From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 10:33 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - August 10, 2009


Good Morning . . .


I think my new thing will be to try to be a real happy guy. I'll just walk around being real happy until some jerk says something stupid to me.


Sorry for sending this out a bit late . . . they began demolition of the interior of our new building early this morning and I was done there for the start of it.  YUP, we got the closing done last week and the real work it happening just that fast!  Oh, and I'd like to wish my sister-in-law Beth LeClair a very happy birthday this Wednesday. She turns . . . older.  J 


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, August 10th       

1982 - Devon Aoki (model)

1960 - Antonio Banderas (actor)

1959 - Rosanna Arquette (actress)

1947 - Ian Anderson (musician, singer)

1943 - Ronnie Spector (singer)

1940 - Bobby Hatfield (singer, d. 2003)

1933 - Rocky Colavito (baseball)

1928 - Eddie Fisher (singer, actor, TV Host)

1928 - Jimmy Dean (singer, TV Host)

1923 - Rhonda Fleming (actress)

1916 - Noah Beery, Jr (actor, d. 1994)

1914 - Jeff Corey (actor, d. 2002)

1912 - Jorge Amado (Novelist, d. 2001)

1909 - George Crockett (lawyer, politician, judge, d. 1997)

1902 - Norma Shearer (actress, d. 1983)

1898 - Jack Haley (actor, d. 1979)

1874 - Herbert Hoover (31st US President, d. 1964)



Government in Action

After haggling for a while at its June 16 meeting, the county board in Lincoln, Neb., finally voted, 2-1, to reimburse Shum Darwin for his pants, which went missing at the jail after Darwin was arrested. The city's liability was clear; the debate was about whether the pants were worth $12 or $10.  And the city council of Brooksville, Fla., by 4-1, adopted an appearance policy in June that requires all municipal employees to wear underwear while on the clock and to make sure it is not visible.


Least Competent People

Officers in Forrest City, Ark., arrested Lawrence Harden Jr. in June for robbing a liquor store. They cuffed him, shackled him, and head-stuffed him into their SUV, but he got out and ran away. Police dogs found Harden an hour later, and he was re-cuffed, re-shackled and re-head-stuffed into a squad car. He got out again and ran away (but was caught again and finally jailed).


In a soon-to-be-released memoir, retired Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee, Wis., claims that, at first, he had no idea that priests' sexual abuse of young boys was a crime. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Weakland writes, "We all considered sexual abuse of minors as (only) a moral evil."



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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