From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 8:14 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - August 20, 2007


Good Morning . . .


If aliens from outerspace ever come and we show them our civilization and they make fun of it, we should say we were just kidding, that this isn't really our civilization, but a gag we hoped they would like. Then we tell them to come back in 20 years to see our real civilization. After that, we start a crash program of coming up with an impressive new civilization. Either that, or just shoot down the aliens as they're waving goodbye.


To borrow a recent quote from Steve Dahl (105.9 FM): "If the rain in Chicago keeps up like this, the mosquitoes are going to be the size of Shetland ponies."



1971 - Fred Durst (singer)

1962 - James Marsters (actor)

1954 - Al Roker (weatherman)

1953 - Peter Horton (actor)

1948 - Robert Plant (singer)

1947 - James Pankow (trombonist, song writer)

1946 - Connie Chung (journalist)

1944 - Rajiv Gandhi (India's former Prime Minister)

1942 - Isaac Hayes (singer, songwriter, actor)

1935 - Justin Tubb (singer)

1931 - Don King (promoter)

1924 - Jim Reeves (country singer)

1918 - Jacqueline Susann (author)

1890 - H P Lovecraft (author)

1881 - Edgar Guest (writer)

1833 - Benjamin Harrison (23rd US President)




Hiroshi Nishizaki, 46, was arrested in Osaka, Japan, in May and accused of causing damage of the equivalent of about $5,500 by pouring urine on a neighbor's house on 169 occasions, because it was blocking Nishizaki's view.


Wheaton, Ill., lawyer Donald Ramsell sued Geneva, Ill., lawyer Douglas Warlick in June, demanding that Warlick continue to sell him "his" two of the four season tickets to Chicago Bears games they had split since 1985 but which Ramsell suspected Warlick might keep for himself this year. Warlick complained to the Chicago Tribune in June that Ramsell had never contacted him, but just filed his lawsuit out of the blue. Said Ramsell, "The courthouse is where you go when you have a dispute.



A burglar was killed trying to sneak into the Maranatha Used Clothing store in Miami on May 31; police said the man had crawled between the blades of a large, idle ventilation fan but that before getting all the way through, he accidentally tripped the "on" switch.



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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