Monday, August 24, 2009

Famous Last Words, Part 1

"You be good. See you tomorrow. I love you."
-Alex, African Grey Parrot used in comparative psychology research at Brandeis University, spoken to his handler, Dr. Irene Pepperberg, when she put him in his cage for the night; he was found dead the next morning.

"Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel."
-George Appel, executed by electric chair in 1928.

"I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."
-Humphrey Bogart

"Tell mother, tell mother, I died for my country... (looks at his hands) useless... useless..."
-John Wilkes Booth

"In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color, you are going to see another first: attempted suicide."
-30-year-old anchorwoman Christine Chubbuck, who, on July 15, 1974, during technical difficulties during a broadcast, said these words on-air before producing a revolver and shooting herself in the head (While she drew the gun on camera, the technicians quickly cut the video feed, but the gunshot could be clearly heard). She was pronounced dead in hospital fourteen hours later.

"Lady, you shot me!"
-Same Cooke

All sources Wikipedia. To be continued.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what Ted Kennedy's last words were...