The Daily Dose/November 22, 2021
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around the human experience.
Leading Off is running intermittently for the time being.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow deals with a whining guest. Today’s Diary.
About 0600 this guy comes down, takes in the sundry stand, and then starts to whine about its modest offerings:
– Boy, there isn’t too much here…
Look, dorfman, this isn’t fucking Food World…It’s a sundry stand at a small hotel, forgive us if we don’t have a walk-in cooler full of soda or the cigarettes you plainly smoke because you can smell them from five feet away…
On This Date
The long march to today.
In 1963 – President of the United States John F Kennedy is assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Texas Governor John Connally was also wounded and a bit more than an hour later Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for Kennedy’s murder and the murder of a Dallas police officer. The Warren Commission – named after Earl Warren, the chief justice of the United States – formed by President Johnson, would find that Oswald acted alone, though nobody really believes that. Oswald himself would be shot to death two days later.
In 1961 – Bob Petit of the St Louis Hawks establishes a new NBA record for most free throws made in a game without a miss in a 141-121 loss to the Boston Celtics. Petit made all 19 of his free throws, research into whose record he broke was inconclusive and his mark was broken in December 1992 by Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks (23). The record is now held by James Harden, then of the Houston Rockets, who had 24 in a December 2019 game.
In 1969- The 5th Dimension is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the third and final consecutive week with Wedding Bell Blues. The song also went to #1 in New Zealand, peaked at #16 in Great Britain and at #23 on Billboard’s soul chart. It was the second and final #1 song for the group and their fourth of six Top 10 hits. The song was written by Laura Nyro, whose own version peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart in 1966.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
…those who make [pleasure] their end in life are like the dog that snaps at every piece of meat thrown to it, swallows it whole, and then, instead of enjoying it, stands with jaws agape anxiously awaiting more.
The Story of Civilization, Vol. III: Caesar to Christ
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Hank Williams’s biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 was Long Gone Lonesome Blues which peaked at #67 in 1964.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
Which future president of the United States was on the Warren Commission? – Answer next time!