The Daily Dose/Monday, February 11, 2019

The Daily Dose/February 11, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow gets some kudos at an online review site and Sunday Spaghetti Night returns to The Shire. Today’s Diary.

I am polite to a fault and can be disgustingly gracious at times…For example, if someone comes to the front desk and says “I hate to bother you…” I will say “Nonsense, I am here to take to take care of you. Please, tell me how I can do that.” If I am feeling British I will say “pray, tell me how to do that.” This is a 5-star, world-class response don’t doubt that…Now that I think about it, it might have been that guy who I helped get new sheets for one his beds after his kid puked all over it…He went out of his way to thank me again, but who knows, it could have been anyone I’ve been nice to…You never know who you make an impression on…

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On This Date
In 1794 – The United States Senate opens its doors to the public for the first time. The doors were opened so the public could witness the debate surrounding whether or not to unseat Pennsylvania Senator Albert Gallatin, who had not yet been a citizen of the US for the nine years required by the new Constitution. For their first five years, the Senate had conducted their affairs in private, with a doorkeeper hired to keep the public, and especially members of the House of Representatives, out.

1990 – Buster Douglas knocks out undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in the tenth round in Tokyo in what is still regarded as one of the greatest upsets in sports history. Douglas had come into the bout ranked 7th in the heavyweight division and a 42-1 underdog and the fight was regarded by most a mere warm-up for a future Tyson bout with Evander Holyfield. Douglas would lose the WBC, WBA and IBF titles in his next fight against Holyfield.

In 1978 – The Bee Gees are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second of four weeks with Stayin’ Alive, from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrackIt was the fifth of nine #1s for the group, the second of three #1 songs for the year and the second of a then record-tying six consecutive #1s. The Bernard Lupe credited with drum work on the song doesn’t exist. It’s a studio name for various members of the production team who added percussion after the regular drummer’s mother died during the recording session.

A secret to being more revered than resented, he learned, was to display a self-deprecating humor, unpretentious demeanor and an unaggressive style in conversation.
Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association – established in 1888 and now an NCAA Division III member  – is the oldest collegiate athletic conference in the United States.

Today’s Stumper
How many #1 songs did the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack produce? –Answer next time!

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