From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 5:51 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - July 3, 2007

 

Good Morning . . .

 

For me, the worst thing about having King Kong walk down your street is that kids could look up and see the giant genitalia.

 

Forgot to mention last week that I'd be a day late getting this one out . . . this past weekend our family was at my Great Aunt & Uncle's 50th wedding anniversary, all the way out in Branson, Missouri.  I quickly learned that contrary to what I had been led to believe, there are NO casinos in Branson (quite the bummer).  Regardless, it truly was a great time.

 

Have a happy and safe 4th of July - try to make the best of it inconveniently falling on a Wednesday!

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, July 3rd

1962 - Tom Cruise (actor and Scientology freak)

1957 - Laura Branigan (singer)

1956 - Montel Williams (U.S. marine, talk show host)

1952 - Alan Autry (actor, footballer, mayor of fresno)

1949 - Jan Smithers (actress)

1947 - Dave Barry (columnist, author)

1947 - Betty Buckley (actress)

1945 - Johnny Lee (country singer)

1937 - Tom Stoppard (playwright)

1927 - Ken Russell (director)

1906 - George Sanders (actor)

1883 - Franz Kafka (novelist)

1878 - George M. Cohan (actor, singer, composer)

 

WEIRD NEWS*

Nature Calling

Helen Gallo, 61, charged with shoplifting in Cape Coral, Fla., in April, told police she was forced to bypass the slow checkout line because her irritable bowel syndrome was acting up.

 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, TV station photographer Gerry Edwards was fired in March for unprofessional conduct because a November funeral he was covering lasted so long that he had to urinate outdoors in an area that was visible to funeral guests.

 

Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, after the first Republican presidential debate in May, explained one awkward answer he gave (about firing a worker who was gay) by claiming, in part, that he was distracted by his need for a restroom break.

 

 

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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