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Dead Pool Round 115: from the depths of my cold, dead computer

Unkawill takes the dick with Roy Clark. A fine musician and my least favorite banjo player. The man had mad skills, but his style was pure cringe.

As I am pecking this out on a steam-powered computing machine after the death of my beloved tower, I shall forbear to chat. Here we go!

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 Janna
Time: November 16, 2018, 6:02 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: November 16, 2018, 6:09 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Comment from Ben
Time: November 16, 2018, 6:23 pm

William Shatner

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 16, 2018, 6:24 pm

Olivia De Havilland

Comment from tonycc
Time: November 16, 2018, 6:31 pm

“Time to come on down Bob Barker” said Satan

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 16, 2018, 6:36 pm

Colonel Richard Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders.

Here’s a litte B-25 love to you all.

Comment from Hutch
Time: November 16, 2018, 6:38 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 16, 2018, 6:45 pm

Herman Wouk.

Stupid fargin’ time changes, work schedules, and celestial shenanigans. It’s going to be a bad night at The Estate for some interns.

Comment from p2
Time: November 16, 2018, 7:00 pm

doris day….. yet again.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 16, 2018, 7:02 pm

George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States…. Barbara is waiting on you, Jawage! Keeping her waiting any longer wouldn’t be prudent!

Comment from RushBabe
Time: November 16, 2018, 7:11 pm

Carl Reiner, though I like him a lot better than his whack-job son.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 16, 2018, 7:24 pm

Helen Merrill, famous Jazz Vocalist. She is 88 now, and I am still in love with her. She was most famous in the 1960’s, and more famous in Europe and Japan (where she lived for about 5 years) than in the U.S.

I just couldn’t stomach any more politics, so I decided to leave Nancy Pelosi the hell alone. Still, I wouldn’t mind if she accidentally licked an electric outlet or something.

Comment from platypuss
Time: November 16, 2018, 7:24 pm

Bob Dole to get elected to the afterlife.

Comment from gromulin@gmail.com
Time: November 16, 2018, 8:10 pm

Jimmah Carter

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: November 16, 2018, 8:15 pm

Ruth Bader…damn you weaselwannabe 😀

I suppose it would be wrong to steal MrsDurned’s choice….
Because someone else already did.

well, hell.

Bill Clinton

Comment from Capt. Kranky
Time: November 16, 2018, 10:02 pm

Walter Koenig, high time to check off Chekov.

Comment from Pupster
Time: November 16, 2018, 10:11 pm

Charlie Sheen

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: November 16, 2018, 10:21 pm

Brexit. Yeah, OK, Brexit may not be a person, per se, but I’m going to be a lot more in grief when it goes than I will for most of the other choices so far.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: November 16, 2018, 10:28 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: November 16, 2018, 10:49 pm

Country music legend Kris Kristofferson

Comment from Spad13
Time: November 16, 2018, 11:05 pm

William Shatner

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 17, 2018, 12:11 am

sorry Spad13, Ben snagged Shat on the 3rd pick…

Comment from ea in ga
Time: November 17, 2018, 12:17 am


Comment from Bob
Time: November 17, 2018, 12:21 am

Hillary Clinton

Comment from spunkus
Time: November 17, 2018, 12:49 am

Roberta McCain FTD

Comment from currently
Time: November 17, 2018, 12:59 am

Tim Conway…….”I’m coming”

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 17, 2018, 1:42 am

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 17, 2018, 1:49 am

Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a/k/a MbS, crown prince of Saudi Arabia. I’m of the opinion that a lot of filthy rich Arabs are fed up with him and won’t take any more of his bad mistakes like high-visibility assassinations of journalists.

Comment from unkawill
Time: November 17, 2018, 2:55 am

Back to Dick Vandyke

Comment from BJM
Time: November 17, 2018, 3:00 am

Guess I’ll go with the Tall Greek, aka, HRH Prince Philip…the old boy isn’t looking any too spry.

It will be sad to see Prince Philip and the Queen go…they have been a class act.

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: November 17, 2018, 4:12 am

M’kay – my “usual” has been Back In Da Nooze lately…jes’ can’t keep ‘er stoopid tater-trap properly-shut, yannow? – so:

Once Agin’ Unto The Breach, me hearties!! Roll dem bones, an’ rock dat Cable-Car Of Doooommm!!…C’mon, Red-Diapers Janey (Insaney) Fonda, the one of whom we couldn’t possibly be less Fond-ah – Step out there, and meet your fate quick n’ dirty n’ pointy-head-foremost…An’ also QuickLikeEver’thang!!

(Viable alternative would be: Let weaselwannabe‘s pick cash it in – The Notorious R.B.G. turnin’ toes-up and room-temperature, the sooner the better, would definitely be A Good Thing, as ol’ Martha would say…)

(By the bye, Yer Stoatliness: Best Of U.S.-Expat Luck on “resurrecting” your gone-cold computerin’-box – or, if/as necessary, quickly-acquiring a “live” replacement. Keep us posted, as we send encouraging thoughts your way…)

Comment from catnip
Time: November 17, 2018, 4:47 am

Norman Lloyd, actor

Comment from tinman
Time: November 17, 2018, 5:02 am

Hal Holbrook

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: November 17, 2018, 10:49 am

I’m gonna pick JOHN PRINE, singer / songwriter, he of “Illegal Smile”, “Sam Stone” and “Dear Abby” fame.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: November 17, 2018, 3:41 pm

Carol Channing.

Comment from Eirik
Time: November 17, 2018, 6:54 pm

My usual was snagged so I’ll go with Betty White

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: November 17, 2018, 8:43 pm

Clive James

Comment from Davem123
Time: November 18, 2018, 4:17 am

Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown.

Anyone stupid enough to believe “Climate Change” caused the California wildfires will probably forget to breathe, eventually.

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: November 18, 2018, 1:33 pm

George Soros, FTD

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: November 18, 2018, 3:07 pm

Heinz Alfred “Henry” Kissinger

Comment from Vinnie Mac
Time: November 19, 2018, 1:04 am

Pierre Cardin

Comment from Cobrakai99
Time: November 19, 2018, 10:35 am

Mick Jagger

Comment from MrsDurnedYankee
Time: November 19, 2018, 3:31 pm

Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch.

Evil hubby predicts his suicide will occur after he gets naked and shoots himself in the back 5 times with a bolt action rifle.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: November 19, 2018, 9:29 pm

Maxine Waters soon, before she can say impeachment foady-fi another time.

Comment from little sister
Time: November 20, 2018, 1:23 am

Kaye Ballard

Comment from dissent555
Time: November 20, 2018, 1:46 am

I can’t remember what i had last round.

Could look it up, but I’ll just go with Richard Wayne Penniman, aka Little Richard.

Comment from Crowndot
Time: November 20, 2018, 6:16 pm

California Senator Kamala Harris. Because it doesn’t cost a dime to dream…

Comment from Conchi
Time: November 21, 2018, 1:16 am

How about the wise Latina Sotomeyer.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 21, 2018, 7:10 pm

Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT, which has a Republican governor; we could use an extra Senate seat)

BTW, I had a near miss: beer baron William Coors, picked by me in DP 113 on 8/31, snuffed it on 10/13 – 37 days after Burt Reynolds won 113 for MrsDurnedYankee. IF Burt could have hung in there for another month and change, I would have beat out Unkawill with Roy Clark on 10/15. (Assuming Unkawill would have picked him in 113, which he hadn’t made a pick in when it ended.)

Comment from Carl
Time: November 21, 2018, 7:17 pm

Racing pundit John McCririck

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 22, 2018, 2:27 pm

Harry Leslie Smith

Comment from smedley
Time: November 24, 2018, 8:21 am

Sean Connery – I’m fed up with the idiots… the ever-widening gap between people who know how to make movies and the people who green-light the movies.

Comment from Pablo
Time: November 24, 2018, 11:21 am

I think we’ve had just about enough of Ed Asner.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: November 26, 2018, 9:54 pm

Willie Nelson

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 28, 2018, 6:03 pm

Harry Smith finally kicked the bucket. Makes it difficult for his son to tweet as him. I assume it will all be: If Harry were alive he would say vote for the commie, Corbyn.

Comment from Daniel
Time: November 29, 2018, 3:12 pm

Congrats Ric Fan!
“6:56am PST Wednesday November 28, 2018
LONDON (AP) — British World War II veteran and political activist Harry Leslie Smith has died. He was 95.”

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 29, 2018, 7:40 pm

Looks like Harry Leslie Smith has begun “Harry’s Last Nap” and his mission of pushing-up-poppies, whether he likes the color or not.

Congrats, Ric Fan.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 29, 2018, 8:25 pm

I think the hospital & son killed the old man. He was on nothing by mouth for a week. Why? I believe he had pneumonia. No reason why he could not drink water.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 30, 2018, 5:35 pm

So, is there a new Deadpool?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 1, 2018, 5:05 am

George H Bush has died. I wonder if the Bush family is going to be as tacky as the McCains and announce that Trump is not welcome?

Comment from unkawill
Time: December 1, 2018, 5:14 am

Grats Expressobold

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 1, 2018, 5:20 am

It would be such a shame if I missed out on this one:

George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
RIP, Jawage – I can be nice now that you are outtahere but your fambly better not snub The Donald.

Comment from Drew458
Time: December 1, 2018, 12:33 pm

I just heard the news about GHWB. He may not have been our best president, but he was far from our worst. He seemed like a decent, honorable man. God bless you sir, and may you rest in peace.

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 2, 2018, 5:04 pm

Actor Ken Berry has passed. RIP


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 2, 2018, 9:17 pm

@ unkawill …
Thanks, unkawill but it looks like some controversy is brewing in the demanding competition for Long-distance Spotted Dick Replacement Prizes… looks like @Ric Fan won several days ago (meaning that my subsequent selection of GHWB would have made for a darn short Celebrity Dead Pool).
We await the ruling from S. Weasel!

Comment from Nana1
Time: December 5, 2018, 9:33 pm

Congratulations Espresso Bob but with reservations. Sorry to see GHWB go to his reward. A life well lived.

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