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Dead Pool Round 156: Dog Days of August Edition

Dissent555 takes it with Clu Gulager. The name only vaguely rang a bell, but – holy shit, he’s been in a lot of things! From 1956 to 2019, a pretty long career. I’ve seen him in dozens of movies and TV shows. And so have you. He was 94.

Are we sitting comfortably with a cool beverage? Then we’ll 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 RushBabe
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:01 pm

Once more into the breach with Bob Barker. Come on down!

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:01 pm

This video removed any doubt that Dick Cheney is the leader of the POS pack of rino dirtbags.
Your daughter just got run out of town and now it’s time for you to win me a dick, Dick.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:01 pm

Queen Elizabeth

Comment from LesterIII
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:01 pm

Harry “I earned it, so gimme a horrible death” Belafonte. With malice.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:04 pm

Norman Lear, you have nothing to live for !!!!

Comment from Gromulin
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:06 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from RushBabe
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:07 pm

thefritz – I believe you have a good shot (what what I did there?) this round. Dick could give the Crypt Keeper a run for the money.

ExpressoBold – I LOL’d!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:17 pm

@ RushBabe

I prefer to encourage in a positive manner rather than to threaten or cajole… I mean, the guy is 97. It stunned me that Jimmah Cawdah could stand upright on an airplane at his age.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:22 pm

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is looking a bit frail. It must be all those speedy drugs they have to give him so that when his attendants and handlers let him be seen by anyone other than themselves, he doesn’t appear to be the drooling imbecile that he actually is.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:37 pm

Bill Clinton.

Comment from EA
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:37 pm

Mitch McConnell

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:44 pm

George Soros, your hellish master is calling.

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:53 pm

Once again normally I would wait and see but:

Len Dawson, HOF quarterback for the KC Chiefs and MVP of a superbowl has entered Hospice.

So for the win, Len Dawson

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:54 pm

Nobody Poaches my Pick:

He must not be a very good choice but once again I am going with the Unabomber:

Ted Kaczynski

He’s been in that Prison Hospital for 8 months now.

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: August 19, 2022, 6:56 pm

Bob Newhart, because I have terrible luck and picking him pretty much guarantees him immortality.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: August 19, 2022, 7:03 pm

Hey Klaus Schwab, when I win the DP ze bugs eat you. Die you Nazi bastard.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 19, 2022, 7:33 pm

Speaking of bastards—I’m picking that old Cuban commie bastard again: Raul Castro.

Comment from JC
Time: August 19, 2022, 7:39 pm

Henry Kissinger is still vertical?

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: August 19, 2022, 7:40 pm

I think I may have picked him before, but when I entered “oldest celebrity as of 2022” in the search engine, none other than Mel Brooks topped the list.

Is he the oldest? Maybe, maybe not. But he’s damn old at 96yo (dob: June 28, 1926).

May the farce be with us!

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: August 19, 2022, 7:43 pm

Jimmie Carter

Comment from Armybrat
Time: August 19, 2022, 8:10 pm

Mel Brooks. Would break my heart but he is 95

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: August 19, 2022, 8:29 pm

Marvin Kalb

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 19, 2022, 8:43 pm

Hey Armybrat, Tim Carlson snagged Mel just an hour and a half before you…

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: August 19, 2022, 8:53 pm

It gives me no pleasure, but since the raid on his home has made both President Trump and the resistance to the incumbent regime stronger, I fear that the FBI will try again. Hoping to be wrong, but fearing that things are coming to a head, I will predict President Trump this time hoping to be wrong like I usually am on the Dead Pool. And if I am right, “Blow, wind! come, wrack! At least we’ll die with harness on our back.”

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from steve
Time: August 19, 2022, 8:54 pm

Marsha Hunt, actress, born 1917

Comment from thefriz
Time: August 19, 2022, 9:02 pm

math was never my strong suit….

Comment from BJM
Time: August 19, 2022, 9:56 pm

Calling Mr. Warren Beatty…to the white curtesy phone please…Heaven can’t wait.

Comment from Ben
Time: August 19, 2022, 10:13 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Hutch
Time: August 19, 2022, 10:24 pm

I wasn’t paying attention and my normal pick Bob Newhart got swiped, I’m forced to change up and go with someone even older – Eva Marie Saint who I loved in North By Northwest.

Comment from p2
Time: August 19, 2022, 10:25 pm

Jimmah’s been snagged, but Rosalyn hasn’t, so I’ll claim her. Rosalyn Carter.

Comment from blake
Time: August 19, 2022, 10:29 pm

Mr. BIG himself, Bert I. Gordon, maker of such films as “The Amazing Collossal Midget” and “Say, Those Are Some Really Big Bugs!”

He’ll be 100 next month!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 19, 2022, 10:52 pm

Let’s take out some garbage: Bob Avakian – Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, promiscuous defilers of lampposts with demented posters.

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: August 19, 2022, 11:08 pm

Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper

Comment from Carl
Time: August 19, 2022, 11:10 pm

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger – formerly Pope Benedict XVI

Comment from Spad13
Time: August 20, 2022, 12:01 am

Dan Rather

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: August 20, 2022, 12:09 am

Angela Lansbury…. hopefully not…. murder

Comment from dissent555
Time: August 20, 2022, 12:37 am

Gene Hackman for this round.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: August 20, 2022, 12:55 am

Fine…I was beat to the punch on Mel Brooks. Let’s go with Dick Van Dyke then.

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: August 20, 2022, 1:34 am

Nancy Pelosi, hopefully choking on expensive ice cream or screaming in the passenger seat as her husband drives, or both! But anything that gets results is OK by me. Evil is as evil does…

Comment from Gordon R Durand
Time: August 20, 2022, 2:36 am

Jane Goodall. Time to run with the chimps.

Comment from dissent555
Time: August 20, 2022, 3:15 am

Hey Armybrat,

Dick Van Dyke is already picked upthread.

Comment from Nana1
Time: August 20, 2022, 4:38 am

Diane Feinstein

Comment from platypuss
Time: August 20, 2022, 12:29 pm

Danger, DR. Robinson, Danger!
June Lockhart.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: August 20, 2022, 2:12 pm

Ok…hopefully the 3rd time will be the charm for me this round…Alan Greenspan.

And I promise that I won’t spend the day day drinking with friends before I play the next Deadpool. Actually, I probably will, but I’ll try to look thru the previous picks a bit more carefully. Oh, hell…who am I kidding…

Comment from currently
Time: August 20, 2022, 8:22 pm

Doyle Brunson – ‘Texas Dolly’ – Renowned professional poker player.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 20, 2022, 9:04 pm

Iffn y’all don’t know… hold down the control key and hit the f key…opens a page search box…really handy for such as this.

Sorry, I don’t know nuttin about no Macs…Shirley there must be a keyboard shortcut cuz where else would Windows get anything useful?

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: August 20, 2022, 10:38 pm

Phil Collins

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: August 20, 2022, 10:42 pm

Dammit – I really wanted to use this line:

“Stop, STOP, he’s already dead!”

But Alan Greenspan is alive (and well?) at 96yo and as such is eligible and neck-and-neck with Mel Brooks.

Maybe his young(ish) wife (relatively, she being 75yo) will tire of waiting around and taint Alan’s gruel.

Good luck, ArmyBrat!

Comment from Teej
Time: August 21, 2022, 3:58 pm

Anthony Fauci.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: August 21, 2022, 5:44 pm

Ben Gregory:

Team GB Decathlete was hit by a car while riding his bike.

Girlfriend says he is in bad shape.

Comment from Gulliblepratt
Time: August 21, 2022, 11:16 pm

Hillary Clinton

Comment from Christer Hellstrom
Time: August 22, 2022, 2:29 am

Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 22, 2022, 5:32 am

BJM @ August 20, 2022, 9:04 pm
Iffn y’all don’t know… hold down the control key and hit the f key… opens a page search box… really handy for such as this.

Sorry, I don’t know nuttin about no Macs…
Find is [command]-F. ([command] is the “four lobe splat” or “bitten apple” key.) Works in Brave, Firefox, and Safari.

“Find” is also available in the Edit menu.

currently: I tried “Texas Dolly” seven years ago.

Ms. Weasel: Gulager was in a lot of film and TV, but almost all of it was stuff I never watched. Looking at his filmography, I may have seen him three or four times at most, in things I have no memory of.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: August 23, 2022, 1:26 am

Paul Pelosi. Maybe he won’t be lucky the next time.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: August 24, 2022, 1:07 pm

Len Dawson has passed away: Looks like LavenderGirl wins again.


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