Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Morning Meissnervations












It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 23rd, the 82nd day of 2015. There are 283 days left in the year.

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Kings recall center Mike Richards from AHL.

Watch: Lightning strike twice in 15 seconds.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Chaka Khan is 62. Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are, Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) is 56. Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) is 49. Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Mission: Impossible III, Gone Baby Gone) is 39.

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Tampa, FL. -- Steven Stamkos said he was sick of answering questions about the Tampa Bay Lightning's 10-game losing streak to the Boston Bruins.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1806, explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began their return journey to the east.

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Riders' Hopson bids farewell; thanks fans.

2015 CFL Draft to be held May 12.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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The FAA has given Amazon permission to test its drones. [In response they’ve doubled security on the White House lawn.]

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a much more reserved approach in free agency this year, bringing in a small handful of mid-level additions rather than breaking the bank for any big names, as they’ve done over the past few offseasons.

Read the rest here.

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Starbucks Coffee is pulling the plug on its controversial “Race Together” campaign after social media backlash. The bottom line for most Starbucks customers who weighed in on the controversy was that they just wanted their coffee without a “side” of awkward diversity dialogue.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State women’s basketball team’s quest for its first Sweet 16 berth since 1983 fell short on Sunday as Gonzaga knocked off the Beavers 76-64 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament before a crowd of 5,071 at Gill Coliseum.

Read the rest here.

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A Los Angeles comedian is two months into what he claims will be a seven-year project: To tell a new bad joke every single day. Griffin Lewis’ YouTube channel, The Daily Haha, has published jokes now for 57 days straight, starting on January 25.

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I'm gonna go down the slide Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to the doctor, then to school, then to get his new glasses, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1961 - 
Elvis Presley recorded "Rock-a-Hula Baby" and "Can't Help Falling in Love." 

2004 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Elvis Ultimate Gospel" was released by BMG. 

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A husband and wife in India say they are going to leave all their money to their pet monkey. The couple, who have no children, say they owe their wealth and success to the primate, who they believe has enriched their lives.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
John Lennon's book "In His Own Write" was published. 

1967 - The Beatles won two awards at the 12th annual Ivor Novello Awards. 

1973 - Yoko Ono was granted permission to live in the U.S. permanently. 

1973 - Paul McCartney and Wings released the song "My Love" in the U.K. 

1985 - In San Antonio, TX, Julian Lennon held his first concert. 

1999 - In Gibraltar, a set of postage stamps was released commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. 

2004 - The album "Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band Tour 2003" was released.

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TV TONIGHT: THE LATE LATE SHOW - New host James Corden takes over hosting duties from Craig Ferguson. Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis are his first guests. (12:35am ET, CBS)

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Today in Sports History:

1952 - 
Bill Mosienko (Chicago Black Hawks) scored the fastest hat trick in NHL history. He scored 3 goals in 21 seconds. 

1971 - The Boston Patriots officially announced their name would change to the New England Patriots. 

1972 - Evil Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars. 

1991 - The London Monarchs beat the Frankfurt Galaxy 24-11 in the World League of American Football's (WLAF) first game. 

1994 - Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings) score his 802nd career goal to pass Gordie Howe as the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer. 

1995 - Jaromir Jagr (Pittsburgh Penguins) became the first European player to lead the NHL in scoring. 

2002 - Keith Tkachuk (St. Louis Blues) slashed Lyle Odelein (Chicago Blackhawks) during a game. On March 25, 2002, Tkachuk was suspended for one game without pay for the incident.

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Insurgent is the No. 1 film in North America after bringing in more than $54 million over the weekend. Sean Penn’s The Gunman debuted in fourth with $5 million.

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FONTANA, Calif. -- It’s about time to start reserving a spot on the NASCAR podium for Kevin Harvick.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1839, the first recorded printed use of "OK" [oll korrect] occurred in Boston's Morning Post.

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FONTANA, Calif. -- After Sunday's Auto Club 400, there may be a warrant issued for Brad Keselowski.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1922, the first airplane landed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at St. Petersburg, Florida 3:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 6:05pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

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