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Round 54: they fall like Autumn leaves

So, Steve is determined to creep everyone out by winning the Dead Pool again and again until we sacrifice a goat to him or something. I’m unclear. He hasn’t issued his demands yet.

This time, his pick was Erich Priebke. Priebke was an SS captain involved in the massacre at the Ardeatine caves in Italy in 1944. After the war, he fled to Argentina and lived a quiet life with his family for fifty years. Then he decided it was safe to come out and give an interview to Sam Donaldson.

Huh. Turns out, you can live a lifetime of bad decisions and still make it to a hundred.

Okay, ready? Here we go. Quick, before Steve gets in:

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’ve won before, send me your address again. I don’t keep good records.

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

The winner, if the winner chooses to entrust me with a mailing address, will receive an Official Certificate of Dick Winning and a small original drawing on paper suffused with elephant shit particles. Because w00t!


Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:00 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:00 pm

Giving Ronnie Biggs a chance to jump off the train of life.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:01 pm

Nancy Reagan

Comment from Fawn
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:02 pm

Wilko Johnson – Game of Thrones star, guitarist in band Dr. Feelgood.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:03 pm

Back to Muhammad ALI

Comment from mojo
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:03 pm


Comment from Zooom Zooom
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:08 pm

Clint Eastwood, but I’d give up this choice to whomever Steve picks to keep Clint among the upright.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:08 pm

I’m sticking with Ed Asner.

mojo, you better hope Steve doesn’t return the favor, he seems to have an “in” with the Grim Reaper.
He probably beat him at Battleship.

Comment from RealMc
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:09 pm

nancy pelosi

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:11 pm

Nelson Mandela

Comment from Zimmermanfan
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:13 pm

jesse jackson sr

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:14 pm

Eli Wallach

Comment from Eirik
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:15 pm

Robert Mugabee

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:16 pm

Orenthal James “OJ” Simpson (“The Juice”), football great, acquitted murderer, civil judgement deadbeat, tax cheat, convicted armed robber and kidnapper.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:19 pm

Prince Phillip, even tho he looks like he’s perked up a bit.

Comment from steve
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:24 pm

Tom Foley

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:28 pm

David Rockefeller Sr.

Die, you evil manipulative prick, die!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:37 pm

Good one, steve!

Comment from Michael
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:47 pm

Rosalyn Carter

Comment from JeffS
Time: October 18, 2013, 6:59 pm

Jimmy Carter. He may have slid to the Second Worst President Ever™, but he’s still a dick.

Comment from JC
Time: October 18, 2013, 7:00 pm

BB King isn’t looking too hot…

Comment from Un-anonymous (just me)
Time: October 18, 2013, 7:03 pm

Monica Lewinski’s boyfriends wife.

We could all use less hi-larry-rotten-ham-clink-dom

besides, at this point, what difference does it make?

hilary clinton for those taht may not get the point.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 18, 2013, 7:05 pm

While marching with the TEA Party float in a local parade two weeks ago, I talked for a while with “Santa Claus” while we were forming up. I asked him for what I really wanted for Christmas. He smiled, and made reference to my period Brown Bess musket which I was marching with.

So I will leave that one with Santa. That leaves me with the mass of collaborationist Vichy Republicans on display for the last few weeks. Barring the arrival of the SMOD to take the lot of them out; I will have to settle for Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid’s catamite.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 18, 2013, 7:49 pm

Joan Fontaine.

Either she goes, or I go.

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 18, 2013, 7:52 pm

Joseph Patterson, baby murderer.


Comment from Janna
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:03 pm

Kirk Douglas again.

Comment from Thursby
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:16 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from JC
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:17 pm

Damn, Steve, that was quick! http://twitchy.com/2013/10/18/rip-former-house-speaker-u-s-ambassador-tom-foley-has-passed-away-at-84/

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:18 pm

mojo wish bad juju.

Comment from Nanny 1
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:22 pm

Lauren Bacall

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:42 pm

John McCain

Comment from BJM
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:42 pm

What? Steve wins before I even make a choice?!!

It’s just too much I tell ya, I’m gonna have to eat a pint of double chocolate gelato to wash away the bitter taste of another lost dick.

Comment from Eingang Ausfahrt
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:57 pm

Eli Wallach

Comment from currently
Time: October 18, 2013, 8:59 pm

Was Steve kidding around and picking someone that was not living (see rule 0)?

Just in case, I’ll go with Barbara Walters.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: October 18, 2013, 9:03 pm

Tony Bennett

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: October 18, 2013, 9:06 pm

I am thinking Steve got the news before the post. I am going with NJ Gov Chris “Krispy Crème” Christy of a heart attack when BO stops returning his calls now that Booker has the Senate seat.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: October 18, 2013, 9:07 pm

Olivia de Havilland!!!!!!!!!

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: October 18, 2013, 9:14 pm

The “Reverend” Al Sharpton is not looking well, and the world has quite enough race-baiters.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 18, 2013, 9:19 pm

Ha! Steve broke Rule 0, aka Steve’s Rule. Naughty, naughty steve.

Comment from Vince
Time: October 18, 2013, 9:27 pm

Eli Wallach

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: October 18, 2013, 9:31 pm

Charles Osgood…

Comment from sassamon
Time: October 18, 2013, 9:58 pm

Not that I wish Peter Sallis any harm, but at 92 years of age, he might help me win the dead pool.

Comment from AndStatistics
Time: October 18, 2013, 10:11 pm

Hey, I spotted the Dead Pool in time to get Bashir Assad! Something’s gotta happen to him sooner or later, right?

Comment from Spad 13
Time: October 18, 2013, 10:25 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 18, 2013, 10:27 pm

I’ll have to go with


for the dick.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 18, 2013, 10:30 pm

Stoaty> Naughty, naughty steve.

For steve: weasel4.jpg

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 18, 2013, 10:38 pm

Oh no you didn’t, Steve!




SWeasel! We need a ruling! Oh, wait – already done. ‘Rule 0’. Okay, then.


Comment from Brother Cavil and his Flying Toaster Circus
Time: October 18, 2013, 10:40 pm

Casey Kasem.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 18, 2013, 10:48 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from m
Time: October 18, 2013, 10:59 pm

Russell Johnson

Comment from ben
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:03 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:16 pm

Still ridin’ Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino FTW. All that butter has to congeal some day soon.

Comment from twolaneflash
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:16 pm

Jesus ain’t comin’ back and Barry Soetoro ain’t gonna’ die, but I pray for both. Amen. (i’m goin’ to hell, but i’ll be in good company).

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:25 pm

Good lord, where did you find that old thing, Argentium?

Comment from JeffS
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:28 pm

I dunno … … according to the Spokesman-Review, Foley “…died this morning at 9:13 Eastern time”. What’s that in WBT?

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:28 pm

Nice try, Steverino, but no toy balloon for you, and no double-up on the Sweasey artwork, neither – so, n’yah!

As is my usual wont – SomeVeg being even more tardy to the choosin’ than my generally-tardy self – I’ll go with The Usual: Horrid ol’ Californicatia resiDUNCE, Insaney-Janey Fonda, Hank’s less-than-appreciated gift of offspring to the Nation – probably from a fit of over-ecstasy at the recent basically-complete capitulation of the Rethuglican Elitist Minions to the Imperial SCOAMF’s imperious demands.

Thirty-first time (or so) is the charm, they say – and, since we all gotta go sometime, I say, why not her, and why not now?

C’mon, Janey – take a long, unpleasant walk on a short cliff, and don’t turn around…

Anent: Tom Foley -“…”died this morning at 9:13 Eastern time”. What’s that in WBT?” Subject to Sweasey review, that seems a mite previous – in WBT, my guess would be it’s “Too early by a few hours”, but I could be wrong, I s’pose…

Comment from EZnSF
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:41 pm

Mickey Rooney

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:41 pm

Stephen Hawking.

Comment from bigsmarthuman
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:45 pm

Pete Seeger.

Comment from HTB
Time: October 18, 2013, 11:49 pm

Pete Seeger for the d**k. This land is looking more like your land everyday, you socialist prick and you are hated by all respectable peoples everywhere.

Comment from HTB
Time: October 19, 2013, 12:02 am

Ratzenfutz! Beaten to one old commie by 4 minutes, but I’ll take another with El Jefe Fidel Castro.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 19, 2013, 12:06 am

Rats. Okay, two replies have now vaporized. 🙁 I think I’m in spam filter hell or something.

Edit: Nope, this one got through… Stoaty: Look up a post you made on Nov 18, 2011. You posted the picture to me as a reply to a video link I sent you for “Peter Rabbit, Tank Killer”.

Comment from kilroy182
Time: October 19, 2013, 12:07 am

Mohamed Morsi.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: October 19, 2013, 12:27 am

Al Gore.

Fuck Al Gore. Because: Fuck Al Gore.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: October 19, 2013, 1:08 am

The ex-pope, Benedict aka Ratzinger.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 19, 2013, 1:16 am

Eli Wallach much really be on death’s door, as 3 people chose him.

John McCain, because I don’t like him and don’t want him representing my state anymore. Besides he’s a grouchy old rino.

Comment from Spunkus
Time: October 19, 2013, 1:45 am

Harry Belafonte slipping on a banana peel.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 19, 2013, 2:02 am

John Dingell, D(ouchebag)- MI. His colleagues put a piece of paper in front of him and tell him to sign. He complies. That and breathes. World’s greatest deliberative body, my arse.

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 19, 2013, 2:31 am

Harry Reid. I’m surprised that he’s still available. Most of you must believe that picking him would be a Rule 0 violation.

Comment from catnip
Time: October 19, 2013, 2:55 am

Herb Jeffries

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: October 19, 2013, 3:07 am

Re: “Ha! Steve broke Rule 0, aka Steve’s Rule. Naughty, naughty steve.”

Steve killed Tom Foley? I mean, thats the key part of Rule 0, isn’t it?

If Steve gets rewarded with a dick, you may be starting a bad trend, Ms weasel.

I would like to nominate Diane Feinstein.

Comment from BJM
Time: October 19, 2013, 3:15 am

I’ll take Senator Edward Brooke(R-MA).

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: October 19, 2013, 4:05 am

Damn, I waned Mitch McConnell, the most expensive whore in the legislature (at the present time). Or D. Feinstein, the wicked bitch of the west….
And I’m to late for both of them.
So, I’ll take Corey Booker, with a gerbil in the library….

Comment from unkawill
Time: October 19, 2013, 6:10 am

Due to my tardiness.Although I, personally, love his body of work.
I’m once again forced to pick Dick Van Dyke.

PS. Steve,Shame on you.

Comment from grim reaper
Time: October 19, 2013, 6:40 am

Unfortunately, I still have my hands on Bobby Bowden’s shoulder. He’s a tough dude dadgummit! I respect that and hope he keeps fighting me. I’ve weakened, but not quite as much as the Republicans.

Comment from Pablo
Time: October 19, 2013, 10:20 am

Bob Dole

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 19, 2013, 11:02 am

Pay the jealous h8ters no mind, steve. I’m proud of ya, whorin’ on your own rule.
“3. Poaching and other dirty tricks positively encouraged.”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 19, 2013, 11:04 am

Yep, there were two of yours in the spam bucket, Argentium. Probably because of the link. Sorry ’bout that.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 19, 2013, 11:30 am

Ramsey Clark, American Communist, defender of the indefensivable and LBJ crony. Spit.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 19, 2013, 12:14 pm

That wily Steve is up to something, mark my words. He’s probably brewing up an action that will require a new rule.

As for me, I’ll go with Hugh ‘Spirochete-Hell’ Hefner.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 19, 2013, 1:02 pm

Stoaty: Ah well, probably because the link was back to a post on this site. I’ve posted other links without issue, so I’m thinking that might be it. Odd, but … best theory I’ve got.

Also, the picture was also featured in a set of 18 pictures in the “Gallery des Weasel” section of the now defunct and long-gone site “auntieweasel.com”. I tried to use the wayback machine to get the whole set, but could only get 4 or 5 of them to pull up for some strange reason. Do you still have the full set and would you consider posting them again?

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 19, 2013, 1:07 pm

I might choose another obscure NZ personality …

Comment from Christopher Smith
Time: October 19, 2013, 3:26 pm

I think some one has picked Bum Phillips (football coach) before – he’s gone now.

Comment from stina
Time: October 19, 2013, 4:37 pm

Phew – hefty lefty Michael Moore is still available, even though I’m late to the Pool this time around. Dibs on Mount Moore!

Now if I can just get Steve to brush the Michigan Menace with the hem of his death-dealing robes (sort of a reverse royal touch)…

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 19, 2013, 6:42 pm

R.I.P. Bum

Lived in Houston during his tenure and we luved our Bum…(Luv ya Blue).

When asked by Bob Costas why he took his wife on all of the Oilers’ road trips, Bum quipped, “Because she’s too ugly to kiss goodbye.”

Comment from acat
Time: October 19, 2013, 9:27 pm

Stephen Falken, you can’t guess McLame – I’m waiting for Palin to primary his sorry ass in 2016!


Comment from acat
Time: October 19, 2013, 9:31 pm

Hmmm. Given some of the choices, tempting to pick Buddy Guy to finish out the set, but .. no.

I shall pick Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.


Comment from sandman awaits the burning barrycades
Time: October 19, 2013, 11:17 pm

I will take Lindsay Lohan or Woody Harrelson. whichever. not greedy. one a skank, the other a punk.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 20, 2013, 3:51 am

An outstanding villain, who has never been picked: Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the world’s nastiest Islamic preacher.

Comment from GIL
Time: October 20, 2013, 9:33 am

Sorry. Can’t find how to search on a page–Stoopid new OSX. Has Julian Assang stepped out for a cup of tea lately?

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 20, 2013, 11:46 am

Ayman al-Zawahiri, if I can find him, since there is a price on his head and somebody is bound to be talkative about it for few U. S. Bux.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: October 20, 2013, 10:30 pm

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee

Comment from Harry
Time: October 21, 2013, 8:54 am

Speaking of eee-vil manipulative pricks, I nominate George Soros!!

Comment from Laughing Buddha
Time: October 21, 2013, 1:00 pm

Since AltBBrown took my regular pick, I’ll go with Mikhail Kalashnikov this time.

Comment from Lazlo
Time: October 21, 2013, 2:24 pm

Ruth Ginsberg, although she’ll probably just dry up and leave a husk

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 21, 2013, 9:25 pm

Debbie Downer Wasserman Schultz…

Comment from xul
Time: October 22, 2013, 3:08 am

Since my usual pick has been poached, I’ll go with English comedy and character actor Leslie Phillips.

Comment from StPatrick
Time: October 22, 2013, 2:10 pm

Fred Phelps

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 23, 2013, 6:50 pm

wow, Gypi Mayo just died.. he was the guitarist for the Yardbirds just like Fawn’s pick wilko johnson…weird

Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 23, 2013, 8:56 pm

late to the party – as usual

Former Speaker Jim Wright.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 24, 2013, 9:28 pm

Gordon Brown, whose baleful influence still reeks up British politics.

Comment from physics geek
Time: October 25, 2013, 12:17 pm

Gonna keep picking this guy until I win this damned thing: Keir Dullea, or Dave from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 27, 2013, 12:24 am

Marcia Wallace, Bob Newhart’s receptionist, has passed at age 70:


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 27, 2013, 10:29 am

Hal Needham, director of ‘Smokey And The Bandit’ and ‘Cannonball Run’, has passed at age 82:


Geez, who’s next? That’s celebrities 2, dicks 0.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 27, 2013, 6:11 pm

Lou Reed just struck his last chord….R.I.P.

Comment from acat
Time: October 27, 2013, 7:06 pm

Did nobody have Lou Reed?



Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 27, 2013, 11:15 pm

Nope, not unless Steve is going to call him.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: October 28, 2013, 12:04 am

I knew I should have picked Phil Collins.

Comment from steve
Time: October 31, 2013, 1:31 pm

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: October 31, 2013, 5:05 pm

David Dinkins, former Mayor of New York. Good and Hard.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 3, 2013, 2:33 am

That ’70s Show Actress Lisa Robin Kelly Is Dead (played the promiscuius sister, Laurie Forman), aged 43. Details: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20726105,00.html?xid=outbrain

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: November 5, 2013, 2:58 am

Whoa, Phyllis Diller has gone to that big cabaret in the sky. I would have thought she was dead already.

Nevermind, she died last year. Yaknow I get these updates from a pretty reputable place, this is the second time they’ve got me. I’m done with em I tells ya, done!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 25, 2013, 10:08 pm

Will this interminable waiting never cease? C’mon someone nominated, do us a solid and kick the bucket!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: December 4, 2013, 3:24 am

Frederick Sanger, winner of two Nobel Prizes in chemistry, died at age 95 on 11/20.

Not half as well known as he should have been, compared to the famous-for-being-famous scroats that infest the news.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: December 5, 2013, 9:48 pm

Reports of Nelson Mandela passing away circulating. TheFritz may be a winner.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 5, 2013, 9:54 pm

DING DING DING…we have a winner!

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 5, 2013, 9:55 pm

That would be dick #3 thank you very much…comin’ after you Steve…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 5, 2013, 9:57 pm

Unless the reports are a wacky ploy by Jesse Ventura, I believe Mandela is indeed taking a dirt nap. Congrats to thefritz. Dickwinner.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 5, 2013, 11:00 pm

Whoa, Nellie! C-Ya!
Too soon?

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