The Daily Dose/January 26, 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 hotel, Sparrow fields a complaint about the coffee. Today’s Diary.
She might have a point…It’s a light European roast designed to alert you to your day’s duties and not prepare you to build an overpass…Typically, ol’ Sparrow apologized and noted we try to keep it mellow here at the hotel, not really wanting to put hair on your chest.
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1966 – Three children – Jane, Arnna and Grant Beaumont, ages nine, seven and four – disappear from a beach in southeastern Australia. Witnesses reported seeing the children with a man in his 30s and while there were later sightings of them, they were never found and are presumed to have been kidnapped and murdered. Though there were a variety of suspects, there were never any arrests in the case, which has since fascinated Australians and has long been considered close. Mr and Mrs Beaumont later separated, with Mrs Beaumont dying in 2021.
I960 – Danny Heater of Burnsville High School in West Virginia establishes a new high school record for most points scored in a game in a 173-43 win over Widen High School. Heater had 135 points in the game to break the record of 120 points done by Dick Bogenrife of Canaan, Ohio in 1953. The total might have been more, but Heater didn’t really want to set a record and didn’t shoot for the first couple of minutes. Heater later attended Richmond University but, homesick, left after six weeks. Still alive, Heater lives in eastern West Virginia retired after a long career with Delta Airlines,
In 1974 – Ringo Starr is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the only week with You’re Sixteen. It was the fourth Top 40 hit for Starr as a solo act, his fourth of eight Top 10 hits and his second and final #1 song (Photograph, one week, 1973). The song also went to #1 in New Zealand, peaked at #4 in Great Britain and a version by Johnny Burnette peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 in 1960.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
It is undeniable, however, that despite the suddenness of his advent, he had been long preparing for this emergence.
John C Miller
Alexander Hamilton: Portrait in Paradox
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The longest-running show in worldwide broadcast history is The Grand Ole Opry, which has been on the air on WSM Nashville since 1925.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
What is the record for the most points scored in an American prep, collegiate or professional game? – Answer next time!