Some death row inmates never cease to disappoint me; in addition to committing a heinous crime, Roy Blankenship thumbed his nose at Last Suppers readers when he refused to order a special last meal prior to his recent execution in Georgia. As if murdering a 78-year-old women wasn't bad enough, Blankenship added insult to injury by treating the entire last meal process with an air of disdain. A note to all you Death Row newbies; instead of spending all your time writing appeals, meeting with sympathetic nuns, or staring vacantly at the walls of your cell, devote a little of your ample free time to creating a superb last meal menu! Our readers will thank you for it!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
On June 21, the state of Texas executed Milton Mathis for killing two people and injuring another during a drug-fueled shooting spree. Mathis, a habitual drug user, was reportedly fond of something called "fry," which is marijuana soaked in embalming fluid and laced with PCP. In an ironic twist of fate, Mathis carried his fry addiction with him to the grave---because his last meal before the execution included FRIED pork chops, FRIED chicken, FRIED fish, chili cheese FRIES, and regular FRIES.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
There's no better way to let dad know how special he is than to remind him that while he's spending Father's Day at a barbecue, or by the pool, or at the ball game, some less fortunate dads are stuck inside a cramped, dusty death row cell. Reinforce that message with a copy of Last Suppers: Famous Final Meals from Death Row, recently named one of the best wacky Father's Day gifts by AOL Weird News! It'll have him laughing harder than that tie you gave him last year, but for different reasons!
Posted by Last Suppers at 10:29 AM
Friday, June 17, 2011
Two inmates were executed in two different states today; Lee Taylor in Texas and Eddie Duvall Powell in Alabama. Powell---obviously unclear on the last meal process---requested nothing special and merely snacked on sandwiches and corn chips bought from a vending machine. Taylor made a better choice by ordering pizza, soft tacos, fried Jalapeno sticks, French fries, fried okra, and ice cream---although I still question the wisdom of combining a heavy, greasy, spicy side dish like fried Jalapenos with a sticky-sweet dairy dessert like ice cream. After all, who wants a prison riot in their stomach when they're trying to get comfortable on the lethal injection table?
Posted by Last Suppers at 12:11 AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
With the prosecution about to rest in the Casey Anthony trial, I find myself wondering what Ms. Anthony might order for her last meal a few years down the road---assuming she's found guilty and given the death penalty, of course. Ms. Anthony is fortunate to be sentenced in Florida, where convicted men and women are allowed a $40 spending limit on their last meal (other states are far less generous). She may order food from a local restaurant, or the prison chef can buy ingredients from the grocery store then cook her meal in the prison kitchen. Florida prison chefs are renowned for both their culinary skill and their attention to detail, so I'm certain the quality of Casey's last meal will be excellent. Considering her determination to live the Bella Vita---"beautiful life"---Casey might choose a succulent lobster tail, or a juicy steak, or both. She can request fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and a tasty dessert. Or will the notorious party girl choose something like chicken wings, French fries, and nachos---the type of pub-grub one would find at the local bar on the evening of a Hot Body competition? Probably not. I'm guessing Ms. Anthony will be too concerned about preserving her washboard stomach, even during her final moments. Maybe she should slap a piece of duct tape over her own mouth and not eat anything at all...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since our book first escaped---er, I mean, was released! The world has changed a lot since then, but one thing hasn't changed a bit; the public still wants to know what death row inmates eat for their last meal prior to their execution. The new version of Last Suppers is completely revised and updated for 2011, and is now available as an ebook! You'll find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Smashwords, but be forewarned; the authors are not responsible for any electronic devices that my be shorted out when readers drool over the tasty meals found in our book!
Posted by Last Suppers at 11:53 AM