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Dead Pool Round 141: we’re all sad over here

BullDawgGuy takes the prize with Rush Limbaugh and we’re all very sad.

I’m afraid I’m all tributted out. Let us move on to a celebration of the bright line between life and death, better known as the DEAD POOL!

Right. 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: February 19, 2021, 6:01 pm

The sky is falling, and people just don’t seem to be able to prepare for winter anymore. Fools. I should have a grand culling soiree at The Estate. Sigh… I’m sticking with Norman “Henry Mallory” Lloyd.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:01 pm

HRH Prince Phillip

There’s a couple of other choices out there right now but trying to beat poachers from picking my choice that I have had now since I chose Alex Trebek.

Please let the queen live another 20 years. Way to go on the wayward grandchild.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:01 pm

Bob Barker.

Comment from Hutch
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:01 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:02 pm

Betty White

Comment from Carl
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:02 pm

Former Pope Benedict.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:03 pm

I think I’ll poach Jimmy Carter this round.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:03 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:04 pm

AH FARK! Beat to Bob Dole by Hutch.

Okay, changing it up again and picking another old rocker:
Ringo Starr
80yo and still rocking? Or has the Reaper come knocking? We shall see, Mr. Starkey, we shall see …

Comment from p2
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:10 pm

Damn. Poached twice! Rupert Murdoch.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:12 pm

I echo your sentiments Lester..our society is now reaping the benefits of a corrupt educational system that has produced a generation of weak, entitled snowflakes who, when presented with a few actual snowflakes, melt away in a puddle of woe. Couple that with the incessant browbeating from the environmental left and we end up with a perfect storm of their own creation. Curious to see what it will be that breaks the camel’s back and sends the 75 million plus into the streets with a bit more than torches and pitchforks…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:14 pm

Rats! Uncle Al has snatched Jimmy Carter. Foiled again!

Uh,uh,uh what to do, what to do?

Tim Carlson gives me an idea! – Surple MCartney *

Because the world does NOT need another silly love song and if nobody stops him he’s going to give us one.

*Edit – Mrs. Vegetable informs me that I have been wrong all this time.

His name is not actually Surple…. turns out it’s “Sir Paul” McCartney. Who knew?

Comment from Ben
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:17 pm

I’m stickin’ with William Shatner, he’s gotta go sometime.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:21 pm

Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz Kerry.

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: February 19, 2021, 6:29 pm

Loretta Lynn

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: February 19, 2021, 7:01 pm

Sticking with my “hope I don’t win” pick of President Trump via Executive Action by both the *regime and the GOPe.

And I agree with BullDawgGirl about Queen Elizabeth.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Eirik
Time: February 19, 2021, 7:07 pm

I’ll stick with Tom Leher again, though with my track record it seems to insure he’ll be alive for years go come.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 19, 2021, 8:19 pm

Keith Richards, of course.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 19, 2021, 8:32 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Gromulin
Time: February 19, 2021, 8:36 pm

The Dude, Jeff Bridges

Comment from BJM
Time: February 19, 2021, 9:07 pm

Imma going with the Godfather of the British Blues, John Mayall…still performing at 87. This track is from one of my fav Mayall albums with Steve Thompson laying down the bass line featuring one of Johnny Almond’s most unforgettable solos.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 19, 2021, 9:10 pm

Methinks Thanos was right, thefritz.

Comment from ea
Time: February 19, 2021, 9:39 pm

Nancy Pelosi

Comment from Nana1
Time: February 19, 2021, 9:45 pm

Going with Baba Wawa again. AKA Barbara Walters.

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 19, 2021, 10:08 pm

Switching it up this round and selecting Clarence E “Bud” Anderson , WWII flying ace, general badass and fine recounter of flying adventures.

With my luck this means that Mr Poitier is not long for this world.

Comment from currently
Time: February 19, 2021, 10:10 pm

Kim Novak – Retired Actress

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 19, 2021, 10:52 pm

Norman Lloyd

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 19, 2021, 11:06 pm

Dianne Feinstein

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: February 19, 2021, 11:07 pm

Megan Markle
In a speeding car, not wearing a seatbelt.
Sometimes the classics are the best.
You mess with the bull you get the horns.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 19, 2021, 11:14 pm

Billy Jeff Clinton. Wouldn’t it be great if he took the Witch with him!!

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: February 19, 2021, 11:14 pm

Ron Popiel, last of the traveling medicine show men

Comment from HTL
Time: February 19, 2021, 11:23 pm

Jeff Weimer, I don’t think much of your chances. Indeed, perhaps it is time for us to start asking ourselves, “What kind of world is it we will be leaving Keith Richards?”

Oh, and I’ll pick Dick Cheney, just for a lark. Although he survived without a pulse for 14 months prior to his heart transplant, so perhaps he’s planning on sticking around just to play poker with Keith Richards.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: February 19, 2021, 11:25 pm

Since RimrockR took Billy Jeff, I’ll take Hillary Clinton. If they go out together (hopefully something involving lots of fire) do we both win?

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 20, 2021, 12:54 am

Well darn, poached.

Before she gets to trial then –
Ghislaine Maxwell.

Ironically if Hillary drops dead at this point it will mean nothing to me, other than anger at the “State” funeral she will be granted because she was just such a super hero you know. Oh, and the gushing glowing endless media fawning that will follow.

Still, okay, it will make me smile a little, which is worth something these days.

Comment from spunkus
Time: February 20, 2021, 1:16 am

Harry Reid

Comment from PatAZ
Time: February 20, 2021, 3:26 am

Evil George Soros. It’s time.
My daughter told Me Prince Phillip went into the hospital yesterday. Maybe keeping him going till his hundredth in June.

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: February 20, 2021, 6:09 am

Once again, ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for Paul Ehrlich!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 20, 2021, 9:28 am

Going off into the woods…

Tony DeMarco

Former world welterweight boxing champion (for 10 weeks in 1955).

Comment from WeaselWannabe
Time: February 20, 2021, 3:35 pm

Maxine Waters

Comment from Oldowan
Time: February 20, 2021, 3:36 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis…

Comment from platypuss
Time: February 20, 2021, 3:59 pm

I’ll stick with Carl Reiner.

Comment from Hutch
Time: February 20, 2021, 5:24 pm

Carl Reiner died last year Platypuss. Did you mean Rob Reiner?

Comment from blake
Time: February 20, 2021, 9:19 pm

Or maybe Mel Brooks? Or Zombie Carl Reiner?

Philip and Dole seem likely candidates so I’m going in a different direction:

Ruthie Tompson. 110 years young, animator for Walt Disney.

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: February 20, 2021, 11:36 pm

Trying Yoko Ono.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: February 21, 2021, 12:40 am

John Astin

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 21, 2021, 9:44 am


Is “Trying” a verb or adjective? Could be both, actually …

Comment from unkawill
Time: February 21, 2021, 6:24 pm

Gropy Joe Biden

Comment from Lady mar-tay
Time: February 21, 2021, 6:48 pm

Going back to my guy, Larry Storch

Comment from Teej
Time: February 22, 2021, 2:04 am

Cocaine Mitch. He’s not that old but this year owes me SOMETHING that would make me happy.

Comment from steve
Time: February 23, 2021, 1:02 pm

For clarification, I am the Anonymous who poached Norman Lloyd this go around.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 23, 2021, 2:15 pm


You cant poach someone (Norman Lloyd) who was picked by the first post on this deadpool @lesterIII. So time to pick another person I think.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 23, 2021, 2:32 pm

…you should have stayed anonymous…

Comment from steve
Time: February 23, 2021, 7:39 pm

Laurence Ferlinghetti

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: February 23, 2021, 11:02 pm

Tiger Woods

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 23, 2021, 11:16 pm

I don’t want to be too technical here on Steve’s pick but 4 hours ago was 7:15 English time. All of the articles I have seen was that he died Laurence Ferlinghetti died four hours ago. So this is one of those close calls. Similar to Tanya Roberts.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 24, 2021, 12:10 am

I bet a Beat Gen Poet hated having the middle name “Monsanto”… anyway, Ferlinghetti died February 22.

Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021) – wikipedia

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 24, 2021, 2:26 am

To Steve:

Was Rule “0” Rule Zero named after you?

Comment from blake
Time: February 24, 2021, 2:56 am

I didn’t even know Laurence Ferlinghetti was sick! I can’t find a single news item on it.

At least we know that Norman Lloyd lives on…

Comment from steve
Time: February 25, 2021, 12:16 pm

To BullDawgGuy: Yes!

Comment from BJM
Time: February 25, 2021, 7:42 pm

*Rubbing hands together with glee*

Nuttin’ like a good poachin’ or Rule “0” skirtin’ to add a bit of life, um, pardon the pun, to the proceedings.

So Your Stoatiness, does Steve win or what?

Comment from steve
Time: February 25, 2021, 11:51 pm

Well, it’s a giant conspiracy, I tell ya.

Anyway, if it please the court, Tony Bennett, for the win.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 26, 2021, 7:21 am

I submit the name of Norman Lear, author and producer, who was born in 1922. 98 years ancient, he’s really a famous celeb.
If you have trouble coming up with a nominee, check this source for suggestions:


Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 28, 2021, 1:25 am

Hey Guys:

Rule “0” is named for Steve. I thought it was his rule but now believe it is a rule because of him not by him.

Might be wrong on this as I have only been following this for a few months now.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 1, 2021, 3:07 pm

NFL player, and pioneering broadcaster Irv Cross has passed at 81. Interesting side note about him donating his brain for study of CTE. I’m guessing the woke crowd will determine his early dementia was caused by his football career and by 2024 it’ll be the NFFL….National Flag Football League…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 2, 2021, 2:17 pm

We missed it again… Clintonista Vernon Jordan cashes in at age 85:
Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. (August 15, 1935 – March 1, 2021) was an American business executive and civil rights activist.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 3, 2021, 1:51 am

Actor Geoffrey Scott has passed at 79. I had never heard of him. But I was intrigued by the ‘Dark Shadows’ credit. I loved that show as a kid. Looking at episodes now on YouTube it is REALLY dated…


Comment from thefritz
Time: March 3, 2021, 2:22 am

The last of The Wailers has passed. Bunny Wailer was 73. RIP in peace mon…

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: March 4, 2021, 10:15 pm

Jane Fonda

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 6, 2021, 4:38 am

Tony Hendra, ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Actor and National Lampoon Alumnus, Dies at 79 just hate when the funny ones go…RIP


Comment from Davem123
Time: March 7, 2021, 1:57 am

Eric Swalwell. Fang Fang’s least squeeze.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 10, 2021, 1:10 am

Wow, here’s one I thought had already read his last teleprompter…Roger Mudd dead at 93. RIP


Comment from Pablo
Time: March 10, 2021, 11:36 am

Let’s get David Crosby into the game.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 12, 2021, 1:39 am

Lou who you ask? Why Lou Ottens that’s who. Lou invented the cassette tape (and undoubtedly the trick of using a #2 pencil to spool the tape back inside when it went awry)…He has passed at 94. I’m sure he’s yucking it up with Ed ‘Madman’ Muntz, the inventor of the short lived 4-track cassette tape and Bill Lear inventor of the more widely used 8-track. RIP to all of them.


Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: March 24, 2021, 1:55 am

George Segal died. No one seems to have had him. A lot of good people still hanging in there and some not so good.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: March 25, 2021, 2:38 am

BJ Thomas

The singer of “Raindrops keep fallin on my Head”

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 26, 2021, 1:17 am

Jessica Walter has died. The Emmy-winning ‘Arrested Development’ actress was 80. She was hilarious. RIP


Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: March 26, 2021, 9:56 am

Ms. Walter was also the voice for Malory Archer on ‘Archer’.


Rest in peace, Ms. Walter.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: March 26, 2021, 11:01 pm

Beverly Cleary has died at 104. I don’t think anyone had her for this round.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 28, 2021, 2:58 am

Prolific writer on the American West dies at 84. RIP, Larry McMurtry. Lonesome Dove is one of my top 5’s; Brokeback Mountain, not so much.


Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 30, 2021, 2:36 am

RIP Patty Duke, 69.


Comment from RushBabe
Time: March 30, 2021, 2:53 am

Yeah, about that Patty Duke news…It was five years ago. Sorry for bringing up bad memories.

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: March 30, 2021, 5:45 pm

Larry McMurtry, a personal friend of my mother’s, is gone. I think I had a couple beers with him one time. His son is a well known singer/singer songwriter who went to preschool at the ever-so-twee ‘House at Pooh Corner’ with one of my younger brothers. They claim not to remember each other from that time.

A local columnist in the papers, Leon Hale, has died at the age of 99. He was the sole survivor of the takeover of the Houston Post by the Houston Chronicle, which left this lovely city without a daily newspaper. We were nodding acquaintances.

The Comical promised to keep the staff. They lied, firing every damn one of them except for Leon Hale, who had a small income from his indie writings. I had a bunch of friends at the Post, many of whom went out by their own hand.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 31, 2021, 1:24 am

The G man has passed..he was 90.


Comment from AbbyNormal
Time: April 3, 2021, 9:45 pm

Going with Rapper DMX.

Heard he was hospitalized.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 4, 2021, 11:11 am

Well Abby, seems like you are about to win yerself a dick. Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons looks to be circling the drain. https://tinyurl.com/3suudbb2

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 6, 2021, 4:14 pm

Well here’s some good news…convicted felon and all around scumbag Alcee Hastings is dead. The perfect example that democrats have no morality since they re-elected the a-hole after being impeached and convicted. He represented Florida’s 20th district just south of me.


Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 7, 2021, 1:26 pm

Reply to thefritz

Just saw that this morning and was thinking along the same lines. Too many politicians like him who became rich off the backs of those he said he was helping. I could think of other words to describe him but would rather not wake the the “WOKE” crowd.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 9, 2021, 11:33 am

BullDawgGirl wins the dick on a Friday. HRH Prince Philip has finally lost his crown. After watching the Netflix series I gained an unexpected sympathy for him (and all the Royals)… some say it’s good to be King…I’d rather be the court jester.


Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 9, 2021, 12:14 pm

And BullDawgGirl is still in bed unaware of her second win in the deadpool.

Whats the chance that we have a new round starting today? Also the DST is going to mess with my schedule.

Comment from steve
Time: April 9, 2021, 12:50 pm

I am so disappointed. I am definitely picking Prince Philip in the next Pool.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 9, 2021, 2:06 pm

Go for it Steve. I don’t think the news has hit all of the Globe yet.

Comment from Drew458
Time: April 9, 2021, 2:38 pm

Sad to hear about Prince Phillip. But he was 99 and had been in hospital for some time.

Can I bend the rules and do an early pick for the next pool? Looks like hip-hopster DMX has fried himself on drugs. In the hospital, heart attack, perhaps some brain activity. Drugs are bad, m’kay?

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 9, 2021, 4:49 pm

Re Drew458. Rapper DMX belongs to Steve now since he is already taking his dirt nap


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