The Daily Dose/May 24, 2023
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around our human experience.
Leading Off remains on hiatus.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow gets new tires. Today’s Diary.
There was only one thing to do, of course: put some air in the tire…So we went to the convenience store and while doing so noticed a screw embedded in there and your last name doesn’t have to be “Firestone” to know this is bad…
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On This Date
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In 1940 – The first helicopter flight is made when Igor Sikorsky flies a single-engine machine 20 feet in the air and 200 feet forward at Bridgeport, Connecticut. Sikorsky, born in Ukraine, had come to the US in 1919 and had been designing helicopters since 1909 and this success would lead to the first mass-produced helicopter two years later. History’s earliest references to vertical flight are bamboo flying toys in China around 400 BC.
In 1936 – Tony Lazzeri of the New York Yankees establishes a new major league record for most grand slam home runs in a game in a 25-2 win over the Philadelphia Athletics. Lazerri hit two grand slams to break the record of one that had been done many times previously. The record still stands had has been done twelve times since. Lazzeri also established an American League record with eleven RBIs, another record that still stands.
In 1980 – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band is at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for the fourth of six consecutive weeks with Against the Wind. It was the twelfth of 20 chart albums for Seger and remains his only #1. The album produced four chart singles, including the Top 10s Against the Wind and Fire Lake and the album also peaked at #26 in Great Britain. Prior to hitting #1, the album had spent five weeks at #2.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
…you can never enslave a reluctant people without first charming them. Certainly you must convince them that your way is their way and that the chains you have forged for them are necessary ornaments.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The record for most weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart is 20, done twice, by Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus with Old Town Road in 2019 and by Kill Bill by SZA, which is currently in its 20th non-consecutive week at #1.
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Who holds the major league record for most grand slam home runs in a season? – Answer next time!