From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent:  Monday, June 04, 2007 5:46 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - June 4, 2007

 

Good Morning . . .

 

Better not take a dog on the space shuttle, because if he sticks his head out when you're coming home, his face might burn up.

 

It's been really tough over the past week to be a Chicago baseball fan . . . put the North Side/South Side squabbles aside, they're both stinking right now.

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, June 4th

1975 - Angelina Jolie (actress)

1971 - Noah Wyle (actor)

1961 - Sam Harris (singer/songwriter)

1952 - Parker Stevenson (actor)

1944 - Michelle Phillips (singer/actress)

1937 - Freddy Fender (singer)

1936 - Bruce Dern (actor)

1928 - Dr. Ruth Westheimer (sex therapist)

1924 - Dennis Weaver (actor)

1922 - Gene Barry (actor)

1919 - Robert Merrill (Opera singing star)

1907 - Rosalind Russell (actress)

1738 - King George III

 

WEIRD NEWS*

Ironies

So many U.S. executives want to visit India to make deals to outsource their companies' jobs that in March, India's Washington, D.C., embassy said it was forced to outsource the job of processing the executives' visa applications.

 

Yet another U.S. job was outsourced to India in May, that of "local government reporter" covering city hall politicians in Pasadena, Calif. The publisher of the Web site PasadenaNow.com said the local beat could be handled very well from India, through telephone interviews and by watching live city council telecasts on the Internet.

 

In March, the Los Angeles City Council agreed to pay wrongly accused Juan Catalan $320,000 to settle his lawsuit over having been held in jail for five months for a 2003 murder he could not have committed. Catalan maintained all along that he had been at a Dodgers baseball game at the time of the crime, with his 6-year-old daughter, but police distrusted the alibi. However, Catalan's lawyer subsequently learned that the HBO TV show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" had been filming at Dodger Stadium that day for an episode and, poring over time-stamped outtakes of crowd shots, finally found a scene with Catalan and his daughter in the stands.

 

 

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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