True Love trivia question -- earn 50 guanxi

50 guanxi to the first person to identify who said the following quote to whom and what was the historic deed:

“I’m asking you to please look into your heart and at least give me the chance, with this historical deed, to gain your respect and love.”


Letter to Jodie Foster concerning the assassination of Regan written by JW Kinkley

Hmmm. . . I’ll have to check with the judges on that one. One wrong answer might be allowed, but two. . .?

John Hinckley’s Letter to Jodie Foster Written Immediately Before Assassination

Dear Jodie:

There is definitely a possibility that I will be killed in my attempt to get Reagan. It is for this very reason that I am writing you this letter now.

As you well know by now I love you very much. Over the past seven months I’ve left you dozens of poems, letters and love messages in the faint hope that you could develop an interest in me. Although we talked on the phone a couple of times I never had the nerve to simply approach you and introduce myself. Besides my shyness, I honestly did not wish to bother you with my constant presence. I know the many messages left at your door and in your mailbox were a nuisance, but I felt that it was the most painless way for me to express my love for you.

I feel very good about the fact that you at least know my name and how I feel about you. And by hanging around your dormitory, I’ve come to realize that I’m the topic of more than a little conversation, however full of ridicule it may be. At least you know that I’ll always love you. Jodie, I would abandon the idea of getting Reagan in a second if I could only win your heart and live out the rest of my life with you, whether it be in total obscurity or whatever.

I will admit to you that the reason I’m going ahead with this attempt now is because I cannot wait any longer to impress you. I’ve got to do something now to make you understand, in no uncertain terms, that I’m doing all of this for your sake! By sacrificing my freedom and possibly my life, I hope to change your mind about me. This letter is being written only an hour before I leave for the Hilton Hotel. Jodie, I’m asking you to please look into your heart and at least give the chance, with this historical deed, to gain your love and respect.
I love you forever,

John W. Hinckley

Ok, 50 guanxi it is. Regan died of cancer; Reagan was shot by Hinkley. Hinkley will be going home to see his parents soon.

Man Who Shot Reagan Allowed Unsupervised Visits to Parents
Published: December 18, 2003


That letter could have been written by formosa. :shock:

woohoo! out of interest - which elements did the first judge deem i had incorrect? ‘attempted’ assassination? what else?

“assassination of Regan written by JW Kinkley”

Should be “assassination of ReAgan by Hinkley.” Might not have been a big deal except that there was also a Regan in office at the same time who was not shot.

Plus, you forgot to say, “What is. . .” :wink:

ok… but i was in such a state trying to type quickly so i could win!! :smiley:

True Love: The Love of a Good Man for a Good Bottle

50 guanxi to the first person who answers this correctly (no Googling, cheaters!):

Whose famous last words are these? He collapsed dead immediately after uttering these lines:

“Eighteen whiskies. I think that’s the record.”

Dylan Thomas.

Did he die by hitting his head on the bar when he fell off his stool? I had an alcoholic English literature prof in college who told us that story about some famous writer and, as energetic young drinkers ourselves, our class was duly impressed.

I believe it was on some New York street, where he told some lady that she was beautiful and then collapsed on the pavement right in front of her.

50 to Mr. Sandman.

[quote]50 to Mr. Sandman.
Thanks, but I have the Google toolbar so I oughtn’t to accept (although I really did know the answer. Honest to god). Isn’t the Intarweb amazing?
Actually, here’s 50 back atcha for reminding me that tonight would be a good time to dust off Under Milk Wood.

OK, 0 guanxi but a stunner of an answer to know.

the night that hinckley shot reagan, who was hinckley’s brother to have dinner with?

(as an aside, on who’s watch is he being released?)

Neil Bush(maybe he brought a Thai hooker to the party (Read the story of him cheating on his wife every time he has a business trip to Bangkok. eheheheheheheheh. I like it…although not very family values…hypocrisy runs deep.


yes, your are correct!

the son of the man who would have become president after the death of reagan was to have dinner with the brother of the would-be killer. of course it is a coincidence!

shakespeare would have loved the bush family and its synchophants.