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ROUND ELEVEN: now with fresh dicks!

MrCaniac snags it with Barbara Billingsly (almost three months, this round took). Dude, shoot me an email if you want your dick. It’s not rotten old out-dated dick like everybody else got, either — I’m going out to buy fresh dick!

The roolz:

1. Pick a celebrity. Any celebrity — though I reserve the right to nix picks I never heard of.

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 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?

5. It’s up to you to search the thread and make sure your choice is unique. 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 don’t want the fabulous prize, you’re too smart to be a regular reader. It takes me forever to put them in the mail, packages go by slow boat, typically take minimum eight to ten weeks and lose the will to live along the way.

8. The new DeadPool will begin 6pm WBT (Weasel’s Blog Time) the Friday after the last round is concluded.

The fabulous prize? Sweasel dot com’s unofficial sponsor, Aunty’s Spotted Dick! Mmmmm…it’s dickalicious!


Comment from thefritz
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:01 pm

High hopes for Dolores Hope

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:02 pm

and a pat on my back for being #1…I need a life.

Comment from Allen
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:03 pm

I have the perfect pick this time: Tariq Aziz. Former Deputy PM, and Foreign Minister under Saddam. He was a thoroughly evil man, a stone cold killer despite the bland exterior, and he’s been in the hospital since January.

Comment from ChicagoJedi
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:10 pm

Leonard Nimoy

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:13 pm

I think I’ll stick with Abe Vigoda on this round.

Comment from steve
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:18 pm

I am going to take a flyer with the Royal Consort (a kind of demeaning sort of title), Prince Philip.

Comment from Eirik
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:18 pm

Harry Morgan of MASH fame. Like the guy, but the Korean war was a long time ago and lately it’s been rough on American sitcom stars of yesteryear.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:22 pm

Oh, Harry Morgan is a good pick. I’m going with Zha Zha Gabor this round.

Comment from Bob
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:26 pm

I’m going with Mel Gibson.

Comment from Oldcat
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:33 pm

Jimmy Carter. The more ex he is the better.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:34 pm

Im surprised noone has takenn michael douglas yet, with his throat cancer and all….

Comment from USCitizen
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:38 pm

Andy Rooney.

Comment from tawny
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:41 pm

As a previous dick winner, I’m taking a long shot choice so as not to hog the prizes. 🙂 Eli Wallach.

Comment from Carl
Time: October 22, 2010, 6:47 pm

It’s about time Ali al-Megrahi of Lockerbie fame snuffed it.

Comment from Monotone (The Elderish)
Time: October 22, 2010, 7:03 pm

Ruby Muhammad kind of a long shot but at least I can dream!

Comment from Clifford Scridlow
Time: October 22, 2010, 7:06 pm

I will select Andy Griffith, senile drooling spokesvegetable for the Oboingo medicare health-sham-debacle.

Comment from Janna
Time: October 22, 2010, 7:18 pm

Mohammad Ali.

Comment from Amichel
Time: October 22, 2010, 7:22 pm

I’m going with Kirk Douglas, though I’ll be sad to see him go.

Comment from armybrat
Time: October 22, 2010, 7:45 pm

since Janna beat me to my perennial favorite of Mohammed Ali, I’ll take Margaret Thatcher and hope I don’t win.

Comment from Pavel
Time: October 22, 2010, 7:51 pm

Billy Graham, once again. Because if I don’t pick him again, he’s sure as shit going to go tits up in about two days.

Comment from mongo
Time: October 22, 2010, 7:52 pm

I’ll take Michael Douglas, since scubafreak suggested it and no one else decided to take his sage advice.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 22, 2010, 8:44 pm


Yay…I finally got that commie bastige!

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: October 22, 2010, 9:07 pm

Clint Eastwood……..

And I won’t be disappointed if I lose.

Comment from Bill the Butcher
Time: October 22, 2010, 9:10 pm

Mickey Rooney — though not even the freshest of Spotted Dicks would compensate me for his loss. A show biz career of nine decades!

Comment from skinbad
Time: October 22, 2010, 9:29 pm

Nancy Reagan

Comment from JeffS
Time: October 22, 2010, 9:46 pm

Al Sharpton. It’s a long shot — the dude looks healthy — but my preferred choice (Jimmuh Cahtuh) has already been taken.

Comment from Elphaba
Time: October 22, 2010, 10:03 pm

Did anyone pick Nancy Pelosi? If not, she’s MINE.

(Please God. Let me win. I don’t ask for much, and it would be a public service!)

Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: October 22, 2010, 10:18 pm

Well, if throat cancer is gonna take someone, could it please be Roger Ebert? So, yeah, I’m going with Ebert.

Comment from Some vegetable
Time: October 22, 2010, 10:46 pm

It’s Larry King – Dead!

Comment from Mumbles
Time: October 22, 2010, 11:34 pm

John Dingell looks like someone should be chasing him with shovels, so I’m going with Michigan’s finest (NOT!)

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 22, 2010, 11:40 pm

Senator Dan Inouye. It grinds me to wish ill to a genuine war hero (CMoH, and though belated, genuine – see here. But 48 years of whoring for the Democrats in the Senate balances it. And if he was to kick off in the next few days, the Senate seat would fall to the Republican, possibly giving us 52 seats! Even if he lasts past November 2, but dies before December 5, Gov. Lingle (a Republican) gets to appoint his replacement, which would give us another seat in the lame-duck session.

(Inouye is up for re-election, so the appointment would only be good through January 3 2011. Lingle’s term ends on December 4, and it’s probable a Democrat will be elected, so after December 4, and after January 4, it would be a Democrat appointee. But even a lame-duck-only seat would be useful.)

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: October 22, 2010, 11:40 pm

How about Ernest Borgnine
That old sea dog is getting long in the tooth

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 22, 2010, 11:42 pm

Inouye is 86 years old, so… His fellow HI Sen. Akaka is also 86, and just as much of a flaming liberal, but I already took a shot at him in an earlier Dead Pool.

Comment from BrendaK
Time: October 22, 2010, 11:43 pm

Harry Reid – under the overpass, in a shopping
cart, with a candlestick (oh, please-please-please).

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 22, 2010, 11:53 pm

Hell, I wasn’t even aware Borgnine was even ALIVE until he did a cameo in RED….

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: October 23, 2010, 12:12 am

It’d probably be pretty tacky to guess myself, wouldn’t it? But man, this dang cancer is gonna be the death of me and I’m getting sick of it coming back AGAIN. Hmmmpf. But not only is picking yourself just too morbid, it wouldn’t do me any good a’tall to win the dick if I was dead and couldn’t enjoy it, right? So forget I suggested it.

And I ain’t technically a celebrity, even if I am famous from here to the kitchen.


Lindsey Lohan? She’s young, but makes some seriously bad lifestyle choices, and if they let her outta jail one more time she might just go the accidental overdose route.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 23, 2010, 12:15 am

Oh, geez, Nina…I am SO not sending an effing Spotted Dick to your heirs. Buck up, Lady. Drop me a line if you want to grouse to somebody new.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: October 23, 2010, 12:30 am

Buck up Nina. God doesn’t take strong women early. He likes to keep them here to give the rest of us hell.

Wikileaks guy, Julian Assange. Unnatural causes. In a former eastern European county. Left index fingernail missing.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: October 23, 2010, 12:30 am

Clifford Scridlow, Elphaba, and BrendaK got what I wanted, so let me throw one out in hope. Kim Jong-il of North Korea. I don’t know if it will be from what passes for natural causes or from splashback from a succession fight between his sons and the army, but I look forward for the malevolent midget not to be “ronry” any more in Hades.

Comment from Hari Swollensak
Time: October 23, 2010, 12:46 am

Michael Moore. I big chunk of blubber or a whole pecan pie HAS to bust off an artery pretty soon and stop him up for good.

Comment from Allen
Time: October 23, 2010, 1:22 am

Nina, oh hell no, if you pick yourself, the minions will riot. If the Weasel minions riot Lord knows what might happen. Damn, hang in there, I don’t know what to say.

Comment from Rabbit
Time: October 23, 2010, 1:47 am

Deb Frisch PhD

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 23, 2010, 2:14 am

Sorry to break it to you gulliblepratt but Ernie Borgnine has the secret of longevity….


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: October 23, 2010, 2:15 am

Buck up, indeed, Nina, this place would not be the same without you.

Boston Maggie is going through tha same problem, and writes about it on her US Navy site. Perhaps reading her would help, you are not alone, that sort of thing.

You are in our thoughts, and are worth more than all the puddings in the world, even the butterscotch ones.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: October 23, 2010, 2:16 am

Deb Frisch is a good one.
I’ve been glued to that drama the last couple of weeks.
But her website needs a ‘normal person’ translator.

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Comment from Mel
Time: October 23, 2010, 3:38 am

Jams Cameron

Comment from catnip
Time: October 23, 2010, 4:07 am

Phyllis Diller

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: October 23, 2010, 4:34 am

Barney Frank. I’m not sure he’ll survive a return to the private sector….

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: October 23, 2010, 4:38 am

I’m going with Hugh Hefner. Maybe the dried up old satyr will take a hint from Bob Guccione.

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: October 23, 2010, 5:51 am

I’m doing okay, it’s just the supposedly-easy-to-beat-cancer that keeps coming back and back and back. most recently this week. I’m getting annoyed, really annoyed. I went straight through all the emotional stages I was supposed to go through in about a picosecond, straight to pissed.


Deb Frisch is acting up again? I have missed that! Who’s she annoying this time?

Comment from Lipstick
Time: October 23, 2010, 5:58 am

Oooo, lot of good ones already taken.

I’ll stick with Hitchens, but don’t think I’ll “win”.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: October 23, 2010, 8:09 am

Well, I’ll take Charles “The Poodle” Johnson again. It’s the principle of the thing, don’t you know ?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 23, 2010, 9:36 am

The same, Nina. Latest here. She got hold of Jeff Goldstein’s mother’s phone number and has been treating her to vile calls. Jeff hasn’t gotten anywhere with law enforcement (despite having a long history and beaucoup restraining orders — and the fact she’s emailing this shit to them now), so he’s publicized a few of her family’s numbers. Basically with the idea that if her family doesn’t take her off the game board and get her help, who will?

She’s obviously crazier than a whole deluxe package of shit-house rats.

Comment from mandel bread
Time: October 23, 2010, 12:54 pm

How about a (not so) Happy Days meme:

Al Molinaro

Comment from J2
Time: October 23, 2010, 1:22 pm

Dr. henry heimlich

Comment from J2
Time: October 23, 2010, 1:31 pm

hopefully not by choking on dinner

Comment from Pablo
Time: October 23, 2010, 3:11 pm

Carl Reiner

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: October 23, 2010, 4:20 pm

This has nothing to do with the dead pool, but I just gots to spread the word. A commenter at Ace’s (Original Mikey) came up with the idea of taking a Slurpee along when you go to vote Nov 2. I hope it goes viral, the image of bunches of people standing in line at the polls sipping on Slurpees is just too freakin’ funny, and would prolly send a few lefties right ’round the bend.

Comment from Poindexter
Time: October 23, 2010, 4:34 pm

Geez, someone grabbed Borgnine before I got here. [A sudden thought: think some fan in the production/writing staff at ST:TNG named “Seven of Nine [of the Borg]” as a tribute to him?]

I’m going to pick Tony Bennett. Not that I want to see him go — he’s one of my all-time favorite singers — but (a) he’s alive and (b) he’s getting old.

Comment from Mark
Time: October 23, 2010, 5:41 pm

I’ll take Oprah! Not because she’s a likely prospect, but because the world would be SO much better…

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: October 23, 2010, 5:53 pm

Hugo Chavez choking on his parrot.

Comment from bigsmarthuman
Time: October 23, 2010, 7:16 pm

George Soros. And soon, please.

Comment from Luis
Time: October 23, 2010, 11:16 pm

Ed Asner.

Comment from Luis
Time: October 23, 2010, 11:17 pm

Slurpees to the polls November 2! Wizard idea!

Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: October 24, 2010, 12:15 am

I put in for Julian Assange last time and am now doubly disappointed. Can I just root for EZnSF to win?

If he does, I will go get myself a dick and help celebrate!

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: October 24, 2010, 1:02 am

Man, Stoaty, I obviously don’t get over to Goldstein’s often enough–I had no idea this was still going on. Deb’s the very definition of “whackjob.”

Comment from Harbqll
Time: October 24, 2010, 1:13 am

Looks like I’ll stick with Liz Taylor. I’ll get that Dick one of these days…

Comment from Mr. Matamoros
Time: October 24, 2010, 4:54 am

Put me down for America’s Oldest Teenager, Dick Clarke…

Comment from MrCaniac
Time: October 24, 2010, 6:20 am

Nelson Mandela. 92 years young, former prisoner. Obama and the Dems need this going into the mid-terms, so he takes one for the team.
Bonus, I get some more dick to put in my mouth! nom nom nom

Comment from Kyle Kiernan
Time: October 24, 2010, 10:57 am

Dick Cheney.
Not that I want him to go, I just think he has had a lot of work done lately and is looking pretty good. This seems like the lull before the finale. I don’t know how many people I’ve heard say “just last week she was feeling much better.”

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: October 24, 2010, 2:19 pm

Hey Oldcat – good call on Carter. He can die happy now, too – no longer the worst president in history.


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 24, 2010, 3:25 pm

Yeah, without the recognition (not to mention the perks) of being the Worst President Ever, what’s Jimmeh got to live for?

ANYway… I’m going to follow my tradition of mistaking wishful thinking for impending mortality and go with Bill Maher, choking to death on his own vomit and smugness, but mostly vomit.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: October 24, 2010, 4:05 pm

David Letterman just cause

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: October 24, 2010, 9:25 pm

Bob Barker. By a van driven by someone from PETA.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: October 24, 2010, 10:48 pm

The Democratic Party. November 3rd, of apoplexy.

Comment from Kerry the Label Guy
Time: October 25, 2010, 12:09 am

Bill Clinton, but very happy if the Pelosi pick wins.

Comment from Woolie M.
Time: October 25, 2010, 12:19 am

Henry Kissinger again.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: October 25, 2010, 1:19 am

Totally Off-Topic, and pretty much egoizing. . .Woolie M., did you see that we identified your horse-hair snakes?


Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 25, 2010, 4:01 am

As per usual, Gordon Brown.

Comment from francis
Time: October 25, 2010, 5:02 am

My wife and I were recently surprised to discover Olivia De Havilland is still with us. The wife had a fish named after her (the other was named Flynn, natch). So that’s my pick.

Comment from Bill (now the .000357% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: October 25, 2010, 5:54 am

Nina, you’re not allowed to go before Pikes Peak admits that Chesapeake Bay is the superior topographical feature.

Not making a pick. Karma is fickle…

Comment from Bill (now the .000357% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: October 25, 2010, 5:57 am

Can’t hark, stop sharing the credit — *you* found Woolie’s horsehair snakes!

Comment from El Jefe
Time: October 25, 2010, 1:34 pm

Elton John

Comment from Montenegro
Time: October 25, 2010, 3:00 pm

I’ll take Lee Majors (the six million dollar man).

Comment from Gordon R. Durand
Time: October 25, 2010, 6:35 pm

Is Ralph Nader dead yet? OK, I’ll take him.

Comment from unkawill
Time: October 25, 2010, 7:47 pm

The sitting president

Comment from CuzzinRumpus
Time: October 25, 2010, 8:07 pm

Can I haz Don Pardo?

Comment from RickZ
Time: October 26, 2010, 10:19 am

George McGovern, Democrat presidential candidate in 1972. At least he didn’t win.

Comment from Doug!
Time: October 26, 2010, 1:27 pm

Newsflash: Tariq Aziz was just sentenced to be hung and it could happen within 30 days. But, he’s already been picked. Yeah Allen, that was the perfect pick.

Comment from Allen
Time: October 26, 2010, 3:56 pm

Now that’s creepy. Doug, I tried to be a smartass once and made my pick from the schedule on Texas’ Death Row. I caught a Weasel slap for that one. This has to be a first though, I picked him, and they gave him a date with destiny. Shiver, shudder…

I can feel the bad karma sneaking up on me.

Comment from tawny
Time: October 26, 2010, 5:01 pm

So, no one had Paul the Octopus. Farewell to a tasty and psychic friend.

Comment from Doug!
Time: October 26, 2010, 5:54 pm

Tariq deserves his date with destiny and I’m wishing I would have picked him. I hope you win the dick but there is still time for other players so I’ll pick, uhm, Ramsey Clark.

Comment from steve
Time: October 26, 2010, 8:31 pm

Who has Charlie Sheen?

He is breaking strong from the gate!

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: October 27, 2010, 7:38 pm

Lincoln Chafeeeeeeee

Comment from scubafreak
Time: November 2, 2010, 6:15 am

Just in case noone has taken him yet, Julian Assange of wikileaks is about to dump a bunch of stolen documents from the Kremlin…

Prime Dead Pool pick coming right up!!!!

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: November 2, 2010, 9:41 pm

Comment from scubafreak
Time: November 2, 2010, 6:15 am

Just in case noone has taken him yet, Julian Assange of wikileaks is about to dump a bunch of stolen documents from the Kremlin…

Prime Dead Pool pick coming right up!!!!

Radiation poisoning perhaps maybe…….doh!!

Comment from Mike D.
Time: November 5, 2010, 4:01 am

Gonna stay in the sports field again. “The Greatest”,
Muhammad Ali.

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: November 6, 2010, 12:44 am

No one had Sparky.

Comment from Mumbles
Time: November 6, 2010, 2:40 am

Wow. Jill Clayburgh, dead at 66 of leukemia. Hmph. Guess no one saw that one coming.

Comment from Nop
Time: November 9, 2010, 11:32 pm

Wanted Don Pardo, but I’ll take Patricia Morison

Comment from tawny
Time: November 10, 2010, 6:37 pm

Damn, I should have gone for Gerry Rafferty.

Comment from tawny
Time: November 11, 2010, 5:35 pm

Dino de Laurentiis has died aged 91. Looks like no one had picked him this time round.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 12, 2010, 8:48 pm

Here’s the list, and an excellent compilation it is. Well done to all hands.

Except Mike D., whose pick of Muhammad Ali was preempted by Janna. C’m’on, Mike, pick a target!

Lipstick, I’m assuming you meant Christopher Hitchens, not his brother Peter.

\Pablo, you’re at the end because of the slash.

Allen – 6:03 PM, 10/22 – Tariq Aziz
Amichel – 7:22 PM, 10/22 – Kirk Douglas
armybrat – 7:45 PM, 10/22 – Margaret Thatcher
BigBlueBug – 7:38 PM, 10/27 – Lincoln Chafee
bigsmarthuman – 7:16 PM, 10/23 – George Soros
Bill the Butcher – 9:10 PM, 10/22 – Mickey Rooney
Bob – 6:26 PM, 10/22 – Mel Gibson
BrendaK – 11:43 PM, 10/22 – Harry Reid
Carl – 6:47 PM, 10/22 – Ali al-Megrahi
catnip – 4:07 AM, 10/23 – Phyllis Diller
ChicagoJedi – 6:10 PM, 10/22 – Leonard Nimoy
Clifford Scridlow – 7:06 PM, 10/22 – Andy Griffith
cobrakai99 – 5:53 PM, 10/23 – Hugo Chavez
CuzzinRumpus – 8:07 PM, 10/25 – Don Pardo
David Gillies – 4:01 AM, 10/25 – Gordon Brown
Doug! – 5:54 PM, 10/26 – Ramsey Clark
Eirik – 6:18 PM, 10/22 – Harry Morgan
El Jefe – 1:34 PM, 10/25 – Elton John
Elphaba – 10:03 PM, 10/22 – Nancy Pelosi
EZnSF – 12:30 AM, 10/23 – Julian Assange
francis – 5:02 AM, 10/25 – Olivia De Havilland
gebrauchshund – 4:38 AM, 10/23 – Hugh Hefner
Gordon R. Durand – 6:35 PM, 10/25 – Ralph Nader
Gromulin – 8:44 PM, 10/22 – FIDEL CASTRO
gulliblepratt – 11:40 PM, 10/22 – Ernest Borgnine
Harbqll – 1:13 AM, 10/24 – Liz Taylor
Hari Swollensak – 12:46 AM, 10/23 – Michael Moore
hemmersheim – 9:07 PM, 10/22 – Clint Eastwood
J2 – 1:22 PM, 10/23 – Dr. henry heimlich
Janna – 7:18 PM, 10/22 – Mohammad Ali
JeffS – 9:46 PM, 10/22 – Al Sharpton
Joan of Argghh! – 10:18 PM, 10/22 – Roger Ebert
jwpaine – 3:25 PM, 10/24 – Bill Maher
Kerry the Label Guy – 12:09 AM, 10/25 – Bill Clinton
Kyle Kiernan – 10:57 AM, 10/24 – Dick Cheney
Lipstick – 5:58 AM, 10/23 – [Christopher] Hitchens
Luis – 11:16 PM, 10/23 – Ed Asner
mandel bread – 12:54 PM, 10/23 – Al Molinaro
Mark – 5:41 PM, 10/23 – Oprah
Mel – 3:38 AM, 10/23 – James Cameron
Mija Cat – 4:34 AM, 10/23 – Barney Frank
Mike C. – 8:09 AM, 10/23 – Charles “The Poodle” Johnson
Mitchell – 6:22 PM, 10/22 – Zha Zha Gabor
mongo – 7:52 PM, 10/22 – Michael Douglas
Monotone (The Elderish) – 7:03 PM, 10/22 – Ruby Muhammad
Montenegro – 3:00 PM, 10/25 – Lee Majors
Mr. Matamoros – 4:54 AM, 10/24 – Dick Clarke
MrCaniac – 6:20 AM, 10/24 – Nelson Mandela
Mumbles – 11:34 PM, 10/22 – John Dingell
Nina from GCP – 12:12 AM, 10/23 – Lindsey Lohan
Nop – 11:32 PM, 11/9 – Patricia Morison
Oh Hell – 9:25 PM, 10/24 – Bob Barker
Oldcat – 6:33 PM, 10/22 – Jimmy Carter
PatAZ – 4:05 PM, 10/24 – David Letterman
Pavel – 7:51 PM, 10/22 – Billy Graham
Poindexter – 4:34 PM, 10/23 – Tony Bennett
Rabbit – 1:47 AM, 10/23 – Deb Frisch
Rich Rostrom – 11:40 PM, 10/22 – Dan Inouye
RickZ – 10:19 AM, 10/26 – George McGovern
Scubafreak – 6:13 PM, 10/22 – Abe Vigoda
skinbad – 9:29 PM, 10/22 – Nancy Reagan
Some vegetable – 10:46 PM, 10/22 – Larry King
steve – 6:18 PM, 10/22 – Prince Philip
Subotai Bahadur – 12:30 AM, 10/23 – Kim Jong-il
tawny – 6:41 PM, 10/22 – Eli Wallach
thefritz – 6:01 PM, 10/22 – Dolores Hope
unkawill – 7:47 PM, 10/25 – The sitting president
USCitizen – 6:38 PM, 10/22 – Andy Rooney.
Woolie M. – 12:19 AM, 10/25 – Henry Kissinger
\Pablo – 3:11 PM, 10/23 – Carl Reiner

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: November 13, 2010, 1:45 am

looks like Mitchell wont win
Mitchell – 6:22 PM, 10/22 – Zha Zha Gabor
He picked Zha Zha
And Zsa Zsa is the one who’s been rushed to hospital

Comment from USCitizen
Time: November 13, 2010, 2:16 am

Zsa Zsa Gabore?

Comment from catnip
Time: November 13, 2010, 6:10 am

O.T., but Instapundit today reports that Amazon sells spotted dick. It’s Teresa (shudder) Heinz brand in a can, and probably infinitely less toothsome than Aunty’s, but it gets a few good reviews and a warning that it’s not SFW.

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: November 14, 2010, 6:32 am

Looks like Zsa Zsa is still with us….

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: November 19, 2010, 2:25 am

As Bawney Frank won his re-election, I must now change my vote.

Please change my nomination to Amy Winehouse.


Comment from Mike D.
Time: November 21, 2010, 12:46 am

my mistake on that. let me go back to o.j. simpson…

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: November 21, 2010, 11:40 pm

Anyone got Joan Baez from a tree house

Comment from Kansas Gman
Time: November 26, 2010, 7:12 am

Kobe Bryant. Rapist has it coming.

Comment from Mumbles
Time: November 28, 2010, 5:29 am

Dayum. Slow goin’ for the mortal coil these days…

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: November 29, 2010, 2:19 am

Leslie Nielsen?

Comment from Pablo
Time: November 29, 2010, 3:24 am

Damn shame about Leslie. That man was genius.

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: December 2, 2010, 12:49 am

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue…

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: December 2, 2010, 2:32 pm

Lou Reed. Any day now.

Comment from Nora Trane
Time: December 5, 2010, 1:26 am

Sen John Glenn from Ohio (pretty please my mother-in-law but effwad Glenn will do for now)

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: December 5, 2010, 2:44 pm

Keeping my pick but I wonder if artist Wafaa Bilal is on suicide watch………. at this link, the pic seems to make him look less that stable….
link: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/03/camera-skull-nyu-professor-wafaa-bilal/?test=faces

Comment from Mitchell
Time: December 6, 2010, 6:13 pm

So did anyone have Dandy Don Meredith? Too bad, and he was only 72.

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: December 7, 2010, 12:10 am

Anyone have Elizabeth Edwards………

Comment from Mitchell
Time: December 7, 2010, 9:56 pm

^Nope. The pool continues…

Comment from Pablo
Time: December 7, 2010, 10:03 pm

Nobody had Elizabeth? We suck at this.

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: December 7, 2010, 11:45 pm

I shoulda cheated and scooped her up. What the hell was I thinking……..oh yeah beer……….

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: December 8, 2010, 1:03 am

Four new entries:

Mike D. – 12:46 AM, 11/21/10 – o.j. simpson
Kansas Gman – 7:12 AM, 11/26/10 – Kobe Bryant
Jeff Weimer – 2:32 PM, 12/2/10 – Lou Reed
Nora Trane – 1:26 AM, 12/5/10 – Sen John Glenn

There was a disturbing trend there till Glenn.

Bad news for Allen – the President of Iraq may commute Tariq Aziz’ death sentence. He’s a Christian, and with jihadis murdering Christians in Iraq, and some people think it would be a bad example.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: December 8, 2010, 3:20 am

People are dying all over the place, just not the “right” ones….the people in the dead pool, I mean. Dicks don’t get stale, do they?

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: December 8, 2010, 10:34 pm

We do seem to suck at this, but then there’s always the week where at least one person died before the new pool could even start.

Someone needs to choose Aretha, as I read over on GCP that she’s got pancreatic cancer.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 8, 2010, 10:35 pm

Yeah, I saw that, Nina. That’s a nasty one. It got my mother.

But at least it’s quick.

Comment from steve
Time: December 10, 2010, 1:51 pm

I have a question for the judges….

Since having been picked in this round of the death pool seems to ensure something akin to eternal life for those picked…

Should a picker kick, does their entry then get awarded the Dick? And then the rest of us can move on to Round 12?

It seems only fair(and perhaps it will ensure that this round ends sooner, as well, since eternity seems just so far off…).

I just can’t wait for this round to end….I have Andy Rooney in my sights……

So….if any of you participants dies in the coming weeks, be sure to let us know so that your pick can get their dick and the rest of us can reshuffle the deck.

With judges approval, of course!

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: December 15, 2010, 5:40 pm

We’re gonna get a flurry of fresh corpses Christmas Eve, aren’t we? Drat! I was hoping to serve dick on Christmas day this year!

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: December 16, 2010, 12:59 am

guess nobody had “Dick” Holbrooke……..

Sheesh and Zsa Zsa is STILL kicking, does “plastic surgery” ever freaking die…….?

Comment from Luis
Time: December 16, 2010, 6:43 pm

This just in: Blake Edwards – as well known for being Julie Andrews’s husband as for his directorial feats (Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany’s).

Comment from steve
Time: December 19, 2010, 7:26 pm

Captain Beefheart will not be down for breakfast!

Comment from mandel bread
Time: December 24, 2010, 2:10 pm

No Steve Landesberg of Barney Miller fame?

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 3, 2011, 12:17 pm

Wow! Zsa Zsa is milking this one…one limb at a time.

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 4, 2011, 12:06 am

Zsa Zsa update – http://tinyurl.com/29rnb52

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 4, 2011, 12:10 am

Yeah – I’m not sure dead bits of her count.

Comment from tawny
Time: January 4, 2011, 7:40 pm

Gerry Rafferty has died. RIP.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: January 10, 2011, 6:07 pm

Phyllis Diller.

(Is this dead pool still valid? Geez…)

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: January 11, 2011, 3:49 am

crap, she’s taken.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: January 11, 2011, 3:54 am

ok, Betty Ford.

Comment from Hari Swollensak
Time: January 14, 2011, 12:43 am

Not sure what the rulz are, but its a new year and somebody dies… My last pick was Michael Moore but I found out he’s is not really alive per se, so I’m gonna pick somebody else.

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: January 15, 2011, 1:33 pm

One leg of zsa zsa is dead……..

Comment from The Oracle
Time: January 15, 2011, 10:11 pm

Annette Funicello

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: January 16, 2011, 1:09 pm

john dye………

aw shit, never mind……


Comment from stumbling tumbleweed
Time: January 16, 2011, 7:21 pm

Maggie Smith

Comment from Mitchell
Time: January 18, 2011, 7:22 pm

No more rock concerts for Don Kirshner. I remember staying up to watch his show when I was a kid.

Comment from Pablo
Time: January 18, 2011, 10:19 pm

Down goes Sargent Shriver, and no dicks for you.

Comment from Andy
Time: January 24, 2011, 2:47 am

Anybody have Jack LaLanne?

Comment from Eirik
Time: January 24, 2011, 4:30 am

Dang, I’ve been alternating between Lalanne and Tom Leher most of the last pools. For some reason I picked Harry Morgan. Ah well.

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: January 24, 2011, 4:51 am

No Jack LaLanne takers! He was kinda like betting on 0 or 00 on the roulette wheel.

My Great-grandmother made it to 100 and passed on shortly thereafter. She held on just to make that mark and then happily let go afterward.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 24, 2011, 6:28 am

RIP Jack. I grew up watching his show, with my Dad, in the mornings. I’ll always remember his white German Shepard, and his upbeat go-get-em attitude. The world could use more like him.

Comment from j2
Time: January 24, 2011, 1:34 pm

That man had some Serious Drive…

Comment from steve
Time: January 24, 2011, 1:34 pm

Man….We were breezing right along, there, for a while. Depleating Britain’s Strategic Spotted Dick Reserve as we went…


Now, we suck, that’s what.

I am in favor of awarding Mitchell a package of Jello Instant Pudding, in partial payment, for the recent demise of Zsa Zsa’s gammy leg, and then hitting the reset button….

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: January 24, 2011, 8:55 pm

Major Dick Winters, Easy Company, Band of Brothers, R.I.P.

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: January 27, 2011, 8:28 pm

nobody has charlie sheen…….hmmmmmm he could be NEXT….

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: January 27, 2011, 10:39 pm

Free Nelson Mandela
with every purchase over $9.95

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 2, 2011, 12:50 am

Warm up the dick…Mitchel’s about to finally taste the fruits of victory. Go peacefully Zsa Zsa.

Comment from Mumbles
Time: February 3, 2011, 4:26 pm

Seond that, thefritz. Not looking good for Zsa Zsa at all.


Comment from Stu
Time: February 5, 2011, 6:22 am

Peter Faulk. I loved Columbo and this is just how it’s going for me lately.

Comment from Pablo
Time: February 6, 2011, 8:05 pm

Zsa Zsa is more resilient than Jesus. She’ll probably outlive us all. Gary Moore, on the other hand…

Comment from Nina
Time: February 9, 2011, 7:32 am

Anyone pick JP Getty lll? He was the same age as me, but it ain’t the years, it’s the miles.

Comment from tawny
Time: February 14, 2011, 4:45 pm

And Zsa Zsa outlives Corey Haim too.

Comment from tawny
Time: February 14, 2011, 4:53 pm

Per last post. I now see he has been dead a while and I just saw it. Hmm … I clearly don’t follow celebrity lives closely enough.

Comment from Glenby
Time: February 17, 2011, 3:29 am

Steve Jobs

Comment from Mija Cat
Time: February 17, 2011, 1:58 pm

Glenby – ouch!

Cat would like to change his vote. I’ll take Hosni Mubarak, please.

Comment from stevie68a
Time: February 18, 2011, 3:22 pm

Sarah Palin. Who needs a “hackey mam” for a world leader? I would like to think that she expired ala John Carradine. You know, sexual asphyxia. Can’t wait!

Comment from Pablo
Time: February 20, 2011, 2:40 pm

That’s quite the little fantasy you’ve got there, stevie. Were you touching yourself when you came up with that one?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 20, 2011, 4:38 pm

Heh. I missed that late entry, Pablo.

She sure does live inside their heads, doesn’t she? And judging from remarks like this one, she’s doing some pretty unsavory things in there.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: February 20, 2011, 8:07 pm

Charlie Sheen does it again – he’s like a freakin zombie.

Comment from stevie68a
Time: February 21, 2011, 3:38 pm

My Sarah Palin remark has nothing to do with sexual fantasy. For that, I’d take
her husband, Tod.
The problem with Ms. Palin, is that behind that folksy image is a truly dangerous
How about her getting struck by lightning? Then the people with their imaginary
gods can say this nonsense: “god works in mysterious ways”, all the while holding their buy bull.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 21, 2011, 3:54 pm


It’s on account of people like you that I don’t talk up my atheism much, stevie. I had intended to, when I started this blog, but these days I find myself sticking up for the religious more than running them down. My side of the argument is so damned ugly and unfair about it.

Still, you are to be congratulated, I guess, for realizing that Palin isn’t a bubble-head. Many of her opponents don’t.

Of course she’s dangerous; that’s the appeal. She’s an idealogue — which, if you share enough of her ideology, is swell.

Comment from stevie68a
Time: February 23, 2011, 10:00 pm

Olivia DeHavilland. She played Melanie in Gone With The Wind. All the major
stars are long dead, even the children in the movie are dying off.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 23, 2011, 10:18 pm

Her sister, Joan Fontaine, is still with us, too. They’ve been estranged for decades, and no-one knows why.

At least, I don’t know why.

Comment from stevie68a
Time: February 24, 2011, 1:54 pm

Just sibling rivalry that escalated into hatred. They must have a death watch on each other.

Comment from Kitteh-lover
Time: February 24, 2011, 9:36 pm

Moammar Gaddafi

Comment from stevie68a
Time: February 27, 2011, 2:51 pm

Did anybody say Dick Cheney? Isn’t he broken-hearted?

Comment from steve
Time: February 28, 2011, 1:39 pm

Frank Buckles…..RIP

Nobody had Frank….

We suck!

Comment from Andy
Time: March 1, 2011, 12:34 am

Jane Russell. Nobody had a full-figured guess?

Comment from Mitchell
Time: March 1, 2011, 12:53 am

^Nope Andy! The Pool rolls ever on…

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: March 1, 2011, 2:49 am

We ain’t so good at this are we?!

Comment from Mumbles
Time: March 4, 2011, 5:35 pm

Zsa Zsa’s doc says she needs the other leg disappeared, but she’s refusing.

Comment from steve
Time: March 4, 2011, 8:54 pm

@ Mumbles:

Damnit…..now I have that Johnny Cash stong stuck in my head…

She’s leavin “One piece at a time….”

Comment from Mitchell
Time: March 9, 2011, 8:20 pm

David Broder has left the building. Nobody had him either. The pool rolls ever on…

Comment from MrCaniac
Time: March 18, 2011, 10:34 pm

Damn, did I put a hex on the DP by winning?

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: March 19, 2011, 2:18 pm

nobody had Christopher Warren……..

harumph. the dick lives on.

Comment from stevie68a
Time: March 19, 2011, 10:08 pm

Hugh Downs. He was on tv when I was a little boy, and I’m almost 61!

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: March 22, 2011, 11:47 pm

anybody have qadaffy?

Comment from Anonymous
Time: March 23, 2011, 5:08 am

hemmersheim: anybody have qadaffy?

Kitteh-lover took him February 24, 2011, 9:36 pm.

gulliblepratt, Hari Swollensak, Mija Cat, stevie68a: no changing picks. Dat’s da rule.

Seven more entries:

Sockless Joe – 3:54 AM, 1/11/11 – Betty Ford
The Oracle – 10:11 PM, 1/15/11 – Annette Funicello
stumbling tumbleweed – 7:21 PM, 1/16/11 – Maggie Smith
Stu – 6:22 AM, 39117 – Peter Faulk
Glenby – 3:29 AM, 2/17/11 – Steve Jobs
stevie68a – 3:22 PM, 2/18/11 – Sarah Palin
Kitteh-lover – 9:36 PM, 2/24/11 – Moammar Gaddafi

And the dick goes on. Whoda thunk it? 81 candidates, many of them well past 80, several with serious illnesses, and in five months none of them have joined the choir invisible.

Comment from Pablo
Time: March 23, 2011, 1:17 pm

Harbqll takes the dicks with Liz Taylor! Woo Hoo!!!!!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 23, 2011, 1:37 pm

Wow. Hooray. She was a Brit. I did not know that.

Comment from Nina
Time: March 23, 2011, 2:09 pm

Finally! Now to plan for Friday and who I’m gonna choose next.

And for the record, when I was a teen I watched a Masterpiece Theatre series on Elizabeth I, fell in love with the name, and decided to name my first daughter Elizabeth. Which I did. It’s still the most beautiful name I’ve ever heard, although if my second daughter is reading this, Emily is pretty dang great too. 🙂

Congrats to the winner, and I hope Liz rests in more peace than she had in life!

Comment from SUE KRUCKVICH
Time: March 23, 2011, 5:23 pm

Zza Zza Gabor

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 23, 2011, 5:35 pm

Oh, she was took long ago, Sue. But if you nip in early on Friday, you can get her in the next round.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: March 24, 2011, 8:39 pm

Lining up my picks as we speak…er type.

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