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Dead Pool Round 165: Weasel’s birfday edition

Mrs Carl has taken the Dead Pool with Barry Humphries, better known as Dame Edna Everage.

“Originally conceived as a dowdy Moonee Ponds housewife who caricatured Australian suburban complacency and insularity, Dame Edna Everage evolved over four decades to become a satire of stardom – a gaudily dressed, acid-tongued, egomaniacal, internationally fêted “Housewife Gigastar”.” Wikipedia.

Huh. Well.

The Carls practice the Dead Pool strategy of keeping your powder dry while waiting for a celebrity to get sick. It isn’t a surefire gambit: you have to luck onto someone who is famous enough to count but not so old and famous as to have been picked in the ordinary way. AND they have to give you room between getting sick (or hit by a car) and dying.

Are we all assembled? Then leave us 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: April 28, 2023, 6:01 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:01 pm

…Jimmy Carter

If I missed getting Jimmy in first, I pick my usual, Dick Cheney.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:01 pm

Bob Barker, come on down! (Nothing personal.)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:01 pm

William Shatner

edit: When I saw BullDogGirl got in before me with a placeholder post of simply the letter j, I knew better than to go with my first pick. So, I’m poaching Bill Shatner this round.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:02 pm


Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:02 pm

Julian Sands…if the bears haven’t eaten him yet

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:03 pm

Sorry Fritz

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:03 pm

Oooo…that could be a tough one, HottyTotty. What if they find a mummified corpse?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:08 pm

George Soros! Go sing a duet with Harry Belafonte, George!

Comment from Ben
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:09 pm

Eva Marie Saint

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:13 pm

Still reeling from Harry Belafonte screwing me over; as if I should be shocked, he was a dick.

I’ll go with Gena “Mabel Longhetti” Rowlands

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:17 pm

The upholstery at The Estate is just simply to die for, BullDawgGirl. Thefritz has Honored Guest credit he has yet to spend, and the courtesy van is always on call…

Comment from Carl
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:27 pm

Silvio Berlusconi

Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:49 pm

Norman Lear

Comment from Physics Geek
Time: April 28, 2023, 6:54 pm

Keir Dullea

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: April 28, 2023, 7:23 pm

Thank Goodness Alan Greenspan is still available, which is what Andrea Mitchell and no one else said when Alan was a Lothario cutting a swath through the intelligentsia set.

If you want to know what makes Andrea a bitter old leftist woman, just have look or two at Alan. This bitch is pissed!

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 28, 2023, 7:26 pm

All’s fair in love and DP high-jinks BullDawgGirl.

You should take Lester up on his invite to The Estate. In honor of Belafonte croaking they are featuring Banana Boat Daiquiris along with his now classic ‘finger sammiches’…

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: April 28, 2023, 7:39 pm

I’ll try Dick Van Dyke this time

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: April 28, 2023, 7:48 pm

This time I’m picking Mary Beth Hurt, 76yo (9/26/46), actress in such movies as “The World According To Garp” and “Parents”. She has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and placed in assisted living.

And because, if I win with Ms. Hurt, I’ll be able to point at the small original drawing on paper suffused with elephant shit particles and say “I have a Hurt Dick”.

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: April 28, 2023, 7:49 pm

Henry Kissinger in honor of the start of WWIII

Comment from Gromulin
Time: April 28, 2023, 7:51 pm

Peter Marshall from the Hollywood Squares. Dude’s still kicking at 97. Circle gets the square!

Comment from JC
Time: April 28, 2023, 8:18 pm

Mel Brooks, dammit.

Comment from steve
Time: April 28, 2023, 8:47 pm

Violet Hensley.

No one gets to live forever (so far as I can prove).

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 28, 2023, 8:55 pm

Raul Castro

Comment from RimrockR
Time: April 28, 2023, 9:10 pm

Bill Gates. Monster, fatty, frequent visitor to Little St James Island. Rot in Hell Bill.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 28, 2023, 9:16 pm

Going with Klaus Schwab since my favorite Gyorgy Schwarz is taken (and I hope he will be, by a hell knight, on a fire breathing dragon)

It’s a win either way. Same for that little bug pushing shit Bill Gates.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 28, 2023, 9:50 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: April 28, 2023, 10:01 pm

Rupert Murdoch – killed by Foxes.

Comment from Ea
Time: April 28, 2023, 10:22 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 28, 2023, 10:59 pm

Max Baer again for this round

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: April 28, 2023, 11:47 pm

If only as a protective charm for him, I will guess Tucker Carlson who has offended the Nomenklatura. But Some Vegetable, I hope you are right and soon.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from p2
Time: April 29, 2023, 1:23 am

willie nelson…cuz i’m late an’ henry got swiped

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: April 29, 2023, 1:38 am

Carol Burnett

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 29, 2023, 2:06 am

I could have stuck with my last DP pick, who just turned 100. But I will follow my tradition of fresh meat only, and from some off-the-trial milieu. So…

“Helen” (Helen Ann Richardson Khan), second-tier Bollywood star. Appeared in over 1,000 films; popular nautch dancer.

And you might have seen her. In the US film Ghost World (2001), Thora Birch’s character watches and dances to “Jaan Pehechan Ho”,the big dance number from Helen’s 1965 film Gumnaam.

Comment from Teej
Time: April 29, 2023, 2:24 am

I got nuthin’. Just stopped in to see who LesterIII picked.
Damn she still alive?

Comment from ama
Time: April 29, 2023, 5:33 am

Joanne Woodward

Comment from platypuss
Time: April 29, 2023, 11:36 am

Back to Gene Shalit, for the stache.

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 29, 2023, 5:41 pm

So nobody had Jerry Springer, huh?

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: April 29, 2023, 9:14 pm

Pope Francis

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: April 29, 2023, 10:07 pm

Jack Nicholson, despite his recent reappearances.

Comment from Pupster
Time: April 30, 2023, 1:15 pm

Karl Rove. Born in 1950, I did not know that.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 1, 2023, 12:36 am

Bob Newhart.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: May 1, 2023, 5:05 pm

Happy Birfday, Sweasel !!!!!!!!


Comment from Nana1
Time: May 1, 2023, 8:22 pm

Glynis Johns again

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 2, 2023, 2:23 am

Gordon Lightfoot has followed the Edmund Fitzgerald to eternal rest. RIP


Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 2, 2023, 2:41 am

“You’d storm the gates of hell itself,
For the taste of a mermaid’s tail”

Fondest of memories growing up and listening to Gordon Lightfoot LPs with my step-dad. RIP Gordon.

Comment from blake
Time: May 2, 2023, 3:27 am

Oh, I suppose I should wait and try to slip in when someone gets sick but I think I’ll go with Diane Feinstein.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: May 2, 2023, 4:28 am

Going with jimmys wife. Rosalyn Carter

I can’t believe no one took her yet. She might go before him.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 2, 2023, 12:18 pm

Tim Bachman of Bachman Turner Overdrive passed back on April 28th. His brother Robbie passed earlier this year. Like Gordon Lightfoot they all were Canadian crooners. RIP all.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 2, 2023, 5:09 pm

Welp I gonna go with Celine Dion.

Comment from LittleSister
Time: May 13, 2023, 3:01 pm

Ethel Kennedy

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 15, 2023, 8:15 pm

Poker fans lost their hero today. Doyle Brunson, 89, passed, undoubtedly holding Ace’s and eights.

“Texas Dolly” was a 10 time World Series of Poker champ and probably the most influential person in the rise of the poker craze. Crazy fact, he won both his hold ’em no limit main events with the identical starting hands, 10 and a deuce…forever known as the “Doyle Brunson”


Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 16, 2023, 4:55 pm

The loss of Doyle Brunson is one that is particularly poignant to me. Charismatic without the egotistical, boisterous horseshit that the poker world has become famous for. A true gentleman that was very funny, self deprecating, a teller of tales and anecdotes that would make you chuckle, belly laugh, or pause to digest the wisdom. And absolutely lethal at the felt.

A loss that many will never be aware of, which makes me even more sad. Hopefully he can get Lemmy Kilmister to stop playing slots.

Enjoy some Boat-Drinks, sir.

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 19, 2023, 10:51 pm

Guess I shoulda gone with Jim Brown … ; RIP

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 24, 2023, 7:20 pm

… or Tina Turner. RIP.

Comment from Pablo
Time: May 24, 2023, 7:57 pm

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Dude’s getting ripe.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: May 24, 2023, 11:19 pm

Dammit, I had Tina back in January.

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: June 1, 2023, 2:22 am

Jumping in with Jonnie Irwin

British presenter on A Place in the Sun.

Dailymail is reporting he is back in the hospital.

Comment from Pablo
Time: June 8, 2023, 9:56 pm

Pat Robertson is currently finding out exactly how right he had it.


Comment from p2
Time: June 11, 2023, 1:44 am

Uncle Ted Kazinsky has snuffed it….

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: June 12, 2023, 1:37 pm

Carl takes the dick…congrats!

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: June 12, 2023, 2:37 pm

Bye bye, Silvio… I hope you left the ladies something!

Silvio Berlusconi 29 September 1936 – 12 June 2023)


Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 16, 2023, 5:01 pm

WBT always confounds me

Comment from Anonymous
Time: June 16, 2023, 5:08 pm


Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 16, 2023, 5:58 pm

Congrats, Carl! Well done!

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