The Daily Dose/Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Daily Dose/September 14, 2021
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around out 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 has some moderate sundry stand action. Today’s Dairy.

The sundry stand may well be the prime mover of snacks in town after midnight…All the convenience stores in town are closed – either because they always are or because they can’t find anybody and the first guy was a guy apparently driving thru town…He got three candy bars, some chips and two sodas, enuff sugar to ensure he could drive strait thru to Mongolia…

The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 3 – The tightest race for the ESPNCup in ages continues and New Mexico State continues to set the pace. – Cheapskates take note: The Bottom Ten goes behind a paywall next week. Get out your Visa cards and click here to get in on the laughs. 

A Lutheran school, [Thiel College] team trainers pointing to pregame meals of hotdish, Jello mold as not providing required calories for extended effort on football field.


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On This Date
The long march to today. 

In 1901 – Vice President Theodore Roosevelt becomes president of the United States following the death of President William McKinley, who had been shot on Sept 6. Roosevelt would be elected to a full term in 1904 and declined to run in 1908 when William Howard Taft defeated William Jennings Bryan. He was the Progressive (Bull Moose) Party presidential nominee in 1912, an election won by Woodrow Wilson and was a fifth cousin of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and an uncle of Eleanor Roosevelt. 

In 1991 – Marshall Faulk of San Diego State establishes a new NCAA record for most rushing yards in a game in a 55-34 win over Pacific. Faulk rushed for 386 yards to break the record of 377 yards held by Anthony Thompson of Indiana, set in 1989. His record was broken by Tony Sands of Missouri who would rush for 396 yards on Nov 23 and is now held by Samaje Perine of Oklahoma, who rushed for 427 yards in a 2014 game. Faulk also scored seven touchdowns, an NCAA record for freshmen that still stands. 

In 1985 – John Parr is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second and final consecutive week with St Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion). It was Parr’s third chart single, his second and final Top 40 hit and remains his only #1 song. The song also went to #1 in Canada and peaked at #6 in Parr’s native Great Britain. Parr co-wrote the song with David Foster and the song spent 22 weeks on the Hot 100, 14 weeks in the Top 40 and seven weeks in the Top 10. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever. 

What is common to many is taken least care of; for all men have greater regard for what is their own than for what they possess in common with others.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The Pointer Sister’s biggest hit on the Hot 100 was Slow Hand, which spent three weeks at #2 in 1981. 

Today’s Stumper
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Who holds the NCAA all-division record for most rushing yards in a game? – Answer next time!

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