Good Morning, Bryan . . .
We like to praise birds for flying. But how much of it is actually flying, and how much of it is just sort of coasting from the previous flap?
Less than one week until the Superbowl.seemed like a really strange past weekend without any football! I've added a few Bears things to my website to bide the time until the big game is finally here. Have a good one, and GO BEARS!!!
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, January 29th
1981 - Jonny Lang (blues guitarist)
1979 - Andrew Keegan (actor)
1975 - Sara Gilbert (actress)
1970 - Heather Graham (actress)
1960 - Greg Louganis (diver, 1984 Olympic gold medalist)
1954 - Oprah Winfrey
1953 - Teresa Teng (singer)
1950 - Ann Jillian (actress)
1945 - Tom Selleck (actor)
1942 - Katherine Ross (actress)
1918 - John Forsythe (Freund) (actor)
1879 - W.C. Fields (actor and screenwriter)
1874 - John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (industrialist)
1843 - William McKinley (25th US President)
1737 - Thomas Paine (American revolutionary leader and political philosopher)
Signs of the Times
Outsourcing of American jobs recently reached a new category of corporate employees: lawyers. An estimated 23,000 lawyers' jobs were lost in the U.S. last year to India, where document review and legal research can be performed at about half the cost as in America, according to a December story in the News Journal of Wilmington, Del.
At least 30 Texas death-row inmates have pages on dating Web sites, according to a November Associated Press report, and the murderers usually describe themselves in cuddly terms. Wrote convicted cop-killer Randy Halprin, "I think I'm a pretty funny guy. I have a wacked (sic) sense of humor. I can be a big kid at heart. I'm a hopeless (and I mean hopeless) romatic (sic)." However, also in November, Calvin Bennett, 26, a suspect in two Arkansas murders, was traced by police to Rothschild, Wis., by the personal ad he had placed on a dating Web site, describing himself as shy and giving his ideal evening as "a nice romantic dinner with soft music, followed by a romantic walk or a carriage ride."
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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