From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 6:01 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - March 3, 2008


Good Morning . . .


Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don't know what your rights are, or who the person is you're talking to. Then on the way out, slam the door.


Remember before the basketball season began, when there was all the hype about how the Bulls had a great chance at making it to the NBA finals this year?  What the hell happened???  Wow, were those ever bad predictions!



1982 - Jessica Biel (actress)

1962 - Herschel Walker (football)

1962 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (track and field athlete)

1959 - Ira Glass (TV host)

1934 - Gia Scala (actress, d. 1972)

1921 - Diana Barrymore (actress, d. 1960)

1920 - James Doohan (actor, d. 2005)

1911 - Jean Harlow (actress, d. 1937)

1904 - Mayo Methot (actress, d. 1951)

1847 - Alexander Graham Bell (teacher of the deaf, inventor, d. 1922)

1831 - George Pullman (inventor, d. 1897)



Can't Possibly Be True

Two Park Vista High School girls who admitted that they swiped money off the table of a Girl Scout selling cookies at a supermarket in Boynton Beach, Fla., in January told WPBF-TV later that they had no remorse. Said one (on camera): "We went through all that effort to get (the money). We got all these charges (against us), and we had to give the money back. I'm kind of pissed." Added the other, "I'm not sorry. I'm just pissed that I got caught." The victim's mother said that the girls returned to the supermarket the next day and taunted the little girl.


In February, a court in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, sentenced Briton Keith Brown, 43, to the standard four-year minimum term in prison for violating the country's extreme "zero tolerance" drug laws, even though the only drug found was a "speck" (0.003 grams) of cannabis caught in the tread of his shoe and discovered only because the Dubai airport uses sophisticated drug-detection equipment. Previously, a Canadian man was imprisoned for "possession" of three poppy seeds (from a bread roll he had eaten at Heathrow Airport in London) that had fallen into his clothing as he prepared for a flight to Dubai.



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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