Bay 12 Games Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: 1 ... 3358 3359 [3360] 3361 3362 ... 9817

Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5889687 times)

Th4DwArfY1

  • Bay Watcher
  • Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50385 on: May 26, 2014, 09:24:34 am »

I'd prefer it being a bit messier to it being more inhumane.

By "gruesome" I meant ethically than physically. People who commit legal suicide tend to use lethal injection; I figured the wouldn't do it if it were too painful or inhumane.
Logged
Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination
  Th4DwArfY1 has claimed the title of Penblessed the Endless Fountain of Epics!
Sigtext!
Poetry Thread

Yoink

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50386 on: May 26, 2014, 09:49:46 am »

They should have opt-in, televised gladiatorial tournaments to cover the costs of prisons.
Think about it, that'd actually be far less cruel than just locking a person up in a box for the rest of their life. :P
Logged
Booze is Life for Yoink

To deprive him of Drink is to steal divinity from God.
you need to reconsider your life
If there's any cause worth dying for, it's memes.

Th4DwArfY1

  • Bay Watcher
  • Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50387 on: May 26, 2014, 09:52:29 am »

They should have opt-in, televised gladiatorial tournaments to cover the costs of prisons.
Think about it, that'd actually be far less cruel than just locking a person up in a box for the rest of their life. :P
There are people who deserve that. It's the death thing I don't like-when does justice become murder? Best to avoid the thing entirely. Besides, not having the punishment doesn't effect crime rates whatsoever.
Logged
Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination
  Th4DwArfY1 has claimed the title of Penblessed the Endless Fountain of Epics!
Sigtext!
Poetry Thread

Yoink

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50388 on: May 26, 2014, 10:03:57 am »

Well, certain governments seem pretty damn set on having a death penalty.
Why not give the condemned a chance to choose to enter such a tournament? People say such contests would be unethical, but if given a choice plenty of (especially violent) prisoners would prefer to go out fighting, getting on TV in the process, instead of sitting around in a cell waiting to die/being lethally injected.

...Although now that I think of it, in that case you might end up with people committing heinous crimes just for the chance to get famous. :-\
Hmm. Maybe it'd have to be open to the public, as well. Alas, I suppose even such a brilliant idea has its flaws. 
Logged
Booze is Life for Yoink

To deprive him of Drink is to steal divinity from God.
you need to reconsider your life
If there's any cause worth dying for, it's memes.

Descan

  • Bay Watcher
  • [HEADING INTENSIFIES]
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50389 on: May 26, 2014, 10:13:16 am »

I'd prefer it being a bit messier to it being more inhumane.

By "gruesome" I meant ethically than physically. People who commit legal suicide tend to use lethal injection; I figured the wouldn't do it if it were too painful or inhumane.
Just because it looks painless doesn't mean it is. The cocktail could instead paralyze them so that they can't express pain.

As for suicide, you're assuming they know whether it'd be painless or not. Ifthey just think it'd be painless because of stereotypes and cultural memes,  they could still choose it assuming it was painless.
Logged
Quote from: SalmonGod
Your innocent viking escapades for canadian social justice and immortality make my flagellum wiggle, too.
Quote from: Myroc
Descan confirmed for antichrist.
Quote from: LeoLeonardoIII
I wonder if any of us don't love Descan.

Helgoland

  • Bay Watcher
  • No man is an island.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50390 on: May 26, 2014, 10:14:13 am »

Yeah, death penalty is bad - but if they want to do it, they should just use an opioid overdose. It's painless almost by definition!
Logged
The Bay12 postcard club
Arguably he's already a progressive, just one in the style of an enlightened Kaiser.
I'm going to do the smart thing here and disengage. This isn't a hill I paticularly care to die on.

Redzephyr01

  • Bay Watcher
  • Ferrum Cor
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50391 on: May 26, 2014, 10:35:27 am »

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
lolwut
Logged

Akura

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50392 on: May 26, 2014, 10:38:25 am »

They're blocking off the roads where I'm standing, for the Memorial Day parade. Maybe I should play America! Fuck Yeah! really loudly as they pass by.
Logged
Quote
They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I told them I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard.
... Yes, the hugs are for everyone.  No stabbing, though.  Just hugs.

StupidElves

  • Bay Watcher
  • I coveted that wind, I suppose.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50393 on: May 26, 2014, 10:45:29 am »

If I were to have a choice in my own execution, I would go for a nice and old fashioned hanging. I mean, really. What is so wrong with a hanging? You drop them and the neck breaks, they're dead.
Logged
Accidentally made over 5000 copper maces once. I have no idea how that happened.

GENERATION 29:
The first time you see this, copy it into your signature on any forum and add 1 to the generation. Social experiment.

Sirus

  • Bay Watcher
  • Resident trucker/goddess/ex-president.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50394 on: May 26, 2014, 10:46:15 am »

If I were to have a choice in my own execution, I would go for a nice and old fashioned hanging. I mean, really. What is so wrong with a hanging? You drop them and the neck breaks, they're dead.
Except when the neck doesn't break and they strangle. Or when the head detaches completely.
Logged
Quote from: Max White
And lo! Sirus did drive his mighty party truck unto Vegas, and it was good.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion OOC Thread

Shadow of the Demon Lord - OOC Thread - IC Thread

StupidElves

  • Bay Watcher
  • I coveted that wind, I suppose.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50395 on: May 26, 2014, 10:47:07 am »

If I were to have a choice in my own execution, I would go for a nice and old fashioned hanging. I mean, really. What is so wrong with a hanging? You drop them and the neck breaks, they're dead.
Except when the neck doesn't break and they strangle. Or when the head detaches completely.

That's why you weigh them first. And if the head just pops off, they're still dead. Dead is dead.
Logged
Accidentally made over 5000 copper maces once. I have no idea how that happened.

GENERATION 29:
The first time you see this, copy it into your signature on any forum and add 1 to the generation. Social experiment.

Yoink

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50396 on: May 26, 2014, 10:47:35 am »

I'd go for death by firing squad, with a small twist.






I'm fired from a cannon through the air above a firing range, with my body painted as a target with different point ranges.
The shooter with the most points wins, uh, I dunno. A giant teddy bear filled with candy, yeah, that should do it. :P
Logged
Booze is Life for Yoink

To deprive him of Drink is to steal divinity from God.
you need to reconsider your life
If there's any cause worth dying for, it's memes.

Th4DwArfY1

  • Bay Watcher
  • Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50397 on: May 26, 2014, 10:48:08 am »

If I were to have a choice in my own execution, I would go for a nice and old fashioned hanging. I mean, really. What is so wrong with a hanging? You drop them and the neck breaks, they're dead.
If you're lucky.
Logged
Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination
  Th4DwArfY1 has claimed the title of Penblessed the Endless Fountain of Epics!
Sigtext!
Poetry Thread

Darvi

  • Bay Watcher
  • <Cript> Darvi is my wifi.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50398 on: May 26, 2014, 10:49:31 am »

If I were to have a choice in my own execution, I would go for a nice and old fashioned hanging. I mean, really. What is so wrong with a hanging? You drop them and the neck breaks, they're dead.
Except when the neck doesn't break and they strangle. Or when the head detaches completely.

That's why you weigh them first. And if the head just pops off, they're still dead. Dead is dead.
That's what they said about the 'tine too.
Logged

StupidElves

  • Bay Watcher
  • I coveted that wind, I suppose.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #50399 on: May 26, 2014, 10:55:25 am »

Still, it'd be the way I choose to go if I was forced to choose.
Logged
Accidentally made over 5000 copper maces once. I have no idea how that happened.

GENERATION 29:
The first time you see this, copy it into your signature on any forum and add 1 to the generation. Social experiment.
Pages: 1 ... 3358 3359 [3360] 3361 3362 ... 9817