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gjander's picture

Last meals (post #40051)

I guess this is a bit morbid, but I found it interesting.  If you were about to be executed what would you order as your last meal?  Here is what some others had:


http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/finalmeals.htm


Edited 6/24/2002 3:51:30 PM ET by GJANDER

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #40051, reply #1 of 25)

Not sure I would be all that hungry.

 

transona5's picture

(post #40051, reply #2 of 25)

Sorry, but this is ranked a 1 on the morbidity scale.


This is what I get for having that tawdry little affair last night. Have you read their last statements yet?


I feel so dirty...


 Left-wing pinko radical extremist. Yeah. 

 

JMcKenna1's picture

(post #40051, reply #3 of 25)

Where'd  you find their last statements? C'mon . . .


Former English professor in a federal prison Jill

transona5's picture

(post #40051, reply #5 of 25)

 It seems I gave out erroneous information to the others. Click on the death row page link. Click on the Executed Offenders link. Compare the statements with the offender information and decide for yourself.  

 Left-wing pinko radical extremist. Yeah. 

 

JMcKenna1's picture

(post #40051, reply #6 of 25)

Creepy. I think I agree with MC about probably not being hungry -- although I have a tough time imagining myself on Death Row in Texas, too.


Just reread H.L. Mencken's essay on capital punishment and the classic idea of catharsis. In the textbook I'm using for my freshman class right now, it's juxtaposed with a personal essay from Robert Alton Harris' journalist friend. The whole subject kind of makes my skin crawl, but I love to hear my students debate it.

transona5's picture

(post #40051, reply #7 of 25)

 the classic idea of catharsis.


There doesn't seem to be much of that in Texas. Only resignation and apologies, accusations of conspiracy, or denial of the crimes in which they're charged. And boy, some of these prisoners become long-winded after being on death row...  


 Left-wing pinko radical extremist. Yeah. 

 

JMcKenna1's picture

(post #40051, reply #8 of 25)

I don't think there's much catharsis anywhere -- when I was teaching at "Club Fed," they were even long-winded and that was only medium security (drug convictions, a couple of bank robbers, that sort of stuff) -- they were ALL framed, their attorneys ALL did a poor job, their "friends" ALL turned states' evidence so they could plea bargain the DAs down for a better sentence, etc., etc., etc. Once at a faculty meeting, the academic director asked us all to introduce ourselves by telling a "secret" that no other faculty members knew about us, and the warden, who was also teaching a couple of classes at the time, used for his "secret" that in 9 years at that facility, he'd "never met a guilty man." Brought down the house but BOY, did I learn how true it was.


 

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #40051, reply #9 of 25)

You are right, they are all guilty and they should all fry.  Much cheaper in the long run for society.  We could even eliminate the trials.

 

JMcKenna1's picture

(post #40051, reply #10 of 25)

Well, we're ALL guilty of something . . . but you're right, many of them should fry.


jillsifer, the RIGHT-wing extremist

transona5's picture

(post #40051, reply #11 of 25)

denial of the crimes in which they're charged.


Wow! Crap english or what? Let's try denial of the crimes that they've been convicted of...


 



 Left-wing pinko radical extremist. Yeah. 


Edited 6/24/2002 9:37:27 PM ET by Kontakte 66

 

Jangomango's picture

(post #40051, reply #12 of 25)

My, my - you musn't go having tawdry little affairs sweetie - they put you in a bad mood.

transona5's picture

(post #40051, reply #18 of 25)

It wasn't a real affair; haven't had one of those in probably 15 years. I cheated on our family here, and posted the last meal link on another board. And it came back to haunt me.


 I just hate to see such gobbledygook coming from my brain. So, I was the self-correcting grammar police for a moment.


 Left-wing pinko radical extremist. Yeah. 

 

transona5's picture

(post #40051, reply #19 of 25)

What the hell is wrong with me?


I became the self-correcting grammar police for a moment. I think.


 Left-wing pinko radical extremist. Yeah. 

 

Jean's picture

(post #40051, reply #20 of 25)

Hoping you'll feel better in the morning..

 


Am I ambivalent?  Well, yes and no.

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JMcKenna1's picture

(post #40051, reply #21 of 25)

It's a Virgo thing, isn't it? Nineteen ways of achieving perfection? (My BELOVED Mother is a Virgo too, and she does this kind of thing all the time.)


As a professional editor, I'm having the best time watching all this . . .

transona5's picture

(post #40051, reply #22 of 25)

It's only seventeen.


Do we amuse you? Do we make you laugh?


Touch me, i'm sick.


 Left-wing pinko radical extremist. Yeah. 

 

ZippyZoom's picture

(post #40051, reply #23 of 25)

My brother and I had a close-to-final dinner with my father about 10 years ago.  It was a wine-soaked, fat-laden, artery-clogging masterpiece as I recall.  Brother asked Dad, (who was in the end stages of A.L.S.) as I fed him his foie gras, if he knew what that was doing to his cholesterol level.   Dad replied that he had an idea, but it was certainly not first on his list of concerns.  


We had several other conversations before he passed away, but that comment  sort of summed up his attitude about life, and it always sticks in my mind. 


=====Z.Z.=====


 

=====Zippy=====
Wolvie's picture

(post #40051, reply #24 of 25)

I am glad you were able to give him a grand final dinner before he passed away!


Sorry for you loss.


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- Chaucer

 

JMcKenna1's picture

(post #40051, reply #16 of 25)

Is the hidebound grammatical propriety "the sort of nonsense up with which you will not put?"


God rest his soul, Winston sure knew how and when to break the rules.

MadMom's picture

(post #40051, reply #4 of 25)

12 pieces of chicken (thighs and drumsticks), 2 double-meat cheeseburgers on toasted buns, 1 large place of brown french fries with ketchup, 2 large onions (cut in slices), 2 large tomatoes (cut in slices), 6 sweet pickles, salad dressing, 5 sliced jalapeno peppers, peach cobbler with extra crust, and milk


Two 16 oz. ribeyes, one lb. turkey breast (sliced thin), twelve strips of bacon, two large hamburgers with mayo, onion, and lettuce, two large baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, cheese, and chives, four slices of cheese or one-half pound of grated cheddar cheese, chef salad with blue cheese dressing, two ears of corn on the cob, one pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream, and four vanilla Cokes or Mr. Pibb


Well, obviously these poor guys aren't worried about their weight or their cholesterol.  Leave it to Texas to post such a list...geesh, where is Dubya when we need him?


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ElGrandePapa's picture

(post #40051, reply #13 of 25)

Could I get one of those thousand year old eggs, but could I get it fresh and keep it until it is to be served.


Or maybe those orange fish eggs that they put on a California Roll Sushi, to be eaten one at a time.


Or dinner with Dan Quayle, it would sure seem like it lasted forever.( I'd have an all potato dinner of course.)


El Grande Papa(Living large in the Pacific Northwest)
El Grande Papa(Living large in the Pacific Northwest)
MadMom's picture

(post #40051, reply #14 of 25)

Or dinner with Dan Quayle, it would sure seem like it lasted forever.( I'd have an all potato dinner of course.)


Sure you don't mean "potatoe?"


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ElGrandePapa's picture

(post #40051, reply #15 of 25)

Or maybe alphabet soup, we could practice spelling.


Or we could just look through a telescope and try to sight his political career.


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StevenHB's picture

(post #40051, reply #17 of 25)

Ira Glass, host of the NPR show, This American Life, does a "Poultry Slam" periodically.  In 1998, he covered the story of an Esquire reporter who recreated for himself Francois Mitterand's last meal.


Mitterand had a grand feast prepared for himself as he was dying from cancer (I don't recall what type).  Among the items served was a small bird (called something like an ortelain, which, I am, undoubtedly, misspelling despite my 5 1/2 years of French).  The bird is endangered and it's forbidden to kill them.  Nonetheless, Mitterand and the reporter ate them.  Since you eat them (basically) whole, you get a lot of sensations in the process - the sweet meat, the crunchy bones, the bitter organs, etc.  Some of the invited guests spit them out (definitely inappropriate as the bird is supposed to symbolize the French soul).


According to those who were present, Mitterand passed into and out of consciousness during the affair.  It was the last meal that he ate.


Anyway, this was one of the more interesting spots that I've ever on public radio.


If I were to pick a last meal, I'd want it to be something like Mitterand's.


Here's a link to the story: http://www.thislife.org/pages/archive98.html#116



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rjw's picture

(post #40051, reply #25 of 25)

How about: "Steak and eggs (eggs over easy), toast, punch and package of Marlboro cigarettes (cigarettes prohibited by policy)."


Very thoughtful to be concerned with the possibility of lung cancer! 


Oh.  Wait a minute.  I forgot the dangers of 2nd hand smoke to other death row denziens!





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