From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 7:11 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - June 30, 2008


Good Morning . . .


The other day I got out my can opener and was opening a can of worms when I thought, "What am I doing?!?"


It's an anniversary of sorts - two years ago to the day the first "Deep Thoughts Weekly" was published, so for nostalgic purposes thought I'd repeat it today.  Many of you have been on this same mailing list since the beginning, and I hope these goofy messages continue to amuse you every week.  Anyway, have a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday this weekend!



1985 - Michael Phelps (swimmer)

1984 - Fantasia Barrino (singer)         

1975 - Ralf Schumacher (Formula One driver)

1970 - Brian Bloom (actor)

1966 - Mike Tyson (boxer)

1943 - Florence Ballard (singer, d. 1976)

1934 - Harry Blackstone Jr. (magician, d. 1997)

1917 - Susan Hayward (actress, d. 1975)

1917 - Lena Horne (singer)

1914 - David Wayne (actor, d. 1995)



Coaches Gone Wild (but nothing that includes Ozzie Guillen)

High school soccer coach Sanford Kaplan, 57, was arrested in Lincoln, Neb., in May and charged with having imprisoned several underage boys in sessions in his garage in which they were bound, gagged and suspended from the rafters.


Track coach Lawrence "Poppy" Vincent, 74, of Bracken Christian School in Bulverde, Texas, was arrested in May and charged with indecent exposure to an undercover police officer; Vincent was wearing floral women's panties and a bra.


Football coach Steve Halpin, 52, was permitted to retire quietly in June from Mesquite High School near Dallas after officials discovered that he had pawned 270 items since January 2007, including school equipment (which, in each case, he had later retrieved from the pawnshop).



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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