It was a busy day for electric chair. Today, three men were up for the juice.
The first man was a political scientist from Baylor University. He was strapped into the chair and asked if he had any final comments. He replied, “I had a promising career in politics until…I was framed, I tell you, framed!” His tirade was interrupted by the flick of the switch, but nothing happened. As it was the custom at this particular prison, the man was taken from the chair and allowed to live after the failed execution attempt.
The second man was a computer scientist from University of Texas. His final words were, “I had a promising career in computing, but I didn’t think that tampering with the national air traffic control system would crash so many planes…”Again, the electrical switch, was flipped and again nothing happened. The man was released from the chair and allowed to live.
The third man was an electrical engineer, named Bubba, from Texas A&M University. Bubba was strapped into the chair and asked if he had any final words. He replies,”I had a promising career as an electrical engineering, but, you know, if ya’ll cross that red wire over there with that blue wire, this thing will work.”