The Daily Dose/May 23, 2023
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around our human experience.
Leading Off appears to be on hiatus. Again. We’re working on a(another) project.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow has a slow day at the VSO. Today’s Diary.
There was a phone call…
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On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it.
In 1939 – The submarine USS Squalus (SS-192) sinks during a test dive off the coast of New Hampshire when a valve that let air into the vessel didn’t shut, resulting in the flooding of aft compartments. Twenty-six men drowned, though quick work by the remaining crew kept the rest of the ship from flooding before it sank in 246 feet of water. Thirty-two sailors and one civilian were rescued with a rescue chamber the following day and the ship was later salvaged and recommissioned the Sailfish.
In 1873 – Survivor, ridden by George Barbee, wins the first Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore by ten lengths, running the mile-and-a-half in 2 minutes and 43 seconds. The Preakness has been run two weeks after the Kentucky Derby since 1932 and was named for the horse that won the first stakes race on Pimlico’s first spring race meet in 1870.
In 2009 – Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain is at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then and now known as the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart – for the 14th and final consecutive week with Blame It. At the time, it was the second-longest stretch at #1 on the soul chart (Choo Choo Ch-Boogie, Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, 18 weeks, 1946) and the feat is now tied for sixth in soul chart history. It was the first of four soul #1s for Foxx and the third and most recent #1 for T-Pain. The song also peaked at #2 on the Hot 100.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin; steal from a thief, for that is easy; lay a trap for the trickster and catch him at the first attempt, but beware of an honest man.
The Walking Drum
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Riddick Bowe won the world heavyweight boxing title from Evander Holyfield with a 12-round unanimous decision in 1992,
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What song(s) hold the record for most weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart? – Answer next time!1