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SHITSHITSHIT. Lookit the time! Holy geez.

Currently wins the dick with Carl Reiner. That is all.


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 LesterIII
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:05 pm

I feel pity for GhisMax’s custody detail. But as tempting as GhisMax is, I’m gonna still hang on with Norman Lloyd.
38,590 days is a lot of days.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:06 pm

Roberta McCain, FTW.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:06 pm

Racing to be the first, but I figure that Ghislaine Maxwell, who was arrested by the Feds has her suicide already scheduled. She was Pedo-blackmailer Jeffrey Epstein’s fixer, procurer, and general assistant. She was not pursued by the Federal government until recently. The Federal Attorney for the Southern District of New York was Jeffrrey Berman who was an interim appointment for 120 days, who was confirmed not by the Senate but by the judges of the Southern District of New York. He was fired by President Trump, with arguments going back and forth but with Trump winning. It is … interesting that within a couple of weeks after Berman being fired, his replacement finally indicts Maxwell. And that a lot of well known people may be indicted too.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Anonymous
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:07 pm

I’m going to take Ruth Bader Ginsburg as my prom date.

C’mon, Ruthie. You want a dick, don’t ya?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:10 pm

Dang. Raul Castro.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:10 pm

I’m anonymous, above. Racing too fast to get Ruthie to put in my incidentals… Oops.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:30 pm

I’m Spartacus!
I hosied Ruth earlier! Timothy! Do you not understand Hosey?

If it’s any comfort I will celebrate your win. but I’m pretty sure between the animatronic and the RBG impersonator she’ll be with us until after Trump leaves office in 2024.

So, low hanging fruit then – Olivia de Havilland

Comment from MrsDurned
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:31 pm

Bruce Dern, I don’t know what made me think of him, but he’s my pick.

Can I say I’d like to go back to the office? Mr Retirement didn’t even know today was a holiday.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 3, 2020, 6:57 pm

I was going to pick Hugh Malcolm Downs (February 14, 1921 – July 1, 2020) again but I missed it by thaaaaat much… died two days ago.
If you haven’t seen this, it’s worth a gander: https://stiffs.com/
If you’re looking for “contestants,” here’s a place to start:
I’ll give Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh a shot… I mean, opportunity.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: July 3, 2020, 7:01 pm

George Soros

C’mon George, make the world a better place.

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: July 3, 2020, 7:06 pm

If Carl went, then Mel Brooks can’t be all that far behind.

Comment from ea
Time: July 3, 2020, 7:08 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from Anonymous
Time: July 3, 2020, 7:22 pm

Dang it ea! I was all set to lure Jimmah out of his Habitat with a peanut and then smack him over the head with a rabbit, for humanity.

Now, I just have to run around with my hands in the air and shout and pick…

Charlie Sheen. He seems like the kind of guy who has too much tiger blood in him to wear a mask.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: July 3, 2020, 7:33 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from Davem123
Time: July 3, 2020, 7:55 pm

I’m going with Rob Reiner. He doesn’t have his daddy’s talent, maybe he won’t have his lifespan either.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 3, 2020, 8:07 pm

My pick is Prince Andrew, who will simply have to go before Ghislaine Maxwell spills her guts. I mean spills her guts in the “testimony” sense, not in the “seppuku” sense. The Royal Family might then get away with suppressing anything she might blab about doing the nasty with nymphets.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: July 3, 2020, 8:34 pm

Expresso Bold, that’s an inneresting site, but the archives stop at 2016. Is it still going?

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: July 3, 2020, 8:45 pm

Sonia Sotomayor

Comment from RimrockR
Time: July 3, 2020, 9:10 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from currently
Time: July 3, 2020, 9:45 pm

Willie Mays – “The Say Hey Kid” MLB Hall of Famer.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm


Both sites are still active…

Comment from Gromulin
Time: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm

Clint Eastwood. I’m feeling lucky.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 3, 2020, 10:24 pm

Uncle Al:

If you are right it will be interesting, as to mode of death by which country’s hands.

I believe our respective picks are in a race.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 3, 2020, 10:43 pm

Picking from my list: (rolls 2d6, have made a table to choose 1 of 4)… and it is the third name (following #1, then #2; so much for randomness).

John Lange – better known as “John Norman”, author of the “Gor” series of science-fantasy bondage and discipline novels, which have sold millions of copies over the decades. Bizarrely, there were people who liked them in spite of the B&D content. Like reading Playboy only for the articles.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 3, 2020, 10:45 pm


Statistical update after DP 130 (not many changes; see the previous report in DP 126)

128 Dead Pools

684 contestants
8,356 entries
1,305 different candidates

Most entries etc (unchanged)

Note: at 132 days, DP 129 tied for 3rd longest DP. DP 128 (117 days) was 6th longest. They were by far the longest back-to-back pair; both were longer than the previous seven DPs (121-127) combined.

Most wins:

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

One-and-done winners (unchanged)

First-shot kills: 30 (unchanged)

Most entries submitted:

119 Eirik
118 Armybrat
117 thefritz
117 Janna
116 PatAZ
110 Rich Rostrom
108 weaselwannabe
106 Ben
105 Davem123
104 Uncle Al
104 Some Vegetable
103 ExpressoBold
103 catnip
102 J. S. Bridges
98 unkawill
98 Montenegro
98 Gromulin
93 P2
93 Hutch
93 Dustoffmom
92 Pablo
91 Gulliblepratt
91 LesterIII
90 Timothy S. Carlson

Janna, Eirik, PatAZ, Ben, J. S. Bridges, P2, Some Vegetable, Timothy S. Carlson, Gulliblepratt, and Dustoffmom have never won.

However, DP 129 shows there is hope for the persistent; congratulations, Gromulin!

Players with most different picks:

113 Rich Rostrom
73 Timothy S. Carlson
71 PatAZ
59 Subotai Bahadur
58 Davem123
56 unkawill
54 currently
54 catnip
52 steve
45 BJM
44 Uncle Al
42 pablo
42 Mija Cat
40 Stark Dickflüssig
40 ExpressoBold

On the other end…

Most picked candidates:

126 Jimmy Carter
118 Kirk Douglas
113 Olivia De Havilland
109 William Shatner
109 Prince Phillip
107 Jane Fonda
106 Robert Mugabe
102 George Soros
87 Nancy Pelosi
87 Billy Graham
86 Ramsey Clark
86 Fidel Castro

678 picks have been taken once.

Candidates with broadest popularity (most different submitters):

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

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 3, 2020, 11:05 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: July 3, 2020, 11:13 pm

Bob Dole

….falls and places his eye socket onto his pen

Comment from Spad13
Time: July 3, 2020, 11:23 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from Ben
Time: July 4, 2020, 12:26 am

William Shatner

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 4, 2020, 12:42 am

Thank you, @Rich Rostrom. Being a life-long numbers-oriented guy, I appreciate the effort you put in to keep track of all this and report on it from time to time.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 4, 2020, 12:49 am

@Subotai Bahadur – Yes, interesting indeed. If it appears that Maxwell will sing, and I’ll be medium surprised if that happens, I will be watching with keen attention to see what, if anything, the Royals do to protect themselves. There’s little doubt that Prince Andrew was engaged in activities (I’m being uncharacteristically gentle here) that powerful people are likely to make a significant effort to keep under wraps.

Comment from spunkus
Time: July 4, 2020, 12:59 am

Harry Belafonte for the banana.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 4, 2020, 1:11 am

How ‘bout that! I’m #2 in the most entries category. And now that I’m retired I got nothing else to do but wait for the dead pool! I’ll be #1 before you know it!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 4, 2020, 2:17 am

I second the thanks to Rich Rostrum for your work in the recording and itemization of The Celebrity Dead Pool!


Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: July 4, 2020, 3:00 am

I’ll go with Henry Kissinger since Mr. Soros is already taken.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: July 4, 2020, 3:12 am

Because I can’t get no satisfaction, I’ll stay with the long shot, Mr. Keith Richards.

Comment from gromulin
Time: July 4, 2020, 4:20 am

98 times? Really?

Comment from Conchi
Time: July 4, 2020, 4:40 am

Moonbeam Jerry Brown

Comment from dissent555
Time: July 4, 2020, 5:41 am

Yeah, Sidney Poitier again this round.

Comment from steve
Time: July 4, 2020, 1:18 pm

Norman Lloyd

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 4, 2020, 6:50 pm

Uncle Al
July 4, 2020 1249 pm

Things just leaned towards the Brits acting first.


Andrew may want to start reviewing the biography of Edward II.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from p2
Time: July 4, 2020, 6:59 pm

Seeing as my usual Hank Kissinger got snagged I’ll grab Alex Trebec for $1000.

Comment from BJM
Time: July 4, 2020, 7:03 pm

Imma going with the ever popular choice: Nancy Pelosi….no particular reason other than wishful thinking.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: July 5, 2020, 2:12 am

Dagnabbit I forgot that the pool was open, and I missed my first choice, second choice, third choice, etc.

How about Amanda Bynes. Sad choice.

Comment from catnip
Time: July 5, 2020, 5:11 am

Beverly Cleary

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 5, 2020, 5:33 am

@Subotai Bahadur
RE: Ghislaine Maxwell and her forthcoming unfortunate accident

I would say MI-6, in her prison cell, with a bed sheet – ala Jeffrey Epstein.

Comment from Jasonius
Time: July 5, 2020, 6:21 am

What the hey, I’ll give it a spin.

Betty White to bump her “unique pick” numbers why not?

Comment from MrsDurned
Time: July 5, 2020, 12:05 pm

Am I too late to say New York City?

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 5, 2020, 1:14 pm

I thought I’d give you all a sporting chance and defer my pick for 48 hours…that’s a lie. I got caught up in pre-4th festivities and a bottle of Tito’s….

I pick Ralph Pierre LaCock, better known by his stage name Peter Marshall, game show host extraordinaire.

Comment from steve
Time: July 6, 2020, 2:26 am

Somebody ought to nab Yoko.

Word is she has started moving toward the light.

Comment from Pablo
Time: July 6, 2020, 6:12 am

Ramsay Clark. Come on, ya miserable son of a bitch!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 6, 2020, 1:52 pm

RIP to the legendary composer Ennio Morricone
So many beautiful scores/soundtracks, often hauntingly so, that he created.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 6, 2020, 3:07 pm

@LesterIII — “…many beautiful scores/soundtracks…” — except the ones with whistling. And I say that as one who likes the sound of fingernails on a blackboard.

Hmm. Anybody remember blackboards? Or have then been declared RAYCISS now? And that reminds me: somebody simply HAS to do something about those oppressive institutional slave-owning whiteboards. They’ve gotta be replace with boards of color whether they’re legible or not.

Comment from Tonycc
Time: July 6, 2020, 4:44 pm

Bob Barker

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 6, 2020, 4:56 pm

RIP Charlie Daniels…

Charles Edward Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 6, 2020, 6:11 pm

I knew Charlie Daniels.

He was a jerk, actually.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: July 6, 2020, 8:03 pm

Bill Clinton

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 6, 2020, 8:41 pm

I wanted to mention Ennio Morricone also passed today. RIP

Ennio Morricone, OMRI (10 November 1928 – 6 July 2020) was an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpet player who wrote music in a wide range of styles. Morricone composed over 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His score to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history

Comment from PatAZ
Time: July 7, 2020, 1:24 am

Guess I will pick Yoko Ono since she is still available. She can’t be too happy about her son seeming to move to the other side of the political spectrum. Anyone think the throne picture was taken by Andy? I can’t imagine there would be too many people around for that photo shoot.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 7, 2020, 4:00 pm

@UncleAl, I too like nails on a chalkboard, and have had much entertainment in life using this trait.

It saddens me that you do not like the theme to TGTBTU, but Ennio has so many works, it isn’t possible to like them all.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 8, 2020, 4:50 am

@LesterIII — I should been more accurate in my comment. It isn’t that the whistling is bad, it’s that I simply don’t like the sound of whistling. TGTBATU theme is very good and works very well for the movie; I just can’t listen to it without cringing at the whistling.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 8, 2020, 12:03 pm

@Rich Rostrom:

I hate to nitpick, but ….

As of deadpool #128, I have (under the names Tim Carlson and Timothy S. Carlson):

– 93 total entries
– 75 unique entries
– 0 wins *frown*

Also, as of Deadpool “128”, there have been 6 skipped by Weasel for whatever reasons (14, 17, 29, 30, 66, & 81), so there have only been been 122 deadpools total (125 total as of deadpool “131”).

I’m going to go through all of the deadpools again and flag which ones I used “Tim Carlson” or “Timothy S. Carlson”. I’m retired and trapped in my house because of the CCP crud, so I have a _lot_ of free time.


Comment from thefritz
Time: July 8, 2020, 6:16 pm

Obviously nobody here saw this coming:


Comment from blake
Time: July 8, 2020, 7:27 pm

John Roberts

Comment from Nana1
Time: July 9, 2020, 5:56 am

Dick Cheney

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 10, 2020, 12:43 am

@Subotai Bahadur — You might be amused by this. The Liberty Daily, a conservative news aggregator, is selling an “ahead of the curve” (their words) T-shirt that asks

Who Killed Ghislaine Maxwell?

Comment from unkawill
Time: July 11, 2020, 4:34 am

I going with Scottish Comedian Billy Connolly this time around.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 13, 2020, 10:01 am

Annnd … another one we didn’t see coming. Someone had better put a watch on John Travolta.


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 14, 2020, 9:09 am

Shite. ANOTHER one we didn’t see coming.

There but for the grace of God, go I.

Rest in peace, Mr. Imahara


Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: July 14, 2020, 3:09 pm

I already made a dubious pick, but if I was to pick again I’d go with Lisa Marie Presley. …

Comment from Hutch
Time: July 16, 2020, 3:41 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 18, 2020, 4:02 am

Surprised nobody had John Lewis, civil rights icon and longtime congressman. In December 2019, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.


Comment from Davem123
Time: July 25, 2020, 7:29 pm

Regis Philbin, 88, shuffled off this mortal coil last night. A heart attack at his Manhattan home.

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 26, 2020, 3:08 pm

Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green has passed.


Comment from Davem123
Time: July 26, 2020, 4:23 pm

Olivia De Havilland has gone. Surprising nobody had her. In Paris, peacefully in her sleep. RIP lovely lady,

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: July 26, 2020, 4:30 pm


DurnedYankee got her.

Comment from Conchi
Time: July 26, 2020, 4:40 pm

What!?! Nobody selected her this round? Amazing. I wonder if we choose political candidates more frequently when there is more socio-political unrest.

Comment from Davem123
Time: July 26, 2020, 4:50 pm

My apologies, DurnedYankee. I skimmed over the entries and didn’t spot your claim. It’s good that her passing will be commemorated with a Dick-winning, after such a long history in the Dead Pool.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 26, 2020, 7:56 pm

Olivia de Havilland has passed away. Waaah!
@durnedyankee is taking home the dick. Yaaay!

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 26, 2020, 8:27 pm

Congrats durnedyankee, ya poached my go-to gal O de H and won…

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