The Worst 'Last Words' of All Time

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I Wish I'd Thought of Something Better
Jeffrey Landrigan, a convicted killer in Arizona, was executed late last night surrounded by friends, family, and of course law enforcement. He used his last moments to give a shout out to Oklahoma University (let's assume the football team), as the last words out of his mouth were, "Boomer Sooner."

Full disclosure -- as a former student of not only Oklahoma State University but the University of Texas, Austin, I pretty much have to be anti-OU (sorry, Dad). So these final words from a killer seem especially wasteful.

Landrigan is not alone in frittering away his last moment on earth with less than stellar proclamations. In addition to "Oops," here are five of the worst last words on record:


James French, another Oklahoman, shouted to the press watching his 1966 execution:

How about this for a headline? ‘French Fries’!

A drunk Cambodian man who decided to put a cobra in his pants after being fatally bitten by said cobra:

Don't worry -- it's nothing a drink won't fix.

General William Erskine, after jumping from a window in Lisbon, Portugal:

Now why did I do that?

Kit Carson, American pioneer, foodie:

Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.

Pancho Villa wishes he'd said what Kit Carson said:

Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. 

All of which are better then a final tweet of your dog.


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