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Dead Pool Round 112: Now! With that new kitten smell!

This round goes to KMM with Aretha Franklin. She was only 76 (you can tell you’re getting old when you can say things like “only 76”), but I heard it was pancreatic cancer. Mean bastard.

On with the show…!

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 Ben
Time: August 17, 2018, 6:01 pm

William Shatner

Comment from RushBabe
Time: August 17, 2018, 6:05 pm

Juan McCain

Comment from p2
Time: August 17, 2018, 6:17 pm

joe biden…..

Comment from Montenegro
Time: August 17, 2018, 6:21 pm

Carl Reiner once again!!

Comment from MrsDurnedYankee
Time: August 17, 2018, 6:26 pm

I’ll take Burt Reynolds for $300 Alex.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: August 17, 2018, 6:27 pm

Notoriously awful Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Why won’t you die?

Comment from PatAZ
Time: August 17, 2018, 6:28 pm

Maxine waters. It’s time!

Comment from Hutch
Time: August 17, 2018, 6:58 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: August 17, 2018, 7:01 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 17, 2018, 7:39 pm

Venturing south of the equator for only the second time: Kenneth Kaunda, former longtime President (i.e. boss) of Zambia (1964-1991).

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 17, 2018, 7:43 pm

Jimmah Carter, the peanut president.

Comment from Janna
Time: August 17, 2018, 7:58 pm

Kirk Douglas

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:02 pm

I’ll go with Stan Lee again.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:03 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from Davem123
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:06 pm

Elon Musk. Something weird is going on with the boy.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:09 pm

Miriam Moskowitz

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:24 pm

George H. W. Bush

Comment from Armybrat
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:24 pm

Olivia de Havand. She is 102

Comment from BJM
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:55 pm

I’ll try a former pick; Phil the Greek, HRH Prince Philip.

Comment from sassamon
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:56 pm

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 Eirik
Time: August 17, 2018, 8:56 pm

Robert Mugabe

Comment from gromulin
Time: August 17, 2018, 9:19 pm

Dame Vera Lynn

Comment from Nana1
Time: August 17, 2018, 9:34 pm

Back with Bob Doyle.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 17, 2018, 9:50 pm

Bruce Ohr of the U.S. Dept. of “Justice” who looks like he was the middle man between Fusion GPS and Chris Steele on one side, and the Deep State people who were doing very naughty, illegal, unconstitutional, and treasonous things to prevent, and subsequently undermine and terminate the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Lots of nasty and powerful people would like to see Ohr out of the picture, the more permanently the better.

Comment from Bob
Time: August 17, 2018, 11:24 pm

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from Spunkus
Time: August 17, 2018, 11:32 pm

Roberta McCain

Comment from JC
Time: August 17, 2018, 11:49 pm

Willie Nelson’s not looking too hot.

Comment from KMM
Time: August 17, 2018, 11:58 pm

Pierre Cardin

Comment from Spad13
Time: August 18, 2018, 12:01 am

Dan Rather

Comment from currently
Time: August 18, 2018, 12:06 am

Kris Kristofferson

He wants this on his tombstone:
“Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free”

Hard to argue against that sentiment. And since I picked him – he’ll live on.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: August 18, 2018, 12:16 am

Rosalynn Carter

Comment from ea in ga
Time: August 18, 2018, 12:20 am

Wolf Blitzer

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 18, 2018, 1:20 am

Since I see I was late to the gate and missed out on Jimmah to weaselwannabe, I will settle for Hillary (who will never be president) Clinton.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: August 18, 2018, 2:12 am

Paul Manafort, especially if he beats the charges filed against him by Robert Mueller.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 18, 2018, 2:44 am

@Timothy S. Carlson – Yeah, if Manafort is acquitted he may well be a target, but I suspect Judge Ellis and the jurors would come go first.

Comment from Checkers
Time: August 18, 2018, 3:05 am

Lisa Page, FBI lawyer who knows too much.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 18, 2018, 4:06 am

@ Nana1,

Who is “Bob Doyle?”

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: August 18, 2018, 4:30 am

Ron Popiel, last of the traveling medicine show men.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: August 18, 2018, 4:36 am

Heinz Alfred “Henry” Kissinger, former US Secretary of State

Comment from catnip
Time: August 18, 2018, 4:55 am

Herman Wouk

Comment from LesterIII
Time: August 18, 2018, 6:06 am

792 road miles today & poached. Damn you, Catnip. I’m going to have to draft your invitation to The Estate.

I’ll go with Norman Lloyd. He’s approaching 104.

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: August 18, 2018, 7:08 am

I’ma take a reeeal long-shot, here (and sincerely-hope Janey-Insaney Fonda…temporarily…stays outta the way of The Cable-Car Of Destiny, at least until the Next Round comes ’round…) – and go with that slimy, smarmy, sneaking li’l scut-bag named Peter Strzok –

Preferably, he should be crushed into raspberry jam by something very large, very heavy and very sharp-edged, falling – as painfully as possible – from a very great height…but, by whatever means, it should happen a) as soon as possible, b) as suddenly-but-painfully as possible, and c) with no chance whatsoever of his survival.

Sic ‘im!!!…

Comment from Nana1
Time: August 18, 2018, 11:39 am

ExpressoBold, Bob Dole is the former Senator and Senate Majority leader from Nebraska. 95 years old.

Comment from tonycc
Time: August 18, 2018, 1:11 pm

Bye bye Bob Barker.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: August 18, 2018, 1:48 pm

Heh, here’s one we all missed – Kofi Annan, former Secretary General to the UN.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 18, 2018, 3:11 pm

I’ll go with Norman Lloyd. He’s approaching 104.

A spring chicken, Lester. Someone on the last round picked an actress who is going to turn 105 in early September.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 18, 2018, 4:33 pm

@ Nana1:
I know that, Nana1. Are you changing your guess from “Bob Doyle,” an author, to “Bob Dole,” a WW2 hero and former politician?

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: August 18, 2018, 5:38 pm

Andrea Mitchell. Just a wild guess.

Comment from Vinnie Mac
Time: August 18, 2018, 5:38 pm

Carol Channing

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: August 18, 2018, 7:22 pm

Is there justice in this world? The terrible lizard Jiang Zemin, of something stolen Falun Gong body parts cannot fix.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: August 18, 2018, 7:25 pm

Tommy Lasorda

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 18, 2018, 9:42 pm

Wow, I was actually in Detroit on Thursday when the news hit Aretha had passed. The radio stations were wall-to-wall with tributes and reminisces…even the country station. Went to the ELO concert at the Little Ceasers Arena that night and they had a nice tribute playing on the Jumbotron as we entered. SO…since I’m so late I pick Ralph Pierre LaCock, better known by his stage name, Peter Marshall.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 18, 2018, 9:44 pm

ah crap, Peter Marshall is from me…

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: August 19, 2018, 3:01 pm

Peter Strzok – yes, he is entitled to his reward for the li(e)fe he’s led and as soon as possible.

Comment from platypuss
Time: August 19, 2018, 3:03 pm

mel brooks

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: August 19, 2018, 7:52 pm

Timothy S. Carlson and Uncle Al beat me to my first picks, so I will go to a more despicable, but also more likely choice. The only reason that CNN and the rest of the media want the names and addresses of the jurors [this from the filing]: “Therefore the Media Coalition respectfully requests the Court issue an order directing the Clerk to make publicly available the names and addresses of the jurors and alternates who heard this case, at the latest immediately upon the return by the Jury of its verdict.” https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4770015/8-16-18-Media-Motion-to-Intervene-and-for-Access.pdf

is to threaten and carry out attacks on the family members of the jurors as extortion to get convictions.
Italics my emphasis, because they want to do it before a verdict is voted on.

So one or more family members of the jurors.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: August 20, 2018, 7:57 am

Clive James

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: August 20, 2018, 10:03 am

As Mr. Bridges has yielded the floor on Hanoi Jane, It falls as my duty to nominate her in this round of the pool. Jane, please don’t let me down.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 20, 2018, 5:51 pm

@ Subotai Bahadur:

You are entirely correct; it would jury intimidation of the rankest order, wholesale, if possible.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: August 20, 2018, 5:57 pm

“So one or more family members of the jurors. ”

Now see, in the interests of free speechifying and your right to know stuff you don’t really need to know (because in a proper system of actual justice without media, and/or other, intimidation – WHAT DIFFERENCE WOULD IT MAKE!)

I can say if they DID hand out the juror names, you could put down a name for the list!

That’s why we need to know! 😛

and I hope old Paul, who I bet is guilty of whatever financial crime they charged him with, gets off because I just bought a lot of popcorn, and the subsequent fireworks will be spectacular!

Comment from bikeboy
Time: August 21, 2018, 9:36 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis, “The Killer”

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 22, 2018, 8:28 am

Actress Barbara Harris, 83, of cancer. I use to really like her. However, I didnt remember she was the one that sang that god awful song in Nashville. Yeesh!

Comment from Daniel
Time: August 22, 2018, 6:02 pm

Gina Lollobrigida — not that I wish her ill in any way.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: August 22, 2018, 9:43 pm

george soros

Comment from dissent555
Time: August 23, 2018, 5:39 am

Was outa town over the last weekend, so missed everything.

I’ll take Freeman Dyson for this round.

Comment from currently
Time: August 24, 2018, 7:28 am

Ed King, who co-wrote the Lynyrd Skynyrd hit “Sweet Home Alabama,” the tune with the classic riff that became a Southern rock anthem, has died. RIP.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 24, 2018, 5:27 pm

Robin “I’m yelling and I don’t know why” Leach passed.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 24, 2018, 5:27 pm

This thing could have been over if someone, like Carl, had picked Robin Leach!
Robin Douglas Leach (29 August 1941 – 23 August 2018)
Also, John McCain and his family have finally accepted the inevitable and discontinued his medical treatment. Let’s make it “days, not months,” Juan.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 24, 2018, 9:16 pm


Comment from Pablo
Time: August 24, 2018, 10:16 pm

Imma give Roberta McCain another chance to beat her mavericking boy John to the dick. Give him hell, Bertie!

Comment from Drew458
Time: August 25, 2018, 2:23 am

John McCain. The Arizona Senator. My first pick. Not my 2nd pick, not Roberta, not Juan McCain. John McCain. There are rules here, ya know.

Comment from currently
Time: August 25, 2018, 2:57 am


You’re too late. Spunkus picked her on Aug 17.

Comment from unkawill
Time: August 25, 2018, 3:29 am

dick van dyke

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 26, 2018, 12:39 am

John McCain, RIP.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 26, 2018, 1:11 am

Jeeeezus…another DP controversy…only good thing is
John, Juan, squishy Rino McCain is dead….

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 26, 2018, 1:14 am

I do feel for his mother as no parent should ever outlive their children…

Comment from Drew458
Time: August 26, 2018, 1:18 am

Tune in Monday for her Stoatiness’ ruling?

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: August 26, 2018, 7:09 am

John McLettuceHead was my senator for a long time. I can’t count how many emails I sent him complaining about how he was behaving as a (supposedly) REPUBLICAN senator. His “$50/hr for picking lettuce” comment was the last straw for me – hence the McLettuceHead nickname.

Condolences to his family, but I’m not going to lose any sleep over his passing.

Impatiently waiting for the next DP to commence. Friday 6PM WBT is a looooong ways away…

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 26, 2018, 7:35 am

thefritz @ August 26, 2018, 1:11 am: squishy Rino McCain…

The American Conservative Union gave McCain a rating of 57 for 2017, and a lifetime rating of 81. Among Senate Democrats, one had an 8 for 2017, four had 4, and the other 43 had 0; the highest lifetime rating was 30.

So he wasn’t reliable, but he wasn’t bad.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 26, 2018, 11:41 am

He thought he stuck it to Trump for his bill-killing thumbs down vote on the Obamacare repeal. That vote was a personal fuck you to Trump for his “not a war hero” comment. That vote robbed Trump and conservative America of a crucial victory. Sorry Rich, the guy was a douche bag.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 26, 2018, 4:14 pm

Goodbye Girl Neil Simon is now “Goodbye Guy”…
Marvin Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018) credited as Neil Simon, was an American playwright, screenwriter and author.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: August 26, 2018, 4:37 pm

No controversy, in my opinion; everyone knew who RushBabe meant. You even referenced her pick in yours, Drew458.

Rule 3&4 debate! All I know is the Gallery Wing of The Estate has a new guest. Welcome Juan/John!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 26, 2018, 5:34 pm

I got sick of McCain’s passive aggressiveness. At times he came thru but always at the last minute, thereby dampening any victory. Also, he campaigned on repealing obammycare and as soon as he was elected, he gave us the finger. Now we have to sit thru all the leftards and nevertrumpbots fapping over him.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 26, 2018, 8:36 pm

No controversy. I’m delighted to give the dick to Rush Babe. And by delighted…well. I was no fan of the departed.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: August 26, 2018, 9:30 pm

Thanks, Stoaty!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 28, 2018, 12:08 am

Eddie Nash died — 4 years ago. That’s right, in 2014. Cant believe it slipped past me. Thought that SOB would never kick the bucket.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 30, 2018, 9:15 pm

This is sad: RIP Dave Dave, aka David Rothenberg, age 42. Dave was set on fire by his SOB of a father when he was 7 years old. He endured years of pain and became an artist. Died 7/15 but cause of death is sketchy.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 31, 2018, 1:39 am

@Ric Fan

Exactly. Joe “they’re gonna put y’all back in chains” Biden was the worst.

McCain sure knew how to hold a grudge, but IMO publicly dis-inviting Palin was over the line.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 31, 2018, 6:07 pm


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