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Dead Pool Round 145: Friday the 13th Edition

Lavendergirl takes the you-know-what with Bobby Bowden. Pancreatic cancer. I’d never heard of him; I’m so not into sports.

I said that to my dad once and he’s like, “yeah, me neither. Except football. You like football, don’t you?”

No sir. No I don’t.

Bowden sounds like he was a good man, though. And a great coach.

That brings us to the first order of business:

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 RushBabe
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:00 pm

Bob Barker.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:00 pm

Bob Dole

Sad day in America when this happens. Maybe the Clintons will beat him to the dirt nap first.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:00 pm

I’ll poach Ruthie Thompson. As a Florida State alumna parent losing Bobby Bowden was sad. He’s truly in the top three of all time greatest college football coaches. Go ‘Noles! (right arm dutifully doing the tomahawk chop!)

Comment from LesterIII
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:00 pm

June “Maureen Robinson & She-Wolf of London” Lockhart.
Danger, Mrs Robinson, DANGER

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:02 pm

Jane Marczewski AKA Nightbride

AGT Season #16 finalist. Hate this but going for the win on this one.

Comment from gromulin
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:08 pm

Hunter Biden

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:17 pm

It’s time for you to go,

Henry Alfred Kissinger

Comment from steve
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:21 pm

Marsha Hunt. Actress, and at 103, oldest member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Comment from Ben
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:36 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:57 pm

Iconic swing dancer Jean Veloz.

This Youtube video includes clips from Swing Fever (1943); she’s the girl dancing with a soldier and a sailor. Later she partnered with and married Frank Veloz. She was a guest of honor at the 2020 Rock That Swing Festival in Munich. (The other guests were Sugar Sullivan and Barbara Billups, Queens of the Harvest Moon Ball at the Savoy in 1955 and 1956.)

Comment from ea
Time: August 13, 2021, 6:58 pm

Fauci -from the wu flu

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 13, 2021, 7:33 pm

Raul Castro

Comment from Eirik
Time: August 13, 2021, 7:56 pm

Nichelle Nichols

Comment from RimrockR
Time: August 13, 2021, 7:57 pm

Bill Clinton, Deep state needs a state funeral. Slick Willie, come on down! Your time is up.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 13, 2021, 8:19 pm

Ole Insaney Janey hasn’t had a dip in the Dead Pool for a while: Jane Fonda

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: August 13, 2021, 8:23 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Armybrat
Time: August 13, 2021, 8:34 pm

My old standby Desmond Tutu. He’s 89, a mere 3 years older than my mother. I hope she lives for many more years…him not so much.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 13, 2021, 9:06 pm

Nancy Pelosi…. Ideally in a car wreck wifh Bill Clinton where one, or both, were driving drunk.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: August 13, 2021, 9:34 pm

Aaron Carter, American rapper and train wreck (but I’m repeating myself)

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: August 13, 2021, 9:37 pm

Senator Dick Durbin, a control freak who wants to outlaw dietary supplements.

Comment from platypuss
Time: August 13, 2021, 9:58 pm

Dick Van Dyke, Chim Chim Cheroo.

Comment from Hutch
Time: August 13, 2021, 10:04 pm

Larry Storch

Comment from blake
Time: August 13, 2021, 10:40 pm

You could just scan the news for whoever has pancreatic cancer, I think. Damn, that stuff is nasty.

I’m gonna go with…Alan Arkin this time.

Hope not, though.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: August 13, 2021, 10:59 pm

Norman Lear, again.

Comment from Spad13
Time: August 14, 2021, 12:09 am

William Shatner. Time to beam up capitan.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: August 14, 2021, 12:26 am

Spad13: Need another pick as Ben has already asked for William Shatner to be beamed up.

Comment from tinman
Time: August 14, 2021, 2:30 am

Rosalind Carter

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: August 14, 2021, 4:09 am

I definitely DON’T want this to happen, but we are approaching a political cusp point in our country. It would be beneficial to our current Leftist regime if President Donald Trump were no longer a political threat. Since neither law, nor the Constitution, nor Supreme Court rulings have any weight; I don’t see anything that would deter supporters of that regime, possibly with “unofficial help”, from trying to bring that about.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 14, 2021, 4:30 am

Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania.

He’s a good guy, and only 57, but he’s been pissing off Putin.

Comment from Ama
Time: August 14, 2021, 5:21 am

Diane Feinstein

Comment from currently
Time: August 14, 2021, 8:26 am

Tony Bennett – American crooner.

Comment from Carl
Time: August 14, 2021, 9:15 am

Former Pope Benedict.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: August 14, 2021, 12:39 pm

To: Subotai Bahadur

While I agree with your comments about the constitution, law, supreme court I am not clear who you are picking. This of course is because of the DEEP STATE at the federal level. Kind of like the DMV at the state level.

Are you picking Donald Trump?

Comment from Tonyc
Time: August 14, 2021, 1:49 pm

George Soros, please.

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: August 14, 2021, 7:12 pm

Rupert Murdoch

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: August 14, 2021, 8:20 pm


Sadly, yes. My prediction less than choice is President Trump.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Pupster
Time: August 14, 2021, 8:50 pm

So many worthy candidates, but only one pick.

Jerry Nadler, please shit yourself to death.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 15, 2021, 2:44 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the win!

Dang it….

I’ll take Maxine Waters, and her little hairdo too.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 15, 2021, 4:06 am

I’m not Spartacus, I’m just the last Anonymous.

Comment from dissent555
Time: August 15, 2021, 3:29 pm

Going back to Clarence “Bud” Anderson, pilot extraordinaire, for this round.

Comment from Teej
Time: August 15, 2021, 8:00 pm

Hillary. She’s been quiet lately. Too quiet.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: August 16, 2021, 8:51 am

Joe Biden. Fuck ’em. Hopefully he’s caught in the middle of the next terrorist attack on US soil.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 16, 2021, 1:53 pm

Caught in his own false flag operation?

Comment from p2
Time: August 16, 2021, 7:35 pm

I’ll pick Kamala Harris. Cuz if they disappear Ol’ Gropey, there’s no way they’re gonna let her take over. They’ll remove her first, put the unsuitable substitute in, then remove Slow Joe.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 16, 2021, 10:18 pm

@p2 — I’d rather a suitable substitute, such as a pot of chrysanthemums.

“I’m sorry, but President Mum will not take any questions.”

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: August 17, 2021, 1:54 am

Betty White, though I hope not.

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: August 20, 2021, 1:40 am

Jerry Messing

Actor Extraordinaire. Freaks and Geeks Alum as well as “Fedora Guy”

Comment from Davem123
Time: August 20, 2021, 1:44 am

Chuck Shumer. Because it’s just time.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: August 21, 2021, 6:24 pm

R.I.P. Tom T. Hall, country singer, dead at 85.

Comment from currently
Time: August 22, 2021, 11:42 pm

R.I.P. (Uncle) Phil Valentine, Conservative Talk Radio Host, Author, Father, Small movie role actor – among other things – died from the Kung Flu at 61 years old.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 24, 2021, 2:55 am

Barbara Walters.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 24, 2021, 2:55 pm

“World’s Biggest Obama Supporter” has died.


Comment from unkawill
Time: August 24, 2021, 5:00 pm

Charlie Watts has played his last gig.

Comment from unkawill
Time: August 24, 2021, 5:03 pm

Rev Jackson of the fauci flu

Comment from steve
Time: August 24, 2021, 6:43 pm

Nobody had Charlie Watts.

I think we may not be very good at this.

Comment from unkawill
Time: August 29, 2021, 6:25 pm

Ed Asner bit it today

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: August 29, 2021, 7:10 pm

And no one had Ed this time. He was almost perennial.

Comment from Ashley Judd’s Puffy Scamper
Time: August 29, 2021, 7:45 pm

Angela Lansbury, although Murder She Wrote will live on forever on Hallmark Channel

Comment from dissent555
Time: August 29, 2021, 8:30 pm

Crikey, nobody had Ed Asner! I came here to check and nada. I thought that would be a shoe-in for someone.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: August 29, 2021, 10:05 pm

Sheesh. Leave it to that crusty old fart Ed Asner to die when no one has him picked in the dead pool.


Comment from currently
Time: August 30, 2021, 1:32 am

Hey, Ed’s dead and the rest of our picks are still alive. What’s not to like?

Comment from JC Collins
Time: August 30, 2021, 1:46 am

Paul Erlich

Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 31, 2021, 1:24 am

Duck Cheney yet again.

Comment from Jamia
Time: August 31, 2021, 1:25 am

Duck Cheney yet again.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 4, 2021, 10:42 pm

Willard Scott, goofy and entertaining weatherman for NBC for 65yrs, passed today. Watched him often when I was a kid, sporadically as an adult. Met him in passing in Washington D.C., and he just struck up a conversation. He truly was a genuine and personable guy.

RIP, sir.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 14, 2021, 7:32 pm

This just hit me like a ton of bricks…


Comment from RushBabe
Time: September 14, 2021, 8:03 pm

Norm MacDonald’s passing is indeed a shocker. Talk about keeping his battle with cancer private! Nine years! RIP

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 15, 2021, 2:24 am

Norm MacDonald was pure comedy. HE WAS FUNNY!
There were no sacred cows,if it was funny it was fair game.
He was a thinking man’s comedian. He wasn’t afraid of any “third rail”. RIP Norm.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 21, 2021, 4:32 am

Actress and singer-dancer Jane Powell, died September 16 at age 92. I remember her in that marvelously entertaining hokey musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. RIP

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: September 25, 2021, 4:10 am

jumping in with Gospel Singer Kelly Price from GA.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 27, 2021, 9:27 pm

Another of my musical heroes has struck his last chord…RIP Commander Cody.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 27, 2021, 9:35 pm


jammed to this song until I wore out the 8-track…

Comment from blake
Time: September 30, 2021, 2:52 am

R.I.P. Tommy Kirk

He’s gone to play bingo on that beach in the sky.

Comment from As If I Cared
Time: October 2, 2021, 1:06 pm

Norman Lloyd

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 5, 2021, 7:29 pm

@As If I Cared

Good ole Norm has already crossed the Rainbow Bridge, pal… May 11.

Comment from blake
Time: October 7, 2021, 9:20 pm

R.I.P. Julie Redding, the ghostly apparition of Bert I. Gordon’s “classic” film “Tormented”. A spritely 85.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: October 13, 2021, 4:24 pm

Sadly, Ruthie Thompson has passed away.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: October 13, 2021, 6:35 pm

Congratulations to “TheFritz”. He wins this round.

I swear Ruthie had Fairy dust as blood.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 15, 2021, 4:16 am

Congrats, Fritz.

VIP passes await you and a guest at The Estate. Please see that your guest behaves.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 15, 2021, 7:02 pm

Woo Hoo! I was just checking in to see what was up and lo’ and behold I got the prize! Ruthie sure was a gamer…111 years old.

Lester, your invite is so nice and so close to Halloween…I’m sure it will be a ripper.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 16, 2021, 1:03 am

Is sweasel napping? This had all the earmarks of a Friday dead opportunity thingiy.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 16, 2021, 2:10 pm

Ruthie passed on the 10th and it wasn’t caught until the BullDawgs noted it here on the 13th. That just gives us a few more days to mull over our picks….

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 18, 2021, 1:31 pm

U.S. General Colin Powell, former secretary of state and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died today from the Wuhan virus, against which he was “fully vaccinated”.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 19, 2021, 2:13 pm

Not a pick, but…
Betty Lynn, a/k/a Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” died Oct. 16 at age 95.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: October 22, 2021, 12:42 pm

Grrrr … dammit … yet another dame who I have taken out for a twirl and didn’t have the decency to die in my company.

Congratulations, Fritz!

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