From: Bryan McGonigal
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 7:36 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - July 24, 2006


Good Morning...


If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?  We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.


This is the fourth edition of the “Deep Thoughts Weekly.”  There will NOT be one delivered next week (July 31st) as I will be on vacation.  OK, so some may ask what’s the difference between a “vacation” and my current daily life…the answer would be that for a few days I won't have access to a computer!  Expect the next edition delivered on Monday, August 7th.  As a reminder, my reason for sending this is to help keep communication lines open between friends while hopefully adding a bit of levity to the day.  More info is available in the Deep Thoughts section of


An interesting past week as it became necessary to adjust my mailing list to accommodate an unusual “undeliverable” situation with my former company.   If you’re at Medline and getting this message, THANKS for again providing permissions and some personal e-mail addresses.  Also, thank you to the numerous people who informed me they didn't get the July 17th edition on Monday morning.  If for some reason you stop seeing them again, please just let me know – but remember, there won't be on the 31st



1897 - Amelia Earhart

1936 - Ruth Buzzi

1949 - Michael Richards ("Kramer")

1964 - Barry Bonds

1970 - Jennifer Lopez



Air Jordan in the news again

Allen Heckard filed a lawsuit in Hillsboro, Ore., in June against Michael Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight for $416 million each, charging that they are responsible for his "pain and suffering," and his "defamation," in that nearly every day for 15 years, people have mistaken him for Jordan. Heckard admits to being a pretty good basketball player (though 6 inches shorter than Jordan) and to wearing Air Jordans, and in fact curiously told KGW-TV that, all in all, being recognized as Jordan was a "positive" thing. He said he arrived at the "416" figure from multiplying his age by seven (though he appears to be in his 30s, not 59). (Needless to say, Heckard filed the lawsuit without benefit of a lawyer.) [KGW-TV (Portland), 7-7-06]


Cliches Come to Life

Runway model Tatyana Simanava, 21, was hospitalized in May after she turned the wrong way upon emerging from the rest room of the luxury motor home she was riding in through Brooklyn, N.Y., and fell out the back door into traffic, suffering a broken arm and wrist. Newspaper stories described her as blond.



Have a great couple weeks!




Bryan McGonigal


*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd’s “News of the Weird”, available at



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