The Daily Dose/July 31, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things.
The Sunday Bottom 5 will return.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
It’s Read Free Sunday (RFS) at The Diary.
The Diary of a Nobody – At the hotel, Sparrow strongly suspects there was a bear outside. Today’s Diary.
The bear must’ve been pretty strong, too, because it didn’t sound like a whole lot of effort was expended in knocking down the trash can…Regular readers of this crap know ol’ Sparrow didn’t immediately rush right out there to investigate, either…
On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it.
In 1971 – Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin become the first humans to drive a vehicle on the moon, riding their lunar rover for the first of three trips. The rover’s top speed was about 6 mph and all told, the rover would be used for 3 hours and 2 minutes, traveled 17.2 miles and made it as far away as 3.1 miles from the lunar module. A lunar rover would also be used on Apollo 16 and Apollo 17.
In 1897 – John Grimes of the St Louis Browns ties the major league record for most batters hit in a game in an 11-6 loss to the Louisville Colonels in the first game of a doubleheader. Grimes hit six batters to tie the mark established Ed Knouff of the Baltimore Orioles of the American Association in 1887. Though History is not entirely clear on the matter, Grimes, 28 at the time, might well have been on leave from what would turn out to be a 30-year career in the US Army.
In 1971 – Jean Knight is at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Best Selling Soul Singles chart – for the fifth and final week with Mr. Big Stuff. The song also peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and remains Knight’s biggest hit on both charts. Knight had begun singing in the mid-60s but, disappointed at her lack of success, actually quit and took a job as a baker in the cafeteria of a New Orleans university before landing a record deal.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Perhaps we shall offer a true reflection of the world about us. But you cannot blame a mirror for what it shows.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Walt Disney won 22 competitive Oscars in four categories: Best Short Subject – Cartoon, Best Short Subject – Live Action, Best Documentary Short Subject, and Best Documentary Feature.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
What became of the 1997 St Louis Browns and Louisville Colonels? – Answer next time!