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Dead Pool Round Sebbindy: Here Comes Winter!

Well, well. Thomas Duncan — Ebola Man — did not make it. Our first ebola man, that is — they’ve just diagnosed a case in brrrr New York City.

Step up, Homer, and claim your dick. I love the serendipitous wins.

Ready? Here we go…

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’m fresh out of fairy shit particles.


Comment from Fawn
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:01 pm

Mary Tyler Moore.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:02 pm

Back to Billy Graham.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:03 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor, for the poach!

Comment from Janna
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:04 pm

Kirk Douglas–again

Comment from FGW
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:04 pm

Valerie Harper

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:05 pm

Luise Rainer

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:09 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:11 pm

Dr. Craig Spencer, the NYC e-bowler.

Fish in a barrel, maybe. Maybe not. Either way I’m not too proud to call it.

Comment from unkawill
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:32 pm

Misao Okawa, also of Japan, born 5 March 1898, is the oldest living person in the world whose age can be documented.

Comment from eirik
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:39 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:42 pm

Davem 123 beat me, so I will pick his fiance Morgan Dixon. He had been gone for a month and came back 10 days ago, and well; to be honest, the odds are she has the earliest and closest exposure to bodily fluids of anyone. And that includes in the time where he was feeling ill and running around NYC, but before he declared himself feverish. I saw a report of a leak at the hospital that he did not look like early stage symptomatic, but much worse. Which means he could have been shedding viruses earlier.

I know, not a nice person.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 24, 2014, 6:53 pm

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from Motenegro
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:01 pm

Muhammad ALI

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:05 pm

Carol Channing, although she’s a pretty tough old broad.

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:12 pm

“Davem 123 beat me, so I will pick his fiance Morgan Dixon.”

This will come as a surprise to my wife.

Comment from JeffS
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:20 pm

Harry Reid.

Comment from Zooom Zooom
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

Abdul Rahman Kassig the next declared beheading by isis although i think he’s already dead.

When will it be enough?

Comment from RealMc
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:37 pm

ditzy debbie wasserman shultz

Comment from ocareha8er
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:39 pm

eric holder if there is even a smidgen of justice in the whole wide world.

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:45 pm

Astronaut John Glenn.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:48 pm

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:12 pm

A palpable hit. 😉

Which sadly may be what your wife delivers to you if she reads that. My apologies for poor choice of words.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Zimmermanfan
Time: October 24, 2014, 7:50 pm

betty white………

come on down you old bag.

Comment from p2
Time: October 24, 2014, 8:15 pm

jerry lewis….coz he’s due

Comment from stina
Time: October 24, 2014, 8:36 pm

Michael Moore.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: October 24, 2014, 9:04 pm

Prince phillip

Comment from Carl
Time: October 24, 2014, 9:13 pm

Clive James. Every few days he announces that he is dying.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 24, 2014, 9:24 pm

henry kissinger

Comment from Thursby
Time: October 24, 2014, 9:39 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from Nanny1
Time: October 24, 2014, 9:47 pm

George H W Bush. Not that I wish him Ill.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 24, 2014, 9:50 pm

As ever, (whenever I can) I retain my fidelity to Fiedel, that is, my undying hope that he dies.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 24, 2014, 9:57 pm

Foolish choice, Zimmermanfan.. Betty White is IMMORTAL!

That being said, Leonard Nemoy has lived long and prospered, but the karma from “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” has to catch up with him sometime…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 24, 2014, 10:13 pm

Don’t know why the filter ate that first one, Nanny.

Comment from Spad13
Time: October 24, 2014, 10:55 pm

James Earl Carter.

Comment from BJM
Time: October 24, 2014, 11:03 pm

Guess I’ll take Phil the Greek coz if Fergie’s swanning around Windsor & Sandringham then the old boy has lost the plot.

Comment from m
Time: October 24, 2014, 11:05 pm

christopher lee

Comment from mojo
Time: October 24, 2014, 11:14 pm

Cher. Don’t ask me why.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: October 24, 2014, 11:36 pm

Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi. May he soon rest in pieces.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 24, 2014, 11:53 pm

The world’s richest woman (more or less), Liliane Bettencourt. (Ex-CEO of L’Oreal, $35B, age 92, has been ruled incompetent.)

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: October 24, 2014, 11:59 pm

Man I am so late this time around…..thankfully my gal Nancy Reagan is not taken so I get to pick her again!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 25, 2014, 12:00 am

BJM @ October 24, 2014, 11:03 pm: Guess I’ll take Phil the Greek…

Try again – gulliblepratt had him two hours earlier.

mojo @ October 24, 2014, 11:14 pm: Cher. Don’t ask me why.

Does anyone need to ask why?

Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 25, 2014, 12:16 am

Saw a picture of Jimmy and Ros and they both look like they should be in the rest home. Since grinning Jimmy got tooken, I’m going with grumpy Rosalyn

Comment from Ad Rem
Time: October 25, 2014, 12:16 am

Charlotte Rae!

Comment from Ben
Time: October 25, 2014, 12:42 am

William Shatner

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 25, 2014, 12:43 am

I’m going with Mumbles Menino, former mayor of Beantown, who announced he will no longer continue with cancer treatment. Low hanging fruit, but a win would be a win!

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: October 25, 2014, 12:56 am

Ramsey Clark.

Comment from gettimothy
Time: October 25, 2014, 1:28 am

Barak Hussein Obama

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: October 25, 2014, 1:40 am

Monica “I’ll Happily Sign a False Affidavit With a Cock in My Mouth” Lewinsky

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 25, 2014, 3:00 am

I’m going with George Soros this time.

I just hope my old standby, Ed Asner, doesn’t take the dick.

Comment from catnip
Time: October 25, 2014, 4:50 am

Actress Marjorie Lord

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: October 25, 2014, 6:12 am

Glen Campbell

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 25, 2014, 6:34 am

As is generally the case, sorta-late to the party, but, hey…

Actually, I swung by considerably earlier, but found myself somewhat lacking in vigah for the process at that point, and so went on to some other concerns for a bit.

In point of usual fact, I kind of prefer allowing some time for a new Dead Pool post/thread to build up a bit of steam before making a thrust of mine own – seeing others’ nominations for the next toes-up to come is always interesting, sometimes quite instructive, mostly as to what various folks’ views are as to legitimate “celebrity” – but also as to such things as “Holey kamoley, is (fill in the blank) actually still alive?…Are you sure about that?…Is (same fill-in) actually aware of that, do you know?”

Ah, well – onward and (mostly) side-ward…

I’ve tried this experiment once before, but maybe I didn’t give it enough of a run, so – I’ll cover Veeshir’s temporary “defection” and take grungy ol’ Ed Asner this time ’round, based on:

1) Maybe I just need to leave my usual pick, Insaney Janey Fonda, “uncovered” so as to get The Fates (whatever/whomever they might be) to “clutch in” and provide the requisite crosstown bus/run-amok taxi/broken-loose cable car/rabid sea-lion/whatever to git ‘er done,

2) OTOH, based entirely on my near-lifelong inability to win anything in any sort of lottery or sweepstakes, my choosing ol’ Ed seems likely to pretty much “bullet(and bus/taxi/cable-car/sea-lion/etc.)-proof” him for Veeshir’s future choosing as needed,

3) And, finally, if it goes the other way, and the Black Camel kneels at the former Lou Grant‘s present hovel – well, he’s near-about as much an irredeemable Lefty psychotic as Insaney Red Janey ever has been, and SOMEone should receive at least wee compensation for his finally reaching room-temp or less, so, why not me and why not now?

Be Well, y’all, and thatisall…

Comment from smedleythebarbarian
Time: October 25, 2014, 11:03 am

Kim Jong Un is the supreme leader of North Korea.
He’s going to have an accident.
He should be wary of falling piano’s
and the Chinese who drop them.

Comment from platypuss
Time: October 25, 2014, 2:16 pm

Tom, for old times sake…
No can do, Sally…
Abe Vigoda for the win!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 25, 2014, 2:35 pm

I’ll go with my old favorite pick David Rockefeller Sr.

Comment from BJM
Time: October 25, 2014, 5:16 pm

@ Rich Rostram – Thx!

Well sheet, so much for Chrome’s alleged find function.

I’ll try Insaney Janey’s doppelganger Gloria Steinem who the Dims wheeled this week out in desperation.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 25, 2014, 7:41 pm

Oh look! Insaney Janey Fonda fell into my lap! I’ll give the old girl a whirl… she just has to let go and not bite.

Comment from xul
Time: October 25, 2014, 8:47 pm

I guess I’ll go with the oldest living and current mafia underboss John “Sonny” Franzese, Sr.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 26, 2014, 4:28 am

Gordon Brown, as usual.

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: October 26, 2014, 12:49 pm

Hugh Hefner. C’mon Hef, give it up already!

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 26, 2014, 4:02 pm

Random ebola victims who got a bunch of press coverage seems to be stretching the definition of “celebrity” no? That’s not even “internet famous”.

On that scale, does Ethan Van Leuven rate a legitimate pick or is that too local? What if his story gets picked up on Good Morning America?

Just my two cents. Anyway, I’m going with Judge Wapner.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 26, 2014, 7:36 pm

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 26, 2014, 4:02 pm

I grant it is a matter of personal opinion, but while random Ebola victims 6 months down the road may not be defined as celebrities; the ones named so far have the potential of being “Patient Zero” for what has a good chance of being a continent wide pandemic. If I had to draw the line, it would be with the Patient Zero plus those in the initial circle of transmission. YMMV

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 26, 2014, 10:58 pm

He wasn’t a random ebola head, he was America’s firstest. And he hung around creating a stink long enough I feel comfy accepting him as a celeb. I feel a lot more awkward about sports figures I’ve never heard of, because I’m totally not a sports person.

Dunno why the Spam filter glommed onto you, As If. Sorry about that. I kicked you loose in time you didn’t miss your pick.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 27, 2014, 5:42 am

Ok, so “disease celebrity” as a legitimate category now…given certain circumstances of uniqueness plus your general awareness thereof Stoaty.

I didn’t get a ruling on Ethan though: famous enough or not?

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 27, 2014, 7:24 am

Since Bill the Butcher stole Ramsey Clark fair and square I will take B. B. King but I’m not happy about it.

Good luck Bill. Rid the Earth of his shadow forever.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 27, 2014, 7:27 am

And RIP Jack Bruce. Yet, Ginger Baker still lives. Hmmm, maybe next pool.

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 27, 2014, 11:54 am

Man, I’m so late I’m fossilized, and I got nothin’.

How’s about James D. Watson. Of cantankerousness.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 27, 2014, 1:56 pm

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 26, 2014, 4:02 pm

To me, picking poor Ethan Van Leuven would seem to violate ‘Rule 0’ in a sad sort of way. I would however like to nominate his town for the Nobel Humanitarian Prize.

All those folks are surely going to heaven.

Comment from drew458
Time: October 27, 2014, 3:46 pm

Fish in a barrel indeed. I agree with Subotai.

Can we form a consensus? Victims of endemic, pandemic, and epidemic infectious disease do not qualify as celebrities, once we’re past the “patient zero” stage. Which we are with Ebola in the USA. And anywhere in Africa. And maybe Europe.

A ruling like this would not disqualify Al Sharpton if he died next week from AIDS. Not that I’m picking him, although he sure is looking mighty wan these days.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 27, 2014, 8:24 pm

Well, I’d never heard of Ethan Van Leuven, but it does seem a little Rule Zero-ish. Although there’s a part of me that wants to accept him on the one in a million chance he beats the odds. Call it the Zsa Zsa impulse.

Comment from JC
Time: October 27, 2014, 9:13 pm

Paul Ehrlich

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 27, 2014, 9:27 pm

Quite a few went in this last week. Terry Keenan, Marcia Strassman & Jack Bruce right off the top of my head. No pool winners though.

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 28, 2014, 1:51 am

Dr. Spencer should qualify as a bona fide celebrity, being the first confirmed case of Ebola in the Big Apple. The international media machine is camped out at his apartment building and I’m sure that some enterprising soul is organizing a walking tour of his path through the five boroughs. He’s certainly getting more than his standard-issue 15 minutes of fame.

Making poor Ethan a Dead Pool pick would smack of exploitation to me.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 28, 2014, 4:34 am

I can’t believe how late to the party I am. And I also can’t believe that she hasn’t been picked yet.

NANCY PELOSI of a massive brain embolism on the morning of Nov. 5th when she reads the front page of the newspaper.

One can dream…

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: October 28, 2014, 5:01 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev.

Comment from cheshirelion
Time: October 28, 2014, 8:44 pm

Tori Spelling

Comment from homer
Time: October 28, 2014, 9:44 pm

Frankly, I’m honored to have won. I haven’t won anything since the sixth-grade spelling bee. I will, however, pass on the certificate of winning dick. If I put on the wall, some of my friends will have a little too much fun … but if I don’t hang it on the wall, what’s the point of having it?

Comment from spunkus
Time: October 29, 2014, 2:10 am

Harry Belafonte

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 29, 2014, 3:38 am

If someone is undecided about a choice, Gordie Howe at age 86 has suffered a stroke and reports are it is not looking good for him. Good luck, Gordie…

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 30, 2014, 4:06 pm

Armybrat wins dick! See ya’ll tomorrow.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 30, 2014, 7:09 pm

Homer, the certificate is a tiny thing. It can be our secret. It’s the elephant poo that’s the real prize.

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 30, 2014, 10:24 pm

Congrats, Armybrat, on former Mayor Menino’s exit to that great recount in the sky.

Another pool starting tomorrow, Stoaty?

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