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Dead Pool 160: this time he’s really dead

Jerry Lee Lewis was dead. Then he wasn’t. Then he was dead again. Hottytottygirl nipped in during his brief period of resurrection to claim the dick, in the fine tradition of a weasel’s Dead Pool.

He was 87, which is a pretty good run for a man of his inclinations.

Looking for a good link about him, I found this whey-faced, scoldy article in Rolling Stone: “Jerry Lee Lewis Was a Rock & Roll Titan. That Doesn’t Justify What He Did Offstage.” Rolling Stone is now indistinguishable from your maiden aunt.

No link because to hell with them.

Anyway! I forgot this all happened last week and I swore there would be a Dead Pool this week, so here it is! Knock yourselves out!

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 Anonymous
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:01 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from RushBabe
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:01 pm

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

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:01 pm

President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

His own people are starting to bad-mouth him. His days are numbered.

Comment from Hutch
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:01 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:01 pm

Harry “the Commie” Belafonte

Time for him to Tally his Banana’s

Sorry LesterIII, Had to change once Jimmy got taken.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:02 pm

Harry “I may have been a talented singer, but I’m really just a fuggin’ Commie” Belafonte.
Departing via a tire fire would be good.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:02 pm

I’m the anonymous above with Jimmy Carter

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:09 pm

Would the death of Alan Greenspan overshadow the confusing, no-good, schizophrenic economic news of the day?

Let’s find out (96 years old, married to Andrea Mitchell… what’s to live for, Alan?) !!!!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:10 pm

Nice edit after the conflict with BullDawgGirl, BullDawgGuy. I see how it is.
Expect the Courtesy Van for an all expenses paid trip to The Estate.

I’ll go with “Calypso” Louis Walcott, Louis (“look! A spaceship!”) Farrakhan, ‘cuz he’s a fükknuckle who’s unhinged and needs to go.

Comment from Ea
Time: November 4, 2022, 6:59 pm

Paul Pelosi

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: November 4, 2022, 7:25 pm

I’ll stick with the singing mathematician, Tom Lehrer

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 4, 2022, 7:32 pm

George Soros – we really need some good news

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 4, 2022, 7:54 pm

Communist Raúl Modesto CASTRO Ruz

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 4, 2022, 8:20 pm

Janet Yellen just because she deserves it

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 4, 2022, 8:46 pm

Phew! late to the game…Dick Cheney is my choice.
Time to go Dick.

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 4, 2022, 8:50 pm


you’re a lucky guy…a complimentary Courtesy Van ride for an all expenses paid trip to The Estate. Best party in town!

Comment from Carl
Time: November 4, 2022, 9:22 pm

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, former Pope Benedict XVI

Comment from Spad13
Time: November 4, 2022, 10:10 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from Ben
Time: November 4, 2022, 10:21 pm

William Shatner

Comment from BJM
Time: November 4, 2022, 10:37 pm

Imma gonna go with the underwear burglar David DePape.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: November 4, 2022, 10:42 pm

Roslyn Carter

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 4, 2022, 11:02 pm

Bill Gates self appointed angel of death

Comment from blake
Time: November 4, 2022, 11:59 pm

Newly minted centenarian, Bert I. Gordon, Mr. BIG himself.

Comment from currently
Time: November 5, 2022, 1:17 am

James Cromwell = Leftist American Actor

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 5, 2022, 1:36 am

How about senate candidate John Fetterman – because the Democrats hope the sympathy vote will save the seat?

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: November 5, 2022, 2:04 am

Jack Nicholson

Comment from p2
Time: November 5, 2022, 2:43 am

Henry Kissinger

Comment from JC
Time: November 5, 2022, 3:44 am

Mel Brooks.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: November 5, 2022, 5:54 am

I have to go with Elon Musk this time. He has pissed off too many of the wrong people.

Comment from platypuss
Time: November 5, 2022, 12:40 pm

Norman Lear

Comment from G_d's Middle Finger
Time: November 5, 2022, 6:30 pm

A day late and a chim chim cherree short… a spotted Dick Van Dyke falls off the roof

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 5, 2022, 7:08 pm

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

Gunpowder Plots for All !!!!!

Comment from dissent555
Time: November 5, 2022, 7:09 pm

Time to mix it up.

Let’s try Robert Wagner for this round.

Comment from JC
Time: November 5, 2022, 11:01 pm

Mike Hendrix at Cold Fury has a good writeup on the late Killer. https://coldfury.com/2022/10/29/the-last-man-standing/

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 6, 2022, 12:00 am

BJM: ” … the underwear burglar David DePape.”
Epsteined in his cell during a cellblock camera malfunction with a belt the jailers somehow forgot to take from him.
Dang. I came here just to place a bet on him.
Now I need time to make a new selection.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: November 6, 2022, 12:10 am

JLL Spokesperson: “Jerry Lee Lewis is dead!”
Jerry Lee Lewis: “I’m not dead yet.”
*spokesperson pulls out club and wallops JLL*
JLL Spokesperson: “Jerry Lee Lewis is dead! For reals this time!”

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: November 6, 2022, 1:01 am

Carole Cook (Mrs Limpet)

Comment from Teej
Time: November 6, 2022, 5:20 pm

Kamala Harris, and I’ve got a reason this time. The media has been given permission to notice Biden’s dementia; he’s obviously due for removal. But Ms. Venn Diagram is too embarrassing even for them.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: November 6, 2022, 6:50 pm

Sticking with Phil Collins

Comment from LittleSister
Time: November 6, 2022, 10:43 pm

June Lockhart

Comment from Ama
Time: November 7, 2022, 12:22 am

Diane Feinstein, please, already

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: November 7, 2022, 2:27 am

Andy Taylor

Duran Duran Guitarist

Daily mail reporting he has stage 4 cancer

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: November 7, 2022, 5:28 am

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Nana1
Time: November 7, 2022, 10:48 am

“Baba Wawa”, Barbara Walters

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: November 14, 2022, 4:15 pm

Jonnie Irwin. Channel 4’s a Place in the Sun Broadcaster

Comment from prm
Time: November 15, 2022, 11:21 pm

Clint Eastwood

Comment from dissent555
Time: November 16, 2022, 11:28 pm

RIP Robert Clary, Lebeau from Hogan’s Heroes.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: November 25, 2022, 11:37 pm

John “Take that big fiddle out from between your legs. There are ladies present.” Astin

Comment from blake
Time: November 30, 2022, 10:12 pm

Wow, I didn’t see that about Astin. He outlived all the original Addam’s Family cast and I was starting to think he’d outlive all the movie’s cast, too.

Christine McVie has gone on to soft-rock in the sky.

Comment from Steve
Time: December 1, 2022, 1:49 am

Christie McV….

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 1, 2022, 3:19 pm

One of our erstwhile competitors used to pick Astin for this ghoulish endeavor but must have switched. Who used to zero in on Gomez?

Comment from Pablo
Time: December 3, 2022, 8:55 pm

Soccer legend Pele.

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: December 4, 2022, 1:10 am

Brazilian footballer Pele.

Comment from steve
Time: December 5, 2022, 3:54 pm

Vladimir Poopin Putin

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 6, 2022, 1:58 am

Wow, Kirstie Alley has passed away, just 72.


Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: December 6, 2022, 1:55 pm

Oops. Didn’t notice that Pablo had already chosen Pele.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 15, 2022, 4:05 pm

If someone needs a pick, there are reports that Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand has died of a heart attack (44yo, was she vaxxed?), but the current regime is “keeping her alive” (for now). Because . . . reasons. Unverified, but low-hanging fruit if true.

The main stream media is reporting the heart attack, but not the death.

Comment from blake
Time: December 19, 2022, 1:50 am

Stuart Margolin, 82, whom I always assumed was at least contemporary with James Garner (probably because of the balding). As they said on MST3K, “He’s a real angel now.”

Comment from unkawill
Time: December 19, 2022, 7:52 pm

Okay I’ll bite.Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand

Comment from thefritzer
Time: December 21, 2022, 5:22 pm

Wow! talk about timing. For the past week or so all you saw on ESPN were promos for the special they were doing on ex-Pittsburg Steeler great Franco Harris and his immortal Immaculate Reception catch. The team had prepared a huge gala to retire his number and honor the 50th anniversary of that catch. Then he ‘unexpectedly’ dies…at 72. Yikes!

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 23, 2022, 6:02 pm

I’m from the Pittsburgh area & visiting for Christmas. Absolutely NO mention of cause of death for Franco, who was in seemingly good health only to die in his sleep at 72.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 29, 2022, 5:18 am

Pope Benedict XVI, admittedly stolen from S. Weasel’s post about him and cats. That plus rumors this morning that he was ill, and a comment tonight on the current post.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 29, 2022, 7:26 pm

Pele has passed. Pablo wins.

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