From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 7:16 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - September 24, 2007


Good Morning . . .


Broken promises don't upset me.  I just think, why did they believe me?


There's a statistic called the "Super Bowl Loser's Curse" which is based on the premise that the team who lost the Super Bowl doesn't make the playoffs the following year.  This of course is not fully accurate and usually just coincidental, but with the way the Bears are playing they may continue to keep this "curse" alive.


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, September 24th

1962 - Nia Vardalos (actress)

1958 - Kevin Sorbo (actor)

1948 - Phil Hartman (comedian, actor)

1942 - Gerry Marsden (singer)

1941 - Linda McCartney (photographer, singer)

1936 - Jim Henson (puppeteer, creator)

1931 - Anthony Newley (actor)

1924 - Sheila MacRae (comedienne, author)

1921 - Jim McKay (commentator, sportscaster, writer)

1915 - Larry Gates (actor)

1912 - Don Porter (actor)

1896 - F Scott Fitzgerald (writer)

1755 - John Marshall (attorney: 4th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court)



Everyone Has a Button Waiting to Get Pushed

In August, employees at the bar Changes, in Seattle, had to break up a karaoke-night attack by a woman on a man who was singing the Coldplay song "Yellow." The woman had shouted, "Oh, no, not that song. I can't stand that song." She charged the stage, screamed at the man and shoved him (and it eventually took four men to hold her for police).


Megan Conroy, 18, pleaded guilty in Brisbane, Australia, in September, to assaulting a 40-year-old man in May (by kicking him in the testicles) because he had mispronounced her first name. (And if you ever meet her, it's "mee-gan," not "may-gun.")



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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