From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 9:16 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - January 1, 2007


Good Morning, Bryan . . .


I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.


Happy New Year!  I hope everyone's evening was better than the Bears last night (ugh, what an ugly game).  Any good resolutions to share?  Any funny ones you made last year that didn't quite come true?  Let me know and maybe I'll post them anonymously on my website.  Also on my site there's a great 2006 "year in review" by Dave Barry - check it out under the "bloglike banter" section or click here (Adobe Acrobat reader required). 


"Deep Thoughts" is skipping a release date - the NEXT edition will be out on January 15th as I'm not in town the early part of next week.  Have a great start to 2007 and I'll be in touch again in a couple weeks. 



1969 - Vern "Mini-Me" Troyer (actor)

1943 - Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci)

1940 - Frank Langella (actor)

1921 - Rocky Graziano (fighter and actor)

1921 - John Logan (basketball)

1919 - J.D. Salinger (author)

1909 - Barry Goldwater (US Senator)

1900 - Xavier Cugat (artist)

1895 - J. Edgar Hoover (US President)

1752 - Betsy Ross (flagmaker)

1735 - Paul Revere (Patriot, member of the Boston Tea Party)



Bungee Baby
Nick Fennelly, 31, was rushing his in-labor girlfriend, Sharon Taylor, into the parking lot at Calderdale Royal Hospital in West Yorkshire, England, just as their baby's head started to appear, and, in a corridor inside, little Ashleigh shot out of her mother so quickly that Fennelly couldn't grab her in time. She hit the floor, skidded, and then came back on the umbilical cord, according to a December report in the Halifax Courier. Except for a bruise, Ashleigh is fine.


Least Competent Criminals
Morgan Conatser, 29, was arrested a short time after making his way awkwardly out to the parking lot of the Guitars and Cadillacs store in De Queen, Ark., in November, with a guitar stuffed inside his clothes. The manager initially stopped Conatser, recovered the guitar, and let him go, but decided to call the sheriff's office when he realized Conatser had probably also hidden a wireless sound system in his pants. And Derek Pierson Jr., 21, was arrested in Shreveport, La., in November after allegedly attempting to rob a convenience store. He was an easy collar, as he had somehow not noticed that among the customers waiting in line at the cash register was uniformed police officer L.J. Scott, of the armed robbery task force.



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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