Saturday, January 01, 2011

Mr. Trend's Death List, 2011

I once again somehow only managed to accurately divine the losses of two people (J.D. Salinger and John Wooden) last year, even though I had two centenarians. Even 93-year-old Zsa-Zsa Gabor managed to live in spite of a broken hip (which I've been informed is usually the death sentence for the elderly). Clearly, ending up on my death list means you'll most likely never die. So congratulations, Nelson Mandela, Nancy Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher - you get a new lease on life.

1. Elliott Carter
2. Oscar Niemeyer
3. Billy Graham
4. Zsa-Zsa Gabor
5. Luis Echeverria
6. Jorge Videla
7. Abe Vigoda
8. Nancy Reagan
9. Nelson Mandela
10. Margaret Thatcher