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Dead Pool 107: Here Comes Spring! Edition

Carl carled himself to another victory with Morgan Tsvangirai. I didn’t notice, though, and hence didn’t get a new Dead Pool up when it was due last Friday. In the interim, perennial favorite Billy Graham joined the choir eternal and RushBabe was denied her rightful dick.

This didn’t seem right, so I have declared 106 to be jointly won by Carl and RushBabe. It’s not unprecedented; we’ve had dual winners before when circumstances were unclear. I’ve totally lost count of how many this makes for Carl, but, RushBabe, if you want to claim your fabulous prize, you know what to do.

And with that –

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: February 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

Herman Wouk
The current state of the world he reflected on is going to tear his heart apart.

Comment from Janna
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

Kirk douglas

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:01 pm

John McCain

He’s way, way, way overdue. Ol’ Wet Start should have been burnt into greasy charcoal on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Forrestal on July 29, 1967.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:05 pm

Doris Day

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:11 pm

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from prm
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:24 pm

George Soros

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:31 pm

Clive James

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:37 pm

The Bandit, Burt Reynolds.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:38 pm

George H. W. Bush

Comment from catnip
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:42 pm

Actress Charlotte Rae

Comment from Ben
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:46 pm

William Shatner

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:47 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Why won’t you die!

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: February 23, 2018, 6:50 pm

@Uncle Al
but he’s a ‘Merucan Heerow!

And so was Benedict Arnold…
right up until they gave him command of West Point.

Comment from Hutch
Time: February 23, 2018, 7:06 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 23, 2018, 7:34 pm

Miriam Mosovitz, commie spy.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 23, 2018, 8:04 pm

General Chuck Yeager. He turned 95 last week and is apparently an avid Twitter user. Happy belated bday General. Live forever Chuck – but just in case you don’t I picked you like I have for many previous pools.

Comment from p2
Time: February 23, 2018, 8:35 pm

damn hour and a half late an no one grabbed olivia…..ill snag her olivia de havilland…..

Comment from p2
Time: February 23, 2018, 8:37 pm

seein as how rushbabe pinched doris on me…..

Comment from sassamon
Time: February 23, 2018, 8:56 pm

For this round I will again choose the Ding Dong Gentleman, Leslie Phillips. Comic actor Who has been in over 150 films and television shows. Known early in his career for the Carry On and the Doctor film series.

Portrayed many “Lechery Toffs” throughout his long career

Memorable phrase “Ding Dong, you’re not wrong”


Another early example of Leslie’s work is the 1957 film “The Smallest Show On Earth”:


Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: February 23, 2018, 9:00 pm

Prince Phillip

Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 23, 2018, 11:12 pm

Desmond Tutu. May he join his buddy Nelson in hell.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 23, 2018, 11:17 pm

Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz Kerry

Comment from ea in ga
Time: February 23, 2018, 11:34 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Vinnie Mac
Time: February 24, 2018, 12:09 am

Mel Brooks

Comment from PatAZ
Time: February 24, 2018, 12:56 am

Diane Feinstein

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: February 24, 2018, 1:07 am

Such a dearth of Useful Riches…all these actually quite-evil and deeply-deserving to croak soonest, and Whatever Gods There MAY Actually Be go and waste the lightning on Billy Graham, who may well have been a sort of overbearing more-Christlier-than-thou sorta-Elmer Gantry to some, but surely wasn’t doing nor exemplifying much actual evil in the World…

Meanwhile – If I can’t win in this thing with Red-Pants Janey-Insaney Fonda (an actual ne’er-do-well, lack-witted, limp-brained oxygen-thief of clear-cut Evil Intent And Purpose), then what’s to keep The Lightning from taking down either Durned Yankee’s or Some Veg’s selection(s)?…The selfsame World would – indeed – benefit in SO many ways from the erasure from the ranks of The Living of ol’ Nanny Pee-Lousey, whose every utterance proves that she’s already been brain-dead for some time now, and/or Ruthie The Wretched, who really, REALLY is long-overdue to go away and haunt someplace much darker, colder and deader than the Halls Of The SCOTUS –

Comment from Bob
Time: February 24, 2018, 1:12 am

I see Some Vegetable picked Nancy, so I’ll go with Hillary Clinton.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: February 24, 2018, 1:37 am

This time I’ll take Carl Reiner!!

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 24, 2018, 2:14 am

Jake Tapper

Comment from Conchi
Time: February 24, 2018, 2:41 am

Roz Carter

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 24, 2018, 2:47 am

I have no idea how you could possibly be “…fresh out of fairy shit particles…” There is clearly no shortage of same on the Streets of San Francisco:
At least, based on their predilections, most of those particles clearly must be fairy shit…

Comment from AliceH
Time: February 24, 2018, 3:25 am

Carol Channng. Because why not. Can’t wait to see who Carl wins with this time.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 24, 2018, 3:39 am

@Anonymous – Considering Stoaty is about 5,000 miles away from San Francrisco, and in a different hemisphere, she’d have to import those fairy shit particles. Knowing what I do of Stoaty (that being those aspects she allows us to know), I’m sure she would find filling out the necessary customs form impossibly unpleasant.

ITEM DESCRIPTION: fairy shit particles

ITEM INTENDED USE: substitute for elephant shit particles used in making paper to draw dead pool award pictures on

No. Just no.

Comment from scantily clad scandis
Time: February 24, 2018, 3:46 am

I’ll take Bob Dole.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: February 24, 2018, 4:17 am

The Broward Coward…Scot Peterson.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 24, 2018, 4:56 am

Not quite the oldest living ex-US-Cabinet member, but he’s close (second only to George Shultz, who has been picked before):

Alan S. Boyd, Secretary of Transportation under LBJ. (He and Ramsey Clark are the last two living members of LBJ’s cabinet. The Postmaster General died only last November.)

As to Carl: he’s scored nine times, including four times in the last eight DPs.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 24, 2018, 5:06 am

I further note that after a run of six DPs with first-day hits (DPs 96-101), there has been a run of four DPs (103-106) where the hit was called 14 to 40 days in, and 0 to 9 days before the target croaked.

(In DP 102, tonycc called Tom Petty 3 days in, with 0 days to go.)

So the Carl strategy has been compied, with success.

Comment from Eirik
Time: February 24, 2018, 7:33 am

Robert Mugabe. He may be out of power, but he sadly survived the coup.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: February 24, 2018, 11:21 am

Mixing it up yet again and attempting to be topical with
Dana Loesch. Unfortunately, she’s going inflame some insane leftist anti-gun whackjob to the point where they will plan an attack in order to take her out. If there’s a God, she will empty an entire clip into her attacker before she passes.

Ah, who am I kidding. No leftist has the balls to go face-to-face with Dana – they’ll use a car bomb or some such cowardly shite.

And thus begins America’s second Civil War…

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: February 24, 2018, 1:40 pm

I had a dream that Bill Clinton died, but I am going with Robert Vaughn instead.

Comment from Davem123
Time: February 24, 2018, 2:31 pm

A dream is good enough for me. I shall once again take Slick Willy. HRCs better half (believe it or not.) Have you seen the man lately?

Comment from platypuss
Time: February 24, 2018, 2:50 pm

Tony Bennett…to leave his heart in San Francisco…midst a pile of scat & syringes.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: February 24, 2018, 4:36 pm

Ramsey Clark pleez?

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 24, 2018, 4:58 pm

Oh man. A day late and still jet-lagged.

No Ed Asner yet I see. I’ll take him.

Comment from Nana
Time: February 24, 2018, 5:21 pm

Since my usual standbys have already been poached, I’ll go with Henry Kissinger.He’ll be 95 in May.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: February 24, 2018, 5:23 pm

Robert Wagner? Imagine he is a bit stressed lately with the attention being given to his wife’s death.

Comment from unkawill
Time: February 24, 2018, 5:37 pm

Barbra Bush

Comment from william thomas (unkawill)
Time: February 24, 2018, 5:41 pm

Hey Sweasel, I got moved into my new place and now have a mailing address. Drop me an e-mail please so I can send you my new address for my prize.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 24, 2018, 9:40 pm

Friday afternoons (EST) is a rough time for me Swease…I’m almost always traveling…all the good ones are gone by the time I land…I nominate Sunday mornings before church for the new WBT that way I can ask for forgiveness for marking a fellow human for demise. I’ll choose Ralph Pierre LaCock, better known as Peter Marshall.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 25, 2018, 1:28 am

Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist.
King of Calypso….

Comment from BJM
Time: February 25, 2018, 2:32 am

Since Deborah HH picked TaRAYsa…I’ll take her boy toy…John F’ing Kerry

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: February 25, 2018, 12:35 pm

Cissy Houston (Whitney’s mom and Grammy winner)

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: February 25, 2018, 3:27 pm

Well poached Bill the Butcher. I fervently wish you elephant shit.

Mr. Richard Wayne Penniman

Comment from BJM
Time: February 26, 2018, 3:33 am

@ Uncle Al

ITEM DESCRIPTION: fairy shit particles

ITEM INTENDED USE: substitute for elephant shit particles used in making paper to draw dead pool award pictures on

Okay, that was genius.

Life has indeed become a Python sketch.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 26, 2018, 10:58 am

@BJM … (-;

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: February 26, 2018, 4:24 pm

Madam Weasel! I has a question!

Is this kit any good? – I am assuming you will have many more clues about this than myself.


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: February 26, 2018, 4:36 pm

Well that was a botched job! – how about THIS link

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2018, 8:12 pm

That’s a very good deal, Durned. Inevitably, when you buy a set, you get all sorts of colors you never use. But if you buy individually, you pay through the nose.

I’ve heard of Langnickel, but I don’t know if they’re any good. But for a complete set like that at that price, it would be hard to go wrong.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: February 27, 2018, 4:17 am

Of course my getting it would be equivalent to giving it to ‘Pigcasso”, but hey, maybe it’ll pay for my retirement.

or not.

Still, thanks for taking a look at it, you’re the only living ar-teest I know (as much as a bot can know an ar-teest).

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: February 27, 2018, 6:24 pm

My fave pick of Kissinger having been poached, I call –

Harvey Weinstein –

at the hands of a shrieking harpy, or (more likely) a disgruntled investor….

Comment from currently
Time: March 1, 2018, 12:38 am

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from spunkus
Time: March 1, 2018, 12:59 am

Vera Lynn

Comment from bikeboy
Time: March 1, 2018, 6:06 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis

Comment from smedley
Time: March 3, 2018, 8:32 am

Rapper Rick Ross

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 3, 2018, 10:27 am

currently: I dunno, currently. Wish I cd link the video of him performing. He’s singing and smoking a cigarette. He looks pretty spry.

February 28 at 7:14am ·
Legendary Dick Van Dyke is 92 years old & still kicking ass. Last night, me & several friends were fortunate to see him front a 6-piece jazz combo at the small Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Here he is doing Fats Waller’s 1930s song “Viper’s Drag.” (Viper was jazz era slang for a marijuana smoker)

Comment from Carl
Time: March 3, 2018, 8:48 pm

Baroness Tessa Jowell. She is suffering from the same condition as John McCain – an aggressive cancerous brain tumour (glioblastoma). We’ll see who goes first.

The speech she gave in the House of Lords about 6 weeks ago sounded like a farewell speech.

A few days ago her daughter said “She is doing great …I’m seriously optimistic”. Sounds ominous.

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: March 4, 2018, 1:15 am

Norman Lloyd (Dead Poet’s Society and St. Elsewhere)

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: March 4, 2018, 6:47 am

David Ogden Stiers

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 4, 2018, 2:28 pm

Stiers was much better in Mash than that old commie, Mike Farrell.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 4, 2018, 4:29 pm

Admirable attempt at Rule 0 dodging, SCOTTtheBADGER!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 4, 2018, 8:12 pm

I just assumed Scott was cheating. Hell, I assume you all cheat. 🙂

Comment from JC
Time: March 6, 2018, 4:33 am

Tony Joe White’s like 84 years old. Hate to lose him. Drinks almost as much as I do. Not a good thing.

Comment from Steve
Time: March 7, 2018, 5:23 pm

I nearly beat Scott the Badger to the punch on that one.

But I considered that it might be viewed as “bad form” get caught breaking my very own rule.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 13, 2018, 5:30 am

Oskar Gröning on 3/9. One less nazi in the world…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 14, 2018, 3:56 am

Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (8 January 1942–14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 14, 2018, 11:33 am

Wow, a perennial favorite and nobody picked him.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 14, 2018, 7:15 pm

and it’s a bit weird Hawking died on Einstein’s birthday and International Pi day….

Comment from bikeboy
Time: March 14, 2018, 8:24 pm

Whoa! Nobody picked the wheelchair guy? (He kinda DID give the impression that he’d just keep on ticking forever…)

Comment from little sister
Time: March 20, 2018, 2:23 pm

John Paul Stevens

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: March 21, 2018, 1:01 am

So late to the party, going with Stan Lee

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: March 21, 2018, 2:30 am

Sancte Faeces I missed this one. I am even later to the party. I will toss out for consideration the former Deputy Director of the American KGB and ally of our own “Gestapo” Mueller, Andrew McCabe. My quick lack of reasoning depends more on speed than anything else, but if it looks like he may roll over having lost his job and possibly protection, he is overdue for a tragic accident involving a self-inflicted firearms accident in the back of the head that is being planned right now.

Comment from Steve
Time: March 29, 2018, 2:08 pm

I guess I will go with John McCain’s mom one more time. She can’t live forever (At least, I don’t think she can).

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 2, 2018, 2:27 pm

Although nobody picked her, I’m happy to report that Winnie Mandela is dead. Good riddance to the necklace woman.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 10, 2018, 3:30 pm

RIP Susan Anspach 4/2/2018, 75 years old of heart failure. Loved her in Blume In Love, a film that could never be made today.

Comment from Conchi
Time: April 14, 2018, 6:22 am

Rumor has it that Art Bell

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 14, 2018, 4:55 pm

There’s a conspiracy going around…longtime radio host Art Bell died Friday at his Pahrump home. He was 72.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 14, 2018, 7:23 pm

I liked Art Bell. He wasnt a nut — his callers were. He was sort of young to die.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 14, 2018, 8:21 pm

RIP, Milos Forman, 86 y/o.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: April 15, 2018, 7:48 pm

@unkawill –

You might be ready to win this round –


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 15, 2018, 7:50 pm

@unkawill – Your pick of Barbara Bush is looking promising right now. I just read a report that she decided to stop medical treatment for lung and heart problems and go back home from the hospital.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: April 15, 2018, 11:23 pm

R. Lee Ermey, dead at 74 of complications from pneumonia.

RIP and Semper Fi!


Comment from thefritz
Time: April 16, 2018, 11:32 pm

‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson dead at 65. RIP

Holy crap, I just Googled him yesterday cuz I hadn’t heard anything about him in a long time…weird…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 17, 2018, 1:52 am

I was quite surprised at the news of Harry Anderson. Of course, I did a web search for pics and more news. Harry didn’t look like himself, having put on weight but even so, something else seemed a little “wrong.” Can’t put my finger on the exact term except maybe “aged.” Dunno…. image follows:

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 17, 2018, 11:43 pm

unkawill is a winnah! Mrs. Bush has left the building. For reals this time.

Comment from Drew458
Time: April 17, 2018, 11:59 pm

Yes, I just saw the news. Barbara Bush, dead at 92. I always thought she was a classy lady. Rest in peace.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 18, 2018, 12:21 am

WOW that was fast!
R.I.P. Barbara Pierce Bush
Barbara Bush (née Pierce; June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018)

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: April 18, 2018, 1:06 am

Rest in peace, Mrs. Bush.

I hate to say it, but it seems to be the case many times – when one half of a very long term couple passes, the other half is soon to follow.

Whoever snaps up George H.W. Bush in the next pool could be a winner.

Now, it’s not true for every couple – after my father passed, my mother had 6 years of apparently long-awaited freedom before dementia took her, too.

Comment from unkawill
Time: April 18, 2018, 1:11 am

I’m sad That I won, but! I get ART, on special paper no less!
See y’all friday at 1800 WBT.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 18, 2018, 1:38 am

@Tim Carlson
As close as the Bushes have been throughout decades of marriage and the invalidity of former President Bush, I expect you are entirely correct. We may even be able to get a “side pool” going estimating the time Poppy has left before he passes. He’s NOT in great shape (as witnessed by the fact that show-biz-busy-body Barbra Streisand gushed over his frail condition when she visited and he last skydived 4 years ago at the age of 90 (June, 2014).
I wouldn’t be surprised if he passed within 90 days and PDJT got his military parade as The Funeral Rites of #41, President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Comment from unkawill
Time: April 18, 2018, 3:29 am

I give him less than a week.

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