richard Deacon - ALIVE

9-Sam Kinison - ALIVE

10-Janet Gaynor - DEAD

Ah, I dunno.

Jill said...

Oh my gosh I would be SO bad at that game. Maybe I'd be halfway decent on muscians. Maybe. But probably not.

Bruce Johnson said...

Since I never pass up the opportunity to further corrupt the delusions of a depraved french goes.

1. Definately Dead

2. Died in a plane crash back in th 60s.

3. Not sure....probably alive.

4. Still living, but getting up there

5. Dead

6. Long since dead....

7. Boarder line on this....will say still living.

8. Probably least he should be by now.

9. Dead for almost 2 decades now

10. Dead.....I think.

sybil law said...

1. Dead
2. Dead
3. Alive
4. Alive
5. Alive
6. Dead
7. Alive
8. Dead
9. Dead
10. Alive

terri said...

All dead.

(I'm lazy... what can I say?)

mo.stoneskin said...

What am I, some sort of celeb-gossip addict? I won't take the quiz out of laziness I mean principal.

Slyde said...

The answers:

1) Dead
2) Dead
3) Alive
4) Alive
5) Alive
6) Dead
7) Dead
8) Dead
9) Dead

mrs hall: 8 right
Bruce: 8 right
sybil: 8 right
seductress: 6 right
badger: 7 right
terri: 7 right

I'll leave it to holly, bruce and sybil to fight out who gets to make out with me....

Heff said...

rotten dot com's "Dead Pool" is pretty fun, too. You try and guess which celebrities will die in the next 12 months. One year, I scored 6 out of 10, which ain't bad. I didn't even have to kill any of 'em myself to get that score....

meleah rebeccah said...

1-Raymond Burr - DEAD

2-Michael Todd - DEAD

3-Armin Mueller-Stahl - ALIVE?

4-Gene Hackman - ALIVE

5-Jean Renoir - DEAD

6-Lon Chaney Jr. - DEAD

7-Hugh O’Brian - DEAD

8-Richard Deacon - ALIVE

9-Sam Kinison - DEAD

10-Janet Gaynor - DEAD

I think??

Anonymous said...

Variety is the spice of life.