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Dead pool 176: here comes February!

The Honeymooners cast reunion is on at last: Joyce Randolph has passed and p2 has dick. Now that I see her picture, I realize I had her crossed with Vivian Vance from I Love Lucy (who died a thousand years ago). Never a fan of the Honeymooners.

Well, the weather is depressing as hell here. Let’s cheer ourselves up by thinking about the deaths of famous people.


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.

Note: I am woefully behind on dick deliveries. If I owe you one, you’ll know how long. I ain’t gived up, but I haven’t drawn much since lockdown. Some day, your heirs might hear from my heirs.


Comment from RushBabe
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:00 pm

Once more into the breach. Eva Marie Saint.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:00 pm

Jimmy Carter

Peanut Farmer and a weak president a long time ago. He has been replaced by Joe. Ice Cream Eating Deborah calling out Joe.

Don’t you want to join the Missis.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:00 pm

Louis “WHOOPEE! The Angelic Spaceships are here to probe our divinity” Walcott, AKA Farrakhan. He’s a batshit-crazy fükknob, a dangerous religious/race manipulator, and overdue for pushing up daisies.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:01 pm

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:07 pm

Jonnie Irwin

A place in the sun broadcaster. Still going strong but you never know.

I hope not to win but getting my ticket anyway.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:11 pm

I am going for greatness…. Joe Biden

Ideally from a slip and fall after some 11 year old girl kicks him for sniffing her hair.

Comment from JC
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:15 pm

Mel Brooks.

Comment from steve
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:18 pm

Poaching Shannon Doherty

Comment from Ben
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:26 pm

William Shatner

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 19, 2024, 6:44 pm

Good ol’ Dick “it’s time for my rented ticker to get repo’d” Cheney.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: January 19, 2024, 7:05 pm

“Get down here, Alan Greenspan!” – De Debil

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 19, 2024, 7:06 pm

A suggestion from my sister: Martha Firestone Ford – former principal owner and CEO of the Detroit Lions (she handed off to her daughter three years ago, at the age of 95). She might just be hanging on to see the Lions win the Super Bowl this year.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: January 19, 2024, 7:56 pm

Iris Apfel

Things are moving slow this week. Only 13 entries at this time.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 19, 2024, 8:06 pm

Bob Newhart

Comment from Teej
Time: January 19, 2024, 8:14 pm

Dick van Dyke.

Uncle Al, that’s a damn good choice!

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: January 19, 2024, 9:09 pm

Again with Tom Lehrer, the singing mathematician

Comment from Carl
Time: January 19, 2024, 9:12 pm

Duke of Kent

Comment from p2
Time: January 19, 2024, 9:13 pm

Berry Gordy. Founder of Motown Records. 94 years young.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: January 19, 2024, 9:22 pm

Gonna steal the Hildabeastry beotch – Hillary Clinton, there’s a warm spot IN the fire for you,

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 19, 2024, 11:09 pm

Raul Castro.

Comment from Ea
Time: January 20, 2024, 12:24 am

Bill Clinton-he really looks sickly lately

Comment from Pupster
Time: January 20, 2024, 12:46 am

George Soros, may he roast in piss.

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: January 20, 2024, 12:50 am

Pete Murray the weasel-land platter spinner one

Comment from armybrat
Time: January 20, 2024, 12:57 am

Eva Marie Saint. She’s 1 year older than my mama…who is healthy and happy BTW!

I’ve given up on Iris Apfel since bullDawgGirl poached her from me. Good luck and God speed to BullDawgGirl!

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 20, 2024, 6:59 am

Eva Marie was the first pick upthread.

Crikey, I’ll probably be late for my own funeral.
I’ll stay with Clint Eastwood for this round.

Comment from ama
Time: January 20, 2024, 7:38 am

Nancy Pelosi- please!

Comment from technochitlin
Time: January 20, 2024, 1:07 pm

Mick Jagger. Nothing lasts forever.

Comment from platypuss
Time: January 20, 2024, 1:25 pm

June Lockhart

Comment from RimrockR
Time: January 20, 2024, 2:28 pm

Bill Gates – run over by an automated tractor on one of his ag land purchases

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: January 20, 2024, 5:07 pm

Bruce Willis

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: January 20, 2024, 5:20 pm

Changing it up again and going with Lee Grant, born October 31 in the mid-1920s (some debate on the year), aged somewhere between 96-98. Actress, director, documentarian. Best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “Shampoo”.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 21, 2024, 7:10 pm

Since I completely missed that Eva Marie Saint was already taken I’ll try Noam Chomsky

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: January 21, 2024, 8:24 pm

Ethel Kennedy

Comment from blake
Time: January 21, 2024, 9:22 pm

I’ll fall back on old faithful, Juli Lynne Charlot!

Comment from Nana1
Time: January 21, 2024, 11:20 pm

Buzz Aldrin time to leave these earthly bonds….

Comment from Weaselwannabe
Time: January 22, 2024, 4:53 pm

Mitch McConnell, “every rats gotta bite the pipe someday”

Comment from blake
Time: January 23, 2024, 1:06 am

Looks like nobody had Norman Jewison.

He was kind of a big deal.

Comment from Roamy
Time: January 23, 2024, 5:33 am

Changing it up this week and picking Richard Petty, vroom vroom.

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: January 23, 2024, 11:28 pm

Duchess of Kent

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 24, 2024, 1:53 am

Charles Osgood has passed. At first I said to myself, “Hey, didn’t he die years ago?” Then I realized that was Charles Kuralt. RIP

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 31, 2024, 2:04 am

NOT A PICK, Chita Rivera has passed away, age 91. She played Anita in West Side Story and Velma in Chicago. She won Tony awards for Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Rink. Talented lady. RIP

Comment from steve
Time: February 2, 2024, 8:54 pm

Who had Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)?

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 2, 2024, 9:04 pm

No one had Carl Weathers. It was kinda surprising.

Comment from ama
Time: February 2, 2024, 11:27 pm

and finally Jonnie Irwin has passed. RIP

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: February 4, 2024, 12:53 am

Well it looks as if I have bagged another DeadPool. I am so sad to hear of his passing as he has been doing so well over the last year or so.

RIP and God Bless your Family Jonnie.

Comment from BullDawgGirl
Time: February 5, 2024, 9:15 pm

Congrats LavenderGirl!

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 6, 2024, 12:29 pm

The lights will be dimmed on Nashville’s Broadway tonight. Country music star Toby Keith has passed. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in ’21. Just 62. RIP


Comment from thefritz
Time: February 14, 2024, 4:40 pm

The inventor of the Pop Tart has passed. I never cared much for the confection. I burned the shit out of the roof of my mouth once…eating them cold was like eating sweet sawdust. RIP none the less.


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