From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 7:42 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - October 2, 2006


Good Morning, Bryan…


Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.”


I was at the Bears-Seahawks game last night…WOW they’re looking great this year!  So far most of my sports teams are looking pretty good.  Outside of the bears, my Huskers won their Big 12 opener, both the Bulls and (Loyola) Ramblers are picked to have great seasons, and the Cubs…well…their year is thankfully over (but so is the season for the White Sox, which makes the Cubs debacle a bit more tolerable).  How are your teams doing?  Drop me a line when you have the chance! 


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, September 25th

1970 - Kelly Ripa (actress, television)

1955 - Lorraine Bracco (actress)

1951 - Sting (singer, songwriter, actor)

1950 - Michael Rutherford (musician)

1948 - Donna Karan (Fashion designer)

1945 - Don McLean (songwriter, singer)

1940 - Rex Reed (movie critic, actor)

1937 - Johnny Cochran (lawyer - OJ Simpson)

1928 - Spanky (George) McFarland (actor)

1895 - Bud (William) Abbott (actor, comedian)

1890 - Groucho Marx (TV Host, comedian, actor)

1869 - Mahatma Gandhi (political and spiritual leader, India)



Poor at Anger Management

Executive chef George Llorens, 60, was arrested in Bridgeport, Conn., in July, accused of punching a colleague in the face because the appetizers she made were cold. And police in Decatur, Ala., arrested four people in August after intermittent, daylong fighting (that sent three of them to the hospital) that begin when one flicked a cigarette butt near another's property. And Jeffrey Cullen, 58, was arrested in August for firing several gunshots at Kingman, Ariz., firefighters (but missing) when they told him that they weren't permitted to rescue his cat from a tree.



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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