From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 5:42 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - February 12, 2007


Good Morning . . .


I hope that after I die, people will say of me: "That guy sure owed me a lot of money."


. . . and a happy early Valentine's Day to everyone!  Who has romantic things planned for this Wednesday?  Anyone???  Oh, and birthday wishes go out to my friend Tom Pawlik, though I don't know exactly how old he is today . . .



1980 - Christina Ricci (actress)
1974 - Naseem Hamed (boxer)

1955 - Arsenio Hall (actor, comedian, tv host)

1953 - Joanna Kerns (actress)

1950 - Steve Hackett (singer, guitarist)

1939 - Ray Manzarek (keyboardist)

1938 - Judy Blume (writer)

1936 - Joe Don Baker (actor)

1934 - Bill Russell (basketball)

1923 - Franco Zeffirelli (director)

1919 - Forrest Tucker (actor)

1917 - Dom DiMaggio (baseball)

1915 - Lorne Greene (newscaster, actor)

1904 - Ted Mack (TV host)

1809 - Abraham Lincoln (16th US President)

1809 - Charles Darwin (naturalist)



Unclear on the Concept

The school system in Hagerstown, Md., issued a written reprimand in December to the parents of a 5-year-old kindergarten boy who had pinched a classmate's buttocks, terming his behavior "sexual" harassment. Said his dad: "He knows nothing about sex. There's no way to explain (to him) what he's been written up for." Also in December, the principal of a preschool in Bellmead, Texas, issued an in-school suspension to a 4-year-old boy after he hugged his female teacher's aide with his face in her chest, which was termed "sexual contact and/or sexual harassment" (though following complaints, the offense was changed to "inappropriate physical behavior").

Can't possibly be true
Samaritans stopped on Interstate 465 in Indianapolis in December to help a wandering 3-year-old boy wearing only a diaper and T-shirt. Police tracked down his mother, Nancy Dyer, in her filthy apartment, where her 2-year-old daughter was eating spaghetti off the floor. Dyer's first reaction to news about her son: "Oh, he got out again."



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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