We've all thought about it. What are we going to say when the reaper man comes to collect? Are our last words going to be a remark of terror? Are we going to say a funny quip, or are we going to use those words to give the world one last fuck you? Here are ten people who did the latter.
10. St. Lawrence of Rome
Lets be honest if we tied to a spit and being roasted to death the last thing on our minds would be humor but when Saint Lawrence of Rome was being martyred like that his last words were, "I'm done on this side, turn me over." It was for this that he was made the patron saint of COMEDIANS not joking.
9. Kit Carson
In retrospect its fairly obvious that a man who made his living as a frontiersman in the very early American West would have some incredibly awesome last words but what were they for were they talking about the places he has been, the things he has seen. No it was about food, "I just wish I had time for one more bowl of chili." That was his wish it wasn't for another year. It was just for one last tasty and spicy meal.
8. Nathan Hale
In Honor of the Fourth of July I find Patriot Captain Nathan Hales last words to be incredibly fitting.
As the British were about to hang him he said, "I regret that I only have one life to lose for my country." A True American; Willing to lay down his life for others.
7. Humphrey Bogart
An actor who made himself known playing gangsters and private detectives, it makes sense that he would have some theatrical last words. His last words were, "I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." His last words were a quip about his own drinking and that is pretty badass.
6. Errol Flynn
An actor famous for playing swashbuckling heroes and a well known playboy his last words were, "I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it."
5. Oscar Wilde
The famous poet and playwright was rather flamboyant and a well known showman. So it makes sense that his last words were, "Either that wallpaper goes or I do." Incredibly last words for an incredible man.
4. Che Guevera
Like him or hate him you cannot deny the impact he has had on society and you also cannot deny that his last words were some of the most badass ever uttered, "I know you've come to kill me, Shoot you are only going to kill a man."
3. Hans Scholl
Now contrary to the belief of some morons, Democratic Socialism IS NOTHING like NAZISM.
In fact The Nazis went out of their way to execute as many democratic socialists as they could. This one was the leader of the pacifist resistance group called the white rose he and his wife Sophie Scholl were executed by guillotine in 1943. His last words were, "Long Live Freedom." This man is a true hero when the rest of Germany fell into racism and fascism he resisted it to his dying breath.
2. George Appel
George Appel was convicted and sentenced to die by the electric chair in the 1920s. After being put in the chair he was asked if he had any last words his response was, "Gentlemen you are about to see a baked Appel." His last words were a pun on his own name that's pretty defiant.
1. Robert Erskine Childers
Being sentenced to death and facing his firing squad his last words were, "Take a step forward lads, it will be easier that way." His last words giving advice to his executioners and making a subtle crack about their aim. That is badass.