The Daily Dose/February 22, 2021
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
Notes from around the human experience.
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – At the hotel, Sparrow actually has to work. Today’s Diary.
Ol’ Sparrow was obliged to do some mopping this morning…About 0330 I’m heading to the storeroom at the ATM and ice machine and BOOM there’s standing water all over the place, plus a corresponding Out of Order sign on the ice machine…There’s also a towel at the base of the ice machine that was soaked and had long stopped sopping up water…There was water in both the hallway and the entryway to the ATM/ice machine/storage room door.
Well, hell, something must be done about this…Rule #2 in the nite audit racket is, of course, don’t let the bastards on day shift wonder what you’re doing and it is certainly reasonable to expect your nite auditor to 1) see this and, 2) do something about it.
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On This Date
The long march to today.
In 1455 – The first Gutenberg Bible – a landmark event in Western civilization – is printed in Mainz, Germany by Johannes Gutenberg. Gutenberg also developed an oil-based ink that adhered better to his metal type and 49 copies of his Bible are known to exist today. Movable type first appeared in China in the 11th-century AD and the oldest extant moveable type book dates from 1377 in Korea.
In 1968 – Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers becomes the first NBA player to reach the 25,000 career point mark in a 138-117 win over the Detroit Pistons. Chamberlain played all 48 minutes and had 31 points in the game and would retire in 1973 with 31,419 points. To date, 22 NBA players have scored at least 25,000 career points, and Chamberlain now ranks seventh on the all-time NBA scoring list.
In 1980 – Queen is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of four consecutive weeks with Crazy Little Thing Called Love. It was the 5th of twelve Top 40 hits for the group, their third of four Top 10 hits and their first of two #1s (Another One Bites the Dust, three weeks, 1980). The song also went to #1 in Australia, The Netherlands and Canada, peaked at #2 in their native Great Britain and was Billboard’s 6th-biggest song of the year.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil and another, and no matter how you chose, they sliced a little bit more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished.
Ham on Rye
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The United States has won two Olympic gold medals in men’s ice hockey: at Squaw Valley in 1960 and at Lake Placid in 1980.
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