From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 6:43 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - August 27, 2007


Good Morning . . .


I hope they never find out that lightning has a lot of vitamins in it, because do you hide from it or not?


I have some really good news to share - my sister had a baby boy this past Thursday!  Rory Finnegan Berry, born at 5:58 AM on August 23rd, is a healthy 7 lbs, 9 oz and 21" long . . . described as "long and skinny, like his dad!"



1988 - Alexa Vega (actress)

1978 - Mason Betha (rapper)

1976 - Sarah Chalke (actress)

1953 - Alex Lifeson (guitarist)

1952 - Paul Reubens ("Pee-wee Herman", comedian, actor)

1949 - Jeff Cook (singer, musician)

1947 - Barbara Bach (actress)

1943 - Tuesday Weld (actress)

1942 - Daryl Dragon (musician, songwriter)

1937 - Tommy Sands (singer)

1927 - Jimmy 'Cajun' Newman (singer)

1916 - Martha Ray (comedienne, actress)

1910 - Mother Teresa (missionary, humanitarian)

1908 - Lyndon B. Johnson (36th US President)

1871 - Theodore Dreiser (novelist)



Not My Fault

Amy Mueller filed a lawsuit recently against Samy's Bar and Grill in Joliet, Ill., after she willingly tried to climb onto the bar to dance in May 2006 but fell and broke her ankle. Samy's should have had a "ladder" or other climbing aid, said Mueller's lawyer.


Jeromy Jackson and his family filed a $10 million lawsuit in Morgantown, W.Va., in August against McDonald's because there was cheese on his Quarter-Pounder, which triggered a severe allergic reaction that required hospital treatment. Jackson's lawyer said the family's order was painstakingly clear that the burger should be cheeseless, but apparently, after being served, Jackson failed to lift the bun to check.


Ironic Moments in Anger Management

Raul Ponce Jr., 20, was arrested in San Diego in April and charged with killing his teenage girlfriend by stabbing her 122 times; he was arrested later that day at his anger-management class.


Rev. Robert Nichols, who for several years had been teaching anger-management classes for accused criminals in Gary, Ind., was arrested in July and charged with beating his wife.



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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