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Quote 8/28

Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 28, 11 at 0:44

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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  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 28, 11 at 14:12

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!


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


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


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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.


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