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Round 74: Hazy dayz of Zummer

So m has won a second time (the first was Round 50 and Frank Lautenberg). Poor old Christopher Lee. He hated being defined by the Dracula films (IMDB lists 281 credits to his name) but I’m sure he knew that was going to be the first and last thing in his obit.

He was also called out for Lord of the Rings. I wonder if he felt any better about that.

Another short round and a classic pick down. Now we must move forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom! Ahem. Round 74:

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 thefritz
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:00 pm

Ha Ha, Zsa Zsa!

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:00 pm

Helmut Schmidt – Former Chancellor of Germany.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:00 pm

Billy Graham!

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:01 pm

thefritz — thought you were going to be incommunicado. What gives?

Comment from Fawn
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:01 pm

Mary Tyler Moore.

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:02 pm

A mere ruse….no, caught the layover just right.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:02 pm

I’m picking Richard Matt, one of the NY prison escapees who’s been in the news all week.

Somebody else ought to pick his partner, David Sweat.

(I would be thrilled to lose to anyone who picks Rockefeller this round!)

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:04 pm

I forgot that 6WBT is 2pm Eastern time not 1pm. I was in the air at 1.

Comment from Harry
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:06 pm

Once again, I go with my perennial favorite, Good-time Glen Campbell. I don’t wish anything bad on Glen; However, having known a good friend’s mother during the last stages of Alzheimer’s, I only wish release from his suffering and better days for his family; besides, a dick is a dick…

Comment from Janna
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:09 pm

Kirk douglas

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:10 pm

Oh, darn! I’ve already picked Matt, and so can’t go back to cast my hope-he-dies vote as usual for David Rockefeller Sr. on the occasion of his 100th birthday, which is TODAY!

Comment from Ben
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:20 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Jon
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:27 pm

Apparently Gandalf was his first choice in LOTR roles, but considering how many times he is said to have read the series, I think Mr Lee enjoyed his recognition as Saruman quite a bit. Quite a life the man had.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:35 pm

Sticking with Muhammad ALI.

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:58 pm

Maureen O’Hara

Comment from Grabthar’s Hammer
Time: June 12, 2015, 6:58 pm

George H.W. Bush.

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: June 12, 2015, 7:19 pm

Alan Young (Willlburrrr)

Comment from gromulin
Time: June 12, 2015, 7:20 pm

Antoine “Fats” Domino. Old man gonna die eventually.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 12, 2015, 7:23 pm

Hugh “I’ve Paid for Sex with More Women Than You’ve Ever Known – ‘Hello, Dahling’ – In Your Life” Hefner… of hysteria due to priapism from multiple Viagra overdoses combined with Cialis “vitamins.”

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: June 12, 2015, 7:33 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: June 12, 2015, 8:18 pm

Ramsey Clark, for as many Weasel rounds as it takes.

Comment from stina
Time: June 12, 2015, 8:21 pm

Michael Moore.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 12, 2015, 8:25 pm

I got Ed Asner back!


Comment from Thursby
Time: June 12, 2015, 8:30 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from Timbo
Time: June 12, 2015, 8:48 pm

Prince Philip aka Phil the Greek.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: June 12, 2015, 9:02 pm

I have to stick with her after all these months/years….so still going with Nancy Reagan. She’s getting pretty old now isn’t she??

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: June 12, 2015, 9:03 pm

Valerie Harper

Comment from Spunkus
Time: June 12, 2015, 9:08 pm

David Rockefeller….He’s a fossil.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: June 12, 2015, 9:08 pm

fidel castro

Comment from Brother Cavil
Time: June 12, 2015, 9:30 pm

Lee had permission from Tolkien himself to play Gandalf in any future adaptations. (Apparently he met the author in a pub by chance and fanboy’d out. Think about that for a moment.) By the time it happened of course, Sauron was the better role.

He wanted to marry some Italian Count’s daughter, but the Count would have none of it, having done some digging, and required him to get the King of Sweden’s blessing first.

He got it. (He wound up calling the wedding off for other reasons.)

Seriously, the man’s bio reads like a series of Chuck Norris jokes turned up to 11…

/going with Harry Reid, because

Comment from Mitchell
Time: June 12, 2015, 9:38 pm

Carol Channing is 94 years young. I’ll go with her this round.

Comment from m
Time: June 12, 2015, 9:55 pm

sir roger moore

Comment from frotto
Time: June 12, 2015, 10:01 pm

Malcolm Young (from AC/DC)

Comment from BJM
Time: June 12, 2015, 10:29 pm

I’ll stick with Desmond Tutu.

Comment from BrendaM
Time: June 12, 2015, 10:48 pm

Barbara Eden

Comment from Sporadic Small Arms Fire
Time: June 12, 2015, 10:53 pm

Henry Kissinger.
A worthier candidate cannot come up.

Comment from acat
Time: June 12, 2015, 10:54 pm

Hmmm. Dusty Rhodes?

Okay, seriously, Shatner’s taken, I’ll take .. the first retired pope, Pope Benedict XVI, a.k.a. Joe Ratzinger.


Comment from sassamon
Time: June 12, 2015, 11:13 pm

Peter Sallis, voice for Wallace, of Wallace and Gromit fame. I don’t wish him ill, but aged 94 years, and no longer able to do voice overs, I may get the dick soon.

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 12, 2015, 11:17 pm

I stay with Irwin Corey for this round too

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 12, 2015, 11:24 pm

Sorry J.S. But since I am hours late, and Fidel is taken, I am taking Jane Fonda. You will understand that I am only doing this for fear that you will not be available to choose her, and it is important that someone wish the “American, Traitor, Bitch” ill, and so I do. Die any time now Jane but do make it soon, OK?

Comment from Pablo
Time: June 12, 2015, 11:45 pm

It’s about goddamn time Lynne Stewart shuffled off to Allah. I’m about ready to plant my flag right in her jihadi lovin’ ass. But since it turns out her “terminal, incurable cancer” is bullshit, I guess I’ll go with Bob Dole.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: June 12, 2015, 11:57 pm

Helmut Kohl, since someone took my Carol “never gonna die” Channing!

Comment from Pupster
Time: June 13, 2015, 12:38 am

Jeralean Talley


*Muttley giggle*

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 13, 2015, 1:01 am

Paul Ryan, because “You’ll get to see what’s inside Death after you pass it.”.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 13, 2015, 1:11 am

Mel Brooks

My apologies…

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 13, 2015, 2:26 am

Sen (nothing honorable about him) Ed Markey. He’s been brain dead for years, let the body follow

Comment from unkawill
Time: June 13, 2015, 2:31 am

Tommy Chong

Comment from Stark Dickflüßiᵹ
Time: June 13, 2015, 2:57 am

Ted Danson.

I have no idea, but nobody I pick dies anyway, so bleh.

Comment from xul
Time: June 13, 2015, 3:57 am

Since I’ve been poached, how ’bout Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr.

Comment from Davem123
Time: June 13, 2015, 4:55 am

I almost chose William Jefferson Clinton, thinking that the Hildebeast is getting desperate about now. She might off him in an attempt at gaining a sympathy bump in the polls.

Instead, I think I’ll take Bernie Sanders, I(cky) VT.

Comment from Nina
Time: June 13, 2015, 5:07 am

Good ole Rachel Dolezal’s credibility.

Oops…too late, already dead.

Comment from Nana 1
Time: June 13, 2015, 12:26 pm

Betty White

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: June 13, 2015, 2:33 pm

George Soros

Comment from Vince
Time: June 13, 2015, 3:23 pm

Dick…. wait for it…. Van Dyke

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: June 13, 2015, 3:56 pm

Brian Williams. NBC needs him to disappear.

Comment from mojo
Time: June 13, 2015, 7:11 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Just before things REALLY go to shit.

Comment from Sandman grumpeth
Time: June 14, 2015, 3:15 am

I will take Larry King, Cryptkeeper and former human being.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 14, 2015, 6:14 am

Ding dang!…My ISP screws up for the first time in over a year, and look what happens!…

I tells ya, I don’t get no respeck, no respeck a-tall!…

SomeVeg, I understand fully, and it really wouldn’t matter all that much – somebunny’s gotta keep up the side where the Red-Janey Witch is concerned – but, then…Sandman grumpy just snaffled my Backup Choi

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 14, 2015, 6:18 am

Ding dang!…My ISP screws up for the first time in over a year, and look what happens!…

I tells ya, I don’t get no respeck, no respeck a-tall!…

SomeVeg, I understand fully, and it really wouldn’t matter all that much – somebunny’s gotta keep up the side where the Red-Janey Witch is concerned – but, then…Sandman grumpy just snaffled my Backup Choice!!…

Alright, then…I’ll haveta settle for – Abe Vigoda!

Sorry, Abie, but when ya gotta go, ya gotta go…

Comment from eirik
Time: June 14, 2015, 6:27 am

Wow, missed a day and a half and my pick is still available

Robert Mugabe

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 14, 2015, 4:01 pm

Staying with my theme: Olivia de Havilland

Comment from RimrockR
Time: June 15, 2015, 1:51 am

John Glenn

Comment from PatAZ
Time: June 15, 2015, 3:10 am

I forgot and here it is Sunday night. Stephen Hawking. He is 73 now and they were amazed he lasted to 70. And Lynne Stewart isn’t dying? Don’t tell me a leftist lawyer would lie to get out of prison. Even more surprising, she is actually married. Wonders never cease.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: June 15, 2015, 1:48 pm

Raoul Castro — for stealing Raoul Walsh’s first name.

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: June 15, 2015, 5:47 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from JeffS
Time: June 15, 2015, 7:55 pm

Nancy Pelosi. Her Kool-Aid is contagious, possibly by airborne vectors. Look at GOP delegation in Congress.

Comment from catnip
Time: June 16, 2015, 4:46 am

Kirk Kerkorian

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 16, 2015, 3:15 pm

you gotta be kidding….Kirk Kerkorian…my last DP pick!
RIP sir.

Comment from tibby
Time: June 16, 2015, 6:54 pm

I”m torn between Chuck Berry and Doris Day…but I think I’ll go with Doris Day, she’s older than Chuck.

Comment from P2
Time: June 16, 2015, 7:27 pm

Stickin with Yogi Berra …..

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 16, 2015, 8:10 pm

Have to get back in with Gordon Brown. We just lost Charels Kennedy so it’s not out of the question.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 17, 2015, 4:14 am

Myself, I considered ol’ Nanny Pee-lousy, JeffS – howsomever, I discarded ‘er based on: Howinhell would you tell? I mean, she’s now up to such a level of Botox as to make it near-’bouts impossible to tell whether she’s breathing at all or not. Seriously, dude – if she was to croak, like, rightdammitnow!!, it’d be at least a week or two before anyone would even consider the possibility. She’d be like that parrot in the Monte Python skit – stiff, room-temperature and in the box, and singing in the Devil’s down-under choir, and still no change in expression. Not even a blink – you’d have to tape a couple of lead half-dollars to her lids to keep ’em down, quarters wouldn’t be heavy enough.

Also considered Jawn F’n Kerry as a pick, too, but he’d be pretty damn difficult to judge, as well – having been pretty effectively brain-dead for at least the last 4 decades already, maybe longer. Kind of a surprise he’s still maybe able to fog a mirror at close range as it is.

Comment from catnip
Time: June 17, 2015, 9:20 pm

This is a test at 2:18 p.m. PDT

Comment from The Mad Soprano
Time: June 19, 2015, 2:15 am

He’ll always be Dooku and Curunír (Saruman) to me.

Comment from BJM
Time: June 19, 2015, 5:07 pm

Posted by Gerard today: Christopher Lee vs Chuck Norris

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