From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 7:38 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - September 25, 2006

Good Morning…

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess was why several of us died of tuberculosis.


I’d like to thank those of you who donated funds to my sister’s Ovarian Cancer walk, as she is quickly approaching her goal for the October 7th event.  There is still time to contribute, so check it out at  Additionally, I should have some good updates to my website posted in the next couple days, so feel free to check it out when you have the chance. 


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, September 25th

1969 - Catherine Zeta Jones (actress)

1968 - Will Smith (actor, singer)

1965 - Scotty Pippen (basketball)

1962 - Aida Turturro (actress)

1961 - Heather Locklear (actress)

1952 - Christopher Reeve (actor)

1951 - Mark Hamill (actor)

1949 - Anson Williams (actor)

1947 - Cheryl Tiegs (supermodel)

1944 - Michael Douglas (actor)

1931 - Barbara Walters (TV Journalist)

1930 - Shel Silverstein (author)

1897 - William Faulkner (writer, Movie scripts)



Thinning the Herd

Reuters reported in August that a man was killed in his workshop on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro when he tried to open a rocket-propelled grenade (probably to recover scrap metal) with a sledgehammer. Two days before that, in the Indiana town of Brazil (near Terre Haute), a 31-year-old man was accidentally killed in the explosion of the pipe bomb he was carrying (probably to be used to help him catch fish in Birch Creek).  And though not killed, Kaleb E. Spangler, 21, was badly hurt by fireworks in August when, according to his girlfriend, he decided to duct-tape a large "mortar-style" explosive onto a football helmet, put it on and light it, while riding with friends in a car. According to a story in the Herald-Times of Bloomington, Ind., alcohol was involved in Spangler's decision.


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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