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Dead Pool Round 140: Happy New Year! edition

Happy Year of the Ox, everyone. Yep, today is Chinese New Year. I nicked the image off Wikimedia so goodness knows what the text says. Gibberish, if I’m lucky.

Catnip wins round 139 with George P. Schultz, who served three Republican administrations, most notably as Reagan’s Secretary of State. His middle name was Pratt.

This amuses me.

We used to pass through the town of Pratt’s Bottom on the way from London to Sussex. I always wanted to stop for tea in Pratt’s Bottom.

This is win #3 for catnip. Hurrah!

Right. Ready?

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 12, 2021, 6:01 pm

Tempted as I am to nominate local/regional politicians to take a permanent dip in this pool, I’m sticking with Norman “Henry Mallory” Lloyd. I want new Stoaty art while I continue to go through boxes that my Ex crammed full of my belongings, seemingly randomly, which includes my past wins on Ellypoo paper.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:01 pm

Gonna change it up a bit, Henry Kissinger for the dick.
I was going to poach Lester’s Norman LLoyd but i want to still get invites to the “Estate’.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:01 pm

Rush Limbaugh

I know he doesn’t want to live in a SH country like Venezuela. It would be like Venezuela to the fourth power. Waiting for the wealth tax to start.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:02 pm

HRH Prince Phillip

Gosh he’s 100+, Time to take a dirt nap.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:10 pm

Ahem.. thefritz, you would still get an invite, most certainly. It just wouldn’t be for a seat in the luxury of the viewing gallery.


Comment from p2
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:19 pm

If Henry snuffs it I shall be bloody annoyed… I’ll snag Bob Dole

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:24 pm

I nominate, again, Her Highness of the Fraudulentia, Kamala Devi(l) Harris.
BTW, Stoaty, I think this past victory was catnip’s fourth pudding bonanza (going off of Rich Rostrum’s impeccable score-keeping and reporting).

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:27 pm

Keith Richards

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:27 pm

Dammit I am goi g to chase Jimmah Carter like a rabbit, until he finally falls out of the canoe…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:29 pm

I am SPARTACUS! Oh, wait… I mean Anonymous, yeah.., not Joe Biden either

Comment from Ben
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:53 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 12, 2021, 6:57 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from God's middle finger
Time: February 12, 2021, 7:03 pm

Dick van Dyke -Tea in Pratt’s Bottom was one of the things Dante wrote about on level 5

Comment from WeaselWannabe
Time: February 12, 2021, 7:11 pm

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 12, 2021, 7:19 pm

Had to re-read that. I thought you’d written you “passed through Pratt’s Bottom”. Good job including the words ‘the town of’.

Betty White.

Comment from Lady mar-tay
Time: February 12, 2021, 7:33 pm

Ed Asner. He deserves the time off.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 12, 2021, 7:58 pm

so Lester, at last year’s ‘Lop-off-paloosa’, who’s lady fingers were those I saw passed around during cocktail hour?

Comment from blake
Time: February 12, 2021, 8:15 pm

Uh…Larry Storch?

Hey, Ms. W, how do we send you our (perefectly safe, no chance for doxing) address to collect dick?

Comment from Carl
Time: February 12, 2021, 8:16 pm

Former Pope Benedict.

Comment from oldowan
Time: February 12, 2021, 8:24 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis, again…

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: February 12, 2021, 9:00 pm

Jeffrey Storey, CEO of Lumen/Centurylink. And everyone else who was ever in a management position at US West, Qwest, Centurylink, it’s successors or assigns…) may they all be strapped in front of a glacier.
The Chinese says Wikipedia The free encyclopedia.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 12, 2021, 9:16 pm

That phalangeal delicacy, thefritz, was procured due to an unfortunate situation that arose from an ill advised pickpocket at a previous event. Having previously been an esteemed guest, she became a Featured Guest for violating the Rules of Hospitality. Shame, really; she played the piano so well. The reaction of the would-be victim of said pilferage was also an egregious disregard for accepted rules of The Estate, and you may recall the delightful cardamon & cinnamon infused blodpølse at the same event.

Comment from ea
Time: February 12, 2021, 9:24 pm

Chuck Schumer

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: February 12, 2021, 9:39 pm

As with the last DP, I fear that both the Democrats and the GOPe are starting to figure that if they can just get rid of President Trump, that all resistance to the New Order will vanish. It won’t, but they aren’t that bright.

And I very much want to lose this DP.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 12, 2021, 9:56 pm

Late, late, late, but sticking with Bob Barker.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: February 12, 2021, 10:00 pm

Late. Sadly, The Dude, Jeff Bridges

Comment from BJM
Time: February 12, 2021, 10:26 pm

Imma go with Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick Windsor, the Duke of Kent.

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 12, 2021, 11:17 pm

Diane Feinstein

Comment from currently
Time: February 12, 2021, 11:19 pm

Jimmy Swaggart – Evangelist

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: February 12, 2021, 11:24 pm

Ron Popiel, last of the traveling medicine show men

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: February 12, 2021, 11:26 pm

Hillary for the win.
“Die Bitch Die”
Dear FBI this is not an actual death threat per se.
I am only forever hopeful.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 12, 2021, 11:33 pm

Yes Lester, I do seem to recall a rather attractive femme fatal who had her hands in everyone’s business that night…Oh and the blodpølse was quite sublime but I prefer the Irish’s black pudding…has more of the Celtic kick I find satisfying. Until the next soiree!

Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 12, 2021, 11:51 pm

Imma stay with Desmond Tutu. I’m like a pit bull that way…find my target and stay with it till the deed is done.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: February 13, 2021, 12:53 am

John Astin

Comment from Eirik
Time: February 13, 2021, 1:27 am

I’ll stick with Tom Leher.

Comment from Hutch
Time: February 13, 2021, 2:19 am

Mel Brooks

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 13, 2021, 2:33 am

Arrrggghhh! I’m so ASHAMED! I FORGOT about today’s Dead Pool.

My pick this round is Joni Mitchell, although I still think somebody’s gonna get to Julian Assange.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 13, 2021, 3:09 am

I haven’t got a clever idea this time. So…

Former world and Olympic champion figure skater Dick Button

Comment from PatAZ
Time: February 13, 2021, 3:11 am

Sen Patrick Leahy

Comment from mushdogs
Time: February 13, 2021, 3:20 am

Ed Asner.

Comment from homer
Time: February 13, 2021, 3:27 am

Um… mush, Ed’s been picked. I’m going to go with AOC. I’ve got more chance than Jeff Weimer,

Comment from harbqll
Time: February 13, 2021, 8:49 am

Norman Lloyd

Comment from steve
Time: February 13, 2021, 1:18 pm

Tony Bennett

Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 13, 2021, 1:40 pm

Well,well,well George Soros is still available. The Debil says – Georgy come on down we have a great place picked out for you.

Comment from dissent
Time: February 13, 2021, 4:53 pm

Sidney Poitier

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 13, 2021, 6:03 pm

harbqll…LesterIII has Norman Lloyd already safely picked. It will be a sad day when Dr. Auschlander passes but he is 106…

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 13, 2021, 11:17 pm

Can I change my vote to Trump’s THIRD impeachment trial?

Comment from spunkus
Time: February 14, 2021, 12:24 am

Alan Greenspan.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 14, 2021, 8:47 am

Let’s see … another new one? I’ll going with
Paul McCartney
this time round. Either him or Ringo, but I’ll go with Paul. A rocker at 78 years old is WAAAAAAY beyond his expiration date.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 14, 2021, 4:52 pm

@Tim Carlson — That reminds me…Jeff Weimer snagged Keith Richards, but the rest of the Rolling Stones, who have been performing for almost 60 years (!!!) look to be DP candidates: Mick Jagger (b. 1943), Charlie Watts (1941), Ronnie Wood (1947). They’re not all that old, but they don’t seem to have been, shall I say, very “health conscious” over the years.

Comment from blake
Time: February 14, 2021, 9:10 pm

Larry Flynt and Chick Corea slipped through our bony fingers!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 15, 2021, 2:33 am

Global warming has dumped 3 inches of this funny super hot climate white dust on Dallas.

Amazing. Can’t remember the last time in 30+ years we’ve seen this much dust pollution here in one go.

Greta Scoldiburg was right!

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 15, 2021, 4:00 am

@Uncle Al – Keith Richards drinks and bathes in the blood of small children. He won’t be dying any time soon. He has a talent for looking like low-hanging fruit in the Dead Pool, but he will outlive us all!

BTW: can we pick corporations? I think Disney is going to go down soon due to wounds from stupidity. How can a company buy a franchise for over $4B and piss it all away within 8 years?

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: February 15, 2021, 6:51 am

Paul Ehrlich. Again

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: February 15, 2021, 6:34 pm

Bill Gates

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 17, 2021, 2:42 pm

Stand by BulldawgGirl…https://tinyurl.com/4dryuyna

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 17, 2021, 5:21 pm

Rush has passed. THank god he will not be around to see the liberals ruin this country. Sad day in America right now

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 17, 2021, 6:51 pm

I pick Keith Richards out of pure irony.

Comment from unkawill
Time: February 17, 2021, 11:35 pm

Well crap, I missed this one, being all business ownery and all. Good luck everybody on the next one.

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