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Dead Pool Round 109: Lollipop Guild Edition

Well! There’s an end to the Lollipop Guild. Jerry Maren, last of the Munchkins, has died at the ripe old age of 98. And with that, spunkus takes the dick! And an eagle eye he must have, to have spotted that opportunity a month before it came to pass.

And with that, a new round has begun. Are you seated comfortably…?

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: June 8, 2018, 6:01 pm

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:01 pm

John McCain

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:01 pm

John McCain

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:01 pm


Herman Wouk!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:01 pm

George H. W. Bush, today being four days short of his 94th birthday anniversary, 41st President of the United States, widower, WW2 aviator.
I wonder if he will beat Charles Krauthammer to the exit…

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:02 pm

Missed it by that much!

Comment from Janna
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:02 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:02 pm

fingers were a flyin’…

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:04 pm

Imma lay down the marker – Since Charles Krauthammer has declared his impending mort, he’s officially off-limits IAW Rule 0.

I pick Jerry Lee Lewis.

Comment from Steve
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:05 pm

Charles Krauthammer

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:05 pm

Was going to pick Krauthammer, but I’ve made it my policy to only pick people I wouldn’t mind seeing shuffle off.

Comment from Steve
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:11 pm

BTW, Jeff…

My interpretation is that the rule 0 reference is regardint a ser (cir le it on your calendar) execution date.
, not an “I have X months to live” projected demise.

However… should Ms Weazel rule against me on this interpretation….

My call back choice is Dr. Richard Alpert….AKA Baba Ram Dass.

Comment from uscitizen
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:13 pm

George Soros

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:14 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Comment from RimrockR
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:25 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from Ben
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:31 pm

William Shatner

Comment from p2
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:37 pm

doris day

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:39 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from catnip
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:41 pm

Olivia DeHavilland

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:43 pm

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: June 8, 2018, 7:05 pm

Richard E Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders.

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: June 8, 2018, 7:20 pm

Clive James

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 8, 2018, 7:57 pm

Boooo Wannabe! Evil!

Burt Reynolds

Comment from dissent
Time: June 8, 2018, 7:59 pm

I’ll stay with David Hasselhoff for this round. I mean, why not.

Dang, am I really older than Anthony Bourdain?

Comment from MrsDurned
Time: June 8, 2018, 7:59 pm

The hubby when he gets home.

Not really.

How about Hillary Clinton.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 8, 2018, 8:01 pm

Miriam Moskovitz, cold war spy.

Comment from gromulin
Time: June 8, 2018, 9:04 pm

Dame Vera Lynn

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 8, 2018, 9:50 pm

Kathleen Kennedy

But not soon enough.

Die, beeyotch, and win me a dick. That should get your ectoplasmic panties in a bunch.

Comment from Gulliblepratt
Time: June 8, 2018, 9:52 pm

Prince Phillip

Comment from Timbotoo
Time: June 8, 2018, 9:59 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: June 8, 2018, 10:09 pm

Xi Jinpin, Maximum Leader for Life of China, murderer, torturer, and thief. (I would really have liked to go with John Paul Stevens, who is 98, but I and others have picked him before.)

Comment from Pablo
Time: June 8, 2018, 10:28 pm

Isn’t it time that rat bastard Ramsey Clark shuffled off to Hell, where he belongs? Yes. Yes, it is.

Bring the dick home for me, Ramsey.

Comment from ea in ga
Time: June 8, 2018, 10:58 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from tonycc
Time: June 8, 2018, 11:13 pm

Bob Barker, time to come on down.

Comment from Conchi
Time: June 8, 2018, 11:42 pm

Roslyn cart e r

Comment from Bob
Time: June 8, 2018, 11:46 pm

since my 3 best choices are already gone, Diane Feinstein (the fingers wanted to type Frankenstein, but I figure actual spelling counts.)

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 9, 2018, 12:19 am

Taken by surprise by this round. Ousted FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who reportedly is seeking an immunity deal. Which will not please the Deep State. I suspect it will be ruled a suicide, but expect it will involve multiple rounds to the back of the head.

Comment from Mrs Gunz
Time: June 9, 2018, 12:22 am

Bill Clinton, for the win!

Comment from sassamon
Time: June 9, 2018, 12:27 am

For this round of the Dead Pool, I again choose Leslie Philips. The voice of the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films.

Comment from spunkus
Time: June 9, 2018, 1:03 am

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from bogie
Time: June 9, 2018, 1:14 am

Carl Reiner – one of the last (except for Dick) from the Dick Van Dyke show.

Comment from jmorris
Time: June 9, 2018, 1:15 am

Cultural exchange time. Everybody knows somebody is gonna take a crack at our POTUS, his enemies are losing their ever loving minds, so one of ya Brits need to camp him in case they get lucky. Any of us Americans try and we will probably get a visit from guys with zero sense of humor.

Meanwhile, as an American I’ll stake a claim on Her Majesty. Hey, she is getting on up in years. It could happen.

Comment from currently
Time: June 9, 2018, 1:33 am

Robert Wagner – Killer of Natalie Wood

Comment from EZnSF
Time: June 9, 2018, 1:43 am

Andy Dick

Comment from Eirik
Time: June 9, 2018, 1:47 am

Robert Mugabe

Comment from PatAZ
Time: June 9, 2018, 2:48 am

How about McCabe’s former boss; James comey. Perhaps found in Ft. Marcy Park.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 9, 2018, 2:59 am

Bill Cosby

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 9, 2018, 3:58 am

Oops, late to the party.
Also soon to be late is Imran Awan.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 9, 2018, 10:52 am

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: June 9, 2018, 3:32 pm

Ramsey Clark

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: June 9, 2018, 4:30 pm

Dame Maggie Smith

Comment from BJM
Time: June 9, 2018, 11:20 pm

Hmmm…which commie shall I poach Insaney Janey or Bernie Sanders?

I’ll go with the ratbag, Sanders.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 10, 2018, 4:11 pm

I awake from a 3-day influenza fever-dream to find I have been poached. Well played, RushBabe. Please get directions to The Estate from Fritz; your complimentary welcome gifts are waiting at the concierge.

Carol Channing will have to do.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: June 10, 2018, 5:42 pm

Kim Novak

Comment from platypuss
Time: June 10, 2018, 8:27 pm

Daniel Ortega, hopefully with a lot of other Sandinistas.

Comment from Davem123
Time: June 10, 2018, 9:07 pm

How about Rocket Man? Kim Jong Un slain as he travels to meet with Donald J. Trump, President of the United States (a title that will never be held by Hillary Clinton, by the way).

Comment from lulumonmon
Time: June 11, 2018, 3:03 am

Willie Nelson- hope not, but…

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: June 11, 2018, 5:54 am

Having – mostly* – returned to The Territories Of The Intartoobs, after a fairly-substantial and generally-involuntary period of Deep Downtime (My primary ‘puter-system went extensively hors de combat, due to a gradual-but-fairly-rapid, horrendous hard-drive failure, necessitating an extended period of copying/retrieval/sorting/re-loading and re-installation and re-enabling of…pert’ dang near everydamnthang, subsequent to installation and hookup of a shinynew HD Blue hard-drive – said process now approaching mostly-successful completion. Whew!… ‘Twas nasty, indeed! Still not entirely “out of the woods”, but gettin’ there!), I will take full advantage of the current availability of my most-commonly-picked selection, and wish Bad Cess an’ Soon-To-Be Toes-Up/Assumption Of Room-Temperature Or Less to ol’ Insaney Red-Pants Janey Fonda, West-Coast Witch Extraordinaire and all-’round nasty beeyotch – croak it, Janey, the sooner, the quicker…

(*Speaking of “mostly” – I note that, unfortunately, I am unable to now view/display the “Galloping Weasel” – or, in fact, any of the usually-visible header to the column/column-header display – seeing only a grayed-out block containing a dashed-line Lego-block 2-D outline, and the statement “A plugin is needed to display this content.”, with the statement underneath the block “Sneak And Ye Shall Find” – no real clue as to what “plugin” is needed, nor where to get it nor to how to plug it in…mayhap someone might assist with info on this matter for me? Many thanks to any and all who might assist with this wee matter…)

Comment from Davem123
Time: June 11, 2018, 6:16 pm

Oh, and…. F DeNiro

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: June 11, 2018, 9:01 pm

Mr. Dave @ June 9, 2018, 3:32 pm: Ramsey Clark

Too late – Pablo got him on Friday at 10:28 pm.

I suggest former Justice John Paul Stevens, who did more harm than Clark, and is 98.

Or former Justice David Souter, who as a senior judge still sits “by designation” on appellate courts and continues to do mischief.

Comment from Carl
Time: June 11, 2018, 9:46 pm

East Enders actor Leslie Grantham

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: June 11, 2018, 11:42 pm

Eva Marie Saint

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 12, 2018, 12:43 am

@J. S. Bridges – To see the weasel gallop, you need the Adobe Flash plugin for your browser. I don’t much care for the Adobe Flash plugin, but I have it installed but deactivated by default for all web sites with one single exception: sweasel.com

Depending on what browser you use, the way to download and install said plugin varies a bit, but in general you’d look under some sort of “options” menu for extensions, add-ons, and/or plugins, and then tell it you want to look for a new one. Search for Adobe Flash and Bob’s your uncle. Or, these days, maybe Bob’s your aunt.

Comment from little sister
Time: June 12, 2018, 4:40 am

Well, if Mr. Dave is not gonna take him, I’ll take Justice John Paul Stevens again.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: June 12, 2018, 4:54 pm

Queen Elizabeth

Comment from Corned Beef and Chlorine
Time: June 14, 2018, 1:02 am

Bill Clinton cuz either the Black Syph or the Hildabeast is going to finally do him in as he is no further use to her.

Comment from Capt Kranky
Time: June 15, 2018, 2:36 am

Bill Nye the science idiot

Comment from Nana1
Time: June 15, 2018, 4:32 pm

Dick Cheney

Comment from Carll
Time: June 15, 2018, 8:08 pm

My current selection – Leslie Grantham, actor (and convicted murderer) died today.

Comment from AliceH
Time: June 16, 2018, 5:26 pm

Harry Reid.

Comment from william thomas (unkawill)
Time: June 17, 2018, 11:30 pm

congrats carll

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 18, 2018, 8:45 pm

Hey, unkawill! Did you see my comment about the audio book site?

Comment from Ireneorama
Time: June 19, 2018, 3:32 am

Bob Dole for the dick.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 22, 2018, 4:17 pm

RIP Charles

Comment from JC
Time: August 12, 2018, 4:14 am

VS Naipaul he daid. Liked his stuff.

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