The Daily Dose/ January 8, 2019

The Daily Dose/January 8, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off  will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody:
Because nobody is paying attention to them, Sparrow reissues his safe winter driving tips and the days of four or five shifts at the retailer every week are officially over and he gets another gratuity at the hotel.

The biggest tip I’ve ever gotten was $800 dollars when working security on the Vegas Strip…This guy had gotten into trouble with a hooker and I managed to clear the matter up without either his wife or the media being alerted, which he appreciated more than he really needed to…Even after tipping out the bellman and my security officer who had been helpful, I still managed to slide $500 into my wallet.

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On This Date
In 2005 – The USS San Francisco, a nuclear-powered attack submarine, collides with an undersea mountain 364 miles southwest of Guam. The ship was at a depth of 525 feet and while there was some sonar and ballast tank damage, the pressure hull wasn’t breached. One crewman died from head injuries and 98 others were injured. As usually happens when ships run into things they shouldn’t, the investigation found that established navigation techniques and Navy procedures were not followed.

In 1955 – In college basketball, Georgia Tech defeats Kentucky 59-58, Kentucky’s first loss at home in 129 consecutive games, an NCAA record that still stands. Kentucky’s last home loss had been to Ohio State, 45-40, on January 2, 1943.

In 1955 – Mr Sandman by the Chordettes is the #1 song Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart – predecessor of the Hot 100 – for the sixth of seven consecutive weeks.It is also at #1 on the Most Played by Jockeys and Most Played in Jukeboxes charts. It was the only #1 song for the Chordettes, who would have three other Top 10 hits including Lollipop, which went to #2 in 1958. In 1981, Mr Sandman was a Top 10 hit for Emmylou Harris on Billboard’s country chart.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Billy “Crash” Craddock’s biggest hit on the Hot 100 was 1974’s Rub It In, which peaked at #16.

Today’s Stumper
Who would in the NCAA basketball championship in 1955? –Answer next time!

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