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Dead Pool 159:

G_d’s Middle Finger has won the prize with Angela Lansbury. Mr Finger says he worked with her on Murder She Wrote, but I was unable to extract the deets. Perhaps he’ll visit us again in future.

After a long career on stage, film and TV, Lansbury will be remembered for playing a teapot and America’s most prolific serial killer.

Are we ready? Doesn’t matter – duck!

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: October 14, 2022, 6:01 pm

Patrick Leahy

I’m baaaack…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 14, 2022, 6:01 pm

Harry “I’m an insufferable commie bastard” Belafonte. Being trampled in a ‘peaceful demonstration’ would be poetic justice.

Comment from bulldawgguy
Time: October 14, 2022, 6:01 pm

George Alagiah

BBC Broadcaster. Bad news on his cancer

I thought about going with Bob Barker but I don’t think he plans to come down anytime soon.

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 14, 2022, 6:01 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 14, 2022, 6:05 pm

(stealthy and valid tactic, BullDawgGirl)

(testing the site mechanics with this edit…)

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 14, 2022, 6:06 pm

Alan Greenspan, former Fed Chairman, because at 96 y/o I can only suppose that Andrea, his wife, reads economic data to him to get his heart racing…

Comment from Ben
Time: October 14, 2022, 6:06 pm

William Shatner

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: October 14, 2022, 6:14 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from p2
Time: October 14, 2022, 6:19 pm

Henry Kissinger yet again. The guy’s gotta go at some point.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 14, 2022, 7:08 pm

Ghislaine Maxwell

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 14, 2022, 7:21 pm

Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine.

He’s due. Actually, he’s overdue.

Comment from E
Time: October 14, 2022, 7:35 pm

George Soros

Comment from jc
Time: October 14, 2022, 7:38 pm

Mel Brooks. I’ll be sad to se him go.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 14, 2022, 7:41 pm

Actor Robbie Coltrane has died, age 72.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 14, 2022, 7:47 pm

Dianne Feinstein

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: October 14, 2022, 7:55 pm

Rolf Harris

Austrian entertainer and accused convicted and acquitted pedophile.

Comment from Tonyc
Time: October 14, 2022, 7:57 pm

I’ll snipe back bob barker

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: October 14, 2022, 8:18 pm

Dick Van Dyke, because 96 seems to be a popular death age these last few weeks.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 14, 2022, 8:22 pm

It’s Dick Cheney for me…hopefully in front of his execrable daughter.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: October 14, 2022, 8:38 pm

Phil Collins

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 14, 2022, 8:43 pm

I was going to pick Wille Mays, but he’s been picked twice already. So I take the second oldest (by 6 months and 3 days) living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Whitey Herzog, who managed the St. Louis Cardinals to three pennants and one World Series.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: October 14, 2022, 9:03 pm

Klaus Schwab

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 14, 2022, 9:06 pm

Jimmah,Jimmah Carter – time to go to the Big Peanut Gallery in the Sky

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: October 14, 2022, 9:32 pm

Jack Nicholson

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 14, 2022, 9:38 pm

Hunter Biden, with a crack pipe and another laptop, in the hallway

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: October 14, 2022, 9:41 pm

This time I will go with Tom Lehrer, the singing mathematician.

Comment from Spad13
Time: October 14, 2022, 10:07 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from G-d’s Middle Finger
Time: October 14, 2022, 10:30 pm

Tony Bennett croons his way to heaven….

Comment from blake
Time: October 14, 2022, 10:33 pm

OK, Juli Lynn Charlot, creator of poodle skirt, etc….turning 100 in…two weeks!

Comment from Nana1
Time: October 14, 2022, 10:45 pm

Barbra Walters

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: October 14, 2022, 11:07 pm

@ Some Vegetable:

Jimmy Carter has already been taken by @weaselwannabe.

Rosalynn is still available.

Also why does it always seem that Jimmy gets picked twice or three times in the DP. He must be very unpopular.

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 14, 2022, 11:33 pm

Gene Hackman,then.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 14, 2022, 11:35 pm


Thank you BullDawgGuy.

I guess I will shift my attention to that old lefty-tool Jane Fonda. I seem to recall that she has developed some disease or other. I assume it is some sort of sexually-transmitted affliction she picked up by sitting on the seat of a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun.

Comment from Carl
Time: October 14, 2022, 11:40 pm

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, former Pope Benedict XVI

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 14, 2022, 11:50 pm

Interestingly enough, the Politburo has authorized SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to start making jokes at the expense of “president” Biden. That means that they have sorted out who and in what order will take power after the putative election. Since he is expendable to the Politburo, probably about the time of said election something will happen to him and events will be arranged to place whoever they selected into the White House. So Joe Biden.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from BJM
Time: October 15, 2022, 12:34 am

Imma going with HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent…only 87 but looking ever frailer.

The Duke has held the title since he was six years old, and, like his cousin, ERII, he has given his entire life to the service of his country.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 15, 2022, 1:29 am

Rosalynn Carter since my pick of Patrick Leahy was taken.

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 15, 2022, 2:15 am

Nania Mahuta.

She has pissed off the entire Russian mafia and Mr Wagner.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: October 15, 2022, 6:33 am

Changing it up again and going for Meg Foster, born May 10, 1948 (74yo), actress and possessor of the weird blue eyes. I used to have a thing for her when I was young, but I recently saw her in “The Accursed” (and not so recently in “31”) and she’s looking _real_ rough. Like dry, cracked leather in the desert sun. Oy.

Hey, Robbie Coltrane just passed at age 72, I might have a chance with Meg.

BTW: This is 100th unique pick. I think. My spreadsheet could be lying to me.

Comment from currently
Time: October 15, 2022, 7:25 am

Angie Dickinson – Retired American Actress

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 15, 2022, 10:25 am

Nancy Pelosi – of a stroke on November 9th.

Comment from steve
Time: October 15, 2022, 11:58 am

Brett Farvre

Comment from LittleSister
Time: October 15, 2022, 2:40 pm

Vladimir Putin – President of Russia (The US President and Ukrainian President have been picked, now Russia is represented.)

Comment from teej
Time: October 15, 2022, 6:41 pm

Yes I know she’s “young”; hoping the vax gets her.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 16, 2022, 12:25 am

@LittleSister — Then somebody needs to pick Xi Jinping-pong. He’s got his grubby fingers in there somehow or other.

Comment from platypuss
Time: October 16, 2022, 4:12 pm

June Lockhart for the win.

Comment from Ama
Time: October 16, 2022, 7:44 pm

Willie Nelson, since we are talking about how aged some folks look

Comment from gulliblrpratt
Time: October 16, 2022, 10:05 pm

King Charles the Turd
All the king Charles have been an utter disaster.
Looks like it’s going to be 3 for 3.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 17, 2022, 3:54 am

Eva Marie Saint since my usual was poached.

Comment from svs
Time: October 17, 2022, 7:36 am

Prince Harry.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: October 23, 2022, 5:56 am

I already made my pick (Meg Foster), but if someone is looking for an easy win, you may want to consider Hu Jintao (age 79), former chinese president. His getting dragged out of the recent CCP meeting doesn’t bode well.

Comment from Pablo
Time: October 26, 2022, 12:57 pm

Rosey Grier

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 26, 2022, 9:50 pm

Word is “The Killer” has left the building…. for good.

Jerry Lee Lewis (September 29, 1935 – October 26, 2022 ) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.

Comment from Ben
Time: October 26, 2022, 10:09 pm

JLL, I accidentally saw him in concert 30 years ago.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 26, 2022, 10:50 pm

HOAX !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jerry Lee has not left the building…


Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: October 27, 2022, 12:46 am

Jerry Lee Lewis

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 27, 2022, 7:13 pm

Good Move, HTG !!!!!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 28, 2022, 5:33 pm

Well, now Jerry Lee Lewis apparently *IS* dead for real.
Congrats, HottyTottyGirl


Now for a looong DeadPool Limbo…

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: October 28, 2022, 7:05 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis shenanigans!!!!!

Comment from blake
Time: October 28, 2022, 8:42 pm


Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 28, 2022, 10:32 pm

Lucianne Goldberg, Linda Tripp’s adviser in the Clinton/Lewinsky debacle, has died “suddenly” at age 87. She’s also former conservative Jonah Goldberg’s mother.


Comment from mossomo
Time: November 16, 2022, 1:22 pm

Am wishing some bad juju on Zelensky.
Tired of him trying to pull us into WW3.
He’s made my dead pool.

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