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Round 79: Scary Hallowe’en edition

Boo! Yeah, I know. It’s just the 30th. But I don’t post Saturdays, ai’ight?

Hutch wins dick a second time with Maureen O’Hara. Anybody know why the first Google hit I get on “maureen o’hara” goes to an obit at the World Socialist Website?

Not a bad writeup, but I just wonder if somebody is pressing a thumb on the algorithm there.

Oh, well! Ready?

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.


Comment from thefritz
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:00 pm

Glen Campbell

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:01 pm

Nanette Fabray

Comment from P2
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:02 pm

Olivia de haviland…..

Comment from Montenegro
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:03 pm

Muhammad Ali once again.

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:10 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:14 pm

Still Robert Mugabe. Can’t we have some good news please?

Comment from Janna
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:15 pm

Kirk douglas

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:15 pm

Billy Graham

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 30, 2015, 6:46 pm

Back to Hugh Hefner

Comment from BJM
Time: October 30, 2015, 7:11 pm

I’ll take HRH Phil the Greek for $200 Alex.

Comment from Nana 1
Time: October 30, 2015, 7:13 pm

Burt Reynolds

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 30, 2015, 7:14 pm

I nominate René Angélil, CM OQ, husband and former manager of Celine Dion, Canadian singer and manager, of throat cancer… apologies, old man, you can catch up with me in hell

Comment from M
Time: October 30, 2015, 7:19 pm

Jane Fonda

Comment from Danno
Time: October 30, 2015, 7:35 pm

Nancy Reagan

Comment from RimrockR
Time: October 30, 2015, 7:42 pm

John Glenn

Comment from Carl
Time: October 30, 2015, 8:10 pm

Clive James

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: October 30, 2015, 8:12 pm

Moors murderer Ian Brady

Comment from Thursby
Time: October 30, 2015, 8:59 pm

Chuck Berry

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:10 pm

Angela Lansbury again.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:10 pm

Jerry Lewis

Comment from mojo
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:12 pm

Can I pick “the entire Kardashian clan, in a terrible fire”?

Well, Karl Rove then.

Comment from Sandman grumpeth
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:27 pm

Jesse Jackson Jr and Sr
My racialist twofer, again. Cmon Ebola, come get it!!

Comment from Sandman grumpeth
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:28 pm

If not, Ed Assner. Soon, please…

Comment from Ben
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:45 pm

William Shatner, please!

Comment from Eirik
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:48 pm

June Foray.

For future reference, is Cal Worthington too local a celeb to pick in the future? If you spent any time in LA in the 70’s to 80’s, he was plastered all over local TV hacking cars with his dog Spot.

Comment from Eirik
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:49 pm

Whoops, nevermind my last question, Cal sold his last car in 2013…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 30, 2015, 9:59 pm

David Rockefeller Sr. again. Is that old fart finally going to achieve room temp? I sure hope so.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: October 30, 2015, 10:07 pm

June Foray is already dead, Eirik.

Comment from Some Marxist Vegetable
Time: October 30, 2015, 10:08 pm

I remain faithful to Fidel!

Well, faithful to the idea of him dropping dead that is…

Comment from steve
Time: October 30, 2015, 10:14 pm

Can I pick Jeb!’s campaign?

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: October 30, 2015, 10:22 pm

Ron Popiel

Comment from P2
Time: October 30, 2015, 11:06 pm

So is Cal, I think, Eirik.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 30, 2015, 11:17 pm

John Boehner, for as his last attack on the country imposing a TWO year Continuing Resolution/Debt Limit hike that removed all restrictions on spending, cut the military except in politically correct ways, gave Obama everything he wanted getting nothing in return, and gave up all congressional budget power until the end of either the first year of Hillary’s first term, or the first year of Obama’s third term. Then, of course, he turned it over to Paul Ryan who will continue in Boehner’s path.

Comment from mojo
Time: October 30, 2015, 11:23 pm

Cal was a kick, though somewhat dilatory when it came to species identification…

Comment from Spunk
Time: October 30, 2015, 11:24 pm

Thad Cochran

Comment from m
Time: October 30, 2015, 11:43 pm

Pope Benedict

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: October 30, 2015, 11:49 pm

Ratso!…It’s just like Jimmy Da Schnozz used to say, get on some kind of a roll, ev’rybody wants to get inta da act!!…

‘Kay, since Red-Pants Janey Insaney (Not-So-)Fonda already been tooken, I’ll go with one of my other high-durability choices, and say…Abe “Fish” Vigoda, c’mon down!

Nuthin’ personal, Abie, but we all gotta go sometime, somehow, so why not now, hey?

Gotta tell ya, though, M – if that random cable car or crosstown bus finally zaps Red Janey, yer gonna be catchin’ some stink-eye – knowwhutI’msayin’, here?…Ah, well, that’s the Wide, Wide World Of Dead-Pool for you…

Comment from Timbo
Time: October 30, 2015, 11:53 pm

Gene Wilder

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 30, 2015, 11:55 pm

Going for straight senescence this time: Chen-Ning (Franklin) Yang, 1957 Nobel laureate in physics.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: October 31, 2015, 12:44 am

Ramsey Clark: supporting America’s enemy’s since the Nixon era…

Comment from xul
Time: October 31, 2015, 12:44 am

Leslie Phillips

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 31, 2015, 1:30 am

Another change-up:
“Professor” Irwin Corey

101 years old. Gotta kick the bucket sometime.

Comment from sassamon
Time: October 31, 2015, 1:35 am

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 just get the dick soon.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 31, 2015, 1:37 am

This late and I still get Zsa Zsa Gabor? Woohoo!

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 31, 2015, 1:55 am

Jerry Lee Lewis and I hope I’m dickless because I like Killer. I would have bet serious money in the 70’s that he would have gone by the 80’s, yet he rocks on. Mr. Richard Penniman hangs on too. Woooo!!

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: October 31, 2015, 2:20 am

George h. W. Bush

Comment from catnip
Time: October 31, 2015, 2:52 am

Actor, painter Nehemiah Persoff

Comment from Pablo
Time: October 31, 2015, 2:55 am

Dead Pool fave Al Molinaro just slipped the coil leaving no dick in his wake.

Imma stick with Roberta McCain.

Comment from Vince
Time: October 31, 2015, 4:24 am

Herman Wouk

Comment from Harry
Time: October 31, 2015, 6:30 am

This late to the party…sorry, I had to have a prosthetic repaired…so I am jumping in with The Golden Voice, Vera Lynn. Still warbling at 96…the first time ever that I heard her magnificence was at the end of “Dr. Strangelove” when I heard “We’ll Meet Again”…been in love ever since. But, a dick is a dick…

Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 31, 2015, 10:35 am

Just coming to check that, Pablo. No one had him this time? Phew!

The dick survives Hallowe’en! (So far).

Comment from BrendaM
Time: October 31, 2015, 11:31 am

Betty White

Comment from smedley
Time: October 31, 2015, 12:20 pm

Evil Roy Slade – aka John Austin

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 31, 2015, 8:26 pm

Actually, June Foray still lives.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 31, 2015, 9:50 pm

It would have been just my luck if that one-eyed gurning Scottish spastic Gordon Brown had fallen down the stairs last night, but it appears he still lives. I nominate him anyway.

Comment from mojo
Time: October 31, 2015, 11:08 pm

Astin, Smedly. Don’t piss Roy off.

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: November 1, 2015, 12:19 am


Thanks, mojo – for a bad moment there, the Universe lit up “Tilt!” for me…I knew ’bout Evil Roy…, and thought I recollected Astin (along with Mickey Rooney, Milton Berle and a cast of dozens of other wackos) , but – one never knows; the 70’s, after all, were kinda slippery even back then…

I concur on allowing smedley a properly-corrected pick – it’s not good to risk pissing Roy off; the results would be…unpleasant.

We return you now to your regularly-scheduled Dead Pool balloting. Thenkyew.

Comment from RealMc
Time: November 1, 2015, 3:10 pm

Long live Clint Eastwood……

but just in case I get lucky, Punk.

Comment from tonycc
Time: November 1, 2015, 9:20 pm

Valerie Harper ftw

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: November 1, 2015, 11:33 pm

Fred Thompson

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: November 1, 2015, 11:38 pm

Aw, dammit, rule 4 is gonna trip me up. And I thought fer sure that I had dick……

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 2, 2015, 12:52 am

Yes, NM, a bit too late, alas.

Fred Thompson, of acting and congressional fame, has gone to his Fillibuster in the Sky.

Comment from mojo
Time: November 2, 2015, 2:04 am

Don’t forget Dick Shawn, J.S. – the man knew how to make an exit:
“On April 17, 1987, Shawn died while performing at University of California, San Diego’s Mandeville Hall. When he collapsed face down on the stage, the audience thought it was part of his act unaware that he had actually suffered an acute heart attack. During his final comedy routine, Shawn portrayed a politician reciting campaign clichés including: “If elected, I will not lay down on the job.””

Comment from PatAZ
Time: November 2, 2015, 2:50 am

Bruce Jenner, aka Caitlyn. Yeah, we all believe he is a female now.

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: November 2, 2015, 7:56 am

I would never want to forget Shawn, mojo – one of the most hilarious slapstick pieces of It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World was Shawn’s frantic, full-out-enraged, psychotic pursuit of Milton Berle thru the coastal California countryside, driving a big top-down Chrysler convertible over, under, around and through all sorts of highway obstacles…in fact, there were a number of other madcap road-warriors in that film who were also together in Evil Roy Slade – remarkable, that.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 2, 2015, 11:52 am

@J.S.B. – “I’m comin’, Mama!”

…and I’ll never forget Dick Shawn’s role as Adolf Hitler in The Producers with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder (Wilder’s first film IIRC).

Comment from mojo
Time: November 2, 2015, 2:00 pm

“THAT’S OUR HITLER!” — The Producers

Comment from As If I Cared (now with caps!)
Time: November 2, 2015, 2:53 pm

Come dance with us
‘Round Death’s maypole.
I’m calling you out,
Yes, you, Bob Dole!

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: November 2, 2015, 6:35 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from unkawill
Time: November 2, 2015, 7:06 pm

Judge Wapner

Comment from Davem123
Time: November 3, 2015, 1:49 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton

In a twist of fate, the secret powers-that-be of the Democrat Socialist Party decide to have HER off herself in Marcy Park, thus clearing the field for a Bernie/Fauxcahantas ticket.

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: November 3, 2015, 2:39 am

@ Uncle Al – “I’ma get you, Russell! Don’t you hurt my Momma!…” – yes, yes, indeed – good times, fun times…

…and then, it was – “SPRINGtimeee… for HITlerrr… and GERmaneee!!…” – Deutschland uber Alles, baybee…

(And yes, that was in fact [allegedly] Gene Wilder’s first screen appearance – up till then, he’d been a scriptwriter, IIRC…)

Comment from bikeboy
Time: November 3, 2015, 6:19 pm

Keith Richards

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: November 4, 2015, 9:06 pm

Bernard Fox ( Doctor Bombay )

Comment from Veeshir
Time: November 5, 2015, 6:09 pm

I can’t believe I keep coming in so late and still getting Ed Asner.

Perhaps you’re all afraid of poaching my pic.
That warms the black, shriveled cockles of my heart.

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 5, 2015, 9:57 pm

Car designer George Barris, who created Batmobile, dies at 89 years old. RIP

Comment from KMM
Time: November 6, 2015, 7:47 am

Eva Marie Saint

Comment from currently
Time: November 7, 2015, 10:44 am

Rick Hall (Muscle Shoals,AL).
A storied and tragic life. Hope I lose this guess.

Comment from BJM
Time: November 8, 2015, 5:38 pm

@J.S. Bridges & Uncle Al

Our property is thickly wooded with river oaks which grow tall thin multiple trunks and the circle drive passes between two that form a Big W…I flash on it every time I return home.

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 10, 2015, 2:41 pm

Office of former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt confirms he has died at age 96 – @Reuters

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 12, 2015, 1:01 am

Carol Doda: Renowned San Francisco Stripper Dies at Age 78
Doda, who was known for her topless dancing in the 1960s and 1970s, died of complications related to kidney failure. “The only way I’ll stop performing is when I can’t walk anymore, honey,” she said.


Comment from thefritz
Time: November 12, 2015, 11:05 pm

Motorhead drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor dies at age 61 – @AP

Comment from JC
Time: November 13, 2015, 8:35 am

Helmut Schmidt, age 96, notorious cigarette smoker and former Chancellor, http://www.eamonn.com/2015/11/11/20303/

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: November 15, 2015, 7:53 pm

I’ll take Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and predict by hellfire missile.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 2, 2015, 4:22 pm

Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who served under President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70 from cancer.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 2, 2015, 5:03 pm

Phew. Nobody had him.

He who was caught stuffing classified documents down his pants?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 2, 2015, 7:25 pm

They say he died of cancer but not what kind of cancer which is odd.

Comment from KMM
Time: December 4, 2015, 5:46 am

June Lockhart

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 18, 2015, 9:15 pm

Sandy Berger died of cholangiocarcinoma, a cancer of the bile ducts (according to an official with the Albright Stonebridge Group, the Washington-based consulting firm Berger co-chaired with former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright).

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 18, 2015, 9:58 pm

What cancer did Michelle Dockery’s fiance die of and why are they being so tight lipped about it?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 18, 2015, 11:00 pm

It’s not at all unusual here not to talk about cause of death in any public way. It seems a little strange to me, but it’s very common.

Not just newspapers and public figures. Someone I know professionally has just lost a young child suddenly and unexpectedly, and no-one knows if it was an accident or what. It’s just not talked about.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 28, 2015, 7:43 am

Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf has died. RIP, General.

Looks like nobody had ’em.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 28, 2015, 1:40 pm

…and upon waking up, Meadowlark Lemon can now prank the Afterlife.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 28, 2015, 1:47 pm

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 28, 2015, 7:43 am

Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf has died. RIP, General.

Yeah, on December 27, 2012. RIP, anyway…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 28, 2015, 1:49 pm

I wrote the correction on Schwarzkopf… didn’t notice my ID data had been deleted.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 28, 2015, 1:50 pm

I am now appropriately embarassed for the Stormin’ Norman post. Maybe I shouldn’t post while dog-ass tired.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: December 29, 2015, 1:11 am

Lemmy of Motörhead has just passed away

Comment from drew458
Time: January 1, 2016, 5:20 am

Wayne Rodgers too. I didn’t see that coming. pneumonia at age 82.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 1, 2016, 5:30 pm

Natalie Cole, Age 65, deceased. RIP

Comment from RealMc
Time: January 1, 2016, 5:42 pm

Natalie Cole…….

Outta heeeeeyaaaaa…….

Who’s gonna be next and the first winner this year?

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 6, 2016, 1:52 pm

Party’s Over, Mr. Stigwood… will you be requiring turn-down service? No? Well then, have a nice dirt nap!

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 7, 2016, 10:31 pm

Pat Harrington Jr.: Film and TV Actor Dies at Age 86, His Daughter Says.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 8, 2016, 8:40 pm

My Word, Look at the Carnage! Looks like 2016 is going to be a banner year for death…

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 11, 2016, 11:50 am

Ziggy is dead…..


Comment from FGW
Time: January 11, 2016, 5:19 pm

Sean Penn.

After that interview with El Chapo, and El Chapo’s capture, I suspect Sean Penn’s days are numbered.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 12, 2016, 10:35 pm

Nobody had Bowie? I was prepared to be annoyed, because the really nice pick I had lined up for the next pool (superstar modernist conductor Pierre Boulez, age 90) went on 5 January. If Bowie had gone in December, I could have had Boulez – except that nobody had Bowie, so it doesn’t matter. And I have to keep looking.

Comment from tawny
Time: January 14, 2016, 1:35 pm

Alan Rickman has died


Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: January 14, 2016, 1:49 pm

Stan Lee

Comment from Dorothy
Time: January 14, 2016, 8:15 pm

Leoh Ming pei

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 15, 2016, 2:07 am

ExpressoBold takes the dick with Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, 73, dead of throat cancer. RIP


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 15, 2016, 4:55 pm

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 15, 2016, 2:07 am
ExpressoBold takes the dick with Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, 73, dead of throat cancer. RIP

RIP, Rene, and I hope you did not suffer too much. Bad way to go.
In other news, Rene just beat Dan Hagerty out the door… http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/01/15/grizzly-adams-star-dan-haggerty-dead-at-74/
I’m tellin’ ya, it’s going to be a banner year for The Grim Reaper

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 16, 2016, 8:14 pm

RIP – Ted Marchibroda: Ted Marchibroda, who spent 12 seasons as the coach of the Colts and Ravens, died Saturday at age 84.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 18, 2016, 10:36 pm

Jeeeezus…Glenn Frey has passed…now they’re getting too close to my time line…RIP my Eagle.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 19, 2016, 6:19 pm

WOW! Another one: Dale Griffin, the drummer and founder member of rock group Mott the Hoople, has died aged 67. (Alzheimer’s)

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 19, 2016, 4:20 pm

Harper Lee….


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 19, 2016, 4:25 pm

tonycc wins with Harper can we make a new Deadpool by 6pm Weasel time?

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