Friday, November 02, 2007

What method of execution do we favor?

We actually get that question from time to time from the news media. Which method of execution do we most favor? Lethal injection? Electrocution? Asphyxiation?

The question brings out in me my (occasional) annoyance with reporters. Of course we don't favor any method of execution. There's no kind, happy, humane, natural way to kill someone.

I was out having dinner with my friend Eva last night and relayed this question to her as an example of what kinds of crazy questions we sometimes field.

Without missing a beat, she said, "Next time tell 'em 'OLD AGE!'"

Heh. Pretty good, that.

Execution by old age. Or, death in prison.

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