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Round 66: Death in the High Summer

Hutch wins dick with Eli Wallach! While he was a student at the University of Texas, Austin, Wallach acted in a play with fellow students Ann Sheridan and Walter Cronkite. Just think — in future, when weird-ass things like that happen, somebody will have cellphone footage of it.

He was married to actress Anne Jackson for 66 years. That’s the sign of a mensch, if you ask me — especially in Hollywood.

M’okay! 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? 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 RushBabe
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa! C’mon, already!

Comment from Janna
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:01 pm

Kirk Douglas.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:02 pm

Luise Rainer

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:05 pm

Fidel for the poached win.

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:05 pm

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from Montenegro
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:10 pm

Muhammad ALI again!!

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:13 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from Fawn
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:14 pm

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

Comment from eirik
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:20 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Carl
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:25 pm

Clive James. Sadly, he has leukemia, kidney failure and emphysema. He won’t be around much longer.

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:31 pm

Robert Mugab…..

OK, fine. I’ll stick with my Abe Vigoda pick from the last round.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: June 27, 2014, 6:44 pm

Carol Channing. Those legs and lips have got to give up soon.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: June 27, 2014, 7:05 pm

Ramsey Clark, commie aide to LBJ. **spit**

Comment from Pupster
Time: June 27, 2014, 7:17 pm

Helmut Schmidt; Former German Chancellor

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 27, 2014, 7:57 pm

David S. Rockefeller, Sr.

C’mon, Dave, make me happy!

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 27, 2014, 8:09 pm

I am torn. Given the recent questionable “suicide” of the deputy director of the Mississippi TEA Party, and the tremendous convenience to the Institutional Republicans if Chris McDaniel had a “tragic accident”; I would not be surprised if something happened to him. But, Thad Cochran is old, senile, incompetent, possibly incontinent, and has additional stress on his heart from having to actually face opposition. Plus his live-in girlfriend who is 50 years younger than him [while his wife is in a nursing home] may push his heart beyond tolerance. I’ll go with Thad Cochran.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: June 27, 2014, 8:21 pm

whew, I’m late to the party again but looks like I am in time to grab Nancy Reagan…for the hundredth time I believe. 🙁

Comment from JeffS
Time: June 27, 2014, 8:23 pm

Jimmy Carter.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 27, 2014, 8:46 pm

He’ll be voted out of office by a suicide bomber.

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: June 27, 2014, 8:53 pm

Vera Lynn

Comment from Michael
Time: June 27, 2014, 9:20 pm

Rosalyn Carter

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 27, 2014, 9:29 pm

As ever and always, Janey the Red-diaper (Red-Depends?) Insaney Fonda, the North Korean Numbnuts’ pin-up goil of choice, without a doubt…

C’mon, Janey, you can do it, if ya try – just step out there in front of that ol’ crosstown bus, stop, pose, an’ wave to yer “fans”…maybe give us some o’ that shy grin…and depart in style!!…just do it soon!

Comment from Ben
Time: June 27, 2014, 10:18 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: June 27, 2014, 10:27 pm

Leonard Nemoy

Comment from sassamon
Time: June 27, 2014, 10:42 pm

Leslie “Ding dong, you’re not wrong” Phillips

Comment from Zimmermanfan
Time: June 27, 2014, 10:46 pm

Lois Lerner

Comment from RealMc
Time: June 27, 2014, 10:49 pm

Marie Harf

Comment from ocareha8er
Time: June 27, 2014, 10:50 pm

holder, eric please.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 27, 2014, 10:52 pm

Leonard Nimoy

To paraphrase Kirk – “C’mon, you pointy eared bastard! Die already!!!”

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 27, 2014, 11:03 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from m
Time: June 27, 2014, 11:03 pm

george soros

Comment from Rodent
Time: June 27, 2014, 11:05 pm

Dangit, had to go do the “w-word” thing, came back with a new adopted stray cat too, and missed Lerner again.

Al Sharpton again, then.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 27, 2014, 11:15 pm

Pictures, Rodent! Must have pictures!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 27, 2014, 11:28 pm

Well….. this is what happens when one ‘has a life’. Fidel gone on (to) the Fritz and too late to even poach Jane Fondu.

I guess I will have to pick from love, and hope I lose with Lauren Bacall

In case you’ve forgotten, well

However she was born in September 1924… and that was a long, long time ago. I hope I’m wrong until I can snatch Fidel back or steal Jane the Red.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: June 27, 2014, 11:43 pm

Fidel’s brudder.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: June 27, 2014, 11:44 pm

Prince Phillip

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 28, 2014, 12:04 am

I dunno, the Buttseckser of the Alamo, Phil Collins, I guess.

I have no imagination.

Comment from mojo
Time: June 28, 2014, 12:16 am

Sticking with San Fran Nan, the bug-eyed loon.

Nancy Pelosi, COME ON DOWN!…

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: June 28, 2014, 12:27 am

Stephen Hawking.

Comment from Rodent
Time: June 28, 2014, 12:40 am

As you wish, Miz Sweasel:


Maybe six months old, just showed up (meaning dumped) at an industrial plant I do some work for. Meowing and looking for a friend, but very scared.
She looks terribly disgruntled there, but really she’s already a purr bucket and pet hog. Grabs my hand if I think I’m done petting.
Take a few days to get her matted furs all brushed out and such, then maybe I’ll get a better picture.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: June 28, 2014, 1:33 am

I did not know that Thad, the old coot, had a much younger girlfriend. So all the to-do about pictures taken of his wife was for the campaign, not because he actually cares about her. So, if accepted, I will go with Mrs. Thad Cochran.

And I think the kitty looks contented, not disgruntled.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: June 28, 2014, 1:41 am

Pretty kitty!

Comment from JC
Time: June 28, 2014, 1:41 am

Paul Erlich, eaten by starving third world children.

Comment from Thursby
Time: June 28, 2014, 1:59 am

Chuck Berry

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: June 28, 2014, 2:08 am

Paul Anka.

That’s just the f*cking way it is.

Dick to the bees should it be so.


Comment from Davem123
Time: June 28, 2014, 2:50 am

Too tired and too late to the party for creativity.

Harry Reid, Senate Majority Pederast.

Comment from twolaneflash
Time: June 28, 2014, 3:09 am

I realize I’m relying on an Act of God to win the dick, but Jesus Christ, do I have to beg, barter, bargain, buy the deal, Lord? Name Your price, but send Barry Soetoro/B. Hussein Obama/Barack Obama, or whatever his name is, to have lunch with OBL, where ever the hell he is. I’ll pick up the tab. Thanks in advance, for the dick, that is. Amen.

Comment from naleta
Time: June 28, 2014, 3:23 am

Michael Moore! I poached him fair and square! 😀

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: June 28, 2014, 4:09 am

The soon to be late Ginger Baker is touring with a new album. Some may say he’s too cussed to die, but I think not.

Comment from rtw
Time: June 28, 2014, 4:16 am

Franz Ferdinand

Comment from catnip
Time: June 28, 2014, 4:30 am

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian.

Comment from P2
Time: June 28, 2014, 5:15 am

I’ll stick with my castaway-next-door… Dawn wells…

Comment from currently
Time: June 28, 2014, 5:53 am

Willie Nelson – the outlaws are waiting on a reunion.

Comment from Mojo
Time: June 28, 2014, 7:03 am

Anybody have Bobby Womack?

Because he croaked.

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: June 28, 2014, 10:44 am

Jesse Jackson

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 28, 2014, 12:03 pm

Some Veg…This was the first Friday in a fortnight that I wasn’t traveling or indisposed at Weasel Blog Time…which brings me to the question, why is WBT one hour later than the actual time in jolly old England? Whether it’s standard or daylight savings time, the WBT clock is always off…hmmm, always a little off…now it’s making sense…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 28, 2014, 12:33 pm

Weasel Blog Time is Greenwich Mean Time, thefritz. That’s the way WordPress is set up. GMT doesn’t change with British Summer Time, so in Summer it’s an hour off. In Winter, it ain’t.

When in doubt, ask the internet for the time in GMT.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 28, 2014, 2:13 pm

Stoatie, ahem, don’t you mean Zulu Time? (Ducks, as Vegetable notices Uncle Badger harrumphing and reaching for a large rock).


Oh, and Rodent, what a beautiful cat! Our current cat who has been with us some seven years now suffers from chronic bitchy face http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3v98CPXNiSk and just doesn’t photograph well…. even if she is a sweetie

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 28, 2014, 2:31 pm

Eh. He’s a lousy shot with a rock, Some Veg.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 28, 2014, 2:39 pm

Good lord, what a beatiful cat, Rodent! You’ve got years and years of brushing and combing in your future…

Comment from BJM
Time: June 28, 2014, 3:03 pm

El Presidente Nicolas Maduro’s time for honoring himself will soon be at an end.

@rodent… sweet!

Comment from platypuss
Time: June 28, 2014, 3:23 pm

James Garner to rockford the house.

Comment from ama
Time: June 28, 2014, 4:08 pm

Since someone grabbed the carters I’ll go for Fritzy Walter Mondale.
Rodent-I had a kitty that looked like that- she was also a stray but the sweetest pal ever. May it be a long and happy friendship.

Comment from unkawill
Time: June 28, 2014, 6:14 pm

I can’t believe I get to pick “Shillery, Carpet Munching, Cankels, Clinton”

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 28, 2014, 7:02 pm

Three cheers for Rodent! What a fabulous looking cat!

Comment from As If I Cared (now with caps!)
Time: June 28, 2014, 8:03 pm

Huffin’ Hugh Hefner… the odor of dog pee has got to do him in soon.

Comment from Rodent
Time: June 28, 2014, 8:56 pm

New Kitty thanks you all for the compliments.
She seems happy to get the mats cut out, and loves to be brushed, so yes, there will be much fur care in the future.

We’re not sure yet if she’s actually one cat, or if she has a half-dozen surprises for us. If the latter, it’ll be quite the shame we cain’t post kittens to the UK, dammit.)

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 28, 2014, 11:14 pm

Horrid horrid Gordon Brown. With every passing day the balefulness of his legacy becomes more apparent.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 28, 2014, 11:59 pm

Christopher Lee, of horror movie fame…

Comment from rimrockR
Time: June 29, 2014, 12:40 am

Ed Asner.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 29, 2014, 1:51 am

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 28, 2014, 12:33 pm

Weasel Blog Time is Greenwich Mean Time, thefritz. That’s the way WordPress is set up. GMT doesn’t change with British Summer Time, so in Summer it’s an hour off. In Winter, it ain’t.

When in doubt, ask the internet for the time in GMT.

If you run a real operating system, you can just use:
% date -u
Sun Jun 29 01:50:54 UTC 2014

That’s a big if, though.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 29, 2014, 2:31 am

@Stark Dickflüssig – And if you’re stuck with a non-real OS, you should – MUST, really – install Cygwin.

Comment from xul
Time: June 29, 2014, 3:57 am

Jeez, another round already? And most of my former pics already poached. Sigh.

I supposed I’ll go with Charlotte Rae again.

Comment from Dave
Time: June 29, 2014, 5:14 am

George H.W. Bush

Comment from spunkus
Time: June 29, 2014, 5:38 am

Bob Dole

Comment from smedleythebarbarian
Time: June 29, 2014, 7:36 am

Betty White come on down

Comment from Nanny 1
Time: June 29, 2014, 4:41 pm

Lauren Bacall

Comment from jic
Time: June 29, 2014, 8:11 pm

“Clive James. Sadly, he has leukemia, kidney failure and emphysema. He won’t be around much longer.”

Crap, he was going to be my choice. My fault for being late to the party. My fallback was going to be Ravi Shankar, but it turns out I was even later there: he died over 18 months ago.

So, I suppose I’ll try a long shot: Dick Cavett.

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: June 30, 2014, 3:36 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from acat
Time: June 30, 2014, 6:25 pm

Damnit, unkawill, I was so about to pick her …

Okay, I’m gonna go on a bit of a stretch .. Establishment GOP hack poster-boy and U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R?-MS)

The ol’ boy isn’t lookin’ too healthy, and all the extra attention can’t be helping.


Comment from Tibby
Time: June 30, 2014, 6:58 pm

Mary Tyler Moore, I hear she’s not doing well…

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: June 30, 2014, 7:26 pm

Astronaut John Glenn.

(Someday I’ll win. It might be next week, or 10 years from now, but he won’t last forever.)

Comment from stina
Time: June 30, 2014, 8:15 pm

Aww shucks, Naleta beat me to the Double-Wide One (Michael Moore).

Ah well – the important thing is that he’s covered in the Dead Pool.

Lessee… I’m gonna go with Angela Merkel.

No particular animosity, just can’t think of anyone else at the moment.

Comment from Rent A Car Under 25
Time: June 30, 2014, 8:27 pm

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Do you’ve any? Please let me realize so that I could subscribe.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 30, 2014, 8:59 pm


Sorry my feline friend, but I got Thad Cochran early on.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: June 30, 2014, 11:11 pm

Robert S. Beecroft US Ambassador to Iraq.

Comment from jam2
Time: July 1, 2014, 2:39 am

hank heimlich

Comment from sandman wants blood
Time: July 1, 2014, 2:40 am

Bill Lay it on meh Clintion, scumbag at large.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: July 1, 2014, 6:55 pm

Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai. He is more commonly know as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But, he is also known as: Caliph Ibrahim, Dr. Ibrahim, Abu Dua, leader of al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), leader of ISIS, leader of ISIL, the Big Dog Turd, or the Caliph of The Islamic State.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 3, 2014, 1:53 am

Bob Hastings, of McHale’s Navy fame, has passed at 89. Dickless, unfortunately. Which is _really_ unfortunate since he died from prostate cancer.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 3, 2014, 11:10 pm

Nobody had Louis Zamperini? Too bad… http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/03/wwii-hero-olympian-zamperini-dies-at-7/

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: July 6, 2014, 7:32 am

Glen Campbell

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 9, 2014, 7:01 pm

I have not given up… I’m making an effort to collate the picks in sixteen additional DPs, so I can be sure of uniqueness. But it’s taking longer due to the real world.

So, after a relatively simple scan, I pick:

Sir Neville Marriner, founder and long-time conductor of the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra. (The oldest living famous conductor, AFAICT.)

Comment from Ripley
Time: July 10, 2014, 5:43 pm

Maureen O’Hara

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 11, 2014, 2:41 am

Nobody had Andy Griffith?

RIP Sheriff Taylor/Mr Matlock.

Comment from RealMc
Time: July 13, 2014, 12:58 pm

@ LesterIII ….. you might want to hit your F-5 key….a few times…..

Andy died a couple years ago.

Comment from steve
Time: July 13, 2014, 1:11 pm

Bob Barker

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 14, 2014, 1:32 pm

@ RealMc… But I just saw him getting Mz. Elsinore of the hook for all the almond cookie murders that took place at the Oatmeal Meadows nursing home!

I got seersuckered. I am an idiot, dagnabbit.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: July 15, 2014, 12:28 pm

Al Molinaro.

Comment from Hutch
Time: July 17, 2014, 7:36 am

RIP Johnny Winter. It doesn’t appear that anyone had him though. Kind of surprising considering his poor health the last few years.

Comment from Zooom Zooom
Time: July 18, 2014, 7:33 pm

vlad. dead cold eyes for real.

Comment from tawny
Time: July 20, 2014, 10:32 am

RIP James Garner. Platypus for the dick.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: July 20, 2014, 10:50 am

Congrats to platypuss!
Couldn’t help being a Garner fan.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 20, 2014, 1:19 pm

James Garner. Dammit.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: July 20, 2014, 1:34 pm

Oh, wow. My wife is going to be sad when she finds out. Garner was one of her favorites.

Comment from ama
Time: July 20, 2014, 2:26 pm

gratz platypuss. It always seems to be the ones you don’t want to go…

Comment from Veeshir
Time: July 20, 2014, 8:18 pm

You got it ama, I’m happy I didn’t win with James Garner, he’s the man.

Now I’m going to go watch Support Your Local Gunfighter and Support Your Local Sheriff.

Comment from Hutch
Time: July 21, 2014, 3:59 am

I love both of those movies, Veeshir. I watched both of them just this last Friday night – not knowing that Garner was going to pass later on in the weekend. Another favorite is Boys’ Night Out with Garner & Kim Novak.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: August 12, 2014, 12:12 am

I haven’t picked yet. This is NOT my pick:

Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide aged 63.

Rest in Peace Mr. Williams, and thank you for the laughs you gave us.

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