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ROUND THIRTEEN: will not be as cool as Round 12

Never have I been so delighted to fork over a dick. Never will the Dead Pool sparkle with such joy. All hail Montenegro who sailed to the win with Osama bin Laden.

Let the anticlimactic Round 13 begin:

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 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?

5. It’s up to you to search the thread and make sure your choice is unique. I’m waayyyy too lazy. 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. 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? Aunty’s Spotted Dick! Dick — it’s what’s for dessert!

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:01 pm

Zha Zha Gabor

 


Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:12 pm

Adam Gadahn. Also known as “Azzam the American” or what I like to call him “Fat Bastard”.

 


Comment from Russ
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:21 pm

Bob Barker

 


Comment from Lipstick
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:24 pm

Christopher Hitchens

 


Comment from J Foster
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:28 pm

Steve Jobs. Is Apple going to decimate my hard drive for this vote?

 


Comment from armybrat
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:32 pm

Jimmy Carter, because that would be a sweet double helping of awesome!

 


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:34 pm

Bashar al-Assad still isn’t looking too healthy. He either gets lead poisoning or rope burns.

 


Comment from Gromulin
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:42 pm

Fidel Castro

 


Comment from MrCaniac
Time: May 6, 2011, 6:49 pm

Going with Nelson Mandela.

 


Comment from Ed Flinn
Time: May 6, 2011, 7:03 pm

Sir Stirling Moss.

 


Comment from dustoffmom
Time: May 6, 2011, 7:14 pm

Dick Cheney….will not be a happy day for me though

 


Comment from db
Time: May 6, 2011, 7:16 pm

Kirk Douglas

 


Comment from Janna
Time: May 6, 2011, 7:17 pm

Mohammad Ali

 


Comment from Mike C.
Time: May 6, 2011, 7:25 pm

“Doc” Watson,

 


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: May 6, 2011, 7:31 pm

I’ll give Muammar Khadafi a try.

 


Comment from Uncle Monkey
Time: May 6, 2011, 7:33 pm

@ J Foster
We sold our Apple Stock recently because of that. Bought it at $16! Sad but true.

@ Ed Flinn
He’s sure dodged Mr. Grim all these years though, hasn’t he?

My pick (guess I’ll stick with it) Ernest Borgnine.

rooting for armybrat

 


Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: May 6, 2011, 7:58 pm

Abe Vigoda. (Though I suspect C. Hitchens will be the first to drop, and made a mental note recently to try to get him in a dead pool.)

 


Comment from rustbucket
Time: May 6, 2011, 8:04 pm

How ’bout al-queda #2 al-zawahri (or however you spell it)…his cave just got a lot smaller.

 


Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: May 6, 2011, 8:07 pm

db said Kirk Douglas, I’ll say Michael Douglas, since we’ve got the whole neck tumor thing going on together, and stuff!

 


Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: May 6, 2011, 8:34 pm

Anwar al-Awlaki, or Aulaqi, or al-‘Awlaqī – the inciteful cleric. We need less of him. And more dick!

 


Comment from Oh Hell
Time: May 6, 2011, 8:38 pm

Kim Jong Il however he spells it. How long can he hang on???…

 


Comment from Oh Hell
Time: May 6, 2011, 8:41 pm

http://shanghaiist.com/2011/02/16/kim_jong_il_hit_the_big_69.php
Hope this doesn’t earn me a trip to the spam filter…

 


Comment from Eirik
Time: May 6, 2011, 9:09 pm

Harry Morgan

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 6, 2011, 9:13 pm

I’ll stick with Mubarrak. The Egyptians seem to be intent on publicly beheading him…

 


Comment from Grizzly
Time: May 6, 2011, 9:19 pm

Frank Lautenberg, senator from NJ. I don’t live there any more, but he was my senator long enough for me to appreciate his departure.

 


Comment from dawn
Time: May 6, 2011, 9:22 pm

Andy Griffith

 


Comment from mongo
Time: May 6, 2011, 9:23 pm

Lindsey Lohan
In Jail
With the soap on a rope.

But, haveta admit, Carter would be a sweet win for all.

 


Comment from Dan
Time: May 6, 2011, 9:47 pm

I’m going with Harry Morgan. Potter’s about to be planted..

 


Comment from Eirik
Time: May 6, 2011, 9:59 pm

@Dan
I’m going with Harry Morgan. Potter’s about to be planted..

I know, that’s why I picked him 45 minutes before you. 🙂

 


Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: May 6, 2011, 10:00 pm

D’oh! Swing and a miss:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703992704576307594129219756.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

Keep trying, guys – For freedom and dick!

 


Comment from Oldcat
Time: May 6, 2011, 10:19 pm

I’ll go with Charlie Sheen again. Live fast and die young and all that.

 


Comment from Carl
Time: May 6, 2011, 10:24 pm

Seve Ballesteros, sadly.

 


Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: May 6, 2011, 10:24 pm

Ernest Borgnine

 


Comment from Sven in Colorado
Time: May 6, 2011, 10:38 pm

Kirk Douglas.

 


Comment from jam2
Time: May 6, 2011, 10:52 pm

“weaselwannabe ” that’s actually spelted AssMan…. 🙂 anyway… aerating some retarded Californicated punks’ skull not withstanding…..

i’ll go with Andy Gee-carter is sooo awesome- Griffith

 


Comment from BuckNutty
Time: May 6, 2011, 11:09 pm

Queen Elizabeth. No offense, she’s just old…

 


Comment from Spad13
Time: May 6, 2011, 11:09 pm

Larry King

 


Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: May 6, 2011, 11:31 pm

Moammar Ghadafy

 


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 6, 2011, 11:54 pm

Al Gore.

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 7, 2011, 12:01 am

I decided to follow Montenegro’s lead and pick someone the US Armed Forces are working on… but Gaddaffi is taken.

So: Mullah Omar!

(If we don’t get him, his Paki friends may off him to prevent us grabbing him and making him talk. Also the intel from Osama’s house should be very cogent.)

 


Comment from goodkarma
Time: May 7, 2011, 12:24 am

Eli Wallach

 


Comment from EZnSF
Time: May 7, 2011, 12:32 am

Bob Barker, only cuz that Enquirer in the shopping line yesterday had a really scarey photo of him on the cover.

 


Comment from SPEvol
Time: May 7, 2011, 12:54 am

Betty White – burning the Depends at both ends must catch-up to her soon!

 


Comment from PatAZ
Time: May 7, 2011, 12:56 am

Mugabe. He’s over 80 and recently took a new, younger wife. I think. Who knows what might happen?

 


Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: May 7, 2011, 12:59 am

Damn you Uncle Monkey
OK I’ll pick the guy who Obama next says is a great friend of America

 


Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: May 7, 2011, 1:10 am

Hawaii’s junior Senator, Daniel Akaka. Old. Hospitalized after a fall generated two broken ribs. He’s no friend of equality before the law (supports the creation of a Hawaiian “tribe”). His friends will miss him. I won’t.
Same would be said of me, of course, by quite a few.

 


Comment from Mumbles
Time: May 7, 2011, 2:00 am

Not that I have any joy in this pick at all, just been hearing about the long=scheduled and short-lived appts he has w/those who request a visit: Rev. Billy Graham.

 


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: May 7, 2011, 2:02 am

Hell, let ME go for it this time. The One. And hopefully half of his enablers with him…

 


Comment from Ben
Time: May 7, 2011, 2:21 am

I’m sticking with William Shatner

 


Comment from Uncle Monkey
Time: May 7, 2011, 2:34 am

gulliblepratt : Damn you Uncle Monkey
OK I’ll pick the guy who Obama next says is a great friend of America

There’s always Tim Conway!

Sorry, but I’ll find no peace until the Raison d’être of my horrifying recurring dream of the McHale’s Navy bondage and lace poetry reading is forever gone.

 


Comment from Jypsea Rose
Time: May 7, 2011, 2:45 am

Mubarak.

Yeah. Mubarak. He’s my choice.

 


Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: May 7, 2011, 3:02 am

Aretha Franklin, with RESPECT.

 


Comment from James the lesser
Time: May 7, 2011, 3:04 am

I’ll skip Mugabe this time and go with Berlusconi.

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 7, 2011, 3:09 am

Sorry Jypsea. Mubaraks mine… 😉

 


Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: May 7, 2011, 4:06 am

Ruby Muhammad. 105 and still kicking……

 


Comment from JuliaM
Time: May 7, 2011, 6:06 am

News just came on Radio 2 – Seve Ballesteros has just died, so looks like Carl’s in for some dick!

😉

 


Comment from TeresaV
Time: May 7, 2011, 6:10 am

Lindsey Graham. Wishful thinking that we get his back-stabbing ass out of there before 2014.

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 7, 2011, 6:49 am

Arrgh – no fair Carl! That must be the quickest win yet. Unless Carl picked him after he died, but before it was reported. That would have to go to the umpire herself.

Nope, scratch that – Beeb says, “early hours of Saturday morning.” Looks legit!

My perennial pick: J. Gordon Brown, erstwhile PM and rancid shit-sack still walks the Earth.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 7, 2011, 10:48 am

Hm. Uncle B is giving me seven kinds of holy shit over here, but I’ve never heard of Ballesteros…

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 7, 2011, 10:51 am

Eight kinds of shit, if you please!

Badger hates golf (all sports, actually) but even he’s heard of this poor devil.

 


Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: May 7, 2011, 11:32 am

Damn it, I was sure I had a winner this time.

 


Comment from steve
Time: May 7, 2011, 11:40 am

Crap….Make one miscalculation in converting from EDT to Weasel Blog Time….and you miss out entirely in the dead pool….

 


Comment from some vegetable
Time: May 7, 2011, 12:54 pm

I’m trying to be positive about it Steve, since I missed it too. All my fav’s were already snatched by light sleepers, but next time, my prettys, next time I’ll be wide awake 🙂 and it’ll be Larry King dead! for me…
Or maybe Amy Winestein…I can’t decide.

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: May 7, 2011, 1:01 pm

Geez, we wait an eternity for Dead Pool round 11 to end, catch the brass ring with round 12 but before Bin Laden’s body is fully consumed by the fishes we end round 13…
RIP Senor Ballesteros. See you all next Friday.

 


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: May 7, 2011, 2:23 pm

For David Gillies:
Surely you’ve heard that “…only the good die young…

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 7, 2011, 4:50 pm

Come on: fair do’s – old Seve was a gen-you-wine Sleb. Masters three times. Open twice. Ryder Cup player and, crucially, captain. Admittedly the field of “alltime greatest Spanish sporting heroes” is sparsely populated, but he’s the Rafa Nadal of twenty years ago.

You know Rafa Nadal, Stoaters? Otherwise this whole analogy fails dismally.

I heard, anecdotally, that he was a très bon oeuf, so to check out at 54 is a tragedy.

 


Comment from Mumbles
Time: May 7, 2011, 6:28 pm

Congrats, Carl. It’s as if you had an “in” with the reaper himself. The quest for the dick continues on 5/13. Ta ta.

 


Comment from Carl
Time: May 7, 2011, 6:29 pm

Wease, Seve Ballesteros shuffled off just 3 hours after I entered his name. He must have read this blog.

I’ll skip the prize this time. I had enough Spotted Dick at school (always with custard) to last me a lifetime.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 7, 2011, 7:19 pm

Nonsense, Carl — you won fair and square.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 7, 2011, 7:43 pm

Or, to put it another way, YOU’LL EAT DICK AND YOU’LL LIKE IT, MISTER!

 


Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: May 7, 2011, 7:46 pm

actually as to the quickest win, wasn’t that DP 10 or 9? under a hour after the post went up?

 


Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: May 7, 2011, 7:46 pm

Oh, and Congrats Carl!

 


Comment from Uncle Monkey
Time: May 7, 2011, 8:38 pm

I hope Carl’s Dick is particularly Spotty.

 


Comment from Carl
Time: May 7, 2011, 10:45 pm

Wease, No thanks. I’ve given up the spotted variety.

Uncle Monkey – It’s as clean as a whistle.

There seems to be some confusion around here about the start time for the dead pool.

Correct me if I’m wrong but I think that

6.00 pm Weasel time (i.e. GMT/UTC in winter and GMT/UTC+1 in summer)

is 1.00 pm in the EST zone and 10am in the PST zone.

The only periods when people might be uncertain are when the Daylight Saving changeovers take place. In Weaselville daylight saving runs from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, whereas in the USA it is from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 7, 2011, 11:24 pm

I *think* Weasel Blog Time is GMT, which doesn’t observe British Summer Time. At any rate, blog time is off my local time by an hour, at present.

Carl, is there nothing from Jollye Olde that would gladden your heart? Heinz Beanz? Jellied eel? A girlie magazine?

Or are you actually a Brit in Britain?

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 7, 2011, 11:49 pm

Testing WBT. Current GMT 2349 Current UK time 0049 Current me time 1749

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 7, 2011, 11:51 pm

Yep WBT ≡ GMT

 


Comment from Carl
Time: May 8, 2011, 1:11 am

Wease, I am actually a Brit in Britland. I even lived in Sussex for a time and know your area quite well. I am pleased that you appreciate Sussex and all it has to offer.

My local Waitrose store has Spotted Dick. I find it highly resistable.

It’s a good idea making Weasel time the same as GMT. Makes it straightforward for everybody.

 


Comment from Carl
Time: May 8, 2011, 1:14 am

I just noticed that my blog posting time is actually GMT and not BST. Clever of you to manage that. My PC adjusts to BST automatically.

 


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: May 8, 2011, 2:59 am

Actually, Carl, SWeas just HATES you, and that is why she INSISTS you’ll take that dick and LOVE it. And she PLANNED that time warp to insure that you and ONLY you could win…
}:-]

 


Comment from Jypsea Rose
Time: May 8, 2011, 4:24 am

Oh, damn the bad luck. Good thing I checked back and saw Scuba scooped Mubarak before I did. Now I have to choose again…so Mubarak is out for me and….

….
…*thinking* *thinking*…*googling* *googling…

….Eli Herschel Wallach, 95,”American film, television and stage actor, who gained fame in the late 1950s” according to latest Wikileaks dump.

 


Comment from Jypsea Rose
Time: May 8, 2011, 4:38 am

Oh sunuva…crap!

I completely missed that Carl won, congrats on your win-regardless of the dick.
So…see everyone on the 13th?

 


Comment from mojo
Time: May 8, 2011, 5:07 am

Charlie Manson

Saw a pic of the old monster t’other day, he was lookin’ like death. Here’s hoping.

 


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 8, 2011, 5:29 am

Send the Spotted Dick to Andrew Sullivan, Stoatie. He’s British, he’ll appreciate it.

🙂

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 8, 2011, 7:57 am

Carl: I see the problem. Accepting a random dick could be problematic. It could lead to all sorts of random bumming later on.

I can’t eat spotted dicks, on medical grounds. No, really, I can’t. That means I can’t eat Bread and Butter Pudding either, and that upsets me. A lot.

 


Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: May 8, 2011, 10:36 am

I had enough Spotted Dick at school

No. Comment.

 


Comment from hemmersheim
Time: May 8, 2011, 4:50 pm

ok…….so no we gotta wait til friday again…….

damns it all!!!!!!!

now watch, zsa zsa and mubarak with both kick of before then…….

 


Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: May 8, 2011, 5:27 pm

Man, I spent all the long day yesterday up in Woodland for the Scottish Games, indulging in equal helpings of bad food and great music along with much smaller helpings of several kinds (all nasty) of whisky/scotch libations. Even won a bottle of 10 year old port in a raffle. In the midst of all this Celtic fun, I happen to check FB to find Stoaty taunting me that the dead pool had already been won, and not by me. Woe!

 


Comment from Oceania
Time: May 8, 2011, 11:22 pm

Has anyone downloaded firefox4.something? It is totally GAY.
Layout has change .. looks like dogs vomitttttt

 


Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: May 8, 2011, 11:27 pm

Ah. I have long suspected that the troll was a mere baby; that usage seems to confirm it. Scubafreak–do you know? In any event, children should be seen and not heard, yes?

 


Comment from Mija Cat
Time: May 8, 2011, 11:45 pm

I pick .. wait, what? Rats! Well, happy mothers day anyway.

 


Comment from Oh Hell
Time: May 9, 2011, 1:00 am

Oldcat – Charlie Sheen may live fast and die young, but he certainly won’t leave a beautiful corpse….

 


Comment from scubafreak
Time: May 9, 2011, 6:10 am

Hark – He tends to get this way when his favorite Ewe has her monthly visitor. he gets petchulant when he isn’t getting any, even though we’ve told him it makes him smell like mutton…. 😉

 


Comment from Pavel
Time: May 9, 2011, 12:48 pm

Noam Chomsky.

 


Comment from ColoradoRight
Time: May 9, 2011, 3:00 pm

the queen of the shoes – Imeda Marcos

 


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: May 9, 2011, 3:47 pm

Some people just don’t read that the current Dead Pool is dead due to Seve Ballesteros’ passing, and the next does not start for several more days.

Either that, or it’s just wishful thinking on their part…

 


Comment from Pavel
Time: May 9, 2011, 5:31 pm

Dang it. I think Seve Ballesteros is a made up name, and there is a big conspiracy to deprive me of my dick.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 9, 2011, 5:59 pm

Yeah, but on the upside, I don’t have to think of a post for Friday. And it didn’t even cost me a dick.

 


Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: May 9, 2011, 8:09 pm

Hmm, maybe you should start trafficking in puppodums (Papadums?)…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papadum Nice variation on the stuff here in ole’ usa. It’s like a crunchy, savory, elephant ear (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_ear) Ugh, i Guarrentee this’ll go to the spam trap….

 


Comment from Oceania
Time: May 10, 2011, 3:44 am

One could add Pakistan to the dead Pool.

Rumour has it that Pakistan has been making and selling nuclear weapons to at least three other Nations.

 


Comment from Kansas Gman
Time: May 10, 2011, 8:20 am

Elton John’s baby.

 


Comment from Oceania
Time: May 10, 2011, 12:48 pm

Breast feeding in the John household I presume?

 

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