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Dead Pool Round 96: New for Summer!

Bikeboy takes it with Chuck Berry. Who has a new album out. Chuck Berry, that is. I don’t even know if Bikeboy plays the oboe.

This was all very unfair on dissent, who had David Rockefeller, who croaked in the interim. And I don’t think either one of them plays the oboe.

Are we 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 thefritz
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:01 pm

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

Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:02 pm

Hugh “Spirochete” Hefner, C’mon down to The Estate!

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:02 pm

The first shall be last and the last shall be first…

Comment from Ben
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:03 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:04 pm

One can always wish that Hillary will fall over and drop dead.

She’s been practicing the ‘fall over’ part a lot lately so there’s hope.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:10 pm

Carol Channing.

Saw her on stage in “Hello Dolly” when I was a kid and loved her since.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:11 pm

ok, Gene Hackman once more.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:16 pm

“One can always wish that Hillary will fall over and drop dead.”

Noooooeeeee! We’d be subjected to public mourning, a riderless horse behind her hearse, and the looniest of the looniest conspiracy theories.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:17 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from Janna
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:17 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:24 pm

Good GOD, is Carol Channing still alive?

Answer: yes. She’s 96. Wow.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:26 pm

Glenn Campbell.

Comment from p2
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:33 pm

george bush the first…..

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: March 24, 2017, 6:37 pm

Leslie Phillips

Comment from Gromulin
Time: March 24, 2017, 7:22 pm

Antoine “Fats” Domino. The old R&B singers are starting to drop finally

Comment from Hutch
Time: March 24, 2017, 7:23 pm

Nanette Fabray

Comment from Eirik
Time: March 24, 2017, 7:43 pm

Robert Mugabe. Always like to pick someone that everyone would be happy to see go.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: March 24, 2017, 8:02 pm

Ol’ Pineapple face himself – Manuel Noriega

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 24, 2017, 8:11 pm


Then Betty White

(1st time, do I get a cookie?)

Comment from Timbo
Time: March 24, 2017, 8:12 pm

Vera Lynn, bless her.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 24, 2017, 8:26 pm

George Soros, FTW

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: March 24, 2017, 8:56 pm

Prince phillip

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 24, 2017, 8:58 pm

April the Giraffe. She still hasnt delivered and I’m getting a Bloody Mary vibe and we all know how that turned out. 🙁

Comment from dissent
Time: March 24, 2017, 9:28 pm

Ed /Asner is poached

Comment from m
Time: March 24, 2017, 9:46 pm

pope francis

Comment from Veeshir
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:00 pm

Bill Clinton!

Since my favorite pick has been poached.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:01 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis

(I’ve got a theme going – “Classis rock and rollers who have survived to the EDM/Hip-Hop Dark Ages.”)

Comment from Capt. Kranky
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:03 pm

Burt Reynolds, he looks like he is already dead and people didn’t want to tell him.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:09 pm

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:18 pm

Ramsey Clark into the permanent dark.

Comment from catnip
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:30 pm

Herman Wouk

Comment from Spad13
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:49 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from RimrockR
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:57 pm

Chuck Yeager, pilot extrodinaire

Comment from sassamon
Time: March 24, 2017, 10:58 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: March 24, 2017, 11:36 pm

Wolf Blitzer

Comment from unkawill
Time: March 25, 2017, 12:09 am

Al-Baghdadi Isis head in Syria/Iraq

Comment from BJM
Time: March 25, 2017, 12:19 am

To poach or not to poach…naw. I’ll go with the Bishop-in-a-Tutu

Comment from Ripley
Time: March 25, 2017, 1:10 am

Jerry Lewis

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: March 25, 2017, 1:28 am

I’ll carry on the Gong Show theme and cast my vote for
Jaye P. Morgan
Who was a singer, actress, occasional Gong Show judge, and who flashed her boobs on national daytime TV.

85 years young, she’s no spring chicken. Keep ’em in your shirt now, princess.

Comment from tinman
Time: March 25, 2017, 1:41 am

Barbara Bush

Comment from PatAZ
Time: March 25, 2017, 2:15 am

Nancy “Plastic” Pelosi

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 25, 2017, 2:39 am

For once, I don’t have to search – I have my pick all queued up.

Virginia McCaskey, principal owner of the Chicago Bears.

(Daughter of Bears founder George Halas; when she goes her idiot sons may finally get turfed out of management.)

Comment from blake
Time: March 25, 2017, 2:58 am

Cary Grant’s Fifth Wife, Barbara Harris.

I have no idea why I would think this. She’s not even 70 yet, I don’t think.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: March 25, 2017, 3:32 am

John McCain – Hero POW, D-bag Senator

Comment from currently
Time: March 25, 2017, 5:35 am

Clint Walker

Comment from Davem123
Time: March 25, 2017, 5:59 am

Chuck Shumer, (D)ick

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: March 25, 2017, 6:31 am

Whew! Ding-dang-dongle it, late to the party agin!…Thought sure my primary Usual Pick would be poached an’ gone, but – nope! Sooo-o-o…Once more, I will go with Insaney Red-Pants Janey, the Fonda of whom we truly could not hope to be less Fond-O’…die, Janey, die! – the Cable Car Of Grim-Reaperism approacheth, already!!…Just step right out there, stand between the rails and – smile purty for your close-up…

Comment from Armybrat
Time: March 25, 2017, 10:48 am

How about Warren Beatty’s older sister, Shirley Maclaine. Maybe in her next life she’ll come back as a decent human being.

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: March 25, 2017, 11:48 am

Noam Chomsky is pinin’ to hear the Sad Trombone.

Comment from platypuss
Time: March 25, 2017, 3:08 pm

Carl Reiner, just for siring Meathead.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 25, 2017, 3:36 pm

I hope not, platypuss. Saw on Seifeld’s Comedians In Cars that every night Reiner goes to Mel Brooks house (or was in vice versa?) and they eat dinner together off tv trays in front of a television. They watch old movies and series together. I’m afraid when one goes, the other will immediately follow. Another oldy but goody is Don Rickles. Love him in Casino.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: March 25, 2017, 4:53 pm

Going in another direction for me. Let’s see what happens with an old rocker. Mick Jagger for the dick.

Comment from BJM
Time: March 25, 2017, 6:39 pm


I seriously considered poaching Insaney Janey again…but truth be told poaching didn’t quite set right. One should earn one’s dick fair and square.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 25, 2017, 7:54 pm

Just read that the London terrorist hails from stoaty’s neck of the woods — Rye.

Comment from BJM
Time: March 25, 2017, 9:35 pm

File under “I did not know that”. Dissent’s perennial DP pick was one creepy SOB

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 25, 2017, 9:47 pm

Can we take hopeful sidebets on who’ll win?
You know, sorta give Karma that extra little nudge it sometimes needs?

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: March 25, 2017, 10:01 pm

Way late to the pick. I don’t know the name, but it was revealed on the 20th that shortly after the inauguration the Uniformed Services branch of the Secret Service had ordered the removal of the alarms on the section of fence climbed by Jonathan Tran when he broke into the White House on March 10. Supposedly the sensors were to be used elsewhere. They were not replaced. Funny thing, during the Obama reign, cost was no object to protect Buraq Hussein.

Whoever gave that order is likely to have a fatal accident before he can be questioned.

Comment from AliceH
Time: March 25, 2017, 10:28 pm

I didn’t pick Chuck Berry.
I didn’t pick David Rockefeller.
I’ve never picked a “winner”.
But. I do play the oboe. So,I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice.

Oh, yeah. All my usual picks are taken. I’ll go with Fritz Weaver.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: March 25, 2017, 11:18 pm

(Eric): “Robert Mugabe. Always like to pick someone that everyone would be happy to see go.”
One billion humans will dance in the streets when the terrible lizard Jiang Zemin kicks it.

Comment from RealMc
Time: March 25, 2017, 11:35 pm

Clint Eastwood……..Live on

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 26, 2017, 12:22 am

@BJM – I celebrate Dissent’s dick win with the truly evil David Rockefeller, but to keep the record straight I think you’ll find that Rockefeller was my perennial pick.

Oh, to be sure, I went off that play from time to time, but I don’t believe anyone here had picked Rockefeller before I did my first time. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. He was my favorite for a dozen or more death cycles.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 26, 2017, 7:10 am

@ AliceH:
Fritz William Weaver (January 19, 1926 − November 26, 2016) was an American actor in television, stage, and motion pictures.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 26, 2017, 12:51 pm

Theresa Heinz Kerry

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: March 26, 2017, 1:25 pm

Clive James

Comment from Carl
Time: March 26, 2017, 1:32 pm

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: March 26, 2017, 6:56 pm

Bob Barker, Come on down!

Comment from spunkus
Time: March 26, 2017, 10:58 pm

Harry Reid.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: March 27, 2017, 1:28 am

Chelsea Handler!

Comment from mandel bread
Time: March 27, 2017, 3:42 am

Charles Manson

Comment from AliceH
Time: March 27, 2017, 3:58 am

EspressoBold: oh. Thanks for letting me know. RIP, Fritz.

Comment from BJM
Time: March 27, 2017, 3:11 pm

@Uncle Al…sorry for the confusion…you and dissent both wuz robbed! I wonder if he’s in Purgatory wiggling on God’s specimen pin?

Comment from Nana1
Time: March 27, 2017, 3:17 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsberg She must be out of her 9 lives by now.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: March 28, 2017, 6:56 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from Jsmes Collins
Time: March 30, 2017, 3:38 am

Paul Ehrlich again.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: March 30, 2017, 4:26 am

I already made my pick (Jaye P. Morgan), but next time I’m picking Bill Nye, the ‘science guy’. What an obnoxious, condescending, little prick that guy is. Fuck you, Bill Nye. Just fuck you dead so someone can get a dick.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: March 30, 2017, 6:34 pm

John Podesta

Comment from Pablo
Time: March 31, 2017, 10:44 am

Roberta McCain – You owe us Bertie!

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 2, 2017, 11:40 pm

Late to the table: still Gordon Brown. One day…

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 2, 2017, 11:41 pm

The above didn’t get my name/email at first. Weird.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: April 3, 2017, 7:59 am

Doris Day

Comment from unkawill
Time: April 6, 2017, 6:09 pm

Crap Don Rickles is gone. Nobody had him this round, and I used to pick him.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: April 6, 2017, 6:25 pm

Nobody picked Don Rickles?
What a bunch of hockey-pucks!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 6, 2017, 6:26 pm

RIP Don Rickles
Donald Jay “Don” Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017)

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 6, 2017, 6:33 pm

Don Rickles was one of my favorites. He could act, too. Loved him in Casino. Enjoyed his appearance on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

He will be missed. RIP, Mr. Rickles.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: April 6, 2017, 6:38 pm

I’d like to be at the Pearly Gates when Don Rickles starts insulting St. Peter!! (Or maybe I’ll wait! haha)

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 6, 2017, 7:12 pm

@Ric Fan – “Another oldy but goody is Don Rickles. Love him in Casino.”

can’t you get an honorable Dick for your honorable mention of Mr. Rickles?

(Ahem – in my defense, what kind of a durnedYankee would I be if I didn’t barge in and try to change everything?)

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 6, 2017, 7:29 pm

durnedyankee: Gee, I forgot I posted that. At least I’m consistent with my comments. 🙂

Comment from Sandman complaineth
Time: April 7, 2017, 5:05 pm

Ima take Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg. Don’t fear the reaper Ruth…it’s for everyone’s good…except yours…c’mon down…

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 7, 2017, 5:25 pm

Now the bastard got Tim Pigott-Smith. Only 70 y/o.
Great actor. 🙁

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 7, 2017, 5:32 pm

I will have to find my copy of The Jewel In the Crown. If you havent seen it, do. If you have, the latest is a remastered copy and it looks great. Pigott-Smith’s character was complicated. Invoked both sympathy and revulsion.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 12, 2017, 12:15 am

Cryptic… “… found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home on April 11, 2017.” – wikipedia
John Warren Geils Jr. (February 20, 1946 – April 11, 2017) known professionally as J. Geils, was an American guitarist who was a member of the rock group The J. Geils Band.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 12, 2017, 5:26 am

Of note:
Dorothy Marie Mengering (July 18, 1921 – April 11, 2017), better known to Late Night and Late Show viewers as Dave’s Mom.

Comment from Bob B
Time: April 13, 2017, 4:01 am

Kim Jong Un is living dangerously. I’ll take him.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 13, 2017, 8:40 pm

RIP Dan Rooney, owner of Pittsburgh Steelers and former ambassador to Ireland.
Daniel Milton Rooney (July 20, 1932 – April 13, 2017)
An opportunity, at least, to see Kate Mara in funereal black…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 14, 2017, 11:45 pm

A life which contributed much and which ended without any fanfare at all:
Robert William Taylor (February 10, 1932 – April 13, 2017), known as Bob Taylor, was an Internet pioneer, who led teams that made major contributions to the personal computer, and other related technologies.
See the mosaic of his life at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Taylor_(computer_scientist)
Well done.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 15, 2017, 5:20 pm

Emma Morano, an Italian woman believed to have been the oldest person alive and the last survivor of the 19th century, died on Saturday at the age of 117, the Italian media reported. RIP.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 15, 2017, 5:22 pm

Think about that…she lived in three different centuries…now that’s something special.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 17, 2017, 7:03 pm

Congratulations to Arcan Cetan, Turkish-born confessed mass-murderer of five people last fall in the Cascade Mall, Burlington, WA. on being famous and now dead.
Suicide by hanging in his jail cell.
Rot In Hell.
Among his victims: a 16 year-old cancer survivor and a 95 year-old grandmother.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 17, 2017, 8:36 pm

Miriam Moskowitz

Comment from RealMc
Time: April 18, 2017, 11:57 pm

Get Ready for some DICK p2 – G.H.W. is back in the Kankenhaus…..

Comment from RushBabe
Time: April 21, 2017, 2:04 pm

Shouldn’t that be “krankenhaus?” Or could he possibly have a canker sore?

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: April 23, 2017, 1:58 am

RIP Erin Moran (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi) per TMZ: http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/22/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead/

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 24, 2017, 1:40 am

Kate O’Beirne, RIP.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: April 25, 2017, 12:09 am

Elton John

Comment from drew458
Time: April 25, 2017, 12:34 am

Elton John.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 25, 2017, 3:43 am

No, Elton John is ill and has canceled performances. Argentium thinks this is a sure bet.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 26, 2017, 9:20 pm

Jonathan Demme, RIP

Comment from Mitchell
Time: May 4, 2017, 2:51 am

Does nobody have Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth? If not I do.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: May 4, 2017, 3:04 am

Unconfirmed reports are that it is HRH Prince Philip who has passed. gulliblepratt may be the winner and my dastardly attempt to sneak a pick in is foiled.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 4, 2017, 4:25 am

Not sure why they wd call an emergency meeting from the various households to come to Buckingham if Phillip has indeed died. Sure hope he hasnt. He is refreshingly non PC. Drives the leftards crazy.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 4, 2017, 1:55 pm

Some lefty commented that the Phillip kerfuffle was to distract from the fact that Theresa May is losing in the polls — yes, I shite you not. lol

Comment from Mitchell
Time: May 4, 2017, 2:27 pm

Ah, HRH Prince Philip is retiring from public appearances…next September. Crikey. They could’ve just sent out a memo for goodness sake. Anyway the Dead Pool rolls on.

Comment from Gordon R. Durand
Time: May 5, 2017, 12:50 am

Stephen Hawking says humans must flee Earth within century.

I think he’s projecting.

Comment from Carl
Time: May 15, 2017, 5:14 am

Moors murdeerr Ian Brady

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 15, 2017, 7:15 am

RIP, Powers Boothe. He was only 68. Always enjoyed his performances.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 15, 2017, 9:57 pm

Oh Carl, haven’t you already made a selection of Sir Bruce Forsyth?
I was going to congratulate you but then I saw that you may have broken de ruwelz

Comment from Carl
Time: May 15, 2017, 10:33 pm

Oops. Sorry, I’d forgotten that I had already entered a name.It was such a long time ago.

I had been entering murderer Ian Brady’s name on and off since last October when I read that he had sent out his Christmas cards because he believed that he had only a few days to live.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: May 18, 2017, 1:22 pm

No One had Roger Ailes. Oh Well.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: May 18, 2017, 1:29 pm

And Chris Cornell from Soundgarden – but he would have been an outlier at 52 and otherwise healthy.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 22, 2017, 5:58 pm

Hey all you late pickers. Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment. He’s 89.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 23, 2017, 1:39 pm

Actor Roger Moore dead at 89. I had no idea he was that old.
RIP. http://pbpo.st/2rwJJI

Comment from p2
Time: May 23, 2017, 5:42 pm

no, mr bond. i expect you to die….. ernst blofeld finally wins

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 23, 2017, 6:01 pm

Didnt Moore recently write some kiss and tell book? Was a big fan of The Saint when I was a kid.

RIP, Roger.

Comment from tonycc
Time: May 24, 2017, 12:03 am

OK thefritz, I’ll take Tommy Lasorda. Thanks!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 27, 2017, 3:12 am

I suspect nobody picked Zbigniew Brzezinski because they couldn’t even come close to spelling either name correctly.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 27, 2017, 4:15 am

Does this mean we get a break from Mika???

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 27, 2017, 5:59 pm

Rush always referred to him as “Z Big,” so not too hard to spell if you went that route.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 27, 2017, 9:03 pm

Did seeing cher half naked kill Gregg Allman???!!!!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 27, 2017, 11:10 pm

@RushBabe – That route’s a dead end, if you’ll pardon the expression. See Rule 4.

Comment from tawny
Time: May 29, 2017, 10:58 am

RIP John Noakes, for a certain generation of Brits he was a huge celeb.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 30, 2017, 5:54 am

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: March 24, 2017, 8:02 pm
Ol’ Pineapple face himself – Manuel Noriega

Prepare your Dick acceptance speech, Mr. or Ms. Formerly…

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: May 30, 2017, 11:01 am

Ahem, I’d like to thank…

I was going to add something snarky, but realized that I actually did want to thank those who participated in Operation Just Cause to depose this jumped-up little dictator.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 30, 2017, 1:43 pm

Congrats, Formerly known as Skeptic! And you did it with someone disliked!

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: May 30, 2017, 7:17 pm

Yeah, RushBabe. After I won for Bobbi Kristina Brown (that was just sad), I vowed to only enter people I wouldn’t mind seeing kick.

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