The Daily Dose/Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The Daily Dose/December 28, 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 – Creamer Challenge III is a thing. Today’s Diary. 

There was only one box of creamer out in the back coffee room when yours truly reported for duty and it was hazelnut which means fresh boxes of both French vanilla – the 2x-defending Creamer Challenge champion (CCC) – and half & half needed to be opened…I’m as surprised as you are we’re having yet another Creamer Challenge, but the fates appear to be working in mysterious ways this holiday season.   


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1832 – John C Calhoun of South Carolina becomes the first vice president of the United States to resign following his election to the United States Senate. Calhoun had been vice president since 1825 when he was elected with President John Quincy Adams. Calhoun was reelected under President Andrew Jackson and remains the only vice president to serve different presidents. Calhoun remains famous for his 1837 speech on the floor of the US Senate where he called slavery a “positive good”. Spiro Agnew is the other vice president to resign (1973).

In 1905 – The NCAA – then known as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the US – is formed in New York City with 62 charter members. Collegiate sports had begun in the US in the mid-19th-century when Harvard and Yale held their first regatta and the NCAA held its first championships in 1921 (track and field) and began sponsoring women’s sports in 1981. Earlier this year, it was found to be in violation of US antitrust laws for capping the benefits its athletes can receive. 

In 1974 – Helen Reddy is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the only week with Angie Baby. It was the eighth of 15 Top 40 hits for Reddy, her fifth of six Top 10 hits and her third and final #1 song. The song also peaked at #5 in Great Britain and was Billboard’s 28th biggest hit of 1975. The song was written by Alan O’Day, who would later hit #1 as both a writer and artist with Undercover Angel

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever. 

This is our diamond, and must be treated like a diamond. Never settle. It’s never good enough until it is your best.
Michael Bennett
Creator, A Chorus Line

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Led Zeppelin did not release any singles in their native Great Britain while they were active, though some songs would begin charting in the 1990s due to significant digital downloads. 

Today’s Stumper
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.

Which team won the first NCAA track and field championship? – Answer next time!  

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