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Dead Pool Round 71: Spooky Hallowe’en edition. Boo!

Well, well…armybrat takes dick with Thomas “Mumbles” Menino, longest serving mayor of Boston. WRKO radio personality Howie Carr (who I suspect tagged him with the Mumbles moniker) used to love playing clips of Menino’s trademark gibberish. Very surprised to see there’s nothing about Menino on his site as of this writing.

I pinched the idea of the Dead Pool from Howie Carr and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Menino was a win for that pool, as well. Check with him tomorrow (that is, today) and see.

Housekeeping note: we’re being hammered with spam lately, and some good comments have mistakenly gone in the bit bucket. If your Dead Pool pick is swallowed up in the filter, email me and I’ll make sure you get what’s coming to you.


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’m fresh out of fairy shit particles.


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:01 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa for the re- re-poached win!

Comment from Fawn
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:02 pm

Mary Tyler Moore

Comment from Janna
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:02 pm

Kirk Douglas. SOB’s gonna outlive me.

Comment from harry
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:03 pm

Good time Glen Campbell! Nothing personal, Glen, but with Grade 6 Alzheimer’s you can’t last long, and a dick is a dick…

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:07 pm

Kaci Hickox the ebola nurse who will not be quarantined. She is in the middle of her 15 minutes of fame so I say that makes her a celebrity.

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:09 pm

Dr. Craig Spencer

Comment from catnip
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:10 pm

David Rockefeller

Comment from Motenegro
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:14 pm

Muhammad ALI once more!

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:27 pm

Gordon Brown, since he looks to be one of the few Labour MPs to survive the coming bloodbath in Scotland, and if he croaks they’ll be down to 3.

Comment from cheshirelion
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:29 pm

Tori Spelling

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:33 pm

Gordie Howe, hockey great, who recently suffered a stroke. Good luck, Gordie! Win it for both of us!

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:35 pm

Switching it up this round and going to go with George H.W.Bush

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 31, 2014, 6:56 pm

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from RealMc
Time: October 31, 2014, 7:31 pm

Dang late to the show…….

Charlie Rangel…….

Comment from ocareha8er
Time: October 31, 2014, 7:33 pm

For the Loss please.
Clint Eastwood.

Comment from Zimmermanfan
Time: October 31, 2014, 7:38 pm

Kaci Hickox mediaattentionwhore

Crap beat to it already….

Ok the amazing disappearing czar guy that is like nowhere….
Ron Klain did you go back to your village dude?

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: October 31, 2014, 7:55 pm

astronaut John Glenn. (Yeah, he’ll probably outlive me!)

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 31, 2014, 8:02 pm

Well…I’ll go with last-time-out (being, as it were, quite brief) not having been a proper test of my “Shy Away from Thine Fonda-est-Desired Croakin’ Jest A Wee, An’ Yer Deesired Object Canst But Come Troo!” theory, so – in continued pursuit of said theory, on This Hallowed E’en, I shall eschew Amurrican’s Foremost Wicked-Witch Of The West (just slightly ahead of Barby “Dumber Than A Box Uv Rox” Boxer, bad ol’ Nanny Pee-Lousy – she of Da Big Hammah – and Diane “Not At All Fine” Finestein, either singly or in any combo thereof), and instead glom, once again, onto – Ed Asner, fer Da Win! C’mon dowwwn Lou Grant, we’ve got a lovely, warm li’l spot allll set up for you, right next unto Satan’s own favorite combo volcanic-lava-fed hot tub and pig-farm cesspit…yer gonna lurve it, ‘specially after the first couple of millennia of excruciating, burning pain an’ anguish…

Thatisall –

(Someone else grab onto ol’ Insaney Janey, BTW – don’t want ‘er feelin’ left out, or anything, and it’s an ill wind, indeed, that would not afford someone some elephump-poo particulate in her “honor”, y’know?)

Comment from p2
Time: October 31, 2014, 8:15 pm

jerry lewis yet again

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 31, 2014, 8:33 pm

Well, bugger all. Had to be away from the keyboard at 6pm WBT, so I missed my intended pick of Kaci Hickox. I will note that Ebola is not the only risk she faces as she plays celebrity. Consider the mood of her neighbors. Some of them may not like the idea of her deliberately placing them and their kids at risk for Ebola because her ego and devotion to Obama’s Narrative far outweighs her minimal intelligence. It is not that big a town, I believe.

So I will stick with Dr. Craig Spencer’s fiance Morgan Dixon. Given exposure times and the likelihood of fluid exchange; she is about due to seroconvert.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from JC
Time: October 31, 2014, 8:38 pm

Paul Ehrlich again. Can’t be wrong every time, Eh?

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: October 31, 2014, 8:48 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from Mojo
Time: October 31, 2014, 8:52 pm

Cher, same as before..

Comment from gullibleprat
Time: October 31, 2014, 9:04 pm

HRH Prince Phillip

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 31, 2014, 9:14 pm

Die Fidel Ity…..

Comment from Carl
Time: October 31, 2014, 9:17 pm

Clive James. Apparently he is embarrassed because for the past year he has been announcing that he is about to die and it just hasn’t happened.

Comment from vince
Time: October 31, 2014, 9:19 pm

betty white –

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: October 31, 2014, 9:31 pm

Since Brittany Maynard has indefinitely postponed her self-execution date, does she make it under a Rule Zero technicality? if so, I vote for the woman trying to convince patients with terminal illnesses that it is braver, nobler and kinder to off yourselves before you get to be a burden to your families, you selfish bastards!

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 31, 2014, 10:26 pm

Sorry Vince, Betty White is immortal. I think I’ll stick with Mr Spock, Leonard “The Ballad of Bilbo Bagins” Nemoy.

Comment from m
Time: October 31, 2014, 10:28 pm

christopher lee

Comment from Spad13
Time: October 31, 2014, 10:34 pm

Histories 2nd greatest monster Jimmy Carter

Comment from JeffS
Time: October 31, 2014, 10:36 pm

Harry Reid.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 31, 2014, 10:41 pm

Ooh! Ooh! I’ve been POACHED by catnip! Actually, I hope you win with Rockefeller – the reunion of that minion of the devil with his master is long overdue.

My pick this time then is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose demise about now would be oh so convenient for Barky & Co.

Comment from Ben
Time: October 31, 2014, 11:16 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Zooom Zooom
Time: October 31, 2014, 11:23 pm

jimmah’s old lady roslyn p-nut farmer carter

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 31, 2014, 11:31 pm

This late to the pool and I can still get Luise Rainer. WOOHOO!

Nothing against her, she’s just low-hanging certified-celebrity fruit. I do love that she pissed on Hollywood before pissing on them was cool.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: October 31, 2014, 11:44 pm

Taking back Carol Channing!

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 1, 2014, 12:15 am

I was stuck listening to “classic” rock today. I would very much like for Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band to be dead, please.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: November 1, 2014, 2:15 am

Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore

Comment from Davem123
Time: November 1, 2014, 2:35 am

I’ll take Nancy Pelosi this time. Some type of stroke/aneurism when the election results start coming in.

Comment from unkawill
Time: November 1, 2014, 2:50 am

I’m gonna go with don rickles this time

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 1, 2014, 3:00 am

Here’s someone very old, very rich, and very stupid. Anne Cox Chambers, media multi-billionairess, and of course an Obamacrat.

Comment from catnip
Time: November 1, 2014, 3:05 am

Uh-oh! I’m so sorry Uncle Al! I didn’t know the Rockefeller creature was yours. I’ll give him back next round, I promise.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: November 1, 2014, 3:18 am

Jay Rockefeller, just cause I don’t like the liberal carpetbagger. West by God Virginny does not need him to lord it over on them with his $100M.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: November 1, 2014, 4:04 am

Hey Bill the Butcher! Look what I’ve got!
***dangles Ramsey Clark by the neck***

Comment from dissent555
Time: November 1, 2014, 5:12 am

Gonna stay with my James Dewey Watson pick from the last round.

Comment from gromulin
Time: November 1, 2014, 6:23 am

I’m a deviate from my usual late pick, and go with Randy Quaid. I started following his twitter feed. The crazy, it is strong with him.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: November 1, 2014, 7:03 am

Stan Lee.

Comment from tinman
Time: November 1, 2014, 12:20 pm

Barney Frank, most likely by autoerotic asphyxiation.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 1, 2014, 1:36 pm

@catnip – Quite all right, no apology called for (see Rule 3).

Just so long as he croaks. Soon.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: November 1, 2014, 11:12 pm

Since old Ed was poached, I’m going with George Soros.

It would just be apropos to win a dick on that one.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 2, 2014, 1:08 am

Geeze, I spend last night celebrating my victory…oh, and All Hallows’ Eve, and …..well, here I am finally getting around to choosing my next, um, choice. So let’s go with somebody deserving. Desmond Tutu, Nelson’s old friend. Hopefully they’ll meet again in hell.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: November 2, 2014, 1:56 am

Tony “The Traitor” Blair.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: November 2, 2014, 2:58 am

O.J Simpson

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: November 2, 2014, 9:29 am

Jane Fonda

Comment from mandel bread
Time: November 2, 2014, 3:52 pm

Al Molinaro

Comment from BJM
Time: November 2, 2014, 7:39 pm

Man, I got nuthin’ this round…so I’ll take Babwa Walters.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: November 2, 2014, 10:29 pm

Chris Matthews, on election night, after the ‘tingle up his leg’ turns into severe pain in his left arm.

Comment from jam2
Time: November 3, 2014, 2:39 am

hank heimlich – doctor and de-choke -ifier

Comment from spunkus
Time: November 3, 2014, 3:28 am

Robert Francis Vaughn “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: November 3, 2014, 5:53 am

I have a feeling JeffS is going to win. A man like Harry Reid doesn’t lose power with grace.

Comment from Pablo
Time: November 3, 2014, 2:25 pm

Bob Dole looks like hell these days. So, Bob Dole.

Comment from eirik
Time: November 3, 2014, 2:35 pm

I’m horribly late, but I’ll take Robert Mugabe. Always nice when a tyrant buys the farm.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 3, 2014, 9:45 pm

One of the Car Talk guys just died. Heavens, they weren’t as old as I’d have guessed, based on how long ago I listened to them.

Comment from Thursby
Time: November 3, 2014, 9:52 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from Michael
Time: November 4, 2014, 12:27 am

Rosalyn Carter

Comment from RushBabe
Time: November 4, 2014, 2:31 am

So does CrabbyOldBat win for Brittany Maynard, or does the Reaper have to sneak up on you for it to count?

If not, I’ll take the Gipper’s wife, Nancy Reagan.

AltBBrown, if Billy goes next, there’ll be some serious fist shaking coming your way!

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 4, 2014, 2:40 am

Man, I’d vote that the vacuous Maynard chick wins it, but this ain’t a damned democracy.

Comment from gromulin
Time: November 4, 2014, 4:29 am

I would never in a million years thought that Tom Magliozzi (one half of Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) would pass away. Didn’t even know he was ill. RIP to one of the last great radio personalities, hope he gets to meet Max’s Schnauzer.

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: November 4, 2014, 11:51 am

Hefner, Hugh, marinated in dog pee…

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: November 4, 2014, 10:03 pm

Well, since Brittany Maynard took herself out on the day she originally announced, I’m thinking that is the equivalent to a scheduled execution and she doesn’t count. Gonna have to earn my dick.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 4, 2014, 10:27 pm

I think Sweas is using rule #1 against you, actually, Crabby. Must not follow the trashy tabloids, yeah?

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 5, 2014, 1:50 am

Irwin Corey

Comment from Nanny1
Time: November 6, 2014, 12:10 am

Valarie Harper

Comment from currently
Time: November 8, 2014, 3:57 pm

Willie Nelson

Comment from PatAZ
Time: November 9, 2014, 11:35 pm

Yeah, Willie Nelson. He just sang a duet with Obuma; kiss of death for sure.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: November 18, 2014, 9:30 pm

Remember, RushBabe, violence is the tool of the ignorant.
‘Sides, I got skin like an alligator.

Comment from unkawill
Time: November 20, 2014, 7:32 pm

Mike Nichols bit the big one, alas, he went unclaimed,and the pool rolls on.

Comment from RealMc
Time: November 23, 2014, 2:38 pm

Good riddance Marion Barry.

Comment from drew458
Time: November 23, 2014, 5:31 pm

Marion Barry is dead. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: November 24, 2014, 1:41 pm

…and so the call for the Beatification of St. Marion of D.C. begins…


Comment from drew458
Time: November 26, 2014, 11:19 pm

Crap. Uncle Al beat me with RBG. I was gonna try and slide under the wire for the third time. But now I’ll try to jinx it, and hope she pulls through and makes it another 2 1/4 years.

Comment from smedleythebarbarian
Time: November 28, 2014, 1:19 am

may the hand of God strike

Comment from tonycc
Time: December 3, 2014, 2:41 am

Mario Cuomo FTW

Comment from Bad Attitude
Time: December 5, 2014, 12:07 am

Heeeeeeeereee’s Johnny……

Mr Jack Nicholson sounds like his days are numbered.

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 9, 2014, 12:59 am

Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley on ‘The Addams Family,’ Dies at 59

Next to “Time Tunnel” and ‘The Saint” one of my favorite shows. RIP Mr.Weatherwax.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 10, 2014, 3:43 am

RIP Mary Ann Mobley


Comment from RealMc
Time: December 11, 2014, 7:40 pm

Could Zsa Zsa be the next restarter of the Dead Pool….

Enquiering minds want to know……


Comment from FGW
Time: December 12, 2014, 1:25 am

Jian Ghomeshi. He might be on suicide watch.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 14, 2014, 11:11 pm

Good golly, this round started on Hallowe’en eve and it’s now 10 days before Christmas and 11 days into Advent.
C’mon, one of you celebrities, co-operate and kick the bucket… … … please…

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: December 15, 2014, 7:23 am

Will no one rid us of these turbulent undead?

Comment from Cup-o-Puddin
Time: December 18, 2014, 11:56 pm

Bill Cosby by his own hand.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: December 22, 2014, 7:27 pm

RIP: Joe Cocker

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 23, 2014, 2:41 am

Yeah, they played a bunch of really shitty versions of Beatles & Randy Newman songs on the radio today. Good riddance, Joe Cocker.

Comment from Sandman is peeved, you guys…
Time: December 23, 2014, 10:06 pm

i’ll take Ed Asner. If he’s not taken. Loathe that old marxist assclown…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 24, 2014, 1:39 am

Looks like J.S.Bridges had the assclown back on 31 Oct. Wait, uhhh, sorry JSB, don’t know yer proclivities but that didn’t sound nice.

Comment from BrendaM
Time: December 29, 2014, 4:21 pm

Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 30, 2014, 2:26 pm

Luise has moved on…


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 30, 2014, 6:17 pm

Congrats to LesterIII…

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: December 30, 2014, 9:46 pm

Great timing, LesterIII! Just before a Friday!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 31, 2014, 2:44 am

Thanks, ExpressoBold. And AltBBrown, trust me, if I had any influence over a pick taking the plunge into the final murkiness, I wouldn’t squander it on an aged actress. I’d rather have ol’Grim pick a tango partner that really deserved to have their card punched.

Anyway, I’m just trying to catch Steve…

Comment from tonycc
Time: January 2, 2015, 2:56 pm

Congrats Lester, my horse just missed it. LEave it to Mario Cuomo to screw me over again even in death. 🙂

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