To me, it’s a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, “Hey, can you give me a hand?” you can say, “Sorry, got these sacks.”
It’s that time of the year - election day is this Tuesday, which also means all the ridiculous campaign commercials and mailers will be coming to an end. Most of these provide some great entertainment…and is it just me, or does it seem like campaign ads are always heavily focused on the negatives of the opponent vs. the positives that particular candidate is bringing to the table? Anyway, don’t forget to vote!
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, November 6th
1976 – Pat Tillman (football player, US soldier)
1972 - Rebecca Romijn (actress)
1970 - Ethan Hawke (actor)
1966 - Peter DeLuise (actor)
1961 - Lori Singer (actress)
1960 - Lance Kerwin (actor)
1955 - Maria Shriver (TV news correspondent)
1948 - Glenn Frey (musician, songwriter, singer)
1946 - Sally Field (actress)
1931 - Mike Nichols (director)
1916 - Ray Conniff (choral/orchestra director)
1861 - James Naismith (inventor)
1854 - John Philip Sousa (composer, bandleader)
1) Republican U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood of Pennsylvania was trailing in his race for re-election, owing in large part to the lawsuit filed two years ago by his 29-year-old mistress, alleging that the supposedly happily married Sherwood beat and strangled her. (Sherwood settled the lawsuit and acknowledged the affair but denied any abuse.)
2) Ohio Democrats had to scramble in September to find a replacement to run for a U.S. House seat after their original nominee, Stephanie Studebaker, was jailed along with her husband after the couple brawled at their home in Dayton.
3) West Virginia state senator Randy White decided in October to remain in the race for re-election despite the surfacing of photographs taken two years earlier, of White nude except for body paint, in a group of similarly decorated men. White said he had had a "personal identification situation."
4) After a reporter for the Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin noticed similarities in expression between mayoral candidate Pat Carr and an pseudonymous supporter who posted message after message of praise of Carr on the newspaper's web site, Carr admitted that the "supporter" was actually he, himself. Said Carr, "I stand by what I (wrote)."
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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