From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 11:21 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - November 19, 2007


Good Morning . . .


To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography and the dancers hit each other.


I'm borrowing a two-week old quote from Steve Dahl, as this pretty much applies to me right now:  "Having just returned from a weekend in Las Vegas, I have a renewed contempt for humanity and a little less money in my pocket than I had on Friday."


Please note that "Deep Thoughts" will be taking a brief holiday break, so the next issue will be out on Monday, December 3rdHappy Thanksgiving, everyone!



1997 - McCaughey septuplets

1977 - Kerri Strug (gymnist)

1962 - Jodie  Foster (actress, director, producer)

1961 - Meg Ryan (actress)

1955 - Glynnis O'Connor (actress)

1954 - Kathleen Quinlan (actress)

1943 - Fred Lipsius (musician)

1942 - Calvin Klein (fashion designer)

1941 - Dan Haggerty (animal trainer, actor)

1938 - Ted Turner (cable TV mogul)

1936 - Ray Collins (singer)

1936 - Dick Cavett (TV host)

1933 - Larry King (TV, radio host, columnist)

1919 - Alan Young (actor)

1917 - Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India, d. 1984)

1905 - Tommy Dorsey (musician, bandleader, d. 1956)

1875 - Hiram Bingham (Explorer, US senator, d. 1956)

1831 - James Garfield (20th US President, d. 1881)



Compelling Explanations

Hawaiian Airlines is suing Mesa Air Group on a business matter and believes Mesa's chief financial officer, Peter Murnane, has, or had, documents relevant to the lawsuit on his office computer but that, recently, conveniently, the documents had been deleted. Mesa acknowledged in a September court filing that Murnane had indeed recently erased a huge number of files from his office computer, but said he was merely deleting his massive collection of pornography.


Anthony Azzapardi, 80, agreed in September in Bridgeport, Conn., to plead guilty in connection with a sexual encounter with a 5-year-old girl. Until recently, his story was that the girl had aggressively led him by the hand into the bedroom, pushed him down on the bed, and sexually assaulted him.


Monsignor Tommaso Stenico, an official with the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy, was suspended in October when he was recognized in a hidden-camera TV documentary about gay priests. However, he told the La Repubblica newspaper in Rome a few days later that he is not gay, but was only pretending to make sexual advances to a man in order to gain the trust of "those who damage the image of the Church with homosexual activity."



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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