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(CNN)   "I think I'll have one last cigarette, then quit," says death-row inmate one hour before execution   (cnn.com) divider line 227
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2006-10-02 12:20:40 PM  
I hear that is the easiest way to quit smoking.
 
2006-10-02 12:26:43 PM  
Huh. Guess that kinda eliminates the withdrawal pangs, doesn't it?

Death--it's a cure for what ails you.
 
2006-10-02 12:48:34 PM  
Gallows humor, anyone?
 
2006-10-02 12:59:47 PM  
President Raygun: Gallows humor, anyone?

Hey, he gets major marks in my books for that.
 
2006-10-02 01:33:08 PM  
soon, this will be pay-per-view reality tv.
and there will be clip shows of the best 'last words'
or maybe it'll be like 'lifestyles of the rich and famous'...but look at the ppl before they're killed.

ramble
 
2006-10-02 01:37:22 PM  
That's cheating.
 
2006-10-02 02:44:43 PM  
Cold Turkey, dude. What a STUD.
 
2006-10-02 03:02:23 PM  
I quit the same way
 
2006-10-02 03:43:58 PM  
home.comcast.net

"if you gotta go, go with a smile"
 
2006-10-02 03:44:37 PM  
guy's gotta be a farker, aiming for the ultimate greenlight postmortem

/should I say ex-farker?
 
2006-10-02 03:45:59 PM  
A Death Row Reality Show!!!

You can follow them around the Last week.. see who visits.. last min appeals.. last meal.. final thoughts.. you dont have to show how they die.. or judge them on what they do. Just show what they do
 
2006-10-02 03:46:35 PM  
What do you want for your last meal?

Mushrooms.

Mushrooms? Why mushrooms?

I was always afraid to eat those.

--Henny Youngman

/only funny if you read in Henny-cadence
 
2006-10-02 03:46:44 PM  
That's a pretty hardcore way to quit but on the other hand not only do you not have to worry about cancer down the road but also you get to kill a guy.
 
2006-10-02 03:48:57 PM  
Good for him, I guess.
 
2006-10-02 03:49:43 PM  
"Rrrrrrready! Aaaaaaaaaaaim!"

"Wait! Wait! Stop the execution! I have to quit smoking first!"

www.ycdtotv.de
 
2006-10-02 03:50:26 PM  
Smoothe move, inmate.

Those things'll kill ya.
 
2006-10-02 03:50:36 PM  
Im sure this joke gets old fast for the guards..

Guard: so what do you want to eat for your last meal?

Death Row Dude: P****Y!!

Guard: yeah yeah!

I wonder if they ask for bizzare stuff.. like Cat or Gorilla?
 
2006-10-02 03:50:52 PM  
Nobody likes a quitter
 
2006-10-02 03:50:58 PM  
John Hicks is trying to reach his mother, but a recording says her phone isn't taking calls right now.

That would be one awkward message:
Uh, hi Mom. Yeah I know we haven't talked in a while. Oh by the way I'm going to be executed today. Give my regards to dad. kthxbye!
 
2006-10-02 03:51:11 PM  
Reminds me of all thost movies and cartoons.....where a guy is smoking a cigarette while he's in front of a firing squad.
 
2006-10-02 03:51:21 PM  
Caption:
John Hicks talked on the phone with his other, took a sedative and read the Bible as his execution neared on November 29.

His other what?
 
2006-10-02 03:53:04 PM  
he never did give up smoking cawk
 
2006-10-02 03:53:05 PM  
interesting article, if you have the attention span to focus on anything other than the greenlit topic.
 
2006-10-02 03:54:41 PM  
Hope he doesn't gain too much weight after he quits.
 
2006-10-02 03:54:51 PM  
Raiderfanmikep:

I think they can only choose from the stuff they make in the prison. You can't have an eight course dinner with a different wine for each meal. Most requested is fried chicken, I think.
 
2006-10-02 03:56:18 PM  
visio: interesting article, if you have the attention span to focus on anything other than the greenlit topic.

Absolutely.

Kinda reminds us that all people are different--and that even if you're condemned to be executed, you are still a person, with human wants and desires....

Interesting the wide variety of attitudes that they have when facing their death. Quite instructive.
 
2006-10-02 03:56:24 PM  
You dont get to choose when you die unless you successfuly kill yourself. So like...dont slack off, get a job, make some money and have fun with it while youre still alive or something or whatever.
 
2006-10-02 03:57:47 PM  
"What do you want for your last meal?

Mushrooms.

Mushrooms? Why mushrooms?

I was always afraid to eat those.

--Henny Youngman

/only funny if you read in Henny-cadence"



www.lilshopofspores.com


"Yes sir for my final meal I'd like about 8 dried grams of those guys up ^there^"
 
2006-10-02 03:58:05 PM  
Not sure if the point of the article is to make me feel bad for the guy or not. For the record...no.
 
2006-10-02 03:58:05 PM  
I wonder if any of those guys on Death Row ever thought of this:

Guard: "So, what do you want for your last meal?"

Inmate: "Ummm, I can't decide. Can I get a postponement while I think about this?"
 
2006-10-02 03:58:16 PM  
ga362
Hope he doesn't gain too much weight after he quits.


Good point but I believe this method of quitting is also very good for weight reduction although I understand there is some temporary unsightly bloating involved...
 
2006-10-02 03:58:29 PM  
I'm sure cigarette companies will use his name on TV commercials as proof that all of its clients do not die from smoking cigarettes.
 
2006-10-02 03:59:19 PM  
"either those curtains go or i do"

- oscar wilde
 
2006-10-02 03:59:20 PM  
I was waiting for Ed McMahon to show up with a huge check only to learn he was 1 minute late.
 
2006-10-02 04:00:28 PM  
RaiderFanMikeP: I wonder if they ask for bizzare stuff.. like Cat or Gorilla?

Generally not (pops)
Most seem to go for comfort food. Burgers and fried chicken seem to dominate.
 
2006-10-02 04:01:37 PM  
when i give up my fear of death, it loses all of its power over me
 
2006-10-02 04:02:05 PM  
I would want to eat a whole tub of butter. Also, something that would give me explosive diarrhea.
 
2006-10-02 04:03:01 PM  
Actually, when inmates are given their last meal, the price is not allowed to go above a certian point, and it has to be able to be prepared in the cafeteria kitchen. I believe the price right now is $28. it cannot go above that, and must be able to be purchased locally. Other then that, its free game.

/Mine was turkey..
//'bout an hour ago..
///hold on, knock at the door...
 
2006-10-02 04:04:33 PM  
Reminds me of Ricky Ray Rector, the guy that said he'd save the dessert of his last meal for after his execution.
 
2006-10-02 04:05:23 PM  
Valorumguygee Are you posting this knowledge nugget from jail, or have you been executed several times recently to know the price point? And if so, are you super fuzz?
 
2006-10-02 04:07:03 PM  
For obvious reasons, I'm taking a whole container of Metamucil.
 
2006-10-02 04:07:17 PM  
Boobies!!!
I would want to eat a whole tub of butter. Also, something that would give me explosive diarrhea.


A parting gift I presume.
Love it!
 
2006-10-02 04:08:12 PM  
i was reading somewhere last week a list of executed inmate's last words...and like 3/4 of them were still claiming "i didn't do it" I would hate to die with a lie on my lips. I like this guy's style. ( the last words part..not the muder part)
 
2006-10-02 04:08:34 PM  
Valorumguygee: Actually, when inmates are given their last meal, the price is not allowed to go above a certian point, and it has to be able to be prepared in the cafeteria kitchen

Depends on where you are from. I;m pretty sure here in Kentucky you get whatever is on the menu for that night. No special requests...least that what my dad said.
 
2006-10-02 04:08:42 PM  
Iiiiiiiiiii heard that, NittLion.
 
2006-10-02 04:08:58 PM  
Wow, that was one heck of a last meal list Grandemadaca. It was a fascinating read. There was one entry on that list where the inmate asked that his last meal be given to a homeless man. Pretty stand-up for a guy on death row.
 
2006-10-02 04:09:51 PM  
Perpetual_Confusion: His other what?

clone
 
2006-10-02 04:11:40 PM  
I THINK THE DEATH PENALTY IS WRONG NO MATTER WHAT THE PERSON DID.

ENJOY!
/backs out of the room as bottles start flying.
 
2006-10-02 04:12:36 PM  
Nobody likes a quitter.
 
2006-10-02 04:13:14 PM  
@ NittLion78:

Holy fark! I totally forgot about "You Can't Do That On Television". I used to watch it all the time when I was a little kid.

Well done.

*Applause*
 
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