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Round 40: that’s a lotta dick


And thefritz wins dick with poor old Arlen Specter, who switched parties twice and could always be counted upon to betray whichever side he was putatively serving, just when it mattered most.

Centrists. spit.

With both George McGovern and Fidel Castro on the ropes, this promises to be a short round. But, you know what? Totally worth it.

Ready? Here we go…

0. Rule Zero (AKA Steve’s Rule): your pick has to be living when picked. Also, nobody whose execution date is circled on the calendar. Also, please don’t kill anybody.

1. Pick a celebrity. Any celebrity — though I reserve the right to nix picks I never heard of (I don’t generally follow the Dead Pool threads carefully, so if you’re unsure of your pick, call it to my attention).

2. We start from scratch every time. No matter who you had last time, or who you may have called between rounds, you have to turn up on this very thread and stake your claim.

3. Poaching and other dirty tricks positively encouraged.

4. Your first choice sticks. Don’t just blurt something out, m’kay?

5. It’s up to you to search the thread and make sure your choice is unique. I’m waayyyy too lazy to catch the dupes. Popular picks go fast.

6. The pool stays open until somebody on the list dies. Feel free to jump in any time. Noobs, strangers, drive-bys and one-comment-wonders — all are welcome.

7. If you want your fabulous prize, you have to entrust me with a mailing address. If you don’t want the fabulous prize, you’re too smart to be a regular. It takes me forever to put them in the mail, packages go by slow boat, typically take minimum eight to ten weeks and lose the will to live along the way.

8. The new DeadPool will begin 6pm WBT (Weasel’s Blog Time) the Friday after the last round is concluded.

Still playing for Aunty’s Spotted Dick. Because, frankly, I just can’t give up the dick jokes.

Comments


Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:00 pm

Jerry Sandusky


Comment from Laughing Buddha
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:00 pm

George McGovern!


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:00 pm

Maggie Thatcher!


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:00 pm

George McGovern


Comment from CheshireLion
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:00 pm

George McGovern


Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:00 pm

George McGovern

Edit: Wow that was a lot of George Picks right off the bat.

Okay, since I can’t have George, I’ll take Zsa Zsa Gabor!


Comment from Dustoffmom
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:01 pm

still waiting on my gal Nancy Reagan to win me some dick!


Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:01 pm

Fidel, FTW!


Comment from Pablo
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:01 pm

Fidel Castro!


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:01 pm

DOH!
Fidel Castro.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

Dang, you guys are fast. George is taken so I’ll go with my usual: David Rockefeller.


Comment from Laughing Buddha
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

Phew…in by seconds! Sorry guys.


Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

Just thought I’d throw things off since everyone was expecting the first take to be McGovern or Castro!


Comment from Pablo
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

Damn! Bashir Assad.


Comment from Fawn
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

Bonnie Franklin.


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

Geeze, some people serious for dick!


Comment from CheshireLion
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

crap and double crap —-
ok — my standby – Billy Graham and if he’s picked already then Pat Summerall.


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:03 pm

Double DOH!
Architect Oscar Niemeyer.


Comment from steve
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:05 pm

Damn those meetings!

I missed the low hanging fruit, George McGovern and Fidel….

I guess I’ll pick Nelson Mandela.

One less socialist….


Comment from Montenegro
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:06 pm

I am going with Muhammad ALI once again!


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:08 pm

George! Soros! Clutching his chest watching election returns on MSNBC.


Comment from mojo
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:13 pm

Jimmy Carter!

DIE, Carter, DIE!


Comment from Pablo
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:14 pm

The Obama Presidency!


Comment from Hutch
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:16 pm

Back with Eli Wallach.


Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:16 pm

Comment from Pablo
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:14 pm

The Obama Presidency!

Stupendous recovery. Golf clap. VERY enthusiastic golf clap.


Comment from Stacy
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:16 pm

B.B. King *whimper*


Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:18 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Comment from joncelli
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:26 pm

Barbara Streisand. The woman looks like a manatee with glasses and her heart won’t survive Election Day.


Comment from MikeW
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:26 pm

Nancy Pelosi… in the House… with a Botox Needle


Comment from Yoda the Medic
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:33 pm

John Paul Stevens, by the ghost of Thomas Jefferson


Comment from catnip
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:36 pm

George Beverly Shea


Comment from Spad 13
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:37 pm

Dan Rather


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:45 pm

Prince Harry


Comment from StPatrick
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:55 pm

Fred Phelps


Comment from Bigsmarthuman
Time: October 19, 2012, 6:58 pm

Pete Seeger.


Comment from N.O’Really
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:00 pm

Too late for Sylvia Crystal, so back to Irwin Corey.


Comment from BJM
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:06 pm

HRH Prince Philip.


Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:07 pm

Kirk Douglas FTD


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:15 pm

Had to go help haul a set a baby furniture for a pending new arrival two generations down and missed out on Fidel and Obama [I count his presidency as gone if he is gone, you beat me Pablo.] So how about Candy Crowley, from a mode of death appropriate to the movie Willy Wonka; because she cheated so clumsily that it drew attention to the very thing she was trying to cover up for Obama? The last shred of CNN’s credibility already died from that performance.

Subotai Bahadur


Comment from Vince
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:24 pm

betty white…. finally


Comment from Davem123
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:27 pm

Harry Reid


Comment from steve
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:42 pm

That’s it!

Fidel has snuffed it….

World’s record?


Comment from Laughing Buddha
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:51 pm

He’s not dead yet! Isn’t he in a vegetative state?


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:54 pm

Steve seems to have inside knowledge of this dying thing Buddha.

But just in case and because I can I’ll take the American, traitor, bitch.

No, not THAT one, the original: Jane Fonda


Comment from Laughing Buddha
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:59 pm

Man, I hope not (yet). If brain death counted, we wouldn’t be able to choose half the people on this list in the first place.


Comment from mojo
Time: October 19, 2012, 7:59 pm

Does that mean they have to water him twice a day?


Comment from P2
Time: October 19, 2012, 8:10 pm

Bob Barker once again…..


Comment from Janna
Time: October 19, 2012, 8:30 pm

Keith Richards


Comment from RealMc
Time: October 19, 2012, 8:34 pm

Crap man….between Zsa-Zsa, George and Fidel…….

why bother….but just in case……

Jesse Jackson Jr……..but not from falling off a chariot. well maybe, if he believes it, let it be so.


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 19, 2012, 8:36 pm

I gave Fidel a shot (too late), but I still had the nagging feeling that his death could hinge on government publicity. Could wind up as another L. Ron Hubbard thingy. I seem to remember the Scientologists not giving up the ghost (to the IRS?) for like 5 years. Like the Monty Python parrot skit.


Comment from Nanny 1
Time: October 19, 2012, 8:39 pm

Larry Hagman, he’s running on spare parts.


Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 19, 2012, 8:41 pm

Mugabe, via spirochete-hell fresh from Holmby Hills. Or maybe leprosy; perhaps I’ll send him an armadillo. Whatever gets it done and gets the spotted dick in transit.


Comment from Jim T
Time: October 19, 2012, 8:54 pm

Dick Van Dyke


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 19, 2012, 9:00 pm

Well, poop – Some Veg scooped my usual again…hesitate an’ be too late, I guess.

Just in case “vegetation” doesn’t proceed too quickly, I’ll go for Larry King for this round (Dayyum, dude, all that multi-ex-wife wear ‘n tear’s gotta do the trick sometime, right?…guy’s probably been croaked for the last year or two, but just too busy to realize it yet, or something…).

No, mojo – as I understand “vegetative” for more-or-less-humans, if they just keep an I.V. running and don’t bother with catheterization, the ol’ ex-seegar-chomper’ll keep hisownself “watered” a-plenty. Nothing that a few hours of not-breathing can’t fix up, though.

Somebody’d better grab off Hugo, just to be on the safe side – the Venezuelans might get lucky real suddenly, who knows.

Everybody keep a close eye on Steve, though – he’s apparently got an inside track on The Dark Camel, so maybe “Vegetative State” is already code for “We Gotta Plant ‘Im Soon, We’re Outta Ice And This IS A Subtropical Island.”

As they were wont to say in W.W.II on occasion, The Whole World Wonders…


Comment from Clifford Skridlow
Time: October 19, 2012, 9:17 pm

Curse you Bigsmarthuman!! Damn don’t you people have jobs?

I’ll change my pick to Abe Vigoda. I just saw a photo of him and it literally made my skin crawl.


Comment from Ben
Time: October 19, 2012, 10:04 pm

William Shatner


Comment from twolaneflash
Time: October 19, 2012, 10:13 pm

Hanoi Jane Fonda for the dick.


Comment from stina
Time: October 19, 2012, 10:24 pm

Great white whale Michael Moore.

His death would be a golden opportunity for reviving the lost art of flensing.


Comment from cobrakai99
Time: October 19, 2012, 10:41 pm

Still waiting for Hillary Clinton to disapear mysteriously. It would make POTUS and Billy Jeff happy.


Comment from sandman will resist
Time: October 19, 2012, 10:41 pm

Hugo the swollen hemorrhoid Chay-vezz, grease-ball 3rd world dictator and all around unrepentant shit-head. Take Jesse Jackson Sr and Jr with ya when you go,

that is all…


Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 19, 2012, 10:45 pm

Geeze, what time do you people get out of work? Desmond Tutu, because the world will be a better place with one less sanctimonious socialist.


Comment from Thursby
Time: October 19, 2012, 11:09 pm

Chuck Berry


Comment from m
Time: October 19, 2012, 11:20 pm

harry belafonte


Comment from Eirik
Time: October 19, 2012, 11:52 pm

I totally forgot about the pool, and I was going to pick a gimme like Fidel.

I’ll for a wild card and take Dr. Ruth Westheimer. She’s around 115, right?


Comment from jam2
Time: October 19, 2012, 11:58 pm

Henry Heimlich


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 20, 2012, 12:03 am

Clint Eastwood.


Comment from Pavel
Time: October 20, 2012, 12:22 am

Jerry Lewis.


Comment from JeffS
Time: October 20, 2012, 12:27 am

David Axelrod. In a fiery crash. Or a stroke. Or whatever.


Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 20, 2012, 12:34 am

Took and nap and totally missed my pick of Larry King. So David Letterman. Never liked him and still don’t.


Comment from Mike James
Time: October 20, 2012, 12:45 am

Lawrence “Cocksucker” O’Donnell, why couldn’t he have died before Cathy Seipp?


Comment from thefritz
Time: October 20, 2012, 1:05 am

Lee Iacocca (thought he was already worm food) anyway, since he’s a life long Dem and just endorsed Romney somebody’s gonna run him over in a K Car.


Comment from Acat
Time: October 20, 2012, 1:14 am

Rep. Waxman. He’s not going to react well to the new boss…

Mew


Comment from little, little
Time: October 20, 2012, 1:53 am

Bob Shane, last remaining founding member of the Kingston Trio.


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 20, 2012, 2:03 am

Okay – I just woke up and I see that all the low hanging fruit has been picked already. Damn.

Just to change it up: Imelda Marcos, she of shoe museum fame and currently a congresswoman. Yeah, I was surprised when I found out she was still alive AND that people would actually vote for her.

Will we make it to Sunday? Fidel and George are fading fast.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 20, 2012, 2:23 am

Good grief. Here I was all prepped to zoom in on my pick early because I was sure he’d go fast.

Then I completely forget about the pool, show up eight hours late…

And I still get Hugo Chavez! Yay!


Comment from Pablo
Time: October 20, 2012, 2:40 am

For the record, Obama is still available. My official pick is Assad and I was just being a happy wiseass about his impending electoral doom.


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 20, 2012, 2:42 am

Sorry, Rich – ‘sandman will resist’ beat you to Hugo.


Comment from Michael
Time: October 20, 2012, 2:51 am

Stoopid work: I was all set to pop in right at 6:00 pm WBT with a George McGovern pick. I made a note in my planner and blocked out time in my Outlook calendar and everything. Three minutes to WBT, the CFO calls me in to a conference room to “review the third quarter numbers and the fourth quarter projections”.

I’ll go with Rosalynn Carter (again), although I’m sure that George McGovern or Fidel Castro will boot it in the next ten days.

Since Fidel is probably already dead (or will be dead by Monday), we should start a side bet: How long after he actually dies until Cuba officially admits that he’s dead?

I say 6 months, so 19 April 2013 is my pick


Comment from platypuss
Time: October 20, 2012, 1:11 pm

Bill Clinton, under a… bus.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 20, 2012, 2:08 pm

I came to scan the latest picks and notices that this is the 40th dead pool already.

Unbidden, the following little ditty popped into my ear and I can’t get rid of it, so I thought I’d foisting off on all of you:

(With appologies to Tennessee Earnie Ford- did he play the banjo too?)

Ya unload forty dicks and what do ya get?
Another day older and deeper in debt

I love ya America but I can’t stay
I got a blog to run and dick to pay

Sigh, the lonely life of some vegetables, and the things we do for amusement
:-)


Comment from Tibby
Time: October 20, 2012, 3:34 pm

Sheesh, forget to check in on the dead pool and whadda ya get? None of the good picks fur dicks,that’s fur shur. So, anywho, I’ll go with Mary Tyler Moore, coz last time I saw her she looked mummified already anyway.


Comment from currently
Time: October 20, 2012, 6:54 pm

Hugh Hefner – he’ll take one too many viagras.


Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 20, 2012, 7:05 pm

Re: death of Fidel. How about a Christmas surprise?


Comment from Bill
Time: October 20, 2012, 7:16 pm

Haskell Wexler — RIP (in advance).


Comment from Teri
Time: October 20, 2012, 9:16 pm

Dick Cheney, although even after he dies, his old heart can still kick Chuck Norris’s ass.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 20, 2012, 11:05 pm

Damn. I did a search, because I couldn’t believe it. Somehow I missed it. Though sandman made it tricky by play-spelling Chavez.

Well, Fidel is not actually dead yet. He could linger for months, or even years. Ariel Sharon had two strokes in 2005-2006, and has been unconscious ever since, but nominally alive.

So I must pick again.

Ariel Sharon, then. Maybe he’ll set Fidel a good example.


Comment from Chooom Chooom
Time: October 20, 2012, 11:36 pm

Chris Mathews of over tingulation perhaps……..


Comment from Nora
Time: October 20, 2012, 11:39 pm

Gwyneth Paltrow because she is evil.

(and, as always, my mother-in-law – in order to decrease the disturbance in the force)


Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 20, 2012, 11:46 pm

Will this spawn a Rule 9?

“The time of death for communist dictators shall be the official politburo announcement, 10-14 days after the decedent has assumed room temperature, and begun sucking the barbed cock of Satan for all eternity.”


Comment from sandman will resist
Time: October 21, 2012, 12:11 am

On a disturbing personal note, I did m’self some damage Tuesday afternoon. Opened three arteries on my left (fret) hand and wound up in 4 1/2 hours of surgery. I wish no one personal ill but seeing some of the turd hooks on this list limp off this mortal coil would improve my week greatly.

I’ve given blood and sweat…these turds can provide the tears…Like King Putt Obama says…”It’s only fair…”

And here’s wishing a wasting disease on Larry Flynt.


Comment from MrCaniac
Time: October 21, 2012, 2:13 am

Man, I gotta quit fapping because I always am late to the picks. So I will go with Luise Ranier, the oldest living Academy Award winner, 102 years young.


Comment from spunkus
Time: October 21, 2012, 6:56 am

James Earl Jones – Darth Vader must die


Comment from smedleythebarbarian
Time: October 21, 2012, 11:33 am

Christopher Lee – Because Dracula must live.
*Is living dead actually dead.


Comment from Chooom Chooom
Time: October 21, 2012, 11:34 am

McGovern is Dead.

Laughing Buddha gets a DICK.


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 21, 2012, 11:50 am

Well, made it to Sunday. Gotta wait another week for a pool.

George McGovern has passed:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/21/former-presidential-nominee-george-mcgovern-dies-at-0/

All hail Laughing Buddha!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 21, 2012, 12:19 pm

annnnnnnd…done!


Comment from Nora
Time: October 21, 2012, 1:53 pm

Laughing Buddha – good on ya mate


Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 21, 2012, 2:16 pm

Congrats to Laughing Buddha. You’ll have to stop laughing to eat Stoaty’s prize! (I just couldn’t write it out.)


Comment from Laughing Buddha
Time: October 21, 2012, 2:16 pm

This is one of the happiest days of my life :D


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 21, 2012, 2:18 pm

Sure took him a long time to die from the shame of losing to Richard Nixon.

The Castro crisis (narrowly avoided by George’s noble diplomatic action) does call for implentation of Gromulin’s “Rule 9″ proposed above. Dictator’s ain’t dead till their government officially admits it. We’ve had close calls with Kim Ill Whatever of the Best Korea, Assad of Syria after the bombing, and now Fidel. I don’t think we can limit it to strictly Commie governments as I see it coming up with Hugo in (sigh, I hate not having spell check on the Nook!) Venezuela(?) and any number of countries in Africa or the Middling East.


Comment from Mija Cat
Time: October 21, 2012, 2:47 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/21/former-presidential-nominee-george-mcgovern-dies-at-0/

Wonder what kind of debriefing McGovern is getting …

Mew


Comment from steve
Time: October 21, 2012, 4:15 pm

I am not completely convinced that Castro is not dead.

I did that whole Scanners thing on Fidel….got him to bust a vein, at first, and I think I eventually blew up his entire head….

Castro’s head exploding is still a tightly held secret in Cuba…

Still, congrats to Laughing Buddha on joining the legion of the spotted dick.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 21, 2012, 9:15 pm

BBC is reporting that Castro just appeared in public. Admittedly, the said nothing about his head.


Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 21, 2012, 11:18 pm

I feel like Maxwell Smart. Missed it by THAT much!


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: October 21, 2012, 11:19 pm

George McGovern.

Am I too late?


Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: October 22, 2012, 3:49 am

Olivia de Havilland!


Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 22, 2012, 11:17 am

Stark: Yes, and so is he! ;-)


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 22, 2012, 12:53 pm

Damn. Once again the contest is over before it barely got started: Stoaty’s out another dose of dick.

I still think a little Paypal link on the site would solve all sorts of problems: for one thing, I could express my inexpressible gratitude (in the only way I can) for the sites continued existence and the excellence of its content. Helping defray dick-shipping fees would simply be … um … icing on the cake.


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: October 22, 2012, 3:34 pm

Another formally famous South Dakotan by the name of Russell Means has also just died. Deaths usually come in threes so… Tom Daschle please pick up the white courtesy phone.


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 22, 2012, 3:50 pm

Second Steamboat’s PayPal suggestion.
Dollars for Dicks.
Congrats to Laughing Buddha! (fastest on the keyboard with his entry)


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: October 22, 2012, 5:21 pm

You could award dik-diks instead.


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 22, 2012, 8:46 pm

Can’t imagine what the ship-ship costs for a dik-dik would be.


Comment from Deborah
Time: October 22, 2012, 9:04 pm

An obvious way to offset the Dead Pool Dicks on the Badger House exchequer is to buy something from Stoaty’s store. So I did, but it sure was hard choosing between Guards—Release the Weasel, and Zombie Reagan. Soon the Husband and I will be drinking our fresh ground morning Kona in WEASEL mugs.

Hooray! I can’t wait :)


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 22, 2012, 9:22 pm

Heh heh. Awesome. Thank you, Deborah.

But I’d hate anyone to feel obliged. It would take the fun out of it. I used to play cards in youth, and it was no fun if we didn’t play for money — even if it’s just pennies.

McGoo, there’s something that’s always bothered me about the tip jar concept. Can’t put my finger on it. It comes from having hit other people’s tip jars (back when I had a job, obviously). It was an oddly unsatisfactory customer experience, you know what I mean?

That’s right, Bob. I’m totally going to mail you a tiny antelope. You go wait next to the mailbox right now, ‘K?


Comment from Mija Cat
Time: October 22, 2012, 9:34 pm

(stares at clock) Is it Friday yet?


Comment from RealMc
Time: October 22, 2012, 11:20 pm

@Comment from Mija Cat

What she said!!


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 23, 2012, 12:19 am

I understand your position perfectly and support it unconditionally, M’lady. But I can still wish….


Comment from Oh Hell
Time: October 23, 2012, 2:53 am

I hope that tiny little antelope is housebroken…..


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: October 24, 2012, 7:07 pm

I’ve never won, you can’t fool me.

I just thought you might need a new hobby.

Anyhow, with all the Brits at U of O, my local Albertson’s carries two kinds of spotted dick. So if I ever DO win, please use dick to brighten the day of a child.


Comment from Acat
Time: October 25, 2012, 4:24 am

@RealMc … I’m a Chicago alley tomcat. And it’s still not Friday!


Comment from 16920502
Time: October 25, 2012, 6:47 am

Mickey Rooney


Comment from Mija Cat
Time: October 25, 2012, 5:09 pm

@16920502, you’re either too early or too late … Laughing Buddha took the dick with George McGovern. Wait. That came out wrong.

Oh bother. Is it Friday yet?!?!

Mew


Comment from RushBabe
Time: November 24, 2012, 2:43 pm

Congrats to Nanny I, this round’s winner of dick!

Comment from Nanny 1
Time: October 19, 2012, 8:39 pm

Larry Hagman, he’s running on spare parts.

The obit: http://lat.ms/QgPrWF

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