I wish I had a kryptonite cross, because then you could keep both Dracula and Superman away.
As many of you may know, today is MY birthday…so happy 41st for Bryan! I’ll be celebrating the end of the day by watching the Bears on Monday Night Football. For you football fans out there, besides watching at home I’m curious to know where you go for the games. I have my usual spot (Duffys in Palatine) but would like to know of some good sports bars where you may spend some time watching college games or the NFL. If you get the chance, drop me a line.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, October 16th
1977 - John Mayer (musician, singer)
1965 - Bryan McGonigal (ME!!!)
1962 - Flea (guitarist - The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1958 - Tim Robbins (actor, director)
1947 - David Zucker (director)
1947 - Bob Weir (musician, singer)
1946 - Suzanne Somers (actress)
1943 - Fred Turner (musician, BTO)
1940 - Barry Corbin (actor)
1925 - Angela Lansbury (actress)
1888 - Eugene O'Neill (playwright)
1854 - Oscar Wilde (playwright)
1758 - Noah Webster (author, lexicographer)
In September, police in Madison, Wis., said Milo G. Chamberlain's blood-alcohol content was .425, which experts said normally is attainable only by those either dead or in a coma, but he was picked up, quite conscious, allegedly causing a disturbance at a Marathon gas station, where he reportedly got into a fight with a gas pump before being restrained by passersby. Police said Chamberlain responded to each of their questions only by rattling off strings of numbers of no particular pattern.
In July, Cory Neddermeyer, 42, was turned down for unemployment benefits in Iowa, after a judge ruled that he was fired for cause. His employer, the Amaizing Energy ethanol plant, suffered a massive spill that created a pond of fuel alcohol, and Neddermeyer (a recovering alcoholic), after resisting as long as he could, gave in and started drinking from the pool (causing him to pass out and later register an 0.72 blood-alcohol reading).
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!
*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd’s “News of the Weird”, available at www.newsoftheweird.com)
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