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Dead Pool Round 149: New Year’s Eve edition

Well, here we are again.

Armybrat takes it with Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town.

What’re the odds of having a Dead Pool on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve?

One thing I know for sure: it can’t possibly happen again until 2027 when both days fall on a Friday again. And by that time I’ll probably be…still sitting in this here chair grinding out chicken posts for Christmas. I’m a creature of habit.

Happy New Year everyone! 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.

Armybrat wins again!!! RIP Betty White 🙁


Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:01 pm

Ted Kaczynski

Harvard Educated Unibomber

Also known as the one who made the FBI look like fools for Years. Nothings changed in that regard. They would rather spend their time looking for those who stormed the capitol than put the Militants in jail who burned down the cities.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:01 pm

Queen Elizabeth

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:01 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:01 pm

Harry “I’m a race baiting asshat, just another week older” Belafonte. Alone, sober, and via an outhouse fire would be a fitting demise.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:03 pm

Woohoo! I made it! First pick sticks!

(Who’s Ted?)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:05 pm

Anon! Reveal yourself!

Comment from Ripley
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:10 pm

Phil Collins

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:10 pm


Fat Finger entry. Ted the unibomber.

Comment from Lemur King
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:10 pm

Ghislaine Maxwell

She knows too many Epstein pals by name. Shelf life of a bunch of bananas.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:12 pm

Betty White

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:34 pm

Alan Greenspan, Andrea Mitchell’s social and sexual conquest…

… also, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, in case anybody forgot who the doofus is.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 31, 2021, 6:37 pm

There are so many fat vaxxed assholes with cardiac arrests and/or strokes in their near future, I don’t know how to choose! So I’ll chicken out and go with the same pick from the last two DPs: Jorge “Pope Francis” Bergoglio, the Argentine anti-Christ.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 31, 2021, 7:22 pm

Armybrat wins again!!!

Comment from Tim McCorkle
Time: December 31, 2021, 7:24 pm

Wow TMZ reporting Betty white Has died.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 31, 2021, 7:43 pm

Hang on. TMZ reports she passed away at 9:30 this morning, but not where. Assuming it was in the U.S., that means she passed no later than 12:30 p.m. Eastern. Armybrat’s post is 6:12 Weasel time, or 1:12 Eastern.

I could be wrong. But this may be a violation of Rule 0.

(Sorry, Armybrat. Nothing personal. Let’s Go Jorge!)

Comment from blake
Time: December 31, 2021, 7:44 pm

Holy cats that was fast.

Too fast?

Comment from EA
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:00 pm

I remembered the dead pool when I saw Betty White was dead -if this is still an active dead pool, I pick Fauci. Preferably, via his own creation.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:03 pm

Congratulations Armybrat. I think this one will hold since S. Weasel has spoken. Maybe Rule O needs to be renamed Armybrats rule if indeed they have tried to sneak one past us. She may have died at 9:30 PT but it does not seem that was reported until after the DP started.

RushBabe: See you next Friday. Who will be the first post and whom shall they pick.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:03 pm

Um… be extra specially nice to Armybrat, everyone.

And Happy New Year, fellow minions.

Comment from unkawill
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:04 pm

henery kissinger

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:21 pm

Well, when the smoke clears and there’s an official time of death for dear Betty, I’ll go with Melvin James Kaminsky, AKA Mel Brooks just in case.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:25 pm

Well, it hit Twitter at 7:20 and I posted it at 7:22. I think if she died and no-one knew it, it stands.


Comment from Pablo
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:29 pm

You’re the boss. If it’s OK by you, it’s fine by me. Congrats, Armybrat!

Is this a new record?

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:30 pm

Murder most foul!!!!
Drats. We gotta wait another week? Our best picks are dropping like flies lately.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 31, 2021, 8:39 pm

Yay! Armybrat does it again! Congratulations, although I think we’re all a bit sad at the loss of Betty White. Wow, talk about a cultural icon!

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 31, 2021, 9:17 pm

I am completely innocent of any shenanigans here. I was sitting on the beach in Bradenton with friends when I remembered to check if the pool was open. I was stoked I was early enough to grab Betty as my first pick (unibomber Ted) was pulled in the first min. I am now sitting at a tiki bar on the river when someone mentioned Betty had passed. Bringing in the new year right!

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 31, 2021, 9:45 pm

I don’t mean to be a ‘nudge but…https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/31/betty-white-dead-dies-golden-girls/

“RIP, SUE ANN: Betty White, Dead at 99. “A source close to Betty tells TMZ … she didn’t have any sudden illness, nor was she battling any particular ailment. We’re told she’s believed to have died from natural causes. Beloved actress, comedian and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Betty passed away at her home just before 9:30 AM Friday.”

She passed in Pacific time which would be just before 5:30pm WBT. ArmyBrat’s time stamp is 6:12pm WBT or 42 minutes after the stated time of expiration.

Far be it from me to deny anyone a well deserved dick (and a noble back-to-back one at that) If the Cat lady declares a righteous win I will abide by the jury’s verdict….

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 31, 2021, 10:29 pm

@thefritz — I haven’t the slightest smidgen of an iota of an inkling of doubt that Armybrat’s account of her pick is 100% on the up-and-up. Even if technically a Rule 0 violation, my jury vote is that she should get The Dick anyway.

Not that this is a decision for any kind of jury. Stoaty’s the boss!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 1, 2022, 1:52 am

Steve may be gnashing his teeth, but Her Stoatliness has spoken. Sincerest congratulations, Armybrat!

Just remember, an extra-quick Deadpool means a longer time experiencing Deadpool Limbo. All the staff at The Estate are wringing their hands and shuffling their feet.

Fritz, you still haven’t used your Guest Pass for a VIP event. Methinks you are doubting the sincerity of my Guarantees of Hospitality. Or perhaps you haven’t found a “+1” that you trust enough to bring. The Estate extends your invitation for 2022.

Happy New Year to you all! Now, where is my small-batch rye…

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: January 1, 2022, 2:00 am

I coulda been a contenda! Betty White was, rats, not mine.
this is what happens when Legos won’t change their age range.

Meanwhile back at the ranch:
Hey AB! Point that dreaded Fickle Finger of Fate at someone we really desperately NEED gone will ya?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 1, 2022, 2:33 am

All Hail Armybrat! I am convinced she is not the shenanigans type. Maybe a hit you with her cocktail glass type, but no sneaky stuff.

I will miss Betty White though..

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 1, 2022, 5:47 am

She really wanted to miss that party?

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 1, 2022, 5:51 am

heh heh heh.

That’ll teach Ripley to poach my Phil Collins pick.

Hey Armybrat, can I send you a few bucks to buy me some Powerball tickets?

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 1, 2022, 2:12 pm

Lester, I’m saving my guest pass for the very extra special soiree you are sure to throw when Joey Two Scoops is replaced with a properly elected Patriot. Meanwhile I’m content to lounge by the pool here in sunny DeSantis country, without a mask or a mandate in sight. Happy New Year to all. And just to be clear, I was in no way insinuating Armybrat was nefarious in her pick. I was merely looking at the timing technicality…..’till next Friday!

Comment from BJM
Time: January 1, 2022, 7:24 pm

Armybrat’s back-to-back wins gives me hope. I woudda won twice but dithered and changed picks. Never dither.

Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2022 is the year we take control back
from the commies, wokesters, and arseholes.

Comment from OldFert
Time: January 1, 2022, 7:51 pm

Well, way too late for the deadpool party (or is it the dead poolparty?).
So I’ll just wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 1, 2022, 10:08 pm

Happy New Year all! I’m just putting it out there that I’m looking to do our great nation a solid and plan on choosing Nancy Pelosi in the next round…or Chuck the schmuck Schumer. May I be as successful in the next round as I have been in the last two!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: January 3, 2022, 5:38 pm

I declare today to be Friday!

Because the remainder of this week won’t be any better than today.

There’s no need to vote on anything anymore, we just declare things to be, and they therefore, are.
Moreover, the Dominion voting machine agreed, after the pipes at my neighbor’s house froze due to the cold here in North Texas, that today WAS in fact Friday again.

So, fire up the Deadpool!

Army brat has a list,
she’s won the dick twice
picking the folks
who are going on ice

Let’s just have the Deadpool

(Last week was the longest week I can remember since the first day of summer 50+ years ago and I can’t wait till Friday again this week because it will take a month for it to get here if last week was any indication)

Comment from Timothy J. McCorkle
Time: January 3, 2022, 8:23 pm

I think army brat isa thinly veiled pretender. Think she is The Diskworld Death holding a Kitten.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 5, 2022, 1:13 am

Betty White, rehearsing, 1954


Comment from thefritz
Time: January 6, 2022, 6:18 pm

one less choice for tomorrow….


Comment from blake
Time: January 6, 2022, 6:27 pm

Well, it’s only a paper moon sailing over a cardboard sea.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 6, 2022, 6:30 pm

He was surely a dark horse where the Weasel Dead Pool is concerned.

Comment from blake
Time: January 7, 2022, 3:51 pm

Sidney Poitier under the wire!

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