The Daily Dose/Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 26, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off remains on holiday.

Today At The Site:
The Diary of a NobodySparrow fields a question from a drunk at the front desk. Today’s Diary. 

Anyway, the guy wanted to know if he could exchange the reward club points for drink coupons at the bar which, the guy being a friendly sort, made me laff…Q stepped in, issuing apologies and saying no, we can only offer bonus points, and the guy snapped his fingers and said “darn” which also made me laff…I wanted to tell him about shifters, how that if he worked here he could get a free, post-shift toddy, but I kept it to myself. 

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

The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 5Despite the fact 20% of NFL remain winless, the Dan Henning Trophy – symbolic of NFL Bottom Ten supremacy – is already the Miami Dolphins to lose – literally. 

This week’s generally hilarious outtakes:

B-10 pollsters surprised to see that googling “Dolphins” and “tanking” yielded 10.763 million results…

All NFL TV partners looking to flex schedule all remaining Bengals games to Cincinnati School District cable access channel…

Though not only division with two (2) 0-3 teams, AFC East gets nod over AFC North because B-10 pollsters didn’t want to hear Tom Brady whining about it on Twitter.

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On This Date
In 2008 – Swiss aviator Yves Rossy becomes the first person to fly across the English Channel in a jetpack.  His jetpack, also known as a jetwing, was powered by four small, kerosene powered jet engines and had a wingspan of just ender eight feet. He jumped out of an airplane over northern France at an altitude of 8,200 feet without a parachute and flew to England in 13 minutes. 

In 1998 – Dennis Eckersley of the Baltimore Orioles breaks the major league record for most appearances by a pitcher, appearing in his 1,071st career game, a 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox breaking the record that had been established by Hoyt Wilhelm in 1968. Eckersley’s mark was broken the following year by Jesse Orosco, who retired with 1,252 appearances, still the major league record and Eckersley’s mark is now good for fifth on the all-time list. It was the final regular-season game for Eckersley, who would close out his career with an appearance in the playoffs.

In 1970 – Diana Ross is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the second of three consecutive weeks with Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. The song was written by the duo Ashford and Simpson and had first charted in 1967 when Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell took it to #19. The following week the song would spend its only week at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart and was Billboard’s sixth-biggest song of the year. It was Ross’ first #1 hit as a solo act after twelve #1 hits with the Supremes.

…memory finds paths away from a humiliation do terrible to accept.
Henry Wiencek
Master of the Mountain
Regards Thomas Jefferson owning enslaved family members.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The first major league teams to play two games in one day, with separate admissions, were the Harford Dark Blues and the Cincinnati Red Stockings of the National League, who did so on Sept. 9, 1876. Hartford, the home team, won both games.

Today’s Stumper
How many #1 hits as a solo act has Diana Ross had on Billboard’s soul chart? – Answer next time!


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