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Dead Pool Round 126: slidin’ into fall…

Rich Rostrom is officially a Winner of Dick. He has won with T. Boone Pickens. Rich has been keeping statistics on the Dead Pool since forever; it’s about damn time he won one.

As for Pickens? He “lobbied for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR 503) which would prohibit the slaughter for human consumption and the trade and transport of horse flesh and live horses intended for human consumption.”

So, you know, not just another pretty billionaire.

Ready? Sure? Okay then!

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.

Comments


Comment from BJM
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:09 pm

I’m going with Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Something is off kilter with the Sussexes.

 


Comment from RimrockR
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:11 pm

Chuck Yeager

 


Comment from Deborah’s Tablet
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:12 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

 


Comment from p2
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:16 pm

I’m picking Henry Kissinger again

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:17 pm

sid Haig

 


Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:20 pm

Jimmy Carter

 


Comment from Steve
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:38 pm

Eddie Mone…..

Shit.

 


Comment from Steve
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:40 pm

OK…

Poaching Roberta McCain FTD.

 


Comment from Hutch
Time: September 13, 2019, 6:47 pm

Sean Connery

 


Comment from Eirik
Time: September 13, 2019, 7:29 pm

I’m off my game with my usual favorite pick kicking it last week before I could get him on the list.

I’ll go with someone no one will miss: Gary Ridgeway, aka The Green River Killer. Not the oldest, but perhaps prison life is being hard on his health.

 


Comment from God’s little finger
Time: September 13, 2019, 7:40 pm

Kirk spartacus Douglas

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 13, 2019, 8:11 pm

I’m late to the game but going with Norman Lloyd again.

 


Comment from DamnedYankee
Time: September 13, 2019, 8:33 pm

An unnamed draft pick to be claimed when they die?

Beverly Cleary – who I have nothing against.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 13, 2019, 8:36 pm

This …
Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer, whose entertainment career has spanned seven decades.

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 13, 2019, 8:44 pm

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein…SENIOR Senator from California.

 


Comment from platypuss
Time: September 13, 2019, 9:11 pm

poaching Olivia de Havilland

 


Comment from Ea in ga
Time: September 13, 2019, 10:19 pm

Bob Dole

 


Comment from unkawill
Time: September 13, 2019, 10:31 pm

mel brooks

 


Comment from currently
Time: September 13, 2019, 10:52 pm

Brian Dennehy

 


Comment from Spad13
Time: September 13, 2019, 11:11 pm

Dan Rather

 


Comment from spunkus
Time: September 13, 2019, 11:15 pm

Carl Reiner

 


Comment from Davem123
Time: September 13, 2019, 11:32 pm

Jeremy Corbyn, anti-Semitic commie A-hole

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 13, 2019, 11:33 pm

Joe Biden, dead by choking on his aspirated teeth.

 


Comment from dissent555
Time: September 14, 2019, 12:24 am

James D Watson again

 


Comment from Timothy J. mcCorkle
Time: September 14, 2019, 12:48 am

Hmmm. I somehow Became anonymous… Sid Haig, actor in rob Zombies Movies.

 


Comment from PatAZ
Time: September 14, 2019, 12:56 am

Mad Maxine Waters again. She’s 81 and has to be running out of wigs soon.

 


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: September 14, 2019, 1:11 am

Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, for openly revealing the plans of the Democrats to abolish the 2nd Amendment.\

Subotai Bahadur

 


Comment from ama
Time: September 14, 2019, 1:32 am

Did no one choose Dhimi Carter yet?

 


Comment from Bob
Time: September 14, 2019, 2:17 am

Hillary Clinton

 


Comment from Nana1
Time: September 14, 2019, 2:19 am

Dick Cheney for the Dick.

 


Comment from catnip
Time: September 14, 2019, 3:16 am

Dame Vera Lynn

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 14, 2019, 3:33 am

Shall I try for two in a row?

Yes!

Famed underground comic artist S. Clay Wilson

(creator of The Checkered Demon)

 


Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: September 14, 2019, 4:00 am

Ghislaine Maxwell

 


Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: September 14, 2019, 4:51 am

Jean-Luc Brunel

 


Comment from Tonycc
Time: September 14, 2019, 8:29 am

Bob Barker

 


Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: September 14, 2019, 11:16 am

Artist Robert Crumb, who is 76yo and looks like a mummified corpse.

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: September 14, 2019, 11:43 am

If its Friday I be travelling…had free wifi at o’hare too. Oh well. All the good ones are taken so let’s go with former gameshow host Peter LaCock, better known as Peter Marshall for the win.

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: September 14, 2019, 11:51 am

How’s this for crazy. As I was scrolling down to see who had been picked I thought of picking artist Robert Crumb.I just bought a limited edition giclee print of his Fritz The Cat poster. (I had read he wasn’t well so I’m looking at it as an investment) so I was about to pick him when I see Tim Carlson had snagged him. DOH!

 


Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: September 14, 2019, 12:35 pm

Keith Richards

 


Comment from Pablo
Time: September 14, 2019, 12:54 pm

Luise Ranier is living on stolen time at a spry 104 years of age. Let’s wrap it up, Louie!

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 14, 2019, 2:11 pm

@ Pablo

Ummmmm… Uhhhhhh… I regret to inform you….

Luise Rainer (/ˈraɪnər/; January 12, 1910 – December 30, 2014) was a German-American-British film actress.[1][2] She was the first actor to win more than one Academy Award and, with that, the first to win back-to-back; at the time of her death, thirteen days shy of her 105th birthday, she was the longest-lived Oscar recipient, a superlative that has not been exceeded as of 2019

 


Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: September 14, 2019, 7:43 pm

Clive James

 


Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: September 14, 2019, 7:44 pm

My first two choices were Bob Dole and Bob Barker, but I see that I’m too late. And, I’m out of Bobs.

How about Olivia Newton-John?

 


Comment from RushBabe
Time: September 15, 2019, 4:16 am

Dang. Didn’t know anyone had T. Boone Pickpocket. Guess I’ll add someone new to the pool: Timmy’s mom, June Lockhart.

 


Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: September 15, 2019, 4:52 pm

Late-ish on the playing-field, but I just checked up an’ Insaney-Janey Fonda hasn’t (just yet) nodded into The Cable-Car Of Destiny & Desire, so we’ll go with Red-Diapers Janey yet another tyme –

(Failing that – let it be yon Notorious R.B.G., giving yet another nom to the Supremes and hopefully irrevocably tipping the decisional balance in a reliably-conservative and reliably All-Amurrican direction for at least the next 40 or 50 years at minimum…)

 


Comment from Ben
Time: September 15, 2019, 10:53 pm

Days late due to guests.
William Shatner

 


Comment from Armybrat
Time: September 16, 2019, 12:04 am

Desmond Tutu

 


Comment from Crowndot
Time: September 16, 2019, 1:12 am

Patrick J. Buchanan

 


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: September 16, 2019, 1:19 am

Ric Ocasek has passed at 75. Shite.

First Eddie Money, then Ric. This year officially sucks.

 


Comment from ama
Time: September 16, 2019, 2:56 am

I missed that someone already grabbed Jimmah Cartah, so I’ll pick his wife, Roslyn Carter

 


Comment from Jc
Time: September 18, 2019, 10:32 am

Paul Erlich, again

 


Comment from Timothy J. mcCorkle
Time: September 23, 2019, 1:05 pm

Aw! Sid haig died at 80!

 


Comment from Timothy J. mcCorkle
Time: September 23, 2019, 1:31 pm

[weasel: address redacted because DUDE, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? This is in the Internet. Crazy people live here]

I’am looking for a spotted dick recipe!

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 23, 2019, 2:30 pm

Damn. Sid was a good dude, lots of fun, and a genuinely great person to be around.

Congrats, TJM.
You may want to delete your address. Or not; however you get your kicks is your prerogative.

 


Comment from Timothy J. mcCorkle
Time: September 26, 2019, 12:22 am

ginger baker is next

 


Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: September 27, 2019, 1:53 pm

I finally figured out the time in Manila when Weasel posts at 6pm WBT … it’s 1AM the next morning for me.

I guess I’ll be able to post my pick during one of the 3-4 times I wake up to pee during the night. Hopefully _after_ I pee. … I hate getting old.

I wonder if Adam Schiff would be a good pick this time. Somebody may take him out just because they are sick of his nonsense, and his bug eyes. But mainly his nonsense. Hmmm…

 

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