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Dead Pool Round 118: testing, testing…this thing on?

I forgot there ever was a Kaye Ballard, and now there’s not. I wonder how often she was mistaken for Martha Raye.

Hint: don’t do a Google Images Search. It’s depressing how hot both those ladies were before old age and infirmity swallowed them whole.

In a move that was either lucky timing or a sneaky-sneak, ‘little sister’ takes the dick. I remind everyone that dirty tricks are celebrated ’round these parts (if you are weasel enough not to get caught).

Are we ready? Is Ruth Bader Ginsberg still on the table…?

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: January 25, 2019, 6:00 pm

That was a quick one! Little Sister, hmmm? Carl’s little sister? A reaper-savant in any case.

I’m sticking with Herman Wouk, even though there are soooo many that deserve to die… alone… sober… in an outhouse fire.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 25, 2019, 6:03 pm

I hereby poach Dick Van Dyke, 93 years young who is going to be a presenter or some such at The Golden Globes Awards Congratulatory Ego-Show….

Comment from VJ
Time: January 25, 2019, 6:05 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 25, 2019, 6:06 pm

Olivia deHavilland.

Comment from Ben
Time: January 25, 2019, 6:14 pm

William Shatner

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: January 25, 2019, 6:20 pm

Ruth Badass Ginsburg for the dick!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 25, 2019, 6:36 pm

Please, oh, please!

Harry Reid

Comment from Eirik
Time: January 25, 2019, 6:57 pm

Robert Mugabee, who most certainly deserves to be on any deadpool list.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 25, 2019, 7:25 pm

Lt.Col. Richard Cole, the last of the Doolittle Raiders

Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 25, 2019, 7:26 pm

Jimmah Carter FTW

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 25, 2019, 7:30 pm

Nancy Nutsy Pelosi PLEASE

Comment from Hutch
Time: January 25, 2019, 8:06 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from ea in ga
Time: January 25, 2019, 8:28 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 25, 2019, 9:05 pm

RIP, Russel Baker, former host of Masterpiece Theater.

Comment from guliblepratt
Time: January 25, 2019, 10:06 pm

HRH Prince (did I do that) Phillip

Comment from mad ivan
Time: January 25, 2019, 10:30 pm

Henry Kissinger (Yay! Poached ’em back!)

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: January 25, 2019, 10:54 pm

Clive James

Comment from p2
Time: January 25, 2019, 11:19 pm

doris day yet again

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: January 25, 2019, 11:36 pm

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from spunkus
Time: January 25, 2019, 11:38 pm

Roberta McCain

Comment from Davem123
Time: January 26, 2019, 12:27 am

Chuck Schumer. You know the one – Amy’s uncle, Heidi Fleiss’ good customer, worthless POS, etc.

Comment from Abu Qalam Al-Hindi
Time: January 26, 2019, 2:31 am

His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: January 26, 2019, 3:03 am

“If you’re not cheatin’, you’re not really tryin’. If you get caught, you’re tryin’ too hard.”

I’ll go with Hillary Clinton. Try harder!

Comment from RimrockR
Time: January 26, 2019, 3:33 am

Chuck Yeager

Comment from BJM
Time: January 26, 2019, 3:46 am

Welp, the Tall Greek wuz poached so I’ll go with Nicolás Maduro Moros, who most likely will meet his end Mussolini style.

Comment from Conchi
Time: January 26, 2019, 4:49 am

Ed asner, …

Comment from tinman
Time: January 26, 2019, 5:36 am

Rosalyn Carter, ’cause no one should have to live with Jimmuh.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 26, 2019, 2:36 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Buh-Bill
Time: January 26, 2019, 2:56 pm

Mort Sahl

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: January 26, 2019, 5:28 pm

Can I pick a category rather than an individual?

If so, a student at Covington Catholic High School. And possibly some family members too.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 26, 2019, 5:43 pm

Somebody really ought to pick Abilio James Acosta (his real name). As his head gets larger and larger, its content gets smaller and smaller. It won’t be long before his skull can’t handle the vacuum inside it and literally implodes.

There are lots of similarly afflicted people, but Jim gets enough air time we might be lucky enough to see his demise televised live. So to speak.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: January 26, 2019, 6:04 pm

Uncle Al – If Acosta goes, in whatever circumstances, it will only do two things – be blamed personally on Trump, and make him a martyr.

Seriously, he’d get a statue at Columbia School of Journalism. High schools and city parks across America will bear his name.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 26, 2019, 9:40 pm

Steve Skubinna – I fear you’re right. Although there may be a few circumstances that would derail that funeral train. Such as if he were to die of exposure with his tongue stuck to a freezing flag pole where nobody could hear his kwie foh hek. Or he might electrocute himself by urinating off a bridge over trolley tracks and hit the overhead wire. And then there’s always autoerotic asphyxiation.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 26, 2019, 10:30 pm

RIP, Michel Legrand.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: January 26, 2019, 10:44 pm

I had a completely different pick all typed up, but then _this_ was drummed into me:


The man doesn’t look good and all of the negative kharma he’s been generating lately can’t be helping.

Comment from BJM
Time: January 26, 2019, 11:11 pm

@Uncle Al “…there’s always autoerotic asphyxiation.”

Now there’s an image I don’t need or want…eeeewwwww.

Comment from unkawill
Time: January 26, 2019, 11:28 pm

Jimmy Carter for the steal— Well crap, checked up line and realised Groum got him. Dick Cheney FTD!

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: January 27, 2019, 4:07 am

Sonia Sotomayor

Comment from currently
Time: January 27, 2019, 4:59 am

Bob Newhart – from a FUNNY comedian era.

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: January 27, 2019, 8:53 am

Wow! – major-League Speed Round…

‘Kay – Time fer that Ole Facefull…

Let’s git to it, Insaney-Janey Fonda – go and meet yer Cable-Car Of Fate, an’ do it now!!

ThatIsAll(Fer Now)!!

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: January 27, 2019, 3:58 pm

Keeping with the Cali theme, Diane Feinstein (D-Mordor) FTD

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 27, 2019, 4:06 pm

RIP, Shirley Boone, wife of Pat.

DiFi is a good choice, Sk.YM-39. She’s ancient.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: January 27, 2019, 4:12 pm

Nobody has everybody’s favorite real-life Bond Villain George Soros yet so now I do.

Comment from little sister
Time: January 27, 2019, 11:29 pm

Rich Little – currently, another pick from a FUNNY comedian era.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: January 28, 2019, 2:44 am

Tim Conway

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 28, 2019, 3:31 am

Already. Been a crazy few days. I see Rich Little’s been taken, so I’ll stick with Little Richard for this round.

Comment from OldFert
Time: January 28, 2019, 6:33 am

Abu Qalam Al-Hindi (Father of Indian pen??)–You can go with Benedict, I’ll go with the Anti-Pope, Francis.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: January 28, 2019, 12:17 pm

Cicely Tyson.

Always liked the sound of that name.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: January 28, 2019, 2:40 pm

I haven’t heard of Kaye Ballard in years. The last thing I recall seeing her in was The Mothers-in-Law, and that was about 1968. And she looked middle-aged even then.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 28, 2019, 7:20 pm

Last Friday I was frolicking across the pond in Dublin town, deliriously ignorant of the fact a new Pool had begun. Silly me didn’t think to check the Swease’s sight as I drank and jigged my liver away. Sooooo, since all the good ones are already picked so I shall return to the ever fun-to-say, Ralph Pierre LaCock for the dick! (AKA game show host Peter Marshall)

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 29, 2019, 3:24 pm

Fiona Onasanya

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 29, 2019, 9:10 pm

RIP, R&B Star James Ingram.


Comment from Virginia Payne
Time: January 29, 2019, 9:23 pm

Jimmy Buffett.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 29, 2019, 10:19 pm

Jimmy Buffett lives in an area of LA called the “Plantinum Triangle” — his laid back beach days are long gone.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: January 29, 2019, 11:27 pm

Folks are dying faster than they can be picked around here. So I’m picking Mad Maxine Waters again before she goes. Seriously, Heidi’s customer is Picklemouth Chucky? The things I learn on the interwebs.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: January 30, 2019, 8:51 pm

I’ll have to go with Dick Dale – the originator of the “California Surf Guitar” sound. (“Pipeline,” etc.)

Dick is 81 and has some health problems. (I hope somebody else wins, and Mr. Dale is around for another 10 years…)

Comment from Nana1
Time: January 31, 2019, 12:57 pm

Harold Lloyd again.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 31, 2019, 2:36 pm

RIP Dick Miller. You stole so many scenes.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 1, 2019, 2:52 pm

Another old tankie bit the dust: Morty Sobell. First it was Miriam Moskowitz now Morton Sobell. They dont report their deaths in a timely manner and thereby risk screwing up Celebrity Death Pool. What else can one expect from a commie? I can understand why they didnt immediately report the death of David Greenglass. 60 years plus — the left was/is still out to trash him and his family.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 1, 2019, 6:48 pm

RIP, Clive Swift. Only 82 y/o. You cant get away from Hyacinth that easily!

PS: Boy, he was married to a real shrew.

Comment from catnip
Time: February 2, 2019, 4:46 am

Marsha Hunt, actress. Blacklisted as a fellow traveler during the McCarthy hearings.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 2, 2019, 8:15 am

For clarification, I was referring to Clive Swift’s ex wife, Margaret Drabble, who hates Americans.

As far as Marsha Hunt goes, she claims she knew nothing about communism but refused to disavow it. She shd have read a newspaper. She would have seen communism gobbling up China and Eastern Europe. You’re a liar, Marsha.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 3, 2019, 8:59 am

Whoosh! I missed the DP for over a week! Time to pick a deserving Commie: Angela Davis.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: February 7, 2019, 1:10 am

Former Michigan Congress critter John Dingell

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 8, 2019, 2:38 am

John David Dingell Jr. (July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019)
Congrats @ xul’s fedora

Comment from drew458
Time: February 8, 2019, 2:39 pm

Albert Finney, famous actor, 82. RIP

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: February 8, 2019, 3:33 pm

Woot! Dick #4!!!

Comment from bikeboy
Time: February 8, 2019, 4:05 pm

We lost a couple of the Good Guys (by all outward appearances):
Albert Finney (my favorite Finney performances: “Miller’s Crossing” and “Big Fish”)
Frank Robinson (MLB Hall of Fame)

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 14, 2019, 1:47 am

Oh man…and I was going to pick him on Friday…

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