The Daily Dose/Thursday, February 10, 2022

The Daily Dose/February 10, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience. 

Leading Off is in time-out while we work on a couple of projects. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow’s in the big city. Today’s Diary. 

Yours truly is also under the delusion he wants to go to the college town north of here and blow $250 on a bottle of that wonderful cognac I had at dinner with Julie, the stuff she said smelled like Magic Marker…


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1967 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified when Nevada becomes the 38th state to approve it. The amendment provides for, among other things, the temporary transfer of presidential power in case of presidential disability and the selection of a new vice president. The amendment had been sent to the several states after passage by Congress in July 1965. 

In 2006 – The 20th Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy, the third Olympic Games in Italy following the 1956 Winter Games in Cortina D’Ampezzo and the 1960 Summer Games in Rome. Germany won the most gold medals (11) and total medals (29) while the US finished second in each category with nine gold and 27 total medals. The mascots were a snowball and an ice cube and featured the last public performance of Luciano Pavarotti, who sang at the opening ceremonies. The Winter Games will return to Italy in 2026 (Milan and Cortina D’Ampezzo). 

In 1945 – The Andrews Sisters and Vic Schoen & His Orchestra become the first act to have simultaneous #1 songs on any Billboard chart when Don’t Fence Me In (also with Bing Crosby) and Rum and Coca-Cola are tied for #1 on Billboard’s Best-Selling Popular Retail Records chart – a predecessor to the Hot 100. Don’t Fence Me In was in its eighth and final consecutive week at #1 while Rum and Coca-Cola was in its first of eight consecutive weeks at the top. The feat would be repeated several times on a variety of Billboard pop, country, and soul charts of the era and has not happened on the Hot 100.  

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

To think without having first learned is dangerous.
Gore Vidal

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Foreigner’s biggest hit on Billboard’s Classical Album chart is the self-titled Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, a live album that spent five weeks at #1 in 2018.

Today’s Stumper
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.

Who are the two vice presidents appointed under the terms of the 25th Amendment? – Answer next time!  

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