"Let's do this"

Nancy Friedman nancyf at WORDWORKING.COM
Tue Nov 26 05:21:18 UTC 2013

The Gary Gilmore quote was the inspiration for Nike's "Just Do It" slogan.



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-----Original Message-----
From: ADSGarson O'Toole [mailto:adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: "Let's do this"

Herb Stahlke wrote:
> IIRC, in the 1982 movie version of Mailer's The Executioner's Song,
> Gary Gilmore, played by Tommy Lee Jones, says to the riflemen at his
> execution, "Let's do this," or "Let's do it."  I don't have a copy of
> the 1979 book anymore to check if its there.

Title: The Executioner's Song
Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Hachette Digital, Inc., 2012
(Google Books Preview)

[Begin excerpt]
When Gilmore was facing his firing squad, Gilmore was asked for any last
words. "Let's do it," he said.
[End excerpt]

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