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Dead Pool Round 103: Inktober Edition

inktober05Tonycc wins the dick with Tom Petty, using Carl’s gambit.

Y’all have figured out Carl’s strategy, yes? He keeps his powder dry and doesn’t make a pick when the Pool launches.

Then, if he’s lucky, the news will announce an unpicked celebrity has fallen deathly ill. If said celebrity takes a measurable amount of time to die, he swoops in and makes the pick and viola.

It usually fails, but he stands a statistically better chance than a random pick. Hence Carl is the dickwinningest of participants.

As an encourager of weaselly strategies, I approve.

It would be a boring old Dead Pool if everyone held off, but it won’t happen. The strategy will only support a very few people until it becomes a merry snipefest, like the last ten seconds of an eBay steal.

Right, now that I’ve ruined Carl’s fun, we can 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 Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:00 pm

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Comment from Janna
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:00 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:01 pm

Herman Wouk. Winds are changing…

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:05 pm

Just read that someone else is on death’s door but I forgot the name. I always have to google my pick to make sure she still is alive and she is:

Miriam Moskowitz, 101 years young and still a commie.

Comment from Timbo
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:15 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:16 pm

Olivia de Havilland

Comment from Montenegro
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:40 pm

Mick Jagger, keeping with the theme of old time rock n rollers

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:42 pm

Nancy Pe-lostit

One of these days she’s going to freeze mid arm wave in the middle of a speech and fall over like a broken Disney animatronic.

A man can dream can’t he?

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: October 6, 2017, 6:51 pm

Burt Reynolds.

Gotta work one of these days.

Comment from gromulin
Time: October 6, 2017, 7:16 pm

Billy Graham

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 6, 2017, 7:18 pm

Love the reimagined artwork.

Hillary Clinton, just because.

BTW, did you know she named Bill’s dick “Vast right wing conspiracy”?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 6, 2017, 7:27 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsberg again, but I bet I missed a dying sleb in the news who’d be a better pick.

Anybody have any ghoulish news on Brian Hugh Warner a/k/a Marilyn Manson?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 6, 2017, 7:30 pm

Eva Marie Saint

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 6, 2017, 7:31 pm

I have one cued up in advance: Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 6, 2017, 7:44 pm

“BTW, did you know she named Bill’s dick “Vast right wing conspiracy”?” 😲


Bill’s Dick is after Harvey Weinstein?!!!!!

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 6, 2017, 7:55 pm

It turns out Weinstein has the same nickname for his proud pound (8 oz?) of flesh.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 6, 2017, 7:59 pm

George H. W. Bush
93 years young and jumping out of perfectly good aircraft…

Comment from JC
Time: October 6, 2017, 8:18 pm

Philip, Prince Consort

Comment from Steve
Time: October 6, 2017, 8:35 pm

LesterIII keeps poaching my Herman Wouk.

So… I think I will select Robert Joseph Dole.

Comment from Eirik
Time: October 6, 2017, 8:36 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: October 6, 2017, 8:39 pm

Gotta be faster Steve.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: October 6, 2017, 8:47 pm

Ramsey Clark, as commie as they come. I wish to rid the earth of his shadow forever.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: October 6, 2017, 9:04 pm

Bill “Whoops there go my trousers” Clinton

Comment from RimrockR
Time: October 6, 2017, 9:28 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from dissent
Time: October 6, 2017, 9:30 pm

Almost in time for Mugabe. Almost.

Therefore I will stay with Carol Channing.

Comment from p2
Time: October 6, 2017, 9:43 pm

gonna change it up a bit…barbara bush…if george 1 is 93 shes gotta be pushin that….

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: October 6, 2017, 9:48 pm

It seems with this game there are two good options: old or young & dumb. I will go with young & dumb this time.
Aaron Carter, who left rehab way too early.

Comment from Ben
Time: October 6, 2017, 9:50 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 6, 2017, 9:54 pm

George Soros because
A. He is 87
B. I am an optimist

Love this Inktober thing!

Comment from Spad13
Time: October 6, 2017, 10:12 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from sassamon
Time: October 6, 2017, 10:28 pm

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 Ric Fan
Time: October 6, 2017, 10:55 pm

The celeb allegedly on death’s door, and only 84 y/o, is Richard Penniman. So feel free to have at it.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: October 6, 2017, 10:55 pm

Let’s try James Baker since my usuals are already gone.

Comment from tonycc
Time: October 6, 2017, 10:57 pm

Back to the price being wrong, Bob Barker.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: October 6, 2017, 11:11 pm

Noam Chomsky

Comment from Brother Cavil, paging Bill Guisarme on the red courtesy phone
Time: October 6, 2017, 11:16 pm

He was invoked, but not quite pick, and so I choose that rotting dick,
Harvey Weinstein!
(Seriously, this ain’t ending well for him.)

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 6, 2017, 11:49 pm

It’s a mixer! It’s a mixer!

Mixing it up yet again. This time I’m picking Larry Storch, he of ‘F Troop’ fame. 94 years young, and hopefully ready to fall over.

IT. IS. BA-LOOON! (oops, wrong F-Troop character)

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 6, 2017, 11:52 pm

Charlie Sheen.

Also may I heap praise on her Stoatliness, I am very much enjoying the original art every day.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 6, 2017, 11:52 pm

FYI: no one had comedian Ralphie May, dead of a heart attack at age 45.

Comment from RealMc
Time: October 6, 2017, 11:59 pm


Again, just in case. Re-watched Gran Torino last night. Clint looks like he’s pushing triple digits in that movie and it’s 9 years old. Clint’s 3 years short of 90….so….

Comment from tinman
Time: October 7, 2017, 12:31 am

I hope I’m wrong, but … Betty White.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 7, 2017, 12:48 am

Surely George H.W. isn’t really going to jump again, is he? I worked where he made his first jump. We were all invited to the theater to hear him say a few words afterwards. He and Barbara both seemed to be in good spirits. We didn’t know at the time he had hit his head in the jump.

And since Nancy Sinatra made a reappearance and said something stupid, I’m going to pick her, just because.

Comment from ea in ga
Time: October 7, 2017, 1:07 am

John McCain

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: October 7, 2017, 1:46 am

Charlotte Rae

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 7, 2017, 1:47 am

I don’t expect he will do another jump although he jumped on his 90th birthday. He’s doing weird stuff in his old age so wouldn’t put it past him to try another at 95 (if he outlasts my continued encouragement to win The Celebrity Dead Pool).

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 7, 2017, 2:14 am

Desmond Tutu

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 7, 2017, 2:55 am

Juan “Build the Dang Fence” McCain’s mother!

Roberta McCain.

Comment from catnip
Time: October 7, 2017, 3:19 am

Nehemiah Persoff, actor

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: October 7, 2017, 3:25 am

George Soros drinks the blood of hippie virgins to stay young.

Have you seen George lately?

It’s tough to find hippie virgins.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 7, 2017, 3:49 am

Late to the thread because I had to finish an article about the Las Vegas shooting. This will not count as a pick because there are no specific names to attach as yet, but I suspect that the mortality rate of the staff who worked on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in late September is going to be anomalously high. Too many people who may have seen information that TPTB do not want revealed.

As a more official pick, New York Mayor Bill “Warren Wilhelm Jr” De Blasio. A German, posing as an Italian for political reasons, he just named commissions to evaluate the continued existence of all monuments to Christopher Columbus in NYC. His goal is to have the commissions take the blame for destroying all the monuments as he [and the Left] wishes. The Italian community in New York has seen through that, and among other things ominously NOT invited him to take part in this year’s Columbus Day Parade. I believe the Parade Theme is “Leave the Gun. Take the Cannoli.”.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 7, 2017, 4:22 am

Subotai Bahadur @October 7, 2017, 3:49 am: …De Blasio. A German, posing as an Italian for political reasons…

De Blasio is his mother’s name; he is as much Italian as German. He adopted his mother’s name long before he went into politics, because his father left when he was seven.

There are numerous reasons to despise De Blasio, but this isn’t one of them.

Now, John Kerry, there’s a fake – not a trace of Irish ancestry. And of course Fauxcahontas.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 7, 2017, 12:48 pm


Doesn’t even show up as a surname in…..

County Kerry.

Course that is an Anglicized name, but it’s deeper than that ain’t it Herr Kohn.

Number that amongst his other frauds, chief of which are being American and not a commie rat bastard medal faker.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 7, 2017, 1:08 pm

Timothy Carlson – you are too late to choose George Soros, but I’m pleased that you share my sentiments

Comment from unkawill
Time: October 7, 2017, 1:15 pm

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Comment from Carl
Time: October 7, 2017, 8:28 pm

Drat! I’ve been found out. I look out for a news report that a celebrity is critically ill, or an announcement from their family that the person has made a remarkable recovery from a life-threatening condition (usually wishful thinking). Also, I can often tell from a recent photograph that someone has not long to live (Bill Clinton anyone?).

My wife just makes her pick and sticks with it round after round. I bet that when her pick (currently Clive James) finally expires it will be between Dead Pool rounds.

By the way, Swease, “… he swoops in and makes the pick and viola…” You’re expecting them to die to a musical accompaniment now, are you?

Comment from BJM
Time: October 8, 2017, 1:09 am

@Brother Cavil…with any luck Harv will expire in a pool of his own vomit with his pants around his ankles in a skeevy hotel.

Imma picking Doris Day

Comment from little sister
Time: October 8, 2017, 1:22 am

John Paul Stevens

Comment from currently
Time: October 8, 2017, 2:23 am

John Saxon

Comment from spunkus
Time: October 8, 2017, 4:16 am

Dan Rather

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: October 8, 2017, 7:31 am

Clive James

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 8, 2017, 10:38 am

Seen on twitter. SWeasel, this is something you NEED!

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 8, 2017, 4:59 pm

I’m going with Bill Clinton cuz I don’t want to feel bad if I win.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 8, 2017, 5:38 pm

It can’t be long before that other great rock legend, Gordon Brown, joins the choir eternal.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: October 9, 2017, 11:05 am

@Veeshir – ex-Pres. Clinton was already picked. (As well as will-never-be-Pres. Clinton.)

I was poached again of my go-to choice of _another_ former Sec’y o’ State, so this round I’ll lay my wager on …

Keith Richards

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: October 9, 2017, 12:18 pm

Hanoi Jane, FTD and all that’s right in the world.

Comment from Carl
Time: October 9, 2017, 1:30 pm

Baroness Trumpington. Look in Wikipedia if you’ve never heard of her.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 9, 2017, 2:50 pm

Drat-an’-dang! Way, way, WAYY-Y-Y late to da par-tee, mostly due to being preoccupied with engagements ‘gainst rabid anti-firearms/self-defense-rights cockroaches (brought swarming outta the Underworld by the Lost Wages Nutcase Massacree last week), an’ therefore got partly-sniped on my usual standard-pick, ol’ Insaney Janey Fonda…will, however, try to resort to skullduggery, an’ lay-claim to a “righteous” poaching-back, on grounds that Sk.Y M-39 fails the “be specific” test on ‘er gen-yoo-wine name-in-full (WhodaHell knows, there COULD be more than one “Hanoi Jane”, y’know?)…if that Divine Cable-Car actually cashes ‘er (the “right” one, natcherly) in, I’ll need a ruling, of course, on the “legitimacy” of tha’ poachin’…

Just in case the poach don’t prevail, I’ll list a “back-up” choice of – who else? – ol’ Larry King, the bow-tied softball-interviewer SooPreem…

Carry on, folks –

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 9, 2017, 3:57 pm

Darnit, my phone diesn’t do ctrl#f!

Well, here’s hoping Ed Asner bites it. For the same reason I picked Bill.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 10, 2017, 3:18 am

Ralph Pierre LaCock, better known by his stage name – Peter Marshall.

Comment from Jim Collins
Time: October 10, 2017, 5:02 am

Jon Hendricks, late of Lambert Hendricks and Ross, founder of Vocalese

Comment from blake
Time: October 10, 2017, 9:07 pm

Tony Bennet

Comment from RealMc
Time: October 12, 2017, 12:12 am

Someone should scoop up Harvey WineStain…..he’s liable to dispatch himself…..


Comment from Brother Cavil, paging Bill Guisarme on the red courtesy phone
Time: October 12, 2017, 2:19 am

Snagged him earlier. Thinking good odds of Arkancide…

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 12, 2017, 9:26 am

Carl: I saw in the news the other day she was retiring and that she had worked at Bletchley Park. She certainly was a go-getter:


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 12, 2017, 11:59 am

Sally Jones, ISIS, is now pining for the fjords in Raqqa, courtesy of a USA drone strike. Rest in pieces, Sally…

Comment from bikeboy
Time: October 12, 2017, 8:17 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis.

(Perhaps “The Killer” will be “The Killee” this time around…)

Comment from Conchi
Time: October 13, 2017, 5:21 am

Penny Marshall… schmeel

Comment from Steve
Time: October 17, 2017, 3:30 pm

John Dunsworth has fallen off his perch.

RIP Jim Lahey

Comment from 16920502
Time: October 18, 2017, 6:24 am

Jerry Stiller

Comment from Laughing_Buddha
Time: October 20, 2017, 7:06 pm

Going for Stan Lee.

Comment from Zonga
Time: October 21, 2017, 6:44 pm

Sean Connery, sad.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 22, 2017, 8:12 pm

One of my favorite actresses, Rosemary Leach, died. She was in Jewel in the Crown and The Charmer among many others.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 24, 2017, 8:28 pm

Robert Guillaume, 89. RIP, Benson!

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: October 24, 2017, 11:08 pm

Harry Belafonte.

He claimed at an event in Pittsburgh on Saturday that it would probably be his last public appearance. I damn well expect him to keep his word.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 25, 2017, 2:43 pm

Sadly, Fats Domino has played his last piano. He was 89.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: October 25, 2017, 3:02 pm

@thefritz – ain’t that a shame

Comment from gromulin
Time: October 25, 2017, 3:27 pm

How many times did I pick Antoine “Fats” Domino in this thing?? And he had to go and die the one time I go for someone else.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 25, 2017, 4:23 pm

They should be giving Fats a hell of a funeral in New Orleans.

Comment from frotto
Time: October 25, 2017, 8:52 pm

David Suzuki.
Comrade Fonda was picked long ago, so Suzuki seemed like a good 2nd choice for an aging self righteous lefty.

Comment from Cobrakai99
Time: October 26, 2017, 9:52 pm

Michael Douglas pops before his Pops.

Comment from Monty James
Time: October 29, 2017, 1:37 am

California Governor Jerry Brown

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: November 1, 2017, 2:08 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 10, 2017, 1:51 am

John Benedict Hillerman (December 20, 1932 – November 9, 2017) was an American actor, known for his starring role as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on the television show Magnum, P.I. that aired from 1980–88. For his role as Higgins, Hillerman earned five Golden Globe nominations, winning in 1981, and four Emmy nominations, winning in 1987. He retired from acting in 1999. – wikipedia

R.I.P. Higgins.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: November 10, 2017, 4:37 am

Mitch McConnell

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: November 13, 2017, 11:49 am

Liz Smith has passed, RIP, I think I had her in the last pool.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: November 15, 2017, 11:58 pm

Sneaking in Charlie Manson. Just read he’s in the hospital.

Comment from drew458
Time: November 16, 2017, 11:28 am

Damn, I was just going to enter Manson myself. Snooze; lose!

Comment from thefritzer
Time: November 16, 2017, 11:43 am

Carl’s gambit is gonna win it for Mitchall… http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/15/charles-manson-hospitalized-near-death/

Comment from thefritzer
Time: November 16, 2017, 11:44 am

Mitchell, sorry…

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 16, 2017, 2:58 pm

Manson has been in the hospital and on death’s door before & recovered. Hell, someone even set him on fire. The man just wont die.

Comment from Laughing_Buddha
Time: November 16, 2017, 6:42 pm

Aw…I gotta be faster. Good luck Mitchell.

Comment from Big Kahuna
Time: November 18, 2017, 9:14 pm

Pulling the Carl’s Gambit…
David Cassidy
Organ Failure

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 18, 2017, 9:58 pm

RIP Malcolm Young of AC/DA. Dementia.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 18, 2017, 10:32 pm

Sheesh! Young was only 64 and died from dementia. Cassidy also has dementia and needs a liver transplant. With his history of dementia and alcoholism, he’s going to be low on the transplant list.

Comment from drew458
Time: November 19, 2017, 1:55 am

David Cassi … dang it, I’ve been underwired again! You guys must watch the news like hawks!!

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 19, 2017, 5:27 pm

MMMMMMMMel TTTTTTTillis has passed.
(sorry to poke fun of his stutter. He actually conquered it in later life and only used it for signature effect) RIP

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 20, 2017, 12:25 am

Awww. I liked Mel Tillis. Not a big country western fan but use to watch Hee Haw bc there was nothing else on television in the 70s. Very talented musicians.

What do we have today? Crappy pop songs lip sung by people who cant sing. Will anybody give a shite when they die?

Comment from Niña
Time: November 20, 2017, 6:00 am

Looks like Manson bit it.


Comment from Mitchell
Time: November 20, 2017, 6:06 am

YESSSSS!!! Chuck is Down!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 20, 2017, 8:44 am


Idiots are putting Xs on their foreheads and blacking out their avatars. smh….

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 20, 2017, 1:41 pm

Yay, Mitchell! You’ve won yourself a really big dick!

Comment from drew458
Time: November 20, 2017, 2:56 pm

I’m so sad at learning of Manson’s passing. So sad thinking of all the millions wasted on keeping that psycho freak alive all these years when a bit of rope or a few bullets would have solved things nearly 4 decades ago.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 20, 2017, 6:32 pm

Della Reese, RIP.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 22, 2017, 2:30 am

David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017) was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge…

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: November 30, 2017, 10:56 pm

Well, Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) passed away today. And *nobody* had him.

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