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Round 88: but baby it’s cold outside…

Well, that was a short one. Catnip takes (another) dick with Neville Mariner. Can you hear ‘Neville Mariner’ without tacking ‘and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields’ onto the end? Because I can’t.

*Shakes fist in general direction of NPR*

Let us wish a long(er) life on Round 88’s crop of picks. Or, at least, the other guy’s pick.

Here we go!

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: October 7, 2016, 6:01 pm

Sticking with Hugh Hefner. The old cryptkeeper has to go sometime!

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 7, 2016, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 7, 2016, 6:03 pm

Hey AGT, where is everybody?

Comment from p2
Time: October 7, 2016, 6:03 pm

olivia de havilland

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 7, 2016, 6:24 pm

Hillary Rotten Clinton. There are some rumors swirling around that she might not be in very good health. Can you imagine what the reaction would be if she dropped dead in the middle of a campaign speech or something?

Comment from dissent
Time: October 7, 2016, 6:44 pm

Robert Mugabe again

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: October 7, 2016, 6:47 pm

what do you mean, ‘again’? Has he already died?!

That would explain a lot…

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 7, 2016, 6:55 pm

Rev. Billy Graham. The poor man has to be verklempt that his own son has endorsed a thrice-married philanderer who used to be A-OK with abortion!

Comment from EZnSF
Time: October 7, 2016, 7:09 pm

Jerry Lewis

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 7, 2016, 7:16 pm

Nanette Fabray

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 7, 2016, 7:31 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 7, 2016, 8:09 pm

George H. W. Bush…
1. 92 years old
2. Now too stupid to vote properly
3. Wanna see how the Golfer-in-Chief handles state funeral, memorial service and golf, all in the same afternoon…

Comment from Timbo
Time: October 7, 2016, 8:50 pm

Fidel Castro. Long overdue.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 7, 2016, 9:08 pm

Bill Clinton.
He’s messing with Hillary!’s chances and she would probably get a huge, sympathy, bump in the polls if he kicked off.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: October 7, 2016, 9:14 pm

Colonel Richard E Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders

Comment from Janna
Time: October 7, 2016, 9:22 pm

David Rockefeller

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 7, 2016, 9:36 pm

Yes! Posting with a real computer again. I will, with no joy, repeat my prediction that the Left or the GOPe will give a lot of people reason to collect 100 heads [see the Kipling poem “Grave of 100 Heads” by trying to assassinate Donald Trump. Their desperation is palpable.

Last Monday, Trump came to Colorado for the second time in a few weeks, plus Pence has come once in the same time span. Both to overflow crowds. Monday, Trump was in Pueblo, Colorado; which is one of the main Democrat strongholds in Colorado. Think Detroit with La Raza Unida “Nation of Atzlan” Mexican separatists instead of Black Lives Matter. I went because, to be honest I expected violence like in California and I wanted to have someone there besides little old Republican ladies on our side. And I have a certain trained experience in watching crowds for bad guys. I was not alone. Colorado Oathkeepers were there watching the crowds for threats too. The SS insisted that all be unarmed, but we’ve all done the hand-to-hand thing.

We had 2000+ in downtown Pueblo [all that the room at the Convention Center would hold SRO, plus overflow. They gave out more tickets than it would hold.]. The best the Democrats could come up with was about 50 demonstrators across the street. There were more Pueblo cops than demonstrators [Hat tip to the brothers and sisters of Pueblo PD]. This in one of their strongholds where the Democrats can and have called out thousands to threaten Republican petition carriers. The Democrats have to be scared, and scared people do dangerous things; especially in a country without the rule of law.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 7, 2016, 9:48 pm

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 7, 2016, 6:24 pm

“Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” would be a good initial reaction. And I suspect my supply of single malt would be depleted, doctor’s preferences be buggered.

Comment from Some Vegtable
Time: October 7, 2016, 10:19 pm

A sad one for me this time – Helen Merrill

She’s my all time favorite Jazz vocalist. I was listening to one of her albums today and had a premonition….


Because of the Weasel rule I reserve the right to nix picks I’ve never heard of, I proffer this:

“Helen Merrill’s long history in jazz began with her first album on the Mercury Emarcy label arranged and produced by Quincy Jones in 1954 up to her latest CD album released in early 2000. In between were more then 50 Jazz albums and countless concerts, club dates, festivals and other jazz activities.
Mercury released a [her first] jazz album titled simply “Helen Merrill”. It was an instant success and has remained so to this day. The album…has been reissued and repackaged scores of times on various labels around the world. Readers of the Japanese magazine FM radio voted the recording the best jazz album of the past 50 years.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 7, 2016, 10:25 pm

Gotta make this a quick’un, then it’s off to gas up, both cans (for the ‘mergency gennie) and the vee-hicle tanks; located near-coastal NC, about as far South and East in Tarheel Country as you can go an’ not get really, rilly wet – sometime tomorrow, my nominally-adult son’s namesake Hurricane is due to come calling, so…time to batten the hatches an’ lower the booms an’ all that – keep a Happy Thought, though; I’ve sat thru worse, whilst living down FL-way and prior to that on a coastal barrier island not far (South-East) from present location -Preparation Is All!

Ennyhoo – once again unto the breach with Insaney Janey Fonda; may she meet up with a Cablecar Named DesireYaDoneFlat…


Comment from Ben
Time: October 7, 2016, 10:26 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Spad13
Time: October 7, 2016, 10:32 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 7, 2016, 10:40 pm

I suspect that if my perennial pick, David Rockefeller, were to undergo exorcism, the subtraction of all his innate evil would leave behind…nothing. Nothing at all.

Comment from sassamon
Time: October 7, 2016, 10:47 pm

Peter Sallis, actor who played Clegg, for all 31 years of the hit british tv comedy “Last of the Summer Wine”. Also the voice of Wallace of the “Wallace & Gromit” claymation films from Aardman.

Comment from m
Time: October 7, 2016, 10:58 pm

pope benedict

Comment from dissent
Time: October 7, 2016, 11:11 pm

I dunno Uncle B.

Zombie Mugabe and Zombie Zimbabwe both have poetic potential.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: October 7, 2016, 11:51 pm

John Glenn for the interplanetary win!

Comment from BJM
Time: October 7, 2016, 11:57 pm

Imma staying with the Bishop in a Tutu.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 8, 2016, 12:04 am

Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz Kerry

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: October 8, 2016, 12:11 am

Penny Marshall

Comment from AliceH
Time: October 8, 2016, 2:50 am

Jerry Lee Lewis.

Comment from Eirik
Time: October 8, 2016, 3:26 am

June Foray, voice of Rocket J. Squirrel. I need to get in here early to get my usual pick of Mugabe.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 8, 2016, 3:56 am

Gordon Brown, again. I suspect he will live to be 117.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 8, 2016, 5:01 am

Going into a very new area in search of another novel pick.

Jiro Ono, the world’s greatest sushi chef. (His ten-seat sushi bar, located off the exit of the Ginza subway station, has three stars from Michelin.)

I don’t particularly care for sushi, but as picks go, I think this is about as novel as one can get, and the chap is 90…

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 8, 2016, 10:14 am

I will pick Huma Abedin, right-hand woman to Hillary, wife of Mr. Dick-Pics-To-Young-Chicks himself, Anthony Weiner.

Being so close to Hillary, she will bear the brunt of Hillary’s rage when she loses on election night. And she may not survive it.

Or maybe her loving husband has brought home a gift that keeps on giving (IE: STDs).

Or maybe something to do with the muslim brotherhood. Who knows…

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 8, 2016, 3:09 pm

Sheeesh, something like a little hurricane and I forget the DP.
All the favorites where hoovered up by youz all who didn’t spend an entire day putting up shutters, buying shit I’ll never eat and generally getting stressed out over something I can’t control. At least it missed us. Prayers to Haiti and all the folks in the Carolinas getting pummeled now. Oh, I pick Glen Campbell.

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: October 8, 2016, 3:48 pm

George Soros

Comment from RealMc
Time: October 8, 2016, 9:30 pm

You just have to ask yourself…..

Long Live Clint Eastwood, as always….but, just in case

Do you feel lucky?, Well, do ya punk?

Oh, and for the record, I hope like 6 hells I lose to Cindermutha.

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 8, 2016, 9:52 pm

Falling back on Harry Reid.

Sitting in Panama City Beach, FL, having fled coastal GA. My neighbor who stayed advises that my house made it through safely. Lots of damage on nearby St. Simons Island, though. I’m holding out for the power to come back on before I head back.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 9, 2016, 1:59 am

Ramsey Clark has been a blight on the world since the Johnson administration. Put a little dirt on him.
BTW Jerry Lee Lewis was 81 a couple of days ago. Long live Killer!

Comment from Ново-Зеландия
Time: October 9, 2016, 9:20 am

Hillary Clinton

Dead Before Elected

Comment from tinman
Time: October 9, 2016, 11:34 am

Unlike the exhibitionist who decided not to retire and stick it another year, I believe the end is near for Anthony Weiner. He’s far too large a millstone around the neck of Hillary’s gal-pal Huma.

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: October 9, 2016, 9:27 pm

Noam Chomsky

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: October 9, 2016, 10:28 pm

HRH Prince Phillip

Comment from naleta
Time: October 9, 2016, 11:13 pm

How about Larry King?

Comment from Carl
Time: October 10, 2016, 8:23 am

King of Thailand – Bhumibol Adulyadej

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: October 10, 2016, 9:39 am

Clive James

Comment from BrendaM
Time: October 10, 2016, 6:52 pm

Betty White

Comment from spunkus
Time: October 11, 2016, 3:41 am

Thad Cochran – remember Mississippi!

Comment from currently
Time: October 11, 2016, 3:49 am

Gary Player. Even Mr Fitness can’t live forever.

Comment from HowardDevore
Time: October 11, 2016, 4:02 am

bah somebody beat me.. so Raul Castro… the second most deserving person on the list

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 11, 2016, 8:51 pm

Since the U.S. is taking “When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.” to heart, I’ll go with Herman Wouk.

“Remember this, if you can—there is nothing, nothing more precious than time. You probably feel you have a measureless supply of it, but you haven’t. Wasted hours destroy your life just as surely at the beginning as at the end—only at the end it becomes more obvious. Use your time while you have it, Willie, in making something of yourself.”

And Zsa Zsa, you sick ol’minx, you better not die this round! (Nothing personal, AGT)

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 13, 2016, 12:15 pm

Carl wins.
Royal Palace says Thailand’s King Bhumibol, world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at age 88 – AP

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: October 13, 2016, 1:08 pm

Leonard Cohen

Comment from dissent
Time: October 13, 2016, 5:57 pm

Congrats Carl!!

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: October 14, 2016, 5:56 pm

Darn you, Carl…

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