From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 12:55 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - October 1, 2007
Good Morning . . .
Somebody told me how frightening it was how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.
GO CUBS GO!!! Oh, and as an FYI, the "Deep Thoughts Weekly will be out a day late next week (Tuesday, October 9th).
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, October 1st
1968 - Jay Underwood (actor)
1963 - Mark McGwire (baseball)
1950 - Randy Quaid (actor)
1945 - Donny Hathaway (singer, d 1979)
1945 - Rod Carew (baseball)
1943 - Herb Fame (singer)
1936 - Stella Stevens (actress)
1935 - Julie Andrews (actress)
1930 - Richard Harris (actor, singer, d 2002)
1928 - George Peppard (actor, d 1994)
1928 - Laurence Harvey (actor, d 1973)
1927 - Tom Bosley (actor)
1926 - Roger Williams (pianist)
1924 - Jimmy Carter (39th US President)
1921 - James Whitmore (actor)
1920 - Walter Matthau (actor, d 2000)
1911 - Bonnie Parker (outlaw, "Bonnie & Clyde", d 1934)
1909 - Everette Sloane (actor, d 1965)
1903 - Vladimir Horowitz (piano virtuoso, d 1989)
Just Say No: In September, police in Hertfordshire, England, stood fast under criticism for their program of placing posters around the area reading, "Don't Commit Crime." Said a police spokeswoman, "If stating the obvious helps to reduce crime or has any impact at all, we will do it." (The police also installed signs at gas stations: "All Fuel Must Be Paid For.")
People Who Are Messes: Tommy Tester, 58, minister of Gospel Baptist Church in Bristol, Va., was arrested in July after he allegedly urinated at a car wash, in front of children and police officers, while wearing a skirt. (Police said alcohol was involved.)
Catherine Delgado, 35, was arrested in Annapolis, Md., in August after she appeared, smudged with fudge, in a hotel lobby around midnight with "large slabs of fudge bulging out of her pockets" (according to a Washington Post story). A police officer later checked a nearby Fudge Kitchen store and found the door inexplicably open and a large display quantity missing from the front window. (Police said alcohol was involved, along with fudge.)
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!
*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd's "News of the Weird", available at www.newsoftheweird.com)
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