The Daily Dose/Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Leading Off
Leading Off will return. Promise.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow trains the new night auditor at the hotel and it is a slow night at the retailer, though Sparrow does deal with a cheap customer and helps a guy activate his gift card. Today’s Diary.

Then her mother, standing about ten feet away, got wind that her precious, grown-up daughter wasn’t to get her treasured five dollars back and yelped:

“I thought you price matched!!!”

It was a shriek!!!…I almost cowered and wept…I managed to compose myself enuff to explain well, yes, ma’am, we do in certain circumstances, but not from one clearance price to another and it was all academic anyway because your dumb-dumb daughter didn’t have her receipt anyway, not that it would have done her any good in this case.

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On This Date
In 1999 – President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate. The trial stemmed from two impeachment articles issued by the United States House of Representatives, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice. Both articles stemmed from his affair with Monica Lewinsky and two other articles were not approved by the House. Clinton was the second president to face trial by the Senate. In 1868 President Andrew Johnson was acquitted by one vote on eleven articles.

In 1993 – The San Jose Sharks lose to the Edmonton Oilers 6-0, their 17th consecutive loss, tying the NHL record established by the 1974-75 Washington Capitals. The record still stands and the Sharks, then in their second season, would snap their streak two nights later with a 3-2 over the Winnipeg Jets. The Sharks would finish the season 11-71-2.

In 1966 – Giddyup Go by Red Sovine is #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the sixth and final week. It was Sovine’s second of three #1s on the country chart and also peaked at #82 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The song, fairly touching, is about a truck driver who comes home to find his wife and young son gone. His son later becomes a trucker and the two end up reuniting at a truck stop.

Nothing is weaker than water, yet when united it can become a titanic force. It overcomes because it is relentless.
Deng Ming-Dao,
365 Tao

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack produced seven #1 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100: Jive Talkin’, You Should Be Daning, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever and Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees, If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman and A Fifth of Beethoven by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band.

Today’s Stumper
What song spent the most weeks at #1 on Billboard’s country chart in 1966? –Answer next time!

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