Thursday, July 13, 2006

MAKING A KILLING OFF GARY GILMORE

Gary Gilmore has been dead for 29 years, but he's still got the money mojo going. The murderer whose 1977 execution restarted the use of the death penalty in the United States is back in the news, this time because of the gun he used to kill two people. The Associated Press says a bail bondsman, Dennis Stilson, is selling the gun on a "murder collectibles auction site." Minimum bid is $1 million.

You can looksee the gun here, at GilmoreGun. We'll choose to remember Gilmore with the very special Christmas song from a 1976 episode of "Saturday Night Live."

In the meadow, we can build a snowman
One with Gary Gilmore packed inside
We'll say "Are you dead yet?" He'll say "No, man"
But we'll wait out the frostbite till he dies ...

3 comments:

DocLarry said...

What a strange and wonderful memory you have, Ron.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and makes us so so old. Stop doing that.

Anonymous said...

How about this little toe tapper from British punkers the Adverts?
I'm lying in a hospital
I'm pinned against against the bed
A stethoscope upon my heart
A hand against my head


They're peeling off the bandages
I'm wincing in the light
The nurses look anxious
I'm just quivering with fright


I'm looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes


the doctors are avoiding me
My vision is confused
I listen to my earphones
And I catch the evening news


A murderer's been killed and he
Donates his sight to science
I'm booked into a private ward
And I realise that I must be


Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes


Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes


I smash the light in anger
I push my bed against the door
I close my lids across the eyes
I wish to see no more


The iris receives messages
And send them to my brain
No guarantee the stimuli
Must be perceived the same


Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes (Gary don't need his eyes to see)
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes (Gary and his eyes have parted company)

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