From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 7:47 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - January 28, 2008


Good Morning . . .


Instead of having "answers" on a math test, they should just call them "impressions," and if you got a different "impression," so what, can't we all be brothers?


Football fans - if you are looking for a really fun Super Bowl party, try out Duffys Sports Bar (formerly Splinters) in Palatine.  I've attended their last two parties and they do a GREAT job!  $25 gets you a food buffet, complimentary draft beer and other drinks (along with half priced drink specials), and many other things usually associated with the Super Bowl.  Besides, it's a lot more fun to watch the game with a crowd of people!  If you're interested feel free to contact me or call Duffys for further info (847-991-0002).



1987 - Chelsea Brummet (actress)

1981 - Elijah Wood (actor)

1980 - Nick Carter (singer)

1977 - Joey Fatone Jr. (singer)

1968 - Sarah McLachlan (singer, composer)

1943 - Susan Howard (actress)

1936 - Alan Alda (actor)

1912 - Jackson Pollock (artist, d. 1956)

1887 - Arthur Rubinstein (American pianist, d. 1982)

1873 - Colette (novelist, d. 1954)

1853 - Jose Marti (writer, d. 1895)

1841 - Sir Henry Morton Stanley (explorer, d. 1904)

1825 - George E. Pickett (Civil War Confederate General, d. 1875)



Great Moments in Maturity
Douglas Hoffman, 61, was sentenced in January to as much as five years in prison for staging a small-scale terror campaign among his neighbors in Henderson, Nev., to mask his own vandalism in destroying over 500 trees to get a better view of the Las Vegas Strip. At first, according to prosecutors, Hoffman cut down just the trees that affected his own view, but to divert attention, he cut down others in the subdivision and then sent threatening notes suggesting that an extremist militia would continue to attack their property, finally promising "chemical, biological and nuclear mass destruction."


John Hayes, 46, a Marietta, Ga., middle school coach, was arrested in December and charged as the person who drove a group of his students around at night so they could vandalize various Christmas yard decorations (in one case, leaving reindeer entangled in "sexual positions"). A neighbor whose display was wrecked pursued Hayes' truck, caught up to him, and asked, "Are you crazy?" Hayes responded, allegedly, "It's just a bit of fun."



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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