Old Sparky


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Old Sparky

A generic, ghoulishly facetious name for any electric chair used in capital punishment. See Capital punishment. Cf Hangman's fracture.
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The question being asked: should we bring back the electric chair, Old Sparky, and fry evil-doers?
While Old Sparky was there, Willett would take a group of inmates to clean the place spic and span every couple of weeks.
Riled by Tom Huddlestone's controversial strike for Tottenham last weekend, poor old Sparky went through the motions again at The Hawthorns as Marc-Antoine Fortune grabbed a fortunate winner.
Luckily, as we screamed up to 80mph in an eye blink, my brain gave up trying to compute the speeds and angles we were travelling in and I reached that state of passive acceptance condemned prisoners feel before they are led to Old Sparky.
The 1995 FA Cup final must have been one of his best games, when he bullied the supposedly indomitable Mark Hughes for 90 minutes, but he was never quite the same player after a bad injury and, sadly for him, he is often remembered as much for an encounter with Dennis Bergkamp and a bouncing ball as he is for the one with old Sparky at Wembley.
Good old Sparky objected to her appearing in lingerie and demanded his EUR50,000 engagement ring back.
Since his conviction some months later, he has been on death row, waiting to be strapped into Old Sparky, Ohio's electric chair.
Some of those responsible for doing the dirty work began their employment long after Old Sparky had been retired and consigned to a museum and the death chamber was empty and inactive.
I'm queasy about the death penalty because we know that in a few instances innocent people have been fried by Old Sparky.
Mugnier, Jayer, DRC's La Tache and Montrachet, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Giacomo Conterno, Quintarelli and a vertical lot of one of California's great cabernets, the Schrader Old Sparky, completed the producers who cracked the sale's 'Top 25.
The only time he's seemed his old sparky self recently was when the issue of Simon Clifford was thrust in to the spotlight.
All this before his appointment with Old Sparky - the electric chair that will send 2,000 volts through his body, heating him to 138F and frying his internal| organs.