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Round 14: your dick, on the line

Happy Friday the 13th! Last round went down in four hours and twenty four minutes (not the fastest ever. Round Seven — Tawny, with Gary Coleman, in the library — went in two hours and forty two minutes. Something fishy about all those twos and fours). Carl took the prize (not literally; he’s apparently not a spotted dick fan) with Seve Ballesteros (an extremely famous golfer of whom I had never heard). Onward!

As per usual:

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 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?

5. It’s up to you to search the thread and make sure your choice is unique. I’m waayyyy too lazy. 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 too smart to be a regular. It takes me forever to put them in the mail, packages go by slow boat, typically take minimum eight to ten weeks and lose the will to live along the way.

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 Pablo
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:05 pm

Ha! You kidding, Pablo? That old broad is tough as nuclear fallout.

Comment from EastAsia
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:06 pm

Newt Gingrich. Cause, like, death’s the only thing’ll keep him from spoiling the Republican primaries.

Comment from Pablo
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:08 pm

Even if it’s one piece at a time, she’s gotta go sooner or later, Stoaty. I actually had another pick, but I’d have to had made it with great regret, and with an open field like this, I figured I’d go ahead and take the perennial favorite.

Comment from DeGuerre
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:08 pm

Harmon Killebrew.

Comment from steve
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:17 pm

Now that Seve Ballesteros is 6 under….

Moamar Ghadaffi (can’t keep dodging them drone strikes forever, you know.)

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:20 pm

I pick The One with a bunch of his toadies, in the Situation Room, by the Religion of Peace! Hey, one can hope, can’t one?

Comment from Allen
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:26 pm

Ruth Duccini. One of the 4 surviving munchkins from the Wizard of Oz.

Comment from eirik
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:40 pm

I’ll stick with Harry Morgan.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:42 pm

I’m sticking with Dick Cheney

Comment from Lipstick
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:47 pm

Christopher Hitchens.

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:50 pm

Muammar Gaddafi

Comment from mongo
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:53 pm

Bashar Assad. It’s my hub’s pick. I’m totally at a loss on soon to be dead people lately. Maybe he has the magic touch.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: May 13, 2011, 6:59 pm

Willie Aames, just cuz I never did like him and his name is stupid.

Comment from Sven in Colorado
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:08 pm

Kirk Douglas! — Dammit!

Napravnik!!!!” as he slams an empty shot glass down on the weathered Mahogany bar, the driving beat of ZZ Top’s “She’s Got Legs” scream from the jukebox and the clatter of pool balls add their syncopated rhythm to the nicotine stained miasma.

(Inside joke: Rosie Napravnik was a 20-1 long shot going into the Kentucky Derby. By gate time her odds had dropped to 7-1. And, when the dust settled, she had pushed her ride too hard, too early and finished 6th or somewhere around there. AND — No, I did not have any money wagered, just my pride.)

Comment from TwoDogs
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:09 pm

Billy Graham. Today’s paper says he’s getting better.

Comment from goodkarma
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:10 pm

Kim Jong-il. A girl can hope – right?

Comment from steve
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:12 pm

@ Scott Jacobs…

Sorry Scott….I already beat you to Mow-ham-et Quddhaphey…. or however you spell his name….anyway, you know, the future ex-leader of Lybia.

Comment from J Foster
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:16 pm

Sticking with Steve Jobs. If the man gets any thinner he’ll fall through a crack in the sidewalk.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:23 pm

Lindsay Lohan

Comment from Mitchell
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:24 pm

I’m going back to that evil old communist bastard: Jimmeh Carter.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:28 pm

Helen Thomas

Comment from EastAsia
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:40 pm

@ Mitchell

Your lips, God’s ear.

Comment from Mysterion
Time: May 13, 2011, 7:41 pm

George Soros

Comment from Carl
Time: May 13, 2011, 8:27 pm

Margaret Thatcher. Apparently, all the arrangements for the funeral have been agreed by her. Only the date is yet to be decided.

Comment from Oldcat
Time: May 13, 2011, 8:32 pm

Bah, HT was taken. no wonder

Comment from Oldcat
Time: May 13, 2011, 8:37 pm

Walter Mondale. If I can’t have Jimmeh, I’ll get the next best thing.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: May 13, 2011, 8:55 pm

This time I’ll take Fidel Castro, probably wont get any help from the SEALS, unless he tries to swim to America!

Comment from MrCaniac
Time: May 13, 2011, 9:23 pm

Nelson Mandela. Dude is over 90 and been in prison.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 13, 2011, 9:34 pm

I’ll stick with Mubarrak…

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: May 13, 2011, 9:37 pm

al-Qaeda’s NEW # 1, Ayman al-Zawahiri,

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: May 13, 2011, 10:08 pm

Michael Moooore.

For reasons that need no explanation.

Comment from Mumbles
Time: May 13, 2011, 10:09 pm

Darn! I had my heart set on Billy Graham (not really as a wished-for demise)! I’ll go back to a guy I’m actually rooting for: Michigan congress critter John Dingell. “It takes time to control the peole.”

Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 13, 2011, 11:02 pm

Wheeee! We just had an earthquake. Felt like a 6.0.

And arrgh, pick the right thread, dumbass (smacks self). Gordon Brown, as ever.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 13, 2011, 11:08 pm

Holy shit, yep, 6.0 and only 25 miles from me. Well it was fun while it lasted.

Comment from Spad13
Time: May 13, 2011, 11:26 pm

I’m going back to Dan Rather.

Comment from Sarah
Time: May 13, 2011, 11:33 pm

Sheriff Joe in Arizona. Guy’s old and has pissed off not-so-pleasant people.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: May 13, 2011, 11:59 pm

Barney Frank. Caught doing what he does best. Just because I don’t like him.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 14, 2011, 12:05 am

PatAZ – We ain’t that lucky.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: May 14, 2011, 12:43 am

Ernest Borgnine
In your face Uncle Monkey

Comment from Andy
Time: May 14, 2011, 12:46 am

I think I’ll go with Bashar Assad, president of Syria. There’s a long line of people wanting to line up and spit on his swinging corpse.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: May 14, 2011, 12:54 am

Dang it, work was impossible today and I couldn’t get a minute to sign in for the dead pool in a timely manner.

Okay, here’s one we don’t see every time:


Comment from Mr. Matamoros
Time: May 14, 2011, 12:56 am

I’m going with America’s oldest teenager Dick Clark, thank you very much.

Comment from JeffS
Time: May 14, 2011, 1:11 am

Al Gore. His carbon footprint is way too massive for Mother Earth….

Comment from MissTammy
Time: May 14, 2011, 1:18 am

Harmon Killibrew

Comment from mojo
Time: May 14, 2011, 1:54 am

I’ll stick with Charlie Manson

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 14, 2011, 2:13 am

Casius Clay. . . Aka Muhammad Ali. Good to be back in form!

Comment from Janna
Time: May 14, 2011, 2:33 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
I really do hope she hangs on long enough that His Presidency is out of office.

Comment from Blue Octopi
Time: May 14, 2011, 2:49 am

Abe Vigoda – He’s not an immortal god, no matter what the Internet says. And I say that as a fan of The Godfather and Barney Miller.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: May 14, 2011, 2:55 am

Hawaii’s senile…um, senior Senator Daniel Inouye.

Comment from JC
Time: May 14, 2011, 3:24 am

I’ll stick with BB King – almost 90, and the diabetes ain’t doing him any favors.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 14, 2011, 3:30 am

I’m going with Obama being shot … but it will probably be a flesh wound … and blamed on Ghadaffi …

Hopefully it will be a flesh wound to the head. Hilary is counting on it. 🙂

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 14, 2011, 4:11 am

A blast from the past, in honor of the days when Newt was good for something: ex-Speaker of the House Jim Wright.

Comment from Pavel
Time: May 14, 2011, 4:18 am

Annette Funicello. So I can stop having a crush on her, finally.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: May 14, 2011, 6:47 am

I’ll go for the longest of longshots this round –

Keith Richards, who will likely be stomping on the cockroaches that survive the nuclear apocalypse.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 14, 2011, 10:52 am

I WAS going for the low hanging fruit like…Harmon Killebrew or Moamar Ghadaffi (they say he’s wounded…) Back to my perennial favorite, Delores Hope.

Comment from harrison
Time: May 14, 2011, 11:30 am

I’ll take Bob Schieffer of CBS for the win.

Comment from steve
Time: May 14, 2011, 12:02 pm

I’ll go for the longest of longshots this round –

Keith Richards, who will likely be stomping on the cockroaches that survive the nuclear apocalypse.

And Zsa Zsa will be right there with him…doing the one legged cockroach stomp…she simply cannot die, I tell you….

Comment from Elphaba
Time: May 14, 2011, 12:09 pm

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…stoned for practicing witchcraft. Ha!

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: May 14, 2011, 1:39 pm

I’ll go with Yves Rossy…

Who He, you say?

He’s often referred to as “Jetman”, and last weekend he:

“…completed a flight over the Grand Canyon in his custom-built jet suit…Rossy’s team said he flew at speeds of up to 190 mph before deploying his parachute and landing on the canyon floor.”

He’s done quite a few of these little jaunts – like, over the English Channel and the Swiss Alps (he’s Swiss himself, and an ex-fighter pilot), etc. I figure, odds are, he keeps doing this, something’s going to go wrong somewhere, and…

They won’t even need to dig a hole to put him in – just fill in the one he makes, and drop off a marker.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 14, 2011, 2:24 pm

Mohamed Ali.

Comment from harbqll
Time: May 14, 2011, 2:32 pm

Katy Manning. I saw her in that MJA episode, and she was looking rough.

Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: May 14, 2011, 3:38 pm

Rosa Muhammed! one of these days!

Comment from Hush
Time: May 14, 2011, 4:05 pm

Betty Ford…

Comment from bigsmarthuman
Time: May 14, 2011, 5:52 pm

Hugh Hefner. Just because.

Comment from Kansas Gman
Time: May 14, 2011, 9:08 pm

Elton John’s baby.

Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: May 15, 2011, 1:00 am

I’ll take Anwar al-Awlaki/ Aulaqi/ al-‘Awlaqī again. He’s high on the hit list. After last week’s near miss, he may be harder to nail, but I’m happy to bet on the U.S. military!

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: May 15, 2011, 7:39 am

Chuck Berry. Roll over and gimme some room Amadeaus.

Comment from Ed Flinn
Time: May 15, 2011, 11:27 am

Murray Walker.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: May 15, 2011, 2:50 pm

Betty Ford. Having survived cancer, booze, pills, and politics (!), something’s bound to get her at age 93.

Comment from mandel bread
Time: May 15, 2011, 3:05 pm

Al Molinaro. At 91, he can’t have many happy days left.

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: May 15, 2011, 3:12 pm

Former Egyptian tough guy Hosni Mubarak. All the chaos in the neighborhood, not to mention having allies and fellow Muslim leader Obama turn on a guy… can’t be good for his health. Mew

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: May 15, 2011, 4:23 pm

That Parrot is going to kill Hugo Chavez one of these days. Maybe it will be now.

Comment from Bear
Time: May 15, 2011, 4:25 pm

Charlie Sheen for the WIN!!!

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 15, 2011, 5:21 pm

Sorry Mija, Mubarak is taken.

Comment from some vegetable
Time: May 15, 2011, 8:53 pm

I remain faithful to the classic “It’s Larry King” dead! Show

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: May 15, 2011, 11:55 pm

Dang. Somebody took my Betty Ford.

Henry Kissinger then.

Comment from Steve In Tulsa
Time: May 16, 2011, 1:31 am

Peter O’Toole

Comment from James the lesser
Time: May 16, 2011, 3:38 am

King Abdullah. Not well lately. Not that I’m hoping for his early demise–things are chaotic enough and I suspect it’ll be worse without him.

Comment from jam2
Time: May 16, 2011, 12:12 pm

i hope Mitchell wins….

Andy Griffith; his mind is gone – body soon to follow

Comment from Katy in CT
Time: May 16, 2011, 1:09 pm

Phyllis Diller

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: May 16, 2011, 3:32 pm

Ed Ames, because I am late, brain dead, and mostly … late.

Comment from Uncle Monkey
Time: May 16, 2011, 4:08 pm

@ gulliblepratt
In your face Uncle Monkey

That’s ok, I’m moving on to grayer pastures!

Mickey Rooney.

Comment from Ripley
Time: May 16, 2011, 4:40 pm

Olivia de Haviland… But I’ll worry about that tomorrow.

Comment from Deborah
Time: May 16, 2011, 8:32 pm

Olivia de Haviland is still alive? Wow! (And I see her sister Joan Fontaine is still alive, too.)

Comment from Ripley
Time: May 16, 2011, 10:10 pm

Sigh. I really hate to choose her as I root for her to stay with us forever, but hey, it’s spotted dick!

Comment from Uncle Monkey
Time: May 16, 2011, 11:26 pm

@ Deborah
Olivia de Haviland is still alive? Wow! (And I see her sister Joan Fontaine is still alive, too.)

Probably about a year ago my Mother (in her 80’s) was in her local Safeway in Carmel by the Sea, CA (food Market for you folks on Mars) and she noticed an older and shorter woman trying to get something from a shelf that was too high. And my Mom is 5’2″ on a good day. She came over to help, got said item and handed it to the “very attractive” lady. Mom then did the “stare” and the lady introduced herself, Joan Fontaine!

Mom said her skin was perfect and she looked incredible. You bump into the most amazing people down there.

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: May 17, 2011, 12:21 am

Curses! The text search, it has failed me! Thwarted because Scubafreak anglecized with a double-r! Mubarak. (or Mubarrak)

I will go with Dave Lombardo, drummer for the band “Slayer”, on advice of counsel.

Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: May 17, 2011, 4:10 pm

DeGuerre has won the, er, nom, as it were – R.I.P. Mr. Killebrew.

Comment from Kansas Gman
Time: May 17, 2011, 6:55 pm

Congratulations, DeGuerre. That was quick thinking to grab Killebrew.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 17, 2011, 7:07 pm

Another lightning round, was that?

Comment from steve
Time: May 17, 2011, 7:15 pm

After waiting for a near eternity for Round 12 to yield its winner….it seems as though that death has now returned from holiday….and is making up for lost time….

Nothing like an active death pool season to set the site meter to spinning wildly…..

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: May 17, 2011, 8:21 pm

Man, I have to come up with ANOTHER one this week?

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. 🙂

Comment from Southerner by Birth and Choice
Time: May 17, 2011, 10:09 pm

Can I still put in my mother – in – law just for shits and giggles?

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: May 17, 2011, 11:21 pm

For Southerner by Birth and Choice:
If you do, you had better hope she doesn’t find this blog or she’s likely to put YOU in for same and make sure she actually wins…

Comment from DeGuerre
Time: May 17, 2011, 11:59 pm

Thanks, all.

It’s too bad about Killebrew, really. I’m sad to see him go…but with the announcement that his doctors had given up on saving him he seemed like a safe bet.

Here’s hoping someone less likable bites it in the next round.

Comment from Sven in Colorado
Time: May 18, 2011, 1:10 am

Bon Appetite, DeGuerre…..suck down that spotted dick pudding…….BLEXH!

Comment from Mumbles
Time: May 18, 2011, 11:02 pm

Congrats, De Guerre! Looks like Harmon and the Reaper are stopping in to visit Zsa Zsa.


Comment from Ben
Time: May 19, 2011, 2:11 am

William Shatner, again.

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: May 19, 2011, 1:11 pm

Umm, when round 15 starts, could the link on the right side of the front page be updated? (sorry weasel, cat is a pest)

Comment from Bear
Time: May 19, 2011, 2:38 pm

Uh-uh, Zsa Zsa is in a coma. Could Pablo be on the verge of winning this round?

Comment from Bear
Time: May 19, 2011, 2:43 pm

Only too late do I realize that there is already a winner. Well done, De Guerre! I suppose if Zsa Zsa survives until the beginning of the next round she will have the inside track. … What a morbid thing to say.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 20, 2011, 7:21 am

Defintely OBAMA …. he doesn’t have a HOPE

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 20, 2011, 12:24 pm

I hate touching my sidebar, Mija, so I only update that link when the Dead Pool post falls off the bottom of the page. They’ve been dying too fast for that lately.

Comment from Pablo
Time: May 20, 2011, 4:57 pm

Zsa Zsa is just resting, I’m sure.

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