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Dead Pool Round 85: Out Like a Lamb Edition

Prince. Scott Jacob called it a week ago. Spooky. Now he can tell all his friends, “I won a dick with Prince!”

I’ll leave others to give the eulogies, as it wasn’t my era. I’ll note that he was both a Jehovah’s Witness and a vegetarian — a combination seldom spotted in the wild.

Right! I’m away at a conference today, so if anything goes wrong, it’ll have to wait. Cross your fingers – 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. 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 LesterIII
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor: Your dirt-nap awaits, daah-link!

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:01 pm

stick with the one that brung ya…ZSA ZSA

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:02 pm

BITCH! Olivia de Havilaaaaaand

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:03 pm

Fidel Castro

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:05 pm

I will opt for NOT having that on my headstone…

Comment from catnip
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:06 pm

I hope not, but actor/director Norman Lloyd (St. Elsewhere)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:21 pm

David Rockefeller, Sr. 100 years too many!

Dive to the devil, Dave, dive to the devil.

Comment from Carl
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:38 pm

Moors murderer Ian Brady.

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:39 pm

Clive James

Comment from Nana1
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:53 pm

Glen Campbell

Comment from Veeshir
Time: April 22, 2016, 6:56 pm

Hmmmm, I’m gonna poach.

Michael Douglas.

Now this is when my old pick, Lou Grant, dies.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: April 22, 2016, 7:05 pm

Ground Control to John Glenn

Comment from steve
Time: April 22, 2016, 7:27 pm

Billy Graham

Comment from p2
Time: April 22, 2016, 7:49 pm

gonna grab phil the greek….. prince phillip

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 22, 2016, 7:49 pm

Dan Rather. Please?

Comment from Janna
Time: April 22, 2016, 8:00 pm

Kirk Douglas, again.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: April 22, 2016, 8:08 pm

Muhammad Ali once more.

Comment from Ben
Time: April 22, 2016, 8:12 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: April 22, 2016, 8:21 pm

The terrible lizard Jiang Zemin. He’s a shambboling composite of a bureaucrat’s brain, a communist’s heart, and harvested parts of Falun Gong, Uigher, and House Christian. Ugh.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: April 22, 2016, 8:21 pm

Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino. Seems to be a year for musicians.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: April 22, 2016, 8:45 pm

Not what I want, but what I see as highly possible, given that today’s society seems to be rhyming with 1968.

Tuesday was the New York State Republican primary. Donald Trump kicked butt and did not bother to take names. There are 620 delegates left to be selected in the remaining primaries/cauci and if Ted Cruz wins every single one he totals out to 1179, which is short of winning. That is what is meant by mathematically eliminated.

Since Cruz is backed by his fellow #NeverTrump partner, the GOPe, and the Democrats hate Trump too; the fact that the rule of law disappeared in our country a while ago for the powerful and connected comes into play.

Both parties have the motive, means, and opportunity to take out Donald Trump. I don’t want them to, but I expect it. Personally, I hope that Trump has a lot of honor alumni of the Navy Special Warfare Center on his security detail, and they capture whoever tries it alive and . . . extract the information as to who sent them. As actionable intelligence.

No, I’m not a nice person. And I am a very cynical one.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: April 22, 2016, 9:21 pm

Ramsey Clark.

Comment from BrendaM
Time: April 22, 2016, 9:36 pm

Ok Veeshir, I’ll take him then – Ed Asner

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: April 22, 2016, 9:37 pm

Now he can tell all his friends, “I won a dick with Prince!”

And don’t you think I won’t!

I pick…

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 22, 2016, 9:47 pm

Olivia was already scooped up, Mr Jacobs. Latter part of Rule 3 in play, I believe.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: April 22, 2016, 10:10 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 22, 2016, 10:11 pm

George H. W. Bush… for the same reasons as last time:
1) OLD
2) Will HRM Barack Hinsane O’Bama attend the funeral festivities or play golf…?

Comment from sassamon
Time: April 22, 2016, 11:19 pm

Peter Sallis, actor who played Clegg, for all 31 years of the hit comedy “Last of the Summer Wine”

Comment from Timbo
Time: April 22, 2016, 11:27 pm

My choice is Mario Vargas Llosa, who has just hooked up with the Merry Widow of Spain, Isabel Presler. Of her three previous husbands only Julio Iglesias managed to get a divorce.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: April 22, 2016, 11:44 pm

I’ll take George Soros. Maybe someone will steal the dirt filled coffin where he sleeps.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 22, 2016, 11:58 pm

Easy there Jacobs…get your own de Havilland. Olivia is all mine!

Comment from mojo
Time: April 23, 2016, 12:16 am

William Jefferson Clinton. aka Bubba, aka Billy-Jeff, etc. etc.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 23, 2016, 12:40 am

I’ll keep the mojo workin’ and go with Ms. Hot Sauce Herself: Hillary Rodham Clinton for the ultimate two-fer.

Comment from Eirik
Time: April 23, 2016, 12:58 am

Robert Mugabe

Comment from PatAZ
Time: April 23, 2016, 1:04 am

Since Lou Grant is taken, I’ll take his new main squeeze, Sally Struthers. She might die from cooties because she touched him anyway.

Comment from m
Time: April 23, 2016, 1:09 am

Pope Benedict

Comment from Vincent McEveety
Time: April 23, 2016, 1:20 am

Herman Wouk – they guy’s in three digit land for pete’s sake

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: April 23, 2016, 2:23 am

Valerie Harper

Comment from AliceH
Time: April 23, 2016, 2:23 am

Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Because sometimes the answer to chaos is more chaos.

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: April 23, 2016, 4:05 am

Fine, ya fuckers…

I’ll take Carol Channing.

But I still think I should get Olivia, since I spelled her name right…

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 23, 2016, 5:28 am

Piet De Jong, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1967-1971); the oldest living former head of government.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: April 23, 2016, 6:34 am

Doris Day

2016 is the year – let’s clear out all of the dead wood.

Comment from Grayscale Plaid
Time: April 23, 2016, 2:46 pm

It’s been a terrible year for musician…

Weasel, is Ivan Moody too obscure?

Comment from mojo
Time: April 23, 2016, 6:48 pm

Brit accents explained:


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 23, 2016, 7:59 pm

Hiya, Grayscale. Hm. I didn’t know him, but it’s a rising band so…okay. Has he got terminal cooties or something?

Comment from tinman
Time: April 23, 2016, 10:18 pm

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: April 23, 2016, 11:22 pm

Jane Fonda!

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 24, 2016, 4:59 am

Dang, almost forgot about this.

I’ll take Jerry Lewis. The supermarket tabloids made me do it.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: April 24, 2016, 11:21 am

Dash blast you, Bill the Butcher – here I was, man(?)fully holding-off on ol’ Red-Pants Janey The Insaney, hoping-against-hope to lure good ole SomeVeg out of hiding/mostly-retirement/obscurity/? (Where-at you’re at, bwah?), an’ you come all lippety-loppin’ in and snatch ‘er away…

Ah, well…I’ll jes’ double-back a bit, here, and take that Fabulous Man Of Many (Ex-)Wives, the incomparable Bowtie King (since Garry Moore’s been gone, anyway), aka: Larry King hisself – c’mon, Lar’, you can git er’ done…

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: April 24, 2016, 11:36 am

Stan Lee

Comment from unkawill
Time: April 24, 2016, 7:25 pm

Dick van Dyke for the elephant shit infused art work that’s in it.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 24, 2016, 9:46 pm

Gordon Brown. I have made a voodoo doll and I means ta use it.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 24, 2016, 9:49 pm

Desmond Tutu so he and his buddy Nelson can once again enjoy necklaces…in hell.

Comment from Davem123
Time: April 24, 2016, 10:33 pm

Two days late! How embarrassing.

I’ll take Bernie Sanders, the nasty old commie. Two reasons: 1) he’s oooold, and 2) he’s pissing off Hillary. There’s a long list of dead folks who’ve done that.

Think of the fun they’ll have with conspiracy theories for years.

Comment from currently
Time: April 25, 2016, 1:10 am

Betty White

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: April 25, 2016, 2:41 pm

Hugh “Smells Like Dog Pee and Liniment” Hefner.

You can take your silk jammies with you, buddy.

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: April 25, 2016, 3:48 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev is due.

Comment from Hutch
Time: April 25, 2016, 4:29 pm

Nanette Fabray

Comment from Trippy64
Time: April 26, 2016, 12:23 pm

Keith Richards

Comment from blake
Time: April 26, 2016, 5:08 pm

Soul singer Billy Paul!


Artist Terry Redlin!


OK, Luise Rainer, star of “The Good Earth” and the first actress to win back-to-back Oscars.

Comment from blake
Time: April 26, 2016, 5:17 pm

Crap, Luise Rainer is dead, too.

OK, Eli Wallach.

Comment from JC
Time: April 28, 2016, 1:12 am

I IV V with Chuck Berry

Comment from Sandman arriveth
Time: April 29, 2016, 10:47 am

I hate to grab an old broad whose frame, looks and mental dullness are the inspiration for dragqueens everywhere, but hell, Im gonna any way and snag Cher. That worn out clueless old socialist knothead.

Now aspiring dragqueens can go Whoopi or Bruce Jennder. Take your pick. Neither looks better than the other.

Die Cher, so roachs can outlive you…

Comment from Billy P
Time: April 29, 2016, 6:08 pm

Little Richard for the dick. Good golly Ms. Molly.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: May 1, 2016, 1:56 am

Tim Curry

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 2, 2016, 4:22 pm

Daniel Berrigan fell off his perch on Saturday….

So we all missed out on that.

But brother Phil is still standing (for all we know). And he is just 2 years younger than dead brother Dan.

A viable pick, perhaps?

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 4, 2016, 10:28 am

Sticking with Ginger Baker.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: May 4, 2016, 1:21 pm

John Paul Stevens

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 5, 2016, 10:42 pm

Damn! Who had the foresight to pick the little purple one?!

I’m going with a moldy oldy: former Michigan congress critter John Dingell.

Comment from SkynardFan
Time: May 10, 2016, 12:20 am

Ozzy Osbourne apparently MIA due to a split with his wife…I am betting when they find him he’ll have gone of the rails on a crazy “death” train…..

Comment from Mick Veeh
Time: May 16, 2016, 6:10 pm

Snead O’Connor

Comment from Mick Veeh
Time: May 16, 2016, 6:11 pm

Dang auto text….. Sinead O’Connor

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 19, 2016, 4:20 pm

Nobody had Morley Safer, too bad…

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 20, 2016, 2:06 pm

@ Mick Veeh:

You can’t go wrong with the eponymous “Skinhead O’Connor”

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 21, 2016, 12:34 am

Thought someone had chosen Alan Young of Mr. Ed the
Talking Horse fame… RIP

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 21, 2016, 9:38 am

Me too, Expresso Bold. It must have been a prior Dead Pool.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 21, 2016, 5:24 pm

Willie Nelson

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 24, 2016, 6:40 pm

Herbert W. “Burt” Kwouk OBE, portrayed “Kato” in Pink Panther: A Shot in the Dark and Cato in all the other Pink Panther derivatives PLUS too many television series and other movies to list, including Last of the Summer Wine, at age 85 on May 24, 2016.

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 3, 2016, 2:56 am

Montenegro is looking good cuz Mohammad Ali isn’t…

Comment from Nina
Time: June 4, 2016, 4:44 am

Yep, the boxer formerly known as Cassius Clay has joined the choir triumphant, according to FB, anyway. He was younger than I would have thought!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 4, 2016, 5:32 am

Appears to be real:


Comment from Montenegro
Time: June 4, 2016, 9:22 pm

bitter sweet win for me. The Champ will always be the Champ to me. Better of dead than broken is a motto I have always believed in. But than again I have joined the ranks of three times winner of the dead pool.

Ms. Weasel all my info is the same, thank you!

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