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Dead Pool Round 83: First lambs of Spring edition

Oops! Almost forgot to queue up a Dead Pool! Real quick then, ExpressoBold takes another dick with Nancy Reagan. God speed, ma’am. Now she knows if those séances were worth the money.

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 ExpressoBold
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:02 pm

I nominate George H. W. Bush… for two reasons:
1) He’s OLD!
2) I wanna see if Herr Obama will attend his funeral or play golf…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:08 pm

Rub a dub dub, three limbs and a stub: Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Comment from Janna
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:15 pm

Kirk Douglas. Sigh, again.

Comment from Hutch
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:15 pm

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from Pete Parks
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:17 pm

Jerry Lewis.

Comment from Ben
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:45 pm

William Shatner

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:45 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from tonyc
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:54 pm

Just for shitz und grins, Bryan Pagliano, Shillary’s IT specialist who is spilling his guts to the FBI. Not only do I pick him, I also call his method of death. He is going to shoot himself in the head and then transport his own body into a park with no grass or dirt on his shoes, and no blood on the ground, just like Vince Foster’s “suicide”.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 11, 2016, 6:56 pm

Notorious 1960s political prankster Dick Tuck. (He once hired a visibly pregnant black woman to carry a “Nixon’s the One” sign around the Republican convention. He ran himself for California state senator, and after losing the primary – badly – said: “The people have spoken – the bastards!”)

Comment from catnip
Time: March 11, 2016, 7:07 pm

“Professor” Irwin Corey

Comment from P2
Time: March 11, 2016, 7:17 pm

billy graham….. why the hell mot?

Comment from Dorothy
Time: March 11, 2016, 7:26 pm

Leoh Ming pei !!

Comment from steve
Time: March 11, 2016, 7:44 pm

May Ramsey Clark get his comeuppance…

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: March 11, 2016, 7:52 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from JC
Time: March 11, 2016, 8:25 pm

Check Berry’s not looking all that hot

Comment from BJM
Time: March 11, 2016, 8:29 pm

I’m going with George P. Shultz (aged 95) one of the best and last of Reagan’s Top Men.

One of my fav Shultz quotes is still very apt:

“He who walks in the middle of the road gets hit from both sides.”

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: March 11, 2016, 8:31 pm

tonyc beat me.

My second choice is in the same vein. We are most likely beyond normal electoral politics, and it is no coincidence that people are getting vibes from 1968 and some from 1860. I expect attacks on political candidates, by those who support others or whose rice bowl would be broken or personal consequences imposed [something our political class has never had] if the other guy wins. Given the number of people with motive, means, and opportunity, there will probably be an attempt on Donald Trump. But I suspect [and hope] that he has a “YUGE!” personal protective detail. Bernie Sanders, however is in his 70’s, has crossed both the Democrat Nomenklatura and Hillary Herself by heretically opposing Hillary and actually winning some states, and those who oppose the Clinton machine tend to die. So Bernie Sanders, in the library, by an acute attack of “natural causes” induced by Hillary.

Comment from unkawill
Time: March 11, 2016, 8:40 pm

john glenn

Comment from Carl
Time: March 11, 2016, 9:35 pm

Magician Paul Daniels

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: March 11, 2016, 9:35 pm

Clive James

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: March 11, 2016, 9:39 pm

Hugh Hefner FTW

Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 11, 2016, 9:54 pm

Since Billy Graham was poached (I’m lookin’ at you, P2), I’ll go with Fidel, the scruffier looking one of the Castro Bros.

Comment from steve
Time: March 11, 2016, 10:04 pm

Kieth Emerson

Comment from Anonymous
Time: March 11, 2016, 10:05 pm

Still with Robert Mugabe.

If I can’t get lucky with the lottery, maybe I can still get a win for humanity.

Comment from dissent555
Time: March 11, 2016, 10:08 pm

That Mugabe pick is mine.

Comment from smedley
Time: March 11, 2016, 10:11 pm

Prince phillip

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: March 11, 2016, 10:15 pm

I’ll pick Donald Trump. A while back he said he would prosecute Hillary if elected and that can’t be good for his health.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 11, 2016, 10:48 pm

Teresa Heinz Kerry.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: March 11, 2016, 10:56 pm

Dammit, late again. Back to the old stand-by: Antoine “Fats” Domino

I’d pick Hildebeast’s singing IT guy, but I doubt even the Clinton Machine could reach out and touch him at this point..

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 11, 2016, 11:06 pm

David Rockefeller Sr.

Edit: Whew! I was late to the party, but delighted to find that the Blackguard Billionaire hadn’t been poached!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 11, 2016, 11:14 pm

@steve – Sorry for the downthumb on your Emerson pick. I had a brain fart. I knew that you broke some rule or other and then did a facepalm when I realized it was your own rule to break!

Comment from sassamon
Time: March 11, 2016, 11:19 pm

Peter Sallis, actor who played Clegg, for all 31 years of the hit comedy “Last of the Summer Wine”

Comment from m
Time: March 11, 2016, 11:31 pm

pope benedict

Comment from Spad13
Time: March 11, 2016, 11:32 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from bds
Time: March 11, 2016, 11:59 pm

Subotai Bahadur stole the horse I’ve been riding the last few dead pools. I’ll get away from the political and say
Norman Lloyd, whom I’d never heard of before Googling old celebrities. He’s apparently 101 so . . .

Comment from Bruno Braun
Time: March 12, 2016, 12:02 am

George Soros

Comment from Mitchell
Time: March 12, 2016, 1:24 am

I’m picking another First Lady: Hillary Clinton herself. She’s already had one stroke, and the stress of another campaign with the other crap hanging over her head is going to crack her I think.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: March 12, 2016, 1:30 am

Steve won, with Keith Emerson.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: March 12, 2016, 2:17 am

Just in case the time doesn’t work I’ll take Muhammad Ali

Comment from RimrockR
Time: March 12, 2016, 2:57 am

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: March 12, 2016, 3:05 am

It is gratifying that steve and Bill the Butcher think Ramsey Clark should shuffle. I’ve waited since 1965. I’ll take Jerry Lee Lewis, though I like Killer.

Comment from Vince
Time: March 12, 2016, 3:37 am

Herman Wouk…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 12, 2016, 4:43 am


Steve won, with Keith Emerson.

Nope. See Rules 0 and 4.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 12, 2016, 4:43 am

Glen Campbell

Comment from eirik
Time: March 12, 2016, 5:11 am

June Foray

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: March 12, 2016, 5:14 am

Comment from Mitchell
Time: March 12, 2016, 1:24 am

I’d like to win, but I would gladly yield to you if you are right. But pound a stake through her heart [or region where it should be if she had one] just in case.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: March 12, 2016, 5:18 am

Ginger Baker again. It’s been a bad year for rockstars.

Comment from mojo
Time: March 12, 2016, 6:04 am

Don’t judge me:


Comment from naleta
Time: March 12, 2016, 6:11 am

Michael Moore.
One of these days….

Comment from tinman
Time: March 12, 2016, 1:41 pm

Kanye West (one can always hope)

Comment from steve
Time: March 12, 2016, 3:57 pm

@SCOTTtheBadger –

It was, indeed, an odd confluence, where I had the opportunity to violate two rules with the same pick….

I came. I saw. I broke them.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: March 12, 2016, 4:19 pm

William Jefferson Clinton

He ain’t looking good. I think the vegetarian diet and the campaign trail are taking a toll on him.

And he’s married to Hillary – I’m surprised she hasn’t killed him yet.

Comment from Davem123
Time: March 12, 2016, 8:05 pm

Nicolas Maduro would be nice. If not him then any socialist, any time.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: March 12, 2016, 11:12 pm

Mojo: That is Evil
Steve, at least you tried, I would have thought a weasel would appreciate cheating.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 12, 2016, 11:13 pm

Steve – Kieth Emerson (of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer) Died Friday (11th). It was posted at 1:37PM PST by TMZ


I love Rule 3! Bwahahaha!

BTW: He went out like a Herve Villechaize – gunshot to the head.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 12, 2016, 11:22 pm

OK … so I’m WAAAY behind. Guess it helps to read all the comments. Double-rats!

Comment from jam2
Time: March 13, 2016, 12:27 am

hank heimlich

Comment from RealMc
Time: March 13, 2016, 12:40 am

God Bless you Clint Eastwood. You will live through yet another dead pool because I got you.

Man I still remember the empty chair bit like the his first Dirty Harry flick……excellence.

Comment from RealMc
Time: March 13, 2016, 12:54 am

Considering the sheer # of people associated with the h-beast… I probably should have picked up the dude that set up a server in a shitter… I stole this list btw… and these are probably not all……..

1 – James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an
apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key
witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

3 – Vince Foster – Former white House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC
Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A
pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.

5 – C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser, Major players in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992… Described by Clinton as a “Dear friend and trusted advisor.”

7- Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993
deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team
in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.

10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.

11- Kathy Ferguson, ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.

13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater,
died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the
CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.

15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton
when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf
from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena
Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno three weeks before his death

19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guarantee scandal.

20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21- Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic
Health Care Advisory Committee, died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.

23 – Barry Seal – Drug running pilot out of Mena, Arkansas,
death was no accident.

24 – Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guarantee. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

26- Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died
March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.

27 – Kevin Ives and Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the
track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the two boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.


28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the
back of a truck, July 1988.

29 – Keith McMaskle – Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

33 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes.”

34 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

35 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

36 – Major William S. Barkley Jr.
37 -Captain Scott J. Reynolds
38 – Sgt. Brian Hanley
39 – Sgt. Tim Sabel
40 – Major General William Robertson
41 – Col. William Densberger
42 – Col. Robert Kelly
43 – Spec. Gary Rhodes
44 – Steve Willis
45 – Robert Williams
46 – Conway LeBleu
47 – Todd McKeehan
48 – US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens
49 – Sean Smith
50 – Tyrone S. Woods
51 – Glen Doherty

Comment from P2
Time: March 13, 2016, 1:13 am

rushbabe, i hadda do somethin….i got poached with my first two choices….anyway, i claim rule 3….. 😈😈😈

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: March 13, 2016, 9:27 am

Oh, wow, I am some-kinda-late to the party – been on the road, then crashed-out for awhile after return…lessee where we’re at, here –


Ennybuddy hereabouts seen/heard from SomeVeg?

Ah, well – as per my usual, that Lefty ‘Bout The Left Coast, Li’l Red Janey (Insaney) Fonda – with a little luck, one of those SanFran cable cars will get a li’l extra “greasing” of its undercarriage, IYKWIM…

Later on, y’all – time now to Spring Forward, and lose one hour of beddy-bye time.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: March 13, 2016, 3:33 pm

Still Gordon Brown. He can’t last forever.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: March 14, 2016, 3:04 am

Bill Ayers.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: March 14, 2016, 4:52 am

For Steve:

Veni, vidi, fregit (regulas).

“I came, I saw, I broke (the rules).”

Comment from Timbo
Time: March 14, 2016, 9:31 am

Gene Wilder. He’s aged a lot.

Comment from Nana1
Time: March 14, 2016, 1:18 pm

Dick Cheney

Comment from tibby
Time: March 14, 2016, 5:47 pm

Beverly Cleary, childrens author

Comment from PatAZ
Time: March 15, 2016, 1:24 am

The evil being from Searchlight; Harry Reid.

Comment from Pablo
Time: March 16, 2016, 9:34 am

Bob Dole.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: March 16, 2016, 8:34 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from currently
Time: March 17, 2016, 12:09 am

Mick Jagger

Comment from Veeshir
Time: March 17, 2016, 6:22 am

Wow, forgot about this but I still get Ed Asner.

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: March 17, 2016, 1:38 pm

Noam Chomsky

Comment from Spunkus
Time: March 18, 2016, 1:33 am

Thad Cochran

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