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Dead Pool Round 80: new one for the new year

Ah, René Angélil. I remember when he…umm…there was that one time…well, who could forget the moment that…?

Aw, screw it. He was Celine Dion’s husband. And he’s dead. And ExpressoBold had him. That’s all I know.

But Round 79 was getting kind of tatty and I was pretty sick of it, so…onwards and deadwards!

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: January 22, 2016, 6:01 pm

Glen Campbell

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:03 pm

Fidel Castro

Comment from Hutche
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:10 pm

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from Hutch
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:12 pm

Damn. Misspelled my own freaking name…

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:16 pm

Billy Graham.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:23 pm

Hugh Hefner. Anybody want to buy a Mansion?

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:33 pm

James Twyman

Comment from JC
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:42 pm

Chuck Berry.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:55 pm

Kenny Rogers.

He’s looking a bit peaked.

Comment from Janna
Time: January 22, 2016, 6:57 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 22, 2016, 7:33 pm

Robert Mugabe.

Comment from Dorothy
Time: January 22, 2016, 7:48 pm

Leoh Ming pei

Comment from BrendaM
Time: January 22, 2016, 8:06 pm

Betty White

Comment from Vince
Time: January 22, 2016, 8:20 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Comment from P2
Time: January 22, 2016, 8:39 pm

Dammit…..spaced the time and got poached by hutch(e)…..bill shatner

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: January 22, 2016, 9:26 pm

Not one I want to win, by any mean. But I have a nasty feeling that with both the Democrats and the Whigs hating and fearing him; one or the other, or both will put out a contract on Donald Trump. Hope to be wrong.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 22, 2016, 9:38 pm

Keith Richards

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 22, 2016, 9:41 pm

I’m going to give my usual pick a pass this time and choose Hillary Rodham Clinton. I think her head is going to explode (figuratively) at a very convenient time, meaning soon. Very soon.

(With my luck David Rockefeller will kick his heirloom golden oil-filled bucket but that’s OK. Someone else can hive him this time, and good luck to you whoever you may be.)

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 22, 2016, 9:47 pm

I nominate the elegant but aged Nancy Reagan… it’s been a great run, Lady, but it’s time. Doncha think?

Comment from RimrockR
Time: January 22, 2016, 9:47 pm

John Glenn, to infinity and beyond!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 22, 2016, 9:57 pm

Searching for a pick, I venture into darkest Africa. Daniel arap Moi, ex-“President” of Kenya.

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: January 22, 2016, 10:09 pm

Valerie Harper

Comment from Nana 1
Time: January 22, 2016, 10:14 pm

Burt Reynolds.

Comment from Eirik
Time: January 22, 2016, 10:20 pm

June Foray

Comment from sassamon
Time: January 22, 2016, 10:23 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 just get the dick soon.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: January 22, 2016, 10:25 pm

Henry Kissinger…someone already grabbed my standard Nancy Reagan.

Comment from mojo
Time: January 22, 2016, 10:46 pm

Harry “Jazzercise” Reid, (Scumbag, Nevada)

Comment from Smedley
Time: January 22, 2016, 10:56 pm

HRH Prince Phillip

Comment from bds
Time: January 22, 2016, 10:58 pm

Bernie Sanders. It’s just not healthy to piss off the Pantsuit.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 22, 2016, 11:01 pm

Having accidently stumbled across one of his old movies, I’m in the mood not to see Jerry Lewis any more. I would have preferred to not see Fidel Castro any more even more but Deborah HH obviously left the bar earlier than I did.

Comment from m
Time: January 22, 2016, 11:43 pm

Pope Benedict

Comment from Carl
Time: January 23, 2016, 12:28 am

Clive James

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: January 23, 2016, 12:30 am

Moors murderer Ian Brady

Comment from Mal
Time: January 23, 2016, 1:07 am

The wonderful character actress, Liz Smith. (born: Betty Gleadle)
If a script ever included a gossipy/nosy/odd/old neighbour role, Ms. Smith will certainly be among a casting director’s final three choices.

Comment from Bruno
Time: January 23, 2016, 1:36 am

George Soros, and not soon enough.

Comment from Pablo
Time: January 23, 2016, 1:41 am

Bob Dole because it’s really time that he shut the fuck up.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: January 23, 2016, 2:49 am

I’m switching my normal pick and taking Cher.
Not sure why, I just found out last night that she’s still alive.

If Ed Anser dies this round Ima be pissed.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: January 23, 2016, 2:58 am

William Jefferson “Bubba” Clinton. He’s looking bad these days. Perhaps Uncle Al and I could win at the same time. What’s the chance?

Comment from catnip
Time: January 23, 2016, 3:27 am

Little old authoress, Harper Lee

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: January 23, 2016, 7:07 am

If Uncle Al doesn’t win with this round, he will sometime this year. Hildabeast has had more than one stroke, and things are gonna heat up for her as the year goes on. I doubt that she will live to see the election.

Since the Navy is in charge of the President’s health, one would think that in a properly run country, candidates would turn themselves in to the Navy, so the Navy could rummage around under the hood, and give their medical OK, or a No Way At All.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: January 23, 2016, 8:15 am


Rather suspiciously-low turnout (to this point, ennyhoo) for this Octogenarian Round – whassup? Y’all been “snowed-under” by the Blizzard Of The Ages (‘scuse, please) Cumulative Glowball Wormering presently coming to call in a fairly substantial portion of North America?

Ah, well – as she has chosen to once more gape her ugly yap, this time re: the current run-up to U.S. PresiDUNCEity ‘lection season, I need no additional incentive to go with my often-usual choice of Janey (The Insaney) Left-Coast Fonda.

She has, I note, actually expressed that “that famous/notorious photo-op” was a Very, VERY bad idea; natheless, Janey, not sufficient regret nor any sort of actual believable repentance, there.

Howsomever, should you wish to attempt additional reparations by – say – stepping in front of yon crosstown bus or downtown cable-car, I promise to consider acceptance of your apology – said “consideration” may, of course, take awhile…

Comment from HowardDevore
Time: January 23, 2016, 8:56 am

Oh why not… Abe Vigoda. They have to flip the switch on abevigoda.com at some point right?

Comment from RealMc
Time: January 23, 2016, 10:06 am

I am once again throwing arms of protection around Clint Eastwood.

As long as I keep picking him, he will keep living!!


Comment from BJM
Time: January 23, 2016, 5:22 pm

I’m going with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who has one foot on an Iranian banana peel.

Comment from Atom
Time: January 23, 2016, 6:18 pm

Patrick Duffy – “Bobby”

Comment from xul
Time: January 23, 2016, 9:53 pm

Leslie Phillips

Comment from Ben
Time: January 24, 2016, 12:18 am

Max Von Sydow

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: January 24, 2016, 2:45 am

Ramsey Clark. Bill the Butcher and I can’t stand that sorry old commie. I hate to pick a musician I actually like when Bill left me the poach.

Comment from steve
Time: January 24, 2016, 2:21 pm

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Comment from Davem123
Time: January 24, 2016, 9:40 pm

I’ll take Uncle Al up on his offer of David Rockefeller this time. It just feels right.

Comment from Pupster
Time: January 24, 2016, 10:05 pm

ayman al zawahiri

Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 24, 2016, 11:36 pm

Once again, Gordon Brown. He may have made a pact with Satan, though.

Comment from unkawill
Time: January 25, 2016, 12:00 am

Ed Asner.

Comment from unkawill
Time: January 25, 2016, 12:02 am

I just heard that Abe Vigoda is in Hospice care…. Good pick Howard.

Comment from naleta
Time: January 25, 2016, 12:46 am

I stick with my wishful thinking of Michael Moore. Surprised that he hasn’t already been taken.

Comment from tinman
Time: January 25, 2016, 11:11 am

It’s been a bad run as of late for older musicians, so I will go for the guitarist who seems to have made a deal with the devil but is gotta kick off sometime – Keith Richards.

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: January 25, 2016, 4:20 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: January 25, 2016, 5:25 pm

Sorry tinman – Gromulan already got Richards upthread.

Comment from BJM
Time: January 26, 2016, 7:38 pm

TMZ announced that Abe Vigoda has died in hospice (not a hoax):


Looks like HowardDevore takes the dick.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: January 26, 2016, 7:40 pm

Wow, this was a short one: http://www.abevigoda.com/

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 26, 2016, 7:43 pm

Congrats, Howard Devore! Sticking with a perennial will yield dividends in the end.

Comment from RealMc
Time: January 26, 2016, 8:28 pm

HowardDevore gets the DICK!!!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 26, 2016, 9:17 pm

Congrats, HowardDevore.
Don’t go anywhere, Nancy.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 26, 2016, 9:51 pm

So, Abe has croaked! Well done, Howard!

Now, as for the next round: decisions, decisions. Should I pick H-Rod again or go back to D-Rock?

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: January 27, 2016, 2:45 am


Spaced out and missed it. Dang.

At lease Abe was kind and made it a short round.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: January 27, 2016, 10:50 pm

Hal Linden.

(How can he go on without Abe Vigoda, who’s apparently REALLY dead this time?)

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: January 28, 2016, 6:58 pm

Noam Chomsky. ‘Cause Olivia and Ramsay are already taken!

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 29, 2016, 3:31 pm

Paul Kantner, founding member of Jefferson Airplane, dead at 74…RIP

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