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Dead Pool 160: a nice round number

Well! Nana1 takes her third dick with Dianne Feinstein. Let’s face it, this is the only way Feinstein was ever going to retire. I deliberately didn’t go back and refresh my memory of the awful things she did in office because, to be honest, I have enough living people to be pissed off about.

Let’s get to it.

C’mon, admit it – you’ll be a little bit sad when you can’t pick Jimmy Carter any more.

What’s that? No?

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: October 6, 2023, 6:00 pm

Jimmy Carter peanut farmer extraordinaire

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:00 pm

Amy Dowden of the show Strictly Come Dancing.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:01 pm

Rosalynn Carter
Peanut Farmers Wife

And also an Ex FLOTUS

Comment from Ben
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:01 pm

William Shatner

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:02 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:02 pm

Eva Marie Saint. Once more into the breach.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:07 pm

Mr. George Soros, please.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:08 pm

Alan Greenspan, 97 years smelly and married to Andrea Mitchell… why won’t he admit defeat and just give it up?

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:12 pm

Norman Lear

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 6, 2023, 6:42 pm

Bill “Eat ze bugs” Gates.

to be eaten by bugs.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: October 6, 2023, 7:00 pm

Oooh. Relatively early this time.

I’m going to pick June Lockhart, actress (Lost In Space), born June 25, 1925 (98yo).

I don’t think I’ve picked her before. I hope not.

Comment from p2
Time: October 6, 2023, 7:49 pm

C’mon, Trixie….Joyce Randolph again

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 6, 2023, 8:09 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 6, 2023, 8:16 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 steve
Time: October 6, 2023, 8:40 pm

Ramzan Kadyrov, future ex-head of the Chechen republic.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: October 6, 2023, 9:07 pm

Tom Lehrer, the singing mathematician

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: October 6, 2023, 9:08 pm

Jack Nicholson

Comment from Nana1
Time: October 6, 2023, 9:34 pm

Glynis Johns jut hit the century mark!

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 6, 2023, 9:47 pm

Joe Biden.

Comment from Ea
Time: October 6, 2023, 9:57 pm


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 6, 2023, 10:29 pm

Frank Borman – Gemini and Apollo astronaut, and CEO of Eastern Airlines.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 6, 2023, 11:20 pm

Hillary Clinton

Comment from Roamy
Time: October 7, 2023, 1:39 am

Jesse Jackson

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 7, 2023, 4:34 am

Phil Collins

Comment from ama
Time: October 7, 2023, 6:39 am

Pope Francis

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: October 7, 2023, 9:30 am

Sticking with Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 7, 2023, 10:53 am

Raul Castro

Comment from technochitlin
Time: October 7, 2023, 11:45 am

Mick Jagger, because reasons.

Comment from platypuss
Time: October 7, 2023, 12:26 pm

Stickin with Ozzy Osbourne.

Comment from currently
Time: October 7, 2023, 1:58 pm

Silas Robertson – Uncle Si of ‘Duck Dynasty’

Comment from jc
Time: October 7, 2023, 6:09 pm

Paul Ehrlich, the bastard.

Comment from Carl
Time: October 7, 2023, 7:28 pm

Duke of Kent

Comment from Davem123
Time: October 7, 2023, 7:45 pm

RFK Jr., for obvious reasons.

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: October 8, 2023, 1:54 am

Mel Brooks – couldn’t make Blazzing Saddles today

Comment from blake
Time: October 8, 2023, 4:10 am

I’m watching the 97-year-old Roger Corman at the World Indie Movie Awards. He’s looking good!

So, I’ll pick him!

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: October 9, 2023, 12:25 pm

Ismail Haniyeh – leader of Hamas

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: October 10, 2023, 8:08 pm

Esther Rantzen

Comment from Tonyc
Time: October 11, 2023, 2:31 am

Mary Lou Retton

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 12, 2023, 11:31 pm

Another music icon… RIP Rudolph Isley


Comment from steve
Time: October 13, 2023, 2:42 pm

Phillips Coates, played Lois Lane in the original Adventures of Superman TV show, dead at 96.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: October 14, 2023, 2:51 am

Saleh al-Arouri, Hamas #2.

Comment from blake
Time: October 15, 2023, 12:31 am

Piper Laurie!

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 15, 2023, 5:40 pm

Ok, somebody above my time-zone pay grade needs to make a call here. The article I read said Piper Laurie died ‘early Saturday morning’ in LA. That’s 8 hours behind WBT (if my math is right). Subtract 8 hours from Blake’s time stamp of 12:31am on the 15th and I get his pick came in at 4:31pm LA time on the 14th…not exactly ‘early Saturday morning’.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 15, 2023, 8:18 pm

Oh my, Susanne Summers has passed. RIP Chrissy.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: October 15, 2023, 9:04 pm

The Hollywood Reporter dateline for Piper Laurie’s death is

OCTOBER 14, 2023 1:17PM


Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 16, 2023, 5:59 am

Your math is correct, Fritz: WBT is 8hrs ahead of LA time. Blakes pick is 3+ hours after Piper Laurie’s death was reported in THR.

Nice try, Blake.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: October 16, 2023, 2:01 pm

I want to give Blake the benefit of the doubt that this person was simply documenting that Piper Laurie had died. Blake had already picked Roger Corman on Oct. 8th so I do not think this pick was a STEVE rule Pick to try and win the deadpool. Even if it was it was not a qualified pick as it violated other rules.

So with that said is Blake still in the Deadpool with the original Roger Corman pick?

Of course there could be two “Blake” out there.

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: October 16, 2023, 3:26 pm

Sam Neill of Jurassic park fame.

If you have never seen Dead Calm with Nicole Kidman you should watch it.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: October 17, 2023, 6:28 pm

I almost won. I picked Ismail Haniyeh and it sounds like the IDF just bombed his house but he wasn’t there.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: October 19, 2023, 9:10 pm

Stephen – I LOL’d! Better luck next time.

LavenderGirl – second the rec for “Dead Calm.”

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 25, 2023, 3:26 am

Actor Richard Roundtree has passed at 81. He was one bad dude..RIP


Comment from Steve’s Kid
Time: October 26, 2023, 9:22 pm

Putting in Robert Card. At large suspect in the recent mass shooting in Maine.

Comment from Steve’s Kid
Time: October 28, 2023, 1:36 am

And, as an update, Robert Card found deceased.


Not sure if it’ll count but figured I’d toot my own horn here.

Comment from steve
Time: October 28, 2023, 11:50 am

Oh boy!

First thing, my kid is developing a tactic of picking subjects of manhunts.

The first pick was taken down by the dog, taking the hail of bullets eventuality off the table.

Second pick put one into his own noodle.

Now? Now we wait to see if there was a violation of my epynomious rule.

Talk about being a proud dad.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 28, 2023, 12:31 pm

Richard Moll, Bull the Bailiff on ‘Night Court,’ has passed at 80. RIP


Comment from BukkDawgGuy
Time: October 29, 2023, 12:37 am

Matthew Perry has passed away.

No Friends Reunion now.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 29, 2023, 2:30 am

@Steve’s kid, I like the way your mind works.
@steve, you have good reason to be a proud dad.

I’ve looked but have yet to find any of the reporting mention a time of death for Card. The newzies have chosen to fill their reportaaaaazh with sobbing and wailing. The sobbing and wailing is to be sure totally understandable and natural, but the coverage is leaving otherwise important stuff out to focus on the pain. Ghouls, they are.

Comment from steve
Time: October 29, 2023, 1:04 pm

Matthew Perry will not be down for breakfast.

Comment from steve
Time: October 29, 2023, 1:22 pm

And now for some flagrant lobbying:

AP reports that the site was searched and cleared twice. 2nd time on Friday! Card’s body was found on the subsequent, 3rd search.

So, picked Thursday, confirmed “not dead” at that location on Friday.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: November 1, 2023, 11:12 pm

Robert Montgomery Knight (October 25, 1940 – November 1, 2023) was an American basketball coach.

In B-Ball, he was the Hoosier Daddy….

Comment from Steve’s Kid
Time: November 9, 2023, 2:33 pm

More flagrant lobbying!

I posted my pick of Robert Card at 9:22 pm on the 26th of October.

Coroner puts TOD at 8-10 hrs before body was found. (WBZ article)
(9:22AM on the 27th of October which is a Friday)

Body was found at 7:45PM, Friday (Independent article)

So, if my math is correct, I had my pick in at least 10 hours before his TOD and am not subject to my father’s rule!

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: November 10, 2023, 12:02 am

Congratulations to Rich Rostrom who actually won the Dick with Frank Borman on November 7…

So sorry, Steve’s Kid.

Comment from blake (buy my book!)
Time: November 11, 2023, 8:54 am

Oh, yeah, guys, I’d already claimed Roger Corman when Piper Laurie died, so even if I wanted to pull a Steve, the Roger Corman leaves me out.

I could’ve pretended to be a different blake, but you’ll see all the blakes are pointed to my website, dsblake.com, so for all intents and purposes there is only one blake, and we’re all blake here. Or something.

Been busy with the books so I hadn’t checked in lately. It was just seeing Jimmy Carter trending on X that made me realize how long it had been!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 14, 2023, 4:08 am

ISTM that if Card counts as a “celebrity”, then Steve’s Kid is the winner by several days. Card apparently topped himself after the pick was posted, and well before Borman snuffed it.

Though IMHO that celebrity status would be dubious. Merely having committed a serious crime should not qualify one as a celebrity – call it the Herostratus Rule (after the ancient Greek who torched a famous temple just for notoriety). But our esteemed hostess sall decide.

And speaking of (and to) our hostess…
The Dead Pool numbering is broken!

DP 166 (6/16/23-6/20/23) was followed by DP “157” (7/7/23- 8/26/23), then DP “158” (9/1/23-9/4/23), DP “159” (9/8/23-9/29/23), and DP “160” (10/6/23-11/7/23).

The actual DPs 157, 158, 159, and 160 were all in 2022.

The next DP should be 171.

BTW, when the question above is resolved, I will publish the next iteration of the statistical report including DP _170_. I’ve written a perl script which extracts the leaderboards and other fun stuff from the raw data. It was quite educational, and I learned quite a bit. Of course all the cool kids moved on to python years ago, but I needed to work on my skills anyway.

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