From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 9:01 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - September 3, 2007


Good Morning, Bryan . . .


If you go through a lot of hammers each month, I don't think it necessarily means you're a hard worker. It may just mean that you have a lot to learn about proper hammer maintenance.


Happy Labor Day everyone!  Hopefully you had (or are having) a great holiday weekend.  Fall is just around the corner, many of you with kids have just put them back into school, football is starting - hey, life is good!



1965 - Charlie Sheen (actor)

1955 - Steve Jones (musician)

1943 - Valerie Perrine (actress)

1942 - Al Jardine (singer)

1935 - Eileen Brennan (Actress)

1915 - Kitty Carlisle (TV personality)

1913 - Alan Ladd (actor)

1875 - Ferdinand Porsche (automobile designer)

1856 - Louis Sullivan (architect)

1849 - Sarah Orne Jewett (author)



Least Competent Fraudsters

Belleville, Ill., psychiatrist Ajit Trikha pleaded guilty in June to defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of at least $1.85 million, including invoices claiming he worked more than 24 hours a day on 76 different occasions (40 hours on one day and treating 83 patients in 2 1/2 hours on another). He also claimed to treat patients 1,267 times in Belleville while he was traveling in Europe.


In June, the New York state comptroller charged Brooklyn dentist Mohinder Mayell with defrauding Medicaid of at least $124,000, including claims for treating eight patients between 123 and 170 times each and filling 52 cavities in another patient in about two hours' time.


News That Sounds Like a Joke

Two Port Washington, Wis., inmates brawled in July, started (said officials) when James Lala (who has served time for having sex with an underage girl) asked another man what he thought of Woody Allen's having married the teenage daughter of his then-girlfriend Mia Farrow. When the man responded that he thought that was perverted, Lala punched him in the face.



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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