posted on Aug, 18 2006 @ 10:08 PM
If we civilized types are going to outdo the barbarians, then by all means I'd ask the Brits to resurrect the ancient and quite effective Hanging,
Drawing and Quartering. Instead of one hangman or one doctor manning the injector pumps, or just one switch man on the electric board running to the
chair, the drawing and quartering would give a days work to 7 men!
First, you strip the object d’honor bare. Then you hang him as in strangulation. Not to break the neck. Not to let him die, but to gag him right
smartly. Then you take him down, and tie a Clydesdale by stout rope to each of his 4 limbs. He’s now suspended face down. The 4 horses are coaxed to
tighten up on the ropes. The “surgeon” steps in and cuts off the external genitals; these now useless symbols of manhood are put in a nearby fire
already burning. See Note 1.
Then, for the grand finale, the 4 horses are whipped up all at the same time. Obviously, you can only separate 3 of his four limbs. Throw a bucket of
water in the fellows face to revive him, for now the axe man comes in and chops off his head, sending him immediately to wherever it is he thought he
It the good old days his remains were buried in a crossroads so no one could retrieve his bones for re-burial in sanctified ground, thereby condemning
his soul to eternal hell.
I’d suggest performing this execution at Wimbledon, center court, and selling tickets at $500 each.
Note 1. Some accounts say the penis was burned but the testicles were jammed into the victims mouth.
[edit on 8/18/2006 by donwhite]