From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 5:52 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - November 13, 2006

 

Good Morning…

 

I hope some animal never bores a hole in my head and lays its eggs in my brain, because later you might just think you’re having a good idea but it’s just eggs hatching.

 

So here we are, mid-November already and the holiday season is almost upon us.  Do you have family visiting for Thanksgiving or are you traveling for it?  Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?   Any plans for New Years?  Deep thoughts indeed!

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, November 13th

1959 - Tracy Scoggins (actress)

1957 - Chris Noth (actor)

1955 - Whoopi Goldberg (actress, comedienne)

1954 - Chris Noth (actor)

1947 - Joe Mantegna (actor)

1934 - Garry Marshall (producer, director, actor)

1932 - Richard Mulligan (actor)

1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

 

WEIRD NEWS*

Ironies
1) Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley told The Washington Post in August that his brilliant performance in a December 2005 game (three touchdowns against Dallas to get to the NFL playoffs) was also the very reason that his own fantasy football team was knocked from the playoffs, in that "Chris Cooley" plays for one of his opponents.

2) Anthony Mesa failed a drug test in September because, he said, he was medically unable to urinate into a cup under supervision, and he was remanded to a judge in Deland, Fla., to reconsider his house-arrest-only sentence. Mesa's crime was that in August 2005, he spiked a Mountain Dew bottle at a grocery store with his own urine as a prank.

3) In September, when a squad car in Houston signaled Richard Ramos, 35, to pull over, he sped away, having heard in the news of the police department's new, no-chase policy for minor traffic violations. However, the pursuing officers were actually Harris County sheriff's deputies, who are free to chase, and they quickly caught him.

 

 

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

www.mcgonigal.org

 

*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd’s “News of the Weird”, available at www.newsoftheweird.com)

 

 

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