Scott Hardie | November 30, 2001
Never having been a Beatles fan, I guess I have nothing to say about George Harrison's death, but it has caused the latest of many strange emails concerning my Dead Pool Game.

At least, I think it's about my Dead Pool Game (which is on Scott's Home Page, linked in the lower right, if you must know). I get lots of emails now and then, most of them from AOL (no surprise), asking me to 'add me to your list' and stuff like that, with no explanation or anything. Thursday afternoon at 2:42pm I got an email from a hotmail account, with no subject, saying only the following information:

george harrison will die on late thursday early friday nov 29/30th

This is interesting for several reasons. First, Harrison was entered into my Dead Pool Game back in July. I'm so tired of people naming celebrities that have already been named. Read the fucking rules! Second, he was already dead when this message was written, but the world didn't know yet. I got this last night and scoffed at it, but sure enough, I go online today and read the news that he's died. Third, nowhere in the message does this say it has anything to do with my Dead Pool Game. Maybe it doesn't. Maybe the author of this message just likes telling me morbid things like this.

I have not yet given up on the Dead Pool Game. I started it in February 2000, and since then, Harrison is only the third celebrity to die. It will take years to finish at this rate. But yet I won't surrender. I want to see how long it will take. I can be patient with that sort of thing. What wears out my patience is the level of stupidity on the Internet. I can't put up with morons much longer.


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