The Daily Dose/Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 24, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return. 

Today At The Site:
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The Diary of a NobodySparrow confirms the existence of shifters with the bar manager. Today’s Diary. 

Actually, before he could get to that point, I asked him about shifters, the complimentary drink I heard we were entitled to after a tuff front desk shift…Chris, God bless him, confirmed this…They’re even available first thing in the morning and – and I am not making this up – he added we were entitled to 20% off our second drink, too!…Crap…I am not much of a drinker but I like to pretend I am and privately, I fretted about missing out on over 200 complimentary whiskey sours since I started here. 

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

The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 5: It was steady as she goes in the Bottom Ten this week, as the medal stand – Rice, New Mexico State, Akron – stayed the same as the chase for the ESPNCup stumbles on. 

This week’s outtakes:

Zips with brutal remaining schedule in quest for first B-10 title, as future opponents have won only 35.5% of their games this year.

With average crowd of under 10,000, home-field advantage expected to be key in Akron showdown as intimate gathering expected to lull Zips to sleep.

Commodores continued to be hampered by turn-of-century decision to merge Athletic, Student Affairs departments as ROTC detachment calling defensive plays get “war games” and “football game” confused, drawing NCAA-record 2,345 penalty yards for Illegal Incoming Mortar Fire.

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On This Date
In 1789 – President George Washington signs the Judicial Act of 1789, which established the federal judiciary authorized in the recently-passed Constitution. Among other things, the Act set the number of supreme court justices at six, including a chief justice, and created 13 judicial districts and also established district and circuit courts. Edmund Randolph would take office as attorney general on Sept. 26 and the same day John Jay would take office as chief justice. The Senate had passed the bill on Sept. 19 and the House passed it two days later.

In 1919 – Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox establishes a new major league record for most home runs in a season, hitting his 28th in a 2-1, 13-inning loss to the New York Yankees. Ruth broke the record of 27 established by Ned Williamson of the Chicago White Stockings – now the Cubs – in 1894 and he would break the record again the following year, when he hit 54 home runs for the New York Yankees. The record has been broken several times since, including twice more by Ruth, and is now held by Barry Bonds, who hit 73 home runs with San Francisco Giants in 2001. 

In 1964 – The Temptations are at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Hot R&B chart – for the first of five consecutive weeks with Beauty Is Only Skin Deep. It was the third of four consecutive soul chart #1s for the group and their fourth of eleven #1 on that chart and the song also peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The group’s song The Way You Do the Things You Do also went to #1 on the Cashbox soul chart in 1964, when Billboard did not publish a soul chart.

…and like all great men and a good many not so great, he had no modesty.
Gore VidalLincoln

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Harvard College, now Harvard University, held its first classes in 1636.

Today’s Stumper
When was the United States Supreme Court expanded to more than six members? – Answer next time!


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