THE O.B.E. MAIL BAG

This portion of the O.B.E is dedicated to those of you who are among the living. During the course of the year, feel free to e-mail the O.B.E. with thoughts, opinions, and general fun stuff.

This page reads from the top down. Wanna go directly to the most recent postings? Just press this thingy.



THE BABY CRUSHERS:
I was just going over the Dead Peoples page and reading the comments you write for each dead celebrity. I must say, you guys are funny. Especially the one for Janet Waldo. You wrote "Eep, Opp, Ork, Urghhh,Urghh.... " That one cracked me up because I remember the Jeston's Episode where Elroy wrote Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah. and Judy wrote a Jet Screamer song and George mixed them up and sent "Eeep Op Ork Ah Ah" to Jet Screamer and Judy won the contest. That was funny!!!

Keep up the beer drinking and being funny!!!!!!!!!

THE GUYS:
Thank you! Part of the fun for us in running this thing is laughing over some of our own comments. Man, we gotta grow up some day.
DIE YOU GRAVY SUCKING PIGS:
Gentlemen, I took a year or 2 off from death watch, but am glad to say I'm back I did enclose a donation with my entry, which I sent to your PO Box. I sure as hell hope you got it by now it was postmarked on the 29th.

THE GUYS:
Two things. 1) We got it. 2) We are not gentlemen.

DIE YOU GRAVY SUCKING PIGS:
Sorry for the insult!! I understand, there hasn't been a gentleman in my family for 5 generations.
THE BABY CRUSHERS:
The 2017 O.B.E. is live and I saw that the BABY CRUSHERS are tied for first place !!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hoopla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yea!!! "I'M NUMBER ONE" Well.. tied for number one anyway!!!

THE GUYS:
Ya know, it could be viewed as a 148 way tie for last at this point.

THE BABY CRUSHERS:
Way to burst my bubble there!!!! Thanks guys!!! I am now depressed!!!!!
SCOTT:
As usual, a stellar job on an increasingly longer list!!!!
One gotcha, I think... I believe you'll find Marla Gibbs only appears on 1 list, not 2.

THE GUYS:
Man! Great eye! you are correct. We messed up the database and had Marla entered twice in the "alive folks" list. That doubled her up throughout the Stats. Fixed now. Thanks!
PAUL:
Thanks guys for keeping the site going. Hang on for another 20 more years.

THE GUYS:
We'll do our best. If nothing else, we're working at keeping ourselves well preserved ;-).

PAUL:
Happy New Year keep up the best fantasy game out there.

THE GUYS:
Interesting. We never thought of death as a fantasy. Maybe it is. Could be a philosophical questions. We need a beer.
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE...:
This was the list of entries I sent you, but somehow Dionne Warwick got put on my list. My next choice (since you put the non-celeb title on Andrew Ridgeley) was Valerie Simpson, not Dionne. Dionne was never even in a famous duo, which was the whole theme behind "And then there was one..." Kind of ironic though, the death of George Michael was the catalyst for me even putting this list together, yet Andrew was the one choice you vetoed. Heavy sigh, I'm over it.

THE GUYS:
You are correct. The list David's Deathly Dozen is immediately before yours in our database and you'll note it has Ms. Warwick in the same position. Clerical error on our part correcting it now. Of course, that means we need to redo the Stats too. Damn, that sucks.

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE...:
Well I'd say have another beer and just let it ride, but you guys do what you have to do...but don't forget that beer. Thanks for the correction.

THE GUYS:
Oh, we won't!
MORGUENOLIA BLOSSOM LEE:
Hmm look what CELEBRITY is having a birthday.


THE GUYS:
Who? Curt Kirkwood?

MORGUENOLIA BLOSSOM LEE:
So I had to look up The dead wrestler...just saying. As god as my witness, Ronnie Hawkins is a celebrity.

THE GUYS:
Ronnie who?
MICHAEL:
Jimmy Super Fly Snuka. . . RIP. . . on 18 lists. . .I wonder how many of them actually watched him wrestle?

DIE YOU GRAVY SUCKING PIGS:
Enjoy your beers, just a question or 2 or 3 or 4 to match your beer consumption. Do you post deaths of celebrities not on lists? Examples such as Duck Gautier and William Peter Blatty, who died this year. Not to mention former Philly Mob Boss Nicky Scarfo, who also kicked. I was just curious.

THE GUYS:
Yes, we post deaths of celebrities that are not on any Watcher lists.
JOSEPH:
(No Y.A. Tittle.) You've got to be kidding.

THE GUYS:
At a moment like this, we'd respectfully ask that you review the Ronnie Hawkins Requirement located in Section 7.2 of the Official OBE Rules.

JOSEPH:
Thanks for replying.
I have carefully reviewed the Ronnie Hawkins requirement.
It only applies to someone who had a pick rejected.
I did not, so I am not inhibited, whatsoever, by the rule.

I have , howevever, at least a decade of experience over you and have first-handedly witnessed the frenzy that accompanied Y.A. at the pinnacle of his career, with the New York Giants. He was truly on the Olympus of Quarterbacks.
His records confirm this.
You really blew this one.

But keep up the good work.

THE GUYS:
We hope you didn't mistake our last email as us being glib. We just like to be wise guys. We actually know that we will sometimes fall short in the sports world (though we're not saying that's the case with Y.A.). In fact, we say as much in the rules:

*Neither guy is big into professional sports but both keep up on the news in general including the big names in sports.

ATHLETES: This category is probably the toughest for Death Watchers. Neither of The Guys is big into the sports world. Sure The Guys follow a bit of baseball and football. Certainly they know the BIG names. But folks, not every hall of famer is a celebrity. In fact, most are likely not celebrities. Reggie Jackson: Celebrity. Vida Blue: Sure. Bobby Orr: You betcha. Joe Namath: Absolutely (heck, based on Love Boat and Brady Bunch appearances alone!). You want to go for a lesser known great player. Go for it. We’ll probably knock it off the list. Fair? Not really. But that’s the way it is fanatics.


Finally, and most importantly, we had ruled on YA Tittle in the 2016 game. We posted his name all year long as ***Not a Celebrity***. We couldn't have been clearer. Yet someone still put him on their list for 2017. So, maybe we were wrong in 2016 (maybe). But if we tell ya for 365 days we ain't gonna count the guy and ya still pick him....well....no mercy.

Beer please.


KELLY:
My husband and I both enjoy your website. So much so that when a celebrity dies we immediately ask each other "Were they on your list?" "How many lists were they on?" Followed by "What will the guys post about them?" We tried to get others to join but they just look at us like we're morbid people. Of course some of those people are obsessed with horror movies and zombie shows. And "we're" morbid? We start making our lists in January. Mmm, maybe we are morbid. Anyway keep up the good work and watch your box for a donation.

THE GUYS:
It is emails like this that have kept us going for 20 years! We sincerely appreciate it!!!!

Thank you for playing.
MATT:
Did you see Judge Wapner (97) died too? (I didn't see him in the update.)

THE GUYS:
Of course we saw Matt. Posted now.
KYLE:
Old chuck Barry's life was long
And here's how we'll end this song
Folks were smiling hearing the church choir sing
He was found dead holding his ding-a-ling-a-ling

BECKEY:
David Letterman's Mom: She died 4 days ago. I didn't see it until today.

Dorothy Mengering, on 2 lists

THE GUYS:
Yup. We haven't gotten around to updating yet with the holiday and the beer and all...

BECKEY:
You guys are hilarious. That side of you counteracts the darkness of what you do that so many of us regular people enjoy so much. :)

THE GUYS:
The darkness? Can't be right. "They" always say one steps into the light...

BECKEY:
Ah, yes, but predicting who may or may not step into the light might be seen as dark. There might be people in our eclectic group who have to catch themselves when they hear of someone's passing, because their first thought was, "Yay! She's on my list." That wouldn't be me, of course, just surmising what may be in the heart of others. :)

But I see your point. Let's not think of this as dark. Your use of humor helps dispel the darkness, as does the promise of cash money if we guessed well.
DIE YOU GRAVY SUCKING PIGS:
Just saw in my paper Erin Moran died, I know you guys can come up with a great quip about the former Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi star kicking the bucket.

THE GUYS:
We think we already did. But just in case the one on the web page didn't suit your fancy, try this one on....

"Forget Chachi, Joanie loves heroin."

DIE YOU GRAVY SUCKING PIGS:
I prefer the one in the email as opposed to the one you put up on the site. Keep up the great work.
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY:
Hey guys, pretty sure you have a new leader, and for the first time ever it's me! I don't think anyone else picked Mr. Demme.

THE GUYS:
Sorry, we've been at the bar for, like, half a decade. We'll update soon (er) or later.
THE BABY CRUSHERS:
I was just reading through the mailbag and I saw an email from Micheal that asked if anyone who had Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka on their list actually watched him wrestle. I can answer for me. Yes! I used to watch Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka wrestle.

THE GUYS:
Sorry, when we think Super Fly we think Curtis Mayfield....Freddy's Dead and all.
THE BABY CRUSHERS:
I was looking over the list of Dead Folks on the web site and your line for Erin Moran was so funny. "Joannie, go to your tomb." That is really funny. Keep up the great work and funny lines.

THE GUYS:
We were going to go with...."Forget Chachi, Joanie loves heroin" but it ends up she had nothing on Carrie Fisher.
METSIE 62:
Hey Guys....I was wondering if I get credit for Robert Osborne (Turner Classic Movies Host).....I followed his illness and picked him with a positive outlook that he was going to croak this year....he constitutes a celebrity pick, yes?

THE GUYS:
Oh yes! We're updating tonight.
THE BABY CRUSHERS:
I was reading the mail bag page and I saw Becky wrote the following:

"There might be people in our eclectic group who have to catch themselves when they hear of someone's passing, because their first thought was, "Yay! She's on my list." That wouldn't be me, of course, just surmising what may be in the heart of others. "

Well... I am going to show Becky how demented some of us can be(Well... maybe just me). When I go onto Yahoo.com, I, actually, look for any death notifications. I even look at the trending topics top see if I see the name of anyone on my list. If I do, I assume the worst(or the best, depending on if are them or me).

Am I demented? Am I sick? Do I need professional help? Can I have a beer? Does the bear crap in the woods? But I digress.

Have a lovely evening guys. Have a few beers. Take your shoes off. You all come back now. You hear?

THE GUYS:
Everything okay over there Baby Crushers? Do we need to send some help over?
Back to Main Menu
O.B.E. News | Join the Mail List
E-mail The Guys