From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Monday, February 5, 2007 5:39 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - February 5, 2007


Good Morning . . .


If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy.


Ugh . . . well, hopefully none of you are planning the above after that ugly game yesterday.  I was hoping the Monday Superbowl hangover was going to at least be a happy one.  Guess #2 for the Bears will have to do for this season, but “wait ‘till next year!”



1962 - Jennifer Jason Leigh (actress)

1948 - Christopher Guest (comic, actor)

1948 - Barbara Hershey (actress)

1942 - Roger Staubach (quaterback)

1940 - H.R. Giger (surrealist artist)

1934 - Henry "Hank" Aaron (baseball)

1928 - Andrew Greeley (priest, author, sociologist)

1919 - Red Buttons (Aaron Chwatt) (comedian, actor)

1914 - William S. Burroughs (writer)

1900 - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (governor)



Least Competent Criminals
James Lane III, 27, was arrested in Carrboro, N.C., in January after police chased him, in his car and later on foot. Officers tackled Lane about 20 feet into a wooded area and recovered a white plastic bag containing a pound of marijuana. When police pulled Lane to his feet, he said that someone must have left the bag on the ground at precisely the spot in the woods where Lane fell, because he had never seen it before.


Police in Chesterfield Township, Mich., arrested Calvin Fluckes Jr., 21, in December after he tried to cash a counterfeit check for $848 at a Wal-Mart. Fluckes was apparently oblivious of the approximately 80 uniformed police officers who were in the store for a charity event and whose cruisers Fluckes had to pass when he parked his car in the Wal-Mart lot. According to a police lieutenant, "(Fluckes) was immediately apprehended."



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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