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Dead Pool Round 91: Fidel has copped it! Who’s next?

Fidel at last, Fidel at last! I was just a little babby when Fidel seized power. I’ve never known a world without him. Looking forward to it!

Congratulations to Deborah HH for one of the great Dead Pool wins of our time.

Are we ready? Then let’s begin.

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 thefritz
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:00 pm

Zsa Zsa— because next to Fidel she’s a Dead Pool darling and I’ve just pissed off half a dozen fellow DPers by snagging her.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:00 pm

Come back to me, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Then just leave, you gold-digging whore.

Comment from Ben
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:01 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Janna
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:01 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:01 pm


Olivia De Haviland

Comment from Janna
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:02 pm

I’m so glad 12:00 weasel time is lunch time in Oklahoma!

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:03 pm

See! Lester is already searching the Interwebs for a way to find me and take me out….

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:09 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from Hutch
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:17 pm

Buzz Aldrin

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: December 2, 2016, 6:30 pm

Raul Castro, obviously.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: December 2, 2016, 7:03 pm

Jimmah Carter

Comment from BrendaM
Time: December 2, 2016, 7:08 pm

Betty White

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 2, 2016, 7:20 pm

George Herbert Walker Bush… because there are already too many Hitlery voters mucking things up.
Can Ohbowmuh:
1. Preach the funeral
2. Attend the Parade
3. Make his tee time in Dallas
…all in one day?

Comment from catnip
Time: December 2, 2016, 7:25 pm

Barbara Barrie, Barney Miller’s TV wife

Comment from Ray
Time: December 2, 2016, 7:42 pm

Bob Dole.

Comment from dissent555
Time: December 2, 2016, 7:54 pm

Still with Robert Mugabe.

With Fidel gone, I’d like to think that were on a roll with loathsome dictators.

Comment from sassamon
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:12 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 Timbo
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:13 pm

Prince Phillip. Duke of Edinburgh.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:22 pm

Grace Slick – Lead Singer for The Jefferson Airplane. The last time I heard about her was some decades ago when she was arrested after shooting up her San Francisco mansion with a shotgun, drunk. She is, of course, a raving Lefty Loony – no surprise there- and a huge Obama fan.

I just have the feeling that she’s the kind of looney will be drink herself to death before Trump’s inauguration….

Comment from RimrockR
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:31 pm

John Glenn

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:32 pm

Kim Jong Un, in a manner reminiscent of Mr. Creosote.

Comment from Eirik
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:32 pm

Since someone snatched my favorite-to-pick African dictator, I’ll go with June Foray, the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel. Still alive and kicking at 99.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:36 pm

Will David Rockefeller, Sr., please go to the nearest satanic courtesy phone of death. Mr. Rockefeller, please pick up the death phone.

Comment from steve
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:40 pm

Professor Irwin Corey

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: December 2, 2016, 8:58 pm

‘Kay, Once More Unto The Breach…

Yoo-hooo-o…Janey-Insaney Fonda – lookin’ at you, bee-yatch!…

C’mon, li’l Janey – you know you wanna lay yerself down in from of one of those lovely, li’l cable cars –

Just knowin’ HilLIARy Will NEVAH.BE.PRESIDENT! should, alone be ’nuff ta finish ya…

(Mebbe I should hope for Ted Turner to suddenly flat-line, an’ that would tip ‘er the rest of the way over inta the Well Of Despair…that way, could get a two-fer…hmmm-m-m-)

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 2, 2016, 9:08 pm

Only to share a delicious beverage, Fritz.

This is the second time in a row that I had to be away from my computer for Weasel Blog Time and had to use my phone to post my pick. AAAAARRRRG.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 2, 2016, 9:48 pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Hillary Clinton will never be President…I just love typing that.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 2, 2016, 10:01 pm

If Trump started out his term nominating two conservative justices for the USSC, the leftards would be apoplectic.

Comment from Spad13
Time: December 2, 2016, 11:42 pm

Dan Rather. Of heartbreak.

Comment from m
Time: December 2, 2016, 11:54 pm

pope francis

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: December 3, 2016, 12:16 am

Hugh Hefner

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: December 3, 2016, 12:21 am

Ramsey Clark until the day he finally goes tits-up.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 3, 2016, 12:25 am

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: December 3, 2016, 12:32 am

George Soros FTW!

Comment from Erin
Time: December 3, 2016, 12:39 am

Justin Bieber.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: December 3, 2016, 1:21 am

David McCallum, aged 83. He’s leaving NCIS, so he’ll melt into his living room couch, watching “The Price Is Right” and eating cheetos.

Comment from Thistle
Time: December 3, 2016, 1:40 am

Bill Clinton

Comment from p2
Time: December 3, 2016, 3:24 am

jerry lewis again

Comment from Veeshir
Time: December 3, 2016, 4:55 am

Hillary Clinton

Dam you Gromulin!
I figured St. Jimmeh would be so despondent over Fidel passing that he’d keel over from an excess of bile.

Comment from Bob B
Time: December 3, 2016, 5:12 am

Nancy PelosI. Please.

Hillary Clinton will never be president!

Comment from currently
Time: December 3, 2016, 5:31 am

Robert Duvall – it’s not personal

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: December 3, 2016, 4:36 pm

Hillary Clinton.
She will never be President and I believe her health is in dire straits!

Comment from Montenegro
Time: December 3, 2016, 5:12 pm

I’ll take Gene Hackman once more

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 3, 2016, 6:32 pm

Lester, I feel your pain. It seems the past few DP’s (until this one} I was traveling on Friday. I wasn’t even able to pick from my phone in a timely manner. If ‘ol Zsa Zsa bites the biscuit this round I’m buying!

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 3, 2016, 6:35 pm

Anonomyous shanonymous…

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: December 3, 2016, 8:11 pm

Somebunny maybe needs to advise dustoffmom to pick again – Veeshir got to HilLIARy fustest…

Annn-n-d…HilLIARy Clintoon will NEVAH.BE.PRESIDENCE!

(No matter the exact form – I jes’ LUUU-U-VE me some writin’ that…)

Comment from RealMc
Time: December 4, 2016, 1:07 am

Hmmm. First post musta got jammed up in the spama jamma filter 🙁

Clint Eastwood. Punk.

Hillary Clinton will never be president!

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 4, 2016, 2:15 am

Leftists have been threatening the lives and jobs of Trump’s presidential Electors [and their families]to get them to vote for Hillary. I would love to see some of them try to carry out those threats and encounter practical applications of both the Second Amendment and the concept of Make My Day laws. Since I can’t narrow down the “who” specifically enough for this, let me instead name Senator Lindsey Graham [RINO-SC] who is desperately working with Democrat Dick Durbin to pass a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens before Trump is inaugurated. I am hoping that the cause of death involves a behaviorally acquired viral infection.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 4, 2016, 2:51 am

@Subotai Bahadur – A rhinovirus from overly vigorous nose-picking? (-:

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: December 4, 2016, 3:41 am

(Erin): “Justin Bieber.”

Now that’s going out on a limb. Not a fan?

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 4, 2016, 5:31 pm

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, preferably by something very painful and extremely non-halal.

Comment from unkawill
Time: December 4, 2016, 6:11 pm

henry kissinger

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: December 5, 2016, 12:46 am

“Annn-n-d…HilLIARy Clintoon will NEVAH.BE.PRESIDENCE!

J.S.Bridges – that was awfully (Frank Zappa’s) Thing Fish of you…

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 5, 2016, 2:35 am

The following link is in honor of Deborah HH’s most excellent pick:


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 5, 2016, 3:48 am

@Davem123 – I got a great big smile out of that story! You’d think with all the Cuban master mechanic-welders out there they would have come up with something like a ’57 Chevy hearse!

Comment from Niña
Time: December 5, 2016, 4:27 am

Don Rickles?

Hey, he’s old.

Comment from tinman
Time: December 5, 2016, 11:23 am

Carl Reiner

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 5, 2016, 1:52 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: December 5, 2016, 4:07 pm

Norman Lloyd — who somehow managed to survive that fall off the Statue of Liberty.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 5, 2016, 7:50 pm

Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, both widowers, eat dinner together every night. They eat it off tv trays, in front of a television while watching movies/programs. I find that rather endearing.

Comment from JC
Time: December 6, 2016, 2:41 am

Sticking with Jon Hendricks.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: December 7, 2016, 7:12 pm

Roger Corman.

(I watched “Wild Angels” over the weekend. Dang… Peter Fonda was never a very good actor, but Nancy Sinatra made him look like Laurence Olivier!)

Also assuming room temperature since the last Weasel Pool:
– Leon Russell
– Sharon Jones
Both were musicians that blessed my life, even though Sharon blamed the stroke that ultimately led to her demise on Trump’s victory (according to the wikipedia). If Hillary had won, I might’ve had a stroke, so I can’t fault her too much.

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 7, 2016, 11:33 pm

RimrockR might be getting a dick soon.


Comment from thefritz
Time: December 8, 2016, 12:54 pm

Guitarist Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, dies aged 69 – BBC News

Comment from frotto
Time: December 8, 2016, 3:53 pm

James Comey.

Harry Reid has blamed Comey for Dems losing the election.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: December 8, 2016, 8:32 pm

It’s now being reported that John Glenn has passed away. RimrockR for the dick.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: December 8, 2016, 8:52 pm

RimrockR wins. (I feel somewhat cheated, since I was prolly the first one to put him on a dick list. But rulez is rulez…) Congrats, RimrockR. Enjoy that dick!

(I was 10 when Commander Glenn did the orbit – he was my hero!)

Comment from RimrockR
Time: December 8, 2016, 10:03 pm

My goodness I’m stunned a bit. God speed Col. Glenn. Bike boy sorry for the serial poaching but you know there is dick at stake….

Comment from drew458
Time: December 8, 2016, 11:54 pm

Just heard about John Glenn. Sadness, my childhood hero. Still, 95 is a good long life. God bless.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 5, 2017, 1:48 am

I just heard that actor Robert Hardy has died. His Churchill was the best to date, Seigfried of course, and who can forget his Leicester dancing in a doublet and short hose with great aplomb in Elizabeth R (forward to 42:52).

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 5, 2017, 2:54 am

BJM: Wrong thread, dude. There is a newer one.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 5, 2017, 4:54 am

Duh! Thanks.

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