The Daily Dose/Tuesday, February 2, 2022

The Daily Dose/February 1, 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 – Sparrow does some clearance rack shopping at the retailer. Today’s Diary. 

Plus, you don’t have to be Eddie Bauer to conclude the hood would be a pain in the arse to stuff back inside the collar, tho this aspect wasn’t field-tested…Plus the sleeves were a bit long…I bought one anyway because how often do you get to save $18 on something at the retailer, where there isn’t much that costs eighteen bucks in the first place.


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

Editor’s Note: the following On This Date tidbits are from January 31, when the column didn’t run. 

In  1945 – US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion in northeastern France, the first desertion execution in the US military since the Civil War. Slovik was from Detroit and had done time before being drafted into the Army in January 1944 and was the only US execution for desertion in World War II, despite over 21,000 convictions and 49 death sentences being issued. Slovik, convinced he’d only receive jail time, three times declined to rejoin his unit before being court-martialed. 

In 2015 – The Atlanta Hawks establish a new NBA record for most wins in a month without a loss in a 91-85 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The win gave the Hawks a 17-0 record for the month, breaking the record established by the Los Angeles Lakers, who went 16-0 in December 1971 and their record still stands. The Hawks would lose their first game in February, which broke their winning streak at 19 games, won 60 games for the season, and lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals four games to zero. 

In 1953 – Webb Pierce is at #1 on Billboard’s Most Played in Juke Boxes country chart – a predecessor to today’s Hot Country Songs chart – for the third and final consecutive week with Back Street Affair. It was the third chart single for Pierce, his third of 53 Top 10 country hits, and his third consecutive of 13 total #1 songs. The song was originally offered to Hank Williams, who liked the song but whose manager wouldn’t let him record it. 

The following items are for today:

In 1865 – Though not required, President of the United States Abraham Lincoln signs the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment, which abolished slavery, was passed by Congress the day before and the amendment would be ratified in December when Georgia became the 27th state to approve it. Lincoln’s signature was irrelevant because the president plays no role in the Constitution’s amendment process. 

In 1995 – John Stockton of the Utah Jazz establishes a new NBA record for most career assists in a 129-98 win over the Denver Nuggets. Stockton’s eleventh assist of the game – a pass to Karl Malone – broke Magic Johnson’s record of 9,221 established by Magic Johnson from 1979-1991. Stockton would retire in 2003 with 15,806 assists, still the NBA record.

In 1964 – The British Invasion begins when the Beatles are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of seven consecutive weeks with I Want To Hold Your Hand. The song went to #1 in many other countries including Norway and Great Britain, was Billboard’s #1 song of the year, its fifth-biggest of the decade, and ranked 48th on their 60th Anniversary Hot 100 in 2018. It was the first of a Hot 100-record 20 #1 songs for the group and remains one of the great lines of demarcation in both chart and cultural history.

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Seest a man diligent in his calling, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Norway holds the record for most Winter Olympic gold medals with 132. 

Today’s Stumper
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What was Webb Pierce’s biggest hit on the Hot 100? – Answer next time!  

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