The Daily Dose/February 23, 2021
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
Notes from around the human experience.
Leading Off is enjoying some time off. It has a rough life.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow notes a change at the hotel’s sundry stand. Today’s Diary.
Also, someone – there are no suspects yet – rearranged the ice cream!!!…I am not making that up…It used to be two rows of chocolate fudge, two rows of that cookie dough crap that’s pure sugar and two rows of cherry.
Not anymore…Some genius on dayshift decided the order should now be cherry, chocolate, cookie dough…No, ol’ Sparrow has some zero clue why, either, and he didn’t fuss with it, see previous remarks about not stirring things up.
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On This Date
The long march to today.
In 1803 – The United States Supreme Court issues its ruling in Marbury v. Madison. With this ruling – which stemmed from judicial appointments President John Adams made at the end of his term so incoming President Thomas Jefferson could not make them – the Supreme Court first asserted its authority to review the constitutionality of acts of Congress, an authority not given it in the Constitution.
In 1968 – Rod Gilbert of the New York Rangers establishes a new NHL record for most shots on goal in a game in a 6-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Gilbert had 16 shots of goal – scoring on four of them – in the game, breaking the record of 14 established by Ed Litzenberger on December 20, 1959, and Gilbert’s mark is still the record for a regulation game. The all-time mark is 19, by Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins in an overtime game on March 21, 1991. This stat was first kept in the 1959-60 season.
In 1979 – Rod Stewart is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the third of four consecutive weeks with Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? For Stewart, it was his 17th of 34 Top 40 hits, his fourth 16 Top 10 songs and his third of four #1s. The song went to #1 in five other countries, including Spain and Great Britain, peaked at #5 on Billboard’s soul chart and was Billboard’s 4th-biggest song of the year. Stewart donated his royalties from the song to UNICEF.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.
The Story of Civilization, Vol. III: Caesar to Christ
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Queen’s biggest hit in Great Britain was Bohemian Rhapsody, which went to #1 twice, for nine weeks in 1975-76 and for five weeks in 1991-92.
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