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Dead Pool 158:

Farewell to Bob Barker – vegetarian, animal rights activist and 1/8th Sioux Indian. Who knew? Cut down in the youth and vigor of his 99th year.

And congratz to RushBabe for picking him. He was the third pick in the thread, and the first two were Jimmy Carter. Er’body wants a piece of Jimmy.

Are we ready?

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 LesterIII
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:01 pm

Louis “God spoke to me on a flying saucer!” Walcott, AKA Farrakhan. Vile fükknob, antisemite, raicebaiting, violence-proking cultist, AND he’s unfreakinghinged.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:01 pm

Eva Marie Saint.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:01 pm

Jimmy Carter
Ex president of the United States

In retrospect he was a good president compared to the Corrupt (DOJ protecting) Joe and Hunter.

Comment from Ben
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:01 pm

William Shatner

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:02 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:02 pm

Going with Ms. Peanut Farmer. Ex FLOTUS

Rosalynn Carter

Comment from Steve’s Kid
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:11 pm

George Soros.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:18 pm

Dick Van Dyke, the song-and-dance man

Comment from Gromulin
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:38 pm

June Lockhart. Danger Will Robinson, Danger.

Comment from Steve
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:39 pm

Violet Hensley, fiddler and fiddle maker eternal (so far).

Comment from steve
Time: September 1, 2023, 6:46 pm

Not for nothin’, but Julie Newmar is both 90yo, and still an available pick.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 1, 2023, 7:14 pm

Since we seem to be in the End Of Times, Keith Richards

Comment from Armybrat
Time: September 1, 2023, 7:33 pm

Norman Lear

Comment from RimrockR
Time: September 1, 2023, 8:30 pm

Bill Gates – by way of thousands of skeeter bites

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 1, 2023, 8:57 pm

John Kerry – you rat bastard, time for you to spend Christmas in Hellbodia.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 1, 2023, 9:15 pm

As always, something new:

Manuel “El Cordobes” Benítez Pérez, at one time the highest paid bullfighter of all time, and the biographical subject of the 1968 best-seller Or I’ll Dress You In Mourning.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: September 1, 2023, 10:59 pm

Jack Nicholson

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: September 1, 2023, 11:31 pm

I would hate to miss

Alan Greenspan

…since he’s so old and decrepit… so I’ll point the Fickle Finger of Fate toward him!

Comment from PatAZ
Time: September 1, 2023, 11:41 pm

Diane Feinstein. That banana peel is slippery.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 1, 2023, 11:52 pm

Mitch McConnel.
He’s not looking too good.

Comment from p2
Time: September 2, 2023, 12:11 am

Sticking with Joyce Randolph, the last of the Honeymooners

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: September 2, 2023, 12:32 am

Dick (appropriate) Cheney riding the Haliburton stock bonuses to the stratosphere of global catastrophe

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 2, 2023, 12:33 am

Let’s see now. Who do I want most to begone from the realm of the living? That’s an easy one: Barack Hussein Obama.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 2, 2023, 12:50 am

Raul Castro

Comment from EA
Time: September 2, 2023, 1:09 am

Viktor Shokin -former Ukie prosecutor. Because, yes I think they are dumb enough to do something that obvious-not because I have anything against him.

Comment from Teej
Time: September 2, 2023, 1:41 am

Pete Bootyjudge. Cause I just saw him talking about Floriduh.

Comment from dissent555
Time: September 2, 2023, 1:43 am

Very late to the party.

But not too late to poach back my Phil Collins pick

Comment from RushBabe
Time: September 2, 2023, 3:04 am

Former Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed, whose son died in car crash with Princess Diana, dies at 94


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: September 2, 2023, 11:06 am

HAH! Margaritaville has lost its founding resident:

James William Buffett (December 25, 1946 – September 1, 2023)

R.I.P. Head Parrothead

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: September 2, 2023, 11:26 am

Phil Collins

Comment from steve
Time: September 2, 2023, 12:57 pm

@ExpressoBold: He is now enjoying his cheeseburger in Paradise.

Comment from platypuss
Time: September 2, 2023, 1:14 pm

Ozzy Osbourne hops the last crazy train.

Comment from Roamy
Time: September 2, 2023, 4:25 pm

Ellen Burstyn. (Just saw her on a re-run of “The Big Valley” as a nun, still kickin’.)

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: September 2, 2023, 7:33 pm

@ExpressoBold Pureblood

Grim Reaper got the wrong Jimmy.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: September 2, 2023, 7:51 pm

Bill Richardson, Former New Mexico Governor and most prominently a Clinton Apologist has passed away without being in the deadpool

Maybe we need to quick picking those who we do not care if they pass away. Like Dick Cheney.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: September 2, 2023, 9:51 pm

As Some Vegetable said, we seem to be in the end of times. And that is the basis of my prediction [which I really do not hope to win with], but President Donald Trump, likely at the hands of a Leftist. The sequalae of that would fit in with the end of times in this country most appropriately.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: September 2, 2023, 9:52 pm

Another surprise… forecast: mid-70s and earthly demise… C’mon, Alan G., get a move off!

William Blaine Richardson III (November 15, 1947 – September 1, 2023)

Pretty soon, the Clintons will feel lonely and abandoned.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: September 2, 2023, 10:46 pm

Mick Jagger, because why not?

Comment from currently
Time: September 3, 2023, 6:14 pm

Judy Sheindlin – ‘Judge Judy’

Comment from Pupster
Time: September 3, 2023, 6:32 pm

Dennis DeYoung, founding member/ lead vocals of the band Styx.

Just because someone said “end of times” I got a whole “Best of Times” vibe.


Comment from LittleSister
Time: September 3, 2023, 8:48 pm

Robert Wagner – Natalie Wood’s widower

Comment from Mitch
Time: September 4, 2023, 12:43 am

I’m going with this guy: “Smash Mouth” singer Steve Harwell is in hospice care with liver failure and has only days left to live – TMZ

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: September 4, 2023, 6:58 am

Kris Kristofferson

Comment from BJM
Time: September 4, 2023, 5:04 pm

I’m gonna stick with Prince Harry…his life is spiraling out control and sooner or later someone’s gonna end up dead.

Comment from Mitch
Time: September 4, 2023, 5:50 pm

Pretty sure I won this round: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/04/arts/music/steve-harwell-smash-mouth-all-star-dead.html

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 4, 2023, 8:41 pm

Yep, official, Harwell has left the planet.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 6, 2023, 3:31 am

Well shit. Gary Wright has passed.

Another of my rock idols is gone. I met him after a concert in Tampa in 1990. The TV station I worked at co-promoted his show. He was very reserved and shy. My wife couldn’t stop talking about him for several weeks….


Comment from JC
Time: September 6, 2023, 4:51 am

Paul R. Ehrlich. On his own petard

Comment from blake
Time: September 6, 2023, 6:38 pm

I was gonna say “Robert Klane” (writer/director “Where’s Poppa” and “Weekend at Bernies”) who was kind of a family friend, but he was rude enough to die the Tuesday before the deadpool.

Are we counting Smashmouth guy as a win? I’d hate to waste a good bet on a done deal.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: September 7, 2023, 7:20 pm

Dammit. Spaced out and missed another one.

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