The Daily Dose/Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The Daily Dose/May 17, 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 is a couple of days early for cleaning the house. Today’s Diary. 

When we got home, we completely lost our mind and gave the cabin a pretty good Level I cleaning…


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

In 1995 – Shawn Nelson, 35, steals a tank from a National Guard armory in northern San Diego and goes on a driving rampage for 25 minutes. Nelson, who had served in the Army from 1978-80, took out, among other things, fire hydrants, utility poles, and automobiles. Nelson had assorted discipline problems in the Army, though his discharge was honorable, and had long struggled with alcohol and drug use. There were no injuries, except for Nelson, who was shot and killed by police while still in the tank. 

In 1875 – Aristides, ridden by Oliver Lewis, wins the first Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Aristides took the lead after a quarter mile and ran the 1.5 miles in 2 minutes 37.75 seconds, then a world record, and won by two lengths and earned $2,850. A field of 15 horses raced and this remains Lewis’ only win in what would become a Triple Crown race. 

In 1997 – The Notorious B.I.G. is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the third and final consecutive week with Hypnotize. It was the second of four Top 10 hits for The Notorious B.I.G., his first of two #1s, and the song also went to #1 on Billboard’s soul and rap charts. The Notorious B.I.G. had been shot to death in March and the song with the fifth of nine posthumous #1s in Hot 100 history. He was born Christopher Wallace in Brooklyn in 1972.

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Who can ask more of a man/Than giving all within his span/Giving all, it seems to me/Is not so far from victory.
George Moriarty
The Road Ahead of the Road Behind

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Ray Parker, Jr. has had one #1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100, Ghostbusters, which spent three weeks at the top in 1984. 

Today’s Stumper
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.

Which act had the first posthumous #1 on the Hot 100 and which act had the most recent one? – Answer next time!

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