From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 7:27 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - October 30, 2006


Good Morning,…


Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down.  I'll go over to the persons house and ring the doorbell.  When the person comes to the door, I'm gone, but you know what I've left on the porch?  A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of it's head with a note that says "You."  After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done.


Happy Halloween everyone!  I’m sure many of you had parties to attend (or host) over this past weekend…and tomorrow it will be time to take the kiddies out around the neighborhoods to trick-or-treat.  If you’re in the Chicagoland area, try to stay warm!  I’ve included some interesting Halloween links on my website, but be sure to check them out soon as they’ll be gone by Wednesday.



1967 - Gavin Rossdale (singer)

1960 - Diego Maradona (soccer)

1951 - Harry Hamlin (actor)

1947 - Timothy B Schmit (musician, singer)

1945 - Henry Winkler (actor)

1941 - Otis Williams (singer)

1939 - Grace Slick (Wing) (singer)

1932 - Louis Malle (director)

1893 - Charles Atlas (bodybuilder)

1821 - Fyodor Dostoevsky (writer)

1735 - John Adams (2nd US President, 1st Vice)




1) Government air-travel rules against carry-on knives, guns, cigarette lighters and other potential weapons should be very well known by now, five years after Sept. 11, but airports continue to report almost comically widespread ignorance (or forgetfulness) by travelers. The Boston Globe reported in September that screeners at Logan International Airport confiscated about 12,000 items a week before the August 2006 restrictions drove more travelers to check their bags. Every few weeks, Logan officials take about a ton of confiscated items to a warehouse in Concord, N.H., where bargain-hunters buy them for pennies on the dollar.

2) In August, about a dozen masked men lugged six 40-gallon trash bags full of sauce packets into the Taco Bell on South Western Avenue in Marion, Ind., leaving a note explaining that they had been accumulating them for a while and decided to give them back. They suspected they had 25,000 packets. (Taco Bell said it hands out about 6 billion a year.)



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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