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2012-09-06 04:25:40 PM  
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What a crappy list. There are FAR better ones out there, the description of the Brazen Bull is a good example of just how badly this list fails. That description is about as imaginative as if a 5th grader had written it.
2012-09-06 05:30:31 PM  
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2012-09-07 02:45:52 AM  
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MusicMakeMyHeadPound: RenownedCurator: A lot of the things others have mentioned are objectively worse, but ever since reading about Richard Roose, the cook who was boiled alive as a punishment for poisoning two people, I have to say that being boiled alive would definitely be at the bottom of my list of preferred exits.

So what's at the top of this list?


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2012-09-07 01:42:52 AM  
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A lot of the things others have mentioned are objectively worse, but ever since reading about Richard Roose, the cook who was boiled alive as a punishment for poisoning two people, I have to say that being boiled alive would definitely be at the bottom of my list of preferred exits.
2012-09-06 08:14:04 PM  
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kim jong-un: PsyLord: Kurmudgeon: This is why the 8th amendment forbids cruel and unusual punishment, folks!

I'm all for the reinstatement of the guillotine - as long as the blade is razor sharp.

Why?

If we were honest with ourselves, executions would be performed by nitrogen asphyxiation. Cheap, dead simple to perform. No mess. No toxins. No risk to the guards or executioners. Painless.


The problem is that people see execution as revenge when it's really just supposed to be the ultimate punishment, not because of pain and suffering, but because it's the end of your life.

Well, that would be the case if we were a truly civilized society. I don't have a problem with capital punishment, just when people try to justify inflicting pain.
2012-09-06 08:02:30 PM  
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nmemkha: The scariest way I would think would be to be at the mercy of a sadistic doctor who systematically starts removing body parts over a long period of time, but keeps the patient alive.


Boxing Helena.
2012-09-06 08:00:49 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: Kurmudgeon: This is why the 8th amendment forbids cruel and unusual punishment, folks!

I'm all for the reinstatement of the guillotine - as long as the blade is razor sharp.


Why?

If we were honest with ourselves, executions would be performed by nitrogen asphyxiation. Cheap, dead simple to perform. No mess. No toxins. No risk to the guards or executioners. Painless.
2012-09-06 05:29:28 PM  
1 votes:

unlikely: The Catherine Wheel is still scarier to me than any of those.


The Viking blood eagle is pretty close to the bottom on the list of ways I want to die.
2012-09-06 04:26:17 PM  
1 votes:
Death by Power Point
2012-09-06 04:18:01 PM  
1 votes:
So, can we agree the whole "milk and honey" thing is either made up or death by dehydration?
2012-09-06 04:14:20 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA:: 2. Death by giant singing bull

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2012-09-06 03:45:00 PM  
1 votes:
I disagree with the ending comment about the genteel Middle Ages. Being forced to drink molten lead and fed your own intestines seems a little bit worse. Plus the whole drawn and quartered thing. And taking 3 days to die.
 
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