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Round 84: well, that was quick

Carl takes the dick with Paul Daniels. I must say, I never heard of the man before he died, but the internet says he was all over British TV in the Eighties, so hokay! Funny-looking cove.

Were you caught out by the clocks? Weasel Blog Time is GMT, and GMT doesn’t observe the time change. And anyway, our clocks don’t change until the end of the month. You’ll know when it happens; I’ll be intensely grumpy for weeks.


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 Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:00 pm

The original Pajama-boy: Hugh Hefner

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:01 pm

Time to kiss the pooch Zsa Zsa…for the poach

Comment from P2
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:02 pm

dammit!!!!! ill take olivia de havilland then….

Comment from Montenegro
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:03 pm

Muhammad Ali once more

Comment from Hutch
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:04 pm

Professor Irwin Corey

Comment from Janna
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:11 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:18 pm

Herman Wouk
(‘cuz Fritz is a poaching bastard!)(and I was stuck in the 7th Dolje of Tedium)

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:20 pm

Clint Eastwood … just because…

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:32 pm

write it on my headstone…

Comment from catnip
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:40 pm

Olivia DeHavilland

Comment from RimrockR
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:53 pm

John Glenn

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:55 pm

Teresa Heinz Kerry

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:58 pm

Clive James

Comment from Carl
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:59 pm

Moors murderer Ian Brady

Comment from Dorothy
Time: March 18, 2016, 6:59 pm

ieoh Ming pei !!

Comment from Gromulin
Time: March 18, 2016, 7:01 pm

Jimmah Carter FTW!

Comment from Ben
Time: March 18, 2016, 7:12 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: March 18, 2016, 7:16 pm

catnip: Olivia DeHavilland was already taken.

Comment from Davem123
Time: March 18, 2016, 7:20 pm

Returning to my roots: Harry Reid

Do you think the Nevada Mob uses Lake Mead to feed the fishes?

Comment from naleta
Time: March 18, 2016, 7:24 pm

I’m going for Michael Moore again. One of these days….

Comment from BJM
Time: March 18, 2016, 7:45 pm

Oooo…I am so tempted to poach Insaney Janey, but there’s another crazier Prog bint to wish an early departure.

I’ll take the Hildebeast aka Hillary Clinton.

Comment from catnip
Time: March 18, 2016, 7:50 pm

@formerly Skeptic,

Thanx! Stubbed my toe on her and didn’t even notice.

O.K., then, I’ll take Franco Zeffirelli.

Comment from Michael
Time: March 18, 2016, 7:59 pm

Rosalyn Carter

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 18, 2016, 8:30 pm

Die, David Rockefeller Sr., die!

Comment from mojo
Time: March 18, 2016, 8:39 pm

Donald Trump. Yeah, really.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: March 18, 2016, 8:54 pm

Ramsey Clark. Make my day.

Comment from smedley
Time: March 18, 2016, 9:04 pm

Prince phillip

Comment from Pupster
Time: March 18, 2016, 9:16 pm

Charlie Sheen.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: March 18, 2016, 10:33 pm

Betty White – she’s 94 years young.

Comment from tonyc
Time: March 18, 2016, 10:54 pm

Glenn Campbell

Comment from Spad13
Time: March 18, 2016, 11:06 pm

Dan Rather.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: March 18, 2016, 11:52 pm

Mitt Romney because if he had spent half the energy getting himself elected as he has trying to not get Trump elected, the world would be a better place. So fuck off Mitt.

Comment from m
Time: March 19, 2016, 12:34 am

pope benedict

Comment from cindermutha
Time: March 19, 2016, 12:35 am

George Soros

Comment from Vince
Time: March 19, 2016, 12:40 am

Billy Graham…. (hey weez… your comments belie that mossimo dealio from way back-ee-oo… just sayin’ 🙂

Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 19, 2016, 1:10 am

Already 36 comments in and no one nabbed grubby Fidel! He’s mine.

Comment from sassamon
Time: March 19, 2016, 2:17 am

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

Comment from weaselwannabee
Time: March 19, 2016, 2:56 am

Valerie Harper

Comment from Eirik
Time: March 19, 2016, 3:42 am

Robert Mugabee

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: March 19, 2016, 7:12 am

Whew! Bit of a close thing, there, with BJM…

Still available, though, so – yer up…an’ then down, Insaney Red-Pants Janey Fonda, da One-da of whom we could not be less fond-a…

‘Kay, now, this-here’s a-gittin’ serious, sports fans – Where is SomeVeg? Unseen/heard-from for well over a week to ten days’ time, hereabouts…On vacation? Skipped town ahead of the gendarmes? What?…

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: March 19, 2016, 4:53 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Phineas
Time: March 19, 2016, 5:47 pm

Mick Jagger

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 19, 2016, 5:52 pm

George H. W. Bush… for the same reasons as last time:
1) OLD
2) Will HRM Barack Hinsane O’Bama attend the funeral festivities or play golf…?

Comment from Spunkus
Time: March 20, 2016, 3:33 am

Thad Cochran

Comment from Spunkus
Time: March 20, 2016, 3:37 am

Thad Cochran (remember Mississippi)

Comment from currently
Time: March 20, 2016, 3:44 am

Jimmy Buffett

Comment from JC
Time: March 20, 2016, 5:20 am

Chuck Berry.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: March 20, 2016, 6:07 pm

Bill Clinton — whether by poison or otherwise.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: March 20, 2016, 7:40 pm

Changing it up again and going for
Doris Day

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: March 21, 2016, 3:47 am

Jiang Zemin. To fans of grim history such as Solzhenitsyn’s __The Gulag Archipelago__, Conquest’s __The Harvest of Sorrow__ and Yang Jisheng’s __Tombstone__ I recommend Ethan Gutmann’s __The Staughter__.

Comment from tibby
Time: March 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

Beverly Cleary

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: March 21, 2016, 8:12 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev. Everybody’s gotta go sometime, but unlike most Soviet top dogs, I think he goes naturally, unless Putin whips up another batch of Polonium Coladas.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: March 21, 2016, 8:12 pm

I’ll pick Obama. Hopefully, he and several senators will defect to Cuba and take advantage of their legendary free health care system.

Comment from Timbo
Time: March 21, 2016, 8:23 pm

I wanted Fidel but turned up a day late and a dollar short. So I’ll nominate his bruvver, Raul.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 22, 2016, 3:27 pm

Can’t believe no one had ex Toronto Mayor Rob Ford…

Comment from David Gillies
Time: March 22, 2016, 3:36 pm

Gordon Brown again. I first picked him back when he was the person I most wished to see have a messy altercation with a combine harvester and now I have to keep picking him because if I don’t that will be the week he drops dead. So, in a perverse way, I am keeping him safe.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 23, 2016, 3:23 am

Tonyc, might be another quick round…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 23, 2016, 9:30 pm

joe garagiola dead : RIP, Joe….

Comment from Veeshir
Time: March 23, 2016, 9:59 pm

I wouldn’t want to win for Joe,
Ed Asner on the other hand……

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 23, 2016, 10:32 pm

Ken Howard, television’s ‘White Shadow’ and former SAG president, dies at age 71 – Variety

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: March 24, 2016, 4:31 am

I go out of town for a long week, spending time in the vicinity of the Bogue Falaya, and people start kicking off. I come back and I have to vest my hopes in the demise of another waste of protoplasm. Very well.

In the absence of the SMOD landing square on the RNC, and Mitt Romney having been taken, let me pick Paul Ryan; the Great White Hopeless of the Vichy-Republican set.

Comment from Nana1
Time: March 24, 2016, 2:06 pm

Dick Cheney

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 24, 2016, 8:32 pm

TMZ is reporting that comedian and actor Garry Shandling has died.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: March 24, 2016, 9:34 pm

Stan Lee

Comment from FGW
Time: March 24, 2016, 10:30 pm

Brian Johnson of AC/DC. Not that I wish him ill will … but we are playing a game here. There has been a big spike in rockers checking out over the last 3 or 4 months. Not good, but I’m playing the odds.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 26, 2016, 1:31 am

Jack Steinberger, oldest living Nobel Laureate (Physics, 1988).

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: March 27, 2016, 12:00 am

Ginger Baker yet again.

Comment from Pablo
Time: March 27, 2016, 2:13 am

Bob Dole!

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 29, 2016, 5:35 pm

Oh my, Patty Duke has passed. RIP

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2016, 7:05 pm

She’s been ill for a while, hasn’t she?

Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 29, 2016, 9:45 pm

Don’t know about any lengthy illness. The report I heard said she died of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2016, 9:56 pm

Oh, I think I’m confusing her with Annette Funicello.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 29, 2016, 10:25 pm

She was 16 when she won an academy award for The Miracle Worker. Well deserved, too.

Comment from dissent555
Time: March 30, 2016, 7:08 pm

Well, Bobby Mugabe’s been properly poached, so I’ll go in a different direction this time, James D. Watson, the double helix guy.

Comment from unkawill
Time: April 2, 2016, 8:16 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from SkY M-39
Time: April 3, 2016, 2:44 am

So I’ll just go for Sen. Dole. Nothing personal.

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: April 4, 2016, 9:53 pm

Noam Chomsky takes a big chomp outta a deathburger…

Comment from BrendaM
Time: April 6, 2016, 6:18 pm

Joni Mitchell

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 6, 2016, 7:37 pm

RIP Merle Haggard…hope this doesn’t portend a rash of aging country stars (Mel Tillis, Glen Campbell) singin’ their last song…

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 6, 2016, 9:11 pm

anonymous my ass..

Comment from steve
Time: April 8, 2016, 4:30 pm

Alan Young (Supporting actor for Mr. Ed)

Comment from tawny
Time: April 12, 2016, 8:15 pm

So RIP David Gest, who would have thought Liza would outlive him.

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: April 15, 2016, 10:23 pm


You know, the singer.

Comment from AliceH
Time: April 15, 2016, 10:55 pm

Jerry lewis

Comment from RealMc
Time: April 17, 2016, 11:19 pm

well…….late to the game….so lets see…….

Michelle Fields by her own hand but it will be blamed on someone else………

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 19, 2016, 5:59 am

RIP Doris Roberts : November 4, 1925 – April 17, 2016

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 21, 2016, 5:22 pm

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
On April 21, 2016, Prince died, due to flu-like symptoms. (wikipedia)

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 21, 2016, 6:32 pm

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: April 15, 2016, 10:23 pm

You know, the singer.

We have a winner…
How did you know?

Comment from p2
Time: April 21, 2016, 8:12 pm

well damn. i pick a 100 yr old actress and lose to a guy half her age?? i tell ya theres no damn justice…..

Comment from RealMc
Time: April 21, 2016, 8:56 pm



NEXT!!!!!! IT is FRIDAY EVE afterall.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 22, 2016, 5:58 pm

WBT auto-attendant must’ve failed…

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