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Dead Pool Round 153: born on the 1st of July

This one is sad. Lavendergirl takes it with Deborah James. She was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and spent her remaining years campaigning and raising money for cancer charities. Dead age 40.

I prefer the “good riddance” picks, but sooner or later, the Dead Pool takes ’em all.

Are we ready? GO!

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: July 1, 2022, 6:01 pm

HRH Queen Elizabeth.

May Charles proceed her in the DP so that the Charming Prince William will ascend to the throne.


Comment from RushBabe
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:01 pm

Bob Barker, FTW!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:01 pm

My pick is Anthony Fauci, by his own hand, via the SARS-Cov-2 virus created with his control of my money and the bogus Paxlovid treatment created the same way.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:03 pm

Going with Ted Kaczynski again.

AKA: the infamous Unabomber

He has got to be getting worse everyday in that Prison Hospital. Gosh it only took Robert Durst a couple months to die there.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:08 pm

Taking back Harry “Golden voiced, race-baiting communist extraordinaire” Belafonte. Bury him next to his buddy Hugo Chavez.

Comment from p2
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:24 pm

Henry Kissinger…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:24 pm

Surely Nancy Pelosi can’t live forever, or even much longer! In fact … no, no I shan’t say that she’ll get monkey pox from licking…

But I can wish it.

Comment from Ben
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:34 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Gromulin
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:51 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:59 pm

Just checking to make sure none of you mooks tried picking Dr Zelenko. *squints*

Comment from RimrockR
Time: July 1, 2022, 6:59 pm

Hillary Clinton. I’m sure she’ll annoy the Devil with her complaining.

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: July 1, 2022, 7:23 pm

Norman Lear

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 1, 2022, 7:41 pm

Dick ‘hope that
extended heart
warranty is
paid up’ Cheney

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 1, 2022, 7:52 pm

Two possibilities this time, both US Senators. Hardcore Leftist Senator Pat Leahy [D-VT] broke his hip a couple of days ago, and apparently about 50% of elderly hip fractures die within 6 months. The other is John Cornyn [Turncoat-TX]. He joined the Democrats in their latest attack on the 2nd Amendment. Shortly afterwards he appeared at the Texas State Republican Convention and was roundly boo-ed throughout his speech. And the Convention inserted a clause in their minutes denouncing him by name.

Either would give me pleasure, beyond just the win, but I think I will settle on Cornyn. If he dies, he will not be replaced by a fellow Leftist.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Hutch
Time: July 1, 2022, 8:31 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: July 1, 2022, 8:42 pm

I have three possibilities this time, but I’ll pick the oldest one:

Shirley MacClaine, actress extraordinaire and cute-as-a-button when younger, born 4/24/34 so that makes her age 88. I just saw her on the most recent “Only Murders In The Building” episodes and while they may have tried to age her for the role – then again, they not have. She’s damn old and looked it.

Comment from blake
Time: July 1, 2022, 9:18 pm

Dr. Zele—I mean…uh…Ghislaine Maxwell. She’s looking very suicidey these days, at least with the prison cameras off.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 1, 2022, 9:23 pm

Raúl Castro, who must be standing with his feet in Hell …

Comment from Ea
Time: July 1, 2022, 10:01 pm

BILL Gates

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 1, 2022, 10:32 pm

Little Georgey Porgey Puddin Soros

Comment from Christer Hellstrom
Time: July 1, 2022, 10:33 pm

Paul McCartney.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 1, 2022, 10:38 pm

Damn, oh, the request deletion thingie doesn’t mean request deletion of George Soros?

Dang dang dang

Comment from Ama
Time: July 1, 2022, 11:20 pm

Dhimi Jimmy Carter- at least he got to live long enough to see that he is no longer worst president ever!

Comment from jc
Time: July 2, 2022, 12:18 am

Sticking with Paul Ehrlich. Because SCIENCE!

Comment from currently
Time: July 2, 2022, 12:25 am

Randy Travis – American Country Music Artist. He’s been in poor health since a stroke in 2013.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: July 2, 2022, 12:41 am

Phil Collins

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: July 2, 2022, 1:16 am

Alan Greenspan

Comment from PatAZ
Time: July 2, 2022, 2:24 am

Mad Maxine Waters. Thought sure she would stroke out last week with all her screaming over Roe v Wade.

Comment from BJM
Time: July 2, 2022, 3:52 am

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent a stalwart supporter of HMTQ and his country. Like his cousin Kent was thrust into the role suddenly and at a tender age…he has served for nearly 80 years. When he retired as President of The All England Club I suspected he is on his way out and he looked very frail at the Jubilee.

Comment from smedley
Time: July 2, 2022, 4:12 am

Bill “I’m a liability while I’m alive” Clinton

Comment from platypuss
Time: July 2, 2022, 2:14 pm

June Lockhart, at the Junction.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: July 2, 2022, 2:57 pm

Noam Chomsky

Comment from steve
Time: July 2, 2022, 5:41 pm

Marsha Hunt

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: July 2, 2022, 8:36 pm

Eva Marie Saint

Comment from Dissent555
Time: July 3, 2022, 1:21 am

Oh crikey. I’ll go with Clu Gulager for this round

Comment from LittleSister
Time: July 3, 2022, 4:57 am

Mel Brooks – He just turned 96! He seems to be in good health physically, but apparently his mind is slipping. He publicly endorsed Joe Biden in 2020.

Comment from Carl
Time: July 3, 2022, 12:04 pm

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger – formerly Pope Benedict XVI

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 3, 2022, 3:38 pm

Let’s go another round with Rupert Murdoch… he sent his wife Jerry Hall a “breakup text” which means they will be squabbling about property and video rights to her “extracurriculars,” if there are any.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: July 4, 2022, 7:33 pm

@Expresso…I don’t think so, Jerry Hall never struck me as a predatory female…although what she allegedly said to Bryan Ferry on decamping for Mick was very unkind. Hall reportedly said she has no idea of Murdock’s assets…which is shorthand for a satisfactory prenup. Hall’s earned her way into polite English country life and will carry on. Hall’s the epitome of the pragmatic Texan broad in the best sense.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: July 4, 2022, 11:23 pm

This one’s a gimme. Robert Bobby E. III Crimo, the Highland Park shooter.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 4, 2022, 11:38 pm

@ Malcolm Kirkpatrick

While it is possible, this is Chicago. From information I have seen reported, he may be ANTIFA affiliated. Which is a free pass in a Democrat jurisdiction.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 5, 2022, 12:58 am

@Malcolm Kirkpatrick — He’s been taken into custody. The night is still young, though, and we don’t know what will happen at the station. Also, if the plan was for him not to be taken alive, there’s another reason for his “suicide”.

Comment from Teej
Time: July 5, 2022, 4:48 am

Paul Pelosi

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 6, 2022, 12:58 am

@ Malcolm Kirkpatrick

He has been charged with 7 counts of First Degree Murder. Which given his background in a Democrat controlled polity causes surprise that he was not released on PR bond.

I’m pretty sure he is ANTIFA. ANTIFA originally was part of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany, and their symbol of a hand holding a certain stylized rose was co-opted by our Marxist version. He has that symbol tattooed onto himself prominently, along with other Leftist symbols. Also, he had posted various things online indicating that he was about to do something deadly. That jurisdiction does have “red flag laws”, but given his background nothing was done.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 6, 2022, 2:55 am

Of course “he was known to the police”.
Looks like Illinois needs more “known to the police” laws.
Maybe a couple more red flag laws and gun free zone laws, they’re almost workin, just a few more is all we need!

Comment from Conchi
Time: July 6, 2022, 3:29 am

srsly, no one picked our pal Putin? well, Vlad the man Putin for the dick!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 6, 2022, 4:41 pm

In a completely new direction:

Domenico Cefalù – boss of the Gambino Family.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 7, 2022, 6:07 pm

Bye bye, Jimmy Caan… I think he hung out regularly at the LA Playboy Magazine mansion.

Anyway, RIP.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: July 7, 2022, 7:07 pm

America lost a True hero on Sunday.

Bradford Freeman, last of the original Band of Brothers. (WWII)


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: July 8, 2022, 6:17 am

Shinzo Abe

To be determined if this is a legal pick.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: July 8, 2022, 6:57 am

Wanted to get my entry in quickly, and haven’t been able to find any updates.

Adjusting all times to WBT, the shooting occurred at approximately 02:30, and he arrived at the hospital at 03:07. If he has joined the choir eternal, and such event occurred before 06:17, my entry would be a Rule 0 violation and thus invalid.

Otherwise, well, I’d be happy if he survives, but it doesn’t look good.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 8, 2022, 12:58 pm

Ooooo! I think you might have just nipped in Gebrauchshund, if you’ll pardon the expression. He was pronounced dead at 5:03 pm local time, and they are eight hours ahead of WBT.

It’s 1:55 now, so I make it 9am.

Is that right? Did I do the math right?

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 8, 2022, 3:05 pm

Larry Storch, of F Troop fame, has left the studio for good…

Lawrence Samuel Storch ( January 8, 1923 – July 8, 2022).

Nobody had him that I can see…

Comment from RushBabe
Time: July 9, 2022, 1:19 am

Paulie Walnuts has left the building.


“No cause of death given.”

Comment from blake
Time: July 12, 2022, 4:27 pm

Crap, where did I post my Larry Storch message? Probably an old dead pool where someone had him (because I think he died before Abe). Owell. I was actually in a room with a Larry Storch fan when it happened. (What are the odds?)

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