The Daily Dose/Monday, December 27, 2021

The Daily Dose/December 27, 2021
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience.

Leading Off is running intermittently for now.  

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – The latest remodel at the hotel is complete.

The big news is the remodel of the 245-267 wing is complete…Well, complete enuff to allow guests into all but two of the rooms, one of which has a lock problem: you stick your key in and the lock only gives you a split-second to use the handle and open the door, tuff for everyone except super heroes with the fastest of reflexes…


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 2007 – Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in Rawalpindi, in the Punjab province in the northern part of the country. Bhutto was shot twice, immediately before a suicide bomb that killed 23 others was detonated. Bhutto had served as prime minister from 1988-90 and again from 1993-96 and had returned from a self-imposed 8-year exile two months earlier. It still is not clear if Bhutto died from the gunshots or from head injuries suffered during the explosion. 

In 1979 – The Soviet Red Army hockey team defeats the New York Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Red Army would go 3-2 against NHL teams, also beating the New York Islanders and the Quebec Nordiques while losing to the Montreal Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres. Many players on the Soviet team would later play on the Olympic team that lost to the gold medal-winning United States at the Lake Placid Winter Games. 

In 1969 – Led Zeppelin is at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for the first of six non-consecutive weeks with Led Zeppelin II. It was their second consecutive Top 10 album in the US, their first of seven consecutive #1s and generated the Top 10 hit Whole Lotta Love. The album went to #1 in eight other countries, including Finland and Great Britain and also peaked at #32 on Billboard’s soul album chart. To date, it has sold over 12 million copies in the US. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever. 

All I’m saying, I suppose, is that if the temptation to humanity does assail you now and then, I hope you won’t take it as a weakness in yourself, but give it a fair hearing.
John LeCarre
The Secret Pilgrim

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The NFL held Playoff Bowls – a third-place game between its divisional runners-up – from January 1961 through January 1970. The game was played in Miami every year. 

Today’s Stumper
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What was Led Zeppelin’s biggest single in their native Great Britain? – Answer next time!  

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