Sparrow heroically plugs away at his civic duties despite a severe lack of sleep on today’s Diary of a Nobody. This sleep deficiency may well have led to the Great Waffle Batter Disaster of 2018, or it may not have. No one appears to be planning an investigation into the matter.
Two years ago today a professional hockey player named Gordie Howe had The Thought for the Day. Howe was known as Mr Hockey and while a lot – but not all – of his records have been broken Howe will still make most people’s short list of the best hockey players ever. Howe talks about everything you saw being the best he had.
We apologize for their not being a Daily Report or The Sunday Bottom Ten yesterday. We had an awful lot of day Friday and Saturday and not a whole of sleep and few things are as unproductive as writing when you are tired. One, it’s a complete chore and not any fun at all and, two, the results are always substandard, rich coming from us, I know. The Sunday Bottom Ten will return next Sunday.
On This Date:
In 1962 – Three prisoners – Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin – escape from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. They put fake heads in their beds to distract the not-too-bright guards and made their way up to the roof and made their way off the island on homemade rafts. They were never seen again, though reports the Anglin’s made their way to Brazil may, or may not, have merit. We personally think they survived because it is unlikely all three would have died without at least one body showing up.
In 1974 – The Kansas City Scouts and the Washington Capitals join the NHL, in time for the 1974-75 season. The Scouts would move to Denver after two years and are now the New Jersey Devils, while the Capitals recently won their first Stanley Cup.
In 1949 – Vaughn Monroe is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Selling Singles chart for the 5th of eleven weeks with Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend). This was the first of many charted versions of the song, under a variety of titles, but it remains the only version to hit #1 on a Billboard pop chart.