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Dead Pool Round 152: stand by for Spring!

Pablo takes it with C.W. McCall. I considered disallowing it because the name didn’t ring a bell. Then I read he was the “Convoy” singer and it gave me a spasm of nostalgia for the time America lost its frickin’ mind over truckers.

Remember that? Crazy times. The culmination for me was an article about a well-known surgeon who gave up his lucrative practice to drive the big rigs.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s 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 BullDawgGirl
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:00 pm

Queen Elizabeth

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:00 pm

so many worthy choices….Let’s stay with Dick ‘my borrowed heart won’t last forever’ Cheney.

Comment from Ben
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:01 pm

William (the Shat) Shatner!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:04 pm

Without Michael Sussmann, all the legal calls to release Democrat damaging materials will disappear.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:04 pm

Ted Kaczynski

Comment from RushBabe
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:07 pm

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:11 pm

91 year-old Rupert Murdoch must not be tapping that youngun Jerry Hall, Y’all (let me know if you don’t recognize the joke).

So I nominate Rupert Murdoch.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:15 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:42 pm

poaching George Soros.

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:45 pm

Penis Van Lesbian

Dick Van Dyke for the dick

Comment from PatAZ
Time: April 22, 2022, 6:49 pm

Julian Assange

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 22, 2022, 7:15 pm

Henry Alfred Kissinger is a German-born American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who is still alive. Who knew? Anyhow he can’t last forever and now is as good a time to go as any!

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: April 22, 2022, 7:16 pm

Phil Collins

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: April 22, 2022, 7:47 pm

Jimmy Carter. How old was he back when he was president anyway? Actually, he is eligible for a 2nd term if he wants to run against Biden. Normally I don’t pick this early but this time I’m going for the win.

Comment from p2
Time: April 22, 2022, 9:41 pm

Mel Brooks

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: April 22, 2022, 9:43 pm

George Soros.

We’re waiting…

Comment from jc
Time: April 22, 2022, 10:11 pm

Sticking with Paul Erlich. It’s Earth Day, after all!

Comment from ea
Time: April 22, 2022, 10:37 pm

Mit Romney -he’s looking poorly lately

Comment from blake
Time: April 22, 2022, 10:46 pm

In honor of her 90th birthday yesterday, the lovely and talented Elaine May, who played Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a recent TV series. (Fun fact: Elaine May was born the year prior to Ginsburg.)

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: April 22, 2022, 10:46 pm

Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 22, 2022, 11:01 pm

My last pick was a 98-year-old tennis champion, but he was too tough. Still I think I’ll stay out on center court: Frank Sedgman, winner of the Australian Open (1949, 1950), the US Open (1951, 1952), and Wimbledon (1952) – as an amateur.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: April 22, 2022, 11:31 pm

I gotta go with Bill Clinton. I don’t want to be sad if I win like last time.

Comment from Spad13
Time: April 23, 2022, 12:02 am

Hillary Clinton

Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 23, 2022, 12:16 am

Norman Lear..at 99 he’s got to give it up sometime

Comment from BJM
Time: April 23, 2022, 12:32 am

So many choices…but Imma go with Kameltoe Harris. Let’s go Brandon is a given…but the Dems need a 2-fer so they can put a stronger POTUS & VP in place for ’24.

The Obamas canceled their lucrative contract with Spotify…an odd move, eh? I thought Obama was hoovering up every buck he could. Summin’s up.

Comment from bjm
Time: April 23, 2022, 12:37 am

@jc…an excellent quip!

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: April 23, 2022, 1:14 am

I keep hearing from friends in the know that there is a strong possibility that Vladimir Putin is end-stage from one or more diseases. That and he is tearing apart the Russian economy AND the Russian military. That includes a much higher casualty rate amongst general officers than is the norm in the Russian military. They don’t “do” leading from the front. Sounds like he is ripe for a multiple round firearms accident.

Mind you, I would prefer Soros or a number of other people, but Putin will do.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Teej
Time: April 23, 2022, 1:47 am

Veeshir, I ONLY ever pick a person whose demise will cheer me. Yeah I’m nasty.

Taylor Lorenz

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 23, 2022, 1:55 am

I know Soros is popular and all, but there’s a duplicate entry twixt dissent555 and UncleB.

So since I can’t have Soros, I’ll take a similar rat bastard
Klaus Martin Schwab, von Heckinggen Dunkleversteiner Spladenschlitt Dingle Dangle Dongle von Knackerthrasher.

Comment from Keepandbear
Time: April 23, 2022, 2:40 am

Hillary Clinton. Since someone else already got Vladdybaby.
Maybe we will get a twofer and bill and hill will both kick it in the same location.

So not hillary i missed than someone already had her.

How bout Psaki, Jen then. She might be a good candidate for Arkancide. Assuming Hill dont kick first.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: April 23, 2022, 4:10 am

Damn, late again. Ok, just because he’s a natural target of the Rooskies, Volodymr Zelenskyy.

Comment from ama
Time: April 23, 2022, 5:51 am

Diane Feinstein

Comment from steve
Time: April 23, 2022, 11:32 am

Marsha Hunt

Comment from RimrockR
Time: April 23, 2022, 12:37 pm

Wow, late to the party but Nasty Nancy Pelosi is still available! Maybe she’ll get dropped in middle of the Pacific on her way to the Island of Formosa. One can dream…,

Comment from platypuss
Time: April 23, 2022, 1:37 pm

Larry Storch to F off.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 23, 2022, 3:01 pm

Hey, anybody seen Lester. It’s not like him to miss a Deadpool….

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: April 23, 2022, 6:47 pm

Noam Chomsky

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 24, 2022, 1:13 am

More often than not, it’s somebody off the radar who croaks, idnit?

Orrin Grant Hatch (March 22, 1934 – April 23, 2022) was an American attorney, politician, and…

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: April 24, 2022, 1:32 am

I’m going with Ed Begley, Jr. for the dick!

72 years old, 6′ 4″, adult pretender, and an environmental activist prick.

Comment from blake
Time: April 24, 2022, 1:50 am

Nobody called Orrin Hatch, eh?

Comment from Carl
Time: April 24, 2022, 7:38 pm

Former Pope Benedict

Comment from Gromulin
Time: April 24, 2022, 10:49 pm

Vladamir Putin. A boy can dream…

Comment from Gromulin
Time: April 24, 2022, 10:52 pm

Dammit Subotai Bahadur…gotta put that name up front, then tell your story, for us late to the game scanning the responses idiots

Comment from Hutch
Time: April 24, 2022, 11:02 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 25, 2022, 6:04 pm

Hmmm, nobody picked the lowest hanging fruit….


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: April 25, 2022, 6:35 pm

Re: @thefritz, I think picking Kane Tanaka would have been a violation of Rule Zero, sub-section 4 (Pupster’s Rule), “only famous for being the oldest person alive”.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 25, 2022, 9:06 pm

@Gromulin…hold the ctrl key and hit F … brings up the page search box.

Comment from currently
Time: April 26, 2022, 12:25 am

Dabney Coleman – 90 y/o American Actor.

Comment from Davem123
Time: April 26, 2022, 2:25 am

Returning to an old favorite, Chuckie Schumer. Such a POS.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 26, 2022, 7:24 pm

@Stephen, who reads rules?!

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: April 26, 2022, 9:59 pm

Clint Eastwood

Comment from spunkus
Time: April 27, 2022, 12:03 am

Harry Belafonte – He’s bananas.

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: April 28, 2022, 12:04 am

Going with a British Favorite.

Deborah James, BBC presenter

Hate to see her leave us but a dicks a dick.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 29, 2022, 4:42 pm

Late to the party; we live in interesting times. Thank you for the concern, Fritz. I am well, just overwhelmed and task saturated. The Estate has an exploratory 4th-sublevel project currently in the works. Perhaps I’ll have you out to see it in the ‘experimental’ phases, and as an Honored Guest you need not worry. I’ll send the discourtesy van for Spunkus, however. We are in need of fresh participants.

In light of the poach, I’ll return to June “Maureen Robinson & She-Wolf of London” Lockhart.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 30, 2022, 1:38 pm

So good to hear from you Lester. I supposed it was duty calling you….and I am relieved your ever expanding or shall I say, ‘deepening’ of the Estate was the cause of your tardy return to the DP. Oh, I would welcome that visit as your soirees always warm the cockles.

Comment from Pablo
Time: May 2, 2022, 8:13 pm

Alan Greenspan is getting awfully ripe. Let’s do this, Al!

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: May 3, 2022, 1:44 am

Danny Bonaduce

Comment from harbqll
Time: May 3, 2022, 3:20 pm

Ozzy ozbourne. I hear he has the dreaded Chinese yellow peril death sourge virus.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 4, 2022, 6:10 pm

Norman Yoshio Mineta (November 12, 1931 – May 3, 2022)… oversaw creation of TSA during the Dubya Bush administration.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 5, 2022, 9:53 pm

Norman Lloyd finally crossed the finish line and nobody had him….


Comment from Jgirl
Time: May 7, 2022, 8:22 am

Let’s stop the screeching of:

Yoko Ono

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 8, 2022, 1:29 pm

Embarrassed to say I lived in Houston for more than 10 years and never visited Gilley’s Honky Tonk before they razed it. Now Mickey is gone too…. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/mickey-gilley-dead

Comment from xul
Time: May 8, 2022, 4:42 pm

John Astin

Comment from unkawill
Time: May 14, 2022, 10:34 am

The meathead rob riener

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 20, 2022, 4:49 am

Looks like nobody had Vangelis either.

Comment from Nana1
Time: May 21, 2022, 5:26 am

Diane Feinstein yet again

Comment from blake
Time: May 26, 2022, 4:21 pm

Ray Liotta, 67. In permanent Witness Relocation Program. 🙁

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: May 26, 2022, 9:49 pm

Two to add to the list… strange times lately:

Depeche Mode – Andy Fletcher
Yes, and Plastic Ono Band – Alan White

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 30, 2022, 8:02 pm

Bo Hopkins has passed. Forgot just how cool he was….

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 5, 2022, 3:04 am

Wow, no one had Sophie Freud either, huh?

Comment from LittleSister
Time: June 7, 2022, 1:18 am

Val Kilmer

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 7, 2022, 10:57 pm

we lost another big one….

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 16, 2022, 1:14 am

Was just rereading this illustrious pool, to see what I’ve missed in awhile, and saw your comment about Norman Lloyd, Fritz. He died in May 2021, for which I won DP#123.

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 23, 2022, 8:28 pm

What I meant to say, on the one year anniversary of his passing, was, “Hey everybody, remember when Lester won with Norman Lloyd last year….”

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: June 28, 2022, 11:38 pm

LavenderGirl wins…again…with Deborah James. New DP Friday???

Comment from dissent555
Time: July 7, 2022, 11:36 pm

James Caan is off the list. RIP Santino.

Comment from blake
Time: July 9, 2022, 3:35 pm

Are we sure Larry Storch didn’t pass away BEFORE Abe Shinzo?

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