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Dead Pool Round 94: Come on, 2016 – one last shot

Well, well. Carrie Fisher. A young death and a sad one.

But another win for weaselwannabe, and a sneaky win, at that. I love the sneaky ones.

Today’s Dead Pool is positively the last for 2016, which has 30 hours to take another celebrity victim. Go on, big guy…

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: December 30, 2016, 6:00 pm

Kirk Douglas, just because it would make people wail if it occurred in the next 30 hours.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:00 pm

Billy Graham!

Comment from Janna
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:04 pm

Carol Channing
Lester, I’ve been picking Kirk Douglas for quite awhile, may you have better luck, I’m beginning to wonder about that old fart.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:05 pm

Bill Clinton

Comment from Timbo
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:11 pm

Betty White

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:13 pm

I re-nominate:
George Herbert Walker Bush
1) He is old enough;
2) He didn’t support the (R) nominee;
3) It would be a great opportunity for Barky to blame the Russians again while giving a vapid, dishonest speech to honor an old, dead, white man who treated him well;
4) This would be the best opportunity for Hitlery to come out of hiding and face some music.

Comment from lesterIII
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:16 pm

Thank you for the luck, Janna. I figure his spectres with consume the last of him soon.

Weird; quite seriously, I almost picked Mz Channing today!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:27 pm

Prof Irwin Corey

Comment from naleta
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:29 pm

Michael Moore, Michigan’s biggest meddling moron!

Comment from BJM
Time: December 30, 2016, 6:46 pm

Her Maj, QEII

I hope I’m totes off base, because Charles.

Comment from Hutch
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:03 pm

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from dissent
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:06 pm

Since Prof Corey’s been poached I’m poaching David Rockefeller.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:06 pm

Danny Devito

Comment from tonycc
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:10 pm

Glen Campbell

Comment from Nana1
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:11 pm

HRH Prince Phillip, Chucky’s dad.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:23 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:41 pm

Chuck Barris, those years as a CIA assassin will catch up to him sooner or later.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:43 pm

Val Kilmer

Comment from tawny
Time: December 30, 2016, 7:57 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: December 30, 2016, 9:10 pm

Hillary Clinton…..I can hope can’t I?

Comment from sassamon
Time: December 30, 2016, 9:22 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.
Hope I lose.

Comment from ea in ga
Time: December 30, 2016, 9:38 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Montenegro
Time: December 30, 2016, 10:05 pm

Gene Hackman again

Comment from Ben
Time: December 30, 2016, 10:23 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Spad13
Time: December 30, 2016, 10:28 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from smedley
Time: December 30, 2016, 10:39 pm

Hillary – Because she will not be president of the USA

Comment from Veeshir
Time: December 30, 2016, 10:43 pm

I got Ed Asner back!

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: December 30, 2016, 10:56 pm

John Kerry

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 30, 2016, 11:02 pm

While my heart wants to stay with my pick of Angela Merkel going out a’la Mussolini; John “I awarded myself Purple Hearts to get out of combat” Kerry came to mind. His recent betrayal of our ally Israel may have earned him something.

I could not avoid remembering that at the 1972 Olympics the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September massacred 11 Israeli athletes. Mossad hunted down ALL those involved over the next 20 years or so. It was called “Operation מבצע זעם האל‎‎ Mivtza Za’am Ha’el

No, I am not a nice person. But it seems to fit.

Comment from Eirik
Time: December 30, 2016, 11:04 pm

June Foray

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 30, 2016, 11:05 pm

Cobrakai99 beat me while I was typing. OK, I will revert to Angela Merkel.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: December 30, 2016, 11:17 pm

George Soros

Comment from p2
Time: December 30, 2016, 11:19 pm

stuck in the frozen wasteland of western alaska in a blizzard of biblical proportions, im way late & got poached…. gonna grab me ol standby jerry lewis

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: December 30, 2016, 11:22 pm

My pick this round is:

Charlie Sheen

because he’s not really #WINNING anymore.

Comment from Timbo
Time: December 30, 2016, 11:36 pm

I edited my original comment at 6:11pm but it didn’t show up … ?

Comment from Mitchell
Time: December 31, 2016, 12:34 am

Harry Reid.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 31, 2016, 12:46 am

Stopped by our favorite pub on the way home for a couple of beers, wrangled the last of the prime rib into French dip sandwiches for dinner and I can still claim Desmond Tutu. Is this a great year, or what?!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 31, 2016, 1:13 am

I just realized that

A. Henry Kissenger is 93
B. No one has picked him.

I am pretty sure that his first meeting with Donald Trump will get his blood pressure up to the red zone.

I’ll take the bet that his ticker won’t stand the strain.

Comment from m
Time: December 31, 2016, 1:23 am

pope benedict…

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: December 31, 2016, 2:19 am

Tommy Chong – Because Dave’s not here man!

Comment from PatAZ
Time: December 31, 2016, 2:27 am

Maxine Waters. Cause she is an ugly evil old biddy. And that’s putting it nicely.

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 31, 2016, 2:38 am

Glenn Beck, Samantha Bee’s new best boy.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: December 31, 2016, 2:51 am

I guess since he’s still available, I’ll stick with Hugh Hefner, the old goat.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 31, 2016, 3:13 am

Norman Lloyd. Weaselwannabe beat me to George Soros. I just read that socialist fuck’s editorial – https://www.project-syndicate.org/onpoint/open-society-needs-defending-by-george-soros-2016-12?barrier=true
Die you evil piece of shit. Give Weaselwannabe #4!

Comment from catnip
Time: December 31, 2016, 3:14 am

Herman Wouk

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: December 31, 2016, 3:47 am

I’m going to try Buzz Aldrin. he’s a tough old badass, but 86 and recently evacuated from the South Pole.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 31, 2016, 8:05 am

Chuck Yeager

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: December 31, 2016, 11:28 am

I will – as is my customary wont – hit on ol’ Red-Pants Janey-Insaney Fonda (at least) one mo’ time…still a-hopin’ an’ a-prayin’ fer that semi-runaway-cable car to catch ‘er in mid-stride, mayhap up along Market Street somewheres?…

Boy, howdy, I’d admire to be there an’ video-tape that’un; I could sell tickets to show instant-replays fer years!!

C’mon, Janey – you c’n do ‘er!…

BTW – somebunny tell smedley he needs another entry…dustoffmom beat him out on the HilLIARy choice…

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: December 31, 2016, 1:24 pm

Stan Lee

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: December 31, 2016, 2:05 pm

Some good choices, kiddos, but academia needs to be thinned out, too.

Noam Chomsky, c’mon down!

Comment from Brother Cavil, Nie Mój Cyrk, Nie Moje Małpy
Time: December 31, 2016, 2:51 pm

Going to claim Harrison Ford, because why not, the Reaper hates me. (I’m burying my dad today, who passed on Tuesday. I guess it’s putting me in a graveyard mood…)

Comment from Pablo
Time: December 31, 2016, 3:48 pm

Roberta McCain

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 31, 2016, 4:14 pm

Well! Poached! I hope you win the dick, dissent, because I’m going to make what will be a tragic pick if I win:

Queen Elizabeth II

I wish Her Maj all the best and a speedy recovery.

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 31, 2016, 4:30 pm

I hate when I have to pick from my phone….. That anonymous for Norman Lloyd is from me.

Comment from kwan3217
Time: December 31, 2016, 4:51 pm

Bob Barker

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 31, 2016, 5:18 pm

@ Brother Cavil:
Condolences. May your Papa Rest In Peace.

Comment from blake
Time: December 31, 2016, 6:30 pm

Sean Connery

Because you only live to die twice another day.

Comment from grayjohn
Time: December 31, 2016, 6:37 pm

George Soros, for the good of the planet.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: December 31, 2016, 6:46 pm

Uncle Al, BJM has QEII way near the top.

Comment from platypuss
Time: December 31, 2016, 8:34 pm

Mel Brooks, to kick the piss bucket.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 31, 2016, 8:36 pm

Thanks @Veeshir. I did search but not for just “QEII” so I missed it. Whew!

Lemme think on this a bit…

…OK! Looks like nobody’s grabbed Larry King yet, so he’s MINE!

(edit: in case anybody saw it, that most unfortunate misspelling of “Veeshir” was completely accidental and highly embarrassing.)

Comment from Ripley
Time: December 31, 2016, 8:54 pm

Vera Lynn

Comment from spunkus
Time: December 31, 2016, 8:59 pm

Della Reese

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: December 31, 2016, 9:34 pm

Ramsey Clark. It is my intention, Clark, to rid the Earth of your shadow forever.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: December 31, 2016, 10:01 pm

Sorry grayjohn, George Soros is already taken. And here’s hoping his special brand of evil will be taken off the planet for good.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: December 31, 2016, 10:11 pm

Jiang Zemin, the terrible lizard. Read Ethan Gutmann, __The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem__.

Comment from bds
Time: December 31, 2016, 10:30 pm

Dick Van Dyke.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: January 1, 2017, 2:26 am

Father Mulcahy from M*A*S*H, William Christopher, passed away today, December 31, 2016.

Nobody had him.

Comment from currently
Time: January 1, 2017, 2:35 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: January 1, 2017, 4:59 am

Bob Dylan…. why not…

Comment from currently
Time: January 1, 2017, 7:43 am

Rose Marie

Comment from Nana1
Time: January 2, 2017, 12:00 am

Brother Cavil. Sorry for your loss. Condolences.

Comment from RealMc
Time: January 2, 2017, 2:55 pm

Clint Eastwood……Live forever!!!

as always….just in case.

Comment from mandel bread
Time: January 2, 2017, 5:30 pm

Charles Manson. Long, long overdue.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: January 3, 2017, 11:25 pm

Wow – mandel bread is in the lead – Go! mandel bread!

Charles Manson Taken From Prison To Hospital


Comment from mandel bread
Time: January 4, 2017, 1:10 am

@TSC: Pure coincidence + lots of wishful thinking. And I’ll happily take a Dick for a dick.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: January 5, 2017, 7:09 pm

Al Sharpton.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: January 7, 2017, 11:27 pm

Charles Manson is still alive – out of hospital and back in the prison.



Comment from unkawill
Time: January 8, 2017, 1:15 am

sumner redstone

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 8, 2017, 4:56 pm

Dang. Nobody had Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (25 August 1934 – 8 January 2017)

Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 8, 2017, 11:48 pm

Welp, better choose my usual Gordon Brown or else this’ll be the week he pops his clogs, which would be bittersweet.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 9, 2017, 12:28 am

Ach! Death got Nat Hentoff, 91.

RIP, Mr. Hentoff!

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: January 9, 2017, 8:48 pm

John McCain

Comment from steve
Time: January 9, 2017, 9:01 pm

Since I am late to the party, and all the low hanging fruit has ben claimed…..

I. M. Pei

Comment from Jsmes Collins
Time: January 11, 2017, 7:55 am

Jon Hendricks again

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 12, 2017, 6:49 am

ExpressoBold: Dang. Nobody had Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (25 August 1934 – 8 January 2017).

Triple dog billygoat dang! I’m the only one who ever picked him – in DP 92, just a month ago.

And such a deserving candidate, too.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 12, 2017, 8:51 am

And I further note that I have missed two of the last three DPs, which is very sloppy of me.

So to get in this one, before it gets too old…

Rupert Murdoch.

Comment from dissent
Time: January 13, 2017, 9:29 pm

Lord Snowden no longer available for the pool.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 15, 2017, 1:40 am

William Peter Blatty has slipped the coil.

If you’ve not seen “The Ninth Configuration”, you ought to. Not only a great movie, but is the first appearance of the Howie Scream (second only to the Wilhelm Scream). Also, actual tie-in to a character in The Exorcist. Just see it.

Do not read anything about the film or book; too many spoilers out there. SERIOUS film with some of the funniest dialog ever recorded.

Watch it for the cast alone! Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, George DiCenzo, Moses Gunn, Robert Loggia, Tom Atkins, Steve Sandor, Richard Lynch

Comment from currently
Time: January 17, 2017, 2:16 am

RIP: Eugene Cernan (82 yrs) – last man to walk on the moon in Dec 1972.

Comment from RealMc
Time: January 18, 2017, 1:52 pm

Expressobold may be getting the dick soon……

GHWBush is back in the hospital.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 18, 2017, 7:15 pm

Barbara Bush was also admitted… I’m pretty sure if he goes, she’s right behind him.

Comment from BrendaM
Time: January 18, 2017, 7:30 pm

Barbara Bush

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 19, 2017, 10:57 pm

Miguel Ferrer, RIP. He was only 61 and died of cancer.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 22, 2017, 7:02 pm

Three more “Yabba Dabba Do’s” as Mark Levin likes to call them slipped the coil as well. May as well have been a banana peel.


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: January 25, 2017, 5:09 am

Tom Hatten

Comment from HTL
Time: January 25, 2017, 7:07 pm

It looks like both Dick van Dyke and Rose Marie were picked, but not Mary Tyler Moore, who has been in worse health for some time. Sadly, I see that she is back in the hospital in ‘grave’ conditon (which is very not good in medical parlance). I am not picking her, but I do hope she pulls through somehow. I think one of her former co-stars (probably Ed Asner) said that they don’t talk anymore because she had become too conservative.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: January 25, 2017, 7:41 pm

Too late HTL.

I’m kinda happy nobody won a dick for her.
Lou Grant on the other hand……

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 25, 2017, 7:53 pm

Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 25, 2017, 7:55 pm

Mary Tyler Moore on Saturday nights — everybody loved Mary.

RIP, Miss Moore.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 25, 2017, 8:06 pm

That was me…

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 25, 2017, 9:49 pm

right in my own back yard….RIP

Drummer Claude “Butch” Trucks, one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band, died in West Palm Beach on Tuesday night. He was 69.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 27, 2017, 12:32 pm

Mike Connors (born Krekor Ohanian; August 15, 1925 – January 26, 2017) was an American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix.
He was 91. RIP.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 27, 2017, 3:53 pm

Don’t know that we’ve ever had Mike Connors as a pick in the CDP.

At this rate, that skeleton is going to be holding that Christmas ornament at Easter…

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 28, 2017, 2:23 am

I can’t find any definitive proof, but commenters around the intrawebz are saying John Hurt died.


Comment from BJM
Time: January 28, 2017, 9:16 pm

The Beeb announced Hurt’s death from pancreatic cancer; it’s on their website.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: January 30, 2017, 8:07 pm

GAME OVER PLAYER 1: Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco, passes away age 91.

Comment from Vinnie Mac
Time: February 3, 2017, 4:53 am

Angela Lansbury…. because somebody’s gotta Write some damn Murder…. *

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 7, 2017, 4:38 pm

Ric Fan, Congratulations!
You’re getting Dick!
“Professor” Irwin Corey (July 29, 1914 – February 6, 2017)

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Thanks, EB. I always feel it’s cheating to pick someone over 100 years old, even if not against the rules.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 7, 2017, 9:48 pm

@Ric Fan,
Nope, I think it is gathering low-hanging fruit…

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