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Dead Pool Round 132: Hot as blazes in here…

High 80s, which is as hot as Britain ever gets. Because of that, though, there’s no air conditioning anywhere, except maybe in cars. So, good day to stay home and stay immobile.

Durnedyankee wins it with Olivia de Havilland. Olivia was a sure thing. Olivia has been a sure thing for upwards of ten years. Olivia was the Actress that Wouldn’t Die. And now she’s dead.

Durned has won before, as has Mrs Durned.

Right. Are we ready?

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 31, 2020, 6:00 pm

So many folks worldwide are deserving of The DirtNap, but I’m greedy and want more Sweasy art. I’m sticking with Norman Lloyd. 38,618 days is a lot of days

Comment from RushBabe
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:00 pm

Roberta McCain, at the tender age of 108.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:01 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Comment from Ben
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:01 pm

William Shatner, hack…

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:01 pm

Mr Soros, your nap awaits.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:03 pm

LesterIII, Mr. Lloyd is a mere babe compared to Mrs. McCain (if the Reaper is looking solely at years).

Comment from p2
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:03 pm

Alex Trebek yet again.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:07 pm

Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:22 pm

Dr Lyinass Falsi

Mask on, mask off

Comment from steve
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:24 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from Nana1
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:42 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 31, 2020, 6:49 pm

“Delightful!,” says Royal Consort Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, father of Prince Andrew, who is (or was) a most randy consort for anything he could get his hands on, jailbait or not, a fact abused most cleverly by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 31, 2020, 7:20 pm

Ah, shite. Late again. Hold on, Ruthie – I’ll get you next time.

Changing it up again and picking Dietrich Mateschitz, chairman and 49% owner of Red Bull (Austria), who just performed a purge of American executives and marketing types who were pushing Red Bull support of BLM and other SJW nonsense. Good on Dietrich, but I fear it makes him a target.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: July 31, 2020, 7:23 pm

Dick VanDyke …. The Chitty Actor should be merrily Poppin along so… so Bye, Bye, Dickie.

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: July 31, 2020, 7:25 pm

Fine I’ll play your morose game. Is this the only way to get original Sweas art on poop paper? Angela Lansbury

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 31, 2020, 7:40 pm

@Stoaty — I have a question for you in your rôle as Maîtresse de la régulation.

I picked R.B.Ginsburg. The only evidence that she didn’t kick the docket months ago is the word of people who might want to hide the fact that she’s dead thus depriving President Trump the opportunity to nominate a new SCOTUS justice.

Here’s the question. If it turns out that she’s been a-moulderin’ for a while and then her demise is belatedly announced after the fact, will I be in violation of Rule 0 and thus red carded?

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: July 31, 2020, 8:02 pm

Dick Van Dyke again.

Comment from Yanqui Tango
Time: July 31, 2020, 8:13 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: July 31, 2020, 8:29 pm

Bill Clinton

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: July 31, 2020, 8:43 pm

Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: July 31, 2020, 8:52 pm

Pierre Cardin

Comment from ea
Time: July 31, 2020, 8:54 pm

Xi Jinping -if the flood doesn’t get him the angry peasants might. Mandate of Heaven and all.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 31, 2020, 9:01 pm

Okay – just to be clear with my smartass name for him above – that slug Dr. Fauci.

I don’t expect to win, but just in case.

Comment from Pupster
Time: July 31, 2020, 9:07 pm

Jerry Nadler, hopefully in a mostly peaceful manner.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: July 31, 2020, 9:12 pm

Too late to poach most of the good ones, so I’ll stay with the long shot, Mr. Keith Richards.

Comment from platypuss
Time: July 31, 2020, 10:21 pm

Bob Barker, come on down.
Or up…if the case may be.

Comment from ama
Time: July 31, 2020, 10:24 pm

looks like a few doubled up choices/names already. I select Miss “china is awesome” Diane Feinstein and apologize if I’ve stepped on someone’s toes.

Comment from Spad13
Time: July 31, 2020, 10:30 pm

Al Sharpton

Comment from RimrockR
Time: July 31, 2020, 10:49 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from Eirik
Time: July 31, 2020, 11:05 pm

I’ll go with Alan Alda, 84 years young

Comment from currently
Time: July 31, 2020, 11:29 pm

Walter Mondale (darn near beat Reagan by winning Minnesota in 1984)

Comment from Davem123
Time: July 31, 2020, 11:36 pm

Maxine Waters, because:

1. General Principles
2. Another opportunity for commie politicians to get together for a Wellstone/Lewis-type sendoff and share a little ‘Rona around the casket.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 31, 2020, 11:51 pm

Wanted to go for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but events kept me offline till now. Second choice was Prince Andrew, whose escapades with Epstein means that he is due for a fatal accident with a whole bunch of suspects crossing international borders. But I was beaten to that.

Then I was beaten to Joe Biden, whose life becomes surplus to the Democrats from the moment he and his formal choice for VP are named, and before the election.

So reaching deep into the bag let me guess Gavin Newsom, the governor of California who is screwing his state deep into the ground with a lot less attention being paid than to his counterparts in Washington and Oregon.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from spunkus
Time: August 1, 2020, 12:15 am

Bob Schieffer.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 1, 2020, 1:11 am

Gees…I’ll poach Insaney Janey…Jane Fonda

@Subotai…from your lips to God’s ear.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: August 1, 2020, 1:21 am

This newly minted FL resident will take Desmond Tutu

Comment from PatAZ
Time: August 1, 2020, 1:41 am

Too late and I missed out on Mad Maxine. She has been blasting PDJT lately so was hoping her head would explode. How about Richard “Dick” Durbin. Why not?

Comment from tinman
Time: August 1, 2020, 2:11 am

I’m sorry Betty White, but it’s time for that Golden Girls reunion in the sky.

Comment from catnip
Time: August 1, 2020, 4:05 am

George P. Schultz, former U.S. Secretary of State, and whatnot.

Comment from Teej
Time: August 1, 2020, 4:27 am

Lori Lightfoot.
By one of her fine upstanding citizens

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 1, 2020, 8:04 am

“Durned has won before, as has Mrs Durned.”

When? Mrs, D. had Burt Reynolds in DP 116, but Mr. D. hadn’t scored until DP 131, AFAIK.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 1, 2020, 8:13 am

My pick for this will be good enough.

That is, John B. Goodenough, 2019 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (co-discoverer of the chemistry for lithium ion batteries). AFAIK, he was the oldest honoree ever (age 96) and is now the oldest living Nobel winner (age 98).

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 1, 2020, 12:59 pm

Nah, that was my first win. Mrs D was the first Durned winner.

She ‘hasn’t given this any thought’ lately. Something mumbled about having to support her lazyass husband.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 1, 2020, 3:14 pm

This post is a High 5! and Two Thumbs Up for Pupster.

Comment from A.mouse
Time: August 1, 2020, 6:49 pm

Tekashi 6ix9ine

Comment from dissent
Time: August 2, 2020, 2:04 am

Oh crikey, got busy yesterday and forgot all about this.. I’ll choose Sidney Poitier again.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: August 2, 2020, 2:15 am

Henry Kissinger, the former US Secretary of State

Comment from LesterIII
Time: August 2, 2020, 5:30 am

Nobody had Wilford Brimley this round. Semper Fi, sir.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: August 2, 2020, 3:51 pm

Forgot again, and now all the “good” picks are gone!
Ok. How about Amanda Bynes.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 2, 2020, 6:18 pm

Leslie Randall, “Gone but Not …. who?”

Leslie Randall (19 October 1924 – 2 August 2020), English film and television actor

Comment from littlesister
Time: August 3, 2020, 12:29 am

Ryan O’Neal

Congrats currently, for snagging DP 130!

Comment from Hutch
Time: August 3, 2020, 1:46 am

Joanne Woodward

Comment from Carl
Time: August 3, 2020, 10:12 am

Former Pope Benedict

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 3, 2020, 2:34 pm

ehhh, traveling to a wedding and fretting about hurricane/tropical storm ‘Isaias’ I got caught flat footed again on a timely pick…Soooo, it’s Ralph Pierre LaCock for me. (better known as game show host Peter Marshall)

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: August 5, 2020, 8:43 pm

On general principles, I’m stickin’ with Paul Ehrlich.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: August 7, 2020, 4:13 pm

Heh –

Brent Scowcroft, former US National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and (H.W.) Bush, has passed away. He was 95.

Too bad noone had picked him….

Comment from Pablo
Time: August 7, 2020, 11:26 pm

Ramsey Clark because that son of a bitch has to die one of these days.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 12, 2020, 1:50 pm

Sumner Redstone, media mogul, has passed at 97. RIP


Comment from Yanqui Tango
Time: August 12, 2020, 2:57 pm

Anybody have Trini Lopez ?

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 12, 2020, 11:48 pm

Wasn’t there someone here who constantly picked Leslie Randall, of Joan and Leslie fame who had a catchphrase of “You’re not wrong!” or some such?


Leslie Randall (19 October 1924 – c. 2 August 2020)

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: August 20, 2020, 12:49 am

Leslie Phillips

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: August 24, 2020, 12:53 pm

Kim Jong Un

Comment from moviegique
Time: August 25, 2020, 6:25 pm

James Caan

IDK why. I was actually thinking Scott Caan but that seems like too much of a long shot.

Comment from unkawill
Time: August 27, 2020, 3:30 pm

Ed asner

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: August 29, 2020, 2:28 am

Annnnd … no one had Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther actor).


Comment from thefritz
Time: September 3, 2020, 1:11 am

Tom Seaver, Mets star, dies at 75. RIP


Comment from thefritz
Time: September 6, 2020, 11:50 pm

Holy crap..it’s a baseball double header…

Baseball great Lou Brock, who once held the single-season stolen base record, dead at 81. RIP


Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: September 10, 2020, 3:22 pm

RIP Dame Diana Rigg, 82.

Comment from Drew458
Time: September 10, 2020, 6:11 pm

I just saw that Sk.Y. What a shame. Mrs. Peel was one of my first crushes as a boy.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 10, 2020, 6:28 pm

@Drew458 — Me, too, although I was a bit older than “a boy” at the time. (-: And I loved the way she and Macnee played their roles together.

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: September 11, 2020, 12:54 am

I always thought she was an amazing woman and dressed in leather, well, no comment. She made Masterpiece in the US a pleasant experience and GoT showed what a real actress could do.

I am in awe, as I have always been of Ms Rigg

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 12, 2020, 2:25 pm

Shere Hite – sex researcher died this week at the age of 77.

She renounced her US citizenship in 1995.


Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: September 18, 2020, 11:37 pm

It looks like Uncle Al has won – Ruthie has kicked the bucket at 87.


Comment from currently
Time: September 19, 2020, 12:18 am

Way to go Uncle AL, glad you won.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 19, 2020, 3:32 am

w00t, I say. w00t w00t w00t! and YEEEE-HAW.

I have two of my fondest wishes come true at the same time: winning the dick, and having the SCOTUS free of RBG.

Comment from Conchi
Time: September 19, 2020, 4:27 am

So now Roberts can take “her” chair leaving ” his “seat” for Trump to fill with a Constitutionalist. When did these people start being owed a seat?

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 23, 2020, 2:06 pm

Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears legend has passed at 77. RIP


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