From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:35 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - September 14, 2009


Good Morning . . .


I wish somebody would invent a fruit that had no seeds, tasted delicious, and would scream when you ate it.


Well that was a stinker of a season opening Bears game, not just because they lost and Cutler threw four picks (most of 'em were his fault), but that the loss was to the PACKERS.  Ugh.  Well I'm sure things will get better soon since they get to play the defending NFL champion Pittsburgh Steelers next.  Ugh again . . .


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, September 14th            

1986 - A. J. Trauth (actor)

1984 - Adam Lamberg (actor)

1969 - Tyler Perry (filmmaker)

1965 - Dmitry Medvedev (President of Russia)

1960 - Callum Keith Rennie (actor)

1947 - Sam Neill (actor)

1944 - Joey Heatherton (actor)

1938 - Nicol Williamson (actor)

1936 - Walter Koenig (actor)

1933 - Zoe Caldwell (actress)

1933 - Harve Presnell (actor, d. 2009)

1914 - Clayton Moore (actor, d. 1999)

1879 - Margaret Sanger (birth control activist, d. 1966)

1867 - Charles Dana Gibson (illustrator, d. 1944)

1849 - Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (physiologist, d. 1946)



The Continuing Crisis

With no help from Verizon Wireless, law enforcement agencies managed to hunt down a disturbed, 62-year-old man sought in an 11-hour manhunt following a domestic violence call in Carrollton, Ohio, in May. Deputies had wanted to use the man's cell phone signal to locate him, but the company had shut off his service over an unpaid $20 bill and refused to turn it on, even for a few minutes, unless deputies paid the $20. The sheriff was reluctantly about to pay when deputies found the man.


Least Competent Criminals

Two home invaders in East St. Louis, Ill., holding 11 people hostage as police surrounded the house, were eventually tricked outside by the captives and arrested. The hostages, borrowing an idea from several movie scripts, convinced the invaders that their only shot at freedom was to change clothes to look less conspicuous and then to release everyone. The two would appear to be part of the hostage group, and the hostages "promised" to tell police that the home invaders had already escaped earlier. However, as everyone walked out, the captives merely pointed out to police the two invaders.



In August, Democrat Michael Heagerty failed by one name to meet the ballot requirements to run for re-election to the city council in Syracuse, N.Y. He was credited with 334 of the 335 necessary signatures, but realized too late that he had forgotten to list his own name. (He said he would run for re-election, anyway, as an independent.)



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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