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Dead Pool XXX: we can figure it out together

Rich Rostrom won the Dick with Frank Borman. That’s the easy bit. Then it gets complicated.

Rich, who tries to keep me honest, has been telling me for ages I have an ongoing screwup with the numbers, having the following sequence of Dead Pools:

157 8/26/22
158 9/16/22
159 10/14/22
160 11/4/22
161 12/30/22
162 1/6/23
163 2/10/23
164 3/10/23
165 4/28/23
166 6/16/23
157 7/7/23
158 9/1/23
159 9/8/23

and, of course, 160 – which he has just won. He told me all this before 160; I have no excuse. So this one is…171? I believe this issue is causing him actual, physical pain. My apologies.

Additionally, I have upset Steve’s kid, who picked gunman Robert Card. I blew it off because – as a lifelong, enthusiastic reader of true crime – I’m highly skeptical of time-of-death estimates. I did not realize he was invested in the pick enough to argue his case. It’s still no, but I apologize for blowing it off so casually.

Stand by for FUN:

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.

November 17, 2023 — 6:00 pm
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