From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 5:48 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - May 7, 2007

 

Good Morning, Bryan . . .

 

Many people never stop to realize that a tree is a living thing, not that different from a tall leafy dog that has roots and is very quiet.

 

SO . . . the weather in Chicago turned nicer, the Cubs swept the Nationals, and "Spider Man 3" made almost $150 million, breaking box office records.  Outside of a brutal Bulls loss in Detroit, not a bad weekend! 

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, May 7th

1950 - Tim Russert (journalist, host of meet the press)

1933 - Johnny Unitas (football)

1931 - Teresa Brewer (singer)

1923 - Anne Baxter (actress)

1922 - Darren McGavin (actor)

1919 - Eva Paron (Argentina's first lady)

1901 - Gary Cooper (actor)

1885 - Gabby Hayes (actor)

1840 - Peter I. Tchaikovsky (composer)

1833 - Johannes Brahms (composer)

1812 - Robert Browning (poet)

 

WEIRD NEWS*

Can't Possibly Be True

Britain's General Dental Council found dentist Alan Hutchinson guilty in April of several hygiene violations, including frequent hand-washing lapses, failure to sterilize instruments that he had taken off treatment trays to clean his own ears and fingernails with, and, more than once, urinating in his surgery sink. The council said it needed another hearing to decide whether Hutchinson's habits impaired his treatment of patients.

 

Following a three-year investigation by federal and local authorities in Orange County, Calif., the owners of at least 10 massage parlors were arrested in March and accused of running prostitution establishments. Among the investigators' findings was that, to reduce the cost of supplying condoms, the salons urged customers to use plastic food wrap, which management bought in large quantities. Said District Attorney Tom Rackauckas, "I really don't think about (plastic food wrap) in the same way anymore."

 

 

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

www.mcgonigal.org

 

*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd's "News of the Weird", available at www.newsoftheweird.com)

 

 

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