Two men, sentenced to die in the electric chair on the same day, were led down to the room in which they would their maker. The priest, Father Fergus McCarthy, had given them last rites, the formal speech had been given by the warden, and a final prayer had been said among the participants.
The warden, turning to the first man, solemnly asked, "Son, do you have a last request?"
To which the man replied, "Yes sir, I do. I love dance music. Could you please play the Macarena for me one last time?"
"Certainly," replied the warden. He turned to the other man and asked, "Well, what about you, son? What is your final request?"
"Please," said the condemned man, "kill me first."
Immediately he was executed, sadly, if he had waited 5 minutes he would not have been. You see new evidence arrived proving his innocence and he was given a stay of execution. Sadly, however, due to his joke, this joke in fact, he fried.