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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.

Comment from steve
Time: February 29, 2020, 7:48 pm

Pope Francis.. possibly of the Covid 19

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 2, 2020, 11:16 pm

Wow, Jack Welch ex GE CEO and James Lipton, ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ host have passed. RIP

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 9, 2020, 2:01 pm

Not a DP pick: Max von Sydow, dead at 90. RIP

Comment from ama
Time: March 10, 2020, 1:17 am

Max Von Sydow- yeah, I’m cheating… RIP

Comment from smedley
Time: March 15, 2020, 11:14 am

What no Tom Hanks.
I’ll take him, but it will be from a drop bear or funnel web spider, cane toad (licking),snake bite, mugged by (REDACTED)or a random Bogan.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 17, 2020, 11:12 pm

Lyle Waggoner dead at 84. RIP


Comment from thefritz
Time: March 18, 2020, 12:35 am

Actor Stuart Whitman, RIP

Comment from Donna Scrola
Time: March 18, 2020, 4:34 am

clint eastwood

Comment from unkawill
Time: March 18, 2020, 4:38 am


Comment from thefritz
Time: March 21, 2020, 11:20 am

Country legend and chicken king Kenny Rogers has passed. RIP

He had been a perennial favorite of the DP in rounds past…

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 26, 2020, 11:15 pm

Globetrotters legend Fred ‘Curly’ Neal has dunked his last trick shot. RIP

Comment from Matt Harris
Time: March 28, 2020, 5:08 am

Mel Brooks.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: April 2, 2020, 4:03 am

3% of the city of New York.
Does closest % win?

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 6, 2020, 7:10 pm

Honor Blackman, talented actress and fantasy fuel passes at age 94.
Not a Dick Winner for anyone.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 8, 2020, 11:02 am

Singer John Prine has succumbed to the virus. RIP

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: April 8, 2020, 8:58 pm

Linda Tripp

Comment from Pablo
Time: April 8, 2020, 10:37 pm

I think that’s a Rule 0 violation you’ve got there, fedora.

She be dead.


Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: April 9, 2020, 1:34 am

I posted Tripp when I heard that she was critical. What time did they announce her death? It figures that Newsmax was slow on the latest info. :/

Comment from bikeboy
Time: April 14, 2020, 3:34 am

Jerry Lee Lewis, “The Killer”

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 16, 2020, 6:46 pm

Actor Brian Dennehy has passed at 81. RIP


Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 16, 2020, 8:15 pm

Quite a few of Dennehy’s roles were characters you loved to hate. Others were more personable, just like him when I met him early 90’s; genuinely nice guy.

Semper Fi, Mr Dennehy.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 22, 2020, 8:07 pm

Ya know, it’s pretty amazing we haven’t had a DP winner. Especially with the Chinese lung-aids and all….

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 4, 2020, 3:35 pm

Football legend Don Shula has passed. He was 90. RIP

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 9, 2020, 3:48 am

RIP Roy Horn, of the famed Siegfried & Roy animal act performers of Las Vegas, died age 75 of Chi-Com Flu complications.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 9, 2020, 2:37 pm

Wop bob alu bob a wop bam boom! Nobody had Little Richard either, huh?
RIP Mr. Penniman.

Comment from unkawill
Time: May 9, 2020, 4:39 pm

Yeah I just scrolled through the list. Lil Richard was a favorite pick in past CDP’s

Comment from BJM
Time: May 10, 2020, 12:16 am

Man, we’re really crap at this…nobody picked any of the many recently departed.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: May 11, 2020, 11:19 am

And no one had Jerry Stiller?
Going into our fourth month without a winner… We’ve got to be approaching some sort of record.

Comment from Pablo
Time: May 16, 2020, 8:24 pm

Sayonara to Fred Willard, gone at age 86. Thanks for all the laughs, Fred.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 17, 2020, 3:08 am

Phyllis George, former Miss America, dead at 70. RIP


Comment from thefritz
Time: May 18, 2020, 8:54 pm

Ken Osmond has passed at 76. RIP Eddie Haskell, and yes, Mr. Cleaver was hard on the Beaver…

Comment from Ripley
Time: May 30, 2020, 12:19 am

Olivia Newton John. Much a I love her…

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 31, 2020, 10:54 pm

The master wrapper has passed…Christo. RIP

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 1, 2020, 3:06 pm

I think we call got wiped out by CoronaVirus. They said we would you know.

Comment from Crowndot
Time: June 6, 2020, 6:52 pm

Looks like nobody had Don Imus. + 6 June 20.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 10, 2020, 12:42 pm

What was the ruling on xul’s fedora’s pick of Linda Tripp? Was it a Rule Zero violation, or are we going to just give it to him … ah, her … uh *waves hands frantically in zf’s general direction* that person over there so we can end this dead pool, which is as stale as my breath after a morning of sawing wood?

Plus I picked Hunter Biden this time and I’m having a huge case of buyer’s remorse, and I’d really like to pick someone else (like Ruthie).

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 10, 2020, 4:12 pm

@ Crowndot,

What are you talking about ????

Don Imus died December 27, 2019.

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: June 18, 2020, 12:52 pm

Looks like gromulin wins with Dame Vera Lynn, RIP

Comment from Gromulin
Time: June 18, 2020, 2:58 pm


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 18, 2020, 4:17 pm

Congratulations, Gromulin. It’s sad to see her go, but it was her time. Making it to age 103 is mighty fine.

Whooo-eee! Making a pick tomorrow is gonna be a real toughie. We have a plethora of both the vulnerable and the deserving.

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