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Dead Pool 127: GOGOGOGOGO!

OHMYGOD…I’m supposed to have a Dead Pool up in five minutes! SHIT SHIT SHIT! Timothy J. mcCorkle wins it with somebody named Sid Haig. Whoever. AHHHHH.

Three minutes. GO! GO! GO!

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 Tim Carlson
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:01 pm

R U T H _ B A D E R _ G I N S B U R G ! ! !

Oh, Ruthie sweetie … you are all MINE.

And if you were to pass now, during the height of impeachment mania … the insuing political conflagration would be GLORIOUS.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:01 pm

Oh, my goodness! …or badness, perhaps. So many in jeopardy, so many deserving villains whom so many would like to see Epsteined. I really ought to pick someone old, decrepit, and with one foot in the grave with the rest teetering precariously on the edge.

But no, I’m going to go with a political pick. I have a joyous feeling that Nancy Pelosi is going to stroke out on us. I just hope it’s on live teevee.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:01 pm

We’ve got some folks getting up there, and some that really deserve to have the salmon mousse, but I’m sticking with Norman Lloyd. He is 38,310 days old today.

Comment from p2
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:07 pm

Alex Trebec…

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:09 pm

Got beat to RBG. Drat. After the last hospitalization I had an online discussion with an oncological surgeon. Noting that he does not know the particulars of her case, he said that the way they carefully phrased the statement of her condition, and the insertion of the gall duct stent at that point implies a range of survival times. I would phrase it as probably not going to see Thanksgiving, may not see Halloween [except as a returning spirit], and it is possible that she may not make Chinese Independence Day.

So I’ll take Adam Schiff. His being caught giving “parody” testimony under oath in Congress makes people wonder what other deliberate lies he has told in testimony and statements as the Democrat Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Mind you, the Party leaders have no problem with him lying. They have problems with him lying clumsily enough to be caught and maybe having some Conservative start looking back at other things he has done for the Party.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:10 pm

Jimmah Carter popped his head out of a hole the other day and said something. Hopefully the swamp rabbits noticed and are on the hunt again.

Comment from Ben
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:11 pm

William (The Shat) Shatner

Comment from Hutch
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:13 pm

Sean Connery

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:20 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from platypuss
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:39 pm

Paging Mr. Baker, Mr. Ginger Baker to the white room…with black curtains.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:48 pm

I’m going with Her Maj…Queen Elizabeth II aggravated to death by MeAgain and Harry

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 27, 2019, 6:55 pm

She was mine! Mine! MINE!!!!!!!

eh, oh well I win either way.

How about Hillary Clinton, that would make me smile too.

I wish you very very well Mr. Carlson may your wish be granted, soon!

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: September 27, 2019, 7:18 pm

Clive James

Comment from Steve
Time: September 27, 2019, 7:26 pm

Ginger Baker

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 27, 2019, 7:37 pm

Stop avoiding the inevitable, Dick….

YES! Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke must meet his non-earthly fate and hopefully SOON! C’man, liver of Dick, let the old man go!

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: September 27, 2019, 8:31 pm

Keith Richards

Comment from RushBabe
Time: September 27, 2019, 8:39 pm

Roberta McCain.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: September 27, 2019, 8:59 pm

Olivia De Havilland

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: September 27, 2019, 9:13 pm

Joe Biden

He’s looking more and more like Fire Marshall Bill, and the path for Lieawatha must be cleared!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 27, 2019, 9:41 pm

Nothing clever this time. Just another centenarian: James Lovelock

(Biologist, global warmer, concocter of the weird but popular “Gaia hypothesis” – that the Earth is a conscious entity. But also, to be fair, an advocate of nuclear power.)

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 27, 2019, 9:50 pm

Statistical update after DP 126 (not many changes)

124 Dead Pools

672 contestants
8,356 entries
1,276 different candidates

Most entries: DP 5, 129.
Fewest entries: DP 7, 23 (ended in 1 hour 46 minutes with Gary Coleman).
Longest run: DP 11, 152 days.
Shortest run: DP 7 (see above).
Earliest pick to win: #1, seven times (36, 42, 46, 78, 98, 101, 110).
Deepest pick to win: #95, Dan Schorr, by sherlock, in DP 10.
Latest pick to win: #82, B.B. King, by Ripley, 120 days into DP 72.

Most wins:

10 Carl
5 thefritz
5 steve
4 xul
4 unkawill
4 LesterIII
4 Formerly known as Skeptic
4 ExpressoBold
3 weaselwannabe
3 Uncle Al
3 Montenegro
3 Deborah HH
3 catnip
3 AltBBrown

One-and-done winners:

DeGuerre, with Harmon Killebrew in DP 14.
nachogranny, with Peter Graves in DP 50.
homer, with Thomas Duncan in DP 69.

First-shot kills: 30

1 Ted Kennedy (by Enas Yorl)
3 Susan Atkins (by Princess Bernie)
4 Alexander Haig (by Sockless Joe)
5 Peter Graves (by nachogranny)
14 Harmon Killebrew (by DeGuerre)
15 Jeff Conaway (by Tawny)
16 Clarence Clemmons (by Princess Bernie)
27 Chuck Colson (by Pablo)
34 Johnny Pesky (by Pablo)
38 Alex Karras (by steve)
44 Christopher Dorner (by Davem123)
59 Joan Mondale (by ExpressoBold)
60 Tony Benn (by Carl)
68 Joan Rivers (by Drew458)
69 Thomas Duncan (by homer)
74 Jeralean Talley (by Pupster)
79 René Angélil (by ExpressoBold)
83 Paul Daniels (by Carl)
86 Arnold Palmer (by currently)
89 Leonard Cohen (by Scott Jacobs)
93 Carrie Fisher (by weaselwannabe)
100 Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (by Carl)
103 Charlie Manson (by Mitchell)
104 Max Clifford (by Carl)
105 Erica Garner (by unkawill)
106 Morgan Tsvangirai (by Carl)
108 Jerry Maren (by Spunkus)
109 Leslie Grantham (by Carl)
114 Roy Clarks (by unkawill)
115 Harry Leslie Smith (by Ric Fan)
122 Denise Nickerson (by Gebrauchshund)
125 T. Boone Pickens (by Rich Rostrom)

Most entries submitted:

117 Janna
115 Eirik
114 Armybrat
112 thefritz
112 PatAZ
110 Rich Rostrom
104 weaselwannabe
104 Uncle Al
102 Davem123
102 Ben
100 ExpressoBold
99 Some Vegetable
98 Montenegro
95 Gromulin
95 unkawill
93 Dustoffmom

Janna, Eirik, PatAZ, Ben, Gromulin, and Dustoffmom have never won; however, DP 125 shows there is hope for the persistent.

Players with most different picks:

109 Rich Rostrom
71 Timothy S. Carlson
68 PatAZ
59 Subotai Bahadur
58 Davem123
54 unkawill
53 catnip
50 steve
50 currently
42 pablo
42 Mija Cat
42 BJM
41 Uncle Al
40 Stark Dickflüssig

On the other end…

Most picked candidates:

122 Jimmy Carter
117 Kirk Douglas
109 Olivia De Havilland
106 Robert Mugabe
106 William Shatner
104 Prince Phillip
103 Jane Fonda
99 George Soros
87 Billy Graham
86 Ramsey Clark
86 Fidel Castro

678 picks have been taken once.

Candidates with broadest popularity (most different submitters):

40 George Soros
40 Betty White
36 Abe Vigoda
35 Hillary Clinton
35 Bill Clinton
34 Nancy Pelosi
33 Harry Reid
33 Fidel Castro
32 Jimmy Carter
32 George H. W. Bush
31 Lindsay Lohan
31 Jerry Lewis
29 Keith Richards
29 Henry Kissinger
27 Zsa Zsa Gabor
28 Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Comment from RimrockR
Time: September 27, 2019, 9:59 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from dissent555
Time: September 27, 2019, 10:02 pm

James D Watson, the double helix guy

Comment from Spad13
Time: September 27, 2019, 10:16 pm

Dwayne Chapman (Dog the bounty hunter)

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 27, 2019, 10:19 pm

Raúl Castro, recently barred from the U.S.

Comment from Eirik
Time: September 27, 2019, 11:17 pm

After seeing him on stage in that clip from the Emmys, I’d have to take Bob Newhart. He is not looking spry anymore.

Comment from ea in ga
Time: September 27, 2019, 11:42 pm

Hunter Biden

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: September 28, 2019, 12:11 am

Prince Phillip

Comment from spunkus
Time: September 28, 2019, 1:08 am

Harry Reid

Comment from currently
Time: September 28, 2019, 1:11 am

Loretta Lynn

Comment from PatAZ
Time: September 28, 2019, 1:33 am

Diane Feinstein. You’ve done enough damage so kick off already.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 28, 2019, 1:45 am

Thank you, Rich Rostrom. Your work is very appreciated!

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: September 28, 2019, 2:50 am

Betty White

Comment from catnip
Time: September 28, 2019, 3:16 am

Barbara Walters

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: September 28, 2019, 3:36 am

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from Timothy J. mcCorkle
Time: September 28, 2019, 7:32 am

Ginger Baker! best rock drummer Ever!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 28, 2019, 1:20 pm

note to @steve and @Timothy J. mcCorkle – you’re too late!

Comment from @platypuss (Sept 27, 6:39 pm):

Paging Mr. Baker, Mr. Ginger Baker to the white room…with black curtains.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: September 28, 2019, 1:58 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Frotto
Time: September 28, 2019, 1:59 pm

Ed Asner. Another hard left Hollywood hypocrite.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: September 28, 2019, 2:02 pm

@Rick Rostrom — I am at 74 unique picks, if you combine the picks of Timothy S. Carlson and Tim Carlson, which are one and the same. I have two separate desktop systems (office and home) with different form fill-ins.

I apologise for any grief / extra work this may cause you.

And I want to echo the sentiments which have been voiced – thank you for your hard work providing statistics for the pool.

Comment from God’s little middle finger
Time: September 28, 2019, 4:08 pm

Vera Lynn

Comment from Timothy J. mcCorkle
Time: September 28, 2019, 7:33 pm

Since they beat me to the ginger mad man… I’ll go for the Long shot… Keith Richards.

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: September 28, 2019, 10:24 pm

Ehhh-h-h…eckshully – I think Tim Carlson oughtta get the win this time ’round – it’s prolly his turn, y’know…but…

If Insaney Janey Fonda manages to finally stagger into The Cable-Car Of Fate’s dreaded path…I would be pleased to accept the win, of course. It IS, after all, long-overdue –

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 28, 2019, 10:25 pm

I left for 7 days in Europe on the 21st and was too busy to check the DP…just goes to show you, don’t leave home without your weasel. So late to the game….I pick Henry Kissinger.

Comment from Timothy J. mcCorkle
Time: September 29, 2019, 5:16 am

beat me to keith too dammit…IGGY POP!

Comment from Matt Harris
Time: September 29, 2019, 4:38 pm

Jean Auel – author of Clan of the Cave Bear.

Comment from Jc
Time: September 29, 2019, 7:02 pm

Paul Ehrlich, victim of cannibald

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 29, 2019, 11:04 pm

Yo Jc, are you picking this Paul Ehrlich…Paul Ehrlich was a Nobel prize-winning German-Jewish physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology, and antimicrobial chemotherapy. He is credited with finding a cure for syphilis in 1909. He invented the precursor technique to Gram staining bacteria. Died 1915.
or…are you picking Paul R. Ehrlich, an American biologist, best known for his warnings about the consequences of population growth and limited resources? He’s still breathing.

Comment from unkawill
Time: September 30, 2019, 2:11 am

Carl Reiner

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: September 30, 2019, 8:14 pm

George Soros

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 2, 2019, 3:05 pm

Yo, Timothy J. mcCorkle – you typo’d the email address, which is why it bounced. And because there were links in your message, it got caught in the spam filter. But never you mind…I have preserved your address. (Though it really is helpful if you send me an email; I sort things that way).

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 4, 2019, 6:00 pm

She wasn’t a pick, but the lovely Diahann Carroll has passed away, from cancer, at age 84. A class act, she was. RIP

Comment from Steve
Time: October 5, 2019, 1:51 am

Baba Ram Dass

Comment from Nana1
Time: October 5, 2019, 5:01 am

Dick Cheney for the Dick.

Comment from Crowndot
Time: October 6, 2019, 2:06 am

James Earl Jones. (Not trying to curse him.)

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 6, 2019, 11:59 am

Platypuss wins! Ginger Baker, Cream’s drummer has passed at 80. RIP

Comment from Harbqll
Time: October 6, 2019, 2:25 pm

Nobody took The Bern?

Bernie Sanders. Heart attack coverup and all.

Comment from Timothy J. mcCorkle
Time: October 6, 2019, 3:50 pm

mr. Baker has shuffled Of this mortal Coil as of sunday Morning… sad day for drummers everywhere!

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 7, 2019, 1:30 am

Wow, had no idea ol’ Rip was still alive until tonight.
RIP Rip. http://tinyurl.com/y2w5lrth

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 5, 2020, 11:55 pm

Hahahahaha. Kirk Douglas finally passes the mortal coil, and this is one of the few Dead Pools he *wasn’t* in.

Comment from JC
Time: February 6, 2020, 9:33 am

Well, fuck, maybe folks just took rule wazzit. “(I thought he was dead)”. I did not know that Mad Mike Hoare was still alive. He died at the age of 100, a complete badass Irish mercenary chartered public accountant. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/03/mercenary-mad-mike-hoare-dies-in-south-africa-aged-100

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