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Dead Pool 157: Dog days edition

HottyTottyGirl takes it with Julian Sands. On balance, he probably died on the day he went missing (story at the link), but we’ll never know.

It was an extremely odd pick – she persisted with him for months, despite the fact his body would probably never be found or, if found, his date of death would never be established. I think I was overcome with awe.

Does everyone have a cool drink and a shady spot? Then we’ll begin.

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: July 7, 2023, 6:00 pm

Jimmy Carter

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:01 pm

Jimmy “I was a SCOAMF” Carter. Botched everything he touched, never could make the tough calls. Iran situation alone consigns him to abject failure.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:01 pm

Bob Barker, come on down!

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:01 pm

Rosalynn Carter

Ms Peanut Farmer herself. I believe her husband will proceed her in the deadpool but given their ages who knows.

Comment from ben
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:01 pm

William Shatner!

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:01 pm

Dick van Dyke

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:01 pm

Alan Greenspan, 96 and I bet his soulmate Andrea Mitchell Social Climber Journ0Lister is horny as hell or cheating her ass off.
RosaLynn is misspelled

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:01 pm

Hunter Biden has obviously been protected by the most powerful of TPTB. Not a smidgen of doubt! But my thinking is that there has to be a growing realization among a growing number of those PTB that ol’ Hunter’s value has long since evaporated and the liability he represents to people and plans just keeps growing. Grow, grow, grow! Like stage IV bone cancer.

Sooner or later (and I think it’ll be sooner) they’ll cut their losses. It’ll be another case of SADS, and anyone claiming otherwise had better have their life insurance heavied up.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:04 pm

Grrrr… the edit loophole.

I’ll instead go back to Louis “Look! The Divine Spaceships are here!” Walcott, AKA Farrakhan. He’s an asshat, a dangerous religious/race manipulator, and függin CRAZY.

The newest wing of The Estate is almost done, BullDawgGirl…

Comment from steve
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:06 pm

Harrison R. Tyler

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:06 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:08 pm

Harrison Ford

Just because.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:08 pm

Sorry, @BullDawgGuy… I missed the second edit by a Maxwell Smart…

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:09 pm

Thanks @ExpressoBold Pureblood

I think I fixed it in time on the edit page.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:38 pm

Bill Gates, death by a million skeeter bites or nuked from orbit, don’t care either will do

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 7, 2023, 6:39 pm

Assuming that the Left realizes that they may not be able to cheat enough to have Joe Biden win anything called an election in 2024 if such should take place; they have to get rid of him from office first. And the main obstacle for that [other than infighting amongst the Nomenklatura] is the fact that Kamala Harris occupies the Vice-Presidential slot. If she is there when the Nomenklatura conclude that Biden must go, then she becomes President [and they cannot cheat that much]. So she will be the first to be removed, before they use Hunter to remove Joseph. I expect she will be removed either in a “terrorist attack” or a tragic plane crash.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Ea
Time: July 7, 2023, 7:03 pm

Bill Clinton, he is looking bad

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: July 7, 2023, 7:21 pm

Mel Brooks

Comment from blake
Time: July 7, 2023, 7:21 pm

June Lockhart

(in honor of her 98th birthday)

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: July 7, 2023, 8:02 pm

Madonna –

Comment from Carl
Time: July 7, 2023, 8:14 pm

The Pope.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 7, 2023, 8:58 pm

Waiting on that old commie bastard, Raúl Castro

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 7, 2023, 9:46 pm


George “take me oh lord Satan!” Soros.

Comment from Pupster
Time: July 7, 2023, 9:55 pm

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

I’m ashamed to say but I don’t know EXACTLY where my coveted elephant shit paper with original art in it is at this particular moment. I know it is well stored, protected from harm and also sorcery BUT WHERE?

Any of you previous winners want to share the whereabouts of the Stoaty originals in your humble abodes?

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: July 7, 2023, 10:08 pm

Jack Nicholson

Comment from Roamy
Time: July 7, 2023, 10:20 pm

Jesse Jackson

Comment from Beasn
Time: July 7, 2023, 10:26 pm

Pupster, I have never won a deadpool but I do have a stoaty original- on my desk.

Comment from Beasn
Time: July 7, 2023, 10:26 pm

Diane Feinstein

Comment from dissent555
Time: July 7, 2023, 11:10 pm

I had planned to try to poach Bob Barker, but clearly that wasn’t going to happen.

So I’ll stay with Max “Jethro” Baer for this round again.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: July 7, 2023, 11:49 pm

Well, I’m late so all of the good picks are gone. I’ll go again with Tom Lehrer, the singing mathematician.

Comment from platypuss
Time: July 8, 2023, 12:34 pm

Norman Lear.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: July 8, 2023, 1:44 pm

Paul Simon

Comment from steve
Time: July 8, 2023, 2:34 pm

Gal Luft is still available.

Comment from jc
Time: July 8, 2023, 5:51 pm

How about Thomas Sowell? Still around, at 93.

Comment from steve
Time: July 8, 2023, 6:15 pm

Everyone seems confident that Prigozhian won’t be walking past any upper floor windows for the time being.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 8, 2023, 7:36 pm

Clint Eastwood. He’s 93!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 8, 2023, 8:44 pm

Celebrated – no, illustrious computer scientist Donald Knuth. Just because no one else would.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 8, 2023, 9:00 pm

BTW, the title is wrong – this is DP 167, not 157.

As regards the outcome of DP 166 – perhaps add a “Rule 9”, as follows:

“In exception to Rule 0, a dead person is eligible, if the person’s death has not been announced, and the player picked that person in the pool active at the time of the person’s death and in all subsequent pools.”

The language may seem rather formal, but the object is to keep the loophole narrow. It preserves the intent of Rule 0, while allowing a legitimate winning pick to be carried forward when the death is obscured.

Why, yes, I am a computer guy…

Comment from Teej
Time: July 8, 2023, 11:07 pm

Gene Hackman

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 9, 2023, 12:14 am

@Rich Rostrom…you are my hero. My skills are definitely not in computers and certainly not in stats. My basic stats class was about late 1980s. I passed it but it wasn’t my forte. Now if you end up in a specialty ICU (take your pick…I’ve worked them all and been certified in them all from neonatal up) I’m your girl!.

But you amaze me!

Comment from jam2
Time: July 9, 2023, 6:41 pm

Antknee Fauxcheese

* holy moly wut a despicable little turd *

Comment from steve
Time: July 9, 2023, 8:01 pm

I call for a ruling!

There may be some insignificant misspelling in the name. But I think we can all agree in the intent. And accept the entree.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 9, 2023, 9:51 pm

I agree with @steve. It’s clear whom @jam2 is selecting (and I admit I would be pleased if he wins).

The above is the entirety of my amicus mustelae brief.

Comment from Angus McThag
Time: July 10, 2023, 1:49 am

Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starlighters.

Best known for Peppermint Twist.

Comment from StevesKid
Time: July 10, 2023, 3:03 pm

Technically Steve already stated my entry of Prigozhian (thanks, Dad) so I’ll go with Bill Cosby.

Comment from chrisfromsweden
Time: July 10, 2023, 6:14 pm

Let’s try Ghislaine Maxwell. Should be her time.

Comment from steve
Time: July 10, 2023, 7:07 pm

No one seems to think that Vlad Putin might become a victim of defenstration.

Comment from p2
Time: July 11, 2023, 2:41 am

Joyce Randolph, Ed Norton’s Trixie from the Honeymooners @pupster, my stoaty originial is on my toolbox

Comment from Nana1
Time: July 11, 2023, 10:59 am

Glynis Johns

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: July 11, 2023, 6:21 pm

The Duke of Kent

Comment from Hutch
Time: July 12, 2023, 6:16 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from mossomo
Time: July 14, 2023, 12:53 am

Am back on the board with Zelensky.

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: July 14, 2023, 4:41 am

Nancy Pelosi, hopefully in an embarrassing drunken stupor.

Comment from ama
Time: July 15, 2023, 10:23 pm

Willie Nelson-

Comment from currently
Time: July 16, 2023, 3:43 am

David McCallum – British Actor

Comment from unkawill
Time: July 16, 2023, 7:14 am

MIB Agent “K” Tommy Lee Jones Falling off his horse on his ranch in San Saba,Texas

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: July 16, 2023, 7:31 pm

R.I.P. Jane Birkin

Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE (14 December 1946 – 16 July 2023)

Comment from steve
Time: July 17, 2023, 12:58 pm

Hotty Totty Girl -Dissenting Opinion

I read a blurb from the New York Post suggesting that Prigozian, of Wagnew Group came, has already been taken out. But done in secret.

Now, if, based on this unconfirmed report, someone were to pick Prigozian, and do so, consistently over subsequential Dead Pools, eventually his death will have been confirmed.

Based on the Hotty Totty Girl precedent, a dick would then be awarded.


What about rule zero?

What if the guy was already dead when first picked?

The diligence of picking the dead guy throughout however many subsequent Dead Pools does not negate the fact that the guy was already dead when first picked, no matter how , or how long, unconfirmed.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: July 21, 2023, 12:48 pm

Reports are that Tony Bennett, 96 years old and a long-time selection of the Celebrity Dead Pool, has passed as of this morning.


Anthony Dominick Benedetto (August 3, 1926 – July 21, 2023), known professionally as Tony Bennett

Comment from blake
Time: July 21, 2023, 7:45 pm

And nobody had him this time!

Comment from steve
Time: July 26, 2023, 6:27 pm

Nobody had Sinead O’Connor.

IDK,yet, what she died of.

56 yo. Seems young to me.

Comment from Gordon R. Durand
Time: July 27, 2023, 5:36 pm

Say, has anyone picked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell?

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 28, 2023, 2:07 am

Another rock giant soars no more….Eagles Randy Meisner. RIP https://tinyurl.com/y26t5cbs

Comment from thefritz
Time: July 31, 2023, 5:26 pm

Paul Reubens, Pee-wee Herman Actor, Dies at 70.
Used to get early Saturday mornings during college to watch Pee Wee’s Playhose…even hung over it was worth it…. RIP


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 31, 2023, 5:40 pm

OH, darn. Sorry to hear about Rubens/Herman, I also enjoyed the Playhouse.

My favorite moment was when Captain Carl comes out of the bathroom and Pee Wee asks him, “Did you wash your hands, Captain Carl?”

Captain Carl grabs Pee Wee’s entire face with both hands, gripping his mouth, nose, eyes, and forehead, and growls, “NO!”

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: August 9, 2023, 4:37 pm

Jonnie Irwin:

A place in the Sun broadcaster. The english will know who he is.

Hope he out lives this deadpool but you never know.

Comment from thefritz
Time: August 10, 2023, 3:51 am

Another Rock hero has passed…Robbie Robertson, who led the Band, dead at 80. RIP https://tinyurl.com/2p9pee8h

Comment from harbqll
Time: August 11, 2023, 7:44 pm

Phil collins. Just saw a picture of him and, dude.

Comment from blake
Time: August 13, 2023, 2:52 pm

Johnny Hardwick, voice of Dale Gribble on “King of the Hill” is throwing pocket sand at angels now.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 21, 2023, 5:42 pm

@LavenderGirl, Sorry to hear that he has died, I always liked Jonnie on Escape to the Country.

My pick is Prince Harry of an overdose…there’s no road back for him. He will close the circle in the tragedy his mum began.

Comment from steve
Time: August 23, 2023, 9:06 pm

Prigozian, in a plane crash.

I told you all he was a worthy pick.

Nobody had him.

Comment from Pablo
Time: August 26, 2023, 4:51 pm

Bob Barker is gone. Rush Babe gets the dick!


Comment from RushBabe
Time: August 26, 2023, 5:07 pm

I was getting worried. Not long ago I read that he has been vegetarian for decades and walked miles a day!

Comment from steve
Time: August 26, 2023, 6:54 pm

I was contemplating the result,as I admonished my kid that Pigrozian was available when she failed to pick him. And that she miht have gone down in Weasel Blog history had she scored the Dick in the first participation.

And it brought to mind the question posited by the Queen as the schooner yacht America rounded the point on its way to winning that famous hundred guinieas cup. “Well who is second?” Asked the Queen.

And, just as it is in the Dead Pool.

“Madam, there is no second.” came the reply.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 28, 2023, 11:54 am

steve@August 26, 2023, 6:54 pm:
…she miht have gone down in Weasel Blog history had she scored the Dick in the first participation.

Leaving aside Enas Yorl, who won the very first dick back in 2009, there have been six first-time winners:

Sam Paris

DeGuerre and nachogranny only played once.

(That’s through DP 158; I haven’t compiled the data from DPs 159 to 167.)

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