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North Dakota noose story features most amazing quotes in history
The lede says it all, really: ”The mayor of the southwest North Dakota tourist town of Medora is seeking permission for a hanging, and he is sticking his neck out by volunteering to be the one to go to the gallows.” In perhaps the greatest individual story in Associated Press history, a North Dakota mayor wants to convince us that he’s not crazy when he wants to hold a fake hanging for tourists. This story has quotes to die for. A few samples:
one On bringing up the matter for debate at a recent meeting: “The matter was not on the agenda and they were a little taken aback. There was about five seconds of stunned silence and at first I think they thought I was joking.”
two On his vision: “My vision is to stage a shooting, where I’d gun down someone in the street, have a trial and a hanging, all within 20 or so minutes. Anything longer than that and the tourists would lose interest.”
three On allaying safety concerns with the noose situation: “The rope is just a prop—there is no danger of breaking your neck. If all goes well, it will look very realistic. I will be the only one being hanged, just to keep it safe.” source
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The lede says it all, really: ”The mayor of the southwest North Dakota tourist town of Medora is seeking permission for a hanging, and he is sticking his neck out by volunteering to be the one to go to the gallows.” In perhaps the greatest individual story in Associated Press history, a North Dakota mayor wants to convince us that he’s not crazy when he wants to hold a fake hanging for tourists. This story has quotes to die for. A few samples:

  • one On bringing up the matter for debate at a recent meeting: “The matter was not on the agenda and they were a little taken aback. There was about five seconds of stunned silence and at first I think they thought I was joking.”
  • two On his vision: “My vision is to stage a shooting, where I’d gun down someone in the street, have a trial and a hanging, all within 20 or so minutes. Anything longer than that and the tourists would lose interest.”
  • three On allaying safety concerns with the noose situation: “The rope is just a prop—there is no danger of breaking your neck. If all goes well, it will look very realistic. I will be the only one being hanged, just to keep it safe.” source

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March 22, 2012 // 14:41 // 2 years ago
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    DX We are so fucked up…
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    Apparently killing is such a commonplace and so generally acceptable in the United States that we’re going to have...
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    Oh North Dakotans. The cold has addled your heads.
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    Crazy leaders, exhibit A.
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    I… what?
  11. oldmanyellsatcloud said: I’ve heard sillier ideas. And might actually be interesting if they focus on historical trials or even bring light to some tragic moments in history in terms of lynch mobs and racial violence.
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