From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 5:39 AM

Subject:  Deep Thoughts Weekly - February 26, 2007


Good Morning . . .


Once while walking through the mall a guy came up to me and said, 'Hey, how's it going?'  So I grabbed his arm and twisted it up behind his head and said, 'Now who's asking the questions?'


So Cubs tickets went on sale Friday, and I managed to at least get some decent seats for the St. Louis series in mid-August.  Amazing the ticket prices nowadays . . . especially bleachers, which believe it or not are $40+ for face value for the "prime" games.  Huh?  I remember back in my college days you could get them for $5, usually on game day!



1972 - Erykah Badu (r&b singer)

1967 - Steve Berry (my brother-in-law)

1964 - Mark Dacascos (actor)

1962 - Camille (Stompanato) Ziemann (my "second sister")

1953 - Michael Bolton (singer, songwriter)

1950 - Jonathan Cain (musician)

1945 - Mitch Ryder (singer)

1932 - Johnny Cash (guitarist, singer)

1928 - Fats Domino (pianist, songwriter, singer)

1921 - Betty Hutton (Elizabeth Thornberg) (actress)

1920 - Tony Randall (actor)

1916 - Jackie Gleason (comedian, actor)

1906 - Madeleine Carroll (actress)

1887 - Williams Frawley (actor)

1846 - William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (frontiersman)

1829 - Levi Strauss (creator of blue jeans)

1802 - Victor Hugo (author)



Least Competent Criminals

Police in Lilburn, Ga., were called to the cemetery adjacent to Luxomni Baptist Church at 2:40 a.m. one morning in January to investigate reports of a man screaming for about two hours. They found Ezekiel Dejesus-Rodriguez, 24, pinned under a gravestone (with a bloody, broken leg) and said he had apparently been knocking over headstones for fun until one fell on him.


Kurt Husfeldt, 46, and two others were arrested in Lindenhurst, N.Y., in January in possession of 14 stolen electronic devices that they apparently assumed were cell phones. However, they were global positioning devices from a nearby municipal facility, and police had followed their signals to Husfeldt's home.


Patrick Burr, 36, and his wife Heather, 33, were arrested in Provo, Utah, in December and charged with conspiracy to rob the Utah Community Credit Union, after an ex-partner turned them in. The informant said the Burrs had planned to make their getaway by floating on inner tubes down the Provo River, but that plan collapsed after their car (containing the inner tubes) was impounded.



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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