Protest all you want about giving someone else a chance, but that maniacal laugh alone deserves its own little trophy.
You've been quoted as saying you were a "thug" when you were younger and that your behavior was "maniacal."
Dick Cheney was maniacal in his debate preparation, and it showed.
maniacal ma·ni·a·cal (mə-nī'ə-kəl) or ma·ni·ac (mā'nē-āk')
Suggestive of or afflicted with insanity.