From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007 8:49 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - May 28, 2007


Good Morning . . .


Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset, and he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet, and also, you're drunk.


Happy Memorial Day everyone!  A great weekend for some fun events, family time, and of course chores like shampooing rugs, minor household repairs and cleaning out basement storage areas.  Hope you had a good one!   



1986 - Joseph Cross (actor)

1979 - Jesse Bradford (actor)

1968 - Kylie Minogue (actress, singer)

1967 - Glen Rice (basketball)

1945 - John Fogerty (songwriter and singer)

1944 - Rudolph Giuliani (politician and former Mayor of New York City)

1944 - Gladys Knight (singer)

1931 - Carroll Baker (actress)

1908 - Ian Fleming (author)

1888 - Jim Thorpe (football, baseball, olympian)

1779 - Thomas Moore (poet and lyricist)



Recurring Themes

Men accusing women of "stealing" their sperm appeared in a pair of 2005 stories, including that of a Chicago doctor who impregnated herself with her doctor-boyfriend's sperm (from oral sex). (He sued her for theft, but an appeals court called the sperm a "gift.") In a less spectacular lawsuit filed in March 2007 in New York City, Quoc Pham charged that girlfriend Neli Petkova had exploited him to father a baby, and that as soon as she was pregnant, she discarded him, publicly terming him sexually inadequate and allegedly announcing that she had met another man, who "could make her cervix orgasmic just by thinking." Pham wants $1 million and visitation rights to the now-3-year-old.


Nigerian Internet scams were thought for years to be so transparently fraudulent that they would work only on the very gullible, who would send thousands of dollars overseas in the naive expectation of receiving millions in return. However, it was also too good to pass up for a professional money manager, the longtime treasurer of Alcona County, Mich., Thomas Katona, who admitted in court in January 2007 that he had lost $1.25 million of taxpayer money, plus his own life's savings, in a Nigerian scam.



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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