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Dead Pool Round 134: near as dammit to Halloween edition

Roberta McCain was…108? Am I mathing that right? She had an identical twin sister who lived to be 99, but her three other siblings (and her parents) all died in the Seventies (except that one brother who died in the Fifties). Huh.

Rushbabe takes it. Interestingly, Rushbabe also won dick with Roberta’s son John, in one of the happier dick wins. Funny old world.

Now. 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 RushBabe
Time: October 16, 2020, 6:00 pm

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 16, 2020, 6:01 pm

On the road… Norman Lloyd

Comment from Ben
Time: October 16, 2020, 6:21 pm

William Shatner

Comment from BJM
Time: October 16, 2020, 6:24 pm

HRH Prince Philip

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 16, 2020, 6:26 pm

Sean Connery

Comment from Yeezus H. Chris T on a Crakr
Time: October 16, 2020, 6:45 pm

Dick Van Dyke…. tralalalala

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: October 16, 2020, 7:48 pm

Jimmy Carter, for the win!

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 16, 2020, 7:52 pm

Ridin Bob Dole again FTW.
Bob Dole.

Comment from ea
Time: October 16, 2020, 7:54 pm

Hunter Biden

Comment from Carl
Time: October 16, 2020, 8:14 pm

Former Pope Benedict

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: October 16, 2020, 8:19 pm

Max von Sydow

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 16, 2020, 8:38 pm

Henry Kissinger.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: October 16, 2020, 9:27 pm

Alex Trebek

Comment from Spad13
Time: October 16, 2020, 10:20 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: October 16, 2020, 10:25 pm

Queen Elizabeth, this time.

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 16, 2020, 10:44 pm

Sidney Poitier

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: October 16, 2020, 11:00 pm

Meghan Markle.

Because Her Majesty is Not Amused.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 16, 2020, 11:39 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 17, 2020, 12:24 am

Oh, please! Oh, please! Oh, PLEEEEEEEEASE!

His birth name is Schwartz György, but he’s now called George Soros.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: October 17, 2020, 12:37 am

Another oldie – and hopefully a goodie worth a dick …

I’m picking Renée Deneuve, french actress professionally known as Renée-Jeanne Simonot, mother of Catherine Deveuve, born on Sept. 10, 1911. That would make her 109 years old.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 17, 2020, 1:05 am

Joe Biden.

Comment from steve
Time: October 17, 2020, 1:17 am

Bob Newhart

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 17, 2020, 1:24 am

In re: Alas, poor Mr Snuffles

Outstanding Dead Pool / Inktober art, Mme. Ermine!

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 17, 2020, 1:37 am

Hillary Clinton

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 17, 2020, 1:40 am

Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager, 97 years old…

I hope I do not win but because of his age, he’s low-hanging fruit.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 17, 2020, 3:02 am

Jerry Nadler, it’s simply time for him to go….

Comment from RimrockR
Time: October 17, 2020, 3:06 am

Oh Noes! Expresso pinched Chuck! I’ll go with Slick Willie Clinton.

Comment from catnip
Time: October 17, 2020, 4:06 am

Former US Secretary of State, George P. Schultz

Comment from p2
Time: October 17, 2020, 4:59 am

I’m way late and got poached… I’ll take Eddie Robinson, four time All-Star MLB player, last surviving member of a Cleveland Indians World Series winning team, oldest living MLB player. Played over 1300 games for 7 teams during his 15 year career.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 17, 2020, 11:56 am

I’d take the Republic of the United States, but that’s probably not a fair pick.

So, since she’s vanished from the headlines, and can ONLY cause MORE problems for the power players, especially prospective Madam Secretary of Defense Hillary Clinton (already taken) and her boinking bounder bedfellow Bill (also already taken).

She’s overdue for Arkanside.

Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: October 17, 2020, 12:37 pm

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: October 17, 2020, 1:04 pm

Ah, ratso! I see that HRH had been already taken by BJM.

Instead, I’ll withdraw my token completely. Next time….

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 17, 2020, 1:42 pm

Actress Betty White

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: October 17, 2020, 4:16 pm

Shannen “Brenda” Doherty

Comment from ama
Time: October 17, 2020, 4:35 pm

rosalynn smith carter

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 17, 2020, 5:32 pm

We say goodbye to a Hollywood Legend, Rhonda Fleming, who made her final curtain call on October 14.

RIP, Red…

Rhonda Fleming (born Marilyn Louis; August 10, 1923 – October 14, 2020)

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 17, 2020, 6:14 pm

Welp, Betty Dodson dodged my bullet, so I’m going back to my list of pre-chosen targets.

Next up: Egon Krenz,the last Communist ruler of East Germany.

Comment from Blake
Time: October 17, 2020, 7:48 pm

Mel Brooks?

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 17, 2020, 8:51 pm

Carol Burnett. And what a sad day it will be.

Comment from currently
Time: October 17, 2020, 10:35 pm

Kim Novak – Actress (Retired)

Comment from Nana1
Time: October 17, 2020, 10:35 pm

Hal Holbrook.

Comment from spunkus
Time: October 17, 2020, 11:08 pm

Henry Kissinger.

Comment from Tonycc
Time: October 18, 2020, 6:35 am

Bob Barker

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: October 18, 2020, 4:06 pm

Late, Dick Van Dyke.

Comment from Kid DynoMITE!!!
Time: October 19, 2020, 5:50 am

Bill Clinton

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 19, 2020, 7:20 pm


Hank was picked by someveg…

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 19, 2020, 7:22 pm

@Sk.Y M-39

Dick van Dyke was picked by Yeezus H. Chris T on a Crakr

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 19, 2020, 7:24 pm

@Kid DynoMITE!!!

RimrockR already snagged Bill Clinton…

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: October 19, 2020, 9:11 pm

Well, I guess I deserved that for being late, good luck all, and no hard feelings Mr. Van Dyke, it’s just business.

Comment from spunkus
Time: October 20, 2020, 12:17 am

Since Henry Kissinger was already picked I’ll go with Chi-Chi Rodríguez – Professional Golfer.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 22, 2020, 1:30 pm

How soon they forget!

No one won the dick for Marge Champion…

Marjorie Celeste Champion (née Belcher; September 2, 1919 – October 21, 2020) was an American dancer and actress.


Comment from steve
Time: October 22, 2020, 6:51 pm

Who had “The Amazing Randi”?

James Randi, magician and debunker of paranormal mumbo jumbo has shuffled of his mortal coil. He is probably coming soon to a seance near you. Or not.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 25, 2020, 6:14 pm

Texas country music legend Jerry Jeff Walker has died at age 78. RIP

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 31, 2020, 1:08 pm

Congrats Hutch, who just won some dick!

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 30/31 October 2020) was a Scottish actor and producer.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 31, 2020, 1:56 pm

I’m sorry to hear of BJB’s (“Bond. James Bond.”) passing away, but I’m glad for this round’s WINNER! Well done, @Hutch!

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 31, 2020, 2:18 pm

Way to go, Hutch! Congratch (as Bond would say…)

Comment from Hutch
Time: October 31, 2020, 5:13 pm

Sometimes winning hurts when one of your favorites go. It was pretty obvious he wasn’t well when I saw pictures from his last birthday.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 31, 2020, 9:02 pm

A sad congratulations, Hutch.

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