From:  Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 5:55 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - July 9, 2007

 

Good Morning . . .

 

It makes me mad when people say I turned and ran like a scared rabbit.  Maybe it was like an angry rabbit, who was going to fight in another fight, away from the first fight.

 

Did anyone catch some of the Live Earth broadcasts this past Saturday?  A pretty amazing performance done for the climate crisis, spread out over seven continents!  Love him or hate him, it seems like Al Gore is more popular than ever . . . kind of makes you wonder how different things would be now had Florida not screwed up the elections in 2000 . . .

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, July 9th

1976 - Fred Savage (actor)

1964 - Courtney Love (singer, actress)

1957 - Kelly McGillis (actress)

1956 - Tom Hanks (actor)

1955 - Jimmy Smits (actor)

1952 - John Tesh (TV host)

1947 - O. J. Simpson (football, actor, killer)

1938 - Brian Dennehy (actor)

1936 - James Hampton (actor)

1929 - Jesse McReynolds (musician, bandleader, singer)

1929 - Lee Hazlewood (songwriter, singer)

1927 - Ed Ames (singer, actor)

1916 - Edward Heath (Prime Minister of Great Britain)

1856 - Nikola Tesla (Electrical engineer, inventor)

 

WEIRD NEWS*

Stuff you wouldn't want to do

Popular Science's "10 Worst Jobs in Science" this year (July issue) included the divers who scrub the walls of pits of sewage, toxins and nuclear waste; the elephant vasectomist (wielding a 4-foot-long laparoscope to deal with the 12-inch-wide testicles); carcass-preparers who ship cat, frog, shark and even cockroach bodies to be studied in science classes; the whale researcher who admitted she was "surprised" at "how much you could learn about a whale through its feces"; and the volunteers who lie still for up to 21 days to study the effects of weightlessness (for $2,000 a week).

 

 

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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