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Dead Pool Round 148: ‘Twas the night before Christmas

Lavendergirl takes it with Carlos Marín. I never hoid of him, but I should have. A Spaniard born in Germany, his musical career was in the UK in the classical crossover group Il Divo. To be honest, I never hoid of Il Divo, either. Or classical crossover.

So what happened to him? Covid, followed by hospital, followed by medically-induced coma. And we know what that means, don’t we? They put the poor bastard on a ventilator. Stay out of the hospital if you possibly can, everyone.

Oh, and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Let’s get started:

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 BullDawgGirl
Time: December 24, 2021, 6:00 pm

Queen Elizabeth

Just because she is so old not because I want her to go.

God save the queen.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 24, 2021, 6:00 pm

HRH Queen Elizabeth.

(And Merry Christmas!)

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: December 24, 2021, 6:01 pm

Ted Kaczynski

Harvard Educated UniBomber

He had a good run and make the FBI look like fools for years. We should have learned they are like bumbling cops way before James Comey.

Now they are spending time looking for the capitol rioters instead of all the people who burned down the democratic controlled cities.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 24, 2021, 6:01 pm

*shakes fist at BullDawgGirl*

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 24, 2021, 6:02 pm

Harry “I’m a race-baiting asshat” Belafonte. Take your wheelchair off a cliff.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: December 24, 2021, 6:50 pm

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Comment from steve
Time: December 24, 2021, 7:01 pm

Marsh Hunt (very old) actress.

Comment from blake
Time: December 24, 2021, 7:08 pm

Pelé, the only soccer guy I ever heard of until that guy who married the Spice Girl, and whom I’ve forgotten.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 24, 2021, 7:19 pm

Jimmy Carter, I invite you once again to join the ranks of the dearly departed!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 24, 2021, 7:34 pm

I’m going to stick with my pick for the last round:
Jorge “Pope Francis” Bergoglio, commie con-man from Argentina.

Comment from Ben
Time: December 24, 2021, 7:38 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Spad13
Time: December 24, 2021, 7:43 pm

Harry Reid

Comment from Teej
Time: December 24, 2021, 8:00 pm

Joe Biden.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: December 24, 2021, 8:15 pm

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in a not-suspicious plane crash into the prison Ghislaine Maxwell is being held

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 24, 2021, 8:17 pm

Barbara Streisand because her name came up in conversation the other day (fortunately in the Streisand Effect connotation) and the memory of her both surprised and annoyed me. I had almost forgotten about her since her nurses took her twitter privileges away.

Anyhow here she is singing an appropriate song


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 24, 2021, 9:19 pm

Betty White – who has no reason to go on since Legos are only for people aged 4-99.

Would it be rude to add as a bonus that I wish “Brandon” would go so we could see how bad things can really be when you-know-nothing becomes Preznit.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: December 24, 2021, 10:02 pm

Melvin Kaminsky (aka Mel Brooks), 95 years young

Comment from EA
Time: December 24, 2021, 10:41 pm

Anthony Fauci

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 24, 2021, 11:43 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from spunkus
Time: December 25, 2021, 12:32 am

Bob Schieffer

Comment from Hutch
Time: December 25, 2021, 12:58 am

Larry Storch

Comment from currently
Time: December 25, 2021, 1:12 am

Kathy Bates – ‘Misery’ psycho

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 25, 2021, 1:41 am

Joseph Manchin III, the senior United States senator from West Virginia. While Manchin is no more trustworthy than any US Senator; Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader has micturated in Manchin’s Wheaties again and it may be all he can take. The Senate is 50-50 Democrat/Republican as of now, with Democrat VP Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. There has been serious talk in the last week about Manchin either becoming a Republican, or an Independent. Which would functionally take control of the Senate away from Schumer and the Democrats.

I could see that being worth it to the Democrats to arrange an “unfortunate accident”. The governor of West Virginia would appoint a successor until the next election. The governor of West Virginia was a Republican before he ran for governor, switched to Democrat and ran and won, and has switched back to Republican. Which means that said accident would probably kick off an epic bidding war the Democrats would win for the appointment. And the Democrats would have the example of Manchin’s fate pour encourager les autres in the Voltairian sense.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from p2
Time: December 25, 2021, 2:05 am

Dick Van Dyke…coz no one’s snagged him yet

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 25, 2021, 3:19 am

Henry Kissinger.

Merry Christmas All!

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 25, 2021, 3:34 am

Sticking with Rosalynn Carter on this one. I’ve just got a feeling.

Comment from Mrs MGunz
Time: December 25, 2021, 4:41 am

Val Kilmer

Comment from dissent555
Time: December 25, 2021, 5:42 am

I’ll go with Phil Collins again.

Oh, and Happy Christmas up Greenwich way.

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 25, 2021, 10:55 am

Emerging from her winter den, the stoat begins to forage.


(Imgur video)

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 25, 2021, 10:58 am

Happy Christmas denizens.

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 25, 2021, 11:01 am

George Soros

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 25, 2021, 11:37 am

Raul Castro

Comment from platypuss
Time: December 25, 2021, 3:33 pm

Hey, wait a minute… John Madden.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: December 26, 2021, 1:26 am

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: December 26, 2021, 3:48 am

Emperor Akihito

Comment from dissent555
Time: December 26, 2021, 7:35 am

Desmond Tutu has gone on to his great reward.

Congrats to Armybrat.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 26, 2021, 10:40 am

What? Huh? Que? That had to be the shortest DP on record!

Congrats Armybrat, looks like Santa brought you a dick.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 26, 2021, 3:30 pm

I won! I won! What a sweet Christmas present!

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: December 27, 2021, 2:06 am

Okay, I’m late again. Dammit.

I’m going to pick …

Wait. WHAT?

Congrats to Armybrat. I guess I’ll keep my pick for the next pool. Dammit, again.

M E R R Y _ C H R I S T M A S
H A P P Y _ N E W _ Y E A R ! ! !

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: December 27, 2021, 2:58 am

“Desmond Tutu has gone on to his great reward.

Congrats to Armybrat.”

Goddamit! I knew I was a bit late, but I had no good choice queued up, and stopped to do some research. Well, at least I have a good one for the DP next week.

Anyway, congratulations, Armybrat. It’s been 7 years 62 days since your previous win, which is the new record for longest gap between wins.

BJM: What? Huh? Que? That had to be the shortest DP on record!

Oh, no! Just last April, Pablo bagged Ramsey Clark on the same day DP 142 opened. DPs 7 and 8 also ended Day 0, and there have been four ending on Day 1.

Comment from dissent555
Time: December 27, 2021, 10:30 pm

Well, biologist E. O. Wilson can no longer be in the running either.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: December 29, 2021, 12:36 am

John Madden has passed so he won’t be in the Dead Pool going forward. Unless Steve picks him.

Congratulations Armybrat. And a quick DP at that.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: December 29, 2021, 1:31 am

Harry Reid, who used to be a favorite pick in the DP until he retired from the Senate, has passed at age 82 without a dick.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 29, 2021, 1:45 am

Dang. They’re dropping like flies. Let’s hope this is a trend, and that Fauci, Soros, Castro, Pelosi, Biden, Harris, Streisand, and Fauci are gone by Friday!

Yes, I said Fauci twice. I like Fauci … as a DP pick.

Comment from ama
Time: December 29, 2021, 3:26 am

Uncle Al, you forgot to say Midler, 🙂

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 29, 2021, 5:28 am

That old bastard Reid shuffled off this coil without a dick of winning. That’s OK. The SOB died irrelevant.

Comment from blake
Time: December 29, 2021, 5:35 pm

So Reid & Madden died in the window since Tutu?

Is that a first? Well, I mean it’s a first for THEM, obviously, but two picks dropped in the week before the new pool starts?

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