“Last Friday was National Donut Day. Slipped right up on me. You too? Let’s atone by tying into maybe three dozen each of those babies by sundown today!” — Clyde Peterson.


“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (1901-1992).


“Reports had it that 57 people in Chicago had been shot on a recent weekend. I had a conversation with a friend years ago about that sort of thing. He was an outdoor pro, a superb marksman and weapons expert who expressed his amazement at productivity of Saturday night shootings. Said he: Given the laughable quality of Saturday night shooters’ marksmanship and atrocious quality of their weapons, do you realize how many people have to be getting shot at to produce the numbers of people who are actually getting hit?” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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