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Round 89: ’tis the season of rapid turnover

Bhumibol Adulyadej, known as King Bhumibol the Great, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty, as Rama IX. That’s what Wikipedia says, anyhow. Also, he dead.

This is the fifth dick for the Carls (Carl and Mrs Carl). The Carls have an insatiable appetite for dick.

Google, are you listening?

Dick. The Carls can’t get enough of it.

Fancy a little dick your own self? 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 Scott Jacobs
Time: October 14, 2016, 6:00 pm

Leonard Cohen

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 14, 2016, 6:00 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor. Come back to me, daah-link! AND DIE! Menj a halál faszára!

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 14, 2016, 6:01 pm

Once more into the breach: Rev. Billy Graham.

Comment from Russ
Time: October 14, 2016, 6:08 pm

Bob Barker.

Comment from Janna
Time: October 14, 2016, 6:10 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 14, 2016, 6:12 pm

Olivia de havilland

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 14, 2016, 6:15 pm

George Soros for a welcome change

Comment from Ben
Time: October 14, 2016, 7:03 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: October 14, 2016, 7:12 pm

Penny Marshall. I’ll get it right one of these days.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 14, 2016, 7:37 pm

Ramsey *spit* Clark

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 14, 2016, 7:39 pm

Somebody pick Billy Ayres. The little shit deserves it.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 14, 2016, 7:44 pm

Politically, nothing has changed from the last dead pool, except that both parties are getting more desperate to stop Trump. So I will renew my prediction that one or both parties will try to assassinate him. And that the sequalae will be . . . untidy.

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: October 14, 2016, 8:05 pm

Hillary [cough, cough, cough, gag, cough, cough, choke, cough, gasp, cough, cough, cough, gag, choke, cough, cough, cough, cough, cough, stagger, collapse] Clinton.

Comment from Some Vegtable
Time: October 14, 2016, 8:20 pm


Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 14, 2016, 8:25 pm

Bill Clinton
He’s messing up the Narrative.

Comment from p2
Time: October 14, 2016, 8:36 pm

jerry lewis….

Comment from unkawill
Time: October 14, 2016, 8:54 pm

Bush the elder

Comment from EZnSF
Time: October 14, 2016, 8:57 pm

Jerry Lewis

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: October 14, 2016, 9:09 pm

Prince phillip

Comment from RimrockR
Time: October 14, 2016, 10:06 pm

John Glenn

Comment from sassamon
Time: October 14, 2016, 10:16 pm

Peter Sallis, actor who played Clegg, for all 31 years of the hit british tv comedy “Last of the Summer Wine”. Also the voice of Wallace of the “Wallace & Gromit” claymation films from Aardman.

Comment from Spad13
Time: October 14, 2016, 10:25 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from stpatrick_tn
Time: October 14, 2016, 11:24 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from m
Time: October 14, 2016, 11:34 pm

pope benedict

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 15, 2016, 1:03 am

Since George H. W. Bush has been poached, I’ll just have to up the ante with a nomination from peaceful, islamic Europe: Geert Wilders, Dutch politician, founder and leader of the Party for Freedom, guarded 24 hours/day against the muzzie messages of love which might end his earthly existence.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 15, 2016, 1:27 am

Better late than absent, eh?…

Crabby Old Bat beat me to the obvious PeePulses Cherce, so I’ll just say best of British (or, more properly, Ameddican) Luck to the Bat, and go with the other Dirty, Rotten, Smelly, Weird, Looney-Leftist, Crooked Harridan of the Western World, Insaney Janey Fonda…both the Wider World and SanFran would be far the better…

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: October 15, 2016, 3:38 am

Colonel Richard Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 15, 2016, 3:56 am

For a change….Henry Kissinger.

Comment from AliceH
Time: October 15, 2016, 4:36 am

Jerry Lee Lewis. I like losing.

Comment from Timbo
Time: October 15, 2016, 1:11 pm

Nicolas Maduro. He is no longer any use to the Castros as Venezuela is bankrupt, but at room temperature would sustain the “Revolution” a little longer.

Comment from BJM
Time: October 15, 2016, 2:30 pm

I’ll stay with the Bishop in a Tutu cuz the pun never fails to make me laugh (yeah, I’m easily entertained).

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: October 15, 2016, 4:27 pm

Barbara Bush

Comment from naleta
Time: October 15, 2016, 9:31 pm

Larry King

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 16, 2016, 11:21 am

Stan Lee

Comment from Me. Dave
Time: October 16, 2016, 1:37 pm

AliceH wid da Killer. I love you hon but noooooo! Shake baby shake.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 16, 2016, 8:37 pm

Gordon “Texture Like Sun” Brown. The architect of so many bad things.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 16, 2016, 9:54 pm

Sticking with Hugh Hefner.

Comment from currently
Time: October 16, 2016, 10:56 pm

Gary Player – even Mr Fitness can’t go on forever (but he is only pushing 81 – that’s years, not golf score).

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 17, 2016, 1:04 am

Doris Day, who is 92 years young.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 17, 2016, 5:19 am

I note in reference to my pick that I don’t want to come true above:

Last night persons unknown hit the Republican HQ in Orange County, North Carolina with a Molotov Cocktail, burning it out. There was spray painted graffiti left saying “Nazi Republicans get out of town” along with a swastika. There is also a scorched set of US colors that survived the fire, and I would like to see those colors presented and posted at every Trump rally till Election Day.

To put it mildly, I have my suspicions as to who did this. And I am pretty sure it is not over. And eventually it will not be one-sided. Also, 20 cars were vandalized with spray paint and smashed windshields outside a Trump rally in Maine, and a Trump campaign truck had its windows smashed while parked outside their HQ in a town in Iowa.

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 17, 2016, 11:45 am

Golly gee willikers, this late to the party and Robert Mugabe is still available. I’ll take him.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 17, 2016, 11:49 am

Lester III, I Google translated your “Menj a halál faszára!” comment. It came out, ‘Go death stalks tree!’
Was this a popular Zsa Zsa saying?

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 18, 2016, 12:00 am

Good ol’ Google translate! A légpárnás hajóm tele van angolnákkal!

I believe the literal translation is “go onto the death’s dick”, the common meaning/intent being “go to hell” or “get fucked”.

I prefer the vitriol of “Go onto Death’s dick”. Bit more punch to it!

Comment from bikeboy
Time: October 18, 2016, 7:25 pm

Chuck Berry

(Who turns 90 today!! Happy birthday, Chuck! Hope I lose the Dick!)

Comment from Eirik
Time: October 18, 2016, 7:41 pm

Missed this over the weekend! I’ll go for my recent second-pick of June Forey.

Comment from John Morris
Time: October 19, 2016, 3:27 am

For all we know he might already be dead… but since it ain’t announced yet and nobody else has claimed it: Julian Assange.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 19, 2016, 5:57 am

John Morris: Julian isn’t dead yet, or at least no one is claiming so. But who knows — you may already be a winner!!!

Good luck!

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 19, 2016, 6:00 am


Google translate sez (from Hungarian): “The hovercraft is full of eels!”


Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: October 19, 2016, 10:15 am

Who is ex-King Tom Bombadil’s successor? Ramalamadingdong the First?

Cultural insensitivity — it’s not just for breakfast anymore!

Still looking for Noam Chomsky to shuffle off this mortal coil…

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 19, 2016, 4:00 pm

Hurricane Matthew knocked me off my perch. No structural damage, just mandatory evacuation but I forgot about the Dead Pool.

I see Harry Reid is still available. Die, pig, die.

Comment from Sandman arriveth with vitriol
Time: October 20, 2016, 12:55 am

Lets go with hot air bag Algore, gaia’s own human hurricane of wind and utter b*llshit.

Die druid die!!!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 21, 2016, 11:59 pm

I was hoping to follow one Ono with another, but the other Ono has been used. So, for freshness, I strike blindly into the dark, and pick Ennio Morricone, Italian composer of 500 film scores, including The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and winner of the 2016 Original Score Oscar for The Hateful Eight.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 22, 2016, 1:41 am

Rosalyn Carter. Perhaps she and her beloved can shamble off together. A double dick would be a nice change.

Comment from JC
Time: October 22, 2016, 6:00 am

Wassisname. You know. 1960s prophet of doom. Paul Ehrlich, that’s him. I hadda google “1960s prophet of doom” and the name popped up in the second listing. Man, can I fu that google!

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: October 22, 2016, 7:49 pm

Clive James

Comment from Montenegro
Time: October 23, 2016, 2:19 pm

Ok a little late but I’ll take Clint Eastwood this time

Comment from Nana1
Time: October 23, 2016, 5:47 pm

Leslie Caron

Comment from RealMc
Time: October 24, 2016, 11:46 pm

a lot late.

If Clint Eastwood dies its because I was late. ugh.

Tommy Chong…..just because man.

Comment from spunkus
Time: October 25, 2016, 12:06 am

John McCain – how long can a Rhino live?

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 25, 2016, 1:47 pm

Nobody had Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016), otherwise known as Bobby Vee?

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 29, 2016, 12:15 am

Nobody has James Comey? (12/14/1960-10/30/2016)

Comment from BrendaM
Time: October 29, 2016, 1:22 pm

Comey’s taken? I’ll go with Mrs Anthony Wiener then

Comment from tinman
Time: October 30, 2016, 3:30 am

Huma Abedin – she knows too much.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 30, 2016, 4:45 pm

Sorry, Comey’s not taken. I already have Bill Clinton.

I figured he would have been picked.
You still have the rest of the day to get your pick in.

Comment from Petoht
Time: October 30, 2016, 7:37 pm

Anthony’s Weiner’s cooperating. They’re gonna find him him dead of suicide by shooting himself in the back with a shotgun.

Comment from Carl
Time: October 30, 2016, 7:51 pm

Broadcaster Desmond Carrington

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 30, 2016, 8:36 pm

Ohhhh…I don’t know about that pick, Carl.

Comment from Johnny Cool
Time: November 1, 2016, 1:34 am

Jon Hendricks of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross fame. 95 now.

Comment from Carl
Time: November 4, 2016, 7:16 pm

Wease, ancient BBC broadcasters have a habit of retiring in their 90s and falling off their perch a few weeks later. e.g. Alistair Cooke (“Letter from America”) announced his retirement at age 95 and died 4 weeks later. Alan Keith (“Your Hundred Best Tunes”) announced his retirement at age 94 and died a few days later. It’s as if they cling on with their broadcasting until they become aware that their death is imminent.

Desmond Carrington (“The Music Goes Round”)has been in poor health for some time and retired last week, aged 90. Watch this space.

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 7, 2016, 11:33 am

wow, a few years back she was a darling of the DP…nobody picked her now…Janet Reno dead.

Comment from drew458
Time: November 7, 2016, 2:38 pm

Reno – I just saw that. Oh well…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 8, 2016, 12:30 am

@Carl: Right category, wrong person – Sir Leslie Ronald “Jimmy” Young CBE (21 September 1921 – 7 November 2016) was a British singer and radio personality. (One of the many to record “Unchained Melody.”)

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: November 11, 2016, 2:23 am

Looks like Scott Jacobs from the first comment in the thread wins this round.

Variety Magazine: Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies at 82

*goes off to listen to “Everybody Knows”*

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 11, 2016, 3:28 am

edit: oops – wrong thread

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 11, 2016, 6:45 pm

Damn, I loved that show as a kid.
Oscar-nominated actor Robert Vaughn, remembered as star of TV’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’, has died at age 83, manager says – The Hollywood Reporter

Comment from Nana1
Time: November 11, 2016, 7:00 pm

Congratulations Scott

Comment from BJM
Time: November 11, 2016, 8:02 pm

Whoa..Scott wins with pick #1? That’s some spooky shit right there.

Stoatie: is the new DP kicking off this evening or next Friday?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 14, 2016, 5:13 pm

RIP Leon Russel

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