The Daily Dose/November 27, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
In The News
Friends, after some thought we are discontinuing The Thought for the Day for the time being. Regular readers of this crap know it had been on hiatus for a while and we don’t anticipate fresh columns appearing anytime soon. Hiatus implies it is coming back and there are no plans for that right now.
That could change tomorrow. Writing, as we have noted here, is best done from the heart. Every time a writer sits down to ply his trade his only obligation is to say what he feels needs to be said and the points we wanted to make with The Thought for the Day – follow your heart and trust your instincts, 24-hours every day to make our time serve us, put nature and circumstance to work for us instead of fighting it – have been made. Every day, too, as some have pointed out.
As it should be. It’s the only message that matters because when our time comes to die we are the ones that are going to have to examine the lives we have passed – I can’t do it for you and you can’t do it for me. We are going to ask ourselves did we do well, or was our time here squandered? Those that are able to say they did well are the ones who had the wisdom to know the lives they were meant to lead, the courage to go and live that life and the patience to see it through till the very end.
We think quotes are useful and, in the hopes you like them, too, a Quotebook item has been added to this feature. Like The Thought for the Day quotes, they come from our own private stock begun at the Golden Bear Inn in Berkeley, California in the fall of 1988.
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Today at the Site
The Diary of a Nobody: The dreidel hilarity continues as it turns out The Wife knows what they are, too, plus The Wife makes spaghetti squash and homemade (almost) vegetable soup for dinner, then gets some preliminary work done on some napkins she is making.
The Wife cooks it up with olive oil and some top secret seasonings and even put a perfect amount of parmesan cheese in…Perfect for me…The Wife found it inadequate for her tastes and put five more pounds on top of her portion.
On This Date
In 1973 – Michigan Congressman Gerald Ford is confirmed by a 92-3 vote as vice president of the United States by the United States Senate. Ford would be confirmed by the House of Representatives and inaugurated on December 6th. It remains the only time in American history the provisions of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment have been exercised. Previously, vacancies in the vice presidency were left unfilled.
In 1960 – Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings becomes the first NHL player to score 1,000 points in a career in a 2-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Howe had become the NHL’s all-time leaders in points the previous season when his 932nd point eclipsed the record that had been held by Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard. Howe would retire with 1,895 points and the record is now held by Wayne Gretzky with 2,857 points.
In 1971 – Isaac Hayes is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second and final week with Theme From Shaft. The following year the song would win the Oscar for Best Original Song, the first time the recipient had both written and performed the winning song. Hayes died in 2008 and Theme From Shaft remains his only #1 song on the Hot 100.
Everything you saw out there, good or bad, was the best I had.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Of the four teams that played in the NHL’s first season in 1918-19, the two that are still in the league are the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs – then known as the Arenas. The Montreal Wanderers disbanded after six games and the Ottawa Senators moved to St Louis after the 1933-34 season, where they lasted one season.
What three US Senators voted against the confirmation of Gerald Ford as vice president of the United States? – Answer Next Time!