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Round 64: the lazy, hazy days of Summer edition

ScotttheBadger takes it with Casey Kasem. Link goes to a Daily Mail article about Kasem’s home, up for sale. It comes with a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge, a golf course and a heart shaped pool. It looks tacky as shit, and it’s a steal for $42 mil.

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? Also, make sure you have a correct spelling of your choice somewhere in your comment. These threads get longish and I use search to figure out if we have a winner.

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 I didn’t have any dinosaur shit particles.


Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:02 pm

Luise Rainer

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:02 pm

Zsa Zsa, FTW!

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:03 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from Fawn
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:04 pm

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

Comment from Montenegro
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:05 pm

Muhammad ALI once again!!!

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:08 pm

Eli Wallach

Comment from JeffS
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:10 pm

Jimmy Carter.

Comment from Harry
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:13 pm

WOW!! I got in here SO late and there are so few entries!! I thought surely the best picks were gone–but NO!! So my pick is Glen Campbell, as his Alzheimer’s seems to be advancing very rapidly, requiring him to receive more advanced care. No bad wishes, Goodtime Glen, you were one heck of a gitfiddle player, and I enjoyed your music, however…a dick is a dick…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:22 pm

I nominate Stephen Hawking, who is probably already dead but he just hasn’t let us know about it yet due to contractual obligations of his “handlers.”

Comment from East Asia
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:46 pm

Eric. Holder.
Yes i know he’s young and fit. I don’t pick celebs that are on the brink. I pick ones that I want a meteor to strike. It could happen!

Comment from Tibby
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:52 pm

Nancy Reagan, she’s looking pretty frail.

Comment from Mojo
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:55 pm

Nancy Pelosi. Ol’ BubbleEyes is goin’ DOWN, baby!

Comment from Zooom Zooom
Time: June 20, 2014, 6:59 pm

maliki, iraqi potus or whatever they call them weird beards.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: June 20, 2014, 7:01 pm

Olivia de Havilland!!!!!!!!

Comment from RealMc
Time: June 20, 2014, 7:09 pm

miley the virus cyrus….something oral no doubt

Comment from gromulin
Time: June 20, 2014, 7:09 pm

Kirk Douglas FTW

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 20, 2014, 7:09 pm

So many, many good choices still open – but only one counts!!

‘Kay, going with my usual – Insaney Janey Fonda, ol’ Henry’s Red-pants mistake (mistake was, he didn’t disown her at birth…) – she’s gotta go sometime, the sooner the better for us all, and why not now, right?…

Comment from ocareha8er
Time: June 20, 2014, 7:10 pm


Comment from Zimmermanfan
Time: June 20, 2014, 7:12 pm

I feel like a lucky punk…..

Clint Eastwood.

I would gladly lose to whomever picks al or jesse.

Comment from eirik
Time: June 20, 2014, 7:21 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: June 20, 2014, 7:43 pm

Carol Channing.

Comment from Davem123
Time: June 20, 2014, 8:00 pm

I’m going with Lois Lerner.

Sleeping with the fishes and the hard drives.

Comment from Janna
Time: June 20, 2014, 8:10 pm

David Rockefeller Sr.

Comment from FGW
Time: June 20, 2014, 8:24 pm

Jerry Lewis.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: June 20, 2014, 8:31 pm

Tibby beat me to Nancy so I will go with Geo HW Bush….but my heart is not in that choice.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 20, 2014, 8:38 pm

Since J.S. has Jane nicely covered ala ‘Klute’ fashion, I will stick with my personal dream pick.

fidel, Fidel, FIDEL, FIDEL!

Just imagine a picture of Fidel with a tiny weasel in his ear on his shoulder, drawn on elephant-shit paper!

Comment from twolaneflash
Time: June 20, 2014, 8:40 pm

Most of you guys choose your target by the odds of winning. I go for the most deserving, which by any standard is the Overlord of Uh, the teleprompter pResident, Lord Putt Putt, The Bastard Barack Obama. Also, I have a sick desire to see how blacks would respond to his demise, what a President Biden would fuck up, and what it feels like to laugh myself to death.

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 20, 2014, 8:40 pm

Hank Aaron

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 20, 2014, 9:37 pm

Tardiness beat me, as I planned on taking Lerner. *sigh*

OK. I pick Terence V. Milholland, Chief Technology Officer of the Internal Revenue Service. He is the first CTO of the IRS and was appointed in November 2008 shortly after Obama was elected. He knows where the bodies, and emails, are buried.

For the record, the IRS like the entire US government, uses Microsoft Exchange for all emails. None of the emails are kept on any individual computers. They are all, always, kept on the ME servers. They are automatically backed up nightly. Once to a tape drive, and once to a RAID [Redundant Array Independent Disks] array of huge size. The nature of the RAID is to avoid loss of data, so the emails are all in at least 3 separated places on the array. And that RAID array is backed up at another geographically separate RAID array. Where it is, once again, in at least three different locations.

That is what the IRS Commissioner Koskinen meant when he testified under oath in March when he said they were archived. The same Commissioner who testified under oath that they had been “lost” today.

If George Washington had sent emails, they could find them.

Or they could ask the NSA, who admits that they have every email sent.

Comment from Thursby
Time: June 20, 2014, 9:52 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from Ben
Time: June 20, 2014, 9:58 pm

William Shatner

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: June 20, 2014, 10:26 pm

Tony Bennett

Comment from m
Time: June 20, 2014, 10:28 pm

harry belafonte

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 20, 2014, 10:39 pm

Well, somebody (ahem …) already poached my pick, so I’m poaching another popular entry – Abe Vigoda!

Comment from Gulliblepratt
Time: June 20, 2014, 11:15 pm

HRH Prince Phillip

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 20, 2014, 11:23 pm

Mumbles Meniano, ex-mayor of Beantown…..and I really, really, really hope twolaneflash wins.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: June 20, 2014, 11:29 pm

Everyone’s favorite Vulcan, Leonard Nemoy. He’s looking a bit peaked lately.

Comment from p2
Time: June 20, 2014, 11:30 pm

One of the last castaways….dawn wells

Comment from jic
Time: June 20, 2014, 11:34 pm

Clive James

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 20, 2014, 11:38 pm

I see Janna pinched my good ol’ standby Rockefeller, I’ll hope for the quick demise of Petro Poroshenko, nominal president of Ukraine.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 20, 2014, 11:57 pm

Harry Reid

Please, please, please, please, please…

Comment from Rodent
Time: June 21, 2014, 12:14 am

Heck, since I’m way too late for Lerner, I’ll take Al Sharpton.

Comment from Nanny 1
Time: June 21, 2014, 12:18 am

Lauren Becall

Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 21, 2014, 1:03 am

Yay! I get Ed Asner back!

Damn poachers.

Comment from Pupster
Time: June 21, 2014, 1:34 am

Ginger Baker.

Comment from ama
Time: June 21, 2014, 1:40 am

Gloria Steinem

Comment from PatAZ
Time: June 21, 2014, 1:47 am

Well, I was going to take Al Sharpton and write something nasty about him, but that dirty rat beat me to him. So I’ll take the other racist, Jesse Jackson. Where has he been lately, not that it’s a bad thing he’s out of the news.

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: June 21, 2014, 1:52 am

Stephen Hawking, as per usual.

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: June 21, 2014, 1:55 am

Never mind. Expresso already got there. Hillary Clinton, then, the control-freak ratbag.

Comment from As If I Cared (now with caps!)
Time: June 21, 2014, 3:24 am

That dog poop encrusted mound over there in the Playboy Mansion?

Hugh Hefner, sewage-sodden silk pajamas and all dead, dead, dead!

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: June 21, 2014, 9:04 am

George Soros.

Comment from platypuss
Time: June 21, 2014, 2:11 pm

Aretha Franklin

Comment from Beyond Bibb Store
Time: June 21, 2014, 2:11 pm

Abubakar Shekau because you can’t hide forever.

Comment from Carl
Time: June 21, 2014, 8:06 pm

Denis Healey

Comment from BJM
Time: June 21, 2014, 8:59 pm

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. His useful idiot status has expired.

btw- did y’all know this is Koskinen’s second major cover/fuck-up? He was Chairman of Freddie Mac from 2008-2011.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 21, 2014, 9:52 pm

@platypuss – thanks for the big grin!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: June 21, 2014, 10:01 pm

It’s getting harder and harder to break new ground, but I manage.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM of India (1998-2004).

Comment from JC
Time: June 21, 2014, 10:46 pm

Big hand for Paul Erlich, who ain’t been right once.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 22, 2014, 1:23 am

Gordon Brown, once again more in hope than expectation.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 22, 2014, 3:58 am

Comment from Beyond Bibb Store
Time: June 21, 2014, 2:11 pm

Dang! I thought that sounded familiar… I live pretty near there (nearer than Jolly Olde, anyway) close to Bon Air.

Comment from xul
Time: June 22, 2014, 4:13 am

Hmm, I guess I’ll go with Charlotte Rae this round.

Comment from currently
Time: June 22, 2014, 8:18 am

Willie Nelson

Comment from tinman
Time: June 22, 2014, 10:43 am

Jay Carney – he knows too much.

Comment from unkawill
Time: June 22, 2014, 6:56 pm

al molinaro

Comment from spunkus
Time: June 23, 2014, 12:59 am

Thad Cochran

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: June 23, 2014, 2:21 am

Chuck Berry, not that I wish him any ill. (Dead is severely ill, right?). This will probably be the Dead Pool cycle that rids the Earth of Ramsey Clark’s shadow forever. My old standby remains stubbornly alive. However if he goes tits up I will rejoice, though I be dickless. No! Wait!

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: June 23, 2014, 2:23 am

Sorry Thursby, did not see your pick. Fuck it. Ramsey Clark. Die you commie.

Comment from rimrockR
Time: June 23, 2014, 2:31 am

Mary Tyler Moore – my usual grocery store source (the tabloids) tell me she isn’t doing all that well.

Comment from stina
Time: June 23, 2014, 3:25 pm

OMG I totally forgot about the Dead Pool!! (smacks self with dead herring)

But Michael Moore is still available, so he’s mine, all mine (for Dead-Pool purposes only, otherwise ewwwwwwww).

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: June 23, 2014, 7:59 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev, by natural or state-based causes.

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: June 23, 2014, 10:01 pm

John “I’ve been to Vietnam” Kerry, while trying to sort out Iraq.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 24, 2014, 4:11 am

Is Sammy Davis Jr. still alive? No? Ah, then I’ll take Sammy Hagar.

Comment from Sam Paris
Time: June 24, 2014, 11:28 am

Perhaps a little obscure, but Alderman Ed Burke of Chicago. “Slow Eddie” was one of a cabal of aldermen who rallied the City Council against Harold Washington, our first black mayor. As such, he had at least his three minutes of national fame and still manages to attract more than his share of local news coverage.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: June 24, 2014, 2:42 pm

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: June 24, 2014, 4:29 pm

Astronaut John Glenn.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: June 25, 2014, 1:04 am

Neil Young

Comment from tawny
Time: June 25, 2014, 7:56 am

Looks like Hutch has it with Eli Wallach. RIP.

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 25, 2014, 8:18 am

Yeah, that was a quick round this time.

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 25, 2014, 8:27 am

Now I actually have to put some thought into the next round.

Comment from cheshirelion
Time: June 25, 2014, 2:10 pm

Wow – shot down before I could even pick… next time my fools, next time.

Comment from Davem123
Time: June 25, 2014, 3:40 pm

That was quick.

Hutch – Just where were you at the time of death?

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 25, 2014, 3:58 pm

“If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?” (as Tuco)

“Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you’ve got a pretty neck.” (himself)

RIP Eli.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 25, 2014, 5:58 pm

Congrats Hutch!
People are starting to die in a timely manner rather than alphabetical order.

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 25, 2014, 7:05 pm

I have six witnesses that will swear that I was drunk in a bar in San Diego at the time, Davem123.

I’m going to have to watch the Magnificent Seven in his memory tonight.

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: June 25, 2014, 7:57 pm

Paul Anka

He’s on thin ice.

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: June 25, 2014, 7:58 pm

Also, should the dick be mine, I shall donate it to the bees.

Comment from sandman wants blood
Time: June 26, 2014, 12:25 am

Eli Wallach bought it.

New Dead Pool this Friday?

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 27, 2014, 12:25 am

*taps microphone*

Is this thing on?

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 27, 2014, 1:54 am

Franco’s dead?!

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