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Dead Pool Round 177: smells of fish&chips

Phew! I made it! Only just. Lavendergirl takes it with Jonnie Irwin. I’d never heard of him, to be honest, but I’m not into property programs.

Now to reheat my fish and chips in the air fryer. Go! Go! 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.

Note: I am woefully behind on dick deliveries. If I owe you one, you’ll know how long. I ain’t gived up, but I haven’t drawn much since lockdown. Some day, your heirs might hear from my heirs.


Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 16, 2024, 6:01 pm

Jimmy Carter

Come on down said the Missus.

You can die knowing you are no longer the worst president of the United States. Hopefully he don’t die in office. He is another Woodrow Wilson whose wife also kept him alive while in office.

Thought about poaching @RushBade pick.

Comment from Ben
Time: February 16, 2024, 6:01 pm

William Shatner

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: February 16, 2024, 6:01 pm

Iris Apfel

Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 16, 2024, 6:08 pm

Once more into the breach. Eva Marie Saint. (It’s cut-and-paste at this point.)

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 16, 2024, 6:24 pm

Raul Castro

Comment from Nana1
Time: February 16, 2024, 6:40 pm

Buzz Aldrin astronaut 🧑‍🚀

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 16, 2024, 6:41 pm

Joe Biden…. it would solve a lot of the Democrat’s problems if Uncle Joe fell off the Ice Cream Truck. Still, it’s probably just a coincidence that Hillary has come out of hibernation.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 16, 2024, 6:50 pm

Dick Cheney

Comment from currently
Time: February 16, 2024, 7:11 pm

Brian Wilson – Beach Boys co-founder

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: February 16, 2024, 8:25 pm

Alan Greenspan

At this point, I’m sticking with old, old, very old Alan because FOMO if he croaks and I haven’t made him my selection.

Hey, Andrea, isn’t there something you can do to help out?

Comment from steve
Time: February 16, 2024, 8:47 pm

June Spencer

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 16, 2024, 8:47 pm

Sticking with Louis “Divine Proctology in a UFO!” Walcott, AKA Farrakhan. He’s a festering abscess of insanity that needs cauterization, but I’ll settle for him stroking out, falling down some stairs, etc.; just prefer he see it coming so he can experience some terror since he’s terrorized so many others.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: February 16, 2024, 8:51 pm

Dick van Dyke, since no one has taken him yet.

Comment from Pablo
Time: February 16, 2024, 8:57 pm

Shannen Doherty

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 16, 2024, 9:33 pm

I’ll stick with U.S. SecDef Lloyd Austin. TPTB are keeping up their grinning, but those grins are mighty sickly especially after Mr. Mask AND Face Shield had to return to intensive care for another visit.

Comment from Tonyc
Time: February 16, 2024, 9:49 pm

George Soros, please.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: February 16, 2024, 10:27 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from Carl
Time: February 16, 2024, 10:34 pm

Duke of Kent

Comment from JC
Time: February 16, 2024, 10:53 pm

Paul Ehrlich. (Again)

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: February 17, 2024, 12:38 am

Since I was beaten to George Soros and admittedly I would want it to be his whole clan, then let me toss something in out of left field.

Harry, Duke of Sussex.

1) He is a pain in the tuchus to the Brit Royal Family.
2) I saw today where he supposedly said on Good Morning America that he is considering becoming a naturalized American citizen [!!!]; which would vastly increase the tuchusschmerz factor.
3) His daddy, King Charles III has cancer and while we do not know what type and how treatable it is [you know they are not telling the public everything], at his age it quite likely could be terminal.
4) Charles may well not want to leave a pair of loose cannons like Harry and Meghan behind to make life unpleasant for the heir apparent William and Kate when Charles dies. Absent Harry, Meghan can be ignored.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 17, 2024, 1:02 am

Mel Brooks.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: February 17, 2024, 2:13 am

Alexander Smirnov, FBI fallguy.

Probably by suicide that involves falling naked out of a window onto an exploding bomb during a hunting accident on the freeway where he shoots himself in the back 5 time with a vintage bolt action rifle in a park under the jurisdiction of the Capitol police.

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: February 17, 2024, 2:29 am

Ethel Kennedy

Comment from p2
Time: February 17, 2024, 4:33 am

Seein as how I’m really late to the game and no one’s grabbed, I’ll take King Charles. Cue Steve Martin…now when I die, don’t think I’m a nut…don’t want no fancy funeral, jus’ one like ol’ King Chuck!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 17, 2024, 5:13 am

I dug up this pick last week, and then discovered there was no Pool. So I’m already all ready. Yet another venture into unexplored territory: Armi Kuusela – the very first Miss Universe.

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 17, 2024, 12:29 pm

yeah, back to Clint Eastwood

Comment from platypuss
Time: February 17, 2024, 1:37 pm

Stickin’ with June Lockhart.

Comment from steve
Time: February 17, 2024, 4:07 pm

Legendary basketball coach Lefty Driesell has kicked the bucket.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 17, 2024, 5:49 pm

Phil Collins

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: February 17, 2024, 6:59 pm

Jack Nicholson

Comment from EA
Time: February 17, 2024, 7:04 pm

Wolf Blitzer, CNN host

Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 17, 2024, 8:38 pm

Bill Gates

Comment from Crowhouse
Time: February 17, 2024, 9:55 pm

Elisabeth Waldo

Comment from Pupster
Time: February 18, 2024, 5:58 pm

O.J. Simpson, found innocent of double murder, Bronco Driver, TV and Movie Star, former NFL running back.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 19, 2024, 12:23 am

Changing it up again and picking Dolph Lundgren, actor, film-maker, and martial artist, born November 3, 1957 (66yo). One Rocky villain died (Apollo Creed), will there be another? Plus he recently married a woman more than half his age, so she will probably leave a worn-out, desiccated husk in his bed when she runs off with his monies.

Comment from Teej
Time: February 19, 2024, 2:11 am

C’mon, they have to get her outta the way first.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 19, 2024, 3:30 pm

Willie Nelson

Comment from ama
Time: February 20, 2024, 12:38 am

this time its a wishin and a hopin pick that Hillary Clinton has a sudden and unexpected event

Comment from blake
Time: February 21, 2024, 4:17 am

Give a little banshee wail for Yoko Ono!

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: February 22, 2024, 6:00 pm

Scott Hamilton

US Olympic Figure Skater.

Comment from Davem123
Time: February 23, 2024, 11:23 pm

Nancy Pelosi. Think of the potential comedy magic if Joey Plugs were to speak at her funeral.

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: February 27, 2024, 8:09 am

Grace Napolitano D-CA, currently the oldest member of the US House.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 28, 2024, 10:21 pm

I guess I’m sad…Comedian Richard Lewis has passed. I knew he was ill with Parkinson’s. I was uncomfortably comfortable with his humor. It wasn’t for everybody but it was original.
I did like him on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. RIP


Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: March 2, 2024, 2:57 am

RIP Iris Apfel
Yay me!

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: March 2, 2024, 3:50 am

When you attend a funeral it is sad to think that sooner’el
Later those you love will do the same for you
And you may have thought it tragic, not to mention other adjec
tives, to think of all the weeping they will do
But don’t you worry
No more ashes, so more sackcloth
and an armband made of black cloth
May someday nevermore adorn a sleeve
For if the bomb that drops on you
Get your friends and neighbors too
The’ll be nobody left behind to grieve
And we will all go together when we go
What a comforting fact that is to know
Universal bereavement, an inspiring achievement
Yes we all will go together when we go.
Tom Lehrer. Born ymd = 1928-04-09

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 2, 2024, 11:49 pm

@BullDawgGirl — Yay you!

It’s a good thing that whether or not I’ve ever heard of someone isn’t a determinant of Celebrity Dead Pool eligibility.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 6, 2024, 11:28 pm

Jim Beard, Steel Dan keyboardist passed away at 63. RIP


Comment from thefritz
Time: March 7, 2024, 1:39 am


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