From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 7:26 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - March 24, 2008


Good Morning . . .


If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He like enchiladas, because that's what He's getting!


Hopefully everyone had a nice Easter, and thanks to my Aunt Susan (who forwarded me the following) I have bit of trivia to share: Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.  However, this year was the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives!  Here's the facts:  the next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913.  The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818.  So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year.



1976 - Peyton Manning (football)

1974 - Alyson Hannigan (actress)

1970 - Sharon Corr (violinist)

1954 - Donna Pescow (actress)

1953 - Louie Anderson (comedian)

1940 - Bob Mackie (fashion and costume designer)

1934 - William Smith (actor)

1930 - Steve McQueen (actor, d. 1980)

1928 - Vanessa Brown (actress, d. 1999)

1924 - Norman Fell (actor, d. 1998)

1922 - Dave Appell (singer, musician, songwriter)

1920 - Gene Nelson (actor, dancer, d. 1996)

1919 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti (poet, writer)

1914 - Richard Conte (actor, d. 1975)

1911 - Joseph Barbera (animator, director, producer, d. 2006)

1887 - Fatty Arbuckle (actor, d. 1933)

1874 - Harry Houdini (magician, escape artist, d. 1926)




In January, a man in Citrus Heights, Calif., had a one-car accident that left him with serious head and body injuries that were perhaps exacerbated because he was not wearing a seat belt (even though the 12-pack of beer on the seat beside him was securely buckled, and survived).


Daniel Thompson, 31, was so upset by the sex, profanity and violence in movies today that he opened a video store in Orem, Utah, offering major Hollywood films but with the objectionable parts manually removed. Hollywood studios got a court order shutting down the store in December because of copyright infringement, and in January, Thompson was arrested after police said he paid two 14-year-old girls for sex.


Miss Fayetteville (N.C.) 2007 Jenna Walters is scheduled in court in April to answer for her November arrest in which police said she had veered recklessly through traffic in Southern Pines, N.C., in order to harass driver Angela Thomas. She pulled in front of Thomas, blocked her path, then got out, screaming and taunting the woman, but then quit and drove off, only to return moments later from the other direction, bump Thomas' car and resume screaming, then left but returned yet again, bumped Thomas' car from behind and yelled some more. In the 2006 Miss Fayetteville pageant, Walters was voted Miss Congeniality.



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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