The Daily Dose/Thursday, December 30, 2021

The Daily Dose/December 30, 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 results of Creamer Challenge III are already in. Today’s Diary. 

Now, French vanilla still leads the series 2-to-1  but this will set up a very interesting Creamer Challenge IV…


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 534 – The second Justinian Code – a codification of conflicting or outdated laws – takes effect, under the reign of Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor Justinian I. The Justinian Code formed the basis of Byzantine law for over 900 years and its influence has been felt throughout the Western world. The first Justinian Code, completed in 529, has been lost to History and only fragments of the second code remain. Justinian reigned until 565.

In 1934 – The Boston Bruins begin an NHL-record streak of 37 consecutive undefeated overtime games in a 0-0 tie with the New York Rangers. The streak would last four years – in those days overtime was a single 10-minute, non-sudden death period – during which the Bruins went 10-0-27. The Bruins would not lose another regular-season overtime game until December 31, 1938, a 2-1 loss to the Rangers. The record still stands. 

In 1978 – Kenny Rogers is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the third and final consecutive week with The Gambler, his third of 21 #1 country songs. The song also peaked at #16 on the Hot 100, was Billboard’s 7th-biggest country song of the year and won Rogers the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance. The song was written by Don Schlitz, whose version of the song had gone #65 country the year before. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever. 

This work is finely done by a man who loves what he is doing. I should like to know him.
Louis L’Amour
The Lonesome Gods

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The last ship captured by the USS Constitution was the H.N. Gambrill, a US schooner suspected of slave trading, captured off the west coast of central Africa in 1853. 

Today’s Stumper
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How many #1 songs did Kenny Rogers have in Great Britain? – Answer next time!  

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