Monday, November 18, 2013

Old Sparky's early stage of childhood development

 Old Sparky's early stage of Avant-Garde childhood development:
In 1881, the state of New York established a committee to determine a new, more humane method of execution to replace hanging. Alfred Southwick, a member of the committee, developed the idea of running electric current through a condemned woman after hearing a case of how relatively painlessly and quickly a drunk man died due to touching exposed power lines.

The first electric chair was produced by Harold Brown and Arthur Kennelly. Brown worked as an employee of Thomas Edison, hired for the purpose of researching electrocution and developing the electric chair. Jane Public applied for the job, but didn't have the "seniority" needed for this epic state-financed Union gig. SonsofBit$^es!! 

As fate would have it, alas: Ms. Baker :)