From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 11:44 PM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - June 2, 2008

 

Good Morning . . .

 

Instead of studying for finals, what about just going to the Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe you'll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that's my point.

 

I was fortunate enough to be at that great Cubs game on Friday . . . the one where they were down 9-1 at one point then came back to win 10-9.  Go Cubs Go, indeed!

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, June 2nd

1978 - Justin Long (actor)

1972 - Wayne Brady (comedian)

1971 - Joel Tobeck (actor)

1955 - Gary Grimes (actor)

1955 - Dana Carvey (actor and comedian)

1948 - Jerry Mathers (actor)

1944 - Marvin Hamlisch (pianist)

1941 - Charlie Watts (musician)

1941 - Stacy Keach (actor)

1937 - Sally Kellerman (actress)

1908 - Ben Grauer (announcer, d. 1977)

1904 - Johnny Weissmuller (swimmer and actor, d. 1984)

1857 - Sir Edward Elgar (composer, d. 1934)

1840 - Thomas Hardy (writer, d. 1928)

1773 - John Randolph (statesman, d. 1833)

 

WEIRD NEWS*

The Continuing Crisis

America in Decline: One of the Internet's successful Web sites (10 million page views a month, with $500,000 in ads from companies including Verizon, McDonald's and General Motors) is a site that merely reports on what celebrities' babies are wearing, in that so many mothers are apparently obsessed with mimicking those clothing choices for their own tots. A May Wall Street Journal feature said sometimes the site's posting a photo of a celebrity baby incites a nationwide run on what it's wearing.

 

Bright Ideas

Most Convoluted Business Plan: Adolfo Martinez, 33, and Mark Anderson, 26, were indicted for fraud in Las Cruces, N.M., in April, accused of passing forged checks. The men's plan was to buy Domino's pizzas with the checks, then have one of the men put on a Pizza Hut shirt and resell the pizzas, by the slice, in a local park or at stores (even though the pizzas were still being carried around in the Domino's boxes)

 

 

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

www.mcgonigal.org

 

*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd's "News of the Weird", available at www.newsoftheweird.com.

 

 

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