The Daily Dose/Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Daily Dose/May 21, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody:
Read Free Week continues, as Sparrow shows some modest value as VSO.

Well, good thing I added Gary’s name because he called while I was sleeping and left a message saying he was willing and able to provide chauffeur services…God bless Gary…I called and gave him the vet’s contact information and told him to fill up his tank both in the big city and when he returned to town and to bring me the receipts and we would pay him…He also gets a whopping $51, and all of this is paid for by a state grant….I was happy because you would hate to tell a vet no, I can’t help you…I’m paid to say yes to requests like these and not no.

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

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On This Date
1972 – Michelangelo’s masterpiece La Pieta, a sculpture of Mary holding a dying Jesus, is vandalized at St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The culprit is a Hungarian wizard named Lazlo Toth, who, immediately before damaging the sculpture, announced to the assemblage that he was Jesus Christ. He then knocked off part of Mary’s arm and also damaged her nose and an eye. Toth was later judged insane and not charged before being deported to Australia, where he had also lived and studied. He wasn’t charged there either, and died in 2012, aged 74.  

In 1930 – Max Bishop of the Philadelphia A’s becomes the first major league player to walk eight times in a doubleheader, as the A’s swept the New York Yankees at home 15-7 and 4-1. Bishop walked five times in the first game and three more in the nightcap, otherwise going 0-for-3 on the day with two runs scored. The record still stands, though Bishop equaled it in 1934, becoming one of the few major leaguers to establish and then tie his own major league record.

In 1977 – Stevie Wonder is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks with Sir Duke. It was Wonder’s second #1 song of the year, following I Wish which had gone to #1 in January. The song also went to #1 in Canada and on Billboard’s soul chart and was Wonder’s sixth of ten #1s on the pop chart and 16th of a record-tying 20 #1s on the soul chart. 

Nothing is weaker than water, yet when united it can become a titanic force. It overcomes because it is relentless.
Deng Ming Dao
365 Tao

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
1988 was the other calendar year besides 1989 that produced a Billboard Hot 100 record 32 #1 songs.

Today’s Stumper
Who else besides Stevie Wonder has had 20 #1 songs on Billboard’s soul chart? – Answer next time!

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