From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 4:55 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - November 2, 2009


Good Morning . . .


Instead of half-mast, maybe you could fly a flag at three-quarters mast for a guy who's in a coma.  Then, if he gets worse, the flag gets lower, or if he gets better, it starts to move up, so you can just look at the flag and see how he's doing.


I think the flu bug has found its way into our house . . . both Laura and AJ are feeling it now, so guess I’m the next logical target.  Oh, and due to a trip, next weeks “Deep Thoughts Weekly” will be a day late, so expect it on the morning of Tuesday November 10th.


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, November 2nd               

1978 - Nelly (rapper, hip hop artist)

1969 - Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (bass player)

1963 - Bobby Dall (musician)

1961 - K. D. Lang (singer)

1952 - Maxine Nightingale (singer)

1942 - Stefanie Powers (actress)

1942 - Shere Hite (author)

1938 - Jay Black (singer)

1938 - Pat Buchanan (politician)

1937 - Earl "Speedo" Carroll (singer)

1926 - Charlie Walker (singer, d. 2008)

1920 - Ann Rutherford (actress)

1914 - Ray Walston (actor, d. 2001)

1913 - Burt Lancaster (actor, d. 1994)

1901 - Paul Ford (actor, d.1976)

1877 - Aga Khan III (Muslim leader, d. 1957)

1865 - Warren Harding (29th US President, d. 1923)

1795 - James Polk (11th US President, d. 1849)

1755 - Marie Antoinette (queen of France, d. 1793)

1734 - Daniel Boone (frontiersman, explorer, d.1820)



Government in Action

Mayor Stu Rasmussen, 61, of Silverton, Ore., elected last year even though he dresses openly as a woman, drew criticism from officials of a community group in July when he addressed students while wearing a miniskirt and a swimsuit top. Critics suggested he should dress at least in "professional" women's clothes when speaking to youth groups.


Police Report

St. Paul, Minn., police were called to the 1300 block of Desoto Street in July by a 43-year-old man, who demanded that a report be filed because he had found a slice of half-eaten pizza near his fence and thought it represented someone's intent to "harass" him. And a 56-year-old man was cited by police in Carlisle, Pa., in September after a complaint from neighbor Brian Taylor, 43, who swore that the man had flicked a toothpick onto the sidewalk in front of Taylor's home just to "annoy" him.


Least Competent Criminals

Daniel Taylor Jr., 33, was arrested in Elizabethton, Tenn., in September following a domestic disturbance complaint against a neighbor. A sheriff's deputy had gone to Taylor's house by mistake, wrongly thinking it was the source of the complaint, but Taylor immediately surrendered to the deputy anyway, and turned around to be handcuffed. When the deputy inquired why Taylor thought he should be arrested, Taylor said he assumed the deputy had come to arrest him for violating probation on earlier charges. The deputy took Taylor to the station before resuming the domestic disturbance call.



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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