The Daily Dose/Saturday, January 22, 2022

The Daily Dose/January 22, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience. 

Leading Off is running intermittently right now. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – At the VSO, the department Christmas party is canceled. Today’s Diary. 

The Department of Human Services Christmas Party was scheduled for this afternoon – I am not making that up – but the latest COVID outbreak means you need county approval for anything more than sitting alone in your office now so the party was put off…


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1506 – The pontifical Swiss Guard is formed when the first 150 Swiss soldiers arrive in the Vatican to guard Pope Julius II. It has been deactivated and reformed over the centuries and today, while still an armed force, is primarily responsible for guarding the pope and the Apostolic Palace. They are commanded by a colonel and the Pontifical Swiss Guard is the 5th-oldest active military unit in the world. 

In 2006 – Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers establishes a new NBA record for most points in a game by someone not named Wilt Chamberlain in 122-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Bryant had 81 points, the second-highest total after Chamberlain’s 100, Bryant had 28 field goals, seven 3-pointers and 18 free throws in 42 minutes. Bryant eclipsed the previous high for most points by someone not named Wilt Chamberlain established by David Thompson, who had 73 points for the Denver Nuggets in April 1978. 

In 1977 – Stevie Wonder is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the only week with I Wish. It was the fifth of nine #1 songs on the Hot 100 for Wonder, a total that includes appearances with Paul McCartney and Dionne and Friends. The song also went to #1 in Canada, peaked at #5 in Great Britain and was also in its second of five consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

For Lewis and Clark there would only be a little bit of practical knowledge, some theoretical nonsense, and a small supply of mostly worthless medications.
David J Peck.
Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The first #1 song on Billboard’s disco chart was You Should Be Dancing by the Bee Gees, which spent five weeks at #1 in 1978. 

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

How many times did Kobe Bryant score at least 60 points in an NBA game? – Answer next time!  


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