Thursday, September 6, 2018

Quote for the Day

Yesterday during the weekly trivia competition in which our team takes part, I gently prompted team member Carol to proceed a little faster by paraphrasing the last words of Carl Panzram at his execution. Carol likes to chat. She would be able to talk for Australia and win gold if talking was an Olympic event. 

Carl Panzram (1891-1930), on the other hand, was an American serial killer who confessed to 21 murders but was convicted of only 4. He was sentenced to death by hanging for battering to death another inmate, the head of the prison laundry, whilst an inmate at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas. He refused to appeal and threatened to kill human rights groups that attempted to appeal on his behalf. 

His last words were quoted in Bytes back in 2010 but are worth a revisit. 

Asked by his executioner on the gallows whether he had any last words, he responded: 

"Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you're screwing around."

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