The Daily Dose/Thursday, May 18, 2023

The Daily Dose/May 18, 2023
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience. 

Leading Off will return.


Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow attempts to use the internet to acquire information. Today’s Diary. 

…we weren’t able to decode [the site] any better than he could because the site could not be any more confusing had it been written in Sanskrit.


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On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it.  

In 1860- Abraham Lincoln earns the Republican Party’s presidential nomination on the third ballot at their national convention in Chicago. Frontrunner William Seward led after the first ballot, which saw twelve candidates receive votes. Lincoln closed the gap to three votes on the second ballot before winning on the following ballot. Lincoln would defeat John C. Breckenridge for the presidency in November and would be reelected in 1864. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine was the vice presidential nominee. 

In 2004 – Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws the 17th perfect game in major league history in a 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. Johnson was 40 years old, three years older than Cy Young when he threw his perfect game in 1903 and Johnson remains the oldest player to accomplish the feat. It was the first of seven perfect games in the 21st century and Johnson struck out 13 batters and threw 117 pitches. 

1974 – Cal Smith is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the only week with Country Bumpkin. The song spent 15 weeks on the country chart, including ten weeks in the Top 40 and five weeks in the Top 10. It was the second of three #1 country songs for Smith (The Lord Knows I’m Drinking, one week, 1973; It’s Time to Pay the Fiddler, one week, 1975) in a chart career that spanned from 1966-87. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

This is our diamond and must be treated like a diamond. Never settle. It’s never good enough until it is your best.
Michael Bennett
Creator, A Chorus Line

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Otis Redding had the first posthumous #1 song on the Hot 100 – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of a Bay, 1968 – and the most recent was by XXXTentacion (Sad!, 2018).

Today’s Stumper
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Who pitched the first perfect games in the 19th and 20th centuries? – Answer next time!

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