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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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The Guillotine

Although guillotine-like apparatuses were used for executions in several European countries before France adopted it as its only legal method of execution during the French Revolution, the beheading machine is most commonly associated with this period in French history and is in fact named for the physician who was instrumental in having the National Assembly adopt it as France's preferred method of capital punishment, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin. When was the last execution by guillotine in France? More...
L.Rai
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:21:42 AM

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The answer today is:

The last person guillotined in France was Hamida Djandoubi, on 10 September 1977.

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WOW I had no idea that the French were still using this method until the late '70s, I thought for sure it had been down away with long before that. Now if we can just get the fanatical followers of Islam to stop beheading people things might start looking up.
johnfl
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:08:41 AM

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a terrorist tool. very bad.
Robert Imgrat
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:28:10 AM

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NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:46:56 AM

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Names for the guillotine

During the span of its usage, the French guillotine has gone by many names, some of which include these:
•La Monte-à-regret (The Regretful Climb)[26][27]
•Le Rasoir National (The National Razor)[27]
•Le Vasistas or La Lucarne (The Fanlight)[27][28]
•La Veuve (The Widow)[27]
•Le Moulin à Silence (The Mill of Silence)[27]
•Louisette or Louison (from the name of prototype designer Antoine Louis)[27]
•Madame La Guillotine[29]
•Mirabelle (from the name of Mirabeau)[27]
•La Bécane (The Machine)[27]
•Le Massicot (The Cutter)[28]
•La Cravate à Capet (The Necktie of Capet, Capet being Louis XVI)[28]
•La Raccourcisseuse Patriotique (The Patriotic Shortener) [28]
•La demi-lune (The Half-Moon)[28]
•Les Bois de Justice (Wooden Justice)[28]
•La Bascule à Charlot (Charlot's Rocking-chair)[28]



My favourite is 'The Patriotic Shortener'!
pedro
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:16:26 AM
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I like the 'Mill of Silence'. Didn't John Cage write a concerto for guillotine, or was it Stockhausen?
striker
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 8:46:44 AM
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bring it back
Bryn Kinnaird
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:12:25 AM

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striker wrote:
bring it back
Yep, we should feed the top 5 % of the world to this disgusting machine, nothing more than they deserve.
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:47:11 AM
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Corrupt, self-frustrating, and cowardly is any "power" that uses any form of killing.
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:34:49 PM

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I wonder how effective a deterrent it was to committing capital crimes.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:43:30 PM

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I have always been amazed at the unique ways humankind can create ways to kill their fellow humans, and animal's, as well. Tis a very sick world that we have and continue to live in.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:54:22 AM

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pedro wrote:
I like the 'Mill of Silence'. Didn't John Cage write a concerto for guillotine, or was it Stockhausen?



Stockhausen often makes me wish for one...Angel
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