The Daily Dose/Friday, September 27, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 27, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off remains on holiday.

Today At The Site:
The Diary of a NobodySparrow drives a fellow vet to his doctor’s appointment. Today’s Diary. 

We get to the doctor’s office and we’re a half-hour early because early is better than late and they’re closed for lunch so we sit in the common area and after a few minutes Mr R announces he has to use the can…I go looking for one and the other office is open and has one Mr R can use.

I don’t know if this is good or bad…On the one hand, he’s waiting to see the urologist, so you figure they’ll ask him to produce a sample so perhaps he could wait however at that age – hell, at my age – when you have to go you have to go…I’d rather have to wait for him to produce a sample than have him wet his pants…Besides, if you’re 90 and at the urologist odds are you’ll have no problem producing a sample in fairly short order anyway. 

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life

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On This Date
In 1590 – Pope Urban VII dies of malaria in the 13th day of his papacy, the shortest reign in history. Despite his short reign, History remembers Urban a couple of things: one, he instituted the first recorded smoking ban when he prohibited tobacco use in or near a church and he also began subsidizing bakers, so they could produce bigger loaves at less cost so the poor could more easily afford bread. Urban broke the shortest-reign record that had been held by Boniface VI, who reigned for 16 days in 896.

In 1930 – American Bobby Jones wins the US Amateur golf tournament in Merion, Pennsylvania, becoming the first golfer to win the Grand Slam, the four major tournaments in a calendar year. Earlier, Jones had won both the US and British Opens and the British Amateur. It was the fifth and final US Amateur win for Jones, a record that still stands. Though several golfers have won a career Grand Slam, and Tiger Woods won all four major titles consecutively in 2000 and 2001, Jones remains the only golfer to win the Grand Slam in the same year. With the win, Jones collected $60,000 in winnings, having bet on himself with British bookmakers, at 50-1 odds, that he would win all four tournaments.

In 1952 – Jo Stafford is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart – a predecessor of the Hot 100 – for the first of five consecutive weeks with You Belong to Me. For Stafford, one of the most popular singers of the era, it was her 26th of 29 Top 10 hits on the chart and her third of four #1s and for a period in the 1950s Stafford had sold more records than any other female act in the world. The song also went to #1 in Great Britain, where it was the second #1 song ever there and the first by a woman.

Marriage, the last refuge of men unable to fend for themselves.
Garrison Keillor
Leaving Home
Editor’s Note: Gaylon has been keeping his quote book since 1988. This is the third entry.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Diana Ross has had five #1 songs on Billboard’s soul chart.

Today’s Stumper
What golfer has the won the second most US Amatuer tournaments? – Answer next time!


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