The Daily Dose/June 22, 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 – Sparrow runs into a woman who is crackers. Today’s Diary.
She’s yapping the whole time, too…It’s unreal…She’s apologizing left and right, she’ll just be a minute; she knows right where they are and who knows what else because after a while you tend to ignore the torrent…She’s completely batty, too, as opposed to merely being a ditz…A ditz you can work with; a ditz is funny and adaptable, someone who will shoot a spitwad at you at a diner and share a wine pairing with you at a 5-star restaurant…
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On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1807 – The USS Chesapeake and HMS Leopard engage in a brief battle off the coast of Virginia, an incident History refers to as the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair. The crew of the Leopold caught Chesapeake by surprise and attacked and boarded in search of British deserters, ultimately taking four prisoners. President Thomas Jefferson was never able to solve the matter diplomatically, leading to the Embargo Act of 1807
In 1889 – The Louisville Colonels of the American Association lose their major league record 26th and final consecutive game in 7-3 loss to the St Louis Browns. The streak had started on May 22 with an 11-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles and would end the following day with a 7-3 win over the Browns. The Colonels broke the record of 17 consecutive losses established by the Cincinnati Red Stockings of the National League in 1876 and their record still stands.
In 1985 – Freddie Jackson is at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Hot Black Singles chart – for the fourth of six consecutive weeks with Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake). It was the first of 18 hits on the soul chart for Jackson and his first ten #1s. The song also peaked at #18 in both the US and Great Britain and was Billboard’s biggest soul song of the year. Jackson was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, losing out to Sade.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
If you accord with Tao you become one with it.
If you accord with loss, you become one with it.
Tao Te Ching #23
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Hank Thompson’s biggest hit on the Hot 100 was She’s Just A Whole Lot Like You, which spent one week at #99 in 1960.
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How many major league baseball teams has Louisville had over the years? – Answer next time!