The Daily Dose/Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The Daily Dose/February 2, 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 helps out a drunk who forgot he didn’t have his room key with him. Today’s Diary. 

– Uh, sir, do you have your key with you?
He stops dead in his tracks and considers the matter for a few seconds before turning towards the front desk.
– Oh…I guess I don’t…
– I can make you one if you like.
He shrugs and smiles and says sure. 


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1141 – Forces loyal to Empress Matilda defeat forces loyal to English King Stephen at the first Battle of Lincoln in central England, part of an English civil war History refers to as The Anarchy. Stephen was captured and Matilda ruled until Stephen was exchanged for Matilda’s brother in November, with Stephen back in power by December. A later treaty with Matilda specified Matilda’s son Henry would be recognized as heir apparent. The treaty was honored and Henry II assumed the throne after Steven’s death in 1154. 

In 1876 – The first major league in the US, the National League (NL), is founded in New York City with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, and St Louis. From 1871-75 professional baseball had been played in the National Association (NA), which is not generally considered a major league. The Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves – originally in Boston – are the only charter members still in the NL, with the Braves remaining the only franchise to have been a charter NA member.  

In 1980 – Michael Jackson is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third of four consecutive weeks with Rock With You. It was Jackson’s third of 13 #1 songs as a solo act and his fifth of 34 Top 10 songs. The song also peaked at #7 in Great Britain, was in its fifth of six consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart, and was Billboard’s 4th-biggest song of the year. The song was written by Englishman and previous Heatwave keyboardist Rod Temperton and the song was originally offered to Karen Carpenter, who turned it down. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

As physical exertion diminished and wealth expanded, the old simple diet gave way to long and heavy meals…
Will Durant
The Story of Civilization, Vol. III: Caesar to Christ

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Webb Pierce’s biggest hit on the Hot 100 was I Ain’t Never, which peaked at #24 in 1959.

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

How many major leagues have been recognized since 1876? – Answer next time!  

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