The Daily Dose/Monday, October 7, 2019

The Daily Dose/October 7, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience…

Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site:
The Diary of a Nobody
Sparrow deals with a drunk older

Then there was this drunk, old(er) blonde woman at the start of the shift…Drunk older blondes have loved ol’ Sparrow since he was diapers and this one did, too…She was at the sundry stand and said she had just left the bar and acknowledged she’d had three tequilas which in other circumstances used to mean yours truly should probably start disrobing.

Anyway, she couldn’t decide which yummy to buy at the sundry stand and then she started fretting about whether she’d left the barkeep a suitable gratuity and when she paid for her iced lemon cake she gave me $5 to give to the bartender.

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

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On This Date
In 1988 – A hunter discovers three whales trapped in an ice pack off the coast of Point Barrow, Alaska. Local efforts to free the whales failed and although whales have been getting trapped in ice since time immemorial, an international effort to free them was launched and the whales were freed on Oct. 28. A young whale died on Oct. 21 and it’s not known how long the other two whales survived. 

In 1956 – Art Carmichael of the Green Bay Packers established a new NFL record, returning a kickoff 106-yards for touchdown in a 37-21 loss to the Chicago Bears. The return came in the first quarter following a Bears touchdown that, following the conversion, tied the game 7-7. Carmichael’s record was broken in 2007 by Ellis Hobbs of New England (107 yards) and is now held by Cordarrelle Patterson of the Minnesota Vikings, who had a 109-yard return in 2013.  Carmichael twice led the NFL in kickoff returns and his return remains the tenth longest play in NFL history. History also remembers Carmichael for scoring the first touchdown in AFL history and he died this past September. 

In 1967 – The Box Tops are at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the third of four consecutive weeks with The Letter. It was the group’s first of seven Top 40 hits and their first of two Top 10 songs, preceding 1968’s Cry Like a Baby, which peaked at #2. The song also went to #1 in Canada, peaked at #5 in Great Britain and was Billboard’s second biggest song of 1967. The song would hit the Top 40 two more times, by the Arbors (#20, 1969) and by Joe Cocker (#7, 1970).

Quotebook
I spent the whole day without food, the whole night without sleep…My mind was a perfect blank…I understood nothing at all. That is why I think it is better to study real things in a real world.
Gore Vidal
Creation
Attributed to Confucius

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Steve Garvey his home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 4 of the 1984 National League Championship Series off of Lee Smith. 

Today’s Stumper
What was Billboard’s #1 song of 1967? – Answer next time!

 

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