The Daily Dose/Saturday, March 11, 2023

The Daily Dose/March 11, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience. 

Leading Off will return. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow’s potentially convoluted goes rather well. Today’s Diary. 

Everything worked out for the best, as it usually does if you let it…


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On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it.  

In 1708 – The Scottish Militia Bill of 1708 is refused royal assent by Queen Anne. The bill would’ve rearmed the Scottish militia following the union of Scotland and England the year before, however Anne feared the Scots would not be loyal during an anticipated invasion by France that never happened. It remains the last time a monarch vetoed a law in Great Britain. 

Editor’s Note: due to time constraints, the following two items have run previously in this feature. 

In 1979 – Randy Holt of the Los Angeles Kings establishes new NHL records for most penalties and penalty minutes in a period in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Holt had nine penalties totaling 67 minutes in the first period: one for holding, three for fighting, two for misconduct and three game misconducts. Holt broke the records of seven penalties and 44 minutes established by separate players and his records still stand. The team marks of 49 penalties and 362 minutes also established NHL records for one period, though both records have since been broken. 

In 1972 – Nilsson is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the fourth and final consecutive week with Without You. The song also went to #1 in five other countries, including Ireland and Great Britain, and was Billboard’s fourth-biggest song of the year. It was the fourth of eight Top 40 hits for Nilsson, his second of three Top 10 hits, and remains his only #1 song. Mariah Carey charted with the song in 1994, where it returned to #1 in Great Britain and peaked at #3 on the Hot 100. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

I grew fond of her company, and at this time being under no religious restraints, I attempted familiarities (another erratum), which she repulsed with proper resentment.
Benjamin Franklin

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The NHL record for most goals in a game by a defenseman is five, by Ian Turnbull of the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 2, 1977. 

Today’s Stumper
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Who was Queen Anne’s husband? – Answer next time!

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