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Dead Pool Round 75: Already?

Round 74 ends in our first ever tie. Catnip bagged Kirk Kerkorian, multijillionaire casino mogul, while pupster went with Jeralean Talley, who was the oldest living person in the world right up until she wasn’t.

Problem is, it wasn’t clear exactly when who died. Clearly, they didn’t realize something as important as a dick was hanging on it.

Do you know, Jeralean was probably the last of our species born in the Nineteenth Century? At least among folks whose proper birthday is documented. Whoa, eh?

I think I shall declare Pupster’s Rule, a subset of Steve’s Rule: no more picking the oldest person alive if he or she isn’t famous for anything else. Not that I don’t admire Pupster’s sneak-to-the-victory — I do, I do — but it would be tedious in repetition.

Right! Ready?

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. Plus (Pupster’s Rule) no picking someone who’s only famous for being the oldest person alive.

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.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa “Rub-a-dub-dub, three limbs and a stub” Gabor

 


Comment from Harry
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:03 pm

And, once again, my perennial favorite, Good-Time Glen Campbell!! Been listening to his music again, man, that guy could really handle a twelve-string! Wishin’ ya all the best, Glen!!

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:03 pm

Apparently this direct-feed cable to Sweasy’s router from over here bunking with the chooks is working!

 


Comment from mojo
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:11 pm

Harry Reid

Hey, I’m entitled to my dream.

 


Comment from Hutch
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:12 pm

Olivia de Haviland

 


Comment from Sporadic Small Arms Fire
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:12 pm

Henry Kissinger.

 


Comment from Statler & Waldorf
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:12 pm

David Rockefeller Sr.

 


Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:13 pm

Valerie Harper

 


Comment from Not Pupster
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:14 pm

Susannah Mushatt Jones, the lingerie lady.

 


Comment from JeffS
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:15 pm

Jimmie Carter.

PLEASE.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:15 pm

Hugh “I’m a Viagra Believer! Zsa Zsa, I Knew Her” Hefner of total paralysis of his lymphatic and vascular systems because of over-consumption of “ED vitamins.” Hit it, Girls!

 


Comment from My Name Is Inigo Montoya
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:15 pm

Mugabe, Robert G.

 


Comment from Ben
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:18 pm

William Shatner

 


Comment from .
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:19 pm

Muhammad Ali.

 


Comment from Flying Woodpecker, Jr.
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:21 pm

Maureen O’Hara, and I rather like the lass.

 


Comment from Davem123
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:23 pm

Al Sharpton.

 


Comment from Winston, S 6087
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:23 pm

Abe Vigoda.

 


Comment from BrendaM
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:24 pm

Jerry Lewis

 


Comment from i = sq. rt (1)
Time: June 19, 2015, 6:27 pm

Dylan Storm Roof
(by Jack Ruby re-enactor).

 


Comment from Brother Cavil
Time: June 19, 2015, 7:22 pm

Nichelle Nichols.

 


Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: June 19, 2015, 7:23 pm

Ramsey Clark.
C’mon, it’s my birthday. I want this.

 


Comment from Eirik
Time: June 19, 2015, 7:24 pm

kirk douglas

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 19, 2015, 7:26 pm

The Rev. Billy Graham.

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 19, 2015, 7:29 pm

And the only reason I was able to snag the good rev was because AltBBrown, like myownself, was unaware that the Reaper was out and about. Boy is he gonna be mad; 22 selections in and I was still in luck!

 


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: June 19, 2015, 7:52 pm

Fidel Castro

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 19, 2015, 8:14 pm

I’ve got eight different entries from one IP. That shit flags in my dashboard. Kindly cut it out, please.

 


Comment from Pupster
Time: June 19, 2015, 8:20 pm

Welp, it was a good run while it lasted.

Eli Wallach

 


Comment from platypuss
Time: June 19, 2015, 8:38 pm

John Glenn’s orbit to decay.

 


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 19, 2015, 8:38 pm

John Boehner, for being a Vichy-ite collaborator with evil.

 


Comment from P2
Time: June 19, 2015, 8:43 pm

Mel brooks…….

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 19, 2015, 8:47 pm

Since Rockefeller has been snagged already, I’m going to pick Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria. Somebody’s agonna git ‘im afore long.

 


Comment from dissent555
Time: June 19, 2015, 8:50 pm

Irwin Corey again

 


Comment from sassamon
Time: June 19, 2015, 9:09 pm

Peter Sallis, voice for Wallace, of Wallace and Gromit fame. I don’t wish him ill, but aged 94 years, and no longer able to do voice overs, I may get the dick soon.

 


Comment from Grabthar\’s Hammer
Time: June 19, 2015, 10:25 pm

Harry Dean Stanton. Why not? First name that came to mind.

 


Comment from Spad13
Time: June 19, 2015, 10:48 pm

Bernie Sanders. Don’t cross the witch of Chappaqua.

 


Comment from m
Time: June 19, 2015, 11:01 pm

roger moore

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 19, 2015, 11:06 pm

Jaaaaaaaneeeeee Fooooondaaaaa

 


Comment from RimrockR
Time: June 19, 2015, 11:39 pm

Dick Van Dyke

 


Comment from Gulliblepratt
Time: June 20, 2015, 12:15 am

Prince phillip

 


Comment from ama
Time: June 20, 2015, 1:13 am

Ralph Nader

 


Comment from BJM
Time: June 20, 2015, 1:31 am

I wuz distracted by some new shiny things and forgot the DP; fortunately no one has poached Desmond Tutu.

 


Comment from Cindermutha
Time: June 20, 2015, 1:56 am

George Soros (Please, please, please)

 


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: June 20, 2015, 1:58 am

Taking my Carol Channing back, she has GOT to die some day!

 


Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: June 20, 2015, 2:10 am

Fats Domino

 


Comment from JeffS
Time: June 20, 2015, 3:20 am

Pupster — Eli Wallach died in 2014. Do you know something that we don’t?

 


Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: June 20, 2015, 4:01 am

Prince Charles

 


Comment from Vince
Time: June 20, 2015, 4:13 am

Bob Dick Dole

 


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: June 20, 2015, 5:16 am

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

 


Comment from xul
Time: June 20, 2015, 6:36 am

Yogi Berra

 


Comment from Timbo
Time: June 20, 2015, 7:33 am

Mario Vargas Llosa. Recently left his wife to hook up with the much married Isabel Presler. Either the Viagra or his family (his wife is his cousin) may get him.

 


Comment from Pupster
Time: June 20, 2015, 10:28 am

Whoops…sorry, I meant Zombie Eli Wallach.

 


Comment from Nana 1
Time: June 20, 2015, 1:35 pm

Betty White

 


Comment from dustoffmom
Time: June 20, 2015, 1:41 pm

Amazed she is still available as I am sadly late to the voting this round……but again, for the dick….Nancy Reagan.

 


Comment from Pablo
Time: June 20, 2015, 3:12 pm

Imma go with Roberta McCain. How old do you plan on getting, woman?

 


Comment from Montenegro
Time: June 20, 2015, 3:48 pm

Hate to do this but Stephen Hawking!

 


Comment from RealMc
Time: June 20, 2015, 10:27 pm

Here’s to keeping Clint Eastwood among the living.

Stay lucky punk!

 


Comment from PatAZ
Time: June 20, 2015, 11:50 pm

John Dingle, (D-MI)ret. 89 years old. Time to move along.

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüßiᵹ
Time: June 21, 2015, 1:31 am

Charlie Sheen. All that clean living gotta catch up with him soon.

 


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 21, 2015, 8:21 am

Curses, foilt agin’!…

An’ this time, Abe Vigoda’s alreddy been tooken, as well.

Well, alrighty, then – haveta go with the backup to the backup to the backup –

Larry King, that ol’ Marryin’ Man…C’mon, Lar’, you can do it – just snug up that bow-tie just a wee bitty-bit too-tight-enuff, and hey, presto! Goin’ for room temperature or below before ya know it…no offense, Larry, ol’ chappy, but as I mentioned to Abie just last week, when ya gots to go, ya gots ta go,y’know?…

Congrats to Catnip and pupster, BTW – and isn’t it kinda nice, pupster, you’ve now got your own personally-named rule! That’s some sort of Immortality itself, yes?

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: June 21, 2015, 11:19 am

Peter Marshal, games how legend.

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: June 21, 2015, 11:24 am

That anonymous is thefritz…I’m dead-pooling
via my phone from lovely Ireland. Hey people…stop dying while I’m out of town….

 


Comment from unkawill
Time: June 21, 2015, 5:55 pm

Luise Rainer, and I can’t believe I was able to snatch her up this late in the game.

 


Comment from Harry
Time: June 21, 2015, 11:34 pm

Uh, unkawill, Luise Rainier began raising daisies Dec 30 2014. Perhaps you meant Zombie Luise?

 


Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 21, 2015, 11:58 pm

The weeper of the house, John Boner. Hopefully he’ll make me a 2 time winner. Bastard ain’t good for anything else.

 


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 22, 2015, 1:17 am

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 21, 2015, 11:58 pm

The weeper of the house, John Boner. Hopefully he’ll make me a 2 time winner. Bastard ain’t good for anything else.

Got him a couple of days ago. Maybe he can die twice. 😉

 


Comment from As If I Cared (now with caps!)
Time: June 22, 2015, 2:27 am

Noam Chomsky, and about time…

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 22, 2015, 2:11 pm

Dang you, Pablo!

*shakes tiny fist of fury*

I think you’ve got the ringer!

I thought she was still alive but never checked up on her when I was thinking about her.

 


Comment from mojo
Time: June 22, 2015, 4:06 pm

The coward dies a million deaths, the brave man only one.

 


Comment from unkawill
Time: June 22, 2015, 4:53 pm

Well Frack! I guess they haven’t updated the oldest living celeb list in a while. In that case, I select Patricia Laffan.Star of the cinematic classics such as “Death in High Heels” and “Devil Girl from Mars”

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 22, 2015, 6:35 pm

Gordon Brown again. He’s gotta go sometime.

 


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: June 22, 2015, 8:45 pm

Judge Katherine Forrest

 


Comment from Pupster
Time: June 22, 2015, 9:40 pm

BTW – and isn’t it kinda nice, pupster, you’ve now got your own personally-named rule! That’s some sort of Immortality itself, yes?

Yes. I shall use my new found fame and good fortune only for the good, and stifle the powerful urges to lash out with hatred at my oh so deserving enemies.

 


Comment from Tibby
Time: June 22, 2015, 9:46 pm

Doris Day.

 


Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 23, 2015, 1:30 am

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 22, 2015, 1:17 am
Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 21, 2015, 11:58 pm

The weeper of the house, John Boner. Hopefully he’ll make me a 2 time winner. Bastard ain’t good for anything else.

Got him a couple of days ago. Maybe he can die twice. 😉

Well, great minds think alike and all that. I wish you much luck sir! And I’ll take my fallback pick of Ed Markey (D-umbfuck), MA.

 


Comment from catnip
Time: June 23, 2015, 4:32 am

Judge Joe Wapner

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 23, 2015, 3:21 pm

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/23/dick-van-patten-dead-eight-is-enough-actor-dies

The race for the dick continues…

 


Comment from Bikeboy
Time: June 23, 2015, 4:57 pm

Chuck Berry

(I hope he doesn’t croak, but the dude’s gettin’ up there.)

 


Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 23, 2015, 5:27 pm

Wait, I get Ed Asner even though I didn’t know about this until today?
Woo-hoo.

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 23, 2015, 7:38 pm

RimrockR had the wrong Dick Van…

 


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 23, 2015, 8:11 pm

DOH!
“…was because AltBBrown, like myownself, was unaware that the Reaper was out and about. Boy is he gonna be mad…”
Congrats to the ties, Catnip & pupster!!

 


Comment from Spunkus
Time: June 23, 2015, 9:29 pm

Thad Cochran

 


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 24, 2015, 7:30 pm

Hillary Clinton

 


Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: June 24, 2015, 8:27 pm

*Swoop* – Bobbi Kristina Brown
Not looking good – moved to Hospice.

 


Comment from drew458
Time: June 25, 2015, 3:12 am

Good swoop ya bastige. I was at bowling league and didn’t get home until just now.

 


Comment from USCitizen
Time: June 28, 2015, 9:13 pm

Joni Mitchell has fallen on some hard times. Recent press says her condition is improving, so I’m going with “The Press Lies”.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 29, 2015, 8:08 pm

Ah, I wondered if anyone would pick Joni. I’m a huge fan, dithery lib though she be, but she doesn’t sound well.

 


Comment from mandel bread
Time: June 30, 2015, 11:46 am

Al Molinaro

 


Comment from frotto
Time: June 30, 2015, 6:41 pm

RIP Chris Squire.

My pick for this round is Norman Lear. Great guy, but he’s 92 …

 


Comment from Davem123
Time: July 2, 2015, 6:16 pm

J. Carter has passed on. Too bad it’s Jack, the comedian.

 


Comment from currently
Time: July 3, 2015, 4:01 am

Harry Belafonte – please take him out of his misery.

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: July 7, 2015, 2:15 am

Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and chairman and CEO of United Artists…fade to black.

 


Comment from Fawn
Time: July 8, 2015, 4:35 pm

Alan Alda.

 


Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: July 10, 2015, 2:37 pm

RIP, Omar Sharif. Looks like nobody picked him, so on we go…

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 10, 2015, 2:47 pm

RIP Ken Stabler

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 13, 2015, 6:42 pm

Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner.

 


Comment from drew458
Time: July 16, 2015, 12:25 pm

George HW Bush. The elder. The 91 year old guy.

 


Comment from steve
Time: July 18, 2015, 1:15 pm

Crocodile Dundee (Paul Hogan)

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: July 27, 2015, 2:32 am

Formerly known as Skeptic wins with Bobbi Brown….

 


Comment from unkawill
Time: July 27, 2015, 2:38 am

we ave a winner!

 


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: July 27, 2015, 11:34 am

Yaaay for Skeptic!!!

 


Comment from drew458
Time: July 27, 2015, 12:48 pm

Arrrggghhh!!!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 27, 2015, 2:50 pm

DING DING DING!

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: July 30, 2015, 5:07 pm

Perennial favorite, Valerie Harper, may not make it to the next round.

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/exclusive-valerie-harper-rushed-hospital-151600647.html

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 31, 2015, 5:57 pm

TickTock went the crock…

 

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