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Dead Pool Round 166: Sussex Day edition

Carl takes another dick with Silvio Berlusconi. And, unusually for Carl, he picked Berlusconi months ago. I can only assume the old man went sick and then rallied for a while.

I know he was a thug and a boor, but the world seems darker without old Silvio and his cheerful bunga-bunga.

It is hot – or what passes for hot in Sussex – so I won’t linger. Let’s get right to it.

Oh, wait – happy Sussex Day! (A holiday only 17 years old, but every ancient custom began somewhere).

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: June 16, 2023, 6:00 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:01 pm

Once more, into the breach. Bob Barker.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:01 pm

Jimmy “I was a SCOAMF” Carter. Go push up peanut plants; daisies are too classy for you.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:01 pm

Eleanor Rosalynn Carter (née Smith; born August 18, 1927), our newest celebrity dementia patient!!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:02 pm


Guess I’ll stick with Gena “Mabel Longhetti” Rowlands

Comment from Carl
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:03 pm

The Pope.

Comment from Ben
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:08 pm

William Shatner

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:23 pm

George Soros

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:30 pm

It is not what I want, but I fear that the odds are pretty good that the State will have President Trump either “Jack Ruby-ed” or some sort of “tragic accident” will occur in connection with the current crisis.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Gromulin
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:31 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 16, 2023, 6:56 pm

Still waiting for that old commie to die: Raul Castro.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: June 16, 2023, 7:15 pm

Bill Gates

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: June 16, 2023, 7:22 pm

Jamie Foxx

Comment from steve
Time: June 16, 2023, 8:40 pm


I was al set to go with Daniel Elsberg and poof!

So, sticking with Violet Hensley.

The old gal can’t hold on forever.

(She can’t, right?)

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 16, 2023, 8:47 pm

Well now, let’s go with Dick ‘my ticker ain’t mine so it’s about time’ Cheney.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 16, 2023, 9:16 pm

I’m phoning it in, Bill Clinton.

Because Some Vegetable stole George Soros!

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: June 16, 2023, 10:29 pm

Alan Greenspan because the Xiden regime has halved inflation. Glory be. (lol)

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: June 16, 2023, 10:44 pm

Tom Lehrer, the musical mathematician

Comment from Pupster
Time: June 16, 2023, 10:49 pm

Tippi Hedren – actress from The Birds, Melanie Griffith’s mom.

Comment from p2
Time: June 17, 2023, 12:11 am

Henry Kissinger. cuz he’s gotta go sometime, fer cryin out loud…

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: June 17, 2023, 12:24 am

Bill Shatner – to go where lots of men have gone before

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 17, 2023, 12:46 am

Hey! Nobody’s picked Mel Brooks yet! Not that I want anything bad to happen to the immortal creator of Blazing Saddles…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 17, 2023, 12:48 am

@gulliblepratt — I regret to point out that Bill Shatner was already picked by @Ben several hours ago.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: June 17, 2023, 12:50 am

And now for something completely different. Well, not completely different: another athlete whose performances was hailed by millions of fans.

Previously, I’ve chosen:
– The 1954 world champion welterweight boxer
– The 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner
– The 1953-1954 winner of the tennis Grand Slam
– The 1948 Olympic gold medalist in figure skating
– A 1951 Cricketer of the Year
– The 1973 Triple Crown winner jockey

But this athlete is different, not only from them but from all other picks to date.

I pick Silver Charm, oldest living winner of the Kentucky Derby (1997).

There’s no rule that the pick has to be human…

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: June 17, 2023, 2:25 am

Norman Lear

Comment from steve
Time: June 17, 2023, 4:40 am

No rule so far, Rick.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: June 17, 2023, 5:50 am

Bad power, computers down, using tablet.

Elliot Page from regret.

The book won’t sell well.

Comment from platypuss
Time: June 17, 2023, 11:33 am

Back to June Lockhart.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 17, 2023, 1:03 pm

No reason to believe the horse didn’t identify as a human, right?

I like it Rich 👍👍

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 17, 2023, 1:51 pm

dang. didn’t know old Silvio had kicked.

Into the breach once again with Max “Jethro” Baer

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: June 17, 2023, 1:52 pm

Going back in time to pick this one. She has been picked before.

Shannen Doherty Actress

My other pick, Mrs. peanut farmer was taken.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: June 17, 2023, 8:47 pm

I think you need to pick a human, Rich.

The rules refer to “somebody”, “anybody”, “someone”, “nobody”. An animal is usually referred to as a thing.

Also, in Rule Zero, “no picking someone who’s only famous for being the oldest person alive”. Here “person” is used. So definitely human.

Just my 2 cents.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: June 18, 2023, 1:37 pm

Jack Nicholson

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 19, 2023, 12:42 pm

Richard Attenborough. He’s 96.

Comment from Tonyc
Time: June 19, 2023, 5:37 pm

Well, at the risk of being raided by armed irs agents, I’ll take sponge brain sh!t pants, Joe Biden

Comment from EA
Time: June 19, 2023, 10:48 pm

Barack Obama -saw him on TV recently- he looked unwell.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: June 20, 2023, 7:12 pm

Julian Sands

I heard they have resumed the search for him.
Would be nice to hear he staged his disappearance and is really living incognito on a deserted island.

Comment from blake
Time: June 23, 2023, 4:16 am

I suppose “five guys in a submarine” is out.

Comment from Pablo
Time: June 23, 2023, 4:06 pm

Hunter Biden.

Comment from ama
Time: June 23, 2023, 5:46 pm

Bill Clinton- looks worse than Obama

Comment from Babs
Time: June 24, 2023, 5:42 am

Joan Collins

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: June 25, 2023, 2:57 am

Julian Sands’ body may have been found…


Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: June 26, 2023, 1:27 pm

Kathy Griffin, hopefully in some wacky woke PR stunt gone “horribly” wrong.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: June 27, 2023, 12:26 am

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Wagner group boss.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: June 27, 2023, 8:53 pm

Julian Sands’ body has definitely been found


Do we have a winner?

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: June 27, 2023, 9:41 pm

OK now that Julian Sands body has been confirmed found:

Do I win or does this violate Rule 0 named after Steve.

I would like to point out Julian Sands has been my pick since Deadpool 162 and he was reported missing while hiking.

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 29, 2023, 1:44 pm

It certainly looks like HottyTottyGirl scored with Julian Sands. See everyone tomorrow?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 29, 2023, 8:58 pm

The Bossweasel needs to make a ruling, but the closest thing I can find to an official date of death (Wikipedia) says he died

c. January 13, 2023, San Gabriel Mountains, Mount Baldy, California, USA

The element of doubt resides entirely in that letter “c.” but one could argue that he was not “living when picked.”

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 29, 2023, 10:43 pm

He’s Schrodinger’s actor.

Ya don’t know if he’s alive or dead till you find the body.

Comment from Nans2
Time: July 3, 2023, 1:54 am

Glynis Johns in case this is still going

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: July 3, 2023, 8:40 pm

The Duke of Kent

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