Definately guilotine over an axe. They often took multiple strokes to sever the head. I don't see how the trauma would be any different from hanging, certainly it would be considerably less then a short drop and choking to death.
I agree 100%.
I was watching the Elizabeth miniseries that was jsut on not too long ago on HBO.
*shudder* The axe is NOT our friend.
The emotional trauma ain't gonna matter long.
I want to bleed to death. If i was to be executed, i want them to cut open a couple veins and just let me lay there 'til i'm done.
Actually, even if i'm NOT executed, that's how i want to die. Painless... just tired-feeling, then sleep. If i get old and can tell i'm about to die, someone is gunna hafta cut me!
I love your icon. That makes me so happy.
firing squad for sure.
every other method of execution there is a specific person that i would KNOW killed me(one specific executioner). this would probably lead me to actually haunt them, sue to my vengeful and vindictive nature.plus that executioner would be haunted by the thought of killing me, and others.
where as with the nature of the firing squad, no one would know SPECIFICALLY who shot me. i have read that some squads are given blanks with a few of the people with live rounds, so no one knows who actually shot me, in this case.
(not that ive thought about this before or anything)
Actually, modern autopsy techniques can determine which bullet killed you, and modern forensic techniques can determine which gun the bullet was fired from and where the person was standing.
Sorry to put a damper on your dreams for death...
Hanged. So long as the knot was tied correctly and there was the correct length of rope so that my neck would be broken instantly. If they fucked up and you died by asphyxiation that'd be awful.
Exactly. Dangling and strangling to death would not be super cool, but a quick broken neck would be far preferred.
well, i wouldn't chose the guilloutine... sometimes it wouldn't even work, and their head would be partially attached, and still alive. i don't know if trauma does play into the decisions for death, if they get the death penalty, then they deserved it. if i got to chose how to die, maybe being pushed off a large building or something. i love the sensation of falling.
You think everyone that has received the death penalty deserved to die?
Fortunately, we Americans no longer have to worry about the oft-contested noose and guillotine.
Electrocution. That's the humane way to go. ;)
I prefer not to think about it. lol
Cutting... strangling.. bleeding...
I mean, what? ;) hehe. Sorry. I'm a brat.
well, the cool part about the guillotine is that if they pulled the rope, and the blade ddn't come down, the person to be killed was supposedly exonerated by god and would be free to go
it's rare, but kind of a cool option
and i think guillotine would be far better than hanging (since it most often doesn't break your neck and you have to asphyxiate) or axe (because it would take a few strokes)
i don't think firing squad would be bad either
Really? Did it ever happen that they considered someone exonerated by God like that?
Lethal injection for me, kthnx. ;)
There was a French Philosopher (and I can't remember his name) but he was guillotined, and on the night before his execution, he told his friends, "If the soul lives in the body after death, I will prove it. If I am still aware of you, after they've cut off my head, you'll know, because I'll wink at you."
So, the morning comes, and Dude gets his head lobbed off. The executioner lifts his head up by the hair, to show the crowd, and the man's eyes were looking distinctly at his friends. And he winked at them. He winked at them thirteen times.
*nod* I had heard about that in fact.
Firing squad would be my execution method of choice (were I ever to be executed) over hanging. I'd even prefer the guillotine to hanging. As messy as decapitation might be, what I've heard about what happens to the body during/after a hanging is far, far more gruesome, in my opinion.
Really? I kind of want to know but I had a friend who hung himself once, and I wonder if maybe that's not the best idea I ever had to find out body details like that.
The creepiest part about the guillotine is that the heads continue living for a few seconds after they're severed. They would hold the head up to the crowd who would try to scare it and its expressions would change. Also I read something somewhere about a doctor who performed experiments on them. He would shout the person's name from different locations and the eyes would open and track, often 10 to 15 seconds after it had been severed.
So probably I'd want to be hung. Your head would probably continue living just like after being guillotined, but at least your body would still be in one piece. I know you're dead either way, but somehow that's kind of comforting.
Yeah. The open casket of the funeral would be a little much if you got guilloutined. ;)
A surgeon invented the guillotine? Must have been a scheme to get more work sewing people back together.
We just learned about the guilloutine today in World History. These people made it out to be a huge event with dancing and singing and food stands.
Yeah. Really tacky stuff.
I know a guillotine joke. Actually it's an engineer joke, but it's still funny.
Once upon a time there lived three men: a doctor, a chemist, and an engineer. For some reason all three offended the king and were sentenced to die on the same day.
The day of the execution arrived, and the doctor was led up to the guillotine.
As he strapped the doctor to the guillotine, the executioner asked, "Head up or head down?"
"Head up," said the doctor.
"Blindfold or no blindfold?"
So the executioner raised the axe, and z-z-z-z-ing! Down came the blade--and stopped barely an inch above the doctor's neck. Well, the law stated that if an execution didn't succeed the first time the prisoner had to be released, so the doctor was set free.
Then the chemist was led up to the guillotine.
"Head up or head down?" said the executioner.
"Blindfold or no blindfold?"
So the executioner raised his axe, and z-z-z-z-ing! Down came the blade--and stopped an inch above the chemist's neck. Well, the law stated that if the execution didn't succeed the first time the prisoner had to be released, so the chemist was set free.
Finally the engineer was led up to the guillotine.
"Head up or head down?"
"Blindfold or no blindfold?"
So the executioner raised his axe, but before he could cut the rope, the engineer yelled out:
"WAIT! I see what the problem is!"