web analytics

Dead Pool Round 137: Positively the last of 2020. I hope.

I accidentally hit ‘publish’ on this Dead Pool two hours ago. Took me a minute to stuff it back in the box. I hope I didn’t disappoint anyone!

ExpressoBold takes it with Chuck Yeager. One of these days, I have to get around to reading The Right Stuff.

Drop me a line, ExpressoBold. I’m walking through the old Dead Pools one by one, making a list, trying to figure out who I’ve shorted, and I think I owe you at least one more.

Is errrbody ready? Then less begin.

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 BullDawgGuy
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:01 pm

HRH Prince Phillip I poached this one this time.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:02 pm

Going with the Iranian Guy Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:05 pm

Sticking with Norman Perlmutter AKA Norman Lloyd.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:06 pm

…and sorry about the formatting weirdnesses. I think it’s all fixed now.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:08 pm

James Biden, Joey’s brother.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:18 pm

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from catnip
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:24 pm

Actor Nehemiah Persoff

Comment from Ben
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:46 pm

William Shatner

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: December 11, 2020, 6:48 pm

Dick Van Dyke…. because 2020 –

Comment from Ea
Time: December 11, 2020, 7:01 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Eirik
Time: December 11, 2020, 7:39 pm

Nichelle Nichols

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 11, 2020, 8:00 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 11, 2020, 8:14 pm

Even though I won last round, I still feel obligated to participate to keep the comment numbers up for Celebrity Dead Pool threads.

So, I nominate the longest of long shots, Sen. Kamala Harris…

Comment from bitmaelstrom (blake)
Time: December 11, 2020, 8:24 pm

Cloris Leachman

Comment from Hutch
Time: December 11, 2020, 8:27 pm

Mel Brooks

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 11, 2020, 8:30 pm

Joe Biden.

Comment from p2
Time: December 11, 2020, 8:58 pm

Fer cryin’ out loud, Henry, yer a gazillion years old. Give it up already! Henry Kissinger again

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 11, 2020, 9:07 pm

Lord I don’t really wanna win this, but she has to go sometime.

Betty White

Instead if you could aim your mighty anti aircraft cannon of justice at that woman who claimed she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, I’d be okay with losing.
Normally my motto is “Don’t bargain with the Lord, you ain’t got nothing He wants”

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: December 11, 2020, 9:17 pm

This one just showed up on TV one night.

Mercedes-Benz rally driver Ewy Baroness von Korff-Rosqvist – winner of the 1962 Grand Prix de Argentina.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 11, 2020, 9:23 pm

Raul Castro

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: December 11, 2020, 9:23 pm

Hunter Biden, just because …..

Comment from Spad13
Time: December 11, 2020, 9:40 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from currently
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:14 pm

Dianne Feinstein – 87yr old senator from CA.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:23 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:24 pm

Jimmy Carter
In the Library with a Covidstick by Col Mustard

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:28 pm

I am going for Larry King…. he’s a zillion years old.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:51 pm

California Senator Dianne Feinstein. There are growing reports in the Senate that her mental capacity and memory are declining rapidly. She will not step down, of course. Democrats cling to power above all. Things may make it necessary for the Nomenklatura to arrange an accident if she screws something up.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from BJM
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:52 pm

Drats, I forgot…Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:55 pm

Same old same old. Paul Ehrlich

Comment from currently
Time: December 11, 2020, 11:12 pm

@ Subotai Bahadur – CNTL F works wonders.

Comment from Steve
Time: December 11, 2020, 11:17 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from PatAZ
Time: December 11, 2020, 11:26 pm

Mrs Jimmy Carter, Rosalyn.

Comment from Mitch
Time: December 12, 2020, 12:03 am

The United States of America – 244 years is a good run I suppose.

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 12, 2020, 12:04 am

Well crap, late again. The wife had the ‘Rona 3 weeks ago and I waited till Wednesday to get the antibody test.
Results came back today….negative dammit! So I have something to look forward to…BTW, she felt poopy for about 5 days with only a mild fever, cough and body aches. She admitted she felt much worse with the regular flu over the years.
We’re both over 60 but in good health; been taking vitamin C and D every day (secret magic pills!) since March. My Doc said it was rare I didn’t get it. While talking in the exam room he dropped his mask, said in so many words the mask mandate was bullshit and said, like all viruses, we will all get it eventually (he said he tested positive several months ago and had no symptoms!). I asked him about the death rate attributed to the virus and he actually asked me if I had read the John Hopkins study showing no increase in the world’s total death rate due to Covid. He added with a wry smile, “Follow the science”. Sadly he’s retiring in March.
OH yeah, Dead Pool…Jerry Nadler has at least one co-morbidity, let’s go with him.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: December 12, 2020, 12:51 am

George Soros, who I’m sure has a very warm but not cozy place awaiting him

Comment from spunkus
Time: December 12, 2020, 1:19 am

Harry Reid.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: December 12, 2020, 2:05 am

Angela Lansbury.

Dead Pool, She Wrote.

Comment from ama
Time: December 12, 2020, 4:29 am

George P Schultz; since my others already been choosed. Hoping some of you others win!

Comment from Tonycc
Time: December 12, 2020, 8:01 am

By golly, looks like that former governor of Arkansas is still available. About time he is put out of his misery, Bill Clinton.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: December 12, 2020, 3:01 pm

Sonia Sotomayor

Comment from Oldowan
Time: December 12, 2020, 4:34 pm

Olivia De Havilland

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 12, 2020, 4:57 pm

@Oldowan Olivia has passed (July 26, 2020, Paris, France). She was a perennial favorite pick of mine…until she got poached and I lost out.

Comment from Teej
Time: December 12, 2020, 7:00 pm

Anthony Fauci

Comment from platpuss
Time: December 12, 2020, 7:38 pm

Corporal Agarn…er, Larry Storch for the win.

Comment from dissent555
Time: December 12, 2020, 7:45 pm

Sidney Poitier again

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: December 12, 2020, 11:57 pm

I can’t believe no one has picked him yet. Lucky for me …

Changing it up once again and picking …

Rush Limbaugh

… for the win and the dick. Either from his cancer or from the liberal lynch mobs.

Comment from Nana1
Time: December 13, 2020, 6:15 pm

With Hal Holbrook again.

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 13, 2020, 6:37 pm

Charley Pride, country music legend, died at 86. RIP


Comment from Davem123
Time: December 13, 2020, 6:37 pm

Way late to the show. How about Imelda Marcos? She’s ripe for an encounter with Covid.

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: December 13, 2020, 9:38 pm

Trying Sandra Day O’Connor again. Not that I wish her other than well.

Comment from TwoDogs
Time: December 13, 2020, 10:16 pm

Nancy Pelosi in a fit of pique.

Comment from Carl
Time: December 14, 2020, 12:18 am

Former Pope Benedict

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 14, 2020, 3:30 am

Author John Le Carre has passed at 89. RIP


Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: December 15, 2020, 10:00 pm

Hilary Clinton – mainly because I promised myself I would only vote for people who I would mind winning for.

Comment from Lady Mar-tay
Time: December 17, 2020, 3:30 am

I fell asleep at the switch…

Jack Nicholson

Age and weight combined have to account for something.

Comment from unkawill
Time: December 19, 2020, 11:12 pm

How about that old Red headed stranger Willie Nelson.

Comment from Steve
Time: December 24, 2020, 2:09 am

RIP Leslie West.

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: December 24, 2020, 10:18 am

Leslie West. Poor bastard, Had half his leg taken off because of diabetes about 8 years ago. Still showed up for gigs in a wheelchair.

Comment from Steve
Time: December 24, 2020, 1:16 pm

I do notice that no one has started picking Rush Limbaugh, yet.

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 27, 2020, 11:09 pm

@Steve I am hoping no one picks him…

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 27, 2020, 11:11 pm

Baseball great Phil Niekro has thrown his last knuckle ball…RIP


Comment from thefritz
Time: December 30, 2020, 9:13 pm

This makes me sad…Dawn Wells, Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island has passed at 82…RIP


Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: December 30, 2020, 11:22 pm

@Steve … I have Rush picked for this round.

Comment from Steve
Time: December 31, 2020, 8:19 pm

@JC cOLLINS: Leslie West, like Zsa Zsa, before him, should have been an easy pick.
Already had one foot in the grave. (rimshot)

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: December 31, 2020, 10:56 pm

Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla (AKA man of many aliases) who is leader of ISIS. There is a $10,000,000 bounty on him so please turn him in and help me win The Dick.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 1, 2021, 4:49 am

Phyllis McGuire, last remaining member of the McGuire Sisters, dies at 89…RIP


Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 3, 2021, 12:50 am

Attention, Some Vegetable!

Larry King is in UCLA Medical Center with, what else? Complications from Covid.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: January 3, 2021, 12:58 am

Jack Ma (founder of Alibaba) has gone off the radar after criticizing the Chinese government. He might be a good pick for someone, but the problem is you may never get a confirmation of his death.


Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: January 5, 2021, 12:35 pm

Tanya Roberts

Comment from drew458
Time: January 5, 2021, 1:40 pm

Drat. Mrs. Carl beat me to it. Tanya Roberts, hospitalized but wrongly reported dead.

Comment from drew458
Time: January 5, 2021, 2:39 pm

Larry King, still in hospital with the Covid. Multiple co-morbidities, but he’s off the oxygen and out of the ICU at this point.

Comment from Pablo
Time: January 5, 2021, 3:32 pm

It is finished. Congrats, Mrs Carl. Excellent Rule #3 gameplay.


Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: January 5, 2021, 4:33 pm

Just heard that Tanya Roberts has (finally) died. Not sure if her death was before or after I posted. Anyone know time of death?

Comment from Carl
Time: January 5, 2021, 8:09 pm

Mrs Carl isn’t sure whether she has won or not. At the time she posted the name (12.35 pm GMT) it was reported that, contrary to earlier reports, Tanya Roberts was still alive. However, it now seems that her partner was notified of her death at 5.35 am GMT, though the news was not in the public domain until much later.

Swease, we need a rule clarification here. Perhaps it could be acceptable if the contestant submitted the name before news of the death was released.

Mrs Carl says that she wouldn’t be too upset if you decreed that she has not won this time.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 8, 2021, 5:54 pm

Hmmm. Is there gonna be a new round today? Hmmm…

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: January 8, 2021, 6:46 pm

So far no new Deadpool. looks like the original picks are locked and loaded. Still have the Iranian guy.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 8, 2021, 7:12 pm

Sorry, folks! I missed that. Not paying attention.

I don’t have time to queue up a new Dead Pool, as 1800 WBT has come and gone. Congratulations, Mrs Carl, and see you all next Friday for the new Pool!

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 8, 2021, 8:09 pm

RIP Tommy Lasorda.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 8, 2021, 8:12 pm

Don’t nobody pick Tommy Lasorda next Friday. The Dodger’s legendary manager has passed at 93. RIP


Comment from steve
Time: January 22, 2021, 5:51 pm

Hank Aaron, RIP

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: January 23, 2021, 1:19 pm

Looks like drew458 wins as I just read that Larry King has passed. RIP

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 23, 2021, 4:08 pm

Some Veg snatched Larry King first:

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:28 pm
I am going for Larry King…. he’s a zillion years old.

Comment from drew458
Time: January 5, 2021, 2:39 pm
Larry King…

Well done, Some Vegetable!

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 23, 2021, 5:09 pm

I do believe we had a DP round after this round and I do not see a Larry King pick in the current round.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 23, 2021, 5:11 pm

The confusion is because the latest DP round has not migrated to the sidebar.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 23, 2021, 8:09 pm

Thank you, @thefritz. Yes, I was confused by the un-migrated DP round. I should have checked the date *grumble*

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: January 24, 2021, 9:34 pm

I didn’t get anything right! I guess the saving grace is that only the people who followed the sidebar link like we did will see these comments!

Edit – Except I just remembered the “Recent Comments” are in the sidebar as well. *SIGH*

Write a comment

(as if I cared)

(yeah. I'm going to write)

(oooo! you have a website?)

Beware: more than one link in a comment is apt to earn you a trip to the spam filter, where you will remain -- cold, frightened and alone -- until I remember to clean the trap. But, hey, without Akismet, we'd be up to our asses in...well, ass porn, mostly.

<< carry me back to ol' virginny