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Dead Pool Round 95:

Am I late? I’m late! Beg pardon – Daylight Savings Time or whatever the hell.

Ric Fan takes the dick with ‘Professor’ Irwin Corey. Despite the fact he was older than holy shit, I somehow never ran across this guy before. I’d heard the name, I just didn’t know his shtick.

Apparently, among other things, he entertained the troops of Occupy Wall Street. So another lefty comedian, what’s new?

e’s dead, that’s what.

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.

Comments


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:27 pm

Olivia de Havilland, yeah yeah I know, low hanging fruit…but I’m hungry…

 


Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:29 pm

The terrible lizard, Jiang Zemin, of something stolen body parts cannot fix.

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:30 pm

Hugh “That’s not a French tickler, those are worts” Hefner.

(Our courtesy van has missed the rendezvous twice, Fritz. C’mon, you’ll love what I’ve done with the place)

 


Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:39 pm

Let’s try Manuel Noriega!

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:45 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 


Comment from Ben
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:52 pm

William Shatner

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:56 pm

Oh Lester….always so warm and welcoming…and then appetizers are served—lovely finger foods that are actually fingers… LOPPED OFF FROM THE MANACLED HANDS OF YOUR ‘GUESTS’ IN THE PLAY ROOM!
I still can’t find gloves that fit….

 


Comment from Janna
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:58 pm

Kirk Douglas

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:05 pm

Bill Clinton

 


Comment from Hutch
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:13 pm

Nanette Fabray

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:19 pm

Billy Graham

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:26 pm

Stephen Breyer (because Ginsburg and Kennedy have both been picked before).

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:38 pm

I re-nominate:
George Herbert Walker Bush
because:
~
1) He is old enough;
2) He has health issues requiring hospitalization;
3) He is starting to resemble Steven Hawking.

 


Comment from p2
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:40 pm

barbara bush…..cuz she actually voted for george washington

 


Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:45 pm

George Soros

 


Comment from dustoffmom
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:45 pm

Think I’ll stick with ‘lil Jimmah Carter for a while.

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:46 pm

(I wanted Anthony Kennedy, whose mischief-making on the Court has more than offset his occasional flashes of common sense. I do not look forward to the damage he will get to do thanks to Trump’s bungled immigration moves. The EO was poorly worded and put in effect with no planning; the lawyer assigned to defend it doesn’t seem to know anything useful. This invited the 9th Circuit to issue a terrible ruling, which Kennedy will almost certainly join the liberals in upholding. Trump will probably make things worse by accusing the judges who dare to disagree with him of treason, thereby making his position – which is legally plausible – politically indefensible.

Unfortunately, Kennedy was picked once already, back in 2011.)

 


Comment from dissent
Time: February 10, 2017, 7:58 pm

Still with David Rockefeller for this round.

 


Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 10, 2017, 8:11 pm

Chuck Yeager

 


Comment from tawny
Time: February 10, 2017, 9:04 pm

Billy Graham

 


Comment from BJM
Time: February 10, 2017, 9:16 pm

What to do, what to do…yep Imma poaching Insaney Janey.

 


Comment from Veeshir
Time: February 10, 2017, 9:25 pm

I’m poaching Ed Asner from whoever poached him from me.

 


Comment from Eirik
Time: February 10, 2017, 9:34 pm

Going for Robert Mugabe again.

 


Comment from Ripley
Time: February 10, 2017, 9:49 pm

Vera Lynn, if I remember correctly.

 


Comment from Gromulin
Time: February 10, 2017, 9:55 pm

Damn, back to the diabeetus gonna getcha pick – Antoine “Fats” Domino

 


Comment from sassamon
Time: February 10, 2017, 10:06 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 Some Vegetable
Time: February 10, 2017, 10:18 pm

Nancy Pelosi –

I recognized her and Hillary in yesterday’s picture of the DNC meeting, but who were there otherctoo?

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 10, 2017, 10:27 pm

Aagh! Poached by @dissent! I hope you win the dick when Rockefeller croaks, though. No hard feelings.

Michael “Suet Brain” Moore your days are numbered!

 


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: February 10, 2017, 10:43 pm

I think that the odds are that it will be preceded by an unnamed AntiFa rioter in the pay of the Democrats; either by sniper overwatch [the tactic, not the computer game], attacking a concealed carry permit holder, or an enthusiastic application of a Stompazine™ suppository. But by the nature of the situation, it cannot be called with sufficient specificity. Afterwards . . .

With great regret, no desire for it to happen, and with a full knowledge of the concept of Hades ab Altar that will rain down if it should occur; Donald Trump has deadly enemies in both parties here and overseas, and has a Secret Service where “not taking a bullet for Trump” is a not uncommon position. The Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch abandoned the rule of law 10 years ago. Now the Judicial Branch no longer even pretends.

Evil times approach.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 10, 2017, 10:45 pm

They ID’d that antifada guy who beat a man in Berkeley who was a UC employee. Yet, he has yet to be arrested.

 


Comment from uncle grizzly
Time: February 10, 2017, 10:50 pm

Willie Nelson.
Not wishing, mind you…

 


Comment from PatAZ
Time: February 10, 2017, 11:06 pm

Sonia Sotomayor

 


Comment from Spad13
Time: February 10, 2017, 11:52 pm

Dan Rather

 


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: February 10, 2017, 11:55 pm

Tom Hatton

 


Comment from m
Time: February 10, 2017, 11:56 pm

Pope Benedict

 


Comment from Timbo
Time: February 11, 2017, 12:24 am

Phil the Greek, consort to our beloved Bess.

 


Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 11, 2017, 12:34 am

Desmond Tutu.

 


Comment from ea in ga
Time: February 11, 2017, 12:46 am

Jimmy Carter

 


Comment from ea in ga
Time: February 11, 2017, 12:50 am

phooey!
Wolf Blitzer instead of Jimmy Carter

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 11, 2017, 12:52 am

don rickles

 


Comment from tinman
Time: February 11, 2017, 1:45 am

Carol Burnette

 


Comment from bds
Time: February 11, 2017, 2:54 am

Dick Van Dyke

 


Comment from catnip
Time: February 11, 2017, 3:28 am

Norman Lloyd

 


Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: February 11, 2017, 3:46 am

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

 


Comment from currently
Time: February 11, 2017, 4:09 am

Rose Marie

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 11, 2017, 7:01 am

In case anyone wants to know:

Through DP 94 (but actually 93 DPs), there have been 6,563 valid entries from 649 different contestants, naming 1,062 targets.

Most entries:

88 Janna
85 Eirik
82 Armybrat (1 win)
81 Montenegro (3 wins)
80 thefritz (3 wins)
80 PatAZ
77 David Gillies
77 Rich Rostrom
75 Gromulin
73 JeffS
72 Dustoffmom
72 Pablo (2 wins)
72 Uncle Al (1 win)

Most popular candidates:

91 Jimmy Carter
86 Fidel Castro
85 Zsa Zsa Gabor
85 Kirk Douglas
76 Nancy Reagan
76 Henry Kissinger
76 Robert Mugabe
75 Billy Graham
75 Gordon Brown
75 William Shatner
74 Olivia De Havilland
72 Hugh Hefner
72 George Soros
71 Michael Moore

I note that seven of these are still kicking.

There have been 548 one-shots, including 20 winners.

Four #1 picks have won; the deepest pick to win was #95.

Most dicks:

5 steve (58 picks)
5 Carl (43 picks)
4 LesterIII (55 picks)
3 weaselwannabe (71 picks)
3 AltBBrown (46 picks)
3 thefritz (80 picks)
3 Montenegro (81 picks)
3 xul (42 picks)

DeGuerre, homer, and nachogranny each won a dick with one pick.

 


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: February 11, 2017, 9:52 am

Peter Fonda to mix it up a bit.

 


Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: February 11, 2017, 12:30 pm

outta work and outta time… Harry Reid, come on down!

 


Comment from Janna
Time: February 11, 2017, 3:15 pm

Never won the dick, but, hey, I’m persistent!!

6 WBT is my lunchtime in Oklahoma, so, it’s convenient.

Its going to be 88 degrees today. February 11th. 88 degrees. Just thought I’d throw that in.

 


Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: February 11, 2017, 5:47 pm

1800 WBT is 00800 Hawaii time, so I was up and pressing “refresh” like a wired lab rat, trying to get Jiang Zemin in first. Missed it by that much.

 


Comment from smedleythebarbarian
Time: February 11, 2017, 9:30 pm

George Takai

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 11, 2017, 9:38 pm

Oh, I am sorry, Malcolm. See, in Summer Time, 6WBT is actually 7. So I thought I had another half hour.

If Jiang Zemin kicks it, we’ll have to think about a consolation dick.

 


Comment from Davem123
Time: February 11, 2017, 9:51 pm

Chuck Schumer.

Please, please, please.

 


Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 11, 2017, 10:03 pm

Jane Fonda

 


Comment from naleta
Time: February 12, 2017, 3:00 am

Larry King

 


Comment from BJM
Time: February 12, 2017, 3:42 am

Sorry Jeff but Insaney Janey in Weasel DP shorthand is the Fonda I’m not fond of.

 


Comment from Pablo
Time: February 12, 2017, 4:36 pm

Roberta McCain because nobody lives forever.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 12, 2017, 8:58 pm

RIP, Al Jarreau, age 76. https://goo.gl/UIgmRo

“Mornin’ little Cheerios!”

 


Comment from spunkus
Time: February 12, 2017, 11:31 pm

Thad Cochran remember Mississippi!

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 13, 2017, 3:59 pm

@Rich Rostrom
You are way off on your calculations. I’ve won at least two of our shiny awards if not three. I have an envelope with the “MARCA DA WEASEL” for at least one of those wins which is proof positive.
~
Would you please review your records and calculations and update as necessary?

 


Comment from BrendaM
Time: February 13, 2017, 6:36 pm

Leah Bracknell

 


Comment from Capt Kranky
Time: February 14, 2017, 1:57 am

Burt Reynolds, he looks like he died already and nobody had the heart to tell him.

 


Comment from kwan3217
Time: February 14, 2017, 8:32 am

Bob Barker

 


Comment from platypuss
Time: February 15, 2017, 12:41 pm

Goodbye Dolly!
Carol Channing for the win.

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 16, 2017, 4:11 am

@ExpressoBold: You are way off on your calculations. I’ve won at least two of our shiny awards if not three. I have an envelope with the “MARCA DA WEASEL” for at least one of those wins which is proof positive.

Nope. You have won exactly two dicks: DP 59 with Joan Mondale, and DP 82 with Nancy Reagan. You are one of 12 players with two dicks; I listed only those with three or more.

You’ve made 67 picks; I listed those with 71 or more.

That’s definitely an upper-bracket record, but not quite in the top tier.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 16, 2017, 7:10 am

@Rich Rostrom
Well, I appreciate all your efforts, honestly I do. I also won (check the record!) Round 79 on January 14, 2016 with:
René Angélil, CM OQ, husband and former manager of Celine Dion.
~
So, that’s three for the old pain-in-the-ass, ExpressoBold.

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 16, 2017, 10:07 pm

Wow, I love it, a dick war…

 


Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: February 17, 2017, 1:52 am

Tina Louise.

 


Comment from bikeboy
Time: February 17, 2017, 6:39 pm

Chuck Berry

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 17, 2017, 6:47 pm

George “The Animal” Steel, dead at 79. RIP

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/george-animal-steele-wwe-hall-famer-dead-79-article-1.2975417

 


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: February 18, 2017, 3:45 am

John McCain

 


Comment from Pablo
Time: February 18, 2017, 6:00 pm

Omar “Blind Sheik” Abdel-Rahman has slipped the coil. Burn in hell, you son of a bitch.

 


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

Norma Leah McCorvey (née Nelson; September 22, 1947 – February 18, 2017)
~
RIP
~
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_McCorvey

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 18, 2017, 9:26 pm

Pablo, you magnificent bastard! You beat me to the happy news!

http://bit.ly/2l7c9ov

Right now, he’s enjoying the barbed member of Lucifer, good and hard, and hopefully coated in lemon juice.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 19, 2017, 12:34 pm

Ivan Koloff (born Oreal James Perras; August 25, 1942 – February 18, 2017) was a Canadian professional wrestler, best known for once holding the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship. He was known as “The Russian Bear”.
~
I often mispronounced his name as “Ivan Korloff” (as in Boris Karloff).

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 23, 2017, 3:32 pm

Fox News reports that Alan Colmes has passed. No one had him.
~
Alan Samuel Colmes (September 24, 1950 – February 23, 2017)
~
RIP

 


Comment from Montenegro
Time: February 26, 2017, 2:37 pm

Gene Hackman one more time!

 


Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 26, 2017, 5:17 pm

Bill Paxton has passed at 61. That’s so sad – he was so young.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 26, 2017, 5:37 pm

Boooo! Boooo! RIP, Bill!

 


Comment from bikeboy
Time: February 27, 2017, 3:31 pm

Nobody picked Bill Paxton – no surprise there.

I thought about picking Wapner this time. Too late now.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 28, 2017, 1:47 pm

Hmmmmm…. look at zis:

Elisabeth “Sissy” Waldheim (née Ritschel; 13 April 1922 – 28 February 2017) was the widow of Kurt Waldheim, the former UN Secretary-General and President of Austria. She was the First Lady of Austria from 1986 to 1992.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Waldheim
~
Unudder offical NAZI is dead… Herzlich willkommen to Hell, “Sissy!”

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 28, 2017, 3:14 pm

The king of Thailand has died. Didn’t someone pick him a couple rounds ago?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/13/asia/thai-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-dies/

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 28, 2017, 8:37 pm

October, RushBabe. In fact, I think somebody won with him.

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 1, 2017, 12:42 am

ExpressoBold: I also won (check the record!) Round 79 on January 14, 2016 with: René Angélil, CM OQ, husband and former manager of Celine Dion.
~
So, that’s three for the old pain-in-the-ass, ExpressoBold.

You are absolutely correct, ExpressoBold… But I was cruelly deceived by thefritz – who posted the last comment to the DP 79 thread, saying that tonycc had won with Valerie Harper. (I should have noticed that it was a month later.)

The records have been corrected, and I will not be fooled again!

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 1, 2017, 12:00 pm

@ Rich Rostrom:
Muchos GrassyAss, Sir!
Thank you for all the splendid research and record-keeping!
~
From now on, when anything goes wrong, we can just post “I blame it ‘on theFritz’ ” because lots of reasons and precedent…

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: March 1, 2017, 10:31 pm

Valerie Harper….Harper Lee…I blame it on Lester. I got over served at his last ‘party’ and haven’t been right since…

 


Comment from JC
Time: March 2, 2017, 1:18 am

Paul Erlich, by a crowd of starving feral children

 


Comment from RealMc
Time: March 3, 2017, 11:21 pm

Clint Eastwood…………

and oh so late to the pool.

 


Comment from mandelbread
Time: March 5, 2017, 4:10 pm

Charles Manson

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: March 6, 2017, 8:09 pm

ROBERT OSBORNE DIES Film historian, Turner Classic Movies host was 84. You may not recognize his face but you’d know his voice. RIP.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 6, 2017, 8:13 pm

Ah, too bad! I always liked his movie patter. RIP

 


Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: March 7, 2017, 11:15 am

Noam Chomsky, it’s your time!

 


Comment from Carl
Time: March 8, 2017, 4:43 am

Sir Bruce Forsyth

 


Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: March 8, 2017, 4:50 am

Clive James

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 8, 2017, 8:10 am

Martin McGuinness

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: March 8, 2017, 7:13 pm

Hey Ric Fan, no double dippin’…

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 10, 2017, 6:45 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 8, 2017, 8:36 pm

Whoops! Forgot I played already. Probably because I rarely do. Regardless, my second entry would have been disqualified if McGuiness does indeed kick the bucket, and I do believe he will.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 9, 2017, 12:42 am

Lynne Stewart died. She can go join the Blind Sheikh. She really was a nasty woman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynne_Stewart

 


Comment from blake
Time: March 16, 2017, 8:15 pm

Doris Day

Que sera sera…

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 17, 2017, 3:42 pm

So, where are all the dead people? For a while they were dropping dead right and left.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 18, 2017, 10:31 pm

@ Ric Fan

Comment from bikeboy
Time: February 17, 2017, 6:39 pm
Chuck Berry

Congratulations, bike boy… you can claim a dick!
~
Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) RIP

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 18, 2017, 10:52 pm

Chuck Berry – huh. He was still touring. I hope this is not one of these deals where the relatives duke it out over the estate and custody of the body. RIP, Chuck!

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 19, 2017, 5:38 pm

Jimmy Breslin, 88 y/o. RIP, Jimmy!

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 20, 2017, 4:13 pm

David Rockefeller, 101 y/o. RIP, Dave.

Let’s just hope they get the correct shoe on the correct foot this time. :)

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 20, 2017, 4:57 pm

Oh, dissent won the dick with Rockefeller! Congratulations! Except bikeboy did first. [sad trombone sound]

Man, I wish I were a Rockefeller…sob!

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 22, 2017, 1:37 pm

We lost another CIA assassin!
~
Charles Hirsch “Chuck” Barris (June 3, 1929 – March 22, 2017)
~
Thanks for all the laughs, Chuck! You one crazy guy! RIP

 

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