The Daily Dose/Friday, March 8, 2019

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

Leading Off
Leading Off is officially on hiatus. It will return, though we are not sure when.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow has a leisurely day to himself, so he goes out to breakfast and has the latest on last week’s repair he made to the light switch. Today’s Diary.

I am pleased – not to mention somewhat surprised – to report my light repair in the bathroom is still holding out…Recall the light had been going on and off and the switch was loose, so I replaced the switch which solved nothing, so I got a new light bulb, which did…The only flaw is it takes a split second for the light to come on after you throw the switch, but I am hardly a Master Electrician so we can live with that…

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Criminals, Courtesans, and Constables: We hope are as excited as we are about the impending release of my latest novel. It’s about a criminal who runs courtesans who runs afoul of the law, though it is for something he didn’t do. It’s funny and thoughtful, just like the crap you read here every day.

Here is today’s excerpt:

After a couple of years with The Firm I started branching out. Again with the need for something more interesting because Lord knows collecting ransoms wasn’t exciting enough. A comrade said people like us needed to be where the smoke was and if there wasn’t any smoke we were willing to create it just to make life interesting for ourselves and others, too.

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On This Date
In 2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, flying from Malaysia to Hong Kong disappears over the Southern Indian Ocean. Very little is known about what happened. The plane disappeared about an hour into the flight and no distress call was made. A three-year search turned up nothing and no theory about how it disappeared has received wide acceptance. Some wreckage as turned up and it is presumed all 239 passengers and crew died.

In 1954 – The Milwaukee Hawks defeat the Baltimore Bullets 65-54 and 64-54, the only time in NBA history two teams have played each other twice on the same day. The game was played in Milwaukee and the following night the Hawks would play in Indianapolis and the night after that in Omaha and remain the only NBA team to play four games in three nights.

In 1969 – Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth and final week. The song was the group’s first of three #1s on the Hot 100 and was Billboard’s 5th biggest hit of 1969. Earlier, Everyday People had spent two weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart, the first of three #1s there.

…but the majority had believed in the impossible too long to begin to doubt at the last moment.
Jean-Francois Steiner

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Montreal Canadiens have earned the Prince of Wales Trophy 25 times, the most of any NHL team.

Today’s Stumper
What became of the Milwaukee Hawks and the Baltimore Bullets? – Answer next time!

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