The Daily Dose/Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Daily Dose/October 25, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
Like you might have, we played the lottery Tuesday night. We are not entirely sure why. Money has never been our ruling passion. If it were we’d have a more of it than we do and wouldn’t give the lottery a second glance. But for some reason $1 billion seemed to attract our interest.

Now, we would not object to earning a billion dollars but, boy, winning it, I don’t know, our instincts tell us this would cause problems. Everyone would want some of it and my wife would probably give it all away anyway, leaving me nothing to fund a proper Congressional campaign or buy a minor league hockey team with.

But we bought them, along with the attendant dreams, anyway. We have no idea why because for every dollar you win there is probably a hassle to go along with it. Besides, what am I going to do, write more? We already produce two, usually three, columns a day for you and we also have the occasional book project going. A billion dollars wouldn’t have changed that.

And, as we point out in The Thought for the Day, no external factor can produce anything the soul requires. Those that get on in this life answer to the inner compulsion to follow their hearts and trust their instincts. They make their time serve them and take advantage of what nature and circumstance provide. Money has nothing to do with this.

Which hardly explains why we also slummed and played the $600 Powerball game, too. Same deal as with MegaMillions: a quick pick and our usual guaranteed-win numbers. As we write this (mid-afternoon MDT on the 24th) the Powerball numbers haven’t been picked but it’s academic anyway because we inadvertently, peevishly tore up our Powerball slips when we tore up our MegaMillions slip. 

We are not making that up. Good riddance, too. We’ll take the life we’ve earned.

Today At The Site
It’s Sparrow pulling his first full shift at Hotel C, doing some training and trying to decipher room codes on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody…Plus he approves the new Sparrow For Congress ads.

The Thought for the Day continues to enjoy some time off and will return.

On This Date
In 1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis continues at the United Nations when US Ambassador Adlai Stevenson confronts his Soviet counterpart with photos of the missiles the Soviets were installing in Cuba. Despite this evidence, the Soviets again deny their existence. Later that night, US B-52 bombers went on continuous airborne alert for the only known time. The crisis would end on Oct 28 when the US agreed to remove all of its missiles in Turkey while the Soviets disarmed in Cuba.

In 1964 – Jim Marshall of the Minnesota Vikings picks up a fumble and runs the wrong way into his own end zone. The play came in the fourth quarter of a game in San Francisco after a pass play when Marshall picked up the fumble at this team’s 34-yard line and confidently began running the wrong way. After crossing the goal line Marshall tossed the ball out of bounds, which gave the 49ers two points on the safety.

In 1969 – I Can’t Get Next To You by the Temptations is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second and final week. The song was also towards the end of a five-week stint at #1 of Billboard’s R&B chart. It was the second of four #1s for the Temptations on the Hot 100 and the tenth of fifteen #1s on Billboard’s R&B chart.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The two #1 songs in 1982 that had the numbers nine and five in the title were 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton and Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton.

Today’s Stumper
Who were the quarterback and the receiver for the San Francisco 49ers who were involved in Jim Marshall’s running the wrong way play?  – Answer next time!

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