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Dead Pool 158: A Farewell to Liz

Lavendergirl wins it with Elizabeth II. And that’s all I have to say about that.

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: September 16, 2022, 6:00 pm

Bob Barker, come on down! (Nothing personal.)

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:01 pm

Sticking with Harry “I’m a race baiting commie pinko” Belafonte. Preferably via an enraged gaggle of Wokevites that inevitably eat their own.

Comment from Ben
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:02 pm

William Shatner, as always, sigh…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:03 pm

Congrats, RushBabe, on getting your preferred pick back!

Comment from Hutch
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:04 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from RushBabe
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:06 pm

Thanks, Lester. I can’t believe it either. I’m at a different location, so maybe it’s a faster connection.

Comment from p2
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:12 pm

Henry Kissinger yet again

Comment from Gromulin
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:18 pm

Jimmah Carter

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:19 pm

She’s old, she’s senile, she’s fading fast:

Senator Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein.

Plus, she’s nasty and we’d all be better off without her.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:33 pm

Former US Senator James L. Buckley (Bill’s brother)

Comment from Pablo
Time: September 16, 2022, 6:41 pm

Rosalynn Carter

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 16, 2022, 7:10 pm

Alan Greenspan…. age 96.

I especially liked seeing him squirm in his chair while giving Congressional testimony. His classic “irrational exuberance” was nothing to be proud of.

He’s married to Andrea Mitchell, you know?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 16, 2022, 7:22 pm

George Soros – cause in these terrible times we need something to be happy about.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 16, 2022, 8:41 pm

Perfesser Klaus Schwab – a Bondian Villain

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: September 16, 2022, 8:48 pm

I’m going to go with Shelley Duvall this time ’round. 73yo (July 7, 1949). Actress in such classics as “The Shining” and “Popeye”. Not aging well.

Comment from jc
Time: September 16, 2022, 9:03 pm

Here’s a laugh: Mel Brooks

Comment from steve
Time: September 16, 2022, 9:09 pm


Thought I posted hours ago.

Thanks, to you all for not picking:

Ali Khamenei.

He is grand poobah of all of Iran.

Allah be praised, I am picking him to shuffle off the mortal coil, next.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: September 16, 2022, 10:22 pm

Poaching Dick Van Dyke.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 16, 2022, 10:47 pm

Dick Cheney

Comment from dissent555
Time: September 16, 2022, 10:47 pm

I’ll stay with Gene Hackman for this round

Comment from Carl
Time: September 16, 2022, 11:01 pm

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, former Pope Benedict XVI

Comment from EA
Time: September 16, 2022, 11:16 pm

Bill Clinton

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: September 16, 2022, 11:16 pm

Angela Lansbury …. Murder I Write..

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 16, 2022, 11:44 pm

John (Kohn) Kerry.
Lying scheming traitorous American statesman.

Only because he has caused and causes more damage than Carnegie-Mellonhead professor Upju Anyaus.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: September 17, 2022, 12:19 am

His [shudder] Majesty Charles III. He is just shy of 74 years old, is prone to respiratory problems, has edema, has a less than stable family life and history, has demonstrated a less then stable background in the past, and his being succeeded by William is probably the only hope of saving the British monarchy for the Brits. [We have our own form of absolutist rule.]

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Armybrat
Time: September 17, 2022, 12:42 am

Imma go with Jerome Powell again for his role in our economic misery

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 17, 2022, 12:50 am

Raul Castro

Comment from currently
Time: September 17, 2022, 1:03 am

Earl Holliman – American Actor and last surviving cast member from the 1957 movie ‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’

Comment from blake
Time: September 17, 2022, 3:56 am

In honor of his birthday next week: Bert I. Gordon, Mr. BIG himself, will be 100 years old a week from Saturday!

Comment from ama
Time: September 17, 2022, 3:58 am

Geez, all my go to picks already snagged.

How about Jerry Lee Lewis- all that partying has to catch up to him sometime…

Comment from platypuss
Time: September 17, 2022, 12:07 pm

Norman Lear gets stifled.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 17, 2022, 12:48 pm

Hmmm, ‘Anonymous’ pouched Dick Cheney and hasn’t fessed up to who they really are. I guess a more unscrupulous fellow might claim that he is ‘Anonymous’ and call it a day…
Alas, my scruples are showing today…I pick Jimmy Carter.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 17, 2022, 1:12 pm

@thefritz – alas, Gromulin has already snagged “Jimmah”.


Is “Jimmah Carter” actually a secret love child that Jimmy had with Maxine Waters?!!!!!!
And Gromulin has discovered it?

Sounds like a DailyFail article in the making!

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: September 17, 2022, 2:40 pm

No pick yet as my return flight from PTO leaves later today.

But. I need to point out the BullDawgGirl won with the Queen. I am sure it was an honest mistake as LavenderGirl has been winning quite consistently by watching the news for people in the hospital.

I may pick a random rapper as it seems one takes a bullet every week. I need to jump in early and poach as all of these seem to be good picks.

Until later. Have a good day.

Comment from Gordon R. Durand
Time: September 17, 2022, 3:48 pm

Theodore John Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber.

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: September 17, 2022, 5:11 pm

Nancy Pelosi, preferably via something involving high end ice cream, too much wine, drunk driving and insider trading. But I’m not picky, anything that “gets the job done and the dick won” is OK with me.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 17, 2022, 7:54 pm

Imma going with Vlad…Putin’s a dead man walking.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 17, 2022, 8:09 pm

@Uncle Al…we knew pro-business Supervisor DiFi back in the day when we had a biz in SF. That’s when the Getty’s held court, Herb Cain ruled the media roost and it was fun to live in SF. She was a completely different political animal until that fateful day in November 1978. Feinstein held the City together during the aftermath and the White verdict. She’s been off the chart leftie loopy ever since.

Comment from Nana1
Time: September 17, 2022, 8:33 pm

Since all my usual picks are poached, I’ll go with that old commie Bernie Sanders.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 17, 2022, 11:47 pm

@BJM — DiFi sure debunks the old adage about people getting more conservative as they age…

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 18, 2022, 3:37 am

Ghislaine Maxwell, or the poor homeless woman they kill so she can go live with Epstein.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 18, 2022, 1:54 pm

Grrrrr…and I even typed in his name to find on the page… the ‘Jimmah’ screwed that up. So, who to wish to leave this earth??? How ’bout Jerry ‘sharts’ Nadler.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: September 18, 2022, 4:40 pm

Phil Collins

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: September 18, 2022, 11:12 pm

The old dribbler Joe Biden

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: September 19, 2022, 12:35 am

Jack Nicholson

Comment from LittleSister
Time: September 19, 2022, 1:25 am

Liza Minnelli

Comment from Harbqll
Time: September 19, 2022, 7:13 am

I guess I’ll stick with Ozzy

Comment from Teej
Time: September 20, 2022, 12:43 am

George W Bush

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: September 21, 2022, 12:25 am

OK I am back.

Is it really poaching if you have waited 5 days to pick a person who normally gets picked.

I want to go with another Commie B????. She just got another cancer diagnosis.

That’s Right: Hanoi Jane (Fonda) time to meet your maker.

Queen Elizabeth RIP

Comment from steve
Time: September 24, 2022, 6:15 pm

Louise Fletcher, 88, Nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest, has passed on.

Comment from thefritzer
Time: September 24, 2022, 10:39 pm

Jazz pioneer Pharaoh Sanders has passed. RIP


Comment from thefritz
Time: September 25, 2022, 6:30 pm

This is sad. Founding member of the Doobie Brothers has passed. RIP John Hartman


Comment from Davem123
Time: September 26, 2022, 12:46 am

Giorgia Meloni, the “far right wing” victor in todays Italian elections.

After all, European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen has the tools to deal with such problems.

Comment from Matt Harris
Time: September 26, 2022, 2:08 am

Jean Auel, author of Clan of the Cave Bear.

Comment from Christer Hellstrom
Time: September 26, 2022, 4:05 am

Harrison Ford. Though I hope not.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 4, 2022, 3:29 pm

Country music legend Loretta Lynn has passed at 90. RIP


Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: October 4, 2022, 8:19 pm

Rolf Harris

Entertainer in Australia and UK. Accused of being a Paedophile later in life and is now battling Neck Cancer.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 7, 2022, 1:29 pm

Me thinks Tony Bobulinski just signed his own death warrant.
Good bet for anyone still on the fence for a pick this round….

Comment from Alice H
Time: October 8, 2022, 3:59 am

Clu Gulager, one of those actors who appeared in every show for ages and I never knew his name until today when I looked him up for no particular reason.

Comment from currently
Time: October 9, 2022, 4:11 am

@ Alice H

If you looked him up today maybe should have noticed he’s dead.
Dissent555 won him for the dick in DP #156.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 11, 2022, 12:53 am

Comedienne Judy Tanuta has passed. A young 72, taken by ovarian cancer. RIP


Comment from jc
Time: October 11, 2022, 9:13 pm

Angela Lansbury has left the auditorium.

Comment from RudhBsbe
Time: October 11, 2022, 9:17 pm

Congrats to G_D’s Middle Finger on winning the uh, you know.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 11, 2022, 11:43 pm

Comment from RudhBsbe
Time: October 11, 2022, 9:17 pm

Rushbabe, Hope you were just rushed when you were typing and it wasn’t a stroke….

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