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Dead Pool Round 138: 2021 wears army boots

Mrs Carl wins it with Tanya Roberts, best known as the Bond girl in View to a Kill. This Dead Pool should have happened last Friday, but I warn’t paying attention.

I do a lot of that lately.

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 BullDawgGirl
Time: January 15, 2021, 6:00 pm

HRH Prince Phillip

I would vote for his wife but the longer she stays on the throne the less time the English have to deal with her first born as their King. Not that it means much from an American but I like Will and Kate.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 15, 2021, 6:01 pm

Bob Barker, come on down.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: January 15, 2021, 6:01 pm

Rush Limbaugh

I hate to see him go but at least he won’t be alive to see America turn into Venezuela. We got 20 years now that its become legal to stuff the ballot box in America.

Comment from Ben
Time: January 15, 2021, 6:46 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Eirik
Time: January 15, 2021, 6:46 pm

Betty White

Comment from p2
Time: January 15, 2021, 7:06 pm

Henry Kissinger once more.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 15, 2021, 7:13 pm

Somebody’s going to get to the man who knows waaaaaay too much:

Julian Assange

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: January 15, 2021, 7:14 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 15, 2021, 7:19 pm

SOMETHING good has to happen in 2021 so I’ll take Jimmy Carter please.

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: January 15, 2021, 7:19 pm

Going with Mr Soros

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 15, 2021, 7:19 pm

The ‘Nads’, Jerry Nadler

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 15, 2021, 7:49 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from RimrockR
Time: January 15, 2021, 7:58 pm

Nancy Pelosi. In the kitchen with 10 scoops of ice cream smashed in her face.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 15, 2021, 8:06 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 15, 2021, 8:22 pm

Phew! Got stuck away from civilization at WBT.

Sticking with Norman Lloyd so as I can get me some more Stoaty Art!

Comment from Blake (bitmaelstrom)
Time: January 15, 2021, 8:43 pm

Dustin Diamond (aka “Skreech” from “Saved By The Bell”).

Unrelated: You know what’s funny? On her about page, Stoaty has a screed encouraging you to steal her art that ends with this:

You can directly access my whole collection of sidebar graphics, past and present, here.

But if you click on “here” you get a “403: Forbidden”. Heh.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: January 15, 2021, 9:11 pm

Hillary (Rot-ham) Clinton.

Because a man can still dream, my thoughts are free.

Comment from MrsDurned
Time: January 15, 2021, 9:14 pm

Bob Newhart.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 15, 2021, 9:26 pm

I nominate Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who swears and asserts that she is a nominee for VP of the USofA yet will not resign her Senate seat.

Weird, huh? It’s almost like she is afraid she might not really be a VP nominee.

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: January 15, 2021, 10:35 pm

So I’m optimistic. Paul Ehrlich again.

Comment from Ea
Time: January 15, 2021, 11:30 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from BJM
Time: January 15, 2021, 11:34 pm

So many choices…I’ll go with the obvious dead man walking, Joe Biden

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 15, 2021, 11:37 pm

Richard M. Stallman

Famous hippie computer scientist and co-founder of the free/open software movement. Also an MIT professor and friend of Jeffrey Epstein (who gave MIT money in return for some kind of influence or cachet). Stallman made the mistake of defending Epstein, and was fired. Reputed to be living out of his car at one point.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 15, 2021, 11:41 pm

Raul Castro

Comment from Nana1
Time: January 15, 2021, 11:42 pm

Barbara Walters

Comment from Spad13
Time: January 15, 2021, 11:50 pm

Sid Mark host of the Sounds of Sinatra syndicated radio program

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 15, 2021, 11:52 pm

BTW: Mrs Carl’s win with Tanya Roberts broke a run of 15 straight DPs won with an opening-day pick. That was by far the longest such streak; the previous record was 6 (96-101). Overall, 76 of 138 winners were picked first day. However, in DPs 102-118, there were only 4 first-day hits, and in 111, KMM got it with Aretha Franklin 45 days out, the second-latest winning pick.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: January 15, 2021, 11:58 pm

Got beat to Joe Biden. It is with trepidation for my country, but I have a nasty feeling that sometime soon after January 21 the Left will arrange for President Trump’s demise.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from PatAZ
Time: January 16, 2021, 12:00 am

Harry Reid. Thought he was dying when he first left the senate. What happened with that?

Comment from dissent
Time: January 16, 2021, 12:13 am

Sidney Poitier. Got nothin’ else right now.

Comment from currently
Time: January 16, 2021, 12:24 am

Brigitte Bardot – from lack of meat in diet

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: January 16, 2021, 12:58 am

Bill Clinton

Comment from Pupster
Time: January 16, 2021, 1:05 am

Mitt Romney, torn to pieces by feral pigs preferably.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: January 16, 2021, 2:09 am

Norman Lloyd, Dr. Daniel Auschlander on St. Elsewhere.

Comment from Ea
Time: January 16, 2021, 3:19 am

I don’t think anyone has Liz Cheney

Comment from Davem123
Time: January 16, 2021, 3:27 am

Chuckles Shumer, that worthless POS.

Comment from catnip
Time: January 16, 2021, 4:21 am

Beverly Cleary, children’s author.

Comment from platypuss
Time: January 16, 2021, 3:35 pm

Back to Larry Storch.

Comment from Carl
Time: January 17, 2021, 12:07 am

The former Pope Benedict.

Comment from WeaselWannabe
Time: January 17, 2021, 6:36 am

Sonia Sotomayor

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 17, 2021, 3:43 pm

@Jeff Weimer

Lester already picked Norman Lloyd…it’s been his go to pick for a while now.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 17, 2021, 6:48 pm

Weirdo Phil Spector is dead at 81.


Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: January 18, 2021, 5:24 am

Wowowow. Really spaced out on this one.

Switching it up again and picking Mike Pence.

Because he’s old, has white hair, looks like an elderly Race Bannon from ‘Jonny Quest’, and half of the country hates him because of his religious and political beliefs.

UPDATE: “He’s old”, I said. Then I googled him … he’s only 61 and was born on June 7, 1959 – ONLY TWO MONTHS BEFORE ME. What. The. Hell. I would say I feel old, but … I feel more confused than elderly. Yikes.

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: January 18, 2021, 7:52 am

Harry Belafonte

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: January 18, 2021, 12:46 pm

@Tim – the good news is you no longer have to worry about “respect your elders”.

Refreshing once you get used to the idea.
Or depressing, when you’re 30ish and realize some ultra hot Playboy model was born the year you started 7th grade.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 18, 2021, 3:26 pm

@durnedyankee — Here, I’ll pick up my nightstick cane and put on my mirror shades reading glasses…

“Respect my Longevitah!”

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: January 19, 2021, 12:24 am

I’ll go with Mel Brooks this time.

Comment from spunkus
Time: January 20, 2021, 5:25 am

Ted Kopple

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 20, 2021, 5:33 pm

Tim Carlson: …Mike Pence… half of the country hates him…

Not true. 90% of the “intellectual elite” ruling class hates him. 75% of the people agree with him.

Comment from Pablo
Time: January 22, 2021, 3:44 pm

Hammerin’ Hank Aaron has rounded 3rd and headed for home for the last time at age 86. RIP Hank.


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: January 22, 2021, 4:50 pm

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: January 22, 2021, 10:43 pm

John Astin

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 23, 2021, 2:16 pm

Larry King has passed at 87. No one picked him this round.

RIP in Larry.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 23, 2021, 8:14 pm

RIP the world’s foremost marriage addict.

It would be interesting to know in how many out of the last dozen or two Dead Pools Larry King was not chosen. It can’t be very many!

Comment from dissent
Time: January 23, 2021, 8:32 pm

Ay caramba! Nobody had Larry King?!

Comment from steve
Time: January 27, 2021, 3:32 am

Heck! I didn’t even know this Dead Pool was even alive!

So, out of an abundance of caution, Patrick Lahey, Senator from Vermont, was rushed to the hospital, today. Just after he presided over the opening of the Impeachment 2.0, of (former) President Donald J. Trump, in the US Senate.

So, out of an abundance of caution, I select Patrick Lahey, Senator from Vermont.

Come on down, Pat! (I wants me some of then elephant shit particles in my weasel art!)

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 27, 2021, 6:23 am

Statistical update after DP 137

135 Dead Pools

695 contestants
8,823 entries
1,330 different candidates

Most entries etc (unchanged, see report in DP 127, except…)
Earliest pick to win: #1, eight times (36, 42, 46, 78, 98, 101, 110, 133).

Most wins:

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

Winners with their first picks: 6

Enas Yorl, with Ted Kennedy om DP 1.
DeGuerre, with Harmon Killebrew in DP 14.
FGW, with Dick Clark in Dp 26.
nachogranny, with Peter Graves in DP 50.
homer, with Thomas Duncan in DP 69.
Sam Paris, with Mikhail Kalashnikov in DP 56.

DeGuerre, nachogranny, and homer all retired from the lists immediately.

The rewards of persistence:

Montenegro won with Muhammad Ali, having picked him 46 times.

Expert poaching award:

The Neon Madman, for winning with Kirk Douglas in DP 128, after
Janna picked him 58 times, and other players 59 times.

Most entries submitted:

125 Armybrat
124 thefritz
123 Eirik
122 PatAZ
120 Rich Rostrom
117 Janna
115 Uncle Al
114 weaselwannabe
113 Ben
111 Davem123
110 catnip
109 ExpressoBold
108 Some Vegetable
104 Gromulin
102 unkawill
102 J. S. Bridges
100 P2

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

Players with most different picks:

119 Rich Rostrom
74 PatAZ
74 Timothy S. Carlson
62 Davem123
61 currently
61 Subotai Bahadur
58 unkawill
55 catnip
54 steve
48 Uncle Al
46 BJM
43 ExpressoBold
43 Pablo
42 Mija Cat
40 Stark Dickflüssig

The Grognards:

Armybrat, catnip, Eirik, Formerly known as Skeptic, gebrauchshund, Gromulin,
Harbqll, JC cOLLINS, Jeff Weimer, Pablo, PatAZ, Pupster, Rich Rostrom, Spad 13,
steve, and TwoDogs played in at least one of DPs 1 to 5 and of DPs 133 to 137.

catnip, Gromulin, Pupster, Rich Rostrom, and TwoDogs played in DPs 1 and 137.

On the other end…

Most picked candidates:

133 Jimmy Carter
118 Kirk Douglas
117 William Shatner
114 Prince Phillip
114 Olivia de Havilland
108 Jane Fonda
107 George Soros
106 Robert Mugabe
94 Henry Kissinger
90 Nancy Pelosi
89 Ramsey Clark

Mugaabe has the record for dodging bullets and out. Larry King was
only picked 66 times before snuffing it.

706 picks have been taken once.

Targets taken when first picked: 33

DP# Player Target

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

5 of Carl’s 10 wins have been first-time picks…

Candidates with broadest popularity (most different submitters):

44 Betty White
41 Bill Clinton
40 George Soros
39 Nancy Pelosi
36 Abe Vigoda
36 Hillary Clinton
35 Jimmy Carter
33 Fidel Castro
33 Harry Reid
33 Kirk Douglas
32 George H. W. Bush
31 Jerry Lewis
31 Lindsay Lohan
31 Ruth Bader Ginsburg
30 Henry Kissinger
30 Keith Richards

Comment from Teej
Time: January 27, 2021, 2:38 pm

Liz Cheney

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 27, 2021, 11:00 pm

Cloris Leachman has passed at 94, RIP Madam, you were a true talent.

On a personal note my mom went to Northwestern University a few years behind Cloris and they were both in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority together.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 27, 2021, 11:02 pm

She had a great run!


Cloris Leachman (April 30, 1926 – January 26, 2021) was an American actress and comedian

Comment from Hutch
Time: January 27, 2021, 11:41 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from blake
Time: January 28, 2021, 1:24 am

Damn, I had Cloris last time. *shakes fist at still leaving Dustin Diamond*

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 29, 2021, 2:23 am

Another one gone to the Great Beyond…

Cicely Tyson (December 19, 1924 – January 28, 2021) was an American actress and fashion model.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 29, 2021, 9:57 pm

Coach Chaney, who always looked like he was at death’s door with dark circles under his eyes…

John Chaney (January 21, 1932 – January 29, 2021) was an American college basketball coach, best known for his success at Temple University from 1982 through 2006. – wikipedia


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 30, 2021, 1:22 pm

Amazing analysis, RR – well done!

Comment from ama
Time: January 31, 2021, 1:37 am

Wow, I thought for certain there was going to be a new pool…

George Schultz

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: January 31, 2021, 12:46 pm

Jack Palladino

Clinton and Weinstein dirty trickster guy. We may close this dead pool out. As of this moment he is still on Life support according to my google search.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 1, 2021, 7:03 pm

Blake got it. Dustin Diamond has passed away.

Comment from p2
Time: February 1, 2021, 10:47 pm

Congrats, Blake! Dammit, Henry, if you kick off before Friday I shall be bloody annoyed.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: February 2, 2021, 2:14 pm

Think how I felt. If Dustin had just hung in there for a couple more hours.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 2, 2021, 7:54 pm

RIP Hal “Henry Northrup” “Mark Twain” Holbrook.

Nobody had him, so nobody has to have a Deadpool-Limbo stroke.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 4, 2021, 9:23 pm

Robert A. Altman (1947 – February 4, 2021)


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