The Daily Dose/Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Daily Dose/March 14, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience. 

Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow is on the phone with American Express. Today’s Diary. 

Then we noted that we’ve been members since 1978, a date that has always flummoxed me because we were 13 in 1978 and hadn’t yet established credit…


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

In 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted US patent number 72X for a short-staple cotton gin, an implement that separates cotton lint from its seeds. Whitney was obliged to spend most of his earnings on enforcing his patent against infringers in court and eventually turned to making muskets for the US Army. Each of Whitney’s cotton gins was capable of 50 pounds of cotton per day. 

In 1960 – Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors establishes a new NBA record for most points in a playoff game in a 132-112 win over the Syracuse Nationals in the third and final game of the Eastern Division semifinals. Chamberlain had 53 points, breaking the record of 50 that had been done twice previously, and the record is now 63, by Michael Jordan in 1986. The Syracuse Nationals became the Philadelphia 76ers in 1963. 

In 1964 – Lefty Frizzell is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the second of four consecutive weeks with Saginaw, Michigan. It was the 17th and final Top 10 country hit for Frizzell and his sixth and final #1 song snf the song also peaked at #85 on the Hot 100. Later in his life Frizzell fell into alcoholism and died of a stroke, at age 44, in 1975. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Then, too, not all of them were equally alert mentally, particularly Megaffin, who had been on such a fourth-dimensional plane of unaccustomedness all evening he couldn’t tell menace from hospitality, even when a gun was mentioned.
William Irish
After Dinner Story

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The Billboard Hot 100 record for most Top 10 hits is 67, by Drake, beginning in 2009. Drake also holds the Hot 100 record for most Top 40 and Hot 100 hits (173, 293). 

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