The Daily Dose/January 10, 2022
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 is obliged to listen to a guy blab. Today’s Diary.
His knowledge of plywood, particularly how it’s made, was as in-depth as it was disturbing.
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1812 – The steamboat New Orleans arrives in New Orleans via the Mississippi River, the first steam-powered vessel to travel to New Orleans from Pittsburgh. The ship had left on October 20 and had to deal with Indians, a fire onboard and earthquakes but remained unscathed, though the quakes did alter river landmarks, making navigation an ordeal. The New Orleans sank near Baton Rouge in 1814 after running into a group of trees that had fallen in the river.
In 1920 – The Toronto St Patricks and the Montreal Canadiens establish a new NHL record for most goals in a game and Montreal’s Newsy Lalonde becomes the first player to score six goals in a game in a 14-7 Montreal win. The 21 goals broke the record of 20 established by the same teams in December 1917, was tied in December 1985 by the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks and still stands. Lalonde’s mark of six goals was broken three weeks later by Joe Malone of the Quebec Bulldogs who had seven goals against Toronto.
In 1970 – B.J. Thomas is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second of four consecutive weeks with Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, the first of two #1 songs for Thomas. The song went to #1 in five other countries including Norway, peaked at #38 in Great Britain and was Billboard’s 4th-biggest song of the year. The song was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Courage is…taking hard knocks like a man when occasion calls.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
AC/DC’s biggest hit in their native Australia was Thunderstruck, which went to #4 in 1990.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
What was Billboard’s biggest hit of 1970? – Answer next time!