From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 7:59 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - May 11, 2009


Good Morning . . .


As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life.  Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling?  Sometimes it seemed that way.


Later this week check out or my Facebook page for some exciting news on a potentially new business venture . . .


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, May 11th           

1983 - Holly Valance (actress, singer)

1963 - Natasha Richardson (actress, d. 2009)

1941 - Eric Burdon (singer)

1933 - Louis Farrakhan (head of Nation of Islam)

1932 - Valentino (fashion designer)

1927 - Mort Sahl (comedian)

1920 - Denver Pyle (actor, d. 1997)

1912 - Foster Brooks (comedian and actor, d. 2001)

1911 - Phil Silvers (comedian, d. 1985)

1904 - Salvadore Dali (surrealist artist, d. 1989)

1894 - Martha Graham (modern dancer and choreographer, d. 1991)

1892 - Dame Margaret Rutherford (actress, d. 1972)

1888 - Irving Berlin (composer, d. 1989)



Least Competent Criminals

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Centerville, Utah, in April as he roamed a neighborhood at night trying to break into several cars. The last one he tried was the private vehicle of a sheriff's deputy, who was still in it, in uniform and finishing a phone call after coming off his shift. After arresting the kid, the deputy reported that the boy had been so stunned when he saw the deputy inside the car that he immediately soiled his pants. Said the deputy, "You could smell him."


Family Values

An Oregon, Wis., man was arrested in February after his 9-year-old son wrote a school essay about the time his dad shot him in the buttocks with a BB gun because he was blocking his view of the TV set.


A 58-year-old man was arrested in Baltimore in February for allegedly stabbing his 19-year-old son after an argument over the son's refusal to remove his hat during church service.



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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