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Dead Pool 178: the daffs are in bloom

BullDawgGirl takes it with Iris Apfel. My first instinct was to say no to this pick – I never heard of her, anyway. I would have done if I thought BDG was using the patented Steve technique: waiting to choose until someone famous got sick.

But no. She was the third pick in the thread, three weeks ago. Fair and square.

So, farewell, Iris Apfel. Good lord, what atrocious taste she had.

Are we ready?

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: March 8, 2024, 6:00 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 8, 2024, 6:00 pm

Eva Marie Saint. Always faithful.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: March 8, 2024, 6:01 pm

King Charles III

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 8, 2024, 6:01 pm

the dick for the Dick…but I repeat myself. Dick Cheney.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 8, 2024, 7:00 pm

Louis “I got my oil checked the hard way by God on his flying saucer!” Walcott, AKA Farrakhan. Unhinged racist, extortionist, and ‘religious leader’. May he die alone, sober, in an outhouse fire.

Comment from Nazdar
Time: March 8, 2024, 7:28 pm

Poaching Dick Van Dyke.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 8, 2024, 7:38 pm

Hunting in the neighboring field to last pick: Beatrice Bella “BeBe” Shopp – Miss America 1948.

Comment from Tonyc
Time: March 8, 2024, 8:04 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 8, 2024, 8:05 pm

Hmm. When I made the comment above, Brave told me “The form is not secure. Autofill has been turned off.” I had to type in Name and E-mail.

I had intended to mention this in the comment, but I forgot. Then my sister asked for help in putting away Christmas decorations. (Yeah, I know it’s March, but it’s her job.)

When I came back, I noticed I’d forgotten, and started this comment. And Hey Presto, Name and E-mail autofilled normally.

Something’s weird. Anybody else have such an experience?

Comment from James Equis
Time: March 8, 2024, 8:17 pm

Minister Farrakhan speaks truth without mincing words. Those who promote injustice, lying, land/resource-stealing, filth, indecency, and unnatural, sexually-deviant lifestyles are naturally upset. They are against the Supreme Being’s Way, while falsely claiming to be OF Him.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 8, 2024, 8:43 pm

Imma say…uh-huh,

oh I mean George Satan, um Soros.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: March 8, 2024, 9:00 pm

Alan Greenspan… this is the most popular you have been in decades, you purveyor of economic gobbledygook and irrational exuberance.

Do the right thing! (Take Andrea with you!)

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: March 8, 2024, 9:27 pm

Mel Brooks

Comment from Ben
Time: March 8, 2024, 9:31 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Gromulin
Time: March 8, 2024, 9:56 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from RimrockR
Time: March 8, 2024, 10:07 pm

Bill Gates

Comment from Carl
Time: March 8, 2024, 10:20 pm

Duke of Kent

Comment from blake
Time: March 8, 2024, 10:47 pm

Yeah, I get the autofill warning every time I comment. I assume the HTTPS cert is out of date or whatever. (This is on Brave, I haven’t tried other browsers.) It also warns about sending.

As for the Dead Pool…IDK…James Hong? He just turned 95.

And as for Iris (whom I also have picked on occasion), there’s a great documentary about her called “Iris”.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 8, 2024, 10:49 pm

Sorry to be the downer at the party, but my pick this round is the object of growing seething and virulent hatred from many sides:

President Donald J. Trump

I sure hope somebody else takes the pool.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 8, 2024, 11:05 pm

ooooh…do we have another troll?

Is James Equis the new ‘Oceania’?

Comment from Ea
Time: March 9, 2024, 12:03 am

Bill Clinton

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: March 9, 2024, 12:12 am

Since I was poached, I will fall back on the singing mathematician, Tom Lehrer.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 9, 2024, 12:41 am

@Thefritz – it’s a Voldemort thing.
Imagine being the search and destroy drone for sites that mention…Voldemort in an unflattering light.
What a life!

Comment from p2
Time: March 9, 2024, 1:14 am

Buzz Aldrin.

Comment from dissent555
Time: March 9, 2024, 1:36 am

switchin’ it up.

Going with astronaut Jim Lovell for this round

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 9, 2024, 3:20 am

Raul Castro

Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 9, 2024, 6:27 am

I also have gotten the Autofill Warning and related difficulties; using Vivaldi browser.

And it does seem that we have an Oceania-like personage in the form of James Equis. Hey, James: ‘Minister’ Farrakhan can eat the corn out of my $h!t. He is a vile predator and narcissistic asshat. I have an Extra Special Accommodation reserved for you at The Estate. Let me know where the Courtesy Van can pick you up!

Comment from technochitlin
Time: March 9, 2024, 1:14 pm

Mick Jagger.
Just ’cause. And I also got the warning, using Vivaldi.
Also- Mr. Equis- you and your evil religion can bite me.

Comment from platypuss
Time: March 9, 2024, 1:19 pm

June Lockhart keeps on keepin’ on.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: March 9, 2024, 2:18 pm

The Neon Madman, thief.
Your mamma, Nancy Pelosi.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 9, 2024, 3:09 pm

Those security warnings about autofill are the result of sweasel.com’s use of a server that doesn’t automatically convert http to secure http.

In most cases these days, if you try to connect to http://blahblah.com you’ll actually connect to https://blahblah.com. But not here. It’s not a big deal here.

edit p.s. — It isn’t a big deal here unless you use your credit card number for your user name! (-:

Comment from Teej
Time: March 9, 2024, 4:07 pm

Mitch McConnell

Uncle Al— I hear you. If all this lawfare doesn’t work, they’re gonna have to up their calibre.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: March 9, 2024, 6:19 pm

Switching it up again and going with James Biden, Joe’s younger brother (born 1949, 75yo).

Comment from JC
Time: March 9, 2024, 6:42 pm

Paul Ehrlich, again.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: March 9, 2024, 6:47 pm

Mick Jagger

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 10, 2024, 2:01 am

Hey Bob Mulroy, technochitlin beat you to Jagger,,,,

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: March 10, 2024, 3:10 am

Ethel Kennedy

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: March 10, 2024, 3:17 am

RFK.Jr. because the Leftists do not want any distractions from Biden or whoever they replace Biden with.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: March 10, 2024, 4:25 am

Phil Collins

Comment from Armybrat
Time: March 11, 2024, 1:50 am

Ooooooh….I’ve been floating in my pool and gave up the idea of making bank on Iris Apple. So how about Noam Chomsky?!

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: March 11, 2024, 2:14 am

Warren Buffett, I’m sure he has a nice cheap pine box all picked out, so it’s time to use it!

Comment from Pupster
Time: March 11, 2024, 9:06 pm

Barry William Blenkhorn (born September 30, 1954),[4] better known by his stage name Barry Williams, is an American actor. He is known for his role as the eldest of the Brady sons, Greg Brady.

Comment from Nana1
Time: March 12, 2024, 7:55 am

Back to Willie Nelson

Comment from chrisfromsweden
Time: March 12, 2024, 2:05 pm

Sticking with Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: March 13, 2024, 12:51 am

Mark Coleman

First UFC heavyweight champion.

Admitted to the hospital after saving his parents from a house fire.

Is he famous enough for SWeasel

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 13, 2024, 4:14 pm

Paul Alexander: ‘Man in the iron lung’ dies at the age of 78.

I can’t imagine living a life like that. RIP.


Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: March 14, 2024, 10:43 am

Esther Rantzen

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 18, 2024, 9:53 pm

Another of my childhood heroes has passed. Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, who commanded a dress rehearsal flight for the 1969 moon landing and the first U.S.-Soviet space linkup has died. He was 93. Sadly he never walked on the moon. RIP


Comment from Anonymous
Time: March 27, 2024, 10:24 pm

ol Joe Lieberman took a fall

Comment from ama
Time: March 29, 2024, 1:52 am

Jerry Nadler, yeah I am late..

Comment from dissent555
Time: March 30, 2024, 5:00 am

RIP Louis Gossett Jr., aged 87

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 2, 2024, 1:41 pm

RIP Barbara Rush, died Easter Sunday, age 97.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 2, 2024, 3:13 pm

Comedian Joe Flaherty has passed. He was part of the great SCTV comedy troupe that really created great sketch comedy. RIP


Comment from RushBabe
Time: April 5, 2024, 4:44 pm

Re: Flaherty, “Count Floyd” was the best!

Comment from bjm
Time: April 7, 2024, 10:06 pm

Subotai…pretty sure the Dems will draft Michelle Obama at the convention…Gov Nuisance VP. Coz Pelosi and Obama ain’t done ruining the country yet.

So Harris has to go…will she withdraw? Is she smart enough to see it coming? (Sorry very bad pun).

My pick is Kamala Harris

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 10, 2024, 11:18 am

Peter Higgs, physicist who discovered the Higgs Bosun, has passed. RIP


Comment from BJM
Time: April 11, 2024, 4:08 am

James Equis…FFS…just sod off.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 11, 2024, 2:53 pm

I just saw a headline that O. J. Simpson died. I didn’t care enough to read the article. What’s for lunch?

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 11, 2024, 2:53 pm

Wow, O.J. Simpson has died. Wish I could see the look on Satan’s face….

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