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ROUND SEVEN: die faster, the dicks are going out of date!

EZnSF takes the dicks with Art Linkletter, who made it to a respectable 97, 74 of them married to the same woman.

Onwards and deadwards!

1. Pick a celebrity. Any celebrity, though I reserve the right to nix picks I never heard of.

2. We start from scratch every time. No matter who you had last time, you have to turn up and pick again. Poaching and other underhanded maneuvers positively encouraged. It’s like rollerderby, without the helmets.

3. Your first choice sticks. Don’t just blurt it out this time, okay?

4. It’s up to you to search the thread and make sure your choice is unique. Popular picks go fast.

5. The pool is open until somebody on the list dies. Feel free to jump in any time. Newbies, strangers and drive-bys welcome.

6. If you want the fabulous prize, you have to trust me with a mailing address. If you don’t want the fabulous prize, I applaud your sophisticated taste and superior temperament. Packages go by slow boat, typically take eight to ten weeks and arrive looking like botulism pudding.

7. The new DeadPool will begin 6pm GMT the Friday after the honoree kicks the bucket.

Eyes on the prize, people. Eyes on the prize:

TIME! in the shortest Dead Pool EVARR — at two hours and forty-two minutes — Tawny has won it with Gary Coleman. I’m going to allow it to stand (you know what you have to do if you want the dicks, Tawny). We’ll fire up a brand new Dead Pool next Friday, though feel free to mill about, chat and wish people dead on this thread.

Comments


Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:05 pm

The Rt Hon. The Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:05 pm

Five minutes late! Sorry about that…I had to kick it out manually. Must have the wrong time zone set.


Comment from Spad13
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:06 pm

Jimmah! Carter. The most ex of our ex presidents.


Comment from Bob
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:13 pm

The Hon. Robert Byrd.


Comment from steve
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:26 pm

WTF are all these Sooners doing here?

We still have a ways to go before we get to 6:00 GMT!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:31 pm

No, no…it’s 6:30 GMT. I’ve got the timezone set wrong on the blog.


Comment from Allen
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:32 pm

Othman Ahmed al-Ghamdi

Yemen Al Qaeda just named him their new leader. Which means there is already a Hellfire missile with his name on it.

He’s not exactly famous, but there are quite a few people looking for him, does that count?


Comment from tawny
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:33 pm

I’m going with Gary Coleman this time. (The Diff’rent Strokes actor)


Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:35 pm

Tennessee Tuxedo.


Comment from steve
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:35 pm

Oh No You Do Not, Weasel!

You are correct on your time!

So sayeth:
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/current-time.htm


Comment from Rodent
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:40 pm

I agree with Steve, my clock says it’s 17:40 at Rick’s in Casablanca.

Frank ‘The Lout’ Lautenberg.


Comment from Andy
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:42 pm

Kirk Douglas


Comment from jwpaine
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:42 pm

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in the drawing room with the candlestick.


Comment from Pablo
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:47 pm

Man, how long can Zsa Zsa Gabor hold on? Die for me, dahling!


Comment from Monotone
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:48 pm

Oscar Niemeyer (the brazilian architect )


Comment from steve
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:50 pm

Buncha damned Sooners!

Apparently Weasels observe daylight time come summer….GMT makes no such accommodation!

I’m gonna have to go with Dolores Hope.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 28, 2010, 5:58 pm

I’m going out in left field again…

William Saxbe, Senator from Ohio and Attorney General under Nixon, for whom the “Saxbe Fix” was named. He’s 94.

(The Saxbe Fix is a device to evade the clause in Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution, which bars appointment of a serving Representative or Senator to an office for which the salary was increased during his current term. This was meant to prevent the executive from bribing Congress with lucrative sinecures; but now it entangles such appointments with routine raises or cost-of-living adjustments. When Saxbe was appointed AG from the Senate, the point was raised, and Saxbe was approved on condition that he receive only the salary from before his election to the Senate. This “Saxbe fix” was used again in 2009 to clear the appointment of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.)


Comment from Gromulin
Time: May 28, 2010, 6:02 pm

Still riding Antoine “Fats” Domino FTW.


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 28, 2010, 6:08 pm

Brett Michaels from POISON. He just can’t keep dem clots from reaching his brain….


Comment from Pupster
Time: May 28, 2010, 6:12 pm

Mullah Mohammed Omar of Taliban fame, in an explosion and resultant fire in a manner most painful.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 28, 2010, 6:23 pm

Ahhh…you’re right, steve. GMT doesn’t recognize British Summer Time.

Sure, I’ll take that, Allen. Always happy to put an al Qaeda on the Dead Pool.


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 28, 2010, 6:40 pm

Joe McGinniss, because he’s a creep. Preferably, he’ll go from getting between a moose and her calf, but I’ll take what I can get.


Comment from Miss Mapp
Time: May 28, 2010, 6:44 pm

Pupster!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 28, 2010, 6:46 pm

TIME! Gary Coleman died.


Comment from steve
Time: May 28, 2010, 6:54 pm

Tawney – Gary Coleman FTW!

The most fastest and most excellent winning of a gooey dick ever before seen on the face of the planet!

‘Nother death pool on Monday?

(That fastly expiring dick is positively flying off the shelves!)


Comment from Lucia
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:06 pm

Gary Coleman….Au reservoir


Comment from Pupster
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:09 pm

I don’t think it’s fair to pick fellow commenters, Miss Mapp. I’m healthy as a horse and twice as smart.


Comment from tawny
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:11 pm

I didn’t expect to win quite so quickly, now I feel like the Grim Reaper. Still, I shall be contacting Mrs Stoaty Weasel of this parish to claim my spotted dick. :-)


Comment from jwpaine
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:14 pm

Gary Cole— aw, fuck!


Comment from Mr. Compton
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:14 pm

I didn’t even get to make my entry :(


Comment from jwpaine
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:15 pm

“I didn’t expect to win quite so quickly…”

Uh-huh.


Comment from Monotone ( The Elder)
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:16 pm

holy crap that was quick….. i thought these things were supposed to last just a little bit longer lol….


Comment from The War Planner
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:27 pm

..just a procedural question here: once someone wins a Dead Pool round, are all of the previous selecitons released and up for grabs?

Inquiring minds..


Comment from Monotone ( The Elderish)
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:33 pm

read the rules, i think they are… Btw what the hell are spotted dicks? is it one more thing to add to the American english and british english language gap?


Comment from mongo
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:34 pm

Ooh! Ooh! I pick…John Wayne! Is he dead?


Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:34 pm

I’m going with Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes fame.

Edit: And someone else already won…Damnit.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:35 pm

Yup, War Planner. Poaching and other rotten, good-for-nothing behaviors are positively encouraged.

You’ll have to wait a week, though.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 28, 2010, 7:51 pm

Next Friday, 6pm GMT. Which is 7pm BST. And good on steve for spotting that.

I just ran across this checking my settings: Unfortunately, you have to manually update this for Daylight Savings Time. Lame, we know, but will be fixed in the future.

I’m not going to mess with the time as I once blew up a blog just making innocuous changes on the settings page.


Comment from Elphaba
Time: May 28, 2010, 8:00 pm

Aw, denied!


Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: May 28, 2010, 8:02 pm

So my iPhone doesn’t know what time it is?


Comment from Monotone ( The Elderish)
Time: May 28, 2010, 8:03 pm

so 6pm GMT whats that in EST… like 5?


Comment from steve
Time: May 28, 2010, 8:14 pm

It wasn’t any darned thing like “Good on Steve for spotting that…”

Steve pulled up the trusty GMT web site, first thing this morning, to be sure he would be first in line, to pull the trigger, with the Gary Coleman pick, at precisely 18:00:00:01 GMT….

Imagine my surprise when I wandered by, a half hour early, to discover that there were a flock of people who were picking dead guys a full hour before the curtain was supposed to go up….

And now the bad news….

The Guiness Book of Worlds Records record for a dead pool now stands at 1 hour 46 minutes…..(congrats to Tawney, of course. I think all you have to do is send a screen cap of this web page to your local bar that serves Guiness and you will be in next year’s editon of the book, or something like that.).

But if Weasels knew how to tell time…..the record would have been a much more impressive 46 minutes…..And it would be me…not Tawney, arguing with my bartender about why he isn’t forwarding my Xerox copy of my screen cap of this web page to Guiness Interglactic Headquarters, toot sweet….


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 28, 2010, 8:43 pm

Aw, steve — that’s a heartbreaker.

I’ve got a better one. My last job, I worked with a woman who played the same lottery number every Friday for years. One Friday, the payroll office screwed up her check, so she was a little short of cash and didn’t buy a ticket. Jackpot: $5 mil.

I think I’d've cast myself into a volcano or something.


Comment from Allen
Time: May 28, 2010, 9:02 pm

War Planner, you can’t pick Death Row inmates either. I tried it once with a dude in Texas, who was next in line for his date with destiny. Weasel slapped that one down. Like there’s rules and stuff.

I thought it was a surefire plan. :(


Comment from Mike C.
Time: May 28, 2010, 9:05 pm

Oh, fie – I was hoping to put in and be done with it for a while. Now I’ll have to burn another Post-It note and hope to not toss it out for a week.

Back to chickens, I suppose …


Comment from hemmersheim
Time: May 28, 2010, 10:21 pm

damn it. I just know my pick is gonna kick off before NEXT friday………


Comment from Algernon Plynths
Time: May 28, 2010, 10:45 pm

I’m stickin’ with Doris Day. Ke sara sara


Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: May 28, 2010, 10:49 pm

I’m worried about that too, Hemmy, I say we all have default settings until then.


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: May 29, 2010, 12:04 am

Help a brother out. Link to the last list?

I can’t remember who I cursed.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 29, 2010, 12:09 am

The sidebar graphic still goes to the last list.

This one was up such a short time, I didn’t bother going through the ass-ache of updating the sidebar graphics.


Comment from Mumbles
Time: May 29, 2010, 12:12 am

I’m still waiting for an answer to Monotone’s query re GMT equals what time EST. It’s important bidness to get your marked men (and wimmins) in early.


Comment from steve
Time: May 29, 2010, 12:22 am

Mumbles:

GMT is 4 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight time….

However, the dead pool goes by WMT (Weasel Made-up Time)


Comment from Monotone ( The Elderish in a way)
Time: May 29, 2010, 12:36 am

So Weasle will post when its ok to start placing ….. (i want to say bids but thats the wrong word….) guesses?


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: May 29, 2010, 12:38 am

Well shit, I guess I missed a round.

FML


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 29, 2010, 12:45 am

Next Friday, 6GMT, which is 5BST, which is…ummm…noon EST?

Anybody want to check my math?


Comment from Allen
Time: May 29, 2010, 1:01 am

I think 5 BST is 10 AM PST. Weasel, but if you nail it down then people won’t be hanging out waiting for The Dead Pool post at your site. Think about it, it’s positively ghoulish, and marvelous.

“Tap, tap, tap, when is the post? I want to put up my pick for the dick.”


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 29, 2010, 1:06 am

Allen, you’re right, although it’s PDT now, not PST. PDT = GMT-7, PST = GMT-8.

Adjust accordingly as one moves east.


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 29, 2010, 1:09 am

Weez, 6 PM GMT (1800 GMT) is 1100 PDT, or 1400 EDT. I’ll let you convert from GMT (a/k/a ZULU if you’re military) to whatever local clock you use.


Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: May 29, 2010, 1:12 am

Soooo before my head explodes…. it’s 12 pm eastern time now?


Comment from EZnSF
Time: May 29, 2010, 1:15 am

I thought Europe was on military time? Wouldn’t 6GMT mean 1:00AM EST?


Comment from Allen
Time: May 29, 2010, 1:33 am

Jeff, true. But you know what time it really is here in California?

G&T Time. Woohoo, cocktail hour. Sun, yardarm, what have you.

Jeebus my wolf/dog hybrid just dragged home something that has been dead a while, it stinks to high heaven. It looks like a goat. Oh, he’s eating it too. Have I mentioned how strange that boy is?

Yeah you go out and take it away from him.


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: May 29, 2010, 2:00 am

>> Anybody want to check my math?

Fuck no.


Comment from Shepherd2
Time: May 29, 2010, 2:03 am

So thats like, 3:37 p.m. Central Time?


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 29, 2010, 3:41 am

I thought Europe was on military time?

Heh! Back when I was a butter bar, happily quaffing German beer at the local gasthaus, I would of said, “The American or Soviet military? It sure as hell ain’t the French!”

Seriously….Europe has a couple or three zones. Check this map out, and you’ll see what I mean. You can zoom in on parts of the world by clicking.

Stoatie, “Greenwich Mean Time” (GMT) doesn’t follow that silly shit of daylight “savings” or standard time; it stays the same all year round. Folks who have to communicate across time zones tend to use GMT, and then convert to local conventions. Most computer systems follow GMT. MOST. Not all. This confuses people who don’t know that, and you are nowhere near the first to be so tripped up.


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 29, 2010, 3:46 am

Well, dang, there went my post! Probably due to the link I embedded into it. No matter, it was a pedantic post, ‘splaining GMT and such.

Allen, look at the bright side: feeding your hybrid is a snap. Just point at one of your local hippies, and say “Yum!” They already smell, so he’ll be ecstatic.

And I grew up near a family with a wolf/dog hybrid. I wouldn’t get anywhere near your, ummmm, “pet” at feeding time.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 29, 2010, 4:48 am

Suggestion: those already dying at that moment should be excluded. Otherwise it becomes an exercise in tracking celebrity medical news. Add a requirement that the pick has to live at least 48 hours after selection.


Comment from Mike C.
Time: May 29, 2010, 9:16 am

Rules ? We don’t need no steenking rules !


Comment from Monotone ( The Elderish in a way)
Time: May 29, 2010, 4:12 pm

Rich, How many times do you think this is going to happen? (excluding the month of michael jackson’s death when within a month about 6 famous celebrites all kicked the bucket so to say…) i say that if you have the fortitude to watch celebrite news and still keep some kind of a social life you deserve to win lol (plus its like roller derby you add any more rules and it’ll turn into cricket ((no offense to cricket players)) )


Comment from TimB52
Time: May 29, 2010, 5:41 pm

There went Dennis hopper….


Comment from jwpaine
Time: May 29, 2010, 6:01 pm

Dennis Hop— aw, fuck!


Comment from Andy
Time: May 29, 2010, 6:21 pm

OK, Dennis Hopper makes three. And right quick, too.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 29, 2010, 6:55 pm

My condolences to those who were waiting to pick Dennis Hopper, but I feel like I dodged a bullet there. You think I’m made out of dicks or something?

I don’t think it’ll happen very often, Rich. The Dead Pool has to open up just as somebody famous is about to bow out. So far that’s happened once. Much more common for the Pool to run on and on without a casualty. That’s happened multiple times.


Comment from Oldcat
Time: May 29, 2010, 7:04 pm

The speed depends on how dedicated you are. I picture Tawny with one hand on the send key of her E-mail, the other on the plug for Gary Coleman’s life support system…


Comment from Tattoo De Plane
Time: May 29, 2010, 7:22 pm

OK Hugh Hefner again. We’re running through the popular picks, so I’m confident his number’s up soon.


Comment from JuliaM
Time: May 29, 2010, 7:22 pm

“The Dead Pool has to open up just as somebody famous is about to bow out. “

Famous, or infamous? If the latter, Ronnie Biggs may make a good pick, should he last to Friday, that is….


Comment from PatAZ
Time: May 29, 2010, 8:10 pm

After all the discussion about time, I have no idea what time this starts. Which means I will have to read everyone’s pick to make sure mine isn’t taken. Not a problem. It isn’t as if I have a life.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 29, 2010, 8:33 pm

Really?!

Hey, I nominate PatAZ!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 29, 2010, 8:57 pm

I had a life once. It’s vastly overrated.

The choosing starts at 6pm TBT (this blog time). I’m assuming y’all see timestamps that tell you what time it is where *I* am, yes? So this message is stamped something like 8:57?


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: May 29, 2010, 9:07 pm

Dennis hopper makes three? Who else died? I’m on a mini vaca so getting no news.


Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 29, 2010, 9:54 pm

If you use Firefox, then check out FoxClocks. It puts multiple clocks for any city or timezone you want in the status bar. Very handy when I’m phoning the UK.

Or you can have multiple clocks in Dashboard on the Mac.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 29, 2010, 11:19 pm

Linkletter and Coleman and Hopper makes three, Mrs C.


Comment from Hotrodelectric
Time: May 30, 2010, 1:19 am

OK Hugh Hefner again. We’re running through the popular picks, so I’m confident his number’s up soon.

Interesting- the choice of a man who by all rights should have a spotted dick to win a spotted dick. Well done, Tattoo. Except, it isn’t Friday next yet.


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 30, 2010, 1:51 am

Thanks for rescuing my post from the bowels of the internet, Weez!

And “This Blog Time” is a good time zone as any. Lord knows that makes more sense than some of those other time zones. Seriously, take a look…..some places change by 30 minute increments (e.g., Afghanistan). If I didn’t need to know this nonsense for my job and hobbies, I’d ignore it.


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 30, 2010, 1:52 am

Oh, wow, Hopper is in the hopper? Bummer. :-(


Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: May 30, 2010, 2:06 am

Slaps head! Duh!!!


Comment from armybrat
Time: May 30, 2010, 2:52 am

fine time it is that my computer shits the bed. I have ordered a new I-pad, but have finally rescued enough bytes to post in the dead pool. Is her maj, the queen, taken yet? If not….can I have her?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 30, 2010, 10:43 am

Heh. I got called an asshole on HotAir for declaring that Gary Coleman was a terrible actor who made a living on his freakish looks.

Lately, HA is letting a few trolls dominate the discussion threads. I’m not big on the ban-hammer, but the place is starting to be a drag.


Comment from J2
Time: May 30, 2010, 10:44 am

i agree w/ jeffs….. bummer about hopper.


Comment from J2
Time: May 30, 2010, 11:44 am

http://preview.tinyurl.com/3yexn87

Voltron Producer Peter Keefe Dead at 57


Comment from Oh Hell
Time: May 30, 2010, 6:34 pm

Great, now I’ll have to brush up on my almost dead celebrities list, just so I can play. By the way, almost everyone I know, will think spotted dick is a disease.


Comment from Michael
Time: May 30, 2010, 9:05 pm

Don Rickles.

Stolen from Wiserbud at H2, who correctly called Hopper as next after Coleman died. So if I win, Wiserbud should really get the credit.

But he’s not getting my spotted dick.


Comment from Hotrodelectric
Time: May 31, 2010, 3:45 am

fine time it is that my computer shits the bed. I have ordered a new I-pad, but have finally rescued enough bytes to post in the dead pool. Is her maj, the queen, taken yet? If not….can I have her?

I would imagine it would be OK just as soon as Prince Philip is done with her…
Matter of fact, let that be my choice- Prince Philip. ‘Specially since Cal Worthington isn’t cooperating.


Comment from Elphaba
Time: May 31, 2010, 5:19 pm

Don’t lose any sleep over it, Stoaty. Gary Coleman was a terrible actor, and kind of a little (pun intended) asshole himself. He’d been kind of a pitiful and unfortunate individual for years, IMHO.

P.S. If you were made of dicks, you’d have a hell of a career in the pron industry. ;)


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: May 31, 2010, 7:55 pm

…Gary Coleman was a terrible actor who made a living on his freakish looks.

*Crosses arms, purses lips and gives you the stinkeye*
Whatchootalkinbout Weasel?!


Comment from Monotone ( The Elderish in a way)
Time: May 31, 2010, 10:27 pm

but you gotta admit, he made good camping gear…..


Comment from Bob
Time: June 2, 2010, 9:42 pm

I’m picking Senator Byrd every time until I get it right. You can keep the dicks, however. Our local Safeway has an “Anglo” section, so I can have all the Marmite and Spotted dick I want.


Comment from jwpaine
Time: June 3, 2010, 7:27 pm

Rue McClanaha—aw, fuck!


Comment from Dawn
Time: June 3, 2010, 7:37 pm

David Hasselhoff.


Comment from Mija Cat
Time: June 3, 2010, 10:11 pm

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 30, 2010, 10:43 am

Heh. I got called an asshole on HotAir for declaring that Gary Coleman was a terrible actor who made a living on his freakish looks.

Lately, HA is letting a few trolls dominate the discussion threads. I’m not big on the ban-hammer, but the place is starting to be a drag.
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