The Daily Dose/Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Daily Dose/February 3, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience. 

Leading Off is in drydock while we work on a project. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – At the hotel, Sparrow deals with a mechanical issue. Today’s Diary. 

This is trouble because you can hear the heater going in the background and you don’t have to be Mr HVAC to conclude that ol’ Sparrow’s tried-and-true troubleshooting tactic of staring at it crossly with his hands on his hips probably won’t be of much help on this one.


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1989 – Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a military coup by forces led by former confidant, army general Andres Rodriguez. Stroessner had taken power in his own military coup in 1954 and would flee to Brazil a couple of days later, where he would die in exile in 2006. Rodrigues would win election to the presidency in a May multi-party election, but a new constitution prevented him from running for reelection in 1993. 

In 1924 – Canada wins the hockey gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics, defeating the United States 6-1 in the final medal round game. Canada finished the tournament with a 6-0 record, the US finished 5-1 and Great Britain earned the bronze with a 3-3 record. With the win, Canada defended the Olympic title it won at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games and to date has won nine Olympic hockey gold medals. A single-elimination tournament would not be conducted in Olympic hockey until the 1992 Albertville Olympics. 

In 1968 – The Lemon Pipers are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the only week with Green Tambourine. It was the first of three chart singles for the group and remains their only Top 40 hit and the song also went to #1 in Canada and peaked at #7 in Great Britain. The band was never entirely pleased with their sound and disbanded the following year. A version by Sun Dragon peaked at #50 in Great Britain the same year. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Mackenzie was a good guy, but he was a guy after all, not an image on a stained glass window.
William Irish
After-Dinner Story

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

In addition to the National and American leagues, four other professional leagues have their records included in the major league record books: the American Association (1882-91), Union League (1884), Players League (1890), and the Federal League (1914-15). In 2020, MLB announced that seven Negro leagues would henceforth be recognized as major leagues, however, their records have yet to be incorporated in the major league record books. 

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

How many Olympic ice hockey gold medals has Great Britain won? – Answer next time!  


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