From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, April 2, 2007 5:36 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - March 26, 2007


Good Morning . . .


I'll never forget the time that skunk got under the house and Grandpa went under to get him.  Boy, it smelled for months.  You know, that was the last time we ever saw Grandpa.


As a “tribute” to April Fool’s Day (which was of course yesterday), I’ve posted some of the top all-time major pranks on my website.  Additionally, there’s some Cubs stuff (schedule, trivia, etc) also on the main page.  Have a great week and enjoy the start of baseball!



1954 - Ron “Horshack” Palillo (actor)

1947 - Emmylou Harris (singer)

1945 - Linda Hunt (actress)

1939 - Marvin Gaye (singer)

1920 - Jack Webb (actor)

1914 - Sir Alec Guinness (actor)

1908 - Buddy Ebsen (actor)

1875 - Walter Chrysler (auto manufacturer)

1805 - Hans Christian Andersen (author)



News That Sounds Like a Joke

Alabama state officials announced in February that they had identified more than $438,000 in abuses of the financial aid program at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, including $87,000 in athletic scholarships awarded to 42 relatives of employees (and others) who played no sports. Included was one employee's 67-year-old disabled grandmother, who received scholarships in three sports (but was unable to use them, in that she passed away shortly after the paperwork came through).


According to a Beijing Youth Daily report distributed by Reuters news service in February, an unidentified Chinese businessman posted an online job offer for a "substitute" mistress. That is, in order to save his marriage, he had agreed to allow his wife to beat up his mistress and thus needed a stand-in to absorb the whipping, to spare the real mistress. He offered the equivalent of about $400 per 10 minutes of pain.



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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