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Dead Pool Round 162: the Afterpope edition

It’s coming to something when you can’t count on the Pope. HottyTottyGirl takes another dick. Gosh, that sounds hilariously wrong.

You can thank ExpressoBold for this round – I had completely forgotten!

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 BullDawgGirl
Time: January 6, 2023, 6:00 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 6, 2023, 6:00 pm

Bob Barker, c’mon down! Yes, you’re a vegetarian, but what is there to live for without bacon?

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: January 6, 2023, 6:00 pm

Mrs Rosalynn Carter

Wife of the tied for second place for the worst modern day USA president to ever exist.

Also a lover of peanuts.

Where is everybody. We are two minutes in with only three entries.

I really thought Expressbold would be here with a pick.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 6, 2023, 6:47 pm

Sticking with Harry “Wouldn’t I look better buried” Belafonte.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 6, 2023, 6:56 pm

I’m going for a twofer:

Jorge Bergoglio

who claims to be Pope Francis.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 6, 2023, 7:03 pm

Alan Greenspan, 96 years young and married to the NBC Pixie Andrea Mitchell.

Why he hasn’t offed himself years ago I have no idea.

You’re welcome!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 6, 2023, 7:06 pm

Time: January 6, 2023, 7:03 pm

Is WeaselClock screwed up?

Comment from Ben
Time: January 6, 2023, 7:06 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: January 6, 2023, 7:21 pm

Mitch McConnell – and the sooner, the better…

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: January 6, 2023, 7:36 pm

Tina Turner

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 6, 2023, 7:40 pm

Norman Lear

Comment from p2
Time: January 6, 2023, 8:08 pm

My standard Henry Kissinger. The dude’s gotta be past his best by date….

Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 6, 2023, 8:11 pm

Just a hopeful pick of old Vlad Putin. Windows are dangerous over there.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 6, 2023, 8:24 pm

George Soros. THAT George Soros, not the other one who runs an appliance repair shop in Cleveland.

Comment from Allen
Time: January 6, 2023, 8:35 pm

I’m going with Ukraine’s Zelensky.

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 6, 2023, 8:39 pm

Max Baer for this round

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: January 6, 2023, 8:53 pm

Dick Van Dyke for the dick!

Comment from Nana1
Time: January 6, 2023, 9:02 pm

Mel Brooks before someone else snags him.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 6, 2023, 9:45 pm

Raul Castro.

Comment from Ea
Time: January 6, 2023, 10:10 pm

Kevin McCarthy, stress related

Comment from Hutch
Time: January 6, 2023, 10:29 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: January 6, 2023, 10:38 pm

I’ll stick with Tom Lehrer, the singing mathematician.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: January 6, 2023, 10:45 pm

Screw the @ sign: ExpressoBold It appears you are in some type of Daylight savings time warp. My time compared to WBT is noon CST. Last deadpool and this deadpool. Sometimes its 1:00pm CST.

Hope this helps you figure out why you were late. BTW: I saw your post yesterday and today on the other blog. Started to poach your pick but wanted to bag a Carter. Also I didn’t want to spend the time trying to figure out your clue.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 6, 2023, 11:28 pm

Richard ‘the dick’ Cheney

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: January 6, 2023, 11:58 pm

This round I’m going with Eric Idle, March 29, 1943 – 79 years old (80yo in a few months), member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Because he’s old.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: January 7, 2023, 12:14 am

Jack Nicholson

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: January 7, 2023, 12:16 am

I don’t want it to happen, but I expect that the UniParty in DC want to exact a penalty and make an example for resisting the installation of a Speaker of the House that they control. I can’t list all those who voted against McCarthy, so I will narrow it down. Both the Democrats and the GOPe hate Representative Lauren Boebert from here in Colorado. I would not be surprised if an “accident” happened to her. Not surprised and definitely angry.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 7, 2023, 12:27 am

Simeon Borisov von Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, former Tsar and and also former Prime Minister of Bulgaria. Several political heads have become monarchs (e.g. Napoleons I and III), but AFAIK he’s the only monarch to become a political head of government.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 7, 2023, 12:37 am

Klaus Schwab, soon to Schwab the floors in hell, with his tongue.

Comment from currently
Time: January 7, 2023, 1:45 am

Dame Jane Morris Goodall. Monkeypox victim.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: January 7, 2023, 2:56 am

Sam Waterston.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 7, 2023, 3:09 am

@ BullDawgGuy:

42 and Thanks for all the fish!

I swear, I thought the differential from UTC and EST was four hours and it turns out to be five.

Comment from jc
Time: January 7, 2023, 5:20 am

Paul Ehrlich. Back in teh news!

Comment from steve
Time: January 7, 2023, 2:45 pm

Violet Hensley, country music star. 106 years young and not getting any younger

Comment from platypuss
Time: January 7, 2023, 2:51 pm

Gene Shalit to get his final reviews.

Comment from Mitch
Time: January 7, 2023, 6:17 pm

I’ll go with the senile dimwit illegitimately occupying the White House: Joe Bribehim.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: January 7, 2023, 8:12 pm


My sister and daughter had to decipher that coded message for me.

But I did enjoy the movie.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 7, 2023, 8:25 pm

Late to the party. Glad the guy I love to hate Bill Gates is still available. Do the world a favor Billy boy.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 8, 2023, 1:51 am


It’s weird how the book became a cultic phenomenon, isn’t it?

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 8, 2023, 12:23 pm

@ExpressoBold & BallDawgGuy – that’s because he included so many true things about bureaucracy and human behavior liberally interwoven throughout the insanity.

My favorites were the Bistromathic Drive, the mechanics of which anyone who’s gone to dinner with a large crowd has experienced first hand – https://alienencyclopedia.fandom.com/wiki/Bistromathic_Drive

the Campaign for Real Time, and my absolute favorite the “Somebody Else’s Problem Field” which prevents you from seeing things (and dealing with them) that your hindbrain instinctively tells you are “Somebody else’s problem”.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 8, 2023, 1:06 pm


An often overlooked observation concerning the The Bistromathic Drive is:

So many mathematical conferences got held in such good restaurants that many of the finest minds of a generation died of obesity and heart failure and the science of math was held back by galayears.

This conclusion, of course, held the ultimate irony demonstrated by Douglas Adams’ own death.

Comment from ama
Time: January 8, 2023, 7:18 pm

Shirley Maclaine

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 9, 2023, 2:48 am

Oh My, George Takei

Comment from LittleSister
Time: January 10, 2023, 7:37 pm

Peter Marshall

Comment from BJM
Time: January 10, 2023, 11:12 pm

Imma go with Prince Hawwy Wales…his widow will shed one tear, left eye.

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: January 11, 2023, 9:16 am

Hilary Clinton. One can only hope.

Comment from Pablo
Time: January 11, 2023, 9:18 pm

Burt Bacharach

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 11, 2023, 10:58 pm

RIP Jeff Beck, guitarist extraordinaire.
June 24, 1944 — January 10, 2023
Bacterial meningitis (ick).

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: January 12, 2023, 10:45 pm

Lisa Marie Presley

Singer and daughter of the King (Elvis)

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 13, 2023, 2:04 am

Congrats, LavenderGirl…

Lisa Marie Presley (February 1, 1968 – January 12, 2023)

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: January 13, 2023, 2:08 am

RIP Lisa Marie
LavenderGirl wins again…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 13, 2023, 6:30 pm

Methinks that Her Stoatliness didn’t have a chance to even see the LavenderGirl win.

BTW: congrats LavenderGirl!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 13, 2023, 7:10 pm

Waaaiiiit a second here. Was there a lag between when she was taken to hospital and when she was pronounced dead? Because she was dead before the pick.

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: January 13, 2023, 7:24 pm


Your call but the original articles said she had a pulse when she was admitted to the hospital. The same with TMZ. It was a couple hours later that the Mom Declared her dead.


article was around 9:30 in the evening WBT.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 13, 2023, 9:10 pm

Robbie Bachman, drummer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died at 69. RIP

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 13, 2023, 9:16 pm

Sheesh….another celeb death. Stuntman Robbie Knievel, Son Of Evel Knievel Dead At 60. RIP


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 16, 2023, 2:33 pm

RIP Gina Lollobrigida.
‘The Most Beautiful Woman in the World’
July 4, 1927 — Jan. 16, 2023

Comment from steve
Time: January 16, 2023, 3:12 pm

There is a rule governing the lavender girl kerfuffle.

Not a numbered rule, mind you. It is a named rule.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: January 19, 2023, 12:17 am

Julian Sands

ARoom With a view star

Missing while hiking. According to the daily mail.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 19, 2023, 1:32 pm

French nun, oldest person in the world, died Tuesday at 118.

“Born Lucile Randon in 1904, Sr. André was alive for nearly all of the major geopolitical and societal events of the 20th century, including the sinking of the Titanic, both World Wars, the widespread adoption of automobiles, the rollout of the Internet, and countless other major developments.” 


Comment from thefritz
Time: January 19, 2023, 11:29 pm

David Crosby has passed at 81…


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 19, 2023, 11:33 pm

David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash has died, age 81. He recently said that Heaven is overrated, but I suspect the nasty old lefty will never know.

Dang. He was on my short list for DP#163.

Comment from blake
Time: January 20, 2023, 11:54 pm

Glynis Johns again. I should probably wait for some poor celebrity to be checked into the hospital but…

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: January 29, 2023, 6:29 pm

Suzie Orman


Comment from thefritz
Time: January 30, 2023, 7:43 pm

Lisa Loring, the actress who played Wednesday Addams on the tv series has passed at 64. https://tinyurl.com/45ruucx4

AND…Hockey great Bobby Hull has skated his last…He was 84. RIP to both of them.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 31, 2023, 2:04 am

Cindy Williams, Shirley from Happy Days has capped her last bottle of Schotz beer. RIP https://tinyurl.com/3z9jxry8

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 7, 2023, 10:49 pm

Texas attorney Harry Whittington, who in 2006 was shot by then-Vice President Dick Cheney in a 2006 hunting accident, died at his home in Austin. He was 95. RIP https://tinyurl.com/45ruucx4

Now it’s your turn Dick.

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 9, 2023, 4:17 pm

Burt ‘Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head’ Bacharach has passed at 94. RIP

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 10, 2023, 2:17 am

I’d actually thought of Robert Blake for my next pick…


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