random late-night tangential thoughts
I just spent a little time on the terrific site NewsDesigner.com checking out the very interesting selection of of newspaper cover treatments of the Saddam Hussein execution (make sure you see both collections, mostly North American papers and international papers), and couldn’t help wondering about the executioner guys in their black ski masks. What’s the rest of your day like after getting up and hanging a guy at dawn? Are you pissed that you had to set your alarm and get up before dawn to, you know, go hang a guy? Do you bicker with the other ski-mask guys over who gets to tie the noose or pull the lever? What do you order for breakfast after work, and does it taste different?