From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 7:55 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - July 27, 2009

 

Good Morning . . .

 

I hope that after I die, people will say of me: "That guy sure owed me a lot of money."

 

Wow, two great weekends in a row!  This one topped off with a family trip to the Cubs game (along with some good friends) on Sunday.  AJ has been to three Cubs game already and he's only 4 years old!  He also knows how to sing the national anthem, seems to really like ball park hot dogs and cotton candy, and even watches some of the game!

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, July 27th             

1996 - Ashlyn Sanchez (actress)

1990 - Cheyenne Kimball (singer)

1975 - Alex Rodriguez (baseball)

1969 - Triple H (wrestler)

1949 - Maureen McGovern (singer)

1948 - Betty Thomas (director, actress)

1948 - Peggy Fleming (ice skater)

1944 - Bobbie Gentry (singer)

1937 - Don Galloway (actor, d. 2009)

1933 - Nick Reynolds (folk singer, d. 2008)

1931 - Jerry Van Dyke (actor)

1922 - Norman Lear (producer)

1920 - Henry D. Haynes (comedy singer, d. 1971)

1916 - Keenan Wynn (actor, d. 1986)

 

WEIRD NEWS*

Can't Possibly Be True

Until Mayor Sharon McShurley changed the protocol this year, fire stations in Muncie, Ind., had been delivering reports to department headquarters downtown by dropping them off in fire engines. McShurley ordered the department to learn how to send reports by e-mail.

 

In June, the New York Police Department spent $99,000 on a typewriter repair contract, which will take on increasing importance since last year NYPD bought thousands of new typewriters, manual and electric, costing the city almost $1 million. The NYPD still is not even close to computerizing some of its daily-use forms, such as property and evidence reports.

 

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was livid in June when he learned that inmate Tuvia Stern, housed in the city's notorious lockup The Tombs, had arranged a privately catered, 50-guest bar mitzvah for his son inside the facility's gym, officiated by a prominent rabbi and assisted by five jail guards. The caterers were even allowed to bring in knives for food preparation and dining. It was not surprising that it was Stern who pulled it off, because at the time he was awaiting sentencing for running two slick business scams.

 

 

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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