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Dead Pool Round 144: Coldest May Since 1649

Lester III takes it with Norman Loyd. I didn’t think I knew who he was, but I looked up his filmography and I’ve seen a few things he’s been in.

Which is no surprise. Dude was a hunnert and six!

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 Uncle Al
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:01 pm

Gina Lollobrigida (born Luigia Lollobrigida, July 4, 1927). Model, film actress, director, photojournalist, philanthropist.

For good reason, she has been called one of the most beautiful women of Europe. Here she is with James Mason and Lee Van Cleef in Bad Man’s River (1971) left, and on the right as Sheba in Solomon and Sheba (1959). Lollobrigida is also well known for her roles in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956), and Trapeze (1956).

Also for good reason, she accumulated a lot of fine jewelry from admirers and lovers over the years and in 2013 sold it for almost $5 million and donated the proceeds to stem cell research.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:01 pm

Bob Dole

The war hero that let a pot smoking womanizer define him in a presidential race

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:01 pm

Russell “Church O’LDS Prezidente” M. Nelson, for da poach.

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:02 pm

Betty White … privilege

Comment from Ben
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:02 pm

William Shatner

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:02 pm

Ruthie Tompson Disney Animator

TheFritz: Hope you had a stiff adult beverage on your flight today

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:03 pm

Shannon Doherty

Previous comments still apply

Comment from SissyPriss
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:05 pm

Queen Elizabeth

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:06 pm

What can I poach??

How about George Soros.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:13 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:14 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:16 pm

Apologies for the double post. I forgot to fill in my name.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:16 pm

Norman Lear

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:20 pm

This would be funny, but it’s not. I want a drink. A martini would be nice, or a gin & tonic. Maybe a margarita. Anything really. Whatever you have.

Comment from Eirik
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:30 pm

Nichelle Nichols, 88 years young.

Comment from EA
Time: May 14, 2021, 6:51 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 14, 2021, 7:10 pm

Henry Alfred Kissinger…

… I know I poached someone… sorry!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 14, 2021, 7:13 pm

If you have absolutely no idea who to pick, consult the Celebrity Death Pool at:

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 14, 2021, 8:54 pm

Back to the usual. Paul Erlich.

Comment from JC Collins
Time: May 14, 2021, 8:55 pm

That’s me, supra, with teh usual suspect, aul E

Comment from p2
Time: May 14, 2021, 9:09 pm

Bob Barker

Comment from Gromulin
Time: May 14, 2021, 9:43 pm

Rosalyn Carter

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: May 14, 2021, 9:59 pm


I have been listening to “Rocking In The Free World” and so this song has been running through my head all day:

🎶My, my, hey, hey. Rock And Roll has had its day
It’s better to burn out than fade away
My, my, hey, hey…..🎶

So Neil Young it’s time to burn out cause you’re fading man, you’re fading.

Still like the album though.

Comment from Davem123
Time: May 14, 2021, 10:31 pm

Jimmy Carter. At the rate he’s shrinking it can’t be long.

Comment from Davem123
Time: May 14, 2021, 10:33 pm

Aaaargh! Jimmy is already taken. I’ll have to take Nancy Pelosi, due to her evil nature.

Comment from platypuss
Time: May 14, 2021, 11:05 pm

Back to Larry Storch. Better F Troop to Woke.

Comment from currently
Time: May 14, 2021, 11:14 pm

Carol Burnette

Comment from currently
Time: May 14, 2021, 11:25 pm

Oops! – Make that Carol Burnett

Comment from Spad13
Time: May 14, 2021, 11:34 pm

Bridget Bardot

Comment from Richard Rostrom
Time: May 14, 2021, 11:38 pm

Lester III: go right ahead – I never pick anyone twice. Though in fact I didn’t pick him, having already picked Colin Powell and forgotten about it.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 14, 2021, 11:48 pm

Quick ‘n dirty:

Juan Carlos de Borbon – disgraced ex-King of Spain.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 15, 2021, 12:15 am

Yeah, Rich Rostrom, but then Steve picked him after you realized it was a 2nd pick. So I poached Steve after your excellent suggestion of a pick!

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 15, 2021, 12:47 am

Dick Van Dyke.

Comment from Teej
Time: May 15, 2021, 1:28 am

Liz Cheney.
I don’t pick the oldest celeb I can think of. That’s like, too easy. I like to go for relatively young ones whose passing would make me laugh all day. Especially if the passing was due to autoerotic asphyxia.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: May 15, 2021, 1:43 am

Changing up a bit. I expect the Left to start killing anyone to the Right of them, but then again Biden [I know, already picked] is not going to last too long and I think will resign or be declared incompetent. Which will leave Kamala Harris in office and she will trigger the next great unpleasantness right smartly, so in self-preservation the Left will take her out [putting Pelosi in office]

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from RimrockR
Time: May 15, 2021, 2:27 am

Oh what luck Hillary Clinton herself is still available. I takes her! May she rot in H-E-Double- Hockeysticks.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 15, 2021, 9:07 am

Bob Newhart.
It’s a sad day when I go for picks that might win instead of picks that will make me ideologically happy.

Comment from steve
Time: May 15, 2021, 12:35 pm

Hershel W. Williams. Last surviving WW2 Medal of Honor winner.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 15, 2021, 4:20 pm

Dick Cheney, cuz his spawn is too young to waste a pick on….

@BullDawGuy…stiff drink on American is verbotten…bastards still not offering cabin service…All the discount airlines are happy to serve you until you’re pickled…
they went out of their way to say the new CDC mask recommendations don’t apply to the airlines…I should change my pick to Fauci…offed by a fed up Floridian….

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: May 15, 2021, 5:37 pm

Ghislaine Maxwell

Comment from harbqll
Time: May 15, 2021, 7:49 pm

Chevy Chase

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: May 15, 2021, 11:14 pm

Raquel Welch

Comment from AbbyNormal
Time: May 16, 2021, 4:45 am

Princess Michael of Kent

The daily mail said she is sick with blood clots. This might not be good.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 16, 2021, 4:23 pm

Ooops…late to the party, I pick Bill Gates now that his soon-to-be-ex-missus has revealed his connection to Epstein and my, my isn’t he a kinky boots?

@Abbynormal…I’ve always enjoyed Princess Michael’s spunk.

Comment from Nana1
Time: May 16, 2021, 5:04 pm

Mel Brooks again

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: May 16, 2021, 7:28 pm

Retired Pope Benedict XVI

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: May 16, 2021, 10:53 pm

Since Bill Gates has already been picked – GRRRR – I’m going to pick the other party of the Gates divorce, Melissa Gates. I’m sure Bill, or someone else who may be embarrassed by what Melissa knows, will take Melissa out to shut her up.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: May 16, 2021, 10:56 pm

Megan “Dont drive into that tunnel” Windsor (nee Markle)

Comment from blake
Time: May 17, 2021, 2:25 pm

Berlusconi keeps dodging the metaphorical bullet, but I will pick him again, just for the bunga-bunga of it.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 17, 2021, 3:19 pm

@Tim Carlson, Melinda Gates, right?
Just don’t want you to get rooked out of your win should that occur.

Comment from blake
Time: May 18, 2021, 12:38 am

I’ve already picked Sylvio, but I just realized the very lovely and talented Janice Page turns 99 years young in September! For anyone searching for a candidate, that is.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 18, 2021, 2:15 am

Since my usual was poached by p2, Imma go with Clint Eastwood. Have you seen him lately?

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 18, 2021, 7:56 pm

“You get it started, and I’ll run you over. That’s the best plan I can think of.”

We lost Charles Grodin today.

Comment from Hutch
Time: May 18, 2021, 10:45 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 19, 2021, 2:21 am

I’ve been thinking about the dead pool, my fellow participants, the facility with which we choose our candidates, and then I wonder.

Would millennial even know who.it is many of us pick?

It is (relatively) easy to reach back in the dim recesses of our brains, think of some actor, actress, politician, sports figure, etc, check if the old buzzard is still fogging a mirror, somewhere, and fetch up the name, here.

Then the rest of us ooh and aaah. “Oh! That’s a good pick.” “Ah! I wish I thought of that one!”

That’s cause we are old!

Pretty soon, as likely as not, we will start picking each other.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 20, 2021, 12:22 am

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Comment from spunkus
Time: May 20, 2021, 12:27 am

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Comment from PatAZ
Time: May 20, 2021, 2:45 am

Dick”dick” Durbin

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: May 20, 2021, 5:19 am

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Melinda Gates, not Melissa.

Thanks, durnedyankee.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: May 20, 2021, 12:55 pm

I could pick anonymous but not sure how I would know I won.

Also I was thinking if I pick myself and I die do I still win the deadpool.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 20, 2021, 10:24 pm

Gah! I’ve been busy and haven’t checked for a bit…and I see a new dead pool is up! Well, I’m not about to ruin my posting streak! Desmond Tutu it is …..as usual.

Comment from unkawill
Time: May 23, 2021, 6:39 am

Janice Page

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 29, 2021, 10:37 pm

Say “Bon Voyage” to Captain Stubing…

Gavin MacLeod (born Allan George See; February 28, 1931 – May 29, 2021) was an American actor, Christian activist, and author whose career spanned six decades.

Comment from thefritz
Time: May 30, 2021, 3:00 am


B.J. Thomas has passed. I know he had been a recent favorite but no one picked him this round.

Comment from Pablo
Time: May 31, 2021, 11:27 pm

I hear Hassan Nasrallah isn’t feeling well. I’ll take him!

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 3, 2021, 9:17 pm

Famed attorney F. Lee Bailey has passed at 87. He represented some really bad people…


Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 7, 2021, 6:44 pm

“Linc “ has passed at 81. RIP, Clarence Williams III.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 14, 2021, 12:31 am

RIP Ned Beatty

Ned Thomas Beatty (July 6, 1937 – June 13, 2021 was an American actor. He was one of the top character actors in film…

No one selected him.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: June 14, 2021, 5:45 pm

John Astin

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 17, 2021, 9:47 pm

Herb went on his last sales call.

Frank Bonner has died. Best known for his role as Herb Tarlek on WKRP Cincinnati, he was also Jim in one of my favorites, Equinox.

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 30, 2021, 7:58 pm

Donald Rumsfeld has passed at 88.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 30, 2021, 9:04 pm

Yes, the 9000 mile screwdriver has passed to his “reward”.
I hope Gunga Din refuses to give him a swig during double drill and no canteen.

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 14, 2021, 10:34 pm

Two months since the last DP winner…I’m getting anxious.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: July 18, 2021, 5:52 pm

Agree “TheFritz”

If I had not poached Ruthie Thompson this would have been over a long time ago with BJ Thomas.

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 20, 2021, 2:23 am

My rock heroes are leaving us…that makes me sad and reminds me to live every day without regret.

RIP Kansas’ violinist and vocalist Robby Steinhardt.


Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: July 23, 2021, 3:59 pm

I pick Dianne Feinstein an 88 year old senator. How many other career choices allow you to still be working at 88?

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: July 24, 2021, 6:31 pm

Jumping in with Bobby Bowden. Legendary Florida State Football Coach.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 25, 2021, 1:14 am

Oy Veh !!!!!!!!

Fresh from the Borscht Belt…

Jackie Mason, 93 misses a curtain call, now has to explain Festivus and The Airing of Grievances!

RIP, Jackie!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 25, 2021, 3:18 am

See ya round Jackie, it was fun.

Comment from blake
Time: July 25, 2021, 4:05 am

That son of a bitch Berlusconi not only didn’t die, he dumped his 34-year-old girlfriend for a younger one!



Which means my odds may have improved, come to think of it.

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 28, 2021, 9:24 pm

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has passed…he was just 72. All my musical heros are going to heaven…


Comment from unkawill
Time: July 28, 2021, 9:31 pm

Ron Popeil has sold his last gadget.

Comment from unkawill
Time: July 28, 2021, 9:32 pm

Don’t think anybody had Ron Popeil this round.

Comment from MrCaniac
Time: August 7, 2021, 4:32 am

Angela Lansbury, she’s been hanging around for a bit now, and it’s time for her to donk off.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 8, 2021, 12:18 pm

Congrats to dick winner LavenderGirl with Bobby Bowden…

Robert Cleckler Bowden (November 8, 1929 – August 8, 2021) was an American football coach.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 8, 2021, 12:26 pm

RIP Markie Post

Marjorie Armstrong Post (November 4, 1950 – August 7, 2021) was an American actress… Night Court.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: August 8, 2021, 12:48 pm

LavenderGirl sneaks in to win with Bobby Bowden.

Time to get ready for a new Dead Pool. This ones seems like its been hanging around for a long time.

I don’t think I am going to pick Ruthie Thompson next time. She has fairy dust in her blood.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 13, 2021, 12:28 am

@thefritz…yep…must be one hell of a jam.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: August 13, 2021, 2:51 am

Congrats, LavenderGirl.

And you’re right, ‘Fritz. I can’t take much more of my musical favorites going for boat-drinks…

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