From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 5:45 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - June 25, 2007


Good Morning . . .


I think a good product would be "Baby Duck Hat." It's a fake baby duck, which you strap on top of your head. Then you go swimming underwater until you find a mommy duck and her babies, and you join them. Then all of the sudden, you stand up out of the water and roar like Godzilla. Man those ducks really take off! Also Baby Duck Hat is good for parties.


A lot of wedding anniversaries this past weekend, including my 5th!  I've listed a few on my website if you're interested.  Also, we had a fun going away party for a good friend (Gene Dorsch & family) on Sunday - they're moving to Arizona in early July.  Pics will be on the website soon . . . 



1987 - Scott Terra (actor)

1963 - George Michael (singer)

1949 - Jimmy Walker (actor and comedian)

1949 - Phyllis George (miss america, sportscaster)

1945 - Carly Simon (singer)

1925 - June Lockhart (actress)

1924 - Sidney Lumet (director)

1915 - Peter Lind Hayes (actor)

1903 - George Orwell (author)

1887 - George Abbott (director)




In May, a curious Joe Heckel of Cincinnati and his son took apart the heavy punching bag Joe had bought for their boxing practice and to their surprise found it full of, not sand or plastic pellets, but men's and women's underwear (some used). According to a May report on WLWT-TV, the manufacturer, Technical Knockout Inc., eventually contacted the Heckels and admitted that it had experienced a "quality" problem and that the people who had thought up the bag-stuffing idea had been fired.


Least Competent Criminals

Howard Mayfield, 47, and Valerie Lester, 36, were arrested at his trailer home near Damascus, Va., in March as the two, according to police, nearly burned down the home while trying to destroy counterfeit money that Mayfield had printed. Police had served arrest warrants at 5:15 a.m., found the trailer smoky, and upon entering saw Lester near a bed (under which the fake currency was burning, with smoking pouring out), pretending to knit a sweater and to wonder about the commotion.



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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