From: Bryan McGonigal
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 7:32 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - August 7, 2006


Good Morning…


How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol?  How about the pillow?  It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak.


This is the fifth edition of the “Deep Thoughts Weekly,” and the first one in a couple weeks as I was vacationing with friends up north on 7/31.  Sounds kind of funny that I took a vacation from some extended time off, eh?  Anyway, thank you everyone for the nice comments on these messages, and I'm glad to keep them coming.  However, I want to keep them short & sweet, so without further adieu here’s a few more fun facts:



1876 - Mata Hari

1927 - Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer

1942 - Garrison Keillor

1960 - David Duchovny

1975 - Charlize Theron



Texas farmers about 75 miles from the Mexican border near Falfurrias have taken to installing ladders on their property to allow illegal aliens to climb over their fences in the course of trespassing so they'll stop making holes in the fences (which allow the farmers' cattle to escape). According to a June Associated Press report, the ladders aren't used very much, apparently because the illegals assume there's some catch.



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.  Back issues are available in the Deep Thoughts section of my website.  Have a great week!


Bryan McGonigal


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



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