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Dead Pool 163: the Nearly Valentine’s edition

Pablo won the spotty richard with Burt Bacharach. I did not know he was still alive.

Reading about it the last few days, I only just realized how much I dislike his big hits, and that is because you only have to say the title and even fifty years later the whole song plays beginning to end on my mental Wurlitzer and THAT is because Top 40 radio played his big hits over and over and over until I thought I’d scream if Raindrops Fell on his Stupid Head one more time.

Well. I’ll compose myself. Are we ready? Here goes…

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: February 10, 2023, 6:01 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 10, 2023, 6:01 pm

Dick Cheney please. Let him lead the cascade of ageing Establishment Republicans to their dirt nap.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 10, 2023, 6:01 pm

Sticking with Harry “Race-card weilding commie bastard” Belafonte. Preferably via an enraged gaggle of Wokevites that inevitably eat their own.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 10, 2023, 6:02 pm

Rosalynn Carter the peanut farmer’s wife

Comment from RushBabe
Time: February 10, 2023, 6:14 pm

Bob Barker, once more into the breach.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: February 10, 2023, 6:18 pm

John (Frankenstein’s Snotwad) Fetterman

Comment from Ben
Time: February 10, 2023, 6:46 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 10, 2023, 6:48 pm

I want Jerry Nadler to give the funeral home a lot of trouble. Too big for cremation, and they’d need a size XXXX coffin and 12 husky pallbearers. I suppose they could send him to one of those states that now allow composting, though the shipping charges would be exorbitant.

Comment from BJm
Time: February 10, 2023, 6:55 pm

I’m making sticking with Prince Hawwy, Duke of suxxex.

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: February 10, 2023, 8:27 pm

Dick Van Dyke for the dick

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: February 10, 2023, 8:30 pm

The apparently deaf Alan Greenspan… if I had to listen to Angria Mitchell, I’d croak!

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 10, 2023, 8:55 pm

Phil Collins

Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 10, 2023, 8:57 pm

Bill Gates. Philanthropist in all fields that have profit potential. Billy come on down and meet your Master.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 10, 2023, 9:07 pm

The seemingly ever-livin’ George Soros…. the Devil can’t keep him out of Hell forever .

Comment from Ea
Time: February 10, 2023, 9:08 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from Pablo
Time: February 10, 2023, 9:35 pm

Norman Lear, because you can’t live forever.

Comment from Hutch
Time: February 10, 2023, 9:36 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: February 10, 2023, 10:41 pm

This time around, I’ll take a chance on an old pick of mine, Keith Richards. Same chance of winning this as I have of winning the lottery.

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: February 10, 2023, 10:41 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 10, 2023, 11:00 pm

Dan Rather

Comment from Gromulin
Time: February 10, 2023, 11:48 pm

Hunter Biden

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 11, 2023, 12:23 am

aw, hell. I’ll stay with Max Baer for this round.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 11, 2023, 1:03 am

Raul Castro, that old commie bastard

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 11, 2023, 1:30 am

What no one picked the POTUS.
Even the democrats want rid of him, and they have Hillary to do their dirty work.
Joe Biden “accident”

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: February 11, 2023, 1:30 am

I’m the above post

Comment from steve
Time: February 11, 2023, 1:39 am

Violet Hensley, violinist extrordinair

Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 11, 2023, 3:02 am

Dianne Feinstein…barely sentient in her younger days and clearly less so now. The oldest sitting US senator, serving since 1992, making the case for term limits.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: February 11, 2023, 3:32 am

Jack Nicholson

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 11, 2023, 5:18 am

@gulliblepratt — Sorry, but…

Comment from Ea
February 10, 2023, 9:08 pm
Joe Biden

Comment from JC Collins
Time: February 11, 2023, 7:23 am

He’s back in the spotlight! PAUL EHRLICH, COME ON DOWN!

Comment from platypuss
Time: February 11, 2023, 1:29 pm

Back to June Lockhart.

Comment from WeaselWannabe
Time: February 11, 2023, 3:11 pm

Mitch McConnell, for the win!

Comment from Tonyc
Time: February 11, 2023, 6:04 pm

Nancy Pelosi looks like she is running on empty.

Comment from p2
Time: February 12, 2023, 12:37 am

Roger Daltrey… Tommy, can ya hear me?

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 12, 2023, 2:21 am

I’m gonna go with Pamela Anderson this time around. Her kharma has got to be screwed up now, what with the accusations and all – plus the Hepatitis C is going to get her sooner or later.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 12, 2023, 4:31 am

Big band leader Ray Anthony – last surviving member of the original Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 12, 2023, 8:37 pm

Rich! I was listening to Ray Anthony yesterday. He’s on my Pandora playlist. I’m a fool for that mid-century lush romantic strings and brass orchestral music. Bobby Hackett, Jackie Gleason, et al. My granddaughter fell in love with it while she was staying here last year; she couldn’t believe what she was hearing.

Comment from Teej
Time: February 12, 2023, 9:29 pm

If they want to get rid of prezdint “Salute The Marines” they’ll have to take care of VP Cackles, too.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: February 12, 2023, 10:14 pm

Grizzled Maxwell is talking.
She is the weakest link.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: February 12, 2023, 10:45 pm

David Wayne DePape, whose continued existence may prove inconvenient to Paul Pelosi and his wife Nancy Pelosi.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from blake
Time: February 13, 2023, 5:32 am

Aw, crochet legend Rosie Grier! 91 This year! And that rhymes!

Comment from Durnedaliens
Time: February 13, 2023, 2:19 pm

Our next extra special scientific military intelligence UFO.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: February 13, 2023, 8:08 pm

Julian Sands

Actor and avid hiker.

They have to find his body sometime. Although it may be springtime after the snow melts and then it might just be bones.

Comment from BJM
Time: February 14, 2023, 1:09 am

I don’t know if he had any readers among the Stoatians, Gerard Van der Leun has died.

I’ve been meaning to post, but I was bummed out. Gerard’s words have been a presence in my life since he voiced them at Cal all those years ago.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: February 14, 2023, 1:51 am

Mad Maxine Waters. Every time I read she has funneled some more campaign money to her family members it irritates me all over again.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 15, 2023, 8:10 pm

Raquel Welch has died. (No one had her as their pick)

Fair sailing and pleasant boat-drinks, m’lady.

Comment from ama
Time: February 15, 2023, 9:00 pm


Comment from Veeshir
Time: February 18, 2023, 3:44 am

Geez, way late and I still get Bill Clinton?

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 18, 2023, 8:56 pm

Geez, does BullDawgGirl have a direct line to the Grim Reaper?

Jimmy Carter has entered hospice care. So unless someone else drops dead out of the blue, it’s just a waiting game now.

Comment from blake
Time: February 18, 2023, 10:11 pm

Yeah, what’s up with that? (Rule Zero, please don’t kill anybody!)

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: February 19, 2023, 3:23 pm

Tom Sizemore

Admitted to Hospital with aneurism.

Comment from Nana1
Time: February 22, 2023, 9:24 pm

Glynis Johns (Mrs. Banks of Mary Poppins)

Comment from moviegique
Time: March 4, 2023, 3:56 am

Aaaand LavenderGirl wins it as Tom Sizemore loses it.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 4, 2023, 4:45 am

Damn. Ol’ Tom Sizemore was a staple of films I re-watch often. Enjoy your boat-drinks, sir.

Congrats, LavenderGirl.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: March 4, 2023, 7:08 am

Annnnnd . . . Tom Sizemore steals the dick from Jimmy Carter.

Congratulations, LavenderGirl.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 10, 2023, 3:57 am

Robert Blake has hammed up his last gig. Dead at 89.

He did a few good movies but his TV stuff wasn’t to my taste.

His cockatoo sidekick Fred (from the Baretta show) on the other hand is still alive and squawking at 104.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: March 10, 2023, 4:58 pm

So lavendergirl won

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