From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 7:07 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - September 10, 2007


Good Morning . . .


A man doesn't automatically get my respect. He has to get down in the dirt and beg for it.


Putting all the wild sports events aside over the past weekend, on a more somber note tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks . . . something we should never forget.  A couple interesting links everyone should view are the September 11th news page and the September 11th digital archive


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, September 10th

1974 - Ryan Phillippe (actor)

1963 - Randy Johnson (baseball)

1958 - Dan Castellaneta (actor, voice of Homer Simpson)

1953 - Amy Irving (actress)

1950 - Joe Perry (guitarist, Aerosmith)

1945 - Jose Feliciano (singer/songwriter)

1938 - Karl Lagerfeld (fashion designer)

1934 - Charles Kuralt (actor)

1934 - Roger Maris (baseball)

1929 - Arnold Palmer (golf pro)



People Different From Us

In June, addiction experts at an American Medical Association meeting discussed whether to consider "video game addiction" as a distinct mental illness (ultimately deciding to await further study), but one month later, in Reno, Nev., a couple in their early 20s were arrested and charged with abusing their two toddlers by ignoring them for long stretches of time while playing the game Dungeons & Dragons. According to prosecutors, Michael and Iana Straw had plenty of food in their house, but both babies were found severely malnourished and ill in a home marked by squalor except for the expensive computer equipment that occupied the couple nearly all their waking moments.


Alcohol in the news
Alexander Ocampo, 27, was arrested in Hilton Head Island, S.C., in July for DUI and for continuing to drive on even after his car had briefly spun out of control, oblivious of the fact that his passenger had been ejected through his open window. (The passenger survived, but with serious injuries.)


WKMG-TV reported in August the arrest of a man in Orlando "suspected" of drunk driving and who was pursued by police until he decided to get out and run for it. When police overtook him, he was still clutching a Corona beer from the 12-pack in the front seat of his car.



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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