From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 6:43 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - October 23, 2006

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.


Here’s a neat entertainment tip: 75 channels of Sirius satellite radio (including the Howard Stern stations) will be FREE via the internet for two straight days on October 25-26!  Check it out at  I’ve been a satellite radio subscriber since last December, and it’s significantly better than anything you’ll find on regular AM/FM stations.  AND, on a different note, I’d like to wish my father Dennis a happy 63rd birthday; it’s actually tomorrow (October 24th) so he didn’t make the “famous” list for today!  



1985 - Masiela Lusha (actor, author, model and artist)

1959 - 'Weird' Al Yankovic (singer, comedian)

1957 - Martin Luther King III (equal rights advocator)

1954 - Dwight Yoakam (songwriter, singer)

1942 - Michael Crichton (writer)

1940 - Pele (Brazil's soccer star)

1925 - Johnny Carson (comedian, TV Host)

1893 - Gummo Marx (marx brother)

1835 - Adlai Ewing Stevenson (23rd Vice President)



Campaign Roundup:

(1) In her joyful 2004 autobiography, Sandy Sullivan, 65, the Republican candidate for secretary of state in Wisconsin, recalls her friskier days as a 1960s Green Bay Packers fan, including interludes with Hall of Fame running back Paul Hornung.
(2) Donovan Brown, the Democratic nominee for a Florida state House seat, resumed campaigning in October after a two-week involuntary stay at a mental health facility after his mother took him in for evaluation.
(3) Palm Beach County, Fla., whose Democratic voters' confusion over the "butterfly ballot" may have cost Al Gore the presidency in 2000, will now see if its Republicans will be confused by a state law that requires them to vote for their recently resigned congressman, Mark Foley, if they want to register votes for his Republican replacement.



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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