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Round 63: Mayday edition

Catnip bags the dick with Efrem Zimbalist, jr.

Wikipedia tells me his parents were non-practicing Jews, but that he himself was a devout believer in several things in his life, mostly Christian.

He was baptised in the Episcopal Church, but was an early follower of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (he described this later as an interesting waste of time). In the 70s, he was drawn to Charismatic Christianity and was the voice of Trinity Broadcasting Network for a while, but ultimately found this too fundamentalist.

He went back to the Episcopalians later in life and finally landed among the Anglicans. All of which I am happy to regard as a spiritual progression rather than a contradiction.

His daughter Stephanie announced his death like so: “He was 95 years old, a devout Christian. He actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf and visiting with close friends.”

The BBC obit (first link above) somehow mysteriously drops the first sentence.

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.

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 didn’t have any dinosaur shit particles.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:04 pm

There’s only three numberz in the English Alphabet:


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:04 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:04 pm

Luise Rainer

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:05 pm

Nancy Reagan….she’s got to drop one of these days.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:05 pm

One more time with Muhammad ALI!!!!

Comment from Fawn
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:08 pm

Wilko Johnson – Game of Thrones star, guitarist in band Dr.


Comment from Harry
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:08 pm

Hey!! Looks like I am first–WOW!! My pick for the win is once again Valerie Harper. Yes, I know her cancer is “supposedly” in remission, but who knows in Hollywood what is fact and what is fiction? Anyhoos, cancer has a way of playing hide-and-go-seek: one week the “victim” looks hale and hearty, the next holding on by a thread and fading fast…
So no ill will to “Rhoda”, but the “dick” will look great on my office wall…

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:08 pm

Is John McCain still available? I’ll take him.

Comment from Harry
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:14 pm

Eh, so I wasn’t first…stupid computer wouldn’t switch to insert my comment…oh, well…

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:27 pm

Tony Bennett

Comment from eirik
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:27 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Hutch
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:30 pm

Eli Wallach

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:33 pm

Nancy Pelosi, from a Botox overdose.

Comment from Carl
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:34 pm

Your fellow resident of Sussex, former Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey. I don’t know what his state of health is but he is now aged 96 so he won’t be around much longer.

Comment from Some Muldoon
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:38 pm

Ginger Baker.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:41 pm

House favorite again: Zsa Zsa Gabor

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:48 pm

Tony Bennett, again, the “Anonymous” above was me having a data entry problem!

Comment from Michael
Time: May 9, 2014, 6:51 pm

Rosalyn Carter

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: May 9, 2014, 7:00 pm

Not that I at all want it to happen, but if he gets close to a smoking gun, protection of “Teh Lightworker” will have priority. Representative Trey Gowdy, Chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi, has received literally hundreds of death threats since being named. For some reason, I suspect that the FBI is not institutionally that interested in investigating them due to command influence.

Not my choice, I have a list of preferred Dead Pool subjects, but we are a very different country anymore.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from xul
Time: May 9, 2014, 7:13 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: May 9, 2014, 7:41 pm

Ramsey Clark

Comment from Davem123
Time: May 9, 2014, 7:58 pm

Harry Reid, in a plot hatched by the Koch brothers.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: May 9, 2014, 8:24 pm

Carol Channing.

Comment from Pupster
Time: May 9, 2014, 8:32 pm

Lindsay Lohan

Comment from mojo
Time: May 9, 2014, 8:42 pm

Harry Reid, of sheer cussedness

Comment from smedleythebarbarian
Time: May 9, 2014, 8:51 pm

Kim Jong Un of the glorious peoples republic of Biafra

Comment from Thursby
Time: May 9, 2014, 9:04 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from Ripley
Time: May 9, 2014, 9:08 pm

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 9, 2014, 9:45 pm

Cliven Bundy, I fear. And if so, he will be the first of many.

Comment from gromulin
Time: May 9, 2014, 10:08 pm

Antoine “Fats” Domino

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: May 9, 2014, 10:27 pm

Phil the Greek aka His royal majesty Prince Phillip of the house of Battenberg

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: May 9, 2014, 10:30 pm

Hillary Clinton will have a health problem just in time for Moochelle to go for the nomination

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: May 9, 2014, 10:44 pm

Stephen Hawking, for God’s sake.

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 9, 2014, 10:47 pm

Bah, Bobby Mugabe already picked. OK, I’ll take Ed Asner.

Comment from m
Time: May 9, 2014, 10:48 pm

jimmy carter

Comment from Ben
Time: May 9, 2014, 10:55 pm

William Shatner

Comment from twolaneflash
Time: May 9, 2014, 11:48 pm

Benghazi Barry Obama, scourge of America. Who should he fear most? Putin? Hillary? Biden? Some well-armed agent from EPA, IRS, DoEd, DoEnerg? I’m still hoping for a lightning strike on the 18th green, after the worse round of golf of his despicable life.

Comment from Harry
Time: May 9, 2014, 11:53 pm

Hey, Stoaty! If Nazi Pelousy should buy the farm through a Botox overdose, does that mean Scubafreak will get double-dicked? Your admiring public wants to know!

Comment from stina
Time: May 9, 2014, 11:54 pm

Michael Moore.

Comment from Harry
Time: May 9, 2014, 11:55 pm

>Davem123: That would be such a sublime case of poetic justice that…words escape me…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: May 10, 2014, 12:12 am

I realize that many people are easily discouraged by the seeming immortality of a certain Cuban, and go for easier pickin’s but no one I can think of carries the glory of winning the dead pool with Fidel Castro

I already have chosen the drawing I want (assuming one has the right to impose on the generosity of our hostess) – a weasel in the classic Che T-shirt pose!

Com’ on Fidel, you can’t put off Hell forever.

Comment from mojo
Time: May 10, 2014, 12:28 am

Ok, I give precedence on Dirty Harry.

(Shakes fist)

Comment from JeffS
Time: May 10, 2014, 12:51 am

Al Sharpton. Maybe we’ll get lucky.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: May 10, 2014, 1:25 am

Raul Castro. When he goes, we will probably find out Fidel expired long ago.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 10, 2014, 1:28 am

Desmond Tutu. His friend Nelson beckons.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: May 10, 2014, 1:44 am

Woody Allen, just because … winning the dick for a Woody.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 10, 2014, 1:51 am

Olivia de Havilland.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 10, 2014, 1:53 am

Shoulda checked the listings better.

I’ll go with Maureen O’Hara, though she’s only 94.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 10, 2014, 1:55 am

Hmmm…. who’s over 90 and still kickin’ and still available?

George H. W. Bush… before it gets too hot in the summer, alright, sir?

Comment from catnip
Time: May 10, 2014, 2:38 am

Herb Jeffries, actor/singer.

(Is there something I need to do to claim the dick, Ms. Weasie? I’m thrilled to be a winner, saddened by E. Z. Jr.’s passing. He was a good man, an estimable actor, and a Goldwater conservative. And thanks to fellow contestants for your felicitations!)

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 10, 2014, 2:59 am

Jerry Lewis

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: May 10, 2014, 3:11 am

George Soros… C’mon you old dirtbag, mama wants the dick.

Comment from Janna
Time: May 10, 2014, 4:13 am

Well, since I forgot it was Dead Pool Friday, and xul poached ol Kirk Douglas, I’ll poach David Rockefeller Sr.

Comment from grim reaper
Time: May 10, 2014, 5:15 am

I’ll go with one of the elite progressives – Harry Belafonte

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 10, 2014, 9:34 am

No one has picked Kissinger … but only the good, die young.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 10, 2014, 9:40 am

Catnip: if you want your physical prize, you need to email me a physical address. Whether or no, you are still officially on the Roster of Dick Winners.

Comment from As If I Cared
Time: May 10, 2014, 2:59 pm

Soon to be discovered: Hugh Hefner’s satin pajama-clad corpse… once the EMTs don gas masks to get through the dog urine-soaked rooms of his mansion.

Comment from platypuss
Time: May 10, 2014, 4:12 pm

Tessio, for old times sake..
Abe Vigoda

Comment from P2
Time: May 10, 2014, 5:05 pm

Glenn, the ol rhinestone cowboy hisownself, Campbell …

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 10, 2014, 6:43 pm

I remember Zimbalist from ‘The FBI’ It was as much a part of our Sunday ritual as morning mass.
I’ll take Ginger Baker for the pool.

Comment from Zooom Zooom
Time: May 10, 2014, 11:25 pm

miley cyrus………

Comment from Zimmermanfan
Time: May 10, 2014, 11:27 pm

zimmerman, george he’s due to make headlines again soon.

Comment from unkawill
Time: May 10, 2014, 11:32 pm

Carol Channing

Comment from RealMc
Time: May 10, 2014, 11:33 pm

Cpt Kirk……..

William Shatner

Beam him up scotty.

Comment from Vincent
Time: May 11, 2014, 5:44 am

Massimo Vignelli –

Comment from Vic
Time: May 11, 2014, 5:45 am

Christopher Lee stops drinking blood and gets a stake through his heart

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: May 11, 2014, 7:28 am

Wow, as late as I am to The Scene, I still get to pick my ol’ standard, Mainly Insaney “Red-Pants” Janey, the Fonda of whom we couldn’t be less fond o’…

Speaking of “Botox Queens” – if ol’ Janey was to try to wink one eye, quite likely the whole thing would crack so badly, her nose would end up in her shoe, and both ears would bounce off her shoulder-blades…

C’mon, Janey, y’old bint – we all gotta go sometime, and it’s your turn. Do the world a flavor, and shuffle off what little “mortal coil” you still possess…

Comment from BJM
Time: May 11, 2014, 6:21 pm

Well sheet..I was out of town and offine and looks like I lost Tutu this round and Nancy’s taken…so I’ll go with George P. Schultz.

Comment from Nanny 1
Time: May 11, 2014, 8:38 pm

Lauren Bacall

Comment from rimrockR
Time: May 11, 2014, 10:11 pm

Saw in the supermarket one of the tabs say Angela Lansbury is doing poorly. Sorry to hear that Angela – here’s hoping you feel better. But on the off chance something dire happens, I’m pickin’ ya.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: May 12, 2014, 3:14 am

Cyborg Dick Cheney (mechanical failure)

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: May 12, 2014, 3:29 pm

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 10, 2014, 6:43 pm

I remember Zimbalist from ‘The FBI’ It was as much a part of our Sunday ritual as morning mass.

Don’t forget “77 Sunset Strip” and his small role as Audrey Hepburn’s husband in the film version of “Wait Until Dark.” A classy guy, by all accounts.

Comment from Mr. Compton
Time: May 12, 2014, 4:53 pm

Got one…

Helmut Schmidt, former chancellor of Germany and currently oldest surviving chancellor at age 95.

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: May 12, 2014, 8:31 pm

Little Richard

Comment from ocareha8er
Time: May 12, 2014, 10:33 pm

John Amos.

I thought he was as dead as johnny cochran til I saw him doing a commercial for that law firm today!

Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 12, 2014, 10:49 pm

Gordon Brown (texture like sun). Fie upon him, fie, I say!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 12, 2014, 11:35 pm

Kasey Kasum would be a good pick. News says he’s very sick and missing. Can I find the link? No, I can not.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 12, 2014, 11:43 pm

Ah, here it is. And it’s Casey Kasem.

AKA Shaggy.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 13, 2014, 2:23 am

If you’re playing a long game, you might want to take Aiken’s next political rival.

Comment from mbtokyo
Time: May 13, 2014, 6:22 am

Gary Busey
Pure crazy can only sustain you for so long before it’s bright fire burns you out.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 13, 2014, 7:48 am

It took me a while, but I found a good ‘un: former U.S. Representative, former NYPD lieutenant, one-time NYC mayoral candidate, and convicted felon Mario Biaggi.

(Thought I posted this already; is it in the spam trap?)

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: May 13, 2014, 7:58 am

I’ll take Casey Kasem, if no one else does.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: May 13, 2014, 7:15 pm

R.I.P. H.R. Giger, age 74.

( His casket lid should be of his likeness with an alien facehugger stuck to it. )

Comment from Henry Lester
Time: May 13, 2014, 7:28 pm

I passed on Kasem and poached instead. I had a feeling we would only have proof of his passing after a long delay, given the legal bickering and familial bullshittery being practiced.

Good luck, SCOTTtheBADGER. But not too much… I wanna win more dick!

Comment from currently
Time: May 14, 2014, 5:31 am

John Andrew Boehner

Comment from jam2
Time: May 14, 2014, 1:40 pm

henry heimlich

Comment from cheshirelion
Time: May 14, 2014, 2:29 pm

Former speaker Jim Wright

Comment from Tibby
Time: May 14, 2014, 4:43 pm

Late, but she’s not on here, Mary Tyler Moore.

Comment from Acat
Time: May 15, 2014, 3:15 am

Nobody picked Joey “plugs” Biden?
C’mon, we all know what happens to Dems who get in Hillary’s way…

Comment from FGW
Time: May 16, 2014, 4:13 am

I’m going to again pick Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford.
Between his addictions and hanging out with drug dealers, something has to go sideways for him sooner or later.
Not that I mean him any ill-will or anything …

Comment from unkawill
Time: May 16, 2014, 8:55 pm

I didn’t notice that my pick of Carol Channing had already been selected.

So I’ll go with 116-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan. The worlds oldest living person.

There are 65 other elderly females that are older than the worlds oldest Man.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 20, 2014, 4:24 am

Barbara Walters

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 20, 2014, 12:51 pm

Richard Mellon Scaife

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 20, 2014, 1:09 pm

Good pick, Anonymous. Put your name on it.

Comment from DouginMaine
Time: May 21, 2014, 4:56 pm

John Dingall. democrat of Michigan. Authored the Clean Air Act, which the EPA is using to screw the economy.

Comment from Sandman enters
Time: May 23, 2014, 2:13 pm

Ed Assner. Commie scumbag ahole

Comment from Nora
Time: May 25, 2014, 10:54 pm

Gwyneth “Abortions for Mother’s Day Without Irony” Paltrow — may she go beyond conscious uncoupling…………

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 28, 2014, 1:34 pm

Well, no one had Maya Angelou, made famous by Rush for the asinine, “The rock, the river the tree” line used in one of Slick Willie’s inaugurals.

Comment from acat
Time: May 28, 2014, 1:43 pm


Yep, Maya has shuffled off. I feel I should say something poetic but .. insufficient coffee.


Comment from Davem123
Time: May 28, 2014, 4:20 pm

I expect they’ll have a portrait of BHO posted to the White house website shortly, contemplating the loss of Ms. Angelou.

Probably a modified “Il Duce” pose, with more thoughtful eyes and a relaxed mouth. I’m thinking no jacket, and Moochelle will likely be in evidence (without a hashtag-laden card, hopefully.)

Comment from JC
Time: May 31, 2014, 2:04 am

Paul Ralph Ehrlich, with his corpse eaten by the starving masses.

Comment from Jeanette
Time: May 31, 2014, 3:31 am

Valerie Harper bites the biggie

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 1, 2014, 11:01 pm

Not so sure Valerie Harper has passed…but Ann B. Davis has.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 2, 2014, 1:00 am

Yep, here are the details: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/showbiz/ann-b-davis-dies/index.html

RIP, “Alice.”

Comment from Pablo
Time: June 7, 2014, 12:35 pm

Well, I think I’ll take Tracy Morgan for a spin.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 12, 2014, 11:24 am

Actress Martha Hyer has passed away at the age of 89…

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1958 film Some Came Running, in which she played an Indiana schoolteacher opposite Frank Sinatra’s embittered World War II veteran.


Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 12, 2014, 2:21 pm

Well SCOTTtheBADGER, looks probable that you’re gonna get dicked. Ol’Casey is circling the drain:


Comment from Drew458
Time: June 12, 2014, 5:54 pm

I never thought to pick Ruby Dee, and now she’s gone.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 13, 2014, 3:36 am

Late to the party, I was late and saw all my picks were taken (If Ed Asner wins the dick I’ll be ticked), but now I have a pick.

Jalal Talabani, leader of Iraq.

I have a feeling he’s gonna go Boom!

Comment from Nina
Time: June 15, 2014, 3:19 pm

Looks like Casey Casem is off on his grand adventure this morning.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 15, 2014, 5:57 pm

Congrats, SCOTTtheBADGER…

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 15, 2014, 6:25 pm

SCOTTtheBADGER is now officially dicked!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 15, 2014, 9:07 pm

Friggin’ hindsight, it’s friggin’ ponderous.

Congrats StB.

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