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Dead Pool Round 101: I think. It goes so quickly these days.

Carl takes dick again, this time with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, once head of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain. I think I speak for us all when I say we welcome Carl in our midst and aren’t the least put off by his spooky-ass lifetime streak of dick-winning.

Queue up! Queue up and pick your favorite! And could somebody please explain why that’s not pronounced “kyoowee-yoowee” or “kayway” or “kweeyoo” or something?

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: September 8, 2017, 6:00 pm

Back to Hugh Hefner, the old lech.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:00 pm

Olivia de Havilland…..and should I win the dick but not survive Erma, I would like it to be forever remembered as the dick Fritz won when he was blown, far far away….

Comment from Janna
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:01 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:01 pm

Skeptic, your room is being prepared.

I’ll have to go with Herman Wouk.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:02 pm


Comment from thefritz
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:05 pm

Skeptic…whatever you do don’t go over to Lester’s place…
oh sure the food a drink are great but he WILL lure you to the dungeon and you will suffer…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:14 pm

Gastronomic delicacies do indeed abound at The Estate! But I assure you it has no dungeon, you cretin. While I will admit that the Lower Recreation Level is a bit dimly lit and can be chilly and damp, the decor is carefully chosen to set the right mood. Why, we just acquired a vintage dental chair and all the proper accoutrements! All with the appropriate patina for a “realistic” experience.

The staff awaits your return, Fritz…

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:22 pm

In before the power goes out! 😉 I’m sticking with Charlotte Rae.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:25 pm

xul’s fedora, it’s going west! it’s going west!

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:27 pm

Clive James

Comment from Ben
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:29 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:34 pm


Comment from Carl
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:35 pm

I’ve decided to sit this round out. I was going to poach my wife’s long-term pick – Clive James – but she won’t relinquish him. He is a prime candidate. He is quite elderly and is suffering from leukemia and severe COPD. He announced some time ago that his demise was imminent and he is now somewhat embarrassed that he is still here.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 8, 2017, 6:41 pm

Always assumed it was French, and if you can get ron-day-voo out of Rendezvouz you can get ‘q’ out of queue.

Course our noble Brit cousins get Lester out of Leicester so there is that, and vehicle is vee-hick-ul hereabouts so perhaps the less said about it all the better.

Ruth Badar(-meinhoff) Ginsberg.
Not because I think she’s going to die, but because it would make me happy if she did, and because no one has her yet.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: September 8, 2017, 7:03 pm

Mitch McConnell, because he is the strongest ally the Left has in our poor country, preferably of Testudine crotch-rot.

Comment from Eirik
Time: September 8, 2017, 7:12 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Timbo
Time: September 8, 2017, 7:13 pm

Burt Reynolds – Poached!!

Comment from Bob
Time: September 8, 2017, 7:37 pm

John McCain

Comment from Hutch
Time: September 8, 2017, 7:38 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from Davem123
Time: September 8, 2017, 7:39 pm

Harry Reid, for old times sake. Can’t write much, busy fleeing Irma.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 8, 2017, 7:41 pm

Miriam Moskowitz.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: September 8, 2017, 7:52 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 8, 2017, 8:05 pm

Raul Castro

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: September 8, 2017, 8:06 pm

Did I get in the pool early enough to pick Bill Clinton?!!!???

Comment from ea in ga
Time: September 8, 2017, 8:38 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 8, 2017, 8:45 pm

Betty White, bless her she’s almost 96.

Comment from gromulin
Time: September 8, 2017, 8:54 pm

I’ll take Monty Hall, and curtain #3.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: September 8, 2017, 9:59 pm

HRH Prince Phillip

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: September 8, 2017, 10:22 pm

Billy Graham

Comment from Mitchell
Time: September 8, 2017, 10:25 pm

Seriously? Nobody’s got George Soros yet? MINE!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 8, 2017, 10:25 pm

George H. W. Bush
Really, just stupid….

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: September 8, 2017, 11:16 pm

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from Mitchell
Time: September 8, 2017, 11:16 pm

Sci-fi author Jerry Pournelle has passed away.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: September 8, 2017, 11:27 pm

Desmond Tutu. I’m sure that the pageant when he passes won’t rival Nelson’s…and that probably grinds on his psyche. At least I hope it does.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: September 8, 2017, 11:56 pm

Richard Cole, the last Doolittle Raider.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: September 9, 2017, 12:21 am

Changing it up again and picking Rodrigo Duterte.

Yes, ‘Rowdy’ Rody Duterte, current President of the Philippines and all time madman of Davao City.

He’s going to piss off the wrong political faction and they are going to gift him a dirt nap, most likely caused by some young kids on a small motorcycle with big guns – in other words, a typical filipino assassination.

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: September 9, 2017, 12:36 am

Going with Liz Smith, it’s time.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 9, 2017, 12:40 am

ExpressoBold: Yeah, that’s pretty bad.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: September 9, 2017, 1:02 am

Country singer Don Williams passed today. He was 78.

Comment from tinman
Time: September 9, 2017, 1:05 am

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from Spad13
Time: September 9, 2017, 1:30 am

Dan Rather

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 9, 2017, 1:55 am

My excuse for tardiness is actually a good one: hurricane prep. Sunday promises to be…interesting here in Sarasota County. On the Gulf coast. Right in Irma’s path.

So, seeing as how Ginsberg was understandably taken, and my second choice Bob Barker likewise, I’m going to bet on a long shot: Al Gore, whom I hope dies of apoplectic hypertensive ischemic indignation that nobody’s taking him seriously any more.

Comment from p2
Time: September 9, 2017, 2:45 am

ima grab rosalyn carter, wifey of jimmy the dim. it may get blisterin cold here in the ftozen freakin north, but at least my house will generally be where i left it at the end of the day.. good luck to all in irma’s path…..

Comment from .
Time: September 9, 2017, 2:51 am

Heinz “Henry” Kissinger, PhD, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Comment from catnip
Time: September 9, 2017, 3:47 am

Actor, Norman Lloyd

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: September 9, 2017, 5:18 am

Going again (One!More!Time!!!) with Insaney Janey Fonda, that Lefty Looney Of Da Left Coast – take a li’l time off this weekend, Janey, go for a swim…out towards Alcatraz – they say if the cold water an’ the rip-currents don’t get ya, the sharks are out there, too…

Meanwhile – busy, busy, monitoring Irma – got a brother and sister-in-law living aways south of Tampa, so they might have a spot ‘o trouble around Sunday – unless the NOAA forecasters get it a bit wrong, and Irma decides to go a tad further southward (here’s hoping!?!) instead of “hooking” towards the northern track…

Comment from sassamon
Time: September 9, 2017, 11:24 am

For this round I will again choose the Ding Dong Gentleman, Leslie Phillips. Comic actor Who has been in over 150 films and television shows. Known early in his career for the Carry On and the Doctor film series.

Memorable phrase “Ding Dong, you’re not wrong”


Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: September 9, 2017, 12:56 pm

Dayum! Poached by a dot . 🙂

2nd choice – Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson, the un-holy man.

Comment from platypuss
Time: September 9, 2017, 1:21 pm

Back to Carl Reiner.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 9, 2017, 2:45 pm

I’m going back to Ed Asner.

Comment from currently
Time: September 9, 2017, 2:54 pm

Kris Kristofferson

Comment from bds
Time: September 9, 2017, 3:18 pm

Rose Marie

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 9, 2017, 3:32 pm

Maybe, there should be bonus points for any pick under 90 years that wins? I’ll admit mine is 101 y/o, but sometimes it’s like shooting ducks in a barrel.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 9, 2017, 7:31 pm

Pournelle gone. Well that vacuums.
Sorry about th poach Uncle Al, but I’m not lucky enough to win with her so she’ll be here again next time.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: September 9, 2017, 9:03 pm

Think I’ll give Keith Richards a go.

Comment from dissent
Time: September 9, 2017, 9:49 pm

Oh pee pee, I been poached. Back to Carol Channing then

Comment from BJM
Time: September 9, 2017, 11:48 pm

I’m going with Pearl Mesta wannabe Sally Quinn who recently revealed she has only two functioning brain cells remaining.

Comment from RushBsbe
Time: September 10, 2017, 1:23 am

Gebrauchshund poached me beloved perennial pick of Billy Graham *shakes tiny fist of fury* so I’m going with some new (old) blood: Tony Curtis, or as he was known on the Flintstones, Stony Curtis.

Comment from sassamon
Time: September 10, 2017, 1:34 am


Try another pick. Tony Curtis assumed room temperature almost 7 years ago.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: September 10, 2017, 11:13 am

Ramsey Clark, mostly because I can’t pick his old boss but Ramsey deserves it on his on demerits.

Comment from RealMc
Time: September 10, 2017, 3:37 pm

Mad Maxine “James Brown” Waters……….

Seeing how “they”and “them” are out to get her, perhaps the stress will help her meet her ultimate and well deserved demise.

Comment from unkawill
Time: September 10, 2017, 5:11 pm

Melvin Kaminsky AKA Mel Brooks

Comment from Montenegro
Time: September 10, 2017, 7:10 pm

Robert Redford again!!

Comment from ama
Time: September 11, 2017, 2:24 am

Barbara Bush (I am always wrong)

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 11, 2017, 3:39 am

No really good thoughts this time. But here’s a decent and eminently deserving pick:

Omar Bashir, the extremely loathsome “President” of Sudan.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: September 11, 2017, 11:14 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis

Comment from RushBabe
Time: September 11, 2017, 11:51 pm

Damn! How did I miss that one? Thanks, sassamon.

For my third pick, I’ll go with Doris Day. Her bio can’t specifically credit 1922 or ’24 as the year of her birth, but it was loooooong ago. Que sera, sera.

Comment from Pupster
Time: September 12, 2017, 4:10 pm

Charlie Sheen

Comment from PatAZ
Time: September 12, 2017, 5:05 pm

Al “Bobblehead” Sharpton. His body is getting smaller by the day and soon his head will be floating off on it’s own. And I really don’t like him.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 13, 2017, 1:50 am

Fingers crossed, this is the week that monocular twat Gordon Brown kicks the bucket. Come on Gordo, do something useful for once.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: September 13, 2017, 8:58 pm

Larry King, who to my surprise is alive as I post this entry.

Comment from Steve
Time: September 14, 2017, 8:58 pm

Lester III knoweth not his own father!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 15, 2017, 11:25 am

RIP, Frank Vincent, who died from post op complications after heart surgery.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: September 15, 2017, 11:46 pm

Nobody had Harry Dean Stanton? From Repo Man and Alien?

Alrighty then.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 16, 2017, 12:20 am

“Look at those assholes, ordinary fucking people. I hate ’em.”

RIP Harry

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 16, 2017, 12:30 am

He was in the recent revival of Twin Peaks. So, he worked to the very end.

RIP, Harry!

Comment from moviegique
Time: September 16, 2017, 1:00 am

Gloria Jean Schoonover.

No reason. She used to be my neighbor.

Comment from JC
Time: September 17, 2017, 4:58 am

There are easy picks. I go with my heart. Neo-eugenicist and basic hater of all that makes mankind mankind Paul Ehrlich. May you find the heaven you desired. You miserable son of a bitch.

Comment from littlesister
Time: September 18, 2017, 3:43 am

Chuck Schumer

Comment from Pablo
Time: September 20, 2017, 10:45 am

Roberta McCain, racing sonny boy to the grave.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 20, 2017, 2:53 pm

So…. nobody had Jake LaMotta:

Giacobbe “Jake” LaMotta (July 10, 1922 – September 19, 2017)[3] was an American professional boxer, former World Middleweight Champion, and stand-up comedian. Nicknamed “The Raging Bull”, LaMotta was a rough fighter, who although not particularly a big puncher, would subject his opponents to vicious beatings in the ring. –


Comment from thefritz
Time: September 21, 2017, 11:17 pm

Just goes to show you…money and beauty can’t outrun the reaper.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 22, 2017, 8:19 am

thefritz: I picked Madame Bettencourt back in DP 70. One of many premature picks by me. Someday I’ll get it right.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: September 28, 2017, 3:30 am

Formerly known as Skeptic has won The Dick!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 28, 2017, 3:39 am

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017)
Viagra didn’t help in the end… I mean… uh

Comment from tinman
Time: September 28, 2017, 12:33 pm

@Formerly known as Skeptic wins! Hugh Hefner dead at 91, shuffling off this mortal coil on Wed, 27 Sep 2017.

How often does the first pick win? Creepy!

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: September 28, 2017, 1:34 pm

Had to go eventually.

“How often does the first pick win? Creepy!”

According to Rich Rostrom’s stats from the last DP post, this is the 6th time.

Comment from C. S. Lewis
Time: September 28, 2017, 2:39 pm

“Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.”

-Present Concerns

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 28, 2017, 4:09 pm

Hef’s reverse-mortgage holder is happy.
Well, sorta happy, I imagine a truckload of bleach is pretty expensive.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 28, 2017, 5:12 pm

I gleaned this tidbit from the intertubes:

It was that first issue of Playboy with Marilyn Monroe that launched Hugh Hefner as a social and sexual revolutionary…Hefner wanted to be near Monroe for eternity.

He bought the crypt next to Monroe’s at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in California, which he planned to be his final resting place.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 29, 2017, 12:25 am

Congratulations, FKASkeptic.

I have advised the concierge that your suite and ‘playmates’ are to be upgraded. I do hope you’ll join us soon.

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