Jon Does Something Unexpected

Hey Guys,

Yesterday Jon was mountain biking (I know, right…) and he had a pretty bad spill.  He got a compression fracture in one of his vertebrae and had to go to the emergency room.  He will be fine but he is in a lot of pain and will be bed ridden for a few days.  I’m pretty sure he is sick of lying in bed watching TV so he would probably appreciate a call from a few of his friends.  801-916-7371

Jon Stoffer, drop whatever you’re doing and read this

So there’s a UW philosophy professor who has published an article entitled “Can I Kill My Younger Self: Time Travel and the Retrosuicide Paradox.” I think the best part of this essay is the acknowledgements footnote, in which the author thanks his mother for “typing part of the paper.” I think that tells you all you need to know about academics, this particular topic, and compossibility.

Mark’s second biggest fan

It is recruiting season at the Wisconsin MBA program and that means I get to take prospective students out to lunch on the school’s dime.

The other week I was out to lunch with a guy named Michael Weber.  When I introduced myself he told me that he already knows me and when he saw my name on his schedule he got really excited.  I couldn’t place him.  Then he told me that he went to Waukesha North High School and was in the same battle of the bands as ZTN. (He wasn’t in Uncle Angus. I checked.)  Turns out he is a big Zero to Nothing fan though.  He still has the album and he could sing lines from his favorite song “MTV”.

I decided that was pretty cool and offered to email him a bunch of the stuff we recorded in college, which naturally he thought was awesome.