The Daily Dose/January 27, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around our human experience.
Leading Off is running intermittently right now.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – At the veterans service office, Sparrow has trouble sending a fax. Today’s Diary.
He called to apologize and give me the correct prefix and we had an appropriate laff over that and then BOOM the two or three times I tried to send it to that number there wasn’t any answer, either…I even called it on the office phone just for funsies and after several dozen rings, the phone line got worn out and said the hell with it and stopped ringing …The line didn’t cut off and return to the dial tone, it merely went dead…
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1776 – Knox’s Expedition – a caravan led by Col. Henry Knox carrying heavy weaponry captured from the British at the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga – arrives outside Boston to aid the Continental Army. Long regarded as a paramount feat of military logistics, Knox’s unit moved 60 tons of armament 300 miles in the dead of winter. Knox, then 25, was a bookseller in Boston before the Revolution and would later serve President Washington as secretary of war before retiring in 1794.
In 1991 – The New York Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium. It was the second of four Super Bowl wins for the Giants and the first of a record four consecutive Super Bowl defeats for the Bills. The national anthem was performed by Whitney Houston and the Florida Orchestra and the halftime show was headlined by the New Kids on the Block, though ABC aired it after the game, preferring to air an update on Operation Desert Storm, which had begun on Jan 17.
In 1979 – Billy Joel is at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for the eighth and final non-consecutive week with 52nd Street. The album also went to #1 in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, peaked at #10 in Great Britain and was Billboard’s biggest album of the year. 52nd Street also earned Joel Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Album of the Year and yielded three chart singles, including the #3 hit My Life. 52nd Street refers to the street in New York City where both Joel’s record company his recording studio were located.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch life from the sidelines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day’s work an achievement for an eternity.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The record for the most points scored in a US high school, college or professional game is 138 by Jack Taylor of Grinnell College in Iowa on November 20, 2012. Taylor shot 108 total field goals, a bit more than two-and-a-half per minute.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
How many #1 albums has Billy Joel had on the Billboard 200 album chart.? – Answer next time!