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Dead Pool Round 129: Hanging on for Spring

Kirk Douglas, dead at last! Goodness, what an age! For some reason, I had it in my head that perennial Dead Pool favorite Fay Wray lived well past 100, too, but no – 96.

Congratulations to Neon Madman for bagging a landmark dead person.

Everyone seated comfortably? 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 LesterIII
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:00 pm

Norman “Henry Mallory” Lloyd


Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:00 pm

Roberta McCain.


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:00 pm

Olivia de Havilland


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:00 pm

Joe Biden.

— Now that President Trump has been acquitted, Joey is no longer useful as the nexus for the abuse of power impeachment article.

— The impeachment inquiry has exposed Joey’s and son Hunter’s highly smelly Ukraine big money rake-off.

— Mayor Pete has replaced Joey as the means to defraud Red Bernie and his commie supporters out of the Dem nomination.

Joey’s toast.


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:01 pm

you suckers are fast…


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:02 pm

@thefritz – That’s we suckers! (-;


Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:20 pm

I’m picking Hunter Biden.

Because … he is quickly becoming _very_ inconvenient.


Comment from Ben
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:30 pm

William Shatner


Comment from Hutch
Time: February 7, 2020, 6:58 pm

Rush Limbaugh


Comment from USCitizen
Time: February 7, 2020, 7:00 pm

Is it time for Ed Asner ?


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 7, 2020, 7:37 pm

Bernie Sanders… a clear and obvious case of death from simple Arkanside old age. He cannot be allowed to win the Democratic nomination, and he can’t “volunteer” to just step aside twice in a row.

So he dies…. ah, in his sleep. Peacefully.

Peacefully, I said and no fuck-ups this time.


Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: February 7, 2020, 7:54 pm

Jimmy Carter


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 7, 2020, 8:02 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsberg


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: February 7, 2020, 8:18 pm

Darn it Deborah 🙂

Regrettably then – Sweet Betty White

(Come on Deborah!!!!!!)


Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 7, 2020, 8:38 pm

Chuck Yeager


Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: February 7, 2020, 8:51 pm

Bill Clinton


Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: February 7, 2020, 9:09 pm

The longest of long shots – Keith Richards


Comment from Mrsdurned
Time: February 7, 2020, 9:33 pm

Bob Newhart


Comment from Gromulin
Time: February 7, 2020, 9:35 pm

Dame Vera Lynn


Comment from p2
Time: February 7, 2020, 9:49 pm

Henry “The Hankster” Kissinger again.


Comment from Pupster
Time: February 7, 2020, 9:50 pm

The longest of long shots – Keith Richards

Maybe not, I read a headline last week that he decided to quit smoking. Cigarettes I assume. I would guess he is at deaths door or will be murdered by someone close to him.


Comment from Pupster
Time: February 7, 2020, 10:01 pm

Jerry Nadler, with a Jersey Mike’s Giant Big Kahuna with extra jalapenos, in a seedy bathhouse sauna in Hoboken.


Comment from Pupster
Time: February 7, 2020, 10:02 pm

Too specific?


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 7, 2020, 10:04 pm

I now poach Prince Phillip, consort of HRH Queen Elizabeth and father to some of the most… oh, wait, I better not type that…

For those of you who have difficulty coming up with a successful candidate for Death, I give you this little gift of suggestions for a Celebrity Dead Pool Candidate:


You should only use that site if you are not committed to a candidate for Reaper’s Reaping, IYKWIMAITYD


Comment from platypuss
Time: February 7, 2020, 10:24 pm

Bob Barker, come on down!


Comment from dissent555
Time: February 7, 2020, 10:38 pm

Sidney Poitier for this round


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 7, 2020, 11:02 pm

I’ve been weaiting breathlessly for this. I have six prime picks queued up. But how to choose? (rolls a d6)

Sepp Blatter – former head of FIFA. About the only senior FIFA executive who didn’t get sent to prison. He was merely fired and barred from any involvement with soccer.


Comment from currently
Time: February 7, 2020, 11:05 pm

Linda Ronstadt


Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 7, 2020, 11:08 pm

Desmond Tutu


Comment from BJM
Time: February 7, 2020, 11:47 pm

Shoot…poached! I’ll pick Glynis Johns.


Comment from spunkus
Time: February 8, 2020, 1:12 am

Harry Belafonte…Banana boat.


Comment from Nana1
Time: February 8, 2020, 2:41 am

Robert Dole


Comment from Crowndot
Time: February 8, 2020, 3:17 am

Hal Holbrook


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: February 8, 2020, 3:49 am

Nancy Pelosi, probably from an aneurysm.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 8, 2020, 4:21 am

@gebrauchshund – What would be cosmic-level poetic justice would be for Rancid Nan, a/k/a the Botox Poster Crone, to eat from a tainted tin of caviar and succumb to botulism.

But an aneurysm would be OK, too.

Honestly, I don’t really want her dead per se so much as I want her simply to go away and not bother anybody any more.


Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 8, 2020, 5:29 am

Nichelle Nichols


Comment from eirik
Time: February 8, 2020, 5:30 am

Ah, the anonymous one was me. I should take my brain in the next one.


Comment from catnip
Time: February 8, 2020, 7:39 am

Barbara Walters


Comment from Ama
Time: February 8, 2020, 9:30 am

Willie Nelson, hoping no.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 8, 2020, 10:39 am

Alas, here’s a name we can cross off the candidate list: Orson Bean, dead at 91, killed while jaywalking and struck by two cars in Venice CA. RIP


Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 8, 2020, 2:22 pm

Keith Richards


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 8, 2020, 6:23 pm

@Jeff Weimer – Sorry, friend, but The Neon Madman already grabbed Keith R. yesterday.


Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: February 8, 2020, 9:13 pm

Sticking with Paul Erlich.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 8, 2020, 10:56 pm

Oh, my. And another one’s gone: Robert Conrad of Wild, Wild West has passed away at 84. He also starred in Hawaiian Eye, Baa Baa Black Sheep and the miniseries Centennial. RIP


Comment from Pablo
Time: February 8, 2020, 11:41 pm

Ramsey Clark


Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: February 9, 2020, 3:31 am

Ozzy Osbourne


Comment from Davem123
Time: February 9, 2020, 5:25 pm

Epstein’s procuress, Ghislaine Maxwell. FYI, she will not kill herself.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: February 9, 2020, 5:40 pm

All these people dying!
You’d think it was like, part of life or something.

Getting hit by two cars though – that’s not exactly Horatius at the Bridge is it.


Comment from tonyc
Time: February 10, 2020, 12:30 pm

Since Bob Barker was poached (nice move platypuss), I’ll take the longtime favorite Jane Fonda. Come’on Barbarella, make the world a better place by departing.


Comment from PatAZ
Time: February 10, 2020, 9:42 pm

Robert Mueller.


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: February 10, 2020, 10:02 pm

George Soros


Comment from BJM
Time: February 11, 2020, 7:37 pm

@Uncle Al…I’d like to see her ousted from the Speakership and have to slink away humiliated, but that’s not going to happen.


Comment from fingernail of g_d
Time: February 13, 2020, 5:11 am

alex trebek

who is awesome…. for 1000


Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: February 15, 2020, 12:28 am

Since Red-Pants Insaney-Janey Fonda got poached (drat you, tonyc…I’ll getcha fer that!), I’ll haveta go with Plan B, an’ take Larry King, the Prince Of Bow-Ties and near-perennial Marryin’ Man…catch ya later, Lar’, snap them galluses one last time!…


Comment from smedleythebarbarian
Time: February 15, 2020, 12:44 pm

Michael Avenatti he will “commit suicide” a “friend of Hillary”


Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 19, 2020, 12:43 am

RIP Ja’Net Dubois, “Willona” from Good Times, who also sang “Movin’ On Up,” the theme from the Jeffersons.



Comment from thefritz
Time: February 20, 2020, 7:48 pm

Sy Sperling, founder of Hair Club for Men, dead at 78. RIP



Comment from thefritz
Time: February 20, 2020, 8:18 pm

Hot tip for any DP players hiding in the weeds…Rod Blagojevich probably ain’t long for this world. I bet he’s got somethin’ on somebody….big!



Comment from Conchi
Time: February 22, 2020, 9:09 pm

Dick van dyke


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 25, 2020, 11:40 am

Nobody had Hosni Mubarak this time and this would of been a good time to have him.


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 26, 2020, 11:22 pm

Author Clive Cussler has passed at 88. RIP


Comment from Mitch
Time: February 29, 2020, 2:14 am

Freeman Dyson has shuffled off the mortal coil at 96: https://www.npr.org/2020/02/28/810433230/physicist-and-iconoclastic-thinker-freeman-dyson-dies-at-96

Nobody had him. Personally, I thought he’d passed some time ago.


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