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Dead Pool Round 142: Farewell to the Duke

BullDawgGal takes it the HRH Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. My old lady friends are all very sad.

I’m annoyed. The queen sends a postcard to Britons for their 100th birthday and I wanted to see if she sent him one in two months.

I bet it was a in-joke between them. They seemed like that kind of a couple.

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.

That was a short one! (Though not the shortest ever). Pablo takes it with Ramsey Clark!


Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:03 pm

Bob Dole

System was slow today. I thought this one would get poached.

Comment from God's middle finger
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:04 pm

Betty White

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:04 pm

BJ Thomas

Keep the raindrops off my head

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:05 pm

Jack Hanna

Hate to see him go as he is one of the most lovable persons out there since Steve Irwin passed.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:05 pm

I ain’t takin Lizzy, not happening.

Opposite end of the spectrum on respect, ability, and genuine human instead.

Hillary Clinton.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:09 pm

Norman “Henry Mallory” Lloyd.

Comment from Eirik
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:17 pm

William Shatner, as he is 90 years young.

Comment from Teej
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:20 pm

Long shot. Hunter Biden.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 9, 2021, 6:25 pm

Norman Lear, of American TV sitcom fame

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: April 9, 2021, 7:04 pm

No more than six months to “God Save the King.” They seemed like that kind of couple.

Can’t do DMX, he died today too.

So, as usual, Keith Richards.

Comment from Ben
Time: April 9, 2021, 7:09 pm

Harry Belafonte, since my usual pick was poached.

Comment from SissyPriss
Time: April 9, 2021, 7:21 pm

Queen Elizabeth

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 9, 2021, 7:36 pm

Joseph Robinette Biden — We should expect him or more likely his puppetmasters to throw another monkey wrench in the works.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 9, 2021, 7:49 pm

Jimmy Carter – he can finally go off the the big peanut farm in the sky knowing he will no longer be considered the most incompetent president ever.

Comment from MadIvan
Time: April 9, 2021, 7:55 pm

Heinz Alfred “Henry” Kissinger

Comment from RimrockR
Time: April 9, 2021, 8:06 pm

Senator Mitch McConnell Minority Leader and soon to be victim of the Trump curse

Comment from platypuss
Time: April 9, 2021, 8:27 pm

Bob Barker, c’mon down.

Comment from Nana1
Time: April 9, 2021, 8:33 pm

Mel Brookes

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: April 9, 2021, 8:39 pm

Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin. No matter how the verdict goes. Also a significant portion of Minneapolis is going to burn either way.

On a different note, saw this change in Brit law:


“Anyone wishing to drink in a pub garden in Britain from Monday (only the outside areas will open) will be forced to hand over their phone to venue staff who must check the individual is registered on the government’s tracking app. Venues will face fines of £1000 if they are found to be admitting people who have not registered on the NHS Test and Trace app with all their personal details and then scanned a QR code on entry to the outdoor portion of the venue.”

This strikes me as a trigger point for a Second Glorious Revolution.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 9, 2021, 8:39 pm

Yikes! Swease slipped this DP in quick and I was caught flat footed…I’ll poach 110 year old Ruthie Tompson, animator for Disney.

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 9, 2021, 9:02 pm

Stick with my last round pick, Clarence “Bud” Anderson, ace pilot and friend of Chuck Yeager

Comment from WeaselWannabe
Time: April 9, 2021, 9:03 pm

June Lockhart

Comment from ea
Time: April 9, 2021, 9:13 pm

Rosalyn Carter

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: April 9, 2021, 9:39 pm

Aaron Carter, singer (?) and younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick.

Comment from Hutch
Time: April 9, 2021, 9:44 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 9, 2021, 9:45 pm

Swiss actress Ursula Andress.

Comment from Spad13
Time: April 9, 2021, 10:21 pm

Bridgette Bardot

Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 9, 2021, 10:22 pm

Desmond Tutu

Comment from Pablo
Time: April 9, 2021, 10:35 pm

Ramsey Clark because it’s about damned time.

Comment from currently
Time: April 9, 2021, 10:38 pm

Dean Stockwell – American Actor

Comment from PatAZ
Time: April 10, 2021, 12:33 am

SanFranNan Pelosi.

Comment from spunkus
Time: April 10, 2021, 12:36 am

Dick Van Dyke.

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: April 10, 2021, 1:04 am

Paul Ehrlich

Comment from Annatar Sauron
Time: April 10, 2021, 3:18 am

Benedict XVI

Comment from blake
Time: April 10, 2021, 5:18 am

*shakes fist at TheFritz*

OK, fine, I’ll go with Mr. Bunga Bunga himself: Silvio Berlusconi.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: April 10, 2021, 1:01 pm


Okay, fine. I’ll take Micky Rourke, probably due to some kind of adverse reaction to all of the plastic surgery.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 10, 2021, 4:35 pm

I’ll take the asshole Prince; Harry, Duke of Sussex. He will no doubt follow his mother’s path to an untimely ending.

Comment from ama
Time: April 11, 2021, 3:04 am

Di Feinstein

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 11, 2021, 3:12 am

Damn you, thefritz! Someone told me about Ruthie, and I thought I was fixed for the next DP.

So I will go with jockey Ron Turcotte, who rode Secretariat to the Triple Crown in 1973.

Comment from p2
Time: April 11, 2021, 4:01 am

Art Rupe, founder of Specialty Records in 1946.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 11, 2021, 3:11 pm

My, my, my..my pick seems to have raised the ire of several of my fellow Dead Poolers. Kids, I’m the same loveable, hugable Fritz you all know and adore but I just want to win a Dick and poaching on government property is encouraged….Cheers!

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 11, 2021, 5:19 pm

To theFritz. All’s fair in love, war and the Deadpool.

Comment from blake
Time: April 11, 2021, 6:20 pm

*glares at thefritz*

I think I know who my next Dead Pool pick is gonna be.

*prepares tweet from thefritz claiming to have evidence incriminating Hillary Clinton*

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: April 11, 2021, 11:45 pm

Joe Biden
I’m sure Kamala has people moving Grand Piano’s Anvils and Large rocks on the floor above him where ever he goes.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 12, 2021, 1:59 am

@Rich…we wuz at the Derby in ’73. The only other time I witnessed stands as go wild was at the Stick during the ’81 NFC Championship game during and after “The Catch”.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 12, 2021, 2:09 am

Nothing personal, Pablo, but did you pull a fast one… aka a Rule Ø violation?

Comment from Pablo
Time: April 9, 2021, 10:35 pm

William Ramsey Clark (December 18, 1927 – April 9, 2021) was an American lawyer, activist and federal government official.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 12, 2021, 3:38 am

@gulliblepratt — Joey’s already picked. I tagged him Friday:

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 9, 2021, 7:36 pm

Joseph Robinette Biden — We should expect him or more likely his puppetmasters to throw another monkey wrench in the works.

I suppose you could get all nit-picky because his full name is actually Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and I left off the Jr. But so did you!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 12, 2021, 1:21 pm

Damn, and I was going for a ruling whether or not Joe Biden’s Administration was a valid pick.

Comment from Tonycc
Time: April 13, 2021, 6:55 am

I can’t believe the evil bastard George Soros has been ignored. With great honor I will celebrate the death of this miserable excuse for a human. If I win, dick for everyone!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 13, 2021, 2:21 pm

Stoaty has spoken!

That was a short one! (Though not the shortest ever).
Pablo takes it with Ramsey Clark!

I’ll spend the rest of the week searching for deathbed slebs.

Comment from steve
Time: April 14, 2021, 3:08 pm

Bernie Madoff.

Comment from Pablo
Time: April 14, 2021, 3:11 pm

Nope, I’ve been riding Ramsey every few rounds for years. I may have wished him into the grave, but AFIK he was still ticking when I picked him.


Steve, LOL! Not today, buddy.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: April 16, 2021, 4:50 pm

just checking in

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 16, 2021, 5:21 pm

WBT = GMT. GMT doesn’t recognize British Summer Time. You’ve got a little wait 🙂

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