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Dead Pool Round 121: Sunny Daze Edition

Uncle Al, to his sadness and ours, wins the dick with Doris Day. According to the linked article, she will have “no funeral or memorial service – or even a grave marker.”

It went on to say, “she didn’t like death.” Huh.

She seemed like a genuinely nice lady who poured herself into her animal welfare charity.

Though the papers have been calling her an animal rights campaigner.

According to my chicken studies, “animal welfare” is when you campaign for improved in conditions for animals.

“Animal rights” is when you argue that chimps can enter legal contracts and spend your evenings breaking into restaurants to liberate the lobsters.

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 RushBabe
Time: May 17, 2019, 6:00 pm

Roberta McCsin.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 17, 2019, 6:01 pm

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME! Herman Wouk dies minutes before 1800WBT? AAAARRRGH! Approaching 104 had to be daunting in day-to-day life, regardless of faith and what your accomplishments may have been. Happy trails and boat-drinks to you, sir. Damn, where’s my beer…

I’ll go with Olivia de Havilland.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 17, 2019, 6:01 pm

Ruthie Ginsburg!
Though I’m pretty sure she’s really already dead.
But they have to make it official sooner or later.

Comment from MrsDurnedYankee
Time: May 17, 2019, 6:03 pm

Cicely Tyson.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 17, 2019, 6:04 pm

Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer… and never-Trumper. Get along wif yah, yah ole drunk!

Comment from Hutch
Time: May 17, 2019, 6:07 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 17, 2019, 6:10 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 17, 2019, 6:47 pm

Don’t pick I M Pei either – he went to join the other pyramid architects on the Mandjet yesterday.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 17, 2019, 7:03 pm

The dog trots freely in the street, and leads me to…

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Comment from p2
Time: May 17, 2019, 7:21 pm

ill snag alex trebec again

Comment from Nana1
Time: May 17, 2019, 7:22 pm

Robert Dole

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: May 17, 2019, 7:35 pm

Keith Richards.

I know, I know. I’ll never win this way.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 17, 2019, 7:41 pm

For any sticklers, that’s Roberta McCain, mother of the most traitorous RINO in history. I believe she’s 107. She makes Herman Wouk (joining the choir eternal at 104) look like a piker.

Comment from VJ
Time: May 17, 2019, 7:44 pm

Vera Lynn

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: May 17, 2019, 7:53 pm

I am poaching Robert Mugabe and hoping…

Comment from RimrockR
Time: May 17, 2019, 8:20 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 17, 2019, 8:31 pm

Wow Lester, I feel your pain. You had that pick cornered for a looooong time…that will leave a mark.
I will continue my cheap and tawdry ways and pick Beth Chapman, wife and co-star of/with Dog the Bounty Hunter. Stage 4 lung cancer that’s spread and she’s stopped chemo. God Bless.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: May 17, 2019, 8:32 pm

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from Eirik
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:00 pm

Since Mugabe got poached, lets go with Raul Castro. Always like to make a pick that will better the world if it comes up.

Comment from Pablo
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:02 pm

Jimmy Carter.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:19 pm

I’ll stick with the last of the traveling medicine show men, Ron Popeil.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:20 pm

John O. Brennan

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:24 pm

Thanks, Fritz. Good luck on yours. A quitter she is not.

The miscreants currently at The Estate are in for one helluva Friday night…

Comment from ea in ga
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:27 pm

Rosalyn Carter

Comment from Ben
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:39 pm

William Shatner

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:50 pm

I had no idea Lawrence Ferlinghetti was still kicking… but he is!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 17, 2019, 9:58 pm

I’m gonna make a political intrigue pick: Joseph Mifsud

He’s at the heart of the international pieces of SpyGate which culminated in the illegal surveillance of Donald Trump’s campaign, transition team, and administration, and was aided for sure by the intelligence cabals of the U.K. and Australia, and apparently Italy. The Italian intelligence bureaus’ chiefs have now all been sacked, and Mifsud’s in the middle of that mess as well. It’s my opinion that the ex-director of the CIA under B. H. Obama, John Brennan (a primary director of SpyGate), would dearly love to see Mifsud out of the picture. For someone like Brennan, that means … well, you get the picture, ugly though it is.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: May 17, 2019, 10:55 pm

Prince phillip

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: May 17, 2019, 11:28 pm

Changing it up again and picking John Astin, the best ‘Gomez Addams’ that ever was. Raul Julia was a close second.

Here’s hoping DurnedYankee wins, but I think they have Ruthie encased in a block of lucite and they won’t drag her out and admit her death until another liberal spawn of Satan is in the White House.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: May 17, 2019, 11:36 pm

“The Killer,” Jerry Lee Lewis

Comment from unkawill
Time: May 17, 2019, 11:38 pm

Ramsey Clark.

Comment from Janna
Time: May 18, 2019, 12:11 am

John Paul Stevens

Comment from Bob
Time: May 18, 2019, 1:37 am

I’m late and it looks like Hillary Clinton is still available, so I’ll take her.

Comment from Conchi
Time: May 18, 2019, 2:05 am

Mick Jagger

Comment from PatAZ
Time: May 18, 2019, 2:07 am

Sticking with Mad Maxine Waters. She’s over 80 so it’s a possibility. And she’s certainly mean enough.

Comment from Ric
Time: May 18, 2019, 2:10 am

So, Herman finally died. Just read that his son is a trannie.
I’m seeing too many young kids
of celebs dressing as trannies. It’s nuts.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 18, 2019, 2:13 am

OT, but I can’t help it:

RushBabe @ May 17, 2019, 7:41 pm wrote: Roberta McCain, mother of the most traitorous RINO in history…

Hardly. Remember Arlen Specter? James Jeffords? John Anderson? Lowell Weicker? Henry Wallace?

McCain was profoundly annoying at times, but he was a fairly consistent conservative, and he never deserted to the Democrats or a third party.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 18, 2019, 2:21 am

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Ric
Time: May 18, 2019, 4:18 am

Doris g-son hadn’t seen her for 10-15 yrs. He says her manager prevented it. I call BS.

Comment from catnip
Time: May 18, 2019, 4:25 am

Bill Macy – Hubby Walter Findlay in “Maude”

Comment from Davem123
Time: May 18, 2019, 12:28 pm

James Comey, former FBI Director. He’s rapidly becoming much more a liability than an asset.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: May 18, 2019, 1:01 pm

Henry Kissinger, former US Sec. of State

Comment from platypuss
Time: May 18, 2019, 1:33 pm

Back to Ed Asner.

Comment from Daniel
Time: May 18, 2019, 7:13 pm

John Wesley Dean III.

Comment from ama
Time: May 18, 2019, 7:58 pm

John Madden

Comment from Spunkus
Time: May 18, 2019, 9:24 pm

George Soros

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: May 19, 2019, 1:02 am

Hugh Downs

Comment from KMM
Time: May 19, 2019, 3:12 am

Angela Lansbury

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 19, 2019, 3:52 am

“Little Richard” Wayne Penniman.

Got nothin’ else atm.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 19, 2019, 4:14 pm

I’m way late to the party one of our dogs messed with a baby rattler, he’s recovering and will be fine.

My usual pick has been taken so I’ll go with ole tiger tattoo on the butt; former SoS George Shultz

Comment from BJM
Time: May 19, 2019, 5:06 pm

OT: Hayward’s on a roll this weekend.

Comment from currently
Time: May 19, 2019, 6:27 pm

Daniel Ellsberg

Comment from JC
Time: May 19, 2019, 6:31 pm

Paul Erlich, out of a sense of loyalty.

Comment from Ric
Time: May 20, 2019, 11:12 am

I was going to choose Bernard Hepton but apparantly he died last July. ☹

He was a great actor.

Comment from tonycc
Time: May 20, 2019, 12:04 pm

Still waiting for Bob Barker to bust.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 20, 2019, 1:54 pm

@ tonycc,
Bob has already been nominated…

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: May 20, 2019, 2:41 pm

Clive James

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 21, 2019, 10:39 pm

RIP Niki Lauda, extraordinary driver of the Formula 1 cars of Ferrari, McLaren, and others.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 26, 2019, 4:44 pm

RIP Bart Starr, 85, legendary Greenbay Packers QB.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: May 28, 2019, 3:37 pm

Jane Fonda.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 30, 2019, 7:16 pm

Wow, what a day of Celebrity Death, none in the pool:

Claus von Bülow (born Claus Cecil Borberg; 11 August 1926 – c. 30 May 2019)[1] was a Danish/British socialite.[2] He was convicted for the attempted murder of his wife Sunny von Bülow (born Martha Sharp Crawford, 1932–2008) in 1979
William Thad Cochran (/ˈkɒkrən/; December 7, 1937 – May 30, 2019) was an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Mississippi from 1978 to 2018.
Leon Redbone (August 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019) was a singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor and voice actor specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized by his Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and black tie, Redbone first appeared on stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
von Bülow’s death date was corrected to May 25, 2019
RIP, alla y’all……

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 31, 2019, 1:40 pm

RIP, Leon Redbone!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 6, 2019, 10:31 pm

RIP, Dr. John…
Malcolm John Rebennack (born November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter.

Comment from Tracy
Time: June 9, 2019, 5:14 pm

Olivia de Havilland….she’s been in the waiting line to get bugled up to Jesus for quite some time, she’s gotta be close to the front by now. If I were here, I would not be buying green bananas….

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 15, 2019, 1:16 pm

Oh Tracy…

Lester already picked Ms. de Havilland. He was smarting at missing out on Herman Wouk by mere minutes and grabbed the low hanging fruit. Also, don’t pick Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli. It’s a wrap…he’s dead at 96. RIP.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 17, 2019, 2:25 pm

Gloria Vanderbilt has sent her last RSVP… RIP
Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (born February 20, 1924, died June 17, 2019) was an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 23, 2019, 11:28 pm

If one is so inclined and hasn’t made a pick yet … Beth Chapman, (ex?) wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter, is in a medically induced coma.

Let the vultures pounce!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 23, 2019, 11:56 pm

Leon Redbone was only 69 & died from dementia. 🙁

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 24, 2019, 12:24 am

Oh Tim…I pounced back on May 17.

Comment from Steve
Time: June 24, 2019, 1:45 am

Beth Chapman, FTW.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 24, 2019, 7:23 am

Damn – I missed the fact that thefritz had already picked Beth Chapman on my quick scan of the already picked.

My bad.

Comment from Steve
Time: June 24, 2019, 12:33 pm


My enthusiasm for Ms. Bounty Hunter’s imminent demise has, necessarily, waned a bit.

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 26, 2019, 9:41 pm

I can’t say I feel good about winning dick #4.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 27, 2019, 3:40 am

Oh, goodie! A new Dead Pool always brings out my inner ghoul.

Congratulations to thefritz!

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 27, 2019, 12:47 pm

Max Wright, the dad on ALF has passed. He had a great voice and was the perfect foil to that lovable Alien Life Form.


Comment from unkawill
Time: June 28, 2019, 2:09 am

Congrats Fritz! Beth Chapman For the DICK!

Comment from unkawill
Time: June 28, 2019, 2:10 am

New Dead Pool?????

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 3, 2019, 11:48 am

I had no idea he was still alive…http://tinyurl.com/y3zjuovs

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: July 4, 2019, 12:40 am

RIP Arte Johnson, 90 y/o

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