The Daily Dose/Monday, September 13, 2021

The Daily Dose/September 13, 2021
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience. 

Leading Off will return. We are working on a project. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – At the hotel, Sparrow graciously accepts a thank you, though he is not entirely certain what it is for. Today’s Diary. 

About 0630 a nice, older lady comes to the front desk to check out, noting she was very appreciative of what the hotel did for her family…I had some zero clue what these things were, however, there’s a display in the lobby consisting of a couple of pictures of a young man along with a printed out sheet of paper and altho ol’ Sparrow couldn’t be bothered to read it, you don’t have to be an undertaker to figure out it’s a tribute to someone who died entirely too young and that she was in town for the funeral…So if you aren’t a complete dolt you don’t ask what exactly the hotel did…So even tho you may not be entirely clear, you smile warmly, bow slightly and say it was your pleasure as if you’d supervised every detail.  


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On This Date
The long march to today. 

In 1971 – Marshal Lin Biao, vice chairman of the Chinese Communist Party and designated successor to Chairman Mao Zedong, and members of his family are killed in an airplane crash in Mongolia after he fled Peking. The Chinese government claimed Biao fled after a failed coup attempt against  Mao though some Western historians say Biao – who had fallen out of favor with Mao – was fleeing to avoid his own execution. 

In 1907 – What would become the Canadian Football League forms when rugby/football teams in Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal form the Interprovincial Football Rugby Union (IRFU). The teams would start competing for the Grey Cup in 1909 and the name Canadian Football League was adopted in 1958. In 1961 they began playing teams from the Western Football Conference, though the two conferences did not completely merge into one league until 1981. 

In 1975 – The Pointer Sisters are at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Hot Soul Singles chart – for the second and final week with How Long (Betcha’ Got a Chick on the Side). It was the third of 30 soul chart singles for the group, their first of six Top 10 soul hits and remains their only appearance at #1 on a major Billboard singles chart. The song also peaked at #20 on the Hot 100. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever. 

The knowledge that I didn’t have the courage to do what was necessary made me feel terrible.  
Charles Bukowski
Ham on Rye

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The longest losing streak in major league history is 26 games, by the Louisville Colonels (American Association) in 1889. The longest in modern major league history is 23, by the 1961 Philadelphia Phillies. 

Today’s Stumper
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What was the Pointer Sisters’ biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100? – Answer next time!

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