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Dead Pool Round 78: ZOMG, I forgot to set up the Dead Pool!!!

Holy shit, I forgot to set up the Dead Pool! I came home and had a big, fat, lovely Friday afternoon nap, and…well. Anyhoo. Hello!

Mrs Carl won round 77 with Denis Healey, an elderly British Labour politician. If you want to know more — and why should you? — hit the link. Congratz, Mrs Carl — you know what to do.

Feel free to keep posting limericks in the thread below. Lumme some limericks.


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.


Comment from Hutch
Time: October 9, 2015, 6:41 pm

Maureen O’Hara

Comment from tibby
Time: October 9, 2015, 6:44 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Janna
Time: October 9, 2015, 6:46 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Vince
Time: October 9, 2015, 6:48 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Comment from Montenegro
Time: October 9, 2015, 6:51 pm

Muhammad Ali

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 9, 2015, 6:52 pm

I got poached (damn you Vince!), so I’ll do some poaching myself:
Olivia de Havilland

Comment from P2
Time: October 9, 2015, 6:54 pm

Kirk douglas

Comment from catnip
Time: October 9, 2015, 7:15 pm

“Professor” Irwin Corey

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 9, 2015, 7:30 pm

боже мой, do I have a list if those I WANT to win the dead pool with. Pretty much all based in DC. Since justice is not operative in DC, I will do a twist. Rumors are that Representative Kevin McCarthy and Representative Renee Ellmers are both going to resign from Congress next week. Representative McCarthy at the hands of a jealous husband.

Comment from Timbo
Time: October 9, 2015, 7:37 pm

Gene Wilder

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: October 9, 2015, 7:38 pm

Valerie Harper

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 9, 2015, 7:48 pm

Dennis Hea …. oh snap

Irwin Cor …. oh snap

Robert Mugabe, then

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 9, 2015, 8:27 pm

FATS DOMINO …. !!!!!!! Come On Down!
I poached somebody… sorry….

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 9, 2015, 8:31 pm

I’ve mostly picked relatively harmless candidates for the last few DPs. Let’s try an up-to-date active villain: Islam Karimov, the utterly corrupt and murderous “President” of Uzbekistan. Despite his first name, he’s anti-Moslem, using jihadism as a bogeyman to justify imprisoning and killing critics.

Even so, wouldn’t it be fun to say “Islam died yesterday”?

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 9, 2015, 8:40 pm

One Labour grandee down, let’s go for another. Gordon Brown, of course.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: October 9, 2015, 8:43 pm

Ramsey Clark — the traitor who would doubtless side with the Nazis if they came back (provided they agreed to make war on the U.S. again, of course).

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 9, 2015, 9:16 pm

Yo, Rich Rostrom, I got a ‘request for delete’ from you. You want that pick or not? (Actually, probably not a good pick — I never heard of him).

Comment from BrendaM
Time: October 9, 2015, 9:18 pm

Jerry Lewis

Comment from Thursby
Time: October 9, 2015, 9:20 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from Nana 1
Time: October 9, 2015, 9:22 pm

Poaching Billie Graham

Comment from Eirik
Time: October 9, 2015, 9:28 pm

June Forey, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, only because someone poached my usual Robert Mugabe pick.

Comment from smedley
Time: October 9, 2015, 9:36 pm

Prince Phillip

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 9, 2015, 9:42 pm

I’ll keep picking David Rockefeller Sr. until he’s dead, dead, dead.
Y’all fall over and die real soon now, y’hear?

Comment from Ben
Time: October 9, 2015, 10:19 pm

William Shatner

Comment from MikeW
Time: October 9, 2015, 10:20 pm

Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations. (Go, Trey, go!)

Comment from sassamon
Time: October 9, 2015, 10:40 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 just get the dick soon.

Comment from JC
Time: October 9, 2015, 10:54 pm

Since someone pinched my first choices, I’m falling back to Paul Eherlich. Shouldn’t he have been consumed by some cannibal by now?

Comment from oldowan
Time: October 9, 2015, 11:13 pm

Kirk Douglas. Will be 99 in December.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: October 9, 2015, 11:26 pm

whew, made it before it was taken…..my usual pick of Nancy Reagan.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 9, 2015, 11:41 pm

Kirk got picked already, oldowan. Since no one got her already, I want insaney Janey, the traitor. Just cause you look ok on the outside doesn’t mean your aren’t older than dirt inside.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 9, 2015, 11:52 pm

Fidel! Fidel! Fidel!

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 10, 2015, 12:33 am

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS head honcho.

Comment from Spad13
Time: October 10, 2015, 12:52 am

Dan Rather

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 10, 2015, 12:56 am


Comment from mojo
Time: October 10, 2015, 1:43 am

Billy Jeff Clinton again.

And a diversion:

The “Dollar” is defined as three hundred and seventy-one grains and four sixteenths parts of a grain (24.056 g) of pure (.95 – .999), or four hundred and sixteen grains (26.956 g) of standard (.90) silver, exactly the composition of the Spanish milled dollar that circulated at the time and served as the basis of monetary transactions.

(NB: 1 troy ounce = 480 grains or 31.103 g ; 1 pound = 7000 grains = 16 advp. oz. = 14.583 troy oz. or 1.215 troy pound (12 troy oz.)… Clear?)

So: A) The Spanish crown was raking off 4.147 g of silver from every coin by billing it as an ounce.

2) Current price, American Eagle 2015 (1 oz. .999 fine Silver) Coin – marked “One Dollar” – from the US Mint is $40.00

Gamma) Shouldn’t the mint, being the ones who produced the coin and marked it “one dollar”, a DEFINED TERM, have to sell it for a dollar?

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 10, 2015, 2:49 am

Weeper of the house Boehner before he can install another Vichy republican and do anymore damage to the republic.

Comment from ama
Time: October 10, 2015, 2:58 am

Shirley Maclaine

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 10, 2015, 4:51 am

Way late, totally forgot.

Glen Campbell is my pick. Waiting at the side of the Styx for the boatman, I hear. So long, Rhinestone Cowboy.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 10, 2015, 11:23 am

Ex game show host, Peter Marshall for the win. AKA Ralph Pierre LaCock.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 10, 2015, 11:45 am

Good luck Davem123. I have a strong record of losing by forgetting the day/time, miss picking my previous choice and watching a sly poacher ride to victory on my shoulders.
I’m traveling again and By The Time I Get To Phoenix, I’ll have met the Rhinestone Cowboy and the Wichita Lineman. I’m sure they’ll Be Gentle On My Mind when they tell me not to hate The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. That would be your hand Davem123. But I Want To Live content in the knowledge that this Country Boy is really a Dream Lover and not a hater. Good luck.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 10, 2015, 11:58 am

It warms the cockle shaped hole in my heart that Bill the Butcher hates Ramsey *spit* Clark as much as I do. Go Bill! I will celebrate with you.

Soros, G. Die now, your reward awaits you.

Comment from Carl
Time: October 10, 2015, 2:26 pm

Clive James

Comment from Pablo
Time: October 10, 2015, 6:41 pm

Once again with Roberta McCain.

Comment from BJM
Time: October 10, 2015, 6:42 pm

Shoot…I totes forgot too. Looks like Phil’s been picked so I’ll fall back on Desmond Tutu, he’s got to go sometime.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 10, 2015, 8:00 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from m
Time: October 10, 2015, 9:09 pm

pope benedict

Comment from RimrockR
Time: October 10, 2015, 9:53 pm

John Glenn

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 11, 2015, 12:38 am

Jim Carrey…..

Comment from tinman
Time: October 11, 2015, 8:45 am

Bob Barker

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 11, 2015, 12:37 pm

Hillary Clinton

Because MikeW picked “Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations”, which is NOT Hillary Clinton — correct?

Plus I feel like being a dick may cause enough mojo to win a dick.

Not that Hillary would have use for a dick, IYKWIMAITTYD.

“HUMA! HUMA HONEY! I ain’t no ways tired – get in here!”

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 11, 2015, 7:34 pm

Drat, snit an’ damn – go get into Periodic Job Changeover, complete with homeward-bound in transit, and everything goes kerflooey!!…

Well – way, way late to the new Round, so…Insaney Janey? – gone…Fee-del? – gone…

Wait – wait – is he still alive, though?…why, yes, yes, he is…Abe Vigoda! 94 years “young”, an’ lookin’ not-so-good…

(I briefly considered Clint Eastwood, but – nahh…thought about how bad I’d feel if I won off of him…)

Comment from Callie
Time: October 11, 2015, 11:50 pm

Barack Obama. He’s been looking kind of AIDS-ish. I can dream can’t I?

Comment from Sandman grumpeth
Time: October 12, 2015, 12:36 am

I’ll take that of noxious, grossly overweight, dry drunk, the ever unpleasant Bob Beckels. What a waste of human flesh.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 12, 2015, 2:49 am

Ms. Weasel – the request for delete was because I accidentally posted the pick to the last Dead Pool thread (I thought).

As for Islam Karimov: he hasn’t got the celebrity of Kim Jong-un, Bashar Assad, or Robert Mugabe, but he tyrannizes more subjects, and has ruled longer than Kim or Assad.

And as I noted, it would be really fun to say “Islam died!”

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 12, 2015, 3:23 am

thefritz – I accept your good wishes in the same spirit in which I feel certain they were offered.

Like all good Americans, I fully support the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment and Rule 3: “Poaching and other dirty tricks positively encouraged.”

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: October 12, 2015, 8:22 am

Doris Day

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: October 12, 2015, 3:42 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev.

Comment from xul
Time: October 13, 2015, 1:09 am

Leslie Phillips

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: October 13, 2015, 9:21 am

Full frontal nudity
He’ll publish no more.
Who’s that knock-knock-knocking
On Death’s door?

Hugh Hefner

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 13, 2015, 11:45 pm

As If I Cared, I was going to go for that, I figured he was repenting his sins in preparation.

I’ll go with my stand by of Ed Asner.

Comment from tonycc
Time: October 14, 2015, 11:07 am

Forgot to check in with my pick sooner so I’ll take the low road and swoop in with not dead yet Lamar Odom.

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: October 14, 2015, 12:16 pm

Sadly, Nurse Pauline Cafferkey

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 14, 2015, 9:34 pm

Behind door number 3 – Monty Hall

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 16, 2015, 3:28 am

RIP: “Ken Taylor, Canada’s ambassador to Iran who sheltered Americans at his residence during the 1979 hostage crisis, has died. He was 81.”

Comment from JeffS
Time: October 18, 2015, 2:35 pm

Nancy Pelosi.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 19, 2015, 10:38 pm

Pat Woodell: Actress Known for Role in Sitcom ‘Petticoat Junction’ Dies at 71, Family Says

Comment from mandel bread
Time: October 20, 2015, 11:24 am

Al Molinaro

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 21, 2015, 6:52 pm

Angela Lansbury had a birthday recently, 90 years young! So I pick her.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 22, 2015, 3:45 am

“Cory Wells, Three Dog Night singer, dies in New York at 74”

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 22, 2015, 8:25 pm

‘I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster’ star Marty Ingels dies at 79. Married to Shirley Jones…

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: October 24, 2015, 5:39 pm

Maureen O’Hara has finally bit the dust.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 24, 2015, 5:53 pm

Congrats on the Dick, Hutch.

Comment from drew458
Time: October 24, 2015, 6:05 pm

Well done, Hutch.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 24, 2015, 7:27 pm

Well, I’ll be damned. First pick. Congratz, Hutch!

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 24, 2015, 8:33 pm

I can’t say I’m happy. I loved Maureen O’Hara as an actress, John Wayne’s favorite female co-star and friend, and by all accounts a tough & feisty Irish broad. I’ll miss her.

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