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Dead Pool 104: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Xmas

Mitchell takes dick with Charlie Manson. Despite his body count and the way he sucked all the fun out of the late Sixties, I still don’t think of Manson as a monster. A midget ass-clown maybe. A sawed-off ex-con. A mean little fart.

Anyhow, dead. Finally.

Dead Pool trivia: Mitchell won the very first one, back when I mailed people an actual spotted dick.

A reminder that I declared the previous pool for tonycc, who tried to disavow his win because of dodgy timing. You won the thing, tony. Step up and take your dick!

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 RushBabe
Time: November 24, 2017, 6:00 pm

Billy Graham! Mine again!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 24, 2017, 6:01 pm

Herman Wouk

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: November 24, 2017, 6:03 pm

I wanna pick somebody that will make this world a better place by moving on to the next.

So…Yoko Ono.

Comment from Ben
Time: November 24, 2017, 6:06 pm

William ‘The Shat’ Shatner

Comment from Veeshir
Time: November 24, 2017, 6:08 pm

Yay, I never know what time Weasel Time is but I clicked and now I know!

Bill Clinton! He’s not useful anymore, he’s become a distraction.

Comment from Janna
Time: November 24, 2017, 6:09 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from frotto
Time: November 24, 2017, 6:14 pm

Sidney Poitier.
No ill will or anything. He’s 90, eh? so a decent pick. Also falls into the category of “Wait – he’s still alive?”

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: November 24, 2017, 6:59 pm

Burt Reynolds.

It *has* to work eventually.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 24, 2017, 7:24 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from Conchi
Time: November 24, 2017, 7:24 pm

George H W Bush.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 24, 2017, 8:12 pm

I was going to pick someone else but forgot who, so it’s back to the old favorite, Miriam Moskowitz.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 24, 2017, 8:16 pm

Bill Clinton is the youngest listed here at 71. Most picks are in their 90s or 100s.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: November 24, 2017, 8:42 pm

While I am sure that the GOPe/Democrat coalition to get rid of Judge Moore will continue and perhaps move to assassination eventually; I don’t think that will happen until after the Election December 12.

Before that, noting that it was her being named Robert Mugabe’s successor that triggered an army coup as an alternative to her acting like Hillary with absolute power, I will instead choose Grace Mugabe as the next dead pool winner. Probably from a tragic necklace accident.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: November 24, 2017, 9:12 pm

Well, well, well – somehow, I’ve managed to exceed all usual-and-normal expectations – including my own, of course – and arrive within the New!Improved!Now With Ever-More-In’trestin’ Input!Dead Pool Number-Whatevah at prior to really, rilly late, and even before rilly late…will wee wonders nevah cease to occur?…

Anyway – on to the Main Event (sorta-kinda): Let’s go with the shockingly-predictable Usual See-Lection – Ol’ Janey-Insaney Redd-Pantz Fonda…prob’ly from a “chance” collision with The Mission Hill Cable-Car Of Death To Them As Really Needz Ta Be Deadz, in Olde San FranCisco,Keedz…

Ever’body gotta go sometimez, Janey – make this time YOUR time, and damnquick ’bout it, m’kay?

ThatIsAll –

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: November 24, 2017, 9:42 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Janna
Time: November 24, 2017, 9:57 pm

How long ago WAS the first inaugural Weasel Dead Pool?

I think I’ve picked that old fart Kirk Douglas in at least 90% of them. Beginning to wonder about the old geezer.

Comment from Spad13
Time: November 24, 2017, 10:11 pm

Roger Waters

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: November 24, 2017, 10:20 pm

Charlotte Rae

Comment from naleta
Time: November 24, 2017, 10:33 pm

Michael Moore

One of these days he’s going to choke on something.

Comment from ea in ga
Time: November 24, 2017, 10:47 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 24, 2017, 10:55 pm

Sen. John S. McCain…
C’mon down, ya old Songbird, Forrestal-burning FOOL…

Comment from Timbo
Time: November 24, 2017, 11:01 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from p2
Time: November 24, 2017, 11:11 pm

holy crapoly…. im way late an no one grabbed olivia de havilland….. ill do that

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: November 24, 2017, 11:21 pm

Prince Phillip

Comment from BJM
Time: November 25, 2017, 12:20 am

I have bad feeling about Her Maj handing off duties to Al Gore wannabe, Prince Jug Ears, thusly I’m picking QEII.

I hope I’m wrong cuz I’m rather fond of the old gal and a Britain without her will seem oddly hollow.

Comment from Bob
Time: November 25, 2017, 12:34 am

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from mandel bread
Time: November 25, 2017, 12:45 am

Doris Day

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: November 25, 2017, 12:47 am

Jane Fonda (sorry) FTD….

Comment from RimrockR
Time: November 25, 2017, 12:49 am

Chuck Yeager, pilot extraordinaire and ‘merican hero by golly!

Comment from Mitchell
Time: November 25, 2017, 12:52 am

Actually, a point of correction – the beloved Spotted Dick was NOT the original prize that I won with Ted Kennedy! Dame Weasel sent me a can of beans which was so badly dented in its travels that it burst a seam and the beans were spoiled.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 25, 2017, 1:34 am

With malice aforethought, I choose
Little Justice Ruthy Bader Ginsburg.

One last,and perhaps greatest, service for what she pretends is her country.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: November 25, 2017, 2:07 am

Somebunny needs to mention to Sk.Y M-39: Nize try, but no poachin’-seegar…Fer oncet, I got in well-under the wire, and generally-insaney Janey Fonda is thereby, truly an’ singularly, minnneee – ALLL MINE!!!

Now – Go Ye, choose anew…and Sin No More in Ye choosing – yaknow? 8-D)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 25, 2017, 3:31 am

I’m poaching George Soros this round.

Comment from tinman
Time: November 25, 2017, 3:58 am

I hope I’m wrong: Stan Lee.

Comment from catnip
Time: November 25, 2017, 4:33 am

Actor Bill Macy, husband, Walter Findlay in TV series, “Maude.”

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 25, 2017, 4:51 am

I am going to go with someone different this time – Barbara Streisand.
She hasn’t been Funny or a Girl for a long, long time now, and I like to think that the shock of the Trump Victory (A Star is Born, Barbara!) is going to be very hard on her as things just aren’t The Way They Were, For Pete’s Sake!
I mean since Hillary lost The Main Event, I’m sure that Barbara has been as Nuts as if something got, well, “Up The Sandbox” if you know what I mean and I think you do….

And then all her friends and heros like the Clintons and Weinstein, those Little Fockers. She thought she knew them, but she’s since learned that The Mirror Has Two Faces, and even a Yentl like Barbara can’t ignore The Guilt Trip her Democratic God, Bill Clinton aka The Prince Of Tides, has laid on her. It’s gonna kill her.

Pretty soon, The question of the day is going to be “What’s Up Doc?” and the answer ain’t gonna include Barbara.

Comment from Davem123
Time: November 25, 2017, 5:48 am

Just to be topical, I’ll take Charlie Rose. I don’t think anyone would miss him, anyway.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 25, 2017, 7:23 am

Fishing in the very old farts bucket: former Senator and Governor of South Carolina Ernest “Fritz” Hollings.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 25, 2017, 11:25 am

There shd be a bonus prize for the person whose pick is under 70 years.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: November 25, 2017, 11:51 am

This time I’ll pick George Takei. Yes, Sulu himself, a matching love/hate bookend to William Shatner.

Because … eventually he’s going to choke on something.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: November 25, 2017, 1:21 pm

Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid

Comment from platypuss
Time: November 25, 2017, 1:43 pm

Tony Bennett- to leave his heart.

Comment from sassamon
Time: November 25, 2017, 5:11 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 peacelovewoodstock
Time: November 25, 2017, 6:58 pm

Jerry Stiller

Comment from Pupster
Time: November 25, 2017, 11:53 pm

Charlie Sheen.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: November 26, 2017, 12:57 am

My longtime pick, Ramsey Clark.

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: November 26, 2017, 1:44 am

John Conyers

Comment from Montenegro
Time: November 26, 2017, 10:59 pm

Still going rock n roll….Mick Jagger

Comment from LW
Time: November 27, 2017, 2:23 pm

No one’s picked Harry Bellafonte?

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 27, 2017, 3:18 pm

So late to the party for this round (tryptophan induced coma) that I am tempted to use Carl’s gambit to snatch victory from someone’s decease. However…I do find that technique a little too unsavory…not sporting enough. SO…I again choose Ralph Pierre LaCock, better known by his stage name Peter Marshall. Who better to win me a dick than a Peter LaCock.

Comment from Eirik
Time: November 27, 2017, 4:17 pm

Very late to the party this time, and my usual favorite of Robert Mugabe was poached (at least his career died)

I’ll take Betty White.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: November 27, 2017, 5:48 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis

Comment from dissent555
Time: November 28, 2017, 6:02 am

I’m way late and I got nothin ‘.

Put me down for Kim Jong Un.

This place needs a little excitement.

Comment from StPatrick_TN
Time: November 28, 2017, 3:00 pm

Mikhail Gorbachev

Comment from Nana
Time: November 28, 2017, 11:49 pm

Senator Bob Dole

Comment from David Gillies
Time: November 29, 2017, 4:25 am

Gordon Brown. Yes, I am playing the long game.

Comment from Hutch
Time: November 29, 2017, 8:21 pm

Nanette Fabray

Comment from Cobrakai99
Time: November 29, 2017, 10:05 pm

Rep John Conyers. Via suicide in a park two shots to the head.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: November 30, 2017, 12:50 am

Cobrakai: Someone beat you to John Conyers. And I will select another just out of the closet groper: Garrison Keillor. Sorry if the spelling is wrong.

Comment from currently
Time: November 30, 2017, 12:57 am

Tina Louise – Ginger of Gilligan’s Isle fame. I had a crush on her when I was a tweener.

Comment from unkawill
Time: November 30, 2017, 1:04 am

bush senior

Comment from unkawill
Time: November 30, 2017, 1:11 am

Well crap! Lets try Dick Cheney.FTD!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 30, 2017, 6:41 pm

RIP Jim Nabors, alas.

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 30, 2017, 8:19 pm

no one had Gomer…

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: November 30, 2017, 11:09 pm

Clive James

Comment from ama
Time: December 1, 2017, 1:50 am

Rosalyn Carter

And if we wanted to play a game with a quicker turn-over perhaps we should play grope-pool.

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 4, 2017, 8:45 pm

John Anderson dead at 95. I had forgotten just what a putz this guy was. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/politics/john-anderson-who-ran-against-reagan-and-carter-in-1980-is-dead-at-95.html

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 5, 2017, 8:44 pm

Christine Keeler, 89, RIP.

Comment from Jim Collins
Time: December 5, 2017, 10:49 pm

Neo-Neo just reminded me of Patricia Morison, famed on stage and screen, still around at 102.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 6, 2017, 6:00 am

Johnny Halliday, 74 y/o, RIP.

Comment from Jim Collins
Time: December 7, 2017, 6:58 am

Jon Hendricks, inventer of Vocalese, jazz icon, my personal pick for many months, dead at 96. Couple weeks ago (22 Nov)

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 7, 2017, 1:42 pm

I had never heard of her before today, I swear.

Comment from Prm
Time: December 9, 2017, 8:40 pm

Val Kilmer

Comment from Carl
Time: December 10, 2017, 12:09 am

Crooked publicist Max Clifford

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 10, 2017, 1:12 pm

You cheated.

Comment from Carl
Time: December 10, 2017, 1:42 pm

Ric Fan – Cheated? How So? Max Clifford was still alive when I submitted his name.

Still, this game is getting too easy. Perhaps I should step aside for a while. Mind you, my wife still enters, so I might possibly influence her choices.

Comment from Carl
Time: December 10, 2017, 2:04 pm

Ric Fan – Christine Keeler was 75 not 89 when she died. She was beautiful at the time of the Profumo affair, aged about 21, but she really let herself go and in recent pictures she did look 89.

Comment from Carl
Time: December 10, 2017, 3:08 pm

There are a few pictures of Christine Keeler in this Daily Mail article


Not that I’m recommending the Daily Mail. They were enthusiastic supporters of Hitler during the 1930s and their political views have not changed much since then.

Sorry about putting the web address in full. I can’t get it to work as a hyperlink today.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 11, 2017, 2:54 pm

Bruce Brown (December 1, 1937 – December 10, 2017) was an American documentary film director, known as an early pioneer of the surf film.
Endless Summer was his famous 1966 film.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 11, 2017, 2:58 pm

Comment from Carl
Time: December 10, 2017, 12:09 am
Crooked publicist Max Clifford

That’s very early in day, and it’s British time… I think we have a winner.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 15, 2017, 5:59 pm


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