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Round 86: Teak Chicken of Tokyo edition

Well, well. Muhammad Ali at last. Congratulations to Montenegro for taking the dick.

Hm. I need to do a dick inventory. I think it’s getting pretty far ahead of me. Frankly, I could use some drawing practice.

Okay. 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.


Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor: menj a halál faszára, daah-link!

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:01 pm

Hugh Hefner

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:01 pm

Olivia Mary de Havilland will be 100 on July 1.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:01 pm

Billy Graham, and I’m not hoping to win.

Comment from Janna
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:02 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:08 pm

Former China President Jiang Zemin, a man of many parts (a Christian heart, Falun Gong kidneys, Uyghur corneas, etc.).

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:39 pm

Staying with Jerry Lewis for this round.

RIP Gordie Howe

Comment from Ben
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:44 pm

William Shatner, please!

Comment from steve
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:45 pm

Robert Mugabe – Already well past his expiration date.

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: June 10, 2016, 6:56 pm

Carol Channing

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 10, 2016, 7:10 pm

Nanette Fabray

Comment from RimrockR
Time: June 10, 2016, 7:11 pm

Attention John Glenn your space elevator is waiting.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: June 10, 2016, 7:32 pm

Ramsey Clark, though the ground will probably spit him back up.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: June 10, 2016, 8:11 pm

Jimmah Carter

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 10, 2016, 8:21 pm

With no desire that it happen; after the San Jose ambush of Trump supporters set up by the mayor and police, with the police standing by watching rioters beat their [the mayor’s and the rioter’s] political opponents, I am now fairly sure that there will be an assassination attempt on Donald Trump. I am also pretty sure that there will be officials [neither party excepted] involved.

The aftermath will be untidy in the extreme.

Comment from BJM
Time: June 10, 2016, 8:46 pm

I’m staying with the Hildebeest; aka Hillary Clinton.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: June 10, 2016, 9:22 pm

Keith Richards. (Yeah, he looks like he’s already been dead for 2 years… but I believe he’s still drawing rattling breaths.)

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 10, 2016, 9:55 pm

Fidel Castro

Comment from sassamon
Time: June 10, 2016, 9:59 pm

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

Comment from m
Time: June 10, 2016, 10:39 pm

Pope Benedict

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 10, 2016, 10:45 pm

♫♪ Born in a penthouse up in N.Y.C.
♫♪ Richest folks of the elite gentry
♫♪ Looks down his nose at folks like you and me
♫♪ Killed him a rival when he was only three!
♫♪ Davy… Davy Rockefeller,
♫♪ King of the Wild Boardroom!

David S. Rockefeller Sr.

I hope he gets a nice coffin for his birthday this year – in two days he’ll be 101.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 10, 2016, 10:49 pm

@Subotai Bahadur – I agree and hope you don’t win, too. There are a few people I know who have each pledged 100 heads should anything happen to DT, and they have the background, skills, and fortitude that make it hard to dismiss those promises as empty.

[edited for completeness and grammar.]

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 10, 2016, 10:59 pm

The curse of 2016 continues.

Switching it up again and going with…

Don Rickles

Ya hockey pucks!

Comment from acat
Time: June 10, 2016, 11:28 pm

Heh. I *was* thinking along Uncle Al and Subotai Bahadur’s line of thought ..
I shall select … Janet Reno .. so that she won’t have anything to do with the next Clinton administration.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: June 10, 2016, 11:31 pm

He’s probably too evil to die at this point but I’m going with George Soros.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: June 10, 2016, 11:59 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 11, 2016, 12:03 am

Larry King, dead! (Please)

Comment from Gulliblepratt
Time: June 11, 2016, 12:44 am

HRH Prince Phillip

Comment from Eirik
Time: June 11, 2016, 12:58 am

June Foray

Comment from unkawill
Time: June 11, 2016, 1:15 am

Glen Campbell

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 11, 2016, 1:16 am

Desmond Tutu.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 11, 2016, 1:27 am

George H. W. Bush….
1. Old
2. Wanna see how the Golfer-in-Chief handles state funeral, memorial service and golf, all in the same afternoon…

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: June 11, 2016, 3:13 am

I hope BJM get’s dicked … and soon. (Sorry, BJM) 🙂

Gawd, do I hate that woman.

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: June 11, 2016, 3:22 am

Bill Clinton.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: June 11, 2016, 3:46 am

Ron Popiel

Comment from Nana1
Time: June 11, 2016, 6:15 am

Henry Kissinger

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 11, 2016, 6:37 am

SomeVeg took the alternate; I’ll pounce on the original: Red-Pants Janey Fonda – of whom we could not possibly be less-fond-o…

C’mon, Janey – it’s easy, rilly…just step right out in front o’ that li’l cable-car comin’ down-street, an’ “pose” a bit, whilst the cable-grip dude loses his – heh! – grip, so ta speak, fer a bit…in for a penny, down for a pancake, sez I…

Comment from tonyc
Time: June 11, 2016, 11:46 am

Bob Barker, someday the power of nastiness is going to run out.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 11, 2016, 2:21 pm

Well, all my poaching picks are taken so Ed Asner it is.

I am rooting for a few others above though.

Comment from Timbo
Time: June 11, 2016, 4:52 pm

Raul Castro

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: June 11, 2016, 5:07 pm

I’m going to wander way, way out in left field and pick Barbara Walters.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 11, 2016, 6:37 pm

The EU….

Comment from naleta
Time: June 12, 2016, 1:13 am

Michael Moore for the dick!

Comment from Davem123
Time: June 12, 2016, 4:16 am

Richard Simmons, whether he’s making the switch to Fiona or not.

Comment from LordFlashHeart
Time: June 12, 2016, 5:16 am

My my …

Comment from tinman
Time: June 12, 2016, 11:33 am

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from RealMc
Time: June 12, 2016, 12:30 pm

Long Live, (but just in case) Clint Eastwood, PUNK.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 12, 2016, 12:48 pm

Nana1 –

Dear God: is Henry Kissinger still alive? I am more of the opinion that he never has been alive… Something so corrupted and corroded that it has become immortal simply because it can’t decay any more. He was old and evil in the Nixon administration….

Comment from BrendaM
Time: June 12, 2016, 5:25 pm

Betty White

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: June 12, 2016, 5:49 pm

Hillary Clinton.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 12, 2016, 9:31 pm

Sorry, Jeff, but Hillary was taken two days ago by BJM.
But you’re in luck! Bernie Sanders is still available. Woo-hoo!

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 12, 2016, 10:40 pm

Maybe if Brexit wins, Gordon Brown will cast himself on a pyre like some pagan chieftain. Probably not, but hope springs eternal &c.

Comment from bastiches
Time: June 13, 2016, 5:40 am

Sumner Redstone

Comment from catnip
Time: June 13, 2016, 6:00 am

The Professor, Irwin Corey

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: June 13, 2016, 2:00 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from steve
Time: June 13, 2016, 6:08 pm

Nobody had Judy Jetson!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 13, 2016, 7:55 pm

Wow! The Jetsons ran from ’62 to ’87?

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: June 13, 2016, 8:38 pm

Shit, I didn’t see Hillary was taken.

Chuck Schumer then. He’s vile enough.

BTW, Stoaty, The Jetsons only had about 2 seasons worth of episodes (it was a dud primetime sci-fi spinoff of the popular also primetime cartoon The Flinstones), but they re-ran in syndication on afternoons and Saturday mornings forever.

Comment from CheshireLion
Time: June 15, 2016, 4:28 pm

Author Herman Wouk

Comment from PatAZ
Time: June 15, 2016, 7:15 pm

Wow, five days late. Where have I been? I will choose Monty Hall, who is the ripe old age of 94. Not that I wish him ill.

Comment from Sandman arriveth
Time: June 16, 2016, 3:28 pm

I will take the dastardly, Bastardly socialist Bernie Sanders.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: June 17, 2016, 12:29 pm

I’LL take the singer known as Meatloaf!!

Comment from Alan Madlane
Time: June 17, 2016, 10:05 pm

Meatloaf, ars longa, vita brevis

Comment from Alan Madlane
Time: June 17, 2016, 10:06 pm

Someone just beat me to that, so I’ll say, with much grief, Eric Idle. I dunno why.

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: June 21, 2016, 12:18 am

Valerie Harper

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 22, 2016, 2:19 am

No one had Anton Yelchin? Color me surprised.


The curse of 2016 continues unabated…

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: June 22, 2016, 10:36 am

Sticking with Ginger Baker.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: June 22, 2016, 10:37 am

Qh. Happy Solstice, Y’alll.

Comment from Carl
Time: June 23, 2016, 10:07 am

Moors murderer Ian Brady

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: June 23, 2016, 10:08 am

Clive James

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: June 23, 2016, 11:36 am

This time, the elastic band will finish the job – Harry Reid

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: June 24, 2016, 12:39 am

Prince Charles.

Comment from MrCaniac
Time: June 30, 2016, 4:46 am

Jesse Jackson.

Just saw some documentary that he was interviewed for, and he looked awful. Shirt collar not buttoned, mumbling every answer.

He’s starting the shuffle off this mortal coil.

Comment from Virgin Weasel
Time: July 1, 2016, 2:26 pm

First timer here.

Roger Moore (No malice intended, good sir. It’s just. . . you’re old and famous.)

“No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!”

Comment from Anonymous
Time: July 2, 2016, 12:31 pm

As thefritz should know, Olivia de Haviland’s odometer hit all zeros today.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 2, 2016, 9:17 pm

RIP Elie Wiesel
Not a pick, alas.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 2, 2016, 9:24 pm

Welcome, Virgin Weasel! And thank you for quoting one of my favorite lines from Goldfinger.

An interesting trivial point about that movie is that (Auric Goldfinger) Gert Fröbe’s lips are moving but he’s not doing the talking because he didn’t/doesn’t speak English! The voice was that of English actor Michael Collins.

(And surely you know it was Connery and not Moore playing Bond in that movie! But no matter – I still laughed at the line!)

Comment from p2
Time: July 2, 2016, 11:15 pm

im over a week late and can still get in the game….

phil the greek’s old old lady..hrh elizabeth 2… betty to her friends…

Comment from currently
Time: July 10, 2016, 2:29 am

Arnold Palmer – hope I’m wrong and he lives to be 100 (if he wants).

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: July 10, 2016, 11:17 am

Stan Lee

Comment from blake
Time: July 19, 2016, 5:04 pm

Burt Reynolds

Comment from Virgin Weasel
Time: July 27, 2016, 1:42 pm

I was close! Do I get partial dick?


Uncle Al: Yes, I was aware it was Sean but the line was too good not to use in this context! 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 27, 2016, 6:39 pm

Who the hell wants a partial dick? I asks you!

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: July 29, 2016, 12:05 pm

Jerry Doyle has passed beyond the rim

Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 3, 2016, 12:48 pm

Fred Tomlinson has curled up his tootsies!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 6, 2016, 4:53 pm

Pierre Dewey LaFontaine, Jr., Pete Fountain, RIP 8/6/2016

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 12, 2016, 4:29 pm

Glenn Robertson Yarbrough (January 12, 1930 – August 11, 2016), American Folk Singer RIP (“Baby, the Rain Must Fall”)

Comment from JC
Time: August 13, 2016, 7:22 am

Late to the party, with Chuck Berry. BTW, Max Roach just moved on, holding down the pots and pans for the choir invisible now.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: August 13, 2016, 10:31 am

“I don’t Believe it”
Richard Wilson

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 13, 2016, 7:21 pm

Kenneth George “Kenny” Baker (24 August 1934 – 13 August 2016) portrayed R2D2 in six Star Wars films + many other roles, 81 years old. RIP

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 14, 2016, 8:56 pm

For those of you who remember Marion Barry (“Bitch set me up”) former mayor for life of Washington, D.C. and general all-around asshole, this just came to my attention:
Marion Christopher Barry (June 17, 1980 – August 14, 2016) was an American construction company owner who was most widely known for being the troubled son of Marion Barry … died of an apparent drug overdose in the early morning hours of August 14, 2016. RIP
Thus endth the lesson.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 16, 2016, 9:16 pm

John McLaughlin, host of confrontational TV show, dead at 89.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 17, 2016, 3:10 pm

Thomas Patrick Gilbert “Tom” Cholmondeley 19 June 1968 – 17 August 2016) was a Kenyan farmer. RIP
Quite understated “vocation” for a controversial man. There is a part of my mind that says “murder most foul” since the man died during a hip surgery procedure at MP Shah Hospital Nairobi. Detail at wiki, no other sources, for now…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 19, 2016, 11:49 pm

John A. “Jack” Riley Jr. (December 30, 1935 – August 19, 2016) American actor, voice artist and comedian, known for playing Elliot Carlin in the The Bob Newhart Show. RIP
I remember him looking like this. http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn308/visualcrack_photos/MrCarlin.png~original

Comment from JC
Time: August 24, 2016, 3:06 am

Toots Theilman, he daid.

Comment from unkawill
Time: August 29, 2016, 8:01 pm

Gene Wilder, ‘Willy Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83

Comment from Veeshir
Time: August 30, 2016, 3:16 am

Maybe I’m too soft-hearted, but I am happy nobody won the dick from Gene Wilder.
Dude was awesome.

Comment from Pavel
Time: September 1, 2016, 3:27 am

Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 3, 2016, 3:45 am

Having compiled the entries and results through the current DP, I can finally get in, and I select…

Former dictator and current President of Suriname Dési Bouterse, who had set an example even Hillary Clinton will find hard to surpass: he was elected President in 2010 after being convicted of drug trafficking in 2009 in the Netherlands; he would be arrested if he ever left the country.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 5, 2016, 10:35 pm

Had no idea he was still living until read of his death:
Hugh Charles Krampe (April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016), known professionally as Hugh O’Brian, American actor known for The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961) RIP

Comment from Pablo
Time: September 5, 2016, 10:48 pm

Rumor has it that Phyllis Schlafly is packing her bags. I’ll take ‘er!

On edit:
Hmm…I might have a Rule Zero issue here. Ah, well.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 5, 2016, 11:43 pm

♫♪ Wyatt Earp! Wyatt Earp!
Brave, courageous, and bold!
Long live his fame, and long live his glory,
And long may his story be told!

Egad, the stuff that has moldered in the nooks and crannies of my mind for more than a half century. *sigh*

(Hmm. Brave and courageous. Remarkable.)

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 6, 2016, 12:05 am

Not sure about the ruling on Phyllis, but I do know Wyatt Earp died long ago, so no dick for you Uncle Al.

That show is on COZI TV in the morning in the greater Phoenix Metropolitan Region.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 11, 2016, 5:13 pm

Things are looking up for BJM because they’re looking down for HRC. May you win the dick, BJM!

Comment from spunkus
Time: September 16, 2016, 1:05 am

Thad Cochran – remember Mississippi!

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 16, 2016, 12:35 pm

“1 Adam-12, 1 Adam-12 officer down…”
Martin Milner, died Sunday at his home in Carlsbad. He was 83.
His death after a long illness was confirmed by his son, Stuart.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 17, 2016, 1:04 am

Acclaimed playwright Edward Franklin Albee III dies at 88

Comment from JC
Time: September 17, 2016, 4:05 am

Edward Albee has left the theatre. There will be no curtain call.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 19, 2016, 11:28 pm

Mein Gott!! This thing will have taken up the entire summer season if no selection kicks the bucket before September 22, 2016 10:22 AM WBT.
Who will rid me of this troublesome Bush!!?? Who knows the longest “Dead Pool” of ours on record?
Mein Gott!

Comment from RealMc
Time: September 20, 2016, 9:50 pm

I’m rooting for BJM for the DICK !!!!!!!!!!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 21, 2016, 1:04 am

Boy, I sure wish I hadn’t already made a pick. I’d be going for Paul Combetta and that’s a fact.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 26, 2016, 1:04 am


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 26, 2016, 1:41 am

… and our long, Weaselly nightmare is over, after an entire summer of hoping someone we know-but-don’t-know kicks the bucket… congratulations, currently.
Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016) RIP

Comment from currently
Time: September 26, 2016, 1:52 am

I really hate that I won this dick. Wish most of all the other picks on the Dead Pool would have won long ago.

I just figured the evil/disgusting people I normally pick never die and the ones we love go too soon.

RIP Arnie. You are an icon and one of the greatest sportsmen ever.

Comment from currently
Time: September 26, 2016, 2:21 am

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 26, 2016, 1:41 am
… and our long, Weaselly nightmare is over, after an entire summer of hoping someone we know-but-don’t-know kicks the bucket… congratulations, currently.
Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016) RIP

I read your post and just want you to know I wasn’t hoping he would kick the bucket. Just got the impression during the US Open coverage that his time on earth was short and I had not entered anyone. I’ll revert back to some leftist next pick if hoping they die that is a requirement.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 26, 2016, 3:43 am

Yeah currently, I forgot who but I won with someone I didn’t want to win with.
Now I pick people who I don’t care about any more than the other millions of people who died that day.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 26, 2016, 6:39 am

O I C… I’ve never read that “hoping your choice would die is a requirement…” …. … Ummmm, now that I think about it, why would you choose someone that you didn’t want to die as the vehicle for winning “The Celebrity Dead Pool?” Don’t go all sanctimonious on us, currently, we’re mostly live and let live here and you, as the winner of The Celebrity Dead Pool must bear some responsibility in profiting handsomely from Arnie’s recent, sad demise.
I would tease you further about “getting the dick you deserve” but I don’t want to drive you over the edge! Remember: this round, pick someone you hate; don’t pick me, I’m not a celebrity.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 27, 2016, 2:04 pm

All you late pickers (and you know who you are!)…
Shimon Peres is about to bite the kosher biscuit.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 27, 2016, 5:13 pm

time check

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 28, 2016, 3:20 am

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres died at Tel Hashomer Hospital, surrounded by his family members and others close to him – Times of Israel

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