From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 8:55 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - January 21, 2008


Good Morning . . .


If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror, because I bet that's what REALLY throws you into a panic.


Bye bye brutal subzero cold (for a short while), and bye bye Green Bay Packers (until next year)!  Oh, and Happy MLK Day - anyone have big plans?



1981 - Izabella Miko (actress, dancer)

1976 - Emma Lee Bunton (singer, 'Baby Spice')

1963 - Hakeem Olajuwon (basketball)

1956 - Robbie Benson (actor)

1956 - Geena Davis (actress)

1947 - Jill Eikenberry (actress)

1942 - Mac Davis (country singer)

1941 - Placido Domingo (opera singer)

1940 - Jack Nicklaus (golfer)

1939 - Wolfman Jack (disc jockey, d. 1995)

1934 - Audrey Dalton (actress)

1926 - Steve Reeves (actor, d. 2000)

1925 - Benny Hill (comedian, d. 1992)

1922 - Telly Savalas (actor, d. 1994)

1922 - Paul Scofield (actor)

1905 - Christian Dior (fashion designer, d. 1957)

1897 - J. Carrol Naish (actor, d. 1973)

1824 - Stonewall Jackson (Civil War Confederate General, d. 1863)



Least Competent Persons

Ronald Stach, 41, climbed to the roof of the Canton Station bar in Baltimore on Dec. 11 and remained until Christmas Day, protesting the poor showing of the Baltimore Ravens football team. As such, Stach called attention not just to the Ravens, but also to himself, and thus inadvertently alerted his former wife as to his whereabouts so that she could renew her years-long quest for at least $40,000 in back child support. Kelly Stach said she was especially incensed at a TV interview in which Ronald lamented how much money he had spent on Ravens memorabilia. Shortly after that, a second woman came forward, claiming Ronald also owed her $12,000 in back child support.



Police in Mount Lebanon, Pa., said in December that no illegal acts were involved, but some parents still want to know why the nondenominational Christian Mount Lebanon Young Life club had staged a teenagers' social event during which boys wore adult diapers, bibs and bonnets and sat in girls' laps while being spoon-fed. Said youth minister O.J. Wandrisco, the skits were not "dirty," but "to break down the walls and let (the kids) have fun." A previous skit involved, according to a parent, kids eating chocolate pudding out of diapers.



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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