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TV public execution would U watch?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by IAM, May 23, 2010.

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TV public execution would U watch?

  1. yes

    24 vote(s)
    28.9%
  2. no

    59 vote(s)
    71.1%
  1. IAM

    IAM Emperor

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    If there were a public execution on television, would you watch it?

    I would, at least the first one, or if it was someone like Osama Bin Laden. Cann't be bothered to watch executions all day though. Knowing america it wouldn't take long before we had a game show out of it. :crazyeye:
     
  2. Harvin87

    Harvin87 The Youth

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    yea, I would watch it, depending on the person, who would be executed... but only one time.
     
  3. snakeseare

    snakeseare No arms nor legs

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    Of course not, that's morbid. I would, however, volunteer to rip the condemned's throat out with my teeth. But not on television, you sicko.
     
  4. Samson

    Samson Deity

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    Only if it was done with enough razmataz, and / or some interesting competition.

    Spoiler :
    :joke:
     
  5. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    Short answer: no.
     
  6. Fëanor

    Fëanor Chieftain

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    No, i oppose the death penalty.

    I might watch some kind of public caning/beating if the one being punished is someone of interest to me.
     
  7. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    atleast once
     
  8. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    If there's nothing better on, sure.
     
  9. Yared

    Yared That Guy

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    A common criminal? No.

    A dictator who's made my life on this planet hell? YES
     
  10. hossam

    hossam Deity

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    fa sheezy ma neezy.

    at least once.
     
  11. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Nope. I oppose the death penalty. I can't see how I would personally feel better after *watching* a guy like Saddam die.
     
  12. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Well they pulled the lever on him as he was rambling on about religion or some such...

    Probably would have been quite a shock to see, and quite literal gallows humor! Or would be, if he had made the joke.

    This just highlights one of the main rules of killing: always do it while they're still talking, or while you're still talking. People always expect both to be finished before the actual killing occurs.

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    On-topic:

    Hmm. Possibly. Just to see how shocked I'd be.
     
  13. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Possibly. Probably depend on who is being whacked. Public executions used to draw crowds.
     
  14. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    I believe it's the same reason people flock to (bloody) horror: the unseen. You're not used to seeing blood and gore everywhere, so seeing it every so often has a disturbing appeal to us all(or many of us, at least). But overused, it loses that special quality and becomes "meh."

    In a way, horror movies could count as the modern version of the rush from seeing a brutal execution.

    I'm just attempting to be an intellectual, though, using stuff I learned about horror in an English class and applying it to other things. :dunno:
     
  15. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Azale Deity

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    Nah, that's what videogames are for!
     
  17. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    Not really, and anyways, executioners are incompetant (barring the Pierreponts)
     
  18. scherbchen

    scherbchen well that can´t be good

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    no, never. not even if it was the most sordid mean sob that ever lived.
     
  19. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Jokerfied Western Male

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    If this wasn't an anonymous internet forum I'd probably say "no way", but I guess I'd watch a couple of them out of morbid curiosity.
     
  20. dirtyparrot

    dirtyparrot Upholding Brannigan's Law

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    No thanks.
     

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