The Daily Dose/January 11, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around the human experience.
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow gets advised of fraudulent charges on his credit card. Today’s Diary.
Few procrastinate like ol’ Sparrow and he could have easily deferred the matter for a couple of days, but they have a good point and as I’m waiting for a live human I log on to my account and holy crap, there are nine charges in Atlanta for a total of $1,232…
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 630 – The town of Mecca is conquered by a Muslim army led by the prophet Muhammed, who defeated the Quraysh tribe. The conquest followed a dispute concerning Muhammed and his followers entering Mecca for a pilgrimage, the following treaty allowing it and fighting by allies. History records the Muslims advanced from all sides thereby dispersing the Quraysh, fought only when attacked and took the city after a short skirmish.
In 2001 – The New York Knicks establish a new NBA record for most consecutive games allowing fewer than 100 points in a 76-75 loss to the Houston Rockets. It was the 29th consecutive game of allowing fewer than 100 points, breaking the record of 28 by the Fort Wayne Pistons in the 1954-55 season. The Knicks would extend the record to 33 games before a 105-97 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on January 23. The record is now 36, done by the Detroit Pistons in the 2003-04 season.
In 1960 – Bill Black’s Combo is at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Hot R&B Sides chart – for the first of four consecutive weeks with Smokie, Part 2. It was the first of four chart singles on the soul chart and his first of two #1s. The song also peaked at #17 in the Hot 100, one of 18 pop hits for Black. Earlier in his career, Black had been part of a then-unknown Elvis Presley’s back-up band and recalled not being too impressed with him.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Courage is…doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Billboard’s #1 song of 1970 was Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, which spent six weeks at #1.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
Which team holds the NBA record for most consecutive games allowing 100 or more points? – Answer next time!