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lilod(NoCal/8)August 28, 2011

Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.

C.P.Snow

My machine will take off a head in a twinkling, and the victim will feel nothing but a refreshing coolness. We can not make too much haste, gentlemen, to allow the nation to take this advantage.

J.I. Guilollotin, inventor of the guillotime

Ed. note: how did he know about the "refreshing coolness" ?

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mawheel

Wow! Lilo, what a quote!! -- the guillotine one, I mean. That's one process that has never consumed a lot of my thinking; a fact I'm glad for! "Refreshing coolness", indeed!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 2:12PM
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west_gardener

Take off their heads and let them have "Refreshing coolness".

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 6:36PM
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anneliese_32(6)

That's kind of adding insult to injury. cooling indeed.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 9:28AM
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endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)

It was thought or argued that the guillotine would be more humane that hanging. Can't have the condemned suffering, now can we.

Ah, the mental gymnastics that humans are capable of.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 4:43PM
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