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Dead Pool Round 90: Holiday Edition

Scott Jacobs wins the honors with Leonard Cohen. Died in his sleep after a fall. Not a bad way to go. Assumed he would meet a…darker end.

I have a gut feeling Hillary! is going to be the new Zsa Zsa. She looked so rough last time she appeared, I could almost squeeze out a little tear for her.


Art thou ready? Then we begin:

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 Argentium G. Tiger
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor (look, she’s gotta go some decade right?)

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:01 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor. Get it over with already, daah-link! AND DIE! Menj a halál faszára!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:02 pm


Hugh Hefner

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:14 pm

Fidel Castro.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:30 pm

Astronaut John Glenn

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:31 pm

I’m for her => Hillary Clinton

She’s not really old enough, but has gone through hell in the last few months.
Mayhaps deserves to end up there, too….

Comment from Janna
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:36 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:38 pm

George H. W. Bush…
Hillary-supporter who … heh, that’s enough right there…

Comment from Montenegro
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:56 pm

I’ll take Gene Hackman this time

Comment from steve
Time: November 18, 2016, 6:56 pm

Olivia De Haviland, because no one lives forever

Comment from Ben
Time: November 18, 2016, 7:03 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Veeshir
Time: November 18, 2016, 7:36 pm

Ed Asner.
I actually wanted Hillary. I figure her apoplexy and bile has to be rough on the old girl.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: November 18, 2016, 7:42 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from BJM
Time: November 18, 2016, 7:43 pm

Ooooo…swooping in for HRH Phil the Greek.

Comment from Timbo
Time: November 18, 2016, 7:43 pm

Raul Castro.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: November 18, 2016, 7:46 pm

Shelley Duvall

Comment from p2
Time: November 18, 2016, 8:08 pm

gonna stick with jerry lewis

Comment from smedleythebarbarian
Time: November 18, 2016, 8:08 pm

Jerry Lewis

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: November 18, 2016, 8:18 pm

As is my Ole Standard, Insaney Janey Fonda…that shiny, thin porcelainized outer shell ain’t foolin’ ennybuddy, Janey – on the inside, yer agein’ faster n’ faster…Donald Trump’s electin must’ve pumped up the ol’ blood-pressure to about 450/300; wait’ll you see what he does when he actually gets into office! – No, no! Don’t wait!! Choke out n’ go now!! C’mon – you kin do it!…

(Hmm-m-m…maybe if somebody was to send her a li’l gift from the Trump Administration-To-Come – an invite to the Inauguration, with a note: “Having A Great Time – Stop By, So’s We Can Laugh In Yer Face, Ya Putz” – that’d give ‘er Terminal Apoplexy, right?!?)

Close, Smedley, but No Cigar this time out – try again…

Comment from Hutch
Time: November 18, 2016, 8:51 pm

Nanette Fabray

Comment from RushBabe
Time: November 18, 2016, 8:53 pm

Twenty picks in and no one snagged Rev. Billy Graham. He’s mine now.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: November 18, 2016, 9:01 pm

Norman Lloyd is my pick since bike boy nicked me spaceman. Old Norman shares my birthday (different years tho thankfully since he is 102 yo!!)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 18, 2016, 9:37 pm

Gimme summa dat ole David Rockefeller, Sr.

Comment from RealMc
Time: November 18, 2016, 9:55 pm

Clint Eastwood………


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: November 18, 2016, 10:01 pm

Anthony Weiner, from autoerotic asphyxiation.

At least that’s what it’ll be made to look like.

Comment from sassamon
Time: November 18, 2016, 10:31 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 Mr. Dave
Time: November 18, 2016, 11:25 pm

Ramsey Clark because he deserves it.
Put a little more dirt on this end boys.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: November 18, 2016, 11:49 pm

George Soros

Die, you meddling bastard, DIE!

And take Hillary with you when you go.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 18, 2016, 11:55 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 19, 2016, 12:35 am

I am banking on Larry King, Dead. He has money, but he doesn’t have a whole country’s finances and doctors propping him up, and he doesn’t have the Devil keeping him alive to avoid having to put up with him like Jane Fonda “American, Traitor, Bitch” has.

Comment from Me
Time: November 19, 2016, 1:13 am

After Cohen, Robert Vauhn ( Man From U.N.C.L.E.), and Leon Russell died

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: November 19, 2016, 1:16 am

Beaten to Hillary from aspiration pneumonia. Beaten to George Soros, hopefully taken out by ZAHAL for his part in the Holocaust. OK, I will maintain my earlier run. Right now there are riots all over the country by Democrats who want to cancel the election . . . just because they lost. There are specific threats of assassination against Trump all over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram [and such threats themselves are violations of Federal law (18 U.S.C. § 879) calling for 5 years in prison] which the still Democrat Department of Justice is studiously ignoring and hoping will come true.

I want it to be Hillary, but I have to bet on Trump and hope I am wrong.

Comment from Thistle
Time: November 19, 2016, 1:57 am

Bill Clinton

Comment from AliceH
Time: November 19, 2016, 2:00 am

My New policy: only pick celebrities you want to be wrong about.

Kirk Douglas.

Comment from AliceH
Time: November 19, 2016, 2:03 am

Oops. Taken. Glen Campbell.

Comment from m
Time: November 19, 2016, 2:49 am

pope benedict

Comment from Spad13
Time: November 19, 2016, 3:29 am

Dan Rather. Cause I’m too late for Jimmy Carter.

Comment from Bob B
Time: November 19, 2016, 4:28 am

Nancy Pelosi.

Comment from Davem123
Time: November 19, 2016, 5:19 am

Harry Reid. Because I really want it, bad.

Comment from dissent555
Time: November 19, 2016, 5:20 am

Dang. Janna beat me by, what, a mere 10 hours? How do these things even happen?

So back to the tried and true Robert Mugabe.

Comment from catnip
Time: November 19, 2016, 7:32 am

Professor Irwin Corey

Comment from As If I Cared (Now With Caps!)
Time: November 19, 2016, 11:34 am

Noam Chomsky

Comment from unkawill
Time: November 19, 2016, 2:32 pm

Rockefeller senior

Comment from platypuss
Time: November 19, 2016, 2:43 pm

Manuel Noriega

Comment from Eiril
Time: November 19, 2016, 2:58 pm

June Foray, the voice of Rocket J Squirrel

Comment from gromulin
Time: November 19, 2016, 4:34 pm

The fall-back diabeetus pick it is:
Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 19, 2016, 8:19 pm

@unkawill – Sorry, but I already snagged Rockefeller. See 11/18, 9:37 pm.

Comment from tinman
Time: November 20, 2016, 3:40 pm

John Podesta, since HRC will insist on someone’s head.

Comment from unkawill
Time: November 20, 2016, 5:20 pm

Justice Ginsberg, Ruth Bader 1 ea.

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: November 20, 2016, 5:55 pm

Mikey Moore choking on a whole turkey.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 20, 2016, 10:40 pm

@cobrakai99 – That’s some recursion you’ve got there: an overstuffed turkey over-stuffing himself with a stuffed turkey. (-:

Comment from Nana1
Time: November 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

Betty White

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 21, 2016, 7:08 pm

Henry Kissinger…he had his meeting with Trump and now he can go.

Comment from JC
Time: November 21, 2016, 8:19 pm

Stickin’ with musicians, inventer of vocalese Jon Hendricks

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: November 22, 2016, 2:51 pm

JC – not Jon, please! He’s a Distinguished Prof here at my hometown Uni, and we would hate to lose him!

Comment from stpatrick_tn
Time: November 23, 2016, 2:56 am

Sticking with Mikhail Gorbachev. At some point, we all must take our leave. Do svidanya, splotchy.

Comment from rustbucket
Time: November 24, 2016, 2:47 am

Mickey Rooney.😀

Comment from Nina
Time: November 24, 2016, 3:59 am

Did anyone have him?

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 24, 2016, 5:02 am

This one turned up in the current news…

Mad magazine cartoonist Al Jaffe.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 24, 2016, 5:03 am

Whoops, make that Al Jaffee. Just in case.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 25, 2016, 6:57 am

Rustbucket: Mickey died in 2014.

Also, Florence Henderson has cashed-out & is no longer in the game. Nobody had her in the pool, unless you count Barry Williams.

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 25, 2016, 12:27 pm

LesterIII…wiping up the coffee spew on my monitor after reading your line…well done!

Comment from RushBabe
Time: November 25, 2016, 1:17 pm

Rustbucket, Micky Rooney slipped the coil in 2014. However, there are plenty of candidates left to choose from.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 26, 2016, 5:58 am

Congratulations to Deborah HH!
Fidel Castro is dead, dead, dead!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 26, 2016, 5:59 am

@ Deborah HH
FIDEL IS DEAD… goodbye, asshole.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz ( August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016)
Winner winner Chicken Dinner
Have a Cubano on me, kid….

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 27, 2016, 12:48 am

Ron Glass of Barney Miller fame died. He was only 71. 🙁

Comment from RushBabe
Time: November 27, 2016, 1:49 am

Link for Ric Fan’s Glass obit:


Comment from thefritz
Time: November 28, 2016, 2:09 pm

Fritz Weaver, (no relation) the sharp-featured, Tony-winning actor best remembered on Broadway for his performance as Victorian sleuth Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 musical Baker Street, has died at age 90, according to The New York Times.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 30, 2016, 3:41 pm

A nice slide show of the dead of 2016. 108 mostly dead celebs and we still have a month to go!


Comment from thefritz
Time: November 30, 2016, 7:12 pm

The inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98. Michael “Jim” Delligatti came up with the iconic McDonald’s burger nearly 50 years ago. He opened his first McDonald’s restaurant in 1957.
His son revealed that Delligatti ate at least one 540 calorie Big Mac every week.
In 1970, he invented the Egg McMuffin which paved the way for the breakfast menu which started two years later.

I guess I can thank ‘ol Jim for my 30 pounds of overweightness….and the fact I love me a Big Mac.

Comment from Ripley
Time: December 1, 2016, 5:57 pm

Buzz Aldrin.

But I hope not.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 1, 2016, 7:42 pm

Ripley, this Dead Pool is defunct. New one starts up tomorrow at 6WBT.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: December 1, 2016, 11:48 pm

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

(apparently back on Nov 23)

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 2, 2016, 5:42 pm

Ripley, believe it or not, the new Dead Pool starts in 15 minutes….

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