[Ads-l] Joke: "What do you think of his execution?" "I'm in favor of it"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 6 00:52:19 UTC 2015


Barry now has a website entry about the quip based on wordplay with
"execution". He was able to find citations beginning on October 4,
1894:

“What do you think of the musician’s execution?"/"I’m in favor of it.”
Short link: http://bit.ly/1Qh3pTR

http://barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/what_do_you_think_of_the_musicians_execution_im_in_favor_of_it/

Garson

On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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>> On Sep 3, 2015, at 7:18 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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>> Only after the electric chair came into use.
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>> Joel
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> Just think, all these young whippersnappers today who only know about =
> the electric chair from old movies and have no idea what it is to be =
> "electrocuted".
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