Re: RARA-AVIS: The moral implication of killing

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 24 Oct 2007

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:

> Mark wrote:
> And then there's Marv in Frank Miller's Sin City who
> shouts, Is that all you've got, you pansies, after
> the
> first jolt of the electric chair didn't kill him. I
> just found out on the web that this is supposedly
> based on Albert Fish's response to the same
> situation,
> although that is probably pure tall tale.
The story that I read about Albert Fish is that he inserted and left needles and pins into his testacles
(which I believe is true) and that the metal shorted out the electric chair when the juice came on. I think a version was in Colin Wilson's A Criminal History of Mankind. The story has been since debunked.


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