The Daily Dose/Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Daily Dose/April 26, 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 forgets to make coffee for Dray the Dairy Delivery Driver. Today’s Diary. 

What happened was we thought about getting a pot of joe going when we first reported for duty, but dismissed it as being entirely too early and made a mental note to do it while eating…We remembered that mental note but then a goddamn guest rang the bell and we promptly forgot about it…


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

In 1865 – John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, is shot dead by a Union soldier at a farm about 45 miles south of Washington, D.C. Booth and an accomplice had arrived at the farm the previous day, with Union troops trapping him in a barn before setting fire to the barn, with a soldier shooting Booth while he was still inside. Booth’s body was taken to the Washington Navy Yard and was stored in assorted places before being turned over to the Booth family in 1869 and buried in a family plot in Baltimore. 

In 1952 – Patty Berg establishes a new LPGA record for the lowest round in the second round of the Richmond (Virginia) Open. Berg shot a 64, beating the mark established by Babe Zaharias and Opa’ Hill by two strokes. Berg would later win the tournament, her 40th of 60 LPGA titles, and her 15 major wins remain a record for women. Berg died in 2006. Berg’s record has been bettered several times since, and the mark is now 59, by Annika Sorrenstam of Sweden, in 2001. 

In 1975 – Billie Jo Spears is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the only week with Blanket on the Ground. It was the tenth of 34 country hits for Spears, her second of five Top 10 hits, and remains her only appearance at #1 on a Billboard chart in a career that spanned from 1968-83.  The song also went #2 country in Canada, #6 pop in Great Britain, peaked at #78 on the Hot 100, and was Billboard’s 30th-biggest country song of the year.

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

…very often it is not possible to see what is right in front of you because you happen to be looking in the wrong direction.
Gore Vidal

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Billboard’s #1 song for 2015 was Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, which spent 14 weeks at #1. 

Today’s Stumper
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