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ROUND TEN: the last round should have been nine, but I’m innumerate

Sherlock clinches it with Dan Schorr — though it was a week before anybody noticed. In the Dead Pool, I mean. I hope somebody in real life threw a sheet over him or something.

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, or who you may have called between rounds, you have to turn up on this thread and stake your claim.

3. Poaching and other dirty tricks are positively encouraged.

4. Your first choice sticks. Don’t just blurt it out this time, m’kay?

5. It’s up to you to search the thread and make sure your choice is unique. 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 don’t want the fabulous prize, you’re smarter than you look. It takes me forever to put them in the mail, packages go by slow boat, typically take minimum eight to ten weeks and arrive looking beat all to shit.

8. The new DeadPool will begin 6pm WBT (Weasel’s Blog Time) the Friday after the last round is concluded.

The fabulous prize? Sweasel dot com’s unofficial sponsor, Aunty’s Spotted Dick! Mmmmm…it’s dickalicious!


Comment from JeffS
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:01 pm

Jimmy Carter!

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:01 pm

Maggie Thatcher.

But I bet’s it’s Zsa Zsa

Comment from David Gillies
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:04 pm

As per usual, former PM Gordon Brown.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:19 pm

Though I hope to lose on this one, I’ll stick with Abe Vigoda…

Comment from steve
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:31 pm

I have a stinking suspicion that I will regret this…

But I am going to pick Zsa Zsa.

I hope that she does not outlast Delores Hope….

I have been giving some consideration to Otto Habsburg, as well….I don’t think he will last out the year, either….

Comment from Pavel
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:36 pm

Billy Graham.

Eighth time’s a charm.

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:38 pm

Michael Moore. Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease.

Comment from Janna
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:38 pm

Dick Clark

Comment from eirik
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:50 pm

I’ll go with Tom Leher again.

Comment from The War Planner
Time: July 30, 2010, 6:53 pm

Yogi Berra and/or Barack Obama.

The first pick is with my head; the second is with my heart.

Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: July 30, 2010, 7:04 pm

I have a dream…and Eric Holder ain’t in it.

Comment from John from CA
Time: July 30, 2010, 7:39 pm

Hey sWeasel,
My pick this week is the EPA’s Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson — leads a staff of approximately 18,000 professionals dedicated to protecting the public health and environment; NOT.

The choice is based on a WUWT article you’ll laugh for a few weeks over:

Related to the WUWT post and from the IPCC website:


Particles formed during the quenching of gases at the outer edge of flames of organic vapours, consisting predominantly of carbon, with lesser amounts of oxygen and hydrogen present as carboxyl and phenolic groups and exhibiting an imperfect graphitic structure. See Black carbon; Charcoal (Charlson and Heintzenberg, 1995, p. 406).

Black carbon (BC) Operationally defined aerosol species based on measurement of light absorption and chemical reactivity and/or thermal stability; consists of soot, charcoal and/or possible light-absorbing refractory organic matter (Charlson and Heintzenberg, 1995, p. 401).

Charcoal Material resulting from charring of biomass, usually retaining some of the microscopic texture typical of plant tissues; chemically it consists mainly of carbon with a disturbed graphitic structure, with lesser amounts of oxygen and hydrogen (Charlson and Heintzenberg, 1995, p. 402). See Black carbon; Soot.

Ok, so how does this relate to Climate Change?

Climate change Climate change refers to a change in the state of the climate that can be identified (e.g., by using statistical tests) by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer. Climate change may be due to natural internal processes or external forcings, or to persistent anthropogenic changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use. Note that the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in its Article 1, defines climate change as: ‘a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods’. The UNFCCC thus makes a distinction between climate change attributable to human activities altering the atmospheric composition, and climate variability attributable to natural causes. See also Climate variability; Detection and Attribution.

Ok (thankfully they are defining the terms), given that “Soot” does not “persist for an extended period, typically decades or longer” and it is not solely caused by human activities. What percentage of “Soot” should we monitor so we can properly TAX individuals who burn Cow and Camel droppings and or BBQ on the weekends?

Who is going to do the monitoring?

It isn’t going to be the EPA — they have trouble reading English these days so it would be a huge waste of taxpayer funding.

It gets better : \
… scratching head wondering how IPCC can define an aerosol species. Is this a remake of The Blob?

seeBlack carbon (BC) above.

Comment from mongo
Time: July 30, 2010, 7:44 pm

How about Arlen Specter? I just want to wish him dead.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: July 30, 2010, 7:45 pm

Yes…Helen Thomas FTW!

Comment from Pupster
Time: July 30, 2010, 7:56 pm

Eli Wallach.

Only because I didn’t know he was still alive.


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: July 30, 2010, 8:05 pm

Oliver Stone. Seriously, does he really think that the Evil International Jewish Conspiracy What Rules Everything is gonna just let that shit slide? Yah I don’t think so dude.

Comment from Spad13
Time: July 30, 2010, 8:40 pm

Dan Rather.

Comment from rustbucket
Time: July 30, 2010, 9:02 pm

Mrs. Bob Hope

Comment from Allen
Time: July 30, 2010, 9:34 pm

Jalaluddin Haqqani

Who is he? You might ask. Big Taliban dude, also nicknamed “The Emir of Waziristan.” He fought the Soviets, and has been an Osama bud for decades. Word is, he’s sick, plus he has that nice shiny target on his back. Even the Pakistanis have had about enough of him. So I’ve got a threefer going.

Comment from MarkT
Time: July 30, 2010, 9:40 pm

Nelson Mandela. Old. Very old.

Comment from Mr. Matamoros
Time: July 30, 2010, 9:41 pm

C. Everett Koop…because I can’t stand those Life Alert commercials.

Comment from Allen
Time: July 30, 2010, 9:47 pm

Way OT, but can we all talk about our “mongrelism” now that Obama has brought it up?

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: July 30, 2010, 10:04 pm

oliver stone…………..

Comment from Hush
Time: July 30, 2010, 10:16 pm

Lurker here: I’mma say Hugo Chavez.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 30, 2010, 10:32 pm

Muhammad Ali, again.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: July 30, 2010, 10:33 pm

Prince Phillip, in a back room, with a maid

Comment from EZnSF
Time: July 30, 2010, 10:41 pm

Elmer Fudd.
Hell, he was old when I was a kid.
He’s got to be pushing through his 90s.

Comment from ChicagoJedi
Time: July 30, 2010, 10:52 pm

Ernest Borgnine

Comment from MrCaniac
Time: July 30, 2010, 11:04 pm

Barbara Billingsly, again. She better die soon or she is gonna have a huge estate tax bill.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: July 30, 2010, 11:11 pm

Larry King of the Cadavers

I figured that the only thing that would make him shut the hell up! is death… and he’s off the air.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: July 30, 2010, 11:14 pm

Robert Wagner, he looks like he’s dead already.

Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: July 30, 2010, 11:29 pm

Andy Griffith. For making ads for the Obama Club for Old People. As in, hitting old people with a club.

Comment from greg
Time: July 31, 2010, 12:16 am


Comment from Bob
Time: July 31, 2010, 12:31 am

Theresa Heinz Kerry

Comment from nbpundit
Time: July 31, 2010, 1:20 am


Comment from huerfano
Time: July 31, 2010, 1:21 am

I fear that Charlie Rangel may have an accident. Embarrassing family members so often do.

Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: July 31, 2010, 2:09 am

Lindsay Lohan. Is she still locked up?

She’ll go on a bender when she gets released.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 31, 2010, 2:20 am

Time for a show-biz pick: Jerry Lewis.

(84, cancer survivor, diabetic, two heart attacks, “pulmonary fibrosis”…)

Comment from Pavel
Time: July 31, 2010, 2:50 am

I hereby instruct all persons selected on this list other than Billy Graham to continue living so that I can win the Spotted Dick and so my soul can burn in fire and brimstone everlastingly.

And also so I can show EW1(SG) how totally Pikes Peak can kick Chesapeake Bay’s ass any day of the week. With one timberline tied behind its back even.

Comment from Blazer
Time: July 31, 2010, 3:13 am

Wilford Brimley

From complications due to DIABEETUS.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: July 31, 2010, 3:24 am

Damn…Fidel would have been even better than Helen Thomas. Gotta keep better notes next time.

Comment from mandel bread
Time: July 31, 2010, 3:53 am

Mayor Richard M Daley

Baseball bat just missed his fat, greasy, plaque-filled head this week…a harbinger for Chicago’s nidus of evil.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: July 31, 2010, 3:55 am

John Conyers. Just because I don’t like his wife.

Comment from Lipstick
Time: July 31, 2010, 5:11 am

Christopher Hitchens.

Comment from Ed Mahmoud abu al Kahouls Martyrs Brigade
Time: July 31, 2010, 5:15 am

Maxine Waters.

Because Charles Rangel is already taken.

Comment from Kansas Gman
Time: July 31, 2010, 5:54 am

Brett Favre…..traitor. As a diehard Green Bay Packers fan, I predict a decapitation at the hands of Charles Woodson on a blind side corner blitz.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: July 31, 2010, 6:38 am

HRH Queen Elizabeth. Not that I want her to go…

Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: July 31, 2010, 9:53 am

I can’t believe Tipper hasn’t let a contract on Al yet.

And I can’t believe nobody *else* has picked Teh Goracle yet — so I will.

*psssst* — Tipper. I know a guy who does good work…

Oh, and Chesapeake Bay has survived having enough live ordnance shot into it to put Pikes Peak into Low Earth Orbit — Chessie’s one *tough* topological feature, lemme tell ya.

Comment from Pavel
Time: July 31, 2010, 11:16 am

Ordnance schmordnance. Low Earth Orbit schmow schmearth schmorbit. (and it’s Bill: I had forgotten who had impugned the integrity of the grand old lady.)

Pikes Peak to Chesapeake Bay: My maximum elevation is 14,115 feet above sea level. What’s your’s?

Chesapeake Bay: Umm, sea level. Sort of definitionally.

Pikes Peak: Shrimp.

(Artist’s conception.)

Comment from Suze Orman
Time: July 31, 2010, 12:21 pm

That rat bastard Big Blue Bug.

Comment from Cobrakai99
Time: July 31, 2010, 4:33 pm

Raul Castro. Because people already took Hugo and Fidel. But I am still sure a parrot will be involved somehow.

Comment from Grizzly
Time: July 31, 2010, 4:50 pm

Ok, I’m finally in for one.

Harry Morgan of MASH fame.

Comment from Beyond Bibb’s Store
Time: July 31, 2010, 5:10 pm

Betty White…I’m sick of her…

Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: July 31, 2010, 5:20 pm

Chesapeake Bay to Pikes Peak: “Do you have a cryptid living in your turgid, murky depths?”

Pikes Peak: “Uhhhhh. No cryptid. Dang, no turgid, murky depths, either.”

Chesapeake Bay: “Are you famous for the delectabilosityness of your crustaceans?”

Pikes Peak: “Naw, the only crabs I’ve ever had were from the bunch of hippies that drove that chartreuse VW micro-bus up in ’67 and couldn’t figure out how to get back down again…”

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 31, 2010, 6:26 pm

Sun Myung Moon

Comment from Hotrodelectric
Time: July 31, 2010, 7:38 pm

Jimmy Stewart…oh, wait a minute…
Ok. What the hell- I’ll try Cal Worthington again. Just because I can.

Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: July 31, 2010, 7:53 pm

On behalf of the Hill household (Og and I figgered there might be a limit on the number of entries per), may I submit:

Julian Assange of Wikileaks infamy

Because he so richly deserves it. (Iowahawk has been trying to elicit a fatwah against him. Heh.)

Okay, back to lurking.

Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: July 31, 2010, 10:22 pm

Pavel, Bill, what have I started? Being raised up a Westerner I am rather bemused by some of the mountains back here on the East Coast, but as a former resident of Puget Sound, I am even more bemused by Chesapeake Bay, which I can walk across without getting my ears wet!

Pike’s Peak has, uh, rocks! But the Bay has lots of mud! And a salt named after it!

I’m just hoping Holder falls in and drowns, because I can’t figger outa way to get ‘im to fall off Pike’s Peak.

Comment from Monotone (The Elderish)
Time: August 1, 2010, 12:11 am

Again, rosa muhammad (or something like that)

Comment from J2
Time: August 1, 2010, 1:02 am

Mitch Miller…..

songs that made the hit parade…..

(Dave… I’m thinkin’ of buyin’ a ranch in TX and planting some yellow roses’….
viva Texas!)

Comment from Elphaba
Time: August 1, 2010, 1:37 am

Ok, it’s a pipe dream, but I call dibs on Elena Kagan.

Comment from Blazer
Time: August 1, 2010, 2:13 am

Hey, Stoaty, this is for you:

Larry King:

I don’t know why, maybe it’s because I just crapped in my Depend for the fifth time today, but this argument reminds me of the time me and George Will spun up the ol’ magneto on the Model-T Ford, donned our leather driving gloves and goggles and went into town and saw a our first talkie together arguing along the whole way about whether or not I packed the proper picnic lunch for our epic adventure in the country together.

Seems ol’ Georgie is a big fan of Cornish Game Hens and Auntie’s Spotted Dick Pudding, of which I failed to include in our excursion into the hinterlands.

I’m an expensive French wine and goat cheese man myself.

Nonetheless…jeans were not proper attire of course.

Ahhh, Clara Bow,…….. they just don’t make em’ like that anymore.

Jackass Flats, Virginia,….. you’re on the air.

Comment from shorty
Time: August 1, 2010, 12:29 pm

i missed this one…..

Ping Ping died in March….. the world is a smaller place as a result…


Comment from harrison
Time: August 1, 2010, 7:02 pm

I bid 1) Kim Jong-il.

Comment from Number 6
Time: August 1, 2010, 8:03 pm

John Cleese, because I loathe the stuck up bastard (and indeed all of the ‘comic geniuses’ in Monty Python who bascically nicked all their ideas from Spike Milligan) and the sooner he falls of the perch the better. I will request some custard with my spotted dick if I win.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: August 1, 2010, 9:17 pm

I’ll give Louis “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan another try.
Whatever the actual cause, it will be the fault of the white devils.

Mostly just ’cause I like sayin’ “Calypso Louie”.

Comment from Nigel
Time: August 1, 2010, 10:03 pm

Betty White…from complications of that hit she took while filming the Super Bowl commercial:


(She’s at the wire with Abe Vigoda)

And Grizzly, I was POSITIVE Harry Morgan had croaked…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 1, 2010, 11:00 pm

The Happy Homemaker is already took, Nigel.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: August 2, 2010, 2:56 am

I don’t know if anyone has claimed him, but Sherriff Joe Arpio has a $1 Million dollar hit out on him.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: August 2, 2010, 3:15 am

Betty Ford.

Wikipedia says she’s the oldest surviving former occupant of the White House.

Comment from Pablo
Time: August 2, 2010, 5:28 am

Ah, crap. Nancy Reagan it is.

Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: August 2, 2010, 11:34 am

EW1(SG) — maybe we can convince Eric the H. to take a walk across Chesapeake Bay at low tide carrying a rock from Pikes Peak. I figger high water will catch him up to his knees in mud and oyster shells.

He’s just lackwit enough to do it, if we tell him it’s Teh Chosen Won’s idea…

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: August 2, 2010, 3:50 pm

@Pablo – I almost went for Nancy Reagan, but when I saw Mrs. Ford had experienced blood clots and wasn’t getting out much, I jumped at that.

Comment from Pablo
Time: August 2, 2010, 6:44 pm

I’ve been riding Zsa Zsa for several rounds now, Joe, but I picked the wrong pool to be late and I’m apparently not creative enough to envision the imminent passing of a Mitch Miller.

I coulda been a contendah.

Comment from Pablo
Time: August 2, 2010, 6:45 pm

Oh, and J2 wins a quickie!

Enjoy your dicks, my friend!

Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: August 2, 2010, 7:11 pm

Mitch died on August 1. Perhaps we need to check the time of death vs the time of posting…

Comment from Pavel
Time: August 2, 2010, 7:48 pm

Aw, shucks. I used to sing along with Mitch when I was a kid. Always had a good time with the bouncing ball and all that.

Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: August 2, 2010, 8:17 pm

I stand corrected. According to news stories he died on July 31?

Comment from ChicagoJedi
Time: August 2, 2010, 8:19 pm

Just checking the time conversion for the next one.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 2, 2010, 9:18 pm

<squints at J2> I’m going to have to see your time stamp, Son.

Comment from Pablo
Time: August 2, 2010, 9:30 pm

Ah, my bad. Mitch left us on 7/31 and J2 decided to be a dirtier than normal rat on 8/1. No dicks for you!

Go Nancy! Go Nancy! Go Nancy!

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: August 2, 2010, 10:07 pm

you can cheat J2, just don’t get caught!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA no DICK for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 2, 2010, 10:07 pm

It’s a close run thing, Pablo — remember Weasel Blog Time is six hours ahead of EST. Or something.

But I’m guessing that was an attempted weasel. You go, J2!

Comment from J2
Time: August 2, 2010, 10:10 pm


in defense of the indefensible… (ie: wagering on someones death…) I just heard of his passing on the radio THIS afternoon….

Dave in TX and I have had him for the last few rounds….

Time to plant a Yellow rose for Mitch…. GRHS….

RIP Mr. Miller.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 2, 2010, 10:15 pm

Ninety nine years. Wow. I liked this quote from his Wikipedia entry:

Rock ‘n’ roll is musical baby food: it is the worship of mediocrity, brought about by a passion for conformity.

Not without some truth, that.

No defense needed, J2. Dirty tricks positively encouraged. You’re not the first to attempt to win the dicks ex post facto.

Comment from Hotrodelectric
Time: August 2, 2010, 11:16 pm

No defense needed, J2. Dirty tricks positively encouraged. You’re not the first to attempt to win the dicks ex post facto.

That’s what makes this place so fun- where else would you see a phrase like ‘ex post facto’ on a post that refers to death and dicks?

Comment from still missin’ ping ping
Time: August 3, 2010, 1:30 am


how about these picks….
August 2010:

Makh Daniels, 28, American heavy metal singer (Early Graves), auto accident. [1]
James Hunter, 56, American football player (Detroit Lions), apparent heart attack. [2]
Bruce Garvey, 70, British-born Canadian journalist, cancer.[3]
Dave Hagerty, 28, American singer and guitarist (Fattback), auto accident. [4]
Lolita Lebrón, 90, Puerto Rican nationalist. [5]
William MacVane, 95, American politician, former Mayor of Portland, Maine. [6]
K. M. Mathew, 93, Indian newspaper editor (Malayala Manorama). [7]
George Shangrow, 59, American conductor, pianist and radio personality, car accident. [8]
Eric Tindill, 99, New Zealand cricketer and rugby union player. [9]

Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: August 3, 2010, 3:04 am

Goddamit, did I not reup Mitch?

Well snot.

RIP Mitch. You were a good guy.

Comment from J2
Time: August 3, 2010, 10:40 am

seein’s how ya’ll DQ’d my musical pick…..

how’s about Newzombie:

Mike Wallace

still faking truck explosions since 1918….

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: August 4, 2010, 1:16 pm

Since nobody else will touch the old pervy, I’ll pick Barney Frank. With a ten foot pole. Not *my* ten foot pole.

Comment from Bill Emory
Time: August 5, 2010, 12:30 pm


Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: August 6, 2010, 9:22 pm

Ah, crud. I’m still in Norway and have been foolishly having fun instead of remembering the dead pool. Who to pick, who to pick?

I guess I’ll choose Jerry “governor moonbat” brown, if only to spare my beloved state another four years as vibe.

Not that Whitman will be much better, mind, but here in the Golden State we’re used to picking the lesser of two lost causes.

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: August 6, 2010, 9:23 pm

Not “vibe.” GUBE. I blame the iPhone.

Comment from Fatwa Arbuckle
Time: August 7, 2010, 2:26 am

Optimistic Dead Pool delurking:

Henry Waxman.

Comment from Woolie M.
Time: August 7, 2010, 4:18 am

Henry Kissinger again, just shooting my keyboard off at the plug. Or dropped another beer on the damn thing., p/;’2;6986tg

Comment from Mumbles
Time: August 9, 2010, 6:49 pm

Clint Eastwood just ’cause guys with shovels have been chasing him for years.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 9, 2010, 9:22 pm

The day Clint kicks off, I propose a global toast in his honor.

Comment from andycanuck
Time: August 10, 2010, 12:20 pm

I’ve been riding Zsa Zsa for several rounds now,
No wonder she broke her hip, Pablo. And isn’t that cheating in the dead pool?

Comment from crash06
Time: August 10, 2010, 1:50 pm

Stephen Hawking- I know it’s hard to tell, but he’s not looking well lately.

Comment from Pervy Grin
Time: August 10, 2010, 3:30 pm

Did anyone have Patricia Neal?

Comment from Don Carne
Time: August 10, 2010, 10:21 pm

Phyllis Diller, she was born in July 1917.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: August 11, 2010, 5:04 pm

Huh…looks like no one had Dan Rostenkowski…I’d forgotten all about him.

Comment from drew
Time: August 13, 2010, 6:23 pm

Senator Inouye.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 14, 2010, 7:42 pm

I’ve been slacking, but I got around to it.

The List (as of 8/14)

Allen – 7/30/10 – 9:34 PM – Jalaluddin Haqqani
Armybrat – 7/30/10 – 10:32 PM – Muhammad Ali
bad cat robot – 7/30/10 – 6:38 PM – Michael Moore
Beyond Bibb’s Store – 7/31/10 – 5:10 PM – Betty White
Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T – 7/31/10 – 9:53 AM – Teh Goracle
Bill Emory – 8/5/10 – 12:30 PM – Cheney,Dick
Blazer – 7/31/10 – 3:13 AM – Wilford Brimley
Bob – 7/31/10 – 12:31 AM – Theresa Heinz Kerry
ChicagoJedi – 7/30/10 – 10:52 PM – Ernest Borgnine
Cobrakai99 – 7/31/10 – 4:33 PM – Raul Castro
crash06 – 8/10/10 – 1:50 PM – Stephen Hawking
David Gillies – 7/30/10 – 6:04 PM – Gordon Brown
Don Carne – 8/10/10 – 10:21 PM – Phyllis Diller
drew – 8/13/10 – 6:23 PM – Senator Inouye
Ed Mahmoud abu al Kahouls Martyrs Brigade – 7/31/10 – 5:15 AM – Maxine Waters
eirik – 7/30/10 – 6:50 PM – Tom Leher
Elphaba – 8/1/10 – 1:37 AM – Elena Kagan
Enas Yorl – 7/30/10 – 8:05 PM – Oliver Stone
EW1(SG) – 7/30/10 – 7:04 PM – Eric Holder
Fatwa Arbuckle – 8/7/10 – 2:26 AM – Henry Waxman.
gebrauchshund – 8/1/10 – 9:17 PM – Louis “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan
greg – 7/31/10 – 12:16 AM – Fidel
Grizzly – 7/31/10 – 4:50 PM – Harry Morgan
Gromulin – 7/30/10 – 7:45 PM – Helen Thomas
gulliblepratt – 7/30/10 – 10:33 PM – Prince Phillip
harrison – 8/1/10 – 7:02 PM – Kim Jong-il
Hotrodelectric – 7/31/10 – 7:38 PM – Cal Worthington
huerfano – 7/31/10 – 1:21 AM – Charlie Rangel
Hush – 7/30/10 – 10:16 PM – Hugo Chavez
J2 – 8/3/10 – 10:40 AM – Mike Wallace
Janna – 7/30/10 – 6:38 PM – Dick Clark
JeffS – 7/30/10 – 6:01 PM – Jimmy Carter
Joan of Argghh! – 7/30/10 – 11:29 PM – Andy Griffith
John from CA – 7/30/10 – 7:39 PM – Lisa P. Jackson
Kansas Gman – 7/31/10 – 5:54 AM – Brett Favre
Lipstick – 7/31/10 – 5:11 AM – Christopher Hitchens
mandel bread – 7/31/10 – 3:53 AM – Mayor Richard M Daley
MarkT – 7/30/10 – 9:40 PM – Nelson Mandela
Mija Cat – 8/4/10 – 1:16 PM – Barney Frank
mongo – 7/30/10 – 7:44 PM – Arlen Specter
Monotone (The Elderish) – 8/1/10 – 12:11 AM – rosa muhammad
Mr. Matamoros – 7/30/10 – 9:41 PM – C. Everett Koop
MrCaniac – 7/30/10 – 11:04 PM – Barbara Billingsly
Mrs. Compton – 7/30/10 – 6:01 PM – Maggie Thatcher
Mrs. Hill – 7/31/10 – 7:53 PM – Julian Assange
Mrs. Peel – 7/31/10 – 6:38 AM – HRH Queen Elizabeth
Mumbles – 8/9/10 – 6:49 PM – Clint Eastwood
nbpundit – 7/31/10 – 1:20 AM – Twiggy
Nina from GCP – 8/6/10 – 9:22 PM – Jerry “governor moonbat” brown
Number 6 – 8/1/10 – 8:03 PM – John Cleese
Oh Hell – 7/30/10 – 11:14 PM – Robert Wagner
Pablo – 8/2/10 – 5:28 AM – Nancy Reagan
PatAZ – 7/31/10 – 3:55 AM – John Conyers
Pavel – 7/30/10 – 6:36 PM – Billy Graham
Princess Bernie – 7/31/10 – 2:09 AM – Lindsay Lohan
Pupster – 7/30/10 – 7:56 PM – Eli Wallach
Rich Rostrom – 7/31/10 – 2:20 AM – Jerry Lewis
rustbucket – 7/30/10 – 9:02 PM – Mrs. Bob Hope
Scubafreak – 7/30/10 – 6:19 PM – Abe Vigoda
Sockless Joe – 8/2/10 – 3:15 AM – Betty Ford
Some Vegetable – 7/30/10 – 11:11 PM – Larry King
Spad13 – 7/30/10 – 8:40 PM – Dan Rather
steve – 7/30/10 – 6:31 PM – Zsa Zsa
The War Planner – 7/30/10 – 6:53 PM – Yogi Berra
thefritz – 7/31/10 – 6:26 PM – Sun Myung Moon
Woolie M. – 8/7/10 – 4:18 AM – Henry Kissinger

Two pre-empted picks:

hemmersheim – 7/30/10 – 10:04 PM – oliver stone
taken by Enas Yorl at 8:05 PM on 7/30/10

Nigel – 8/1/10 – 10:03 PM – Betty White
taken by Beyond Bibb’s Store at 5:10 PM on 7/31/10

(those hot ones go like hotcakes!)

One nulled pick:
still missin’ ping ping – 8/3/10 – 1:30 am – Makh Daniels

Him dead already.

No amibiguous picks that I can see.

Let’s see what happens!

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: August 16, 2010, 2:28 am

Looks like steve has the inside track.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 16, 2010, 12:35 pm

Wikipedia says she’s asked for a priest to administer last rites, despite the fact she’s Jewish. Also, she’s a Republican.



Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 16, 2010, 12:36 pm

Oh, and y’all keep away from Steve, okay?

Comment from steve
Time: August 16, 2010, 1:33 pm

While it is tempting for me to post something akin to “These hands; they heal!”….

The problem is that this situation presents precisely the opposite set of circumstances…..

Then there are the issues surrounding the “Strategic Dick Reserve” that I am apparently accumulating….

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: August 16, 2010, 3:30 pm

Oh, and y’all keep away from Steve, okay?

Yup, he’s on the Group W bench for sure.

Comment from steve
Time: August 16, 2010, 4:00 pm

Correlation is not necessarily causation!

And that is all I have to say in my defense.

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: August 17, 2010, 12:10 am

shit, preempted……

ok, Al Greene politician extraordinaire

Comment from Griz325
Time: August 17, 2010, 2:10 pm

Ray Bradbury who stated Fahrenheit 451 is his only science fiction work.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: August 19, 2010, 4:09 am

If this keeps up, Steve will be up to his …er Dick in Dicks.

Comment from steve
Time: August 19, 2010, 12:07 pm

Upon the determination that I do, indeed, posess a surfeit (an embarassment?) of dicks…

…It is my intention to endow a charitable organization, providing dicks to the dickless.

Comment from Pablo
Time: August 19, 2010, 6:12 pm

Think of the chickens, steve. Wouldn’t chicks with dicks be a wonderful legacy for some poor departed soul?

Comment from steve
Time: August 20, 2010, 1:34 pm

Pablo –

Maybe I should discuss this with Stoatie, before I start randomly flinging stale dick into Mapp and Lucia’s pen.

I mean, we are all keenly aware of how she fusses over the fuments of those two chooks….

GIGO and all that….

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: August 23, 2010, 3:21 am

Tempting to change my vote to Ms. Weasel’s chickens….

Comment from roamingfirehydrant
Time: August 28, 2010, 6:29 pm

Dr. Joyce Brothers, once again.

Comment from Clifford Scridlow
Time: August 31, 2010, 8:01 pm

Zsa Zsa taken “unresponsive” to the hospital. Steve’s Strategic Dick Reserve soon to swell. . .

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: August 31, 2010, 9:28 pm

tried to post that when I read it earlier on Foxnews from the crackberry……wouldn’t take….

Comment from steve
Time: September 1, 2010, 2:19 pm

The old biddy is toying with me again…

She is nowhere near dying….she is just keeping her name in the news.

IMO it is all another publicity stunt for that aged doyenne (of whatever the hell it is that she is the doyenne of).

Expect her to be released in a day or two….then the Prince will fall down in a fit of exhaustion again, and bruise his ego or something….

Lather, rinse, repeat….

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: September 2, 2010, 9:01 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor husband wants to plastinate wife’s body


Comment from Luis
Time: September 3, 2010, 12:01 am

Jerry Buss, LA Lakers owner.

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: September 5, 2010, 12:51 pm

I hereby withdraw all previous selections for the pool……

and submit al”the rev” sharpton as my official choice.


Comment from MrCaniac
Time: September 7, 2010, 4:48 am

What happens if someone in the pool gets the “Walt Disney/Ted Williams” treatment and gets frozen just before death, do they then count?

Comment from mandel bread
Time: September 8, 2010, 12:30 pm

Dear Da Mare,

So, you’re self-dethroning in 2011. How about that. Never thought you’d remove your crown.

But let’s talk seriously. I’m pursuing dick, Dick. And the only thing standing between me and my puddin’ is breathing. Yours. So in the interest of overachievement, why don’t you really step down? Like 6 feet down. And cover yourself in a nice dirt blanket. Come on, Dick. You can do it. Make Chicago, and me, true winners.

mandel bread

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: September 11, 2010, 6:33 pm


zsa zsa still kicking……whoduthunkit?

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: September 13, 2010, 1:39 pm

Is this round going slower, or is it just me?


Comment from dude
Time: September 13, 2010, 8:25 pm

Maybe adding a new name will bring some good luck and finally bring this dead pool to a conclusion. With that said I pick George Soros.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: September 14, 2010, 3:46 am

For cryin’ out loud, somebody just die, already…

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: September 20, 2010, 9:43 pm

geezz o pete so many people and NONE of em kickin the bucket……

how depressing!?!?!!???!!!!

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: September 25, 2010, 12:42 am


another friday……….

nobodys dead yet……….

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: September 25, 2010, 1:43 am

Eddie Fisher’s dead…did nobody have him?

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: September 25, 2010, 7:00 pm

thinks we need to get a better class of dying has-beens…

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: September 27, 2010, 9:48 pm

how about the guy that bought Segway a while bac………ah damn, never mind………

Comment from Clifford Scridlow
Time: September 28, 2010, 4:53 pm

Perhaps JeffS is in line for some dick. Jimmah Cottah has been taken to the hospital. Ohhhhh! One can hope. . .

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 30, 2010, 10:41 am

Anybody have Tony Curtis?

Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: September 30, 2010, 11:47 am

Damn! Not Tony Curtis!

Why couldn’t it have been a politician? Just one, to kick off the voting season. *pout*

Comment from Pablo
Time: September 30, 2010, 1:35 pm

George Blanda snuck off the mortal coil too.

Comment from Mumbles
Time: September 30, 2010, 2:15 pm

Checked Rich Rostrum’s handy compilation and saw no Tony Curtis. Sigh. The pool continues. Besides Tony and George, comedian Greg Giraldo OD’d and died on 9/29.

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: September 30, 2010, 8:23 pm

It’s been so long I can’t remember who I picked. 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 30, 2010, 8:53 pm

Nope. I didn’t even know Tony Curtis was a likely.

The game goes on!

Comment from J2
Time: September 30, 2010, 9:52 pm

RIP Tony….

the snark on this at least is…….Jamie

(Don’t know about her socio-political bent & don’t want to… but DAMN… that’s a kick ass body..)

Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: October 2, 2010, 12:54 am

Hmmph. Nobody had Stephen Cannell either.

C’mon youse guys, some of youse has to be Hollyweird fans or insiders!! This is two big names down, and not in the pool!

At this rate, it’s not gonna be a spotted dick, it’s gonna be a spotted fossil!

Comment from Pablo
Time: October 5, 2010, 3:21 pm

Damn, that Zsa Zsa is a tough old broad. I hear Death showed up and she pimp-slapped him.

Comment from CuzzinRumpus
Time: October 12, 2010, 7:36 pm

Reckon it’s time for Ramsey Clark to meet the Karma-nator…

Comment from Luis
Time: October 13, 2010, 12:50 am

Helen Gurley Brown.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 16, 2010, 3:45 pm

Benoît Mandelbrot died a couple days ago. I’m guessing no one had him.

Comment from Nina
Time: October 16, 2010, 11:20 pm

Barbara Billingsly?

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 16, 2010, 11:56 pm

Yes! We have a winner! MrCaniac picked Barbara Billingly on July 30th. Congrats MrCaniac!

Condolences for the family of Mrs. Billingsly of course.

Comment from MrCaniac
Time: October 17, 2010, 2:40 am

For the win baby. Sad to see her pass, but I win the Dick, her family avoids the estate taxes, and she doesn’t have to live under Obamacare, a.k.a, the Triple Crown.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 17, 2010, 11:16 am

Wow, The Beave’s Babs bit the biscuit…bye Barbara.

Comment from Haiku Guy
Time: October 19, 2010, 11:38 am

Batman’s Adam West.
Dude is seriously old.
And Robin goes next…

Comment from Mumbles
Time: October 19, 2010, 6:53 pm

Okay, Tom Bosley done slipped the coil. Let’s see if anyone had him. Geez. First, Beaver’s Mom, now Richie and Joanie’s Dad.

Comment from Luis
Time: October 20, 2010, 12:03 am

Isn’t this pool closed until new one starts on Friday?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 20, 2010, 12:16 am

Yep. No picks in this thread count. It’s Friday, 6pm WBT.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 20, 2010, 2:56 pm

What time would WBT be for us in the US Eastern time zone?

Comment from steve
Time: October 20, 2010, 3:48 pm

WBT is kind of like….well….plus or minus one nanosecond of when Weasel posts the “Round 11 of the Celebrity Death Pool” post.

Then jump right in….

Whatever you do…don’t wait around, trying to Simonize your watch to some cesium clock, Eastern Standard Time, or Soon To Be Superceded Daylight Time, or GMT or anything, or somebody else will steal your Art Linkletter (or what have you) right out from under your snout.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 20, 2010, 5:04 pm

I can’t do math, thefritz. I think I’m on Greenwich Mean Time, which doesn’t recognize British Summer Time.

Screw it — just post something, look at the time stamp and do the math for yourself. It’s safer that way.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 20, 2010, 5:09 pm

I shall be poised, anxiously, fingers above the keyboard. Sadly though, Art no longer imitates life. He left us 5/26/10 saying the darnedest things….

Comment from steve
Time: October 20, 2010, 5:39 pm

So….basically….Start at around 00:00, Cape Breton Regional Dialect Time, on Frday morning, 10/29….

And then hit the refresh button every second or two until Weasel posts the “Round 11 of the Celebrity Death Pool” post.

Then type in “Zsa Zsa”….that mumified harridan will just not die, so long as I have picked her… Having already received the proverbial champagne bottle across the noggin from the church (having had Last Rites administered some time back) and surviving on a diet of nothing but baked potato and jelly (Mmmmmm! Nom, nom!) the old bat just refuses to take the hint….

Maybe you will have better luck with her….

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 20, 2010, 5:49 pm

Zsa Zsa’s joie de vivre reminds me of my old friend ZaSu Pitts. That ol’ gal just wouldn’t go either. Until Friday….

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: October 20, 2010, 6:42 pm

Given that today is 10/20, steve, it would appear that your post above is either off, or is trying to persuade some of us to vote too late. (grin)

October 22, people. October 22.

Comment from mpfs AOSHQ Moron
Time: October 22, 2010, 2:43 pm

My pick Round 11?

Dick Clark

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