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Dead Pool 173 or possibly 4

TheFritz takes it with Henry Kissinger, a crowd favorite. I am very weirded out by this as I distinctly remember posting a Dead Pool that Kissinger was the subject of. I made a joke about whether anyone ever called him Hank and how it didn’t seem likely.

So when Normal Lear copped it, I called it for Armybrat, thinking it was a whole ‘nother Dead Pool.

Am I writing Dead Pools in my dreams now?

Though Armybrat graciously stood aside, I’m’a call it a double win and await Rick Rostrom’s preferences for numbering.

Are we all thoroughly confused? Then let’s 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 Ben
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:00 pm

William Shatner

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:00 pm

Jimmy Carter

Peanut Farmer Extraordinaire

Also one of the worst POTUS in Modern Times

Its time to reunite with Rosalynn.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:00 pm

Eva Marie Saint. Again.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:24 pm

David Attenborough

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:30 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:36 pm

Yahya Sinwar, leader of Hamas in Gaza.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:39 pm

Joe Biden

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:42 pm

Dick Cheney

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 8, 2023, 6:46 pm

I’d blame it on the extra nog in your tottie but you’re not going nuts Swease, I saw the post with the ‘Hank’

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 8, 2023, 7:07 pm

George Soros, come on down!

Comment from Nazdar
Time: December 8, 2023, 7:12 pm

The last Dead Pool was posted December 1 – it’s #26512.

Comment from Tonyc
Time: December 8, 2023, 7:22 pm

Shanon Doherty

Comment from LesterIII
Time: December 8, 2023, 7:38 pm

Once more with Louis “An Angel Checked My Oil” Walcott, AKA Farrakhan. He’s a violence instigating, insane fukknob of an excuse for a human being, that has overstayed his welcome on the planet.

Comment from Carl
Time: December 8, 2023, 7:39 pm

Duke of Kent

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: December 8, 2023, 7:55 pm

SWeasel: You are not wrong. There was deadpool where Henry Kissenger died. Then there was another deadpool where Norman Lear died.

This is the 4th Deadpool in 4 weeks.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: December 8, 2023, 8:08 pm

Silver linings and all that – new picks are getting much harder to find. I’ve used 158, of which I originated 125. (And I just discovered that two I thought were original had been picked before.)

The good news is the pick I thought I had used is still available:

Rudolph A. Marcus – 1992 Nobel prizewinner in Chemistry. A mathematical chemist; if he’d spent more time under a fume hood, he might not have reached 100.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: December 8, 2023, 8:36 pm

BullDawgGuy: there was deadpool where Henry Kissenger died. Then there was another deadpool where Norman Lear died.

But that second DP (173) hasn’t been put in the DP Archive yet, which confused me. Uncle Al was also confused, as he posted congratulations to Armybrat in the last archived DP (172), further confusing me.

So this is DP 174. (And I have just double-picked Professor Marcus. Dang.)

Also Armybrat does get a Dick.

I think that’s everything.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 8, 2023, 8:37 pm

I left my imagination in my other pants, so I’ll simply go poaching and pick Mel Brooks.

Thank you Rich. I was thoroughly confused before your explanation and now I’m only bemused by it all. (-:

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: December 8, 2023, 8:37 pm

I hereby renominate…

Alan Greenspan.

Al, if the daily sight of Andrea Mitchell won’t get you off the turf, you might be mummified.

Comment from Teej
Time: December 8, 2023, 8:44 pm

President Trump. You know they’re trying for it.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 8, 2023, 8:49 pm

Otis Apfel, interior designer and NYC character

Comment from Gromulin
Time: December 8, 2023, 8:52 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from RimrockR
Time: December 8, 2023, 8:54 pm

Bill f’n Gates

Comment from ama
Time: December 8, 2023, 9:31 pm

Pope Francis

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: December 8, 2023, 10:21 pm

This time, I’ll go back to Tom Lehrer, the singing mathematician.

Comment from Teej
Time: December 8, 2023, 10:32 pm

Ooh. I’m praying for ama to win.

Comment from Chrisfromsweden
Time: December 8, 2023, 10:34 pm

Sticking with Ghislaine Maxwell.

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: December 8, 2023, 10:37 pm

Jonnie Irwin:

A place in the sun broadcaster. Hope to lose this Deadpool but wanted to be in line just in case.

Comment from Nana 1)
Time: December 8, 2023, 10:41 pm

Glynis Johns

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: December 8, 2023, 10:44 pm

For those who did not know.

Ryan O’Neal has passed away. Tatum must be sad.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: December 8, 2023, 10:45 pm

I only have the 1Dec dead pool before this one. So mention of another one totally confuses this old mind. I’m picking someone even older, that evil San Fran Nan Pelosi.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: December 9, 2023, 12:01 am

Another oldie but goodie.
This time I’m picking Caren Marsh Doll, actress and dancer, born April 6, 1919, 104 years old.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: December 9, 2023, 12:05 am

I figured out my posting problem from a previous dead pool. It appears that if you have two dots (..) in your email address (tscarlson@gmail..com), it won’t post, but it also doesn’t give you an error message.

Us old farts with shaky fingers have a tendency to double-clutch on the keys occasionally. Oops. Sorry folks.

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: December 9, 2023, 12:09 am

Ethel Kennedy

Comment from p2
Time: December 9, 2023, 1:41 am

Joyce Randolph. She’s gotta go one of these times.

Comment from steve
Time: December 9, 2023, 2:22 am

Ryan O’Neki…..


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: December 9, 2023, 3:25 am

Am I the only one who likes Klaus Schwab for a swim in the pool?

The founder of We Eat Fools really deserves a good dunking.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: December 9, 2023, 3:29 am

Wow….Ryan O’Neal anyone?

Comment from EA
Time: December 9, 2023, 3:55 am

Hilary Clinton

Comment from technochitlin
Time: December 9, 2023, 3:30 pm

Mick Jagger, as usual.

Comment from Gordon R. Durand
Time: December 9, 2023, 3:41 pm

Harrison Ruffin Tyler again.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: December 9, 2023, 7:32 pm

Ed Iskenderian, an OG hot rodder and performance parts manufacturer.

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: December 9, 2023, 8:14 pm

FYI – Not that it really matters except in terms of record keeping (or if George Soros dies!), but the “Anonymous” entry above (December 8, 2023, 7:07 pm) was supposed to be from “Weaselwannabe”, but I “fat fingered” it and hit enter assuming the autofill had worked, but apparently it had not. Sorry to have sullied the good name of any real “Anonymous” out there. Poaching entries is one thing, but poaching names is just wrong!

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: December 9, 2023, 9:55 pm

Esther Rantzen.

Comment from lauraw
Time: December 9, 2023, 11:33 pm

Ozzy Osbourne.

Comment from dissent555
Time: December 10, 2023, 5:38 am

oh crikey, i’ll stay with WWII ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson.

Hope I’m wrong.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 11, 2023, 3:28 pm

I just noticed that autocorrect changed my pick from Iris Apfel to Otis Apfel. My horse in this derby is Iris Apfel. Damn autocorrect!

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 19, 2023, 2:28 am

Jerry “Poopy Pants” Nadler. I don’t know how he’s lasted as long as he has.

Comment from HottyTottyGirl
Time: December 23, 2023, 2:01 am

Larry Merchant:

Boxing Broadcaster from the US. Not yet dead at this time.


Comment from Burdy
Time: December 24, 2023, 4:40 pm

Peter Angelos (owner of the Baltimore Orioles)

Comment from blake
Time: December 27, 2023, 9:09 am

I was just going to say armybrat meant Iris, since Carl Apfel is dead and there is no Otis Apfel.

Ima go with Keith Richards, just to buck the idea that he’ll live forever. He just turned 80 this month!

Comment from thefritz
Time: December 27, 2023, 6:40 pm

Comedian Tommy Smothers has passed at 86. I didn’t know he had still been with us. RIP.


Comment from thefritz
Time: December 28, 2023, 7:33 pm

Thinking I may pass on making dumplings with ol’ Peanut….


Comment from steve
Time: December 31, 2023, 6:42 pm

Violet Hensley

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: January 4, 2024, 9:08 pm

Glynis Johns has passed away.

Looks like Nana 1) wins this deadpool

Comment from Nana1
Time: January 4, 2024, 9:54 pm

Yippee! Number 4 for me!

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 5, 2024, 5:19 pm

Nana1’s win was obviously too close for a DP today. Which just kept someone from losing with a David Soul pick. He passed yesterday. RIP


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