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The Daily Dose/Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Daily Dose/February 22, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience.

GAYLON FOR CONGRESS…VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN: We had the privilege of speaking at a rally Tuesday in support of Julian Assange, the Australian editor and general rascal who founded WikiLeaks and has exposed many, too many, civil and human rights violations by assorted governments. He is currently fighting extradition to the US. 

Hope You Left Bail Money With Someone: It was our first protest…Well, our first official, organized protest, one where you can get arrested if you play your cards right. Our past candidacies for the US Senate and House have been protests, too, because we weren’t running because we like the status quo. 

Dry, Technical Matter: Assange, after skipping bail on something unrelated to this, holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, an asylum that was later withdrawn, and he has been the guest of His Majesty Charles III at a British prison since. 

Get Your Official Daily Dose Policy Right Here: Julian Assange was merely a reporter doing his work and no more deserves to be locked up than we do for writing this. 

The Bottom Line: There are a variety of types of courage in this world. There is great courage that is either displayed at momentous times or causes momentous times, and there is courage displayed on a daily basis. Assange had the first type and regular folks like us can show the second. So please, if you’re on board with this, feel free to break away from the herd, shed the slots others assign you and speak up for the government and country we deserve. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow has breakfast. Today’s Diary. 

…we gave their biscuits and gravy a try…They were good…Not great…Not as good as their hotcakes and certainly not as good as the best biscuits and gravy we’ve ever had, those made by The Ex, but they weren’t too bad, either…

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In 1770 – The first death in the American Revolution occurs when 12-year-old Christopher Seider is shot by a customs officer during a protest outside a Boston shop. Seider was shot by Ebenezer Richardson, who had fired indiscriminately into the crowd. The shooting escalated tensions between colonists and the British, which resulted in the Boston Massacre on March 5. Richardson was found guilty of murder but was pardoned by King George III. 

In 1983 – Marcel Dionne of the Los Angeles Kings becomes the first player in NHL history to score at least 40 goals in a season nine times in a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins. Dionne’s 40th goal came in the third period and he would later extend the mark to ten seasons before retiring in 1989. The record was later broken by Wayne Gretzky and is now held by Alex Ovechkin with 13. 

In 1975 – The Average White Band is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the only week with Pick Up the Pieces. It was the first of five Top 40 hits for the group, their first of two Top 10 hits and remains their only #1 song. The song also peaked at #6 in Great Britain, at #5 on Billboard’s soul chart, and was Billboard’s 20th-biggest song of the year. The song was from the album AWB, which was in its only week at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

– Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?
– A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time.
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings
Eomer and Aragorn

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The US post office began requiring prepayment for postage in 1855. 

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What was Billboard’s #1 song of 1975? – Answer next time!

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The Diary of a Nobody/February 21

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The Daily Dose/Tuesday, February 21, 2024

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The Daily Dose/Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Daily Dose/February 20, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

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Notes from around the human experience.

Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow gets off easy. Today’s Diary. 

The West African women we’ve known don’t blab a fraction as much as Mexican women do (no one does, really), but she brilliantly deferred all of G’s talking points… 

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In 1792 – President George Washington signs a bill establishing the US Post Office Department. There were several central postal departments in America before this, the first in 1691, authorized by English sovereigns William III and Mary II, and one created by the Continental Congress in 1775. The postmaster general was a member of the president’s cabinet from 1829 until 1971, when the department was replaced by the current US Postal Service. 

In 1944 – The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks play the only NHL game without goals or penalties in a 0-0 tie at Chicago Stadium. The goalies were Mike Karakas of Chicago and Paul Bibeault for Toronto, and the referee was Bill Chadwick and the game took 1 hour and 55 minutes to play. 

In 1954 – Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra & Chorus is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Store Chart – a predecessor to the Hot 100 – for the eighth and final consecutive week with Oh! My Pa-pa. The song also went Top 10 in Great Britain and was the fourth and final #1 song for Fisher and was the only #1 for Winterhalter. Earlier, a version by Ray Anthony & His Orchestra peaked at #15. The song was written in German by Swiss composer Paul Burkhard in 1939. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

We must be prepared to follow a road which twists and turns.
Mao Zedong

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Manfred Mann was part of the #1 song Do Wah Diddy Diddy, by his own group, Manfred Mann. It went to #1 in 1964.

Today’s Stumper
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In the earliest day of US postal service, postage was paid by the recipient. In what year was prepayment of postage made mandatory? – Answer next time!

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The Daily Dose/Monday, February 19, 2024

The Daily Dose/February 19, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience.

Leading Off will return. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow reinvests in the lottery. Today’s Diary. 

While processing the transaction, he happened to’ve glanced at the numbers and we could swear we saw him nod approvingly, as if he knew, too…As he should have, because ol’ Sparrow’s lucky numbers are the hottest numbers in play right now…

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In 1945 – The Battle of Iwo Jima, between US Marine and Navy forces and the Imperial Japanese Army, begins on an island about 750 miles south of Tokyo. The battle ended on March 26 with an American victory due, among other things, to American air superiority and the impossibility of Japanese retreat or reinforcement.  The famous photograph of six Marines raising the American flag on top of Mount Suribachie was taken on February 23

In 1978 – Bobby Allison wins the Daytona 500, defeating Cale Yarborough by 33.2 seconds, his first of three Daytona 500 wins. Allison started from the 33rd position, the lowest starting position for a winner, until 2007 when Kevin Harvick won from the 34th spot. Allison retired in 1988 after an accident saw doctors declare him dead, though he eventually fully recovered. His 84 career victories are good for fourth on the all-time list. 

In 1977 – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band is at 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the only week with Blinded by the Light. It was the first of three Top 40 hits for the Earth Band and remains their only Top 10 hit. The song also went to #1 in Canada, peaked at #6 in Great Britain, and was Billboard’s 36th-biggest song of the year. The song was from the album The Roaring Silence and was written by Bruce Springsteen. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Most men are harassed and buffeted by life and crave supernatural assistance when natural forces fail them; they gratefully accept faiths that give dignity and hope to their existence and order and meaning to the world.
Will Durant
The Story of Civilization, Vol. XI: The Reformation

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Billboard’s #1 song for 1995 was Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio featuring LV. 

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The Diary of a Nobody/February 18

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The Daily Dose/Sunday, February 18, 2024

The Daily Dose/February 18, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things. 

1. Donald Trump – Former president now owes well over $400 million in civil penalties following latest courtroom setback…Up next: the first of four exciting criminal trials!!!…SB 5 pollsters “pretty sure’ Trump – the presumptive GOP presidential nominee – still believes moon is part of Mars and that Colorado needs fence to secure its border with Mexico. 

2. Gaylon For Congress Hack third-party candidate determined to give voters another opportunity to just say no to candidacy…Known, at least to himself, as the Peace Candidate, Kent hoping anti-war stance takes hold in country that has been at war daily since 1989…Click here to show you care.  

3. Mass Shootings – The 3-hole staple…Nine (9) shootings with at least four (4) wounded this week, a tad off of 2023 average, but twelve (12) dead, 49 (49) injured still nothing to sneeze at…As usual, America deafly silent on matter, as only nation on planet where mass shootings regularly occur prefers status quo to actually doing anything about it. 

4. Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Rally Early candidate for Mass Shooting of the Year, one (1) dead and 22 in shooting at rally held to celebrate Chiefs’ latest Super Bowl title.

5. Fake NewsClick here for crap some of the wizards around us were actually believing this week…Courtesy of the AP. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

Yay for Read Free Sunday (RFS) at The Diary.

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow caps off a mediocre week in the sack. Today’s Diary. 

We don’t know what in the hell is going on here…We were tired when we got home and started dozing off soon after we started reading, but we got to sleep later than we’d hoped and didn’t sleep as long as we wanted…

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In 1930 – Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in an airplane at the International Air Exposition in St Louis. The flight, service from Bismarck, Missouri to St Louis, covered 72 miles, and on the flight, Ollie also became the first cow to be milked in flight, producing 24 quarts of milk. She was milked by one Elsworth Bunce of Wisconsin and her milk was, for reasons History has chosen to keep silent on, put in cartons and parachuted to earth. 

In 1986 – Alvin Robertson of the San Antonio Spurs becomes the second NBA player to register a quadruple-double in one game in a 120-114 win over the Phoenix Suns. Robertson had 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals, matching the feat first done by Nate Thurmond in 1974. The feat has since been accomplished by Hakeem Olajuwon in 1990 and David Robinson in 1994. 

In 1995 – TLC is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the fourth and final consecutive week with Creep. It was the fifth Top 40 hit for the group, their fourth of nine Top hits, and their first of four #1s. The song also peaked at #22 in Great Britain, spent nine weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart, was Billboard’s 3rd-biggest song of the year, its #1 soul song of the year, and was the 21st-biggest song of the decade. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

He was content to wait for history, and the rest of the Continental Congress, to catch up with him.
Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The 1824 presidential election was decided by the House of Representatives, with John Quincy Adams defeating Andrew Jackson. In 1837, Richard M Johnson was elected vice president by the Senate. 

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Cheapskates rejoice! It’s Read Free Sunday at The Diary.

Sparrow, an average man passing an average life…

Saturday, February 17
The hotel lobby was a frosty 63° when we reported for duty tonite…We noted this to the Assistant Front Desk Manager (AFDM) who advised he had been really busy for a couple of hours and things seemed to get a tad warm at the front desk, so he set the thermostat to a temperature more appropriate for storing meat…To his credit, tho, he offered no objection to my suggestion of raising it, and we bumped it up a few degrees. 

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