PA #005: Things You May Not Know with Jenny Coe

In this episode of Things You May Not Know with Jenny Coe, the three fellas are pitted against one another in a game called Famous Last Words. Here’s a list of those Famous Last Words. Follow the link and see if you know more than the PA Team. There are hints after each quote to help you out. You can download the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or directly at the link above.

Enjoy,

Bony Fingers McGee

“Now, now, my good man, this is no time for making enemies.”

  • Real Name: François-Marie Arouet
  • In 1726, he insulted the powerful young nobleman, “Chevalier De Rohan,” and was given two options: imprisonment or exile. He chose exile and…
  • From 1726 to 1729 lived in England.
  • One of his famous quotes while living: Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
  • French writer, satirist, the embodiment of the 18th-century Enlightenment.
  • This man is remembered as a crusader against tyranny and bigotry.

Highlight this line for the answer: Voltaire when asked by a priest to renounce Satan

“One last drink, please.”

  • American Distiller
  • Died of Blood Poisoning in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
  • Left his Distillery to his nephew, Lem Motlow.
  • His whiskey is among one of the leading sellers worldwide, known for its square bottle and black label.

Highlight this line for the answer: Jack Daniel, October 11, 1911

“Is it the Fourth?”

  • One of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
  • His home was Monticello.
  • He was the 3rd President of the United States.

Highlight this line for the answer:  Thomas Jefferson,  d. July 4, 1826

“Thomas Jefferson–still survives.”

  • 2nd President of the United States of America.
  • Died a few hours before Thomas Jefferson.
  • His son was the 6th President of the United States of America.
  • The only father/son set of Presidents until George H.W.  and George W. Bush.

Highlight this line for the answer: John Adams, died July, 4, 1826

“Love one another.”

  • Member of possibly the most famous band ever.
  • Was typically thought of as the Quiet One of the group.
  • Traveled to India in 1968 with rest of his band and was mentored by Maharishi Manesh Yogi.
  • Was a vegetarian from 1968 until his death

Highlight this line for the answer: George Harrison, died November 29, 2001

“Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy…how can I ever forget them…”

  • The quote is from the final Peanuts comic strip released on February 13, 2000, less than a day after his death.
  • The Sonoma County Airport was renamed for the comic strip writer and the airport’s logo features Snoopy in goggles and scarf, taking to the skies on top of his red doghouse.
  • His main character, Charlie Brown, never got the chance to actually kick the football that was held for him by Lucy Van Pelt.

Highlight this line for the answer: Charles Shulz, died February 12, 2000

“Please, please don’t kill me. I don’t want to die. I just want to have my baby.”

  • Was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her work in Valley of the Dolls (1967).
  • Was a victim of the Manson Family Murders
  • Was eight and a half months pregnant at the time of her murder.
  • Her husband was Roman Polanski.

Highlight this line for the answer: Sharon Tate, died August 9, 1969 by multiple stab wounds

“Brothers, please. This is a house of peace.”

  • Equal Rights Activist
  • Killed in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom
  • Was shot 16 times and his body was said to be dead before he hit the floor.
  • Became a member of the Nation of Islam in the late 50s/early 60s

Highlight this line for the answer: Malcolm X, died February 21, 1965

“It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief.”(Actual)

  • “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” (Attributed)
  • Born in Coventry, CT.
  • Shot by British as a spy.
  • 21 years old at time of death
  • Sent to Yale College at the age of 14
  • Worked as a schoolteacher after his graduation from Yale in 1773

Highlight this line for the answer: Nathan Hale

“Don’t worry. They don’t usually swim backwards.”

  • Accidentally pierced in the chest by the spine of a marine animal while snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Daughter was named after his favorite salt water crocodile.

Highlight this line for the answer: Steve Irwin, the Croc Hunter, died Sept. 4, 2006

“I know you have come to kill me. Shoot coward, you are only going to kill a man.”

  • Facing his assassin, Mario Teran, a Bolivian soldier.
  • Most well known revolutionary of the latter half of the 20th century.
  • His image is sported on T-shirts and he’s become a Pop Culture Icon
  • Was integral in the Cuban Revolution alongside Fidel Castro.

Highlight this line for the answer: Ernesto ‘Che’ Guavara, died October 9, 1967

“Shoot me in the chest!”

  • Moved to Switzerland in 1902 to avoid being pressed into military service.
  • Captured with his mistress, Clara Petacci, near Lake Como in 1945
  • He and his mistress were executed a day after their capture along with 15 other members of the Italian Social Republic
  • Their bodies were hung upside down with meat hooks where they were abused with shots fired at them, spitting on, and stones being hurled at them.

Highlight this line for the answer: Benito Mussolini, April 28, 1945

“My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.”

  • Occupation: Playwright, novelist, poet, editor
  • Was arrested and convicted of gross indecency after being accused of being homosexual.
  • Regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era, he wrote and produced nine plays including The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband.
  • Died of Cerebral Meningitis.
  • Baptized as a Catholic the day before his death.

Highlight this line for the answer: Oscar Wilde, died November 30, 1900

“Hurry it up you Hoosier bastard! I could kill ten men while you’re fooling around.”

  • Serial Killer, Arsonist and burglar.
  • Confessed to 22 murders and sodomizing over 1,000 males.
  • Committed crimes in U.S., Europe, Scotland, Africa, and South America
  • Claimed to have killed 6 men in Angola and fed their remains to crocodiles.

Highlight this line for the answer: Carl Panzram, died by hanging, September 5, 1930

“Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.”

  • Born: Doroteo Arango
  • Early 20th Century Mexican Revolutionary
  • Was a General in the revolutionary forces against the 1913-14 Victoriano Huerta dictatorship

Highlight this line for the answer: Pancho Villa, died July 20, 1923 by assassination.

So how did you do? Did you know more of these Famous Last Words than the guys? — Bony Fingers McGee

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