The Daily Dose/May 26, 2023
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around our human experience.
Bonus project work continues. So does The Daily Dose’s hiatus.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow switches protein powders. Today’s Diary.
Recall we had been using a plant-based protein powder, mainly because it was sugar-free…The problem tho, was it didn’t mix very well and there was always some powder – and a good amount of it – left at the bottom…Plus, since it was sugar-free – it tasted like poured concrete…
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On This Date
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In 1896 – The first of what would become the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is published by Charles Dow. The index consisted of twelve components, the last of which, General Electric, left the index in 2018. Dow’s first listing of stock averages had been promulgated in 1884, an average of what is now known as the Dow Jones Transporation Average. Today the DJIA has 30 components.
In 1923 – The first 24 Hours of Le Mans begins in northern France. The race was run on public roads and in no small amount of rain, with Andre Legache and Rene Leonard the winning drivers, completing 118 laps. The winningest driver is Ton Kristensen of Denmark with nine wins and Porsche is the winningest manufacturer with 19 wins. The race is officially known as the 24 Hours Gran Prix of Endurance and the next one will be run in June.
In 1990 – Madonna is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the second of three consecutive weeks with Vogue. It was the 21st of 49 Top 40 hits for Madonna, her 19th of 38 Top 10 hits, and her 8th of twelve #1s. The song also went to #1 in twelve other countries, including Greece, Norway, and Great Britain, peaked at #16 on Billboard’s soul chart, and was Billboard’s 5th-biggest song of the year.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The Beatles’ version of Kansas City peaked at #75 on the Cash Box pop chart – long a chronicler of American music – in December 1965.
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How many #1 songs has Madonna had on Billboard’s soul chart? – Answer next time!