Monday, August 24, 2009

James French's Famous Last Words

James D. French was an Oklahoma prison inmate serving a life sentence, when he killed his cellmate. The state of Oklahoma heartily disapproved of that sort of behavior, so, in August, 1966, Mr. French as strapped in for a ride on "Old Sparky", Oklahoma's electric chair. When asked if he had any last words, he replied,
"How about this for tomorrow's news headlines:... 'French fries.'"

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