The Daily Dose/June 23, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around our human experience.
Leading Off is on hiatus.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – At the VSO, Sparrow deals with a favored client. Today’s Diary.
I got up to go to the Building Department to make a copy of the estimate and Glenn was yapping…I left the office and he was still yapping…I return to the office and he is still yapping!!!…I am not making that up!!!…He was talking to himself the whole time I was gone!!!
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1314 – Scottish troops led by King Robert the Bruce defeat English troops led by King Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn in central Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence. Despite the win, and a later victory at Berwick, Edward II did not renounce his claim to Scotland and the war did not end until Edward II was replaced by his son Edward III in 1328. England was so intent on Scottish independence that the Second War of Scottish Independence was fought from 1332-57.
In 2005 – The San Antonio Spurs win the NBA title defeating the Detroit Pistons 81-74 to win the series in seven games. It was the third of five NBA titles for the Spurs and was the fifth loss for the Pistons in eight trips to the Finals. The Pistons were the defending champions and the series was the first to go seven games since the Houston Rockets defeated New York Knicks in 1994. Spurs’ forward Tim Duncan was named the MVP of the series.
In 1990 – Roxette is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the second and final consecutive week with It Must’ve Been Love. The song went to #1 in six other countries, including Zimbabwe and Norway, peaked at #3 in Great Britain, and was Billboard’s second-biggest song of the year. It was the fifth of nine top 40 hits for the group, their fourth of six Top 10s, and their third of four #1s. The song peaked at #6 in their native Sweden.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
I could excuse a man who was afraid of an uplifted fist, but if one habitually manifests fear at the utterance of a sincere thought, I must think that his life is a kind of nightmare continued into broad daylight.
Henry David Thoreau
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Louisville has had two major league baseball teams: the Grays were in the National League from 1876-77, and the Colonels were in the American Association from 1882-88 and then moved to the National League from 1889-99.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
How many #1 songs has Roxette had in Sweden? – Answer next time!