I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they choose a king, they don’t just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas.
This is the third edition of the “Deep Thoughts Weekly.” My reason for sending this is to help keep communication lines open between friends while hopefully adding a bit of levity to the day. Every issue will be a bit different; in addition to the “deep thought” there may be some brief funny news articles, interesting happenings or other various observations. More info is available at www.mcgonigal.org, plus there’s a new bulletin board where you can post thoughts, event info, comments, etc…
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, July 17th
1899 - James Cagney
1912 - Art Linkletter
1917 - Phyllis Diller
1934 - Donald Sutherland
1952 - David Hasselfhoff
(borrowed from Chuck Shepherd’s “News of the Weird”, available at www.newsoftheweird.com)
Zimbabwe's world's-worst inflation officially reached 1,042 percent in April, with prices doubling every three or four months and unemployment rising to 70 percent. Only the unsophisticated fail to spend any money they have promptly, even though, for example, toilet paper sells for $145,000 a roll (about 69 U.S. cents). According to an April New York Times dispatch, President Robert Mugabe's remedy is simply to print trillions of dollars in new money (which he needs to keep his government workers loyal, to prop up his dictatorship). [New York Times, 5-2-06]
In June, another client who did her own lawyering, eccentric Susan Polk, was convicted of murdering her husband, after a long trial in Martinez, Calif., in which she spent two weeks on the witness stand as both questioner and witness (and in a judge-allowed departure, as her deep-voiced husband, as she re-created their conversations). Polk also told the jury that she is psychic, that she called the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, that her husband was an Israeli intelligence agent, that she once foiled an assassination attempt on the pope, and that Colin Powell is the Antichrist. [San Francisco Chronicle, 5-18-06; New York Times, 6-17-06]
Have a great week!
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