Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today's old Loser

This is someone else in a photo from the 1930s
What's making the Complete and Total Loser feel old today is this item from the daily almanac he gets online:
On this date in 1977, Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian immigrant and a convicted murderer, became the last person in France executed with the guillotine. 
Imagine, a country like France, civilized Europeans who make good movies and went halfsies on a supersonic passenger plane, cutting a guy's head off as if it were the 18th century. Granted, he had raped, tortured and murdered his 21-year-old girlfriend and was well deserving of severe punishment. But still.
Hamida Djandoubi
Hamida Djandoubi

At the time, the Loser was in his first year of college, taking courses that would never lead to a decent job that he liked. Really, they might as well have cut his head off. 

No comments:

Post a Comment