From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 7:31 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - November 12, 2007

 

Good Morning . . .

 

I wish somebody would invent a fruit that had no seeds, tasted delicious, and would scream when you ate it.

 

Holidays seem to be starting earlier every year . . . we're not even up to Thanksgiving yet, but last week a local radio station (WLIT) started playing Christmas music 24-7!

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, November 12th

1985 - Omarion (singer)

1980 - Ryan Gosling (actor)

1970 - Tonya Harding (ice skater)

1968 - Sammy Sosa (baseball)

1967 - Michael Moorer (boxer)

1961 - Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics)

1950 - Barbara Fairchild (singer)

1945 - Neil Young (singer, songwriter, musician)

1944 - Al Michaels (sportscaster)

1943 - Brian Hyland (singer)

1943 - Wallace Shawn (actor)

1931 - Bob Crewe (producer)

1930 - Ann Flood (actress)

1929 - Grace Kelly (actress, princess of Monaco, d. 1982)

1922 - Kim Hunter (actress, d. 2002)

1920 - Richard Quine (actor, d. 1989)

1917 - Jo Stafford (singer)

1903 - Jack Oakie (actor, d. 1978)

1840 - Auguste Rodin (sculptor, d. 1917)

 

WEIRD NEWS*

Chutzpah!

Trial lawyer Gary Baise is also the "lower taxes, limited government ... less spending" candidate for chairman of the Fairfax County (Va.) Board of Supervisors, but an October Washington Post investigation revealed that he had collected nearly $300,000 in federal subsidies between 1995 and 2005 on an already profitable farm he owns in Illinois. At first, he appeared outraged at himself: "There's no way you can justify this for guys like me. This is what's wrong with government." Nonetheless, he said, he'll continue to take the subsidies.

 

The man who witnesses say robbed the Washington Mutual Bank in Miami Springs, Fla., in October was arrested outside the bank, but when he was brought back inside to be identified, he shouted at the employees (according to a Miami Herald report), "You ruined my life! I told you not to call (the) police!"

 

Authorities in Concord, N.H., arrested Frank Drake, 37, in October, after finding him watering one of his several marijuana-plant gardens alongside Interstate 89. Police seized 44 plants on the southbound side and 88 on the northbound side.

 

 

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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