Tuesday, September 18, 2012

You Could Always Feed Him a Poodle Pie, I Suppose

A man on death row in Ohio claims he is too fat to execute at 480 pounds.

The article tends to support him (oof!), noting difficulties in other executions of obese individuals, both by lethal injection and by hanging. Not that hanging was presented as offering any difficulties, but it was successfully argued as violating the Eighth Amendment protection against "cruel and unusual punishments."

And, of course, as soon as I read the headline I though: Poodle Pie!

From the Vincent Price camp classic Theater of Blood (1973).

1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

Saw that one when it hit the theaters ... hadn't thought of it, since. You get 100,000 bonus intarweb points for even remembering it. :)