Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Look Back in Languor: Things To Do In Texas When You're Dead (8.25.06)
Being that the end of May will mark the first anniversary of this little experiment of mine, I'm going to use this auspicious occasion as an opportunity to revisit some of the less nonsensical nonsense that I've churned out over the past twelve months. During the next few weeks, I'll be republishing my favorite Deus Ex Malcontent columns -- the ones that seemed to entertain, enlighten, provoke, infuriate or just plain annoy in a more ambitious fashion than the others.
If you're new to the site and haven't had the time to check them out, here's your chance.
If you've already read them, then you're right to think that I'm just being lazy.
Up first, a look inside a place where death is literally doled out on an assembly line. In August of last year, a camera crew and I traveled to a little town just outside Houston, Texas -- it's only claim to fame is that it happens to be the home of Texas's well-known, and very busy, death row. Our assignment was to interview a man who was scheduled to be executed the following morning.
It's a strange experience to talk to a dead man.
Things To Do In Texas When You're Dead (8.25.06)
The final twist to the story, however, was absolutely startling -- and I don't use that word lightly.
The Final Act (9.20.06)