From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 6:12 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - May 5, 2008


Good Morning . . .


If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet you could shoot beer out of your nose.


The above Deep Thought about happened to me this past weekend while I was attending the 14th Annual Durty Nellies Beer Fest, which believe it or not is the 13th one I've managed to attend.  Yeah, I don't have a problem!  On a different note, I'd like to pass along some very happy birthday wishes to my wonderful (and always sober) wife Laura, who turns . . . a year older this Friday.     



1989 - Chris Brown (singer)

1981 - Craig David (singer/songwriter)

1981 - Danielle Fishel (actress)

1973 - Tina Yothers (actress)

1959 - Brian Williams (news anchorman)

1943 - Michael Palin (comedian and actor)

1942 - Tammy Wynette (country singer, d. 1998)

1927 - Pat Carroll (actress)

1926 - Ann B. Davis (actress)

1915 - Alice Faye (actress, singer, d. 1998)

1914 - Tyrone Power (actor, d. 1958)

1913 - Duane Carter (auto racer, d. 1993)

1890 - Christopher Morley (writer, d. 1957)

1864 - Nelly Bly (journalist, d. 1922)

1818 - Karl Marx (socialist writer, d. 1883)



Compelling Explanations

World's Greatest Lawyer: Oregon public defender Ethan Levi agreed to represent Eric Kincaid, 29, who had been identified by DNA as the man (in a miniskirt, wig and fishnet stockings) who one night last year had hidden in the closet of a woman he did not know before fleeing. Kincaid denied that he meant the woman any harm, maintaining that he had been invited by a mysterious second woman, whom he also did not know, to have sex but had realized after seeing the first woman that he was in the wrong apartment, and he left. In April, Levi convinced the jury to accept Kincaid's explanation and acquit him of all charges.


Well, That Explains That!: Gene Morrill, 57, hoping for a shorter sentence after his conviction for soliciting sex from teenage boys over the Internet, told a court in Fredericksburg, Va., in March about his rough life as a child, beginning with the time he was sexually molested by Bigfoot.



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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