The Daily Dose/April 8, 2020
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
Notes from around the human experience…
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow gets a good day’s rest. Today’s Diary.
9.0 hours for the day and 20.5 hours for the week, not the highest Tuesday total in human history, but still pretty good…Recall I had gotten seven hours Monday, waking up right before heading into the hotel, so I wasn’t all that tired but a shot of Zzzz-Sleep did its work splendidly…I only woke up once to use the can and I did wake up at 1730, but rolled over and was man enuff to reach down for another hour.
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On This Date
Great moments in us.
In 1913 – The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of US Senators takes effect after being ratified by Connecticut. It had been sent to the several states by Congress the previous year and was ultimately ratified by 41 states. Utah rejected the amendment while six other states declined to take action on it. Previously, senators had been elected by state legislatures.
In 1980 – Gordie Howe of the Hartford Whalers establishes a new NHL record for appearing the playoffs the most years in a 6-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of their opening-round matchup. It is Howe’s 20th season appearing in the playoffs, breaking the record he shared with former Detroit Red Wings teammate Red Kelly. The record was tied several times before being broken by Ray Borque (21 seasons) and is now held by Chris Chellios (24 seasons). The Canadiens would win the series in three games.
In 1950 – Red Foley is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Selling Retail Folk (Country & Western) Records chart – one of several predecessors to today’s country chart – for the tenth of twelve consecutive weeks with Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy. It was the fifth of ten country chart #1s for Foley and earlier, the song had spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores pop chart, Foley’s only #1 pop hit. It was one four charted versions of the song in 1950, with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Bill Darnell also charting with it.
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
The best excuses are no excuses. – Judith Martin, Miss Manners
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
It’s not who you know, but what you know.
The second #1 song from the Footloose soundtrack was Let’s Hear It for the Boy by Deniece Williams, also in 1984.
Cheaper than Trivia Night at the bar.
What NHL player has appeared in the playoffs the most years without winning the Stanley Cup? – Answer next time!