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Dead Pool Round 93: Christmas Eve Eve Edition

Zsa Zsa at last! I thought she’d never go. All hail LesterIII for being the last one with a chair when the music stopped. Is this win #3?

Now, it is the day before the day before Christmas, and likely the last Dead Pool of 2016. Make this one count!

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: December 23, 2016, 6:00 pm

Norman LLoyd turned 103 on election night and said, “I didn’t feel much like celebrating that night”. Well Norm, here’s hoping you’re the next to not celebrate the next one.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:00 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:04 pm

Correction: the liberal curmudgeon turned 102 on Nov. 8th….

Comment from tonycc
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:10 pm

Olivia De Havilland FTD

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:24 pm

I reiterate my contention that:
George H. W. Bush will not survive the Trump inauguration.
Barky will be required to:
1) Make a nice speech about a dead white prez;
2) Travel to Texas to participate in a funeral;
3) Have to make a tee time when he is not the sitting prez and therefore cannot clog up the highways and byways all on his lonesome – he’ll need to co-ordinate with greater PTB, many of which may be, by this time, antagonistic to him.
H. W. can accelerate the process by getting near the BoB.

Comment from Janna
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:28 pm

Ed Asner

Comment from Timbo
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:33 pm

Phil the Greek (aka Prince Philip). He got the snuffles the other day…

Comment from bikeboy
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:40 pm

“The Killer,” Jerry Lee Lewis

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:57 pm

Billy Graham. If there was ever a time the Lord would take him, it would be Dec. 25. Hope it’s a future 12/25, though.

Merry Christmas to all of Weezie’s fellow ghouls!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 23, 2016, 6:59 pm

Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz Kerry

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:12 pm

Hugh Hefner

Comment from Spad13
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:19 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Ben
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:21 pm

William Shatner

Comment from p2
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:25 pm

her royal highness queen elizabeth Ii…. betty to her friends.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:28 pm

Angela Merkel.

Either treacherously killed by her Islamic allies, or ending up as a Teutonic variant of Clara Petacci outside of Kurpfergraben 6, 10117, Berlin Deutschland.

Comment from Eiril
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:34 pm

Robert Mugabee, a new years gift for the world

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:35 pm

I am going to go in a little bit different direction this time and go for Barbara Walters to drop the mic soon. Fidel is dead, and Obama out of power, so what does she have to live for? . I just have this feeling that Trump being president is going to be too much for her little leftist heart.

Comment from kwan3217
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:42 pm

Bob Barker

Comment from .
Time: December 23, 2016, 7:53 pm

Whass ‘ron wit’yall?
#19 and no bets on Heinz Kissinger?
If he is fused with Hadron Collider, he earned himself a perpetual pardon.

Comment from Hutch
Time: December 23, 2016, 8:08 pm

Nanette Fabray

Comment from RimrockR
Time: December 23, 2016, 9:01 pm

Doris Day

Comment from currently
Time: December 23, 2016, 9:07 pm

Rose Marie Mazetta (Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show)

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: December 23, 2016, 9:36 pm

Carrie Fisher

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 23, 2016, 9:43 pm

I was serious disappoint that no-one ran over to pick Carrie Fisher. Wannabe has renewed my faith in my readership.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: December 23, 2016, 9:44 pm

Stan Lee

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 23, 2016, 9:45 pm

A timely choice, weaselwannabe. Could I interest you in a tour of my time-share estate?

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: December 23, 2016, 9:58 pm

As the French Knight said, “We already have one, it’s very nice!” 🙂

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 23, 2016, 10:00 pm

Weaselwannabe..don’t do it! Lester’s ‘timeshare’ is a dank dungeon complete with manacles and shit. He’s trying to kill off the competition…run, run very fast…

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: December 23, 2016, 10:08 pm

Jerry Lewis

Comment from sassamon
Time: December 23, 2016, 10:11 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 Bob B
Time: December 23, 2016, 10:14 pm

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from Mitchell
Time: December 23, 2016, 10:26 pm

Carrie Fisher. Sorry Carrie but dick is at stake.
Whups. Not near quick enough.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: December 23, 2016, 10:31 pm

Going back with George Soros. Kick off you evil shit.

Comment from JeffS
Time: December 23, 2016, 10:45 pm

Harry Reid.

Too late to get him out of the Senate, but not soon enough from this planet.

Comment from RealMc
Time: December 23, 2016, 11:00 pm

Clint do you feel lucky punk Eastwood.

Live forever Clint.

Comment from spunkus
Time: December 23, 2016, 11:11 pm

Della Reese.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: December 23, 2016, 11:15 pm

Fine. Carrie Fisher is already snapped up, dammit. Let’s make this Dead Pool another Star Wars Holiday Special.

I pick Harrison Ford. He’s done all of the sequels to his movies worth doing. It’s time, Harrison… it’s time.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: December 23, 2016, 11:28 pm

Again I pick the terrible lizard Jiang Zemin, of something that stolen body parts won’t cure.

Comment from Nana1
Time: December 23, 2016, 11:39 pm

Henry kissinger

Comment from m
Time: December 23, 2016, 11:51 pm

pope benedict

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: December 23, 2016, 11:58 pm

Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last of the Doolittle Raiders.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: December 24, 2016, 1:30 am

Barbara Bush…..I was late and all my other picks are gone already. Scraping bottom of the barrel.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 24, 2016, 1:54 am

Desmond Tutu

Comment from PatAZ
Time: December 24, 2016, 2:58 am

No Insaney Janey Traitor Fonda picked yet, so I will do it. Let her evil heart burn forever.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: December 24, 2016, 3:48 am

Hillary Clinton.
Cuz, she won’t be POTUS.

Comment from dissent
Time: December 24, 2016, 5:43 am

Since so many of my favorites have been taken, I’ll go with Samantha Bee 🐝 this round. The Full Frontal one. Against all odds, but attempting to improve television one small step at a time.

Comment from Jayef Irves
Time: December 24, 2016, 5:52 am

Jacques Chirac, for no reason whatsoever.

Comment from catnip
Time: December 24, 2016, 6:29 am

Harlan Ellison

Comment from BrendaM
Time: December 24, 2016, 12:12 pm

Debbie Reynolds

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: December 24, 2016, 12:14 pm

Ratz – shows ta go ya: You Snooz, You Looz…was “away” for the day, and got beat-out on my usual-fave, Red-Pants Janey Insaney…ah, well, all’s fair in deadly-thought-projections – Best O’ Luck to PatAZ…

Me, I’ll go fer my backup-plan: Larry King, the True King Of Bowties An’ Many Wives…c’mon, Lar’, that multi-alimony dealie’s gotta be killin’ you sometime real soon…

(BTW – nice Christmassy-segue from the usual in the Dead Pool masthead-pic, Stoaty…wonder how many folkses noticed that, but failed to mention it?)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 24, 2016, 1:18 pm

Lucky me! Late to the DP and David Rockefeller Sr. is still available.

Woo, and likewise: Hoo.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 24, 2016, 1:25 pm

@Timothy S. Carlson:

I pick Harrison Ford. He’s done all of the sequels to his movies worth doing.

And then some!

Comment from Drew548
Time: December 24, 2016, 1:43 pm

Oh poot. Carrie already picked, and I’m up nice and early checking the news. That’ll fix me for not being a total news junkie, having a life, and not having my clock set to Weasel Time.

Put me down for caustic old comedian Don Rickles.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: December 24, 2016, 1:48 pm

I have an abiding interest in the health of Ramsey Clark. I trust he will soon oblige.

Comment from platypuss
Time: December 24, 2016, 5:04 pm

Mel Stottlemyre pitches in for the win.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: December 24, 2016, 5:17 pm

Gene Hackman once more

Comment from BJM
Time: December 24, 2016, 5:30 pm

Huh? My Friday comment didn’t post…no matter cuz my pick is pretty much off the radar. Brit Actor Philip Latham

Comment from Cobrakai99
Time: December 24, 2016, 7:20 pm

Paul Krugman from an aneurysm.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 24, 2016, 10:26 pm


Paul Krugman from an aneurysm.

Now, if you’d asked for flesh-eating bacteria I’d be rooting for you. I hope that if Krugman has an aneurysm it doesn’t kill him but just leaves him aphasic.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 25, 2016, 2:57 am

Too bad… no one had Rick Parfitt:
Richard John Parfitt, OBE (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) was an English musician, best known for being a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist in the rock band Status Quo. (wiki)
RIP & rock on, Garth!

Comment from tinman
Time: December 25, 2016, 3:05 am

Huma Abedin, conveniently shuffling off this mortal coil just before Hillary is indicted.

Comment from tawny
Time: December 25, 2016, 11:17 pm

And RIP George Michael

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 26, 2016, 12:15 am

A small Christmas present for everyone😛


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: December 26, 2016, 2:01 am

Kim Jong-un

Comment from Niña
Time: December 26, 2016, 2:40 am

What is it with 2016? I’m glad it’s almost over and I’m glad I’ve survived it.

So far.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: December 26, 2016, 4:05 am

Mark “Luke Skywalker” Hamill

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 26, 2016, 5:43 pm

Glenn Beck. He’s clearly lost his friggin’ mind.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: December 26, 2016, 8:38 pm

Hrm. Gotta remember to be on time, my regular pick is gone.

Vera Lynn for this round then.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: December 27, 2016, 1:53 am

Bill Clinton

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: December 27, 2016, 12:46 pm

going with Bob Dylan. 2016 ain’t over yet….

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 27, 2016, 6:01 pm

And we got a winner….

Comment from drew458
Time: December 27, 2016, 6:14 pm

Yup. Carrie Fisher didn’t make it.

How horrid … the instant I hear about someone famous dying I come here. The instant!

Comment from steve
Time: December 27, 2016, 6:17 pm

weaselwannabe scores!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 27, 2016, 6:22 pm

Technically, she probably died Friday, was put in a drug induced coma in an attempt to reduce brain swelling, took her off the drugs to see if there was any brain activity and found none.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 27, 2016, 6:59 pm

Congrats on the very-timely swoop, weaselwannabe. The invitation still stands to visit The Estate to take a look around. Perhaps a congratulatory beverage?

See (almost) everyone Friday!

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: December 27, 2016, 7:08 pm

We actually feel bad about this win, Carrie was just a target of opportunity. We prefer to pick people we want to see gone, like Carter, Castro, etc. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family (Debbie has always been a class act). But with all the PC platitudes aside, a Win is a Win!

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 27, 2016, 8:21 pm

That’s right weaselwannabe, never look a gift dick in the mouth…hmmm, that didn’t sound right. Anyway, nice job. I may have to rethink my penchant for pouncing on the first pick every Friday…

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 28, 2016, 11:06 pm

That old commie, Professor Irwin Corey.

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