The Daily Dose/Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Daily Dose/November 28, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience…

Friends, Leading Off will return. 

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow, hardly for the first time, encourages guests to ring the bell when he is in the back office. Today’s Diary. 


I had heard them out front and by the sound of it they were farting around the sundry stand so it wasn’t the biggest surprise when some guy with his mouth full made a noise some might consider an attempt at spoken communication…I went out and there was a couple there, a neanderthal-looking chap with a mouth stuffed full of food and rather sensible looking woman, both about 30 or so. 

I go out and offer to be of service…The guy, his mouth full of the candy bar he hadn’t bought yet, asks if we’re hiring…I pretend I don’t understand him, tho, because there is no reason address me with food in your mouth…I’m sorry…(In fact, according to Ma Sparrow there was never any reason whatsoever to open your mouth with food in it.)…His girlfriend picks right up on my annoyance, tho and soon we’re talking about employment possibilities here as I’m ringing their stuff up.

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

The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 11The road to Bottom Ten glory and The Dan Henning Trophy continues to run through Cincinnati. 

Here are some funny lines from this week’s NFL Bottom Ten:

Bengals 18th NFL team to start season 0-11…This has B-10 pollsters scratching their heads because they could have sworn Bengals – longtime B-10 stalwarts – were also the “like, the 12th or 13th or something”

[Giants] current seven (7)-game skid entitles them Howard Cosell Pin, issued to B-10 team with longest losing streak amongst victoried teams…

Pesky Lions almost blow B-10 medal stand hopes, tyng game twice and actually leading before closing strong with interceptions on final two (2) drives…

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On This Date
In 1964 – Mariner 4 is launched on a mission to fly by Mars. It would reach its closest point of approach the following July 15 and soon took and sent back to Earth the first pictures of another planet taken from a spacecraft. Mariner 4 continued to send back data until December 21, 1967  when communications were shut down due to damage caused by micrometeoroid hits and Mariner 4 remains in solar orbit.

In 1969 – The New York Knicks establish a new NBA record for most consecutive wins in a single season, winning their 18th straight game, a 106-105 victory over the Cincinnati Royals. The Knicks broke the record of 17 that had been set by the Boston Celtics (1959-60) and the Washington Capitals (1946). The streak would be broken by the Milwaukee Bucks the following season and the record is now 33 consecutive wins, done by the Los Angeles Lakers in (1971-72). The Knicks would finish the season with a 60-22 record and beat the Lakers 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals. 

In 1960 – Ferlin Husky is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot C&W Sides chart – for the third of ten non-consecutive weeks with Wings of a Dove. Wings of a Dove would spend eight weeks at #1 before spending the next five weeks at #2, returning to the top for two more weeks on February 13. It was the third and final #1 country song for Husky in a chart career that lasted from 1953 until 1975 and the song also peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Husky was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and he died in 2011 at the age of 85. 

Heroism is the decision to maintain one’s consideration for others in the face of danger to oneself. – Miss Manners

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

Today’s Stumper
What song replaced Wings of a Dove at #1 on Billboard’s country chart? – Answer next time!


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