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Dead Pool Round 143: So soon already?

I posted last night. Honest I did. I just didn’t hit the post button.

Eh, I guess it’s one in the can for next week.

Pablo takes the dick with Ramsey Clark. Last surviving member of LBJ’s cabinet. I remember the name, but I didn’t remember anything about him. I don’t know. I think I’ll keep it that way.

Hm. Have any of the picks in the last year died of the ‘Rona? I don’t think so. Huh.

Are we ready? Then let’s begin.

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: April 16, 2021, 6:00 pm

Norman “Henry Mallory Doc Auschlander” Lloyd. I believe he is still out there, and not frozen or evacuated by TV Aliens.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 16, 2021, 6:00 pm

BJ Thomas

Raindrops keep falling on my head

Where you at “TheFritz”

Comment from RushBabe
Time: April 16, 2021, 6:00 pm

Bob Barker.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: April 16, 2021, 6:00 pm

Bob Dole

Comment from SissyPriss
Time: April 16, 2021, 6:01 pm

Queen Elizabeth

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: April 16, 2021, 6:02 pm

Shannon Doherty

No news about her lately

Comment from Wahoo McDaniel
Time: April 16, 2021, 6:34 pm

Hunter Crackhead Biden for the win and the spotted dick…

Comment from Gromulin
Time: April 16, 2021, 6:51 pm

Jimmah Carter

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 16, 2021, 7:24 pm

Bob Newhart

He’s a lawyer you know, so it’s okay to wish he goes.

Comment from JC cOLLINS
Time: April 16, 2021, 7:48 pm

Huh. Henry Kissinger. Just to mix things up.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 16, 2021, 8:14 pm

110 yo Disney animator Ruthie Tompson.

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: April 16, 2021, 8:15 pm

Betty White… go Golden or go home

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: April 16, 2021, 8:15 pm

Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 16, 2021, 8:37 pm

Raul Castro

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: April 16, 2021, 8:46 pm

Imma poaching Dick Van Dyke

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: April 16, 2021, 8:48 pm

Already???? Ok, Roslyn Carter

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 16, 2021, 9:04 pm

Norman Lear, TV sitcom king and 98 years smelly…

Comment from BJM
Time: April 16, 2021, 9:30 pm

Imma going with Joey Plugs Biden.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 16, 2021, 9:30 pm

George Soros

I don’t know if he’s unwell or not. I don’t care, but I do really wish to end up winning this round.

Comment from Ben
Time: April 16, 2021, 9:43 pm

William Shatner

Comment from WeaselWannabe
Time: April 16, 2021, 10:17 pm

Nancy Pelosi, but I’m more than willing to loose to George Soros!

Comment from Spad13
Time: April 16, 2021, 10:31 pm

Bridgette Bardot

Comment from ea
Time: April 16, 2021, 10:49 pm

Wolf Blitzer

Comment from RimrockR
Time: April 16, 2021, 11:13 pm

Tony Bennett singer. Every time I hear him sing I’m reminded of the punchline to a shaggy dog joke: I left my harp in Sam Clam’s Disco

Comment from PatAZ
Time: April 16, 2021, 11:17 pm

Jerry Nadler.

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 16, 2021, 11:22 pm

Staying with Clarence “Bud” Anderson from the last couple rounds. Many worthy contenders already mentioned

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: April 16, 2021, 11:51 pm

José Carreras.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: April 17, 2021, 12:07 am

Megan Windsor (nee Markle)
She’ ain’t no stinking Disney Princess.

Comment from currently
Time: April 17, 2021, 12:08 am

Francis Lee Bailey Jr. – Disbarred Attorney

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 17, 2021, 12:11 am

Grace Slick, of the Jefferson Airplane/Starship.

Comment from spunkus
Time: April 17, 2021, 12:28 am

Bob Schieffer.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: April 17, 2021, 12:49 am

I’m picking 81yo John Cleese this time, he of Monty Python fame.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 17, 2021, 2:08 am

Desmond Tutu. He’s 89. He’s due to join his pal Nelson in hell anytime now

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 17, 2021, 4:04 am

I don’t have anything much for this one.

So… Colin Powell – oldest living ex-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 17, 2021, 6:57 am

Comment from Wahoo McDaniel
Time: April 16, 2021, 6:34 pm

There’s a name one doesn’t see much any longer!

I used to watch Jim Crockett Productions “Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling” in the late 50s, early 60s. Exciting stuff on a Saturday afternoon!

Comment from platypuss
Time: April 17, 2021, 1:01 pm

Carl Reiner.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 17, 2021, 5:44 pm

Not a pick, but Felix Silla has died. He played Cousin Itt on The Addams Family, as well as the robot Twiki on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. He passed away, age 84, in Las Vegas, of pancreatic cancer.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 17, 2021, 5:52 pm

Helen McCrory, actress, has died of cancer.

RIP, and thanks for sharing your talent for us to enjoy.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: April 18, 2021, 12:53 am

Late to the Dead Pool. Going with former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin again. Verdict is due this week and civic unpleasantness is expected no matter which way it goes. I find it noteworthy that Minneapolis public schools have gone back to “remote learning” after returning to regular classes in school for Wednesday-Friday and possibly longer. The official excuse is that it might be too dangerous to have kids going to and from school. A widespread alternative excuse [that is far more likely] is that the teachers and the students need to be given their chance to take part in the riots, which school would interfere with. I suspect that either in custody or out, Derek Chauvin will be taken out be someone. And that someone will either never be caught or will not be prosecuted. The appropriate response by MPD to that would be for the officers to all quit. They have had plenty of time to look for work at departments elsewhere since this started.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from blake
Time: April 18, 2021, 1:35 am

Iris Apfel!

She’ll be 100 this year. And I hope she lives forever. Check out the 2014 documentary “Iris”!

Comment from Nana1
Time: April 18, 2021, 7:21 am

Mel Brooks

Comment from ama
Time: April 18, 2021, 3:20 pm

Jack Hanna

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 19, 2021, 1:31 am

To: Subotai Bahadur

You are completely correct. They have already tried and hung him in the court of public opinion. My comments to anyone who has already convicted him is put yourself in his place. Your restraining someone while a mob is yelling at you. How would you have reacted? If he had not been preoccupied with the crowd would it have been a different scenario? Too many times the Mob has attacked people and hurt them in America without suffering any consequence. They have done this under the guise of being peaceful protestors. I was taught in High School that America did not have political prisoners’ like other dictatorial type governments. Boy was I sold a Lie.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 19, 2021, 11:50 am

@BallDawgGuy – don’t forget “the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial”.
We’re all worried about the ‘rights’ of terrorists in Gitmo but…

Not defending “Gaslane” Maxwell in any way, but sitting in jail for a year, when they think they have enough to arrest her, but NOT to try her?

His Masjesty King George III would have perfectly understood throwing someone in stew for a long time before trial, which is what the 6th is supposed to protect us from. Oh, but, the New York court is really really really busy. Gotta look into Donald Trump’s taxes and his old lawyer and accountants and so forth.

Sounds like a huge violation of the 6th Amendment.
She’s on the wrong side of the ‘in crowd’ now, almost certainly has information about the ‘in crowd’ that they don’t want out in court or public.

That’s why she keeps ending up as a dead-pool pick.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: April 19, 2021, 1:48 pm

RIP: Maria de Valle Gonzalez Lopez

She died for the cause.

Comment from Carl
Time: April 19, 2021, 7:00 pm

The former Pope Benedict.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 20, 2021, 1:41 am

Say “Goodbye” to Walter Mondale, 49 state loser…

Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale (January 5, 1928 – April 19, 2021)


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 20, 2021, 4:36 pm

I been busy, and had no time to look till now. And right away, I found a nice one.

Russell M. Nelson

President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (IOW, the head Mormon).

Comment from Teej
Time: April 20, 2021, 8:21 pm

Maxine furking Waters.

Comment from Pablo
Time: April 20, 2021, 8:32 pm

Frances Fox Piven

Comment from p2
Time: April 21, 2021, 12:40 am

It’s 4/20. Willie Nelson

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 22, 2021, 1:11 pm

Tempest Storm has jiggled her last pasties. Besides being a burlesque legend in her own time she allegedly did the nasty with Elvis and JFK. Sounded like a fun gal….RIP


Comment from unkawill
Time: April 25, 2021, 10:35 am

Al Jaffee of Mad Magazine fame.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 26, 2021, 6:11 am

Something actually humorous and entertaining from nearly 11 years ago in the NYT…


Comment from Hutch
Time: April 27, 2021, 4:24 am

Joanne Woodward

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 27, 2021, 6:49 pm

Oops! I entered twice, so the second one doesn’t count.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 28, 2021, 4:52 pm

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at 90. He drew the short straw and just got to orbit the moon while Armstrong and Aldrin planted their feet on the surface. He never got a chance to walk on the Moon. RIP


Comment from steve
Time: April 29, 2021, 8:15 pm

Russell M. Nelson.

(Thank you, Rich.)

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: May 4, 2021, 12:03 am

John Astin

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 5, 2021, 3:19 am

We lost Witchiepoo, Billie Hayes.

Thanks for the wild & trippy memories, Billie.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 8, 2021, 12:32 am

It looks like wikipedia is suppressing reports of the deaths of white people…


I noticed it starting in the May reports.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 8, 2021, 12:17 pm

Evangelist and whack-a-do faith healer Earnest Angley has died at 99.

Growing up outside of Cleveland in the early 70’s I was mesmerized by this guy whose local Sunday TV show featured him laying his hand on people’s foreheads. After commanding the Devil to “Come Out!” they would suddenly collapse, safely caught by two or more handlers conveniently standing behind the afflicted. Regardless of the prior affliction the newly healed would proudly show off the healed body part and the show continued.

Angley set the bar for all future televangelists…


Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 10, 2021, 4:09 pm

Tawny Kitaen, actress & 80’s rock pinup, dead at age 59.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 12, 2021, 12:50 am

Norman Lloyd died today

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 12, 2021, 12:53 am

LesterIII wins with Norman Lloyd, who died today.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 12, 2021, 11:37 am

Celebrations and great rapture at the ‘Estate’ tonight…Lester has finally won with 106yo Norman ‘Harold’ Lloyd. Man that guy held on…at least we won’t have folks posting the wrong Lloyd anymore.


Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 12, 2021, 7:15 pm

The Estate is indeed embodied (pardon the pun) with a jubilant air, Fritz.

Yes, he held on. But at least he had the courtesy to hold on until a new pool started, unlike that quitter Wouk.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: May 12, 2021, 9:59 pm

Congratulations LesterIII

Looks like you got to find you another old dude/gal for the next pick. Of course you could use Norman Lloyd again and claim the Steve prize.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 13, 2021, 6:47 pm

As has so often happens on Fridays at 6pm WBT I’m cruising at 35K feet. Once again I shall be late to the party…please leave a few good picks….

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 14, 2021, 4:38 pm

Damn, Fritz, that sucks. But as has been demonstrated time and time again, Death is fickle to our picks. Good flying and good luck!

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: May 14, 2021, 5:46 pm

To TheFritz:

Sorry to hear your skydiving today during the new round of DP

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 14, 2021, 5:49 pm

Harsh, BullDawgGirl, funny but harsh. Apparently there is a WBT mixup…

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