From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 9:09 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - June 29, 2009


Good Morning . . .


If you ever crawl inside an old hollow log and go to sleep, and while you're in there some guys come and seal up both ends and then put it on a truck and take it to another city, boy, I don't know what to tell you.


Another holiday weekend is forthcoming, so here's an early shout-out: "Happy 233rd Birthday, USA!"   Also, "stay tuned" for more news on the Pub and other business ventures . . . within the next 1-2 weeks . . .


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, June 29th            

1962 - Amanda Donohoe (actress)

1948 - Fred Grandy (actor)

1947 - Richard Lewis (comedian)

1944 - Gary Busey (actor)

1943 - 'Little' Eva Boyd (singer, d. 2003)

1930 - Robert Evans (actor, producer)

1919 - Slim Pickens (actor, d. 1983)

1915 - Ruth Warrick (actress, d. 2005)

1910 - Frank Loesser (songwriter, d. 1969)

1901 - Nelson Eddy (actor, singer, d. 1967)

1900 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (poetic author, aviator, d. 1944)

1858 - George Washington Goethals (engineer, d. 1928)



The Evolution of Democracy

Kim Schroeder, running for vice president of the Milwaukee (Wis.) Teachers Education Association in May, promised a five-point program, with the first four being vows to make the union more aggressive toward the school board. His fifth point, he said, was "to make sure that there is ... beer and wine available for our monthly Leaders' Meetings." (He lost.)


People Different From Us

In the Kings Creek area north of Lenoir, N.C., according to sheriff's deputies, two feuding families created a ruckus in May after a dog killed a neighbor's cat. When the cat's owner found out, he shot the dog dead. When the dog's owner found out, he shot the cat's owner and the man's young daughter. Deputies were called, and when they arrived, the dog's owner shot both of them, but one got off a return shot, fatally wounding the dog's owner (and completing the chain!).


Least Competent Criminals

Brandon Hiser, 22, was arrested in Kansas City, Mo., in May for trying to break into a bank using only a screwdriver, which would be a daunting task any time but the bank Hiser was trying to enter was the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  And Ezedrick Jones, 18, was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., for the attempted robbery of the very same KFC from which he had recently been fired. Though masked, Jones was quickly recognized by his former manager via the mask's oversized eye holes, and throughout the robbery the manager kept addressing Ezedrick by name.



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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