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Dead Pool Round 72: second post of 2015!

Somebody died! Somebody else has won dick!

What do you mean, not good enough? Oh, okay…I’ll go check.

Huh. Luise Rainer died and LesterIII has won dick. Holy poop, the old girl was 104. She won back-to-back Oscars in ’36 and ’37 and then lived another 77 years without anything particularly exciting happening to her. I’m guessing about that last part, but it’s a safe bet.

So, we gather together on this the second day of 2015 to enjoy a Dead Pool. I’m not sure what to think about that. Is it a good omen or a bad omen?

Just, nobody pick each other, please. 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’m fresh out of fairy shit particles.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:12 pm

Geez, I’m sorry you guys! The schedule, and the thing, and I was away and…gosh, I hope nobody lost a pick to this.

Choose away!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:14 pm

No problem, Sweas!

Staying with my aging actress theme:
Notorious cop-slapper Zsa Zsa Gabor

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:15 pm

I can pick anybody I want and going with….. John McCain.

Comment from Davem123
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:16 pm

Harry Reid for me. Complications from his “accident while working out.”

Comment from Eirik
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:16 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Janna
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:19 pm

Kirk Douglas!
for the 12th time.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:21 pm

Zsa Zsa for the win!

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:22 pm

ah shit… Lester

Fidel…die you bastard.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:23 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from Fawn
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:24 pm

Mary Tyler Moore.

Comment from Harry
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:31 pm

Once again, good-time Glen Campbell. Nothing personal, but with grade 6+ Alzheimer’s you ain’t got far to go, and a dick is a dick…

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:31 pm

Geeze. Mario Cuomo and Donna Douglas both passed. I’ll stick with Ginger Baker.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:33 pm

David Rockefeller Sr.
May he soon make his personal contribution to the heat death of the universe.

Comment from frotto
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:37 pm

Valerie Harper

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:48 pm

Now that we know it is a War on Women hate crime to question the truthfulness of ANY rape allegation, Harper Lee, rape-denying tool of the Oppressive Patriarchy, has got to go.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: January 2, 2015, 9:13 pm

Though he deserves to enjoy acclaim for another 97 years, I pick Robert Conquest, poet and tireless chronicler of Soviet horrors (__The Great Terror__, __Harvest of Sorrow__, __Kolyma__).

Comment from p2
Time: January 2, 2015, 9:14 pm

abe vigoda….

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: January 2, 2015, 9:15 pm

Astronaut John Glenn.

Comment from xul
Time: January 2, 2015, 9:26 pm

Mel Brooks

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: January 2, 2015, 9:45 pm

I will choose [again] John Boehner, betrayer of the Constitution, architect of the old Congress funding everything Obama wanted through the first half of the new Republican Congress that the efforts of Conservatives gave him. In the process, he covertly funded the implementation of Obama’s rule by decree on immigration and put Congress’ stamp of approval of such decrees. Hopefully by the simultaneous applications of various sized Pears of Anguish.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 2, 2015, 9:56 pm

Hey, AltBBrown — did Elly May die before 6WBT, or after? I wanted to know if I cheated you of dick…

I won’t necessarily make that right, you understand, but I’d like to know.

Comment from Spad13
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:08 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Cup-o-Puddin
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:17 pm

Sticking with Bill Cosby…….

Comment from Zimmermanfan
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:20 pm

Heh, ain’t heard my buddy George in the news of late…

George Zimmerman……come on doooowwwnnnn!!!!

By a mob of “white-hispanic” looking african-youts wif day hands-up whilst simultaneously having difficulty breefing!!.

Comment from RealMc
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:22 pm

George H.W. Bush.

Should guarantee he stays alive for one more round ;o)

Comment from ocareha8er
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:27 pm

Jonathan Gruber.

Because. Just Because.

Comment from tonycc
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:28 pm

Gonna pick the champ, Cassius Clay, er. Muhammad Ali

Comment from Zooom Zooom
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:30 pm

Al Sharpton – black on black.

Such poetic justice would be so very righteous.

Comment from m
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:30 pm

christopher lee

Comment from Carl
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:33 pm

Clive James again.

Comment from Bad Attitude
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:35 pm

Jesseeeee Jaxsuuuuunn Sr.

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:46 pm

RIP, Elly May.

Going in a completely different direction: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 2, 2015, 11:18 pm

Hugh “Why is my dick so little?” Hefner, from chomping down too much Viagra, Elevil and heart meds…

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: January 2, 2015, 11:25 pm

Ha! Olivia de Havilland!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 2, 2015, 11:30 pm

Well, Fritz you Bastard, you snatched my Favorite Fidel, and Spad13 flew in and snatched up Jiminey Tater ,uhm, Jimmy Carter, who was my second choice. This forces me to steal Señor Bridges favorite of the pox-ridden Communista Janey Fonda. One of these days that STD she picked up from that Viet Cong Anti-aircraft gun seat has to catch up with that American, Traitor Bitch.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: January 2, 2015, 11:34 pm

Going with Max Baer, Jr.

The last of the Beverly Hillbillies.

Give me a dick or it will all be for naught, Jethro.

Comment from Ben
Time: January 2, 2015, 11:43 pm

Sticking with William Shatner…

Comment from mandel bread
Time: January 2, 2015, 11:50 pm

Al Molinaro

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 2, 2015, 11:58 pm

Yet another novel pick:

Hall of Fame cricketer Sir Everton Weekes, last of the “Three Ws” who led the West Indies Test side in the 1950s.

Comment from unkawill
Time: January 3, 2015, 12:00 am

Don Rickles

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: January 3, 2015, 12:18 am

Carol Channing.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 3, 2015, 1:27 am

Gordon Brown, killed by his own toxic personality.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 3, 2015, 1:28 am

Desmond Tutu. Old commie bastard has to die sometime. When he does, he and Nelson can wear flaming necklaces in hell together.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 3, 2015, 1:46 am

Nashville mourns the passing of Opry legend, Little Jimmy Dickens,1920-2015. Seems BrendaM picked him in the last round…

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 3, 2015, 1:51 am

Well Some Veg, I wouldn’t have pouched Fidel if our lovely hostess had been more punctual…I was refreshing for over an hour ready with Zsa Zsa…missed it by 7 minutes. Hmmm,I need a life…

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: January 3, 2015, 1:54 am

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from PatAZ
Time: January 3, 2015, 2:08 am

I saw a picture of Barack the First today. His ears look excessively large and his face looks very skinny. I think he is ill, so he is my choice this time.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: January 3, 2015, 2:41 am

Ramsey Clark

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 3, 2015, 3:50 am

The Walrus.

I mean, Paul “Old Lesbian” McCartney.

Comment from Mary Hinge
Time: January 3, 2015, 4:52 am

Gerry Lewis

Comment from naleta
Time: January 3, 2015, 4:59 am

Michael Moore

Comment from catnip
Time: January 3, 2015, 5:05 am

Actress Marsha Hunt

Comment from BJM
Time: January 3, 2015, 5:38 am

Hmmm…Hil or Bill? Ole Mr. Saturday Night still has enough juice to creep up on bimbos, so I’ll take Hillary Clinton for the dick.

Comment from gromulin
Time: January 3, 2015, 6:16 am

Henry Kissinger. He’s gonna blow!

Comment from mojo
Time: January 3, 2015, 6:43 am

Valarie Jarrett.

Hey, I can hope.

Comment from drew458
Time: January 3, 2015, 8:13 am

See, and now it’s too late to pick poor Donna Douglas … who has passed on to Greener Acres.

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: January 3, 2015, 8:48 am

Noam Chomsky… dat ol’ devil is a callin’ you home, Sunny Jim!

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 3, 2015, 9:19 am

Wither my soul, I’ll take Bernard Cribbins and hope I loose.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 3, 2015, 10:10 am

I was out having fun with friends today and forgot all about this, so I need to change this up a little bit. Professor Irwin Corey FTW.

Comment from Michael
Time: January 3, 2015, 1:47 pm

Rosalyn Carter, again

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: January 3, 2015, 2:43 pm

Sweas, I have no idea when she died + I was just messin’ with ya!

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 3, 2015, 3:01 pm

I saw the Douglas obit on the Hollywood Reporter website, time-stamped at 10:53am Pacific time: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/beverly-hillbillies-actress-donna-douglas-760919
Don’t know if it was reported any earlier than that.

Somebody do the math with Weasel Blog Time and see if AltBBrown wins the fastest Dead Pool Evah!

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 3, 2015, 3:05 pm

This link says she passed on New Year’s day.


Comment from buffalone
Time: January 3, 2015, 3:25 pm

Hal Holbrook.

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: January 3, 2015, 3:49 pm

Maureen O’Hara

Comment from JeffS
Time: January 3, 2015, 4:02 pm

Nancy Pelosi. Hopefully from an overdose of Botox, but I’ll take what I can get.

Comment from Motenegro
Time: January 3, 2015, 4:26 pm

This time around I’ll take Olivia de Havilland

Comment from platypuss
Time: January 3, 2015, 5:41 pm

Larry Flynt to hustle off the mortal coil.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: January 3, 2015, 5:55 pm

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you! I am sooooo late to the party this round but see no one has taken my old gal, so once again, Nancy Reagan for the dick!

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: January 3, 2015, 11:06 pm

Harry Reid – of terminal klutziness while doing something mundane, like taking a deep breath or breaking wind.

And not before time…

Oops! Already taken. Rats…

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: January 3, 2015, 11:16 pm

gromulin – Man! Did you see that recent photo of Henry K?!

He looks like one of the Balloon People! Whoaa!

He has got to have his own, distinct Gravitational Anomaly! I bet even light discernibly bends around him!

Comment from tibby
Time: January 4, 2015, 1:27 am

Diane Fienstien – please.

Comment from Pablo
Time: January 4, 2015, 2:26 am

Bob Dole.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 4, 2015, 4:15 am

Doris Day.

Comment from Carl
Time: January 4, 2015, 5:11 pm

Wease, I was considering nurse Pauline Cafferkey who contracted ebola in Sierra Leone and is now fighting for her life in a London hospital. However, I think that we ought to have an embargo in ebola victims unless, of course, they are already celebrities.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 4, 2015, 8:48 pm

Well, I accepted the very first victim on US soil, but yeah — probably best not to do any more. We could be in for a lot of these 🙁

Comment from currently
Time: January 4, 2015, 9:18 pm

Harry Belafonte

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: January 5, 2015, 1:41 pm

Stan Lee

Comment from Hutch
Time: January 5, 2015, 5:27 pm

BTW, I’m the “Anonymous” who picked Professor Irwin Corey above.

Comment from original signed
Time: January 5, 2015, 7:37 pm

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a “religious revolution” in Islam that would displace violent jihad from the center of Muslim discourse

Saw that on ace and immediately thought of the dead pool. Can’t believe no one’s beaten me to it. (well probably someone has while I’m writing this). so yeah, him.

Comment from Nanny1
Time: January 6, 2015, 12:36 am

Michael Douglas

Comment from spunkus
Time: January 6, 2015, 12:53 am

Walter Mondale (winner of 1 state vs Reagan back in ’84)

Comment from RealMc
Time: January 6, 2015, 10:27 pm

So………Zsa Zsa outlives her 67 year old daughter….when WILL the old girl go…..?

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: January 6, 2015, 11:03 pm

Ah, well, what indeed can one say? Hee Hoo Snooozeth, Looozeth…

Actually, was required to escort my aged-and-multiply-unwell sometime feline companion, Sly the Tuxedo Cat, to his final visitation with the local veterinary folks on the Friday, and so was unable to pay any particular attention to the new Dead Pool soiree at that point…a rather sad day, though no real surprise, actually, as his decline had become ever-increasingly apparent in recent weeks…

Meanwhile – I am impressed that my backup-to-the-backup is still extant as a viable choice (apparently), even at this late hour, and will therefore go with none other than ol’ Larry King…c’mon, Lar’, all that repeated weddification-and-deevorcification has to have had erosive effects on even a tough ol’ bird like you; hang up yer suspenders an’ fold yer specs for the Last Interview, and shuffle off to Buffalo, now, there’s a good lad!…

(Doris Day is still alive?!?…Seriously – has anyone checked on that recently? – more importantly, perhaps: Has anyone told her?…Also – Larry Flynt?!? My word – the incredible durability of some folks…)

Comment from Ripley
Time: January 10, 2015, 3:39 am

Norman Lloyd

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: January 10, 2015, 11:20 am

Maybe a timely pic, thefritz…

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 10, 2015, 5:54 pm

we can only hope…

Comment from Sandman arriveth with vitriol
Time: January 11, 2015, 9:30 am

I’ll take Ed Asner, that bitter old marxist bastard. Die you crummy turd, die…

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 11, 2015, 8:31 pm

Thought fershure soomeone would’ve had Anita Ekberg. RIP.

Comment from Fathom
Time: January 15, 2015, 7:04 pm

Judge Joseph Wapner, because he was the next available guy on the list I read…..

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: January 16, 2015, 12:54 am

Muhammad Ali
Floats like a dead man bobbing in the sea

Comment from JC
Time: January 16, 2015, 8:07 pm

Staying with the ever-popular contrarian index Paul Erlich, consumed by a flock of maddened cannibals.

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: January 18, 2015, 7:35 pm

George Soros. Die, George, die!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 26, 2015, 7:35 pm

Ahhhhh….. I have received, par avion, an envelope wit Auntie Weasel’s marca da weasel.
I am now certifiably Dicked!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 26, 2015, 7:38 pm

Excellent. Glad to see they’re arriving.

Comment from drew458
Time: February 3, 2015, 8:18 am

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 5, 2015, 10:08 pm

drew58…talk about low hanging fruit…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 5, 2015, 11:24 pm

Has she died yet? I know they took her off life support today.

Comment from Drew458
Time: February 6, 2015, 5:59 pm

thefritz – “3. Poaching and other dirty tricks positively encouraged.” The idea is to win, right? Otherwise it would be the “Wish they were dead pool”.

However, if Her Weaselness decides that my style of play isn’t sporting, and issues a new “no mostly dead already” rule, then I’ll step aside with grace.

Stoaty – TMZ and Fox411 say she’s still on, father leaving it up to God (while paradoxically relying on technology). Docs say no brainwaves since Monday.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 6, 2015, 8:30 pm

drew458…don’t get me wrong, I’d take a terminal gimme anytime—like this one we all missed today: Toledo, Ohio, Mayor D. Michael Collins taken off life support, dies at 70, city officials say – @toledonews

If not for LesterIII’s fast fingers I’d have picked Zsa Zsa again…she’s been eating through a tube for a couple of years now.

I salute you for your patience and wisdom sir. Good luck.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 6, 2015, 8:52 pm

Add to the missed opportunities Rep. Alan Nunnelee – RIP.

Comment from Drew458
Time: February 7, 2015, 7:34 pm

Thanks thefritz. I know I’m being a bit slick, but I don’t want to feel like a cheat. And I never get to pick Zsa Zsa either.

One workaround would be to have a submission window on the pools. New pool gets 96 hours for submissions, then it’s locked down. Hey, you can’t bet on a horse race once the ponies are running, right?

Comment from Stark Diskflüssig
Time: February 7, 2015, 11:10 pm

Hey, you can’t bet on a horse race once the ponies are running, right?

The ponies are always running.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 8, 2015, 4:45 pm

Coach Dean Smith, UNC – RIP.

Comment from Cup-o-Puddin
Time: February 25, 2015, 12:41 am

Beam him up Scotty……

Leonard “Mr. Spock” Nimoy

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: February 27, 2015, 5:43 pm

Comment from Cup-o-Puddin
Time: February 25, 2015, 12:41 am
Beam him up Scotty……

Leonard “Mr. Spock” Nimoy

Looks like we have a winner.

Comment from currently
Time: February 27, 2015, 5:47 pm

Are 2 picks allowed?

Comment from Cup-o-Puddin
Time: January 2, 2015, 10:17 pm
Sticking with Bill Cosby…….

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 27, 2015, 6:20 pm

Haha! Nice try, Puddin — first choice sticks, even if you did get the second in before he croaked. But points for clever — how did you know he was close?

And nice catch, currently.

I can’t believe no-one had him this round — he’s always a popular pick.

Comment from unkawill
Time: February 27, 2015, 6:24 pm

Good catch currently. And the Dead Pool rolls on!

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: February 27, 2015, 6:27 pm

No dick for Puddin? Gads, if only there was a joke somewhere in there.

Comment from Cup-o-Puddin
Time: February 27, 2015, 9:09 pm

Bill Cosby you live mudda DIE already!!!

I saw his name someplace….Bing maybe, dunno but they said we was close to getting beamed up and I totally forgot that I had ole’ puddin’ in the hopper already.

Oh well!!
Now come on Bill….go to a gathering of accusers and maybe they can help you along.

Comment from jam2
Time: February 28, 2015, 2:30 pm

henry heimlich

Comment from HanSoloFan
Time: March 5, 2015, 11:49 pm

I heard Harrison “Indiana Jones” Ford crashed a plane on a golf course….he’s 72 and survived….for now…..

So in the light of taking advantage, Die Indy Die!!

Comment from RimrockR
Time: March 8, 2015, 1:36 pm

Ayatolla Ali Khamenei, our Prezzi`s pen pal. El supremo of Iran. May the rumors be true

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 9, 2015, 8:15 pm

“The Simpson’s” co-creator Sam Simon has passed. He had been a semi regular pick…but not this time.

Comment from MrCaniac
Time: March 14, 2015, 4:30 pm

Has anyone taken Vlad Putin?

If not, mine.

Comment from Nina
Time: March 21, 2015, 4:40 am

Someone’s got to have good ok’ Suge Knight, right? He’s not doing so well tonight, although arguably better than the guy he ran over with a car. That dude’s dead, and $25,000,000 in bail seems to have been quite a shock for poor misunderstood Marion.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: March 21, 2015, 7:36 pm

I’m sniping Lee Kuan Yew FTW!

Sad to see a great man pass, though.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 24, 2015, 11:39 pm

Bob, you ignorant slut…you already picked Ginger Baker.

Comment from Not Jim Ardis
Time: March 31, 2015, 1:47 pm

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Comment from Mitchell
Time: April 1, 2015, 2:20 am

Joni Mitchell is in intensive care. I pick her.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 2, 2015, 8:08 pm

Awrite, who had Robert Harold Schuller? C’mon, one of you out there knew that Schuller was in critical condition! (Why did he frequently sound Irish when he was born in Iowa of Dutch ancestry?) Anyway, RIP, Dr. Schuller, founder of The Crystal Cathedral, deceased April 2, 2015.

Comment from Nina
Time: April 2, 2015, 11:38 pm

I didn’t even know he as still alive!

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 16, 2015, 2:45 am

Hmmmmm… Günter Grass passed April 13 – a real NAZI who became famous for not being a NAZI (Waffen SS)

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 20, 2015, 4:02 pm

Closing in on 4 months…what’s the longest span between dick’s? and that’s not a civil engineering joke….

Comment from ipley
Time: May 2, 2015, 4:46 am

B. B. King…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 14, 2015, 3:44 pm

‘”Star Trek” actress Grace Lee Whitney — who played Janice Rand, yeoman to Captain Kirk — has died at age 85’ according to space.com at http://www.space.com/29305-star-trek-grace-lee-whitney-obituary.html

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