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The Judgement of Weasel

Gebrauchshund nipped in and took Shinzo Abe at the last moment. Having ascertained the moment Abe was pronounced dead (5:03pm his local time) and gebrauchshund’s pick (6:57am WBT), and noting the time difference between England and Japan, I calculated that…hahaha, just kidding. Working out time differences makes weasels cry. I took a wild-assed guess and am declaring the Dead Pool won.

However, given the late hour, I will not publish a new Dead Pool until next Friday. There has to be enough time for excitement to build. So, get building already!

So let it be written, so let it be done. Have a great weekend, everyone!


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 8, 2022, 5:40 pm

I suggest that Larry Storch not be permitted to participate in the nomination process…

RIP, Larry

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

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 8, 2022, 6:09 pm

Tokyo is 8hrs ahead of London. Time of death at 17:03 (5:03PM) Tokyo local time minus 8hrs = 9:03AM London.

Congrats, Gebrauchshund.

Zoinks! With the maximum fretting and hand-wringing time to be spent in Dead Pool Limbo, this is indeed going to be a week of excitement-building.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 8, 2022, 7:22 pm

I suspect Mr. Abe was effectively dead quite a long time before the official declaration. However, rulez is rulez and Gebrauchshund played by ’em, so in my never humble but always utterly irrelevant opinion the win is fair and square.

@Gebrauchshund — Well done! Very, very well done!

@Stoaty — I’m preparing to get ready to start getting excited. I expect to be all aquiver by this time next week.

p.s. (edit): I’ll be royally pissed if my pick Fauci croaks before then.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 8, 2022, 7:49 pm

I won’t Uncle Al. In fact if he does, I’ll send you a celebratory box of chocolates as a consolation prize.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 8, 2022, 8:01 pm

Pharoh of Badger House!

The Dick must flow!

There, how’s that for mixing things up.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 8, 2022, 8:42 pm

@Uncle Badger — Good point, and thanks! I’d rather have a dead Fauci than a box of chocolates any day. (-:

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: July 9, 2022, 12:24 am

And I thought I was wasting my time staying up all night blundering around the internet, Ha!

This is actually my second win using the “Sneaky F*cker” strategy (It’s a thing! coined by no less an eminence than evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith). The first was Denise Nickerson (Violet Beauregarde in “Willy Wonka”).

Three years ago almost to the day (July 11. 2019) and also came too late to set up the next DP, causing a one week delay.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 9, 2022, 11:03 am

How about a rule that a candidate must live at least 24 hours after being picked to be a winner? Including those picked in the opening hours, so we don’t have DPs ending the same day.

Meanwhile, I have to dig up a new pick. (grumble)

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 9, 2022, 1:49 pm

I managed to miss getting in on the last Deadpool…it’s been a while since I missed one. Real life getting in the way of fun. Who knew that retirement could keep one so busy!

Congratulations to Gebrauchshund on a hand well played!

Comment from homer
Time: July 10, 2022, 3:01 pm

How about a rule that anyone proposing new rules is anathema maranatha?

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