The Daily Dose/Monday, March 1, 2021

The Daily Dose/March 1, 2021
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 drops a Mr French reference in today’s entry. Today’s Diary. 

I made contact and I do have a bearing and some size and if someone like me is standing in your doorway, as likely as not he’s part of your welcoming committee, so it is not the Upset of the Year ol’ Sparrow got immediate compliance…Plus, I didn’t ask them to keep it down, I told them they would be keeping it down – with typical Sparrow grace that would have had Mr French sporting wood from here to Reno…


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On This Date
The long march to today. 

In 1954 – The US tests a hydrogen bomb known as Castle Bravo at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The explosion measured 15 megatons, about three times the amount predicted and produced a fireball that was 4 miles across, a mushroom cloud that was 47,000 feet high and seven miles wide and left a crater 6,500 feet in diameter and 250 feet deep. It remains the 5th-largest nuclear detonation in history, exceeded only by four tests by the Soviet Union. 

In 1996 – The Dallas Mavericks establish a new NBA record for most 3-point field goal attempts in a game in a 119-111 win over the Vancouver Grizzlies. The Mavericks attempted 44 3-point field goals, making 16 of them, and research into whose record they broke was inconclusive. The mark stood for four days when the Mavericks attempted 49 against New Jersey and the record is now 70, by the Houston Rockets in January 2019. 

In 1975 – Shame, Shame, Shame by Shirley (Goodman) & Company is at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Hot Soul Singles Chart – for the only week. The song also went to #1 on pop charts in Belgium, Austria, Germany and The Netherlands and peaked at #12 on the Hot 100. It was the third Top 10 hit on a Billboard soul chart for Goodman since 1953 and remains her only appearance at #1 on a Billboard chart. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever. 

I simply want to observe the world’s grandest zoo.
Gore Vidal

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The era circa 1415 where there were multiple claimants to the papacy of the Catholic Church is known as the Western Schism.  

Today’s Stumper
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