From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 7:55 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - August 18, 2008

 

Good Morning . . .

 

It's funny, but when you look at an old man, then you look at a photo of him when he was a young man, then you look at the old man, then the photo, back and forth, pretty soon you'll do whatever anybody tells you to do.

 

The Olympics fun continues . . . it's like some crazy addiction as it doesn't' even matter if you're viewing tape delays, you just can't stop watching!  Because of the time delays newspaper coverage isn't so great; I'd suggest the site www.nbcolympics.com to keep up with the schedules, medal standings, video feeds  (live & taped) and much more.  One week left . . . I can make it . . . I can make it . . .

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, August 18th  

1970 - Malcolm Jamal Warner (actor)

1969 - Christian Slater (actor)

1969 - Erik "Everlast" Schrody (singer/songwriter)

1969 - Edward Norton (actor)

1958 - Madeleine Stowe (actress)

1957 - Denis Leary (actor, comedian, director)

1952 - Patrick Swayze (dancer, actor)

1950 - Dennis Elliott (musician)

1943 - Martin Mull (comedian, actor)

1941 - Christopher Jones (actor)

1939 - Johnny Preston (singer)

1937 - Robert Redford (actor, director)

1935 - Gail Fisher (actress, d. 2000)

1933 - Roman Polanski (director)

1930 - Grant Williams (actor, d. 1985)

1927 - Rosalynn Carter (former first lady)

1922 - Shelley Winters (actress, d. 2006)

1774 - Meriwether Lewis (explorer, d. 1809)

 

WEIRD NEWS*

Latest Religious Message

"Someone's getting a new spinal cord tonight!" yelled Canadian tent-revival preacher Todd Bentley in July during his crusade in Lakeland, Fla. (also telecast on GodTV and the Internet), according to an Associated Press observer. Miracles are "popping like popcorn," he promised, punctuating each hands-on salvation with an Emeril-type "Bam!" His unorthodoxy extends to sometimes roughing up the afflicted, he admits, because that's what God tells him to do, e.g., kneeing a "cancer patient" in the stomach, banging a crippled woman's leg on a platform. Anyone in need of healing should, Bentley shouts often, "come and get some!"

 

Scenes of the Surreal

The president of Japan's Osakana Planning Co. told attendees of the Japanese Seafood Show in July that his tuna makes superior sushi because his company administers acupuncture to each fish prior to its death, in order to reduce stress.

 

 

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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