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Last words of infamous criminals

Jeffrey Dahmer- “I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.”

Carl Panzram- "Hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you’re screwing around!”

Timothy McVeigh- "I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”

Ted Bundy- "I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.”

John Wayne Gacy- "Kiss my ass.”

Aileen Wournos- “ “I’d just like to say I’m sailing with the rock, and I’ll be back like Independence Day, with Jesus, June 6th. Like the movie, big mother ship and all. I’ll be back.”

H.H. Holmes- “Take your time. Don’t bungle it.”

Albert Fish- “I don’t even know why I’m here.”

Donald Gaskins- “I’ll let my lawyers talk for me. I’m ready to go.”

Andrei Chikatilo- “Don’t blow my brains out! The Japanese want to buy them!”

Prince Albert met with Prince Carl Philip before a marine environment conference being held in Monaco on October 13, 2017. The conference will focus on the Baltic and the Mediterranean Seas.  Prince Carl Philip and Prince Albert are both patrons of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which will meet in connection with the conference. 

Photo: Eric Mathon 

Intense, humble … sexy? How Kris Bryant’s teammates describe the MVP

Rookie of the Year. MVP. Superstar. World champion. Sometimes it feels like we’re running out of words to describe Kris Bryant. Even when Bryant struggles – as he did in Wednesday’s loss to the Mets – his teammates know his inherent nature won’t keep him down. We went to the players who see him every day and asked them for one word that fits best and that even keel trait came up the most, along with some answers that might surprise you. Here’s what they had to say:

Joe Maddon-Metronome: “He has the same beat every day.“

Justin Grimm - Humble: “It’s one thing I like about him. He goes about his business, it doesn’t matter how well he’s doing. He always remains the same guy. You don’t see that a lot in this game nowadays. He doesn’t lose where he came from.”

Jake Arrieta - Sexy: “Everything he does is sexy. Him on the field, he makes the game look easy. Day games, he’s got the shades on. Looks good in the box, looks good on the field. Looks like a big-leaguer. Off the field, he’s just a sexy dude.”

Carl Edwards - Quiet Assassin: “OK, that’s two words. He’s quiet, then goes out and crushes you.”

Mike Montgomery - Steady: “He always stays in his routine, and he never really gets too emotional or too low on himself. It’s consistent. He’s talented, of course, but that’s what stands out to me more than his talent. I think that’s what makes him great. It takes a lot more than just talent to be at the level he’s at. It’s fun to be around for sure.”

Jon Jay - Competitor: “He doesn’t take a pitch off – on offense or defense. He wants to make every play. Even in the outfield. His at-bats, he’s ready to do damage on every single pitch. He doesn’t give away at-bats at all.”

Ian Happ - Consistent: “His routine and demeanor is the same every day. He doesn’t get too high or too low. It’s the toughest in this sport. He does a very good job of that. That’s why he’s one of the best players in the league.”

Eddie Butler - Intense: “You watch the shenanigans that go on around here, especially with the loud music, guys are having a lot of fun, and he’s just locked in. He’s out there ready for every at-bat, every play. He’s super intense.”

Kyle Hendricks - Composed: “A lot of words come to mind, but that one stood out for me. It’s his game and personality. Everything. Every time I see him, he’s composed. Publicly or even in the clubhouse with no one else around he’s that same guy. Composed.”

Albert Almora - Humble: “Nothing goes to his head. He hasn’t changed since the day I met him. Minor leagues, big leagues. He hasn’t changed. We all know how good he is on the field, but I feel like people still don’t know how good he is off the field. It’s unbelievable.”

Miguel Montero - Humble: “Down-to-earth kid. All the talent in the world, and what’s impressed me the most is when things go good for him, he’s up here [puts hand up high], when things don’t go well he’s still up here. I like his attitude, professionalism, work ethic. You never think he’s an MVP guy. He’s so humble. We need guys like him more.”

Willson Contreras - Beast: “The way he plays and cares about things shows me everything. He’s so quiet but once he goes out there he’s one of the best. He grinds every at-bat. He grinds playing defense. Off the field, he’s a model. He’s a beast.”


Today’s Robert Francis Friday post: Character alignments!  With all the many and varied characters Robert played over his career, I was confident that I’d find at least one example for each alignment.  And I did–

Lawful Good: Napoleon Solo (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)
Neutral Good: Lee (The Magnificent Seven)
Chaotic Good: Albert Stroller (Hustle)
Lawful Neutral: Hunt Stockwell (The A Team)
True Neutral: Harry Rule (The Protectors)
Chaotic Neutral: Gelt (Battle Beyond the Stars)
Lawful Evil: Walter Chalmers (Bullitt)
Neutral Evil: Hayden Danziger (Columbo)
Chaotic Evil: Ross Webster (Superman III)

Thanks to @ksturf and @theniftycat for help with this!